Friday 17th November
Spring Praise will be our next likely runner at Kempton Park next Wednesday afternoon. We are hoping to see him improve further before he is likely to have a winters holiday.
We had an excellent visit to see our Epaulette yearling colt this morning. He is shaping up into a smart sort and is already confidently cantering with a rider on his back. We are really looking forward to him joining Gary Moore’s string early next year. 5% shares for sale – read more about this horse here. SB
Wednesday 15th November
Onehelluvatouch ran a much better race at Huntingdon yesterday under a positive ride from Jamie Moore. The filly jumped brilliantly and traveled nicely for a long way before hitting the front too soon and settling for 7th place. Jamie believes she is capable of winning in this sphere and we hope to have him back on board next time.
It was however a shame to see Capsis Desbois pulled up again at Lingfield Park on Tuesday. His owners are currently deciding what is best for the horse moving forward. SB
Monday 13th November
Unfortunately things are really not going our way at the moment and we regret to inform you our lovely young Paco Boy colt very sadly had to be put down this weekend after a freak accident at the stables. We are all devastated as you can imagine. EA
Saturday 11th November
25 Heart of the South owners enjoyed a truly fascinating behind the scenes tour of the amazing new Sussex Equine Hospital on Friday morning. Director Matt Waterhouse spent so much time with us explaining all the new equipment and medical advances over the years. He also showed us the many different areas of this state of art facility, explained the procedures when horses arrive at the hospital and answered all our questions. I think everyone left feeling enlightened and in awe of all the amazing work they do.
Plenty of owners then headed off to Fontwell to see Sisania in action, although her lackluster performance somewhat spoilt our day! She will definitely front run next time in a bid to reignite her. EA
Thursday 9th November
It was great to be back in the Winners Enclosure on Tuesday evening with Zambeasy at Kempton. The horse ran a brilliant race against some in-form horses, giving weight away all round. He now heads to Lingfield on 13th December – Philip feels trying to steal the race coming off their final bend is a good plan.
Our next runner is Sisania at Fontwell Park tomorrow. She is stepping up to 3 miles for the first time and Jamie Moore hopes to lead with her. Onehelluvatouch also steps up in trip at Huntingdon on Tuesday, and having been given a clean bill of health at home Capsis Desbois makes his chasing debut at Lingfield also on Tuesday. EA.
Wednesday 1st November
It wasn’t quite the result we were expecting from our NH horses on Sunday. Royal Battalion was never looked to be enjoying himself, and Owners are currently deciding what is best for him now. Capsis Desbois was pulled up after jockey Andrew Glassonbury reported the horse to make a noise. Further investigations will now be taken but Gary is hoping it is something minor.
We are hoping to have some more luck with our next runner which will be Zambeasy at Kempton Park next Tuesday. He is a C&D winner here and it is likely that Ross Birkett will ride. SB
Saturday 28th October
Spring Praise improved in terms of his performance at Doncaster yesterday. He traveled strongly for the first part of the race but found very little when under pressure and jockey Graham Lee wasn’t convinced the penny has dropped for the horse yet. He will have one more run this season before being gelded over the winter.
Royal Battalion & Capsis Desbois line up over hurdles in the 1pm race at Wincanton tomorrow.
Raven’s Lady & Velvet Revolution have now returned from their holidays. They both looked fantastic and we are really looking forward to their seasons ahead! SB
Wednesday 25th October
Onehelluvatouch made her handicap debut at Plumpton on Monday and ran better than her placing suggests. Sam Twiston-Davies feels she is capable of winning in this sphere, but needs to be stepped up in trip as everything was happening a shade too quick for the filly.
Sisania plugged on to finish 4th in the last race at Plumpton where the ground was riding pretty testing. Jamie Moore feels she needs to make the running next time, and is keen to give her another pop over hurdles before turning her head to fences. She certainly has the size and scope for this!
Spring Praise has been declared for the 3pm maiden race at Doncaster on Friday. Experienced jockey Graham Lee is on board and we hope to see the horse improve for his debut. SB
Friday 20th October
We had a great first stable visit to see our Kodiac filly at Jamie Lloyd’s yard this morning. She is shaping up very nicely, and is described as a “forward, willing horse with a lovely temperament.” She already has a rider on her back, and will continue with her pre-training before joining Marco Botti’s yard this winter. All 10 shares have been provisionally sold already!
