Sunday 31st August

August 31, 2014

On Friday we headed to Sandown with TARANDO. She appeared to lack a little early pace and never really threatened. She was keeping on at the finish and on the evidence of this run she probably wants stepping back up to six furlongs. Later in the evening JAYEFF HERRING was slightly unlucky. He had to come very wide on the home turn and never could get seriously involved. He has the ability to find a small handicap and is still lightly raced.

Yesterday we were delighted with BIG ORANGE’S win at Chester. He was the only three year old in the line-up and had run well to finish fourth in the Queens Vase last time out. He showed the Ascot run was no fluke by making every yard here on his handicap debut. He undoubtedly benefited from the run of the race, but this was only his sixth start and he is a horse that will keep improving. He could go for the Prix Chaudenay on Arc weekend next, but also holds an entry in the Cesarewitch. Later on the card LE ROUQUIN failed to build on his Newmarket run. He was slowly away and was pushed along three furlongs out. He was struggling two furlongs out and was never a threat. He did not appear to handle the track and we know he is better than this run would suggest.

Today we head to Brighton with THATCHEREEN. She appears in great form and although she has made her way up the handicap hopefully she is on a mark that she can still be competitive.

On Monday we have declared STONE ROSES at Brighton. She was slightly unlucky on her last start at Newmarket and although this race looks quite competitive hopefully she will do herself justice. At Leicester we have declared SONAR. He has not shown as much as we had hoped so far, but hopefully once handicapped he will be competitive in nurseries. Later on the card WHITE VIN JAN is hoping to make it four out of four. She has Michael Kenneally taking seven pounds of her back and hopefully this will prove beneficial.

Today the horses worked on the Summer Gallop
Storytale and On the Huh (Navy and Red Hat)
White Vin Jan (Grey Hat) and Touchline
Graceland (Maroon Cap) Banzari (Black Hat) and Sampera
Orange Bloom (Red Cap) and Beyond Fashion