Its been a busy a busy month for WRS…. plenty of running and a mixed bag of results. Racing is there to test us but we continue to battle on…. we have the horses just need the luck.
SIBERIAN BELLE, made her seasonal debut at Beverly on 7th May. She had not been seen since running at Leicester last October. She has grown a lot over the winter but the penny just don’t look liked it has dropped…. we went to Beverley with an aim to see how much she has come on… sadly she was back to her own tricks, jumping and running sideways. She is a filly with bags of talent but we are struggling to find the key to unlock her. She has been working in headgear so just maybe its the answer, the horse she worked well against on the musley bank gallops has come out and won….. it may just be her time
Wooly is a frustrating animal at present, working well at home but not producing the goods on track… Despite our thoughts on him being a soft ground horse his latest run and our first wrs horse at ascot proved otherwise…. Ian Mongan said he was never travelling and the ground just did not suit… we will try again, this tie on good ground…. Wooly or Nu Nu as he is known in the yard is so well handicapped rated of 76 at present, has won of 83 so we are sticking with him and he will reward our faith
Henry has put in 2 very different efforts in May, both ends of the spectrum. His best effort came at Thirsk going very close just bumping in to a good one on the day. He was slow away but picked up well to lead inside final furlong before getting headed. form of his last races has been very good so we headed to Ripon on Tuesday with very high hopes….. sadly Henry Bee had a different idea. Falling out of stalls, going right, then left and by half way was well back… Shane let him coast home. straight off to the vets to be checked over as the performance was so bad…. Nothing seems to be wrong with him so I can’t explain what the issue was…. its Redcar Monday for him now
After winning on debut SBM had not been out but we felt it was right to give her a chance in the listed race at York over 5F, a hot race with a short price fav, but she had clocked a very fast time at southwell despite running green, so we were there to take our chance. What we did learn from the race is that she still has a lot to learn. She broke poor and at that level you don’t get chance to get back in to it….. we may try 6f next if the race comes up but she is a filly with a nice future…. I never sold her as a superstar but we do think we have a nice one that will win races….
our American wing of wildcard racing is starting to really get going now.. Deerslayer had run at Belmont over 6f and failed to get home finishing 5th and leading just about all way till 1 out…. we were fully expecting a fast 5f race and land a nice prize, instead we entered him over 7f…. knowing the horse and his speed I did not think that 7 would suit and he would blow up and trail in last… shows what I know. Deerslayer as always led and kept finding more and more…. entering the final 200 yards wrs was looking at a $40,000 payday. The line was just 1 yard to far and he was done by a nose on the line….. has to be the best race he has run stateside to date, making me look stupid telling everyone not to back him….. we have found another race on 9th June and confidence is high….
Our broodmare Scillion is in foal to equiano and we will be expecting her to give birth to a colt in early Feb…. She is very well will get some pics of her on my next visit…..
As some of you will know I am involved with racing welfare and help out when I can…. This year was Barneys challenge…. so I decided to arrange a golf event, 64 players headed to Malton and Norton golf club to take park including Richard Fahey, Dave Allan, Lee Topliss, Kevin Darley ,George Duffield and Martin Lane….
A great day had by all with Martin Lanes Newmarket team winning followed by Team Richard Fahey and in 3rd another team from the fahey Yard. I Have raised just a touch under £3000 for Racing Welfare so a massive thank you to all that played
I expect to have an event next year but bigger and more stars from the racing world in attendance
so we had into June with runners ready to go, hoping for a bit of luck….. Woolfall may run sat, henry bee Monday at Redcar and Deerslayer 9th June at Belmont…..