JACK THE TRUTH
4th February 2021
The wonderful Jack The Truth registered his ninth career victory under a superb ride from Callum Shepherd. He travelled so smoothly that Callum was able to take a pull a furlong and a half out. It’s clear that he enjoys a turning 5 furlongs and I have to admit it was entirely my fault that he disappointed at Newcastle last time as I was keen to try a little bit further. Jack is enormously special to us, being the first horse I purchased when starting training. He will certainly have a home for life. A huge amount of his success can be apportioned to his owner Jack Stephenson who has always been incredibly patient. As with many young horses, he suffered from a few set backs. Jack was totally unfazed and gave JTT all the time he needed to develop into the horse he has now become.
JACK THE TRUTH
31st January 2021
Ibn Arabi proved himself to be an exciting prospect, winning very handsomely under Ben Curtis at Wolverhampton. He was a shrewd Breeze Up purchase by Billy Jackson-Stops and always looked like being a lovely horse last year, despite needing to strengthen and fill his frame. Ibn Arabi travelled smoothly over 6 furlongs and never looked like getting beaten, given his pedigree it’s entirely possible that we can see him step up in trip as he matures, however all options remain open. I was even more delighted to train a winner for Ebrahim Al-Afoo who in a short time has become a good friend of the yard. I’m very much looking forward to seeing where this son of No Nay Never could end up.