Magyar Monster

The Hungarian-trained mare Kincsem was one of the greatest runners of the 19th century, winning 54 races without defeat, in six different countries, between 1876 and 1879. Those victories included the Goodwood Cup in England and the Grand Prix de Deauville in France - in the space of 17 days - when international racehorse transport wasn't quite what it is today.

Hungarian-trained 3-year-old Overdose might not yet be another Kincsem, but he's proved he is a top-class international performer when taking his record to nine-for-nine with a victory over older horses in the Lotto Hamburg Trophy (gr. III). Overdose, whose long-term target is the Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp (gr. I), on Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (gr. I) day, is a bargain buy whose potential might have been spotted had TrueNicks been available for the 2006 Tattersalls December Sales. There, Overdose, then a yearling, realized just 2,000 gns.

A son of Starborough - Our Poppet by Warning, Overdose is rated A by TrueNicks on the basis of the Nureyev/Warning cross (Starborough is by Nureyev's son Soviet Star). Overdose, who traces to the great European staying mare, Gladness, is also linebred to Never Bend.

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