After all the excitement of HARD TO FORGET’s victory at Sedgefield last Sunday, it was a quiet and somewhat strange week for the club’s runners this week. HARD TO FORGET was hoping to follow up his win last week with an entry at Hereford. In the event he had a small cut on his shin which wasn’t bad but he would not have been 100%. In the event the ground at Hereford may not have been suitable. He has an entry at Market Rasen on Thursday so hopefully members can take a break from Cheltenham to see him run again. He would carry a 7lb penalty in this race and it is a step up in distance. It will be interesting to see if the handicapper puts him up more than 7lbs on Tuesday, in which case he could be well in on Thursday. If you want to find out just go to https://www.britishhorseracing.com/regulation/official-ratings/ratings-database/ the new ratings are published on Tuesday morning.
HAATS OFF went to Lingfield on Wednesday for a 2 runner race heavily affected by the boycott. In a deserted racecourse with no atmosphere, HAATS OFF performed as if she was a lead horse on a training gallop and duly got beaten. I think this race needs to be written off as a non-event and she will not now run until the new turf season which starts again in 3 week’s time.
TOOLATETODELEGATE disappointed in her latest run at Kempton on Saturday. Although she has been unlucky on occasions, it has proved impossible to find an all weather race run to suit her and she to will be prepared for the turf season.
The same is true for ARCHIE. He seems to have had no ill effects from his wind operation and he recommences cantering on Monday. Although it has been a fruitless summer on the all weather for all 3 horses, we know they are better turf horses and the silver lining is that all 3 are better handicapped now and will can look forward to a strong spring and summer.
We haven’t see ROBIN DE BROOME for a while on the racecourse as he has had a spot of sick leave. Last week we reported that the vet was to check him over before he stepped up his work ready for a run. We can now report that the x rays are good showing just a bit of calcification on the knee which was expected. The vet has given the go ahead for faster work and he will probably go for a racecourse gallop this week before looking for a race entry.
CALL SIGN CHARLIE is continuing to work and we are considering her future.
MACHIATO is looking for a new home at present.
CLONDAW WHISPER looks very well and is in good order. We will wait for the ground to dry a little before he goes out again.
Our two at Adrian Wintle’s yard are tidying their boxes and sprucing themselves up ready to have their pictures taken and sign autographs at the Adrian Wintle stable visit next Saturday. We are looking forward to welcoming the members that are attending who will be able to see BARATINEUR and ROCKET RONNIE in action.
Our 2 year olds are progressing very nicely. BILLY at Brian Barr’s yard looks great and is really enjoying his work and NORA is showing a really nice attitude at Ann Duffield’s. Ann is really pleased with her and she is filling out well. Ann would like to see a little more muscle on her neck but other than that she looks great.
Whether you are going to Cheltenham, watching on TV or working and sneaking off to the toilets to watch on your phone, we hope you have a fun week and pick some winners!
There was some discussion on a previous forum about running a fun competition for the Cheltenham week and I have started a new thread for this here: https://inspireracingclub.co.uk/members/forum/2/general_discussions/151
If members wish to submit their selection as per the format of the thread rules and we will score them accordingly and at the end of the week the lucky winner will receive a small prize and bragging rights as the new clubs hottest tipster.