Tyger Bay is a very interesting recruit to the MPR ranks. He’s a very fast, very talented and fast improving sprinter who loves both soft ground and the AW; he’s particularly versatile. 6f looks just right at the moment, but there’s a hint that he could even drop back to 5f and he matures and strengthens up still further. Sprinters often both improve with age, and get quicker with age.
If you watch his races back you can see that he travels supremely well throughout, often putting the race to bed in a matter of strides, such is his pace and superiority over the opposition.
He’s the first horse we’ve had with Newmarket’s Conrad Allen, and it’s Conrad’s opinion that he’s rapidly on the improve. He describes him as “the sort of horse who could make up into a Portland horse”. The Portland is a 5.7f Heritage handicap, run at Doncaster’s St Leger meeting. All those top 5f and 6f handicaps can be on his agenda, too, whether they be the Gold Cup or Silver Cup version (Ayr Gold/Silver Cup, Great St Wilfred, Stewards’ Cup/Stewards’ Sprint). Many of these races are run on soft ground, which is perfect for Tyger Bay, a son of Cable Bay, who enjoyed ease in the ground himself.
Here he is looking relaxed on a morning's exercise at home in Newmarket and you can see him trotting and slow cantering in the gallery of videos.
He’s only 4yo and relatively lightly raced by sprinters’ standards. He’s in the form of his life at the moment, and ran a blinder last time at Kempton, (he loves it there) where he was in a hopeless position turning in, flew in the final furlong. Watch that race replay here: https://www.racingtv.com/videos/watch/horse_racing_replays/350322-try-our-new-super-boosts-at-unibet-handicap-4
He’s only available, because his current owner has taken the decision to reduce his Bloodstock interests. The current owner and the trainer will own 25% each and we have purchased a 50% interest in the horse, to race in the MPR silks.
Tyger Bay is a rapidly improving sprinter, who’s a very exciting recruit, and comes in on a very sensible budget indeed, especially when you consider what there could still be to come. Usually, sprinters don’t peak until they are 5 and 6yo; take Copper Knight for example, he’s a good as ever at the age of 7yo.
His season is far from over, despite having already tasted success on three occasions, he can run over the Winter, if we choose. In conclusion, a fantastic opportunity to either enter the world of horse racing ownership, or to extend your portfolio.
Racing Update: Conrad has a race in mind for him at Chelmsford on November 6th! His race entries/declarations will show on this page.