Ahead of the 2021 Flat Season, Deva Racing is offering shares for sale in an exciting two-year-old colt by Bated Breath. Purchased at the Tattersalls December Yearling Sale, he is out of the prolific winner-producing Nayef mare Olympic Medal and looks a first-rate prospect.
The dam was bred and raced by The Queen prior to starting her broodmare career. She has gone on to produce four winners, including her highest–selling progeny Wajeeh, whorealised an eyewatering 250,000gns at Tattersalls Book 1before going on to win a maiden for Richard Hannon.
Such heady figures can be attributed to Olympic Medal’s exemplary pedigree. She is a half-sister to the high-class racemare Phantom Gold, who won three times in pattern company including the Grp-2 Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot, and the US Grade-3 winning mare Fictitious.
Phantom Gold’s descendants include a host of black-type performers, most notably the stakes-winners Daphne, Fabricate, Golden Stream, Momentary and Sextant, whilst another of Olympic Medal’s siblings is the dam of last season’s Royal Ascot and Grp-2 winning juvenile Tactician.
Clearly hailing from a super family, this colt’s appeal is boosted further by the continually burgeoning reputation of his sire Bated Breath.
A Grp-2 winning sprinter on the track and half-brother to the Grp-1 winner and sire Cityscape, Banstead Manor resident Bated Breath has a well-earned reputation as a stallion of genuine quality, who offers breeders exceptional value for money.
He made headlines with a Royal Ascot treble in 2019 and scaled new heights with his first Grp/Grade-1 winner last year, when Viadera took the Matriarch Stakes at Del Mar in November. He was also responsible last season for the exciting Grp-3 winning and Grp-1 placed French trained two-year-old Makaloun.
It is also important to note that Bated Breath has previously paired very successfully with Nayef mares. Amongst the numerous winners to emerge as a result of this match is the US Grade-3 winner Simply Breathless and the 87-rated dual winner Winter Light.
This colt has excellent credentials on paper and pleasing physical characteristics to match. He is likely to develop into a cracking prospect later in the year; please get in touch to find out more!