Speedy Move was purchased for 50,000 Guineas in October 2015 at the Tattersalls Autumn HIT Sale in Newmarket, in partnership with Sean Ewing. He was immediately shipped to Dubai and on arrival we gelded him, having felt that he had not been finishing his races in the UK due to getting too buzzy. The gelding operation worked wonders and he soon settled in at Zabeel Stables. We managed to get him on the course just in time to win an end of season 6f handicap at Jebel Ali. He won in spite of severely lacking race fitness, showing a lovely attitude.
He made his 2016 seasonal reappearance in November and ran an absolutely huge race to be beaten a nose in a 6f handicap. An injury set us back a bit for the rest of the season, though his late season efforts suggested all his ability remained.
During the 2017/18 season, Speedy proved to be a really game and consistent horse, picking up cheques on 4 of his 8 starts. That included finishing fourth in handicaps at Meydan in February, firstly on turf and then back on dirt.
He started this year on a really handy mark and he showed it by running a very good second over 6f at Meydan, proving very unlucky to bump into one who won a listed race next time, while the third also racked up a four-timer.
He again picked up cheques twice in January, notably finishing third in a 7f handicap off his much higher turf mark, before finally winning again back on the dirt in March. It was an emotional success for the syndicate, coming not long after the loss of Speedy’s half-brother Raven’s Corner. With that win, he took his Touch Gold career earning to around £58,000.