Meet the horses currently in training with David Dennis Racing.
by Yeats ex Tasmani
Lorna Hardwick & Bob Allum
Innisfree Lad is a half brother to our own Cyclop. He was purchased privately by David in Scotland in February 2017 after running promisingly in a bumper at Ayr.
Innisfree Lad has won 3 times over hurdles and 3 times over fences. He has always had the promise to become a chaser and during the 20/21 season won 5 times from 10 runs which equaled the amounts of wins for any horse in training that season. He ran a career best by winning the Betway Challenger Staying Series Final Handicap at Haydock in April 2021 which was a superb run considering he was giving 19lbs to the runner up Defuture Is Bright. He will be aimed at staying chases in the future and with luck there will be plenty of races to be won with him.
Just Toby by Tobougg is a strong, well made 16.2hh gelding with an athletic step who was purchased by David at the Goffs Land Rover Sale in 2019. He is a half brother to the 129 rated Carnspindle & his other half brother Locker Room Talk boasts a rating of 139.
He ran a very promising race finishing fourth on his debut in a bumper at Uttoxeter which was a pleasing start to his career. He then showed good promise over hurdles and after finishing third on his final start at Chepstow before he was given a summer holiday. He will initially be aimed at Novice Handicap Hurdles where he has a mark of 96. Whatever he achieves over hurdles will be a bonus as he has the physique to become a chaser in time.
This unraced 3yo was purchased at the Goffs Uk Spring Sale at Doncaster in May 2021. He is by Passing Glance who has had a phenomenal 46% win to runners strike rate since he was retired to stud which is pretty impressive. He stands around 16.2h and has a very athletic step to him which really caught David's eye at the sale. He was broken in straight after the sale by Martin Jones and then had a period of cantering on the gallops before being given a break. He will be aimed at a bumper in 2022 and will hopefully win plenty of races in the future.
Merry Mistress was purchased by David at the Goffs Land Rover sale 2019 for a bargain price of £10,000gns. She is by Getaway out of an unraced mare by the Vinnie Roe which has undoubtedly injected some stamina into her pedigree. Her second dam is by Presenting ensuring a good quality dam line from a breeding perspective.
Merry Mistress was an impressive debut winner at Hereford in December 2020. She traveled extremely well and quickened to win by an impressive 10 lengths which was a great start to her career. She then contested some listed bumpers before going hurdling. After being placed consistently in Novice Hurdles and on her handicap debut at Chepstow Merry Mistress won her first hurdle race at Hereford under jockey Tom Bellamy. Jumping well and travelling on the pace she quickened nicely after the second last hurdle to win by a convincing 8 lengths with her ears pricked. This was a tidy performance and we hope she will cope with her 7lb rise to 104 as she has been very consistent over hurdles to date and deserved her success at Hereford.
This unraced 3yo was purchased at the Spring Goffs Sale at Doncaster in May 2021. He is by Westener (David has trained horses by Westener in the past - these were Wade Harper, Key To The West and How's Vienna) and is out of an Anshan mare which means there is plenty of stamina in the pedigree. He is a strong, rangy horse who stands around 16.2 hands and has a very athletic step to him. He was broken in straight after the sale by Martin Jones and was cantering well on the gallops for a month before being given a break. He has a good attitude and will give someone plenty of fun on the racecourse in time. He is for sale and you can even choose a name for him!
Enquiries welcome to email@example.com or call David on 07867974880
By Camelot x Princess Caetani
This striking 5yo is by Camelot (the last horse to complete the Guineas and Derby double in 2012) and out of Princess Caetani, who was David's first ever winner in September 2013. He made his debut at Hereford in a Bumper finishing a very promising 2nd and filled the same spot at Chepstow on his second start, only beaten a length and half. He is an exciting prospect who should have a bright future over jumps and is one to note for the future.