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Lassana Angel will be a 4YO in 2018 and will be racing from the start of the flat season in late March.
She was trained by Roger Charlton and owned by the renowned breeder DJ Deer as a 2YO, and we bought her with trainer Tommy Gretton at the Tattersalls July sales. She cost 11,000 guineas. She is trained by Tommy in Inkberrow, Worcestershire and will be campaigned on the flat on turf through the summer. She will be racing in the South and the Midlands on the grass in decent handicap company.
This is the perfect horse for a racing enthusiast in the Midlands or South looking for a young racehorse who has shown some promise already, and hopefully will blossom into a really decent sort in handicap company. In Tommy Gretton you have an aspiring trainer who looks after his horses welfare, places his horses extremely well and has a very decent win ratio. This filly has been bought expressly with the aim of providing Tom with an opportunity to go flat racing with a better class of individual.
She is rated 66 at the moment and has run four times, being placed and running decent races on more than one occasion. A look at the horses who have finished around her during her 3YO career displays horses rated in the 70's and 80's - so we believe her current handicap rating is very workable.She will start off in Fillies only handicaps in the 0-70 or 0-75 bands and hopefully progress from there. Tommy is well placed to run at all the major flat tracks around the South and Midlands and we have had runners at courses like Brighton, Sandown, Kempton, Newbury, Leicester, as well as more far-flung tracks such as Chepstow and Yarmouth from Tommy in recent years.
Having only run four times as a 2YO and 3YO, she has plenty of improvement in her - but her form to date is still very decent. Tommy has purposefully given her the autumn off in order for the filly to fill out and grow (she is now well over 16 hands) but she is fit and well and will have a busy 2018 campaign.
We have great hopes for this filly, who has already shown plenty of promise and should provide her shareholders with good quality racing.If she is able to win early in the season, we will look to give her an opportunity to race in quality weekend races later in the season.
Form & Race Plans
The race plan for this filly is quite straight-forward, as she has a decent handicap rating and she will now head into middle distance handicaps next summer.
Tommy Gretton stated "She has only had the one run in a handicap and finished close-up over ten furlongs. She is under-exposed and she was close to some decent horses in her races - horses that are now rated 80+, so I think she will improve and hopefully stay ahead of the handicapper."
The filly has run on a variety of goings on the turf and they all seem to come to her the same, perhaps with a slight preference for ground with a little give, so any going between 'Good to Firm' down to 'Soft' should be fine for her. Tom commented "She will undoubtedly stay further based on her pedigreem, and has been staying on well at the end of ten furlongs, so we have the opportunity to try new distances with her as well."
Lassana Angel is currently rated 66.
Lassana Angel 2018 Guarantee
We expect to get 3-8 runs and sometimes more from all our more mature flat horses per share period, however, you should expect periods of no racing as a result of recuperation from injury or training setbacks. This share period starts April 1st 2018 and runs through the summer flat season, finishing on November 1st 2018, although we will be reporting on the filly before the share period starts, should we have anything of importance to share with shareholders.
During the season the horse may be rested or have time away from the track to recover and it is quite normal for a flat horse to have periods of 3-6 weeks rest between races. For this filly we offer the following guarantee: If due to injury or retirement, her season is cut short and she will not race again, and he has not raced AT LEAST TWICE we will replace her with a similar horse for the remainder of the 2018 turf season.
Please note that we are unable to pay prizemoney on any replacements and the replacement will always be a horse of our own choosing. As a shareholder you must understandthat we cannot guarantee your horses performance, a specific volume of runs (beyond our minimum guarantee) or that runs will be evenly spaced throughout the share period. This is the chance you take when owning any racehorse and participating in this ownership experience. If you will be disappointed with only 2-3 runs from your racehorse during the season, then please DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN THIS OR ANY OTHER RACEHORSE, as there is a chance you could be disappointed.
We believe in being crystal clear with our shareholders - any participation in racehorse ownership is a risk, and we are unable to make any refunds because of share periods which finish early due to injury or retirement. This is the chance all shareholders take, as we do ourselves, when participating in the ownership experience with a racehorse. However, we will always strive to provide value for money for our shareholders.