In training

Amazing Red

Bay Gelding
DOB: 25 Apr 2013
Teofilo x Artisia (Peintre Celebre)
Owner: The Hon R J Arculli

A half-brother to the legendary Red Cadeaux, Amazing Red is by Teofilo, the European Champion Two-Year-Old of 2006 who was unbeaten over seven furlongs and has produced the likes of Gr.1 Irish Derby winner Trading Leather and Gr.1 Prix Jean Prat winner Havana Gold.

He is out of the placed Peintre Celebre mare Artisia, who has foaled two further winners alongside Red Cadeaux. She is a half-sister to eight individual winners including Military Attack, who won the Gr.1 Queen Elizabeth II Cup at Sha Tin in 2013, and the Gr.3 winner Almaty.

The colt’s third dam is the legendary Al Bahathri, the Irish Champion Three-Year-Old Filly and Miler in 1985 after whom the Polytrack gallop on the Bury Side of Newmarket is named.

Amazing Red won a maiden in 2016 and a Newmarket handicap in 2017 over a mile and a half. He returned in 2018 with two promising runs before scoring with authority in a two mile handicap at Kempton. That was merely a warm-up, however, for his best performance yet when striding to an impressive victory in a £50,000 mile and three-quarter handicap on the July course. 

 

Unfortunately he didn't show his best afterwards in the Northumberland Plate or the inaugural running of the valuable JLT Cup at Newbury, and niggling injuries kept him on the sidelines for the rest of the season.

Amazing Red returned to action this spring with a fine fourth at Wolverhampton, before finishing third at Lingfield. Those two runs teed him up nicely for his first major ojective of the year, the Listed Further Flight Stakes at Nottingham. This race has a habit of cutting up, and it did so again, with just four runners going to post. Given a fine waiting ride by PJ McDonald, Amazing Red flew down the outside a furlong out and looked set to win, only to just fail to get by Mark Johnston's Elegiac. 

 

Still, it was a tremendous effort on his first run in Stakes class, and suggests that he is better than ever at six years of age and all set for another exciting season. 

 

Link to form and entries  (courtesy of the Racing Post; opens in a new window)



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  • 2nd May 2017