Flat Stayer 5yo Bay Gelding 16.1hh
  • Sire: Nayef Dam: Preveza

Our trainer Andrew Balding was delighted to retain Scampi, who won three races for his Kingsclere operation last season. A stayer who’s proven to have a good turn of foot, Scampi joined the RaceShare team with an aim of performances in Saturday handicaps. He started with a solid RaceShare debut at Epsom in April, rated 86, before winning an ultra-competitive handicap at York's prestigious Dante meeting in May. Since then he’s gone from strength to strength as he shoots up the ratings, with another big handicap win at the Shergar Cup, and a striking placed performance in the Old Newton Cup. He’s also shown his trip versatility in the John Smith’s Cup over 10f when finishing 6th. When you purchase a share in Scampi, you will gain instant access to a wealth of past content and updates for the horse since RaceShare launched in November 2022.
  • Trainer Andrew Balding
  • Location Kingsclere, Hampshire
  • 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 £21.69

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Race record

Result Trainer Jockey Race Course Race Date Race Replay
Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup Challenge (Handicap) (Class 2) 1m 4f
1st Andrew Balding Saffie Osborne Ascot 12 Aug 23 Watch replay
Sky Bet Race To The Ebor Jorvik Handicap, Class 2, over 1m4f
1st Andrew Balding Hayley Turner York 17 May 23 Watch replay
Old Newton Cup, 1m 4f
2nd Andrew Balding David Probert Haydock 08 Jul 23 Watch replay
Unite Scotland's Farewell To Pat Rafferty Handicap, 1m 5f
5th Andrew Balding TBC Ayr 24 Jun 23 Watch replay
Betfred City And Suburban Handicap , 1m 2f
5th Andrew Balding Oisin Murphy Epsom 25 Apr 23 Watch replay
William Hill Epic Value Racing League Race 42 Handicap (Racing League) Cl2 1m 4f
6th Andrew Balding TBC Southwell 13 Sep 23 -
John Smith's Cup Handicap (Class 2) (Heritage Handicap)
6th Andrew Balding Callum Hutchinson York 15 Jul 23 -
Rio Ferdinand Foundation Northern Dancer Handicap (Class 2)
6th Andrew Balding Hayley Turner Epsom 03 Jun 23 -
Sky Bet Ebor Handicap (Heritage Handicap) (Class 2) 1m 6f
10th Andrew Balding Jason Hart York 26 Aug 23 -

The plan

Scampi made an early strike in 2023 with a stunning win in a £350k handicap at the prestigious York Dante meeting on May 17. This was followed by a couple of runs where things didn't go his way, but he returned to form with a vengeance in July, finishing a fantastic second in the £150k Old Newton Cup at Haydock, as well as a strong performance in the £200k John Smith's Cup when finishing sixth. He gave his owners their second big handicap win of the season with a breathtaking success in the Shergar Cup Challenge at Ascot on August 12.

Scampi didn't stay the 1m 6f trip in the £500k York Ebor on August 26, but has proven himself to be a top handicap performer, who will continue to be aimed at more high quality handicaps over a little shorter.

Scampi's trainer

Trainer: Andrew Balding

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