The Racing Post had a positive assessment of Cityscape in its ‘Breeding On A Budget’ supplement, calling him ‘great value for money‘ and stating that his ‘unexposed talents … set the pulse racing‘.

Cityscape’s first two-year-olds included eight winners in 2017 ~ not enough to trouble the big-crop stallions at the top of the freshmen table, but enough to make him Europe’s leading first-crop sire with fewer than 50 named offspring. Those he beat include Farhh, Reliable Man and Al Kazeem.

31% of his runners were successful, which puts him level with Dabirsim and Iffraaj.

He also had two Stakes horses, level with Farhh and Reliable Man, the consistent French miler Ballymount and the exciting Irish sprinter The Broghie Man, who has excelled since changing stables to Jet Setting’s Classic-winning trainer Adrian Paul Keatley. Dropped down to sprint distances, The Broghie Man won his maiden by seven lengths then ran third in a French Listed race (just as Jet Setting did for the same trainer before her G1-winning season).

Cityscape accomplishments have been noted at the Racing Post. In its special budget breeding magazine, pedigree analyst Peter Ebdon describes the son of Selkirk as ‘great value for money’ and has recommended him to clients.

Meanwhile Martin Stevens identifies Cityscape as a stallion whose profile can ‘be expected to look better by the end of the year’, highlighting ‘some of [his] unexposed talents – like William Haggas’s wide-margin Lingfield novice stakes winner Give And Take – who set the pulse racing.’