• Ian Ender


It's All About Me. 16 May 2012. King's Theatre-Annie Spectrim Owner-M.H.O.G.

It's All About Me is bred for stamina, being by the prolific sire of high class jumpers, King's Theatre, who won the King George V1 And Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes, for the late Henry Cecil in 1994.Her dam is an unraced mare by Spectrum, who has had three representatives on the racecourse to date.

It's All About Me made her debut as a four year old in March 2016 at Sedgefield, going off a well fancied 11/2 shot, but she was struggling from some way out, and it was decided she needed more time.

She returned at Catterick in November, putting up a much better show, finishing third at 66/1. Her next appearance was back at Catterick in March 2017, and although finishing in third place again, she did herself no favours by racing too keenly.

It would be a full 11 months until she reappeared again in February 2018 in a mares jumpers bumper, finishing forth at Newcastle on the all weather, beaten only eight lengths. She was back on the all weather again at Newcastle for another jumpers bumper the following month, but in a lot better class company,she trailed in a well beaten last of four. It's All About Me was sent hurdling in April 2018, but appeared to have lost her way, in all five attempts, through until the end of June. These included her handicap debut from a mark of 96, and he first step up to two miles and six furlongs.

After her Summer break she returned at Hexham in November on good ground, and showed the benefit of the break, by finishing sixth,she was beaten only six lengths, with jockey Alain Cawley reporting that a mistake at the last stopped her from going very close to winning.Her handicap mark had now slipped to a very attractive looking 82, and on New Years Day 2019 she went to Catterick with the benefit of Emma Smith-Chaston taking off an extra 10lb, unfortunately she made a horrendous mistake two out, with Emma staging a good recovery, the horse was just touched off at the line by her ex stablemate Inchcolm. She next reappeared at Wetherby in April from a 7ib higher mark, but was beaten nine lengths in to fifth.The following month at Hexham things finally all fell in to place, when at the 14th time of asking, she finally got her head in front, and 12 days later at the same track, our stable conditional, Aidan MacDonald rode his first winner under rules,bringing her home by a length and a half.

It's All About Me hasn't raced since, but was ready to go, before racing was put on hold.She is a mare who will stay extreme distances, and wants good ground. There is still more to come, so when racing resumes keep an eye on her.

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