BLEWIT 4yr old Gelding by Iffraaj ex Privileged Speech 16.1 hands tall. Rated 58 AW Flat in Ireland. Fantastic Juvenile Hurdle prospect. £16,500
FOLIE A DEUX 10yr old Gelding by Anshan ex Flynn’s Girl. OR Hurdle 100, Chase 105. Fit and Ready to run. Fun horse. £5,500. Entered to run Sedgefield 07/02/12.
4yr old gelding by Heron Island ex Dawn Native, 2 tenth shares available. £2,500 per share. Exciting N H Bumper prospect.
Sandown – Saturday 4th Febuary
Wetherby – Saturday 4th Febuary
Kinsey gets his career off to flying start with 260-1 double
By Ben Hutton, Sedgefield, 06 JANUARY 2012
WILL KINSEY got his training career off to a dream start with a 260-1 double courtesy of Alpha Victor in the novice hurdle and Kykate in the 2m4f handicap hurdle.
The pair, both ridden by Charlie Huxley, were the 30-year-old’s first runners under rules since he was granted a licence two weeks ago and Donald McCain’s former assistant received a rousing reception from family, friends and racegoers after each winner.
The 28-1 shot Alpha Victor beat the McCain-trained Saga De Tercey by 11 lengths in the opener in the colours of Kinsey’s mother Julie, and the trainer said: “I spent a year at Donald’s, had a great time there and learned a lot from him, but it was quite nice to get one over on him.”
Kykate scored at 8-1 for owner David Bithell, who is also Kinsey’s head groom. After the six-yearold mare had tenaciously made all her trainer said: “Brilliant, absolutely brilliant.Out of the three here today I thought she had the best chance even though it was a competitive handicap.”
Kinsey’s unbeaten record fell in the concluding bumper in which Gwladys Street finished a creditable third, while Huxley was fined £290 by the stewards for sending text messages during the restricted period.