Winners and sales
It has been an incredibly busy three weeks here at Thorngill, with the York Ebor festival and the Goffs Doncaster sales. In between all these highlights we have had a few winners. I also wanted to express my apologies for the website not being updated we have had a few technical hitches, hopefully now normal service will be resumed.
It has been a great week so far with Plage De Pampelonne winning at Redcar on Saturday night; she had first time cheek pieces which seemed to bring out improvement in her. We are hopeful this filly can continue to flourish this autumn, she has a lovely pedigree and in time I am sure she will be off to stud.
On Tuesday it was the turn of Conistone who made the trip down to Lingfield worthwhile running out a decisive winner of what looked a competitive race, I am so pleased for all her loyal owners she was finally able to reward them with a win after she had promised so much in her first start at Thirsk last year. Yesterday it was the turn of Mister Bob, who defied the years and the weight to beat, what seemed a Sir Mark Prescott “hotpot” he ran out a convincing winner so we are very hopeful he will be able to continue into the winter months on the all-weather circuit. It was successful foray down south and I couldn’t be happier with the way the horses have come out of their races.
Today we have On Fire running at Thirsk, he will now be ridden by Paul Hanagan, due to Danny Tudhope sustaining an injury earlier on in the week, and we wish him a speedy recovery. On Fire seems to be very well in him at home and it certainly looks a trappy event but we are looking forward to running him and we are sure he will give a good account of himself.
Over the weekend we have Wensley and Jessinamillion at Hamilton on Saturday evening. Wensley is running in a valuable nursey, that looks like it may be quite a tough race but he seems in good order and we are hopeful of a big run. Jessinamillion runs in the last race tomorrow evening, he too seems in really good form, I am really looking forward to running them all and fingers crossed we will have one or two more winners!
Furthermore, Briardale has been back in full exercise and seems very well in himself and we are looking forward to him hopefully bringing back a big prize this autumn, with the Cambridgeshire handicap being the ultimate target. An update on Ulshaw Bridge he came out of the Group 3 Acomb Stakes at York a bit sore, it doesn’t look anything too sinister and we are hopeful he can come back and show everyone what we all know he can. There are a few targets in mind but we will let him tell us. In addition, we have also had a new arrival from the Doncaster sales, it is the half brother to Ulshaw Bridge by the record breaking two year old No Nay Never, he is a gorgeous looking horse and he looks to be all speed, so fingers crossed he will be at Royal Ascot 2018.