RACING TO PROFIT SYNDICATE is delighted to offer for syndication GOLDEN MAYFLOWER, a 4-year-old mare by GOLDEN HORN, trained by AMY MURPHY.
Amy will be keeping 25% of her and it’s always a positive when the trainer wishes to retain a share, and indeed the fact she bought her back. Given she won on debut and given her breeding, there’s the potential for re-sale profit down the line, as a broodmare prospect.
As such, 75% of Golden Mayflower is available. We have been wanting to run a flat horse in our colours and this looks to be a great opportunity, and one where our initial risk is minimal – if we don’t get the interest required, we won’t proceed, and we won’t have had to spend any money/be stuck with a horse! The benefits of our relationship with Amy.
This mare won on debut for Amy at Lingfield before running a cracker at Kempton in a Class 2. That day she was held up in a race not run to suit, but picked up really well and stayed on, only to be beaten 1l, closing to the line. She was beaten by Al Husn there.
Al Husn would win her next two starts, including a Class 3 handicap off 86 and then a Class 2 handicap off 92, going away. Decent form. Understandably connections were excited. Golden Mayflower’s early win and that run/form marked her down as a filly of promise. Sadly, the wheels then came off somewhat, or more to the point, she’s had a breathing problem. She has now undergone a breathing operation, receiving a more severe breathing operation to sort her issue once and for all. It is expected this will solve her issues and she’ll continue to progress.
After that fine Kempton 2nd, they threw her into a Listed race, won by Nashwa – that was over 10f which I don’t think she stayed at the time, running well to a point before fading 3f out, but that was a deep race. They then ran her in the deep end at Royal Ascot, on good to firm which she found far too quick and wouldn’t put down. It was in this race she also ‘caught her wind’ and plodded on. Amy thinks she was remembering this experience on subsequent starts and that also the wind issue hadn’t been fixed – she’d had a minor op which didn’t do the job, and now this more sever one.
On her final two starts she has travelled well into the race and looked dangerous, before then ‘suffocating’ when asked for maximum effort.
Given her early promise I am surprised her current owners didn’t give her more time, but hopefully that’s to our benefit.
Amy plans to aim her at the All-Weather Championship series of races, culminating in the final. Her ideal trip is 7f-1m.
After that, I suspect a short break before returning for the flat turf season, maybe a trip to France also.
Undoubtedly, she has ability and has shown plenty already to suggest her best days are ahead of her. Obviously, there is some risk given her wind issue, which it’s hoped will be sorted after this operation.
Amy clearly has plenty of faith in her to have bought her back and wanting to keep 25%. She’s a filly we could have a lot of fun with.
As she was a first-time out winner and is out of a Derby winner in Golden Horn, she will keep residual re-sale value as a broodmare, whatever she now goes on to do. Her dam was a x4 winner also, including at Listed level, on both the AW and the flat.
Obviously, the expectation is that she’ll return to form – if she can get back to her early promise and finish off her races, she has bundles in hand of this mark and who knows, maybe she could grab some black-type one day, placing/winning a listed race.
She remains unexposed (and has also never run-on softer ground, which may be interesting) and is versatile as to the all-weather and the turf. She has more wins in her and is an exciting horse.
The best-case scenario? She takes off and develops into a 90s rated horse, which is what her first two starts were pointing to (she’s now rated 76, a very workable mark). IF she were to progress again as hoped, her broodmare value could also only increase, offering you a potential return on the capital investment. (do note ‘potential’, no guarantees in this game of course, but that’s half the fun) Some of the money for mares at this week’s sale was mind-blowing. We can only dream! And she is a proven winner.
The worst-case scenario? Well, the wind op doesn’t work, and Amy can’t get her back to showing her best /finishing off her races. Amy’s commitment to her would indicate she thinks the ‘best case’ is more likely. However, in this worst-case scenario she’d be sold as a broodmare prospect, I suspect holding her current value given her breeding and win, or the very worst, some sort of return. However, the capital outlay is minimal, and Amy wouldn’t continue past another 6 months if its clear problems remain.
This racing game is one of risk vs reward, but to our eyes this looks an exciting opportunity – a filly who’s well bred, has shown form already, who has valid excuses for recent efforts, who is still open to stacks of progress and evidently has more wins in her when it clicks again. A filly to have fun with this winter, and who knows how far she could go. And with turf options also, maybe a trip to France next summer to plunder some of their riches.
As always, I’ve written plenty there, but I never underestimate such a decision and you now know everything I do. I hope you’re as intrigued/excited about this opportunity as we are.
Capital: £12 000 (+ vat) = £14 400 = £360 per 2.5% share (one off cost, year 1) You’d be entitled to 2.5%/your %, of any re-sale fees.
Fees: our usual model per 2.5%, £99.99 per month x12 (rebate end of year any unspent fees against forecast)
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- A full ‘agreement’ for you to read and sign if happy, with a full breakdown of where your money goes
- A growing RTPS family of committed racing fans, as per the pic above. Social gatherings (32 of us in a box at Aintree on Saturday)
- Stable visits, Owners badges on race days etc
- The most access you can dream of.
Commitment: a 2-year minimum commitment.
- 2.5%: All in Year 1: £1559.88
- 5%: All in, Year 1: £3, 119.76
- 10%: All in, Year 1: £6, 239.52
They are the total payments, to be paid monthly or in a block if easier.
IF you are seriously interested, please let us know ASAP including the % you would like.
Thanks for reading and we look forward to hearing from you. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch.