Monday 27 May 2019

Frankel Watch (2yo): Herman Hesse to Write Poetic Prose for Gosden at Yarmouth

Interesting to note that John Gosden has a Frankel two-year-old (2yo) entered to run at Great Yarmouth on Thursday 30th May 2019. 

This February foal, a bay colt, is a homebred son of Frankel in the ownership of Lady Bamford. For those who have heard of Lady Bamford - a high-profile owner of racehorses - with many and varied trainers, she is a British business person who founded the Daylesford Organic Farmshops chain and Bamford brand of women's products. Her spouse is Lord Anthony Bamford who is the chairman of JCB. He is estimated to be worth £3.1 billion. 

Herman Hesse is out of a five-times winning mare who won a Group 2 race at Deauville, France. The mare started her career over 71/2f but raced predominantly over 8 - 10 furlongs in an 18-race career, which saw her finish runner-up on her final start at Saratoga, USA, when beaten by a head at Grade 1 at the age of five. She achieved total prize money of £511,865. 

Herman Hesse was a German-born poet, novelist and painter. Born in 1877, in 1946 he received the Nobel Prize for Literature. His work related to the search for authenticity, self-knowledge and spirituality. 

Herman Hess has been entered to run at Great Yarmouth (2:50) in the 7f (7f3y) British Stallion Studs EBF Novice Stakes (Class 5) (2yo). 

Lady Bamford has many horses in trainer with handlers including John Gosden, Sir Mark Prescott, Charles Hills, Michael Bell & Richard Hannon. 

One of her best horses was Wings Of Desire, trained by John Gosden, who raced at the highest standard when competing just eight times at two and three. He finished fourth in the Epsom Derby (2016). 

Probably her greatest success was breeding and ownership of Sariska, trained by Michael Bell winner of the English and Irish Oaks in an 11 race career, achieving five wins and total prize winnings of $1,113,771.  

John Gosden has at least four Frankel two-year-olds at Carehaven Stables, Newmarket. One of those is named Majestic Noor, an April foal, and a bay filly out of the mare Nouriya, in the ownership of Mr Saleh Al Homaizi & Mr Imad Al Sagar. Who, intriguingly, own another Frankel prospect named Amtiyaz, who is in training with Ilka Gansera-Leveque. 

Very intriguing.