Three from three this week

Three from three! CAPLA BERRY finished off the week very nicely at Doncaster yesterday. She was in stronger company but still managed to make it look relatively easy; her and Pat Cosgrave are forming a nice partnership. It was noted that the wind would have made it hard work but having got cover early on this progressive filly burst out at the 3 furlong marker and cruised her way to the front keeping on nicely. She's very perky this morning and obviously enjoying her success. 

It should be noted that the groom Lauren Hall is responsible for all three winners this week. Not bad Lauren!!

It's another double!

Another good day at the office yesterday Rae! We had a win at Doncaster with SQUELCH owned by Purple & Yellow (Mr Derek Willis). This was her second win on the bounce and first time at 1m 4f. The Jockey Rob Hornby reckons she will get further so lots of options to play with going forward.

We also had a winner at Leicester with ROSA GOLD who was newly handicapped. She missed the start having to contend with no stalls and remained at the back of the pack for much of the race before cruising her way to the front for the last furlong and staying on nicely. Congratulations to owner/breeder Eamonn Dougan.

It was a good day for Lauren Hall who looks after both these fillies'. Sadly she couldn't be in two places at once and Adrian Stewart stepped in to look after Squelch for the day. 

Another win for the yard

The good results keep coming. This time with a 4 year old lightly raced filly called FASHIONESQUE who had her season debut at Windsor yesterday in a Class 5 Handicap. She made steady progress from last to first picking her way through the field of this six furlong race and she had plenty left on the line. She is a homebred of one of our longstanding owners, Vicky Markowiak. It has been Vicky's ambition to have a homebred winner and now FASHIONESQUE has notched up two. Well done to Rob Hornby for negotiating his way through the field and Shahzad Ahmad who looks after the filly.

That makes it three!

We are on a roll. Another great result with CAPLA BERRY taking the 7th at Yarmouth last night. Lightly raced, she is a much stronger and more mature filly this year and she cruised her way to the front winning easily. Lets hope the Handicapper isn't too harsh! Congratulations to owner/breeder Strawberry Fields Stud and Lauren Hall who looks after her at home. 


It's a double!

We had a double last night! CRY HAVOC and SQUELCH both ran cracking races to give us our first wins since racing resumed just over a week ago.

Early in the evening CRY HAVOC gave another convincing performance this time at Chelmsford in the Novice Median Auction Stakes. With two wins off three runs, The Musketeers should have plenty to look forward to this year.  Thanks to Shane Kelly for piloting her home and well done to Shahzad Ahmad who looks after her back at home.

We then had SQUELCH, owned by Purple & Yellow, who was purchased last year at the Tattersalls HIT Sales in Newmarket. She has been knocking on the door since Rae started training her and she tackled her longest trip to date last night at Wolverhampton in a Class 4 Handicap. Gamely fighting it out to the end, she eventually made it a dead heat with her rival Rudy Lewis. Great ride by Rob Hornby and well done Lauren Hall for turning her out so well.