Further disappointment with Skid Solo, but some encouragement for Pete as Exceptional Art won at Windsor in fine style. It was good to see a Chapple-Hyam 2yo winning in the way they were winning last year. Skid is a really nice horse on the gallops but he won’t do it on the course and it’s pretty frustrating.
I’ve recently bought a new scanner, which gives me an excellent opportunity to publish some pictures of a few recent purchases.
First up is a filly foal I bought from the Sangster dispersal. By Pivotal out of a speedy mare, she’s a half sister to a group 1 winner. She looks great – this picture is six months old and she’s come on a lot since;
I also bought the filly below from the Sangster dispersal. By Rock of Gibraltar and well related, she was a late foal and is backward compared to the Pivotal. She’s also a bit straight up front in this picture, but she’s improved a lot since then.
I bought this half sister to Tariq by Elnadim at Tattersalls in May. She’s also a three part sister to Wi Dud, and she’s in training with Peter Chapple-Hyam. I’ve called her Teia Tephi – she’s showing a fair bit of early promise and could be one of my best 2yos.
The yearling below I bought at Saratoga last week. She’s by Mr Greeley out of My Reem, an unraced daughter of Chief’s Crown. I paid a lot for her ($500k).