It seems a long time since March when Imperial Aura won at the Cheltenham Festival, and there has been little news to talk about since. It is great that racing has resumed in the last few weeks and the whole industry must be proud of how they have conducted themselves under the new guidelines.
KRB purchases have been running well since, with their first two year old runner Painless Potter being placed third, before running a super race in the Coventry Stakes at Ascot to be a staying on fifth. The two year old Isabella Giles won on debut at Leicester for Paul and Clare Rooney, Clive Cox and Adam Kirby. The daughter of Belardo looks a smart filly for connections. Other winners on the flat include Macs Blessings winning twice at Ayr for Stef Keniry, First Impression winning impressively at Redcar for John Quinn who also won with My Dandy Doc at Doncaster.
Paul and Clare Rooney have had another couple of winners with the Clive Cox trained Risk Taker winning well under Adam Kirby at Haydock and Pour Me A Drink making all under Joe Fanning to win at Ayr for Keith Dalgleish.
On the first day of jump racing back in Ireland the KRB purchase Laureate won well under Sean Flanagan at Limerick for trainer Colin McBratney. Sompteux won the maiden hurdle at Kilbeggan for Henry de Bromhead. He was bought by KRB as a yearling in Arquana. Kings Temptation won for the fourth time when easily taking the handicap chase for Ben Case and owner Lady Jane Grosvenor. He was a KRB foal purchase.
Lets hope there’s plenty more winners to come and will keep you posted on further purchases and oncoming sales.
The Cheltenham Festival has been a happy hunting ground for KRB over the years, and they managed to get another winner this year with the very promising Imperial Aura winning the Northern Trust Novice H’Cap Chase ( Listed Race). Imperial Aura races for Imperial Racing, carrying the same colours as the famous Imperial Commander who won the Gold Cup in 2010 and the Ryanair the previous year. He was given a lovely ride by David Bass staying on strongly up the hill to win easily. Imperial Aura was prepared for his big day superbly by trainer Kim Bailey and his assistant Matt Nicholls. There were huge celebrations in the parade ring by the great bunch of owners and many celebrations to follow.
The Storyteller again ran a fantastic race at Cheltenham nearly pulling off another win by just going down by half a length in the Pertemps Northern Handicap Hurdle Final ( Grade 3) under a great Davy Russell ride for Joe and Pat Sloan and trainer Gordon Elliott.
Plan Of Attack ran a fantastic race for Alan Halsall and Henry De Bromhead to be fourth in the Kim Muir Challenge Cup jumping beautifully the whole way for Barry O’Neill.
There were a couple of other KRB purchases to win recently were I’d Better Go Now winning the novice handicap hurdle for Dan Skelton and the Noel Fehily Racing Syndicate. Wayfinder won the handicap hurdle at Hereford today for Rebecca Curtis and the Wayfinders. He was bought by KRB as a foal.
Thankyou for reading about our recent successes!!
Cedarwood Road looked an exciting prospect when winning his maiden hurdle at Leopardstown at Christmas, and he confirmed that today by getting up to win on the line to take the Listed Novice Hurdle at Naas for owner Chris Jones, his young trainer Gearoid O’Loughlin and given a lovely ride by Davy Russell. Cedarwood Wood was bought by KRB as a store in the Derby Sale from Trickledown Stud. Chris has a few runners this coming week at Cheltenham with Coeur Sublime running in the Champion Hurdle on Tuesday.
Other recent KRB purchases to win were Dancing Feet winning the auction maiden at Wolverhampton in good style for Archie Watson, ridden by Holly Doyle. She was bought by KRB as a yearling.
Another winner at Wolverhampton was Roar who was winning for the fourth time since being bought by KRB as a yearling, when getting up under David Bass in the jumpers bumper for trainer Ed De Giles.
Next week is the start of the Cheltenham Festival and KRB would like to wish all their clients the best of luck with their runners!