Owen Burrows

    Overflowing with quality bloodstock, Owen Burrows is looking to finish off his second season as a trainer with a flurry of blue blooded winners
  • Tuesday 03 October 2017
  • Stable Tours

Second season trainer OWEN BURROWS has had an excellent 2017 with Massaat lifting the Group 2 Hungerford Stakes at Newbury, Talaayeb winning the Group 3 City Of York Stakes at York and Enjazaat landing the Listed Ripon Two-Year-Old Trophy at Ripon, making August in particular a month to remember.

A respectable first season total of 16 winners has already been passed with 23 on the board and with over £423,000 in prize money, the half million barrier will surely soon be passed, especially with Massaat and Talaayeb both set to contest further Group races in the coming weeks and a lovely well bred bunch of two-year-olds ready to chip in.

Burrows trains primarily for Sheikh Hamdan Al-Maktoum and he has every reason to eye the future with optimism with his own unmistakable talents and amiable air a recipe for much bigger success in the coming years.

Owen said: “I am lucky to have some lovely two-year-olds which are starting to shape up. Next year could be a real nice year if they stay healthy, so we just have to keep our fingers crossed.

“We have smashed last years prize money total and passed last years winner count, and as long as we keep improving we will all be happy.”

Owen kindly spoke to Tony Elves of ATR about those he hopes can make further inroads for him this season and beyond.

Older Horses

Fawaareq (IRE)

Form Profile:

Winner of three of his 10 starts and currently rated 92. Finished third in his first two starts over seven furlongs this season at Haydock in April (beaten two and a half lengths to Afjaan) and Newmarket in July (beaten three and three quarter lengths to Parfait) and unplaced, beaten nine and a half lengths, to Stamp Hill in a valuable seven furlong handicap at Ascot in July all off a mark of 93.

Trainer Says:

He has been quite lightly raced this year. Having run well early on at Haydock, he trod on a nail and was off until finishing third in the Silver Bunbury Cup at Newmarket in July. He then disappointed in a big handicap at Ascot on King George Day. Even though he has won on softish going it was just too testing or him. He has since been held up with a dirty scope but he will be ready to run in a couple of weeks and I don’t think we’ve seen the best of him this year. He won three last year and we will try and find a nice handicap for him somewhere.

Massaat (IRE)

Form Profile:

Winner of two of his 8 starts and currently rated 116. Made a winning reappearance in the Group 2 Hungerford Stakes at Newbury (7f) in August when beating Librisa Breeze a length and three quarters and subsequently finished third, beaten four and a quarter lengths, to Ribchester in the Group 1 Prix du Moulin de Longchamp at Chantilly (1m) in September.

Trainer Says:

He won the Hungerford and then didn’t disgrace himself in France in the Prix du Moulin. I have left him in the Challenge Stakes over seven at Newmarket on October 13 and he is in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot on Champions Day and we will see what looks the most suitable. He needs a bit of cut in the ground, and since it’s seems likely he’ll stays in training next year it’s not the be all or end all if he doesn’t win a Group 1 this year since there’s always more time.

Three Year Olds

Laraaib (IRE)

Form Profile:

Winner of three of his 4 starts and currently rated 103. Completed a hat trick when beating Banditry two lengths off a mark of 95 at Ascot in July and subsequently third, beaten five and three quarter lengths, to Frankuus in the Group 3 Rose Of Lancaster Stakes at Haydock (1m 2 1/2f) in August.

Trainer Says:

He won his first three and was third in the Rose of Lancaster. He is finished for the year and we did consider about running him again but I always thought he would be even better with another winter on his back. With a bit of luck he could turn out to be a proper horse next year. He will start over ten but could even get a mile and a half as an older horse.

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5 May 2017:

Mafaaheem (IRE)

Form Profile:

Winner of one of his 7 starts and currently rated 94. Off the mark when beating Running Stars 11 lengths at Nottingham (1m 2f) in August. Finished runner-up, beaten two and a half lengths, to Teodoro at Yarmouth (1m 2f) later that month off a mark of 91.

Trainer Says:

He hasn’t done a lot wrong this year to be fair and just kept bumping into a few early on and then won his maiden on very soft ground at Nottingham. He didn’t do anything wrong when beaten on fast ground at Yarmouth last time and we are just trying to find the right spot for him now.

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27 Aug 2017:

Okool (FR)

Form Profile:

Winner of two of is 8 starts and currently rated 85. Gained his last success at Newmarket (1m 4f) in August when awarded the race after finishing a neck behind Star Of The East off a mark of 80.

