Monday 20th May
We were surprised to see Aiguillette race keenly for the first part of his race on Friday which consequently meant he showed very little when under pressure. He has been well at home since and Gary will await his handicap mark before formulating the next plan.
Master Poet was not declared for Yarmouth on Wednesday due to the ground being too firm.
It looks to be a fairly quiet week in terms of runners for us, so we might give the HOTSR Office a little TLC with a fresh coat of paint and tidy up! SB
Friday 17th May
Reflecting on yesterdays runners:
Good Luck Charm ran a good race at Salisbury yesterday and travelled strongly for a long way. It appears he would benefit from some juice in the ground now and hopefully he will receive this when he returns to Brighton on 7th June. Mr Paul Hunt’s Guns Of Leros ran well over a new trip of 2m despite not being in an ideal position throughout.
Today’s runners – 1.35pm at Newbury, Aiguillette. Hector Crouch takes the ride. SB
Thursday 16th May
We enjoyed an excellent day for our first Owner Event of 2019 today! We had a fascinating tour of Cheveley Park Stud where we met some of the young stars of the future and also the breathtaking Stallions including Pivotal, Intello and Lethal Force! We then had lunch and a tour of the historic Jockey Club Rooms, learning about the history of the sport through some incredible art, before enjoying an evening at the races.
Thank you to everyone involved in making the day a huge success! It is one we will definitely remember!
Tuesday 14th May
Our next runner will be 10yo Good Luck Charm in the apprentice handicap stakes at Salisbury on Thursday. Rhys Clutterbuck rides the horse, good luck to connections!
His younger half sibling Aiguillette will have his 3rd start in a novice stakes over 7f at Newbury on Friday. The galloping track is sure to suit this big horse. SB
Thursday 9th May
We are thrilled to have enjoyed two positive runs this week. The first came from Master Poet on his seasonal debut at Wolverhampton on Tuesday. He broke well, appeared to enjoy racing prominently and showed a game attitude in the closing stages. Trainer Gary Moore feels he will be winning races soon. He holds an entry at Yarmouth for next Wednesday.
Trafalgar Boy was back in the winners enclosure on his second start at Fontwell Park last night. He travelled strongly under Jamie Moore for a long way and despite showing he was a little green in the closing stages, he stayed on well up the hill to finish 3rd. He will now be given a break over the summer but has definitely given his Owners something to get excited about next season!
Best of luck to Mr Paul Hunt and his filly Episode as she makes her handicap debut at Worcester this afternoon. SB
Tuesday 7th May
Master Poet will make his debut for the Gary Moore yard this evening over a mile. Fingers crossed he can make a positive start to his 4yo campaign.
Trafalgar Boy has been declared in his second bumper race at Fontwell Park for tomorrow evening. Jamie Moore is on board and hopefully some more rain will fall for him.
It was a better run from Dragons Voice at Windsor yesterday afternoon, but we feel that perhaps this 5yo is starting to get a little wise and headgear could be considered next time. SB
Saturday 4th May
Happy Guineas weekend! The best of luck to all runners and riders this weekend!
Good Luck Charm didn’t appear to enjoy the track nor fast ground at Lingfield Park yesterday afternoon. He has come out of his race well and is likely to now aim for an apprentice race at Salisbury on 16th May.
Dragons Voice has been declared for Windsor on Monday with the in-form David Egan on board. He will step up in trip to 1m2f and we hope to see him improve.
Friday 3rd May
After winning last time out it was a little disappointing to see Kodiac Lass finish down the field at Salisbury last night, however the tactics nor ground appeared to suit her. She has come out of the race well and will now receive a handicap rating.
Good Luck Charm is our next runner today as he lines up in the 4.10pm race with Hector Crouch on board.
Alternate Route is now back in full training at Cisswood Stables. He looked fantastic – in fact much more like a NH sort now! and will gradually have his work increased on the gallops. SB
Wednesday 1st May
2yo Poetic Lilly gave another encouraging piece of fast work up the gallops this morning and pleased trainer David Menuisier. She loves to lead the work and looked determined not to let her companion past! She is on course for a racecourse debut in 4/6 weeks time. See her latest work video here.
Snap up the final 5% share now and come racing as an Owner on her debut!
Tuesday 30th April
We were all very pleased with Aiguillette’s run on Sunday and he travelled strongly for a long way before idling a little when pulled wide to make a challenge. He may well drop back in trip next time.
Our runners this week: recent winner Kodiac Lass heads to Salisbury on Thursday (in what looks a very hot affair) and lovable rogue Good Luck Charm runs at Lingfield Park on Friday.
Looking ahead, entries for next week include Dragons Voice at Windsor next Monday (if they get rain), Master Poet at Wolverhampton on Tuesday and hopefully Trafalagar Boy at Fontwell Park on Wednesday (again rain is required.)
After much reflection, owners in both Zante and Sisania have decided retirement from racing is what’s best for them now, and we are pleased they have both found perfect homes already. A happy ending for these lovely horses who had simply fallen out of love with racing. EA.