Friday 20th September
It was a step forward from Aiguillette at Chelmsford last night but it did look to be his wide draw that got him beat. We were most encouraged to see Aiguillette try hard and stay on to finish a respectable 6th and jockey Harry Bentley felt the horse had lots of speed but also stays on so hopefully it won’t be too long before Aiguillette has his nose in front. He holds entries at Chelmsford & Southwell next Thursday.
A surprise entry has been made for Good Luck Charm at Chelmsford next Thursday in an amateur riders race, and for Kodiac Lass in the 0-65 handicap. SB
Thursday 19th September
Master Poet is absolutely fine post Kempton Park we are pleased to report. Whether the pace was too quick early on or he anticipated a bleed we aren’t sure, but we will now be patient for soft ground and hopefully we can see this lovely boy race another time or two before the season is over.
It was work morning for a lot of our NH horses yesterday and that includes Waikiki Waves! He was full of himself and we are super excited for the NH season ahead with him.
Kodiac Lass has been entered in what looks an ideal race on paper (3yo only, over 1m, 0-65 handicap) at Kempton Park on 25th September. SB
Monday 16th September
We’re back off to Kempton Park this evening with the lovely Master Poet who lines up in the 8.30pm handicap. The horse appears in great order at home but has been known to bleed after his races so we keep everything crossed he remains healthy tonight. Should he bleed again – despite the Moore teams best efforts to get him right – he is likely to be retired from racing as he will make a cracking horse for someone.
Aiguillette appears to be coming into form at home and will run at Chelmsford this Thursday evening. He is definitely better than is current rating.
Looking ahead, Gary has confirmed 90-rated Quloob will target the £350,000 Cesarewitch on 10th October which something to really look forward to! Our first runner this hugely prestigious race. EA.
Friday 13th September
Poetic Lilly is are only runner this weekend and she heads to Lingfield Park for her 3rd start. It will be another educational run for this 2yo filly who goes into the race after a 58-day absence.
The ground remains too firm for Isayalittleprayer once again….starting to get seriously desperate for rain now!
Kodiac Lass ran at Kempton Park Wednesday evening and this was one of her better races in a while. She was unlucky not to get 3rd/4th really and we remain hopeful she can win again before the flat season draws to a close. EA.
Tuesday 10th September
2-year old’s Isayalittleprayer and Poetic Lilly have been entered at Lingfield Park this Saturday. Isayalittleprayer will welcome the rain forecast this week and both ladies are ready to race again.
Master Poet & Aiguillette have been entered at Kempton Park on Monday evening over 7f. SB
Monday 9th September
Things did not go to plan for Lady De Vega’s debut on Friday as the little madame refused to go in the stalls! It was such a shame, especially after her stalls and gallop work at home were going so well but she will now have to pass a stalls test. All being well we hope to get back on track with her at Chelmsford on 21st September.
Kodiac Lass will be our next runner as she returns to Kempton Park with Harry Bentley on board. It would be great to see this daughter of Kodiac back in the winners enclosure. SB
Friday 6th September
Our two runners yesterday by no means disgraced themselves. Aiguillette raced for the first time in 111 days and was very keen/green early on. He did not enjoy the firm ground but we were pleased to learn that his wind was clean and hopefully on softer ground we will see him come on for the run next time. Dragons Voice ran well to finish 4th but was a little outclassed in this competitive Class 2. Hopefully a drop in grade next time will see him return to his winning ways.
Isayalittleprayer will be a non runner at Ascot today. However good luck to the connections of Lady De Vega at Kempton Park this evening. SB
Wednesday 4th September
We enjoyed another fantastic run from Quloob last night at Salisbury who finished a somewhat unlucky 3rd in a Class 3 contest. He had a lot of ground to make up in the home straight and didn’t have the clearest of runs so full credit to the horse for showing he’s game and hitting the line hard. He certainly looks more than capable of winning again in this sphere and we look forward to learning about the next plan Gary has in mind for him.
It is a day for our 2-year olds on Friday as Isayalittleprayer has been declared for an interesting maiden over 7f at Ascot and Lady De Vega will make her racecourse debut at Kempton Park. Good luck to both fillies and their connections! SB
Tuesday 3rd September
Dragons Voice has been declared for Haydock Park on Thursday where he will drop down in trip. He looks likely to receive his ideal ground conditions as well as ideal jockey for him – Jamie Spencer! It will be a step up in grade for the horse but David is hopeful of a more encouraging performance from the horse.