Trainer Says:

He won his maiden at Nottingham earlier in the season and was awarded a race at Newmarket in August in the Stewards’ Room and to be fair to him he would have been an unlucky loser if he didn’t get it. He is out of a Sinndar mare and he is going to stay very well and he will make a nice staying four-year-old next year. He finished fourth at Newbury recently and he is finished for the season now.

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8 Sep 2016:

Quloob

Form Profile:

Winner of three of his 7 starts and currently rated 98. Won his first three starts this season which culminated in a length and three quarter success from Batts Rock at Newmarket (1m 4f) in July off a mark of 87 and failed by only a neck behind Dubai Fifty off a mark of 94 at Nottingham (1m 6f) the following month.

Trainer Says:

He won his first three this year then was beaten narrowly by Dubai Fifty at Nottingham. He ran a blinder that day and was only beaten a neck by a older horse. I have a race on October 13 at York pencilled in for him and he is another who will make a decent staying horse next year. He will have one more run this year and he will be put away after.

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Talaayeb

Form Profile:

Winner of two of her 5 starts and currently rated 110. Returned to winning form with a neck defeat of Toscanini in the Group 3 City Of York Stakes at York (7f) in August and not disgraced when fourth, beaten three and a quarter lengths, to Music Box in the Group 3 Sceptre Stakes at Doncaster (7f) in September on latest start.

Trainer Says:

She has taken her races very well and won the City of York in August and then we took her to Doncaster but the ground wasn’t ideal. Dane (O’Neill) said she travelled well that day but the ground wasn’t to her liking. She is a tough filly and she is in the Sun Chariot and the Challenge so I will be keeping a close eye on the weather for her.

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15 Sep 2017:

Thammin

  • 4-y-o; grey colt
  • Breeding: Dark Angel - Gimme Some Lovin (Desert Style)
  • Trained by: Owen Burrows
  • Last Race: Kempton, 13 Oct 2017 18:15
  • Result: 2/9, missed break, soon chasing leaders, ridden over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, ran on, just held
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Form Profile:

Winner of two of his 5 starts and currently rated 84. Well beaten when unplaced to Quench Dolly on his reappearance at Lingfield (6f) in May off his current mark.

Trainer Says:

He won two for me last year as a two-year-old but wasn’t really pleasing me in his work at home and we ended up giving him a run at Lingfield and he ran no sort of race. He actually went back to Shadwell for a break and had six weeks out. He is back with me now and touch wood he is working a lot better. He will be ready to go in a couple of weeks and he’s won with a bit of cut in the ground. He won over five and six furlongs and if it was a stiff five I would start him back at that. All being well he will show us what he did last year as I thought he would turn into a handy little sprinter this year.

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Two Year Olds

Alfarqad (USA)

Form Profile:

Finished third, beaten three and a half lengths, to Fennan on his debut at Newbury (7f) in September.

Trainer Says:

He finished third at Newbury on his debut and probably jumped a bit too well and ended up having to make the running. He travelled nicely and then just got a little bit tired and a couple that had already had a run came by him. We won’t be in too much of a rush with him and we will find some nice ground for him and he could go again in the second half of October. He should be up to winning his maiden.

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16 Oct 2017:

Alfawaris

Form Profile:

Placed third in two maidens at Newbury (7f) and Newmarket (1m) in the Autumn of last year. Beaten three lengths by Swiss Storm on the first occasion and then four lengths by Cracksman.

Trainer Says:

He had two run last year and finished third at Newbury the first time and was then third to Cracksman. He is a horse we like but he has had an injury and touching wood he will be back for next year. He will probably start over ten furlongs and may get a little further than that.

ANAKEED

  • 2 ch f Dubawi – Daymooma
Form Profile:

Unraced

Trainer Says:

She was entered at Newmarket last week but she wants some nice ground so I didn’t run her. She has been pleasing me in what she has been doing at home and, again, she would be more of a three-year-old. She should be running when we get some decent ground.

Elwazir (GB)

Form Profile:

Highly promising debut at Newmarket (7f) last Friday when runner-up, beaten a length and three quarters, to Thrave.

Trainer Says:

He ran last Friday at Newmarket and finished second to Thrave. I was chuffed to bits with that as he is bred to get a bit further. He will be a mile and a quarter/mile and a half horse next year and he’s a lovely horse. He could be anything next year and he has been a bit Frankel-like and keen to get on with things at home so we just started over seven to make sure he settled. He lobbed down to post and settled nicely in the race and did everything right. We will see how he takes this race but he could run in the last week of October if he is showing me the right signs.

