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Our syndicates have enjoyed plenty of success with Ollie Pears over the last few years, especially with our two-year-olds. Working with a limited budget, Ollie had managed to find us winners up to Class 2 and 3 grade, and also horses that train on as three-year-olds and older. This chap fits the mold of a 'Pears purchase', as he is compact and powerful, and walks and trots really well. However, Ollie is also adept at finding horses with great attitudes (such as 3-time winner Harry Love and 2-time winner Ready Freddie Go) and this colt is no different.
Ollie told us "He impressed me at the Tattersalls September sales with the way he dealt with everything that day, and he took the travelling to Malton in his stride as well. He is well put together and I'd describe him as a 'racey' type. He seems to want to get on with things and so far hasn't put a foot wrong."
Ollie went on to say "He has six and seven furlongs form in both sides of his pedigree. His sire Adaay was a Group winner over both distances, and this chap strikes me as the sort who will start at six and then go up in trip as he matures."
"This colt has a lot going for him and it will be fascinating to see how he develops over the winter", said Ollie "He has really great legs and he has very similar markings to his sire."
In the yard this youngster is known as 'Ray'. Hopefully, he will give his shareholders plenty of days we can dream about!
This colt's breeding backs up Ollie's view of this currently unnamed colt. His father was top class, and stands for 5,000 pounds because he has already proven himself as a decent source of genuine, sharp offspring. His mother won several times over five to seven furlongs and he has three brothers and a sister who between them have won over seventeen races and proven themselves capable over longer distances as they got older.
We like this colt a lot. He is quite a 'busy' sort and is always aware of what's going on around him.
"This colt has Danehill relations in both sides of his pedigree and the fact he is related to several winners from the same mother was a big plus when I saw him at the Tattersalls book three sales. Adaay is stamping his progeny with plenty of ability and I couldn't resist this colt, as I'm a big fan of the Kodiac line." stated Ollie Pears.
Ollie Pears noted: "Because of his mixed pedigree in terms of trip and the way he already stands, I won't be surprised if this colt starts at five furlongs in the early part of the season. He's well built and has plenty of bone on him and an intelligent head.
Ollie added "He walks and trots 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 most at this stage, and that can only be positive."
Ollie went on to state "He is a good-looking bay and well proportioned. I'd expect him to lengthen and I'd love to take him to York for the 6f 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 2022 season.
We are already reporting this colt's progress for shareholders on an ad-hoc basis, updating them on the major breakthroughs with his training - and we will provide regular updates on his 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 2022. We expect between 3 and 7 runs from this colt this season, and he will most likely race around the Yorkshire, Lancashire and North Eastern racetracks.
Please be aware that there is a possibility that we may decide to geld this colt once we are convinced he will not be absolutely top class (the only way he could become a sire). Geldings tend to benefit from having more paddock time and also become easier to handle in and around the stables.
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 2022. On breeding he should start at five or six 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 7f horse, then there are plenty of races available for him from late May onwards. 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.
A Day To Dream 2022 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 2022 and runs through the turf season until November 1st 2022, however we will be reporting on the filly before the share period starts (from January 2022) 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.>/p>
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 simply because they are not ready either physically or mentally.
As a shareholder you must understand that we cannot guarantee your horse's performance, a specific volume of runs (beyond our minimum guarantee if injured) 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 their build-up to the season.
These risks are the chance all shareholders take, as we do ourselves when participating in the ownership of racehorses.