Thursday 20th September
Sir Robert Cheval ran a respectable race at Yarmouth yesterday. He traveled well, responding gamely to pressure and finished 3rd. He is likely to appreciate a bit of give in the ground next time, and all being well could return to Ascot for a Listed race on 6th October.
Kodiac Lass was due to make her debut next week but during her piece of work yesterday her rider felt she had a touch of sore shins. It is extremely common in young horses and she will hopefully be ready to race in 2/3 weeks time.
We are looking forward to welcoming Aiguillette’s Owners to the gallops this Saturday as he undertakes his fast work. It shouldn’t be too long before Gary issues some dates for owners diaries – exciting times! SB
Monday 17th September
Unfortunately Good Luck Charm is a non runner at Brighton today due to the ground turning against him and going too firm. Gary wants everything to be 110% in the horse’s favour for his next run which could potentially be his final start of the season.
Sir Robert Cheval is one of 6 runner due to line up at Yarmouth on Wednesday afternoon. Gerald Mosse takes the ride and trainer Robert Cowell feels this son of Green Desert could not go into his race in a better place. Good luck to connections! SB
Thursday 13th September
Wednesday 12th September
Good Luck Charm lined up for his 7th start of the year at Brighton on Monday but it wasn’t to be as he was not fast out of the gates and was left with too much ground to make up. Gary has made entries at Brighton and Kempton Park next week but he may decide to wait a few more weeks before racing him again.
2yo filly Kodiac Lass is almost ready for entries! Her fast work suggest she is shaping up to be more of a 7f-1m kind of horse and Marco has potential targets in mind at Kempton Park (24th September) and Chelmsford and Lingfield (25th September.) SB
Monday 10th September
Unfortunately the heavy ground on Saturday caused Sir Robert Cheval to be a non runner. He will head to Yarmouth next Wednesday instead.
Good Luck Charm heads to Brighton this afternoon with his young apprentice jockey Rhys Clutterbuck on board. Good luck to connections!
Thursday 6th September
After an encouraging 2nd last time out it wasn’t quite the result we were hoping for from Velvet Revolution on Tuesday. The horse never seemed to travel and was on and off the bridle. Perhaps the race came too soon or maybe he was having an off day – hopefully he will bounce back next time.
Sir Robert Cheval will reunite with his Royal Ascot jockey Gerald Mosse at Haydock on Saturday. He goes into the race in good health and the flat track should suit him. SB
Monday 3rd September
WINNER – Congratulations to Owners on a fabulous win from Dragons Voice at Sandown Park on Saturday as he made it a winning debut for the Menuisier yard! He responded well to pressure and battled on up the stiff hill to secure his fifth career win. Relive his victory here. David and his team were thrilled and would like to aim for the Cambridgeshire on 28th/29th September next!
With regards to our next runners unfortunately Good Luck Charm has been withdrawn from Brighton today as he has come up in a rash. All being well he will aim for their next meeting on 10th September. Velvet Revolution has been declared to return to Kempton Park on Tuesday evening with Gabriele Malune back in the saddle, and Sir Robert Cheval looks set to head to Haydock on Saturday. SB
Saturday 1st September
Dragons Voice has been declared for Sandown Park today and his winning jockey Fran Berry is back on board. Fingers crossed it is a positive start to his new relationship with his new trainer David Menuisier.
9yo Good Luck Charm will head to Brighton on Monday with his new apprentice jockey Rhys Clutterbuck on board. SB
Tuesday 28th August
Congratulations to Mr Paul Hunt as his filly Victors Lady (who we manage for him) broke her maiden tag and won at Southwell yesterday. She showed an impressive turn of foot under a great ride from Tom Eaves and there looks to be move to come from her.
Our next runners look likely to be Dragons Voice this Saturday as he returns to the track at Sandown Park where he looks to get his ground conditions, followed by recent winner Good Luck Charm at Brighton on Monday and Velvet Revolution as he returns to Kempton Park on Tuesday. SB
Monday 27th August
Wow – what a weekend we had in Baden-Baden as Raven’s Lady fought bravely to win the Group 2 Goldene Peitsche on Sunday! Under another fine ride from Gerald Mosse the filly dug deep, toughing it out in the finish to just get her nose in front at the line.
Once again it was excellent race placement from trainer Marco Botti and a huge congratulations to his team! We are sure these celebrations will continue for a longtime – well done to connections! We are incredibly lucky to be involved with such a superstar filly! SB & EA
Friday 24th August
Velvet Revolution ran a great race at Kempton on Wednesday and we really enjoyed being back in the winners enclosure with him. The horse did nothing wrong, but unfortunately the winner got away from him as jockey Gabriele Malune took the route up the rail and we had to settle for second. We were thrilled with the result and look forward to him returning to Kempton Park on 4th September.
