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October Newsletter 2023

01-November-2023 0:00
in General
by Admin

Kimberley Eve ran a much better race to finish 2nd at Ffos Las on 15th October in a handicap hurdle, which we were very encouraged about. Her work at home though is 2 stone better than what she is doing on the racecourse – something that is known in racing as a morning glory! This is something that I don’t believe as to me there is always a reason why horses are doing this. I am delighted to say that I think we have found the problem, so we are looking forward to her next run with even more encouragement.

Rare Clouds ran in a very hot race at Worcester to finish 3rd on 12th October in a handicap hurdle. The horse that finished 4th won its maiden hurdle by 19 lengths. I think we will have a very productive time with Rare Clouds throughout the season.

It has been some journey and a lot of work to get Crimson Sand to pass his stalls test and with the help of the excellent Michael Pease at Think Equus, the job was finally done. We then ran Sands close to home at Windsor in a £25,000 flat race in heavy ground, which he didn’t like. He was not beaten far by horses that have been running in higher class races such as at Royal Ascot etc. It showed to us that he can be competitive in this sort of race and there is some decent prize money to be had.

A few more runners in the coming month, and I think all with chances. Hoping everyone is well.