Nigel Hawke’s Thorne Farm Racing Blog- 20th April 2018

It was lovely to see Tiger Roll win the Randox Health Grand National on Saturday. We bought Tiger Roll at Doncaster August sales in 2013 and we went on to win a Juvenile Hurdle at Market Rasen which he won very well. Tiger Roll was then bought by Gigginstown in the December.Nigel always said he would win the Triumph Hurdle and it is amazing to see Tiger Roll achieve so much more, to think we are part of this is something is very special. We pride ourselves in buying young horses well and choosing excellent quality racehorses at good prices, we are particularly good at producing young horses for the future and Tiger Roll demonstrates this process.

With the sales coming up we will be busy buying our next batch of horses, if you would like us to find and train the next Tiger Roll please get in contact with Nigel on 07769295839.

On Tuesday we were very busy at Exeter with 4 runners. Point N Shoot ran really well to finish 2nd only beaten 5 lengths. Unfortunately Take A Break, Ballymagroarty Boy and Alminar didn’t quite like the ground as much but all came back home safe and sound.
On Thursday we were at Cheltenham with Sheer Poetry who was having her first run for our yard. She showed an encouraging first run for us finishing 6th having not raced since December . Things soon got very exciting with Rejaah as she won the Catesby Estates PLC Mares Handicap Hurdle(listed race), she won by half a length after leading from 2 out in a field of 17. Tom Cannon gave her a peach of a ride & he said she was even having a little buck on the way to the start !

Nigel says ‘ Rejaah won impressively, she is such a tough mare, we will need to wait for Tuesday morning to see how the handicapper views this race and plan from there!’

This weeks entries ahead:

Sunday: Pirolo, Mutoondresdashorse

Monday: Sienna Royale, Sheer Poetry

Tuesday: Georgina Joy, Point N Shoot, Sienna Royale, Speredek

Wednesday: Georgina Joy

Thursday: Speredek

Horses For Sale

Flint’s Legacy

6yr old Grey Mare

Sire: Sagamix            Dam: Luneray

Shares available ready for her to go Novice Chasing next season 2018/19

Flints Legacy (S Bowen)

For more information contact Nigel Hawke on 07769295839

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