A double yesterday takes us to 951 winners overall
VENTURA KNIGHT brought up our 950th winner yesterday, with his 21/2 length win in the feature race at Hamilton. He picked up £18,675 for his win, which was the sixth of his career-he certainly knows how to put his head down and win races!
TIMOSHENKO made his 3 year old debut at Chepstow and was upped in trip to 1m 4f for the first time. He was given a great ride by Luke Morris to be prominent throughout and just shaken up 2 furlongs out to pull clear. Still showing a little greeness, he just thrilled his owners who have kept the faith with him. We bought this son of Archipenko as a typical Sir Mark Prescott long term prospect, so we weren't surprised that he wasn't able to show his ability over inadequate distances at 2 and so we are delighted that he came out and showed us what he could do over a trip.
The plan now would be to step him up again; he is a big gelding and Sir Mark thinks he has the ability to stay further.
We have a similar profile 2 year old with Sir Mark by Pastorius, named BUCKMAN TAVERN, who is in the same mould and he couldn't be with a better trainer for such a programme! (There's 10% of shares remaining in him at the moment.)
Congratulations to both sets of owners on your wins.
Now we have the countdown to the 1,000th winner....the season is certainly going well with 36 winners on the board now, so 48 more and we'll hit the milestone!