Aiguillette will make his reappearance over 7f at Lingfield Park on Thursday. This will be his first run since receiving a wind procedure and we are keeping everything crossed that this will bring an improvement to the horse. He has been working nicely at home and it’ll be great to see him back in action. SB
Monday 2nd September
Good Luck Charm looked poised to score his 10th win 2f from home at Brighton yesterday however he found very little under pressure and Hector felt the horse wasn’t letting himself down properly on the firm ground. He is sound & well post race and softer conditions will be targeted moving forward.
Quloob has been declared to make his second start for us at Salisbury tomorrow and will reunite with Hector Crouch. The drop in trip is expected to suit him and hopefully we can see him build on his encouraging debut.
Lady De Vega worked encouragingly over 6f on Saturday morning and is now ready to make her racecourse debut! She holds entries at Kempton Park and Haydock Park on Friday and also at Ascot on Saturday. We are looking forward to getting her campaign underway! SB
Friday 30th August
Good Luck Charm has been declared to return to Brighton on Sunday over 1m and Hector Crouch will ride. Good luck to his connections!
Mr Paul Hunt’s Guns Of Leros is set to make his hurdling debut at Newton Abbot tomorrow with Josh Moore in the irons. Good luck!
Dragons Voice has been entered at Haydock on Thursday where he looks to have his ground conditions, whilst Aiguillette holds entries at Chelmsford and Lingfield Park. 2yo Isayalittleprayer has been entered at Ascot on Friday. SB
Wednesday 28th August
September is looking to be a busy time of year for us as Good Luck Charm has been entered for the Lady Amateur Riders race at Salisbury, Quloob holds entries at Salisbury and Goodwood and Isayalittleprayer has been entered in an interesting maiden over a mile at Goodwood – all on 3rd September! A little rain would be welcome for each runner.
Aiguillette looks unlikely to race at Brighton this Sunday due to the ground. Gary is leaning more towards Lingfield Park on 5th September, whilst 2yo filly Lady De Vega remains on course to make her racecourse debut at Kempton Park on 6th September. Let’s hope it is a successful start to the month for us! SB
Monday 26th August
Aiguillette and Good Luck Charm have been entered at Brighton for this Sunday 1st September although some rain would be beneficial for them.
Kodiac Lass was not declared for Epsom this week due to the ground. The plan is for the filly to work on Thursday and Marco will then make a new plan for her. It would be great to see the filly return to her winning ways before the season is out. SB
Friday 23rd August
It was not quite the run we were hoping for from Master Poet yesterday. He hung left pretty much throughout and it would appear his previous issue was the cause of this. Gary remains confident that we can see the same horse we saw at Lingfield Park on his last start and hopefully an intense training programme at home will bring a difference.
Cilaos Glace and Trafalgar Boy have now returned to their yards and that means all of our NH string are back in full training! We feel we have a good team heading into the winter and cannot wait for the season ahead. SB
Thursday 22nd August
There are not many horses, let alone 10yo’s, that will finish in the winners enclosure twice within the space of 5 days – unless you are Good Luck Charm! After scoring his ninth win at Lingfield last Thursday, the horse gave another fantastic performance at Brighton to finish a very close 3rd. He seems to be in the form of his life recently and we are delighted for the old boy & his connections!
Master Poet heads to Chepstow this afternoon with Hector Crouch on board. It looks to be the last opportunity for a while that we will get ground like this so Gary is happy to take our chance.
Kodiac Lass holds an entry at Epsom on Tuesday. SB
Tuesday 20th August
Master Poet will be a non runner at Brighton today due to the ground. He has instead been declared for Chepstow on Thursday – hopefully the ground doesn’t firm up too much for him!
Quloob has been given an early closing entry in the Class 2 Cesarewitch at Newmarket on 12th October. He will be racing prior to then and we plan to discuss race plans with his trainer following his gallop tomorrow.
Isayalittleprayer is in search of rain and was therefore not declared for Yarmouth or Leicester this week. She holds an entry at Newmarket on Friday, however it does look like we need to remain patient with her. SB
Monday 19th August
Good Luck Charm and Master Poet have both been declared for the apprentice handicap race at Brighton on Tuesday. It is not ideal having two runners against each other but ground and race conditions suit them both and sometimes this is cannot be avoided.
