Monday, 30 May 2011

Winners in the making!

Rimth has come out of the French Guineas in good form and has two possible targets; the Jersey stakes or the 7f Eternal Stakes at Warwick.

Baltimore Clipper is making his seasonal debut at Goodwood. He has had problems with ulcers but we expect him to run better now.

Circumvent is back in full training and is better than ever.

Silver Heels has recovered from a dirty scope and is back in full work ready for the Norfolk or the Windsor Castle.

Royal Blush has had slightly sore shins but is now back cantering. He may still go to Ascot but will more likely end up in the Cherry Himton.

We are very pleased with our two year old fillies. The ones to watch are Joy To The World, Ziefhd and Gifted Girl.

The horses are in good form or though we are going through a quiet spell with lack of runners there are winners in the making.

Monday, 23 May 2011

Silverheels is on target for the Windsor Castle!

We could imagine why people think Silverheels has not been out since his run, but he has been getting over a summer cold that has been hard to shift we are on track he is fine and is going the right way, signs are encouraging. Rimth has come out of her race really nicely and we will probably go to the Wokingham which we have won with a filly before, it's doubtful we will go for the coronation.

We run a very nice filly called Ziefhd at Newmarket she goes nicely at home and we expect a good performance. Flashbang found the ground to firm at Newbury, she seems to like Newmarket having run well there before and she seems in great form. End or Beginning is running over one mile two furlongs at Newmarket we really like this horse and expect him to run a big race. No Hubris is working very well and likes Newmarket.

The horses are running ok and we are as usual are getting lots of seconds but are happy with the way the horses are running.

Friday, 13 May 2011

Commissar our Star two year old has been sold!

He is a great Character with wonderful speed and we wish the new owner all the best!

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

All systems go: Rimth ready for the Pouliches.

It’s not every day you have a classic runner. Not even every year. We are delighted that Rimth will be flying the flag not just for Whatcombe, but for England when she tackles the best of the French fillies in the Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (French 1000 Guineas). She worked well on Saturday, and is ready. She might have a little pipe-opener on Wednesday, but we’ll decide probably on the day.

Mons Calpe returned back to his best at Windsor, fighting off rivals at the finish. There should be more to come next time. Moynahan ran very well, and it seems Goodwood is his track. He can definitely pick one up in this grade.

Perfect Day was bitterly disappointing on her debut. She was sent off favourite, which may have been a tad optimistic, but we had expected at least a finish in the places. She was too green and hopefully will show her true colours next time.

Red Courtier could put us back to winning ways at York. If there’s cut in the ground, then we’re expecting a big show. Vicona won her race in workman-like fashion and should follow up as well.

Overpowered is having his debut at York or Newmarket, and is a lovely individual. He has the pace to burn off his rivals and could go well on his first outing. Royal Blush should improve on her second at HQ, where she was gradually getting closer but the finish came too soon. She’s very capable and we’d be hopeful of at least a repeat of her debut.

Anthony Dunkley

Sunday, 1 May 2011

‘One the best 2yo performances of the season so far’

We’re finally starting to see horses perform to their potential, with a treble in the past few days. Commissar smashed his rivals at HQ to earn massive praise from the RUK team (“one of the best 2yo performances of the season so far”) and spectators alike. His 5l win in the Future Stars’ maiden was powerful, and he had learned his job well last time when chasing home Magic City. We’re looking into Royal Ascot for him, but which race he’ll contest remains to be seen. He ran a sound race over 5f, but he wasn’t stopping.

Vicona landed an interesting maiden at Bath, which we were confident she would. A few of her opponents were quite well thought of, and we’ll be keeping a close eye on their progress this season. Flashbang ran a cracker to take her maiden, making all to score by a few lengths. Although she won well, she may not be back on the track for a few weeks.

Moynahan is heading back to Goodwood, which he seems to really handle. We’re hopeful of a good show, and the same is the case for Mons Calpe who goes to Windsor in search of success. It’s a potentially tricky race, but he’s been working well.

We’ve also got a filly by the name of Perfect Day, whose pedigree is very exciting. Out of the talented Yesterday and sired by Holy Roman Emperor, we’re hoping for some memories with this one. Depending on how she works on Tuesday, she’ll be going to Ascot or Nottingham.

Rimth has put on 8 kilos since the Fred Darling, and has been working up to scratch. She’s really exciting us this season, and she’s bang on target to give Soumillon plenty to smile about on the big day. She’s in fantastic form.

Anthony Dunkley