A lovely across the card double on Thursday takes our winning tally to 19 for the season and over the £200,000 barrier in prize money.
Park This One started the day well with a terrier like performance on his hurdling debut. He had won a bumper at the back of last season, and won over hurdles at Uttoxeter under a power packed ride from Sam Twiston-Davies. He jumped superbly and galloped strongly through the line. He will appreciate a step up in trip in due course, and is an exciting youngster to look forward to throughout the winter.
Park This One wins on hurdling debut.
Obsessedwithyou put up a dominant display on her racecourse debut when bolting up at Wetherby in one of the new Junior National Hunt Development Hurdle races. We bought her last November as a 2-year-old, with these types of races being very much the plan. The wonderful part of these races, is that she will remain a novice for the whole of next season too. So the fact she won on debut, in the same time as the Class 3 novice on the same card, bodes really well for her future. She is now for sale, so do get in touch if you are interested!
Obsessedwithyou wins on racecourse debut and is for sale!
I was thrilled with Ga Law’s comeback run (after over 600 days off the track) in the Grade 2 Old Roan Chase at Aintree last weekend, where he finished 3rd. Beaten only a length after a mistake at the 5th last, before he stayed on powerfully up the straight. He’ll improve enormously for that outing, and his future his hugely exciting. He is currently favourite for the Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham, but we’ll see if we go there, or give him a bit more time….. but no doubt, he’ll tell us when he is ready again. Soldier of Destiny was 5th in the Old Roan, and ran well to a point, before he got a bit tired on his seasonal return. We’ll drop him back into lesser company on his next start and hope to get him back into the winners enclosure.
Ga Law is 3rd in the Grade 2 Old Roan Chase after 600 days off.
Bumper and Novice hurdle winner, Sea the Clouds put up a strong performance when 2nd under a penalty at Hereford yesterday. He is a lovely straightforward type of horse, and I am sure there will be a nice handicap in him in the spring. Milldam is a horse we have always liked, and he too finished 2nd on his seasonal reappearance last week. He will improve for that run, and is another who will appreciate softer ground throughout the winter.
Doc McCoy ran well on his racecourse debut when 3rd in a bumper at Bangor last week. He just got a bit tired inside the final furlong, but showed he is a horse with a lot of talent. He’s only 4 years old, and will just need a bit of time to develop physically. Whilst, Regarde finished 4th on his racecourse debut over hurdles at Carlisle on Sunday. The ground was very soft up there, and he just needed the run more than I thought really. He is a lovely 3m chaser in the making, but should be able to win over hurdles this season, before excelling over fences as a novice next term.