Kendargent (by Kendor) has been something of a surprise success at stud and his high-class sprinting son Goken will begin a stallion career at Haras de la Huderie in France. He was third to Profitable in the Group 1 King's Stand Stakes in June and was a pattern winner both two and three years of age.
Goken was also one of the most precocious juveniles of 2014 and, having been runner-up on his debut, he was an eight-length winner over five furlongs at Chantilly in mid-April and a six-length winner over the same course and distance a month later. He then completed a hat-trick there with a two-length score in the Group 3 Prix du Bois in late June.
He finished fourth behind Kool Kompany in the Group 2 Prix Robert Papin and fourth to The Wow Signal in the Group 1 Prix Morny, was unplaced against the older horses in the Group 1 Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp and then finished third to Mattmu in the Group 2 Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte over six furlongs on very soft ground.
The following year he added wins in the Group 3 Prix Texanita over five and a half furlongs at that latter venue and a six-furlong listed contest on the polytrack at Lingfield, earning a Timeform rating of 113.
Goken is the first foal of Gooseley Chope (by Indian Rocket), a winning daughter of Gooseley Lane, who had the distinction of being one of just two stakes winners for the Danzig (by Northern Dancer) stallion Pyramus). These are the highlights of the first three generations of the pedigree, which makes this new addition to the stallion ranks an unknown prospect.
GOKEN (FR) – b.2012 – Kendargent – Gooseley Chope, 5 wins inc Prix Texanita (Gr3), Prix du Bois (Gr3), Golden Rose Stakes (L), 3rd King's Stand Stakes (Gr1), Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte (Gr2), Prix Sigy (Gr3). Sire in France. First foals in 2018.
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