We’ve enjoyed a red hot 10 days at the yard, although there’s no doubt the horses will be much more comfortable running in slightly cooler temperatures today – especially across the Knavesmire at York. Misscarlett kicks off proceedings on the AW at Newcastle under Ben Curtis whom gets on so well with her. Ben has ridden a lot for loyal Owner Mrs Porter over the years, and he will be desperate to ride another Winner in her colours.
Later on Madeeh also takes his chance at his beloved Newcastle – he has got into a bit of a frustrating habit of being slightly slow away out of the stalls which has prevented him from doing his running on the last few occasions, but it’s something we’re keen to put right! The inform Aimie Waugh takes the ride in this 8 runner contest.
Over at York we have the flashy Carlos Felix in the 5:00 and Meg, Henry and Victor will be busy scrubbing his 4 white socks hoping for another Best Turned Out award with this gorgeous chestnut. He hasn’t showed quite what he did on his first start for us in his most recent runs but we hope he can build on them this afternoon.
And last but by no means least! Billian in the 5:35 race at York. He ran a much better race last time out at Hamilton on his first outing since being gelded. It won’t be easy but we hope he can improve on that again today for owners Bill Fraser and Adrian Pritchard.
No winners to celebrate this week but some VERY! near misses and great placed efforts. Our special Alsvinder ran another solid race to finish 3rd at Catterick from a bad drawer – and of course BTO for Katie.
Lord Torranaga was JUST beat on the line at Ayr, he looked the Winner everywhere apart from the last 3 strides! Frustrating but he ran a blinder for his small partnership under Bradley Harris.
Another agonising second from Skycutter at Newbury. He ran a brilliant race to just get caught in the shadow of the post under an enterprising ride from Billy Garritty.
And a 2nd that felt like a Winner! Winfola and Nick Barratt – Atkin beating 3/4 length at Catterick in the amateur race. She had run the day before at Beverley rather disappointingly first time out following wind surgery, but she trotted up sound and was bouncing around the paddock the next morning we decided we couldn’t not run her – what a good decision! This was her best run yet for her syndicate and we are all just delighted to see her show some of her ability we always knew she had, and enjoy herself.
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