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Lockdown Flinkdink: Who Was Print’s First Winner?

This shouldn't be too complex

Print (Sharpo-Picture)

New sire off the mark – Print

Looking back at the Sporting Post’s Sands Of Time to this week 25 years ago, can you complete the gap in this text? This colt ran in the same silks as a famous horse a few years later…who was he?

Freshman sire Print had his first winner when the colt (*?) narrowly won a maiden juvenile race over 1200m at Kenilworth on Wednesday.

Print was a useful race horse in the UK and USA, winning eight races (1000/1600m) between the ages of two and six. He placed third in a Gr2 event in England and was rated a very healthy 121 by Timeform.

Print is by the Sharpen Up horse Sharpo, champion European sprinter in 1981 and 1982 and champion UK first season sire in 1986.

Print is out of the Lorenzaccio mare Picture, a winning half sister to 11 winners including Queen’s Hussar, a horse who will forever be remembered as the sire of the remarkable Brigadier Gerard. Picture is grandma also of Breeders Cup sprint winner Sheik Albadou.

Eleven-year-old Print had 26 foals in his first crop and stands for an undisclosed fee at The Alchemy, Robertson.

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9 comments on “Lockdown Flinkdink: Who Was Print’s First Winner?

  1. John Bryant says:

    Mustang Manny

    1. Editor says:

      Well done John!
      And he wore same silks as..?

  2. Trevor Smith says:

    Print out of Off To War owned by Manny Dos Santos and the silks later worn for Captain Al , but i suspect we could be wrong “this shouldn’t be to complex”.

    1. Editor says:

      On the button, Trevor

  3. anton shepherd says:

    Had a share in him , crashed and burnt , but then also lucky enough to have one in captain al , what a game !!!

  4. Trevor Smith says:

    Gotta love it when the wheel turns in this game, which it sometimes never does. Interestingly enough , and your readers may already know this but Manny bought Off To War (i think it was at the Cape Town Goodwood showground sales), in the main because her dam was Infanta and he had a holiday house in Cape Infanta – what a truly amazing racing legacy that she created. She wasn’t a bad racing filly, if i recall she won 2 or 3 times , and contested some 2 and 3yo features without success, but what a brilliant broodmare she became. The late Alan Higgins was her trainer.

  5. Carry On Alice says:

    Print was also the sire of Peacham. I think Peacham won the Winter Classic. Alpha Omega, the Argus Guineas winner, might have ran in the Winter Classic.

    1. Editor says:

      Yes, thats the horse Garth used to ride for the late Trudi Horeau
      Fernando Braz, owner?

  6. waynefouche says:

    Fernando also paid the Ferryman a few years ago….

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