It has been a busy past month with lots of runners. Voodoo came closest to giving us a winner, finishing a creditable second at Bangor, beaten just over a length. We stepped him up in trip and he seemed to handle it no problem. This week he also ran at Newton Abbot but it turned out to be quite a hot little contest, run at a tempo that did not suit him. He still finished fifth, but we know he is capable of better.
Carlovian also ran at Catterick and finished fourth, only beaten two lengths. It has been a frustrating season for Carl but he is now fighting fit and ground conditions are sure to suit. Hopefully, he will continue to improve and reward his patient owners.
Ivy Rosie made her debut over 6f on the AW. It was very much first day at school and she ran very green, getting herself quite far behind in the early stages. Once she got racing, she didn't lose any further ground so we hope to see plenty of improvement on her next start.
We have also leased a new filly called Her Way. She won two of her last three starts for Roger Charlton, before being bought by Karen Tutty at the sales. She made her debut for us at Beverley ridden by Karen's daughter Gemma. Considering we thought she would need the run, she ran pretty well and wasn't beaten far.
Sinndarella continues to do everything nicely. Sam has done plenty of fitness work with her and we think she will be ready to race in just a couple of weeks. She jumps nicely and looks sure to give her owners plenty of fun.
Finally, Hulton Ranger has been enjoying some time out in the field. He was a big backward two year old and has strengthened up nicely. He shows plenty at home, so we think our patient approach will be rewarded.