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Weekly Update 12-02-20

By On 12th February 2020

I did not manage a website update last week as I was back in the Cotswolds for the Coral World Grand Prix snooker at the Centaur at Cheltenham.  Back now and we hopefully have a runner next week with Mount Oliver entered at Lingfield.

All the details of the current share options and background on each horse can be found in a document on the website here and please contact me, via the website contact page if you want any more information.

Anjaal Filly

The Anjaal filly is fine and Michael is sorting a date for a racecourse gallop for her.  Hopefully, we will have some news of a debut for her soon.

I still have some shareholding left and the fees for her cover the period to 31st December 2020.  Fees start at £240 (1% share) for the year with discounts for larger purchases – £1,100 for 5% and £2000 for 10%.  Monthly payments are accepted if you don’t want to pay everything up front and she will be running regularly this year if she stays injury-free and should provide us with plenty of fun and if she proves to be decent then maybe a good level of prize money as well!

My Brother

My Brother is doing a lot of road walking and spending time on the horse walker.  He will continue this for another few weeks. He is going well and Neil is happy with the progress he is making and how strong he is looking.  He is still on track to be back racing this season and will continue into the summer if he is fit and well.

At his current share price, he could end up being cracking value as his valuation would be significantly higher than the current level if he bounces back to the form he showed pre-injury and there is no reason why he cannot do so.

New shareholding can be purchased at £65 per 1% share (£300 for 5% and £550 for 10%) and the training fee to October 2020 is £250 per 1% share (£1150 for 5% and £2100 for 10%).  You can pay monthly if you prefer.

Fr Humphrey / Mount Oliver

I still have not got the race diary for Mount Oliver’s last race updated on the website. Hopefully this week there will be time to get that done!  Mount Oliver has entered at Lingfield on Monday 17th February and will run there if the meeting beats the current bad weather.  I saw him on the gallops last Friday and he is fit and well and on track to run well.

I also saw Fr Humphrey on Friday and all is well with him.  There have been a lot of highly rated qualifiers from the recent qualifying races for the Veterans Chase Series and this means that Fr Humphrey is now 27th on the list of possible entrants.  Most of the recent qualifiers have been on soft ground, so fingers crossed we get better ground in March as this will a) mean the soft ground horses won’t enter and b) we will have a better chance on such ground anyway.

Shareholding in Fr Humphrey and Mount Oliver can still be purchased on a “two horses for one share price” option until 30th April 2020.

Fees to end of April 2020 are £270 for 1% (£1250 for 5% and £2,250 for 10%) and this gets you ownership of both horses and full share of any prize-money won (which will be significant if Fr Humphrey runs well in the veterans chase final).

Dynamic Kate

Our Yeats filly, Dynamic Kate continues to build up to a race or two at the back end of the current jumps season.  Neil Mulholland has taken things slowly with her and gave her a short break over Christmas.  He feels that this is now paying off as she is strengthening up.  She looks very promising.

Whilst she may only run three or four times before renewal on 31st October, we have her for at least two or three seasons and she could be exciting, so you may need to get involved now to be sure of securing a shareholding.  She really could be anything and it is conceivable that she could be a top-level performer able to contest big races.  She is currently just £250 per 1% share (£1150 for 5% and £2100 for 10%) covering the period to 31st October 2020.

From The Stables

On Thursday 30th January, Neil Mulholland had no joy at Wincanton, Ballymilan was pulled up, Hygrove Percy was unplaced, Jewelinthename fell, Sambella was 12th and Ashley Hollow 6th.  For Michael Attwater, Savoy Brown was 4th at Chelmsford.  The next day, however, Neil had a winner when Indian Brave ran on well to hold on for the win at Chepstow.  For Michael, Music Major did not get a clear run and was unplaced.

Neil had three runners on Saturday 1st, Full of Surprises was unplaced, Caroles Destrier was also out of the frame whilst Solwara One ran well and finished second.  Neil had four runners the next day, but Just Henry, Hereia, Frau Georgia and Sainte Doctor all failed to make the places and on the Monday, Lyrical Ballad was also unplaced, whilst Molliana managed to finish 3rd in her race.  The same day, for Michael, Lep finished unplaced.  After no runners on Tuesday the 4th, there was just the one Wednesday runner for our stables with Michael sending Big Time Maybe up to Southwell, but he was unplaced.  His Pink Flamingo was disappointing at Chelmsford the next day, but Neil had another winner when Chinwag won the first at Huntingdon.

Michael had no luck at Chelmsford on Thursday as Something Lucky failed to live up to his name again.  It looks like he bumped into one again finishing 2nd to a horse that was well backed and ran like it had plenty in hand.  Solar Park used up a bit of energy getting to the front and faded out of contention.  On Saturday, Neil had five runners, Deputy Jones fell, Conkwell Legend ran a nice race to finish 3rd, Runasimi River and Templeross were unplaced and Last Enchantment also did not make the frame.  For Michael, Real Estate was involved in a four-horse battle for the win at Wolverhampton, but he ended up 4th of the four.

Getting Involved

If you are interested in finding out more about what is involved, then please do get in touch as I would be delighted to discuss things with you.

I issue weekly shareholder updates (which go into more detail than the blog) and frequent updates on social media.  Feel free to like the FaceBook page and follow the Twitter updates.

I also have an e-book entitled “Racehorse Ownership – Everything You Might Have Wanted To Know But Would Not Have Known Who To Ask“.  This is free and the download page can be accessed here.

Have a great week.

Phil


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