I’ve had a fair few 2yo runners this year, but all of them have been horses that Tom D bought intending to sell on and I ended up keeping a piece, or in the case of Van Go Go a home bred. I bought three yearlings at the sales last year – two fillies and a colt. The fillies (Nayef ex Princess Luna and Selkirk ex Rose of Petra) are still to be named – neither is that close to a run.
The colt (Dalakhani ex Everlasting Love) has been named Daliance – he hasn’t done much on the gallops but I think he could be really nice. He didn’t look much to start with but he has come on incredibly well – the pictures below were taken on Dec 1, May 5 and Jun 9;
I part own Daliance in a syndicate which includes David O’Reilly of Betfair. It has been a joy to witness this scrawny red haired creature that we invested in evolve and grow to a point where he is being considered a candidate at the highest level. And of course it is a great privilege to own a horse with him.