Kingsclere Racing Club 2017 – Horses in Training
Brorocco 4yo b g Shirocco – Lady Brora (Dashing Blade)
A winner at Newmarket and Yarmouth last term, Brorocco has done well physically from three to four and this half-brother to Group 1 winner Elm Park is an exciting prospect for valuable middle-distance handicaps this season.
Fort Jefferson 4yo br g Passing Glance – Florida Heart (First Trump)
A dual winner in 2016, including an 11-length success at Leicester, Fort Jefferson is a progressive individual with a liking for soft ground, and looks capable of further success this year.
Intransigent 8yo b g Trans Island – Mara River (Efisio)
Has been a star for the KRC since making his debut in 2011, winning over £250,000 in prize-money, including Listed success at Chester. Already a winner in 2017, he retains all his enthusiasm and continues to compete at a high level.
Paris Bound 4yo b g Champs Elysees – Averami (Averti)
Has taken time to find his feet, but looks to be gradually progressing and this half-brother to Group 1 winner Side Glance should be winning races over staying trips this summer.
St Mary’s 4yo b f Siyouni – Once Over (Sakhee)
Won her maiden at Thirsk last year and has since done very well physically, so we are looking forward to an exciting season, during which she will be targeted at some valuable fillies’ handicaps for this well-bred daughter of the exciting young sire Siyouni.
Swashbuckle 4yo b g Dashing Blade – Inhibition (Nayef)
Won twice at Ffos Las last summer before finishing a promising third in a competitive York handicap. An imposing individual, he has done very well indeed over the winter, and looks a high-class prospect for the top staying handicaps in the season ahead.
Three Year Olds
Cold Shoulder b g Passing Glance – Averami (Averti)
A late-developing type, this brother to Group 1 winner Side Glance didn’t make it to the track last year, but he has shown ability in his work at home and will make his debut this spring.
Hidden Stash b g Sakhee’s Secret – Marajuana (Robellino)
A strong type and half-brother to two KRC winners, he won his maiden at Brighton last year and has shown enough in a couple of starts in 2017 to suggest he will be winning races over sprint trips this summer.
Hidden Steps b f Footstepsinthesand – Hidden Valley (Haafhd)
A beautifully-bred filly, out of a winning mare for the KRC, Hidden Steps was an impressive debut winner last August before finishing in midfield in the Group 2 May Hill Stakes. She is a tremendously exciting prospect and we will be looking to achieve some black-type with her this term.
Highland Pass b f Passing Glance – Lady Brora (Dashing Blade)
Bred to be very useful, being a half-sister to Elm Park and Brorocco, and she showed plenty of ability in three starts last term, including when third in a strong contest at Newmarket. We have high aspirations for her this year, and the hope is that she can win her maiden before going on to better things.
Look My Way b g Pour Moi – Casual Glance (Sinndar)
Looked in need of the experience in his three runs at two, but bred to improve with time and, out of a Listed-placed mare over 1m5f, he looks sure to progress over middle-distances in the months ahead.
Two Year Olds
Crescent Canyon b c Archipenko – Hidden Valley (Haafhd)
The second foal of KRC winner Hidden Valley, this colt is a half-brother to promising KRC three year old Hidden Steps. His dam won over 2m1f and is a half-sister to seven black-type performers, including Passing Glance and Victoria Montoya. Sire a globetrotting Group 1 winner, good record with two year olds but progeny progress well.
Essendon gr g Aussie Rules – Inhibition (Nayef)
Fourth foal, and half-brother to exciting young KRC stayer Swashbuckle. Dam showed a good level of form for the KRC in just five starts, winning over 1m4f on the All-Weather and finishing fourth in Listed company. She is a half-sister to Hidden Valley and to Casual Glance. Sire Aussie Rules won the French 2,000 Guineas, gets two year old winners but progeny progress well.
Seasearch b g Passing Glance – Seaflower Reef (Robellino)
Fifth foal, he is a half-brother to the smart KRC winner Chesil Beach, who recorded a four-timer over 12-16f in 2014. His dam is a maiden half-sister to three winners, including 13-time winner Trans Sonic. Sire developed into a very smart miler, winning in Group company at four and five. Out of Spurned and a half-brother to six black-type performers, he is the sire of seven KRC winners of 24 races, including Side Glance, Passover, Constant Contact and Spectator.
Urban Aspect b c Cityscape – Casual Glance (Sinndar)
Seventh foal of the beautifully-bred Casual Glance, and half-brother to unraced three year old Overholt. His dam was a winner over 1m4f and placed in Listed company at four, and is a half-sister to Hidden Valley and Inhibition. Sire a tough, consistent miler, winning four Group races including a runaway success in the Group 1 Dubai Duty Free at Meydan. First two year olds in 2017, but his half-brother Bated Breath made a very bright start at stud in 2016.