Dan Muscutt and Ifan crossing the line in front at Wolverhampton

I was delighted to welcome Derek and Jean Clee to the yard as owners last month when they kindly decided to move Ifan to us following the retirement of trainer Bryn Palling and, with WRB Racing having taken a share of the horse in partnership with Derek and Jean, it was fantastic to see him get off the mark on just his second start for us in a 7f maiden at Wolverhampton yesterday.

Ridden by 7lbs apprentice Dan Muscutt, who is now two from three for us in 2013, Ifan pulled himself to the front after a furlong and, despite racing enthusiastically throughout, had enough in reserve to repel a couple of challenges late on.
Though we are looking to run him over hurdles this summer, we will most likely give him another run on the level first.