Fancy Shapes got the season going in style when winning for the first time when getting her head in front for the first time at Huntingdon. Ridden by Brendan Powell for owner Lynn Maclenann, she traveled well throughout taking it up going to the last hurdle before going on to win by 2 1/2 lengths. She will now keep busy through the summer months, she is a big mare who will hopefully be going over a fence before to long.
Envol de la cour ran a great race from a layoff when going down in a photo at Southwell on the 4th May. He was very keen throughout the race but took it up after the last only to be chinned right on the line. This was a very pleasing first run from a break following his win last time out and continues to go the right way, hopefully he can keep improving now and should be seen out again very soon.
Sashenka went to York for their Dante meeting to run in the 2m handicap to be ridden by Hollie Doyle. She also ran a great race only to be the wrong side of a photo yet again!! This was a very good run from this ultra consistent mare who has now been second 5 times since she joined us. She may well have a little break now and come back to go hurdling in the autumn.
Last season ended with two very notable performances, first off Northern beau won her third race at Cheltenham when winning the’Visit racingtv.com Mares Handicap chase’. Her second time she has won this race, a great effort from a wonderful mare who just loves Cheltenham and comes alive whenever she sets foot on a the race course. She will have a holiday now before hopefully heading back there next season.
Do Your Job has been a star all season, winning his two novice hurdles very well and taking the step up to listed class well when being second at Kelso. He went to Aintree for the Grade 1 2m novice hurdle and ran a great race to be second beaten just over a length coming so close to giving us our first grade one victory! He is a lovely big horse with a big engine, he is on his summer holidays now and we cant wait to go chasing with next season. A former winning pointer who has all the size and scope to be even better over a fence, next season could be very exciting for him.
We have just returned from a busy couple of day at Doncaster Goffs store sales where we manged to pick up two three year old fillies to add to the squad for this season which we are very pleased about see their pictures and pedigrees below.
Lucky Speed(IRE) x High Priestess
Kayf Tara(GB) x Roche d’or (GB)