Parting the red sea

18-January-2019 13:54
in General
by Admin

by Hayley

A very chilly morning today with the temperature reading -3 until around 10am, when things heated up a whole 5 degrees! It may have been cold but the sun was shining, the air was still and the ground was dry, so both gallops were in action and riding well. 

A good evening at Newcastle yesterday - so very close to being a great evening - when Miss Bates broke her maiden tag, winning the Handicap nicely. She travelled strongly, parting the field like the red sea and put the race to bed in good fashion, delighting the team at Sun Hill and especially her owner Evelyn, Duchess of Sutherland. It's unlikely the handicapper will get carried away given the form of many in the race and hopefully won't leave her without a chance of winning again. Cuppacoco almost gave the yard a double when running a cracking race from the front. The drop back to 5f seemed to suit and she showed plenty of toe, just pegged back by the winner in the dying strides. A double would've been lovely but we are thrilled with a 1st and 2nd, from just our second and third runners of the year. 

Hoping to emulate the success of her stable sisters, Cape Hill Cotter runs in the 7.45pm at Chelmsford. She wears cheek pieces for the first time and we would really love to see a positive run from her. She's an absolute sweetheart to deal with and heads to the sales in a few weeks time. 

Have a lovely weekend!

Winners & Placed Horses

  • Miss Bates

    Newcastle - 17.1.19 - WIN

  • Highly Focussed

    Newcastle - 1.11.18 - WIN

  • Arnold

    Beverley - 16.8.18 - WIN

  • Nifty Niece

    Catterick - 18.7.18 - WIN

  • Highly Focussed

    Beverley - 17.7.18 - WIN

  • Arnold

    Beverley - 17.7.18 - WIN

  • Uncle Charlie

    Carlisle - 18.6.18 - WIN

  • Uncle Charlie

    Carlisle - 7.6.18 - WIN

  • Nifty Niece

    Catterick - 1.6.18 - WIN

  • Troop

    Hamilton - 31.5.18 - WIN


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