Thursday 19th July
Zambeasy has been entered at Sandown Park for next Wednesday evening, but will only run if some rain is received. It is forecast in places so fingers crossed it reaches the area!
Mr Paul Hunt’s filly Victors Lady has been entered at Leicester next Wednesday. She finished 2nd on her debut in late June and the form is holding up with the winner winning again on Tuesday evening and the 3rd finishing second. SB
Tuesday 17th July
We are all still buzzing in the office following our first Group winner last Friday – what a thrill for all involved! Plans for her next Group race look equally exciting, with either a trip to Deauville or Barden Barden on the cards.
Back to reality, entries this week include Onehelluvatouch at Newton Abbot on 22/7 (if we get some rain) and Master Poet at Chelmsford on 24/7. Both horses finished in the Winners Enclosure last time out and should build on this further. EA.
Saturday 14th July
CONGRATULATIONS to connections of Raven’s Lady – you now own a Group winning filly! Raven’s Lady was given a superb ride by Gerald Mosse yesterday which saw her travel well towards the rear before picking up nicely in the closing stages, digging deep and going onto win the Group 3 Summer Stakes.
A massive well done to her owners, trainer Marco Botti, his team (especially Rhys who rides the horse at home) and Bloodstock agent Jamie Lloyd who purchased Raven’s Lady at the Book 1 Tattersalls Sales. SB
Thursday 12th July
Good Luck Charm ran much better at Kempton Park last night to finish 6th. He traveled well, tried hard in the closing stages and Hector Crouch felt this 9yo is more than capable of winning again this season. We will wait for some rain to see him back on the turf now.
Raven’s Lady will line up in the Group 3 Summer Stakes at York tomorrow afternoon, Gerald Mosse takes the ride. It looks a competitive affair and will be a step up in grade for the filly, but she should love the fast ground and the trip. Good luck to connections! SB
Tuesday 10th July
Whilst we’d hoped for a victory, we were still encouraged to see Master Poet finish 3rd on Saturday at Chelmsford after considerably stepping up in trip. If anything, the horse appeared to be running on fresh air in the final stages so it looks likely he’ll target 7f next time. Trainer Robert Cowell feels its just a matter of time before Master Poet breaks his maiden tag.
Our next runner will be Good Luck Charm at Kempton Park on Wednesday evening. He returns to the AW as the grass is simply too quick at the moment for this 9yo, plus he is rated 5lb lower on this surface. We are confident of this cheeky character finishing in the frame.
Luckily for us, one horse who doesn’t mind super fast ground is Raven’s Lady. She heads to York on Friday for the Group 3 Summer Stakes over 6f. A Black Type win is firmly on the agenda for this classy sort. EA.
Saturday 7th July
Master Poet will reunite with Tom Queally at Chelmsford this afternoon as he makes his handicap debut over 1m. Robert Cowell feels the horse is more than capable of winning this grade of race, but hopes he handles the surface. Good luck to connections.
Raven’s Lady has been entered for the Group 3 Fillies Stakes at York for next Friday 13th July. Her preparation leading up to this race has gone well thus far, and we look forward to seeing her in a big contest. SB
Tuesday 3rd July
With no rain forecast within the coming weeks, it appears many of our horses will either have to patient or turn their heads to the all weather.
Master Poet has been entered at Chelmsford on Saturday evening. In an ideal world Robert Cowell would prefer a straight track and to be on the turf, but the 1m trip on Saturday does look interesting and he could well make his handicap debut here (the form of his last two races are certainly holding up!) SB
Monday 2nd July
We enjoyed a great visit at Marco Botti’s yard on Saturday morning. Raven’s Lady undertook an encouraging piece of fast work as she gears up for York, Velvet Revolution floated up the Warren Hill gallop and 2-year old Kodiac Lass looked great as she was allowed to stretch her legs that bit further.
Our 2-year old colt by Sea The Stars enjoyed two canters up Warren Hill on Saturday. He moved well, behaving like a pro throughout and really caught the eye of his spectators. Just two 5% shares remain in this syndicate now – see him in action on Saturday 7th July! SB
Saturday 30th June
Congratulations to Paul Hunt whose filly, Victors Lady, ran a huge race on her debut at Windsor on Saturday to finish 2nd. Despite being a little green out of the stalls, she showed complete professionalism and speed, and we look forward to her next start back over 5f in a few weeks time.
Thursday 28th June
Marco has decided not to declare Raven’s Lady for Newcastle this weekend. He would prefer to wait and take on the fillies at York in July.
Mr Paul Hunt’s 3-year old filly, Victors Lady, has been declared to make her debut at Windsor this Saturday and John Egan will ride. Good luck to Paul! SB
Wednesday 27th June
Good Luck Charm did not disgrace himself at Newbury last night despite not enjoying the firm ground, and taking quite a bump when exiting the stalls meaning he found himself towards the rear. This going is likely to be avoided moving forward, but he has come out of the race well and will race again in 3-4 weeks time. Hopefully a little rain can fall by then! SB
Monday 25th June
Raven’s Lady has been entered in the Group 3 Chipchase Stakes at Newcastle on Saturday. Marco Botti will have a look at race before deciding if we are to target here, or York in a few weeks time.
