CHARBEL made Politologue find his “A” game to land the Grade 2 Christy 1965 Chase at Ascot last Saturday and that effort was very much reflective of the form of Kim Bailey’s Thorndale Farm team.
Without the season having really hit full stride for the Andoversford yard, Bailey has sent out 18 winners from only 110 runners and collected £224,755 in prize money and his 47 winners and £472, 646 from the 2017/2018 season will surely be surpassed this time around with a team brimming with talent and with plenty of young unknowns to go to war with too.
Vinndication maintained his unbeaten record on his chasing bow at Carlisle this month and, like so many of his stablemates, will be waiting in the wing until the soft ground returns and with the likes of Charbel and Younevercall continuing their ascendency up the ranks there should be further major paydays ahead.
Rocky’s Treasure has already paid for his keep with three victories over fences and the promise of more and the exciting Red River will soon be in action and there are several from the Irish point-to-point field who could become household names in the next few seasons.
Kim kindly spoke to Tony Elves of attheraces.com about his major prospects for what will be a busy time ahead.