The weather has been red hot and thankfully our team is in similar form as we made it three winners from our last six runners after a couple more successes this week.
Having had Queen's Company get her head in front the week before at Yarmouth, Corporate Raider made it two winning meetings on the bounce at the same course when he made all the running to land his first career win. Having been disappointing recently, we put some blinkers on him and Dylan gave him a great front-running ride to fend off all his rivals and win by a length. Hopefully this win can do his confidence some good and he can build upon it.
The day before this we had been in the winner's enclosure down on the south coast when Heer's Sadie came with a storming late run to win the apprentice race under Aidan Keeley. I had threatened to retire her as she had been showing very little interest in winning in her recent races but the seaside air must have perked her up as she defied us all and gave her owner John Ford something to cheer.
Even though the weather is meant to break in the coming days, hopefully we can keep up our hot run with some entries this week.
On Monday we go to Windsor with a pair of runners.
I've been waiting for some firm ground to run Zany Idea on and she looks to have those conditions here. She seems to have plenty of speed so hopefully she can show some better form with things in her favour.
Rusheen Boy will be accompanying her and I hope he can build upon his debut recently when he was a bit keen and got tired. He should have the speed for the drop to five furlongs and should be a bit more streetwise now and should run well.
On Tuesday Hurricane Kiko will be looking to get back on track after a couple of disappointing runs since winning at the back end of last year. Firm ground is what he wants and he should handle Brighton so I don't see why he can't run a good race.
With some rain forecast this week, I've made some speculative entries hoping the ground softens including Macho Sun at Newmarket on Friday.
He has been running well this season and deserves to win a race after some narrow defeats.
On Saturday, Fen Tiger and Spanish Mane will be entered on the turf at Lingfied in the hope they get some rain.
Both have been quiet this year after a successful time last season but they have come down in the weights as a result and look ready to win now.
Alibaba will be entered at Newmarket and he can't run on firm ground so needs the rain to come. He has been building back to form and each run has been better than the one before since he came back from injury. He's still in great form so maybe his turn is near.