I bought two at the same time and paid about EUR100,000 for the pair, with Saint Romble
costing about EUR60,000 and 'Monkey' EUR40,000.
A line in Robert Greene's Francesco's Fortunes reads "Dildido dildido, / oh love, oh love, / I feele thy rage romble
below and above.
Showing no signs of rustiness, he beat St Romble
by one and three quarter lengths in that two-mile, five-furlong chase.
Both riders forfeited winners as a result with Carl Rafter deputising for Kavanagh aboard Power Unit, who landed the Taunton Racecourse Seminar Centre Novices' Handicap Chase by six lengths from Saint Romble
Could follow ex-chasers Double Honour, Saint Romble
, and Croix De Guerre and win several races for the Hobbs family.
Mick Fitzgerald looks the jockey to follow at Fontwell where he could have the treble with Nas Na Riogh, St Romble
and Major Shark.
Hobbs saddled the second, Saint Romble
, in the following hunter chase, won in imperious style by the Waley-Cohens' Mel In Blue - another good result for favourite-backers.
IT WAS a great day for the Hobbs yard yesterday when a long-hatched plan came to fruition with the victory of Saint Romble
and 18-year-old K atherine Hobbs, who followed up last Sunday's triumph at Milborne St Andrew when taking the prestigious Hunt Members race at the famed West Somerset and Minehead Harriers meeting at Holnicote, the Hobbs' local point-to-point.
The teenager won on her father's eight-year-old Saint Romble
, who is owned by her mother Sarah.
LORD STRICKLAND bounced back to winning form on his first racecourse appearance for a year when getting the better of stablemate Saint Romble
in the two-mile-five-furlong handicap chase.
The amateur riders' handicap chase went to Penthouse Minstral, ridden by Jamie Snowden, who stayed on strongly from the home turn to beat Saint Romble
L'Etang Bleu was the one that got away from the champion jockey as Martin Pipe's charge was upsides eventual winner Saint Romble
when jumping too big at the final fence and crumpling on landing.