Colt had electric presale breeze

Brethren colt Outlook

This colt touted himself with an electric workout at OBS and validated it by making a strong impression in the barn area. What he cannot do anything about is his pedigree, which leans toward the obscure, as he is a Florida-bred son of young sire Brethren. That is the only reason West Point Thoroughbreds and bloodstock agent David Ingordo were able to secure him for a decent price.

Brethren won the Grade 3 Sam F. Davis Stakes on the Triple Crown trail for WinStar Farm and trainer Todd Pletcher but otherwise did not live up to the standards of his year-older half brother, Super Saver, who provided those same connections with their first Kentucky Derby win in 2010.

This colt turned in a strong eighth of a mile breeze in :10 and stirred the West Point team's imagination back at the barn. A registered Florida-bred, he's a great fit for trainer George Weaver, who keeps a string in the Sunshine State eight months out of the year. Brethren stands in Florida, so the colt is also-eligible for the lucrative Florida Sire Stakes.

"He had a brilliant breeze and is an A+ physical," Ingordo said. "It is a good enough [female] family. There is hidden pedigree but we have to give something up to get value. He has the physical and performance."

"Any [sire] can have a good horse. At the right price, this is a good value play."

The colt's consignor, Nick De Meric, sold Grade 1 winner Dream Rush to West Point back in 2006.

“Nick trains for some of the most successful people in the industry and I have a lot of confidence buying from him,” Terry Finley said. “I've never heard of anyone having any problem buying a horse from him.”

Price includes all acquisition costs and all training, veterinary, and insurance expenses until January 1, 2020.

Brethren colt Data

  • Trainer: George Weaver
  • Sire: Brethren
  • Dam: Boston Maggie
  • Broodmare Sire: Boston Harbor
  • Birth Date: April 4, 2017
  • Sex: colt
  • Bred: Florida
  • Engagements: Florida Sire Stakes
  • Dosage Index: 4.4
  • TrueNicks: B+
  • Work Time: 10 seconds
  • Stride Length: 24.36
  • Heart Score: A+