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Rival

This colt is a particularly exciting addition to the Highclere roster as his dam raced for us and was the winner of two races featuring the John Smith Silver Cup (Listed) and placed five times including a memorable third place in the Ribblesdale Stakes (Group 2) at Royal Ascot.  Plenty of Pamona’s former owners were keen to get involved with this first foal and he was the first horse to sell out at the annual Highclere parade of yearlings.

Iffraaj was a hardy and very talented performer on the racecourse, winning seven times – three times in Group 2 company – and finishing second in the Gr.1 July Cup.  In 2019 his talent as a sire of juveniles was once again advertised in style by the Group 2 May Hill Stakes winner Powerful Breeze and his star performers include dual Champion Ribchester, multiple Group 1 winner Jungle Cat and Wootton Basset.  Click here to view sire information about Iffraaj.   

Purchased from Europe’s premier sale, Book 1 at Tattersalls, he qualifies for the £25,000 Book 1 Bonus Scheme payable to winner of any Class 2, 3 or 4 two year old Maiden or Novice race run between 28 March 2020 and 7 November 2020.  He is also eligible for the Plus 10 Bonus Scheme.

Rival made an excellent start to his career when finishing second at Haydock on his debut. He showed a really good attitude and looked sure to build on that effort. His second run at Haydock was slightly disappointing, finishing fifth, however he didnt enjoy the ground. He improved on this next time out to finish third at Chester from an impossible draw and definitely prefers softer ground. He has been given a handicap mark of 76 and will be recieving more entries very soon. 

Pedigree

Rival

Iffraaj

Pamona (IRE)

Zafonic (USA)

Pastorale

Duke Of Marmalade (IRE)

Palanca

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