Sunday 15th October
October 15, 2017
On Friday we started the afternoon off at York with JE SUIS CHARLIE who had been stepped up in trip, tackling fourteen furlongs for the first time. He was settled at the back of the field and when asked for his effort he made some late ground towards the far side and saw the longer trip out well. Maybe if he had got going a bit sooner he could have finished closer, but it was a good effort and I am sure he will catch someone’s eye at the Horses in Training Sales on the back of this run. At Newmarket we had declared WINSTON C to take his chance. He raced in a midfield position and was ridden with three furlongs left to run. He was slightly impeded a furlong from home and weakened inside the final furlong. He looks as though he is ready for a break and we are sure he would benefit from being gelded. We rounded off the day with ESME KATE who was making her racecourse debut. Settled towards the rear, she was asked to make her challenge and seemed to struggle when hitting the rising ground. She is always going to be a filly for next season and will come into her own over a distance of ground.
Last night we headed to Kempton starting the evening off with INDIA. She showed improved form on her second start and all weather debut. She will be better over further and looks a nice prospect for next season. Later on the card DEMURRER was steadied at the rear and was pushed along over two furlongs out. He could never get on terms with the leaders and finished down the field. He is sure to keep improving with his racing and would benefit from another winter under his belt.
Tomorrow we head to Goodwood where TAPER TANTRUM takes his chance. We have struggled to find a race for him due to the soft ground and hopefully we have found one here that he can be competitive in. It will probably be his last run for the yard as he is due to head to the Horses in Training Sales at the end of the month.
On Monday we head to Yarmouth where GEETANJALI returns to the track after making her debut at Chelmsford. She looked very green on this occasion and hopefully with some racecourse experience under her belt she will be seen to better effect. Later on the card JAWAN is looking to redeem himself after failing to go in the stalls on his racecourse debut. He has passed his stalls test with flying colours and should give a good account of himself if he does not let things get to him. SHERIFF is also in the race and he looks to have come on for his racecourse debut at this track three weeks ago and although it looks a tough little contest hopefully he will show that improvement here.