Thursday 24th September
We are deeply saddened by the news of the loss of Thundering Blue at Goodwood yesterday. He was a complete warrior to watch on the racecourse (one of our personal favourites was watching him finish 3rd behind Roaring Lion!) and he was clearly so adored by David Menuisier, his team and his Owner. Our heart goes out to them.
This morning Quloob and Aiguillette have been declared for Chelmsford on Saturday evening. Hollie Doyle will ride Quloob whilst Shane Kelly reunites with Aiguillette. Fingers crossed both boys can run good races. SB
Tuesday 22nd September
It was certainly a step in the right direction for Dragons Voice yesterday at Hamilton, the horse travelling strongly with enthusiasm for a long way. He looked in with a real chance but genuinely got tired after 63 days away from the track. Both trainer David Menuisier and owners are encouraged, and the horse could head to Salisbury next on 1st October. He looks sure to be winning his 7th race very soon!
We have two tentative entries for Saturday at Chelmsford – Quloob and Aiguillette, before potentially two runners in same race at Kempton Park 30/9 – Good Luck Charm and recent winner Poetic Lilly. EA.
Wednesday 16th September
What a race from Aiguillette last night at Kempton Park – he was incredibly unlucky! The longer time went on the more we felt sure they were going to call a dead heat but we had to settle for another 2nd by the smallest of margins! The horse travelled strongly and fought gamely in the closing stages and we are confident that he will have his head in front soon. He so deserves to after 5 seconds from his last 6 starts!
Our next runner is likely to be Dragons Voice at Hamilton on Monday. It is quite a journey but it is a 6yo+ race which is very rare and we are hoping it will be a winnable option for the horse. Hopefully the ground remains in his favour. SB
Monday 14th September
Good luck to connections of Aiguillette as he returns to Kempton Park tomorrow evening for the 7.40pm race. He will wear a visor for the first time to sharpen him up a little during his race and Hector Crouch rides.
Our horses with Oliver Sherwood looked to be in fine fettle over the weekend and thank you to the team for a great visit! Cilaos Glace looks the best I have ever personally seen him look as he prepares to return to chasing this season whilst 4yo Walk In The Wild is shaping up into a big lad as he preps to begin his career in a bumper before going hurdling (something he really enjoys at home!) Oliver feels all being well both horses will be ready for action in mid October! SB
Friday 11th September
Aiguillette was not declared for Wolverhampton this weekend but will instead head to Kempton Park on Tuesday if he gets into the race.
We are looking forward to a morning at Oliver Sherwood’s yard tomorrow seeing our two boys on the gallops and hearing about the plans for them for the forthcoming season – watch this space! SB
Tuesday 8th September
Congratulations to connections of Poetic Lilly as she achieves her first win on the turf at Lingfield Park! She was given an incredible ride by Josephine Gordon who overcame our wide draw by pushing forward as the filly travelled strongly and was ever so game when asked for an effort 2f from home. She toughed it out well and went onto win a touch comfortably!
Thank you to the David Menuisier team, especially Lea who rides the filly at home. We are looking forward to her next start already!
Aiguillette unfortunately missed the cut at Kempton Park on Wednesday but holds an entry at Wolverhampton this weekend. SB
Saturday 5th September
We had a great stable visit this morning to see the Gary Moore trained Riohacha enjoy a canter upsides a companion. He showed a very professional attitude, moved brilliantly and is shaping up into a smart individual. Just ONE 5% share remains in this syndicate.
Dragons Voice was not declared for Leicester on Monday but stablemate Poetic Lilly has been declared for Lingfield Park on Monday on the turf. Fingers crossed she can build on her encouraging 3rd last time. SB
Thursday 3rd September
Unfortunately Good Luck Charm’s race was over from the start yesterday after he was slowly away and had to come across from his wide draw which saw him outpaced early on. In fairness to the horse he did try and made up some ground late on to finish with credit in 7th. It was a shame the rain didn’t fall sooner for him but he will definitely step back up to a mile next time. Pleased to say he is fine this morning.
