This superb-looking colt is a quality individual with great presence. He is a son of first-season sire Alhebayeb, a Group 2-winning juvenile trained by Richard Hannon and owned by Hamdan Al Maktoum. He was purchased at Goffs Premier Yearling Sale (Doncaster), where he really stood out as a strong individual with the additional scope to train on well. He will be trained at Manton by Brian Meehan, who last year enjoyed notable success with the high-class Group 2-winning 2yo Barraquero and our own highly-progressive useful handicapper Fastar, both cheaper graduates of the same Goffs Premier Yearling Sale. This colt is currently unnamed and all owners will be invited make name suggestions. He is a strong and athletic type who is expected to be ready to run quite early on as a 2yo this season.
UPDATE: This colt has shown plenty of speed in his work so far and should be ready to run quite early in the season. Brian is very happy with him and thinks he's a nice colt.
His sire: ALHEBAYEB will have his first crop of 2yo runners in 2018 and his yearlings have been extremely well received at the autumn sales. Alhebayeb was trained by Richard Hannon to win on his racecourse debut over five furlongs prior to finishing 2nd of 23 at Royal Ascot. He then gained his most notable win when successful in the Group 2 July Stakes (six furlongs) at Newmarket. He is a son of the great sire Dark Angel, who is responsible for the brilliant sprinters Harry Angel, Battaash, Mecca's Angel and Lethal Force, to name only a few.
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His dam: GLYNDEBOURNE is a daughter of the top stallion Rahy, the sire of Fantastic Light, Hawksley Hill and Noverre. Glyndebourne is the dam of one winner from two runners to date and this colt is a half-brother to the impressive debut maiden seven-furlong maiden Casimiro (trained by Roger Charlton) earning an official handicap rating of 87. Glyndebourne is a half-sister to the Listed winner and Group 2-placed Portrayal from a family that boasts a huge number of Group race winners.
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Each 2.5% Share is available for £1495 upfront followed by 19 monthly payments of £72.50
(The upfront price for purchasing a share of ownership is only payable once upon joining and includes the purchase, veterinary fees, sales & agent commision, transport, farrier, and training costs up to 31 May 2018).
The monthly payments include costs of training, farrier, vets, transport & UK racing costs*, owners'/entry badge, no additional payment will be required. If you would prefer to pay these fees in full this can be done at a cost of £1312 (due upon joining), alternatively you can make two payments of £495 (due upon joining) and £835 (due 1 January 2019).
This syndicate has an initial term until the end of the 2019 Flat turf season. Subject to satisfactory racecourse performance and/or reports from the trainer, owners will be invited to continue for a further season (2020) under similar terms. *Terms and conditions apply.