Bingo! Party Game is an impressive winner
Winner 37 of the year: PARTY GAME, trained by Ben Haslam and ridden by Andrew Mullen. The British Stallion Studs EBF Novice Auction Stakes, over 6f at Ayr.
This colt by first season sire Twilight Son, was a private breeze up purchase. He was 2nd over 7f on debut at Newcastle on July 11th and Ben wasn't put off sending him for his second start, to Ayr over 6f on testing ground. It might not have been a traditional 'summer' days racing yesterday, with the rains softening the going to heavy and then the meeting being abandoned later in the afternoon, but he coped with conditions superbly!
Andrew Mullen gave him a great ride, shaking the reins to get his attention 1f out and then as the commentary said "finding top gear" when he was asked to quicken - in fact he won going away, by 3.5 lengths. In interview after the race, Andrew said: "He has a good mind and is relaxed, in fact he was half asleep going down. He's a big horse but he liked the ground today."
Winners like yesterday are what we are in the racing syndication business for. "Still buzzing" the owner who was in attendance told us last evening! This is his first horse with us and he was able to be there to accept the lovely cut glass tumblers and framed winners photo, as well as drink the winners champagne. Syndicate manager Tim says "Party Game did it impressively there; in the style of a colt who could be going places. Well done to all of his owners."
Watch the full replay here: https://www.racingtv.com/videos/watch/horse_racing_replays/285811-british-stallion-studs-ebf-novice-auction-stakes-5
View the official photos here: https://www.grossick.co.uk/p/80532khg/C372089204/x1-party-game
We are doing well so far with our new 2 year old breezers. The 7 'breezer' runners we have had so far, have finished: 3rd, 2nd, 1st, 4th, 3rd, 1st and 1st - this includes a winner (Ventura Diamond, trained by Richard Fahey) and a 3rd place at the Qatar Goodwood Festival! So, we think we've done alright so far with the ones we've purchased!
We have a second breeze up colt by TWILIGHT SON, with Richard Fahey, (who is doing brilliantly with his 2 year old's so far) who was the FASTEST TIMED HORSE SOLD at the Goffs and Arqana Breeze Ups Sale. See his share details here: http://www.middlehamparkracing.net/horses/view,twilight-son-ex-show-aya-showcasing-colt_348.htm