Purchased at the prestigious Tattersalls Book 1 Sale, we 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.
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.
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
Racing Update: Posted a career best last time when cruising to an easy victory at Musselburgh, earning a Tattersalls £25,000 Bonus into the bargain. He eased clear that day, in the style of a horse who subsequently went on to finish 3rd in the Group 3 Acomb a Stakes at York. Mutiny suffered a hairline fracture that day, which was nothing serious at all, just rather boring, in that he needed 6 weeks to recover, before we could get going with him again. Given he has always been built in the mould of a 3yo rather than a 2yo, and given he seemed to be improving as we stepped him up in distance, we decided to save him for his 2021 career. He’s thrived over the Winter and we definitely did the right thing in keeping him back. He’s entered for the £30,000 Edinburgh Mile at the weekend and looks cherry ripe for both this race and the £12,500 added Cock Of The North handicap at Ripon in April too. He is the sort of horse who could easily line up in The Britannia at Royal Ascot. Remains a very exciting and unexposed, last time out winner. TIMEFORM RATED: 75. His race entries/declarations will show on this page.