OBloodstock Agentur Columnist @PDBloodstock has gone though a few influential horses breeding, to watch out for in the not so distant future. 



2yos – 128

Grp 1 wins = 0

Winner of 2012 Grp 2 July Stakes at Newmarket & 2nd at Royal Ascot to Hototo in the Windsor Castle stakes. His only wins came at 5f as a 2yo. His progeny are likely to be early sorts especially if speedily bred, but could stay up to a mile given time.



2yo – 124

Grp 1 wins = 3

Dual 2014 Derby winner who also won the Juddmonte International (beating The Grey Gatsby, Telescope & Mukhadram), was 3rd in the 2000 guineas (behind Night of Thunder & Kingman) and 2nd in the Irish Champion Stakes. A European Champion over middle distances in 2014, this true blue blooded Sire (by a Derby winner out of an Oaks winner) we expect his progeny to come to the fore at the latter end of their 2yo season and progress to be above average 3yos. (He was one of our highlighted yearlings during the sales)

Battle of Marengo


2yos – 67

Grp 1 wins = 0

Won over 7f-1m as a 2yo, (inc the G2 Beresford Stakes by 3 ½ l) progressed at 3 to win both the Ballysax & Derrinstown Derby Trials, & subsequently finish 4th in the Derby (won by Ruler of the world). Will find it difficult to win the First season sire crown due to number of 2yos available, but what he lacks in quantity he should make up for in quality. One of his sons could go 1 better than him and win the King Edward VII stakes at Royal Ascot in 2019!

Bungle Inthejungle


2yos – 95

Grp 1 wins = 0

Had 9 runs in a busy 2yo season, winning 4 all over 5f his most prestigious victories being the G3 Molecomb stakes at Goodwood & G3 Cornwallis stakes at Ascot proving he was a tough and consistent performer if not at the highest grade. He failed to win at 3 or 4yo in 8 subsequent starts after his Cornwallis victory. We wouldn’t be surprised if some of his sons/daughters ran well over the minimum distance and started his sire campaign in good style but not sure that he will wear the crown of champion 1st season sire.

Charm Spirit


2yos – 105

Grp 1 wins = 3

A class French trained horse, ran just 3 times as a 2yo, culminating in a 3rd place in the Prix Jean Luc Lagardiere (beaten by Karakontie) then, having finished 5th in the 2000 guineas (behind Night of Thunder, Kingman & Australia) this colt won a trio of Group 1 races over a mile as a 3yo, winning the Prix Jean Prat (beating Shifting Power) the Prix Du Moulin (Beating Toronado & gaining revenge on Guineas winner Night of Thunder) and his final race, the QEII stakes at Ascot (beating Night of Thunder again).  His progeny are likely to be campaigned at 7f – 1m therefore we may not see them to their best until the latter end of the 2yo season.

Coach House

2yos – 76

Grp 1 wins = 0

Campaigned solely at 2yo, he has a record of 2 wins, 2 x 2nds & 1 x 3rd in all his starts. He only once ran over the minimum distance when 3rd in the Railway stakes in his final race after being beaten by No Nay Never in the Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot. Although not the most sought after of first season sires, he will definitely have winners.


2yos – 58

Grp 1 wins = 3

This very late developing horse had just 1 run as a 2yo over and was unplaced in a minor 10f event at Strasbourg and although he won 5 times as a 3yo or 4yo it was when he was 5 that his career hit the heights when this globetrotting colt first won the Grp 3 Geelong Cup before winning both the Group 1 Melbourne Cup & the Hong Kong Vase. His final victory was in the 2012 Caulfield Cup as a 6yo. Its probably obvious given the number of 2yos and his late development that he is unlikely to be troubling the leaders of the first season sire crown, but his progeny should develop nicely and he may even turn into a very nice NH stallion for the future.

Es Que Love


2yos – 42

Grp 1 wins = 0

This stallion was very busy as a 2yo, running 9 times but only winning once over the minimum trip. Arguably his finest performances came at the latter end of his career at the age of 5 when he won the group 2 Lennox Stakes at Goodwood (beating Toormore & Anjaal) and was subsequently 6th in the Betfred Sprint Cup at Haydock (Behind G Force, Gordon Lord Byron & Sole Power). A winner of 5 of his 51 races in total, tough and consistent, we would expect him to have winners but sadly with only 42 2yos to his name it will be nigh on impossible for him to be crowned champion.

Article by @PDBloodstock

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