By Champion Sire of 2yos ROYAL APPLAUSE from the immediate family of
1000 Guineas winner LAHAN.
With a Timeform rating of 122, he won from 5 furlongs to 7 furlongs including the Molecomb Stakes as a 2 year old and The Lennox Stakes as a 3 year old, making him both fast and precocious. Add this to his stunning good looks and excellent confirmation he could make the perfect choice for your mare.
Defeating 7 individual Group 1 winners in his racing career, he beat Rip Van Winkle, Bushranger, Lord Shanakill, Cityscape, JJ The Jet Plane, Regal Parade and Art Connoisseur. Not only did he beat another 6 group winners and further Listed winners but was an unlucky 3rd (beaten two noses, by Intense Focus and Lord Shanakill) in the fastest Group 1 Dewhurst in 50 years.
Finjaan is the best son of Royal Applause (an outstanding sire of 2-y-o’s and sire of Acclamation) to be standing at any Stud within the UK.
Won Gr.3 Molecomb Stakes, Goodwood, 5f, at 2 years.
Won Gr.2 Lennox Stakes, Goodwood, 7f, at 3 years.
3rd Gr.1 Dewhurst Stakes, Newmarket, 7f, at 2 years (beaten by a nose and a nose) in the fastest Dewhurst in 50 Years
Quote from Marcus Tregoning – Trainer of Finjaan:
“FINJAAN was a very precocious and top class 2-y-o, he was extremely sound with a great constitution and able to compete in the top 2-y-o races of his generation winning the Molecomb at Glorious Goodwood and only beaten by two noses in the Dewhurst Stakes. He trained on well as a 3-y-o winning the Lennox Stakes Group 2 again at Glorious Goodwood. He was an exceptional looking horse with a great temperament and I will look forward to seeing his stock at the sales in the future.”
Price: £2,500 Oct 1st SLF