Horse: Jimi Hendrix
By: New Bay
Trainer: Ralph Beckett
Syndicate: CT-PURPLE HAZE
Price: 82,000 Guineas
A strong, athletic type from the second crop of new stallion sensation NEW BAY (Dubawi) who has sired two group winners from only a handful of runners, including Royal Lodge winner NEW MANDATE, who is also trained by Ralph Beckett.
‘I was really impressed with the business like way in which he went about his job at the sales. A horse that really looked like he was ready to get on with his future career, and I’m keen to target him at the £20,000 Tattersalls Book 1 Bonus, like we were successful in achieving with WILLIAM BLIGH last season.’
Ralph Beckett, Trainer
The dam, PLANCHART, was a tough filly who had a lot of racing in a short period of time and did well to pick up a 7f Listed Race in the summer of her 3yo career. We can see this horse starting out over 7f as a 2 year old, much like WILLIAM BLIGH, and go on to perform over 1m2f or so as a 3 year old.
Given the prices that many of the NEW BAYs fetched at the sales, this horse looks to be extremely well bought at 82,000 Guineas.