New recruits show progressive form
We were delighted to open the doors to our new home at Machell Place on Saturday morning, welcoming well over 100 current and future owners as well as officially starting our new association with our yard sponsor Coral. Our link with one of the most prominent names in the betting industry began with us training recent dual winner Aspire To Glory for the Coral Racing Club and we’re pleased to extend our partnership further. We very much appreciate the support of Simon Clare and his team and look forward to taking an already successful union to new levels.
Spirits were high the morning after a very worthwhile trip up north yielded two winners from two runners up at Newcastle on the Friday evening.
Beelzebub had shown plenty in his morning work since joining us and his first run had been disappointing, but the step up to seven furlongs on a straight track really helped bring the best out of him and he was a more comfortable winner than the official margin suggested having had a bit of a look around once he was clear in front! He’s still pretty lightly-raced for a four-year-old and is very much unexposed at this trip, so we’d be hopeful his owners Threes Company have a potential Saturday horse to look forward to.
An hour-and-a-half later Tasmanian Legend made his yard debut a winning one under a very smart ride from Kieran O’Neill. The race looked short of front runners beforehand and Kieran dictated matters to perfection, keeping enough up his sleeve when the rest came to challenge and holding on by a pretty comfortable length. He has a nice pedigree to keep improving throughout his three-year-old season, including up in trip, and his owner Mrs Samantha Dunn hopefully has a nice prospect on her hands.