£150 for 2.5% plus £75 a month*
Date of Birth: 19 Feb 2017
Sire: Tagula (IRE)
Dam: Raseel (GB)
Dam Sire: Aqlaam (GB)
From The Front Racing is delighted to offer shares in a February 2017 yearling colt by Tagula, who was our second purchase from the Goffs UK Silver Yearling Sale.
We attended this year's Silver Sale with a long list of horses to look at and inspect. As with any round of yearling viewing, the list can quickly diminish, but this lad stayed on.
He is the first foal out of the Aqlaam mare Raasel, who ran as a two-year-old. She is a half-sister to four winners - three of whom won as two-year-olds - including the 100-rated Telwaar, who finished sixth in the Chesham Stakes for Peter Chapple-Hyam and was Listed-placed later on. Another of her siblings, Arbeel (who was also precocious enough to run at two), produced the two-year-old debutant winner Boomerang Betty as her first foal, which offers enormous encouragement for us with this lad.
The sire Tagula, who was a Grp-1 winning two-year-old himself, has long since proven his ability to get a high-class horse and remains an enduring and capable presence in the British stallion ranks at the age of 25. A stallion renowned for his ability to get fast and precocious horses, his most famous progeny include the Grp-1 winners Canford Cliffs and Limato.
Although this colt didn't have the best page of the youngsters we were monitoring pre-sale, it was by no means the worst. But when you see the physical specimen, you will quickly understand why we had to purchase him. He's a really strong-looking colt who has a fantastic walk and great stride. When he was walking around the parade ring he caught our eye again with the way he moved. There were only two bids and ours was the second.
We strongly feel that we have secured some value with this good-walking son of Tagula, and he gives us a great chance of having a serious horse at a very affordable price. He is the first foal of the mare, so any racecourse success he achieves will increase the cost of any subsequent offspring of the mare, so we think we have got into the family at the right time. An exciting racecourse journey lies ahead, why not join us?
2.5% £150 upfront and £75 a month
5% £300 upfront and £140 a month
10% £600 upfront and £250 a month