We were delighted to pick up two exciting yearlings at Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 2 this week. Lot 1087, a chestnut filly by Australia out of Pocket of Stars and Lot 1196, colt from the first crop of Churchill out of Shake The Moon.
Open Wide returned to form to win the Unibet 3 Uniboosts A Day Handicap at Kempton on Friday night. Ridden by Joey Haynes, he was slowly into his stride but picked up to take the lead from one furlong out and ran on well inside the final furlong. We are delighted for his owners George Materna and John McInerney and well done to his lad, Mark Treadwell.
We were so pleased when Manucci won the Chelmsfordcityracecourse.com Handicap at Chelmsford on Thursday, having not run since February. Ridden by William Buick he led from 8 furlongs out and kept on well inside the final furlong to win well. We are delighted for his owners John Connolly and Odile Griffith.
Saaheq is a high-class sprint handicapper, the winner of five races and £71,527 in prize money, including the Scottish Sprint Cup Handicap (Class 2) at Musselburgh and placed 12 times. He was second in a competitive race last time out at Kempton and is entered to run at Sandown on Sunday off a mark of 86.
We were delighted to see Cozone win at Sandown yesterday for owners John Connolly and Odile Griffith. Having finished second on his last outing at Kempton on the 1st July, he went one better in the Claygate Handicap and won well under Martin Dwyer.
We are really pleased with Tinto who finished third in his first race in Group company today at Sandown under Jim Crowley. He ran in the Group 3 Sprint Stakes and finished third behind triple Group 2 winner A’Ali and Liberty Beach who finished third in the Gr.1 King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot! All being well he will run in the Group 3 Hackwood Stakes at Newbury on Saturday 18th July.
Zhui Feng will run in the Silver Royal Hunt Cup Handicap at Royal Ascot today. He won the Royal Hunt Cup race in 2017 for owners John Connolly and Odile Griffith under Martin Dwyer who takes the ride again today. Zhui Feng has high class form over the one-mile straight course at Ascot and we hope he will run a big race!
Lavender’s Blue runs today in the Group 2 Duke Of Cambridge Stakes at Royal Ascot at 16.10. The race is for Fillies & Mares over one mile, we are pleased with her preparation, she goes well fresh and will be be ridden by Robert Havlin who won on her when she made her racecourse debut at the Rowley Mile.