Straight from the horse's mouth

by Racing News Blogger

Derek Coltman


21 April 2019


Back to School!

This Mark Johnston-trained Teofilo colt, ridden by Joe Fanning, claimed yesterday's Queen’s Cup Stakes at Musselburgh by six lengths. The Dr Jim Walker-owned Austrian School, Tiger Roll’s half-brother, tracked leaders, moving into second slot eleven furlongs from home. The three-year-old went into the lead from the three-furlong post and was well clear for the rest of the contest. Austrian School was consequently cut to 6/1 from 10/1 for the Chester Cup and to 14/1 from 33/1 for the £1,000,000 Sky Bet Ebor by Sky Bet, as it seems probable that these top staying prizes will be in his sights now. Mark Johnston, who saddled four runners in this one-and-a-half-mile, commented: “Last year he kept going up and up and up in the weights for not even winning races but we always knew he was a really good horse.”



Earlier at the East Lothian track Mick Appleby's Saaheq landed the Scottish Sprint Cup Handicap. Hollie Doyle, aboard this Invincible Spirit gelding, tracked Final Venture on the stands’ rail and urged him into the lead one furlong out, going on to a convincing three-quarter length victory ahead of the long-time leader. It looks like Saaheq could be in for a good Summer with plenty of lucrative sprinting prizes up for grabs.


Meet again!

The Betway All-Weather Marathon Championships Conditions Stakes at Lingfield gave the Mark Johnston-trained Watersmeet the opportunity to make it third time lucky, having finished second in 2017 and third last year 12 months. Despite missing the break, this Dansili gelding, who is usually a front-runner, managed to come with a strong challenge from off the pace before being urged on by Joe Fanning about a furlong from home and eventually passed the post, two-and-a-quarter lengths ahead of the odds-on favourite Amade.








The farmer, his family and proud owner regard the newly-born colt.

Kayf Aramis ridden by Aidan Coleman trained by Venetia Williams, led in by Haggis and Isobel, Ross & Gary. Winner Pertemps Final Cheltenham Festival 2009 Photos courtesy Grossick Photography

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Kayf Aramis, by Kayf Tara, with Isobel and his dam, Ara

Kayf Aramis now competes in endurance riding with owner/breeder Isobel

Kayf Aramis

raced 85 times, including 7 wins and 31 places and won over £153,000 in prize money

A Cheltenham Festival winner and 3x winner on the flat at the York Dante Festival

The Story of Kayf Aramis

Kaylina Aramis by 9-time Champion Sire Kayf Tara

Breeding Shares Available in 2019

Bred for success

Kaylina Aramis


Breeding Shares available for 2019! 

By Kayf Tara

  • full sister to Kayf Aramis 85 runs & over £153,000 prize money, Winner Cheltenham Festival; 3xWinner at York Dante Festival
  • full sister to Kaylif Aramis, his career very sadly cut short at a young age: 3 wins, 4 places, over £59,000 prize money, Winner Ascot grade 2; 2nd grade 3 Aintree




The Aramis Collection 


Homebred Aramis horses.


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The Aramis Family