Saturday at Wolverhampton
We are in the very last race at Wolverhampton tonight with Splash of Verve, he has an each way chance in a competitive handicap and we don’t think the step up in trip will inconvenience him providing he settles early. PJ Macdonald rides and Splash’s Owners are looking forward to a get together tonight at the races, what its all about!
With three seconds from our last four runners the horses are proving to still be bang in form but just frustratingly hitting the crossbar. Cavalieri ran a much much better race than of late yesterday at Wolverhampton, it must have only been a neck in it. He looked the winner all the way up the straight and i have no doubt he will be back here for another try in the next couple of weeks.
The day before we had Triple Eight running another competitive race for a close second at Bangor, pipped by another Middleham horse trained by George Moore. Annoying for Adam, he rode the winner last time! Triple has been so competitive recently and with 2 wins and 2 seconds this summer he is sure to be back with us for next year now, he’s one of Phil’s favourites as he is so easy. Triple’s second came after Rocky Two’s second in the maiden at Sedgefield, a really good run and he jumped super again- he is sure to get his head in front soon.
Tomorrow we have another good chance with Factor Fifty, he runs at Huntingdon in the 2m 4f handicap hurdle and only five runners declared. He has struggled off a high mark this year but now drops down to a competitive 110. Many of his Owners in the Topspec Partnership are going to cheer him on.
We are watching the weather forecast like hawks for next week as we
want to run our two good stayers, Goldan Jess and Call it On at the weekend. They will be double entered at York and Goodwood and hopefully we will pick the right race for both of them, they are at the top of their game at present. If Jess went to Goodwood he could be ridded by Kyle which is a great bonus for him as its a jump jockeys flat race. Goodwood looks a million miles away on the map so its going to be an overnight stay the night before whichever horse goes there. Iftikaar also needs rain but it may not come in time for his engagement at Pontefract.
Its a busy week ahead with Ascot Sales Tuesday, our daughter Indy riding at Horse of the Year Show on Wednesday, and the Zoffany colt going down to Book 2 at Tattersalls on Friday – he goes through the ring the following Monday.
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