Friday 19th July
We went to visit our son of Walk In The Park (with Oliver Sherwood) yesterday morning & are more than delighted with our latest purchase! He is making fantastic progress with his pre-training and is now backed and in walk, trot and canter around a small pen. For a young horse he already naturally uses himself beautifully, moves well and is extremely well balanced. Join our first group visit on Friday 2nd August to see this boy in action – 10% shares for sale!
Poetic Lilly by no means disgraced herself at Chepstow yesterday. She was a little unbalanced but settled and travelled strongly for a long way and looks set to step up to 7f next time.
Gary has made an entry for Good Luck Charm at Leicester next Wednesday whilst Dragons Voice holds an entry at Sandown Park on the same day. Both of their trainers are in search for rain! SB
Tuesday 17th July
We enjoyed a great first stable visit for Quloob on Saturday morning. The horse worked well under Jamie Moore and he was full of praise for the horse describing him as “a nice individual with a genuine attitude and a fun prospect for the season ahead.” He will be ready for entries in late July and has Ascot or Glorious Goodwood potentially in the pipelines. 5% shares for sale!
Poetic Lilly has been declared for her second start at Chepstow on Thursday. She is the only filly in the race and Hollie Doyle is on board – girl power! Good luck to her connections.
All of our other runners are simply waiting for rain! SB
Friday 12th July
Dragons Voice is non runner today at York due to the ground being too firm.
Kodiac Lass ran a better race yesterday at Doncaster. She settled well, and travelled brilliantly but just didn’t have the same turn of foot as her rivals in the closing stages. She is likely to step up in trip next time out.
Entries are springing up everywhere for Master Poet as we continuing to search for softer ground conditions. He has been entered at Chepstow next Thursday where rain is currently forecast! SB
Wednesday 10th July
Dragons Voice has been declared for York on Friday. He is in excellent form so fingers crossed the rain arrives for him! Master Poet was not declared for Chepstow due to the firm ground.
2yo Poetic Lilly made an encouraging start to her racing career and could make an appearance at Chepstow (18th July) or Newmarket (26th July) next over 6f.
With the summer well underway a lot of the NH horses are returning to full training and we are thrilled that the legendary Waikiki Waves has returned to Cisswood Stables. He looks superb and we are super excited for the season ahead with him. SB
Monday 10th July
Master Poet unfortunately missed the cut at Kempton Park on Wednesday so alternatives for him include Chepstow on Friday or Wolverhampton/Windsor on Monday.
Dragons Voice has been entered at Newmarket on Saturday (as well as here on Friday and York too) and will race depending where the rain falls.
2yo Isayalittleprayer is another horse in search of some rain and has been entered in the Maiden Fillies Stakes over 7f at Newmarket on Saturday. SB
Saturday 6th July
It was encouraging to see Good Luck Charm finish his race off strongly yesterday at Chelmsford despite hating the kickback and the track. We will now be patient and wait for some rain to see him return to the turf next time.
Dragons Voice holds entries next Friday at Newmarket in the Bet365 Trophy Handicap and also at York. The latter looks the most likely at the time of writing given the predicted forecast.
Master Poet has been entered at Chepstow for next Friday. He definitely gets into the race and we are praying that the forecasted rain makes an appearance as he certainly looked great on the gallops this morning! SB
Friday 5th July
Details regarding our two new National Hunt horses have now been released! Both very different yet appealing individuals with Gary Moore and Oliver Sherwood.
Stable visits include:
Saturday 13th July – Quloob, Gary Moore’s yard
Saturday 27th July – Walk In The Park Gelding, Pre-training yard (Lambourn)
Contact us for further information!
Thursday 4th July
I have returned to the office following a week in the sunshine and things are starting to get busy again in the HOTSR office!
Good Luck Charm will unite with Tom Queally tomorrow evening at Chelmsford. The ground is too firm for him at the moment which is why he will return to the AW and hopefully we can see an improvement from him.
Master Poet has been entered at Kempton Park for next Wednesday 10th July. We will need luck on our side in order to squeeze into the race however. SB
Monday 1st July
I am back in the office today after a busy weekend celebrating my daughter’s 5th Birthday – my children literally have better social lives than me and am so pleased to be back working for a rest!
Last week was extremely busy on the horse front too as I went to Ireland with top bloodstock agent Anthony Bromley to buy our next big NH star at the Tattersalls Ireland Store sale. I have NEVER seen so many beautiful horses in all my life! Some of these youngsters simply took my breath away (sad I know!) they way they walked, carried themselves, their presence, pedigrees, everything! With our budget capped at £50k we had to be realistic, but luck with on our side we secured a gorgeous scopey gelding by Walk In The Park – same Sire as Min and Douvan. I was delighted with the purchase and could not stop smiling during my delayed flight home! He will be trained by the super patient trainer Oliver Sherwood and full details will be available later this week. Watch this space!
