Our N.E.T. Racing Club has been giving lots of people plenty of fun down the years with some great days out and a few winners along the way. I have always wanted it to be a very social club which gives people a taste of racehorse ownership for very little money.
There will be a shake-up in the Club's roster of horses as we move on a couple of those who I feel wouldn't be up to winning and try and get some fresh blood in which can give us all something to cheer about.
Just yesterday Dilly Rosa left the yard to start a new career as a polo pony, something I feel she will really excel at. She always tried hard in her races and picked up some prize money without winning but I couldn't really see her achieving much more so starting a new career was the best bet for her.
Prior to that, Shifting Gold was sold to join trainer Ken Wingrove for his daughter to ride in amateur races. She had been disappointing since we bought her and it was the right time to sell her before she lost all her value. She's in a good home and will be running for her new connections next week at Bath.
That leaves just Engrave in the Club and I will definitely be keeping her going as she has been great for us all with two wins this year. She loves the all-weather so we are now coming into the time of year when she excels.
I will hopefully be filling the two empty spots with some new horses from the upcoming Tattersalls sales, ideally a yearling and an older horse so we have some variety. Watch this space for more info!
With the yearling sales on in town this week, it's just as well that we are only racing on one day and that's with three runners at Yarmouth on Monday.
Smokey Malone had a busy summer so we've been a bit easier on him recently to freshen him up and it seems to have done the trick at home. He is pretty versatile and goes on any ground over a variety of distances so usually runs his race. A big field keeps him interested so I don't see why he shouldn't run well again.
I'm hoping that Oud Metha Bridge is on a going day as a lot is in his favour. The ground, trip and track are all to his liking and he is down to a winnable handicap mark now too. He's a hard one to predict but hopefully he gets out of the right side of bed.
The third runner of the day is Cabrini. She deserves to win a race after a string of solid efforts in defeat this summer. She is probably the horse to beat in this race so let's hope she can finally get her head in front.
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