Upcoming Runners 15/12
Posted on: 15th Dec 2017
Alfredo Looking For Early Christmas Present
Alfredo Arcano will hope to get the Christmas celebrations started early tonight in Dundalk. The three year old will gelding will take on some older and more experienced sprinters in the valuable 6 furlong handicap but we are very hopeful of another solid run. Alfredo has done very well for his owner Martin McHale and tonight he looks for his fourth win in the last year. It would be nice to add tonights prize money having already won over 40,000 Euros this year.
Racing returns to Dundalk next Thursday and Friday night before closing up for the Christmas. We hope to finish off the year with a few runners next week on both days.
Our two runners from last week have come out of their races in great order and both may run back next week. Elleval ran a storming race to finish third. I was a little disappointed that he did not get the clearest of runs as I believe he would have ran a lot closer had he started his run earlier. But thats horse racing and at least he will have another day. I would love to see him back at Meydan for the new year but he would have to put up another good run and go up a couple of pounds in the handicap.
Ar Saoirse backed up his handicap debut run with another solid display here to finish second in the 6 furlong nursery. Owned by the Sheikh The Reins Syndicate, Ar Saoirse has two options next week including a 5 furlong maiden and a 5 furlong nursery. We will look at both races before making a decision but again I could not be happier with how he has come out of his race.
For the next few weeks I will put up a yearling that was bought last year and try to show why we bought him. This week we will start with a Requinto Colt that was purchased at the September Yearling Sales in Tattersalls Ireland. This colt has a lot of size and scope to him. This is very much something we look for at the sales as in general horses with size and scope have a tendency to improve as they get older. Also good sized horses generally have a better stride length and that makes life easier for them.
This colt is a good walker, in that I mean he is nice and loose. Again these types of horses tend to have a better longer stride. Another thing that we definitely look for is a horse with a nice eye and one that looks honest. Is very hard to look under the bonnet and know how much ability is there but either way it is very important that they try hard.
His father is Requinto who is a well-bred tough, speedy juvenile winner of the Group 2 Flying Childers Stakes. I have enjoyed success with Requinto’s progeny, Little Clarinet won a maiden at two in Navan and was a winner at three in Leopardstown. She was also placed in two valuable Premier Handicaps at the Curragh earlier in the year.
Our colt has physically done well since arriving in the yard and is taking it all in his stride. I’m very happy with his progress. This yearling and a Lawman colt will race for a new, exciting syndicate in 2018. The pair, graduates of Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale, will be aimed at the €300,000 Tattersalls Ireland Super Auction Sales Stakes at the Curragh, the second day of Irish Champions Weekend.
If you wish to visit yard to view the horses and speak to David and his team, please don’t hesitate to contact David.