(Class 2 Handicap)
A year ago, at the Goffs U.K. Yearling sale, we were the underbidder on a yearling by Choisir out of the mare Bunditton. We usually try to follow wherever possibly, not just the careers of our own horses but also some of the horses we nearly purchased to constantly analyse our performance and ability to successfully select future talent from the sales arena. The Choisir yearling turned out to be RAJASINGHE, the 2017 Coventry Stakes winner, who has now gone off to stud. However, in following Rajasinghe's career we've also been attracted to the talents of his trainer Richard Spencer. He's a fabulous young man who appears to have a great temperament for the training game and undoubted ability too. Having been pupil assistant to and second in command to the likes of Barry Hills, Charlie Hills and Michael Bell you can see why his ability to train racehorses is without question.
So, it is with great relish that we have been able to establish a working partnership with Richard and his team to bring a further trainer to our burgeoning Newmarket roster, alongside Sir Mark Prescott, Michael Bell, Marco Botti, David Lanigan and Hugo Palmer. We were determined to ensure that our first venture with Richard is a successful one and we have been particularly diligent in our sales approach in pursuit of what we perceive to be the right individual. We are pretty sure we have selected the right horse with this fabulous son of the very speedy REQUINTO. Read his stallion profile here: http://coolmore.com/stallions/requinto/
What attracted us to this horse in particular was the horse himself (not just his 4 white socks and white blaze). His looks, stature, presence as well as how he conducts himself when moving and how he conducts himself with regards to his temperament and his mind. You could categorise him as "trainer's horse." This is a phrase which alludes to him being a no-nonsense individual that appears hardy and tough, but above all, appears very sound and very trainable.
Syndicate manager update (April 2020): He is a tough and genuine performer who races in really good quality races, each and every time. Already a winner at Chester and Epsom, and 2020 looks like being no different to 2018 and 2019. His ultimate goal will be the Ayr Silver Cup in September, but he’s almost certain to win for us, before then, to bolster his CV.
Richard mentioned him in his 30th April stable tour for Sporting Life: "He's a bit of a solid handicapper and we're going to step him up in trip. He's done well from three to four and I'd like to think he can be competitive under a light weight in a quality handicap. Hopefully there's a big pot in him this year, possibly back over a mile which he hasn't run over since he was two."
Watch his win at Epsom here: https://www.racingtv.com/videos/watch/horse_racing_replays/233531-racing-welfare-for-all-racing-s-workforce-handicap-4
Here's an update from Richard on him (24th April):