Category: Unraced horses
Date of Birth: 27 Mar 2017
Sire: Fountain of Youth (IRE)
Dam: Charcoal (GB)
Dam Sire: Primo Valentino (IRE)
The striking March-foaled two-year-old Pencilpoint is offered for sale by Bearstone Stud. A son of first-season sire Fountain Of Youth, he has been broken in and ridden away, and is currently trotting and doing light canters. The horse has displayed no vices.
The sire was a winner and fourth in the Windsor Castle at Royal Ascot for Aidan O'Brien at two, before training on to win the Grp-3 (now Grp-2) Sapphire Stakes over five-furlongs. His first crop of two-year-olds will be in racecourse action later this year and it is exciting to contemplate what they might be capable of following a strong sales ring reaction, with his progeny auctioning for as much as £50,000 last year.
Fountain Of Youth would appear impeccably credentialed for a stallion career, as he is a son of sire of sires Oasis Dream out of the brilliant Attraction, winner of five Grp-1s including the English and Irish versions of the 1,000 Guineas. Indeed, he has a profile that bears similarities at the same stage to his paternal half-brother Showcasing, who has risen from relative obscurity to become one of the most sought after stallions currently in service.
This impressive youngster is out of the unraced mare Charcoal. She has already produced two winners, including the three-time winning sprinter Indastar, whilst she is a half-sister to the Listed winner Maid of Camelot - who has herself gone on to produce the Listed winner Apple Charlotte and the Grp-2 Ribblesdale Stakes runner-up Arthur's Girl.
The extended family features St Leger hero Harbour Law, Grade-1 E P Taylor Stakes heroine Miss Keller, as well as fellow Grp-1 performers Inchinor, Inchmurrin, Venus de Milo, Johann Strauss and Agent Murphy.
As the son of an exciting freshman sire and out of a proven broodmare, there is little to dislike about this impressive physical specimen. He looks a steal at the advertised price.