I was delighted that Detroit Blues got us off the mark for the new season. He won his maiden hurdle on the third time of asking at Fontwell on Sunday. I do think that Detroit is maturing, and improving with every run. If we look back to his bumper runs - he was a bit keen and eager. I think Michael Nolan settled him well, he jumped nicely, and he showed a good attitude to win a shade cosily in the end, in what was a bit of a messy race. I think he'll improve further and I hope he'll be able to defy a penalty in the right race over the coming weeks, and then go handicapping. He will certainly jump a fence (next spring) and if he keeps improving then we might try to find an end of (summer) season target at the Cheltenham October meeting…..
Detroit Blues wins at Fontwell
Our new building work has now begun at Folly House, as we look to put 10 more stables up over the summer. We have been out trying to buy a few new horses to fill the new boxes, and we have sold a few too. We took Alanjou and Nikki Royal up to Doncaster Bloodstock sales but unfortunately didn’t get a bid for either in the ring, which was frustrating. However, we sold both outside the ring and thankfully we got the price we were looking for. We reinvested and bought Ardkilly Witness for Jordan Wylie and Sea O’Keeffe. He looks a horse we can aim for some big races in the autumn, and then aim for the Grand Military Gold Cup in March….. We also bought two store horses, one is a brother of Rileyev by Le Fou, and the other is a 3 year old gelding by Midnight Legend from the great family of Dubacilla.
This gorgeous Midnight Legend gelding is for sale.