Last week’s performances
We had a good week last week the horses all ran great races and we had a winner to end the week. It started off well with Pilkington and Airton both being placed at Nottingham. They both ran great races and I am sure they are not too far off winning a race or two in the not too distant future.
We then moved onto Goodwood where Truth or Dare ran a good race but slightly lacklustre and I believe we will draw a line through this performance hope for a far better showing next time. Portledge also made the long journey to the south of England, where he ran a great race to be third on a course that probably doesn’t suit his run style all the same he ran a good race and I think he too will go on to achieve good things on a more conventional track.
Mudawwan ran very well on his stable debut where he finished second to a nice horse, he just looked to get tired in the final half a furlong and I think he will certainly have come on for the run. He looks to be an exciting horse for the remainder of the season.
As we got to the end of the week, New Society put in an awesome display at Pontefract winning by ten lengths and he is certainly on an upward curve so I am very hopeful he will continue to thrive and improve throughout the year, he certainly will need to now he has a mark of 87.
Our final runner last week was Ulshaw Bridge who ran at Haydock on Saturday, he ran an almighty race to finish an unlucky fourth. He got trapped just as he needed to gain momentum which we believe cost him a length or two and I think if the luck was on his side he could have gone even closer. All the same he ran a cracker and I am very hopeful there is a big race in him at some point this year.
The main thing is the horses all came out of there races fine and they will all be ready to go to war again the next time.
This week we are a bit quieter we have four potential runners. Harrogate is the first of them he runs tomorrow evening at Ripon and he is bidding to defy an 11lb rise for his last win. It will be tough but the horse is in good order at home and the form of his previous race is working out rather well with a horse who was beaten seven lengths by him, winning at Redcar this afternoon.
New Society has an entry at Doncaster on Friday night however he is not certain to run, it will very much depend on how the race looks.
Cuckoo’s Calling will be making the trip to Catterick on Friday in what looks to be quite a competitive race she is in good form at home and I would be hopeful she will run a big race.
Our final runner of the week is Cray on Saturday at Doncaster, he is dropping in grade and he seems in great form at home and I would be very hopeful he could run very close in what looks like a competitive handicap.