Buoyed up by the first time out horses running well, the yard has been enthusiastically working hard for the past week. The work mornings are producing some good efforts and the majority of horses are finding their twice weekly work days a little easier as they gain fitness and strength.
At Kilduff, we have been able to carry out plenty of schooling both over fences and hurdles and with an excellent team of jockeys resident here we can educate the novices as well as freshen the older horses. Pictured coming in from jumping this morning are Looks Like Murt (Cameron), Vengeur De Guye (Ailsa), Thepensionfund (Patrik), Signifiant (Blair), and Exit To Where (Thomas).
We have had a couple of new arrivals and departures on the staff front at Kilduff; being promoted to barn manager after Catherine Macrae returned to university is Rab Jones. Rab has settled in well to his role and is continuing our high standard of horse and yard care.
We have also had a couple of new horses arrive, a strapping four year old gelding by Jeremy out of Alfreeze who is an unraced sister to black type performers, and the Morrison Bell's two year old filly by Flemensfirth, She's A Steal. The filly will be broken in by Gregor before a couple of months of preliminary training.
I was delighted with the run by Fyfin Patsy last week and we are going to press on and sell two shares in her. A filly with ability and the scope to continue to improve, ownership of her should bring lots of fun; her second on debut was most creditable and she should continue to run well in mares hurdles, before novice chasing. The 25% shares are just £6,800 then £475 per month: Please contact me soon for more details.