The mares have continued the their good form this season thanks to more wins from Dawnie River (number 24) at Southwell on the 28th May and Grace Tara (winner 25) at Kelso on Monday 3rd April.
Dawnie River recorded her fourth win of the season winning by 8 lengths at Southwell ridden by Tom Scu. Having started the season off a mark of 90 she has now won four races been second twice and was fourth at Cheltenham in December, her rating has now gone up to 114. She will be entered for a mares handicap chase at Haydock on Saturday the 15th April and all being well will head there where she might meet two of our other mares in Two Smokin Barrels and Twenty Eight Guns. Good ground is important to her and if it came up like that next weekend she would certainly have a very good chance, she is only 7 and seems to be improving all the time. SHENEEDEDTHERUN also ran at Southwell and ran a very nice race to be 4th in a mares novice hurdle, ridden by Tom Scu she was settled in rear before making good headway to be beaten 9 lengths, she will keep going through the summer and should be winning soon especially once sent chasing.
Dawnie, Tom and Bella walking into the winners enclosure
Grace Tara got back to winning ways at Kelso on Monday, ridden by Tom Scu she ended winning quite comfortably by 6 lengths in the mares novice hurdle. Grace is a tough and consistent mare who has run 6 times this season has won twice been second twice third once and only once finished out of the frame. owned by Having a Mare who understandably did not make the trip up, but who will be looking forward to the return of Riptide at Pontefract next week!! Grace Tara may have a holiday now before hopefully going chasing next season, she is a former point to point winner in Ireland so hopefully a fence may see even more improvement! Monbeg Aquadude and Next Sensation also made the trip up but Aquadude ran well to be 5th just finding the track to tight and Next Sensation pulled up on the very soft ground.
Two other runners since the last blog were Dinnsdale who ran a great race to be fourth at Newbury in the Class 2 Juvenile Handicap Hurdle this was a very exciting perfomance from a young horse who just keep improving. He will possibly have one more run before the end of the season. Dig For Victory took another step forward when 5th inher mares bumper at Bangor she is still learning her job but is definitely going the right way, she might run in another bumper before going hurdling.