Trainer and Syndicate comments for Alive Wire
This son of Swiss Spirit is a very interesting youngster. He already stands at sixteen hands and has a strong, athletic shape. Ollie Pears was delighted when he was knocked down to us at the Silver Sales at Doncaster as this fellow has plenty of scope and is a February foal - which should mean he makes up into a proper two-year-old type.
He bears a fair resemblance to his sire, Swiss Spirit, who was a top class sprinter for John Gosden. Both horses are dark bay, and sport a strong white flash on their foreheads.
Ollie described the youngster for us: "This gelding is a much bigger individual than we could usually buy, but with the market at the Silver Sale a little depressed due to the weakness of the pound, we managed to get a proper horse for our budget. Hes got a wonderful head on him and he has a huge amount of scope. We cant wait to get him broken and see what hes made of."
"This gelding has a lot going for him and it will be fascinating to see how he develops over the winter. He has a ton of muscle already and could be a very early runner for the yard."
We like this gelding; hes got plenty about him and is impressive when you stand beside him. Prospective shareholders should be aware that there is a good chance this gelding could be gelded before the season starts, simply because it will enhance his chances of being a successful racehorse - and give him a better quality of life.
This geldings mother has already had a winning daughter and there are listed winners only one dam down in her pedigree. In fact, this colt is related to the wonderful Ursa Major. As with all of our 2YOs in the North, Ollie will target this chap at the Rous Stakes at York in June, unless he is too good for that race in which case we will be targeting better races.
Ollie states: This horse has a lot going for him; born in February, already a good size, great conformation and bred to be a sprinter, I cant wait to get him broken and ridden away.
Ownaracehorse and Ollie Pears enjoyed huge success with a 2YO called Harry Love in 2019, who cost about the same at the sales as this chap. Ollie has proved himself to be adept at identifying quality youngsters from small budgets, and also getting them to the track for shareholders.
Ollie added "He walks well and has settled into the yard nicely. Hell be broken in the next fortnight and well have him ridden away before Christmas. Well know what weve got in February or March. Hes actually got far more going for him than most at this stage, with his size and scope, and that can only be positive."
Ollie went on to state "He is a good-looking bay and well proportioned. Id expect him to lengthen and Id love to take him to York for the Rous Stakes in June if everything works out for him."
This colt is currently at Ollie Pears yard in Malton and will be broken in before November and then enter full training straight afterward. After trotting and cantering in December, he will have a short rest before getting ready to race in the first few months 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 her 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 the gelding is far enough forward both mentally and physically, he will start racing in May or June - although this could slip to June or July if he grows considerably through the winter. He will get plenty more gallop experience up the Wold Gallop at Malton and will be race right through summer 2020. We expect between 3 and 7 runs from this colt this season, and he will most likely race around the Yorkshire, Lancashire and North Eastern racetracks.