“Al Ain is a stunning individual.
Though he was foaled in May, his appearance was very mature from the time he was foaled and he was one of the best foals within Northern Farm.
He was sold to a syndication group when he was a yearling at a price of A$1.4 Million, but was immediately sold out, which tells how attractive he was.
Al Ain’s performance was at a high level for a long time of his racing career and he also has a strong mentality to perform well under any circumstance.
He was mainly racing at 1,600m to 2,000m, but the amount of speed he had suggests he could have also showed a high performance at a shorter distance race.
I am very confident that his progeny will fit well with the races in Australia, and I look forward to seeing his foals in Australia soon”.
– Katsumi Yoshida, Northern Farm.
“I think Al Ain is a great stallion prospect,” Hunter told ANZ Bloodstock News. “With the successes of Deep Impact’s sons Kizuna and Real Impact with their first crops on the track and his untimely passing last year, getting your hands on a stallion prospect like this is an amazing opportunity.
“As a multiple Group 1 winner, capturing both the Japanese 2,000 Guineas and the Osaka Hai over 2000 metres, he should make for a popular cover for those looking to produce a classic distance horse. He won from 1600 metres to 2000 metres and was competitive against the best Japan had to offer up to 2200 metres. “He has great-looking conformation and he retired sound. He was both precocious, winning both starts at two, and had the talent to extend his career at the highest level through his five-year-old campaign on both firm and soft ground.
He has the potential to be the complete package those looking for a top son of Deep Impact might be looking for”.
– Kate Hunter, Japan Racing Expert.
“He is much stronger than his sire, powerful but not heavy. He looks athletic and has a loose (free) flowing action”.
– Satomi Oka, Bloodstock Agent.