Kayley Woollacott: All you need to know about my stable
In her debut blog on the Insider, Betway's newest ambassador gives you the lowdown on the 10 horses she has in training for the new National Hunt season.
I’m delighted to be working with Betway and providing Betway Insider readers with updates on my horses, including our stable star Lalor.
It’s been a very difficult time since my husband Richard passed away, but we’re focusing on the future and Richard always loved Lalor. Let’s hope he can go right to the top again this season.
We consciously had a break in the summer which did all of us really well. We’re excited to get going again and get some of the new horses out.
Here's everything you need to know about the 10 horses I currently have in training...
Lalor (Age: 5, Nickname: Lalor)
The star of our stable, he has won at the last two Aintree Grand National Festivals, the latest being the Grade 1 Betway Top Novices’ Hurdle in April 2018.
We’re going over fences this season and we’ve been really pleased with how he has summered.
The dream is to win another Grade 1 over fences and let’s hope we can achieve that at some point this season.
Clondaw’s Answer (Age: 5, Nickname: Murphy)
He won an Irish point-to-point and Richard bought him at the Cheltenham sales in November last year.
Unfortunately, he had to have a break because he picked up a slight injury. He had a bumper run at the end of last season the season but it was too quick.
I think he’s a nice prospect over hurdles and he’ll go for a maiden hurdle at some point. He wants soft ground so we just have to wait for the weather. He’s a massive horse who will keep on improving and is definitely a chaser in the making.
Diablerets (Age: 5, Nickname: Diablo)
We bought him in France as a yearling. His mother is a sister to Sprinter Sacre, so he’s nicely bred.
He’s been disappointing and has to show some improvement over his next couple of runs. We’ll try him over fences next.
Caspers Court (Age: 4, Nickname: Casper)
He won a point-to-point last season when he had only turned four by nine days, so he’s a real baby.
He’ll start off in a bumper somewhere before going over hurdles at some point. He’s a nice horse for the future and will be fine on good-to-soft.
Dorrana (Age: 4, Nickname: Dora)
She’s nicely bred on the dam’s side, being out of a King’s Theatre mare.
She’s a lovely big backward mare who will take a bit of time. She’ll be out in a bumper some time before Christmas.
Floresco (Age: 8, Nickname: Frank)
He’s one of only a few of ours who will go on quicker ground, but he had a soft palate operation over the summer. His wind just caught him out on his last start at Stratford in May.
He’s a nice old chap who has had a couple of starts over fences and will stay over them.
There’s a race for him at Chepstow next week, which might be a bit short for him, but he prefers better ground so we want to get him out before the rain comes.
Millanisi Boy (Age: 9, Nickname: Carl)
He’s a real favourite in the yard. He won at Chepstow last December and then ran in the Kim Muir this year.
He loves heavy ground, stays all day and has to go left-handed. We bought him as a four-year-old and he turns 10 next year, so we could look at some veterans’ chases.
The King’s Writ (Age: 7, Nickname: Brian)
He was my first winner under rules at Exeter in April. He’s been a big backward horse who learned his trade pointing.
He had a good season last season, finishing second twice before winning. He’s improved again and is a nice prospect over fences this season.
He wants softish ground so we have to wait for the rain. There’s a possible race at the end of November but it would need to be soft.
Goodgirlteresa (Age: 8, Nickname: Teresa)
She came here this summer and we’re going to send her over fences when we get some soft ground. She won an Irish point-to-point on heavy ground in her younger days.
We’ve put a syndicate together and she will be a lot of fun – in fact, there are still a couple of shares left if anyone is interested in buying one!
I think she’s on a fair mark, she was second off 10lb higher. We like her and hope she’ll thrive in a small yard.
The Major (Age: 5, Nickname: Major)
He won a couple on the Flat for Michael Bell and spent last season being educated because he was trying to do everything like in a Flat race.
He ended up his season finishing second at Wincanton where we were really pleased with him. He was giving away a fair bit of weight.
I think he’s on a fair mark and is a lot more settled now. We’ve worked hard on settling him and educating him to breathe and relax in a race.
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