Weekend Update – New breeze horses available
We launched Ontoawinner Ireland this week, it’s an exciting adventure that has been on our agenda for some time. We have 3 horses in training with the very talented young trainer Adrian Keatley. Adrian is based in the Curragh and will campaign the horses in both Ireland and England. You can view Adrian’s profile and the horses here: Adrian Keatley
We’ve done very well in the last two years at the breeze ups, buying Group winners both years, Toocoolforschool and Quiet Reflection. This year we bought a Lawman colt to go to Tim Easterby. Lawman is doing very well now as a sire, commanding a big stud fee, we felt our colt was a bargain. A Lawman won the Racing Post Trophy last year. You can view his profile here: Lawman Colt
We also bought a big strong Dutch Art colt, another very popular and expensive sire, to go to Karl Burkes. He is a fantastic looking horse and has been very well received in the yard, you can view his full profile here: Dutch Art Colt
Vaux ran on Monday at Southwell over 5 furlongs where Joey Haynes took the ride. There were 4 runners in the contest. Vaux bounced out well and showed good early speed to contest the lead. During the latter stages of the race Vaux tired a little and ended up finishing in 4th position. Joey reported that he wasn’t a fan of the kickback and that the other horses had racecourse gallops that stood to them. It was a pleasing debut from Vaux in a good maiden. Ben will now look for an entry over a stiff 5 furlongs for the Sire Prancealot colt.He is pictured below back in Bens, looks pleased with himself!
Fast Shot ran at Pontefract on Wednesday over 6 furlongs where Rachel Richardson took the ride. Fast Shot had opened up at 8/1 on Tuesday night and was supported into 5/2 favourite by the time the race started, leading to the team at Ontoawinnner towers scratching their heads in amazement. He broke quite well and held a nice position on the rail turning for home. As the field began to stretch, Rachel asked Fast Shot to improve but got no response and he finished in 7th position. The horse is fit and well but not firing at the moment, we hope to get to the bottom of it sooner rather than later.
Yeeoow ran today in a hot class 2 handicap at Newmarket, he was drawn on the wrong side in stall 1 for the 16 runner event. He broke very smartly and was up with the blistering pace throughout. As a couple of horses went clear, Yeeoow showed his courage and battled on gamely to finish a fantastic 4th. What a tough and genuine horse the Karl Burke trained gelding is, he has given his owners some great days out recently and is in for the form of his life.