Good luck to both sets of connections! SB
Friday 16th August
Winner! Good Luck Charm scored his ninth win of his career at Lingfield Park yesterday. The race played to the horse’s strengths as the fast early pace saw him travel strongly before staying on strongly down the home straight passing tired horses. He went onto be a comfortable winner and we are thrilled for all involved! Watch the win here!
Master Poet was sadly a non runner at Yarmouth last night. Hopefully we can see him race at Yarmouth or Brighton on Tuesday. Other runners next week look to be Isayalittleprayer at Yarmouth on Tuesday, Leicester on Thursday or Newmarket on Friday and Aiguillette on Monday at Lingfield Park. SB
Wednesday 14th August
2yo Isayalittleprayer has been entered in a Fillies Novice race at Yarmouth next Tuesday. We pray this rain sticks around for her!
Good Luck Charm and Master Poet have been entered at Brighton on Tuesday.
The National Hunt horses here at Cisswood Stables have now recommenced cantering and that includes Waikiki Waves. We are very excited to see this 4-time chase winner back in action this season and he could begin his campaign at Fontwell Park in October. SB
Tuesday 13th August
Aiguillette unfortunately got balloted out of Lingfield Park this evening but he could return to Lingfield next Monday instead.
Master Poet and Good Luck Charm have both been declared to race on Thursday. Good Luck Charm will return to the AW at Lingfield Park as Sean Levey takes the ride whilst Master Poet travels to Yarmouth in search of rain with Ryan Moore on board (let’s hope the rain falls!)
Quloob will unfortunately not be in action this week due to a dirty scope. It is important the horse is 110% before racing him again and we hope to see him back in action in 2-3 weeks time. SB
Friday 9th August
Despite our best rain dances, the ground was too quick for Good Luck Charm on Thursday and he was withdrawn. So the wait continues for ideal conditions at tracks this quirky 10yo enjoys.
We were extremely confident for Dragons Voice at Musselburgh today (especially with plenty of rain falling here!) but unfortunately things didn’t go to plan on this occasion. He possibly didn’t stay the 1mile 6furlong trip, or maybe the overnight stay took the edge of him. David will now regroup and formulate a new plan. EA.
Tuesday 6th August
How quickly plans can change in racing! Our Wednesday runners – Master Poet & Aiguillette – were not declared as the ground is too firm. Aiguillette will instead head to Lingfield Park next Tuesday for what looks to be an ideal race for him, whilst Master Poet will be entered for Lingfield and Yarmouth next Thursday 15th August.
Kodiac Lass now lines up in a Fillies Handicap race over a mile at Chelmsford on Saturday, and Dragons Voice looks likely to head all the way to Scotland on Friday in search of soft ground.
Good Luck Charm has been declared for Brighton on Thursday with Hector Crouch on board. Fingers crossed the rain arrives in time for him! SB
Friday 2nd August
Both myself and Sam thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon with owners at Glorious Goodwood yesterday (working hard as always!) and we were delighted with Isayalittleprayer. Green as grass in the preliminaries and early on in the race, once the penny dropped she picked up brilliantly and past plenty of horses in the closing stages. Beaten just 9 lengths (and 2 lengths behind exceeding well-bred Salsa) there were plenty of positives to take away from this Class 2 debut. Gerald Mosse gave her such an educating ride, and it was fantastic to have the 3-time French Champion jockey back on board one of our horses again. Gary Moore feels there is plenty to look forward to with this smart filly.
Dragons Voice is not running today at Newmarket unfortunately, but there is a possible race for him at the Shergar Cup meeting at Ascot next Saturday. Other runners next week include: Master Poet and Aiguillette at Brighton on Wednesday, Good Luck Charm at Brighton and Kodiac Lass at Haydock on Thursday, and Poetic Lilly at Haydock Park on Friday. With so many runners…thank goodness Sam is now back from holiday! EA.
Monday 29th July
Master Poet relished the softer conditions at Lingfield Park on Saturday and ran a cracker, just getting pipped on the line by hattrick seeking Kodimoor who travelled down from Yorkshire for this race. Nonetheless, it was a great effort by this lovely son of Poet’s Voice and hopefully it’s onwards and upwards from here for his loyal owners.
Runners this week are: Isayalittleprayer making her debut at Glorious Goodwood on Thursday (if it rains) and Dragons Voice also searching for soft ground at Newmarket on Friday. EA.