Kingsclere Racing Club Horses 2012

Older Horses

Tartan Trip (g) Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Selkirk ”“ Marajuana (Robellino)

Very well-regarded in his younger days, Tartan Trip had plenty of subsequent winners in behind when finishing runner-up on two occasions in mile handicaps last May behind a couple of well-handicapped rivals. Â  After two disappointing runs later in the season, he was found to have a wind problem, which has now been addressed. Â  As a result, he could be a very well-handicapped horse for the season ahead.

Has run well in defeat on the AW in three starts in 2012 but undoubtedly a better horse on turf and there could be a decent handicap in him this year. Â  He could go for the Lincoln subsidiary race at Doncaster in late March.

Hidden Valley (f) Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Haafhd ”“ Spurned (Robellino)

Looked a useful filly in her work at home last season, but had become something of an enigma on the racecourse until finding the step up to 2m in her favour on her final start of the year, at Bath in October.

She has done extremely well over the winter and Andrew is of the opinion that she could develop into a high-class staying handicapper this season, much as her half-sister Victoria Montoya did at the same age. Â  Her long-term target is the Cesarewitch, but she will be ready to return in mid-April and hopefully she can win on her return off what appears a fair handicap mark.

Rawaki (g) Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â   Â  Phoenix Reach ”“ Averami (Averti)

A half-brother to the high-class former KRC star Side Glance, Rawaki was a surprise winner of a maiden at Wolverhampton in June 2011, the form of which worked out very well indeed. Â  He picked up an injury that day that has prevented him from running again since.

Back cantering and has done really well in recent months. Â  Thankfully he is completely sound and we couldn't be happier with him. Â  He should be back in early May and is another who could prove to be a high-class handicapper.

Three Year Olds

Auntie Mabel (f) Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Tagula ”“ Vive La Chasse (Mull Of Kintyre)

Unraced at 2, but bred to improve with age and dam a half-sister to the useful Beaver Patrol.

Made her debut on the AW at Lingfield in February and has shown distinct improvement for that at home since. Â  Â  Looks the type who will need a couple more runs to find her feet but shows plenty of ability on the gallops and could be progressive when sent handicapping.

Basingstoke (g) Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â   Â  Â  Elusive City ”“ Ryninch (Dr Devious)

Well-regarded, he is a scopey sort who was always likely to be better as a three-year-old. Â  Unraced last year, he is an exciting prospect for the season ahead.

Back cantering and is another to have done very well in recent months. Andrew thinks quite a bit of him and hopefully he can win a nice handicap this season.  Â  Â Likely to start off in a 7f maiden in mid-April.

Bypass (f) Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â   Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â   Â   Â   Â  Passing Glance ”“ Florida Heart (First Trump)

Very nice filly but had a couple of little niggles during the course of 2011 that meant she was unable to make her racecourse debut at two.

Has come on in leaps and bounds over the winter and is shaping into a really nice filly and looking a typical Passing Glance both in looks and attitude. Â  She is likely to start off in a 1m maiden in early April and could be useful.

Intransigent (g) Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â   Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Trans Island ”“ Mara River (Efisio)

A half-brother to the very smart sprinter Border Music, Intransigent was an impressive winner on his second and final start of 2011, in a 5f maiden at Lingfield Park.

Not too many spring maiden winners at Lingfield Park would find themselves rated in the high 80's, but Intransigent was very impressive in winning there in November and, now back in full work after a break, he is likely to start off in a 5f handicap at Sandown Park on 27th April, won last year by his stablemate Night Carnation. Will be aimed at all the big 3yo sprint handicaps, with the  Â£80,000 6f event at York in mid-June his main target. Andrew feels he is more than capable of bagging one!

Northern Outlook (c) Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â   Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Selkirk ”“ Casual Glance (Sinndar)

Showed plenty of ability in two starts last season, most notably when a close 4th over a mile at Lingfield in November despite running green.

Had a slight tendon strain after his final run of last year but thankfully a scan in January was very encouraging and, though we have taken things slowly with him, he is now back in full work. Â  No reason why he won't be ready for the beginning of the flat season and looks the type to make up into a lovely three-year-old.

