Category: Unraced horses
Date of Birth: 03 Jan 2015
Sire: Rajsaman (FR)
Dam: Followeveryrainbow (GB)
Dam Sire: Oasis Dream (GB)
A handsome three-year-old gelding by Rajsaman is offered for sale. Backed and broken in, he is ready to return to training either on the flat or over jumps, and will be eligible for the lucrative French premiums.
This youngster is out of the Oasis Dream mare Followeveryrainbow, so counts several black-type performers in his near family. The dam was placed over a mile for Richard Hannon, and is a half-sister to the flat scorer and four-time winning jumper Nobunaga, who excelled over hurdles and fences.
Their dam Absolute Precision was an unraced sibling of the outstanding Flute - winner of the Grade-1 Kentucky Oaks and Grade-1 Alabama Stakes - whilst other horses to emerge from that arm of the family include the Grp-3 Somerville Tattersalls Stakes winner Rerouted (a horse immortalised for his role as Frankel's pacemaker who couldn't get to the lead in the 2011 2,0000 Guineas) and the 142-rated hurdler and winning chaser Rattan.
A family that has developed into a fine source of dual-purpose performers, the extended family is one of sheer quality, and features the likes of Derby winner and sire Workforce and St Leger winner and NH sire Brian Boru.
The sire Rajsaman was a terrific miler in France, a multiple Grp-2 winner and Grp-1 placed. He made an electric start to his covering career, producing dual Classic winning Grp-1 hero Brametot in his first crop. Despite his eldest crop having only turned four this year, Rajsaman has already been represented by several placed runners over jumps such as Vilamoura, Lion Rouge and Sommervieu. As a close relative of several winning jumpers and a son of Linamix - sire of high-class NH stallions such as Fragrant Mix and Fair Mix - it is surely only a matter of time before this impressive stallion makes his mark in the winter game too.
Currently turned out, this gelding will be easy to catch and do his feet and associated grooming in readiness for a return to training. A striking grey with compelling pedigree credentials, this youngster has an exciting future and will surely sell fast.