A 6yr old of Wootton Bassett, VAL BASSETT was originally trained in France and hails from an outstanding family and was purchased from Frances Premier HIT sale at Arqana.
His dam won a listed race running to an RPR 104, half-sister to 1m4f Listed winner Vertana out of 9.5f winning half-sister to 1m1f/1m2f Group 1 winner Vespone. His sire, is the outstanding Wootton Bassett, unbeaten champion 2yr old in France and sire of multiple GROUP 1 WINNER Almanzor.
VAL BASSETT won twice as a three-year-old and was also placed on another three occasions. He won on both the turf and the a/w in France. When winning at Deauville he beat a horse called, Enemy who is now rated 110 on the flat and finished an unlucky third in the GROUP 3 Longines Sagaro Stakes at Ascot.
David O’Meara has excelled in the past with previous French recruits, most notably the Grp-1 winners Lord Glitters, Mondialiste and Suedois. All three of those star performers came to Britain with similar profiles to VAL BASSETT, so it is exciting to contemplate what this lightly-raced type might achieve in the months and years ahead.
We are hopeful that VAL BASSETT could turn into a top class middle distance performer in 2024.
Sire: Wootton Bassett (GB)
Dam: Val D’Hiver (FR)