Amanto is a really consistent performer and a perfect syndicate horse for his owners Shaw Racing, reaching the frame on 11 of his 16 starts since being purchased for just £8,000 at Doncaster in August 2016. However, he was overdue another win and we were delighted to see him register that at Epsom yesterday evening in the hands of Hollie Doyle.
As usual, he was held up in rear, but was travelling notably strongly coming around Tattenham Corner and, switched out wide, he picked up really well to hit the front two furlongs out. He did idle late on, but had the race in the bag by then to cue celebrations from the syndicate members!
Given his liking for the track, he could return there for a 1m4f handicap on Thursday 2nd August and there are also several other options over the same trip later in the swason.