Sampers Seven is a speedily bred filly by Group winning sprinter Anjaal. I’ve been after a sprinter for nearly a year now but there not easy to source. Most sprinters heading to the sales, are normally seven or eight years of age and coming towards the end of their careers.
Sampers Seven is three years of age and has all her best years ahead of her.
Sampers Seven was for sale as her previous owner, sells his horses once their three years of age. He buys un-raced, has a season running and bids to sell for a profit. The process then starts again. My Irish contact sourced the horse for us as he did with Vocatus and plenty of our jumps horses.
Sampers Seven has already shown a good level of form, she has plenty of improvement in her too based on where she’s come from, pedigree and size. Sampers Seven stands at 16.1hh, she a big strong lengthy filly that hasn’t come anywhere near to filling her frame yet.
Sampers Seven is from a proven sprinting family.
Anjaal, her sire, needs little introduction and was very smart. Sampers, her dam, was a 5f & 6f furlong sprinter, she won off a rating of 86 and has thrown two nice sprinters already. Spirit Of Wedza, 6-time winner and over 52k in prize money. Spirit Of Zebedee, winner of 9 races and 40k in prize money. Sampers Seven is a half-sister to both.
Our new filly is bred for pure speed, she’s electric away from the stalls and gets her rivals in trouble with the pace she can travel at. Sampers Seven didn’t make her racecourse debut until 4th October 2019 due to her chunky frame. Trained by Michael Halford in Ireland, Mr Halford is a slow burning trainer and rarely has debut winners. His horses need a few runs before they tend to show potential.
Sampers Seven has ran four times in Ireland winning once, she’s been given a handicap rating of 67 which looks very workable. Sampers Seven wasn’t sighted on her first two runs and not ridden to her strength’s. Connections were no doubt learning about her.
On her third start, different race tactics we’re seen, Sampers Seven just about made all over five furlongs at Dundalk.
The form of the race has worked out well. The favourite “Big Gossey” was 2nd and very well backed. He won next time out by four lengths. There was also a Joseph O’Brien newcomer in the race that cost €575,000. Horses in behind have since franked the form.
Racing Post comments below:
Sampers Seven showed plenty of pace and a good attitude too in the way she fought back when definitely headed by the runner-up inside the last. She's a nice progressive filly with a bit of filling out to do and could be a nice sprinting type for next season.
QUOTES: Sampers Seven has always shown a lot of pace. She's been learning with each run and she will strengthen a good bit too. We'll probably put her away now - Michael Halford, trainer.
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Sampers Seven was indeed put away as trainer Michael Halford quoted before running again. 91 days later, she returned to Dundalk this time over six furlongs. The pace wasn’t great and Sampers Seven was too quick for them. Sampers Seven broke sharply and had everything off the bridle. She led until inside the furlong marker but faded close home to be 7th of 13 beaten just three lengths. Based on the trainer, she would have needed this run.
Sampers Seven requires five furlongs and not six at this stage. She’s pure speed but will get six furlongs in time once she strengths with age. I’d love to see her with a low draw at the likes of Chester and other sharp tracks and play catch me if you can.
Sampers Seven is the first sprinter we’ve had, and she ticks all the boxes. Proven ability, a great age and far from the finished product. She’s already shown she knows how to win and has a determined attitude.
I’m sure she’ll give us plenty of fun and her price tag of £19,000 is of very good value for a 3yo lightly raced winning filly.
Sampers Seven will be trained by Mick Appleby. We’ll give her a month at the pre-training yard then run all the way through the summer months taking in some of the grand summer fixtures.
Sampers Seven cost £19,000. 20 shares are available on a first come first served basis.
I need to add, £200 for vetting, £300 shipping plus £2500 for up-keep and the first insurance payment. Total cost is £22,000.
£22,000 divided by 20, the number of shares = £1100.
£1100 is the purchase price.
£1300 training fees will be due when Sampers Seven moves to Mick Appleby. This amount covers all costs for 2020.
Total price is £2400 per share. Note, only the purchase price is required at this stage.