Time called on career of sharp sprinter Profitable

Tue 10 Oct 2017

Smart sprinter Profitable has been retired to stand at Kildangan Stud in Ireland.

Trained by Clive Cox, it was as a four-year-old that he improved in leaps and bounds.

He began last season winning the Palace House at Newmarket, followed up in the Temple Stakes at Haydock and reached a career high when landing the King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Bought by Godolphin for this season, he was second in both the King's Stand and the King George at Goodwood before signing off with a fine third to Battaash in the Prix de l'Abbaye at Chantilly.

Cox said: "Profitable has a wonderful temperament and has been an absolute delight to train.

"He has been a top-class five-furlong horse throughout, performing at the highest level and saved his best performances for Royal Ascot.

"I will certainly be looking out for his progeny at the sales."

He will stand at 12,000 euro and Godolphin chief executive Joe Osborne told www.darleyeurope.com: "Profitable is an especially well-made horse, powerful and strikingly handsome.

"We are big fans of his sire line, and Cape Cross, who was bred on a similar cross, was a great success here.

"We are very much looking forward to showing him off to breeders."

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