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Homebred winning racehorse family
3 winners from 4 runners:
Kayf Aramis winner Pertemps Final, Cheltenham Festival, 3x winner on the flat at York
Kaylif Aramis winner Grade 2 hurdle at Ascot
Zayfire Aramis chase winner at Worcester & Leicester
Zayfire Aramis is in training with Michael Scudamore for Aramis Racing Partnership
Berlief Aramis is in training with Alan Phillips - shares available
19 March 2018
Aiming for the Top
There's still a month or so to go before the National Hunt Season officially concludes but there are already signs that the Flat turf season is not so far away. The current Champion jockey, Silvestre de Sousa, who was crowned for a second time last season, is off to Lingfield for his first ride aboard the William Knight-trained Sea Shack in the Play For Free At sunbets.co.uk/vegas Handicap. The Brazilian-born rider, who hasn't raced in this country since November, during which time he was riding in the Middle East, has already announced that he intends to bid for a third title. Another would-be champion is also back in the saddle at the all-weather track, the only racing venue today after the return of the snow storms this time, courtesy the 'Mini Beast from the East'. Godolphin's retained jockey since January 2015, William Buick, also gets back in the saddle today, having also spent his time abroad, when he rides the Charlie Appleby-trained Sportswriter in this afternoon's 32Red.com Novice Stakes. The Norwegian-born rider has also expressed his desire to become champion jockey one day but as he put it 'not at any cost' so perhaps it's not a number one priority.
It's nineteen years since David Harrison won the Hong Kong Derby aboard Holy Grail. Now another British jockey has joined him in the Hall of Fame. Ryan Moore partnered the John Size-trained Ping Hai Star in the feature race. It seems connections' main concerns were whether the Nom Du Jeu gelding could manage the ten-furlong trip as he had recently won three races in a row over the shorter distance of seven furlongs. The other worry was that the five-year-old is always keen to go into the lead from the off. The Brighton-born jockey obviously had a solution to that one: he settled him at the back. When the fourteen-strong field proceeded down the back straight, Ping Hai Star was some ten lengths adrift of the leaders but, coolly and calmly, Ryan Moore urged his mount into contention on the home bend and the duo stayed on strongly to win by one-and-a-quarter lengths, demonstrating quite clearly that Ping Hai Star had no problems stepping up in trip.
On his way from Somerset to Staffordshire trainer Bob Buckler began to wonder whether he was doing the right thing. Just five days earlier Regal Flow had triumphed in the South West Racing Club Handicap Chase at Taunton and now he was on his way to Uttoxeter to line up in the four-mile-two-furlong Midlands Grand National. The Bridgwater-based handler needn't have been concerned. Although the Erhaab gelding is now eleven years old, he seems to like nothing better than when the going is tough and the mud is flying as he demonstrated last Monday when skipping three lengths clear to win that three-mile-plus contest. Yesterday's snow flurries and bottomless ground couldn't stop Regal Flow from notching up his second victory in a week when he left his rivals trailing ten lengths in his wake.
The Story of Kayf Aramis
- full brother Kayf Aramis 85 runs & over £153,000 prize money, Winner Cheltenham Festival; 3xWinner at York Dante Festival
- full brother Kaylif Aramis, his career very sadly cut short at a young age: 3 wins, 4 places, over £59,000 prize money, Winner Ascot class 2; 2nd grade 3 Aintree