BRITISH 2yo RACING 2008 - Horse Summary
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Icesolator  (BY C, Mar 10) [Picture]
TRAINER
OWNER
SIRE
DAM
GRANDSIRE
SALES PRICE
R. Hannon B Bull One Cool CatZinnia (Pedigree)Zilzal 65000 [GFM]

Racing Summary
DATE PROFILE/COMMENTS
20 Apr Icesolator is an interesting one because his 9th place doesn't tell the whole story. He was on the rail when the pacemakers stalled back into him and never switched towards the centre to find the run through. His jockey, and the horse, spent the last 1.5 furlongs looking at a gap between the rails and fader Rayvin Mad and deciding it was too small to get through.
03 May With which what to make of Icesolator. He got trapped on the rail behind the folding pacemakers and never got the chance to show us his 'eyecatching finish' if he has one. While the others were making ground up the centre past the faders (always a good way to make a 'finish' look better than it is because humans look at things relatively and the 'fading' seen as positive finishing efforts) Icesolator was carried back to 9th. He got a 'BTR' note (Better Than Result) to indicate he had a real excuse or had shown some abnormal ability in the grade. In his case it was the obvious 'blocked out' excuse.
  • In short, we don't know how good he is but we do know the quality of that race in real performance terms (i.e. not what the best of the bunch can achieve over a season) wasn't what the headlines would have you think. If the Hannon's chose to send him there for a race they have usually run previous winners in we should think he's a bit better than ordinary maiden class and should set a good standard here. The form of the Newmarket race gets a further test on Sunday when Ouqba, who really did look promising in the way he made ground through the faders to 3rd runs in the tough looking Newmarket maiden. He finished close to Brenin Taran but looks a much stronger profile than that one for future development.
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    2008 SEASON RUN DETAILS
    Run Rc # Date Course Dist Gng RcCls RcTyp SP Postn [Est] [Prf] RnSty RcPc Notes Hdgr
    125Apr 16NMKT5G3Cnd89-1232 T5OkRail, -2+Hf, Blocked x 2 ins-2f, BTR
    252May 3GDWD5GS5M0.841-34045 FAvB1 XF Easy, FHfHf, Eff-1.5f, kon Cmf
    364May 8GDWD5G2Cnd2.51-45454 T3MAv-1.5+1f, -1+Hf, Prog-1.5f, Led-1, kon
    4130May 29SDWN5S1Lst5.51-76060 .
    5200Jun 17ASCT6GFF1G2c1213-184071 .
    6428Jul 29GDWD5GGF1Gp31410-114361 .
    7658Sep 6KTNA6STD1Gp3NR56 .
    7762Sep 20NWBY6GGS1Gp2257-943 .
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    Icesolator:-  Pedigree Details
    DAM Name Previous Foals and their Racing Performances Foal Years General Notes
    Zinnia 4 previous foals.
    Half to :-
    • 5f 2yo/6f 3yo Don't Tell Mum (20k, rtd 68)
    • plcd 7-8f 3yo/9f 4yo Fair Countenance (20k)
    • +unr 2yo Flower Bowl (Noverre)
    • plcd 6f 2yo Don't Tell Anna (40k, rtd 32)
    dam unp 6f 2yo sole run (8k, Jul3, rtd 44), half to 5 winners, incl Gp3 5f 2yo Mubhij
    DAM 97 =
    • 02 DTM
    • 03 FC
    • 04 FB
    • 05 DTA
     

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