A little while since the last blog but we have been very busy and the horses are in great order...
Clearly Capable bounced back to winning ways back at Newton Abbot under Dickie Johnson to make it two from four since joining the yard, very good considering he came over a poor maiden with not even a placing to his name. He ground them into submission once again from the front showing true battling qualities when two came to challenge. It was brilliant to watch Jess & Dayna bring him back to the winners enclosure, their faces were a picture. He is for sale or lease to stay in the yard and is still very well handicapped both over hurdles and fences, the great thing about him is he acts on both fast and soft ground! If they were all like that it would be a lot easier.
I must mention Mowhoob, good old Hooby really is a pleasure to have, so consistent and after now reaching the frame 6 of his last 7 runs another win cant be far away. He must be a pleasure for his new owner Mike Sheridan to having running for his racing club. He is a yard favourite and I am sure will continue to be as consistent as he has been so far.
Black Anthem, another with a new owner, John McCreanor of Recommended Freight Ltd purchased Black Anthem not long ago and headed to Worcester the other day for his first run for him, Dickie Johnson again booked to ride for us and he ran an absolute screamer, running the 1/5 favourite of Nicky Hendersons to within a length to finish second in a novice hurdle. He is also sure to lose his maiden tag soon. A lovely big horse, but a big baby and once he learns to relax and race he will be smart.
Blaine headed to Windsor last weekend, declaring on soft ground unfortunately it soon dried up and with top weight he could not be at his best, not disgraced he will be back when the rain comes! Shanandoa is now eligable for a handicap mark, something we are very much looking forward to. she is also a very smart filly and will now go on and win her races. She is also for sale or lease.
Golden Muscade has been running well in defeat recently, picking up prize money along the way, she is a hard filly to find suitable races, she is too big for the all weather and to run on fast ground but she also needs a flat galloping track, again I am sure her turn is not far away.
Byron Blue got back in the swing of things this week with a great run at Stratford with Dave Crosse on board, a confidence boosting ride he looked the winner turning in just to be beat late on by a last time out winner, also we were giving it a stone! Its great to have him back running well as hes a good horse but after an infection mid winter and running on softer ground he wasnt really feeling it but Dave gave him a very positive ride and he had all his old sparkle back. He should run very well when he goes to Southwell next week.
Scott Sayers, who joined us from John Jenkins back in May had his first ride for us at Wolverhampton on Rocket Ronnie on Monday, after having met trouble in running he ran well to just be beaten a head for fourth. It was a good ride and I am sure with more rides and progression Scott can make his presence felt as an amateur next season.
As its stable staff week I am sure any one of our staff members will tell you that we show them how much they are appreciated far more than for one week a year, they are a great team and all do a good job, everyone has their place within the yard and they work as a really good team, the work they do, the hours they do (very unsociable ones too) with the dediction and commitment they have is outstanding and I would like to think they all love their jobs. So a big shout out to Daisy, Katrina, Jess Wareham, Dayna Walsh, Scott Sayers, Amy Brown, George Gordon, Amber Clements, Jakcy, Charlotte Clothier & Lucy Wareham, you all do a great job! We are currently looking for a full time member of staff, preferably ridden racehorses for the last 2 years. Do get in touch with Daisy 07975754622.
We have just added a new page to the website for potential owners to see all our fees and charges with no hidden extras, take a look, and yes it is that good!!
Our broodmare band is ever increasing, much to my dismay...Norfolk Sky (Cityscape), Madam Be (Geordieland), Annie Kenney (Hellvelyn with a Swiss Spirit foal at foot), Gib (Outstrip with a Sixties Icon colt at foot), Caramelita (Hellvelyn), Fruit Pastille (Harbour Watch) & Katiebyrne (Kayf Tara) are all very well and getting fatter by the day!