As soon as breeze ups sales began to be postponed in 2020, we specifically asked our trusted Bloodstock Agents, to keep us informed, if they heard of any top-class prospects that had originally been destined for the Breeze Ups, that may be available to purchase privately. We've a whole host of agents and vendors' connections, which helps us with our sourcing, and possibly accounts for how we've performed so well over the years with such horses. By liaising with our top-class agents and directly from consignors too, we were offered a list of 'Breeze Up' horses, prepped for their big day at the sales, for private Sale; with vendors being forced to wait. We sifted through all the offers we had and only acted on the ones that impressed us and which we believe will perform to a high standard in our silks.
This is one such colt.
This NIGHT OF THUNDER colt, has been sourced for us by the legendary bloodstock agents, Peter and Ross Doyle, who say: “This colt is in the nicest 5 or 6 colts I’ve been to view this Breeze Ups’ Season and I have seen hundreds. The ones I’d compare him with, have been price tagged at hundreds of thousands of euros.” They know a nice horse when they see one! https://www.doyleracing.com/hall-of-fame/
The emergent, freshman sire of 2019 was almost undoubtedly, the "Group 1 Lockinge hero and winner of the finest 2,000 Guineas since 1971," Night Of Thunder. Being a son of the wonder sire Dubawi, it should be little surprise, that he’s shot to prominence, in such a short space of time. He’s already posting Group winners in 2020 so you can imagine our delight, in being able to purchase this fabulous son of the best, up and coming sire out there, who was being prepped for the Breeze Ups. See his stallion page and some impressive first season sire stats here: https://www.darleyeurope.com/stallions/our-stallions/night-thunder.
He has such fabulous size and conformation, and as you can see from his walk and profile video here:
Watch his breeze video in the gallery.
Pedigree Update (18th June): "Night Of Thunder continued his march towards the upper echelons of the stallion ranks on Thursday when his son Molatham produced a smart display to win the Group 3 Jersey Stakes and give his sire a breakthrough success at Royal Ascot." Read the full story here: https://www.racingpost.com/bloodstock/bloodstock-latest/thunder-rumbles-at-ascot-as-molatham-gives-a-rising-star-his-first-royal-winner/438328.
A most attractive son of Night Of Thunder, who has plenty of size and scope about him. He was a private Breeze Ups purchase last Springtime. He came very well recommended by Ross Doyle, who has actually taken a share in him. He’s taken a little longer to come to hand than we initially thought, but our patience has been rewarded, with the most fantastic debut at Doncaster at the opening turf meeting on Sunday (see the images below). Richard Hannon is very positive indeed about him and we look destined for an exciting season ahead. Timeform have given him a rating of 83p for his debut and say:"Showed plenty of ability to push his stablemate right to the line on debut, knowing his job from the stalls but green under pressure; close up, upsides from 2f out, ran green, kept on but always just held; bred to be suited by 1m+, he looks to have plenty about him physically and seems sure to do better."
Watch the replay here: https://www.attheraces.com/racecard/Doncaster/28-March-2021/1430
. TIMEFORM RATED: 83p
Here he is at home: