5th June – Stable News
























Today we had two runners at Fontwell.  The Mighty “Brown Bear” ran for the “Bear Necessities” partnership in the 3:45Fontwell 5 Jun 2018 Shoreham Port Handicap Chase(Class 4) (0-120, 5yo+) (2m5f135yds) 2m5½f Good 13 fences 3 omitted1st £4,613.58 2nd £1,354.68 3rd £677.34 4th £350 5th £350 6th £350, he was given a great ride by Tom Cannon and finished 3rd.  We are ll thrilled with his run ( the handicapper has got him slightly) but he jumped and travelled very well thoughout the race ( except at the first fence after a standing start, we all had our hearts in our mouths as he scrambled over it).  He is such an honest horse.  Brown Bear will run again at Fontwell all being well on the 16th June.

Then we had ” Solar Glory” having his first run in the bumper.  We bought “Solar Glory” in the sales in Ireland, last year as a 3yr old store.  When he arrived he was extremely nervous and sharp and we have really taken our time with him.  Literally only one person could ride him on the yard and that is our fabulous long term senior member of staff “Vova” who has done an amazing job with him.   He has had many people off, not because he means it, just because he is so nervous and when he goes he is very sharp/quick with it.  “Solar Glory” ran in the 5 Jun 2018 Michael Hogan Memorial Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race (Class 5) (4-6yo) (2m1f162yds) 2m1½f Good 1st £2,274.30 2nd £667.80 3rd £333.90 4th £166.95.  He ran on to finish 5th, on reflection although it would have been brilliant if he had been placed, knowing his temperament he actually coped very well with the whole occasion.  He is only 4 still.   They went very quick from start to finish and he kind of did it all on the one breath, he lost his footing around the top bend and really got bumped.  He showed a great attitude to run on at at the end and he was blowing very hard when he finished and he had bitten his tongue.   “Solar Glory” will come on hugely for the whole experience.  He is now going out to the paddocks for a break and to relax, then we will bring him back in and run him in another bumper in the Autumn.  He is much more relaxed at home now and has settled in to life in Findon.  As we know horses like people are all different and some need more time to trust and learn the game.