Weekly News and Updates
Last week saw both of the club’s runners endure bad luck with Clondaw Whisper sadly falling whilst making his point to point debut for us on Sunday and on Wednesday Toolatetodelegate was unlucky to be hampered not just once but twice in her race at Wolverhampton.
The first time was after leaving the stalls and the second according to jockey Josephine Gordon was on one of the bends in which she reported that the filly very nearly came down.
After that she was allowed to finish in her own time and wasn’t knocked about just in case she had hurt herself when being hampered.
She still finished just five lengths behind the winner in a five furlong sprint which wasn’t a bad run considering what happened.
Toolatetodelegate has come out of the race well but will have a couple of weeks break before we look for an entry for her.
This week Haats Off is the only entry from the Barr stables in the 2.40 at Southwell onTuesday which is a 0-70 nursery handicap over five furlongs. Officially rated 72, she is 2lbs well in according to the conditions of the race but as a result has top weight of 9-10 with Gabriele Malune claiming a valuable 5lbs.
“Her work has been very good but she has a lot of weight for a two year old filly so we are taking off a valuable 5lb which should help her.
“ It looks like there will be less than 10 runners which is useful and while ideally she wants six furlongs in her races, five furlongs on that surface should be fine and she has form over course and distance,” explained Daisy.
Meanwhile the ever consistent Rocket Ronnie looks set to head over to Hereford on Wednesday for their first event of the afternoon, the 12.35 race which is a 0-105 rated handicap hurdle over two-miles-three-and-a-half-furlongs.
He’s now racing off a mark of 96 after being raised 2lbs by the handicapper for his game one-and-a-quarter length second behind Blushing Red at Kempton last time.
Jockey Tom Garner takes the ride with usual rider Richard Patrick on the sidelines with a broken collarbone after being brought down aboard Happy Diva in a race at Cheltenham last Saturday.
We wish Richard a speedy recovery!
Tom though is an able deputy having already secured four placed efforts out of six rides aboard the gelding for Adrian Wintle and previous trainer Brian Barr.
Ronnie has a preference for better ground so Adrian has also made an entry for our horse at Taunton on Thursday in another handicap hurdle which is over half a furlong less than the Hereford race at two-miles-three-furlongs.
A decision will be made early next week as to which race he goes for depending on the ground and weather.
Clondaw Whisper is fine after his fall a week ago. He had some painkillers on the day and was just sore and bruised afterwards so luckily no lasting effects after his tumble. There are no decisions as yet on his next run which could either be in another PTP race or a NH bumper.
Call Sign Charlie is doing ok and there will hopefully be an entry for her soon. She needs a course with a suitable lead up where she hasn’t got an excuse to misbehave as she isn’t the most straightforward.
Robin de Broome is fresh and lively at the minute but will be having another week on the horse walker before ridden work begins as he aims to get back on track after his break.
Archie is well and very relaxed according to Daisy. He is going nicely in his work and loves being turned out as much as possible. Apparently he is quite a grumpy character and not overly affectionate but he does love to have a roll or two and more in his stable. Archie loves it so much so that he has to have a massive bed as he rolls all the time!
Billy the new addition to the team who was introduced last week is reportedly a proper cheeky chap who loves life. So far in his preparation he has been lunged with tack on and will be ridden away next week to continue his education before he races next year as a two year old.
Meanwhile Ginger who was the filly replaced by Billy should be heading to her new home next week where she will be given time to see if she does grow much.
Henry Oliver reports our novice hurdler Hard to Forget to be well in himself and he will have another spin over hurdles shortly with a view to stepping him up in trip for a race during Christmas week.
Finally over at Ann Duffield’s yard Nora is doing really well and Ann describes her as a very ‘sweet’ filly. She is putting on weight beginning to shape nicely and is being lunged every day.
Updates on Machiato next Sunday and hopefully some photos of the Prairie Light foal to show.