Jedd O’Keeffe Stable Tour

    His first Listed winner is a new milestone for Jedd O’Keeffe who has his string poised to supplement this seasons already healthy winner total
  • Monday 14 August 2017
  • Stable Tours

It has been a memorable season for Jedd O’Keeffe with Lord Yeats providing the Leyburn trainer with a first listed success when getting the better of a cliffhanger with Second Step in the Fred Archer Stakes at Newmarket in July and his small team accruing 14 winners already this term.

The 15 winners of 2016 should be breached very shortly and his best of 17 in 2015 will hopefully soon be a back number too in the weeks to come.

O’Keeffe said: “It has been a great start for us and we want to achieve our best season but I hate setting targets. We have a good bunch of owners and the quality of the horses has been improving over the past few seasons and we have been lucky as well.”

Lord Yeats could be heading for the Ebor at York next week and there a big targets ahead for the likes of Injam and More Mischief.

Jedd kindly spoke to Tony Elves of ATR about those he hopes can be hitting the heights in the months to come.

Older Horses

Candelisa (IRE)

Form Profile:

Winner of one of his 16 starts and currently rated 91. Best effort on his reappearance in the Spring Mile at Doncaster (1m) in April when third, beaten a length and three quarters, to Ballet Concerto off a mark of 94.

Trainer Says:

He is doing well but unfortunately he needs a stalls test as he broke out of the stalls at York last time. That was completely out of character as he is the most relaxed and laid back horse.  We will be looking for races between eight to ten furlongs. He is not bred to go ten furlongs but we are quite keen to try him over ten as he is so relaxed.

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Danot (IRE)

Form Profile:

Winner of two of his 36 starts and currently rated 56. Finished runner-up, beaten a length and a quarter, to La Isla Bonita at Wolverhampton (7f) last week off a mark of 55  

Trainer Says:

He ran well last week at Wolverhampton but I have to confess that he has basically been disappointing since I bought him. I have never had a horse this long that hasn’t won and I must have some strange emotional attachment to him. He has been running well lately and let’s hope he can put his head in front somewhere down the line.

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26 Aug 2016:

Desert Ruler

Form Profile:

Winner of two of his 14 starts and currently rated 73. Runner-up in three of his four starts this season and beaten two lengths by Mohab at Hamilton (1m 1f) latest outing in July off a mark of 73.

Trainer Says:

He has had a little setback but it is nothing serious. He slipped on the tracks on the Moor here and skinned both his knees. He is having an enforced break and he will be back in the Autumn. He is owned by a syndicate who sell there three or four-year-olds so he will be off to the Sales.

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Injam (IRE)

Form Profile:

Winner of three of his 12 starts and currently rated 90. Was scoring for the second time this season when beating Braes of Lochalsh two lengths at Doncaster (1m 6 1/2f) in June off a mark of 85.

Trainer Says:

He is having a mid season break and the long term target is the Cesarewitch. If we get give in the ground that race would be perfect and off his mark of 90 he would get in nicely. If we had known it was going to be such a wet August we would have probably kept him on the go but the backend of the season would be his target.

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Instant Attraction (IRE)

Form Profile:

Winner of four of his 34 starts and currently rated 86. Finished eighth of 10, beaten six and three quarter lengths, to Lord Of The Rock at York (1m) in July off a mark of 90.

Trainer Says:

He started off his season well but is proving to be a bit of a mystery at the moment. He ran well in the Lincoln on ground that was a bit lively for him then ran well at York behind the Sussex Stakes winner Here Comes When. Since then his form has taken a real dip and we don’t really know why and we have done various tests on him which have all come back clear. He is a horse that tries very hard and he is becoming better handicapped but at the same time we need to find out what’s going on. We are hoping he can rediscover his form.

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Lord Yeats

Form Profile:

Winner of three of his 12 starts and currently rated 108. Made the progress to listed company when beating Second Step a neck in the Fred Archer Stakes at Newmarket (1m 4f) in July and subsequently unplaced to Poet’s Word in a Group 3 event at Goodwood (1m 4f) in August.

