We were delighted to purchase this high class recruit from France, already a Listed winner, but still only a 3yo, in Cold Stare. Sent to the mercurial trainer David O'Meara, who improves others' 'cast offs' for fun, we feel sure he will take us to all the top tracks around Europe.
At a time of the season when David's string are only just getting going, we sent him on the toughest of tough missions, to the Dubai Duty Free Greenham Stakes 2000 Guineas trial on April 21st. He's run an absolute blinder, behind the likes of James Garfield and Expert Eye. We were really pleased with this Greenham run. He’s put in a career best to be beaten only 3 3/4 lengths by some of the top 3 year olds in the country.
Big pot handicaps and potential further pattern races await this young and improving son of Intense Focus. He's just the sort of horse who reminds us of our previous David O'Meara stalwart PENITENT, in that he should improve as he matures.
Syndicate manager update (25th November): Still only a 4yo, he’s currently rated 102 by Timeform. He’s equally effective at 6 or 7f. He loves soft ground, and one day, surely a Heritage Handicap with all the prize money that goes with them, will fall his way. Runs at all the big festivals and on Saturdays and is pretty much the perfect horse to own.