ROBERT (CHOC) THORTON
Astonishing’s Half Brother, Yes My Boy Wins On Debut At Newcastle 12/02/20
Yes My Boy (Footstepsinthesand x Amazing Krisken), a 3yo half brother to our very own Astonishing won the Bombardier British Hopped Amber Beer Novice Stakes over a 1m last night at Newcastle adding another update to an already solid page. The race looked strong on paper but Yes My Boy dealt out 3/4 of a length beating to the John Gosden Trained Cemhaan with a further 1 1/2 lengths back to Charlie Appleby’s 88 officially rated Dubawi Colt Discovery Island. Yes My Boy Broke well and travelled before pressing on from the furlong pole, staying on strongly to the line. He looks as if he will stay further and will be exciting to see what targets Archie Watson has for him.
Astonishing is in foal to Dark Angel and over her due date so we are waiting with great anticipation to see what she delivers. She has on the ground the exciting 3yo Golden Horn colt Gold Maze with Jessica Harrington in Ireland who is already Group 2 placed and entered in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby. Astonishing also has a 2yo colt by Showcasing which I have always loved, he too is being trained in Lambourn by Archie Watson. We have booked Astonishing in to visit Too Darn Hot this season. The coming summer should hold some interesting updates and good results.