November 01 2018

Tuesday, 30th October was a big day in the life of two-year-old SHOWOUT, who was re-instated as a Listed winner in France before being sold to continue his career in Hong Kong.

The grey son of Showcasing adds the Prix Zeddaan at Deauville to his CV after Archie and jockey Hollie Doyle won an appeal in Paris.

Later the same day his owner-breeder Tim Rootes sold the multiple winner for 100,000 gns at the Horses in Training Sales at Tattersalls in Newmarket. He was bought by Linden Lodge Bloodstock to race in the colony.

Archie says: “Showout has been very progressive this year with good runs in Group company and topped it off with another great performance in France. We were extremely disappointed with the decision on the day but delighted that the stewards’ decision to demote him was overturned in Paris.

“The result, and his subsequent sale, is great for his owner-breeder Tim and very satisfying that the gelding’s dam Sell Out has now bred a stakes winner.”

Showout got the better of a driving finish to be first post the post in the 60,000 euro contest on 23rd October, only to be surprisingly demoted just minutes later. The race was awarded to Andre Fabre’s War Front colt Munitions instead.

However, the successful appeal has given Showout his third win in just six starts, following his back-to-back successes in novice company at Hamilton and Brighton in the summer.

Prior to his run in France, he was also a creditable fifth in the Group 2 Gimcrack Stakes at York and fourth in the Group 3 Prix Eclipse at Maisons-Laffitte.

The good news in France precedes the run of another Saxon Gate-trained son of Showcasing, Soldier’s Call, in the inaugural Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint at Churchill Downs on Friday 2nd November.

By Simon Mapletoft