Trainer: Roger Fell
Sire: Cotai Glory
Dam: Dream Impossible
Dam's Sire: Iffraaj
Purchase Date: 21/4/2021
This colt was purchased as lot 53 from the Goffs UK Breeze Up Sales in 2021 for £26,000.
He is a good looking son of first season sire Cotai Glory who has already recorded his first 2yo success on the track when Forca Brasil won at Newmarket.
He stands at 15'3 and is out of the Iffraaj mare Dream Impossible who was a winner at 3. He is a very good model with a satisfactory sprinter's action when walking.
This purchase is very much 'Moneyball' inspired and we believe he offers alot of value, particularly in the context of the sale. The Doncaster breeze was held on the jumps course rather than the flat course with the fences obviously removed. Each jump that was removed from the course left an area of dark damaged ground on 1/5 width of the course. This meant any 2yos that were coming up the farside of the track were running on the ground where the fences formerly stood.
This colt jumped the first two dark areas with his jockey having to sit up after the second jump and straighten him up. When he approached the third dark area inside the final furlong he backed off rather than jumping it.
This had an effect on how this colt's breeze looked on the clock with his first furlong being run in 10.49 seconds (11th fastest) but his second where he jumped and backed off in a much slower 10.90 seconds. Nick felt that had he come up the middle of the track he would have ran much more even splits and possibly recorded a top 10 overall time from the 150 2yos to run on the day.
Ex jump jockey, Tony Ross was the vendor of this horse and he had mentioned to a mutual friend that this colt was the best he had prepped since he had 'Winning Express' in 2012 who he sold to Ed McMahon and she went on to finsih 2nd in the Group 1, Cheveley Park Stakes.
Now if you put the pieces of the puzzle together, it could be that we have got ourselves a potential superstar for a very small outlay. He qualifies for the Restricted races categories B and C which is going to make things easier for him when placing him. He looks like a 6 furlong horse who we can run on fast ground in May all being well.
Nick doesn't often purchase colts at the sale but he felt this opportunity was too good to miss. We would love to aim him at the 6 furlong Maiden at York in 3 weeks but will give him time to settle in to his new yard before making any firm plans.