Enjazaat

  • 3-y-o; bay colt
  • Breeding: Acclamation - Miliika (Green Desert)
  • Trained by: Owen Burrows
  • Last Race: Newbury, 23 Sep 2017 14:50
  • Result: 9/9, chased leaders on near side of group, 2nd halfway, every chance 2f out, soon ridden and lost 2nd, weakened final furlong
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Form Profile:

Winner of two of his 5 starts and currently rated 103. Landed a listed event by two lengths from Tip Two Win at Ripon (6f) in August before finishing last of nine to James Garfield in the Group 2 Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury (6f) in September.

Trainer Says:

He won the Ripon Two-Year-Old Trophy but disappointed thereafter at Newbury in the Mill Reef. We are in the process of doing a few tests as that run was just too bad to be true. He looked quite a handy horse at Ripon and he is a lot better than he showed at Newbury.

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Fakhoor (IRE)

Form Profile:

Finished runner-up, beaten three lengths, to Sarookh on his debut at Kempton (6f) last week.

Trainer Says:

He finished second over six furlongs at Kempton the other night and, again, I was chuffed with that performance. He will be another who we will be looking to get out in the second half of October and he should be breaking his maiden on the back of that. He is another with a three-year-old frame and he should do well next year.

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17 Nov 2017:

Ganayem (IRE)

  • 3-y-o; grey filly
  • Breeding: Frankel - Rose of Summer (El Prado)
  • Trained by: Owen Burrows
  • Last Race: Yarmouth, 27 Aug 2017 14:55
  • Result: 4/16, slowly into stride, mid-division, headway over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, never able to challenge
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Form Profile:

Finished fourth, beaten four lengths, to Zain Hana at Yarmouth (6f) in August.

Trainer Says:

She finished fourth at Yarmouth on her debut about a month ago but unfortunately she had a bit of puss in her foot since then. She is back now with a shoe on and we will step up to seven furlongs. If we can get her out she should go close next time and she will be a nice filly for next year.

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27 Aug 2017:

Hathiq (IRE)

  • 4-y-o; bay colt
  • Breeding: Exceed and Excel - Madany (Acclamation)
  • Trained by: Owen Burrows
  • Last Race: Kempton, 9 Nov 2016 18:25
  • Result: Won/11, tracked leaders, challenged going well 2f out, driven to lead entering final furlong, soon ridden, held on near finish
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Form Profile:

Winner of one of his three starts and currently rated 83. Off the mark at Kempton (6f) in November of last year when beating Cartographer a head.

Trainer Says:

He is a half brother to Massaat and he is another who will unfortunately not run this year. He won as a two-year-old at the backend of last year and he’s not that highly rated. He always showed me a lot last year and has had an injury but he should be one to look out for next year. He will be a sprinter by the look of him.

Kitaabaat

Form Profile:

Winner of one of his 3 starts and currently rated 87. Off the mark at Sandown (1m) in September when beating Sevenna Star three quarters of a length.

Trainer Says:

He won at Sandown a couple of weeks ago and had previously finished second at Goodwood where I half thought he let the winner come back and outbattle him. I was chuffed to bits with him at Sandown where Jim (Crowley) gave him a kick in the belly and he settled it quite nicely although he did idle a little bit in front. He has been given a mark of 87 and there is a mile nursery at York where we might look to give him another run. He will be a mile and a quarter horse next year.

Laubali

  • 3-y-o; chestnut colt
  • Breeding: Kyllachy - Different (Bahamian Bounty)
  • Trained by: D O'Meara
  • Last Race: Wolverhampton, 22 Dec 2017 17:45
  • Result: 3/9, held up in mid-division, headway on inside chasing leaders over 2f out, switched right over 1f out, ran on, not reach leaders
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Form Profile:

Placed third twice in three starts and currently rated 69. Beaten two and a quarter lengths by Elnadim Star at Beverley (5f) on latest outing in September.

Trainer Says:

He has had three runs and finished third the last twice. I thought he was slightly unlucky at Beverley the last time where two got first run on him and he is in at couple of places on Tuesday and Wednesday at Kempton and Nottingham and I would be disappointed if he wasn’t up to winning. He is a five and six furlong horse and improving with racing.

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Manthoor (IRE)

Form Profile:

Runner-up in three of his 4 starts and currently rated 78. Beaten only a length and three quarters to Corrosive at Kempton (7f) last week.

Trainer Says:

He finished second at Kempton last week and has finished second three times now but has done nothing wrong. We were drawn 11 and they were drawn two when a nice horse of Hugo Palmer’s Corrosive beat us last week and he deserves to be winning before the end of the year. All being well he will be a handy horse for next year.

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Mokaatil

Form Profile:

Winner of one of his 4 starts and currently rated 96. Off the mark on latest start at Ripon (5f) in September when beating Harrogate a length and three quarters.

