Yes it’s that time of year again, when we at Arseonlineracing Present :
Flat Horses to Follow 2022 Season.

Our friends & followers on twitter have been sending in a flat horse to follow, so here we go!

Paul Rhodes – @AOBFS

Tuesday – Galileo x Lillie Langtry 3yo filly
Trainer – Aidan O’Brien
Owner – Magnier/Tabor/Smith/Westerberg

Tuesday is a full sister to 7 time Group 1 winner Minding & last years Irish 1000 Guineas winner Empress Josephine.
Tuesday was a June foal so no surprise we did not see a great deal of her as a juvenile in fact she has only seen the racetrack once when chasing home Discoveries beaten just a short head over 7 furlongs in a Curragh maiden on the 25th of June baring in mind Tuesday had only turned 2 a couple of weeks previous to the race it was a lovely introduction for her. The form of that race stacks up nicely Discoveries went on to win at the highest level winning the Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes. Tuesday is very well regarded at home and I expect her to be a big player come Oaks time and she is currently priced at around 14/1 for the Epsom classic she is also priced up at 14’s for the 1000 Guineas but personally I see her as more of an Oaks type
but think it’s more than possible that she could well run in both classics like her Sister Minding.
I think she’s a very exciting prospect for 2022.

Craig Newton @craignewton175

Pure Dignity – Dubawi X Starlet’s Sister 3yo filly
Trainer – Roger Varian
Owner – Hh Shaikh Nasser Al Khalifa & Khk Racing

Unraced Dubawi filly who comes from lightly raced dam Starlet’s Sister. A half-sister to three decent group winning horses. My Sister Not and Sistercharlie both raced in America at group level. Sottsass won the Arc de I’ Triomphe on his last race of the season and stands stud at Coolmore now.
The signs are good even if she has a slither of their ability we could see a decent horse for trainer Roger Varian this season.

Jamie Lindsay – @Gleneagles

Jumbly – Gleneagles x Thistle Bird 3yo filly
Trainer – Roger Charlton
Owner – Lady Rothschild & Partner

Lady Rothschild has had several smart fillies over Fillies over the years and I am hoping that Jumbly can be the next. Jumbly is a beautifully bred filly by Gleneagles out of G1 winner Thistle Bird. She performed very well during her 2yo campaign last year, winning three out of her four races. After making a winning debut at Leicester Jumbly really caught the eye at Kempton next time out by easily winning a Fillies Novice Stakes by 3 and a 3/4 lengths. Her only defeat came when she was sent to Newmarket for the G2 Rockfel Stakes, where perhaps the ground was a little on the firm side for Jumbly but she ran on well to be a close enough fourth. It wasn’t a bad run at all. Soft ground posed a question mark on the final start of her 2yo season but Jumbly relished the conditions, streaking clear to win a listed event at Newbury in the manner of a potential classic contender. It appears as if she will make up into a 1m-to-1m 2f horse this year and the Guineas is on the radar, whether it be Newmarket, Longchamp or the Curragh. At the time of writing, she is due to run in the Fred Darling at Newbury on Saturday and is best price 25/1 for 1000 Guineas next month.
If she has trained on then I think Jumbly will pick up some nice pots this year for her owner.  

Chris – @TheDawnApproach

Boundless Ocean – Teofilo x Novel Approach 3 yr old bay colt
Trainer -Jim Bolger
Owner – Mrs Bolger

This Teofilo colt made an eyecatching debut in a 7f Curragh maiden last October, having been extremely well backed in the market he travelled like the winner before being collared close home. He followed that up by running twice more in the space of 9 days in a pair of Group 3’s at Leopardstown, meeting trouble in running on both occasions. Notably he was stepped up to 9f for the Eyrefield Stakes suggesting they saw him as a middle distance Colt for the future. 

He started off his 3 year old career in a 7f Curragh maiden and having led and dominated he was caught close home. He then finally broke his maiden at the 5th attempt by winning a 10f Leopardstown maiden tracking the leader before seeing out the step up in trip very well. It looked a good race on paper with a full brother to Snowfall and a son of Guineas winner Sky Lantern all in behind. 

The fact Boundless Ocean was extremely strong in the market on debut is eye catching to me and he was pitched into group company early in his career from a yard who are not afraid to run their best horses in quick succession.
He has Guineas and Derby entries but I definitely see him being a 10-12f horse and he can be a real force in Group races over those trips this year.   

Jamie Brownlow – @BROWNLOWJ74

Lexington Knight – Night of Thunder X Petit Adagio 4yo Gelding
Trainer – Richard Hannon
Owners – MPR

Lexington Knight looked fantastic parading when I was at the stable visit at Richard Hannon. He’s definitely grown into his frame and strengthen up to a very nice horse. I’m sure he will improve his, 3yr old form last year. In which his form stands as 23322105352. He will be running between 1 mile 2 furlong to 1 mile 4 furlong races or further. At the moment there is no firm targets plans for him. So it will be Interesting how he does, in his 3yr old flat campaign.
Richard Hannon likes him and he says 🗣” He’s going to be a very very nice horse this year”.

