With the recent rain that has fallen, I’ve been looking forward to getting some of the ‘winter’ horses back out onto the track. The first of which was a lovely youngster called Kiltealy Briggs who was a very creditable 2nd in a Warwick bumper last week on racecourse debut. He is a big framed individual with a stout pedigree as he is by Fame and Glory out of a Grand National winners sister. He will go over hurdles now and we’ll aim to start him off over the middle distances.
Kiltealy Briggs is 2nd on racecourse debut at Warwick last week.
There is always a two-week break from racing in the middle of the month, which although is frustrating when the horses are in such good form, it does give us all time to get some graft into the rest of the string. Of the more forward horses this season I am looking forward to seeing Thomas Macdonagh and Minella Beat out in novice hurdles in the coming weeks. Both have been placed in bumpers but look staying chasers for the future. Some exciting new recruits who will be on the track soon include Exod’ela who won his Irish Point, and Frankadore who is the first horse we have trained by the mighty Frankel. After winning four novice hurdles on the bounce, Some Day Soon will head to the Grade 2 Persian War Novice Hurdle at the first Chepstow meeting in two weeks’ time, which is where Alrightjack will be heading for the valuable Grade 3 Silver Trophy.