This stunning colt by Ectot really catches the eye and it was no surprise that he was sought after by many shrewd judges, at the Tattersalls Guineas Breeze Up Sales. On top of his jaw dropping good looks, he has a pedigree to match many, being out of the Group 1 placed, Belliflore.
Ectot began his career in France and was one of the leading two-year-olds of his generation, winning four of his five starts which culminated in a victory in the Group 1 Criterium International at Saint-Cloud. He continued to progress as a three-year-old, winning two of his three races including the Group 2 Prix Neil at Longchamp, where he defeated the Aiden O’Brien trained, Adelaide. Adelaide would later go on to be a dual Group 1 winner, including success in the world-famous Cox Plate, in Australia.
He would end his career in the hands of leading trainer, Todd Pletcher, in the USA. Here, he would bag yet another Group 1 when landing the Turf Classic at Belmont Park, this time at the expense of global star, Flintshire.
The dam of this colt, Belliflore, was a hardy and talented individual who won on debut as a two-year-old and continued racing at highest level for, four more seasons. A winner or placed in 10 of her 17 career starts, she was a regularly seen taking on the most talented fillies in France and was seen to best effect when placed in the Group 1 Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville.
She has clearly passed on her undeniable ability and toughness to her offspring, with five of her progenies winning multiple races. These are led by Listed winner, Boitron, who won the Listed Denford Stakes at Newbury before finishing a close fourth in the Group 1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere Sponsorise Par Manateq at Longchamp, for Richard Hannon.
This colt clearly possesses the looks and the pedigree that could take his fortunate owners, to all the big meetings.