A busy week for the club as we headed to the Goffs Doncaster sales to try and secure a national hunt horse for the winter. We were delighted to secure our top target, a mare called Sinndarella who was previously trained by Tom Lacey.
Sinndarella was a winner over in France on the flat and had been running with credit over hurdles in just a handful of starts. She is only five years old and we are hopeful there is plenty more to come. She goes into training with Sam Allwood.
Voodoo Doll ran at Bangor in what turned out to be a very hot little race. He traveled very well till 2 out and then faded slightly to finish a creditable fifth. He should go well dropping in grade next time.
Carlovian ran over 5f on the AW just as to give him so confidence back. As expected he was outpaced but showed enough to suggest he would be competitive back on the turf over 6f once we get some rain.
Estikaal we sadly decided to retire before she ever hit the race track. She had developed tendinitis and Mark felt she didn't have the ability to continue in training. She has already been found a nice home as a riding horse. She has been replaced by a new horse called Hulton Ranger who is showing bags of ability at home.
Finally, Double Legend has been out of form towards the end of this season so we have given him a well earned summer break. He will be campaigned back on the AW over the winter.