Espressoo wins in style for new syndicate


Espressoo got the new Newsells Park Stud – Ossie Ardiles Syndicate off to a great start with an impressive success at Ayr last night, trained by Charlie and Mark Johnston and ridden by Joe Fanning.

The three-year-old filly made all and won by a comfortable six lengths to take the Racing TV Profits Returned To Racing Maiden Fillies’ Stakes over seven furlongs at Ayr Racecourse. In doing so she also picked up a £10,000 Great British Bonus.

Bred by Newsells Park Stud, she is by Dark Angel and a half-sister to the Stakes winner and Gr.2 performer Elas Ruby from the family of Pallasator.

Espressoo is one of six horses that the Ossie Ardiles Syndicate have in training, others include another three-year-old filly Oblong Song with Roger Varian. In addition, there are four two-year-olds including three colts; Viterbo (William Haggas) a Mehmas half-brother to Stakes performer Alfonsine, Green Go (Roger Varian) a full brother to Royal Ascot winner Illuminate, and Perfect Play (Mark & Charlie Johnston) a half-brother to Ispolini from the family of Nathaniel. The final juvenile is the filly Atlantic Belle (John & Thady Gosden) a half-sister to Stakes performer Arctician and from the family of Lightning Spear.

This venture marks further evolvement of Newsells Park Stud since the acquisition of the stud by Graham Smith-Bernal in 2021.