First Tasleet foals earning rave reviews

Posted on: 29th Jan 2020

This good-looking son of TASLEET was bred by Whatton Manor Stud out of the TEOFILO mare FEINT

The first foals by top-class sprinter TASLEET are earning rave reviews as they arrive on stud farms around Britain and Ireland.

Whatton Manor Stud welcomed a chestnut colt who is the second produce of the winning TEOFILO mare FEINT on January 24 and the operation's Ed Player reported: “We're thrilled with him. He is a good-sized, strong quality foal with good limbs and he has a real presence.”

Other early arrivals by the sire include a bay filly out of the winning POET'S VOICE mare VOICEMAIL at Glebe Farm Stud on January 20 and a chestnut colt out of the winning EXCEED AND EXCEL mare POWER TO EXCEED at Barouche Stud on January 7.

POWER TO EXCEED is a half-sister to last year's May Hill Stakes winner and leading 1,000 Guineas hopeful POWERFUL BREEZE, and she was sold in foal to TASLEET to Barouche Stud for 105,000gns at the recent Tattersalls December Mares' Sale.

TASLEET was one of the leading sprinters of his generation, winning five races including the Greenham Stakes and Duke of York Stakes. He was also a runner-up in Group 1 company three times, including when beaten just a neck by THE TIN MAN in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes on good to firm ground at Royal Ascot.

By popular young sire SHOWCASING he is a full-brother to LADY LIGHT, an impressive novice stakes winner and third in the Bosra Sham Fillies Stakes in her sole two starts as a juvenile last year. He is out of a half-sister to the dam of the blisteringly fast BATTAASH, who was crowned the best sprinter on the international stage in 2019 in the recently released Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings.

TASLEET is standing his second season at Nunnery Stud at a fee of just £6,000 and he and the other Shadwell stallions EQTIDAAR, MUHAARAR and MUKHADRAM will be available to view at Beech House Stud in Newmarket during the Tattersalls February Sale on Thursday, January 30.

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