Zubova makes it two

It is a long trip up to Musselburgh but proved a successful one for Jim Duggan's Zubova yesterday. Having run up a series of seconds with Richard Hannon last year, Rae was thrilled to get this Dubawi filly in the winner's enclosure for the second time this year. She won impressively, by six lengths under Silvestre de Sousa at the Edinburgh track yesterday but was sadly claimed and has not returned to the yard. She is a small but well bred filly and has every chance of making it at stud. We hope to see Jim Duggan owning horses at Chestnut Tree Stables again after this winning start.

Indian Valley finally wins

Indian Valley is a gorgeous looking filly with a very nice pedigree so it has been a source of some frustration that she has yet to get her head in front on the winning post in a race. That all changed on Wednesday at Yarmouth however when she won, albeit a weak race, extremely well. She will be trying to do the same again before she goes to the horses in training sales.

Mirza doubles up

Chris and Lesley's Mirza made it two wins for the season in admirable style, in soft ground at Salisbury on Wednesday. It is that ground and gelding that have been the making of him and he is proving a real little star. He will be off like many of these to the horses in training sales in October. Indian Valley ran well in ground that was too soft for her. Midnight Fantasy clearly has her own ideas about racing these days (not quite on Sariska levels but close) and Gaselee ran encouragingly after a long lay off.

Tattersalls sales next week

Rae is off to the Tattersalls October 1 yearling sales this week, starting looking at horses today. He will be concentrating on fillies as that's what he is most famous for but we are always happy to look at colts as well. The sale starts on Tuesday. If you have thoughts on a yearling you wantto buy or have been left something you want to sell, please ring Rae on 07711 301095. If you'd be interested in a share large or small, now is also the time to let Rae know.

Indian Valley gains confidence giving win

Indian Valley won again today at Pontefract, easing away readily from inferior rivals under Silvestre de Sousa. While she has not fulfilled the hopes we all had for her at the start of the year she has proved herself game and consistent; and of course she still has the lovely pedigree and good looks that made us buy her in the first place. She goes to the horses in training sales later in the month. A second win for Triple R Racing.