Since I last updated we have had a few runners, although not as many as we were meant to! We will start with the yard favourite Green Du Ciel, he once again headed to Taunton last Thursday, which was his 5th start there this season, and all 5 times he has been placed! He ran again with great credit to finish 3rd, but Denis O Regan came back in and said he felt very sore pulling up, after a check by the vets and some painkillers we brought him home to his big bucket of grass and lots of fuss. Unfortunately the decision was made the next morning to retire him, he has been an old warrior for us and his owners this season, giving us some exciting days, turning up week after week and always putting his best foot forward. It was massivly sad for all of us here to see him go home as he is such a character in the yard, but we are glad he is home and enjoying retirement in one piece! Many thanks to his owners Tim & Liz Heal for letting us have him over the last season.
Under Review was set to go to Wolverhampton before getting cast and pulling his back, he was fairly sore and needed a few easy days but all being well he will be out soon enough.
Robero headed to his second maiden at Lingfield on Saturday, he looked a million in the paddock. Eddy Greatrex was on board again, he ran another solid race, confirming he has plenty of ability. He didnt really handle running down hill round the bend but to his credit he stuck on and nearly grabbed 3rd. He is a horse that will be sure to win races soon. He is now heading for some grass for a month or so just to grow a little more, but we look forward to bringing him back in the autumn.
Tuffstuff was due to head to Ffos Las on Sunday, but with a change of ownership it was decided he would not run. Some super news with a new owner joining the yard, we are delighted to welcome Robert Aplin to Tall Trees, he is now the lucky new owner of Tuffstuff! A horse with massive potential, we all look forward to the coming months and seeing what it may bring. Mr Aplin is a fantastic owner for us to have as he has had many horses with some very good trainers, so we feel very proud he has come to us!
Madam Be went to Exeter today for a novice hurdle, a race where she was up against some very smart horses, she ran a cracker to finish 4th, beaten only a neck for 3rd by a horse rated 118. She will now be campaigned over much further.
Shanandoa is in mares bumpers at Cheltenham and Newton Abbot, Follow The Tracks go's for the hatrick at Fontwell on Friday, all being well.
Thats it for now, everyone in the yard is very busy creosoting, weeding and painting!
Thanks for reading.