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Frankel colt has a bright future

Frankel colt has a bright future

After a couple of runs as a 2-year-old, Gates resumed in Race 2 at Sandown-Hillside - a 1500-maiden for 3-year-olds.

The colt was ridden quietly by Luke Nolen, before blending into the race out wide just before straightening for the run home. Gates took over at the 300-metre mark and was strong to the line, scoring by 0.75l.

“It’s awesome, that was a great way to start his prep,” McEvoy said.

“I know Peter (Moody) was keen to give the horse a foundation last prep, without expecting he would necessarily be winning as a 2-year-old. He always gave us the impression he would make a beautiful spring 3-year-old.

“I think he will get better over further and just with more experience, as well.

“There’s so many options for a horse like him. I think the staying program for 3-year-olds into the spring is great, there’s a lot of variety and a lot of options you can go down.

“If he can keep winning, no doubt he will find himself in a stronger race later in the spring.”

Bred and consigned by Rosemont Stud at the 2022 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, the colt was knocked down to Dalziel Bloodstock/Moody Racing for $950,000.

Rosemont has retained a share in the colt.

Gates is the fourth foal of the imported mare Bellwether (GB) (Three Valleys {USA}) and she is a half-sister to the stakes winners Mirage Dancer (GB) (Frankel {GB}) and Ironclad (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), as well as the stakes performers Forge (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) and Radiator (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}). The colt’s grandam, Heat Haze (GB) (Green Desert {USA}), was a dual Group 1 scorer in the US.

“He’s a Frankel colt out of a beautiful Juddmonte family.

“He’s one of the most beautiful-moving horses you’ll see, he was a gorgeous-moving yearling. There was a hell of a lot of quality about him. Moods was a big wrap for him, he’d seen him a number of times out at the farm prior to the sale.”

Gates is the half-brother to our So You Think colt (pictured) purchased earlier this year at the Gold Coast Magic Millions Yearling Sale. Like Gates, Rosemont have kept an interest in our beautiful colt and shares are available.

Check out more information on our colt HERE

Story from TTR Aus NZ

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