Lord Protector (GER)

Lord Protector

Colt, 3 yrs
Sire: Pastorius
Dam: Lady Jacamira
Trainer: Ralph Beckett

Lord Protector is a great example of the benefits that a spring break can deliver, though in his case it was chosen for different reasons. He has always been a big horse with great scope, but he needed to find the strength to carry his frame. He has suffered through a serious of setbacks and the successful debut is a great testament to the horsemanship and attention of the handlers both at Jane Allison’s pre-training and Ralph Beckett’s yard. He can not run in the Derby, but outside of the few races proscribed to geldings, he has a very broad range of opportunities. He will start in a novice and we will feel our way with him. There are increasingly valuable choices as the season progresses and he will have options in several foreign countries later on. He will be raced sparingly at first, as he is hopefully destined for a long career.

His dam was a Group Three winner over one mile and has bred a listed winner over eleven furlongs with her first foal. That colt - Ladykiller - has subsequently beaten older horses in a Group Three over two miles since our horse was purchased. This would undoubtedly have driven his price into six figures if it had occurred before the auction. Here is a link to that victory.

Both of these horses are by one of the most under-rated stallions in Europe. He was a top class and consistent racehorse. He had a leading hope for the German Derby in each of his first two crops and other above average representatives from very weak opportunities. He is popular in Australia, where we sell and unfashionable in Europe, where we source - an ideal situation.

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