Tuesday 30th June
Poetic Lilly was not declared for Leicester today and instead will race at Wolverhampton on Thursday under Thomas Greatrex. It looks a good starting point for her 2020 season and we are excited to see her in action!
After her fabulous win last week Lady De Vega has been raised 4lbs and holds an entry at Windsor next Monday. She is going to need a few to drop out at the declaration stage. SB
Friday 26th June
Congratulations to Owners in the Lady De Vega syndicate as the filly scored her first win on handicap debut at Leicester last night! The race did get a little messy with the filly becoming unbalanced and stumbling 3 furlongs from home, but once she gathered herself together and jockey Stefano Cherchi asked for more, Lady De Vega responded well, picked up nicely for him and won a little comfortably!
The filly has come out of the race fresh and well and is likely to be racing again in early July. Thank you to the Marco Botti team for all of their homework with this filly – we can’t wait for her next race! SB
Thursday 25th June
Good Luck Charm ran a cracker at Chepstow on Tuesday. He broke well, raced keenly and tried right the way to the line to finish 4th. It was a joy to see the old boy still enjoying his racing and great to see Rhys Clutterbuck secure another spot in the winners enclosure on board this horse. Trainer Gary Moore was delighted and feels there is another win in Good Luck Charm!
I was at David Menuisier’s yard this morning overlooking our string with him who all look in fine fettle. 3yo Poetic Lilly holds an entry at Leicester on 30th June and will also be entered at Wolverhampton on 2nd July whilst her stable mate Dragons Voice will target Salisbury on 11th July if we receive some rain.
Our 2-year old colt by Pivotal with David is really starting to come together at home. Physically he is really strengthening up all of the time and mentally he continues to show a straightforward, professional attitude towards his work. His Owners are in the process of giving this horse a racing name as he prepares for a racecourse debut this summer – get involved! 5% shares available
Tuesday 23rd June
Latin Knight was a non runner at Windsor last night due to the ground but as it was safe, lovely ground Gary Moore decided to race Isayalittleprayer as he thought she would act fine on it. However she confirmed she is a proper soft ground horse and we will really need some rain to fall in order to see her in action on the grass again.
Our next runner will be Good Luck Charm this evening at Chepstow with Rhys Clutterbuck on board. Good luck to his connections! Lady De Vega has this morning been declared for Leicester on Thursday evening. It will be her handicap debut on the turf and apprentice jockey Stefano Cherchi takes the mount. He gets on with the filly well and most importantly she trusts him. SB
Friday 19th June
With the ground on the soft side both Isayalittleprayer and Latin Knight have been declared for Windsor on Monday. The filly will step up in class taking on the boys whilst Latin Knight is expected to suit the track as he races on the turf for the first time.
Lady De Vega holds an entry at Leicester on 25th June but is going to need a little luck on her side in order to get into the race. Stable mate Latin Knight has also been entered on 25th June but at Haydock Park in case the ground dries out for him come Monday.
Our National Hunt string are starting to return to full training now with Waikiki Waves, Cilaos Glace and Walk In The Wild all back and sporting rather healthy holiday bellies! We are super excited to have the boys back. SB
Thursday 18th June
Quloob by no means disgraced himself at Royal Ascot this week. He did everything right, travelling beautifully for a long way and in fact on the turn for home we did start to get quite excited! However he found very little when under pressure 2f from home and Jim Crowley felt he didn’t quite see the trip out on such a stiff track. Pleased to report he has come out of the race well and certainly done us proud. He will be back racing in July!
Good Luck Charm holds an entry at Chepstow for next Tuesday 23rd June. The rain around should suit him and we would like to think he’d enjoy the unusual track. An alternative entry has also been made for Isayalittleprayer at Haydock on 24th June. SB
Tuesday 16th June
It’s ROYAL ASCOT day for QULOOB! We are super excited to see him line up in the 4.40pm Ascot Stakes and despite not being able to attend will make it an occasion to remember for his Owners with a Zoom call, a tipping competition and a day full of fun. Good luck to all!
