Wednesday 14th June
June 14, 2017
On Monday our only declared runner was COMPRISE at Windsor. Held up early on, he made some progress over two furlongs out. Ridden to chase the leaders, he kept on at the same pace entering the final furlong. It was a better run than his York effort and hopefully we will be able to find a suitable race for him to get his head in front next time.
On Tuesday we were delighted with the effort shown by FIRST DRIVE in her race at Yarmouth. She showed nice pace down the centre of the track and only succumbed to the winner late on. She looks as though she will get further and may just appreciate another furlong.
Today we have seen another good effort from DUKE’S GIRL who sadly found another just too good for her. She travelled nicely at the front of the field for the majority of the race and when asked for her effort although she stayed on well she was no match for the winner. It’s a little frustrating as she is running so well without winning and is sure to keep going up the handicap for her consistency. Later on the card we were delighted to get another win on the board with FIRE BRIGADE who came from a long way back to score his win. He seems to be getting slower on leaving the gates, but finishes his races like a Fire Engine !!! We rounded off the day with another winner which came, curtesy of MERLIN. He was quick away from the gates and was always up with the pace. He battled well in front and kept sticking his head out winning in good fashion. It has been a great day for the Fitzroy Team heading into Royal Ascot.
Tomorrow we head to Newbury where SHIMMERING LIGHT makes her racecourse debut. She has taken a while to come to hand and has really started to blossom over the last couple of weeks. She is a nice filly who is sure to come on for her debut run. Later on the card THE MAJOR is looking to make it two out of two when he takes his chance in the Amateurs Handicap. He will be ridden by our assistant Ben James, who will hopefully be able to keep the winning sequence going. At Nottingham JIVE TALKING takes her chance. She is unlucky to remain a maiden after a couple of decent efforts last year. Hopefully we have found a race that she can be competitive in.
Today the horses worked on the Peat Moss
Left to right – Hanningfield and Ray’s the Money
Duck A L’Orange (Light Blue Cap)
Left to right – Three Duchesses and Ice Dancing