Coombeshead Racing Review of 2011
Our most successful year yet, winning three times, second twice, third twice and fourth once, Yes Chef has certainly earned his keep bringing home over £17k in price money since being taken on by the Millmans. Under the jockeyship of James Millman, this horse has gone from strength to strength – we have not seen the best of this horse yet and believe he is one to follow in 2012.
Yes Chef was runner-up in the Millman's 'Horse of The Year' competition - this is what was said about him in the Rod Millman Racing Newsletter: In runner's-up spot was another addition to the yard, the four-year-old Yes Chef, who won three races this season and could improve again in 2012. He was extremely headstrong when arriving in the autumn of 2010, so we gelded him and gave him a short break. He came in early to take advantage of the weak maidens and worked hard at home to keep him settled and relaxed. On his first start for us, he narrowly won his maiden (7f) at Kempton, with James being as easy as poddible on him and he gradually improved throughout the year as we stepped him up in trip. He won over ten furlongs at Chepstow and then beat and improving Godolphin horse when landing his third race over eleven furlongs at Kempton. He is extremey quirky and likes plenty of space but he's done well over the winter (had a much longer break) and has the talent to improve again.
My Boy Ginger
Half brother to Yes Chef, his long winter holiday allowed him to strengthen up well. We are expecting him to show improvement this year. Another one to watch!
Our best bred horse proved to be disappointing on the flat last year as he had a few soundness issues together with problems with his teeth and back. He too has had a long rest over the winter and will take this year out to be schooled and strengthened and will then go jumping to Jackie du Plessis’ yard in Saltash. He will be syndicated with 12 shares and should make a fine chaser.
Half sister to Tiger’s Pride and Every Little Helps, she goes into training with Jackie du Plessis next week. She is a smart, sporty sort – so watch this space!
Every Little Helps
Older half sister to Coombeshead Lass, she will be syndicated and will go to Jackie later on this year.
If anyone is interested in share options for either Tiger’s Pride or Every Little Helps, please call Tony on 07553344371.