His half brother Aiguillette has been entered over 6 furlongs at Kempton Park on 9th September. He is likely to wear headgear during his next start. SB
Tuesday 1st September
September is here and that means one step closer to National Hunt Racing returning! The majority of our National Hunt string have had their work stepped up a gear and are aiming for returns to action in October. We are really looking forward to the season ahead with the likes of Ruby Yeats, Waikiki Waves, Cilaos Glace, Walk In The Wild and new boy Riohacha!
Friday’s winner Quloob has been entered back at Fontwell Park for this Sunday and is likely to race providing he continues to be in a good place with himself this week.
Back to the flat for now and we are pleased to say Good Luck Charm has been declared on the turf at Lingfield Park tomorrow afternoon with his apprentice jockey Rhys Clutterbuck on board.
Dragons Voice has been entered at Leicester on Monday whilst stablemate Poetic Lilly holds an entry at Lingfield Park. SB
Saturday 29th August
Congratulations to connections of Quloob who landed his first win over hurdles at Fontwell Park yesterday. Josh Moore gave him a great ride which saw Quloob travel strongly, jump well and despite things getting messy on the turn for home he held his position and was hot on the heels of the leader. He soared over the 2nd last hurdle and showed his flat speed when pulling clear to win by 5 lengths. Well done Quloob – relive his win here!
Dragons Voice will be a non runner at Goodwood today due to the going. Although he wants soft ground David feels heavy ground would be asking a lot of him and he would rather save him for another day.
Our next runner may be Good Luck Charm at Lingfield Park on 2nd September if he gets into the race! SB
Wednesday 26th August
It was fantastic to see Aiguillette return to the winners enclosure last night at Yarmouth to finish 2nd! The horse travelled strongly under Hector Crouch as he faced the strong headwind which caused him to be a little unbalanced, but he stuck to the task well and hopefully it won’t be too long before he has his nose in front!
Our next runner will be Quloob who returns to hurdles at Fontwell Park on Friday with Josh Moore on board. He’s been schooling well at home and goes into the race in excellent order. Dragons Voice looks set to have his ground at Goodwood this Saturday – fingers crossed he gets into his race!
We said goodbye to Lady De Vega last night who sold for 16,000 guineas at the Tattersalls Horses In Training Sales. She has moved to Oxfordshire with dual purpose trainer Paul Webber and we wish her all the luck in the world in her new home. SB
Friday 21st August
Dragons Voice was not declared for Salisbury today and will instead aim for Goodwood on 29th August whilst Aiguillette is set to return to the turf at Yarmouth on Tuesday, possibly alongside his half brother Good Luck Charm.
Poetic Lilly holds an entry at Lingfield Park over 1m2f on Wednesday and we are super excited to possibly have our first National Hunt runner of the season with Quloob looking set to return to hurdles at Fontwell Park next Friday 28th August. He has been schooling smartly at home and seems in a very good place with himself. SB
Tuesday 18th August
HOTSR look to be in for a busy week with stable visits and runners. Firstly Eloise & some Owners will be visiting David Menuisier’s yard tomorrow morning to see our string being put through their paces. Dragons Voice holds an entry at Salisbury on Friday (subject to rain) and we are keen to learn the next plan for Poetic Lilly after her encouraging run last week, as well as see the progression of our 2yo Pivotal Time.
Sam will be up in Newmarket watching our Marco Botti string on the gallops. These include 2yo filly Invincible Lass and a new filly that has been added to our books – watch this space! She will also give a pat to the lovely Latin Knight who has sadly now been retired from racing due to an injury. We are hopeful that in time the right home can be found for him.
