The winners have kept flowing for KRB purchases in January. I’m To Blame won for the sixth time when winning the Beginners Chase at Musselburgh in the colours of Paul and Clare Rooney and trained by Keith Dalgleish.
Noel Meade trained the debut bumper winner Thedevilscoachman to win the four year old bumper at Naas in impressive fashion for owner Joe Duke, getting a confident ride from Eoin Walsh. The imposing son of Elusive Pimpernel was bought by KRB as a yearling.
Dorking Cock easily won the handicap chase at Chepstow for Tom Lacey and The Galloping on the South Downs Partnership. He was also bought as a yearling by KRB.
Shall We Go Now showed some promising form when owned by Paul and Clare Rooney and returned after injury to win the maiden hurdle at Taunton for his new owners, The Noel Fehily Racing syndicate. There should be some fun days ahead for the Harry Fry trained gelding. Shall We Go Now was a KRB store purchase.
Barking Mad got up on the line to win the 32Red.com H’Cap at Kempton under Adam Kirby for David Evans. Barking Mad was bought by KRB at the Goresbridge Breeze Up Sale.
Hawthorn Cottage was an easy winner of the mares Handicap Hurdle at Doncaster for Melbourne 10 Racing and Amy Murphy. The daughter of Gold Well was bought by KRB as a foal.
Town Parks won the H’Cap Chase well at Ludlow for Mrs Jean Beavan and trainer Kerry Lee. He was another store purchase by KRB.
Theo’s Charm won for the fourth time for Michael O’Shea and Nick Gifford by getting the verdict in a tight finish at Uttoxeter.
Fortified Bay followed up his previous win by staying on strongly to win the H’Cap Chase at Newcastle for Jennie Candlish, under Sean Quinlan for owner Alan Baxter. He was bought by KRB at Tattersalls Ascot Sale.
Imperial Racing have some lovely horses in training and they are going through a purple patch at present. Imperial Elysian won the handicap hurdle at Huntingdon under a confident ride from Paddy Brennan for Fergal O’Brien. Fergal also trained the exciting Imperial Alcazar who easily won the EBF novice hurdle qualifier by six lengths at Leicester. Imperial Alcazar has now a few options for later in the season, including the EBF final at Sandown, and the Albert Bartlett Novice Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival. Also heading to the Cheltenham Festival is Imperial Aura who ran a super race to be second in the Novice Handicap Chase at Cheltenham On trials day. Most of Imperial Racing’s horses are bought by KRB as stores.
KRB were busy at the yearling sales at Tattersalls Ireland buying six for their clients. They also bought a lovely point to point horse at Goffs Uk off Robert Tyner called Fishkhov to go into training with Harry Fry.
It was a successful Christmas period for KRB with plenty of winners and good performances. Let Me Be became a dual bumper winner defying a penalty in the junior bumper at Newcastle, for Paul and Clare Rooney and Keith Dalgleish.
Cedarwood Road won the first race of the Leopardstown Christmas meeting in good style by winning the maiden hurdle by eleven lengths. In the colours of Chris Jones the Stowaway gelding is trained by Gearoid O’Loughlin and was given a confident ride by Davy Russell. He was bought as a store by KRB and looks an exciting horse for the future.
Chris Jones’ horses ran well all week at Leopardstown with Ordinary World running yet another fine race to be third in the Grade 1 two mile chase, and Coeur Sublime facing his stiffest test to date by finishing third to Sharjah in the Grade 1 Matheson Hurdle.
Encounter A Giant showed a lot of promise on his racecourse debut in good company and followed that up with an easy win in the Beginners Chase at Hereford for Alastair Ralph and owner Bill Hawkins.
Fortified Bay won the Novice Handicap Chase at Market Rasen for Jennie Candlish on Boxing Day.
Also on Boxing Day the Archie Watson trained Itsmabirthday won on his debut in the novice stakes at Wolverhampton. He was a KRB yearling purchase.
Plan Of Attack ran a fantastic race to be third in the Paddy Power Chase ( Grade B) at Leopardstown for Henry De Bromhead and owner Alan Halsall.
Urtheonethatiwant won his fourth race for Jeremy Scott and the Barmy Men 4 wen easily winning the handicap hurdle at Warwick on New Years Eve. He has been a fun horse for connections.
It was the perfect start for KRB to 2020 with Imperial Alcazar winning the Ballymore Novice Hurdle ( Listed) at Cheltenham for Imperial Racing, Fergal O’Brien and Paddy Brennan. He was yet another KRB store purchase and is a very exciting horse.
We wish our Clients a very happy and successful 2020!!
After a super month in November for KRB purchases, the winners have continued into December with some good performances.
Calivigny won again for the Alexanders this time back over fences at Sedgefield this being his sixth success.
Snookered continued his winning run when making it four in a row by making all in the handicap hurdle at Wetherby for Brian Ellison and his racing club.
Newtown Boy now in new ownership won the handicap hurdle at Haydock for Keith Dalgleish. This was his third success since being bought by KRB as a store.
Kilbrew Boy made it a day to remember for Charlie Case when winning the amateur riders handicap chase at Wincanton, providing Charlie with his first win under rules. Kilbrew Boy is trained by Ben Case for his longtime patron Lady Jane Grosvenor.
The former Cheltenham Festival and Grade 1 winner, The Storyteller won the feature hurdle in Clonmel staying on late under a great ride from Davy Russell. The Storyteller who was unlucky when unseating in the American Grand National will have the Grand National as his target this season.
I’m A Game Changer bought by KRB as a store ran a super race to be second in the EBF Klairon Davis Novice Chase ( Grade 3) in Navan.
Winningseverything remains unbeaten over hurdles when easily winning the novice hurdle at Market Rasen under Richard Johnston for Harry Fry. He looks an exciting horse for Paul and Clare Rooney.
The Rooneys also had two nice winners on the flat last week, with Getchagetchagetcha winning the Class 2 Betway Handicap at Wolverhampton and Just The Man winning his third race this season by taking the Class 3 Betway Handicap at Lingfield. Both horses were ridden by Adam Kirby for Clive Cox.
Vegas Blue bought as a foal by KRB on behalf of Rahinston Farm won the Listed mares Bumper at Huntingdon for Nicky Henderson and Crimbourne Bloodstock.
Another bumper winner bought as a foal is Mountain Leopard who won the bumper well yesterday at Plumpton for Venetia Williams. He is a son of Shantou who KRB have had a huge amount of success with over the years.
Another winner yesterday was Don Ramiro who was a KRB yearling purchase, and he easily won the 2yr old Conditions race in Deauville for Kristian Strangeway, trained by P Montfort and ridden by Stephane Pasquier.
Gods Own who has been a brilliant serveant for Tom George over the years has been retired. He was bought by KRB as a store on behalf of Terry Ryan who then sold him after finishing second on his debut in a point to point. He cost €17,000 as a store and went on to win £625,000 in prize money and three Grade 1 races.
The December mares Sale was strong in Tattersalls at the beginning of the month. Two of KRB’s past yearling purchases sold well. Titi Makfi a Stakes winner and winner of six races and £125,000 in prize money sold for 280k in foal to Lope de Vega.She was bought for Paul & Clare Rooney for 50k at GoffsUk as a yearling.
Good Vibes a three time winner this season and winner of the Group 3 Cornwallis Stakes at Newmarket, with earnings of 100k was sold for 390k. She was bought by KRB as a yearling for 35k at GoffsUk also on behalf of the Rooneys.