Double Diamond

Tue 30 Aug 2022

WINNER 98 OF 2022: SHOULDVEBEENARING, trained by Richard Hannon and ridden by Sean Levey: The feature, Listed 'British Stallion Studs EBF Ripon Champion Two Yr Old Trophy Stakes ' over 6f at Ripon.

Fresh from winning the big Goffs Sales' race at the York Ebor Festival, 11 days ago, he returned to Ripon where he won over course and distance on his second start. This time, up in grade.

Reunited with Sean Levey, he wasn't the sharpest away, but the pack were tightly bunched. Racing on the outer, Sean gave him a shake up 2f out and by the furlong marker he had taken the lead. Facing a challenge, he ran on well, to win by a neck.

"Shouldvebeenaring has won the Ripon 2-y-o Trophy!" Watch the full race replay here:

In the winners lounge afterwards, the owners were posed holding the rather beautiful gold trophy, worth £35.000. Left at the track under lock and key, a lovely silver cup was presented, You can see these in one of the attached photos.

Timeform rated it as a career best 103+, saying: "Improved further as he completed the hat-trick pitched into listed company, value for more than the winning margin too and there's every chance he does better still; prominent, travelled well, led approaching final 1f, kept on, had bit in hand.”

The Racing Post made him their 'Star performer' of the card, saying: "Shouldvebeenaring (3.41) landed his second good prize of the month and is progressing well."

Sean said in his Sky Sports Racing interview: "He has a good mind and is so genuine. He tries really hard. He didn't really handle the track, so got away with it. I think that the way he ran today, he could go up in grade.”

The Racing Post reported:

Richard made some comments to Sporting Life, which you can read here:

Syndicate manager Tim says: "Congratulations to his owners. We are thrilled to win this race. He did it in a super time, with Timeform showing a figure of 102, which is pretty good. I have updated his owners this morning on some race plans and Richard and I will liaise on where he goes next. He is a progressive colt, now winning over £150,000 of prize money, bringing up his hat-trick yesterday. It's a lovely story, the way he was named and great work from Simon Mapletoft, who caught up with Chris and Liz, to explain how his name came about."


14 minutes later, at Southwell.........................................

WINNER 99 OF 2022: PHOENIX BEACH, trained by Richard Fahey and ridden by Jack Garritty: 'The JRS Concrete Novice Stakes' over 6f at Southwell.

Second over the same trip at Nottingham last time out, this was his first race on the all-weather. Breaking well in the centre, he bowled along, pressing the leader. Jack hadn't moved on him as they came to the 2 furlong marker and he was the last off the bridle. He took it up approaching the last furlong and went clear, winning comfortably, by 3 and a 1/2 lengths.

"Phoenix Beach is striding clear." Watch the full race replay here:

Jack told us: "He jumped well and we got a good position. He was travelling nicely and has a great attitude. He is a big scopey horse and will improve again next year."

Timeform rated it as a career best t82, saying: "Improved again to get off the mark, seeing it out thoroughly; close up, travelled well, led under pressure over 1f out, edged left entering final 1f, driven clear.”

Syndicate manager Tom says: "Congratulations to his owners on his fine victory yesterday. He has been learning with racing and it was fantastic to see him put it all together and begin to show what he is capable of. I have a plan for him and let his owners know this morning, so now that he has got the win under his belt, we think he can go on now and give everyone something to shout home again!”


'The best all round crop of 2 year-old's we have ever campaigned.'

We crunched some numbers this morning and this is why we have come up with this statement.

We have had 21 individual 2 year-olds make their debut, so far this season. 7 of them have earned black-type, which is a 1/3. Two of them (Eddie's Boy and Cuban Mistress) have done so twice. Between these 7 2 year-olds, they have won £606,038 of race prize money and GBB bonuses.

The same team who bought last year's crop, are buying our yearlings to race next year, so why not join the party! YEARLING SHARES.


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