Toocoolforschool 2nd in the Acomb Stakes

Well, we knew he was good but the sight of Toocoolforschool stretching the field and going so close to winning a group race simply blew us away; a flying machine.

He was drawn in stall 1 and from the off Ben made the most of the draw and held position at the head of the field. They went a severe gallop but our lad took it all in his stride and turning into the home straight was travelling supremely well.

2 furlongs out, with a lot of the field in trouble , Ben began to ask Toocool to go on and he did. At the furlong marker with the cardiac unit on standby; he went a length clear but the gutsy Dutch Connection ridden by William Buick began to stay on and he collared Toocool in the last strides to win by a head.

A new course record for 2 year olds, simply an amazing performance from the Karl Burke trained son of Showcasing.

This is what dreams are made of and what a future this horse has; all being well.

It started another amazing day of the team at Spigot Lodge, they are in scorching hot form. Isn’t it funny the harder you work; the luckier you become!

Thanks for all the well wishes and tweets and a huge congrats to all connections, dreamland.


Quotes from Karl:

“We thought a lot of him, that’s why we came here.

“I did think he was better than the handicapper said, but he has still exceeded my expectations there.

“He’s quite gawky, and perhaps he was just in front 100 yards too soon but he has run a great race and we know he belongs in this company now.”