Trainer and Syndicate comments for Ready Freddie Go
This gelding stood out from the Ascot September sales catalogue, as he is a half brother to a horse we know an awful lot about, Roaring Rory. Rory has won six times for his shareholders over sprint distances and when Ollie Pears saw how this half brother (same mother, different father) was built, he was keen to secure him for us.
We have had season after season of racing fun with Roaring Rory and this brother has the same look and temperament about him. He is an early foal (February) so we are hoping he will be like his brother and be an early sort who can go racing in April or May.
Ollie Pears stated I was so pleased to bring this chap back with me from Ascot. Roaring Rory is a bit of a hero in the yard and I think this chap has the same feel about him.
Being by a sire with proven sprinting abilities and out of a sprint winning mare at two, this colt has the right background to be a winner. Scuzeme, another of his half brothers, has now won three times (rated 70) and Hamper has won twice over in France, both as a 2YO and 3YO. The family is bursting with winners and all of them take their racing well and run plenty of times.
Ollie says of the gelding "Hes a good looking, hard-working gelding, and like his brother he is a real delight to have around the yard. Just like Rory (Roaring Rory), he isnt massive but hes strong and even now seems to be forward going. He comes from a family of winners, and I would be astonished if he wasnt capable of landing a race for us."
Rather than referring to the gelding as Rorys Brother, the yard was keen to give him his own stable name straight away and so Chelsea, his stable lass, calls him Freddie. This has stuck, and so Rory now has a brother called Freddie.
Ollie went on to say Roaring Rory has been really competitive throughout his racing career, running in handicaps. But the really important thing about him was that he is a real trier. The mare seems to breed this into her offspring and Im sure Freddie will be the same.
Freddie is bred to be a sprinter, as all his mother and fathers families have been five and six furlong types. We would expect him to start his career locally, but he will race at tracks such as Redcar, Beverley, Thirsk, Catterick, Pontefract, Carlisle, and Newcastle.
Freddie is currently at Ollie Pears yard in Malton and will be broken in before November and then enter full training straight afterwards. After trotting and cantering in December, he will have a short rest before getting ready to race in the opening stages of the 2020 season.
We are already reporting on the colts progress for shareholders on an ad-hoc basis, reporting on the major breakthroughs with his training - and we will provide regular updates on his progress on the gallops and with his education in detail from January onward. During the heart of the season we publish update reports every 7-10 days, and more regularly when he actively starts racing.
If everything goes to plan, and Freddie is far enough forward both mentally and physically, he will start racing in April/May and then get plenty more gallop experience up the Wold Gallop at Malton and will be race right through spring and summer 2020. We expect between 3 and 7 runs from this colt during the season, and he will most likely race around the Yorkshire, Lancashire and North Eastern racetracks.
We bought this colt because we know the family really well. However, hes also a good size and walks well. All being well, he should provide shareholders with plenty of fun through 2020.