The Galaxy Horse Racing Syndicate was in action on day one of Irish racing resumption in the 430 at Naas with our youngest Horse Parkers Hill and our youngest trainer Leanne Breen. Parkers Hill was purchased by ourselves in February this year. He has had just the one run to date finishing fifth at Dundalk. Parkers Hill has been gelded since that run, he has done really well since. Leanne Breen has become an important part of our team. It was fitting Leanne and Parkers Hill led the team out in what has been a Winter of evolution for The Galaxy Horse Racing Syndicate. We are no strangers to success at Naas it has been very good to us especially in 2019. We are well versed on what's needed at Naas. We believed Parkers Hill had those attributes this has been his target since the fixtures came out. The negative a wide draw was the potential issue, we were 16. A wide draw in six furlongs at Naas has been a real kiss of death. We know this and could do nothing about it. The positives were we had Shane Foley who has a great record for us in four rides prior to this Shane has never been out of the frame for us. We have a great relationship with Shane and were delighted to have him. Parkers Hill had been doing well at home, his work had been good. We knew Parkers Hill would handle the fast ground, he has pace and stays a bit further than this. If he could overcome what was the disadvantage of the high draw. Parkers Hill in our eyes was set to run a good race.
What followed was the stuff of dreams. It was a marvellous day for the whole Galaxy Horse Racing Syndicate. Parkers Hill was an emphatic winner on the day absolutely bolting up winning by two and three parts of a length from Fit For Function. Parkers Hill travelled powerfully without the headgear, many things Leanne has been working on with Parkers Hill were evident in this race. This was a competitive race, Parkers Hill took it apart. The victory opens up lots of opportunities for Parkers Hill, Leanne and ourselves. Leanne Breen did an incredible job with Parkers Hill to get him ready for today. As did Aili Leah who is a tremendous asset and an excellent rider. Leanne said Parkers would run well and boy did he. The Handicapper will have his say and of course, Parkers Hill will get a hike in the weights. Leanne Breen gave a wonderful interview to Racing TV afterwards, we were very proud of her. It captured our relationship to date very well.
Parkers Hill Clearing Away to Win at Naas 8-6-20
Leanne Breen is a young trainer who we have a lot of confidence in. As I said already it has been a winter of evolution for the Galaxy Horse Racing Syndicate. Leanne Breen is a central part of that evolution. Leanne Breen impressed me and John from our very first meeting. Leanne's hunger, ambition and determination are more than a match for our own. Some people may see Leanne's youth as a disadvantage we see it as the exact opposite. Leanne and Aili are working tirelessly on our behalf. They are ultra-professional logging everything the horses are doing, a constant flow of information. They are the furthest away from our homes geographically but it never feels like that. Anyone who has visited Clooneavin Racing stables located in Warrenpoint has got a warm welcome. It's an easy place to be and a wonderful facility. You never feel rushed, always a coffee and a chat. A shared interest in a shared vision. Due to the COVID crisis, we haven't been for a few months however we are looking forward to spending more time in Clooneavin
A delighted Leanne Breen gives the Syndicate her verdict after Parkers Hill wins
The report from Irish Racing is below
On his second start for the Galaxy Horse Racing Syndicate and trainer Leanne Breen, Parkers Hill gave jockey Shane Foley a Naas double when successful in division two of the Clinton Higgins Chartered Accountants Handicap.
Earlier successful for his boss, Jessica Harrington, on Lucky Vega in the colts and geldings juvenile maiden, here Foley was aboard 18/1 chance Parkers Hill for the third time.
He’d finished fourth and second on the No Nay Never gelding when he raced in Paul Smith’s colours under Johnny Murtagh’s tutelage.
After being settled behind the leaders towards the outer this afternoon, Parkers Hill made his ground under two furlongs out.
He eventually led in the final hundred yards for a two and three quarter length win over Fit For Function.
“He’s a nice horse. He’s been gelded since his last run and he put on 20kg straight away. He’s been working really well and we were expecting a big run,” said the County Down-based winning trainer.
“He could be anything and it’s great for the lads (Galaxy Horse Racing Syndicate). They backed me before I even had a winner. I value them as owners and I’m delighted he’s done that today for them. He likes rattling ground.
“I have eight in training for the Flat at the moment. I’m very happy with them and I think they could all pick up a race.
“I have the licence less than a year and Latchet gave me my first winner at Dundalk last October.”