La Pulga

Flat Stayer 4yo Bay Gelding 15.2hh
  • Sire: Kodiac Dam: Nijah

La Pulga is a four-year-old gelding who was previously trained by Harry and Roger Charlton. La Pulga’s damsire is Pivotal, who was Champion Broodmare Sire from 2017 to 2019 with his daughters producing 28 individual Group 1 winners to date. La Pulga was the subject of very favourable reports from our inspection team as the type to improve from age three to four. He is suited by 1m 4f to 1m 6f and is in training with Charlie Johnston. Charlie and his father Mark have a magnificent record with distance horses. La Pulga is Spanish for ‘the flea’ and is the nickname of legendary footballer, Lionel Messi. When you purchase a share in La Pulga, you will gain instant access to a wealth of past content and updates for the horse since RaceShare launched in November 2022. As we are nearing the end of our syndicate year, renewal fees will be due soon, so we have made significant drops in the current prices of shares in each of our five horses, because owners will soon be invited to renew. The new syndicate terms will start again on November 10, 2023 and will run for 12 months. For additional clarity, if you purchase the share now, it still ends on 9 November 2023 and you will need to pay the renewal fee as detailed on each horse profile below. The reduced share price allows you to buy in now at a price that reflects the time remaining in the current syndicate term.
  • Trainer Charlie Johnston
  • Location Middleham, North Yorkshire
  • Purchased Tattersalls, Newmarket

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Cost breakdown

Inclusive of all year 1 costs, with no commitment after that

Year 2 costs
  • Your share is inclusive of all costs until 09 Nov 23
  • Optional payment on this date for year 2 costs £23.69

This horse is available in the following bundles Four for the Flat


La Pulga










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Fearless Revival

Vista Bella


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Race record

Result Trainer Jockey Race Course Race Date Race Replay
Gartcraig Inn Always A Warm Welcome Handicap (Class 4)
1st Charlie Johnston Joe Fanning Hamilton 08 Jun 23 Watch replay
Autism In Racing Handicap (Class 3)
2nd Charlie Johnston Joe Fanning Pontefract 12 Jun 23 Watch replay
Racing With Pride Handicap
3rd Charlie Johnston Joe Fanning Goodwood 23 Jun 23 -
Palmaris Services Braveheart Handicap, over 1m4f
4th Charlie Johnston Joe Fanning Hamilton 19 May 23 Watch replay
Follow @racingtv On Twitter Handicap, Class 3, 1m 5f
5th Charlie Johnston Joe Fanning Ayr 10 Jul 23 -
Vickers.Bet Handicap 1m 4f
6th Charlie Johnston Ben Curtis Thirsk 22 Apr 23 Watch replay
Sky Bet Stayers Handicap (Heritage Handicap) (Class 2)
10th Charlie Johnston tbc York 23 Aug 23 -
Coral Summer Handicap (Class 2) over 1m 6f
10th Charlie Johnston Jason Hart Goodwood 05 Aug 23 -
The Old Borough Cup, 1m 6f
13th Charlie Johnston Joe Fanning Haydock 09 Sep 23 -

The plan

La Pulga made a promising debut in RaceShare silks at Thirsk in April and produced an improved performance to finish a close fourth at Hamilton on Friday, May 19. He then produced an impressive display to win his first race in RaceShare silks, when bolting up at Hamilton on Thursday, June 8.

La Pulga got a really unfortunate passage that cost him any chance he might have had, when hampered twice in the home straight at the Ebor Festival at York on August 23. That came over a new trip of an extended two miles and, although he was unable to run his race when last seen in a high quality handicap at Haydock, we are excited for the rest of the season with him.

La Pulga's trainer

Trainer: Charlie Johnston

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