The above photo shows there are jumpers starting to come in gradually but it’s very much flat racing on our mind today with 2 runners at Chester, 1 at York and 1 at Doncaster. Here’s Phil’s youngest Racing Assistant, our ten year old daughter, Indy taking the Daren Yates colours into the weighing room at Donny, she absolutely loves going racing with her Dad.
Indy and her sister were up cross country schooling this morning before racing… lucky girls.
We have Staplegrove (5.25) dropping back in trip at Doncaster, and he should be competitive off his mark in what looks a tricky handicap if finding the trip to his liking.
At York we have Shine Baby Shine in the 3.55, our first runner this afternoon and she should be suited to the strong pace she is likely to get at York. Her flat form is generally very consistent. Over at Chester, the entire ‘Alsvinder’ returns to the fray following a wind op ( 5.30) and Iconic Belle precedes him at 4.35 in the staying handicap – her latest two runs have yielded two seconds so hoping for 3rd time lucky this afternoon. Both Shine & Belle have enjoyed turnout this week in the sunshine.
Although it wasn’t The dream start for Nick that we hoped for, he thoroughly enjoyed his first taste of race riding and is pictured here in the paddock with Owner Nick Wright and Phil… with luck his first winner is round the corner.
And finally we said bye this weekend to schoolgirl, Megan Beswick who has been on work experience with us for a week and worked incredibly hard. What a lovely girl and a credit to Wensleydale School which she attends. She has been a pleasure to have at Green Oaks.
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