Unbeaten group winner Lazzat included in Goffs London Sale

Lezzet, image retrieved from Goffs sale catalogue for Monday June 17

The exciting and unbeaten Lazzat, winner of all of his five races, including last weekend’s Group 3 Prix Paul De Moussac at Longchamp as well as the Group 3 Prix Djebel, is among four supplementary entries added to Goffs London Sale, which takes place on Monday 17 June, the eve of Royal Ascot. The Jerome Reynier trained three-year-old (Lot 25) looks a Group 1 horse in the making and one to contend many of the world’s richest horse racing purses.

Also added to Monday’s top-class catalogue are three more Royal Ascot entrants. Johnny Murtagh’s three-time winner and Listed placed Asian Daze (Lot 22) will target the Sandringham Stakes, while Raw Ability (Lot 23) from Eric McNamara, who won convincingly on debut at Gowran Park ten days ago, goes for the Hampton Court Stakes. The Jessica Harrington trained Cruden (Lot 24) is a very promising staying prospect, having won an 11-furlong maiden at Limerick going away on his last start, and he goes for the King George V Stakes on Thursday at the Royal Meeting.

These latest entries bring the number of Royal Ascot prospects among the 23 Lots to be offered for sale to 14. Goffs wishes to remind prospective buyers looking to purchase a Royal Ascot runner that they must be registered as owners before the sale in order for the change of ownership to be transferred on the day.   

All lots are sold, including Lazzat, with a pre-sale vetting, with the exception of Sparkling Plenty, a recent Group 2 winner and a leading contender for this weekend’s Group 1 Prix de Diane at Chantilly.  Access to the sale is strictly by invitation only and any prospective purchasers should contact Goffs to register their interest.  Agent’s commission of 5% will be offered once again and will be paid to the successful purchaser if they are a recognised bloodstock agent and/or licenced trainer.

Pedigrees, conformation videos and race footage can all be viewed on Goffs.com. 

The following is a summary of each Lot in the Goffs London Sale:

Lot 1 ARDAD – A breeding right in a proven son of Kodiac, with a significant crop of two-year-olds to build on the success of his triple Group 1 winning son Perfect Power.

Lot 2 GALIWAY – A 1/70th share in one of Europe’s leading sires with Gr.1 winners under both codes including Champion Stakes winner Sealiway.

Lot 3 HAVANA GREY – A breeding right in one of Europe’s leading young stallions.

Lot 4 PHOENIX OF SPAIN – A 1/50th share in one of the leading 2nd season sires in Europe. Sire of 28 winners from 72 runners including HAATEM (won Vintage Stakes Gr.2, Craven Stakes Gr.3, placed 2nd Irish 2000 Guineas Gr.1 and 3rd 2000 Guineas Gr.1)

Lot 5 GENERAL ASSEMBLY (3yo ch g by Starspangledbanner) (G. Boughey) – Relished the drop to the minimum trip on his last start where he made all to win being eased close to home.

Lot 6 UNNAMED 2yo FILLY by KINGMAN ex LAURENS (Oaks Farm) – Unraced daughter of the outstanding racemare, six-time Group 1 winning Laurens and world class sire Kingman. In pre-training and ready to go with.

Lot 7 ROCK HUNTER (2yo b c by Expert Eye) Amy Murphy Racing  – Three length winner on debut in Chantilly, and a close 2nd on his latest start in the Listed National Stakes at Sandown.

Ascot entry: Norfolk Stakes. Windsor Castle Stakes

Lot 8 BERGAMASCO (3yo b g by Cappella Sansevero) (Jack Davison Racing) – A really consistent performer on the all-weather, official rating 99, his ability to quicken should make him an attractive international prospect.

Ascot entry: Britannia Handicap Stakes

Lot 9 QUEUES LIKELY (3yo b f by Massaat) (J.S. Moore) – Progressed on every run in 2024, Group 3 winner and 2nd in the German 1000 Guineas on her most recent start. Acts on any surface and rated 104

Ascot entry: Sandringham Stakes

Lot 10 FRANCISCO’S PIECE (2yo b c by Mayson) (Adrian Keatley Racing) Two wins at 2 including and an impressive Listed winner in Chantilly, Timeform rated 96.

