HE looks flash.
He's bred to make cash.
And Mitch Beer is optimistic his recent stable acquisition has plenty of dash.
Seventh Seal was formerly trained by Peter and Paul Snowden and is one of only a handful of gallopers racing with an eye-catching big baldy face.
The three-year-old gelding is a full brother to First Seal who is a group one winner.
First Seal beat future champion Winx three times when they were both three-year-olds.
"He is a good looking rooster," Beer said.
"He is also well bred being a full brother to First Seal who conquered Winx.
"Not many horses have got that on their resume."
Originally purchased for $250,000 at the Karaka Sales in New Zealand, Seventh Seal won his first two starts for the Snowdens.
The son of Fastneck Rock in only lightly raced having had six starts for two wins and one minor placing.
"Seventh Seal is the sort of galloper we were after," he said.
"He was originally purchased as a stallion prospect but was gelded after being deemed unsuitable for stud.
"He looks to be a great little horse for around this area.
"There is plenty of locals in the horse and hopefully we can have some fun with him."
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Beer said Seventh Seal has already become a stable favourite with his female staff because of his striking looks.
"He is certainly a rare horse as far as he looks are concerned," he said.
"I've created a monster so to speak though because I have got 10 girls at the stable fighting for his attention.
"He has certainly won some hearts already.
"It made my job a lot easier because he was the type of horse that was easy to sell shares in.
"He is the sort of horse that could develop a bit of a cult following on the border with punters, if he can string a few wins together.
"Punters certainly won't miss him in the run with his big baldy face."
Seventh Seal is expected to have his first trial for the stable in around three weeks.
Meanwhile Beer said several of his better credentialled gallopers are coming along nicely ahead of their spring campaigns.
Redouble, Branders Rule, Sky Call and Mnementh are all city class gallopers set to target the spring riches.
"I had a bit of a spring in my step at trackwork today," he said.
"I think some of my better class horses are in for very big preparations.
"Branders Rule in particular has caught my eye and is one of the horses I expect to fly the flag for the stable over the spring.
"The sun was out today and you can feel that spring is in the air."