01 July 2020
Denis has been successful at the Doncaster Goffs Arqana Breeze Up Sale today, buying an exceptionally nice looking colt for Chris van Hoorn at £60,000. Lot 84 in today's sale he is a two year old colt foaled in May 2018 by Blame (USA) out of Inventing Paradise (USA) and a full brother to dual Canadian winner Inventing Blame. His second dam is the double champion in Europe and multiple Group 1 winner Miesque (USA). On the distaff side this means he is related to Kingmambo and recent Royal Ascot winners Montatham and Alpine Star, who heads for the Prix de Diane (French Oaks) on Sunday. To view videos of the colt go to the1st July sales results at www.goffsuk.com where for Lot 84 a walking video and a video of his breeze can be played, confirming that he indeed looks to be a very nice acquisition for Chris van Hoorn. https://www.goffsuk.com/sales-results/sales/breeze-up-sale-2020/84
26 June 2020
Two runners sent out yesterday, after a very hot day had led to firming ground. Ruskin Red headed across to Bath for his racecourse debut and was a little slowly away so he began slightly detached from the field. Charlie Bishop gradually picked up the gap so that he raced in touch with the remainder, but Ruskin Red found the ground too quick to remain balanced and he was always in rear although he will come on a lot from the experience. My Sheila headed up to Leicester and the division of her ten furlong race was decimated by the withdrawal of eight horses, mainly on account of ground conditions. She was quite well away in the remaining field of four, and Daniel Muscutt gave her some nice cover in third as she went nicely enough after halfway. Turning into the straight My Sheila did find the ground a little too firm to let herself down fully, and although the first two got away she finished a clear third and will have enjoyed the experience much more than her all weather debut run. Racing TV pundits were complimentary enough about her improved run and felt that she will prove capable of winning a race soon.
25 June 2020
At Chepstow over seven furlongs Sonnetina found the early speed of front runners left her a little outpaced in her second race following the resumption. She got a little unbalanced too and she did not really relish the undulating nature of the Gwent track on this occasion, so she will be aimed at a race on a flatter track and up to a mile or more next time out.
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Irishman Denis was born into racing, working with leading trainers around the world and he was a successful professional jockey before commencing his training career in 1999.
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