A light at the end of the tunnel

A frustrating few weeks for the yard as rain has definitely hampered play!  Last week we had 17 entries and not a single runner due to soft going. This week however gained momentum with a few placed horses ahead of a very nice win at Newcastle last night in the Intergas Maiden Stakes. Our little ray of sunshine LADY OF THE LAMP did it nicely, tracking the leader from the start and putting it to bed in the last furlong. Home bred by owners Mrs Sonia Rogers and Mr Anthony Rogers at their Stud in Ireland she is by Invincible Spirit out of Lady Angola. This filly has always been a beautiful mover and has now shown her promise. Congratulations to Sonia and Anthony. We hope she is the first of a few more to be sent to us from these lovely owner breeders.

A gladiatorial effort

Roman Spinner got her first win yesterday evening on the all weather at Kempton in the Nursery Handicap Stakes over 6 furlongs which is part of the Jockey Club Grassroots Nursery Qualifier). She jumped very promptly and Luke Morris quickly got her in an ideal position behind the leader where she remained settled before being shaken up around the 2 furlong mark. She responded well and hit the front a furlong out and ran on well winning easily but a length and a half. 

This filly is one Rae spotted along with two others at the yearling sales last year to form a new syndicate call Reprobates Too. He has a great eye for a bargain with talent and, while Roman Spinner might not be quite as good as the unbeaten two year old Serious Attitude Rae also spotted as a yearling, he can find a good prospect at an affordable price to give an owner a lot fun. 

Pride in their work

We just want to say well done to the team for all their hard work and dedication which has also been recognised so many times at the racecourses this season. Since the spring our staff have won over 13 Best Turned Out prizes. Topping the leader board though are Charlotte Clayton and Charlotte Tudor who are regular winners. Congratulations Team Guest!

A Definite Winner

DEFINING MOMENT made a very convincing job of winning her race yesterday. Jockey Martin Harley kept her nicely tucked away for much of the race at the back of the pack which went at a smart pace from the start. She then seemed to just glide effortlessly past the field on the bridle to take the race by 2 lengths. It was all very professional and she seems to have found her confidence.

Unfortunately, owner Mr Derek Willis couldn't be there to enjoy the moment so Rae collected the prize on his behalf. Charlotte Clayton and Lauren Hall did a super job getting her looking her best.

Double Success

We had a cracking day yesterday with two very convincing wins.

Firstly, MIDNIGHTLY, owned and bred by Mr Chris Mills, also the owner/breeder of our veteran MIRZA, ran a cracking race at Wolverhampton in the afternoon with Martin Harley guiding her nicely to victory. She catapulted herself out of the stalls and got in front from the get go, staying on with determination to the end and getting a second win on her record. Unfortunately, Charlotte Dziadosz who normally looks after the filly couldn't be there to enjoy the success but she has some celebrations of her own having got married the weekend before and still enjoying her honeymoon!

We then had SALT WHISTLE BAY also getting his second win, this time at Newmarket in the 6:50. Silvestre de Sousa was on board again following their success at Lingfield last time out and got him in a strong position hitting the front quite a way out and then held on well to the post. Jointly owned by Rae with Mr & Mrs John Worboys it was a very exciting evening for all connections and finished off a successful day for the yard. Well done to Shahzad the groom also.