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  Snow Rescue 2018 Profile
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Racehorse Profile    

This gelding is a very good-looking grey horse and is lightly raced.  He ran five times last season, in a campaign which never really went his way for a number of reasons, none of which were his fault. 

He was sent to the Ascot sales in July and we are now looking forward to an uninterrupted season of racing from Tom Gretton's yard in Inkberrow through 2017-18.  We believe this is a gelding with plenty of ability, which is the reason we bought him back at the recent sales.  He was a very expensive 3YO (£50,000), being by top National Hunt sire Stowaway and has yet to reach his potential.

Trainer Tommy Gretton says of the gelding "I'm really pleased to be training Snow Rescue again for the forthcoming year.  We worked hard with him last season and got him a decent enough handicap mark, but nothing really went his way in his races - it was either the ground or his build-up for races last season which let us down.  This season he will have had a rest before the season starts - something he never got last year - and there is a clear plan of where he is going."

Prospective shareholders should be aware that Snow Rescue is lightly raced and still holds plenty of potential.  His last couple of race results were nothing to write home about, but we believe there were good reasons for these performances.  Specifically, Tommy believes the gelding was 'over the top' for his last run, and possibly his penultimate one too.  However, just like any racehorse you should be hopeful rather than expectant!   Please do not participate in this young horse if you would be disappointed with less than a handful of runs.  We fully expect him to race about 3-4 times during the share period, but it could be less or more, it just depends on his progress and the amount of time the 5YO requires between races.  Shareholders should also be aware that he may run over both hurdles and chase fences during this share period.

Tommy plans to start Snow Rescue back over hurdles in October or November, but he has told us that the gelding jumps chase fences very well, and shareholders should expect to see him in Novice Chases before the end of 2017. Given the fact that Snow Rescue was an expensive prospect, we are offering his shares at an extremely competitive rate considering his original £50,000 price tag. This is an opportunity for small-share owners to be involved in a promising young horse at a value-for-money rate. 

He will be campaigned throughout the Midlands and the South, and is a robust horse who we are hoping will race on a more frequent basis than he was able last season.  The switch to chasing is something we are looking forward to, and Snow Rescue should provide his shareholders with some decent days out at the races.


  Breeding Information

5-Y-O (2012) - Bay Gelding by Stowaway (IRE) out of Annilogs Daughter (Great Palm)

This gelding was bred in Ireland - the source of so many very decent jumping stock. He was sent to the Cheltenham National Hunt Sales where he realised £44,000 guineas.  He has a very decent National Hunt pedigree, being by the now deceased Stowaway, and out of a Great Palm mare with links to many top flight jumpers including Mulligan.

many mares who are born into a high profile family, the mother of this gelding never raced, instead heading straight to the paddocks. She is the grand-daughter of Anniglogs Daughter, who won the Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase, the Arkle Perpetual Challenge Cup Chase and was 2nd in the Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham, as well as winning the King George at Kempton. Annilogs Daughter has winning sisters and brothers and this is her first foal of racing age.

Stowaway is a proven jumps sire - with Champagne Fever (Cheltenham Champion Bumper winner plus Group winner) and Hidden Cyclone (Class 2 winner and Group placed) being the most high profile of his offspring to date. He has an impressive 29% strike rate of runners to winners over jumps.

- View a full three-generation pedigree

Race Plans      

The plan for Snow Rescue is to have an opening 'sighter' race in October or November, perhaps over hurdles, and then he will switch to Novice chasing.  He has grown over the summer at Tommy's yard and we expect him to be a substantially more robust and stamina-led individual this season.

Tommy stated "I do believe his future will lie over chase fences, but we will consider both hurdles and the Novice Chase races for him and the plan will alter as we find the best opportunities for him.  I think he is well handicapped now, in the mid 90's and if the right hurdle race presents itself, we will seize that opportunity.  However, if, as i anticipate, he rises through the chasing ranks, we will obviously concentrate in that.  It's a fluid plan, and will also depend on the ground - he will not race on really heavy going - but he's shown he can cope with soft ground, so I think we will be able to go right through the winter and just avoid the really bad weather."

Your Racehorse Manager will keep shareholders updated on how the gelding is progressing throughout his season and whether there are any changes to his plans. 

Race Record        

Snow Rescue is a very well bred gelding and has shown ability on more than one occasion.  He had a minor breathing problem in 2016 which was solved with a hobday.

14Jun17  Wor C4HcH 4K  2m4fGd  14/15 btn 50L 20/1  A Johns
12Apr17  Fon C4MdH 3K  2m1½fGd  8/8 btn 29L 100/1  M Hamill
27Mar17  Mar C4NvH 3K  2m½fGd  5/6 btn 19½L 40/1  J Davies
08Feb17  Lud C4MdH 4K  2mSft  6/15 btn 35L 66/1  M Hamill
21Dec16  Lud C4NHF 4K  1m6fGS  7/14 btn 26L 40/1  M Hamill
01Jun16  Fon C6NHF 2K  2m1½fGd  4/7 btn 37L 7/4F  M Hamill

Value Guarantee        

We expect to get achieve 2-6 runs from this gelding during this share period.  You should expect periods of no racing as a result of recuperation from injury, training setbacks or the lack of suitable jumps racing in January or February.  This share period runs from October 1st 2017 until April 15th 2018. During that time the horse may be rested or have time away from the track to recover and it is quite normal for young jumps horse to have periods of 3-8 or more weeks rest between races. Please DO NOT purchase this share if you will be disappointed with only two or three runs during this share period - chasers are far less likely to run a huge number of times in a season.  Please ensure you have read and understood our racing plans for this horse.

We expect demand for Owners Badges on racedays with this horse could be higher than normal. Whilst we have good relations with all the UK tracks, there are always limits to the number of people to whom we can provide badges. Owners Badges are always distributed fairly, but for any major race this gelding runs in, badges will be allocated on a ballot basis for this horse so that all shareholders have the same chance of receiving a free or discounted badge. You must expect that on some occasions we will be unable to provide free or discounted Owners Badges to every shareholder who wants them. However, we will always attempt to get access to the paddock for every shareholder at the meeting, even if they have not been allocated an owners badge. 

We provide guarantees with all our racehorses.  If due to injury the gelding is unable to race more than twice during the stated share period, we will find a replacement horse for shareholders for the remainder of the summer season. This will be a horse of our choosing and we will be 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 is the chance all shareholders take, as we do ourselves, when participating in the ownership of a racehorse.

  Number of runs 6  
  Wins 0  
  Placed runs (1st 3) 1  
  Prizemoney to Date 0  
  Horse Age 5  
  Gender Gelding  
  Best Distance 2m  
  Trainer Tom Gretton  
  Based Lambourn, Berkshire.  
  Regular Jockey Alan Johns  
  Data Correct At 2016-04-05  


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