HORSES FOR SALE
2016 bay colt by Dansili (GB) ex Modesta (Ire) (Sadler’s Wells (USA))
A hugely exciting three year old to run in bumpers later this season, this tall, good-moving individual boasts an exceptional flat pedigree and I am very excited to have him in the yard.
He is a full brother to Platitude, who finished runner-up in the King George V at Royal Ascot and filled the same position in the Group 3 Bahrain Trophy over 1m6f at Newmarket, before bolting up in Listed company over that trip, to a Racing Post Rating of 110. Others siblings include Model Pupil, who was twice placed at Group 3 level and was only beaten 6 lengths in the Ascot Gold Cup, as well as a Group 3 winner in the the US (RPR108).
His dam Modesta was fifth in the Park Hill before landing a Listed contest over 1m6f on soft ground on her final outing and she hails from an exceptional Juddmonte family, being a half-sister to the likes of Oaks winner Reams Of Verse, Group 2 winner Manifest and top-class, multiple Group 1 winner Elmaamul, as well as three other black-type performers, including the dam of multiple Group 1 winner Midday.
There are plenty of examples of these flat ‘cast-offs’ making up into top-class performers in the National Hunt sphere, notably the likes of Tiger Roll (£10,000) and Supasundae (£5,000), both of whom were sold at Doncaster as unraced three year olds. We have also had success with this type, buying Point Of Principle (£8,500) at this sale three years ago, but I cannot remember seeing one with as strong a pedigree and as good a physical model as this and it was no surprise to see a catalogue of trainers, both flat and jumps, trying to acquire him. Furthermore, it was very encouraging that the horse has never been in a trainer’s yard, but rather in pre-training at Juddmonte’s pre-training facility in Ireland, as he wasn’t considered to be precocious enough to go into training at two. Juddmonte are very open about their horses, but gave him a perfectly clean report and he came very highly recommended.
Given his flat pedigree, he could easily make up into a very high-class performer in bumpers in the season ahead, as there is a blend of both speed (from Dansili) and stamina on the damside. Dansili had a Champion Bumper winner in 2014 with Silver Concorde (and the fifth that year too, also out of a Sadler’s Wells mare) and I can’t wait to get him started in that sphere!
He will have a summer at grass before coming into training at the beginning of August, with a view to making his debut in November. At £47,000 + VAT (includes all sales costs, commission, vetting and transport), he represents outstanding value for a horse whose pedigree and physique suggest he could have a very bright future indeed.
PRICE: £47,000 + VAT (includes all costs to 1st July 2019)