Tuesday 8th March – updated
We have just seen Eastview Boy run an absolutely cracking race round Newcastle in the novice to come 2nd. He travelled smoothly and jumped really well for Adam and connections will be delighted with this improved performance, just as we were with ‘Improved ‘ ( Prince) 2nd at Doncaster on Saturday in a novice – they are hard to win but now a handicap will be hard to win as they have shown such decent form! Its a double edged sword. They will hopefully win their maiden hurdle next.
We like this quote from Racing Post Results…
Eastview Boy is from a yard doing very well at present and this was by some way his best effort so far. He has scope and should be well up to finding an opening soon.
Lexington Bay ran much better than of late in the first at Southwell, as did Quadriga, beaten about a length for 3rd. Thwer day will come.
We are seeing rapid changes every day now at Green Oaks, and the EVA matting is being fitted today into Barns 1 and 2 which are now complete of stables. Barn 3 was painted out yesterday by Mark ready for the stables to arrive today.
The four barns ready for concreting in front, this is going to really make a huge difference.
We have three runners today, Quadriga & Lexington Bay at Southwell, who have both had some niggly setbacks and haven’t run for a while, we would like to see some improvement from the pair of them. Julie and Sarah are doing this trip so beware to anyone else who is trying to win BTO , they will have a real run for their money. Improved was another BTO winner this week, he looked amazing on the TV pictures.
Phil is going to Newcastle with Eastview Boy, a really likeable gelding who has been placed in all his bumpers and ran well first time over hurdles at Doncaster and Phil says he will produce another good effort today but is likely to find a couple hard to beat, you need to be a 125/130 horse to win a novice hurdle and he has to improve to do this. He is always one who will run well in this company though as he is a nice horse who travels and jumps well. We are looking forward to seeing him in action, this one is unlikely to win BTO if Phil has to do the plaiting, he actually plaits well but rarely does it!
The horses are in tip top form and we have three of our Partnership horses entered this week, Kings Grey, Tara Time and Transient Bay, as well as some other interesting entries. In June Phil will be heading to Ireland to buy another 3 year old future Jumper and we will be creating a new National Hunt Partnership like our one with Transient Bay, it will be a 20 strong Partnership as before but we might go a but more for the initial joining fee so we can buy something exciting, possibly £2k per person for year 1 followed by £1250 thereafter in subsequent years in line with our other Partnerships. You can register your interest in this venture by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and those who do will receive first chance to go in when the horse is bought. It may even interest some of you to book an Irish trip for a few days and come to the sales to see the horse being bought, we can’t recommend this experience enough, we love the sales. Here is one at Tatts IRE that we attended when we bought two lovely fillies, although hopefully it will be warmer in June!
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