What a mad couple of weeks we have had, we had best start with the winner from last week, My Brother Sylvest, what a horse, he was having his first run for us at Southwell, although a seller, we probably found the most competitive one out there with horses in there rated 130 & 122. After loosing his way for David Pipe and tailing off on his last few runs we picked him up for a mere £3,500, being told he was a runaway and only a very strong man could ride him we did what we do best, bought him back, fixed a few things, gave him a good time, and now Jess rides him out every day, goes nice and steady and keeps him in a happy place. Its fair to say he demolished them at Southwell, winning 11 lengths unchallenged! A massive result for the team, and a great confidence booster for him, Mikey, who loves him said he felt like he did when he was at his best was also delighted! After coming out the race in great order he had to go under a penalty at Newton Abbot yesterday, and I have never seen such a brave horse, applying his normal attacking tactics Mikey was at one point over 30 lengths clear, only to be just collared after the last in heartbraking fashion! It was a top effort and Mikey was absolutely gutted, as were we all, but he will have more days and I have so much respect for a horse that tries as hard as he does. Robert Catchpole, who owns half of him is one lucky owner, as Sylvester is his first horse! May it continue.
Head Space has run another twice since the last blog, and guess what, placed another twice!!! Typical Space, in his last run his was claimed so we wish his new connections the best of luck. He did very well for us, he was more consistent than he has ever been in his life, running 14 times and bringing home prize money 11 times! Pretty good I would say.
Since our last blog we have welcomed many new horses, starting with;
TheBoss On TheHill, an ex Irish horse that has been placed a few times over hurdles in Ireland for various trainers, he is a lovely big horse by Bach and we are delighted his owners have brought him to us, owned by Patrick Martin we hope he has all the success in the future, he hopefully makes his debut for us next week.
Mowhoob, a really nice 7f horse, coming from Dandy Nicholls he is a dual winner and we are thoroughly looking forward to carrying on with him, a strapping, strong, typical sprinting type. He is very versatile and once again we are thrilled to have some more new owners with us.
We also have a new 2yr old filly by Clodivil, a racy, athletic type, she is currently unnamed but looks cracking and will be running for the Golden Horse Racing Club.
As well as another 2yr old filly by Delegator, a half sister to a 15 time winner she is for sale to stay in the yard. She is small but very neat and very compact and will do some damage through the winter on the all weather.
We picked up two new ones at Ascot sales, a gorgeous 4yr old Sulamani filly, a sister to two smart bumper performers, she is cantering away really nicely and I think she can win a mares bumper this season, shes strong, very straightforward and for sale to stay in the yard. She is not expensive but could be a massively shrewd buy for someone. Her bloodlines are also solid for her career later on in the paddocks as well. She is a good size and a lovely attitude.
The next one is the most lovely horse called Spillers Dream, on the recommendation of Micheal Nolan from Philip Hobbs he is a dual point winner and has been placed in all his runs under rules, including a novice hurdle and handicap chase. He is super straightforward, no issues, fit, ready to go and also for sale to stay in the yard. He can mix hurdles and chasing and goes on most grounds which is great.
Last but by no means least is the latest addition, British Embassy, an athletic Clodivil gelding that is already a four time winner, his owner Steven Hosie has bought him to us from Simon Hodgsons after a disappointing first run for him, he settled in well, and again once hes had the usual treatment they get here and he went to Bath yesterday off a career high mark, taking his usual head gear aids off and letting him behave like a racehorse (he normally wears a hood and gets led to the start) he ran an absolute blinder to go down by the narrowist of margins, finishing 2nd to a horse thats won its last 4. It was probably his best run to date so his owner was delighted and hopefully he can go one better next time.
We had our first ever Owners Open Day on Sunday, the weather could have been a little kinder but it went very well, a nice crowd of people, the parade went well, only two loose ones!! The horses looks magnificent and a credit to the whole team here, well done all. The BBQ went down a treat and everyone worked very hard to make sure it all went well. Heres to next year!