Lot 112 Churchill - Fanatic, bay gelding
This horse was born and developed throughout at Curraghmore.
He was broken in at Ohukia and prepared for his breeze up with Finbarr Leahy. Finbarr has brought him along quietly, with sufficient development work just to breeze up nicely. When watching his breeze up please note that he pulled a shoe at the 200m mark, causing him to lose his action and separate from his companion.
He is by the European Champion 2yo and Guineas winner CHURCHILL (Galileo), who has sired 23 individual winners from his first European crop of 2yos incl. stakes winners Ladies Knight, Vadeni etc.
He’s the first foal from FANATIC, winner of 6 races incl. Gr.1 New Zealand Oaks , Gr.2 Adelaide Cup, L Sandown Cup. She won from 1400m in October as a 3yo to 3200m when winning the Adelaide Cup in her final start. She had a scintillating turn of foot as was seen when winning well at Flemington on Melbourne Cup day also.
Like both his sire and dam, this horse has a definite sharpness about him, but he’ll very likely get a trip. He’s classically bred and with his upbringing and development programme to date, he’s a very genuine chance to compete in the Classics throughout Australasia in the next 12 months.
His X-rays and video scope etc, are available for inspection on line in the NZB repository.
Be sure to click the you tube links to watch FANATIC herself in action. You’ll see this fella’s resemblance to her.
Breeze up- 11.37