Ridgemont Highlands’ Irish 2000 Guineas winning sire Canford Cliffs looks to have another good prospect on his hands in the form of History Writer.
The latter impressed when landing the Listed Prix Tantieme on his final start of 2019, and trainer David Menuisier has big plans for the five-year-old.
Testing conditions are crucial for the Canford Cliffs gelding in Menuisier’s opinion and after early-season plans had to be abandoned due to the coronavirus pandemic, the trainer is in no rush to identify a new target.
He said: “Soft ground is key to him and I was getting him ready to go for a race in either France or Germany in March, but obviously that did not happen.Now I’m not sure when we will get soft ground for him. It’s impossible to plan at the moment.
I think he’s a nice horse and more than capable of winning a Group Three race, but we do need soft ground for him.”
History Writer is one of 36 stakes horses sired by Canford Cliffs, Europe’s Champion Miler in 2011.
A son of Tagula, and half-brother to promsing three-year-old Toronto, Canford Cliffs won seven of just 11 starts with his victories including triumphs in all of the G1 Irish 2000 Guineas, G1 St James’s Palace Stakes, G1 Sussex Stakes, G1 Lockinge Stakes, and G1 Queen Anne Stakes.
He has already made his presence felt in South Africa as the sire of G3 Three Troikas Stakes winner Fish River, East Cape Derby winner Dorset Noble and useful gallopers Meraki and Clifton Sunset.