Garo De Juilley (Fr)
Garo De Juilley (Fr)
2012 bay gelding by Ungaro (Ger) ex Lucy De Juilley (Fr) (Goldneyev (USA))
While things weren’t always straight forward for Garo De Juilley last season he did get his head in front at Taunton in April, where despite pulling hard he ran out an easy winner.
His run before that when second to the Fred Winter sixth Percy Street wasn’t a bad run either, so heading into this season his handicap mark of 122 over hurdles is clearly one he is capable of performing well off. The key to Garo De Juilley is for us to further his education and strive for him to become more settled in his races.
A light framed horse who quite clearly has a reasonable level of ability, it is now our job to conjure that out of him. Finishing a close second at Wincanton recently was a really promising start to the season, settling nicely for Sam Twiston-Davies and showing that work done at home to help him settle is paying off.
I have done well with horses by Ungaro in the past so I was excited to see that Garo De Juilley was good enough to win on the level in France. From his replays he looks a thorough stayer, vital for the job he is about to do and he already jumps nicely. He has been at Ditcheat since early spring 2016 and after a good summer I’m optimistic he will turn into a nice novice hurdling prospect.
After a fairly quiet start to his career in France, Garo De Juilley improved significantly when sent into handicaps on the flat over around 1m4f. After breaking his maiden on his 5th start, he added a further 3 consecutive victories in handicaps in just over a month, improving 13.5kg in the French ratings and ending his time in France with a rating of 43.5 (UK equivalent rating – 96). The improvement came due to a number of factors – he mentally and physically matured, French handicaps are run at a stronger pace than non-handicaps and that suited him. He seemed to appreciate the more galloping track at Saint Cloud on the last of his 4 wins.
Further improvement can come with the switch from Claude Weber (who only trained Garo De Juilley and one other horse last year) to Paul and this son of Ungaro looks a very good jumping prospect for this season and beyond.
|GARO DE JUILLEY||UNGARO (GER)||GOOFALIK (USA)||LYPHARD (USA)|
|1994||USTINA (GER)||STAR APPEAL (IRE)|
|2012||LUCY DE JUILLEY (FR)||GOLDNEYEV (USA)||NUREYEV (USA)|
|1986||GOLD RIVER (FR)|
|2002||HAUMETTE (FR)||MILLE BALLES (FR)|
|1986||MONA MOU (FR)|
Claude Charlet SAYS
The reason we bought Garo De Juilley is the horse is bred for jumping and he won his last four flat races in a row in good company. The trainer kept him on the flat as he kept winning. He won his last race in a very competitive handicap with top weight at Saint Could over 2400 metres, and having seen him schooling he looked a natural. Garo looks to have an action that will cope with soft ground and he’s sure to make a really good jumping prospect.
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