Category: Unraced horses
Date of Birth: 12 May 2017
Sire: Lucarno (USA)
Dam: Mayberry (GB)
Dam Sire: Silver Patriarch (IRE)
A well-matured two-year-old son of the St Leger winner Lucarno is offered for sale. A fine specimen that has tremendous bone and presence, he is out of the Silver Patriarch mare Mayberry.
The dam was a bumper, hurdles and chase winner and hails from a stout black-type producing family that includes the eight-time winner and Listed-placed hurdler Blaeberry and the Listed-winning flat stayer Frosty Berry.
Mayberry has so far produced five foals, including a super Black Sam Bellamy filly that was born last spring and an exciting Fame And Glory gelding that was knocked down to Charlie Brooks and Tom Lacey for 23,000gns as a three-year-old last year.
Although yet to be represented on a racecourse, the impressive list of sires she has visited strongly indicates that it won't be long before the page of the sound and consistent Mayberry is vastly upgraded - and that of her offspring too of course. As if to emphasise the point, she is currently expecting to Scorpion.
It is also worth pointing out the sudden emergence of Silver Patriarch in the broodmare sire division – his daughters last season producing the Grade-1 Champion Bumper winner Relegate and the Grade-3 winning novice hurdler Chris's Dream.
The sire Lucarno unfortunately died before he could realise his full potential but his legacy remains a developing one. He has already produced a host of talented offspring, such as the Grade-2 placed novice hurdler Darlac, the prolific bumper winner Monbeg Worldwide and the four-time chase winner Global Dream, yet what impresses about his stock is the undoubted potential they retain as chasers moving forward.
His eldest crop is now seven, and given that Lucarno's primary influences seem to be scope and stamina, it won't be long before he is represented by more and more exciting staying chasers and elevating himself posthumously up the stallion rankings.
Lucarno spent his final years at Shade Oak Stud, whose supremo Peter Hockenhull was an admirer of the individual for sale, commenting that he had never seen such a good-looking Lucarno. The two-year-old is physically impressive, possesses a super walk, has bags of scope and looks every inch a chasing type of the future. With so many siblings waiting in the wings to add value (and cost) to the page it is surely the time to invest now!