Tuesday 16th January
Following his fourth place finish last week, Waikiki Waves has now been given a handicap rating of 102. Gary is pleased with this mark and is looking forward to his handicap debut in 2/3 weeks time.
Our retired racehorse Marmalady gave birth to a beautiful, healthy filly on Sunday evening. We are thrilled that mum and baby are doing well and by all accounts Marmalady has taken to motherhood brilliantly. We look forward to following her offspring! SB
Friday 12th January
Sisania gave another head scratching performance at Chelmsford last night. The first half of her race went perfectly to plan and she looked to have every chance, but she found very little when under pressure. Her Owners are currently deciding this quirky filly’s future.
Things didn’t go to plan for Zambeasy Wednesday evening at Kempton as he was unable to get an easy lead. Philip is keen to wait for the turf with this horse now so hopefully a return to the likes of Windsor or Sandown will see Zambeasy back in the winners enclosure. SB
Tuesday 9th January
Waikiki Waves gave an encouraging performance at Fontwell Park yesterday to finish 4th in the testing conditions after powering up the stiff hill. He is such a honest little horse that has completely stolen our hearts! We will await his handicap rating next Tuesday before Gary decides on the next plan.
Sisania will try something different on Thursday evening in a bid to reignite her enthusiasm as she returns to the flat at Chelmsford with Hector Crouch on board. SB
Monday 8th January
Velvet Revolution ran a creditable race at Kempton on Saturday. The slow early pace/tactics didn’t work in the horses favour but he tried hard in the closing stages under a sympathetic ride. Marco is confident his day will come again and Velvet will race again in mid February.
Waikiki Waves lines up at Fontwell Park this afternoon with Josh Moore on board whilst Zambeasy heads to Kempton Park on Wednesday evening. SB
Friday 5th January
Raven’s Lady ran a very good race at Wolverhampton yesterday despite things not going as planned. She was unlucky that things tactically didn’t go to plan in the closing stages but tried hard to finish a creditable 2nd place. Marco is keen to wait for the start of the turf season now before racing the filly again.
Velvet Revolution will reunite with his 3-time winner jockey Martin Harley at Kempton Park on Saturday evening. It looks a competitive Class 2 contest but he showed bravery last time out with a fabulous win. Good luck to connections!
Sisania holds two entries at Chelmsford for next Thursday, whilst Zambeasy holds two at Kempton Park on Wednesday. SB
Tuesday 2nd January
Happy New Year! Here’s to a happy, healthy and successful 2018!
Our first runner of the year will be Marco Botti trained Raven’s Lady in the 3pm race at Wolverhampton on Thursday. Jockey Oisin Murphy is on board and we are very hopeful of a big run. Her stable mate Velvet Revolution will follow at Kempton Park on Saturday evening. SB
Saturday 30th December
Gary felt Sisania’s run at Huntingdon was a small step in the right direction. It didn’t help her getting severely hampered at the 3rd hurdle and the field going a fast pace from the off, but she jumped better this time. The filly is likely to line up at Chelmsford on 11th/18th January next. Not only will it be something different for Sisania but the deep surface should suit too.
Raven’s Lady has been entered the the Fillies Fast-Track Qualifier race at Wolverhampton on 4th January. The hope is to win this race and secure our spot on AW Championship Day on Good Friday. SB
Saturday 23rd December
Merry Christmas from all of the team at Heart of the South Racing!
Sisania has been declared for Huntingdon on Tuesday 26th December. Charlie Deutsch will ride, and the filly will have blinkers on. SB
Thursday 21st December
It was great to be back in the winners enclosure with Zambeasy yesterday. The horse travlled well out in front and tried hard to finish 3rd place. Trainer Philip Hide is adamant there is another win to be enjoyed with this horse, and we look forward to his next start in the New Year.
Sisania has been entered for the 2m4f handicap hurdle race at Huntingdon on Boxing Day. SB
Monday 18th December
Waikiki Waves reunites with Josh Moore in the 1.20pm race at Plumpton this afternoon. It looks to be a hot Novice Hurdle contest, but we are expecting to see the horse improve for last time.
Zambeasy heads to Lingfield Park on Wednesday with Seb Woods back on board. Things didn’t go to plan for this pairing last time out but as often the case with jockeys when it doesn’t work the first time, they are determined to get it right the second time and we hope this is the case for Seb! Sisania unfortunately didn’t make the cut for Kempton on Wednesday evening. SB