Trainer Says:

He ran in the Group 3 at Goodwood last time and ran ok but struggled a little on the track. PJ McDonald rode him and felt with the hills and the bends he could never really get the other horses on the stretch and felt he was a sitting target in the straight. We feel a more galloping track where he can use the length of his stride and try and draw out the horses behind him will help. We have been waiting for some time to step him up in trip and he is bred to stay further and now is the time to do it in. Potentially he could improve for a step up in trip and we will try it in Group races. We are still in the Ebor and we are keeping that options open and the Irish St Leger is still a potential target but he is very much ground dependent and if it was quick ground he wouldn’t be going anywhere.

Video Form
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10 Sep 2017:
16 Jun 2016:

More Mischief

  • 6-y-o; bay mare
  • Breeding: Azamour - Mischief Making (Lemon Drop Kid)
  • Trained by: Jedd O'Keeffe
  • Last Race: York, 24 Aug 2017 16:15
  • Result: 2/10, raced wide tracked leaders,pushed along 3f out, ridden to lead briefly over 1f out, stayed on one pace
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Form Profile:

Winner of five of his 16 starts and currently rated 102. Scored by a neck from Chainofdaisies in a listed event on her reappearance at Newcastle in June and creditable third, beaten three lengths, to God Given in a similar event at Newmarket (1m 4f) in July.

Trainer Says:

She has an engagement at Deauville on August 15 in a Group 3 for four-year-olds and upwards. We had hoped to keep her to fillies & mares only but we didn’t have as many options as we wanted. We now want to win a Group 3 if we can and we are exploring the options of going to France.

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Rebel State (IRE)

  • 5-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Zoffany - Stately Princess (Robellino)
  • Trained by: Jedd O'Keeffe
  • Last Race: Newcastle, 9 Aug 2018 18:20
  • Result: 7/12, slowly into stride, in rear, driven over 2f out, stayed on into mid-division inside final furlong, never threatened leaders
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Form Profile:

Winner of one of his 21 starts and rated 56 on the turf and 63 (AW). Best recent effort when runner-up, beaten a length and a quarter to Ellaal at Redcar (1m) in August off his current mark.

Trainer Says:

He is a fun horse I own for our amateurs to ride He ran in the MacMillan Charity race and the Clocktower Cup for one of our staff. He keeps getting placed and is a not a high grade horse but hope we can win something with him this year.

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Shared Equity

Form Profile:

Winner of four of his 23 starts and currently rated 92. Unplaced to Blaine at Newbury (6f) in May off a mark 97 and at Ripon (6f) in June off a mark of 95.

Trainer Says:

He has had a mid season break and has had a wind operation. He ran a poor race at Ripon and made a noise and he has been hobdayed. I will enter him for the Ayr Gold Cup and his mark has slipped to a point where he won’t get in the big one so he will go for the Silver Cup. He needs give in the ground and we will probably look at the York race he won two years ago.  

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Silva Eclipse

Form Profile:

Winner of three of his 11 starts and currently rated 76. Best effort this term when fourth, beaten three and three quarter lengths, to Injam off a mark of 80.

Trainer Says:

He ran a poor race last time when we put blinkers on but had a very valid excuse. He pulled a shoe off in the race and in doing so stood on a toe clip and came back really sore. We have only got his shoe back on now but he has been doing some schooling over hurdles and we are considering running him over hurdles next time.  

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Sovereign Bounty

Form Profile:

Winner of three of his 20 starts and currently rated 79. Came closest to victory this season when second, beaten half a length, to Intensical at Doncaster (1m) in June off a mark of 78.

Trainer Says:

He is a smashing fun horse who ran really well at Beverley two starts ago. The race wasn’t really run to suit, and he got trapped on the inside off a steady pace but still finished an honourable third to El Principe. He really needs a race where they go a strong gallop and he can get one good run at it. He ran well for a long way at Thirsk last time on ground that was very dead and sticky but just couldn’t finish on that surface and there are no definite plans for him at present. He will probably go to the Sales and we could explore the claimer option on the way.

Video Form
18 Jun 2017:

Whitkirk

Form Profile:

Winner of two of his 15 starts and currently rated 69. Scored by two and a half lengths from Tom’s Anna on his last start at Nottingham (1m 1/2f) in June off a mark of 64.

Trainer Says:

He was due to run at Pontefract last week but very disappointingly the ground went and we took him out. We have had a few options of late but it has been soft ground so we haven’t run him. He is a real good fun horse and I think he can win again off his mark of 69. A mile on quickish ground and flat track are ideal for him.

