Projection (IRE)

A six-year-old bay gelding by Acclamation, Projection was a dual winner at two years of age, which was no surprise given his sire’s record with juveniles and his dam Spotlight, who was a Listed winning two-year-old. Spotlight is also a half-sister to Tyranny, who is the dam of Group 1 winner and sire Zoffany, so there is plenty of class in his pedigree as well. He always looked a precocious and speedy individual and his physical development over the last few seasons has been very significant. He ran in a number of the top sprint handicaps as a three year old, putting up a huge effort to finish third in The Wokingham at Royal Ascot. This horse continued to improve and demonstrated that he was capable of making the leap into Group company when finishing second in the Bengough (Group 3), beating top class sprinter Magical Memory. 

Projection competed in a number of the top sprint races last season. He ran a blinder to be fifth in the Diamond Jubilee at Royal Ascot, only beaten two and a quarter lengths! He was subsequently second, beaten a head, in the Hackwood at Newbury. He then crowned an excellent season when winning the Bengough Stakes (Group 3) at the Club's home track in October. He started this season in the Duke of York but having started slowly never got into the race. He may also have found the going somewhat on the quick side. He returned to action in the Diamond Jubilee at Royal Ascot but encountered trouble in running before finishing mid-division. Projection ran 8th last time out in the Hackwood at Newbury and following that race was retired.


Projection (IRE)

Acclamation (GB)

Spotlight (GB)

Royal Applause (GB)

Princess Athena (GB)

Dr Fong (USA)

Dust Dancer (GB)

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