The summer of 2018 will be remembered for the record hot temperatures in the UK and also for a number of multiple winners over jumps we bought at great value prices.
Make My Heart Fly (pictured) was originally sourced as a store from the Fairyhouse August Sale for as little as €3,200. After she was placed in a couple of bumpers and a novice hurdle, we had the opportunity to buy her again at Ascot Sale for new clients. She certainly made hay while the sun shone, from July to September she won 4 in a row for Gordon Elliott, going up 44lbs in the handicap! The daughter of Stowaway has now won just shy of £30,000, been placed at Cheltenham and earned Black Type for her broodmare career.
Eric The Third was bought privately on behalf of Tim Vaughan who freshened him up over the winter. After a couple of inauspicious starts, he bolted in at Newton Abbott by 15 lengths! From June to October, he won 5 (inc 4 over fences) and was second on 3 occasions rising 32lbs.
Back in 2016, we bought Yensir for £4,600 on behalf of a flat client where he was placed on 5 of his 9 starts. A year later, he made a profit, cashing him in for £13,000. In the space of 9 weeks this summer, he won 4 races over hurdles and over £21,000 for Ollie Murphy. He gave weight that day to a horse now rated 150!