10th May- Stable News

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Yesterday we had four runners.  Three at Fontwell and one at Wolverhampton.  ” Party Royal” ran a cracker at Wolverhampton to finish 3rd in the 5:55Wolverhampton (AW) 9 May 2018 HellermannTyton Fixings Handicap (for Gentleman Amateur Riders) (Class 5) (0-70, 4yo+) (2m120yds) 2m½f Standard.  David Dunsdon his owner rode him and was pleased with him,  it was a step up in trip which he coped well with and really stayed on at the finish.

Then we had “Project Mars” who was second last time out at Fontwell.  He ran in the 5:10Fontwell 9 May 2018myracing.com Handicap Hurdle(Class 5) (0-100, 4yo+) (2m5f164yds) 2m5½f Good 11 hurdles.  They set off at a ridiculous pace and the field were very strung out.  They just went way to quick for our horse who was totally out of his comfort zone.  The quicker ground over that trip did not suit him.  On this ground we will look at stepping him up in trip , so they just go that one shade slower where he can jump out of a rhythm he is happy with.  James Davies rode “Project Mars” and said he was never happy at that pace.

The second horse “Swift Native” has been very disappointing so far.  ” Swift Native ran in the 6:45Fontwell 9 May 2018 Follow @myracingtips On Twitter Maiden Hurdle.  She is a very nervous mare and yesterday was always going to be about getting her to finish the race which she did, albeit at the back.  She is not the quickest and in time is going to want 2.5-3 miles.  But there is no point in stepping her up in trip until she learns to race/relax a bit and finish her race.  So yesterday was a step in the right direction. She will have two more runs to get a handicap mark and then we will put her away for the season and look forward to going handicapping with her next season.  There is a good programme for mares now and once she has a mark and runs in the right company over a further distance , with a bit more experience we will have some fun with her. They are not machines and sometimes just take a bit longer to learn the game.  Adam Wedge gave Swift a lovely ride which was just what she needed.

Last but not least we had “Black Lightning” who ran in the 9 May 2018 myracing.com For Tips Every Day Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race (Class 5) (4-6yo) (2m1f162yds) 2m1½f Good .  He ran a blinder to finish 3rd.  Having spoken to many of the trainers who thought a lot of their horses were fancied, it could just turn out to be a very good bumper.  Black Lightning battled to the line and has certainly learned a lot.  He will probably have a little school over hurdles and then go on his holidays now the ground is drying up.  Then next season we will go hurdling with him.  James Davies rode Black Lightning and gave him a great ride.

Today we have one runner at Huntingdon “CanIringyouback” runs in the 3:10 Huntingdon 10 MAY 2018 RUK 2m7½f (2m7f129y) smarkets.com Novices’ Handicap Chase (Class 4) (5yo+ 0-105).  This is his second run for us over fences and a step up in trip as he just got a bit outpaced at  on his last run.  James Davies will take the ride and will focus on him getting in to a rhythm.  His stable name is “Sparky” as he is quite a buzzy horse, so once he learns to settle then he will finish his races better.  So we are looking for a positive run today.