More glorious Graded wins
The last 2 weekends have yielded another 4 Graded and Listed winners for Highflyer purchases to take their Seasonal tally to a record 50 wins. The Grade 1 Ascot Chase sits on top of the tree with a Highflyer 1-2 in the shape of Balder Succes and Ma Filleule. Both will now renew rivalry in Cheltenham's Ryanair Chase on March 12. Vibrato Valtat and Ainsi Fideles took Grade 2 novice chases at Warwick (Kingmaker) and Ascot (Reynoldstown) and now go for Grade 1 contests at Cheltenham and Aintree respectively. Other impressive recent winners include Top Notch, Barters Hill, Arpege D'Alene, Opening Batsman and Masters Hill.
Another very successful weekend for Highflyer purchases with Grade 1-winning mare Gitane Du Berlais leading the way and booking herself a trip to the big Spring Festivals with an easy all-the-way victory in the prestigious Scilly Isles novices chase at Sandown. Ned Stark (Gr2 chase), Hargam (Listed Scottish Triumph Hurdle), and Silsol (Welsh Champion Hurdle) were other notable winners along with Dawalan, Aigle de la See and Pain Au Chocolat.
More graded successes
Highflyer buys won five Grade 2 events on Saturday 24th January bringing the company’s tally of Graded/Listed winners this season to 43, which is well on the way to breaking our record of 57 victories in the 2012-13 season. Saturday’s winners were Many Clouds, Saphir Du Rheu, Peace And Co, Caracci Apache and Ordo Ab Chao. These five horses were trained by four different trainers and all now head for the Cheltenham Festival.
Highflyer continues good run into 2015
Highflyer buys, The New One (Gr2), Bitofapuzzle (Gr2) and Balder Succes (Listed) have continued the company’s good run into 2015. Other recent winners with Festival aspirations include Josses Hill, Top Notch, Brook, Top Gamble, Surgar Baron and Grumeti.
A very happy new year for Highflyer
The festive period was a gloriously successful one for Highflyer purchases, with three Grade 1 and six Grade 2/3 winners. Top of the tree was undoubtedly Silviniaco Conti’s second victory in the King George VI Chase and this represented the ninth consecutive winner of the race to be bought by Anthony Bromley following Kauto Star (5 wins) and Long Run (2). The other Grade 1 winnners over the holiday period were Bristol De Mai and L’Ami Serge who are now very prominent in the betting for the Cheltenham Festival and over fences Ptit Zig and Vibrato Valtat ruled the roost at 2m4f and 2 miles.
Amazing run continues
The last two weekends have seen Highflyer purchases to the fore yet again with another 7 Graded/Listed winners being sourced by the team. Most notable was the Champion Hurdle joint favourite, The New One’s win in the International Hurdle but Vibrato Valtat’s Grade 1 novice chase victory put him firmly into the Arkle Trophy picture. Other Grade 2 victories were achieved by Vyta Du Roc, Virak and Peace And Co who leapt to Triumph Hurdle favouritism after an impressive win at Doncaster
Highflyer Hennessy Festival
Another Big Racing Festival and another big haul of winners for Highflyer buys with 8 winning horses at Newbury's Hennessy meeting. Top of the shop was undoubtedly Many Clouds' brilliant win in the showpiece race but other top winners were Medinas (Gr2), L’Ami Serge (Listed) and the valuable handicap winner Silsol. Other winners to follow from the meeting include Ned Stark, Yanworth and Different Gravey.
Silviniaco Conti became Highflyer’s sixth winner of the £200,000 Grade 1 Betfair Chase on November 22, following in the hoof prints of the great Kauto Star. He goes next for Kempton’s King George VI Chase over Christmas and will try to make it nine consecutive wins on the bounce for Highflyer purchases in that great race. Other notable winners for the team over the Betfair weekend were The New One, Vasco Du Ronceray, Midnight Shot and Virak.
Paddy Power successes
Highflyer purchases won 6 of the races over the Paddy Power Open Festival at Cheltenham with 5 of the successes coming in Graded/Listed events. The highlight was Caid Du Berlais’ victory in the Paddy Power Gold Cup but there were other impressive performances put up by Sam Winner (Gr3), Vyta Due Roc (Gr2), Uxizandre (Listed) and Bitofapuzzle (Listed).