Trainer and Syndicate comments for Amity Island
Amity Island has grown significantly since joining Ollie Pears yard, and we had no hesitation in taking him for our syndicates after watching him lengthen out on the gallops at Malton. He is now in his 3YO season and racing on a regular basis.
He is likely to be an eight to ten furlong horse as his best runs to date have come over a mile, but Ollie Pears believes he will stay even further as he matures. His only run over ten furlongs to date resulted in him holding his own well in a slow run race at Chelmsford. His mother got a mile and his father was unbeaten at six furlongs as a 2YO (including in the Richmond stakes).
Ollie says of the colt "He is a good ride, and has plenty of spirit, but is sensible with it. He always lengthens really well when asked, and Andrew Mullen has indicated that decent ground on the turf will be his optimum conditions through summer. It will be interesting to see how he develops over the coming months as he is still quite immature and will only improve."
He added "I do see him as a horse who will eventually relish middle distances. Hes currently rated in the sixties, but I think when he comes to himself properly we can improve upon that rating."
This son of Harbour Watch already has plenty of substance to him and it will be fascinating to see how he develops over the next season.
If you are wondering about his name, Amity Island, it was chosen by trainer Ollie Pears who is a big fan of the film Jaws. Given the colts sire is called Harbour Watch, Ollie chose to name him after the fictional island on which the film was set.
This colt will be contesting handicap races throughout the North in 2018 and should run through into the autumn. He has already finished placed on four occasions, being a neck second at Southwell in the All-weather season.
Trained in Malton, East Yorkshire, a well known training centre for racehorses, we expect this colt to be racing at tracks such as Newcastle, Wolverhampton and Southwell in winter, Catterick, Ripon, Pontefract, Beverley, Nottingham and possibly York, Haydock and Chester in summer.
Please note that you may pay a deposit of 500 GBP for your share. The syndicate manager will then contact you regarding the payment of the balance and discuss the standard monthly training costs. The ongoing training costs are on Ollies standard daily rates and payable in arrears via invoice.
He is available to view prior to purchase and we expect this son of Harbour Watch to keep on improving through 2018.