£1,000 for 2.5% share plus £75 per month training fees
Category: Syndicates and Shares
Date of Birth: 18 Apr 2014
Sire: FRANKEL (GB)
Dam: SOCIETY HOSTESS (USA)
Dam Sire: SEEKING THE GOLD (USA)
County: North Yorkshire
Golden Equinox Racing is delighted to offer shares for sale in the talented hurdler and rapidly improving flat stayer Solo Saxophone. He is trained by Ben Haslam in Middleham, and you can purchase a 2.5% share for £1,000, plus £75 per month to cover training fees.
A useful maiden on the flat for Dermot Weld as a three-year-old, Solo Saxophone garnered plenty of attention when sent juvenile hurdling, as he became the first offspring of the great Frankel to win under NH rules. He did so by four lengths on his hurdling debut at Catterick, before following up at Wetherby on his very next start.
He confirmed himself a smart horse by the close of that season, finishing third to Vision des Flos in a Listed hurdle at Exeter before taking a highly commendable sixth in the Grade-3 Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.
Following a gelding operation and wind surgery, Solo Saxophone got off to a quiet start during the 2018/19 season, but his mark dropped accordingly. He came roaring back to his best with a seven-length victory at Wetherby in a two-mile five and a half-furlong handicap hurdle in April of last year and then doubled up over two and a half miles at Hexham just four days later.
He was placed on his only three subsequent starts in good company, and was unlucky to lose out by just a head when stepped up to three miles for the first time at Southwell in July 2019.
Solo Saxophone has since left the Dan Skelton
yard (where he had been throughout his jumping career) and is now
in the care of Ben Haslam.
In the relatively short time since moving to Ben's stable Solo Saxophone has been campaigned again on the level, with superb results.
He made his seasonal debut after lockdown in a mile and a half Thirsk handicap in June, and cruised to an impressive four length success. He followed up nine days later with a comfortable victory over two miles at Haydock, and was raised to a career-high flat mark of 84 as a result.
He was tasked with attempting the hat-trick at York in July, and made a mockery of his new rating and won with plenty in hand. He certainly doesn't look to be at the limit of his improvement and it will be exciting to see where this progressive stayer can go during the rest of the season.
At just six years of age this well-bred and talented individual has his best years ahead of him and he is sure to provide syndicate members with lots of thrills and excitement under both codes. With interest sure to be high, make sure you act fast to avoid disappointment!
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