Sunday 23rd April

April 23, 2017

On Wednesday JE SUIS CHARLIE did not appear to get competitive in his race at Newmarket.  He took a keen hold early on, when help up in touch. He dropped to the rear with two left to run and weakened inside the final furlong. He is going to need to learn to settle in his races if he is going to fulfil the potential that we know he has. Later in the evening at Wolverhampton HART STOPPER was our only other runner. He pulled hard in a prominent position early on and went second at the halfway stage. He was shaken up to lead over one furlong out, when headed well inside the final furlong. On this evidence of this run, you would feel he would probably be better over six furlongs. He appears to have taken the race well and we will come up with another plan.

Yesterday it was great to have our first two-year-old runner at Nottingham as it then gives you a line on some of the others. CHOICE ENCOUNTER was making his racecourse debut at Nottingham and had been working nicely at home. Slowly into his stride, he was held up and asked for his effort a furlong from home. He stayed on well, but could not trouble the leaders. It was a nice debut run and he is sure to come on for the racecourse experience.  We rounded off the evening with Theglasgowwarrior who was having his second career start. Held up towards the rear, he was ridden along over three furlongs out and soon weakened. He still looks very green in his races and I am sure will keep improving for his racing.

On Tuesday we have declared to two runners at Yarmouth. We start the afternoon off with FIRE BRIGADE who has been working well at home. We know that he holds ability and we hope that he can be competitive here. We round off the day with recent Southwell winner COMPRISE taking his chance. He won in good fashion on his last start and we hope he has the ability to be progressive. It would be great to see another good effort from him.

Yesterday the horses worked on the Peat Moss.

Taurean Star and Ronald R (Orange Jacket)

Joe’s Spirit and Arabian Jazz (Blue Jacket)

India (Orange Jacket) and First Drive