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Syndicate Feature: ONTOAWINNER

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In The Paddock Staff

Posted on May 14, 2019

Ontoawinner, the successful Yorkshire based syndication company, have launched a double bid for local success with hopes of celebrating a high-profile winner in their own county on Wednesday 15th May.

They have two runners in the six‐furlong Infinity Tyres Handicap on the opening day of the Dante Meeting at York ‐ course specialist Flying Pursuit and promising stable companion Staxton.

Both are trained by Tim Easterby near Malton and Ontoawinner’s co‐founder and director Simon Bridge is expecting a bold show.

“Flying Pursuit loves York ‐ he won a valuable handicap there last season ‐ and any rain will improve his chances of winning again for his regular rider Rachel Richardson, who gets on so well with him,” says Simon.

“His main target this summer will be to win another sprint handicap at York in July for the third time. He’s been a legend for his owners.”

Thirteen of them share Flying Pursuit, a six‐year‐old who has won seven races and over £180,000 in prize money. That’s some return for a horse who cost an initial £400 per share!

A further 11 part‐owners are enjoying quite a journey with the four‐year‐old Staxton, who landed a valuable Newmarket handicap last season and will be aimed at the Ayr Gold Cup ‐ a race Flying Pursuit was third in last year.

“Staxton is rated over 100 now and looks set for a big year,” adds Simon. “Tim gives us the vibe that he really likes him and he looks a proper sprinter now. He’s done very well physically since the autumn.”

Simon and Niall O’Brien started Ontoawinner in 2011 with the aim of offering a top quality experience in syndicate ownership and have enjoyed a remarkable run of success in their now familiar yellow and white quarters.

They have celebrated more than 180 winners so far, including the 2016 Cartier Champion Sprinter Quiet Reflection – a top level winner for Karl Burke ‐ and last year achieved a personal best of 46 winners.

This season has started strongly with the Richard Fahey‐trained Show Me Show Me winning the first significant two‐year‐old race of the season, the Brocklesby at Doncaster, and more potentially exciting juveniles will be stepping onto the track for the first time in the coming weeks.

As well as Easterby, Burke and Fahey, they have horses in training with Keith Dalgleish, Bryan Smart, Michael Bell, Archie Watson, George Scott, Ben Haslam, Ollie Pears and Adrian Keatley in Ireland.

“We are committed to giving our members a top class experience in shared ownership,” adds Simon.

“We offer a great race day experience and the opportunity to see our horses on the home gallops, all for a set monthly fee.

“We’re very excited about the team of horses we have in training this year and with the help of our brilliant trainers we aim to get past 50 winners by the end of the season.”

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