As expected this time of year is always a bit slow moving on the race track, that's because we are all gearing up for the start of the season which now is not too far away. Our only runners last week were Tight Lipped, who ran disappointingly although he had excuses as he does not like being crowded and that is exactly what happened and he was never enjoying himself. The other runner Tolly McGuiness ran a little more encouragingly, however we are still trying to work out which distance suits him best.
|Candesta (Tessa) and Moment To Dream (Adam)|
Our only runners next week galloped together on Saturday along the Cambridge Road polytrack. Candesta (left in picture) has run some cracking races in defeat and responded well to the Chelmsford surface last time so he goes there again on Thursday. He has been extremely frustrating but we are hopeful of another good effort. Moment To Dream is an unraced filly we recently bought from the sales, I am not sure if she will run on Thuursday as I think she could do with a little more education at home first, she is still quite green, however I think after a few runs she will begin to show some of her true ability.
One horse I am very much looking forward to running after his break is old stalwart Handheld. We will be aiming him for the first meeting of the season at Doncaster where we are hopeful he will get his preferred soft ground. He usually runs best fresh and although he is on quite a high handicap mark I hope he can begin the season in style.
|Sabre Rock (Mark) and Attain (Shelley)|
|Honeymoon Express (Niall)|
|It's A Sheila Thing (Mark), Go On Gal (Niall) and Dakota City (Tessa)|
It is always a very exciting time seeing the two year olds progressing at home and this year we have really been impressed by our four fillies. A couple of them bunched up in behind Dakota City at the weekend and It's A Sheila Thing (hidden) would probably be the speediest of the bunch, she has a wonderful attitude and is tough as old boots! Go On Gal (second) also is very professional about her work and if they can keep going the right way they will provide alot of fun for us all this season.
|Duke of Diamonds (Tina)|