Delighted to report that Jackhammer (pictured below as a yearling) who I purchased for €24,000 from the Tattersalls Ireland Yearling sale won on debut at Salisbury today (Wednesday 22nd June) for trainer William Knight and owners The Oil Men Partnership.
He was a horse I remember very well as a yearling as I was struggling to find many I liked and then this very racy colt by Thewayyouare came out of the Castlebridge Consignment and floated his way up and down the sales paddocks. I adored him from the first moment I saw him and luckily my brother William did also and the rest is history.
Held up at the back of the pack today, Jackhammer showed his greenness but travelled smoothly under a very patient ride from George Baker and eased his way past all the horses in the field to win going away by 2 1/4 lengths.
Congratulations to his owners The Oil Men Partnership and to his trainer William Knight.