swordlestown little stud naas kildare ireland
Swordlestown Little
County Kildare Ireland
Tel. +00 353 (0)45 895610
Fax. +00 353 (0)45 895612

Lilbourne Lad bypasses Royal Ascot to have a tilt at the Gr 2 Railway Stakes on Irish Derby weekend while Bahceli acquits himself well at Royal Ascot
Bahceli is on the big Royal Ascot stage, seen here in the parade ring in front of the impressive new stands. Picture by Lissa Oliver.

Brave Bahceli (Mujadil ex Miss Shaan) does us proud in the Britannia Stakes!

Fresh from his Newmarket win, Bahceli ran a great race in the Britannia Stakes. From his unfavourable draw he had to switch to race in stand\'s side group only to find his passage blocked whereever he tried to go. He eventually found daylight and finished a fast 7th, beaten only 2.5 lengths by the winner. He undoubtably gets the mile and racing for the first time on soft ground did not seem to hinder him. As Richard Hannon said in the unsaddling enclosure, there is a \"good race in him yet!\". All in all this was a gutsy and encouraging performance from the Swordlestown Little bred 3yo.

Swordlestown Little reached a milestone when the Richard Hannon team travelled to our local track in Naas to win the 6fl Rochestown Stakes with Sogno Verde\'s 2yo colt Lilbourne Lad ( by Acclamation). This is our first Listed winner in Ireland. Ridden by Richard Hughes, he drew right away from what was a small but select field and received a provisional Timeform Rating of 107. His next appearance is scheduled in the Gr. 2 Railway Stakes on Irish Derby Day. 

Lilbourne Lad in the parade ring at Naas. He received a glowing report in today's Racing Post, p.7 and also a nice summary of his pedigree in today's EBN

Swordlestown Little is riding on the crest of a wave and our progeny are advertising us in brilliant fashion so far this year. From 8 runners we have had three winners (Lilbourne Lad Listed Rochestown Stakes, Maiden first time out, Third Intention maiden and conditions hurdle Cheltenham and Bahceli Handicap Newmarket) so this adds up to five wins in total. We have also had many placed horses: five seconds (Third Intention, Gr 2 Triumph Hurdle Trial, Lilbourne Lad, conditions race, Khayar hurdle and Hashanar and Montalvo on the flat in Switzerland), two thirds (Hashanar, Lady Barastar) and one fourth place (Lady Barastar). With Montalvo (Gamut - Miss Lloyds) already a winner on his second start last year, Hashanar (Oratorio - Third Dimension) and Lady Barastar (Barathea - Stariya) definately look like winners in the making. Let us enjoy it while it lasts....

Good horses make it look very easy as Lilbourne Lad demolishes his opponents!

The Sogno Verde - Mastercraftsman filly is practicing to emulate her two brothers! Picture: Scarlett Schaer

Swordlestown Little, Naas, County Kildare, Ireland.
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