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Weekly Catchup 25th August, 2019

This week we saw the best result we could ever have imagined when SOCIETY PRINCE. who had been off the course for 661 days won at Yarmouth on Tuesday.  He had most of his owners in the winners enclosure and it would be fair to say he got the loudest welcome back into the winners enclosure of the day.

As well as SOCIETY PRINCE the yard had another three winners this week.  On the same day LADY MASCARA won at Brighton.  Friday evening at Goodwood AUDARYA, is looked a nice and exciting filly for the future when beating a good quality field for Alison Swinburn. Yesterday evening SELINO who had been placed in his four previous starts was able to just get his he’d in front on the line.


Yar 6fGF C6Md 3K 1/6 by hd, Society Prince  11/4 G Wood

ENTRIES THIS COMING WEEK (up until Friday 27th)

Wednesday, 28 August 2019 – 7:55 The Pinto Kid

(Four day) at Kempton (AW) 32Red On The App Store Handicap (London Middle Distance Series Qualifier)

Friday, 30 August 2019 – 3:15 Turn On The Charm

(Five day) at Sandown Betway British EBF Maiden Stakes (Plus 10 Race)

Saturday, 07 September 2019 – 4:15 The Tin Man

(Early closer) at Haydock Sprint Cup Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series)

(2nd stage)
Saturday, 21 September 2019 – 2:55 Spanish Archer

(Early closer) at Newbury Dubai Duty Free Handicap

Saturday, 28 September 2019 – 4:00 Archer’s Dream

(Early closer) at Curragh Renaissance Stakes (Group 3)

THE TIN MAN looks in cracking form and we are looking forward to September 7th.  Everyone here is very happy and content with the condition he is.  He looks magnificent and his dapples are really showing.  He worked well again on the Limekilns this morning and trotted up well for the vets later on the morning.  There was a staying in stage for The Haydock Sprint on Tuesday where some horses came out.  Also in good form is ENVISAGING.  He was a little flat last,Saturday having run &  won at Yarmouth earlier in the week but was a different horse yesterday.

James gaveLORD GEORGE his first piece of work since his holiday on The Limekilns on Wednesday and he looked in cracking form.  He is very happy and full of enthusiasm since coming back and if he could transfer that on to the racecourse we will have some more fun with him.  James is keen to run him back on the turf as he is so much better handicapped on it.  He is travelling so much better that he is not ruling out coming back in trip and also he may leave off cheek pieces.  The races he has mapped out for him in the near future is on the 14th September a 95 rated handicap at Chester over 14f and if that is too soon the 19th at Yarmouth a 100 rated again over 14f which  he ran in last year.


Also looking in good form isTHE PINTO KID who will likely run on Wednesday at Kempton.  He worked on Wednesday withLORD GEORGE and although George Wood said he was in good form he did actually show us that he prefers the all weather surface.  He continues to do his swimming which he loves.  He has been put up 5lbs since his last run and if he runs on Wednesday Lorenzo Atzori may get the ride and take 7lbs off his back this is a 85 rated handicap.  Lorenzo has ridden him quite a bit at home so knows him well. Other than this race there is a similar race at Kempton on September 3rd and on the 7th  at Wolverhampton a 90 rated h’cap.

It is a shame that the ground at Yarmouth is not suitable for SPANISH ARCHER today.  He is too good to chance on unsuitable ground. We will now think about heading to Haydock on Thursday September 5th.  If we get everything right for this fella he will run a very good race next time.  He is so consistent when things are right for him.  He is very much a late developer and improving all the time.  We know he likes Doncaster and there are a couple of 105 rated Handicaps on the 12th (12f)& 14th (10f) and a similar race at Newbury on the 20th (12f).  

Our little superstar SOCIETY PRINCE is bouncing after his win.  He was so excited to be back at the races and behaved quite naughtily in the paddock but the minute George got on him he was as good as gold.  I thought he looked tired a furlong out and who would have blamed him as he only stated cantering at the beginning of July but he knuckled down and got up to win on the line.  I was surprised it was a head and not a nose as we were not sure if he had won.  It will be interesting to see what the handicapper does to him on Tuesday.  He looks amazing and he is strutting about the yard as if he is very special.  For anyone who does not know he got struck into on the canter early in 2018 and it was a bit touch and go if he was going to be okay or not. He had to have an operation to clean up the nick on his tendon and it has been a long road getting back and his partners have been unbelievably patient and stuck with him.  I honestly think they are going to be paid back handsomely.  James has come up with several races for him depending on what the handicapper does on Tuesday.  I wouldn’t think they could put him up more than a couple of pounds.  On the 6th there is an 85 Handicap at Ascot.  The race James is thinking about at the moment as the conditions suit better is an 80 4yo+ at Thirsk on the7th on the 17th there is a 75 at Redcar and a 70 at Yarmouth.  

SOCIETY PRINCE walking into the winners enclosure

James is looking for a race for EXCELLED who is ready to run again. She continues to be strong at home but luckily seems to be less so in her races. We will look at 6f and 7f races.  As everyone knows she has been terribly frustrating.  It is a year today sine she had her first race which she won.  The only race he has come up with for this filly at the moment is the  7f Fillies Handicap on September 13th at Sandown.  

The plan is to still go for The Listed Scarborough Stakes at Doncaster with ARCHERS DREAM on Wednesday 11th September.  It will be her first race over 5f and against 2yos.  I am very happy with her and the break looks to have done her a lot of good.  I think the race at Salisbury was a very hard race for her and although she won it knocked her for six. She is the same everyday and so easy and never a problem. She also has an early closing entry in The Gp3 Renaissance Stakes at the Curragh on Wednesday 28th September.  

TURN ON THE CHARM worked on The Limekilns with George Wood riding yesterday. We never overdo our work but he looked to be going nicely.  George said afterwards that he couldn’t believe how very uncomplicated and easy he was.  He has an entry at Sandown in a maiden on Thursday but there is an easier race at Chelmsford on the 4th which is a median auction. He is very appropriately named as he really is a charming horse with a very nice character. The only thing this fella doesn’t like is Sunday’s as he hates not going out.  

PENPALhas come out of her race very well.  We haven’t done a lot with her but she is getting very fresh but we will not be rushing her back to the racecourse.  Invincible Spirits have a tendency to be quite hot and it would not take a lot to switch her on which is not what we want especially as there is stamina in her pedigree James think she is more of a miler and not a sprinter.  

James keeps coming in the house commenting on how pleased he is with TILLYFRANKL.  In the past there have been times when she has stamped and her feet and said she’s not going to do something but I am pleased to say she has grown out of these childish tantrums and is now very willing and getting on with her work.  She is quite fresh at the moment.  Anyway she is going the right way and James thinks middle to the end of October when she will get on a racecourse.  

Please let me know if you are going to be able to come to he FAR Morning on Friday.

Best wishes,


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