Sir Percy may only have had 50 foals from his first crop but they have certainly made their presence felt, with exactly half of them now having won, including Sunday’s Listed Svenskt Derby winner Bomar, a result which will no doubt have delighted Swedish-born Kirsten Rausing, owner of Lanwades Stud where Sir Percy stands.
Bred in Ireland by Peter Reynolds and Robert Dore, Bomar continues a successful partnership between bloodstock agent Peter Doyle and trainer Wido Neuroth. Having been sold as a ‘short yearling’ by his breeders at Goffs in February 2010 for €10,000, Bomar was offered later that year at Tattersalls’ October Sale, where he was selected by Doyle for the Norwegian trainer for 33,000gns.
He has proved to be a shrewd purchase, winning at two and now becoming a Classic winner in Scandinavia, with Sunday’s prize being worth in excess of £100,000.
Sir Percy has had a fine run of late, with six winners since the beginning of August, including the eye-catching Sir John Hawkwood, who has won two of his three starts for owner/breeder Ballymacoll Stud, which is managed by Bomar’s co-breeder Peter Reynolds.
In addition to the promising first crop, which also includes dual Listed winner Coquet and Listed-placed Percy Jackson, Sir Percy’s 2010 crop has already garnered three winners. Indigo Lady made all at Yarmouth last week to score on her second start for Peter Chapple-Hyam, while the Michael Bell-trained Azrur was successful on debut at Doncaster and holds entries for a number of Group contests later in the season.