"He is from a good family - he is a half-brother to our Listed winner Alkasser and most of the siblings have been rated over 90," said Angus Gold. "Roger Varian was very keen on him."
"He's from a very good breeder," said Gordon-Watson alluding to the fact he was bred and sold by Anthony Oppenheimer's Hascombe & Valiant Stud. "I bought Cannock Chase off them here - he's running in a Group 1 in Canada and should have a good chance."He's going to Sir Michael Stoute on behalf of an existing client."
"She's the most beautiful filly I've seen in a long time - very special, athletic and with a great page," said Nerses. "I was pleased to find a horse of this calibre in Book 2 - she's a Book 1 filly."He also joked: "I only came today for a meeting, I didn't come to buy!"
"I saw the sister win her maiden and she did it very well," said Stroud. "Nicholas came up here yesterday, saw some fillies and picked out this one. It's a good family of Gerry Oldham's and she's a very nice filly."
“I’m more than happy he is exactly the type of horse we’re looking for," said Mark Richards of the Hong Kong Jockey Club. "He is just a lovely athletic horse and every time I saw him again he walked as if he wanted it.
“We’re always looking for horses that have speed in them. Zoffany has done very well as a sire this year and he is certainly looks like he is putting speed into his horses.”