(Class 2 Handicap)
We were delighted to purchase this high class recruit from France, who is already a Listed winner. 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. He ran an absolute blinder, behind the likes of James Garfield and Expert Eye. We were really pleased with this Greenham run, where he 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 (April 2020): He's a very talented Sprinter who revels in soft ground. Possibly best at 7f but is almost as effective over 6f. Big pot handicaps at the big festivals, will be on his agenda and although he wins at least one very decent prize each season, we think there’s a huge win in him, in one of these big post handicaps too, in 2020. He has a Timeform rating 102.
Here he is cantering (blue jacket):