Reckless Abandon: a general 20-1 chance for the 2013 2,000 GuineasPICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)
Reckless sold but not abandoning Clive Cox
PRIX MORNY winner Reckless Abandon has been purchased by Darley but will remain in training with Clive Cox until the end of 2013.
The two-year-old has also been leased back to his current owners, Julie Deadman and Stephen Barrow.
The colt is unbeaten in four starts, having followed up a maiden victory at Doncaster with Group 2 wins in the Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot and the Prix Robert Papin at Maisons-Laffitte, before his win in the Group 1 Prix Morny.
A general 20-1 chance for the 2013 Qipco 2,000 Guineas, his juvenile season is expected to continue with a tilt at the Group 1 Dubai Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket next month.
Richard Brown, of Blandford Bloodstock who brokered the deal, said: “We are delighted that Darley has purchased Reckless Abandon. He is a colt blessed with remarkable speed who has been brilliantly handled by Clive Cox.
“He hails from the family of champions Storm Cat and Royal Academy. 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 1 Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket in great shape.
"He will be a great addition to Darley’s stallion roster when the time comes.”