Contango a four-year-old gelding, is by Casamento and out of Call Later. He is in training with Andrew Balding and made a winning debut in early June 2017 and followed this up to maintain his 100% record at Chester. He completed his hat-trick at Newmarket on 22nd July and is very exciting prospect. His latest run was in the Shergar Cup Classic at Ascot where he just missed out on a four-timer, when second beaten half a length. His current rating is 93. His first run as a 4yo was at Epsom where he did not handle the track and a line can be drawn through that run. His next run at York in the Jorvik Stakes when he was third was a much improved effort and he will be an exiting prospect this term.
Cross My Mind is a winning daughter of the mighty Cape Cross. She was a bit backward at 2 and only ran at the back end, but she has gone from strength to strength season after being patiently handled by Ralph.
She won her last time out on her favoured quick ground and looks a filly on the up.
Cuban Heel is from the first crop of the exciting young sire Havana Gold. He was bought at Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale and is in training with Clive Cox.
He made his debut at Newbury in June 2017 and has now run seven times, being second three times and third once. This 79 rated gelding should shed his maiden tag soon.
This well bred two-year-old filly is in training with Ralph Beckett and is a daughter of multiple Group 1 winner Mastercraftsman. Ralph is a genius with fillies and this one should be right up his street. Her dam was a pattern performer and winner at two and is a daughter of Teofilo. She is eligible for the Plus10 Bonus and is one to do better with age, although she looks forward enough to be useful as a two-year-old. Purchased at the Goffs Orby Sale she will give her owners the chance to buy into a super pedigree and great value.
She is registered for the PLUS10 Bonus.
This Fast Company two-year-old colt is in training with Andrew Balding at the historic Park House Stables in Kingsclere. Andrew is well known to KVT having been involved with us since he first took out his license. This colt looks a real racy sort who should provide plenty of two-year-old action, but has the package to improve with age. A real stand out at the sales he has quickly become a favourite for all of us and showed some good speed in the paddocks at Merton Place Stud before heading to pre-training with Hetta Stevens.
This stunning two-year-old Lethal Force filly will be trained by man of the moment Clive Cox. Our pick of the "Donny" yearlings she is a real athlete, with a great walk and beautiful head. Clive loved her from the moment he saw, and despite us having a bigger budget he was keen for us to buy her. Lethal Force is going from strength to strength and has already sired 23 individual winners (January 2018) and her dam, a daughter of Dansili, has produced one winner from one runner.
Charlie Hills trains this good looking three-year-old son of Born To Sea, the half-brother to Galileo out of wonder broodmare Urban Sea.
He has had 6 runs, although on his last start his jockey was unseated. He should improve this season off his mark of 69 and will be stepped up in trip.
A winner at two, three, four and five Magical Memory is a high class sprinter rated 109. This six-year-old son of Zebedee has now won eight races and some £513,930 of prize money for owners, which makes him KVT's highest ever earner. In 2016 he won two races, including the Duke Of York Stakes (Group 2) and the Abernant Stakes (Group 3) both under Frankie Dettori. He then came a very close 4th in the Diamond Jubilee (Group 1) at Royal Ascot. He has started this current campaign well with a good second in the Duke Of York and won at Haydock on his third start of the season, he then won the Hackwood Stakes (Group 3) at Newbury. He followed this up with a solid 4th in the Group 1 Prix Maurice de Gheest.
His season has started well with a good fourth in the Abernant Stakes.
This very good looking two-year-old son of Makfi is in training with Mark Johnston in Middleham. Mark is a welcome addition to the KVT roster having previously trained stars Gateman and Drumfire. He was purchased at the top sale in Tattersalls Book 1 and is eligible for the valuable £25k bonus should he win a Class 4 maiden or better., which he did at the third time of asking. His full sister is Listed winner in France and his dams sire, High Chaparral, has recently sired the winner of the Melbourne Cup. In training with a record breaker we have high hopes for this colt, having won on his third start in impressive fashion, beating some very well related types and securing his owners with the £25,000 Book 1 bonus.
A great looking two-year-old son of the Champion first crop sire in 2016 this Sir Prancealot colt is in training with William Knight. He was Luke and Sam's pick of the Tattersalls Ireland Yearling Sale and once they had seen him they knew they had to buy him and Luke has never been so excited as he was when the hammer fell for this one. William also loved this colt, whose dam is well-known for producing early, tough sorts. Representing excellent value this colt will give his owners a lot of action, fun and we expect success this year.
He is registered for the Plus10 Bonus.
This racy looking two-year-old colt is in training with a master at training speedsters Charlie Hills. He was purchased at the Goffs Yearling sale and did well in his pre-training with Hetta Stevens. We are thrilled to be involved with this colt, whose father, Exceed And Excel is such an outstanding sire and his dam has 100% record of winners so far from her offspring. He represents great value and should be an early, speedy sort, but has enough about him to say he will be just as good, if not better at three. He was KVT's first 2yo runner of the season, when 5th of 12 on debut at Nottingham in June and improved on this effort when 4th on his second start at Windsor.
He will have his second run at Windsor on Monday 9th July.
White Turf is a 3yo gelded son of Clodovil in training with Andrew Balding. He was a bit backward at two and we decided to wait with him, as has been so effective with previous KVT multiple Balding trained winners such as Contango and Bishop's Leap.
He has now run three times and is eligible for a handicap mark. He was a promising 2nd on his most recent start and looks a winner waiting to happen.