Arazorwyn Mar 25, 2020 15:19:26 GMT -5
Post by Missy on Mar 25, 2020 15:19:26 GMT -5
YOB: Y17 [3yo]
Pedigree: Unraced USA Mare x Unraced GB Stallion
Personality: Read in third person in the perspective of the trainer, Grant Moore.
Zorro, is something. He certainly lives up to name! Standing near seventeen hands, she's a specimen colt. We imported him from England where he was purchased by ourselves in a yearling sale in an absolutely terrible state. Compared to the rising stallion now, you wouldn't recognise him. Out on the track, he runs incredibly on both surfaces and I decided to keep him and improving every week. It was much better of us to wait until he developed and grew into himself. Zorro is hot headed and on his toes. He's excitable but not to the point of being naughty. He carries tremendous strength within his shoulders and hind quarters. I'm hoping that because we haven't raced yet, it doesn't get penalised against us. Missy has a technique with our big lad, he likes to run ahead and get Zorro into a nice leading pace, or alongside another front runner. If no other horses challenge, he settles into a rhythmic pace. Missy keeps him steady and he doesn't attempt to snatch the reins and run away from the field. He likes to lead the pack, maybe 1.5L ahead. Around the 4f mark as the other horses begin to creep up, Zorro knows it's time to steadily increase his pace. He begins to extend his stride, and take off with the lead coming round the home turn. At 200m he let's himself go as Missy shakes the reins and pushes him into his stride. In the stable, he's really laid back, but playful. He loves to play with his treat ball and have fusses with our stable hand Oscar Moore, our son. They have an incredible bond and he is the one who walks round the paddock with him, and talks to him, keeping him focused on the task at hand. Given some chance, he will become a terrific miler.
Running Style: Front
Distance: 7-10 furlongs
Surface: Turf Great/Dirt Great