Calyx

Bay201615.3 hh (1.60m)
Distance won over: 1200m.
Kingman - Helleborine
Fee for 2020: $17,600

Unbeaten Royal Ascot Gr.2-winning 2YO & Brilliant Sprinter at 3

  • The fastest son of young sire sensation KINGMAN - already sire of 17 Stakes winners including Classic winner PERSIAN KING
  • From the red-hot sire of line of INVINCIBLE SPIRIT - 3 of his sons have already produced Gr.1 winners at stud including I AM INVINCIBLE
  • His dam HELLEBORINE won the Gr.3 Prix d'Aumale & Listed Prix Six Perfections. Placed in the Gr.1 Prix Marcel Boussac & Gr.3 Prix Imprudence
  • His 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th dams all bred Gr.1 winners

“Calyx always had that rare brilliance you only see in champions. He's very fast and a gorgeous-looking horse with a lovely mind” - trainer, John Gosden

Rated 120p by Timeform at 2 years, and 124 at 3 years!

  • Won his maiden at Newmarket on debut by 5 lengths

Despite running green at Newmarket, Calyx achieved the rare feat for a newcomer of recording a rating in excess of 100" - Timeform

  • Just 10 day later after his runaway debut, he won the Gr.2 Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot defeating triple Gr.1 winner Advertise

"Calyx looked one of the most exciting Coventry winners for some time… The placed horses from the Coventry behind Calyx upheld the form afterwards, particularly runner-up Advertise who went on to win the July Stakes and Phoenix Stakes” - Timeform

  • Explosive speed in the Gr.3 Commonwealth Cup Trial Stakes at Ascot

“he's an explosive talent… put the race to bed in a matter of strides approaching the last furlong, bursting clear” - Racing Post