Doncaster - UNIBET LINCOLN HCAP
Purchased at THE sale for 2-year-old winners, the Goffs Premier Yearling Sale, this colt is by RED JAZZ, who stands at the famous Ballyhane Stud, where our very own 2013 Champion 2yo Toormore was conceived. Subsequently we have had plenty of successes on the track from both Ballyhane offspring as well as from horses by Ballyhane Stallions Arakan, Dandy Man and now Red Jazz.
This colt is all power and prowess. He strikes you as the sort of horse that you'd want on your side if you were to go into battle; a real no-nonsense racehorse with a fabulous temperament. Very speedily bred on both his sire's and his dam's side; sped on speed at is known. With the looks to match his pedigree, you'd imagine he'll be a 5f and 6f speedster in the first half of the 2018 season but his size and his birthday of 12th April means there will be plenty of improvement to come from him, both over the Winter and during the second half of his 2018 campaign. He's not just an early, one trick pony.
Out of a Mare by the very fast Kings Stand Winner ELBIO, and now she's visited the Challenge Stakes winning sprinter Red Jazz you can see that speed is what this very robust colt is bred for. Both Red Jazz and Elbio progressed with age and that should apply too, to this hardy colt.
Keith Dalgleish has performed so well with horses just like this colt for us, notably the inexpensively bought €11,000 Clem Fandango and €9000 Miss Bar Beach, both of whom performed at Listed and Group level.
Syndicate manager update (April 2020): A 3 time winner, he was wildly impressive last time out, winning by 8 lengths, no less, from the front at Newcastle, which is very hard to do. He’s shot up to a mark of 92 and he’s now Timeform rated over 100. We’d lined him up for a crack at the Lincoln (which literally wasn't to be) but he looks a handicapper, from the top draw, now that he’s matured into his frame. Very exciting, in terms of handicap company this season.
Watch his impressive last time out 8.5 length win here: https://www.attheraces.com/atrplayer-popup/VOD/1128381