The annual Tattersalls Horses in Training Sale came and went this week and I spent more time up the sales ground than I'd like to admit and it was amazing to see that despite nearly 1500 horses going through the ring, trying to find one which was good value proved very hard.
Thankfully I could find one though and I was delighted to come away with Spanish Mane from Richard Fahey's yard like we did last year with Lulu Star who has done very well since then. She has won twice in 2018 but is still unexposed over a mile which will probably be her best distance. She also has plenty of size which suggests there is a bit more to come from her as well.
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There are still a couple of months left to play and we hope to bag some more winners before the end of the year but we are already looking forward to 2019 as we have one of our biggest and strongest team of horses yet.
Talking of winners, Boxatricks got us back among them this week when going one better than last time and getting his first win at Newcastle on Thursday. He has improved with every run of his career and was sent off favourite for the first time ever so he had every right to win in the manner that he did. It was a great reward for his syndicate of owners who have had to be patient with this late-developing gelding and now they have an upwardly mobile horse on their hands. The win also put jockey Shelley Birkett just one more victory away from losing her apprentice allowance and hopefully that big day isn't too far away.
I doubt Shelley will be riding out her claim this week though as we don't have any entries but that is only because we have plenty the following week. Southwell racecourse is back in action then and we do save horses specifically for there as we know what type of horse can win on the unique surface. Their fixtures come a bit more regularly from now on and we're looking forward to another profitable winter on the sand.
The horses are coming into form at the right time then as along with Boxatricks, Oud Metha Bridge ran another solid race at Newcastle on the same day. He is at the top of his rating at the moment but is a model of consistency and should be rewarded for that this winter. Another winner in waiting is Wilson who put in his best effort for us at Kempton on Wednesday and looks sure to get his head in front on the all-weather this winter.