This colt was bought by Nick Bradley and Richard Fahey at the Tattersalls Book 1 Sale in October 2019.
He is a son of the prolifically successful stallion WOOTTON BASSETT who has sired the likes of ALMANZOR, WOOTTON, BEAT LE BON and GUILDSMAN who have all shown themselves to be top quality colts with ALAMNZOR being Champion in 2016 and triple Group 1 winner.
This colt was bought from Book 1, where the best physicals bred in England and Ireland are sold. On inspecting over 200 horses at the sale, Nick would be confident in saying that this colt is in the top 10% of the catalogue, making him physically the best colt we have ever been able to buy.
Roger O Callaghan from Tally Ho described this colt as 'truly gorgeous, very straightforward and one of the best colts he has prepped for a sale'. Roger expected this colt to make around £150,000 in the ring but failed to sell, possibly as he was an early lot into the ring on Day 1. Nick moved quickly to purchase the colt and later that day Roger had four other parties approach him to buy the colt for alot more money than it was sold to Nick Bradley Racing for.
This colt is the first foal out of the mare SEA HORN (FASTNET ROCK) who herself was the first foal out of SEA SHELLS, who is the full sister to Group 1 winner IMPERIAL MONARCH, and half-sister to four other Group 1 performers in Cup horse MOUNT ATHOS, Derby runner up THE GREY GATSBY, Oaks 3rd placed ROMAN EMPRESS and Racing Post Trophy 3rd MAGRITTE.
He goes into training with Richard Fahey who also loved the colt. Richard felt that he was an outstanding colt and not one he expected us to be able to buy. Richard liked him that much he took a share in him, himself. We see him as a horse who will start over 7 furlongs in July and then progress to trips at a mile or above in the second half of the 2020 season and progress as a 3yo.
This colt carries the £25,000 Bonus which means were he to win any Class 4 or better Maiden or Novice he would pick up the Bonus for his owners. Something that we achieved twice in 2018 and in 2019 with FRANKEL'S STORM.
I couldn't recommend this colt highly enough and he is a very exciting horse to have in the ranks for the 2020 season.