Lynda Auldston – @LAuldston

Agartha – Caravaggio x Arya Tara 3yo Bay Filly
06.02.2019
Owner:- Scott C Heider 
Trainer :- Joseph O’brien 

Agartha is her dam’s first foal, Arya Tara was Joseph’s first pattern winner back in 2016 and won a Listed race over 1m 6f, she also finished 3rd that year behind Order Of St. George in the Group 3 Irish St. Leger Trial. I liked Arya Tara a lot she was a tough mare and have been keen to follow up on her progeny. Agartha has run 9 times winning 2 of them. 

Her most important win was in the Group 2 Debutante Stakes, she also won the Group 3 Silver Flash Stakes both as a 2 year old.

She has run once as a 3 year old in the Group 3 Ballylinch Stud “Priory Belle” 1,000 Guineas Trial Stakes giving the winner 3lbs that day. She was far from disgraced, finishing a length second. 

Hopefully she can turn out to be a Group 1 winner this year. She is a filly I like a lot. Joseph also trains her younger brother, a bay Colt by Churchill. 

Agartha is currently rated 109.

Has entries in the English and Irish 1,000 Guineas and the Irish Oaks.

Suleiman Altaf – @SuleimanAltaf

Horse: MONAADAH (USA) Giant’s Causeway (USA) × Almusafa (USA) 3yo colt
Race Record: 1:1-0-0
Trainer: Saeed Bin Suroor
Owner: Shadwell

Comment: Rare Shadwell 3yo colt trainee for Saeed Bin Suroor. Won impressively on debut by 4.5 lengths over 7f at Meydan on turf when still green. Interesting pedigree; suggests he can go on both the dirt and turf and should stay 10-12f.
Expect to see him rise up the ranks throughout the course of the season. A conditions race over a mile at Newmarket could be the ideal starting point and if he delivers again, can be pointed towards pattern races.
I personally see him as the next star in the yard who could be trying dirt in next year’s Dubai World Cup Carnival. Watch out for him!

Chris – @pricey_88

Piz BadileUlysses X That Which Is Not 3yo colt
Trainer – D. O’Brien
Owner – Flaxman Stables

Went in the notebook after a very encouraging 2nd in the Eyrefield Stakes at the end of last season, just failing to hold on from a battle hardened rival. Piz Badile has taken a clear step forward already this season, winning the Ballysax Stakes over 10f and really appreciated the step-up in trip that day. This first group winner from the first crop of Ulysses looks a nice type for middle distance races in 2022, and currently holds entries in both the English and Irish Derbies, with trainer Donnacha O’Brien likely to head to the Derrinstown Derby trial next up. He was very complimentary about him after the Ballysax:

“He’s going to be better going a mile and a half, but the fact he can quicken means he’s got a bit of class”.

Paddy – @mixedbagoftips

Stone Age -Galileo x  Bonanza Creek(Anabaa) 3yo colt
Trainer – Aidan O’Brien
Owner – Brant/Magnier/Tabor

Well-built colt who looked incredibly well balanced first time out this season, winning a 1m2f maiden at Navan. He progressed slowly last year, running well in improved company each time. His first signs of promise was when he was run down late at Galway by Buckaroo, who has gone on to advertise the form by going down a nose to Piz Badile in the Derrinstown.
He followed this up with a head second in the 1m G2 on Irish Champions weekend. This was a messy bunch finish but he came out of it with credit, perhaps just done for a bit of toe in the finish. He didn’t seem to relish the bottomless ground in the Jean Luc-Lagadere but his final run showed enormous promise. He was arguably the moral winner of the Criterium de Saint-Cloud, running home late after a sit and sprint ride on the winner. He looks to have trained on over the winter and looked a picture on debut this year.
I think it’s his balance and power which would hold him in good stead at Epsom. Hopefully he goes to Lingfield and then on to Epsom. If he got outpaced their, I would expect him to go to the Great Voltigeur and maybe finish his season in the St. Leger. He is bred on the Galileo/Anabaa cross which has given us Southern France, Bolshoi Ballet, Capri.
This should imbue stamina but also think he has a touch of class which is maybe lacking in a few of his close relatives.

The One And Only – @Stevortcc

Royal PatronageWootton Bassett X Shaloushka 3yo colt
Trainer – Mark Johnston
Owner – Highclere

All went wrong in his final start in the Vertem Frituity but until then he was highly progressive overcoming Corobeus in the royal lodge, who is 2nd fav for the 2000.

Entered in all the big races but not sure he will get the derby trip being by Wootton Bassett.
Could be a player around the Mile races all season.

