Category: Horses in training (Flat)
Sire: FAST COMPANY (IRE)
Dam: RED RED ROSE (GB)
Dam Sire: PICCOLO (GB)
Shares are available in the Karen George-trained Istanbul Pasha. A proven winner, this lovely three-year-old Fast Company gelding will provide his new connections with lots of fun and excitement. Karen trains in Devon.
Istanbul Pasha made good strides for previous connections last season. He ran nine times in total and was placed twice, displaying speed and versatility. He handles all types of turf and various all-weather surfaces. Whilst he has so far proven effective over sprint distances, he has run well at up to a mile too.
He got off the mark on his 2018 debut, in a six-furlong handicap at Kempton. That win came from an official mark of 53, before he was nudged up to 57. Despite finishing second next time out and generally running with credit, he now finds himself back to a rating of 53 just four months later.
Istanbul Pasha's half-brother Pillar Box was rated 88 and his half-sister Fashionata 75, so there remains lots of scope for improvement. Furthermore, his unraced dam was a half-sister to the Grp-3-placed Sneak Preview and the Grp-2 Mill Reef winner Temple Meads, confirming the quality of the family. Fast Company is a high-class sire of such horses as Irish 1,000 Guineas heroine Jet Setting, and his stock are renowned for their toughness and ability to handle various types of going.
Istanbul Pasha looks to be on a mark from which he can thrive and is the type that will ensure his new owners get more than their money's worth. With his profile and pedigree, the best is surely yet to come.
£750 for 25%, or £375 for 12.5%
25%: £250 per month plus vat
12.5%: £125 per month plus vat