Sunday 5th July

July 5, 2015

On Wednesday we had sent PENANG PAPARAJAH to run at Bath. He certainly seems to be getting the hang of racing, and this was his best effort yet. He was so unlucky to lose the race in a photo-finish and could return to Bath next week where hopefully he will finally get his head in front as he deserves a change in fortune.

On Thursday after the withdrawal of BAREFOOT DANCER at Haydock due to the change in going it left us with just the two runners at Epsom. We started the evening off with MACHINE LEARNER who was looking to build on his Sandown run. He travelled really well through the majority of the race and when asked for his effort he could not get on terms with the front two. It was a good run and he looks as though he is going to be better over long trips. He is due to be gelded tomorrow which should just help him a bit with his attitude. We rounded off the evening with a win which came by the way of BANDITRY. Stepped up in distance and sporting a first-time visor, he came from last to pick up impressively once switched to the outside. He won nicely and hopefully his July Sales entry will now be forgotten as he looks as though he could shape up into a progressive type.

We had no runners on Friday and then on Saturday we started the afternoon off at Leicester with GEORGE CINQ. He travelled smoothly into the race, but did not find as much off the bridle as had seemed likely and finished fifth. He is still six pounds higher than the mark of his last win and hopefully he will get some relief from the handicapper. Later on the card TARANDO gave a decent effort of herself to finish second. She tried to make all and fought back gamely once headed. She can break her duck in a similar contest and certainly deserves to get a win under her belt. At Beverley SAMPERA looked to win a shade cosily in her race, given a lovely ride by Louis Steward. She appreciated the return to a quicker surface and confirmed herself as a progressive filly, winning with a bit in hand. She is another in the July Sales and someone may just get themselves a nice filly.

We have no runners tomorrow and then on Tuesday it is a return to the track for THATCHEREEN. She has been prevented from running due to some niggley little problems early on and then the ground has been against her ever since. She is a consistent filly who will probably need the run, but she looks in really well in herself.

This morning the horses worked on the watered gallop

Golden Hello (Orange Jacket) and Aid to Africa

On the Huh and Them and Us (Orange Jacket)

Born to Reign and Aussie Berry (Grey Horse)

My Strategy and Franklin D (Orange Jacket)