We have a stable visit to Marco’s yard on Saturday 7th July to see our 2-year old colt by Sea The Stars. Following Marco’s Ascot success, this colt has proved to be very popular and now just two 5% shares remaining. SB
Sunday 24th June
We had the most enjoyable day at Royal Ascot yesterday and Sir Robert Cheval by no means disgraced himself when lining up in the Wokingham. He traveled very powerfully early on but ran out of gas in the closing stages, confirming that he does indeed want 5f. He will return to Ascot in August for the Shergar Cup Dash next,
Our next runners will be at Newbury on Tuesday, and they consist of Good Luck Charm in the lucky last and Mr Paul Hunt’s Guns Of Leros who will be stepping up in grade. Good luck to both connections.
Master Poet has not been declared for his potential races next week due to the ground being too firm. In fact a number of our horses would appreciate a little rain so let’s hope some falls soon. SB
Thursday 21st June
A massive congratulations to Marco Botti who had his first Royal Ascot winner yesterday with Aljazzi – it couldn’t be more deserved!
Sir Robert Cheval has been declared for the 6f Wokingham Stakes at Royal Ascot on Saturday. Gerald Mosse rides and we are drawn from stall 17 which we we are pleased with as high draws are looking favorable in sprints this week. We feel so incredibly lucky and blessed to have a runner at a big meeting – good luck to his connections!
Guns Of Leros made it as a third reserve in the Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes tomorrow. However with just one non runner he unfortunately missed the cut and is likely to head to Newbury instead on Tuesday. SB
Wednesday 20th June
Good Luck Charm appears to be in the form of his life at home of late and currently hold two entries next Tuesday 26th June at Brighton and Newbury. Hector Crouch is likely to ride and the horse will have his headgear back in place.
3yo Master Poet has been entered to make his handicap debut next Tuesday too. He will either line up at Brighton or Newbury, depending on his trainers preference. SB
Monday 18th June
The entries for Royal Ascot have now been released and we are thrilled that Sir Robert Cheval definitely makes the cut. This horse’s preparation for the Wokingham Stakes could not have gone better, and although the trip is perhaps a furlong too far, Ascot is a track he really seems to come alive at and this will be his first run of the season following a break. Whatever the result we feel so blessed to not only have a runner at the Royal meeting, but one that we bred ourselves!
After an impressive win last time out at Newmarket, Mr Paul Hunt’s horse Guns Of Leros has been entered in the Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes on Friday. We are hoping to just squeeze in off a low weight, and will be tracking the declarations like a hawk on Wednesday morning! SB
Saturday 16th June
Owners enjoyed a naming morning for their 2yo Epaulette colt at Gary Moore’s yard today. He’s recently returned from a break, and looked great as he cantered upsides under Jamie Moore remaining completely professional throughout. The winning name Aiguillette was announced over brunch at The Crabtree Inn and is subject to the BHA approval.
Half sibling Good Luck Charm looked full of beans as he paraded on the gallops for Owners today. He certainly heads into his next start at Newbury on 26th June in fine fettle and we look forward to seeing him race on a flatter track.
Another horse that caught the eye on the Gary Moore gallops is newest arrival, Spring Praise. He has moved yards in the hope that a change of scenery will be the key to unlocking this quirky sort and seeing him finally get his nose in front. He has settled in well, and appears completely thrilled to have a stable with its own paddock outside (let’s just say there was plenty of bucking/squealing on his arrival!) SB
Friday 15th June
It was great to see Onehelluvatouch return to the winners enclosure at Uttoxeter last night! She was given a great ride from Jack Sherwood which saw the filly jump well and travel better than we have previously seen. On the turn for home she looked to be the winner, but didn’t quite have the finishing speed to go with the leading trio over the last. She will be stepped up in trip next time, and hopefully we can see her build on this positive run.
Dragons Voice was a winner last time out and he’s been in excellent order at home since. There are some ideal options coming up for him at Haydock (23rd May), Ascot (13th May) and Windsor (16th May) and we will keep doing our rain dance in the hope his preferred softer conditions arrive. SB
Wednesday 13th June
Onehelluvatouch has been declared for the mares hurdle race at Uttoxeter tomorrow evening and Jack Sherwood will ride. We are really hoping that the galloping track will suit her and allow her to transfer her pleasing homework onto the racecourse.
Following this, our next runner looks to be recent winner Waikiki Waves as he returns to Fontwell Park on Saturday evening. He is 6lbs higher for his win, but goes into his race in fine fettle. Fingers crossed for another good run! We do have 5% lease shares available in this horse – see more here and come racing as an Owner on Saturday! SB
Monday 11th June
Despite showing early speed last time out when finishing 3rd over 6f, it was evident that Master Poet was outpaced from the off. He made up encouraging ground in the closing stages however and will step up to 7f-1m next time.
We are looking forward to welcoming Owners of our un-named 2-year old Epaulette colt to the yard on Saturday as we hold his naming morning. He has returned from his break looking fabulous and Owners will enjoying seeing him undertaking his exercise on the gallops, before raising a glass of bubbly as we announce his racing name. SB