Not a huge amount of runners recently, although several have been running for their marks so nothing much to write home about just yet. Although two very good performances from two of the old boys here, starting with Byron Blue, after he won last time he headed to Newton Abbot with once again a very high weight having to carry 12st1, and being the pony he is it makes it much more difficult for him, but he clearly doesnt know his size as he toughed it out once again and finished a very gallant second under Dave Crosse. He was beaten by a rival he was giving almost two stone to that had won last time and was due to go up a stone. He didnt make it easy for it either, it had to come and get him! Blue continues in great order and schooled over fences when Dave was in last week so that gives him more options for the rest of the summer. He was due to go to Uttoxeter this week but with the storms and bad weather we have had he was a non runner as he must have good or quicker ground. He is in at Worcester next week in the race he was second in last year so fingers crossed he gets his ground.
Bohemian Rhapsody is a new face round here, having very badly lost his way with his previous trainer to the point he finished last in his last five runs we were delighted for his owners, and new owners to the yard Sterling Racing to bring him to us. When he came there was plenty to improve and after spending just under a month here we were confident of a big run, Daisy said he wouldnt be out the three and he ran a mighty race under Dave Crosse at Newton Abbot to finish a close second to a rival he should have been getting 7lb from but instead was giving 7lb to. He will improve massively for that run, fitness & confidence. His jumping was very good and a win for him is just around the corner.
This is yet another horse we have turned around in a short space of time, along with many others that have either won or placed within their first two runs with us having had their form tailed off completely before joining us;
My Brother Sylvest (won on debut after tailing off for D Pipe), Blaine (won on debut after 7 months off), Clearly Capable (won on debut after never even placing under rules before), George Nympton (winner on debut for us after no win for over a year) and many others placing.
We believe this goes to show the complete individual attention each horse is shown here, along with first class facilities and all the care and attention they could possibly need to make them enjoy the job & life they have.
Another new arrival is a lovely 4yr old store horse by Fair Mix out of a winning Kayf Tara mare. He is a massive great frame that needs to fill out a little but has all the makings to make a smashing NH horse for the future. He is for sale to stay in the yard and is very reasonable value so do get in touch.
Now onto social media, it can be a brilliant way to promote and widen your audience to people you would never be able to reach in any other ways. As I am sure if you follow us you will have seen some of the negative comments on social media recently, something that every single trainer, jockey & other sports personalitites get and it is unavoidable unfortunately. One thing with social media as well is how blown out of proportion things get, its actually quite funny when you read some peoples comments when they have never met or even spoken to you before in their life! Being the professional team we are we try and ignore these comments, although difficult it has to be done, but as I say it is very hard to ignore and not put your side of the story accross!
Hopefully we can have a few good results within the next couple of weeks and I will update again!! Once again many thanks for taking the time to read.