We were delighted to follow the racing results over the weekend where Yorton resident Gentlewave added three new winners to his tally.
On Friday 14th January, the Chris Stedman homebred Odin’s Quest (4yo ex Sablonne) produced a terrific turn of foot to win a Newcomers Bumper at Huntington for trainer Gary Moore on his first and only start.
The second winner came across the Irish Sea at Carrigarostig Point to Point on Sunday afternoon with the Paurick O’Connor trained mare Gentle Queen claiming the opening Mares Maiden by an eased down 2 1/2 lengths. P2P.ie reported afterwards was well-touted before racing, and the eyefilling daughter of Gentlewave was the pick of the paddock in the preliminaries. She got into a nice rhythm in second spot as Trishknowsbest took the runners along at a decent pace. She picked up the running well before the second last and she could be called the most likely winner from this penultimate obstacle, two and a half lengths duly separating her from runner-up I Am Gonna Be. Her jumping was also faultless, in particular her leaps over four out and three out providing clear indication of the scope that she possesses. She appeals as a very nice prospect with fine reserves of speed and stamina. She should easily make her mark over middle to longer distances on the racetrack and it would be only logical to expect further improvement when she’s ultimately despatched over fences.
Bred by the Shropshire based David & Juliet Minton, her dam is currently in foal to Gentlewave and we look forward to following them both in the coming months
The third leg of the treble was not long in the making as a little over an hour after Gentle Queen had won, the Colin Bowe trained Senior Chief romped home in the second division of the 5yo Geldings maiden on the same card by an impressive 10 lengths. Bred by Swanbridge Bloodstock, he is a full brother to bumper winner Gentle River and the outfit are sending a yearling full sister to the Goffs UK January Sale this coming Tuesday.
Gentlewave stands for £3,500 this year & will be one of four stallions available for inspection at Doncaster next week where the Yorton team will be on hand to liaise with any interested breeders.