Monday 12th September
September 12, 2016
On Thursday we headed to Epsom with the two declared runners. We started the afternoon with AID TO AFRICA who raced in a midfield position for the early part of the race and when asked for his effort he failed to make any impression. Later on the card THE MAJOR was held up towards the rear of the field and was ridden to make some progress three out. He could never make any impression on the leaders and finished fifth.
On Friday we headed to Doncaster with FABRICATE. He raced handily enough, but was being niggled passing the three furlong pole. He was trying to launch another effort when running into trouble over a furlong from home, but although it did not affect his chances of winning, it did exaggerate the distance he was beaten. He was found to have lost a shoe during the race and hopefully we will be able to find a race he can be competitive in as he is still lightly raced. At Salisbury PEACE TELEGRAM was making his racecourse debut. He looked green early on and never got into the race. He is sure to have learned from the run and hopefully should be better next time. We rounded off the day with SHOW LEGEND. He again did not cover himself with glory and certainly looks to have got disheartened with the game.
On Saturday we headed to Chester with CLEAR EVIDENCE. He seemed to be in trouble some way out and never looked like winning. Perhaps the ease in the ground was against him.
Today we head to Wolverhampton where THREE DUCHESSES is taking her chance. She has been working nicely at home and hopefully she will finally get her day. We expect her to be competitive.
On Tuesday at Thirsk MACHINE LEARNER has been declared to run. He certainly should be capable of doing himself justice as he is a consistent horse who seems to keep finishing in the frame.
On Wednesday JE SUIS CHARLIE takes his chance. He ran with plenty of promise on his first start, just probably needing the run. He appears to have come on for that and we expect him to be competitive. At Yarmouth we have declared STICKS McKENZIE a two-year-old by Sepoy. He has really started to come together in the last couple of week and although he will probably need the run, hopefully he will give a good account of himself.
Today the horses worked on the Watered Gallop
Left to right – Sticks McKenzie and Merlin
Left to Right – Elementary, Fire Brigade and Comprise
Left to Right – Duke’s Girl (Hood) and Chakra
Left to Right – Big Orange and Giant Redwood