JEREMY NOSEDA was of the opinion that he had acquired his best bunch of two-year-old for several seasons in 2017 and that impression has certainly been borne out with Gronkowksi earmarking himself as horse of top class potential with three straight victories this term and dreams of a place in the Kentucky Derby. Unfortunately, those dreams were dashed when the Lonhro colt suffered a temperature at the weekend which required treatment with antibiotics but the Belmont Stakes on June 9 remains on the radar.
Noseda has another potential superstar in the shape of Walk In The Sun, winner of both his starts, and looks to have plenty of strength in the three-year-old fillies division with Quargent, Quivery and Take Me With You all shaping up nicely as their second seasons get under way.
Seven winners from only 20 runnners in 2018 suggest his total of 28 last year will be easily surpassed this time and with several in his Shalfleet stables with a touch of class there should some heady days for the astute handler during a busy Summer.
Noseda kindly spoke to Tony Elves of ATR about his main prospects for the season ahead.
“It is a bit early at the moment but the two-year-olds that are worth mentioning mostly unnamed at present. We have a bay colt by War Front out of Dynamic Feature, a chestnut colt by Scat Daddy out of Miss Lamour and a bay colt by No Nay Never out of Jessica Rocks.
Amongst the fillies we have a bay filly by Dark Angel out of Warshah, a bay/brown filly by Scat Daddy out of Auction and one that is named already, DEARLY BELOVED, who is a bay filly by Scat Daddy out of Beloveda. I have only just started breezing a few of these and there are no plans as yet but they are really nice two-year-olds and just starting to move into faster work now.”