Sunday 3rd May

May 3, 2015

On Wednesday we were delighted with the effort shown by TOUCHLINE at Ascot. She was having her first outing of the season and made a strong challenge, but could not keep the winner at bay. It was a good effort having been off the track since September and she is sure to improve for this run. She looks as though she could be a nice filly as it looked a tough little race. Later in the evening JAYEFF HERRING was again disappointing and it looks as though he has slightly lost his way and may just need freshening up.

Yesterday ASTRAL WEEKS failed to shine in her race at Goodwood. Stepped up in trip for this, her turf debut and having only her fourth start overall, she came off the bridle in a handy position a long way out and there was no way back for her then. We will see how she is before making further plans, but she is certainly a well bred filly who is a winner. Later on the card LE ROUQUIN gave another consistent effort of himself. He had been raised another two pounds on this his return to turf having been in good form over a mile on Polytrack this year. He tried to come from last and although he stayed on well down the outside, was never quite getting there. He is capable of winning again and we should be able to find a race he can be competitive in.

Today we were delighted to get off the mark at Salisbury with FABRICATE. He had certainly benefitted from his experience when third in a Newbury maiden on his debut. He looks a colt of some promise staying on strongly in the closing stages. He will hopefully go on to something better and we will see how the handicapper rates his performance. The ground would certainly not have been in his favour and so that makes it all the more impressive. At Newmarket after the withdrawal of BANZARI due to the ground it left us with our first two-year-old runner of the season ACADEMY HOUSE made a pleasing debut coming up the rail and had to be switched. He motored home up the rising ground and was on top shortly after the line. He is related to plenty of winners and on the evidence of this run should win next time and could prove to be very useful. It is great to have our first two-year-old runner and for him to run so well is brilliant news as it now gives us a line on the others.

On Saturday the horses worked on the Peat Moss
left to right Niblawi and Rock of Max
left to right Giant Shadow and Golden Hello
left to right Big Orange and Instant Karma
left to right Sampera, Sarita and Orange Bloom
left to right My Strategy and Franklin D