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Nicely Indeed is an impressive sort, and has already stamped his authority on others at the races, having already won twice, been placed at Cheltenham and going close on his last two runs of last season and first two runs this winter. He won both of his opening Bumper races (National Hunt Flat races) impressively, and he is now rated 114 over hurdles.
His last couple of runs can be discounted, as he was almost certainly over the top after a busy winter. He is better judged on his runs last summer at Uttoxeter saw him finish a close third after a scrappy jump at the last fence cost him his race. He was subsequently second twice in his opening couple of races in Winter against decent horses.
He is still a lightly raced gelding for an eight-year-old, and there is more to come from him. This sort of jumper is rarely syndicated to small-percentage shareholders. However, shareholder for this summer campaign need to be aware that he will have a break from March through to the end of May and will start his summer runs in late May or June. We are hoping to see the gelding win in handicap company on better ground, but he may only race two to four times, which is why his share is good value for money.
Philip Kirby, based in East Appleton, close to Catterick, trains this exciting National Hunt prospect and he has a proven track record with this sort of horse. He should find some of the Northern tracks to his liking - but we are also expecting to see him contesting some nice races which may take him to the Midlands. We have little doubt he is capable of being a 130+ rated hurdler, and is currently well handicapped if the break, plus the change of going does the trick.
This a statuesque gelding and has been straightforward to train, although he needs to be handled in his races in a particular way. He is a far more mature, experienced individual than he was when we originally bought him two years ago and we are expecting he will be raring to go again in June. He is an exciting jumping horse with a touch of quality, and although we can never provide any guarantees, it is clear that his target this summer will be to record wins and prove his ability.
Nicely Indeed is an exciting individual, and does show it when things are right for him. At the very least, we believe he will be competitive in handicap hurdle races in the 120-130 grades this summer.
Please note that there are limited shares available in this gelding. Previous shareholders are given first refusal on shares, and we do expect these publically available shares to sell out very quickly.
UPDATE 24th May 2018
Nicely Indeed is now back in full training and Philip Kirby intends to have him ready to race in 4-6 weeks time.
Form & Race Plans
Nicely Indeed doesn't have many miles on the clock - and we have one very simply goal for the gelding this summer: to see him grab a win or two on better ground than he faced in his last few runs this winter.
We have tasked trainer Philip Kirby very simply to get a win into the gelding and then take him up the ranks. He is anticipating that the gelding will be ready to race once again in June, and we will plan in 3-4 races for him during the June to October period.
Nicely tends to take his racing well and at the moment the gelding is enjoying a break after a busy winter which saw him run seven times.
Nicely Indeed 2018 Guarantee
We expect to get 2-4 runs from all our horses per summer jumping share period, however, you should expect periods of no racing as a result of recuperation from injury or training setbacks. This share period runs from June 1st 2018 until October 1st 2018. During that time the horse may be rested or have time away from the track to recover and it is quite normal for a National Hunt horse to have periods of 3-6 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 - this is a summer jumper who will only race at maximum five times over the four months of his share period and the cost of the share reflects this.
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 Nicely Indeed 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 named shareholder at the meeting, even if they have not been allocated an owners badge.
We provide multiple run guarantees with all our racehorses. If Nicely Indeed has a season-ending injury and has not already raced ONCE during the share period, we will replace him with an alternative horse for the remainder of the season. Replacement horses may not be of the same quality, are provided with no further guarantees and no alternative choice can be provided. Prizemoney cannot be paid on any replacements, but all other benefits such as yard visits and race day badges are available. You agree to all these conditions when purchasing your share.
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.