Gustav Klimt paddock shot

Gustav Klimt Colt Draws Clear On Debut

Sopran Blakey (2c Gustav Klimt - Perino, by Speightstown) provided Gustav Klimt with first crop success when making an impressive debut at Milan on Tuesday.

The Bruno Grizzetti-trained colt tracked the leaders for much of the seven furlong contest and improved to challenge early in the straight. Soon in front, he ran on strongly to win by four and a half lengths

Sopran Blakey is owned by Leonardo Ciampoli and becomes the first winner bred by Old Carhue Stud out of maiden winner Perino.

Gustav Klimt himself won two of his three starts as a juvenile, beginning with taking a Curragh maiden and went on to capture the Group 2 Superlative Stakes at Newmarket. The son of Galileo returned to win the 2,000 Guineas Trial and was subsequently placed in four Group 1 contest from six furlongs to a mile. Furthermore, Gustav Klimt boasts huge appeal on pedigree, as he hails from the top-class family of Kodiac and Invincible Spirit.