Bermuda Thoroughbred Racing is enjoying a purple patch with 3 winners in 12 days

1st September, 2017

Bermuda Thoroughbred Racing have enjoyed a very fruitful fortnight with all three of their runners winning! The first came at Newbury when Great Sound made it two wins from three starts in The Berry Bros. & Rudd Cellar Plan Handicap at Newbury under a great ride from Frankie Dettori, who has a soft spot for this horse as he rode him every day for two weeks when returning to the saddle following his shoulder injury. The following week Johnny Barnes produced a performance we all knew he was capable of to take the £100,000 Grosvenor Sport Handicap at Goodwood under a masterful ride by Robert Tart who took the shortest route on the inside to make smooth progress all the way up the straight. This was a very welcome victory for Bermuda Thoroughbred's Racing first ever runner Johnny Barnes, who was recording his first victory for two years! To top it all off Horseshoe Bay made a winning debut over hurdles at Worcester for Dan Skelton and brother Harry. He was returning after nearly 800 days off the track and despite some green jumping his class showed through in the ended and he scored with a little in hand.

Bermuda Thoroughbred Racing's statistics after four years of operation are fairly remarkable. Four of their six runners have been winners and all of those have been rated over 90, with two rated over 100 (Castle Harbour and Johnny Barnes)! They currently have four horses in training, two of which are with John Gosden (Johnny Barnes and Great Sound), one with Sir Michael Stoute (Paradise Lake) and one with Dan Skelton (Horseshoe Bay). Let's hope this purple patch continues!

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