We celebrated winner number 16 when CAROLINAE won impressively at Yarmouth last Wednesday, given a confident ride by Stevie Donohoe, CAROLINAE hit the front too far out as nothing was able to take her further into the race – she then won under the minimum of pressure to confirm the suggestion that she is a filly going places. There are no immediate plans with her but the soft ground, which suits her far better, should come along as the seasons change.
Other highlights of last week included another phenomenal performance from the ever young ACCESSION, to finish second in a class two handicap at Newmarket. He really is every owners dream horse and never knows how to run a bad race. We have spaced out his runs slightly more this year and hopefully when the ground comes more in his favour in the Autumn there could be a big win for him somewhere this year.
We have got a busy second half of the week coming up, starting with three runners on Thursday. MIA TESORO bids to defend her unbeaten record at Salisbury on Thursday and with championship chasing Jim Crowley we have a jockey who is hungry for winners. The drop back to a mile will suit her as Salisbury is quite a stiff track and she will love the good to firm going.
Elsewhere we have BUCKLAND BEAU and TWIN POINT at Yarmouth. BUCKLAND BEAU ran with credit in a very strong class three handicap at Ascot last time out and this race looks to be far weaker. Another horse who is remarkably consistent, I expect him to run a good race. Finally TWIN POINT bids to improve on his highly encouraging second place last time out and at a course where we have phenomenal record. I am looking forward to watching him run a huge race.
The rest of our runners this week are ground dependant, CLASSICAL ROSE and ENDLESS ACRES both need rain if they are take up their various engagements on Friday and sadly this is looking doubtful. On Saturday it is the turn of our two year olds to fly the flag for St Gatien Cottage Stables as HIGH ON LOVE bids to improve on a highly encouraging run in listed company last time out. She is a filly I have always loved and I am confident that with some slightly tweaked tactics she should run a huge race. I am also excited about the introduction of HAJAJ in a six-furlong maiden at Newmarket. He is a very attractive son of DARK ANGEL who I have always liked and I expect a highly encouraging debut.
All in all, there is plenty to look forward to over the coming days and hopefully I will be reporting on further winners this time next week!
Image: Christopher William Jones