There were further success’s for KRB this week, firstly at Leopardstown, where Slippery Serpent won the qualified riders maiden under Conor Orr for Edward O’Grady and the Friends of Maria syndicate. Edward’s late wife Maria had set up the syndicate and it was great to see him win. Slippery Serpent was bought by KRB as a foal and he had previously won a bumper and a hurdle.
On Friday in Downpatrick the Quatar Racing owned, Present in Court ran out an easy winner of the bumper for Gordon Elliott. He was bought as a yearling by KRB and this was his first racecourse success.
Also winning for the first time was Wee Tiger in the handicap hurdle at Limerick yesterday for trainer Ray Hackett. He was bought by KRB as a foal for a client who then resold him in the Landrover Sale at Goffs.
There were two KRB purchased winners on Sunday for Paul and Clare Rooney, and nearly a third as Just a Boy was narrowly beaten in the bumper on his debut in Sligo.
Up at Perth Chu Chu Percy won the handicap chase by nine lengths, given a good ride by Ross Chapmen for trainer Alistair Whillans. This was third success since being bought by KRB at Ascot horses in training sale.
At Stratford One For Billy won the handicap chase under top weight for the in form duo of Dan and Harry Skelton. This was his first success over fences having previously won two hurdles. One For Billy was bought by KRB as a store.
KRB have had a busy few weeks at the store sales in Goffs, Tattersalls Ire and Arqana, where they managed to buy some lovely horses for their clients.
On the racing front, the promising two year old I’ll Have Another won on the last day of June for Paul and Clare Rooney and trainer Mark Johnston. I’ll Have Another was winning under a penalty at Doncaster and she looks to have a very bright future. She was bought by KRB as a yearling from the late Frank Barry’s Manister House Stud in Limerick.
Today at Limerick One In All In won the novice hurdle for Henry de Bromhead in the colours of Chris Jones, and given a confident ride from Davy Russell. He will now be targeted at the Galway festival.
Another horse that could be going to Galway could be Castlehume who returned after a long absence to win the two mile handicap hurdle at Bellewstown on Friday night. Trained by Noel Meade for the Castlehume syndicate who are longtime clients of KRB he was bought for them as a store.
KRB purchases continue there winning ways recently. Count Simon bought from Andrew Balding’s at the Horses in Training sale in Newmarket in the Autumn won the novice hurdle at Downpatrick, staying on strongly under Davy Russell. He is sure to win plenty of races for Joe and Pat Sloan and trainer Gordon Elliott.
Final Reminder won her third race in a row winning the mares handicap hurdle at Aintree for Nick Alexander and owner Brian Castle. Ridden by Lucy Alexander she stayed on strongly to get up close home.
I’m Always Trying won the handicap hurdle at Fontwell by nine lengths for Paul and Clare Rooney, ridden by Harry Skelton for his brother Dan. I’m Always Trying was bought by KRB as a store in Goffs Landrover Sale and looks like a horse on the upgrade.
KRB will be at the Derby sale next week where they hope to find some nice stores for their clients.