At half time in the season, the stud is having a fairly decent run of winners. Mindurownbusiness has won a couple of races and looks to be on the up. Abbey Village similarly is a winner who looks to have his best days in front of him.
On the two year old front, Kibaar has now won twice, L’Addition won on debut as did Glenalmond – the full brother to Wootton Bassett. Jimmy’s Girl has been placed for Richard Hannon and looks ready to go one better as does Horsforth for Tony Coyle. Three winners and two placed out of six LCS bred two year olds is an ok start.
Overseas, Watercourse has won in Hong Kong, Fiore Nascosto several times in Italy and Jamboree twice in France. Kingoverthewater is another who has been placed on several occasions and looks ready to win soon.
On the racing front things have been quietish since the Spring with the exception of Glenalmond. Rivellino was unable to find his usual turn of speed out of loose ground at Newbury in The Group 3 Hackwood Stakes and Gipsy Doll has managed to fade quickly in her two races having got her tongue over the bridle. She could be worth watching as the season goes on as she works very well at home.
Lochalch and Tohaveandtohold have been disappointing but William Jarvis will have a two year old Donnie breeze up purchase-Lipstick and Powder-ready to run by end August and her homework has been very encouraging.
All the yearlings are starting to look the part and prepping is about to begin. Two of them-a cracking Wootton Bassett colt and a lovely strong Canford Clifffs filly with a great page-go to Tatts 1. The very strong half to L’Addition by Kyllachy (a colt) goes to Tatts 2, along with a nicely pedigreed Pour Moi filly with a nice update under the first dam and a great walking attractive Invincible Spirit filly who we chose to send to Book 2 rather than Book 1 as her page is a little light. Four others will go to Part 3 including a nice athletic muscled Monsieur Bond colt who will be attractive for the sales race.
The foals are doing well also and we have a particularly nice Excelebration colt and a very nice Acclamation filly amongst the total of 9 in the fields.
The staff day out in one of the trackside pavilions on July Cup day was a blast and it was nice also to have our vets, farrier and a number of others who help the stud along with all the staff. Role on next year!!!
Glenalmond on his debut.