matravers

‘Matravers’ 7YO Gelding by Oasis Dream

 

A smashing dual-purpose horse: Price £21,000 + VAT – including all training fees and keep to end July
  • Sire: Oasis Dream
  • Dam: Maakrah
  • Dam Sire: Dubai Destination (USA)
  • Colour: Bay

Another robust, powerful gelding who stays 1m 2f well on the Flat and should have no problems whatsoever racing over 2m+ in maiden / novice hurdles. Will be a smashing dual-purpose horse.

Mary Hambro loved this horse but because of her illness, only raced him six times in three and a half years, having acquired him for 60,000 guineas from Sir Michael Stoute. Beautifully bred, by top sprinting stallion Oasis Dream whose stud fee was £85k when Matravers was born. The sire may have won the July Cup but he has also produced many middle-distance winners – a classic Khaled Abdullah Juddmonte family. Maakrah is from a classy dam line, being a sister to Gr.3 winner Farraaj and a half-sister to the top-class Iffraj. Matravers won impressively for Stoute, with Timeform commenting that this is a horse to “keep on the right side of in handicaps”. Indeed, off the current Flat and A/W OR of 66 that certainly remains the case. Timeform commentaries from the Hambro days included “definitely better to come”, “shaped better than bare result”, “worth keeping an eye on from his reduced mark”. We definitely think the same!