by Kheleyf ex Donna Giovanna ( Mozart )
From a high class American family Mark purchased the gelding for Mr and Mrs Senior at Tattersalls in the Autumn of 2013. He won a Wolverhampton Nursery in the Summer of his two year old year and won competitive seven furlong Handicaps at Wolverhampton and Brighton at three, quietly progressing up the Handicap to a mark of 75.
He has continued to improve at four and won an excellent quality Goodwood Handicap in May under a fine ride from David Probert and followed up off a mark of 79 over seven furlongs at Wolverhampton in August, travelling like the best horse in the race throughout and quickening nicely in the final furlong to win comfortably. Like quite a lot of Kheleyf's stock he has to be ridden with a degree of restraint and produced late, ideally off a strong, truely run race, but now rated 83 he is developing into a classy, quality Handicapper with the potential to progress further.
He goes particuarly well at Wolverhampton and has won three times, been second twice and fourth once there from six visits; you can see him winning there for the third time here ; the only problem Liam Keniry had was how long to wait!! He had a well earned break over November and December and returned to Rowdown in early January; if you go here you can see on of his very early canters.
Arlecchino's Leap's racing form, courtesy Racing Post