2021 Grey Colt
by Outstrip (GB) ex Abbotsfield (Ire) ( Sakhee's Secret (GB) )
An athletic individual out of a mare who was a winner herself and has produced 2 winners rated in the 80’s his sire, Outstrip, developing into a top class stallion, siring a Melbourne cup winner.
Monks Mead made quite a slow start to his career on the track and didn't make all that much impact in three quite ordinary Maidens; but he showed the benefit of that experience by winning his first start in a Nursery, over seven furlongs at Lingfield at the end of July, winning decisively despite showing greeness alone in front until the opposition came at him in the last furlong; he then ran with credit in three Nurseries over sic, seven and eight furlongs, finishing second twice and being beaten no more than two lengths in the third.
He got back into the Winner's Enclosure and rounded off a really satisfactory first season by winning an eight furlong Nursery at Chelmsford at the beginning of November under an excellent ride from Robert Havlin, who has a fine record for us.
The Nursery Partnership has retained him for his second season as a three year old and he will, the Yard is confidence, will continue to give a good account of himself in handicap in 2024; he is capable of further improvement from his current mark of 60.
Monks Mead's racing form, courtesy Racing Post
Price: £ 4225 for a 1/20th Share in the Rowdown Nursery consisting of four horses
Monks Mead winning the RBL Poppy Appeal Nursery Handicap, eight furlongs, Chelmsford 8th November 2023 under Robert Havlin