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.
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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!
Imperial Elysian followed up his previous success for Imperial Racing by winning easily again under Paddy Brennan in the Handicap hurdle at Kempton. The son of Kalanisi is on an upward curve for connections and there are sure to me more good days ahead for him.
Another son of Kalanisi to win was Supakalanistic, who made all to win the handicap hurdle at Market Rasen for Nigel Twiston- Davis and longtime clients of KRB, Jump For Fun Racing. This was the geldings third success.
Dorking Cock is another improving horse and he followed up his previous success when winning the handicap chase at Carlisle for the Galloping On The South Downs Partnership and trainer Tom Lacey. This was Dorking Cock’s fourth success.
Hawthorn Cottage also followed up her previous win by taking the handicap hurdle at Plumpton for the Melbourne 10 syndicate and trainer Amy Murphy. She was bought by KRB as a foal, and this was her third success.
Another foal purchase by KRB was the very promising Pencilfulloflead who easily won the maiden hurdle at Punchestown for Gordon Elliott in the colours of Robcour and ridden by Robert Power. The son of Shantou is a former bumper winner and looks to have a very bright future ahead of him.
Jungle Junction has run some good races in defeat against some quality rivals but came good to get up and win the maiden hurdle at Navan and beating another KRB purchase The Priests Leap. Both horses are nice horses for the future, the winner being bought by KRB as a yearling.
Snookered has been a fantastic serveant for Brian Ellison and he won the jumpers bumper at Newcastle this week. This was Snookered’s eighth success having now run over forty times, and he is still only six years old. He was another KRB yearling purchase.
At Kempton on the flat this week Irish Acclaim won the maiden for Paul and Clare Rooney. He is trained by Clive Cox and was given a confident front running ride by Liam Keniry.
At the February sale at Tattersalls Newmarket the Paul & Clare Rooney owned I’ll Have Another topped the sale when making £200,000 to Cormac McCormack. She was a yearling purchase by KRB costing £32,000 and she won four races and £100,000 in prize money. She is sure to make a lovely Broodmare for her new owners.
On Saturday at Kempton, Boothill made his first appearance on the racecourse for Harry Fry since being bought by KRB at Cheltenham sales after he had finished second in two point to points. He couldn’t have been more impressive when drawing clear of the field to win the bumper in impressive fashion for owners Brian and Sandy Lambert, ridden by Johnny Burke. The son of Presenting is a strapping big individual who is sure to have an exciting future over obstacles.