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.
The latest winners recently for KRB purchases were Shantou Village and Present In Court. Shantou Village won the handicap chase at Worcester for trainer Neil Mulholland, this being his eighth success since being bought by KRB as a foal. Present in Court was bought by KRB as a yearling and he won the maiden hurdle at Downpatrick under a strong ride from Davy Russell for trainer Gordon Elliott.
KRB have been busy at the recent sales. At the Tattersalls Ire August sale they managed to buy a couple for their clients. It was then onto the start of the flat Sales, where KRB managed to buy a few nice yearlings in the Goffs UK premier sale. This has been a happy hunting ground for KRB in the past, with two former purchases, Titi Makfi, and I’ll Have Another both performing well in Baden Baden this weekend. Titi Makfi finishing third in a Group 2 and I’ll Have Another only beaten a neck in the Group 3 for two year olds. Both fillies are trained by Mark Johnston for Paul and Clare Rooney.
Last weekend was the annual owners day for Imperial Racing, where around fifty people came to Kevin’s parents Mount Top Stud to view their horses in pre training. As always it was a great day had by all, with all the horses looking great and the partnerships looking forward to the season ahead.