Darley buy Reckless Abandon
Big guns swoop for unbeaten juvenile
Last Updated: September 4, 2012 5:30pm
Reckless Abandon: Sold to Darley
Reckless Abandon has been sold to Darley, but will continue to race for trainer Clive Cox until the end of 2013.
Unbeaten in four starts to date, the son of Exchange Rate won the Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot in June before adding the Group Two Prix Robert Papin to his tally a month later.
Reckless Abandon then graduated to the highest level with victory in the Prix Morny last month and is due to run again in the Dubai Middle Park Stakes next month.
"We are delighted that Darley has purchased Reckless Abandon," Richard Brown, who brokered the deal for Blandford Bloodstock, told www.thoroughbreddailynews.com.
"He is a colt blessed with remarkable speed who has been brilliantly handled by Clive Cox.
"What he has achieved to date puts him right up there with the some of the best two-year-olds we've seen in recent years.
"He heads for the Group One Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket (on October 13) in great shape.
"He is currently Timeform's top-rated two-year-old in Europe and he will be a great addition to Darley's stallion roster when the time comes."
The colt was originally owned by Julie Deadman and Stephen Barrow after being purchased for just £24,000 at the Doncaster Sales last September.
Reckless Abandon has also been leased back to Deadman and Barrow until the end of 2013.