Roger Fell has a good record of finding and training these types of horses! Admirality was previously trained by Johnny Murtagh in Ireland and has been extremely progressive.
Admirality is by Mount Nelson out of a US mare named Dialma. Mount Nelson is a very versatile stallion who has produced Group 1 winners on the flat (Librisa Breeze) and over hurdles (Penhill). Dialma didn’t have a prolific career on the racecourse, she was campaigned in Italy for Stefano Botti.
Admirality was very lightly campaigned in his early years, potentially because he is a big horse that has would have taken his time to fill out. Last year he ran from 5f-7f, but he has run over 1m 1f before. This would suggest he is quite versatile when it comes to trip. The going doesn’t seem to be too much of an issue either although looking at his form his best runs have come on a sounder surface.
We believe there is more to come from this horse. We will look to campaign him in a similar way to our stable star Burnt Sugar!