There was plenty of racing last week with the Galway festival, Glorious Goodwood and a couple of days at Perth. KRB purchases ran very well all week. One For Billy won the novice chase at Perth for Paul and Clare Rooney in good style under Harry Skelton for brother Dan. He looks a very progressive horse over fences for connections. Joe and Pat Sloan had Flaxen Flare finish second in the feature handicap chase at Perth, and Count Simon ran a very good race to be second at Galway in a novice hurdle both trained by Gordon Elliott, who won the Galway Plate on Wednesday with Clarcam.
At Goodwood Getchagetchagetcha ran a good race to be fourth in the Quatar Vintage Stakes ( Group 2) for the Rooneys. The Clive Cox trained colt was bought by KRB as a yearling and looks an exciting horse for the future.
The week finished well with Castlehume following up his previous win at Bellewstown to win the handicap hurdle easily on the final day at Galway. KRB purchased him as a store for long time clients the Castlehume syndicate. The Noel Meade trained gelding looks like he has plenty of fun days ahead of him.
At Ascot yesterday the progressive handicapper Crack On Crack On ( Pictured above by Michael Harris ) came from last to first to win the Porsche handicap under a strong ride from Adam Kirby, in the Paul and Clare Roooney colours. The Clive Cox trained colt had previously run in the Brittania at the Royal meeting finishing mid division, but made amends on this occasion. The son of Havena Gold was bought by KRB at Goresbridge Breeze Up sales from Horse Park Stud, and he was recording his third success and looks like he could be a Black type performer in time.
The Rooneys had two more winners purchased by KRB last week. Kick On Kick On winning after a long absence to win the sprint handicap at Windsor for the Cox, Kirby combination. He may now go to Glorious Goodwood next week. Alfie’s Choice followed up on his previous success at Cartmel by winning the handicap hurdle in good style for trainer Keith Dalgleish. He also looks a progressive young horse for connections.
Wee Tiger, a KRB foal purchase won his second race in a row at Limerick for trainer Ray Hackett, ridden by amateur Eoin O’Brien, and could run again at the Galway festival next week.
Also a KRB foal purchase was the previous seven time winner Shantou Village, who came a credible third in the Listed Summer Plate handicap Chase giving lots of weight away to his rivals.
Lots of racing next week with Goodwood, Galway and Perth so plenty to look forward to for KRB.
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.