Wow what a start to 2016!
Sruthan wins the Lincoln by more than 4 lengths with his stable mate Aussie Valentine finishing a gallant second again.
That is Paul’s second Lincoln in 10 years of training, an impressive record for a young trainer with a small string!
May there be many more!
It was great to see Hassah back on track yesterday with a really convincing 7½ length win in the fillies maiden at Listowel.
She had got complete stage fright on her debut at The Curragh and never raised a gallop, so it was nice to see her show some of her ability on the racecourse yesterday.
She looks a most exciting filly and will be one to look forward to for next year.
Last Saturday we featured in The Irish Field in an article written by Dave Keena after a recent tour of the yard. If you missed Paul’s thoughts on some of our horses, click here to download.
Talitha Kum won at Listowel on Sunday with what the Racing Post described as an ‘extraordinary performance’. Ridden as usual by Chris Hayes, she got left at the start and was 10 lengths behind as the rest of the field set off at a great pace. From halfway, she really started to pick up and was several lengths clear on entering the straight, coming home 3 lengths in front.
Nice mention for Avenue Gabriel in yesterday’s Racing Post after her 1000 Guineas run:
‘Avenue Gabriel ran a real cracker. She was given a very positive ride, challenging and getting to the front over two furlongs out but she just wasn´t quite able to sustain it. She doesn’t seem to be ground dependent and her best trip looks as though it might be at around 1m2f. There is certainly a nice race to be won with her.‘
Fingers are being kept crossed that the forecast rain does not materialise as unfortunately Prince of All will not run in the Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas unless the ground is good or faster.
Paul is absolutely delighted with how well she is looking and training and we can’t wait to run her at the weekend.
Unfortunately with the glorious weather in the UK the ground was too quick for both horses, but they both returned home safe and sound.
Melanippe absolutely trounced her rivals when winning a competitive handicap by 6 and a half lengths.