Video Form
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Three Year Olds

Fortuities

Form Profile:

No wins from 6 starts and currently rated 64. She has disappointed us this year after being placed on her only start in a maiden at Thirsk at two.

Trainer Says:

We thought she was going to be really good and she is a half sister to a good filly in Germany named Spectre. Unfortunately she is nothing like as good and she is a good looking filly who works nicely. She is certainly able to win.

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Komodo (IRE)

  • 4-y-o; chestnut gelding
  • Breeding: Dragon Pulse - Salydora (Peintre Celebre)
  • Trained by: Jedd O'Keeffe
  • Last Race: Ripon, 7 Aug 2017 15:15
  • Result: Won/6, reared up badly as stalls opened, soon recovered tracking leaders on inside, pushed along briefly over 3f out, led going well 2f out, pushed out, readily
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Form Profile:

Winner of three of his 6 starts and currently rated 86. Progressive and was winning for the third time this season when beating Save The Bees a length and a quarter at Ripon (1m 2f) in August off a mark of 86.

Trainer Says:

He is a smashing horse and is progressing very nicely. Again we have no big targets for him and my remit with his owners was to make him a winner and do what we can with him with a view to selling him. He is for Sale and we want to keep his profile high and he is doing it admirably. He is getting to the point where he is going to be rated around 90 so it will be harder to find softer targets with him. We will see what the handicapper does with him and then see where we go.

Video Form
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18 Jun 2017:

Metisian

Form Profile:

Winner of one of his 6 starts and currently rated 68. Off the mark with a two and a quarter length win from Majestic Stone at Doncaster (6f) in June off a mark of 62.

Trainer Says:

When he won his first handicap we were really pleased with him and we thought he did it nicely and the handicapper showed a fair attitude. We thought he would win next time at Hamilton but he didn’t appear to stay up the hill there which surprised me. We dropped him back to five at Pontefract and that was too short and the ground was also a bit dead and sticky. We are looking for an easier six and although it is a stiff track there is a race coming up at Carlisle on August 23 just short of six furlongs.

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Montanna

  • 4-y-o; chestnut gelding
  • Breeding: Notnowcato - Asi (El Prado)
  • Trained by: P Bowen
  • Last Race: Perth, 15 Jul 2018 14:00
  • Result: Won/8, tracked leaders, ridden and one pace before 2 out, rallied last, stayed on to lead flat, driven out
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Form Profile:

Winner of one of his 5 starts and currently rated 77. Off the mark when beating Marine One half a length at Newcastle (1m 4 1/2f) in June off a mark of 74 and finished fourth, beaten six and three quarter lengths, to Pete So High at Ripon (1m 4f) last week.

Trainer Says:

We were slightly disappointed with him at Ripon last week but he is a real nice horse. He is a progressive type and is a big horse hence he didn’t run at two. The track at Ripon just seemed to catch him out  the other day but he had won well at Newcastle previously. I think he wants a big galloping track where he can use the length of his stride and decent ground. I think we are going to step him up in trip as he promises to stay two miles without any trouble. If I can’t find a 14 furlong race for him we might go straight up to two miles.

Video Form
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Precious Rock (IRE)

Form Profile:

Unplaced at Hamilton (1m 1f) in June and Redcar (7f) in August

Trainer Says:

He is a real big fine imposing colt with a good pedigree. His first start I took a chance at running him over nine furlongs at Hamilton and he didn’t stay on the ground. I brought him back to seven furlongs on decent ground at Redcar but it was one of those races where he was in the stalls forever and he did misbehave himself. He lost his race at the stalls and his chance was gone before the race was started. I haven’t got another race for him but I would like to run him over seven furlongs again on decent ground with a hood on him.

Regal Decree

Form Profile:

No wins from 9 starts and currently rated 55. Finished third, beaten half a length, to Clear As A Bell at Redcar (7f) on latest start in July off a mark of 54.

Trainer Says:

He was due to run at Catterick last week but we had to withdraw him due to the rain. He is running consistently well over six and seven furlongs. He is not an ungenuine horse but we are applying headgear now so that he concentrates a little bit more. He is a slightly sensitive creature and we think headgear gives him a bit more confidence and he went close under Paul Hanagan on his latest start. He just needs that little bit more to win and we don’t think it is far away.”

