We are delighted to offer shares in our promising Epaulette three-year-old, Californication.
Already standing at 16.2hh, this youngster was purchased at the Tattersalls Guineas breeze-up sale and is now in training with David Lanigan in Newmarket. David has a well earned reputation as one of the most patient and talented trainers around, and has saddled the second past the post in both the Derby and the Oaks.
This youngster is out of the Selkirk mare, Ermyn Express, a winning half-sister to the Group-1 winner Byrama and the Group-3 winner Klammer. The latter was also runner-up to the great Frankel in the Group-2 Royal Lodge Stakes. Selkirk also happens to be a damsire of rare quality, his daughters having produced Group-1 winners Benbatl and Redkirk Warrior this year alone.
The sire Epaulette was a dual Group-1 winner in Australia and is a half-brother to the excellent sire Helmet. He has already proven his capabilities as a sire in his own right with his first crop juveniles last season, which included the Group-3 placed McMunigal, the dual winner Doublet and the Listed-placed, Sankari Royale.
Californication’s brother Corgi, cost 85,000gns and had been placed in three maidens before winning on his handicap debut at Sandown in June running to an impressive RPR of 92. Corgi then finished second beaten just a neck in the King George V Stakes at Royal Ascot. Corgi continued his improvement at the Glorious Goodwood meeting when finishing second in a class 2 handicap running to an RPR of 102.
Californication was a big, backwards 2 year old that required time, however this scopy son of Epaulette shows plenty at home and we expect him to be making his debut early in 2019.
Sire: Epaulette (AUS)
Dam: Ermyn Express (GB)
£57.50 per month for a 1.5% share, NO CAPITAL OUTLAY, t&c’s agreed, £87.50 per month for a 2.5% share, NO CAPITAL OUTLAY, t&c’s agreed