We are thrilled that Manucci won at Fontwell on Boxing Day in the Juvenile Maiden Hurdle. Ridden by Josh Moore he handled the extremely heavy ground well and jumped superbly from the front to win convincingly. He will now run in a Triumph Hurdle trial. Congratulations to owners John Connolly and Odile Griffith and well done to Eric Keane who looks after Manucci at home.
We are delighted that Transition won at Lingfield this afternoon for owner breeder Prince Khalid Abdullah. Having stepped up in trip to run over one mile he won the ‘Ladbrokes Where The Nation Plays EBF Novice Stakes’ under Joe Fanning.
A bright and sunny morning provided us with excellent conditions to show our new horses working on the gallops on Saturday before our Autumn Parade. Alfie Solomons and Saaheq worked on our valley all-weather gallop showing themselves to be in good form having settled in well since being purchased at the Tattersalls Horses In Training Sale.
Having finished second in his first race this year at Chepstow in September, Astromachia went one better last night to win the ’32Red.com Handicap’ at Kempton. Ridden by Joe Fanning, he made quick headway to lead from six furlongs out, asserted inside the final two furlongs and was ridden out in the final furlong to win comfortably.
We are excited to have purchased three horses at the Tattersalls horses-in-training sale this week. We purchased talented sprinters Alfie Solomons and Saaheq for our new partnerships and Percy’s Prince a recent winner at Kempton who was purchased by Avril Lewis.
Having finished a close second at Yarmouth last week, Dutch Story got his head in front to win the ‘Peter Dunnett 21 Year Memorial Handicap’ at the same track today! Ridden by Martin Dwyer, Dutch Story took the lead four furlongs out and went on to win convincingly from Confrerie by eight lengths. We are delighted for owner breeders Bob and Pauline Scott and co-owners David and Lori Bevan. Well done to Eric Keane who looks after Dutch Story at home.
We are delighted that Manucci won at Bath today for owners John Connolly and Odile Griffith. Stepping up in trip on his handicap debut, he won the ‘Silvestre De Sousa’s Exclusive Blog starsportsbet.co.uk Handicap’ under Martin Dwyer. He handled the testing ground and took command of the race two furlongs out to stay on well in the final furlong to win well. Well done to Eric Keane who looks after him.
A long journey proved worthwhile when Aegeus won the ‘Cronnie Creative Median Auction Maiden Stakes’ at Newcastle last night. Ridden by Graham Lee, he took the lead over one furlong out, was hard pressed inside the final furlong by Ravenscar but kept on well to win by a head.
There were lots of top class pedigrees on show at Tattersalls Book 1 Yearling Sale this week and we were delighted to come away with this beautiful Oasis Dream filly to train. We are looking forward to Book 2 starting on Monday and also the horses-in-training sale at the end of the month. Please do get in touch if you would like to receive a catalogue for any sale or would like to join Mark and I at the sales over the next few weeks viewing and purchasing horses.
Lavender’s Blue heads to Newmarket today to run in the Group 1 Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes for owner breeder Mr Benny Andersson. She will be ridden by Robert Havlin who won on her when she made her racecourse debut at the Rowley Mile, she has been training really well and we are we’re very pleased with her.