On Saturday not only do we have our first stable visit to see the Gary Moore trained Riohacha but if enough rain falls then Aiguillette is set to race at either Chepstow or Chelmsford. SB
Saturday 15th August
It was a huge step forward for Poetic Lilly yesterday at Lingfield Park as she travelled sweetly under a positive ride from Josephine Gordon and tried her hardest to secure a spot in the winners enclosure. She did get a little tired when turning for home, but plugged on to secure 3rd place and we are delighted. She has come out of her race well and we all believe she will be winning races soon. SB
Wednesday 12th August
It was an encouraging comeback from Aiguillette at Wolverhampton yesterday who travelled well for a long way but unfortunately felt the effects of his wide draw in the closing stages. He shaped with ability once more however and is sure to be winning soon!
We are scratching our heads a little as to why Isayalittleprayer ran disappointingly. It could perhaps have been the heat, the short turnaround in between races or she was possibly having an off day. However Gary has decided to give the filly a 7-day mini break at grass to try and freshen her up and aim for an Autumn campaign when the ground should be softer.
Poetic Lilly will be our next runner as she unites with Josephine Gordon at Lingfield Park on Friday. SB
Monday 10th August
It was another 2nd for HOTSR on Saturday, this time from Quloob in a Class 3 contest at Newmarket. Under a great ride once again from Rhys Clutterback, Quloob travelled strongly and looked to enjoy every minute, just getting beat by a progressive 3yo. Trainer Gary Moore now has the difficult decision as to try out luck again on the flat, or freshen the horse up for jumping this autumn. He is certainly capable of winning in both spheres.
Our next runners will be tomorrow: Isayalittleprayer at Lingfield Park and Aiguillette at Wolverhampton. Both have live chances and are expected to run well. Poetic Lilly is also entered at Lingfield Park on Saturday. EA
Wednesday 5th August
What an incredible race from Good Luck Charm at Lingfield Park last night! The horse did nothing wrong; breaking well, travelling strongly and as he turned for home he looked to be the winner. He was very unlucky to come up against one on the night but we were delighted to see him battle back and there is no question about this horse’s wellbeing or love for his racing!
Other than Quloob entered at Newmarket this weekend we could have two runners on 11th August at Lingfield Park – Aiguillette and Isayalittleprayer. SB
Tuesday 4th August
It was fantastic to have a runner at Glorious Goodwood on Saturday and Owners were very well looked after throughout the day. Quloob ran a respectable race but perhaps went off too hard early on in such a competitive field. Shane Kelly felt dropping him in, perhaps with a set of blinkers on might be the way forward. He holds an entry at Newmarket this weekend.
Good Luck Charm will be our next runner at Lingfield Park this evening in the apprentice handicap race. Good luck to his connections.
Riohacha has now joined Gary Moore’s yard and has settled into the new routine brilliantly. He looks fantastically well as he canters up the gallops and Gary is really pleased to have him back in his yard. TWO 5% shares remain for sale – join our stable visit on Saturday 22nd August. SB
Thursday 30th July
Congratulations to the Gary Moore team who enjoyed a 50/1 winner with Junkanoo at Glorious Goodwood today! We are hoping he has another at the weekend as Quloob unites with Shane Kelly for the 2.25pm race. He is likely to adopt new tactics and the track should suit him. Delighted that some of his Owners will be able to attend and cheer him home!
Unfortunately Good Luck Charm and Aiguillette missed the cut for their intended races on Friday so Good Luck Charm will head to Lingfield Park on Tuesday instead whilst Aiguillette will either race at Leicester or Yarmouth if it rains a little or if not he too will target Lingfield on the AW on 14/08.
Latin Knight has been declared for Wolverhampton on Friday evening which will see him step up in trip to 1m6f. Apprentice jockey Stefano Cherchi takes the ride and we hope to see the horse return to the winners enclosure.
We enjoyed a very encouraging stable visit to see Pivotal Time yesterday who is now cantering upsides a companion. He looks a real professional and trainer David Menuisier could not be happier with the horse. See a video of him here! Last few shares remain in this horse now – stable visit Saturday 1st August!
Tuesday 28th July
Good luck to everyone for what looks to be a thrilling week of racing action at Glorious Goodwood! We are even more excited by the fact we look likely to have Quloob representing us in the 1m6f contest on Saturday!
