It has been a really good weekend for Thorne Farm’s horses, owners and staff, with Nail’m winning his first race yesterday under a ‘never say die’ ride from Sam Twiston-Davies giving his owner David Mitchell his first ever winner who is a keen racing fan.
The Unnamed Soldier who was a cheap purchase as a yearling ran a blinder in the bumper at Chepstow on Saturday finishing 2nd. He was given a good ride by Rob Hawker, (even if he did get dropped going to the start) the horse will improve a lot from the run and experience and will be winning races for his owner Derek Mead.
Mister Wiseman under Tom Cheesman finished 3rd in the 2m handicap chase after coming back from a break, he’s a pleasure to watch as he jumps so well, we hope the 12year old can add another win to his other 7.
Pagham Belle who finished 6th under Kieron Edgar at Warwick on Friday absolutely hated the ground, she will be freshened up before we make any plans for her.
We have two entries at Taunton on Thursday, Sedgemoor Top Bid and Le Pergolese .
In our search for more winners we will be going further afield to Sedgefield Racecourse on Sunday, it will be our first runners ever at the track and we are looking forward to the long trip up north, we have made 3 entries; nail’m, mister wiseman and Tokyo Javilex.
We would like to wish our former jockey Mark Quinlan all the best in his new career after retiring from the saddle at Towcester yesterday! We are very lucky to have some top class jockeys in Tom Scudamore and Sam Twiston-Davies who will ride most of the horses from now on, when their commitments allow. We also have two good young lads Tom Cheesman and Rob Hawker. We are having our best season so far with 13 winners on the board with two months of the season to go, long may it continue. Anay Turge and Samingarry are well on track for their Cheltenham Festival 2014 engagements.