It has been a fantastic month for KRB purchases, crowned by If The Cap Fits gaining back to back victories in the Coral Hurdle ( Grade 2) at Ascot on Saturday. This was If The Cap Fits’ first run of the season and he was given a super ride by Sean Bowen to tough out the finish giving the second six pounds. It looks like an exciting season ahead for owners Paul and Clare Rooney and trainer Harry Fry, with his next engagement being the Long Walk Hurdle next month.
The Rooneys have some exciting young Bumper Horses coming through and today they had a nice debutant in Karl Philippe winning on his debut at Hereford for Fergal O’Brien and ridden by Paddy Brennan. He was bought at the Derby Sale as a store by KRB.
They also had another winning debutant a couple of week ago with Let Me Be winning the junior bumper at Aintree for Keith Dalgleish, ridden by Brian Hughes. He was bought as a yearling by KRB and is from a good Juddmonte family.
Good Boy Bobby easily won the Novice Chase at Wetherby also for the Rooneys. Trained by Nigel Twiston – Davis and ridden by his son Sam, this was his seventh success and is a very exciting prospect.
Another exciting prospect is the Imperial Racing’s horse Imperial Aura who easily won the Beginners Chase at Fakenham, he was another KRB store purchase.
Calivigny has been a great servant for the Alexander’s and he won for the fifth time for them at Ayr, reverting back to hurdles. He was sold to them after finishing second in a point to point when trained by Kevin’s mother.
Crievehill easily won the staying Betfair handicap chase at Haydock on Saturday for the Twiston- Davis combo and now puts himself in the picture as a future Grand National contender for Highclere Racing. He was bought by KRB as a yearling.
Jeremy Scott’s Horses are in great form and he trained Urtheonethatiwant to win the handicap hurdle at Ludlow on Monday for the Barmy Men 4. He has now won three races for connections and is providing the with a lot of fun since being bought by KRB as a store.