Isayalittleprayer ran another encouraging race at Wolverhampton on Sunday despite not enough the tightness of the track. She made up a lot of ground as they turned for home and stayed on gamely to finish a close 3rd. Hopefully a little rain will coincide with her next run.
Poetic Lilly, Good Luck Charm, Aiguillette and Latin Knight have all been entered this Friday at Lingfield Park and Wolverhampton. SB
Friday 24th July
How a matter of days can change your plans in racing! We now have just Isayalittleprayer to look forward to in action this Sunday at Wolverhampton. The track is a bit of an unknown but we have had to compromise given the recent ground going against us. The 1m6f should suit her and she goes into the race well.
Good Luck Charm, Aiguillette & Poetic Lilly will each be entered at Lingfield Park on 31/07 whilst Quloob will aim for Newmarket or Ascot on 08/08.
What’s more is our 2yo filly Invincible Lass looks on course to make her racecourse debut in early August and our other 2yo Pivotal Time will not be far behind her! SB
Tuesday 21st July
What a madame Lady De Vega was last night at Windsor but I must say both horse and jockey are fine thankfully after something clearly upset her in the stalls.
We are hoping for a change of luck with our next flurry of runners which include:
Quloob at Newmarket/Ascot on Saturday, Isayalittleprayer at Doncaster (Saturday) or Wolverhampton (Sunday) and Poetic Lilly at Wolverhampton on Sunday. Aiguillette has not been declared this week due to the firm ground but could head to Wolverhampton on 31/07 next. SB
Saturday 18th July
Lady De Vega has been declared for Windsor on Monday evening over 1m4f. Delighted that winning jockey Stefano Cherchi will be back on board.
We enjoyed a fantastic stable visit to see Riohacha undertaking his pre-training as he prepares to return to Gary Moore’s yard in August. The horse appears to have strengthened up and moved incredibly well as he trotted and cantered in the indoor school. We cannot wait to see him back at Cisswood Stables next month. Just FOUR 5% shares remain! SB
Thursday 16th July
Good Luck Charm ran another creditable race at Bath on Tuesday. The horse broke well, raced enthusiastically but just didn’t have that final flourish to go with his younger rivals in the closing stages. He still suggests there is a 10th win in him yet and we look forward to his next start.
Unfortunately things did not go to plan for Poetic Lilly last night at Kempton Park. An incident in the stalls saw her leave the stalls without a rider but we are pleased to report both horse and jockey appear fine. Hoping for a bit more luck with stablemate Dragons Voice who has been declared for Haydock Park on Saturday evening.
Aiguillette & Isayalittleprayer have been entered for Bath and Yarmouth on 22nd July. However both horses are going to need some rainfall. SB
Tuesday 14th July
Quloob was a non runner at Kempton Park last night but we did enjoy another solid effort from Latin Knight. The horse was unfortunate to miss the break and then find himself behind a wall of horses with nowhere to go despite travelling strongly. When a gap did become available he moved forward encouragingly but didn’t quite have the turn of foot of his rivals. It was still a pleasing run and is likely to stick to 1m4f or further moving forward.
Our next runner is Good Luck Charm at Bath this afternoon. There has been some rain at the course which should suit him and Gary Moore feels the uphill track is something he will enjoy. Good luck to his connections! Poetic Lilly will follow him at Kempton Park on Wednesday evening where she steps up to a more suited mile. She ran well previously at this track under Jason Watson so fingers crossed she runs encouragingly tomorrow.
Alternative entries this week are for Aiguillette at Bath and Isayalittleprayer at Haydock Park on Friday, Dragons Voice at Haydock on Saturday and Lady De Vega at Windsor on Monday. SB
Saturday 11th July
Isayalittleprayer was a non runner at Chesptow on Thursday and it would appear we are not having much luck with the races/weather for her at the moment. She has been entered at Haydock Park on 17th July and there is rain around. If it is good-to-soft or softer then she will run.
Latin Knight & Quloob have been declared for Kempton Park on Monday. We are looking forward to seeing them racing and pleased that a few of their owners will be in attendance. SB