In truth this last couple of months has been a little quieter than usual in terms of runners for one reason or another, however things have been busy behind the scenes, and we end October with plenty of action on the turf and all weather.
Our yearlings, a filly and a colt by exciting stallion Adaay, have settled in to life at Robyn Brislands well, both look racey and look to be early types, the filly is enjoying a growth spurt whilst the colt looks like he could start full training already. Both are straightforward with good attitudes, at this point everything is going as should be. We went to book 3 last week seeking to add a further yearling, trade was strong – we were under bidders on a Due Diligence and Epona’s half brother by Pearl Secret, he looked every bit a racehorse but ultimately sold for £35k which was more than we hoped. With so much money spent on horses at last years sales which still haven’t seen a racecourse spending that amount of money leaves very little room for error, and risk v reward left us not prepared to go past what we thought was the right price – an approach we are proud of.
Last week saw Epona back in action, sitting down in the stalls cost her any chance in the but she came out of the race unscathed and appeared to be fine post race.
Ambyfaeirvine sprung back in to action over a suitable trip at Nottingham, being beat by a horse who was 2nd to a group winner the race before, seemingly unnoticed on the day the filly took advantage of a frantic early pace and picked Amby off late. He heads back to Pontefract in good health and were hopeful he picks up another win.
Henrietta’s Dream runs at Southwell too in a novice race, she badly jarred up on fast ground last time out but has come on loads since joining Robyn and will be winning races this winter. She’s massively inconvenienced at the weights tomorrow but will be there trying over a trip that may be a little sharp.
We head in to the winter excited for the next few months action and will pick a few winners up along the way. We go to tattersalls at the end of the month with the intention of adding to our string, if you would like to be kept in the loop please email [email protected]