Crypto Force could be one to reach the Group 1 Mark for Amo Racing

Crypto Force could be one to reach the Group 1 Mark for Amo Racing

Patience appears to be key for Beresford Stakes scorer Crypto Force Kia Joorabchian, who says next year will be when the son of Time Test is at his best.

After taking the scalp of Auguste Rodin from Aidan O’Brien on his debut, Jorabchian opened his checkbook and splashed out £900,000 at the Goffs London sale to ensure the youngster runs in the purple silks of Amo Racing in the future.

Returning to the track relatively quickly in the Chesham Stakes at Royal Ascot, the expensive purchase struggled to land a telling blow as he finished seventh.

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But given plenty of time to find himself again, the Michael O’Callaghan-trained colt returned with a vengeance in the Beresford Stakes to end the Ballydoyle master’s 11-year stranglehold on the Group Two prize.

A run in the Vertem Futurity Stakes at Doncaster has been mooted following the success and although the successful businessman and football agent refuses to rule out a trip to Town Moor, the focus is on Crypto Force’s three-year-old campaign.

“It’s possible he goes to Doncaster, but we can wait until next year,” Jorabchian said.

“He’s a big, strong horse and we had to give him a lot of time after Ascot.

“I think the timing is really working for him and so I think if we give him a little more time we’ll see how he does. I’m not ruling out Doncaster, but he will be a horse for next year.

Although they have been some of the biggest sellers in recent seasons and their colors are a regular sight at all major races around the world, the wait for a first Group Amo Racing One winner continues.

They came close to classic success when Mojo Star finished second in the Derby and St Leger in 2021 and Joorabchian foresees Crypto Force entering such races if he continues on an upward curve.

“We’ve raced in all the classics, we’ve only got seconds. Hopefully the derbies, St. Legers, things like that, he can be in those races next year.

One of Amo Racing’s standard bearers this season is Persian Force, who has won three of his seven starts this season and finished at Group One level three times.

Richard Hannon’s youngster started by winning the Brocklesby at Doncaster in March and is set to race once more this season in the Breeders’ Cup before a decision is made whether his future is on the track as a three-year-old or in the breeding sheds. .

“He’ll go to the Breeders’ Cup and then we’ll make a decision,” Joorabchian continued.

“He will take part in the junior grass sprint. I think it has enough speed. Frankie (Dettori) rode him at Prix Morny and said he had a lot of speed and even when Rossa (Ryan) rode him at Middle Park he said the speed was there.

“I think he was unlucky. The horse deserved to win a Group One but he finished second overall and never had a bad race all year. He did everything his father (Mehmas) did and more. He was just a rider for us, amazing, he was a fantastic little horse and he never stops.

Although the sales season is in full swing and the Amo Racing empire continues to expand with the search for new blood, Joorabchian reveals that there is still plenty of this year’s cohort to meet the race track and he is excited to see what they can to do when he debuts before the end of the season.

He said: “We have about 15-20 two-year-old horses who have not raced and I can’t wait to see them qualify.

“There are a lot of horses coming out at the moment, Alex The Great, King Of Steel, these are horses we’ve been waiting for all year. We don’t expect them to win at this early stage, but we hope they have good races.

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