Purchased at the Tattersalls July Sale, Dommersen joins Middleham Park Racing and Roger Fell, who is fresh from another big win with our own BURNT SUGAR. Another horse that we purchased at Tattersalls and placed with Roger. He has since won three major prize pots of €88,500 in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF "Sovereign Path" Premier Handicap at Leopardstown on Champions weekend, £74,700 in the bet365 Bunbury Cup Handicap at Newmarket on July Cup day and £93,000 by winning the Gigaset International two weeks later at Ascot, providing his owners with not only superb Festival days out wins but four times what we paid for him won in prize money!
We also bought CLOCKMAKER out of the John Gosden yard and he also did us really proud. He won several races including some great pay days and also afforded us the racing ownership experience at the top tracks, on Saturdays and Festival days. We have every reason to believe that our most recent purchase from John Gosden, Dommersen, can offer us precisely the same.
Still lightly raced for his age, this powerhouse of a horse is open to improvement under the delightfully different training regime of Roger Fell. Furthermore, we think Dommersen might be better served by a drop back to 7f and a mile, where the huge pot, Saturday and Festival handicaps tend to be in abundance. It worked for Clockmaker and it could easily perform the same trick for Dommersen. Being by Dutch Art out of a Pivotal mare, both influences for speed, rather than stamina and we could unlock a fair few pounds of improvement from him.
Syndicate manager update: Possibly best on the AW, there's plenty of miles left on the clock in this sphere. He's now very well handicapped and could unleash his aptitude very shortly into the winners' enclosure. For anyone looking for a winter warmer, this horse fits the bill, we'd suggest. While we remain uncertain as to his optimum distance, (probably somewhere between a mile and 10f) we feel that the superb Burnt Sugar's trainer will unlock the key, most probably over the course of the Winter but definitely within the next 12 months. It'd be lovely to think he could be a dual Heritage handicap winner like his stablemate Burnt Sugar; he starts his 2019 career from a rather similar handicap rating, so we dare to dream!
Watch his London Mile Series qualifier win here: http://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/video/20160817/2621778/15644419