Harry Love 2021

Quality handicapper who when stepped up to 7f won for shareholders at 50/1

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Racehorse Profile

This gelding was our standout youngster for 2019. Not only did he win twice, but he was placed in all his runs, earning over GBP 10,000 in prize-money and finishing his juvenile season on a rating of 82. He continued to impress in 2020 with another win (Winning at odds of 50/1) and similar prize-money earnings.

We are delighted to be offering Harry Love for syndication once again for his four-year-old season. Very few horses of this calibre are offered in one-off cost shares, and certainly none in a horse which could be racing in high profile races for significant prizemoney. He has proven he has trained on as a three-year-old with a facile victory over seven furlong at Beverley in a Class 4 event.

Ollie told us "He is a proper racehorse. Probably the best two-year-old I've trained for five seasons. He won his two 2YO races really well and earned a very respectable mark of 82 in the process."

"He's matured into a really nice horse, and after his minor wind operation he proved he is going to be a proper threat in the Class 3 and 4 divisions over seven furlongs. We'll be heading for some big races with him in 2021."

Harry Love is quite a 'busy' sort and just like his sister (who we also owned and syndicated), shareholders should be aware that we expect this son of Lawman to have a busy season in 2021 where he may contest some very high-value races. If everything goes to plan, Ollie will pick off handicaps with him and aim for two or three bigger prizes with him during the season.

'Harry' has already proved himself to have plenty of ability - his only slightly disappointing runs have come over five furlongs or on very soft ground. Once he gets his conditions (quick ground over a stiff seven or easy mile), he displays plenty of ability.

Rosinka was a Group 3 race winner (also 2nd in a Group 1) and also won as a 2YO. She has proved to be a highly successful broodmare, with three winners from five runners, one of which is Move Up (rated 115 and group 2 winner)

Ollie Pears noted: "The delayed 2020 season didn't help him, as a combination of the soft ground in June, and limited racing options, meant he didn't get his preferred conditions. However, once we were able to place him over seven on fast ground, he delivered a great win."

Harry Love won at long odds that day at Beverley, running over seven furlongs for the first time. He proved he retained ability and was subsequently rated in the eighties. He also won over a distance which showed he would be able to have the stamina for a mile, opening up the racing opportunities for him.

Ollie added: "He has impressed me ever since his first gallop at home, and I wasn't too surprised when he went and won."

Ollie went on to state "His sister trained on as a three-year-old so it wasn't a shock when he confirmed this himself, although I was surpised the bookies let him off at 50/1! "

Harry Love will race through autumn and then have a two month break before Ollie gets the gelding ready for his 2021 season. Covid-19 meant he had an interrupted season in 2020, but Ollie is hoping to have Harry out early next season. Now he has proven form over seven and a mile, Ollie is keen to ensure Harry can contest the better races for older horses and be placed to potentially benefit from higher prize-money.

We will report on the gelding's progress for shareholders on an ad-hoc basis in early 2021, reporting on the major breakthroughs with his training - and we will provide regular updates on his progress on the gallops in detail from March onward. During the heart of the season we publish update reports every 7-10 days, and more regularly when Harry actively starts racing in spring.

This is an opportunity to become involved in a horse with proven ability at a high level. He is no stranger to the winners enclosure and has remained fit and well throughout his career to date. We expect to contest some high profile races at the quality racetracks, although he will undoubtedly return to Beverley as well, the scene of two of his wins.

We have sold out of shares in Harry Love every season. Shares in this gelding will be limited, as many of his shareholders renew their ownership each season, and are given preference over shares. Only 25 shares have been made publically available in Harry Love for his 4YO season.

Form & Race Plans

The race plans for this gelding are to contest seven furlong and mile handicaps in the first two months of the season, hopefully win a couple and then step into the bigger, more lucrative Class 2 and 1 contests. However, along the way, Ollie is expecting to have a tilt at one or two better class handicaps.

Ollie has his eye on several high class races at York, Haydock, Newbury, Newmarket, and Ascot. If he were able to qualify (these races tend to be over-subscribed and include a ballot), then these target races would determine the shape of his 4YO season.

Harry Love will be placed according to how he fares in these quality handicap races and if things go to plan, a Heritage Handicap (usually worth £30k to £100k to the winner) will be the eventual target. Harry has improved with each year’s racing, and we’re hoping for more of the same from him at a 4YO.

Your online Racehorse Manager will provide full details of all developments in terms of the gelding's progress and race planning as the season progresses.

Harry Love 2021 Guarantee

We expect to get 2-5 runs and sometimes more from all our older 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 proper at the start of the turf season on April 1st 2021 and runs through the turf season until November 1st 2021, however, we will be reporting on the gelding before the share period starts (from January 2021) 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. All horses are particularly susceptible to sore shins, bone chips and growing pains, and can need time to recover between races.

We provide guarantees with all our racehorses. If this gelding suffers a season-ending injury and has not already raced twice during the share period, we will replace him 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.

You should be aware that there is a chance that your racehorse may not race at all even though they do not get injured. Around 15% of racehorses will not reach the racecourse during any given season for a variety of reasons. Your guarantee covers a season ending injury, not any ongoing issue that stops the horse from racing.

As a shareholder you must understand that we cannot guarantee your horses performance, a specific volume of runs (beyond our minimum guarantee after an injury) 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 20% of horses run 1-3 times during a season. 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 and part of your lease payment covers the five-month build-up to the season.

This risk is the chance all shareholders take, as we do ourselves, when participating in the ownership of a racehorse.