Exciting Week Ahead
We have been busy here at Thorngill throughout the winter building up to the Turf season; fortunately our All-weather stars have kept the fire burning successfully. The two year old’s are all coming on leaps and bounds and I couldn’t be happier with the way that they have strengthened up over the past two months. A few of the two year olds went on the grass on Saturday and I really believe we have an exciting set to go to war with. With that being said we are looking to expand our two year old string with the Goffs Breeze up sales this week, we have been through the catalogue saw a few horses that could certainly be suitable for us here at Thorngill.
Thank you Very much ran a good race in defeat yesterday at Market Rasen, she looks certain to improve for the run and I think the aim is to go to Perth on the 27th April.
This week we have a very hectic week with Conistone starting us off today at Redcar in the 4.55 pm race. She seems to have wintered well and although she hasn’t grown a huge amount I believe that she has filled out over the winter. Her preparation has been smooth; we have had no issues with her. Her two year old form is holding up well, she ran behind some fairly useful horses last year, who made up into stakes horses. I think off her mark she should be able to give a good account of herself and she should be well suited by this drying ground. Fingers crossed and best of luck to the connections.
Tuesday 11th April
Cray runs tomorrow in a Maiden at Pontefract. This can sometimes be a hotly contested race; however this year having gone through the race with a fine tooth comb, I don’t think it is the strongest renewal. Cray came out of his last race at Newcastle very well and has done nothing but please me in his most recent preparation. I believe he goes there with a live chance especially with a step up to one mile four furlongs certainly in his favour. This wonderful dry weather will also help his chances.
Wednesday 12th April
Airton goes to Catterick for the Mile and a half handicap he will be ridden by Ben Robinson who looks to me like he will take off a very valuable seven pounds. I have been very happy with his preparation since his last win at Newcastle. He has had a nice break over the winter and hopefully he should go well.
Friday 14th April
We have three entries at Newcastle, Briardale, Belle De Lawers and Flawlessly. The two fillies are coming off long lay-offs one in particular is Belle De Lawers, who hasn’t been seen in England for over two years. She won her maiden at Haydock very impressively and then she was subsequently sold to the United States. Having returned to us we have slowly nurtured her back into full fitness and she is ready to start back again, fingers crossed she will run a big race. Flawlessly has her third run, we always thought she was a very speedy two years old, unfortunately her season was marred by an injury. She has wintered well and looks fantastic in her skin; I am looking forward to getting her back on the track.