Sunday 9th October

October 9, 2016

On Friday we headed to York with NOTALOT. He raced in touch towards the stands’ side and made some good headway two furlongs out. He was slightly hampered and was soon driven and kept on to finish in a midfield position. He has had a busy season and will now head to the Horses in Training Sales where hopefully he will find a nice home. In the evening it was great to get a win on the board with THREE DUCHESSES. She had been slightly unlucky in remaining a maiden heading into this race after some decent efforts. She took a keen hold early on when held up behind the leading group. She made some headway and led approaching final furlong. Her experience counted for a lot in the closing stages and it was great to see Lulu Stanford ride her first winner for the boss.

Yesterday we headed to Newmarket where PARSNIP took her chance. She was dropped in and was soon on the eventual winner´s tail towards the favoured near side. When asked for her effort she did not run on for pressure and finished down the field. She is a sweet filly who will probably benefit from a break as she has been on the go since July.

On Monday we head to Yarmouth with the three declared runners. We start the afternoon of with STICKS MCKENZIE who ran very green at the track on his racecourse debut. He appears to have come on for that run and we expect a better effort. Later on the card AID TO AFRICA is looking to get back on track. He ran with promise on his first two career starts, but seems to have lost his way slightly. It would be great to see him post a decent effort here. We round off the day with FIRE BRIGADE who has yet to show the ability that we know he possesses. Hopefully he can now produce on the racetrack what we have been seeing at home.

Yesterday the horses worked on the watered gallop

Left to right- Chakra, Duke’s Girl and Babamunchkin (Jamie Spencer)

Left to right – Dream Machine (William Carson) and Abacus

Duck A L’Orange (Chesnut Horse) and The Major

Purple Magic and Bocking End (Orange Jacket)