VAN DYKE is a 3 year old colt by the top-class miler Excellent Art and from a strong family.
His second dam, Seren Quest, is the dam of 3 black type winners and the Granddam of 6 black type performers.
Of his 11 starts he finished out of the prize money only twice. His performances to date have seen him earn a Timeform rating of 87.
His form stacks up well:
Predilection, whom he placed 2nd to has become a Listed placed horse.
Prince of Arran, another who beat him, has turned out to be an extremely useful handicapper.
“A hard knocking horse who is on an upward trajectory.”
- Previous Trainer, Hughie Morrison
“This is exactly the kind of horse we look for at the European Horses in Training Sale. He’s clearly very consistent, sound and genuine. Importantly, he also looks like a horse with some physical development to come. This, combined with mental maturity, conditions to suit, and a low Benchmark rating makes him an ideal candidate for an Aussie campaign.”
- Matt Cumani