IT took a few crops for Raven’s Pass (Elusive Quality) to come up with his first Group 1 winner, and now he has four from just two years, those born in 2015 and 2016, his sixth and seventh crops.

Those born in 2015 are Matterhorn, winner of the Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 in Dubai, and the Japanese-born Tower Of London, successful in the Sprinters Stakes in the land of his birth. The 2016 crop was led by the Group 1 winning juvenile, Royal Marine, who landed the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere on Arc weekend three years ago. He has been joined by last weekend’s sprint star Romantic Proposal.