BATED BREATH is a fantastic young sire; a champion sprinter himself, he has already produced 18 stakes performers in 2020 and has had 40 Black Type performers already. Read about his sire here: https://stallions.juddmonte.com/stallion/bated-breath
Spiritofthenorth is a great individual and moves really well in his slower paces. He was ace bloodstock agent Federico Barberini's favourite horse in the Arqana Vente 2 Yearling Sale in France. There were over 140 lots catalogued and we were delighted to pick him up for €21,000, we were expecting him to make a great deal more.
He is qualified for Owners' premiums in France. Read more about that here: https://www.frbc.fr/owners-premiums/
He is a fantastic looking horse, he’s a real oil painting. A big, loose moving individual, who threatens to improve as he matures and fills into his frame.
Racing Update: Remains a maiden, but has run several fantastic races in defeat. He suffered an overreach at the end of last season (where his back hoofs strike his front legs), causing a nasty gash, which seemed to take an eternity to heal over. We had planned to try him over hurdles, but the injury put paid to that. He has come came back this season, with two good run in 3rd and then 2nd. We’d love to see him over 8 flights this summer, so there’s an awful lot to look forward to with this lightly raced, and still unexposed 4yo. His race entries/declarations will show on this page.
Here he is on the gallops (in third):
and here in their faster paces (again, in third):