A fun dual purpose prospect with Gary Moore is always popular and 5yo Kotari was no exception! He has needed a little time to settle and mature since arriving from France, but he’s made an encouraging start with his UK appearances thus far!
This athletic youngster was purchased in France by Gary and his Bloodstock agent who buys the majority of Gary’s successful NH string. He is a well put together individual who already has racecourse experience on his side after racing 6 times on the flat in France. He was placed 4 times over 8-10 furlongs and achieved a respectable rating of 75. What Gary liked most about this horse during his races however was his attitude as he really tries, shows guts and is very genuine!
His Sire Nathaniel needs no introduction and is a dual Group 1 winner over 12-14 furlongs. As a Stallion he is probably the most famous for siring multiple Group winning mare Enable, but also some very decent National Hunt offspring including Cheltenham Festival and multiple Grade 2 winning mare Concertista, Grade 1 winner Burning Victory and Grade 2 winner Navajo Pass.
The Dam Kotama (by highly fashionable Siyouni) is a dual French winner and Listed placed. Kotari is the first of her foals to race and shows plenty of stamina.
Kotari enjoyed a maturity break on arrival from France and then needed a little more time after a niggly setback, but has benefitted from this both mentally and physically. He made his UK debut on the flat at Windsor in October and we were most encouraged to see him finishing his race off strongly. Kotari then headed to Fontwell Park in late November to make his hurdling debut and ran a very creditable race considering it was his first time over hurdles, over 2m2f and in very testing ground. We are very much looking forward to the rest of the winter with Kotari!
April 20th 2019
|Sadler's Wells (USA)
|Urban Sea (USA)
|Magnificent Style (USA)
|Silver Hawk (USA)
|Mia Karina (USA)
|Mark of Esteem (IRE)
Nathaniel by Galileo
Nathaniel was a fantastic racehorse running 11 times and finishing in the first 3 all bar one start! He won the Group 2 King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot at the age of 3 before returning there in July to win the Group 1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes comfortably. At 4 years of age he won the Group 1 Coral Eclipse and was then placed 3 times in Group 1 company.
As a Stallion he is responsible for 15-time winning wonder mare Enable and Group 1 winner Lady Bowthorpe as well as many Cheltenham Festival winners as mentioned above. Nathaniel holds a 50% success strike rate with his flat offspring and a 47% strike rate with his National Hunt offspring which are very impressive statistics!
Kotama by Siyouni
She was Listed placed on her first ever career start in France before following this up with back-to-back victories over 6 furlongs and placed once on good ground. Being covered by a NH sire is expected to add the stamina to her natural speed.
She is by Group 1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere winner Siyouni who produced multiple Group 1 winner Laurens and recent Group 1 winning 2yo filly Tahiyra. His covering fee is a coll £150,000! Her Dam Kozaka was a winner and placed twice in France and she has produced dual 9f winner Kokaltash and 10f winner Kozideh.
This is a 20-owner syndicate allowing owners maximum involvement with their horse and trainer but still sharing the costs and fun. There will be one complimentary Owners & Trainers Badges every time the horse runs and Owners and their guests are welcome to visit their horse on the gallops whenever they wish.
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- Trainers – Gary Moore