Wednesday 29th April
April 29, 2015
On Sunday we headed to Chelmsford with the one runner FRANKLIN D. He had every chance turning in, but he still showed a few signs of inexperience and could not get to the principals up the straight. He has been off the track since June and is sure to have needed this race. I am sure that he will be more streetwise next time. On the Wetherby card we stared the afternoon off with AUSSIE BERRY who was making his career debut. He was not the best away on leaving the gates, but shaped up well, keeping on late and performing as though the experience would do him good. He will certainly come on for the run and hopefully we will be able to find a similar contest which he should be competitive in. Later on the card PENANG PAPARAJAH took his chance and he did not run as well as expected. He raced towards the rear and could never get on terms with the leader. He looks as though he may just want a bit further.
On Monday NEYMAR took his chance at Windsor. He seemed much happier wearing the hood and broke a lot better than on his recent debut at Newmarket. He did plenty after the first furlong, so lasted well in the circumstances and wasn´t given a hard time inside the final half furlong. He has certainly progressed from his first run and looks a winner in the making. At Wolverhampton our only runner was STONE ROSES. She was held up and made some good headway over two furlongs from home. She was ridden in the final furlong staying on. She looks as though she will appreciate further on the evidence of this run and a step up in trip will certainly be on the cards for her.
On Tuesday we were delighted to get a winner on the board with DOWN TO EARTH at Nottingham. He picked up well down the outside of the field to win quite cosily in the end. He certainly looks to have improved over the winter and he has potential to go on in handicaps. At Wolverhampton BORN TO REIGN failed to impress dropped back to 12 furlongs. Held up in a midfield position, he was ridden over three furlongs out and soon weakened. It would be great to see him run back over 13 furlongs as this appears to suit him better.
Today we have declared TOUCHLINE at Ascot. She has been working nicely at home and we are really pleased with her form since she arrived back in from her winter break. We expect her to run a nice race and will certainly come on for the run. This evening JAYEFF HERRING takes his chance at Lingfield. He was disappointing on his last start, but appears to have bounced back to form at home and we are hoping that he will give a good account of himself.
Academy House (black and white hat – Tom Queally) and Golden Hello
Niblawi (black hat) and My Strategy
Le Rouquin and Fabricate (black cap Pat Cosgrave)
Sarita (white face), Graceland (grey horse) and Banzari (Jamie Spencer)