SHOOT TO KILL WINNING REPORT
25th June 2020
Shoot to Kill certainly didn’t miss at Bath; running out an emphatic 4 ½ length winner under Callum Shepherd. Dropping back to the minimum trip with first time check pieces, he cruised through the race and had the rest of the field beaten at the halfway stage. It was a particularly pleasing victory as his owners Matt Bartram, David Kilburn & Ed Ware have been so patient, especially as this horse has been a little frustrating on more than one occasion. He’s clearly a horse that possess plenty of ability and I’m hoping getting his head in front can be a steppingstone to better things. He appreciated the fast ground and the unconventional track.
Winning Report Amazing News
20th June 2020
Amazing News put in an excellent run to win convincingly in a red-hot Newmarket handicap on Saturday. He’s a lovely big horse who has always shown plenty of ability, so it was nice to see him transfer that onto the track. Being lightly raced, he has plenty of scope for improvement and should have no problem stepping up to a mile in due course. He’s versatile when it comes to ground which leaves plenty of exciting options for him in the second half of the season. Congratulations to the Gredleys who bred him.
Winning Report Au Clair de Lune
14th June 2020
Au Clair de Lune put the experience of her first run to good use, travelling smoothly at Doncaster on Sunday to win by 4 lengths. She ran out an easy winner over a mile and half and looks sure to relish a step up in trip. Au Clair de Lune is out of the wonder mare Missunited, who will be fondly remembered for her tenacious attitude. This has certainly rubbed off on her daughter, who has been a thorough professional since joining us from her owner- breeders the Hutch family. I’ve no doubt this is the start of an exciting season for the Hutches.
20 Febuary 2020
I’m very pleased with the start we have made to 2020. From 8 runners we have had two winners and multiple placed horses. Yard favourite Jack the Truth won impressively at Lingfield on his seasonal debut. He is a particularly special horse to all of us, as he was the first horse to walk into the yard when I started training. He has now taken his tally to 6 wins and I have no doubt he can continue to improve and give his owner Jack Stephenson an enormous amount of enjoyment through 2020.
Winning Report Jack The Truth
15 February 2020
Jack the Truth made a winning seasonal debut, something he’s done in the past. He showed himself to be in good form after his break at home and produced a near career best under the excellent Andrea Atzeni, physically he continues to mature. I see no reason why he can’t continue on an upward curve throughout 2020.
Winning Report Strawberry Jack
2 January 2020
Strawberry Jack continues to look progressive, winning two out of his last three starts back at Chelmsford. He recovered from stumbling out the stalls to make up the ground easily into the home straight, winning by a comfortable neck. As he strengthens and matures it’s obvious that he now gets the mile well. It’s not entirely out of the question that he may step up another furlong in time. The handicapper is sure to nudge him up the weights which will put him in a position to take on some stronger races come the Spring. He was bought for a sensible sum of £6,000 and has already proved a star for his owners Jack Stephenson and Mark Birkett. I’m sure he can continue to progress throughout the year adding to his tally.
SARVAN WINNING REPORT
7th June 2020
The long striding Sarvan went one better at Pontefract, winning convincingly from the well-regarded Chrystal Pegasus. Having always shown promise at two it was decided by his owners that we would save him for a three-year-old campaign and on. He has improved from race to race and clearly relished the trio. After three starts he’s bound to get a mark that will enable him to run at the big meetings with Glorious Goodwood next. Whatever he does this year he will improve upon in the and he is certainly an exciting horse for two huge supporters of the yard; Keith Breen and Chris Wright.