February UpdatePosted : March 12th, 2014
It has been a pleasure to have a dry week for the first time this year and the horses are looking very well in themselves as we approach the beginning of the 2014 turf season.
Our runners on the AW remain in excellent form and, having won his maiden by a neck over 6f at Kempton Park in January, Pool House showed improved form to score on his handicap debut over a furlong further at the beginning of February, making all for a neck success.
Having been a beaten favourite on four occasions last year, he is now something of a win machine and he recorded the hat-trick on his latest start at Lingfield Park at the beginning of March, once again ridden by David Probert. His three wins have now come by a nose, a neck and a head, which thankfully, is making it tough for the handicapper to keep up with him.
Having shed her maiden tag on the same night as Pool House at Kempton in January, Alumina was another to follow up in February, scooting clear to win by six lengths over 6f at Southwell.
Though only a modest contest, it was a taking performance and, looking well-in under a penalty, she defied a marked step up in class to bring up the hat-trick in good style stepped up to 7f at Wolverhampton. She has now won at three of the four All-Weather tracks this year and is a fast-improving filly. However, life will be tougher for her now, as she has been raised a further 10lbs by the handicapper.
The beginning of March saw two nice three year old colts get off the mark, with Born In Bombat and Bishop Of Ruscombe both recording four and a half length successes in Kempton maidens. They are both very well-bred individuals and I am looking forward to seeing them on turf in the coming weeks.