Sunday, 18 August 2013

Surf n Turf

After a quiet week with only one runner, the horsebox will be back on the road quite a fair bit over the next seven days as we go on search for another winner.
Silver Alliance has already won three times this year so he owes us nothing but it wouldn't surprise me to see him get his grey nose in front again. He ran a blinder in a hot handicap at Glorious Goodwood last time so should find things a bit easier at Windsor on Monday. There are only six runners though which means he might not get the fast pace he loves but our apprentice jockey Shelley knows him inside out so can hopefully keep him interested. 

Silver Alliance winning at Yarmouth earlier in the season
Not a meeting at Yarmouth goes by without us having a runner and we'll be back beside the seaside on Tuesday with four runners.
Honeymoon Express has shown some great promise this season but was disappointing last time. She is in a maiden race against a horse rated in the 90s but I feel that horse might be over-rated and if the luck swings our way hopefully she can win for the first time.
Lea Valley will be running over the furthest she has ever tried but I think that is what she needs and should run a bit better with blinkers back on.
In the final race of the day, we have two horses up against each other. I don't like having two horses in the same race usually as you can only win with one but both Exopuntia and Hamble prefer a straight track so we are limited with our options. Hamble probably didn't stay last time so the drop back in trip will be in his favour. Exopuntia enjoys Yarmouth and is pretty well handicapped if on a going day. 
Exopuntia and Believe In Me
Entrance and Honeymoon Express
Hoofbeats Racing Club sponsored a couple of races at Yarmouth a fortnight ago and the exposure & interest which the Club received was great with many new members joining. The Club sponsors another race at the track on Sunday and we'll be looking to win it with course specialist The Ducking Stool. All four of her career wins have come at the track so it was no surprise she didn't shine at Pontefract last time. Hopefully some sea air in her lungs can bring her back to life.
The Club is a great way to get involved in racehorse ownership for racegoers young and old. For just £180 you get a share in four horses for a whole year with all the perks that ownership brings - tickets to the races, stable visits and prize money. More details can be found here: 
The Ducking Stool

Also on Sunday is Automotive at Goodwood. He let us down when favourite at Newbury last time but blood tests afterwards revealed he had been suffering from a bit of a virus which would have affected his performance. His blood is back to normal now though so hopefully he can show us how good he really is once again.

Vastly and Automotive


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