Sunday, 20 April 2014

Nice beside the seaside

The turf season is definitely back this week as Yarmouth host its first meeting of the new season. We were extremely lucky at the course last year with a load of winners so I'm more than happy to be making the short trip to the coast tomorrow.

One of our horses who absolutely loves the seaside air is The Ducking Stool. All five of her career wins have come at the track and she managed to win three there last term, including the race she goes for tomorrow. After a great time of it, she's very high in the handicap now but she can never be written off and is certainly fit enough to do herself justice on her seasonal comeback. She has quite a fan club at the course nowadays so it will be great to see her admirers out in force.
Silver Alliance heads to the course the following day and he too loves the place. He made a great comeback at Wolverhampton last time and is in A1 condition since then. He needs the race to be run to suit him but, if it is, he will be thereabouts.
The Ducking Stool (Shelley) & Silver Alliance (Ross)
Another of our lucky tracks making a comeback is Brighton on Thursday. We have two entered there but I doubt they'll run so I'll have to postpone my return to my hometown until later on in the season.
Veeraya ran a blinder to finish in mid-division on All-Weather Championships day on Good Friday. It was a race worthy of Group status but he ran a career best to be beaten just under five lengths. He wore blinkers for the first time so if they work again, he could win a handicap.

Automotive is looking good for a trip to Yarmouth next week. He had a good blow after his comeback a few weeks ago and, as per usual, he is working brilliantly at home. He is hard to predict but certainly has enough ability to win plenty of races.
Automotive (Ross) & Shelia's Heart (Ryan)
Bushy Glade (Ryan) & Candesta (Reno)
Tiger's Home and Honeymoon Express are two sprinting fillies I'm very excited about seeing this year. They both improved a tonne last season and have done very well over the winter - they both look like body builders. Unfortunately they were both coughing a bit last month so their work had to be stepped down and, as a result, they are a few weeks behind schedule. That's not to worry though as there are plenty of races for both and I can't wait to get started with them.
Honeymoon Express (Danny) & Tiger's Home (Reno)
After Ross' marathon efforts last week, we had another winner in the yard as Reno won his boxing fight last night. It was his fourth fight and second victory but he was made to work for this one and just got the points verdict. As you can see, he was jumping for joy afterwards!

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