We have just launched an exciting new syndicate!
Witness Protection is out of Queen’s Exit and is by Exit To Nowhere. He won a Point to Point in good style on 31st March and will join Martin Keighley’s yard. The win earned him a Point to Point rating of 82+ which is impressive. Before his recent win, he was very unlucky when running in a Point to Point on 24th March when his reins broke and he had to be pulled up in the home straight. He would have otherwise finished first or second.
Interestingly he is trained by Martin Cullinane. Formally a successful breeder of horses, but with very limited training facilities and employing just one member of staff to ride out, so each horse has to exercise alone. Witness Protection’s last run earned him a Point to Point rating of 82+ which is impressive.
He is a stunning horse and is sure to improve for moving to Martin’s yard, especially with his excellent gallops and schooling facilities. He is a six year old, which means we can go hurdling straight away and don’t need to go down the national hunt flat route. He’ll have a holiday through May before coming into training in June and then we’ll look for a suitable novice hurdle in early July. The initial plan is to run him through the second half of the summer and first half of the winter season. He looks a chaser in the making and an exciting horse to be involved in.
All his form and further photographs can be viewed by CLICKING HERE.
Witness Protection cost £22,630 which includes vetting, transport from Ireland and commission to the bloodstock agent, Garry Hogan, who negotiated the deal. This brings the total to £22,630. We anticipate his racing and training costs for his initial season coming to no more than £19,500. Therefore the maximum total cost per 5% share will be £2,100. If we find that our expenditure is less than forecast then the difference will be returned to shareholders.