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Barrier Reef

2015 bay gelding by Galileo (Ire) ex Honour Bright (Ire) (Danehill (USA))

A really likeable, good-moving individual, this unexposed three year old has run just once in his career to date, in a 1m2f maiden on desperate ground at the Curragh in May. Though he was ultimately well held that day, it is noticeable that his rider wasn’t overly hard on him and it is also noteworthy that the likes of Giuseppe Garibaldi (placed in Pattern company on his last six starts, Racing Post Rating 108) and Astronomer (won his next four starts, runner-up in the Old Rowley Cup and Racing Post Rating of 114) were beaten 8 and 12 lengths respectively, so it was clearly very hard work!

Barrier Reef has a very strong pedigree, being a full brother to the classy stayer Botany Bay and to Fort Denison (which we also bought at Newmarket and is for sale!) and out of a half-sister to black-type performers both on the flat and over jumps. He looks a really nice type and, having had an easy time of it this year, we can really push on with him now over hurdles in the coming months. He is available to purchase for just £7,500 + VAT (includes all sales costs and training to 1st January).

Please click here to view his pedigree.