Monday 23 January 2023

3yos To Follow 2023 (Part 3)

These are the last of my 3-year-olds to follow and hopefully there is a star amongst them. I do love putting a few unraced ones in and seeing how they go but as always first timeout I will keep a close eye on the market with the newcomers, sometimes they need the run and the market should give us clues.

I'm excited to see this Owen Burrows grey colt hit the track this season. Hailey Ya Mal will hopefully be a nice one for owner Ahmad Al Shaikh. The Dark Angel colt comes from a nice family being out of unraced dam Miranda Frost. Hailey Ya Mal is related to Ejtilaab and Eqtiraan who both ended up 100 plus rated horses. Hailey Ya Mal has changed stables from Kevin Philippart De Foy to Burrows but was regarded as one of Kevin's nicest 2yos last season, hopefully trained on and can make a nice 3yo.

Not sure why we haven't seen the William Haggas trained Piccadilly Circus since July last year after what was described as an eye-catching debut at Ascot when finishing third. The Australia colt was a 95,000 gns purchase at the 2021 October Yearling Sales and owned by The Royal Ascot Racing Club who have had a few nice types down the years. Out of dam Piccadilly Filly who finished third in the Nunthorpe Stakes as a 3yo and ran to a decent level. Piccadilly Circus should know more next time we see him out after slowly away on debut and running green, with the winter behind him I'm expecting a win on the board sooner rather than later. 

I'm going to throw what could be a bigger priced 3yo here that could need the run first timeout. Step forward Ubettabequick from the Nigel Tinkler yard who was a pretty expensive purchase for the yard when picked up for 350,000 euros from the Arqana 2021 Yearling Sales and owned by Martin Webb Racing. The Wootton Bassett filly is a half-sister to the Archie Watson trained Above who had a decent career. As I said, one to keep an eye on. 

Vandeek is next for Simon & Ed Crisford. I'm really looking forward to this Dubawi colt who is owned by KHK Racing Ltd who certainly knows a good 2-year-old after success last season with the Roger Varian trained Sakheer who won the Group 2 Mill Reef Stakes and looks a proper useful prospect. Vandeek could be a nice one being out of useful dam Golden Valentine who was a decent middle distance performer in France for Freddie Head winning the Prix Minerve in 2016 and had a rating of 107. Vandeek is full-brother to Intricacy who got off the mark last timeout and could be a nice one for the same connections. Vandeek has been working well so one to go into the notebook for the season ahead.

Thanks for reading and hopefully I can keep motivated this season and have a few winners along the way. 

Author: Craig

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