Ed de Giles' Blog

Run down of our horses off to the sales

Well we have notched another couple of winners since I last wrote, taking us up to 26 for the year (oh and dont for get Prince's win over fences!!). Al Mukhdam finally won. He has generally been consistent and deserved to get his head in front. He has run since but I think a little flat so we have stopped with him and he is off to the sales next week.

Kashmiri Sunset won again at York. I think he was unlucky the time before and has been improving all the season. He has a Timeform Master rating of 100! He is still slightly unfurnished and will surely improve next year. He is however off to the sales and I wouldn't be surprised if the jump boys snap him up. He will have a healthy reserve on him and if he does come home I am sure he will reward us handsomely!

Bernie ran respectably in the mud at Goodwood but is better on a sounder surface. He is also off to the sales and will be a fun horse for someone next year.He is so genuine.

Marengo ran well the other day at Bath. I put Cheek pieces on him which helped him to travel a little more fluently. He is off to the sales but may run on Tuesday before he goes. I don't think I have got to the bottom of this lad which is slightly frustrating! One mans misfortune is anothers fortune! He would make a lovely Jumper.

Croq had his final spin of the season on the all-weather which is not his surface. He will be back next year and I am sure will be performing well in his grade.

Men don't cry has been the model of consistency although I think his last run was a little flat. He is off to the sales and will give someone alot of fun next year. He would also make a fantastic summer jumper.

Hostile Fire has been fantastic this season with 4 wins to his name. He will have one more run before the sales. He is a big horse and I think will be even better next year. He will come home if he doesn't fetch a sensible price!

So we have 6 off to the sales but have bought 13 yearlings to date with a couple of homebreds to add to the list we are going to have an interesting mix next year! If you would like to see all our new purchases they are on our website. I think there are 5 for sale but a couple of those will be placed after the sales next week. If you have an interest in purchasing one you know how to get in touch. These horses we have purchased this year really do look like a class bunch! All very exciting!