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Two Year Olds

AIR RAID

  • 2 b c Raven’s Pass – Siren Sound
Form Profile:

Unraced.

Trainer Says:

I bought him as a foal and he is a quite tall fairly leggy colt who will definitely be better next year but has shown me a lot. He will be ready to run in a couple of weeks. He is fast enough for seven and wants a faster surface. I think he can do well.

Armed Response

Form Profile:

Winner of one of his 5 starts and currently rated 80. Off the mark at Hamilton (6f) in June when beating Poet’s Prince three and a quarter lengths.

Trainer Says:

He is having a mid season break after a few early runs. He is a quick horse who likes six furlongs on fast ground is his cup of tea. We ran him at Hamilton in a novice with a penalty and we did fancy him but he ran very flat. He is a big strong two-year-old who just needed time to catch up and he is back cantering now. The principle target for him is  £20,000 Nursery at Hamilton on September 2 for which he qualified. He would go there if the ground was good or faster.”

Video Form
6 Dec 2017:
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Collingham Park (IRE)

Form Profile:

Winner of one of his 5 starts and currently rated 77. Off the mark with a four length victory from Go Now Go Now at Ripon (6f) in June

Trainer Says:

He has just had a wind operation. When he ran in a nursery at Pontefract on his last start we thought he would win and we were very disappointed with him. He displaced his soft palate so we have had that cautorized. He is coming back into work and there is no specific target but he likes soft ground. We think he will stay further than six furlongs in time and he is a horse we like.

Video Form
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Hippeia (IRE)

Form Profile:

Promise in both starts and finished fourth, beaten a length and three quarters, to Elation at Ripon (6f) this month.

Trainer Says:

She is owned by Geoff and Sandra Turnbull of Elwick Stud and she is a smashing filly. We love her to bits and she is really straightforward and willing. She ran a nice race at Ripon last time on ground with a bit of give in it. She handles give but we would like to see her on a bit of better ground. She could be stepped up to seven furlongs and she is not a huge robust filly so we will probably look after her this year and not over race her. She should be up to winning a maiden.

Video Form
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Ingenuity

Form Profile:

Winner of one of his 3 starts. Off the mark with a nose win from Hey Jonesy at Carlisle (6f) in July and runner-up, beaten two and a half lengths, to Hikmaa at Newcastle (6f) last Thursday.

Trainer Says:

He is a big horse and we like him a lot and he ran a very good race at Newcastle last week when second to Hikmaa. We don’t want to over race him this year and he will be brought along fairly gently. He was a good third on his first start and then won at Carlisle.

Video Form
10 Aug 2017:

Saisons D'or (IRE)

  • 3-y-o; roan gelding
  • Breeding: Havana Gold - Deux Saisons (Chineur)
  • Trained by: Jedd O'Keeffe
  • Last Race: Doncaster, 18 Aug 2018 13:15
  • Result: 6/11, pulled hard, tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, faded towards finish
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Form Profile:

Unplaced to Prestbury Park on his only start at Haydock (6f) in July.

Trainer Says:

He was surprisingly green on his first start at Haydock as at home he appears to be quite switched on and knows his job. He is a super horse, easy to train and shows quite a bit of speed. I like this horse and he will need good or faster ground.

Video Form
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Siena Flyer (IRE)

Form Profile:

Last of 12 on her only start at Beverley (5f) in July.

Trainer Says:

We really like this filly and she is not over big but she has a great attitude and is quick. We ran her in a novice at Beverley and we expected her to run well but she ran really poorly. I think it was just stage fright and she showed nothing of what she shows at home. She could go back over five at Beverley at the end of the week. She has shown a lot more at home and hope we can see more of that.

Video Form
4 Nov 2017:
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Age Unknown

KENMARE RIVER

  • 2 gr c Kendargent – Isabella Glyn
Form Profile:

Unraced

Trainer Says:

He is a horse I bought at the Guineas Breeze-Up at Newmarket. He wouldn’t be a typical Breeze-Up type and is a good size and has had some time. He is stepping up in his work and could be out in three weeks and is showing me plenty

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