£1,500 for 10%, plus £220 all-in monthly costs. Other shareholdings available*
Category: Syndicates and Shares
Date of Birth: 13 Feb 2011
Sire: ZAFEEN (FR)
Dam: SILENT SUNDAY (IRE)
Dam Sire: TESTA ROSSA (AUS)
County: North Yorkshire
An opportunity has arisen to get involved in the ownership of the 98-rated David O'Meara-trained Steel Train. Seen here winning at Nottingham, he is owned by the friendly Rasio Cymru Syndicate and is expected to run in high-quality handicaps on turf and the all-weather throughout the year.
Steel Train began his career in France, where he was a winner, before joining David's team at the outset of his four-year-old campaign. He has been an excellent performer for the powerful North Yorkshire-based trainer and has now won a total of six races and north of £90,000 in prize money. Ideally suited by seven-furlongs, he handles all types of turf and the all-weather.
He joined his current yard rated 87 but has gradually risen through the handicap ranks and reached a peak rating of 100 early last year. He ran with great credit when seventh in the Lincoln from that perch, before his mark gradually began to decline. He was to capitalise when winning a valuable class 2 handicap at Chelmsford in November.
On his very next start he was primed to win again, but his jockey felt something amiss, so he was eased right down. It was later discovered that he had suffered from sore heels with grit and cold weather ailing him. He has had five months off to recuperate and is now 100% sound and ready to run in the next few weeks.
His current mark of 98 will ensure he gets in to lots of valuable and exciting races at some of the country's premier tracks, whilst he is more than capable of being competitive from it. David O'Meara is a master at coaxing further improvement and wins from this sort of horse, so there is every expectation that more great days lie ahead for Steel Train and his connections.
£1,500 for 10%, plus £220 all-in monthly costs.
£750 for 5%, plus £130 all-in monthly costs.