£16,000 plus VAT
Category: Horses in training (Flat)
Sire: Charm Spirit
Dam: Arch Of Colours
Dam Sire: Monsun
An unnamed gelding from the first crop of Charm Spirit is offered for sale. He is trained by Johnny Portman in Lambourn and is just a few weeks off a run.
The youngster is out of the winning Monsun mare Arch of Colours, who has already produced the useful winner Moisson Precoce. That filly was Grp-3 placed at two last season and has been Listed-placed already this year, as well as finishing just four lengths behind Teppal in the French Guineas.
The family is one of quality further back too, as Arch Of Colours is out of the Listed-placed Sunray Superstar, who is herself a sister of the Grp-1 Prix Saint-Alary winner and Grp-1 Prix de Diane runner-up Nadia, whilst their dam Nazoo was also a Listed winner.
The sire Charm Spirit was a three-time Grp-1 winner during his racing career, and has made a superb start to his career at stud, with his early runners including the dual winning 93-rated Oberyn Marshall, the impressive York debutant winner Charming Kid and the two-time winning filly Diviner. His offspring are already displaying a pleasing mix of precocity and the ability to improve with racing.
The damsire Monsun is another positive note in the pedigree, as he has produced the mothers of numerous Grp-1 winners including Waldgeist, Wild Illusion, Sea The Moon and Colour Vision, to name just a few.
Trainer Johnny Portman has enjoyed notable success in the two-year-old division previously, winning the Grp-3 Cornwallis Stakes with Royal Razalma in 2014 and Mrs Danvers two years later. The latter also won the Listed St Hugh’s Stakes and the Weatherbys Super Sprint during a tremendous debut season that resulted in five wins from five starts.
This youngster has pleasing pedigree credentials and is stabled at a yard that knows exactly how to get the best out of this sort of horse. An exciting future awaits.