Ubettabelieveit To Mickley Stud

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Richard Kent's Mickley Stud will welcome the G2 Flying Childers S. winner Ubettabelieveit (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}–Ladylishandra {Ire}, by Mujadil) to its stallion ranks for the 2022 season.

Trained by Nigel Tinkler for owner Martin Webb, Ubettabelieveit won on his second start at two and followed that up with victory in the Listed National S. at Sandown. Dropping back to five furlongs after failing to see out the six in the G2 Gimcrack S., he then won the Flying Childers in a tight finish with subsequent Group 2 winner Sacred (Blame). He rounded off his productive juvenile campaign by finishing third in the GII Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf over 5½ furlongs at Keeneland.

“I'm delighted that Mickley Stud is to stand Ubettabelieveit as he's a really good-looking individual and son of the highly successful sire Kodiac, whose sons are proving to be sire sons as well,” said Richard Kent. “Kodi Bear (Ire), Adaay (Ire), Prince of Lir (Ire) and Coulsty (Ire) have all sired Group-winning 2-year-olds, and Ardad (Ire), who also won the Flying Childers Stakes, has sired the Middle Park and Prix Morny winner Perfect Power (Ire) from his first crop of impressive 2-year-old winners this season.”

He continued, “I'm grateful to Martin Webb and Nigel Tinkler for giving me the opportunity to acquire Ubettabelieveit and am also grateful that they are retaining shares in him and will be supporting him. We will be making shares available to breeders and will be announcing further details regarding his nomination fee after the conclusion of the October Yearling Sales.”

Trainer Nigel Tinkler added, “Ubettabelieveit is one of the fastest horses that I have trained and completely sound in every way. His attitude was completely professional and all he wanted to do was please you.”

Bred at Ringfort Stud by Derek and Gay Veitch, Ubettabelieveit is out of the juvenile winner Ladylishandra (Ire), herself a daughter of Flying Childers S. winner Mujadil and now the dam of four black-type winners. These include the dual Group 3 winner Tropical Paradise (Ire) (Verglas {Ire}) and listed Rothesay S. winner Shenanigans (Ire) (Arcano {Ire}). Ubettabelieveit shares his fourth dam Dinner Partner (Tom Fool) with Noverre (Rahy), and she also features as the grandam of July Cup winner Ajdal (Northern Dancer).

Sold for 50,000gns at Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale to Roger Marley and John Cullinan of Church Farm and Horse Park Stud, Ubettabelieveit was originally catalogued for the Goffs UK Breeze-up Sale but was sold privately to Tinkler when the 2020 breeze-up season was delayed by the Covid-enforced lockdown.

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