Good Luck Charm didn’t quite deliver the performance we were hoping for at Brighton yesterday. He was too far back and couldn’t really get involved in the race. He will now be wound down to enjoy a short holiday before he returns to action early in the spring to take advantage of his AW rating.SB
Tuesday 17th October
Spring Praise made his debut at Yarmouth yesterday and looked to be travelling nicely for the first part of his race. However he found himself behind a wall of horses with nowhere to go and quickly faded in the closing stages. Marco is keen to race the horse again quickly and he is likely to head to Doncaster on 27th October next.
Good Luck Charm has been declared to return to Brighton on Thursday. It is likely to be the horse’s final race of 2017 and Gary is hoping he can end a fantastic season on a high!
Our two grey fillies Sisania and Onehelluvatouch have been entered over hurdles at Plumpton on Monday. They both need a bit of cut in the ground so fingers crossed the forecasted rain arrives. SB
Saturday 14th October
Marco Botti trained Spring Praise has been declared to make his racecourse debut in the 2.10pm maiden at Yarmouth on Monday. Daniel Muscutt is in the saddle, and we are looking forward to seeing this son of Oasis Dream in action.
Our National Hunt horses were looking good on the gallops this morning ahead of the forthcoming season. Royal Battalion and Capsis Desbois both hold entries at Wincanton next Friday. SB
Tuesday 10th October
Winner! Dragons Voice scored his third victory of the season at Windsor yesterday as he dug deep in the tacky ground and went onto win with a little up his sleeve – see the win here! He will now enjoy a winters break but we are so delighted that he is to remain in training for 2018 and look forward to seeing what more he can achieve.
Zambeasy didn’t appear to enjoy the holding ground at Windsor as he didn’t travel as strongly as we usually see from him. He is likely to return to the all weather and could try a set of cheek pieces of a slightly further trip next time.
Master Poet did all the first part of his race correctly and was quite impressive when exiting the stalls. He did however lose a shoe mid race which caused him to become unbalanced around the bend and be fairly green. He will have learnt a huge amount for the experience and will race again in 2/3 weeks time. SB
Monday 9th October
Wow! What a performance from Sir Robert Cheval at Ascot on Saturday in the Listed race. He tried so very hard but was extremely unlucky not to have had a clear run and we had to settle for second place. Robert Cowell felt “if we were able to race in a straight line then he would have won!” However we are rounding up Sir Robert Cheval’s 2017 season with an impressive win, two close seconds in big races and some black type against his name! We can’t wait for 2018 with him.
We have three runners today as Master Poet makes his racecourse debut in the 5.55pm race at Kempton Park, and stablemates Zambeasy and Dragons Voice line up at Windsor. Good luck to connections. SB
Thursday 5th October
It was a respectable run from Royal Battalion last night as he returned to the flat at Kempton Park. The horse looked to enjoy himself out in front and traveled nicely for a long way. He didn’t quite have the turn of foot needed in the closing stages but it was encouraging to see him trying hard and he certainly looks capable of winning in this sphere. Gary is hoping this positive run will have put him spot on for a return to hurdles at Wincanton later on this month.
Sir Robert Cheval is 1 of 8 runners intended for the Listed affair at Ascot this Saturday. Philip Makin takes the ride and although it will be a step up for the horse, he seems to really come alive at this track. Good luck to his owners! SB
Tuesday 3rd October
Good Luck Charm didn’t disgrace himself at Epsom on Sunday afternoon despite the conditions not being ideal. He has come out of the race well and we are so delighted to confirm that the syndicate will continue for another season! Good Luck Charm looks likely to round up his 2017 season at Brighton on 19th October where he has won twice this season.
Royal Battalion unties with Hector Crouch at Kempton Park tomorrow evening for the 9.10pm race. The plan is to ride him prominently and we are hopeful he’ll enjoy the surface.
Stable mates Dragons Voice and Zambeasy hold entries at Kempton Park and Windsor for next Monday 9th October.
We also look to have 2-year old Master Poet making his racecourse debut in the 6f Novice Stakes at Kempton. He’s been impressing on the gallops at home and we are really looking forward to seeing him in action. His stable mate Sir Robert Cheval will line up at Ascot in the 5f Listed contest. SB