Delighted to be able to update only a couple of weeks since our last blog with another winner!!! New arrival British Embassy, owned by a local businessman Steven Hosie to provide him with his first ever winner, which was great! Amazingly enough it was also our first winner on the level, after so many near misses, having got into double figures for seconds, most of them by less than half a length we were delighted to get going. Having been moved to us by his owner from Simon Hodgson it looked as though the handicapper had his measure, and after being told to never take the hood off him and to always lead him to the start I think it is quite impressive how we have changed him in such a short space of time, if any of you were at Bath yesterday you would know what I mean, jockey Hector Crouch got on board and lobbed down to the start like an old jumper, no hood, no gadgets, just a happy racehorse, and wow does he know hes a racehorse, making all off a career high mark, he got headed 100yrds out but dug in, battled back and got up to win half a length. We were also told he was a bit mad at home and very hard to ride, once again, he is now one of the best rides we have and young Jess rides him every day. It was a massive result for us and him, having been second over course and distance first time for us all he has done is improve, now he will have a bit longer between his next run where hopefully we can improve him again.
Golden Muscade headed to Ascot for a very competitive maiden for The Golden Horse Racing Club and she was a little green first time on grass but ran well to be placed. Its an amazing place and she was our first runner there so it was great.
We had two runners at Worcester last week, both making their debuts for the yard, starting with Spillers Dream, he likes to make the running and not getting his way in front as the first two went off very fast he wasnt too happy so Mikey brought him home safe and he will have many days through the winter, a lovely chaser in the making. Then we had TheBoss On TheHill, also making his debut for us, after being told by his owners he was an absolute lunatic and liked to destroy parade rings we were looking forward to the coming moments, but once again he seemed to have relaxed after spending some time with us, he behaved pretty well, and although a bit lively at the start young Mitch Bastyan gave him a super ride and finished a very good 5th/14, the closest he has finished in over 4 years, he was a little bit of a handful after the race but we can now work on him again at home and I think he will go close next time.
We have once again had a few more horses arrive in the last ten days, starting with;
Moulin Rouge, a 5yr old mare, a three time winner on the level and placed twice over hurdles from just five runs. She was bought by an old owner of ours Robert Aplin who has come back to us, so we are delighted to welcome him back and I really hope she can do well for him at his favourite track Newton Abbot over the last few meetings of the season, she is a big strong mare and we are thrilled to have her.
Civitesses, a really promising French bred filly that has been running in Irish points, where she does not stay further than 2 miles at present. She is well related, as her close family includes Grand National hero Pineau Du Re and French Grand National winner Otage du Perche, I am sure its a while before she is running over 4 miles jumping fences but hopefully she can win plenty of races on the way. She is owned by current owners of ours Mr G J Singh and Dil Singh Rathore, they are great owners to have!
Last but by no means least is a 2yr old filly by Yeats, out of a nice mare called Cyclonic Storm, she has been sent by another old owner, Ms Mary Todd, another we are delighted to welcome back! It must be too hard to keep away! This one is a smart looking filly, that has a fair amount of attitude, she was in Newmarket cantering away before she came here and we hope she will make her debut in the coming weeks, she will make a cracking three year old.
We have two new arrivals coming next week, two very, very smartly bred yearlings, a colt and a filly, both ready to be broken and crack on with, they will make smashing two years old and are for sale or lease, so get in touch before someone else does! They could be very good!