RAJASINGHE (15.3hh, 2015 Choisir x Bunditten)
2020 Stud Fee: £5,000 (1st October SLF)
Commercial breeders seeking to produce attractive, sharp and speedy stock would be unwise to leave Rajasinghe out of their calculations.
The strong, fluid-moving bay was quick out of the blocks for trainer Richard Spencer and owner Rebel Racing, breaking his maiden by four lengths in May and backing that up with a brave victory in the Coventry Stakes.
Rajasinghe was value for more than the head margin of success at Royal Ascot, as he was slowly into stride and bumped by a rival before making rapid headway mid-race and sticking his head out to win in track record time. Among the vanquished that day were subsequent champion two-year-old US Navy Flag and Classic hero Romanised.
Rajasinghe has Royal Ascot triumph in his blood, as he is by one of the most famous sprinters ever to grace the meeting: Choisir. The Australian superstar took European racing by storm by powering to victory in both the King’s Stand Stakes and Golden Jubilee Stakes in 2003, while his son Starspangledbanner also scored in the latter race.
Starspangledbanner, of course, went on to supply two Royal Ascot winners – Anthem Alexander and The Wow Signal – in his small first crop, while another multiple Group 1-winning son of Choisir, Olympic Glory, came up with Coronation Stakes winner Watch Me among his early runners.
Rebel Racing has given Rajasinghe strong backing in his early years at the National Stud and has supported other breeders with a number of incentives, including refunding part or whole of the nomination fee if the resultant foal or yearling fails to sell for a certain amount at auction.
Yet another reason why this classy sprinter with a persuasive pedigree deserves to figure in all mare owners’ mating plans.
Joe Callan – 01638 675 929 | 07872 058 295