On the back of a very successful 2019 – we have a few options to get involved in two-year-olds for 2020. For more information, please do not hesitate to give Rod a ring on 07885 168447 or email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bay Colt – Coultsy – Katevan (Feb 10th)
£5,000 for 25% Share – all costs up to Dec 1st
By first-season sire Coulsty (by Kodiac) who proved himself a very tough and durable racehorse over four seasons of racing with five wins and £200,000 to his name. A sharp type, he made a winning debut over five furlongs in the May of his two-year-old campaign before showing solid form in defeat thereafter. He progressed nicely through his three-year-old campaign, culminating in a Group 3 success at Deauville over six furlongs. At four, he won on his return in Listed Company at Leicester, before going onto run a career best when runner-up to Adday in the Group 2 Hungerford Stakes and hit a career high mark of 111
The dam Katevan was a winner on her debut for Jim Bolger as a two-year-old over a mile and was rated as high as 86. She has already produced a winner in Sepahi (by Sepoy), successful over 5f at Chelmsford and rated as high as 72.
Katevan is a half-sister to three winners. The best of these was Guilia (by Gaileo) who also won on her debut as a two-year-old before going onto be twice placed at Listed Level (finished fifth in the Oaks on just her third start) and was rated 100. Guilia has gone on to produce five winners, including Goodyearforroses who won on her debut for in the UK as a juvenile before going on to win in Stakes Company in North America, landing a Group 2 in Santa Anita.
Meanwhile, her half-brother Business As Usual (by Invincible Spirit) also won on his debut as a two year-old and was very impressive when winning on handicap debut off 88 before being sold to Hong Kong for £460,000 Guineas at the July Sales as a three-year-old.
Bay Colt – Sir Prancealot – El Morocco (Mar 30th)
£3,500 for 25% Share – all costs up to Dec 1st
This big strong colt, currently weighing in at over 500kg, is by one of our favourite sires in Sir Prancelot and this horse looks the type to not only show promise at two but also go on to bigger and better things at three.
Sir Prancealot was an extremely precocious two-year-old, winning on debut at Bath in May before following up in the National Stakes at Sandown. He was then fourth in the Coventry behind Dawn Approach, runner-up in the Group 2 Prix-Robert Papin, fourth in the Group 1 Prix Morny before landing the five-furlong Group 2 Flying Childers and then retired to stud.
He has a record for producing tough performers, his stand-out horse Sir Dancealot, a 10-time winner for David Elsworth including four Group 2 events and this horse is of a very similar mould. While in our own yard he has given us the tough multiple winners Sir Plato (7), Greeley (5) and Singing The Blues (4) amongst others.
While his dam was unraced, she has already produced three solid winners, two of them as juveniles on second start and she is a half-sister to the useful Listed placed Smart Coco who has gone on to produce black-type performers. Meanwhile her grand dam is the 1000 Guineas winner and Champion Filly Sayyedati and related to this year’s top-class Group 2 performer Mehdaayih
Bay Filly – Sayif – Glen Molly (Mar 21st)
£10,000 or £5,000 for 50% share (However, she could be syndicated into 5 and 10% shares like the Gutaifan filly)
This strong filly was bred at Llety Farms which not only stands the stallion but is the same operation that produced Bettys Hope so we were keen to buy from an outfit with a history of producing sprint stars and she will be targeted at the Sales Races.
Her sire Sayif was a very classy two-year-old who showed an extremely high level of form despite not winning for Peter Chapple-Hyam in his juvenile campaign. On just his second start he lost out by a short-head in the Group 2 July Stakes, then finished third in both the Group 2 Richmond and Mill Reef Stakes before finishing second to Bushranger in the Group 1 Middle Park, ending his season with an official mark of 118. At three he got off the mark in a strong Conditions contest at Leicester and ended his campaign by landing a well-deserved Group 2 at Ascot in September.
As a stallion he has stood for a fee of just £3,000 but has done extremely well with the limited ammunition, currently having an impressive 43% winners to runners strike rate (as at 2/11/19). His standout winner is Gulliver, a winner at two that has stood up to his racing extremely well and was recording his sixth career win when landing a £100,000 handicap off 100 at York as a five-year-old last month. While this year a two-year-old filly by him, Ikigai, was a 66/1 winner on debut at Yarmouth before going on to finish third in a Listed contest at Maisons-Laffitte.
Her dam Glen Molly was a £110,000 Euro yearling and was trained by Barry Hills, winning on her second start over six furlongs as a two-year-old at Newbury. At three she was very progressive, landing a competitive handicap at Newmarket, hitting a career high of 90. She has already produced two winners, including If I Say So, a full sister to our filly who won five times over sprint trips in France and won nearly £80,000 in prize money.
Grey Filly – Gutaifan – Dame Helen (Feb 17th)
£875 for 5% share (all costs up to Mar 1st 2020) and then all inclusive fees of £130 per month
More details here http://www.rodmillmanracing.co.uk/gutaifan-filly-for-syndication/