£7,800 plus VAT
Category: Horses in training (Flat)
Sire: FRANKEL (GB)
Dam: APSARA (FR)
Dam Sire: DARSHAAN (GB)
County: North Yorkshire
The exceptionally well-related and lightly-raced three-year-old Frankel gelding Uccello is offered for sale at £7,800 plus VAT.
A superb physical specimen, he has recently joined Grade-1 winning trainer Micky Hammond in Middleham, North Yorkshire, and is to stay in the yard. He is currently working nicely on the gallops in preparation for a return to racecourse action next month.
Bred by the Niarchos Family, Uccello is out of the top-class broodmare Apsara, which makes him a sibling of the Grp-2 Beresford Stakes and Grp-3 (now Grp-2) Mooresbridge Stakes winner Curtain Call, plus the Listed-winners Launched and Nature Spirits.
The last-named has gone on to produce two black-type earning progeny, notably the mile-and-three-quarter Listed winner Ghostwatch, and the family extends back to multiple Grp-1 winners including the Classic winner and Champion Sire Hernando.
Another of Uccello's siblings, the Galileo mare Amaraja, has gone on to foal the smart hurdler Advanced Virgo, winner of a Grade A handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse last year and rated over 130. Such details give rise to the hope that Uccello can have an exciting future under both codes.
Having been an €85,000 yearling purchase, he raced a few times on the flat for Karl Burke earlier this year. He now looks very competitively weighted on a BHA mark of just 54 in that sphere though, like several sons of Frankel before him, he can surely do well over hurdles too.
Indeed, from less than 20 runners under NH rules, Frankel is responsible for half a dozen winners, including the Listed-winning hurdler Marine One and the four-time winning and stakes-placed hurdler Solo Saxophone.
Granted a bit of time and patience, the sire's progeny are developing into excellent staying types, capable of running regularly under both codes, and Uccello looks an ideal candidate to follow that sort of path.
This strong and well-made individual is blessed with a superb pedigree and, after just a handful of starts, retains an enormous amount of potential. Please get in touch for more details.
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