Multitask, a 6yo son of Multiplex, completed a four-timer at Brighton yesterday for trainer Gary Moore, when winning division II of the Brighton Races Oktoberfest 13th Oct Handicap to achieve his TWELFTH CAREER WIN. This tough gelding made all the running, holding off all challengers in the final 2f under promising apprentice Hector Crouch. Well done to owners Power Geneva Ltd who only acquired the horse in the summer and have had four trips to the winners enclosure already!
ALPHA DELPHINI became the first stakes winner for his sire, Mickley Stud's Captain Gerrard, with his victory in the Listed Beverley Bullet Sprint Stakes on Saturday. The five-year-old gelding, trained by Bryan Smart, was bred by Marie Matthews out of Easy To Imagine, who has produced four winners from as many runners. Alpha Delphini, who was knocked down to Oliver St Lawrence for 20,000gns as a yearling, has now won five of his 11 starts.
A prize-winning 3yo Kayf Tara filly out of Celtic Native was sold at Tattersalls Ireland Derby National Hunt Sale yesterday. Bred by Mickley Stud in partnership with Devon-based Peter and Jill Emery, who won ten races under National Hunt rules with the mare, a daughter of Be My Native. As a foal, the filly won one of the four classes at the inaugural TBA National Hunt ‘Stars of Tomorrow’ Foal Show in 2013.
Sired by Mickley Stud's late stallion Karinga Bay, Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Coneygree made history as the first novice to land the most illustrious prize in steeple chasing since Captain Christy joined chasing’s elite 41 years ago. Bred by Lord Oaksey out of his mare, Plaid Maid, this was a fantastic training achievement, and what a race!! Truly a special moment and we couldn't be happier for all involved. Lady Oaksey, widow of Coneygree’s breeder Lord Oaksey, said: “We knew that he was a good horse but it’s just amazing, absolutely amazing."