PEARLING left the sale ring at the Tattersalls December Sale in 2011 with a 1,300,000gns price tag around her neck. She cost Tony Nerses that amount on behalf of Saleh Al Homaizi and Imad Al Sagar and the mare was consigned from Highclere Stud. She was carrying her first foal to a Galileo covering.

The foal, a colt, was born in early February and he had quite a record of family success to live up to. Sent to Roger Charlton to be trained, he has compiled an honourable race record that has seen him run 11 times and never finish out of the first four.