The month of April saw three Diamond Racing horses at the racecourse, Doctor Kehoe, Espoir (twice) and Perardua.
Espoir ran at Wolverhampton and was making her debut for the David Evans stable and didn’t disappoint producing a career best performance to finish second. A few weeks later we stepped Espoir up in trip at Bath and again she produced another solid effort to finish fourth beaten only 3 lengths. Although she would not have beaten the winner that day in truth she should have been placed, our game plan never really went to plan and she was simply left with too much to do but nevertheless she is moving in the right direction.
Next up was Perardua, who we sent to Southwell for the first and like always she ran her race to finish third. A remarkable filly whose record reads 18 starts, 2 wins and 10 places a tough, consistent performer who now looks like she needs further than the minimum trip.
Our other runner was the tough and consistent Doctor Kehoe who was returning from his winter break. He was last seen on the track back in October and 2015 was a very successful campaign for him and his owners, winning twice and getting placed multiple times and based on his comeback performance it looks like his owners will enjoy another exciting season.
With is regular jockey, Cathy Gannon back on board Kehoe travelled very well throughout out the race and 2 furlongs from home looked the winner, however heavy rain during meeting turned the ground from good, good to soft in places to soft ground and that took its toll on him in the final furlong and he finished third but we were delighted with his comeback run.
I am pleased to report that our 2 year olds are going well with their trainers and it appears the David Evans trained Noble Kind is more forward than we first thought and will likely make her debut in the next 4-5 weeks.
We do have a few shares available in our Richard Fahey trained 2yr old and the David Evans trained 2yr old please visit www.diamondracing.co.uk for more information.
Our owners also enjoyed stable visits to, Richard Fahey’s, David Evans and Tim Vaughan’s yard. They were treated to breakfast rolls along with watching their horses put through their paces. We arranged a few stables visits of this type each year, it is a great opportunity to meet like minded people and fellow owners but when you are an owner with Diamond Racing you are free to go and see your horse when you wish.
Our information service continued where we left off in March with a 3/1 winner and 12/1 placed advise, however the middle of April was tough and the results were not what we had hoped for but out of our last 6 advises in April (all each way) we recorded placed horses at 5/1, 12/1, 22/1 and a 4/1 winner.
April can be a tough month from a punting point of view with national hunt horses coming to the end of their season and form starting to tail off and flat horses just coming back and starting their seasons, so the fact that results weren’t what they were in the last 3 months maybe doesn’t come too much of a surprise.
However we had a wonderful January, February and March with some big priced winners and placed horses.
April was always going to be a much busier month for Diamond Racing horses and that will continue throughout the summer months but overall from 4 runners we were delighted with how the horses performed with all horses and owners visiting the winners enclosure and form figures of 2,3,3,4.
Once again, thank you for your support.