Redcar - THEWILLIAM HILL TWO YEAR OLD TROPHY
Purchased from the Tattersalls Ireland Yearling Sale, this colt is by RED JAZZ, who is standing in Germany: https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/230879/red-jazz-leased-to-gestut-lindenhof. We are a fan of the sire, as we own 3-time winner RED BOND (highest OR to date: 92)
This colt is a full-brother to the Group 3 and Listed winner SNAZZY JAZZY, also trained by Clive. We are delighted to welcome him to our trainers roster and what a weekend just gone for Clive, as Supremacy wins the Group 1 Middle Park Stakes: https://www.racingpost.com/news/race-reports/supremacy-stamps-authority-on-middle-park-field-to-hold-lucky-vega-for-clive-cox/452142
Read a Racing Post Bloodstock article about the top lots sold and our colt here: https://www.racingpost.com/bloodstock/bloodstock-latest/mick-kinane-sets-september-sale-record-with-showstopping-325000-buy/451513
If you choose to follow fashion at the yearling sales, there’s little opportunity to purchase value, and so often, it pays to look the other way. That’s precisely what we’ve done here, with the assistance of Clive Cox, and sought out an outstanding individual who is bred from the fantastic broodmare Bulrushes. She’s already produced 4 black type performers including Clive’s SNAZZY JAZZY, by Red Jazz.
We’ve had to dig quite deep to secure this stunning colt, at £75,000, but he was our nap of the day at the sale, and we often prefer, as the saying goes, “to buy the ones you want, not the ones you are left with.” For the record, he was Clive’s nap too.
He goes to Clive’s, Marlborough base, near Newbury and he looks, every inch, a high quality 2yo prospect for 2021. Clive has an uncanny knack of unearthing these sensibly priced, but top-drawer performers, on a budget between £50,000-£100,000. We hope this fellow can become another, in the illustrious line, of Clive’s star performers.
See his walk video in the gallery.
Race entry update: He is pleasing his trainer at this point, so much so that he has entered him in the 6f Tattersalls Ireland Super Auction Stakes at The Curragh in September. It's worth 300,000 euros and was also won by his brother!
Trainer Update (17th March): Clive has sent is the video of him today, shown below, with a voiceover on his progress. He also adds: "We have taken some x-rays of all the 2yr olds growth plates and knees; I’m very pleased to report that your fellow has grade A pictures which gives me every confidence to keep moving forwards as long as he is coping, but I couldn’t be more pleased at this stage. He is showing lots of similarities to Snazzy Jazzy at the same stage and has a great mindset and outlook on life."