Ready Or Nott

Trainer: Charlie Johnston Race type: Flat
Age: 2 yr old Description: Bay Filly
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Purchased at the Tattersalls Ireland Yearling Sale, this filly is by CAMACHO. Sire of French 1,000 Guineas winner TEPPAL, Group 2 Queen Mary and Prix Robert Papin winner SIGNORA CABELLO and many more 'Stakes' performing fillies.

We couldn’t help but be attracted to this really good sized, loose moving filly, the moment we first saw her. A €42,000 purchase in September 2022, she looks a typical Johnston type, good size, good presence with a good length of limb. Not just a sharp and early sort, she looks the type of individual who could be ready to race in May or June, just ahead of the Royal Ascot meeting, but we can see her progressing too, throughout 2023 and 2024, at distances up to a mile.

Camacho is one of the longest established stallions there is, and he can sire classic winners and sprinters alike. The mare has already produced a horse rated in excess of 100 and this filly hails from a black type family steeped in Group race genes.

Hopefully she can prove to be another Marie’s Diamond or Dear My Friend for us and Charlie & Mark to enjoy.

Tim says “she just struck us immediately as a Johnston type. She’s got a great action and is a strong, imposing individual.”

A few days after the sale and a CAMACHO colt, wins Europe's richest 2-year-old race, the Goffs Million, at The Curragh:

The same MPR buying team, who bought last year's juveniles did a great job, with 18 pieces of 2yo black type earned in 2022 and no doubt they have struck gold with this one too!

Race Entry: We've given her an entry in the 'Early Closing' Super Auction Tattersalls Ireland Sales race which takes place at the Curragh in September, so that could be an option for her as the season progresses.

Charlie will start grading his horses into 'Waves' based on their pedigree and their readiness to gallop. The Wave 1 horses (Sprint Bred, precocious types) will be the first to be tried usually mid-March in preparation for the early season 2yo races. Which Wave a horse is in, isn’t a reflection of its ability, just its pedigree. There would be little point galloping a horse in March that needs to start off over 7 furlongs as those races don’t start until June for 2yo’s. The Camacho Filly is likely to be in Wave 2 starting over 6f but there's a chance that she could show precocity and be amongst the 5f starters. 

Training update (29th March): Charlie reports that Ready Or Nott galloped this morning with a Kitten's Joy Filly who had also won her previous piece of work. She went well under Richard Oliver and she was comfortably on top at the end of the gallop. She's progressing nicely and she'll gallop again in around 10 days time and next time she'll gallop against another filly who will have won both of her pieces of work. 

Winning galop:

Her first piece upsides:

January visit at her pre-training yard:


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