Ontoawinner had a truly memorable week notching up 6 winners throughout the week, culminating in a superb Saturday that saw Flying Pursuit win the Sky Bet Dash Class 2 handicap at York and Raydiance win the Pat Eddery Listed stakes at Ascot.
Monday got the week off to a flyer when Cosy Club led from pillar to post to record his first victory in Yellow and White under a superb ride from young Danny Sheehy, you will be hearing a lot more about the young Kilkenny native in the months and the years to come, a natural in the saddle. A big well done to Adrian Keatley on his first victory for us, hopefully the first of many.
Tuesday saw London Protocol travel to France for a conditions race. The Muhtathir gelding travelled to Compiegne to run in the Prix De Vignemont with Tony Poccone aboard the Karl Burke trained runner. Tony kept him prominent throughout and pushed him into the lead coming into the home straight and he went onto score, landing over 14000 euro prize money for his owners in the process. Tres Bien.
On Thursday, Seduce Me won the fillies handicap at Newbury where Jim Crowley picked up a spare ride aboard the Karl Burke trained runner as Oisin Murphy got delayed in traffic on the way to the course. Seduce Me loves a bit of cut and hadn’t had her optimum conditions recently. She travelled supremely throughout and went on to score with ease on the day, a fantastic win for all her owners.
On Friday evening, Double Reflection travelled to Chepstow to run in fillies novice auction stakes over 6 furlongs. She was named Double Reflection due to her striking resemblance to our star filly Quiet Reflection. She showed the same love for a bit of cut when landing the prize under an excellent ride from Clifford Lee. This filly now looks very well bought at a price of £7000 by Ontoawinner. She now looks to be one of the bargains of the year.
Super Saturday saw Flying Pursuit win under a superb ride from Rachael Richardson. She bounced the Tim Easterby trained son of Pastoral Pursuits from the gates and led from pillar to post for as convincing a victory that you would see in a ultra-competitive handicap. He won prize money of over £31 k for the race yesterday, a cracking horse for his owners. A huge well done to Rachael and to Tim, whose horses are in such good form.
Our final win of the week came at Ascot where Jim Crowley was once again jockey aboard the Karl Burke trained Raydiance. Raydiance, a £7500 purchase by Ontoawinner was having his third racecourse start having won 1 and placed second in his 2 previous outings. He had won of soft previously and as the rain arrived at Ascot, he tightened into 7/1 from 12’s. He travelled very well throughout and showed a superb attitude in the final strides to get back up to win, black type! A big well done to Karl who is in such a rich vein of form at the moment.
Staxton also ran at York and finished a game second to a well fancied Kevin Ryan runner. This was a very good performance from the Tim Easterby trained horse considering he had to give the winner 6 pound. The first 2 home were well clear of 3rd place and both look smart horses.
Crown Vallary, a beautiful Manduro filly made her racecourse debut at Thirsk on Friday. She had an excellent performance to finish 2nd to a very well fancied John Gosden Dark Angel filly. Her owners can now look forward to plenty of good days out now, a very impressive debut.
6 winners since Monday. If Carlsberg did weeks ….