Our first runner finishes 2nd

Our first runner from Newlands Stables almost gave us a dream start with Phoenix Aquilus finishing 2nd narrowly beaten by only three quarters of a length over hurdles at Southwell.

It is very encouraging that he produced a career best run having only been in the yard for a couple of
weeks and looks sure to continue improving having travelled strongly throughout and jumping very well under Aidan Coleman.

Clearly he is thriving in his new surroundings and enjoying  hacking to and from the gallops so we look forward to Phoenix returning to the track soon and hopefully getting his head in front for the first time.

Ritchie Fiddes