Two new horses and two new winners for YTR

We are delighted to announce the expansion of our two year old team for 2019. We have been very busy at the sales the past few weeks and we have been rewarded by getting our hands on two smashing colts.

The first was Free Eagle x Best Be Careful which was bought at the Ascot Breeze Up Sales in April. Consigned by CAJ Stables this athletic individual also caught the attention of trainer Tom Clover. The moment the docket was signed a plan was hatched and the horse moved to Newmarket giving YTR members the option of a southern trained horse. We’re very happy with his progress so far, we decided to back off him and give him some time to settle into Newmarket life and we couldn’t be happier now he is back in full work.

A couple of weeks later we were at the Guineas Breeze Up Sales and picked up what was our pick of the sales for only 22,000 Guineas. He is by the same sire as last seasons flagship two year old, Elzaam and was purchased from Anthony Ross based in Malton. The horse went to David O’Meara’s and has resumed full work. He is an incredibly strong looking individual, a real three year old prospect that should get us out and racing in the coming months. We would like to think if he could get his head in front and move into the 80’s or 90’s in the ratings we would have a very valuable animal.

Manolith has now ran three times and having needed some experience on his first outing at Pontefract, he has won well at Ripon and finished third under a penalty at Thirsk. Ripon saw a previous winner of David’s Rodney Tee go forward and make it a good test. Our horse showed great travelling speed and a fighting attitude to finish ahead of Rodney Tee and Birkenhead of Mick Channon’s. At Thirsk Manolith carried 9-8 and Insania the winner carried only 8-11 so unfortunately we were unable to win under a penalty but we do feel he can improve further with racing. We will see what David and the team decide over the next few weeks but the aim is still to show up in the Weatherbys Super Sprint in July.

Our only older horse currently in training is Ollivander who finally got his head in front on the fibresand at Southwell Wednesday evening. He committed early and stayed on gamely in first time visors. We were delighted as he deserved his win at this level. He will continue to be campaigned in a similar light and we will look to bolster his form approaching the sales.

Jodi Finucane