A PRODUCTIVE FORTNIGHT
The horses remain in excellent form. We've had 7 winners from our last 19 runners. Advanced Virgo defied an awkward trip to show a good attitude at Ffos Las under a strong ride from Joshua Bryan. He still has plenty to learn and should be just as effective when stepped up in trip with some cut in the ground in the autumn. It’s always very exciting to train winners for the Niarchos Family, especially as Advanced Virgo is out of a young mare named Amaraja that the family have high hopes for.
Starboy continues on an upward trajectory, now making it three wins in his last four starts for Excel racing and Keith Breen. He’s a highly progressive handicapper that is clearly versatile when it comes to ground, tactics and trip. I expect him to continue improving.
Crantock Bay made a particularly exciting debut for Keith and Mary Breen at Ascot on Friday. He was only denied victory by a neck and would have learned a huge amount from his first racecourse experience. I expect him to progress from here, he’s sure to make into a nice colt as the season draws on however he'll we wont see the best of him until next year.
Concierge added to his winning tally on Saturday night at Lingfield. He travelled smoothly before showing an excellent turn of foot to win comfortably. He’s still inexperienced and has plenty of learning to do, however he’s shaping up to be an exciting prospect. It’s most likely he’ll head to the valuable Goffs Sales race on 23rd August at York.