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16th February  2024

Isle of Jura looked better than ever when winning the H.H Sh. Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa Cup. He jumped and relaxed into a nice rhythm. A shake of the reins at the top of the straight saw him move to the front with consummate ease under Callum Shepherd; the race was over in a matter of strides.

It was the first time stepping up to a mile and three furlongs, but that posed no problems. He’s now booked for the Kings Cup, which would be a historic achievement given no other horse has completed the “Cup Treble “in Bahrain.

Isle of Jura has thrived over the winter in Bahrain, they have great training facilities and the girls looking after him have done an excellent job. 

Many congratulations to his owner Sheikh Nasser.

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9th February  2024

Prince Maxi arrived in the yard looking like a horse with plenty of ability and he certainly didn’t let us down on Friday under a confident Rossa Ryan. He broke a little slowly after being in the gate for a long time. He was learning on the job but put the race to bed in good style winning by four lengths. He was running over his minimum trip, and I expect him to step up over a mile and a quarter and even a mile and a half in time. I would imagine we will run him in another Novice, before making more lofty plans.

Congratulations to Amo Racing, we’re delighted to be a small part of a very exciting operation.

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2nd February  2024

Isle of Jura continued his remarkable season in Bahrain, winning the Crown Prince’s Cup; looking like a horse that’s on the significant improve. He was caught a little further back than planned, but made smooth progress under a confident Callum Shepherd, doing his best work on the line. Phil Smith who is now the handicapper in Bahrain has given him a rating of 110, quite an achievement considering he started life off 71. 

It’s now likely he will run in the H.H Sh. Nasser Cup, before finishing his Bahrain season in the Kings Cup. These are two hugely important races in Bahrain, we are hoping to play a significant part in both.

5th January 2024

Billy Webster made it three wins from only four career starts when cruising to victory under Callum Shepherd. By design, he was held up and never looked like getting beaten. Visually he’s a horse that is improving at home and whilst he will not be able to maintain such a strike rate, I’m confident he’s a Saturday performer. Congratulations to his owner Redha Munfaredi, who’s had to be particularly patient.

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