Following a successful Cheltenham Festival for KRB with Croco Bay winning the Grand Annual, it was onto Aintree and KRB had a great few days, the highlight being If The Cap Fits winning the Ryanair Stayers Hurdle ( Grade 1). If The Cap Fits appreciated the step up in trip to three miles and was really game in winning under Sean Bowen for Paul and Clare Rooney and trainer Harry Fry, who has always held the horse in high regard. KRB bought If The Cap Fits at Goffs Uk from Ballincurrig Stud as a store for £30k, and he has now won £230,000 in prize money.
On the same day Paul and Clare Ronney’s One For Rosie finished a good third in the Mersey Novice Hurdle ( Grade 1). Ridden by Sam Twiston-Davis for his father Nigel he stayed on well from off a steady pace. He will now have his summer break and will make a lovely novice chaser next season. One For Rosie was also bought by KRB as a store.
KRB had four past purchases to run in the National but to no evail, but it was a fantastic result with the legend Tiger Roll winning for the second time. KRB were delighted for their good friend Gordon Elliott winning the prestigious race for the third time.
Good Boy Bobby another store purchase by KRB for the Rooney’s easily won his third novice hurdle of the season yesterday at Ffos Las for the Twiston- Davis team giving Sam his 100th winner of the season. This was Good Boy Bobby’s sixth success and is another exciting prospect to go chasing with next season.
Last weekend at Newbury the exciting Get In The Queue remained unbeaten to win the valuable Goffs Uk Sales Bumper for Paul and Clare Rooney, and trained by Harry Fry. This win was the last winning ride for Noel Fehily as he has now retired after a tremendous riding career. Get in The Queue was also a KRB store purchase.
Other notable performances recently were the win of Ratfacemcdougall winning the novice hurdle at Hereford for in form trainer Ben Case. The winner was bought for Mrs Carolyn Kendrick after winning his point to point and he was ridden by her son Max.
Imperial Alcazar ran a good race again to be third in the Listed bumper at Newbury for Imperial Racing, and will make a lovely novice hurdle prospect for next season.