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Princess Mayson has run a handful of times for trainer Adam West and been placed on all but one outing, when dropped in trip. She is being readied for an autumn-through-to-spring campaign on the All-Weather tracks at Kempton, Lingfield, Chelmsford and Wolverhampton. We believe she is a winner waiting to happen.
Adam West thinks a lot of this filly despite the fact that she races at a moderate level. The filly is a good example of a fun horse who will run plenty of times during the season and should win in her turn - simply because she always tries her best. This can be witnessed by the amount of times she has been placed since joining the Epsom based yard.
Speaking about the filly's attitude, Adam said "Her mother only ran once but this filly is a solid as they come. She is a proper racehorse, and has the right mentality. She isn't a world-beater, but she always puts her head down and tries her best. As a result, she's great value because in handicap company she will always be in there and battling in the closing stages of any race."
'Princess' as she's known in the yard, isn't massive, but her recent form has shown that size isn't everything. Over seven furlongs in handicap company she hasn't been beaten more than a couple of lengths in any of her outings since joining Adam's stable.
Adam told us "I tried her over six after she showed lots of speed over seven when finishing second on debut for us. That was her only disappointment for us. She is a proper seven furlong or eight furlong horse, and I think we will be able to pick up some wins with her this winter on the All-Weather. She loves the surface at home and should get a mile on polytrack or even the fibresand at Southwell."
"This filly was bought with the intention of going racing through the winter. She prefers proper fast ground, so the polytrack and tapeta surfaces will suit her over seven furlongs. However, having Darshaan on her bottom line there is every chance she will get further, after all, she's only three at the moment. " commented Adam.
This three-year-old filly is actively racing at the moment, and we have a bonus for shareholders: If Princess Mayson races between late August and the start of her share period in October, we will start her share period early in order for you to enjoy these early runs, even if they are on the turf.
She is a good-looking filly, with decent markings and has been ridden by a variety of jockeys, including Hollie Doyle and Nicola Currie, as well as Royston Ffrench . She stands and trots very well and Adam reports that she is very settled at her new home at Loretta Lodge. She should be an exciting, regular runner to follow through the autumn and into the spring of 2021.
Please note that while the Covid-19 restrictions are in place we are still allocating owners badges for the races, and holding stable visits where possible. We hope to stage a visit to Adam's Epsom yard for shareholders in autumn and again in spring.
UPDATE 20TH OCTOBER
'Princess' has run twice already this winter AW season, remains in good order and will continue to race regularly through winter. Her share has now been discounted from its original cost, and our guarantee of runs has already been reached. Please be aware of this when buying your discounted share.
Form & Race Plans
The race plans for this filly are to keep her in handicaps through the winter season. She will be contesting 3YO only races until the end of the year, after which she will move into all-age races.
Adam has indicated that he is aiming to get a win into the filly over seven, and then he may try her at a longer distance (she has been tried by a previous trainer over a mile, but always on softish ground.) He expects the All-Weather surfaces will suit this filly and she may stay the extra furlong. Having the option for seven and eight furlongs would broaden the filly's options considerably.
This filly is very robust, taking her racing well, so we envisage she will be kept busy through the winter months.
Your online Racehorse Manager will provide full details of all developments in terms of the filly's progress and race planning as the season progresses.
Princess Mayson 2021 (AW) Guarantee
We expect to get 2-5 runs and sometimes more from all our All-Weather 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 as the All-Weather season gets going in October (starting on October 1st) and runs through the AW season until April 15th 2021, however we will be reporting on the filly before the share period starts (from September 2020) should we have anything of importance to share with shareholders. If the filly should race before the official start of the share period we will bring the start of the season forward for shareholders as an added benefit.
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. All horses are susceptible to sore shins, bone chips, breathing issues and growing pains, and can need time to recover between races.
We provide guarantees with all our racehorses. If this filly has a season-ending injury and has not already raced twice during the share period, we will replace her with an alternative horse for the remainder of the season. Replacement horses may not be of the same quality, are provided with no further guarantees and no alternative choice can be provided. Prizemoney cannot be paid on any replacements, but all other benefits such as yard visits and race day badges are available.
As a shareholder you must understand that we cannot guarantee your horse's 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 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 - as training and livery fees for the horse still remain whether they are racing or not. Please be aware that a portion of your lease payment covers the build up to their season.
By buying a share you accept that the risks outlined above. They represent the chance we, and all our shareholders take, when participating in the ownership of a racehorse.