It's great to see the horses running much healthier races and one who has surpised us, given his 'backward-ness' at home, is the grey son of Lilbourne Lad, 'Sunhill Lad'. We knew he was not without talent (he will stay all day long), but he has taken a long time to come to hand at home so to see him take so well to racing, is very pleasing. Running for the first time six days ago on the Newcastle tapeta, he made an encouraging start to his career and although he ran a somewhat green race, he galloped all the way to the line to claim third, delighting his part-owner and all round good guy 'Alan Court'. With the end of the season looming and having shown no ill-effects of his debut run, we were keen to get him out again fairly soon and get a bit more racing experience under his belt. Confident that he would have learnt a lot from his first foray but unsure of how he would handle the very heavy ground at Pontefract this afternoon, we were once again delighted to see him run an absolute cracker to be second. He broke very smartly from the stalls and thus found himself front, leading until the final furlong before finding one too good on the day. We couldn't be happier with the way that he has taken to his job and although he has ran very well on both of his starts to date, he is still only two and we have always believed he will make a much better three-year-old. We're certainly excited to see what the future has in store!
There are shares available in Sunhill Lad, so if you're in the market for a lovely, eye-catching grey with plenty of potential, take a look at his page here.