It has been my privilege and pleasure to produce a horses to follow list for Arseonlineracing for the third year in a row.
In my previous horses to follow lists I have unearthed Group 1 winners Van Gogh and Joan Of Arc and there is plenty of Group 1 potential on the 2021 list as they embark on their classic campaigns.

You can follow the progress on the horses I picked in 2021 by going to the AOBFS Ballydoyle horses to follow on the 2021 page.
I usually pick the horses before they are named. This year I have mixed things up a little bit by not picking as many Galileo’s as I have done previously but do keep an eye out for the Galileo filly out of champion sprinter Marsha.

So here it is the Aidanobrienfansite horses to follow list 2022 enjoy the read and thanks to the lads for hosting it.
Rich will keep you updated when the horses are named and when we find out who will train the horses, who have yet to be allocated a trainer.


COLTS
NAME— Bertinelli
MONTH BORN— March
LINEAGE— Justify x Together Forever
PEDIGREE— Dam Fillies’ Mile winner in 2014. – Sire American Triple Crown Winner in 2018, this is his first crop of 2 Year Old’s.
BROTHERS & SISTERS— Half brother to Group 3 winner Military Style, Group 2 placed Absolute Ruler and black type winner King of Athens.
TRAINER— A.P.O’BRIEN

AOBFS THOUGHTS— Really looking forward to Justify’s first crop of 2 year old’s, I really think he will make it big as a sire. Coolmore have really put everything into Justify. He has received incredibly strong support from them on both hemispheres, with a book of high class mares.
The dam has produced some decent horses but has yet to produce a Group 1 quality horse. My gut says this fella could be a Derby type so you’d expect to see this colt out making his debut before July , hopefully after breaking his maiden tag and then venturing into Group company.

Camelot

NAME— Hiawatha
MONTH BORN— March
LINEAGE— Camelot x Attire
PEDIGREE— Dam Race placed daughter of Danehill Dancer. – Sire 3 time Classic winner and Sire of 9 individual Group 1 Winners including Sir Dragonet, Russian Camelot and Santa Barbara.
BROTHERS & SISTERS— Full brother to Group 1 winner Luxembourg. Half brother to Group 2 winner Leo de Fury, Group 3 placed Sense Of Style and race winner Lady Dahlia.
TRAINER— A.P.O’BRIEN

AOBFS THOUGHTS— Purchased by M V Magnier as a yearling for a whopping €1,200,000 at the Goffs Orby Sale 2021. I saw this colt go through the sales ring last year and he looked a beautiful yearling.
No doubt Aidan will be hopeful that he can follow in his exciting brother’s footsteps by breaking his maiden tag half way through the season and then go on to contest the Group 1 Vertem Futurity Trophy Stakes.
His brother Luxembourg is the ante-post favourite for the Derby this year and I think this colt could well be a classic contender in 2023.


NAME— Drumroll
MONTH BORN— January
LINEAGE— Deep Impact x Maybe
PEDIGREE— Dam Moyglare Stud Stakes winner in 2011 and European Champion Two-Year-Old Filly in 2011.— Sire 9 Times Champion sire in Japan and was himself a 7 time Group 1 winner on the racetrack.
BROTHERS & SISTERS— Full Brother to classic winner Saxon Warrior and black type placed winner Pavlenko, and a half brother to black type placed winner More Beautiful.
TRAINER— A.P.O’BRIEN

AOBFS THOUGHTS— Deep Impact’s passing has left a huge hole in the breeding industry he was such an influential sire and it seems only recently that the Europeans had noticed how influential he had become and had started to send quality books of mares to him, this had been hugely successful especially for Coolmore with Fancy Blue, Saxon Warrior, and Snowfall all becoming multiple Group 1 winners.
This will be the last crop of Deep Impact 2 year old’s and the full brother to Saxon Warrior could well be a Guineas type.
Saxon Warrior did very well at further than a mile finishing 4th in the Derby and could emulate his brother by running in both classics. Hopefully he will be out before July and go on to bigger and better things.

Happily


NAME— Ballsbridge
MONTH BORN—March
LINEAGE—Lord Kanaloa x Happily
PEDIGREE—Dam Moyglare Stud Stakes winner and Prix Jean-Luc Lagardère winner in 2017. Cartier Champion two-year-old filly also in 2017. – Sire 6 time Group 1 Winner on the racetrack and champion sprinter in Japan, Sire of 5 Individual Group 1 winners including 8 time Group 1 Winner Almond Eye
BROTHERS & SISTERS—Dams first foal.
TRAINER—A.P.O’BRIEN

AOBFS THOUGHTS— I’m fascinated to see how Lord Kanaloa gets on with his European crosses. He has made big waves as a sire in Japan especially over the past few years thanks to his superstar daughter Almond Eye.
I just don’t know enough about the sire to hazard a guess what sort of distances this colt could be running over. Happily was a hardy filly and even though she did her Group 1 winning as a juvenile she was placed in both the English and Irish Guineas so will be looking forward to seeing this colt on the track.


NAME— Auguste Rodin
MONTH BORN— January
LINEAGE— Deep Impact x Rhododendron
PEDIGREE— Dam 3 time Group 1 winner including the Prix de l’Opéra.
Sire 9 Times Champion sire in Japan. Sire of more than 40 Individual Group 1 Winners.
BROTHERS & SISTERS— Dams first foal.
TRAINER— A.P.O’BRIEN

AOBFS THOUGHTS— Rhododendron at the time was a favourite of mine she was a real star and but for 2 superstar fillies called Enable and Winter she could well have won plenty more Group 1 races back in Deep Impact has produced classic winners with lesser mares Chenchikova the dam of Fancy Blue was only a maiden winner. Best In The World the dam of Snowfall was a Group 3 winner.
You would hope that would put Rhododendron at a much higher level as a broodmare than those two. Hopes will be very high for this colt. I’d expect him to be a Derby type and hopefully he will hit the track in the final third
of the season.

