Territories went from strength to strength in 2021, with G1 Prix de l’Opera heroine Rougir capping another successful season for the young Dalham Hall Stud sire.
Delving into the Timeform figures allotted to his progeny also makes very promising reading. His top 10 performers are rated higher than those by many of his contemporaries at the same stage of their careers, including Showcasing, Acclamation, Kodiac, Starspangledbanner, and Siyouni.
His best horses so far include Aldaary, rated 124 after his victory in the highly competitive Balmoral Handicap on Champions Day at Ascot. Now the winner of five races (including his first three on the bounce), William Haggas’s charge is likely to step up to Pattern company when he reappears.
Territories is also responsible for Rhoscolyn (rated 111), who landed a valuable seven-furlong handicap by four lengths on Oaks day. He went to gain a place in the G3 Supreme Stakes.
Hoo Ma Yal was a leading juvenile for Territories last year, rounding off his season with a rating of 105p. Never out of the first three, and with a very close second in the Listed Flying Scotsman Stakes, it’s easy to see why the sages at Timeform think there is more to come from this exciting horse.
Another likely improver is Security Code (100p), winner of his sole start at two, with Rebel Territory also awarded a mark of 100 when winning on the final day of racing at Newmarket at the end of October.
Territories now has 11 Black Type performers from his first two crops, with more hopefully on the way when taking into account the ratings above.
He stands at Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket for £10,000, Oct 1, SLF.
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