We purchased 'Howzer' at the Goffs Premier Yearling Sale. He is by REQUINTO, described as "Dansili's fastest 2 year old," now stands in Italy.
Generally speaking, at Middleham Park, we buy the very best pedigree that we can afford. It stands to reason that the stronger the genes the faster a horse can run, just so long as the horse in question can withstand training. There's a saying in racing that "you can't train paper," alluding to the fact that an unsound individual with a strong pedigree on paper, won't withstand training. So, it's always a balance of pedigree versus confirmation unless you have the sort of money that Coolmore and Godolphin possess, in which case you can afford both.
With this strong and sturdy son of Requinto we think we have just about got the balance right: He has a super page; being out of a winner producing mare who hails from a family packed with Group performers.
Racing Update: Ran an absolute blinder to be 5th (beaten just under a couple of lengths) in The Spring Mile at the weekend at Doncaster. In another few strides, he may even have got his head in front, in the £23,000 to the winner, Saturday, Festival handicap. He’s a really tough and consistent horse, ultra-consistent you could say, runs every fortnight and wins plenty of prize money, each and every year, including his fair share of wins too. He’s just the perfect horse for anyone taking the first step into racehorse ownership. If going racing, as an owner, this summer, and getting yourself into the winners’ enclosure are paramount, then look no further. He’s just the ticket. TIMEFORM RATED: 87.