GRAND TRAVERSE ridden by Hollie Doyle wins at NEWCASTLE 12/3/24
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Three more winners!

13th March 2024

It’s been a fantastic start to 2024 and the great results just keep coming with three more winners putting their owners in the winners’ enclosure on Tuesday evening.

This year’s equine team is arguably the strongest we’ve ever assembled for our owners with the constantly refined processes of our expert buying team giving us a wonderful array of quality horses for our horse racing syndicates to enjoy.

Churchella kicked off a perfect evening for our owners, winning her third race of the all-weather season.

A progressive filly with plenty of character, Churchella missed a beat at the start but under a typically well-judged ride by Danny Tudhope, she travelled around well in rear before coming with a well-timed challenge up Southwell’s long straight to run down the odds-on favourite, who had won his last six starts.

Unexposed over staying distances, Churchella is well capable of winning more races for her horse racing syndicate this year.

Our second winner of the evening was Lakota Brave, a gorgeous son of Sioux Nation who’s a big boy and has been a rather immature horse so far.

His horse racing syndicate have been patient with him and are now starting to reap the rewards.

Hollie Doyle had been very complimentary about Lakota Brave’s recent debut and recommended upping him to a mile for this second start.

With natural improvement and the extra distance in his favour, Lakota Brave was always well placed and soon put the race to bed when Hollie asked him to go and win his race and he ultimately won in good style, going away at the finish.

A perfect evening’s work was completed when our third runner of the evening, Grand Traverse, made a sparkling winning debut at Newcastle.

A 37,000gns recruit from last October’s horses in training sales, he has blossomed physically in Archie’s care since then, showing plenty of speed in Lambourn.

Despite having raced over a mile on his third and final start in France, Archie elected to start him sprinting on this first start for his horse racing syndicate and Grand Traverse looked comfortable throughout.

Racing off a BHA mark of 87, and conceding experience all round, the son of Siyouni travelled well throughout before bursting clear of his rivals to win very impressively.

Many of his horse racing syndicate were present to greet him into the winners’ enclosure (pictured above) and enjoyed a very positive debrief from Hollie, who was very impressed with this first effort in the Hambleton silks.

Grand Traverse’s win completed a famous treble and means its 13 winners and counting already for 2024 and we’ve seen some lovely horses out and racing with distinction for their delighted owners.

With a lovey crop of two-year-olds to soon add into the mix this spring, there is just so much to look forward to as we get ever closer to the start of the Flat season proper, which is now just 10 days away!

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