Trainer Says:

He finished fourth in the Windsor Castle at Royal Ascot and then got beat before winning his maiden up at Ripon in September. I am going to run him in the Cornwallis on October 13. He wouldn’t want it too soft and hopefully he will get that at Newmarket. He is a very quick horse and I think the better class of race he runs in, the better he will go.

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Mutaaqeb

  • 3-y-o; bay colt
  • Breeding: Invincible Spirit - Mejala (Red Ransom)
  • Trained by: Owen Burrows
  • Last Race: Doncaster, 28 Oct 2017 13:45
  • Result: 2/9, slowly into stride, soon in touch, headway over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish and closed, not reach winner
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Form Profile:

Winner of his only start at Yarmouth (6f) in September when beating Rule of Honour a neck.

Trainer Says:

He won his maiden at Yarmouth recently despite running very green early. He just got there in the final ten strides but has always been a bit of a baby at home so I was delighted with the way he ran. I am just trying to find another race for him and I might have to run him under a penalty in a novice race. He won over six and will get seven so I will look for a race over six or seven for him next.

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Naqaawa (IRE)

Form Profile:

Unplaced in two starts and finished last of seven, beaten eight lengths, to Magnolia Springs at Newbury (7f) recently.

Trainer Says:

She disappointed me at Newbury the other week and I have a few that have been drawn low at Newbury and couldn’t get into the race. She was green and lugging away from them and we will look to give her a run somewhere and possibly a turning track. We may even step up to a mile as she is out of a Darshaan mare and should stay well.

Oriental Song

Form Profile:

Winner of one of his 3 starts and currently rated 93. Scored by six lengths from Kareva at Newmarket (6f) in June and subsequently fifth, beaten two and three quarter lengths, to Anna Nerium in a Group 3 at Salisbury (6f) in September.

Trainer Says:

She finished fifth in the Dick Poole at Salisbury and was last off the bridle that day and I don’t think she went and stretched properly and was lugging a bit left. She wasn’t lame afterwards but wasn’t 100 per cent and I think she is a bit better than that. She won her maiden at Newmarket by six lengths and she is a sharp filly with a bit of size about her. I am sure she is capable of getting a bit of black type.  

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6 Jun 2017:

Shabaaby

Form Profile:

Winner of two of his 3 starts and currently rated 109. Off the mark with a three and three quarter length victory from Travelcard at Newmarket (6f) in August and followed up with a seven length defeat of John Kirkup in a conditions event at Doncaster in September.

Trainer Says:

He won a conditions race at Doncaster very impressively on his latest start and has won his last two. The Rockingham Stakes at York has been pencilled in for him and then that will be him finished for the year. He is still a frame of a horse but he won smartly that day at Doncaster and they rated him 109. He is an exciting horse for next year.

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13 Sep 2017:

Shurooq

Form Profile:

Unplaced to Teppal on her debut at Kempton (7f) recently

Trainer Says:

She disappointed me at Kempton on her debut where she ran no sort of race. She had worked nicely at home and I thought she would run a nice race but she is a filly for next year. She didn’t lose any weight and we won’t be in any rush but we might have to get her on the turf and give her a run. We will see how she works but she is a lot lot better than she showed that day.

Tabdeed

Form Profile:

Winner of his only start at Leicester (6f) in August when beating Yafta two and a quarter lengths.

Trainer Says:

He has only run once and won very well at Leicester but unfortunately half an hour after the race he was very lame. He hurt a knee and is back at Shadwell but with rest it should be ok and the second, another of Sheikh Hamdan’s, has won two since. He won very well and it wasn’t a complete surprise as my fellow had been working well at home. If he stays sound he will be one to look forward to next year.

Wadilsafa (GB)

Form Profile:

Runner-up, beaten a length and three quarters, to Herculean at Ascot (7f) in September.

Trainer Says:

He is a half brother to Talaayeb and ran a good race at Ascot on his debut on ground that was too soft for him. If we can find some decent ground we will step him up to a mile in the middle of October and he is another one who will be a lovely horse next year.

Zaajer

Form Profile:

Promising debut at Sandown at the beginning of September when third, beaten three lengths, to Bathsheba Bay at Sandown (7f) and then fourth, beaten five lengths, to Crossed Baton over a mile at the same course later that month.

Trainer Says:

He finished third at Sandown first time out and I thought he would go and win next time but he was drawn one and we were positive and booted him out. In hindsight he may have done a bit too much and didn’t get home. I can’t believe he won’t stay a mile as he is out of a Nayef mare and he is in this week over seven furlongs at Chelmsford. He will probably go there on Friday and he’s a nice horse.”

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