Ascot entry: Coventry Stakes, Norfolk Stakes

Lot 11 SPARKLING PLENTY (3yo b f by Kingman) (Patrice Cottier) – Winner of in the Gr. 2 Prix de Sandringham in Chantilly, a full sister to Jersey Stakes winner Noble Truth, she is a filly of the highest order and a leading contender for the Gr.1 Prix de Diane. 

Lot 12   Withdrawn

Lot 13 ROCK N ROLL ROCKET (2yo b c Far Above) (Mrs J. Harrington) – Good ground performer whose win in a Cork Maiden accounted for multiple subsequent winners that are targeting Royal Ascot.

Ascot entry: Windsor Castle Stakes

Lot 14 TARAJ (3yo b c by Churchill) (D.K. Weld) – This lightly raced colt looks a high-class prospect having chased home Derby placed Los Angeles in the Derby Trial Group 3 at Leopardstown on his only start of the season.

Ascot entry: Hampton Court Stakes

Lot 15 PENTLE BAY (2yo b c by New Bay) (G. Boughey) – An eye-catching winner on debut at Leicester and noted by Timeform as a “useful prospect” every credential to be a Chesham contender.

Ascot entry: Chesham Stakes

Lot 16 TAKE ME TO CHURCH (3yo ch c by Churchill) Jack Davison Racing – Winner of the Madrid Handicap at Naas on his opening turf race of 2024, when he “picked up impressively”, his most recent subsequent run in the Irish 2000 Guineas makes him an attractive international prospect.

Ascot entry: Jersey Stakes

Lot 17 COOL DIVIDEND (3yo b g by Profitable) (C. Cox)  – Very good-looking horse who progressed from his seasonal debut when winning by 2 lengths on his latest start in Haydock. Timeform rated 97.

Lot 18 MINA RASHID (3yo ch c by Almanzor) (A. Balding) – Looked an exciting staying prospect when winning on his only start at 3 at the Chester May meeting.  

Ascot entry: Queens Vase, King George V Stakes

Lot 19 AIRMAN (3yo b c Dandy Man) (R. Fahey – Winner of his first two starts over 5 furlongs, he is a good contender for the Palace of Holyrood House Stakes Handicap. 

Ascot entry: Palace of Holyrood House Stakes Handicap.

Lot 20 Withdrawn

Lot 21 EVENING SAIGON (2yo b c by Harry Angel) Michael O’ Callaghan Racing – Timeform rated 92p (“looked smart prospect”) when beating two maiden winners on debut in Tipperary. 

Ascot entry: Norfolk Stakes

Lot 22 ASIAN DAZE (3yo b f by Frontiersman) (J.P.Murtagh) – Three-time winner and a close second last time out in a competitive Listed race over a mile, her continual improvement suggests that there is plenty more to come.

Ascot entry: Sandringham Stakes

Lot 23 RAW ABILITY (3yo f by Belardo) (E. McNamara) – Described in the Racing Post as “something distinctly useful” after winning convincingly on her debut in a competitive 14 runner Maiden on 3rd June at Gowran Park 

Ascot entry: Hampton Court Stakes

Lot 24 CRUDEN (3yo b c by Time Test) (Mrs J. Harrington) – Rated 88p by Timeform, and described by them as “will go on improving” he looked an exciting staying prospect when winning an 11-furlong maiden on 16 May at Limerick 

Ascot entry: King George V Stakes

Lot 25 LAZZAT (3yo b g by Territories) (J. Reynier) – Unbeaten winner of his five races, all in 2024, including the Prix Paul De Moussac (Gr.3) and the Prix Djebel (Gr.3), he looks Group 1 level and a contender for many of the world’s richest horse racing purses.

Feature image: Lezzet, image retrieved from Goffs sale catalogue for Monday, June 17 2024.

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