Big City Roller is a striking 5-year-old gelding, now in training with Charlie Longsdon.
He was bought at the Tattersalls Cheltenham January Sale this year by renowned bloodstock agent, Anthony Bromley of Highflyer Bloodstock.
Big City Roller has run in two English point-to-points, winning his Maiden at Sheriff Hutton for Gina and Tom Ellis in very promising style. He proved himself a tough character in what was testing ground while giving away over a stone in weight. In the final stages, he and the well regarded J’Habite En France drew clear of the rest of the field, but Big City Roller pulled clear to come home first past the post.
Click HERE to watch the race.
It’s worth noting that J’Habite En France sold at the same sale as Big City Roller, but for more money. Furthermore, two of the horses that pulled up in that race – Doctor Tom and Hollington – won their next outings by 45 and 16 lengths respectively.
Big City Roller possesses a lovely dual-purpose pedigree and we believe he will be an exciting horse to take under rules.
Charlie Longsdon is very pleased with his new recruit, informing us that Big City Roller has “fit seamlessly in at the yard” and that “he’s a big, scopey horse” with a “good easy action” who “moves beautifully”. He added that… ‘‘he just strikes me as a horse that we can kick on with and go to war with pretty sharpish.”
Big City Roller has done incredibly well for a summer holiday and the plan now is to start building him back up to race fitness with a view to him having his first run when the National Hunt season properly starts up again. Come the autumn, owners can look forward to an exciting novice hurdling campaign.
Shares in Big City Roller are £60 each. The syndicate term ends 30.05.2024.
Want to learn more?
There are no other partners in this horse, so once 3,000 shares are sold, 100% of the horse will be owned by Old Gold Racing owners.
Unlike other syndicates, Old Gold Racing does not charge owners VAT. This means that there is no need to reclaim VAT and that a share represents a greater proportion of the racehorse.
At the end of the syndicate term any unspent funds are returned to owners pro-rata. These funds can be withdrawn or used against the cost of renewing or purchasing a share.
THE SHARE PRICE BREAKS DOWN AS FOLLOWS:
Training & Vet Bills
Insurance & Racing Fees