February started well for KRB with Macs Blessings winning at Newcastle for Stef Keniry, and ridden by Liam Keniry for From the Front Racing. This was his first victory since being bought cheaply at the Goresbridge Breeze Up sale by KRB.
Then the industry was hit with the flu scare with many yards not being allowed to run their horses until they received a flu booster.
It was great when racing resumed again, and the KRB foal purchase Dorking Cock won at Sandown for Tom Lacey and the Galloping On The South Downs Partnership, under a confident ride from Stan Sheppard. Only three days later Dorking Cock followed up at Carlisle for the same connections. He is an improving young horse and looks to have a very bright future.
Paul and Clare Rooney had four winners during the week, all bought by KRB as stores, and they look very promising.
Now Look At Me was the first to win at Doncaster for Tom George, ridden by Johnny Burke. This was his second bumper win and he stayed on strongly to defy his penalty.
I’m To Blame won for the fifth time and his third hurdle of the season. Trained by Keith Dalgleish and ridden by Brian Hughes he stayed on strongly to win well at Sedgefield.
One For Rosie ran out an impressive winner of the novice hurdle at Warwick for Nigel and Sam Twiston Davis. The son of Getaway also looks exciting for the future for the Rooneys.
The most impressive winner had to be that of Get In The Queue defying a penalty to destroy a good field in the bumper at Exeter by sixteen lengths for Harry Fry and ridden by Noel Fehily. The five year old son of Mount Nelson could go for the Doncaster sales race in March.
Imperial Racing have some very nice young horses, and the very promising Imperial Aura won his third race in a row by winning the novice hurdle in good style at Newcastle yesterday for some enthusiastic owners and trainer Kim Bailey. He may have some bigger targets in the Spring. Imperial Aura was also bought by KRB as a store at the Goffs Land Rover sale.
Today at Fontwell If The Cap Fits stayed on to be second in the National Spirit Hurdle Grade 2, for the Rooneys and will now target the Aintree hurdle.