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Flat Horses, 2017/18

Sunday Prospect:  Karl Burke

Sunday Prospect

Another horse bought in France, this time at the Osarus sale near Bordeaux, and also eligible for the valuable French premiums.  By the Japanese stallion Sunday Break out of a nine times winning and 15 times placed French mare, Green Shadow, from the Mr Prospector line.  Stood out physically at the sale as a strong type.

Sunday Prospect Chart

Despite only having two runs due to niggling injuries in both 2yo and 3yo seasons, we like this horse and believe he has loads of potential. So does Timeform: “Suited by emphasis on stamina; will stay at least 1m; will go on improving.” The two riders to date, Joe Fanning and P.J. McDonald, share that view. Should reappear Spring 2018.


Chantresse:  Karl Burke


Classic Coolmore bloodline. Holy Roman Emperor has been European champion 2yo sire twice with best horse, Designs On Rome, having won almost £5m over 8-10f. The dam is related to a Coventry Stakes winner and a St.Leger 3rd, with 11 Listed / Group winners in the family, and produced Gr.3 winner Iveagh Gardens.

Chantresse Breeding Chart

As a big filly she has been brought along steadily with three autumn runs during 2yo days over 6/7f. Is maturing nicely and will stay further. We’re hoping she will be a lovely prospect as a 3yo and will be out from spring 2018. A good-looking type who, when she has wins on her back, could easily be a valuable broodmare prospect.


Black Prince:  Anthony Honeyball

Black Prince

Bought at Arqana Deauville, where we have done well in the past. By top-class miler Falco, who won the French 2,000 Guineas and has produced notable Flat winners such as Odeliz for Karl Burke and Peace And Co in the Triumph Hurdle. The dam is by top-class Street Cry, sire of Zenyatta. A strong pedigree and a cracking looking horse.

Black Prince Breeding Chart

Taken time to grow into his huge frame, but won over 2m on the A/W at Chelmsford before being switched to juvenile hurdling where he came 2nd on his first outing. A dual-purpose campaign is planned for 2018, and he will hopefully win under both codes. Probably the best-bred horse ever to step into Anthony’s yard.


Exercising Horses on Middleham Moor
Spigot Lodge horses