Wednesday 27th April

April 27, 2016

On Sunday we headed to Thirsk with STRATHEARN. He was slightly hampered at the start and this kept him towards the rear of the field. He made some effort three furlongs out and was eased when he lost his place. Later on the card SCIARRA showed improvement from her debut run. She was always kept handy and could find no more in the final stages of the race. We were pleased with her effort and she should have no trouble winning a similar contest.

On Monday we started the afternoon off at Chelmsford with TAPER TANTRUM who gave a much better effort of himself. Dropped back in trip, he was always well placed and had his chance. I think he would probably appreciate a return to the turf, but it was a much better effort from him. Later on the card AKSUM looked quite keen early on and then met some trouble which certainly did not help her chance. Stepped up in trip, it was a rough race and she certainly looks capable of winning a similar contest. At Windsor in the evening we started the meeting off with INSTANT KARMA who was reverting back to the flat after a campaign over hurdles. He raced prominently and was chasing the leader on the near side three furlongs out. He was asked for his effort and faded entering the final furlong. Later on the card we thought that DUCK A L’ORANGE would run well as his work had been good at home. He travelled well for the majority of the race having been stepped up in distance. He possibly did not see out the trip, but shaped as though the run was needed and hopefully on a sounder surface he will give a better account of himself as we know he holds ability.

Yesterday BOCKING END took her chance at Nottingham returning to the turf for the first time this season after winning on the all-weather in February. She travelled well throughout the race and then possibly did not see out the last two furlongs. She certainly was in the toughest division of the race with the first two looking like nice fillies.

This evening we are hoping for a nice run from CHELABELLA who make her seasonal debut at Wolverhampton. She is a nice filly, but it does look to be quite a good contest. Hopefully she can be competitive in it.

Tomorrow we head to Chelmsford where we are hoping GRACELAND should have a good chance. She has certainly been working well and looks a progressive type.

Today the horses worked Across the Flat

Left to right – Henrythenavigator Ex Station House, Sir Prancealot Ex Hapipi and Preobrajnska (Orange Jacket)

Cheval Blanche (J. Spencer – Black Cap), Dancing Elegance (W. Carson – Red Hat) and Zebedee Ex Hawateff

Big Orange (Orange Jacket) and Fabricate

Left to right – Batts Rock, Forth Bridge (Blue Cap) and School Fete