Rocky Reef (g) Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â   Â   Â   Â  Â  Danbird ”“ Leah's Pride (Atraf)

Showed ability over 6/7f in maidens last year but has come on plenty for the experience and has been added to the KRC for his three-year-old campaign.

Gelded since his final start of 2011 and appears to have come on plenty for that. Â  His work at home has been very good this year and he could prove to be a well-handicapped horse when reappearing at the beginning of the turf campaign.

Sea Anemone (f) Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Phoenix Reach ”“ Seaflower Reef (Robellino)

Ran three times on the AW between October and December, with a 3rd over 7f at Lingfield her best effort. Has acquired valuable experience on the AW over the winter and, after riding her last time, David Probert suggested she should be given a break and brought back for a summer turf campaign, as she should appreciate fast ground and is bred to improve with time and a slightly longer trip.

Silver Crossing (g) Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Avonbridge ”“ Silver Purse (Interrex)

Big, weak sort last year who always looked likely to need time and consequently was unraced in 2011.

A good-looking sort and Andrew has been very pleased with his physical improvement over the winter. Â  Now in pre-training and will be out a little later than most, probably in mid-May.

Taglietelle (g) Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Tagula ”“ Averami (Averti)

A half-brother to KRC winners Advertise, Rawaki and Side Glance, but looked in need of the experience when finishing down the field on his only start to date.

Was narrow and weak last year but looks a different physical specimen now, having put on 20 kilos over the winter. Will take time and looks the type to improve with racing, but very well-related and could develop into a nice handicapper by the autumn.

Two Year Olds

Winter Music (g) Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Oratorio – Alpine Park (Barathea)

Purchased at the DBS August sale, he is a half-brother to Leo's Pride, mile winner at 3 in Ireland and later smart winner in Hong Kong, multiple 7/8f AW winner Swiss Art (later winner over hurdles) and 1m4f 3yo winner Strewth. Â  Dam a fairly useful winning sprinter at 2, half-sister to five winners including Group 3/Listed 7f winner Rum Charger and Coventry Stakes runner-up Pakhoes.

Nice, big gelding who is from a good family and by an exciting young sire. Â  Will hopefully make his racecourse debut in midsummer at around 7f and looks capable of winning races this year.

Overseen (f) Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Passing Glance ”“ Sankaty Light (Summer Squall)

Half-sister to multiple winners Trans Sonic (7-11f), Transfer, (7-12f) and Oceancookie (7f). Â  Dam a half-sister to high-class juvenile Britannia, runner-up in the Gr.1 Fillies Mile. Â  By the leading KRC sire Passing Glance.

A little unfurnished and will need time to mature but is a nice, athletic filly who should be out in late June/early July.

Florida Beat (g) Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Passing Glance ”“ Florida Heart (First Trump)

Full brother to the exciting 3yo filly Bypass. Â  Dam a mile winner at 2, also placed over a mile at three and four. Â  Half-brother won over 11-14f, and out of a dual winner in the US. Â  Sire as above.

A real 2yo type and one that Andrew thinks quite a bit of. Â  Has done everything right so far and certainly one who looks capable of winning races this season. Â  Reminds the trainer of multiple Pattern race winner Side Glance, which is certainly a fine recommendation!

Casual Flame (f) Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Phoenix Reach ”“ Casual Glance (Sinndar)

Third foal. Â  Half-brother to Northern Outlook.. Â  Dam a 12f winner at 3, Listed placed over 13f at 4. Â  Half-sister to 10 winners, of which 6 were black-type performers (including Passing Glance) and three that have won for the KRC; Victoria Montoya, Inhibition and most recently Hidden Valley.

Really likeable and quality individual but bred to improve markedly with time and likely to be seen at her best next season and beyond. Â  Will hopefully make her racecourse debut in the late summer/early autumn.

Rocky Ride (f) Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Â  Rock Of Gibraltar ”“ Sidecar (Spectrum)

Half-sister to dual mile winner Daneside. Â  Dam, placed over 11f, half-sister to US Grade 1 winner Luas Line (also 3rd in Irish 1,000 Guineas) and high-class stayer Lost In The Moment (2nd in the Gr. 2 Goodwood Cup), from the family of May Hill winner Intimate Guest.

A nice, well-bred filly who looks the type to make her mark this year. Â  All being well, she will be ready to make her debut in a 7f maiden in June.