Drakefell got his deserved victory in claiming company with a very easy four length success in the opener at Wolverhamtpon on Saturday. He was claimed by Anothony Brittain for £12,000 . We are sad to see him go but wish him and his new connections the best of luck. Our apprentice Seamus Cronin who did the steering has now ridden out his seven pound claim. He will need another fifty winners before he loses his five pound claim.
Nahham showed a really determined attitude under a well judged ride making his belated debut over seven furlongs at Kempton on Saturday. He got into a lovely rhythm on the front end under Sean Levey and responded well to hands and heels riding up the home straight. He stuck his nose out to hold off the late challenge of Derry Boy. He will probably go back there for another Novice race for four year olds under a penalty at the beginning of next month. He is a half brother to three winners including Breton Rock who rose the ranks and was a multiple Group 2 winner. We also trained his half brother Yaakooum, by Cape Cross, who really appreciated a bit of trip so there should be opportunities for this colt as the season progresses.
We were disappointed with Oh This Is Us but things didn’t pan out and he didn’t enjoy the surface that day. We now have six weeks until the big day on Good Friday. Wahash ran a very pleasing race on his reappearance and will now head straight for the Lincoln.
Looking ahead we will have a quite time with just a couple of runners today including at very short odds Beat Le Bon; who must be one of the highest rated two year olds to not have won last year. Next week there is no flat racing so all there is to do now is; sit back and enjoy the rest of this week unfold at Pretsbury Park.