Gaselee wins thrilling victory

Owner Paula Smith had a good view of her blue colours throughout the entire two miles of the Exclusive Networks Proudly Partners Imperva Handicap at Nottingham yesterday as Gaselee made all to win well under an excellent ride by Martin Lane. Her jockey kicked clear three furlongs out and Gaselee responded gamely to his urgings to win by 3/4 length. Gaselee has run a lot of good races and been a consistent sort this year and last, so well done her, her jockey and other connections. Rae was not at Nottingham as he was supervising a substantial clear out of horses in training yesterday and today at Tattersalls. Indian Valley, Eye of Eternity, Privy Speech, Retrato, and Zelos Spirit all found new homes; and Melinoise, Mirza and Corton Charlemagne did not sell. Lastroseofsummer was withdrawn and commences a new career over hurdles at Uttoxeter tomorrow. Let's hope Andrew and Rae can find their way there.

Conciliatory latest winner

Kirsten Rausing's homebred Medicean filly Conciliatory won at Kempton this evening under Chris Catlin. Any winner is important but winning with a filly for a breeder is one of Rae's main raisons d'etre. In this case she will eventually retire to Kirsten's Lanwades Stud to replace her dam Condoleeza. Well done all.

Fantastic win for Mirza

Chris and Lesley Mills' Mirza provided Rae with his very first winner at Ffos Las yesterday afternoon. It was great to have a winner in Chris' navy and white striped colours and as Mirza is out of Chris' foundation mare, former stable star Millyant, it was particularly good to see him break his duck at the third attempt. Clearly losing his crown jewels has done him no harm at all! Well done Chris and Lesley.

Zubova wins well

Little Zubova secured a really battling first win in a claimer at Southwell this evening, the first winner ever for her owner Jim Duggan who we have been pleased to welcome to the yard this year. She showed real determination to see off the favourite to win by a length and a half. A well bred Dubawi filly, happily she was not claimed and returns to Chestnut Tree Stables. Well done to Jim and all concerned.

Emphatic win from Eye of Eternity

Eye of Eternity, Mr and Mrs Dahl's homebred Oratorio three year old, won today at Lingfield under a determined ride from David Probert. Rae has been convinced that she is better than she has shown in her recent races and today proved that more than anything she needed a positive ride and a wake up call. In the end she won by more than two lengths eased down, making her entry in the Norwegian Derby look less than fanciful. With two winners from the yard's last two runners, fingers crossed that this means the corner has been turned and the winners will start to flow...