Wow what a week!
Miramichi and Richard Kingscote kicked it off with a run at Windsor on Monday night for Caroline Ingram. Wasn’t his night and we move on to the next run.
Tuesday, we were at Newbury for the first day of school for two 2-y-olds; Queen Of Uplands a filly and Profitar Rules a colt.
Queen Of Uplands ran a really promising race to be 5th of 17 runners, and confirm the impression that she can be an exciting juvenile sprinter for this flat season. It was fabulous to see so many syndicate members at Newbury. Having previous yard owners return and get involved is heart warming. Thank you to everyone.
We also now have another set of the red and white colours for race day, as we had to have some made as the other set were still in storage, but this might be the inspiration we need to get another horse to give more people the opportunity to get involved, so watch this space!
Profitar Rules ran in the second division of the Maiden and was ridden by Pierre-Louis Jamin. He ran an encouraging race for new owner David Foy and will learn a lot from his racecourse experience.
On Friday, 3rd June, Nine Dragons had his 2nd run, this time over the straight mile at Doncaster for owners Rockcliffe Stud and ridden by Alistair Rawlinson. This time the son of No Nay Never (USA) was smartly away and led the field only weakening late on, showing plenty of promise.
We didn’t have any more runners, but on Saturday, 4th June, Richard Kingscote won the Derby! Amazingly it was only his second ride in the World’s most important flat race, but he rode like a old-hand, which he is, to win on the Sir Michael Stoute trained colt, Desert Crown.
Tom was asked to comment by the Sporting Life and the article can be found here.