Don't make it easy Nellie!

Dame Nellie gave us a lesson in how to make it hard for yourself at Kempton last night and then went on to win pretty impressively.

She got away very slowly and then had to sit at the back of the pack and bide her time. But David Probert played it perfectly and waited until the final 2 furlongs before shaking her up to pick off the field one by one coming past the field on the outside. Dame Nellie really showed her ability with a sustained and strong finish.

That makes it two nice wins for her owner and breeder Miss Kirsten Rausing and Lanwades Stud.

Rae reminisces about My Emma

Racing Post- Saturday 15th September 







A win for the new owner

Kachumba gets her first win for new owner FTP Equine Holdings Ltd, although this is her fourth career win; three of them being at Brighton.

Kachumba was always in touch and put up a decent fight to catch the leader and hold off a strong finish by the second. Silvestre De Sousa gave the filly a customary strong ride. Congratulations to all connections! 



A preference for Bath

Show Stealer won again at Bath yesterday just two weeks after her last win there so Rae is now thinking of returning next week if she says she is ready. 

It was a small field in this Class 4 Fillies' Handicap but, according to officials, Show Stealer put in a faster time than the winner of the following Class 3 race.  Silvestre De Sousa has definitely got the measure of this filly and she responded well when asked to quicken showing what she can do if she puts her mind to it.

We are delighted her owner Colin Joseph was there to see the win this time and congratulations to the team back at Rae's yard; that's three wins and place from the last 7 runs!

3rd win for Kachumba

Kachumba put in another nice performance at Brighton yesterday winning the Fillies' Handicap Stakes over 7 furlongs. This is a racecourse she seems to favour having won and come third here before and David Probert set her up nicely to challenge the leaders in the final furlong. Well done to Shaun who looks after her and congratulations to The Storm Again Syndicate. She has done you proud and now goes through the sales ring tonight at Tattersalls. Hopefully this most recent success will ensure she does well there too!