This striking, grey colt is by the ultra-speedy, new young sire GUTAIFAN, who was also a grey. He was retired to stud in 2016 as the highest rated son of the good sire of sires, Dark Angel. GUTAIFAN broke the five-furlong track record when winning the Group 2 Flying Childers Stakes as a two-year-old. He had earlier won the Group 2 Prix Robert Papin and was just beaten in the Group 1 Prix Morny at Deauville. This colt looks as if he is going to be a fine replica of his father. He is a great walker, a beautiful mover on the lunge and very forward going. Like his father, he has all the credentials to make a smart two-year-old. His half-brother, Dr Geoff, won a Listed race at two in Ireland before being sold for big money to Hong Kong where he has since been placed in Group 3 company. We bought this colt with leading bloodstock agent, Ross Doyle, at Goffs Premier Sale in Ireland where GUTAIFAN yearlings where being sold for as much as €360,000! Ross said “he reminded us of his father whom we bought as a yearling. He is very imposing and a great mover like his dad”.
We were delighted to see WITH RESPECT start his career in the best possible way with a win at Newbury first time out. This was especially pleasing as it was in horrid conditions that can really test a young horse. Despite being green at the start, WITH RESPECT showed how street wise he was and quickened away to win comfortably from the hot favourite.