7 winners in 6 days!
It has been a couple of months since the last blog and plenty has happened in that time…
Since last Thursday we have had 6 winners and the horses have been running fantastically. Willoughby Court won a very competitive Maiden Hurdle at Warwick on Thursday which kick started our winning streak. We have always thought a huge amount of this horse and we were so pleased that he proved our expectations as first time out we were slightly disappointed when he finished 2nd. He proved he is tough, as he made all and galloped gallantly all the way to the line to see off his rivals.
On Friday we had a double across the card at Bangor and Doncaster. A Hare Breath won impressively in his first novice chase at Bangor and Two Swallows won at Donny after 619 days off the track and first time out for us. On Saturday Jaleo won at Linfield ridden by Alex ‘laid back’ Ferguson, it was great for Alex to ride his first winner for us and even more special that it was our first winner for Bloomfields. Jaleo is obviously a very smart horse who has a very bright future over hurdles and looks to have the scope to jump a fence. On Sunday we saw Nobuttaboy go one better than his first run to win a 3m novice hurdle at Southwell. He was very brave to battle back and win after being headed by the odds on favourite Laser Light.
This week started off fantastically with Red Indian winning first time over hurdles at Ffos Las. It was a competitive novice hurdle and he did it easily in the end winning by two and a half lengths.
Today we had another winner for Bloomfields with the lovely Highbridge, who made a fantastic start to his hurdling career at Newbury. Alex gave him a brilliant ride and we are very excited to have what appears to be another smart novice hurdler in the yard. We are pleased to report that Drumacoo is fine after his fall today and will be back on the racecourse soon.
In my last blog I wrote about Boreham Bill’s first brilliant win at Market Rasen. Since then he came 2nd in the listed bumper at Cheltenham’s November meeting and is entered on Friday in another listed bumper at Ascot. He is better than ever at home so watch this space for one of our future stars.
Ravens Tower also holds an entry at Ascot at Saturday. He really has been the most incredible horse for his owners, winning 5 times now over hurdles and fences. His win at Aintree mid November was really very special as he looked to have all his old enthusiasm back. It was great that most of the syndicate made it that day, especially Tim. He also ran a blinder Hennessy day at Newbury to finish 3rd. He seems to be as fresh as ever at home so lets hope he can do us proud again on Saturday.