Today racing has taken me out of Newmarket...to Redcar! With two runners here tomorrow, it made sense to make the five-hour journey the day before to get the horses to the track in the best possible condition. It reminds me of my honeymoon after marrying John - we took two horses up to Newcastle only for the meeting to be abandoned due to fog! He still hasn't made up for it...
Anyway, back to the runners. Making the journey up north are Dakota City and Veeraya. It looks a winnable maiden for Dakota and he has improved on his debut for us when he needed the run for fitness ad experience. We still don't know much about him and the firmish ground is an unknown but hopefully he can get his season into top gear now.
Veeraya has come right down in the weights and will eventually find his level again but I'm not sure if this is it. The blinkers and drop in trip should be in his favour so he might just earn some diesel money.
|Veeraya (Mark), Tight Lipped (Ross) & Harry Bosch (Adam)|
The horsebox will have barely cooled down before it is off out again on Tuesday when Tight Lipped heads to Southwell. He bounced right back to form last time when second at Chelmsford and hopefully the blinkers he had on that day will work again. Everyone keeps telling me to run at the track as he has good past form there so we shall see if they're right.
|Guising (Adam) & Bethan (Ryan)|
Guising ran an absolute stinker on debut for us at Doncaster but it was pretty clear that he wasn't trying too hard and a pair of blinkers will now be tried. He has been in good form since the run so hopefully the combination of the head gear and a step up in trip will see him in a better light.
Inauguration will be accompanying him there and she is another who has a bit to prove. Her last run was a lot better and a drop to six furlongs shouldn't trouble her so maybe she can land some money.
|Honeymoon Express (Shelley) & Inauguration (Adam)|
|Automotive (Ross), Handheld (Shelley) & The Ducking Stool (Mark)|
|Duke Of Diamonds (Megan)|
|Bavarica and foal|