Two entries have been made at Windsor next Monday for Isayalittleprayer and Latin Knight. They will both wanted this predicted rain so fingers crossed the heaven opens! SB
Monday 15th June
Isayalittleprayer will not line up at Goodwood today but we hope she will be able to race again in the coming weeks.
It wasn’t quite the result we were hoping for from Dragons Voice on Friday. For some reason he reared up, completely missed the break and had a lot of ground to make up. He appears fine post race but we are left scratching our heads as to why he got unsettled in the stalls. Hopefully next time he can redeem himself. SB
Friday 12th June
Good luck to connections of Dragons Voice who makes his seasonal debut at Kempton Park this afternoon.
Quloob looks set to represent us at Royal Ascot next week as he holds an entry in the Ascot Stakes and the Copper Horse Handicap. His preparation has been going very well at home and despite Owners currently not being able to attend – we are so excited for next week!
Isayalittleprayer has been declared for Goodwood on Monday over 1m6f. Hector Crouch takes the ride and the race does look a little competitive despite being just 5 runners. She will want the forecasted rain to fall! SB
Wednesday 10th June
Good Luck Charm got his season underway at Chelmsford on Monday but just hated the track and its kickback. The race will have brought him on and we hope to see him racing again in 2-3 weeks time.
Our next runner will be Dragons Voice who has been declared for Kempton Park on Friday, followed by stablemate Poetic Lilly in a 0-60 handicap over 1m at Leicester on Saturday. We look forward to seeing them both back in action!
Isayalittleprayer was raised to a mark of 70 following her second place finish and holds an entry at Goodwood on Monday whilst Quloob is entered in the Sussex Stakes at Royal Ascot next week! SB
Sunday 7th June
Isayalittleprayer ran an absolute blinder at Lingfield Park last night to just get beat on the line! Despite not enjoying the track the filly travelled strongly, settling well in a mid division position. Once the penny dropped for her in the closing stages she showed an impressive turn of foot and was incredibly unlucky to come up against one on the night. None the less we were delighted with the run and the filly has come out of her race very well. We are hoping for some rain to see her on the turf next time – she looks to be an exciting filly!
Our next runner will be Good Luck Charm at Chelmsford on Monday. He races in the 1m contest as he unites with Adam Kirby for the first time since his 2yo days! Unfortunately he has a wide draw to overcome but Gary feels it is a good starting point for the horse and we look forward to getting his season underway.
Dragons Voice holds an entry at Kempton Park on Friday over 1m3f and he definitely gets into the race. SB
Wednesday 3rd June
Latin Knight by no means disgraced himself at Kempton Park yesterday. He broke well, travelled sweetly under Daniel Muscutt but was a little flat footed when under pressure in the closing stages. Daniel felt being on the inner loop at Kempton over 1m2f was too sharp for him and the horse will step back up to 1m4f next time. Marco will await his handicap before formulating the next plan.
Our next runner will be 3yo Isayalittleprayer at Lingfield Park on Saturday evening. She makes her handicap debut under Shane Kelly over a new trip of 1m4f which is expected to suit her. She has been working consistently well at home and we are excited to see her back racing. Hopefully we will receive some rain soon too which will enable her to run on the turf.
Other upcoming entries include Poetic Lilly at Lingfield Park (07/06), Good Luck Charm (08/06), Dragons Voice (12/06), Lady De Vega (13/06) and Quloob (16/06.) We are also eagerly anticipating the 0-55 races too. SB
Saturday 30th May
Racing is back on Monday in the UK behind closed doors! What a way to make someone’s weekend – we cannot wait!
Our first runner will be 4yo Latin Knight at Kempton Park on Tuesday as he drops back in trip to 1m2f with Daniel Muscutt on board. He worked well last Wednesday and we look forward to his 3rd run.
Many thanks to the BHA and everyone involved in getting things ready for racing to resume. We are wishing all racecourses, trainers, runners and their teams luck for the weeks ahead and hope that Owners will be able to attend the races again soon in the near future!