Plenty going on during March. A trip to Deauville with my client’s filly Kashtan and then accompanied her to stud followed by a quite a few runners this month with several winners and plenty of places under rules and pointing. A few point to pointers I really want to mention is firstly, Native Gamut trained by Laura Thomas and owned by my client Sidney Barling. I sourced this lad from Ireland as a five year old after he had shown good placed form for the Doyles in maidens against Strong Pursuit and Minella Daddy. On his first run over here he was 2nd to North Hill Harvey but unfortunately due to injury he was off for nearly two years until he returned at Brafield two weeks ago. He came out and won well under Johnny Bailey. Sidney has been very patient with this lad and Laura has done a great job with him. He’s going home now and all being well he’ll be going under rules next season, and he’s going to be exciting prospect if this fragile lad can be kept right. Smashing horse.
Last weekend at Ston Easton another point winner in the name of Masterleaderman. I’ve been involved with this horse since he was a four year old, he’s won over hurdles and is now owned by Harriet Tucker who also rides him. Harriet gave him a great ride in the Ladies Open and it was such a thrill to see them both flying past the post in front. I nearly lost my voice from shouting and jumping up and down like some mad woman while I was watching on the big screen lol.
On another note, at the beginning of the month I purchased for my client Mr Collin a quality mare Acoustic Cheer by Arch out of a Listed winner and group placed mare Hymn of Love and in foal to the grand old man Tagula. She is staying in Ireland for a while and is due to foal in a week and then I’ve arranged for her to be visiting Famous Name at the Irish National Stud. Looking forward to my meeting at the stud in the coming weeks to see Famous Name and seeing Acoustic Cheer down in Fermoy with Steven and Evelyn O’Flynn.