Get Wishing and River Bray are likely to make their racecourse bumper debuts this week with both entered at Kempton on Friday and Get Wishing also having an entry at Exeter on Sunday.
They are part of a tried and tested system we employ here whereby we purchase young stores in Ireland through Brian Murphy. They are given plenty of time to reap the benefits of our excellent grazing and facilities on the farm until they are ready to be broken in at three years old.
They’ll be turned away again and then brought back into the system to be trained on to run as four, five or six year olds, depending how mature they are. Each is treated very much as an individual and we find that by giving them the time they need to develop and mature, it prolongs their careers.
Get Wishing (pictured) is from a very well established family by the exciting sire Getaway and we’ve been very pleased with him
River Bray is by the sire Arakan, who gets winners under both codes, from a dam line that has several good juvenile hurdlers.
We’ve entered Mrs Northover’s homebred Sidbury Fair in the Better Odds With Matchbook Betting Exchange Novices’ Hurdle at Kempton on Friday and Exeter’s Champions League Betting at 118Bet National Hunt Novices’ Hurdle on Sunday. She’s had three starts and has encouraged us with her performances, most latterly in a maiden hurdle at Uttoxeter in December where she eighth and wie’d hope she’d improve on her first start over obstacles.
Next week’s entries include Exmoor Mist, Midnight Sapphire, Tolkein’s Tango and Bindon Mill.