Fountain of Youth x Margrets Gift – 03/02/17 Bay Colt

We purchased an exciting prospect at Tattersalls Book Two Yearling Sale, a bay colt by first season sire Fountain of Youth out of Margrets Gift consigned by Houghton Bloodstock.

Fountain of Youth is by European Champion Sprinter Oasis Dream and out of European Champion two-year old and five-time Group 1 winner Attraction. Between them Oasis Dream and Attraction won eight Group 1 races. Fountain of Youth was a group performer trained by Aidan O’Brien, as a two-year old he won his maiden by four lengths and was beaten less than a length by Extortionist in the Listed Windsor Castle Stakes over 5f at Royal Ascot. The following season he won the 5f Group 3 Sapphire Stakes at the Curragh on Irish Derby Day beating Extortionist. At three years of age he was rated 111 by Timeform, higher than Oasis Dream’s most successful sire son Showcasing. His first yearlings include strong, athletic two-year old types.

The dam Margrets Gift won three races over 5f and was placed 11 times. The second dam, It’s Another Gift is the dam of four winners, Margrets Gift as well as Reel Gift rated 104 who won four races and finished second in the Group 3 Princess Margaret Stakes at Ascot, Scented Present rated 98 and Gifted Gamble rated 97 both were placed in Listed races.

Purchase price – 10% shares available at £4,800 plus VAT (reclaimable) as of 23rd November.