Harry Angel’s star continues to rise

Six new winners in August and the best performance by a first-season sire in Europe provides plenty of promise for this young sire

Harry Angel’s first crop of runners are well and truly flying, with the young Darley stallion adding no fewer than six winners to his tally in August alone.

He has already opened his September account, with Revenite winning in convincing fashion at Ascot on Friday, 2 September. Roger Varian's charge showed a great attitude when holding off a sustained late challenge and it would be no surprise to see him improve again in the future.

He is responsible for the best performance by a freshman sire in Europe this year courtesy of Marshman, rated 112 after his very creditable second in the G2 Gimcrack Stakes.

Harry Angel is sire of another G2 performer in Vicious Harry, third in the G2 Prix Robert Papin and never out of the frame in his four starts to date.

Marine Wave became his latest winner on Monday, 29 August, taking a competitive five-furlong novice in very eye-catching fashion and definitely one to keep an eye one.

His runners are improving too, with each run seeing a higher rating awarded on average. This means there are some very promising placed horses to follow, including Wallop, who finished behind a future G2 winner at Newmarket recently. He holds an entry in the G2 Mill Reef Stakes (the race in which Harry Angel himself broke his maiden), together with Yorkshire – placed on debut at Haydock.

Harry Angel has also enjoyed early success in the sales ring this year, with his daughter out of Group winner Sorciere going to Carlos and Yann Lerner for €150,000. He has four yearlings catalogued at next week’s Tattersalls Somerville Sale.

With an upward trajectory of success on the track and surely more to come in the ring, there are plenty of reasons to believe that Harry Angel’s name should be on many breeders lists going into the autumn.