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Last season Ollie Pears sourced a very decent filly named Queen Of Scheme for us, sired by Tagula. When Ollie saw this half brother to our 66 rated youngster in the November sales at Doncaster we were delighted to purchase him, knowing what we did about his sibling - and enjoyed a winning season with her!
Queen Of Scheme finished third at York for us in June 2018 and after a few more placed efforts, won in her last outing of the turf season. She has a turn of foot which is highly desirable in any racehorse and when the opportunity to buy into this half brother popped up, we were more than happy to get involved.
Ollie told us "Harry Love is a much bigger individual than Queen Of Scheme was at this time of the year. She grew hugely during the winter and I expect this chap will as well. However, he is different in a few areas - he's certainly a more solid and robust sort for a start."
"This colt has a lot going for him and it will be fascinating to see how he develops over the winter. He has really great legs and just like Queen Of Scheme, they have similar markings."
We like this colt a lot. He is quite a 'busy' sort and just like his sister, has been well handled by his breeder. Prospective shareholders should be aware that Lawman youngsters tend to excel in the second half of the racing season, being much better once the race distances for 2YO's get to six and seven furlongs.
This colt's mother had a full sister called Rosinka who was top class and it does seem the family are more than capable of passing speed through the line. He has been named Harry Love after a famous lawman from the wild west - he also featured as a character in the latest 'Zorro' film, being famed for catching a Mexican outlaw.
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)
Ollie Pears noted: "I wouldn't like to guess whether this chap will be a sprinter or a miler in his debut season, but at the moment I would expect him to follow exactly the same path his sister did. It will all depend on how he develops over the winter.
Ollie added "He walks well and has settled into the yard nicely. He'll be broken in the next fortnight and we'll have him ridden away before Christmas. We'll know what we've got in February or March. He's actually got far more going for him than Queen Of Scheme did at this stage, and that can only be positive. She is a very decent filly on her day and if this chap has inherited her ability to use a turn of foot we'll have a lot of fun with him."
Ollie went on to state "He is a good-looking bay and well proportioned. I'd expect him to lengthen and just like his sister I'd love to take him to York for the Rous Stakes in June if everything works out for him. "
This colt 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, he will have a short rest before getting ready to race in the first few months of the 2019 season.
We are already reporting on the colt's progress for shareholders on an ad-hoc basis, reporting on the major breakthroughs with his training - and we will provide regular updates on her progress on the gallops and with his education in detail from January onward. During the heart of the season we publish update reports every 7-10 days, and more regularly when he actively starts racing.
If everything goes to plan, and the colt is far enough forward both mentally and physically, he will start racing in May or June - although this could slip to June or July if he grows considerably through the winter. He will get plenty more gallop experience up the 'Wold Gallop' at Malton and will be race right through summer 2019. We expect between 3 and 7 runs from this colt this season, and she will most likely race around the Yorkshire, Lancashire and North Eastern racetracks.
Update June 2019 - Harry Love made a very exciting start to his career when finishing second at Thirsk on debut at 18/1. The winner then went to Royal Ascot and there have already been winners from the horses placed behind him. Ollie expects to send this gelding back out in early July, perhaps back to Thirsk.
Form & Race Plans
The race plans for this colt will be determined by his level of ability shown at home and on the course in 2019. On breeding he should start at six or seven furlongs and then will perhaps get further 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 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 his performance in these first three of four races will determine whether he 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, he shows that he will be a 6f to 1m horse, then there are plenty of races available for him from late May onward. 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 the colt's progress and race planning as the season progresses.
Harry Love 2019 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 2019 and runs through the turf season until November 1st 2019, however we will be reporting on the colt before the share period starts (from January 2019) 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 colt suffers a season-ending injury and has not already raced twice 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.
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 even though they do not get injured. Around 20% of 2YO's will not reach the racecourse during their 2YO season.
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 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.