Epaulette X Exquisite
2 year old Bay Colt
Sire: Epaulette Dam: Exquisite
Mornington trainer Dean Binaisse was thrilled to secure Lot 469 from the recent Inglis Premier Yearling Sale, an Epaulette colt out of the Viscount mare, Exquisite, for $75,000 from the Yarran Thoroughbreds draft.
Exquisite is a three-quarter sister to Group 2 winner Dextrous, who is the dam of Group 1 winner Skilled and Group 2 winner’s Sidestep and Ambidexter. Skilled, by Commands, won the AJC Champagne Stakes as a two-year-old and Ambidexter, also by Commands, won the Group 2 Theo Marks Handicap. Exquisite is also a half-sister to the Group 2 performed More Haste, who is the dam of Group 3 winner Proverb, also sired by Commands.
This exciting colt is bred on a cross that is proven time and time again and has a pedigree dripping in black type, with only two dam’s filling the page.
The colt is by Epaulette who is one of Commands best sons and a two time Group 1 winner. At three he won the Golden Rose in very impressive fashion in the spring and then trained on to win the Doomben 10,000 in what was one of the best fields assembled for the race. He defeated horses such as Sea Siren, Buffering, Spirit Of Boom, Better Than Ready, Your Song, Yosei, Steps In Time, Manawanui, Pane In The Glass, Rain Affair, Rangirangdoo. He was also second only to Black Caviar in the Group 1 T.J. Smith over 1200 beating home the likes of Bel Sprinter, Rain Affair, Sea Siren and Hay List.
“Epaulette has thrown some of the nicest types I have seen at the sales this year and this colt is no exception,” said Dean Binaisse.
“When he paraded he was an absolute professional nothing got to him and he carried himself so well and nothing has changed since I have got him home and he is a colt with a bright future.
“The mare has recently thrown two winner’s, both of which were sired by Commands so there is further proof that the cross works and we are looking forward to this colt coming into the stables in the future.”
This colt is a real stallion prospect and Dean is looking forward to seeing him on the track in the future.