Rich Ricci’s Young Horses 2017-18…
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ANTEY – 4yo g by Lord of England
He has had two runs on the flat as a 3yo for Laurent Viel who has been a good source for us historically. He won the 1st of those over nearly 1m 6f in July 2016 and was then 3rd last Autumn over an unsuitable 11f, staying on well to the line. We bought him at the Arqana sale last November and he has had plenty time to acclimatise. Townshend is another of ours by the same sire so he should handle winter ground, and this guy seems to have a similar bit of boot about him.
BURROWS SAINT – 4yo g by Saint des Saints
A stunning looking animal by a sire we are big fans of. He is the 2nd of 3 novice hurdlers we have this season from Monsieur Macaire. This guy has a similar profile to our old pal Mikael d’haguenet in that he has experience over hurdles and fences and until Saturday last was still a maiden in both codes. He saw plenty of action as a 3yo and I think he did well for his break, we were delighted to see him get off the mark at the first attempt. I thought Ruby was very good on him, making use of his experience. He is still only a 4yo, is a chaser through and through but should pay his way this season first. We have something to build on and might even go further out in trip sooner rather than later.
LAW GIRL 4yo f by Lawman
She has had 5 starts for us to date and admittedly was disappointing on her last few appearances. She is on a break at present but based on her homework we believe her mark is more than workable. She looked to have plenty of zip the evening that she won so flatter tracks may suit her better, we will see. There are plenty of races for her to contest come Spring/Summer time and she will also have a career on the flat where she was rated 94 when leaving France.
BRAHMA BULL 6yo g by Presenting
A store horse we bought over 3yrs ago and we have had to be patient. He is a fine, strong looking animal who wouldn’t have been suited by the track or trip at Ballinrobe when he won his bumper in July. He then went to Listowel where I thought he was very impressive in bottomless ground and we ran him at Tipperary 2 weeks later almost as an afterthought. He made a successful start to his hurdling career at Thurles a fortnight ago and will continue to improve I hope. So far he has been worth the wait! He has a really good staying chasing pedigree and if we can keep him right will make a good novice chaser in 12mths time.