Blog

5 Colts To Follow For The Remainder Of 2017

Tuesday August 15th 2017 - 19:38

We take a look a closer look at five of the most exciting juvenile colts that have raced this season with a view to their future plans. You can find horse racing tips every day on the site. They were more than £7,200 in profit to tracked stakes at the end of July!

ULSHAW BRIDGE

A son of High Chaparral out of a mare that won multiple times over 5 and 6 furlongs. His dam finished her career on an official rating of 87 but he already looks set to eclipse her in just a few starts. James Bethell’s runner has an interesting blend of speed and stamina and he has finished extremely well in all three of his career starts over 6 furlongs. A step up in trip must soon be on the cards as will a switch back to a straight track. He flew home at Chester to finish third having been a detached last at one point and he could turn into an extremely useful handicapper for the stable. His next entry is the Champagne Stakes at Doncaster over 7 furlongs which looks absolutely perfect for him.

GUSTAV KLIMT

Beautifully bred son of Galileo and a full-brother to Mars and Wonderfully. He’s a classic Aidan O’Brien improver and he was oh so impressive at Newmarket in the Group 2 Superlative Stakes having had a horror trip. He was bumped and barged and he was forced to go around his rivals before showing an electric turn of foot to win by a head. He has an interesting future ahead given he has enough speed for 7 furlongs but a pedigree that could see him tackle the Derby trip. He has entries in a host of 7 furlong Group 1 & 2 races this season and he holds an Investec Derby entry for next year.

EXPERT EYE

Sir Michael Stoute’s 2yos are famed for needing time and more experience before showing their true potential, but that’s certainly not the case for this exciting son of Acclamation. He arguably produced one of the most impressive juvenile performances this season in the Group 2 Vintage Stakes at Goodwood where he destroyed an extremely useful bunch to win by 4 and a half lengths. He did things ever so easily that day and it’s no surprise to see him quoted at a general 4/1 for the 2000 Guineas. On a line through Zaman, he could quite easily have taken care of Gustav Klimt on the day and there will be so much more to come from this exciting 2yo. He holds entries in the National Stakes and the Champagne Stakes.

MASAR

Twice-raced son of New Approach out of an excellent mare who achieved a peak official rating of 113. He beat a nice sort in Invincible Army on debut at Goodwood having run green with plenty to do inside the final furlong and connections stepped him up in trip to 7 furlongs in the Chesham Stakes at Royal Ascot. He finished third that day behind September and Nyaleti although there was only a short head between himself and the latter and that form looks particularly strong. He lacked an extra gear against Aidan O’Brien’s filly but he may want a mile to be seen to best effect and he should have a big race in him down the line. He has entries in the Futurity Stakes, National Stakes, Champagne Stakes and the Investec Derby.

MENDELSSOHN

You will not find many better-bred horses than the Aidan O’Brien trained Mendelssohn. He was purchased for a staggering $3,000,000 as a yearling and it’s easy to see why given he’s one of the last sons of Scat Daddy and a half-brother to the American sensation Beholder who has won 18 of his 26 races. He improved from his first to second start when winning a maiden at the Curragh and he did it well that day although he probably didn’t beat much of note. A mile looks like the right trip for him and he will want fast ground wherever he goes based on his pedigree. He’s entered in a host of 7-furlong Group races and he’s worth following given he’s likely to be a standout stallion for Coolmore down the line.