The Coffee Pod

Trainer: Richard Hannon Race type: Flat
Age: 3 yr old Description: Bay Colt
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Race entries

  • Saturday
    3 Aug
    3:35 PM
    The Coffee Pod Goodwood - Coral Stewards' Cup (Class 2) Flat
    (Heritage Handicap)
    Early Closing
    Jockey TBC

Racing Update (June): Winner at 2, The Coffee Pod has had 3 runs in June and seems to be improving each time, with placings at Goodwood and Windsor, but Richard believes he is capable of more than what he is has done on the track so far this year. He has His race entries/declarations, will show on this page. TIMEFORM RATED:84.

Purchased at the Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale, which produced two Classic winners last year as well as more 2022 two-year-old Group and Listed performers than any other European two-year-olds in training sale.

This colt is by sire of sires, ACCLAMATION - A proven multiple Group 1 sire including QE11 Cup and Hong Kong Derby Winner Romantic Warrior and with 14 Individual Black Type performers in 2022. He is also the sire of ACLAIM, DARK ANGEL, EQUIANO, EXPERT EYE, HARBOUR WATCH and MARSHA.

There is no finer trainer of the progeny of the world-renowned stallion ACCLAMATION than Richard Hannon - Mehmas, Lilbourne Lad, our own Group 2 winning Ventura Tormenta, Harbour Watch, Cake & Oh This Is Us, to name but a few.

Richard loved this horse when we went to view him together following the colt’s fantastic breeze, the day before. He’s a super stamp of a horse, very sizeable, tall, long, athletic, and elegant with a fantastically long stride on him, in his quicker paces. He has a huge, honest head, with big, honest ears and possesses a fantastic temperament as you can see from his beautifully honest breeze, shown below.

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Watch his breeze, here: 

Given his size, physique, and stride pattern, it’s really no surprise that in his breeze, he started off steadily and simply got faster and faster throughout the 2.5f of Newmarket’s Rowley Mile Breeze Up course. As he meets the rising ground, you can see him starting to be at his most comfortable and he’s particularly strong through and past the finishing line. He finished in 9th position overall from the day’s 174 horses to breeze, some achievement for a huge horse who took time to get going and finished off stronger than ever.

We’d be adamant that the further 2.5f that he’ll encounter in races proper, should bring out significant improvement too. A set of race conditions should very much play to his strengths and that a 6th furlong too could be right up this colt’s alley, in time. When viewing the horse with Ross Doyle, he commented that he very much reminded him of the horse Harbour Watch. We’d love to hope he could be a Group winner, and stallion, just like him.

Monday’s breezes took place on ground that was on the easy side of good and we think that sort of going would be ideal for this son of Acclamation, however, his action is so fluent that we’re certain he’ll find quicker ground equally compatible. He’s a proper horse, with a proper action.



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2, Appleyard Drive
North Lincolnshire
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