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When Ollie Pears bought colt we were in two minds whether to become involved with him, as we already had another youngster (Singing Sands, trained by Seamus Durack) with a very similar pedigree, who we had just purchased to race in the South.  However, after getting aquainted with the filly, we came back to Ollie in late January 2017 to see this colt work again.

He had grown significantly since joining Ollie's yard, and we had no hesitation in taking him for our syndicates after watching him lengthen out on the gallops at Malton. He is a sizeable colt already, and having already placed two very early types with Ollie, we fancied taking a chance with this chap, who should progress as the season ticks by.

He is likely to be a six or seven furlong horse, although he could get much further - so unless he shows a lot of tactical speed at home when his fast work starts prior to his opening run, we would expect him to be racing between six and a mile this season.  His mother got a mile and his father was unbeaten at six furlongs as a 2YO (including in the Richmond stakes), and he looks so like his father, we believe he will be a six or seven furlong horse as a juvenile.

Ollie says of the colt "He is a good ride, and has plenty of spirit, but is sensible with it.  We have given him the chance to do more than just a swinging canter at home and he lengthened really well, and it will be interesting to see how he develops over the coming months."

He added "I do see him as more than just a 2YO, and as long as he has the aptitude for racing as well as some ability, he is the sort who will be right for retaining in training as a three-year-old."

This son of Harbour Watch already has plenty of substance to him and it will be fascinating to see how he develops over the next few months prior to his racing debut.

If you are wondering about his name, 'Amity Island', it was chosen by trainer Ollie Pears as its the fictional town where the film 'Jaws' was based. Given his sire is 'Harbour watch' it seemed fitting.

This colt will be contesting Maiden's and then possibly handicap races throughout the North and should run between 2-4 times for his shareholders. He has done nothing but grow at home through the early part of the season, which is why we are now looking at late September for a start for him - and he will definitely run up to the end of the All-Weather season - so we have extended his share period accordingly to finish on April 1st 2018.

Trained in Malton, East Yorkshire, a well known training centre for racehorses, we expect this colt to be racing at tracks such as Newcastle, Catterick, Ripon, Pontefract, Beverley, Nottingham and possibly York, Haydock and Chester.

- View this Colt's full pedigree


  Breeding Information

Yearling (2YO in 2017) Chesnut Colt (March 21st 2015)
By Harbour Watch out of Mylington Light (Mount Nelson)

This colt displays a close resemblence to his father, Harbour Watch, and being by a Mount Nelson mare, should hav eplenty of speed as a two-year-old.  Harbour Watch was a top rated 2YO, and has already sired a few top youngsters in his first full season as a sire.  As a racehorse he won the Richmond Stakes and retired unbeaten. He raced at six furlongs as a 2YO.

Mylington Light only raced once, finishing mid-division in a 1m Maiden, but she has close winning relatives.  Her own mother won as a 2YO and both her half brother and sister have won races in the UK.  The pedigree suggests a 2YO who will race over six furlongs, and who may in time be able to go as far as a mile.

Race Plans      

The race plans for this colt will be determined by his level of ability shown at home and on the course in 2017.  On breeding he should start at six to seven furlongs, and then may get further than this as he develops physically and mentally during the year.

The standard route of a horse of this type will be to start in Maiden races (races for horses who have yet to win a race) and his performance in these first couple of maidens will determine whether he goes into nursery handicaps and then full handicap company, or is good enough to tackle conditions races or even step into pattern races (high value, prestige races).

If he shows that he will be a sprinter, then there are plenty of races available for him right from the start of the season.  We will assess this colt's progress and if Ollie believes he has the right level of ability he may get entries for some of the more prestigious races in the racing calendar. 

Your online Racehorse Manager will provide full details of all developments in terms of race planning as the season progresses.

Race Record        

Amity Island has yet to race, being a youngster who will race for the first time as a 2YO in 2017.

Value Guarantee        

We expect to get 2-5 runs and sometimes more from all our 2YO horses per share period, however, you should expect periods of no racing as a result of recuperation from injury or training setbacks.   This share period runs through the turf season, and into the All-Weather season - finishing on 31st March 2018.

During the season the horse may be rested or have time away from the track to recover and it is quite normal for a flat horse to have periods of 3-6 weeks rest between races. 2YO's are particularly susceptible to sore shins, bone chips and growing pains, and can need a greater time to recover between races.

2YO's are the most risky of racehorses to own - and you should be aware that there is a chance that your 2YO may not race at all. Around 20% of 2YO's will not reach the racecourse during their 2YO season.

For our 2YO's we offer the following guarantee:  If due to injury or retirement, this colt's season is cut short and he has not raced at least twice, we will replace him with a similar horse for the remainder of the 2017 turf season. Please note that we are unable to pay prizemoney on any replacements. 

As a shareholder you must understand that we cannot guarantee your horses performance, a specific volume of runs (beyond our minimum guarantee) or that runs will be evenly spaced throughout the share period.  This is the chance you take when owning any racehorse and participating in this ownership experience.  If you will be disappointed with only 2-3 runs from your racehorse during the season, then please DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN THIS OR ANY OTHER RACEHORSE, as you could be disappointed.  We believe in being crystal clear with our shareholders - any participation in racehorse ownership is a risk, and we are unable to make any refunds because of share periods which finish early due to injury or retirement - as training and livery fees for the horse still remain whether they are racing or not.
This risk is the chance all shareholders take, as we do ourselves, when participating in the ownership of a racehorse.

  Number of runs 0  
  Wins 0  
  Placed runs (1st 3) 0  
  Prizemoney to Date 0  
  Horse Age 2  
  Gender Colt  
  Best Distance 6f  
  Trainer Ollie Pears  
  Based Malton, Yorkshire.  
  Regular Jockey Jacob Butterfield  
  Data Correct At 2017-02-07  


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