When Rollet made his first public appearance at the Dundalk trials on Monday evening, June 28, there was great anticipation amongst his owners who had waited 12 months to see him produced.They were not disappointed as the colt showed good ability to win the trial comfortably.
Joseph O’Brien, the colt’s trainer, was confident that the patience shown by connections to allow the colt to mature naturally would be rewarded. He wasn’t disappointed. Over the unsuitable shorter distance of 1400m, Rollet showed that he would be even more impressive as his race distances increased.
Rollet is the son of the quality European stallion Kingman, a sire matching it with Galileo and Frankel in his early stud years. The colt’s dam, Foreign Legionary, is also beautifully bred and has already produced OTI’s stakes winner Mantastic. If breeding helps, this colt is well equipped!
Rollet will now head to the races in Ireland in the hope he’ll achieve stakes class as a 3yo. A decision will then be made with Joseph and the owners on whether he comes to Australia this year or next.
Joseph O’Brien remains one of the most exciting young trainers on the planet. He knows his horses and their capabilities. His skills and patience with Rollet has given the colt every chance to reach his potential. Rollet‘s owners can now look forward to the exciting career that awaits him.