This precocious style of colt caught the eye of DGR’s Duncan Ramage and was immediately identified as an athlete who was bred and built to sprint.
This colt is from the first Southern Hemisphere crop by Coolmore Stud’s Champion Three-year-old Sprinter in Ireland, Caravaggio.
A Group One-winning two and three-year-old, Caravaggio was unbeaten as a juvenile, winning the G1 Curragh Phoenix Stakes, G2 Royal Ascot Coventry Stakes, Listed Curragh Marble Hill Stakes and Dundalk Irish Stallion Farms 2YO Maiden Stakes.
He returned in his three-year-old year to win three from six starts, including the G1 Royal Ascot Commonwealth Cup, G2 Curragh Flying Five Stakes and G3 Naas Lacken Stakes.
Caravaggio has already stamped himself as one of the Northern Hemisphere’s leading First Season Sires and, to date, has sired 15 individual winners, including stakes winners; Agartha, Dizzy Bizu and Her World.
Purchased from Lime Country Thoroughbreds for A$170,000, this colt is the second foal out of the young sprint-winning Lonhro mare, Kimblewick.
She won over 1000 metres in Australia as a three-year-old and is a half-sister to 8-time winner Table Bay who scored Group wins in the G3 Kenilworth Cape Classic and G3 Langerman Handicap.
The colt’s pedigree is packed with speed with dual hemisphere Group One-winning sprinter Cape of Good Hope appearing in his immediate pedigree.
Duncan Ramage is no stranger to success with Coolmore Stud’s first season sires having found this combination to work with the progeny of High Chaparral and Danehill in their early years.
This colt is currently in work at Royal Randwick with Group One trainer Anthony Cummings and with Think Big Stud in the ownership, he will race in their iconic silks.
These silks have been worn in the Golden Slipper before so, who knows, they may feature again in the 2022 running of the race…
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