Happy New Year
Posted on 09th January 2015
2015 has begun well here at Tyre Hill Stables with two winners to date on consecutive days.
Our long awaited Bumper winner came in the shape of Final Nudge at Bangor-On-Dee on 6th January when the Kayf Tara 6yo won the Stella Artois Cidre Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race under Aidan Coleman.
Final Nudge was last seen at Ascot in December where he put up a very promising display to finish 4th in a listed Bumper and he certainly fulfilled that promise this time when giving 7lb away to the second horse and was always in control of the race.
We are sure that he has a big future in front of him and while there may well be another Bumper win in him yet, it won’t be all that long before he is seen over obstacles. He is a horse we are very excited about.
We didn’t have to wait long for our next winner of the New Year as Steel Summit made his first outing of the year since scoring on Boxing Day.
On January 7th Steel Summit made his debut for new owners to the yard Rose Farm Developments and duly dotted up in the Somerset County Gazette Handicap Hurdle without ever coming out of a canter to win by 8l at Taunton under Aidan Coleman.
We are sure that Rose Farm Developments will have a lot of fun with Steel Summit this season and he will making a bid for a hat trick when lining up at Doncaster later today (9th Jan 2015).
Two 4yo’s that ran with promise this week were Lucky Jim & Norse Light who ran at Ludlow in the Best Wishes For 2015 Juvenile Maiden Hurdle. Norse Light had made his debut at Sandown just 4 days previously and had jumped a little sketchily and ran quite greenly.
However here he showed a marked improvement and jumped and travelled beautifully for a long way under Leighton Aspell which was very pleasing.
Lucky Jim was making his hurdles debut and after slipping on landing at the second flight, continued undeterred to put up an encouraging performance to finish 5th with Gavin Sheehan in the plate.
Both of these youngsters will improve massively for their outing and will no doubt have a nice future ahead of them.
This weekend see’s the long awaited return of Ballybough Pat after a massive 20 months off the track. This 8yo son of Waky Nao was a very nice horse indeed when trained by Anthony Honeyball back in 2012 and duly earned himself a rating of 137.
We hope that he can show the talent we know he posseses in his first run for David Dennis Racing.
Ballybough Pat is set to line up in the William Hill Lanzarote Hurdle at Kempton on Saturday 10th January where Jamie Bargary is set to take the ride for Favourite’s Racing.