Gift Of Kings
Trainer: Tom Clover
Details: 4yo Bay Gelding
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Gift Of Kings is a 4yo colt by the magnificent stallion, KINGMAN, one of the world’s leading sires, the winner of all of his races bar one when second in the Two Thousand Guineas but the winner of the Irish equivalent, the St James Palace Stakes, Sussex Stakes and the Prix Jacques Le Marois, all Group One events. This colt is out of a mare called Indian Love Bird and is from a fantastic winning family who have a long history and association with the yard in which he is now housed. He is a half brother to four winners, notably the GROUP ONE WINNER, Delegator and also the four time winner, Correspondent. For her part, Gift of Kings’ dam, Indian Love Bird, herself was unraced but she was a half sister to Group One winner, Holding Court, winner of the French Derby and also Group One winning sprinter, Tomba both trained at Kremlin House Stables by the late Michael Jarvis and now the base of Gift of Kings’ new trainer Tom Clover.
When sold as a yearling, this colt fetched 120,000 guineas and was formerly trained up in Hambleton by Kevin Ryan before coming to his new trainer, Tom Clover. Tom had targeted him after learning of the untapped potential that remains in this fellow. He has already won a race for his previous yard but with a little tweak or two to his training regime, Tom Clover and ourselves are confident we can progress his career still further!
We took the decision to geld him, and although this could be considered a shame given his terrific pedigree, we are reliably informed he needs this to help him fulfil his undoubted potential on the racecourse.
A stunning specimen, this strongly made 4yo could not be any better bred and we cant wait to get him going in the New Year, in preparation for the new season ahead. Tom Clover, himself, is very excited by the prospect. See what he has to say about Gift Of Kings…
Already a winner over ten furlongs, he looks sure to get a mile and a half and we are looking forward to him realising his full potential in a much more conventional season in 2021. With the opportunities that will be open to him, there lies a clear prospect of increasing his value if our shrewd and well planned campaign comes to fruition, as anticipated.