Philip Kirby Racing

Racehorse Trainer based at Richmond, North Yorkshire

Thursday 24th March

We have three today at Wolverhampton – won’t we be happy when AW racing comes to Newcastle!

Splash at home

Splash at home

Splash of Verve is first into the action  and he is coming off his winter break so will obviously tighten up for the run but he is fresh and well and likes it round here, he became very consistent late on in 2015. Its a competitive 12 runner affair and Joey Haynes rides doing 9-2 on him.

This is his first run for the B L U E Racing Syndicate so we wish them the best of luck with him in 2016.

Rajapur ( left)

Rajapur ( left)

Up next and also for the new syndicate is the 3 year old grey ‘Rajapur’ who was bought at Tatts last October. He is by the stallion Dalakhani and is a nice young horse who is just taking a bit of time to fill his frame. He needs to step up on his winter runs and he came to us off  quite a high mark for what he had done in Ireland. The handicapper has been a bit slow to relent and it may  be that we see the best of him as we start on the grass in a month or so and he should also make a nice hurdler in time  as he has plenty of scope.

Our strongest chance of the day comes in the shape of Quadriga (currently shortest of our three) who ran well but just not quite well enough when in a blanket finish for a very close 3rd at Southwell recently-  everything was right for him but the result, but he did miss the break that day so the lost ground probably cost him the race.  Its a question mark wether he acts as  well at Wolver as he does at Southwell – and he doesn’t on all known form, but he seems to be coming back to himself and we are hopeful of a good run this evening. Quadriga is now owned by ourselves again and he is available to free lease 50 or 100% for the 2016 summer flat racing season.

Quadriga at home with Julie on the gallops

Quadriga at home with Julie on the gallops

All three horses will be coming back to their new home at Green Oaks this evening – no point driving them back to Sharp Hill to drive them here tomorrow!

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