Brametot showed plenty of potential as a juvenile, winning three of his four starts, from six furlongs to a mile, and culminating with listed success at Bordeaux Le Bouscat in October. His only defeat was a three-length second to High Alpha in a similar contest at Deauville, a race for which he was 30/100 favourite.
The first-crop son of Haras de la Cauviniere sire Rajsaman (by Linamix) took a big step forward at Chantilly on Sunday when, on what was his seasonal reappearance, he beat Stunning Spirit by two and a half lengths in the Group 3 Prix de Fontainebleau over a mile.
Spotify was a head back in third, there was a gap of three lengths between that colt and recent listed scorer Markazi, and Brametot, who missed the break yet won comfortably, is clearly a leading candidate for next month's Group 1 Poule d'Essai des Poulains (French 2000 Guineas).
Should he go on to succeed at the highest level then this Jean-Claude Rouget-trained bay would have considerable appeal as a prospective stallion because he is out of a half-sister to one of the most famous and influential European sires of recent years.
Brametot is a half-brother to the Group 3-placed Mulan (by Marju) and he is out of Morning Light (by Law Society), a dual three-year-old winner in Germany whose five successful siblings feature Monsun (by Konigsstuhl), the triple middle-distance Group 1 star who won 12 times over four seasons on the track before going on to fame at what became his lifelong home, Gestüt Schlenderhan.
His tally of 112 stakes winners includes 22 who won at least once at the highest level, with standouts such as Manduro (sire of Group 1 winners), Shirocco (sire of Group 1 winners), Novellist, Protectionist, Stacelita (dam of classic-placed Group 1 winner Soul Stirring), Getaway (successful young National Hunt sire), Maxios, Salve Regina, Royal Highness, Fiorente, and Vadamos among them.
In addition to the growing list of high-class offspring his sons and daughters are providing for the flat, Monsun is also exerting a powerful force on the National Hunt sector where stars such as Sprinter Sacre (by Network) and Annie Power (by Shirocco), and recent Grade 1 Manifesto Novices' Chase winner Flying Angel (by Arcadio) are just three shining lights.
Morning Queen, who is a winning full-sister to Monsun, is the grandam of Group 1 Prix du Cadran heroine Molly Malone (by Lomitas) and of Wekeela (by Hurricane Run), a Group 3 Prix Chloe scorer who has been runner-up in each of the Group 1 Prix Saint-Alary, Grade 1 Gamely Stakes, and Grade 1 Jenny Wiley Stakes.
The grandam of Brametot is, therefore, the listed scorer Mosella (by Surumu), a half-sister to stakes winner Mora (by Rocket) and to the prolific Moltaire (by Kaldoun), a blacktype scorer and 10-time winner who finished third in the Group 2 Deutsches St Leger.
Rajsaman was a high-class miler who was pattern-placed over 10 furlongs, and with the amount of stamina in the distaff side of his star son's pedigree, it seems like that the colt will have no trouble with the Prix du Jockey Club distance. Indeed, depending on whether it was the speed or stamina gene he received from his sire, Brametot may also stay 12 furlongs.
It is still too early to know how good this colt may be at his peak, but the combination of his pedigree and promising early record offer hope that he could take high rank among the best of his age group, and that there may also be a stallion career in his future.