Keep Right On
Purchased at the GOFFS PREMIER YEARLING SALE, this colt is by ACCLAMATION. Read more about his sire here: http://www.rathbarrystud.com/cms/stallions/acclamation/acclamation/
Over the last decade, possibly the most consistent producing sire of top class, very talented and hardy racehorses in Great Britain, outside of Galileo, is the Rathbarry sire Acclamation. He has sired four quite outstanding horses in recent times namely Dark Angel, Expert Eye, Equiano and fantastic race filly and now broodmare, Marsha. Three of those have gone on to be stallions themselves and there’s little doubt Marsha will produce top class racehorses too.He is of course, also the sire of the leading 1st season sire revelation Mehmas - who was trained by Richard Hannon...
Richard Hannon and Acclamation progeny:
Acclamation and Richard Hannon, just works. There is a virtually endless list of top class individuals, by Acclamation that they’ve had through their hands. Our own Ventura Tormenta (Group 2 Prix Robert Papin winner) this year, is simply the latest example. Other notable Hannon performers over the years by Acclamation include the above mentioned Mehmas, Lilbourne Lad, Harbour Watch, Oh This Is Us and Wentworth, Well Done Fox, Retainer, Pearl Acclaim, Cake, Crown Dependency our own Move Over to name but a few. These are all horses who have been rated over 100 and trained by Richard Hannon. For some reason, the progeny of Acclamation seems to be particularly suited by the way Richards Snr and Jnr train their horses.
It’s interesting, that when we are at the sales, you can often notice a typical Acclamation horse, and in one’s mind’s eye, you can picture, or envisage what you would expect an Acclamation to look like, even before the horse we have gone to see, comes out of his or her box. They tend to be tough, strong, medium bay, great head and eyes, quite long and usually walk well. You’d rarely see a grey, chestnut or dark bay by him. He stamps his stock, so authoritatively well, it possibly explains why Acclamation works so well at Richard’s, in that they are a consistent type of individual and nicely suited to the Hannon way of doing things.
This colt looks just the typical, Richard Hannon, Acclamation sort. Sons of the sire, so seem to have a generic look about them, and they all seem to be very sound and very tough individuals. For the very sensible budget we’ve bought him on, we’d suggest we think w could have some fun with him this year and beyond.
Training Update: He just went weak on us at the back end of his 2yo career, but with a winter on his back to strengthen up, he’ll be winning and could easily improve into a Saturday, Newmarket or Ascot horse as he gets stronger. TIMEFORM RATED: 78