The jump season got under way in perfect style for us yesterday with Isaac Wonder getting his head in front with our first runner. Fresh from his good third at Goodwood on the flat two weeks ago. Ridden by Brendan Powell for owner Lynne Maclenann, this was Isaacs second win over fences winning off a mark of 119. This was to best race he has been in to date and great to see him improving on what he did last season. He is only five and seems to be getting stronger all the time, so hopefully he will continue to improve through the summer. Good ground is important to him, so we will see what the handicapper does before we decide where we go next.
Isaac Wonder jumps the last on the way to victory yesterday.
Rolfe Rambrandt rani on the 30th June at Doncaster, looking to go one better than his excellent second at the same track. Again ridden by Conor Beasley for owner Hunscote Stud, the race didnt quite go to plann and he got posted wide without cover early, then the leading three probably got racing too far out and set it up for a fast finisher coming from behind, again he didn’t get a clear run in the finish and ended up being third. A solid run, in what on paper looked a better race than his first, we still feel there is more to come from this 2 year old and maybe a step up to 6f next time might help him.
Rolfe Rambrandt about to head to the start.
Mr Chua ran a great race to be third at Lingield on the 26th only beaten a short head and a head. Ridden by 5lb claimer George Rooke for owner Jimmy Chua. This was another good run form this ultra consistent horse in his seven runs he is yet to finish out of the first 4, finishing third on 5 occassions. This was his first run in a handicap on the flat, this race was 1m6f and i think he will be capable of staying further which will suit him better as well. He is also handicapped over hurdles so we have that option to look at as well at some point through the summer.
Mr Chua looking fantastic in the paddock at Lingfield