Daany 2022

Well handicapped 5YO set to race regularly in the south through 2022.

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Racehorse Profile

Daany was a very lightly raced horse until last season when he ran ten times, winning twice and being placed twice. Adam West has found the key to this quirky individual, and we believe he is well handicapped and can work his way up the ratings, winning in his turn.

The gelding was bought back by Adam at the sales in February, as he was keen to keep him, and we were then able to get involved in a horse we've had our eye on for some time. On his day, he is a very decent horse with a blue-blood pedigree. He's rated to be very competitive, and we believe a proper turf season could see him leap up the handicap ratings.

Adam told us "Daany was a bit of a headstrong fellow in his early days, ruining his chances by running with the choke out. However, we've managed to get on top of that, and when things go his way he's capable of winning in really good style. "

Adam added 'I like the gelding a lot. He's not frightened of getting into a fight in a race, and he always does his best. When there is a good pace on in a race, he can really pull out the stops and show what he's made of.'

Trained in Epsom, the plan for this gelding is to have a full season of racing in 2022. The gelding will be running over a mile on both the grass and the all-weather surfaces.

"I'm convinced he is a better horse on turf. We've been winning races with him at Chelmsford and Lingfield, but once we get onto some decent ground on the flat I think we could find ourselves with a horse who could improve by a number of pounds," commented trainer Adam West.

He proved in 2021 he is capable of racing regularly, and I expect to keep him busy this season. He's only raced a couple of times for us on turf and that was in the days he was running away with his jockey. Based on his home work I'm convinced he will be winning on grass this coming summer.' added Adam.

Adam's plan is to have Daany ready to go early on in the season. He will get a rest through February and March, but having been running up to January, he will retain plenty of fitness and will be able to kick off in April or May.

Adam commented, "I anticipate we'll have him fully refreshed and ready to go by the time we get to spring 2022."

We will be staging shareholder visits to Adam's Epsom yard as soon as the weather improved in late March or April.

Form & Race Plans

The race plans for this gelding will be determined by his level of ability shown at home and on the course in 2022. At the moment he is likely to start in late April or May.

Daany is currently rated in the fifties. However, we are expecting he will climb up the ratings now Adam West has found the key to him. He has won off a mark of 56 last season and is still only on a mark of 57 for the start of this new season. He will race at tracks such as Windsor, Brighton, Bath, Sandown, Lingfield, Nottingham, and Leicester.

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

Daany 2022 Guarantee

We expect to get 3-8 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 will start on April 1st 2022 or when the gelding has his first run, and will finish on November 1st 2022, however we will be reporting on the horse before the share period starts should we have anything of importance to share with shareholders. If the gelding 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 horse has 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.

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.