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.
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.