Monday, 27 August 2012

York ground unpredictable again

Sorry we missed the News update last week, we had runners in France and attended the Deauville sale.

Carlton Blue's jockey ignored the instructions at York, he crossed over to lead, effectively writing the horses' chances off, instead of going straight. He is a nice horse and should win again.

Dance With Dragons was very disappointing at Windsor, all three runs on the soft have been dissapointing and the one run on firm was good so this speaks for itself.

Kalicamix runs today at Deauville, we are hoping for a repeat of his win 2 weeks ago, he is fit and fancied.

Sovereign Power is weak and backward and should make up into a nice horse.

Puteri Nur Laila runs on Thursday at Lingfield, I'm sure she has not reached her potential but doea not want soft ground. She is fit and fancied.

Daring Damsel is a disappointing filly with an exceptional USA pedigree and is for sale. Any reasonable offer would secure.

Circumvent is back in full work and should run soon.

We have one or two nice two year olds in the pipeline which we are looking forward to running before the end of the season.

Making plans with these strange weather conditions is almost impossible. York, one of my favorite tracks and a place we always do well there, continued with its unpredictable going last week. It is like the straight at Ascot and some form should be taken with a pinch of salt.

English prize money contiunes to dip and I wonder at the heavy presence of the major owners wo operate at the bottom of the market, as I see it, for no purpose at all. Picking up races all year round which is the bread and butter of the smaller indigenous trainers.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Deauville bekons...

Our spec horses are beginning to work out. Carlton Blue now goes for the DBS Sales race at York after his win at Ascot and is in fine form.

Dance with Dragons now goes for the Median Auction Novice at Redcar on 25th August after his win at Doncaster.

Kalicamix has won £11,500 for coming 1st past the post at Deauville and runs there again at the end of next week.

Composed was second at Thirsk and now runs on Saturday at Deauville, we think he is still improving.

Our two Strategic Prince colts who are not named yet are shaping up very well and are not too far off a run.

Sovereign Power runs today at Salisbury and will improve from the race.

Don Libre has a poor draw tomorrow at Kempton for a front runner.

Mystic Melody has had problems and will need the race.

Gifted Girl is back in full work and may run at Goodwood on Sunday week.

Mons Calpe runs at Newbury on Saturday in the Ladies Amateur race, he is not an easy ride and will probably have to wait until Windsor next week for that win.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Deauville runner this week

We were very pleased that Kaiser Wilhelm could followup his success with another win at Folkestone. He found the ground too quick at Newmarket last time and should run again soon.

Carlton Blue ran a great race to win the Nursery at Ascot under apprentice Ashley Morgan. He has come out of his race well and may go straight to York for the DBS Premier sales race at the end of August.

Kalicamix finished a good 2nd to The Gold Cheongsam from Jeremy Noseda's stable, she has since won again (40k race) at Newmarket, and now goes to Deauville tomorrow for a valuable claimer. We are hopeful he will run a big race.

Ziefhd won her claimer at Lingfield and got claimed by David Evans so she has left the yard.

Composed ran a better race in the claimer at Thirsk to finish 2nd. He may go to Deauville for another claimer or stay here for a nursery over 7f.

Don Libre came back to form on the All Weather on his latest start at Kempton when he finished 2nd. He found the ground too soft at Salisbury when he finished 6th, he should have a better class race in him.

Dance With Dragons race a much improved race to win his maiden and 10K bonus at Doncaster. He is a nice, improving horse and is still for sale. We are looking at conditions & valuable nursery races for him if he doesn't get sold to go abroad.