Sunday 11th June
June 11, 2017
On Wednesday evening we headed to Kempton with WINSTON C. Off the track since August, he had been stepped up in trip. He was never far away and ran a solid race, especially considering he clipped heels and stumbled on the first bend. He will come on for the run and is open to improvement.
On Friday we started the afternoon off at Brighton with JE SUIS CHARLIE. He travelled to well throughout the race and just looked the one pace when asked for effort. He looked as though he just bumped into one today as the winner looks a nice horse. In the evening we were delighted to see THE MAJOR score his first win and it was also the first win for his jockey Tristan Price. He was sent for home a fair way out and was idling slightly in front. Thankfully he stayed on and managed to score his victory. We were delighted for Tristan who is a good lad, works hard and rides well. THE MAJOR is in later in the week and we will see how he comes out of the race before making further plans. We rounded the evening off with BECUNA. She travelled well early on and when asked for her effort she possibly did not seem to get home. A drop back in trip just may just suit her.
On Saturday we started the day off at BEVERLEY with recent Chelmsford winner JOE’S SPIRIT. He ran below his best and maybe a return back on the all-weather over a shorter trip should suit him. At Newmarket we started the day with the three declared runners. BATTS ROCK was up first and he chased leaders and when asked for his effort he looked unable to quicken weakening inside the final furlong. Later on the card QUINQUEREME was restless in the stalls and when she jumped she was settled in a midfield position. When asked for her effort she plugged on at the same pace. We rounded the day off with MAORI BOB who ran a good race. Stepped in trip and returning to the turf after 101 days off the track, it was encouraging effort behind the front-running winner. Hopefully we will get a smooth run with him now and he will progress.
Tomorrow we have declared COMPRISE at Windsor. He never got into the race on his last start at York and we are sure he will be seen to better effect here. He has been working well at home and we think he will run well.
On Tuesday we have a nice two-year-old filly making her racecourse debut at Yarmouth. She has been working nicely at home and we are hoping for a decent effort from her.
Today the horses worked on the Peat Moss
Left to right – Ray’s the Money and Merlin
Left to right – Arabian Jazz, Camelot Ex Jewel in the Sand and Rupert’s Lass