Just about all of the horses are now back in from the their holidays and there is a real buzz about the yard. We have 45 horses in at the moment, which is more than ever, so we can’t wait to get going. They have all summered well and there looks lots to look forward to again this season. The likes of Northern Beau/Some Chaos are back for more, as well as the exciting Do Your Job, who will go chasing this time. We also have plenty of new faces to start off in bumpers and novice hurdles, so a really good all round team in ready for what we hope will be a big season for us all.
Czech Her Out went to Worcester for the “Neo-Survo Mares’ Handicap Hurdle”, over 3m, ridden by Tom Scudamore for owners, Having A Mare. She was a little disappointing at Market Rasen last time, over 2m3f, but we felt she was just taken off her feet and as so, was ready for a step up in trip and as her pedigree suggested it worked out well. She was settled out the back, but travelled and jumped beautifully throughout the race. She jumped to the front over the last, to go and and win by 1 1/2 lengths. This was her first win since July 20, when she won a novice hurdle at Stratford. It was great that a couple of the syndicate members were there and able to enjoy a glass of champagne after her win. A big well done to Gabby who looks after her and turned her out beautifully, to win ‘best turned out’ as well’ and also to Becky, who rides her everyday. There is a race at Southwell on the 14th that all being well she will head to next.
We look forward to hosting a group of 30 people who are coming to the yard on the 14th September as part of ‘National Racehorse Week’, a great way of getting people to visit yards all around the country to promote racing.
Catfish Row will hopefully head to Epsom on Monday, for the Amateurs’ Derby, a race the owner is desperate to win. We had Jupitor Custos finish second a few years back, in both this race and and the Jump Jockeys version a few years ago. Hopefully, Catfish can go one better ! Envol De La Coeur will be aimed at Uttoxeter on the 1st September, he fell at the last hurdle when in fourth last time out, in soft ground that didn’t suit, but hopefully, quicker ground at Uttoxeter will suit him a lot better.