The consistent two year old Good Vibes continued her good season by winning the Cornwallis Stakes ( Group 3) at Newmarket on Friday staying on strongly close home. Good Vibes was bought as a yearling by KRB for Paul and Clare Rooney, and she has been superbly trained by David Evans providing him with his first Group winner in nine years.
The Rooneys horses continue to run well under both codes with the highly talented Alright Sunshine winning at Ayr under Joe Fanning for Keith Dalgleish. This was Alright Sunshine’s seventh win since being bought by KRB as a yearling. Newtown Boy won the Novice Chase at Kelso also for Keith Dalgleish. The six year old was bought as a store by KRB.
Longtime clients of KRB Imperial Racing have some lovely horses for the season ahead, and yesterday the promising Imperial Aura ran a big race on only his third start over hurdles to be third in the Silver Trophy H’cap hurdle ( Grade 3) at Chepstow. They also had a recent winner on the flat at Hamilton with Art of Diplomacy winning on his handicap debut for Mick Easterby under a good ride from Nathan Evans. Art of Diplomacy was bought by KRB as yearling.
There was a very deserved success for Ordinary World when taking the Chase in Ballinrobe recently. He has consistently run well in top company in the last few seasons being placed in many Grade 1’s. He has been a terrific serveant for Henry De Bromhead and Chris Jones since being bought by KRB as a store. Chris has also some lovely horses for the season ahead.
First Impression won the two year old maiden in good style at Ayr for John Quinn. He looks a promising horse horse for next year for connections. He was bought by KRB at Goresbridge Breeze Up Sale.
Unexpected Depth continued his good form by winning the handicap hurdle at Listowel for Oliver McKiernan and Keep the Faith syndicate. He was bought by KRB after winning his point to point and looks a nice horse for the future.
Snookered again made all to win the handicap hurdle at Sedgefield for Brian Ellison and his Racing Club under a positive ride by Henry Brooke. He was also bought by KRB as a yearling.
Wayfinder easily won the bumper at Worcester for Rebecca Curtis and James Bowen. The son of Shantou was bought by KRB as a foal.
There have been plenty of winners and KRB purchases running well in the last few weeks under both codes. The Skeltons have won with Present Ranger and Aweeminit both bought by KRB as foals, as was Kings Temptation who was an easy winner for Ben Case, Lady Jane Grosvenor and Kieran Woods.
The Paul and Clare Rooney owned horses continue to run well with Good Vibes finishing third in the Lowther Stakes ( Group 2 ) York. Alright Sunshine won at Musselburgh and then was beaten only a neck in the Old Borough Cup In Haydock. I’ll Have Another won a valuable handicap at Newmarket for Mark Johnston, and It’s Good to Laugh looks a promising two year old for Clive Cox by winning well at Ffos Las. These were all bought as yearlings by KRB.
Snookered made all to win the handicap hurdle at Sedgefield for Brian Ellison. A promising horse to follow is Unexpected Depth who was bought for Oliver McKiernan and the Keep The Faith syndicate after winning his point to point. He won his maiden hurdle at Sligo and has since followed up by winning well at Listowel.
Well done to Pat Smullen for the incredible work he did to bring together the legends to ride in the Charity race, an amazing success! It was a fantastic day for everyone that attended The Curragh and will be spoken about for a longtime. The money raised for Cancer Trials Ireland was incredible, thanks to the Racing community.
Recent winners over the last couple of weeks included a couple trained by Stef Keniry who’s horses have been in great form. Rose Bandit won the two year old auction maiden at Hamilton under Shane Gray, she was a Goresbridge Breeze Up purchase. Macs Blessings won at Catterick for owners Central Racing Ltd. and this consistent horse was also a breeze up purchase from Goresbridge.
Wind In My Sails recorded his 6th victory by winning easily at Bath for trainer Ed De Giles and owner John Manser. He was purchased by KRB as a yearling.
Ayr of Elegance won the mares novice hurdle at Limerick for owner Nathalie Halsall, trained by Henry De Bromhead, she was given a very good ride by Rachel Blackmore. Ayr of Elegance was bought cheaply from Tattersalls Ascot sale for the current owner.
The promising Alright Sunshine won his second race on the flat,winning the Heritage Handicap at Ripon for owners Paul and Clare Rooney and trainer Keith Dalgleish. Also winning in the same colours was Just The Man who won at Newbury given a good ride by Oisin Murphy for Clive Cox. He was another breeze up purchase by KRB. Good Night Mr Tom looks another nice two year old prospect for Paul and Clare Rooney by making all to win the nursery at Hamilton under Hong Kong Jockey C Y Ho for Mark Johnston.