Onwards and upwards ...

A lovely, warm morning

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Red Barcelona

''The world is a looking glass and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face.''

William Makepeace Thakeray

Cornish Beau

A lovely, warm morning with first lot cantering up Long Hill and having a nice pick of grass on the way home. Second lot stayed on Warren Hill, having two canters with the two year olds going upsides second canter and, you can see, the penny is starting to drop with a few of them, as they begin to understand what it is all about. The morning has been chaotic so far with lots of owners coming to see their horses - the lovely weather is making everyone feel better!


Mystery Star ran his usual sound race yesterday, coming from off the pace and being a bit unlucky not to hang on to second; such genuine horses as this are always their own worst enemies, as they never get a break from the handicapper but what a pleasure they are to own and train. He will be heading to Royal Ascot now to run in the Duke of Edinburgh Stakes and it would be poetic justice to see him gain compensation there.

Captain Clint and Astrolibra

Imjin River ran a great race to be third and looked ideally suited by the drop back to sprinting. He was a little slowly into his stride but stayed on strongly and we may find that six furlongs is his ideal trip. It was a shame that we did not manage a winner at York but the horses, on the whole, ran with great credit and one or two of them look capable of winning a nice race before the year is out.

The string relaxing amid the activity of Newmarket Heath

Number One Guy travelled strongly through the early part of the race but appeared to become unbalanced, running into the dip and started to lose his action. He had been working well, going into the race and, I am sure, that that run is best forgotten.

Ted Spread's owners admiring their pride and joy

Barwick and Ice Magic