Copper Beech Stables enjoyed a great weekend of racing. PORTAGE started the ball rolling by winning the TRI Equestrian Silver Stakes (Listed) in impressive style at the Curragh on Saturday. This is a very impressive start to his 4-year-old career and he holds an entry in the Royal Hunt Cup on the Wednesday of Royal Ascot.
On Sunday we had a great double at Listowel – who provided beautiful ground. SUVENNA was an impressive winner in her first handicap, the George Fitzmaurice Handicap. She has been raised 12lbs to a rating of 87, but looks an improving type.
ASBURY BOSS benefited from a great ride from Katie Walsh to win the Brian MacMahon (QR) Race, it is good to see him back in form. He will now head for a 2 mile handicap at the Curragh on Derby weekend.
We are hoping to send a team of four to Royal Ascot next week. Yulong Baobei holds an entry in the Windsor Stakes on Tuesday, Portage and Hasanour will take their chances in the Royal Hunt Cup on Wednesday, Anamba will have a choice of entries – the Sandringham Stakes on Wednesday or the Coronation Stakes on Friday.