It’s been a busy couple of days at Huntingdon, Wetherby and Carlisle with horses having their seasonal debuts, and although some of ours are needing their first runs, the performance of ROMEO BROWN under top weight at Carlisle was a very pleasing performance. He ran on dourly for Sean Quinlan up the hill and showed why his win last season came at this track – he clearly relished the hill and the stamina test.
Romeo is by the outstanding stayer, ‘Yeats’ and we have two smart looking fillies to run by him in bumpers this season as well as our Team Kirby Partnership’ 3 year old, Twenty Six Black’. We have also put Lady Chloe in foal to him as we really like his stock and have a 2 year old Yeats half brother to Top Ville Ben in the fields maturing well. A dynasty of Yeats offspring!
Another notable effort was the 4th place from our homebred Juvenile ‘My Strong Man’ our of Lady Chloe by Authorized. Making his first start over hurdles, he was nicely keen in 2nd for Adam before briefly outpaced & running a little green and then kept on all the way up the home straight. He looks one for the future and jumped well for a debutant.
Today we had Aniknam at Uttoxeter, and rather like Dubh Des Champs at Carlisle, he needed this outing to blow away the cobwebs after a long time off – he completed and providing the legs are ok tomorrow we’ll be happy – he’s had many stints on the sidelines.
Tomorrow could be quiet or could be hectic, depending on whether racing at Catterick remains on! It’s turned heavy and with further rain forecast we’ll have to hope the meeting can beat the weather. … we’ll update tomorrow and look at our chances once we know what’s going to be on. We also have the novice hurdler ‘Wye Aye’ at Market Rasen. He was very green in his bumper at Hexham and Tommy will be hoping the hood helps him concentrate.
Photos from yesterday ….
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