THE days of being able to breed to Showcasing (Oasis Dream) for £4,500 are long gone, his current fee now 10 times that and with good cause.

A Group 2 Gimcrack Stakes winner who was third in the Group 1 Middle Park Stakes and runner-up in the Group 2 Duke of York Stakes, Showcasing never ran beyond six furlongs, but he went to stud with the potential to get high-class sprinters and milers, in addition to juvenile talent.