Foxtrot Racing hoping good run continues when racing resumes
Hogan’s Height crossed the Aintree winning line 16 lengths clear in December’s Grand Sefton Chase starting an incredible run for Foxtrot Racing syndicates. Since the December race over the National fences 50% of Foxtrot’s runners have won. Focusing on national hunt horses only, Foxtrot will be hoping their good run continues once racing resumes and they have some exciting horses lined up for the summer.
Foxtrot were enjoying an excellent season before the early curtailment.
Hogan’s Height was a £26,000 purchase and his win in the Grand Sefton was his sixth victory in ten outings. The Jamie Snowden trained son of Indian Rover was quietly fancied for the 2020 Grand National.
Solstice Star’s seventeen length win at Uttoxeter last weekend was his fourth win in two season’s for Foxtrot.
Another leased horse, Anythingforlove, is a half sister of Gold Cup winner Sizing John. Trained by Jamie Snowden, she won her first two national hunt flat races impressively and looks an exciting mare to run over hurdles next season.
The Dan Skelton trained Marracudja has been rejuvenated since being purchased by Foxtrot Racing in the summer. After winning the Castleford Chase at Wetherby in December, he recorded a career best behind Defi Du Seuil which led to a controversial eleven pound rise in his handicap rating.
Foxtrot Racing currently have twenty one national hunt horses in training of which thirteen are with Dr Richard Newland. Vosne Romanee, a £10,000 purchase, has won 12 races for Foxtrot, including on the flat, over hurdles and over fences. He is rated 151 and last summer Foxtrot embarked on an ambitious raid on the USA. Vosne Romanee finished second in a Grade 1 race at Saratoga on his first run across the Atlantic but then he picked up a tendon injury. Foxtrot hope to have him back on a racecourse this autumn.
Another cheap purchase, Caid du Lin, won the richest two mile handicap hurdle in Britain last season and is one of those rare horses who has been a profitable investment for his owners. After winning impressively at Ludlow earlier this season he was expected to run a big race at Cheltenham before a foot abscess made him an absentee.
Mason Jar and Mr Muldoon, a £15,000 purchase by Foxtrot out of Point to Points, arrived at Newland’s yard on the same day and both won three races in their first season for Foxtrot. Mr Muldoon in particular looks a very exciting horse when he goes chasing next autumn.
Foxtrot’s final winner before the enforced break came at Kelso on Monday. Little Rory Mac was purchased for £25,000 only last month and he won impressively in testing conditions. He looks an interesting new recruit for next season.
Foxtrot have built up a very exciting team of horses for the summer. Mister Chiang was purchased out of Mark Johnston’s yard and with a flat racing of 84 could be one to follow over hurdles. Ultimate Getaway looks another interesting Point to Point recruit who has joined Fergal O’Brien’s yard for a summer campaign and the Dr Richard Newland trained Purple King could be an interesting horse for the Summer Hurdle at Market Rasen.
Once racing resumes Foxtrot will be well positioned