Sunday 4th September

September 4, 2016

On Wednesday we were delighted to get off the mark with SCIARRA at Lingfield. She had been given a little break since her disappointing effort at Leicester on her last start. She had been stepped back up to seven furlongs, which seems to suit her better. She was coming clear with the runner-up and finding enough to get by inside the last furlong. This was an important win given that she is a sister to Group 1 winner Move In Time. She appears to have taken the race well and we will see how she is before making further plans.

On Thursday GRACELAND put in another consistent effort sadly coming across one just too good. Held up off the pace, she got a nice split turning in and stayed on well. The winner did not do her any favours when carrying her over towards the inside rail, but it probably made little difference to the result. She certainly deserves to get another bracket by her name for her consistency.

On Friday we were delighted with the effort shown by COMPRISE on his racecourse debut. He produced a good turn of foot to join issue, but his effort flattened out at the finish. He showed more than enough to suggest he is capable of winning races and should be at home with a bit more cut in the ground.

On Saturday TAPER TANTRUM kept our fantastic jump season going when he obliged at Stratford keeping his unbeaten record over hurdles going.  He breezed clear of the opposition and looks useful. He hopefully will be able to make his mark in better races.

We have a quiet few days coming up before returning to the action.

On Saturday the horses worked on the Watered Gallop.

Left to right – Elementary and Fire Brigade

Left to right – Peace Telegram, Sticks McKenzie (Jamie Spencer) and American Patrol

Left to right – Duke’s Girl (Louis Steward) and Chakra (William Carson)

Left to right – Giant Redwood and Fabricate

Left to right – Aid to Africa, Davey Boy and The Major