SOLARIO RACING’S Tamayuz 2yo went to the gallops for the first time this morning and he really relished the experience…and importantly, rider Sophie Ralston didn’t have to buy any cakes for the staff!
The chestnut son of dual Group One winner, Tamayuz was backed and ridden away earlier in the year but Dean and I felt it was sensible to geld him before the season starts, so we don’t lose time with him further down the line. The gelding went well but it meant his first foray on the gallops was delayed a little.
Judging by how he went about his business today, the wait was worth it! He limbered up as usual in the outdoor canter ring and then went to the gallops with another “gallops virgin,” Thomas Equinas, a half-brother to the stable’s Fighting Temeraire and Hot Chesnut.
Solario Racing’s Dancinginthewoods led the two juveniles and they all went a steady canter. There were one or two bucks by the Tamayuz but he really looked to be enjoying himself and looked keen to be getting on with things!
This was a good first experience and Sophie was pleased with how he went. It’s of course very early days but we were discussing his likely trip. Unlike the Twilight Son filly, which she also rides and who looks a sprinter, this boy looks as though he might want 7f or maybe a mile. Sophie said you’d want to use his long stride.
On his breeding, there’s plenty of speed in the pedigree with the dam, Pin Cushion winning over 6f while the three winning siblings have won from 5f to a mile. Physically, the horse has plenty of size and scope and it will be intriguing to see what is his eventual distance.
Now Covid restrictions have eased, Owners and prospective Owners are welcome to come to the yard. You might want to see this exciting prospect, which is being syndicated in 1/12th shares, going through his paces for yourself.
Please call the Racing Office on 01442 877 597 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a no-obligation visit.
Oh and if you’re wondering about the earlier reference to Sophie and cakes? There’s a tradition in stables if you fall off, you have to buy fellow riders a cake!