Wednesday 1st June
June 1, 2016
On Monday we headed to Windsor with GRACELAND. She was steadied at the start and was held up in last pair. She was asked for her effort and went second, but had no chance with winner. It was good to see her bounce back to form after her disappointing Chester run and we will see how she has come out of the race before making further plans.
On Tuesday we were delighted to see CHEVAL BLANCHE start her career with a win at Redcar. She quickened up well from off the pace and there was plenty to like about the way she did it. We have always liked this filly and we are hoping that she is going to be progressive type. Later on the card DALESIDE failed to impress in her contest and was never really travelling. We will see if she has improved in her work for the run, before making further plans. She does hold an entry in the July Sales. In the evening we headed to Wolverhampton with BOCKING END where she is a course and distance winner. She certainly would have made it three wins on the all-weather if she had not hung badly left when under pressure inside the final furlong. There was nothing Louis could do and sadly had to settle for second place. She certainly looks capable of winning again.
Tonight we head to Chelmsford with the two runners. We start the evening off with ALCANAR who was slightly disappointing on his last start at Haydock. He has the makings of a nice horse that will hopefully progress as the season unfolds. Later on the card TAPER TANTRUM is looking to make the most of his all-weather rating when he takes his chance. He has been so consistent on the turf and hopefully he will give a good account of himself here.
On Thursday we head to Kempton with the two runners. We start the evening off with MIDNIGHT MYSTIC who has taken a while to come to hand. She is a nice filly who we will hopefully get a trouble free run with now. Later on the card GIANT REDWOOD is looking to get back to form. The track and trip should suit him and we are expecting a good run.
On Friday we head to Market Rasen with INSTANT KARMA. Hopefully the rain will stay away and with champion jockey Richard Johnson on board, hopefully he can recreate his Fakenham run. We round off the day at Catterick with SCHOOL FETE. He has been declared to run in a visor for the first time and this appeared to help him in his work on Saturday. He should hopefully get competitive and have a good chance.
Today the horses worked across the flat in what was another really dismal and dreary day in Newmarket.
Left to right – Kissinger and Fire Brigade
Elementary (Blue Hat – Louis Steward) and Ronald R (Orange Jacket – Jamie Spencer)
Blue Moon Rising (White Face) and Bonhomie
Instant Karma (White Face) and Forth Bridge
Davey Boy (White Face) and General Hazard