Stablemate Raven’s Lady has arrived safe and well in Baden-Baden ahead of her Group 2 contest on Sunday. The very best of luck to all involved with this filly – she is already a superstar in our eyes!
7-year old Zambeasy has now been retired from racing. He has been a loyal servant to his Owners over the years winning 5 fabulous races and giving them some great days at the races! He will be greatly missed by all, as will Philip! We are currently searching for Zambeasy’s forever home. SB
Wednesday 22nd August
The declarations are out and Raven’s Lady has been declared for the Group 2 Goldene Peitsche over 6f for this Sunday. We are thrilled to have our winning jockey Gerald Mosse back on board and this looks to be a once in a lifetime experience for her owners! SB
Tuesday 21st August
Following the sad retirement of Philip Hide, 4yo Dragons Voice has moved to Pulborough based trainer David Menuisier. He has settled into his new routine quickly and providing we receive some rain will be aimed for Sandown Park on 1st September before potentially lining up in the Cambridgeshire.
We would like to not only thank Philip, Michelle and their team for all the winners, entertainment, fun and delicious bacon sandwiches they have provided in the last 5 years, but would like to also wish them luck for the future – and of course with the legendary Black Caesar who lines up at Brighton tomorrow! SB
Monday 20th August
Velvet Revolution will unite with Gabriele Malune at Kempton Park on Wednesday evening as he lines up in the Class 4 race he won last year. The horse tends to go well fresh – good luck to connections! SB
Saturday 18th August
It was great to see so many Owners in Newmarket this morning for the naming of our 2-year old colt by Sea The Stars. With 6 votes Latin Knight was announced the winning name and he certainly caught the eye on the grass gallops as he worked this morning. Marco feels the colt is on course for an October debut, and hopefully Latin Knight’s owners have plenty to look forward to.
Raven’s Lady undertook her final piece of fast work under Gerald Mosse on the grass gallops this morning in preparation for her Group 2 contest in Baden-Baden next weekend. She remains in an excellent place at home and the exciting is really starting to build now! SB
Thursday 16th August
Zambeasy gave a gallant performance at Salisbury yesterday to finish a close 2nd. He led the entire way only to be passed in the final half furlong. Both Philip Hide and Fran Berry were thrilled with the horse, and Zambeasy’s owners will now make the decision whether to retire him now or give in to the temptation to race once more.
Master Poet was disappointing at Yarmouth tonight and once again looked to have every chance before emptying in the closing stages. It could be that a change in trainer/scenery is in order for this horse next.
Velvet Revolution has been entered to make his seasonal comeback at Kempton Park next Wednesday 22nd August. SB
Monday 13th August
It was a shame not to see Sir Robert Cheval finish closer on Saturday at Ascot but he wasn’t given the best of rides and struggled to show his speed in the closing stages. He has come out of the race extremely well and Robert is keen to race him again in 3 weeks time. Hopefully we can see the old Sir Robert bounce back!
After his fabulous win last weekend, Spring Praise could only finish 5th at Chelmsford on Saturday. However the pace was slightly quicker than last week (it was faster than the Class 4 on the card!) and Gary felt Spring Praise was always a stride quicker out of his comfort zone. He believes a step up in trip is in order next time.
Our next runner of the week will be Zambeasy as he reunites with Fran Berry at Salisbury on Wednesday. Master Poet is likely to follow at Yarmouth on Thursday. SB
Friday 10th August
SECOND WINNER OF THE WEEK!! Good Luck Charm confirmed his love for Brighton Racecourse once again today with his 6th win at this track (and his 8th career win!) The field had cut up following a deluge of rain over the last 24 hours but it still turned into a real battle between two course specialists enjoying their job. Well done to Good Luck Charm and his owners!
Tomorrow we have two runners: Sir Robert Cheval heading to the unique Shergar Cup meeting (he has Japanese superstar jockey Yutaka Take on board in the Rest of the World team) and then Spring Praise returns to Chelmsford to follow up on his superb win over C&D last week. EA.
Monday 6th August
WINNER!! We love it when a plan comes off, and that’s exactly what happened on Saturday when we saw a new horse in Spring Praise at Chelmsford! Racing over 1m 2f for the first time, the horse led from pillar to post and won with a little in hand. We are so delighted for his patient owners and a big thank you must go to Gary and Jamie Moore for all their hard work regaining this horse’s confidence. Relive the win here.
Gary is keen to race Spring Praise quickly before his handicap mark increases so it’s likely he’ll either return to Chelmsford on Saturday or head to Windsor on Sunday.
Other runners this week include Good Luck Charm at Brighton on Friday (in the race he won last year, and a little rain is forecast Thursday which is perfect timing) and the mighty Sir Robert Cheval who lines up in the Class 2 Shergar Cup Dash on Saturday (the race he narrowly missed out on winning in 2017.) EA.