The yard was well represented yesterday with 6 runners sent out from our headquarters, 3 headed to Warwick and the remainder at Kempton. Dusky Legend was having her first start since her fantastic 2nd place in the ‘Trull House Mares Novice Hurdle’ at Cheltenham, and as we hoped she again put up anther great performance to finally lose her maiden status over hurdles by 14 lengths, she should now continue to provide her owners many more memorable days at the races.
Midnight Cowboy ran another sound race to finish 3rd beaten only 6 lengths, he will now have a step up in trip where he should hopefully be seen to better effect.
Meanwhile at Kempton McCabe Creek looked to be running a big race before he was squeezed out of room up the inside rail 2 hurdles from home and duly ran out, giving Tom Bellamy a nasty looking fall, thankfully both horse and rider emerged unscathed from the incident and although there was still 2 flights of hurdles to jump before this mishap, it certainly looked as though he had every chance to trouble the judge and he can hopefully put this incident behind him.
Turn Over Sivola was returning from a short break to take part in what looked a competitive heat, and had every chance before making a small error at the 2nd last fence which brought his momentum to a halt, he then rallied on well to go down a 5 length 2nd to a very good yardstick in the Philip Hobbs trained Dunraven Storm, after just over 3 months off the racecourse he can hopefully improve for this outing.
We have also been quite busy at the recent ‘Guineas Breeze Up Sale’ in Newmarket, and with the help of Anthony Bromley of ‘Highflyer Bloodstock’ we acquired 8, 2 year old breezers to add to our already growing flat string, with some interesting first season sires amongst them it is always an exciting time when you add new blood to the ranks and their progress this upcoming summer is sure to be an enjoyable one.