As we count down to the start of another season on the flat on the turf I took a look at a few of the horses I am looking forward to seeing again including the Group 1 Melbourne Cup Winner Rekindling. Included are some unraced 2-year olds who can hopefully go on and become successful in the coming season.
2-year olds: -
Buckhurst - Australia Colt. A half-brother to Duplicity and Naive Gamesmanship. Dam was a Maiden after 6 runs. from the family of Chintz dam of Multiple Group 1 winner The Gurkha.
Ozone -Camelot Colt. A half-brother to multiple winners Ablazing and Talwar. From the family of Multiple Group 1 winner Generous and Multiple Group 1 winner Imagine
Camelot x Meisosis Colt is a half-brother to 5 winners including multiple winners League Champion and Little shambles. Dam had 1 win from 3 starts over 7 furlongs. From the family of Aleagueoftheirown dam of Multiple Group 1 winner Alice Springs.
No Nay Never x Opera Fan Colt is the Dam’s first foal from the Johannesburg and Cape Cross sire lines. From the family of Multiple Group winner Neatico maybe a Royal Ascot type?
3-year olds: -
Downdraft – Camelot Colt has had 3 runs on the all-weather
from 7 – 8 furlongs, he has improved with each run, was a winner over 7
furlongs. He is a half brother to 8 winners who won over distances from 6 – 16 furlongs,
his dam ran 9 times winning once over 10 furlongs. Should be a better horse on
the turf. He has entries in both the English & Irish Derby’s.
Escamillo – Bated Breath Colt had 2 runs at 2 from 6.5
furlongs to a mile, his best effort coming over a mile in heavy ground which he
won, his dam ran 25 times winning 4 her best efforts were in soft and heavy
ground from 8 to 10 furlongs, has entries in both the Irish 2000 Guineas and
Irish Derby’s he is a lovely prospect.
Latrobe – Camelot Colt who is a dark horse had only 1 run as a 2-year-old he finished 2nd over a mile a ½ length behind Multiple Group 1 winner Founds brother James Cook he left a nice impression that day and I am looking forward to seeing him again as a 3-year-old. His dam ran 5 times winning 1 on the all-weather over 6 furlongs. He has entries in both the English & Irish Derby’s.
Subjudice - Galileo Colt, has had 1 run on the all-weather over 7 furlongs where he finished 7th. He will be a better horse when he goes on turf and will come on in leaps and bounds. He is a full brother to Listed winner and Group 3 placed Wild Irish Rose. He is a half-brother to 4-time winner and much missed Cradle Mountain who was a winner from 8 – 17 ½ furlongs. Dam was a Maiden after 5 starts. He has entries in both the English & Irish Derby’s.
4-year olds: -
Rekindling – High chaparral Colt has run 10 times winning 4, he won his Maiden over a mile in the soft. He won the Group 3 Ballysax stakes over 1m 2f on good to yielding, the Group 2 Comer Cup over 1m 6f on good ground and the Group 1 Melbourne Cup over 2 miles in good ground.
When winning the Ballysax he beat group 3 Derrinstown stud Derby Trial winner Douglas MacArthur, Group 1 Racing Post trophy 2nd Yucatan and Group 1 Irish Derby winner and group 1 English St Leger winner Capri.
In the Curragh Cup he beat Grade 1 Punchestown Champion hurdle and Group 1 Irish St Leger winner Wicklow Brave, Group 3 Ballyroan stakes winner Stellar Mass and Group 3 Vintage Crop Winner Forgotten Rules.
When winning the Melbourne Cup he beat Group 1 Criterium International winner Johannes Vermeer, Group 2 Lonsdale Cup winner Max Dynamite, Group 2 Chairman’s h’cap winner Big Duke, Grade 2 Leamington Novice’s hurdle winner Thomas Hobson, Group 2 Lucien Barriere Grand Prix de Deauville winner Tiberian, Group 3 Kingston Town stakes winner Libran, Group 2 Darley Prix Kergorlay winner Marmelo, Group 2 Comer Group international winner Oleander, Rennen winner Red Cardinal, group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup winner Almandin, Group 3 Lexus stakes winner Cismontane, group 2 Queen of the South stakes winner Amelie’s Star, Group 1 Caulfield Cup winner Boom Time, Group 1 Vinery stud stakes winner Single Gaze, group 3 Chester Vase winner US Army ranger, group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes and group 1 Australian Cup winner Humidor, Group 1 the BMW, Group 1 Yellow Glen Turnbull stakes winner Hartnell, Group 1 Premio Del Jockey Club winner Ventura Storm, Group 3 Coolmore Vintage Crop stakes winner Bondi Beach, and Group 1 Grand Prix de Paris, Group 1 Sydney Cup winner Gallante.
He is a colt that sets the pulses racing whenever he appears. Should contest all the stayers races this year.
2-year olds: -
War Command x Holy Alliance - Dam's 3rd foal, She is a half-sister to stable companion Eos, she is a homebred filly, from the family of Hellenis and Islington, she is pleasing Joseph in her homework, She is a January filly who could be an early season 2 year old perhaps a Royal Ascot type?
Dark Angel x Fascination – Filly, Dam of 1 winner from 1 runner and 3 foals of racing age, from the family of Multiple Group 1 winner Soldier of Fortune and Group 1 winner Sholokhov.
3-year olds: -
Anchovy – Galileo Filly ran 1 time on the all weather over 7 furlongs where she finished 8th. She will be a much better prospect on the turf. She is a half-sister to 9-furlong winner Caviar Czar. Her dam was a Maiden after 5 starts, her best effort was a 2nd place in a Listed event over 8 furlongs. Her 2nd dam is the Dam of Group 1 Epsom Derby Winner Ruler of The World and Multiple Group 1 winner Duke of Marmalade. The Galileo, Storm Cat cross is responsible for Multiple Group 1 winners Churchill, Decorated knight and Gleneagles.
Baroness – Declaration of War Filly ran 5 times from 7 to 8 furlongs winning once over 8 furlongs. Current rating of 90 should improve this season. She is a half sister to 6 winners Endless Power (16 – 21f), Perfect Truth (11f), Apache (12f), Marchese Marconi (11 – 20f) and Beyond Brilliance (7 -10f) should be better for a step up in trip. She is entered in the Irish Oaks.
Seize Your Star – Unraced Daughter of Sea The Stars. Her Dam ran twice and was unplaced in both of her starts. Her 2nd dam is the dam of Multiple Group 1 Winner and young sire Karakontie. She is entered in the Irish Oaks.