Three Winners Already For One Cool Cat

29 Apr 2008

Freshman Cambridge Stud-based  shuttle sire One Cool Cat (Storm Cat x Tacha) has wasted no time in getting winners on the board.

One Cool Cat, who was a dual Group 1 winning two-year-old himself and champion 3yo sprinter in Europe, has already sired three individual winners from his first Northern Hemisphere crop.

The first of those winners was
Cool Tarifa and she has been followed by further winners
Smokey Storm and

In addition he has had two other placed runners to date from his initial crop and has certainly created a big impression.

Baycat was the most recent winner when taking out a 1000m conditions event at Ascot on Wednesday and he looks set to return to the same track for Royal Ascot in a few weeks.

The Jonny Portman-trained Baycat, bred by D Couper senior, made a winning debut at Newbury earlier this month before lining up at Ascot, in what looked beforehand like one of Britain’s best juvenile races run so far this season.

But there was only going to be one winner from some way out as Baycat asserted himself to score by a length and a quarter.

"He was carrying more condition today than at Newbury as we haven't done much with him since then, and I hope he carries on improving," said Portman. "Royal Ascot would have to be an option and hee really needs to have more of a test to see if he is an Ascot horse, so he might run again before June."

One Cool Cat has already made a fantastic start with his first crop and many more of his juveniles have been impressing their trainers at home.

One to look out for could be a so far un-named colt out of the Lear Fan mare Passe Passe in training with Peter Chapple-Hyam.

"He is very nice and in fast work already," sys Chapple-Hyam in this week’s Racing Post Weekender. "He does everything very easily and looks a Royal Ascot candidate at this stage."