Purchased at the prestigious Tattersalls Book 1 Sale, we’ve had to dig mighty deep to secure this colt, by the same sire as Advertise, Quiet Reflection and many many more, for 85,000gns. Read about his sire, SHOWCASING here: https://www.whitsburymanorstud.co.uk/showcasemain.html.This is the Premier yearling Sale in Europe each sales season and takes place at Park Paddocks, Newmarket, during the first week of October. The Book 1 catalogue as it is known, is filled with European Breeders’ choicest individuals.
For us to be able to secure this fabulous son of the most exciting sires of his generation, SHOWCASING, means we are tapping into the very best genes around, including the grand dam of this colt, the Nell Gwyn winner MISTERAH. He has sired some incredible Group winners; the likes of ADVERTISE (Gr.1), QUIET REFLECTION (Gr.1), MOHAATHER (Gr.1), ALKUMAIT (Gr.2), BE BEE (Gr.2), BODHICITTA (Gr.2), TASLEET (Gr.2), TOOCOOLFORSCHOOL (Gr.2), PLAY THAT SONG (Gr.2), PRIZE EXHIBIT (Gr.2), PROJECTED (Gr.2), SHOWBOY (Gr.2), SOLDIER'S CALL (Gr.2), TROPBEAU (Gr.2), XPRESSION (Gr.2) and many many more! It's no surprise that his nomination fee has risen from an initial £5000 to its current £55,000, which is quite an extraordinary rise through the ranks.
Having won the Woodcote Stakes at the Epsom Derby Meeting in 2017, with our son of Showcasing, De Bruyne Horse, this colt is also reminiscent of our Richard Fahey trained VENTURA REBEL, who lowered the colours of Wesley Ward’s Lady Pauline on Royal Ascot Trials’ day and he went on to place 2nd in the Group 2 Norfolk Stakes, on his next start after his owners accepted a six figure sum for him.
This loose moving, and particularly well put together colt, ticks all the same boxes, that were ticked by both De Bruyne Horse and Ventura Rebel, in our opinion. The provenance of this colt is enhanced still further, by the fact that we purchased him from Redpender Stud, the team, from whom, we purchased our 2013 Champion European 2yo TOORMORE. People often allude to the fact that a horse’s pedigree starts right at the top of the page i.e. with the consignors themselves. It’s an adage, we agree wholeheartedly with; we know the horses from Redpender have been afforded the very best of care from birth, through to sale.
Pedigree Update: "The colt's victory on Saturday took Showcasing's stud record to 91 stakes performers, a list that now includes 22 Group winners." Showcasing's son Alkumait wins the Group 2 Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury: https://www.racingpost.com/bloodstock/bloodstock-latest/shades-of-mohaather-as-showcasings-son-alkumait-slams-mill-reef-rivals/451250
See him at home on the gallops (he is behind the lead horse) and walking home from exercise:
Being bought at the Book 1 Sale, he qualified for the highly lucrative, £25,000 'Tattersalls Book 1 bonus,' (alongside his qualification for the 'Plus 10 Bonus' scheme too.) We were delighted that he was able to pick up this bonus at Musselburgh. Read about that here: https://www.tattersalls.com/bonus-books/winners/OC1/207
Training Update: Picked up an annoying minor fracture following his impressive, 4.5 lengths victory last time out (the 3rd horse that day went on to finish 3rd in The Acomb Stakes at York no less). He’s a really good-sized horse, who a has now filled out his frame and given his top-class pedigree, by Showcasing out of a mare related to the Group 2 performer Ertijaal, he should make up into a top-class handicapper over 6f or 7f in 2021. Thoroughly unexposed. TIMEFORM RATED: 75