The Season rolls on
The success of Bethell racing continues as the team end the month with a very impressive 21 winners and an astounding £326,820 prize money all in Ed’s first season in the trainers seat!
Continued Success for 2 year olds:
The continued success of the two year olds must not go unmentioned. Emily Post made her first appearance on a racetrack. It can be concluded that this race was an educational experience for the filly, where despite a combination of her greenness and the race not unfolding in her favour she finished a respectable 4th. Danny gave her a confidence boosting ride on debut allowing her to learn throughout the race. The filly proved that she had grew in confidence from her debut run at Newcastle on Monday night (27/09). Here she eagerly jumped out of the stalls, travelled smoothly, continuing to quicken with the rest of the field, finishing strongly to take 2nd place. Emily Post’s maturation from her race highlights that she is an exciting prospect for the near future.
A similar story must be told for 2yo colt Exminster at Haydock. After taking a bump at the start he was unfortunately knocked to the back of the field. Despite this he gamely ran on to claim 3rd Place in the Sky Bet Sunday Series Nursery Handicap (Jockey Club Grassroots Nursery Qualifier) beaten by two horses of a higher mark. His strong run on, which made up a large proportion of the ground he lost at the start was very promising, portraying him as a real threat.
Eidikos Battles hard at Newmarket:
Our Ardad Filly Eidikos showed just how feisty she really is in a step up in class at Newmarket on Saturday (25/09). After her almighty leap out the stalls she didn’t make the race easy for herself. She showed her bravery running solely up the near side, not looking like a 2yo on only her 3rd start! Eidikos ran gamely, her gutsy personality shown through as she battled hard to the line unfortunately missing out on the win by a neck. To get this result in a hot class 2 filly race was absolutely fantastic. With Eds careful eye it is hoped that a race can be found to see our feisty girl back out on the track before the end of the season. I’m sure with her attitude future opposition will feel intimidated by her presence.
Stable Stars had a wonderful day at Newbury:
Stables stars Fearby and Moss Gill accompanied each other on the trip to Newbury, a trip that was definitely worthwhile. Moss Gill proved that he was back to his top form. With the addition of headgear he was rapid out of the stalls setting a strong pace which he continued to hold for an excellent 2nd place in the Dubai World Trophy (Group 3); only being bet by ¾ of a length.
Fearby, as to be expected with his incredible attitude ran a cracking race in the Mill Reef Stakes. He battled hard to claim a deserving 3rd place. I think we must all agree that Fearby has a heart of a lion, he has provided his owners and the yard great success this season. Fearby has come out of his race feeling very well. It was even rumoured he was causing a large quantity of mischief on the low moor gallops. We look forward to watching him in his final race of the season on Saturday (02/10) at Newmarket, there are no doubts he will give it his all, and hopefully complete his season with a deserving win.
The Win Arrived:
After these placings a win was definitely due for the hardworking team at home. Young Winston under a patient ride from Joanna Mason provided that win, a shade cosily at Ripon. Congratulations to his owners and the team at home. Credit must be giving to our new apprentice Jockey Ugne. On arrival to the yard Ugne bonded with Young Winston, her calming influence ensured that he remained relaxed on the gallop…portrayed by the result of the race! As we draw closer to the end of the season it is exciting to see yearlings arriving on the yard, with plenty of updates to follow. Videos and pictures will be uploaded onto our social media bases, make sure you check them out to stay up to date with the expanding Bethell Racing Team!