Saturday 3rd June
June 3, 2017
We were delighted with the effort shown by HIGHLIGHT REEL on Thursday at Lingfield on his racecourse debut. He was not the best away and sat at the back of the field. He made his move out wide to challenge and only just lost out. He is a nice horse, who is sure to come on for the run and should go close next time. In the evening we headed to Chelmsford with HANNINGFIELD who was also making his racecourse debut. Settled towards the rear, he was asked for his effort and soon weakened over a furlong out. He has been working better than he ran and hopefully he will come on for the effort and show better next time.
On Friday we started the afternoon off at Bath with AIR MINISTRY who was making his handicap debut. He was given every chance and raced up in the front ranks for most of the race. When asked for his effort he looked one paced and stayed on to finish fifth. He looks as though he could possibly appreciate further. At Doncaster we were delighted with the effort show by JE SUIS CHARLE who had bounced back from his Newmarket run where he failed to get competitive. He was given a lovely ride by Louis Steward who got him to settle nicely up with the pace. He stuck to his task well in the closing stages when asked for his effort, but sadly could not get his head in front. He looks capable of winning and is in at Brighton on Friday. Later on the card SEASIDE DREAMER never got competitive in his race and soon looked to be beaten. His work at home has certainly been better and although we thought he would need the run we did expect better. He is due to be gelded, which I think will give him every chance. We also had QUINQUEREME in the same race and she travelled well early on, but did not appear to really finish off her race. She should improve with racing and hopefully will be competitive in her grade.
On Monday we start the afternoon off at Windsor where CHOICE ENCOUNTER takes his chance. Hopefully we have found a winnable opportunity for him as he certainly deserves a change of fortune having finished second on his last two starts. At Thirsk DUKE’S GIRL takes her chance. She was unlucky at Salisbury on her last start, where she came with her run and was badly hampered. We have left the hood of her this time and it would be great to get a win on the board with her. She holds ability and will appreciate the step up in trip.
Today the horses worked on the Peat Moss
Left to right – Neverbeen to Paris, Immortal Romance and Choice Encounter
Left to right – Winston C (Orange Jacket) and Dream Machine
Left to right – Becuna, Jive Talking, Shimmering Light and Miss Fay (Navy Blue Hat)