WHO could have predicted in 2002, when the unraced Cozzene (Caro) two-year-old Easy To Imagine was sold at the Doncaster November Mixed Sale for 5,200gns, that she would go on to leave such a mark on the world of racing as she has done. Her achievement?

Well, when Alpha Delphini (Captain Gerrard) was announced as the winner of the Group 1 Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes by a whisker, he became the second son of Easy To Imagine to win a Group 1 sprint in Europe. Seven years ago his half-brother Tangerine Trees (Mind Games) triumphed in the Group 1 Qatar Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp.