*New* Karaka Ready To Run Sale – Lot 68 Camelot (GB) – Chorus of Angels (GB) bay gelding

$200,000

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Lot 68 b g Camelot – Chorus of Angels (Rock of Gibraltar) $200,000 (draft: Curraghmore)

He is a horse with a truly international pedigree, from the first Australian bred crop of champion three-year-old colt in Europe and Great Britain, Camelot (Montjeu).

“He really impressed me in his breeze up as a staying type of horse, a real Derby type,” said David Ellis.

“He’s a very nice style of horse that moves well and his dam sire Rock of Gibraltar was a champion racehorse and sire for Coolmore, Ireland, that is doing a very good job as a broodmare sire.”

Rock of Gibraltar (Danehill) was the 2002 European Champion, setting a world record when winning seven Group Ones in a row.

“He is by the very exciting young stallion Camelot, who is probably one of the best racehorses that Coolmore has ever brought to Australia,” Ellis said. “And Camelot is by Montjeu, who had a lot of success when standing at stud in New Zealand.”

This horse has a very nice Danehill influence in his pedigree: on the dam side of his sire, Camelot, and through Rock of Gibraltar on his dam side.

“Being a staying type, he is a horse we wouldn’t want to rush,” Ellis said. “We would likely give him a break after the sale and prepare him as a later two-year-old, gearing up for races like the Waikato Guineas, Avondale Guineas, and New Zealand Derby, following a similar path as Gingernuts did as a three-year-old.

From Curraghmore, Te Akau has previously purchased high-quality gallopers Heroic Valour (Fastnet Rock) and Rockfast (Fastnet Rock).