Sunday 1st June
June 1, 2014
On Thursday we were delighted to get our first two-year-old winner on the board when SAVOY SHOWGIRL went in at Haydock. She put the pace to the race early on and just as she looked likely to be caught, she picked up nicely to prevail. She appears to have taken the race well and we will see how her work progresses before making further plans. In the evening GEORGE CINQ took his chance at Sandown. He gave another consistent effort to suggest he can find another race back on better ground, but he is still above his last winning mark and some relief from the handicapper would certainly help his chances.
On Friday we started the afternoon off at Newmarket with STONE ROSES. She tracked the leaders and was ridden over two furlongs out. She edged right and weakened inside the final furlong. She looked to get tired in the last furlong and we were pleased with this effort. Later on the card VALEN was staying on late and a step up to seven furlongs looks as though it may just suit her better. At Newcastle THATCHEREEN was another who looked as though a step up in distance may just suit her. Held up in touch she made some steady headway over two furlongs out. She was soon ridden and edged left when making no impression over a furlong from home. We rounded the afternoon off with BOURBON PRINCE who was held up in touch and was ridden when hanging left over two furlongs out. He soon looked outpaced and the application of headgear could just help his chances.
On Saturday we started the afternoon off at Haydock with MADAME DEFARGE in the group 3 Pinnacle Stakes. She appeared to take a keen hold early on in the first time hood. She was soon racing in mid-division and was called for her effort over three furlongs out. She lost her place and never got competitive there after. In the last race of the day we thought SALTWATER CREEK would run a good race. This lightly raced filly and been working and running well so far this year, but she dropped away most disappointingly and this was too bad to be true. We can offer no explanation for this run and we will see how she is before making further plans. In the evening we went to Newbury with just the one runner, WHITE VIN JAN making her racecourse debut. She chased the leaders and was ridden over two furlongs out. She weakened inside the final furlong and looked as though she may have just needed the run. She will come on for the effort and I am sure will be much better next time.
On Tuesday we have declared three runners at Yarmouth. We start the evening off double handed in the three year old maiden with MANTOU and ALMAX. MANTOU really looks to have come on after being gelded. He will certainly benefit from the run, but hopefully he is one who will keep improving as the season unfolds. ALMAX has a similar profile. He has ability and we just need to channel him into using it. He will be progressive with some runs under his belt and hopefully prove to be competitive.
We round off the evening with JAYEFF HERRING who will be ridden by our new seven pound apprentice Michael Kenneally. With one winner already under his belt, Michael is a good lad, who works hard and deserves the opportunities he is getting.
He is certainly a jockey with a future.
The horses worked again across the flat
Mezajy (White Cap), Siyouni Ex Tenure d’amour (Blue Cap) and Berland
Amurra (Red Cap) and Invincible Spirit Ex Finchley (Maroon Cap)
Almax (Maroon Cap) and Mantou
Hala Hala and Wedding Wish (White Cap)
Wigmore Hall (Red Cap) and Hyperlink
Chatham House Rule (Grey Horse) and Galizzi
Rhonda (Front), Good Hope (Second) and Silver Mirage