Breden recorded a victory for the yard in a 1 mile 2 furlong handicap at Newbury this afternoon. Robert Winston settled him in midfield before making his move two furlongs from home. In an incredibly close 4 horse finish he just held on, winning by a short head, neck and a nose at odds of 16/1.
All the National Hunt horses are settling into training for the new campaign. Tony Betteridge was lucky enough to see his entire string out at the same time. They all looked good after their summer break.
Penny Harrison received her prize from Linda, for being joint winner of the 2016/7 Three To Follow competition, at the yard yesterday. Evelyn Jones, the other winner, received hers money at the Open Day last Saturday. Following their example entries are coming in now from our owners for the 2017/8 competition.
Once again the weather smiled on Southfield Stables with glorious sunshine all day. There were plenty of owners viewing their horses and looking at potential new ones. Pat Jones, breeder, was there to answer questions about some of his youngsters and all the stable staff, beautifully turned out, were on hand to serve food and drinks, answer inquiries and make sure that their charges looked their best. A parade of horses was followed by a delicious buffet. Another great day, thank you Linda and team.