Today I lost my friend. Indian Silk was a mare we purchased from Jamie Osborne for who she won three races, including at Newbury, Nottingham and Southwell all ridden by Shane Kelly.
She was also one of the first racehorses Scott rode out. "Silky" was a real old fashioned type, with a handsome head, loads of bone a great front and a huge behind. She also had a "waist" that was tiny - she was so dipped back that only a racing saddle would fit her. But as Jamie...
A fabulous start to the week for owners John and Carolyn Radford on Monday as their 5yo gelding, Albert Boy, won the 4:05 handicap at Thirsk under Theodore Ladd in convincing fashion.
Albert's performance leaves no doubt about how genuine he is winning from a very wide draw in a competitive field. Albert Boy has won four races and been second 3 times. He won the one mile four furlong event by two lengths.
Albert is named after one of John and Carolyns th...
Thundercloud secured her second win of the season at Nottingham on Friday.
THUNDERCLOUD started a step slowly, but they went a good pace and she picked up strongly to win in good fashion from over a furlong out ridden by Paddy Mathers.
Thundercloud is owned and bred by Paul and Yvette Dixon and is a firm favourite of the yard following her dam passing away days after she was born, and having to be raised by a foster mum throughout her early years.