April 06 2018
The All Weather campaign came to an end on Easter Weekend and fortunately we finished with a bang with Corinthia Knight winning the £150,000 3yo All Weather Championships Conditions stakes. This was swiftly followed on Easter Saturday with Brandon Castle winning the £100,000 Queen’s Cup at Musselburgh, to open our account on the turf for the year with our first domestic runner.
11 winners in March made it our most successful month ever and the string has been in great order. Sadly we just failed to catch Mick Appleby in the All-Weather Trainers Championship, finishing an honourable second with 37 winners (at a strike rate of 24%). Well done to Mick and his team for training a phenomenal 40 winners in the campaign.
Captain Lars shared the prize for Winning-Most Horse of the All Weather Season with 7 wins, which isn’t bad going for an 8 year old. He is a great addition to the yard and will be seen out in the summer on the turf in veteran sprints.
The highlights of the winter have to be headed by Corinthia Knight winning four races on the bounce, including the Listed Prix Montenica at Chantilly and the 3yo Championship. He is an incredibly tough horse who keeps on improving. Petite Jack gained a well deserved Listed win in the Quebec stakes at Lingfield in December. Snowy Winter also gained some all important Black Type with an excellent 3rd Place in the Magnolia Stakes at Kempton on Saturday.
With 25 domestic winners on the board, now our attention will turn properly to the turf when the weather relents. I am looking forward to getting more of our 2 year olds on the track. They are a lovely bunch.