Wyclif (GB)


Colt, 4 yrs
Sire: Archipenko (USA)
Dam: Altruiste (GB)
Trainer: Danny O'Brien

After what we felt was a carefully planned approach, struggled to acclimatise to training down under. This is far from unusual for horses changing hemispheres. We feel that he is very favourably handicapped down under and we do not want a couple of disappointing runs to take him out of the more valuable Saturday handicap options; accordingly we felt that returning in their autumn, where the competition is slightly weaker and the rating thresholds lower would prevent him have to requalify in weaker races. The simple remedy of paddock rest backfired when he met with a freak accident and needed surgery on a wound. He has just come back into training and should be in action in late March.

This is an immature colt with plenty of scope to progress, but in spite of this he is a very fluent mover.

Jeremy has bought five horses by Archipenko: four have run, each achieving a spectacular increase in value. The first three are Time Warp (G1 winner,) Quantum Leap Racing’s own Archie McKellar (OR103) and Kasperenko (OR98); the fourth is Nivaldo, another Quantum Leap horse, who made such an impressive debut when winning his maiden in September.

This horse displays many of the physical attributes of his damsire Montjeu and it is a cross that we are very keen on. He has an impressive page: the grand dam was a champion and she has already produced a black type grandson out of an unraced daughter in Groor, who is also by Archipenko. We are following a proven path here.

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Morphettville 05:00

Port Adelaide Cup (1m 4f)


1st of 11
SP: 5/2

Caulfield 07:00

1m2f Handicap (1m 2f)


3rd of 10

Sandown (AUS) 08:00

MRC Members Handicap (Turf) (7f)

Jockey: Jamie Kah

5th of 12

Royal Ascot 14:25

King George V Handicap (1m 3f 211yd)

Jockey: Harry Bentley

8th of 17
SP: 33/1

Pontefract 16:45

Silver Tankard (Listed Race) Class 1 (2yo) (1f)

Jockey: Harry Bentley

2nd of 6
SP: 15/8 fav

York 15:25

Matchbook EBF Future Stayers Novice Stakes (Plus 10 race) ( 7yd)

Jockey: Harry Bentley

1st of 8
SP: 5/2

Leicester 17:20

Glebe Novice Median Auction Stakes (7f)

Jockey: Kevin Stott

3rd of 18
SP: 8/15 fav

Doncaster 14:55

Thompsons Acting for Unison EBF Maiden Auction Stakes (Plus 10) (7f)

Jockey: Adam Kirby

1st of 13
SP: 7/4