Nick Bradley Racing have managed to secure CLODOVEA from the York Selling race on the 11th June.
It’s called a selling race but it was anything but that in terms of quality. In my experience I’ve seen horses win selling races and go on and win Group races. It is a race where the Conditions have changed over the years and if you win the race you now only pay 10% commission. You used to have to pay 50% in commission. The the horse yesterday was bought back for £28,000. The owner therefore only paid £2,800 in fees and made £8,000 in prize money from winning. The Second has since sold for £35,000. I expect the winner is probably worth £50/60,000
Clodeva is trained by Tim Easterby. Tim Easterby hasn’t had a 2 YO winner so far in 2021. His training regime gets them ready for the nurseries in the middle of the Summer and therefore, does very little with them before their debut. As a result you can see a marked improvement from start to start. This filly hdd it’s second run yesterday- on her debut she ran at Ripon finished fourth of five beaten ten lengths. Yesterday she stepped up massively to be beaten three lengths.
She’s by Mondialiste who Nick was involved with purchasing when working for David O’Meara. He was by Galileo and won various Group 1’s over a trip of 8f to 10f. Galileo has never bred fast sprinting horses over 5f-6f and Mondaialise has only had one winner to date over 5 furlongs. HIs progeny have fared better over 6 furlongs but In an ideal world are going to want 7/8f and beyond.
You are able to watch the race via this link: https://www.sportinglife.com/r...
Clodovea was slowly away out of stall 5 and didn’t know what to do for most of the race. With 2 furlongs to go the penny dropped and she pretty much went from second last to only be beaten 3 lengths. Had the penny dropped earlier she would of finished much closer. Equally if the race was run over 7 furlongs she would of finished a lot closer or even won. The plan for this filly is to stay with Tim Easterby and she will have one more run over 6 furlongs in the next fortnight.
The nurseries start in three weeks- we expect her to receive a rating of mid- high 50s and we are hoping to be able to win plenty of races with her. Nick would envisage her to finish up in at least the mid 70s after going through the nurseries.
Racing Post picked her out as an eye-catcher: “(Clodovea) was caught in traffic at a vital stage and did well to finish where she did, having been a long way back when the winner made his move. This was much more promising than her debut at Ripon in April and she shouldn't be long in winning.”
We bought her for a small price on Friday, This filly will give Nick Bradley Racing and her owners plenty of excitement from the month of July onwards. She also qualifies for the Great British Bonus so if we went down the novice route we could be able to win an extra £20,000 every time she wins a novice race.
I would be recommending her strongly. Nick has previously bought Latenightrequest from the York seller who ended up rated 95 and Shot In the Sun who was second in group nursery at Glorious Goodwood.
This filly will go to all the big handicaps and be “thrown in after the third run”