Purchased from the Arqana Deauville Select Sale, this colt is by a sire who needs no introduction, in DARK ANGEL: http://yeomanstown.ie/dark-angel/
Dark Angel has firmly established himself at a sire who can produce absolutely top-class racehorses; Battaash, Harry Angel, Mecca’s Angel, Gutaifan, Lethal Force to name but a few!
We’ve been attending the Arqana Sales for a number of years and Haras des Capucines are one of the very best breeders and consignors at the sale. They prepare and present their horses to a very high standard. Their yearlings always gleam in their coats and move fantastically well, you can tell they’ve been very well cared for from birth to sale.
He is the most fabulous mover you could wish to see with a super, elegant manner about him:
Here's a video of him:
Nolton Cross hails from a family of 32 black type horses and his dam, Pandora’s Box, herself, was an unraced, full sister to the Group 1 placed, winning 2yo, ROBIN HOOD, who also placed at Group 2 level as a 2yo in the Beresford Stakes in Ireland. He is quite regally bred and his frame and his pedigree suggest his best years should be his 3yo and 4yo careers.
Racing Update: Always been held in pretty high regard at home and still lightly raced. Winning both his starts in 2023 in good fashion. Big, strapping sort who could sell very well abroad once his career over here is complete, however, in the meantime, there ought to be plenty of high-quality days at the races, for both he and his owners. TIMEFORM RATED: 96. His race entries/declarations will show on this page.