Penny Jane returned after a break to win the handicap chase in Galway short of two weeks ago for Paul and Clare Rooney, Gordon Elliott and ridden by Denis O’Regan, then she followed up yesterday in Cork to win the Coopsuperstores.ie Handicap chase ( Grade B). This was the latest black type winner for KRB, being bought by them as a store in the Derby sale. The daughter of Kings Theatre was winning for the sixth time for connections.
I’ll Have Another has also been in good form finishing a close second in the Zetland Stakes ( Listed) 2yo in Newmarket, and third in the Silver Tankard Stakes ( Listed ) 2yo at Pontefract today. She has been a very consistent filly all season for the Rooneys and there is much to look forward to with her for next season.
Other recent winners for KRB are Alfie’s Choice who won his third hurdle for the Rooneys and Keith Dalgleish. He was a store purchase from the Land Rover sale.
Another Frontier jumped superbly to win the handicap chase in Uttoxeter for Nigel Twiston – Davis, for Jump for Fun Racing and ridden by Jamie Bargery.This was his third success since being bought as a store.
Caerleon Kate a cheap purchase from Tattersalls HIT sale won for Colin McBratney, the Templeburn Racing syndicate and Denis O’Regan, staying on strongly to win in Downpatrick.
Slippery Serpent won for the fourth time in the handicap hurdle in Punchestown for Edward O’Grady, and the Friends of Maria syndicate. He was purchased by KRB as a foal.
Also purchased as a foal was Thistle Do Nicely who won on his hurdling debut at Wincanton for Jamie Snowden. Thistle Do Nicely was the previous winner of a bumper for Tom Lacey.
Another horse winning on his hurdling debut was the exciting Good Boy Bobby. He was the winner of three bumpers last season and jumped well to win his first hurdle at Carlisle under Sam Twiston- Davis for his father Nigel, for Paul and Clare Rooney. He was another store purchase by KRB.
It has been a busy time for KRB this week buying a few yearlings for their clients at Goffs Orby and Sportsman Sales. Next week will be onto Newmarket for Tattersalls Book 1.
On the racing front, there was another Black Type success for KRB with the Mark Johnston trained I’ll Have Another winning the Listed Preis des Medienhauses DuMont Rheinland (2yr olds) at Cologne. This was I’ll Have Another’s third success this season, having also being beaten narrowly in a Group 3 in Baden Baden, and running a very good race at Newmarket giving lots of weight away in a valuable nursery. She was bought by KRB at Goffs Uk yearling Sales for Paul and Clare Rooney and she looks to be very good value now.
Also winning in the Rooney colours on just his second start was Get Back Get Back, when winning the novice auction stakes at Wolverhampton for trainer Clive Cox, ridden by Hector Crouch. He was bought by KRB at Goresbridge Breeze Up sales 2017, one of three purchases that day, and now all winners including the promising I’m Improving and the highly rated Crack On Crack On.
Saint Equiano another KRB yearling purchase easily won the seven furlong handicap in Ayr for Keith Dalgleish and also owned by Paul and Clare Rooney. This was Saint Equiano’s third success making all the running under Graham Lee.
Ontopoftheworld won for the third time for Peter Bowen winning the handicap chase at Newton Abbot. He was bought by KRB as a foal.
Canyouringmeback easily won the handicap chase at Huntington yesterday for Nick Gifford and Tom Cannon. He had previously won at the same track in May for owner Mr. T McKeever. Canyouringmeback was bought at Tattersalls Cheltenham Sales after he won a point to point in Ireland.
Recent winners for KRB purchases started off with Snookered winning a middle distance handicap qualifier,for trainer Brian Ellison and his racing club. This was Snookered third success since being bought cheaply by KRB as a yearling.
At Stratford, Ontopoftheworld won the handicap chase for Peter Bowen and his son James. He was bought by KRB as a foal.
At Worcester there were two winners for KRB, both by the Boardsmill sire Court Cave. Present in Court won the novice hurdle for the Arion Racing club, trained by Gordon Elliott and ridden by Richard Johnston. This was the five year olds third success on the racecourse after winning a point to point. He was bought by KRB as a yearling.
Shiela Tanist also won at Worcester, winning the mares maiden hurdle for Ben Case and the Case racing partnership under a strong ride from Daryl Jacob. The five year old was bought by KRB after winning her point to point for Donnacha Doyle.
On Saturday at Musselburgh Rose Tinted Spirit won his first race for Karen McLintock an Paul and Clare Rooney. He stayed on strongly and should be a horse to follow in the coming weeks. Rose Tinted Spirit was bought in Goffs UK Breeze Up Sale last year.