It has been a great spell of results for KRB with lots of winners and good performances in the last couple of weeks.
Urtheonethatiwant won for the second time for in form trainer Jeremy Scott at Exeter for The Barmy Men 4. He was a KRB store purchase. Also winning for Jeremy was Ballybough Nora who won at Newton Abbott for the Pillhead Partners. She was bought by KRB after winning a point to point and is the fourth purchase they have bought for connections and they have all won.
Gamain won for the sixth time since being purchased by KRB after winning his point to point. He is now trained by Jane Williams and he is unbeaten at Wincanton.
Present Ranger was bought by KRB as a foal and he won a maiden hurdle at Wincanton for the Skeltons.
At Fairyhouse Easter Festival The Storyteller ran another good race to be second in the Devenish Chase ( Grade 2), with Ordinary World finishing third, and Coeur Sublime was third in the Grade 2 Juvenile Hurdle.
Neverbeen To Paris easily won his first handicap hurdle for David Arbuthnot. He was bought by KRB at Tattersalls Horses In Training Sale from Michael Bell.
Stoner’s Choice looks a very promising horse for Ben Case when winning the bumper at Warwick under Max Kendrick for his mother Carolyn. This continued a great run of results for Ben Case this season. Stoner’s Choice was bought as a store by KRB.
On Friday Count Simon stayed on strongly at Perth to win for Joe and Pat Sloan, trained by Gordon Elliott and ridden by champion jockey Richard Johnston. This was a well deserved success for the horse as he has been running extremely well all season. He was bought by KRB horses in training sale from Andrew Balding.
It has been a good couple of days for Paul and Clare Rooney with three winners, the first of which was on Friday at Bangor where The Milan Girl won the bumper in good style. The winner is trained by Kim Bailey and was ridden by David Bass. The Milan Girl was bought by KRB as a store at the Land Rover sale.
The Rooneys had two winners on the flat yesterday both trained by Clive Cox and they look very promising horses for the season ahead. Pour Me A Drink stayed on strongly to win his first handicap at Haydock under PJ McDonald. Pour Me A Drink was bought by KRB as a yearling. Get Back Get Back won for the third time when winning at Doncaster on his first run of the season. He was bought by KRB at Goresbridge Breeze Up Sales.
At Sandown yesterday the now eleven year old Gods Own ran another super race to be third in the Celebration Chase ( Grade 1) beaten five lengths by the mighty Altior. He has been a fantastic horse for connections. Gods Own was another store purchase by KRB.
KRB have a few more purchases running this week so hopefully they can keep up the good run of success.
Following a successful Cheltenham Festival for KRB with Croco Bay winning the Grand Annual, it was onto Aintree and KRB had a great few days, the highlight being If The Cap Fits winning the Ryanair Stayers Hurdle ( Grade 1). If The Cap Fits appreciated the step up in trip to three miles and was really game in winning under Sean Bowen for Paul and Clare Rooney and trainer Harry Fry, who has always held the horse in high regard. KRB bought If The Cap Fits at Goffs Uk from Ballincurrig Stud as a store for £30k, and he has now won £230,000 in prize money.
On the same day Paul and Clare Ronney’s One For Rosie finished a good third in the Mersey Novice Hurdle ( Grade 1). Ridden by Sam Twiston-Davis for his father Nigel he stayed on well from off a steady pace. He will now have his summer break and will make a lovely novice chaser next season. One For Rosie was also bought by KRB as a store.
KRB had four past purchases to run in the National but to no evail, but it was a fantastic result with the legend Tiger Roll winning for the second time. KRB were delighted for their good friend Gordon Elliott winning the prestigious race for the third time.
Good Boy Bobby another store purchase by KRB for the Rooney’s easily won his third novice hurdle of the season yesterday at Ffos Las for the Twiston- Davis team giving Sam his 100th winner of the season. This was Good Boy Bobby’s sixth success and is another exciting prospect to go chasing with next season.
Last weekend at Newbury the exciting Get In The Queue remained unbeaten to win the valuable Goffs Uk Sales Bumper for Paul and Clare Rooney, and trained by Harry Fry. This win was the last winning ride for Noel Fehily as he has now retired after a tremendous riding career. Get in The Queue was also a KRB store purchase.
Other notable performances recently were the win of Ratfacemcdougall winning the novice hurdle at Hereford for in form trainer Ben Case. The winner was bought for Mrs Carolyn Kendrick after winning his point to point and he was ridden by her son Max.
Imperial Alcazar ran a good race again to be third in the Listed bumper at Newbury for Imperial Racing, and will make a lovely novice hurdle prospect for next season.
It was a great week of racing at the Cheltenham Festival and KRB managed to buy another winner, Croco Bay. This was the ninth Festival winner bought by KRB so it has been a happy hunting ground for them.
Croco Bay won the Johnny Henderson Grand Annual H’Cap Chase ( Grade 3) for Ben Case, given a super ride by Kielan Woods. This was a tremendous achievement by Ben to get the horse back to full fitness having not run since July, and a gutsy display by the horse to win the race as a twelve year old having been third and fifth before in the same race in the past. The winner is owned by Lady Jane Grosvenor who has been a great supporter of Ben’s over the years.
KRB had twelve runners in all at the Festival and they all ran with credit. Coeur Sublime ran a super race to be second in the JCB Triumph Hurdle ( Grade 1 ) for Chris Jones and trainer Gordon Elliott. He is a very exciting horse to look forward to in the future.
Lake View Lad continued his progression to be a staying on third in the Ultima H’Cap Chase ( Grade 3) for Nick Alexander. He will probably now go to the Grand National.
Crievehill ran a super race under Zac Baker to be fourth in the Kim Muir for Highclere Racing and Nigel Twiston- Davis.
Jarob with the ground against him still ran a good race to be fifth in the Cross Country for Chris Jones and Gearoid O’Loughlin to the legend Tiger Roll.
Yesterday the Arthur Moore trained Fag An Bealach won the bumper easily on her debut by fifteen lengths at Down Royal. She also picked up the 5k ITBA bonus for her owners who are longtime clients of Arthur’s. She was bought by KRB as a foal.
This morning at Sha Tin, Hong Kong, Sunny Speed ( Crack On Crack On) ran a fantastic race to be only beaten just over a length to be third in the BMW Hong Kong Derby. He was purchased by KRB at Goresbridge Breeze Up, and then won three races in the UK for Clive Cox before being sold to continue his career in Hong Kong.