Bay 2012 - 16.1hh
By Indesatchel - Katie Boo
Fee £2,000 Oct 1st SLF
Gr.2 2yo and joint Champion 3yo sprinter, MATTMU, was born and raised at Bearstone and returned home to us in 2022.
We have been extremely impressed with the quality of his stock and the way in which he has significantly upgraded his mares.
He was the leading second crop sire in 2022 with 50% lifetime winners to runners in GB and IRE (5+ runners to 3/10/22).
He thoroughly deserves the extra opportunities he will be getting this breeding season.
Retired sound after 20 races with earnings of almost £400,000. Timeform rated 113 at 2: “smart performer…..travels strongly; reliable”
Joint-Champion 3yo sprinter in Ireland in 2015.
WON Gr.2 Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte, Maisons-Laffitte, 6f, at 2 years; ‘Broke well, made all, 1 length clear and ridden over 1 1/2f out, edged left inside final furlong, driven out, readily’.
WON Gr.3 Phoenix Sprint Stakes, Curragh, 6f, beating MAAREK
WON L Rockingham Stakes, York, 6f, at 2 years
2nd Gr.2 Duke of York Stakes, York, 6f, by a head, beating ASTAIRE
2nd Gr.3 Chipchase Stakes, Newcastle, 6f
2nd L Redcar Two-Year-Old Trophy, Redcar, 6f
3rd Gr.1 Nunthorpe Stakes, York, 5f, beating SOLE POWER, GOLDREAM, PROFITABLE & MOVE IN TIME
3rd Gr.3 Abernant Stakes, Newmarket, 6f, beating MAAREK
“Mattmu was a truly sound and tough sprinter with lots of talent.” Tim Easterby
Significantly upgrading his mares with 50% lifetime winners to runners in GB & Ireland in 2022 - no other second crop sire is doing better.
2nd L Criterium de Vitesse, Longchamp, 5f, as a 2yo, beaten a head