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.
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!!