Our Oystercatcher was a fabulously named Pastoral Pursuits winner at Bath this afternoon. Trained by Mark Pattinson and ridden by William Carson he was recording his second career victory in the colours of owners Mrs Veasey and the G B Partnership.
Paver’s Pride was a winner today at Musselburgh. The Bahamian Bounty gelding won the five furlong amateur riders’ race for trainer Noel Wilson. Paver’s Pride was formerly owed by the late Mrs Paver and was foaled and raised at Norton Grove until he went into training in 2015.
Glengarry was a winner for Monsieur Bond this evening at Newcastle. Keith Dalgleish’s five year old was recording his second career win on a good day for Norton Grove’s stallions.
A son of Monsieur Bond, the Richard Fahey trained Firewater was a winner today. The two year old colt is out of the Norton Grove based mare Spirit Na Heireann (pictured) and he was first past the post at Ayr over a mile. Firewater runs in the colours of his breeder, Mrs Helen Steel.
Also on the Ayr card another son of Monsieur Bond, Billy Bond, was a winner also for Richard Fahey. Billy Bond was bred by Mr and Mrs Ashton. In the places this afternoon, Brian Ellison’s Monsieur Jimmy was a runner up in the seven furlong handicap.
The Norton Grove Stud foaled Maggie’s Passion, trained by Tony Coyle, finished fourth in the first race on the card.
Princes Des Sables, a two year old daughter of Monsieur Bond, won for the fourth time in a row at Chester this afternoon. She is stepping up in class all the time as she won in Class 2 company to pick up the first prize money of almost £12,000.
Kibaar, trained by Ruth Carr and ridden by James Sullivan, was a Pastoral Pursuits sired winner at Newcastle this evening, taking the Baxi 600 Combi Handicap.