Talented, progressive staying handicapper
Sire: Ruler Of The World
Dam: Lady Dettoria
Trainer: Sir Mark Prescott
Form: 4, 1, 1
BHA 92-rated (3 starts)
Targeted at the Northumberland Plate
Syndicate owns: 2.50%, split into 14 shares
1 share = £249.00 to ENIGMA members, all upkeep included to 1st Nov 2021
Thereafter annual upkeep begins at circa. £107.00 per share (less our split of prize money earnings)
A rare beast indeed - an opportunity to row in with a very talented gelding, who targeted at the Northumberland Plate.
After 2 starts with David Lanigan at 3-y-o, Longsider suffered an unlucky fracture and was put away for his 4-y-o season.
When David moved to America last year the gelding transferred to Sir Mark Prescott - a master with staying handicappers.
Video 1 is Longsider's most recent run at Lingfield. He wasn't fully fit for this, after nearly a year off this was his pipe-opener to put him straight for day 2.
But no one told him.
He rustily blew the start and not only made up the ground, bur powered away to win as he pleased, in a performance that left Sir Mark 'amazed'.
The product of Coolmore Derby winner Ruler Of The World and talented broodmare Lady Dettoria, he is bred to be smart. Lady Dettoria has already produced a 110-rated half-sister, Group 3 winner Sea Of Grace.
When the handicapper gave Longsider an opening handicap of 92 - a mark that creeps in near the bottom of the weights most years for the Northumberland Plate - Sir Mark had no hesitation in putting Longsider away with that target in mind.
The race takes place on Saturday 26th June and our trainer reports we are right on schedule.
A strapping individual, Longsider shapes like a classy staying prospect. The intent is to tilt at top class staying handicaps this year and into the future at trips up to around 2 miles.
He couldn't be in better hands to achieve that aim, and the excitement is building as we await the start of our summer campaign with a tilt at one of the great summer handicaps.