A double on any card is a welcome result and despite a frustrating year we have still managed to have several near misses on the doubles front but finally, last night I'm Yer Man and Rosina gave us a welcome shot in the arm when both won nicely at Chelmsford. Owners staff and of course me and George were delighted but not surprised as both horses had plenty to recommend them.
Birrafun Partnership, for whom we previously trained winning mud-lark 'Letbygonesbeicons' and all weather winner Birrafun will have been celebrating their two-year-old gelding's win and I am glad we managed to make it three wins from three horses in training for the partnership, they have been lucky owners for us while we have been lucky for them too. I'm Yer Man had been threatening to win and we were delighted that the trip down to Chelmsford was proven to be well worth it. This was only his fifth start and we are alreaady looking forward to 2018 with him.
"Rosina" is quite the darling of the yard, she is small but tenacious, genuine and talented. She belongs to loyal owner and friend Jen Bianco and was recording a fifth career win and the second of the current season. Rosie won three times at two, earning herself a rating of 90 before finishing seven lengths behind 'Quiet Reflection' in a Listed race at Ayr. Being a pint-sized pocket rocket, such a high rating was quite a burdon and thus her three year old season was a winless one, although she did come mighty close to winning, finishing in the frame on three occasions. It is to Jen's credit that Rosina remained in training, we knew she had more wins in her and it is particularly nice to win again after she failed to make her reserve at the sales last month.
With two more winning photos for the office wall hopefully we can add a couple more before the year is out!