We have always thought plenty of Dalamoi, who was purchased as a two year old, so we were absolutely delighted to see him make a winning debut over fences at Kempton Park earlier today in the hands of Alan Johns.
Racing in the colours of Nikki Ead, who enjoyed a winner last month with Bobmahley, Dalamoi jumped really well, travelled powerfully and looked to have things wrapped up some way from home. It was an impressive performance on chasing debut off his mark of 117 and it bodes very well for the season ahead.
He is a half-brother to Debece, who was a wonderful servant to the yard for several seasons, and looks a very smart prospect in his own right, and one who has long looked tailor-made for fences. Just a five year old, we will bring him along steadily, but it would be lovely to see him mixing it in a higher grade later this term. Many congratulations to Nikki and Brian!
It has been very pleasing to see the horses in such good form and though we have a smaller team for the season ahead, hopefully they can continue in a similar vein of form, with eight winners currently on the board at a strike-rate of 17%.