Tuesday August 4th
It almost feels like Winter with our 3 runners at Southwell and the rain pouring down at Green Oaks! Our eldest daughter Izzy is getting drenched too at Pony Club Camp and we’re hoping this rain is short lived for our good ground horses this evening. Man of Verve kicks off proceedings at Catterick…he has had a low key start since returning from a year off, and we’d like to see a return to the winning ways he has shown previously, he’s off a workable mark now and has had no setbacks since resuming. Andrew Elliott rides him in the 5.20 and he’s a big each way price if recapturing his winning course form. Its a typically competitive 15 runner mile and half handicap.
6.30 sees our first runner at Southwell and that’s the 6 year old winning flat horse, ‘Ninepin Bowler’ for Owners ‘Ramscove Ltd’ . He ran a pleasing debut last month and while he will find life easier in novice handicaps once he gets a mark, he is a capable horse who should give another decent account. Tommy rides all 3 this evening – his second ride for us is the maiden mare, ‘Two Thirty-eight’ by Yeats who runs in the 2m 4f maiden hurdle at 8 o’clock. She jumped nicely on her reappearance here and finished her race a bit better than in her bumpers. Same again would be good as she is another who will need a realistic mark to be competitive in mares novice handicap company once she matures and learns her job. She is out of a Presenting dam and you would think that one day she could make a nice staying chaser.
Our final runner will be ‘Galardo’ in the last, and he is a 7 year old who has come from Ireland with just 7 runs under his belt. He’s quite keen up the gallop at home, Joe who rides him every day does a good job of settling him. By Presenting he is thought to want good ground so we’ll be monitoring the weather.
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