Rhododendron

FILLIES
NAME— Beginnings
MONTH BORN— March
LINEAGE— Lord Kanaloa x Winter
PEDIGREE— Dam 4 time Group 1 winner including the English and Irish 1000 Guineas—Sire 6 time Group 1 Winner on the racetrack and Champion Sprinter in Japan. Sire of 5 Individual Group 1 Winners including 8 time Group 1 Winner Almond Eye
BROTHERS & SISTERS— Half Sister to unraced Ballydoyle 3 year old Only.
TRAINER— Aidan O’Brien


AOBFS THOUGHTS— My second pick by Japanese Sire Lord Kanaloa. What a filly Winter was, during the first half of the 2017 season she was virtually unbeatable quickly notching up 4 Group 1 victories on the bounce including 2 classics. This is Winter’s second foal. Her first foal is a filly by Deep Impact.
She comes into her classic campaign unraced, I am guessing that she may have had a setback in 2021 so I would expect Aidan to have her out early to try and break her maiden tag this season and go on to the classic trails. Hopefully we will get to see her half sister run as a juvenile as I have already said above I’m really looking forward to seeing how Lord Kanaloa does in Europe.

Winter – making her move en-route to winning The Coronation Stakes at Ascot

NAME— Unless
MONTH BORN— March
LINEAGE— Justify x Clemmie
PEDIGREE— Dam Winner of the Cheveley Park Stakes in 2017. – Sire American Triple Crown Winner in 2018 this is his first crop of 2 Year Old’s.
BROTHERS & SISTERS— Dams first foal
TRAINER— Aidan O’Brien

AOBFS THOUGHTS— Clemmie was a fantastic filly on the track, she is the only offspring by Galileo to win a Group 1 at a sprint distance. Clemmie was a very precocious juvenile and is the full sister to multiple Group 1 winner Churchill who has made a fantastic start to his stud career siring 26 first crop
winners. This is a pedigree to behold and for a real bloodstock nerd like me needless to say it has me drooling at the mouth you have Galileo, Storm Cat, Scat Daddy and Ghostzapper in this fillies pedigree.
A really exciting prospect.

Justify

NAME— Red Riding Hood
MONTH BORN— March
LINEAGE— Justify x Ballydoyle
PEDIGREE – Dam winner of the Prix Marcel Boussac in 2015. – Sire American Triple Crown Winner in 2018 this is his first crop of 2 Year Old’s.
BROTHERS & SISTERS— Half Sister to Listed race winner Monday and race winner Leinster House.
TRAINER— Aidan O’Brien

AOBFS THOUGHTS— Ballydoyle was a fine filly her main problem was she was in the same generation as multiple Group 1 winners Minding and Alice Springs. She didn’t really hit the heights as a 3 year old that she had reached as a juvenile but my gut feeling is she will become a great broodmare.
She has already produced 2 winners from her first 2 foals. The cross with Justify is fascinating. Scat Daddy the sire of Justify has left a big legacy and several of his sons are thriving at Stud. Both Caravaggio and No Nay Never were champion first crop sires. I really do expect big things from Justify hence picking 3 of his first crop for this list.

NAME— Delightful
MONTH BORN— May
LINEAGE— Galileo x Lillie Langtry
PEDIGREE— Dam Winner of the Coronation Stakes and Matron Stakes in 2010. – Sire 12 Times Champion Sire in Great Britain and Ireland. Sire of 92 Individual Group 1 winners including Frankel.
BROTHERS & SISTERS— Full Sister to 7 time Group1 winner Minding, Classic winner Empress Josephine, Group 3 winner Kissed By Angels, highly regarded Ballydoyle 3 year old Tuesday and race winner Heaven On Earth.
TRAINER— Aidan O’Brien

AOBFS THOUGHTS— Lillie Langtry has been an exceptional broodmare already producing one of the greatest fillies of all time in Minding.
Aidan recently spoke very highly about this filly’s full sister Tuesday
who is expected to be a leading contender for Ballydoyle in the 2022 Oaks. Hopefully this filly will look to do the same in 2023. She is a May foal so I would not expect to see her debut until the second half of the season but she is never the less a very exciting prospect.

Galileo

NAME— Unnamed
MONTH BORN— January
LINEAGE— Deep Impact x Minding
PEDIGREE— Dam 7 time Group 1 winner including the 1000 Guineas and Epsom Oaks. – Sire 9 Times Champion sire in Japan. Sire of Multiple Group 1 winners Gentildonna, Snowfall, Loves Only You and Contrail.
BROTHERS & SISTERS— Dams first foal
TRAINER— Aidan O’Brien

AOBFS THOUGHTS— I absolutely adored Minding. She is without doubt my all time favourite filly. She was a star through and through winning 7 Group 1 races at 5 different distances. As I already stated above Deep Impact has produced classic winners with lesser mares.
This has to be the most exciting 2 year old in 2022. She is a January foal which is fantastic so we could well see her out early in the season
and who knows could go on to contest races like the Moyglare Stud stakes and Fillies’ Mile. To be honest I just can’t wait to see this filly in action.

Minding

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Published – February 2022