It has been a busy week in the yard as the majority of the winter horses returned to training. An extra thirty added to the fifty already in training has filled the stables and resulted in bigger strings riding out. There is plenty of trotting both round the fields, on the woodchip and sand gallops, and along the lanes. The horses have benefitted from an extended holiday and our policy of continuing to feed them when in the field, and they are carrying good condition ready to turn into muscle.
Our summer team has completed four pieces of work and we are on track for a mid-July start, mostly supporting Perth, but we will have a few runners at Uttoxeter and Bangor too.
Pictured is the fourth lot of trotters at Kilduff, Fyfin Patsy leading Spark Of Madness, Saint Leo, Le Frank, Signifiant, Looks Like Murt, Sutton Manor, A Ladies Milan, and Rising Marienbard.
Our small flat string is thriving and we run three tomorrow at Hamilton. The consistent sprinter Ballyare who ran a super race first time after a break last time when second, the mare Engles Rock who should find the drop back in trip to her advantage, and ex-French Exchequer who is back on the flat after a spell hurdling. All three should be fine on the soft ground.
For those who would like to be involved in the yard please have a look at the free lease shares in Caboy and American Tom. Both are showing good signs on the gallops and cover the ground as they work. We set up the free leases to provide some racecourse action at a competitive price and as both horses have solid form they should give lots of enjoyment to their owners.