O Besos Band Back Together
A brickhouse-looking colt brought the O Besos band back together, with trainer Greg Foley smitten by this son of Horse of the Year Ghostzapper.
Greg, Terry Finley, and our bloodstock agent David Ingordo all gave the colt high marks, with Greg bringing in one of the other co-owners of O Besos, who took the team on a wonderful ride last spring when he hit the board in the Louisiana Derby (G2) and was rock solid in the Kentucky Derby, finishing fifth at 40-to-1 odds.
Ghostzapper sired this year’s Dubai World Cup winner Mystic Guide, one of nine millionaires by the versatile stallion, who is a favorite of a wide range of trainers including the turf sprint wizard Wesley Ward, Derby king Bob Baffert (Ghostzapper is the broodmare sire of Triple Crown hero Justify) and Christophe Clement.
Speed is a common trait for the Ghostzappers but this colt also has a stamina influence from his Irish-bred dam by Smart Strike (the sire of Curlin). The second dam hit the board in the Group 1 Prix Saint-Alary going 10 furlongs in France.
This cross, combining Ghostzapper and a broodmare sire from the Mr. Prospector line, has been a smash hit. Of Ghostzapper’s 12 Grade 1 winners, four have been
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He’s just a gorgeous colt who is all man, and I’m really happy we got him. Hopefully we can recreate the Derby magic of O Besos.Trainer Greg Foley