Conditions are simply too quick for Isayalittleprayer this week and Gary rightly wants to be patient with her. Thankfully there is an ideal AW option for Good Luck Charm, and he now heads to Chemlsford on Friday. EA.
Friday 28th June
Poetic Lilly ran a blinder on debut at Nottingham yesterday and connections are delighted! Drawn wide, she was a little green in the early stages without any company but she soon found her feet and finished things off impressively, finishing 5th. She has come out the race well and is set to progress next time.
Kodiac Lass unfortunately was not so thrilling at Kempton. After winning so well at Wolverhampton earlier this season this filly is now failing to progress, which is a shame as she does have ability. Marco and HOTSR are going back to the drawing board with this 3yo to formulate a new plan.
Forthcoming entries include: Good Luck Charm at Brighton on Tuesday, and Isayalittleprayer at either Newbury (Thursady) or Sandown Park (Friday.) However all are dependent on some rain – which looks pretty unlikely! EA.
Tuesday 25th June
Kodiac Lass has been declared for Kempton Park tomorrow evening and Royal Ascot winning jockey Harry Bentley will take the ride. Hopefully we can get the fractions right this time around and see this filly back in the winners enclosure.
Poetic Lilly has been declared to make her racecourse debut at Nottingham on Thursday and David Egan will ride. Her preparation leading up to this point has gone well and we are excited to get her racing career started!
Saturday 22nd June
We had a great stable visit this morning for Alternate Route’s Owners and the horse looked superb as he undertook his fast work under Jamie Moore. Jamie feels the horse is every bit a 3m chaser in the making and he will be ready for entries in 2/3 weeks time where he will begin his campaign on the flat.
2yo Poetic Lilly has been entered at Nottingham (27/6) and Newmarket (28/6) over 6f. SB
Thursday 20th June
Kodiac Lass has been entered in the 0-70 Fillies Handicap race at Kempton Park for 26th June. Fingers crossed she can just squeeze into the race! SB
Wednesday 19th June
What a week it has been for Dragons Voice! With his 6th career win just 8 days before this super horse ran another great race at Thirsk yesterday to finish 2nd. Despite missing the break and the ground not quite being as soft as it was at Windsor, Dragons Voice still tried hard, plugging on gamely and seeing the 1m4f trip out well! SB
Monday 17th June
With the yard in red hot form and soft conditions still prevalent, David has decided on a quick turnaround for recent winner Dragons Voice and the gelding heads to Thirsk tomorrow in the 4.35pm handicap over 1m 4f. David says “it’s the last 0-80 handicap he can run in for a while (his new mark allocated tomorrow) and I feel the we should take our chance while the ground is still to his liking.” It’s a gamble, what one we feel is worth taking.
We held our final 2yo naming morning of 2019 on Saturday, for our scopey filly by Nathainal. It was a close call, but the winning name is Isayalittleprayer (Dam is I Say) and we feel it’s a strong name for such a promising sort. The lovely filly has made great progress of late and looks to be just 3-4 weeks away from debut. However our first 2yo runner of the season is sure to be the David Menuisier trained Poetic Lilly. After an encouraging Barrier Trial at Lingfield Park last week, she is now pencilled in to run at Newbury on 25th June over 6f. Exciting times ahead! EA.
Tuesday 11th June
Congratulations to all involved with Dragons Voice as he scores the 6th win of his career at Windsor Racecourse last night! He was given a peach of a ride by Jason Watson which saw the horse travelling well towards the rear and responding to pressure to pull away with a furlong to go and go onto win cosily.
He really relishes the softer ground conditions and a huge congratulations and thank you must go to trainer David Menuisier for an excellent training performance. Just fantastic to see this horse back to his best! SB
Saturday 8th June
Good Luck Charm travelled well for a long way yesterday and looked in a good position 2f from home, however he found very little when under a pressure. A precautionary scope post race unfortunately found the horse to have scoped dirty so he will now receive a course of antibiotics which will see him back fighting fit. Hopefully it won’t be too long before the old boy is back in the winners enclosure.
Our next runner will be Dragons Voice who steps up in trip to 1m3f for the first time under Jason Watson at Windsor on Monday. Trainer David Menuisier believes this horse needs further – let’s hope he is right! SB