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Last season Ollie Pears sourced a very decent filly named Autumn Belle for us, sired by Canford Cliffs. We asked his to find us a similar horse for 2018, and he managed to locate and purchase this filly for us. Tagula is Canford Cliff's sire, and so this filly, being by Tagula is just about as close as you can get to the same thing, if not better!
Queen Of Scheme has all the hallmarks of an early, sharp sprint 2YO type, as Tagula is known for producing five and six furlong types. Ollie Pears was pleased to have her knocked down to him at the Doncaster Silver Sales because she is very well proportioned, has a good eye and should make up into a good-sized 2YO in summer 2018. She already has a decent muscle structure.
Ollie told us "She walks well and although she isn't huge, that's just what you want from an early sprint filly. She has already grown over the winter and is far more substantial now. In a sale where there were some big prices, I think she was good value.
"I'd done some investigating before the sales , and the family is a good one, plus the sister to the mare was a really decent sort who has proved herself on a racecourse and also as a broodmare."
Prospective shareholders should be aware that this filly is a first offspring from the mare - which means that its not yet known whether she will pass forward her family's ability on the track. However, that's why she was value at the sales!
The important factor to note with this filly is her Mother's FULL sister Rosinka.
Rosinka was a Group 3 race winner (also 2nd in a Group 1) and also won as a 2YO. She has proved to be a highly successful broodmare, with three winners from five runners, one of which is Move Up (rated 115 and group 2 winner)
Queen Of Scheme's mother never raced, but we are hoping she will mirror her full sister's ability to produce quality racehorses.
Ollie Pears commented "This horse should be out early season and is already very forward. I've looked for a youngster who will be ready to go racing as soon as the season starts in April, and this filly struck me as the sort who should come to hand early. "
Ollie went on to state "She is a good-looking bay and well proportioned - with a decent profile for being a sprinter. I'd love to take to York for the Acomb stakes if everything works out for her. "
This filly is currently at Ollie Pears' yard in Malton and will be broken in before November and then enter full training straight afterwards. After trotting and cantering in December, she will have a short rest before getting ready to race in the opening stages of the 2018 season.
We are already reporting on the fillys progress for shareholders on an ad-hoc basis, reporting on the major breakthroughs with her training - and we will provide regular updates on her progress on the gallops and with her education in detail from January onward. During the heart of the season we publish update reports every 7-10 days, and more regularly when she actively starts racing.
If everything goes to plan, and the filly is far enough forward both mentally and physically, she will start racing in April/May and then get plenty more gallop experience up the 'Wold Gallop' at Malton and will be race right through spring and summer 2018. We expect between 3 and 7 runs from this filly this season, and she will most likely race around the Yorkshire, Lancashire and North Eastern racetracks.
Form & Race Plans
The race plans for this filly will be determined by her level of ability shown at home and on the course in 2018. On breeding she should start at five furlongs and then will perhaps get further, most likely just six furlongs, as she develops physically and mentally during the year.
The standard route of a horse of this type will be to start in Maiden (races for horses who have yet to win a race) or Novice/Auction or Selling/Claiming races (2YO only races where previous winners get extra weight) and her performance in these first three of four races will determine whether she goes into nursery handicaps, or is good enough to tackle conditions races or even step into pattern races (high value, prestige races).
If, as we believe, she shows that she will be a 5f sprinter, then there are plenty of races available for her from late April onwards. We will assess this filly's progress and if Ollie believes she has the right level of ability she 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 the filly's progress and race planning as the season progresses.
Queen Of Scheme 2018 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 starts proper at the start of the turf season on April 1st 2018 and runs through the turf season until November 1st 2018, however we will be reporting on the filly before the share period starts (from January 2018) should we have anything of importance to share with shareholders.
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.
We provide guarantees with all our racehorses. If this filly has a season-ending injury and has not already raced twice during the share period, we will replace her 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.
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.
As a shareholder youmust 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 and part of your lease payment covers the build up to the season.
This risk is the chance all shareholders take, as we do ourselves, when participating in the ownership of a racehorse.