Wednesday 11th May
May 11, 2016
On Monday we headed to Wolverhampton with BOCKING END who provided us with our seventh winner of the season. She produced a game display under a well-judged ride to make all the running. She started edging to the right in the closing stages, but she ran on well to the line and was comfortably on top at the finish. She looks a progressive type and is capable of winning again.
On Tuesday we headed up north to Beverley with the three runners. We started the afternoon off with TAPER TANTRUM who was going into the race on the back of a good run at Chelmsford on his last start. He travelled nicely throughout the race, but just did not quicken as well as the winner. It was another solid effort, but sadly he keeps rising in the handicap without actually get his head in front. Later on the card CLEAR EVIDENCE tracked the leaders and when asked for his effort appeared to be a bit flat footed and green. He looks as though he will be suited by a longer trip and will hopefully do himself justice in handicaps. We rounded the day off with THE MAJOR and ran another good race, but again he had to play the bridesmaid. Stepped up in trip, he travelled well into contention and looked likely to go on and win when sent on. He could not shake off the winner and eventually lost out. He should hopefully get his head in front soon and has been entered at Nottingham next week.
Today we have seen FORECASTER run at Lingfield. She looked to be plugging on at the one pace when under pressure, but she was entitled to need it after 195 days off the track.
Tomorrow we start the afternoon at Salisbury, where PURPLE MAGIC is making her seasonal debut. She really looks to have done well over the winter and we are hoping that she has the makings of a nice filly. Later in the evening, GOODWOOD MIRAGE heads to Newmarket where he is hoping to build on his recent third at the track. He seems to be enjoying life and has a real zest and enthusiasm in his work.
On Friday we head to Newbury with GENERAL HAZARD who is looking to put a disappointing run at Chelmsford behind him and get back on track. He looks to be back in good form and should hopefully give a good account of himself. Later in the afternoon STETCHWORTH PARK heads to York in what looks quite a good little handicap. He has been working nicely at home and heads into the race in great form. We round off the day at Hamilton with FABRICATE who has looked in tremendous shape since coming back in after his winter break. It has been a frustrating time as he was due to run at Newbury in April, but had to miss this due to meeting being abandoned. This race was then the plan, but sadly Scotland seems to have missed the rain which is a little disappointing as he would probably of appreciated a bit more cut in the ground.
Today the horses worked Across the Flat
Davey Boy (White Face) and Strathearn
Left to right – War Department, Show Legend and Franklin D
Stetchworth Park (Orange Jacket), Duck a L’Orange (Jamie Spencer) and Alcanar (Louis Steward)
Instant Karma (White Face) and Midnight Mystic
Left to right – Duchy, Chelabella and Bonhomie