Daisy Roots 2022

2YO in 2022 - Good-looking juvenile from a family of 100% winners. Trained in Epsom by Adam West.

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Racehorse Profile

This daughter of Foostepsinthesand, was due to go to the Doncaster Silver Sales, however, due to COVID she never got there, so we were able to visit her breeder and buy her direct. We know plenty about this family, as the filly is a half-sister to our own popular mare Daphne May (already winner of three races).

Adam was keen to train this filly, as he's enjoyed plenty of success with her sister, and we were delighted to do a deal with the breeder, Theakston Stud based near Bedale, and get her into training at his Epsom base.

She is a little behind some of our other 2YO's, and that's why she has a share period that runs right through autumn and into the start of winter. She will probably be ready to race in early summer and therefore may run into the All-Weather season in November. If needs be, we will extend her share period beyond and up to the end of the year if the filly requires extra time in her 2YO season.

She has been named Daisy Roots. Daphne May was named after Adam's grandmother - and so this filly (stable name 'Daisy') is named after another grandmother linked to the Ownaracehorse team. Daisy Roots is rhyming slang for 'Boots' and appears in the famous Lonnie Donegan song from the 50's - 'My Old Man's a Dustman'. This fits nicely with her sire's name - Footstepsinthesand.

In his great big hobnail boots, He's got such a job to pull 'em up, That he calls them daisy roots

This filly is a good size, and moves well, and is incredibly similar to her sister Daphne May. There is still has more growth to come, and yet she is already well over fifteen hands and bordering on sixteen. Adam was really delighted when she was sent to him and immediately commented on the similarities to Daphne May.

'She has settled in really well and took the journey down here from Yorkshire in her stride. She has already been backed and I expect her to make giant strides forward in the next two months - March 2022.

'Daphne May needed until late May before she ran her first race, and I expect this filly will need that time, and perhaps a little longer,' said Adam, 'But she is quite stocky and looks to be a very robust filly, so she could come to hand earlier.'

Adam added, 'She's a very sweet filly, and although she was a shade tentative at first when she arrived in the yard, she soon realised she can trust us and has been making steady progress ever since. She's forward going and is a very easy horse to get along with.'

Daisy Roots will be available to view at our Spring yard visits (set for mid-April) by her shareholders, prior to going racing in 2022.

This youngster will probably start at the minimum distance of six furlongs and could be going up to seven and possibly a mile by the end of her first year in training. Adam managed to get two wins from her sister in her first season, and he's hopeful that this filly can do the same.

"She's got plenty of bone, is robust, and walks well. We've yet to work her, but everything is in the right place and she's straight and well put together. I'm really looking forward to training her," commented Adam.

We are really hoping Daisy Roots will see a racetrack in late spring 2022. However, potential shareholders should be aware that you can never legislate for how a horse may grow, develop or indeed have setbacks. Adam tends to bring his 2YO's along in their own time, but isn't afraid of racing them against top-class animals. So shareholders may possibly see a couple of runs before the true potential of this youngster is realised.

This is the perfect racehorse for anyone who is looking for a potentially decent filly at a very fair price based in the south. Please note that her shares are divided into half of one percent each. For the price charged, this filly represents incredibly good value for money.


Form & Race Plans

The race plans for this filly will be determined by the level of ability shown at home and on the course in 2022. On breeding she should start at six furlongs and then will perhaps get further as she develops physically and mentally during the year.

The standard route of a horse of this type will be to start in Maiden (races for horses who have yet to win a race) or Novice/Auction or Selling/Claiming races (2YO only races where previous winners get extra weight) and his performance in these first three of four races will determine whether she goes into nursery handicaps, or is good enough to tackle conditions races or even step into pattern races (high value, prestige races).

If she shows the need for longer distances at home, she may have to wait for the six or seven furlong races a little later in the season. However, we will assess this filly's progress and if Adam believes she has the right level of ability she may get entries for some of the more prestigious races in the racing calendar.

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.

UPDATE JUNE 2022
Daisy Roots is coming along well, and as expected, we anticipate the filly will be seeing a racecourse at some point in July or August and will then race regularly through to the end of the year. She has shown potential at home and trainer Adam West is extremely happy with the youngster.

Daisy Roots 2022 Guarantee

We expect to get 2-5 runs and sometimes more from all our 2YO horses per share period/season, however, you should expect periods of no racing as a result of recuperation from injury or training setbacks. This share period starts on May 1st 2022 and runs through the turf season and beyond - until December 1st 2022, however, we will be reporting on the horse before the share period starts (from March 2020) 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. 2YO's are particularly susceptible to sore shins, bone chips and growing pains, and can need a greater 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.

2YO's are the most risky of racehorses to own - and you should be aware that there is a chance that your 2YO may not race at all. Around 20% of 2YO's will not reach the racecourse during their 2YO season because of setbacks or simply being too backward.

As a shareholder you must understand that 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 you run the risk of being 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, vets and livery fees for the horse still remain whether they are racing or not and part of your lease payment covers the five months of pre-season training.

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