DEAUVILLE, DONNY & WINNERS
Saxagogo broke her maiden in fine style at Newcastle last Friday. Dropped into Nursery company for the first time and under champion jockey Silvestre de Sousa, she overcame a poor draw to win well. I’d hoped to turn her out again quickly at Ayr on Monday under a penalty, unfortunately that meeting was called off. Luckily, Emma Marley the clerk of the course at Ayr, was very efficient and quickly informed us that the meeting was in doubt, which saved a long wasted journey for the filly. Saxagogo has come out of her race in great form and will now head to Chelmsford on Sunday. Mr Black, a Showcasing colt, I purchased at the Doncaster breeze up travels to Thirsk on Monday for the 5 furlong maiden, as with all my two year olds, he will improve with racing.
Heading over to Deauville I had limited expectations, so I was pleased to return home with three cracking yearlings. I secured an exciting colt for Chelsea Thoroughbreds by first season sire Camelot who is closely related to multiple group winner Maraahel. I’m delighted that Chelsea Thoroughbreds will be supporting me again in my second season.
I feel incredibly fortunate that the Invincible Spirit x Kiltubber colt, who had caught my eye both on paper and physically over the weekend, was knocked down to Alex Elliott and I. Especially as I thought he was one of the stand out colts of the sale. We saw off the respected agents Anthony Stroud and Ross Doyle to secure him. He is an absolute stunner, with a stallion’s pedigree to match, being a full brother to Group winning filly Anam Allta and half brother to Group winners Fox Hunt and Opinion. I can’t wait for next season!
My attentions now turn to Doncaster next week, where I’ll be purchasing a number on spec. Historically, Doncaster is a source of precocious two year old types, many with possible Ascot credentials.
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