Tuesday 19 November
It is always very satisfying when a plan comes together, and having had to be very very patient all summer, we managed to land a very nice filly a couple of weeks ago. We are very excited by this young lady! Yauthym is a 3 yr old filly I have been following through the summer whilst she has been running on the flat in France. She had 11 runs through the spring and summer, placing 7 times, including at tracks such as Chantilly, proving that she is a consistent, sound filly. There is so much to like about this girl. She is by Authorized, the sire of Tiger Roll, and Nichols Canyon. He is also the sire of Surin, a filly that was the winner of the Grade 3 hurdle in Naas at the start of November, and Goshen, who looked a very bright prospect for the Gary Moore team when bolting up in Fontwell at the weekend. Not only is Yauthym by a very good sire, she is also from a very good family. Her dam was winner on the flat, and the half sister to 2 black type winners over hurdles in the UK and Ireland. Not only is the dam related to black type winners, she has also bred them as well. New girl Yauthym is the half sister to French Listed flat winner Landym, and also - and this is what is very exciting - she is also the half sister to Early Doors - a Cheltenham Festival winner this year - and tipped in many circles for future Festival success in 2020. So our latest purchase has a nice level of form in the book, she hails from a superb family, and is also good looking girl. She stands 15.3hh, and has the most athletic walk. She arrived in the UK last week, and the girls at the yard where she is currently in isolation for a few days report her to be a very sweet natured girl.As you can see there is plenty to suggest that this filly can really make her mark over hurdles this winter, after a very short break. In a departure for our usual practice we are spreading our wings, and having had all of our horses trained at Fences Farm for 20 years, and been very loyal to both Mrs Robeson, and her successor, Stuart Edmunds, it is time to branch out - and Yauthym will go into training with Fergal O'Brien near Cheltenham. Fergal and his partner Sally head a fun, young team, that, with a recent move almost under their belt, have really hit the ground running form their new base near Andoversford. They are in superb form, with 76% of their horses running to form, and a 21% strike rate for the season. To those that follow Fergal on social media, he will need no introduction, as his twitter feed is one of the most entertaining in racing. Fergal and his team get excellent results, and really get the best out of their horses, while making the whole experience for owners fun - and we are very much looking forward to working with them all going forward. I have already had an awful lot of interest in this filly, and of the 7 shares that will be made available, 5 have been taken - leaving just 2 remaining. Each 1/7 share is priced at £2600 + £350/month. These remaining 2 shares are unlikely to be around for long - so please get in touch if you are interested. 07909 518902 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Now on with more business - Blue Bikini who's cousin Blue Sari kicked off with a win on hurdles debut at the weekend is now fully subscribed, and has herself a waiting list as well! She continues to please, and when I have organised it with Stuart, I will be in touch with her owners, with news of a yard visit. Good to have Figarella Borget back doing light exercise, just baby steps with her for now, and as she would have not been running on this very deep ground, we are not missing much action at the moment. Molly Childers in great heart, and heads to Ascot this weekend for a mares handicap hurdle. She bypassed Uttoxeter at the weekend due to the very deep ground, and hopefully Saturday will not be anything like that. Our Bubba needs just a few more weeks of easy exercise to get over the knock he gave himself a couple of weeks ago, again, he would not be out on this deep ground, and will be ready to kick on with early in the New Year. Getaway Mixie is till not 100%, and will be given another week before the vet checks her again. Classic Ben has come out of his Bangor run well, and is all on course for the London National in Sandown next month. Land League is also fine after his run, and we will look for another race for him soon. Go Millie Go puts an awful lot into her racing - and tends to run up a but light after her runs, so she is having plenty of time between heats. Her next planned outing is on December 18th in Ludlow, a mares hurdle, and a qualifier for the EBF Final in Newbury in March. The aim would be to qualify her for another Mares series final over the winter as well, to give us a couple of target races in the spring.