Headwater X Manju
1 year old Bay Colt
Sire: Headwater Dam: Manju
Terrific HEADWATER yearling colt with Mick Price Racing.
This yearling colt is by first season sire HEADWATER, who was a brilliantly fast juvenile who tasted victory in the Group 2 Silver Slipper stakes as a 2 year old and trained on as a 3 year old to win the Listed Kensington Stakes down the Flemington straight.
See what Mick has to say.....
"The first time I saw him I thought he was an interesting horse. Not many colts I see in the first 5 – 10 seconds and really like but this colt I thought “wow what a beautiful handsome horse”. Good head, big square nostril, a bold tempered horse but still very intelligent.
I just love the balance and proportion when he walks. He has a deep girth and he is a real colt - but not an aggressive colt - with a big strong hindquarter. A beautiful healthy horse and I just reckon he is going to be the right type of horse for us, a sprinter/miler who races as a 2yo and goes on as a 3yo.
Obviously, you take a punt on a first season sire but it is not that so much when you have an individual like this. When this horse moves, he moves with everything flowing and there is nothing out of place with him.
For $140,000 I have purchased one of the nicest horses.” Mick Price
HEADWATER is by champion sire EXCEED AND EXCEL from the Group 1 winning mare River Dove and he comes from one of Australia’s best speed families. Headwater is off to a flying start with his first crop of yearlings with many leading stables purchasing his progeny and they have made up to $180,000 in the recent sales.
Our colt is from the Henny Hughes mare MANJU a half-sister to Group 3 winner RAVI ($469K) and Listed winning sire ELZAAM. This is also the family that produced Group 1 winning juvenile POINT ASHLEY, Group 1 winning sprinter PAOLA QUEEN and multiple Group winner RAW GOLD. This is the first colt the mare has produced and we believe this is her best yearling to date.
The Headwater x Manju colt was purchased for $140,000 at the recent Sydney Classic yearling sale.
The colt is currently spelling at Adrian Park and will begin breaking in under the care of Mr John Ledger.
Ownership opportunities include purchase price and GST, 12-month mortality insurance, entry in the William Inglis race series, breaking in expenses at Ledger Racing, transport from the sales, all vet inspections, photos and video of the horse.
For further information feel free to call Shona Drechsler on 0408 427 414 or Mick Price 0418 179 345.