Saturday 29th October
October 29, 2016
On Wednesday we started the day off at Nottingham where DREAM MACHINE was making a re-appearance. He was settled towards rear on leaving the gates and was ridden along three furlongs out. He plugged on from over 1f out, but could never offer any danger. He is entered again next week at the track and we will see how he is before making further plans. Later on the card FORTH BRIDGE took his chance. He tracked the leaders and was asked for his effort over three furlongs from home. He was ridden along and weakened well over one furlong out. At Chelmsford poor FORECASTER again had to settle for second place. She did her best to make all, quickening off the final bend and seeming likely to achieve her first career win. Sadly she lost out to the well handicapped Estrella Eria who notched up her hatrick of wins. She is sure to go up in the weights again, which is frustrating as she deserves to win a race. At Kempton in the evening AID TO AFRICA got things under way for us. He was steadied at the start and was dropped in. He was driven along and appeared to be staying on in the final furlong. We rounded the evening off with DUCK A L’ORANGE who had the run of things out in front early on, but could not capitalise on it, losing several places late on having kicked for home turning in.
Yesterday GRACELAND took her chance at Newmarket. She was steadied at the start and was held up in touch in the rear. She was driven entering final furlong and kept on under pressure, but was no threat to the winner. She lost two shoes in the race which certainly would not have done her chances any favours.
Today we head to Ascot with INSTANT KARMA. He has been in great form after having a mini break and although a competitive contest we expect him to run well.
On Tuesday we have declared CHELABELLA. She is another who will hopefully benefit from the mini break she has had and can do herself justice. She certainly is capable of being competitive in this grade.
BIG ORANGE is in great form and has been given one of the plum draws of seven. He has done so well this year and it would certainly top the season off he can run a good race again.
Today it was a miserable dark day on the gallops as we had a few working on the Cambridge Road.
Left to right – Armagnac, Seaside Dreamer and Maori Bob
Duke’s Girl, Babamunchkin and Shimmering Light