Joshua Krispyn’s ringing endorsement of Alaskalot

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Joshua Krispyn was somewhat taken aback by the attention Alaskalot received when it debuted last month

The promising three-year-old ran in a commanding second place behind the Kostova Crown and the manner in which he came late caught the eye of most.

Alaskalot certainly captured the imagination of those interested, and before the gelding could cool down, Krispyn’s phone went into overdrive.

As a half-brother to Railway Stakes favorite and rising star Alaskan God, the bids were genuine and well-placed.

As a young trainer relatively new to the sport and a co-owner, Krispyn was taken aback by the interest, but politely and firmly said there was no sale.

That steely determination remains in place, even after Alaskalot’s effort at Ascot yesterday (Wednesday).

If he was good on debut, he was even better the second time around, when he was even better.

The winning margin was narrow, a victory over Delta Anne, but he was required to do a lot of pace work.

If Krispyn’s cell phone was ringing two weeks ago, it doubled on Wednesday.

“The phone is ringing quite a bit, but I can’t sell it,” said Krispyn.

“I’m still young to train and this is the horse you dream of.

“This is a horse that can move me and attract new owners to my stable.

“It’s a great position, but I won’t sell him.

Krispyn’s desire to keep Alaskalot is partially confirmed by his introduction to racing.

He did the heavy lifting to get his name out there against bigger stables coming from a non-racing background.

Desperate to get racing, he linked up with several top Perth and interstate stables, giving him the confidence to break out on his own in 2016.

He gained invaluable experience with Lloyd Williams in Melbourne and was Justin Warwick’s stable foreman in Bunbury.

His record since getting his racehorse trainer’s license has been fairly modest, and he hopes Alaskalot will change the game.

“One of the other reasons he’s not for sale is he’s the first horse I’ve bought at a sale,” Krispyn said.

“I bought it on type and it only cost me $16,000, which looks good now.

“Along with the other owners, we can’t wait to see how it develops.”

Krispyn toyed with the idea of ​​running Alaskalot in Saturday week’s G2 WA Guineas (1600m).

A chance to step up in class against Perth’s best three-year-olds was looming, but Krispyn changed his mind.

“He probably wouldn’t start because it’s based on prizemoney,” Krispyn said.

“I was thinking about it after yesterday’s race (Wednesday) but in a way I’m glad it’s out of my hands.

“My original plan was to give him a spell and then prepare him for the WA Derby (2400m) next year.

“That was my original plan and the path he’s on now.

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