Philip Kirby Racing

Racehorse Trainer based at Richmond, North Yorkshire

Monday’s News

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'I'm back' Goldan Jess says after finishing 3rd in the Class 2 at Market Rasen age 12 years old

‘I’m back’ Goldan Jess says after finishing 3rd in the Class 2 at Market Rasen age 12 years old

The remarkable Goldan Jess (often mistaken for a girl but very much a boy) may have been beaten but

Jess after the race

Jess after the race

went out well and truly fighting yesterday in the valuable Class 2 handicap hurdle at Market Rasen. The winner gave him SEVEN YEARS and recieved 13 lbs from him but only beat him 7 1/2 lengths – what a trier he is carrying top weight and attempting to make all under new pilot, Nathan Moscrop for whom he jumped well in his usual quick, ground covering style. He was also 4 years older than the 2nd horse who received 6lb off him. The yard won’t quite be the same without him in training next year – he has run 48 times for us with 9 wins and prize money of £74,000 to date. He had a lovely morning out in the field soaking up the sun and joined the other boys in the big paddock later on in the day. This performance gave Assistant Trainer Simon a lot of pleasure as he rides him every day and felt he was still capable of running near his best.

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Goldan Jess - we said he looked better than ever and he ran one of his best ever races yesterday off 138

Goldan Jess – we said he looked better than ever and he ran one of his best ever races yesterday off a handicap rating of 138 – some feat for a horse of 12 years and after 74 lifetime runs.

The Topspec Partnership’s ‘Factor Fifty’ ran in the same race  and he looked a potential winner as he imagecruised into contention into the home straight but lack of match practice against these race fit rivals just caught him out and Adam wasn’t hard on him to finish fifth, just out of the money. He had won best turned out in the paddock and looked in superb shape. We will be looking forward to his next run and hopefully he might drop a few pounds to a mark he can win off in a 0-120 or similar.

Factor Fifty in the paddock

Factor Fifty in the paddock

Factor Fifty out with Triple Eight today

Factor Fifty out with Triple Eight today

Eastview Boy also won best turned out led up by Julie – But in the race he didn’t jump quite as fluently as usual and possibly prefers a bit more cut – however,  this was a decent race and he wasn’t disgraced for 4th – he also looked the pick of the paddock and a future chaser for his owners Eastview Thoroughbreds.

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Julie with the beautifully turned out ‘Eastview Boy’ wining her prize.

Eastview Boy

Eastview Boy

We were SO close to rounding the day off in good style and Triple Eight tried  hard to make it win no. 7 for his career total – well ridden by Amy Waugh for The Redhotgardogs.  he had to give best to Magnolia Ridge by 3/4 length but was closing all the way to the line, Racing Post comenting:

Triple Eight ran a particularly solid race in reaching a close second arriving in reasonable form off the Flat.

Triple being led up by Megan back into the enclosure

Triple being led up by Megan in the sunshine back into the enclosure

And getting a welcome wash off from Phil

And getting a welcome wash off from Phil

Sarah getting Triple ready before the race - what softy he is!

Sarah getting Triple ready before the race – what softy he is!

Boxing up for home at Market rasen

Boxing up for home at Market rasen

So maybe no winners but apart from Discay dissapointing in the conditional jockeys, the horses ran well and you couldn’t be dissapointed with them. We have had a good few crossbar hits recently and we just need that bit of luck now to score a couple! Its great to be at our new place where we can give them the time in the field after their races, and the horses all got their heads down munching in the sunshine this morning.

Bold Henmie, Triple Eight & Factor Fifty

Bold Henmie, Triple Eight & Factor Fifty

Cavalieri

Cavalieri

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Ullswater & Eastview Boy

Kiwayu

Kiwayu

Broodmare, lady Chapp

Broodmare, lady Chapp with Stanley

The 3 year olds were cantering today, I watched this horse below on his own with Sam in the school and he had a good attitude. he looks a smart bumper/ novice hurdle prospect (and speedily bred enough to run on the flat and make a dual purpose performer)  at £13,500 for 100% or shares of.

Sam on The Sholokov gelding 'North Light'

Sam on The Sholokov gelding ‘North Light’

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