Three-year old colt (Jumps)
Trainer: Dan Skelton (Warwickshire)
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Beraz is a stunning three-year-old colt, who finished second by half a length to the subsequent Group 3 winner Northern Ruler at top French track Chantilly on his debut over a mile and a half in May. He won over a mile and a quarter at Les Sables at the end of August, running on very strongly and asserting well in the closing stages. He ran well at Longchamp on his final start in France in September, to finish fourth in a very competitive race, after being given plenty to do from the rear over an inadequate trip.
Beraz was bred by and raced for the leading Flat owner/breeder the Aga Khan and has been bought by Owners Group in a private sale. He is by Zoffany, who achieved great success as a stallion in a short career, siring the likes of Thunder Moon (Group 1 National Stakes), Illuminate (Group 2 Duchess Of Cambridge Stakes) and Mother Earth (Group 1 1,000 Guineas and Group 1 Prix Rothschild). Zoffany has also sired some useful horses over Jumps, including three-time winner, Sir Psycho. Beraz is the first foal out of a winning mare from a lovely family, which is stacked full of Group 1 winners.
Beraz is to be trained by Dan Skelton from his Lodge Hill base in Warwickshire. The plan is for Beraz to be gelded in due course and then hopefully be aimed for juvenile hurdles this winter and next spring. Dan is one of the leading Jumps trainers in the country and he and his brother Harry enjoyed a terrific season in 2020/21, culminating in a first Jockeys' Championship for Harry.
"I really like the look of Beraz. He is a stunning three-year-old and looks to have all the credentials to make up into a promising juvenile hurdler for Owners Group." Dan Skelton
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