Pattern and Group Races: 2018

KNIGHT TO BEHOLD winning his novice the previous season meant that there was much to look forward to on his first run of 2018. He ran and won the Lingfield Derby Trial beating Kew Gardens who went on to win the Queens Vase at Ascot, the Grand Prix de Paris at Longchamp and the St Leger at Doncaster. KNIGHT then ran in the Epsom Derby but it wasn’t to be. He went onto win by 4 lengths the Prix Guillaume D’Ornano beating the French Derby winner. We are all looking forward to what he has to come in 2019!

JACKFINBAR progressed very well through the ranks after winning his Maiden at Wolverhampton and it culminated in him going to Longchamp for the Prix de Lutece, Group 3 which he duly won by 2 lengths. Another super improving horse for 2019.

ROBIN OF NAVAN didn’t manage to win one this year but ran some amazing races to have 4 Pattern race places including a 4th in the bet365 Group 2 at Sandown.

FIGHTING IRISH ran a blinder to finish 3rd in the German 2000 Guineas and then a very good run in the Group 1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot and only getting beaten 3 lengths.

PIRATE KING & GOLDINO BELLO both winning their Maidens at big tracks in Doncaster and Newmarket respectively.