Marcel (16.1hh, 2013 Lawman x Mauresmo)
Fee on Application – 1st October SLF
Timeform rated 118, Marcel was a hugely talented two-year-old who defeated subsequent Gr.1 winners Deauville and Johannes Vermeer in the Racing Post Trophy on just his third start. From the family of Champion sprinting sire At Talaq and by son of Invincible Spirit and Classic sire Lawman, Marcel’s impressive pedigree, Gr.1 winning form, and strong and athletic physique offers breeders precociousness and speed at excellent value.
Mares in foal to Marcel rewarded their owners in the sales ring, with the top priced mare Agustapower bringing €28,000 at the Goffs November Breeding Stock Sale (over 5 times his service fee last year).
The arrival of Marcel’s first crop of foals this year has also heralded an excited response from the breeders who supported him in his first season. His first foal was born at Martin Walsh’s Kiltown Stud on 01 February, and was bred by Marcel’s owner Paul Makin. The bay colt is out of Visalia (Dansili), a daughter of 1000 Guineas heroine Virginia Waters and a half-sister to Listed winner Emperor Claudius, from the family of Chachamaidee, In The Wings and High Rise. Martin Walsh said of the new arrival “he is a lovely, quality colt with great size, balance and a lot of presence”.
His first crop will be yearlings in 2019, and with the positive response to his first foals and the ongoing support from high-profile breeders such as Prospect Stud and Paul Makin this year, the future looks bright for this impressive young horse.
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