Saturday 19th January
Two entries have been made for Cilaos Glace for next Friday 25th January at Doncaster. The horse enjoyed a positive schooling session this week and with Oliver’s team finally having a winner, let’s hope to see an improvement from Cilaos Glace next time! SB
Wednesday 16th January
Recent winner Waikiki Waves looks in fine fettle on the gallops and trainer Gary has already identified new targets: 27/1 at Fontwell or 30/1 at Plumpton. He feels the horse is clever and balanced enough to handle the downhill elements at these tracks.
Similarly Zante appears exceeding well (having finished a decent 2nd just 10 days ago) and options for him include 28/1 at Kempton or 4/2 at Taunton. All being well Zante is expected to go chasing this autumn (shares are for sale.)
Sisania is another NH horse poised for some jumping fun (she looked the best we’ve ever seen her at last weeks stable visit) and trainer Suzy Smith is making entries on 27/1 at Fontwell and 28/1 at Kempton.
Next week certainly looks to be a busy one and we are hopeful of another winner! EA.
Monday 14th January
We enjoyed a fabulous stable visit on Saturday morning at Cisswood Stables, seeing our new Mount Nelson NH prospect with Gary Moore being put through his paces on the gallops. This horse is such a likeable sort and unsurprisingly everyone in attendance has decided to take a share! Our next stable visit for him (which will also include deciding his racing name at the local pub) will take place on Saturday 2nd February. Now just three shares remaining….do not miss out on this very interesting individual who will be ready for bumpers in just 4 weeks time. EA.
Monday 7th January
Zante ran a cracking race at Plumpton on Sunday and to be honest was incredibly unlucky not to have won! The horse appeared to enjoy travelling in a handy position, jumping well throughout. He made a hash of the 3rd last but did not give up and tried right the way to the line to finish 2nd. He has come out of the race well and his legs are good. Hopefully it won’t be too long before he is back to his winning ways!
We had a great visit on Saturday to see our Poet’s Voice 2yo with David Menuisier. The filly is shaping up well in full-training and has proved to be very popular. All shares bar one have been provisionally reserved/sold. Snap up the last share – stable visit 23rd Jan! SB
Friday 4th January
Our first runner of the year saw us land a winner as Waikiki Waves wins on his chasing debut at Lingfield Park this afternoon! The horse jumped beautifully, making up ground at his fences and travelling strongly under Jamie Moore as he went onto win with a little in hand. Congratulations to his connections! Relive his win here.
Zante will reunite with Josh Moore on Sunday at Plumpton. SB
Thursday 3rd January
Happy New Year! HOTSR gets 2019 under starters’ orders with two runners, firstly with Waikiki Waves at Lingfield Park tomorrow making his debut over fences. The horse has schooled very well at home but the main objective will be education over the larger obstacles.
Zante looks set to run at Plumpton on Sunday and is expected to go very well, stepping up to 2mile 4furlongs.
We have also have stable visits galore planned if owners would like to join us and beat the winter blues! EA.
David Menuisier – Saturday 5th January 10.15am
Suzy Smith – Tuesday 8th January 9.45am
Marco Botti – Wednesday 9th January 9am
Gary Moore – Saturday 12th January 8.15am
Saturday 29th December
Our Mount Nelson gelding has now arrived at Gary Moore’s yard for full training. He has settled in brilliantly and enjoyed his first canter with company up the gallop this morning. He was a little green as you would expect but there is certainly lots to like about him. Gary expects a February debut. See him on the gallops on Saturday 12th January!
Waikiki Waves holds an entry in his first chase race next Friday 4th January. He schools well enough at home and we are looking forward to seeing him tackle the larger obstacles.
Friday 28th December
Cilaos Glace jumped much better at Huntingdon on Wednesday but we were a little surprised to see him travelling widest on the track and hanging. He has come out of the race well and is trotting up sound but Oliver will keep an eye on the horse to see if anything comes to light. Hopefully he is still just growing and maturing. SB
Sunday 23rd December
Cilaos Glace will be our next runner as he has been declared for Huntingdon on Boxing Day. The ground should suit him better this time around and hopefully he can give his Owners a late Christmas present!
We hope you all have a lovely Christmas!
Thursday 20th December
Cilaos Glace looked great as we visited him at exercise yesterday morning. He has been entered at Fontwell Park and Huntingdon on Boxing Day and we are looking forward to his next start.
Dragons Voice has returned to full training following a break. He looks to have strengthened for a holiday and is holding a healthy amount of condition. Dragons Voice proved to be a consistent sort in 2018 and we hoping for much of the same next season. SB
Saturday 15th December
Our Poet’s Voice yearling filly has now arrived at David Menuisier’s yard for full training She has settled in brilliantly and is cantering away up the gallops. We will be holding our first group stable visit to see the filly at David’s yard on Saturday 5th January. Contact us now to join us!
Thursday 13th December
It was another small step forward for Zante at Fontwell on Tuesday and we are pleased to report he’s been in great order since. Hopefully it will not be too long before this big lad returns to the winners enclosure. Stablemate Good Luck Charm found very little at Kempton Park last night despite looking to have a great chance. He will now enjoy a winters holiday to freshen up, ready for the 2019 season. SB
Monday 10th December
Zante is reunited with Josh Moore tomorrow at Fontwell Park for his second start of the season. With the ground slightly softer than ideal Gary has chosen the 2mile 2furlong race but still expects to see a big step forward, especially in terms of the horse’s fitness.
Good Luck Charm also runs this week at Kempton Park on Wednesday over 7furlongs. It’s a 0-60 handicap and the horse has ever chance in this grade. Hector Crouch is back on board. EA.
Wednesday 5th December
Raven’s Lady was sold at the Tattersalls Broodmare Sales yesterday for a cool £325,000, which is a very decent profit considering she was purchased for just £38,000 as a yearling. She will now head to America to race for another season before retiring to stud, and we wish her every luck for the future! We’ve had so much fun with this talented filly and she will be hugely missed by all. EA.