A busy weekend saw runners at both Doncaster and Newbury on Saturday followed by a trip to Goodwood on Sunday. Rolfe Rambrandt a two yearold by Dutch Art owned and bred by Hunscote Stud was having his first ever run in a 5f maiden at Doncaster, ridden by Conor Beasley. He is a lovely big strong well bred two year old with lots of speed in the family who had shown a good level of work at home and he didn’t disappoint on the track running a great race to finish second only beaten a neck by a rival who had already had a run when showing a good level of form to finish second. This was a very promising start and he will come on for the experience so hopefully we have an exciting sprinter on our hands he will stick to 5f for now, we will probably look for another maiden or novice next before seeing where we go from here but will speak with the owners before we make any firm plans. Lawmaking ran at Newbury on Saturday as well, he had run a good race when fourth at Newcastle just ten days earlier. We went to Newbury full of hope for a big run but he wasn’t himself and didn’t run to form perhaps this run coming to soon after his first, we will freshen him up and go again when he is ready.
Rolfe Rambrandt and Gabby
Sunday saw Isaac Wonder head to Goodwood, better known for his exploits over jumps he was having his first start on the flat for two years. Owned by Lynne Maclenann and ridden by apprentice William Cox he ran a great race to be third beaten just over 1 length. This was a very promising run back on the flat and sets him up perfectly for his jumps season ahead although he may have another run or two on the flat before then.
Isaac Wonder and Bella
Its great to be back having runners again, the BHA and the racecourses have done a great job to get racing back on and it has been done very well and smoothly for all when at the races. Lets hope the most important people the owners are allowed back very soon, even if its just two nominated owners per horse to start with. Their continued support to trainers and racing through this tough time can hopefully be rewarded soon, even if all facilities at the races can’t be opened surely it cant make to much difference to allow limited number of owners back to be able to watch their horse run. We have no entries for this week so it is a good time to bring even more of the horses back in from their holidays, we have already brought a few back in and have started their early work, they all look great and cant wait till we can get going again!!