Date of Birth: 17 Apr 2019
Sire: DUE DILIGENCE (USA)
Dam: RIP VAN SUZY (IRE)
Dam Sire: RIP VAN WINKLE (IRE)
A well-made yearling colt by Due Diligence is offered for sale at £6,000.
This April-born youngster is the first foal out of the Rip Van Winkle mare Rip Van Suzy, who won over seven-furlongs at Saint-Cloud as a three-year-old. She was also placed on numerous other occasions.
Rip Van Suzy is a sibling of the six-furlong two-year-old winner Goodnightsuzy, who has since gone on to produce a winner as a broodmare.
Their dam Suzy Bliss was a particularly useful performer on the track. She won a seven-furlong Sandown maiden at two, before finishing just one place behind the following year's 1,000 Guineas heroine Speciosa when fourth in the Grp-2 May Hill Stakes. As a three-year-old she continued to show a smart level of form, including when fourth in a Listed Oaks trial behind the subsequent Oaks runner-up.
Suzy Bliss is in turn out of the Listed winner and Grp-2 placed Poppy Carew, whilst the further family is teeming with black-type performers.
The covering sire Due Diligence, who was a Listed winner and Grp-1 placed when trained by Aidan O'Brien, made an enormous impression with his first crop runners in 2019.
Included amongst his numerous individual winners were the Grp-3 scorers Good Vibes and Streamline, as well as the Listed winner and Grp-2 placed Sir Boris. The good work has continued this season, with his son Mirage Hero gaining valuable black-type, Jojo Rabbit proving to be yet another useful juvenile and Intercessor winning a Newbury novice at the scarcely believable odds of 200/1.
Such impressive returns have boosted Due Diligence's reputation significantly, and he now rates one of the most exciting young speed favouring sires currently in service. His yearling sales average shot above 20,000gns last year, whilst his highest-selling progeny of 2019 realised 390,000gns.
With a fantastic page backing up impressive physical characteristics, this yearling colt appears to have very bright prospects indeed. Please get in touch for more information.
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