Lusail – Mehmas X Diaminda 3yo colt
Trainer – Richard Hannon
Owner – Al Shaqab

Another highly progressive horse, winning 4/6 races, a disappointing end to the season but he loves firm ground and could be a player at a big price in the 2000.
May end up handicapping if all goes wrong but the better the ground the better his chances.

Rich – @FunkyAOL

Two Year Old – UK Based
Persian Force – Mehmas X Vida Amorosa 2yo colt.
Trainer – Richard Hannon
Owner – Amo Racing Limited

I was very taken by this colt on his race course debut at Doncaster during the Lincoln weekend, when running in the 5f Class 4 Brocklesby 2yo Stakes, so much so, that i noted that Persian Force looked the winner along way from home as he was travelling much the best on the Good to Soft ground. He ran out a facile 4 & 3/4 length winner from the 12 strong field. Potentially running up to 7f this term, more likely to go between 5f & 6f, entered in the 300k 2yo Only Stakes at Doncaster in early September over 6f 111 yds.
A Group 2yo winner??

Classic Contender from France
Agave – Dubawi X Contribution 3yo filly.
Trainer – Andre Fabre
Owner – Juddmonte

Made her 2yo debut in September 2021 at Longchamp (Paris) in a 1m maiden on Good ground & going off 5/4F to win from Singforthemoment ( Next time out winner) & 3rd, Mqse De Sevigne ( 2/2 since inc Group 3 Prix Vanteaux Stakes). The filly returned on March 10th, having had a nice winter to grow & stepped up in trip to 1m 2f in the Listed Rose De Mai Stakes at Saint-Cloud, beating a field of 10 by 3 lengths on soft ground.
Her last start was again, at Saint-Cloud in the 1m 2f 96yds Group 3 Prix Penelope Stakes with a field of 7 going to post. Agave won by 3/4’s of a length from runner up, Queen Trezy.
Entered in the Group 1 Oaks 1m 4f at Epsom on June 3rd – Could also run in the French Oaks – A Classic Contender

William Kedjanyi – @KeejayOV3

Bay Bridge – New Bay X Hayonna 4yo colt
Trainer – Sir Michael Stoute
Owner – Mr James Wigan

Finding a horse to follow through the season can often be a tricky old task but sticking with four-year-olds trained by Sir Michael Stoute is usually a sound strategy and the sky could be the limit for his Bay Bridge.

A smooth winner of the London Gold Cup, he looked like a pattern horse when beating the consistent King Frankel and was favourite for Royal Ascot’s King Edward VII Stakes before a foot abscess caused him to miss that – and the whole summer – but he returned in good style when winning a decent York handicap from a four time winner during the season, and he ended the campaign with  a hard fought listed success at Newmarket, when he got the better of the 111 rated Majestic Dawn, who had previously won impressively at Salisbury.

The pair drew well clear of a German raider who had finished a short head second in Group 3 company before taking a Listed contest afterwards, and the form reads well for the level. This New Bat colt has had just six races under rules and looks very similar to many Sir Michael Stoute horses who have made large amounts of improvement from 3 to 4.
Given his improvement last season, it would not be a surprise if he managed to make a serious mark in Group company during this campaign.

Samantha Martin – @samanathamartin

Tashkhan – Born to Sea X Tarziyna 4yo gelding
Trainer – Brian Ellison
Owner – Mr Boyle

My Flat Horse To Follow is Tashkhan. He is a four year old gelding by Born To Sea and races at saying trips. He joined Brian Ellison early last season and raced eight times for the team. He won two of them, both times at Haydock and, on his penultimate start, was fifth, beaten three and a quarter lengths, in a Longchamp group three. On Champions Day, connections dropped him in at the deep end, but he finished an amazing second to Trueshan in the Long Distance Cup, two and a half lengths ahead of the mighty Stradivarius. Tashkhan will be the beneficiary of any summer showers as he likes to get his toe into the ground and has a bright future in the top staying races.

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Charles Mcgreevy @cmcgreevy35

Nations Pride – Teofilo X Important Time 3yo Colt
Trainer – Charlie Appleby
Owner – Godolphin

Has had just the 4 starts beginning with a 2nd place finish on turf at Yarmouth on the 15th September last year, gained 1st victory on next start on the all-weather at Lingfield on the 4th October, when beating Luis Fernando by 4 and 3/4 lengths.
Won again on next start at Chelmsford on the 6th November when beating Levitate by 3 lengths. Was then put away for the winter and made return in February at Meydan a successful one when beating Sed Maarid by 3 and 3/4 lengths.
Looks a very nice sort who seems to be progressing with every run and could play a big part in the summer flat calendar.

A BIG thanks to everyone who sent a H2F in, they have all been added to the tracker & we will be watching with interest to see how they all get on during the 2022 season & beyond…

An AOLR Production – Published : April 2022