Trainer and Syndicate comments for Sir Ten T
This gelding stood out at the sales, as Adam West already had prior knowledge of him before attending the Doncaster Silver Sale. The colt was among a group he saw as foals at Mickley Stud and had followed this youngsters progress from an early age.
The colt is a proper character. He is a feisty, busy colt with a good attitude and is very forward in terms of maturity. At the sales he was pulling his lead up man around the ring, keen to get on with things. His temperament is good though, he will be the first to have his head over the stable door in the morning asking to be fed, and is able to relax well when he gets some attention.
This colt isnt the biggest at the moment, however he is bread to be a sprinter and is nicely compact - which should ensure he can get to the track earlier rather than later. He will also grow significantly during the 2019 winter, however, were not too worried about his size, as the family he comes from (including Wi Dud) were not huge horses - however they had plenty of ability.
This colt is trained in Surrey by Adam West, who was delighted when we confirmed we would be sending him to his yard in Epsom. He told us "This lad has plenty of character about him and Im really pleased weve got him. Ive been monitoring this horse for the last few months, as I regularly head to the Mickley Stud to see what sort of horses they have coming through. For our sort of budget I think hes a great buy.
"He is a foal I have been aware of for many months and was hoping to get to train him as hes got the look of a very early type and he has a decent pedigree, coming from a winning mother."
This Sir Prancealot colt is trained in Epsom. He will receive his racing name quite soon and will be available to view at our Autumn and Spring yard visits by his shareholders, prior to going racing in 2020.
This youngster will probably start at the minimum distance of five furlongs and could be going up to seven by the end of his first year in training. He is bred to be a sprinter on his fathers side, and despite his mother winning over a mile, her family is littered with speed. His breeder was certainly expecting him to be out racing in spring, as he commented This will be your first 2YO runner of 2020 for sure - hes as keen as mustard.
"He is very likeable, has a good eye, is nice and compact and well balanced. On a day where the prices were reasonable we still had to go to seven thousand to get him - which is a testament to the fact that other people also thought he was the racy type likely to be out early." commented Adam.
We are really hoping this colt will see a racetrack early in 2020. However, potential shareholders should be aware that you can never legislate for how a horse may grow, develop or indeed have setbacks. Adam tends to bring his 2YOs along in their own time, but isnt afraid of racing them against top class animals. So shareholders are likely to see a couple of runs before the true potential of this youngster is realised.
We really liked this colt in the sales ring. He was full of life, and came across as a determined, feisty individual who was very forward going. He is an April foal, which should also mean that he will be ready to race earlier, rather than later. His family is full of black type and coming from a winning mother we believe he has every chance of being a winner himself.
This colt is a really interesting sort and could be anything. He will be broken and ridden away before Christmas and then brought on in the new year before heading to a racetrack in the south for the first time sometime from April to June. Your Racehorse Manager account will keep you up to date with any major milestones the youngster reaches and of course we will be reporting regularly from March onward, when we will get a feel for the type and quality of racehorse he is likely to become. We will be holding a spring yard visit as soon as the weather improves, and before he runs his first race.