I’m going through a quiet period horse wise.¬† Mon Michel is probably out for the season, and he was possibly my best prospect for this year.¬† Tifernati was bought to go hurdling this year, but he had a massive wart on his backside which had to be removed - he should go in to Gary’s [...]
Dr Fong - Luna de Mial
Claimed for ¬£10k. In training with Nicky Vaughan.
'Lilac Moon' Category
Well enough of all this financial meltdown chit chat and on to the important things in life.¬† Three runners today - Nicky Nutjob and Bet Noir go at Ponty and Bea Menace goes at Warwick.
Nicky is a perfectly decent racehorse but I don’t think he’ll make up into much of a 2 year old.¬† He’ll [...]
A good day on Sunday with King’s Head doing it nicely.¬† He needs it G/F or firm and given that he has¬†invariably delivered¬†when he has had his ground I probably should have given him a stronger write up.¬† He may come out again on the weekend - he has entries on Saturday at Market Rasen [...]
Bad news on Lilac Moon.¬† She has a small hole in a suspensory ligament - we’re waiting for the vet’s verdict but she’s unlikely to run again this year, which may mean an early retirement to stud.¬† If that is the case it’s a terrible shame, as she was better than ever on the gallops.
I’ve been ringing around today and the news is mixed.
Lilac Moon has jarred one of her feet and it’s badly swollen.¬† It’s probably nothing major but we’re having a scan to be sure - she was down to run at Lingfield on Tuesday, but has obviously been left out.¬† It’s annoying as she’s been in [...]
No good for Pansy, but an fair run and the general view seems to be that she’s still a bit of a baby and will progress as the season goes on.¬† She didn’t look to get the mile and seven furlongs looks more the ticket.¬† Next time out we’ll run her up with the pace [...]
A brilliant hatrick for Lilac Moon.¬†¬†It shows¬†how much pleasure there is to be had in the lower reaches of the racing game¬†- it doesn’t all have to be about¬†shooting for the stars.¬†
Lilac’s hatrick can be put down to a whole host of things;¬†¬†High on¬†the list is her attitude to racing - puts it all in [...]
Some interesting racing today,¬†including a couple of runners for me.¬† Lilac Moon goes in the last at Newmarket and Pansy Potter in the 4:25 at Newbury.
Tom Dascombe runs a couple of likely types today, and they may both be worth following.¬† Blakfrankisch runs in the first at Newbury, and is ridden by Michaela Sowerby.¬† Michaela [...]