NEW - From the Tattersalls HIT Sale. A 2-time winning son of CABLE BAY, including last time out at Goodwood (see the pedigree page update in the gallery.)
He has joined David O'Meara, who the Racing TV team declared, "had won 70% of the top handicaps this season!" (See the gallery.) He is well renowned for opening up every pound of improvement in his recruits and there’s every reason to believe Mr Beaufort is just the latest in his line of big improvers.
David has done superbly well for us, with HIT purchases. Group 1 winner and European Champion 3-year-old Sprinter G FORCE, who we purchased for 25,000, heading that list!
Watch his profile video, here:
A very lightly raced 3yo son of Cable Bay who looks open to a fair bit of improvement still. A last time out winner, putting in a Timeform rating of 88, he looks a very fast sprinter, perhaps best over a sharp 5f, so races like the Epsom Dash & 5f sprints at the Qatar 'Glorious Goodwood' Festival will be on his agenda in 2023 and hopefully beyond. Musselburgh at Ayr would be just as suitable given their speed biased nature.
Timeform say: "Half-brother to several winners, including 2-y-o 6f winner Tanfantic (by Gutaifan) and 11f/1½m winner Brooklyn Boy (by Camelot): dam, French 6.5f winner, half-sister to smart sprinter Land of Dreams, herself dam of top-class 6f/7f performer Dream Ahead: fairly useful performer: won maiden at Wolverhampton (by short head from Dalby Forest) in March: off 3 months (underwent breathing operation), 10/1, improved when also won 12-runner handicap at Goodwood last time by length from Dream Composer, making all and edging left 1f out: raced only at 5f: acts on tapeta, raced only on good going on turf: tried in hood: front runner/races prominently, often travels strongly."
Winner at Wolverhampton: https://www.attheraces.com/racecard/Wolverhampton/26-March-2022/2000
Winner at Goodwood: https://www.racingtv.com/videos/watch/horse_racing_replays/411267-south-downs-water-handicap-4
Sprinters tend to improve with age so we hope to have a productive association, going forward.
Training update (21st November): David reports that he's settled in well since the sale. He'll have a break until the end of December and then resume ridden work in January and that gives David 3 months to prepare them for the start of the turf season. We've had a chat through and Mr Beaufort's initial target will be the Epsom Dash on Derby day. A rating of 81 got into the 2022 renewal (and it was won by an 83 rated 4yo). He's currently rated 78 so he'd have to go and win (or run very well) beforehand, but we can go into the finer detail of where he'd run in the very early part of the season next year when the Programme Book is published and we've got a handle on what he's showing at home in his work and how quickly he comes to hand.