Zoffany ex So Devoted colt
Shares Available - 40%
The following share prices include: Purchase price, sales house & bloodstock agents commission, 'GBB Bonus' registration (if applicable), vetting, transport and training fees until 28 Feb 2023:
25% share available @ £23,500 upfront and £809 per month from 1st March 2023
15% share available @ £14,100 upfront and £515 per month from 1st March 2023
10% share available @ £9,400 upfront and £345 per month from 1st March 2023
5% share available @ £4,700 upfront and £190 per month from 1st March 2023
2.5% share available @ £2,350 upfront and £100 per month from 1st March 2023
*From the Goffs Premier Yearling Sale 2022 - the best Sale of the season for 2yo’s. The sale where we purchased our Group 1 winner and Champion European 2yo 2013; TOORMORE (£36,000), Group 2 winner VENTURA TORMENTA and dual Group 2 winner KOOL KOMPANY (£40,000)*
SIRE: ZOFFANY (Dansili)
DAM: SO DEVOTED (Holy Roman Emperor)
TRAINER: Marco Botti.
Tim says: “By a sire who has already produced a Group 1 winner for MPR, in Ventura Storm, who was also a super close 2nd in the St Leger. This colt is as good a mover as we saw all week. The mare has already produced one black type performer. We own the 2yo half sister Hoof It Hoof It who was a Newbury novice winner the other day and probably goes next, for the Group 3 Dick Poole at Salisbury. His £70,000 hammer/purchase price could look exceptional value in 12 months’ time."
See his profile video, here:
Likely to be a first half of the season sort with very much one eye on Royal Ascot, where we managed to have a number of 2yo runners this year including the Queen Mary 2nd (Maylandsea) and the Windsor Castle 3rd (Eddie's Boy.)
This colt will qualify for Redcar’s £250,000 2yo Trophy, which we’ve won in the past with Ventura Mist, and the £300,000 Weatherby’s Insurance Sales race, held at Doncaster in September could easily be on this horse’s agenda too. We do know how to win a 'sales race' of course! EDDIE'S BOY won the Weatherby's Super Sprint and SHOULDVEBEENARING, the Goffs Premier Yearling Stakes in 2022.
A sharp and racy sort, we’d hope to debut in April or May, with Royal Ascot in mind, hopefully. Then, all being well, on to Sales races and Group races. However, failing that, we’d go on to look at nursery handicaps at, hopefully, the main, summer festivals, where our silks are regularly seen.
We’ve a proven track record of delivering, year in, year out, and we’d hope a fair number of our Goffs UK purchases can deliver on the highest stage, again in 2023.
The same MPR buying team, who bought last year's yearlings have done a great job, with 18 pieces of 2yo black type earned this season and no doubt they have struck gold with this one too!
Training update (January): "He is progressing well and cantering 2x3 Furlongs daily along with going in the arena, they have started to learn to canter upsides and in part of a group. He is taking his work well and is a good ride. He has a lovely nature and attitude." He will head into Marco's yard shortly. See the latest videos of him below and a video of our group of youngsters cantering with him, in the gallery.