An incredible start to the month for members as we find ourselves sitting on an ROI of 61% for November with some fantastic highlights so far including Mobadra, Manaafith, Crystal Glory, Al Hasn, Sceau Royal and Hidden Beauty earlier in the week.
During the course of the last two weeks there have been several horses to have caught the eye. The below three should be tracked over the coming weeks:
AKHU NAJLA: A well-regarded colt by Kingman, this Roger Varian trained horse shaped with a huge amount of promise first time out, only losing out to a horse with the benefit of experience. His work has always suggested he’s well above average and a similar maiden or novice should be a formality for this exciting prospect.
SHALLWEHAVEONEMORE: Owner Steve Packham has some useful horses over the years, not least Goshen and the Gary Moore yard feel that this son of Authorized could make up into a top-class hurdler in time. He was a wide-margin winner of his Kempton bumper earlier in the year and ran a remarkable race under the circumstances at Ascot last month when far too keen during the early stages. One could forgive him finishing unplaced, let alone to still manage to finish 2nd and look the winner coming over the last and it was an excellent in defeat. Granted he settles better next time out he looks a shoe-in for a similar event.
INGRA TOR: Felt to be one of Mick Channon’s best juveniles, this colt by Churchill was in need of the experience when sent off 11/2 in what looked a warm Newmarket novice for his debut. His work continues to suggest that he’s a very smart colt in the making and he’s a horse to keep on side next season as a three-year old.
SHIGAR: This William Haggas trained colt was working all over winners prior to his Yarmouth debut when an eye-catching 3rd under no more than hands and heels riding. He failed to build on that promising effort second time out at Nottingham, albeit being denied a clear run meant he should have at least placed. He should be followed closely on his next two starts given his homework suggests he’s well above average. He has the potential to make up into a decent three-year old.
VOODOO QUEEN: This well-bred daughter of Frankel will have gone into the notebooks of many following her debut at Nottingham when slow away, green throughout, before picking up well from the back of the field in the closing stages to finish an excellent 3rd. It is felt that she’s above average in ability and with a run now under her belt a novice or maiden should be a formality whether that be on the AW over the winter or back on the turf next season.