The horses keep rattling the till so there are no complaints from me after our only runner of last week finished second at Kempton on Wednesday. Cabrini has been very consistent and deserves to win a race after a string of placings. She has had a few quick runs so we'll give her a couple of weeks to freshen up and then try again to get a win on to her CV.
It's a bit of a Yarmouth bonanza this week as our favourite track races on Tuesday and holds a very unusual meeting on a Sunday too, presumably to make the most of the bank holiday crowds.
On Tuesday we have four runners and the ground looks likely to be on the softer side after a good deal of rain. I'm sure you'll agree that August has been a farce with regards to the weather so we are due an Indian summer in September surely.
Dilly Rosa kicks off proceedings and she drops back to six furlongs. Her run last time can be best forgotten as a horse got injured in front of her at a crucial time and I've put some cheekpieces on to try and sharper her up a bit early on.
The N.E.T. Racing Club has another runner as Shifting Gold will also wear cheekpieces after some lacklustre runs since joining us. She has had some time off after putting a leg down a drain and badly cutting it but she is now fully recovered and has a very positive attitude. I imagine she will improve for the run fitness wise but she is handicapped well enough to still be competitive.
Piranhadrama has been working her way into form and has put a few good runs together recently. She seems best when held up so she'll need a strong pace to chase and plenty of luck in running.
The same comment applies to Raha who rounds off the afternoon. She ran a lot better last time and the key to her is soft ground so conditions should be fine. She has dropped in the weights and will win if she can match the form of her success at Salisbury last autumn.
On Thursday we have two entries at Chelmsford and Hot Romance will be looking to back up her good run at the track last time. This maiden is probably a better race but she is improving with every run and will qualify for handicaps after this.
Travelling with her will be Saray Prince. He looked like he needed this step up in trip after his last run and he has some course form to his name which will help.
It looks likely to be a busy weekend with loads of entries.
On Saturday, Smokey Malone will be entered at Windsor. He had been very consistent before a flat run last time so we've freshened him up and hopefully he can get back to form at a track I think he will enjoy running round.
Then on Sunday we will be well represented at Yarmouth.
Engrave needed the run at Chelmsford last time after a short holiday and she blew for 30 minutes afterwards. Her best form is at Chelmsford but there isn't a suitable race there for her so she's trying the turf again. She seems to run her best on the all-weather but maybe she can surprise us and give the N.E.T. Racing Club something to cheer.
One horse who does love Yarmouth is Oud Metha Bridge and hopefully it doesn't dry up too much so he can take his chance. He is coming down to a good rating and should have a chance if he is in the mood.
It's not ideal to run two horses in the same race so hopefully the race will divide but Spanish Mane and Heer's Sadie will be entered in the same contest at Yarmouth.
Spanish hasn't had things go her way this year with the ground often turning too soft for her but she is absolutely flying at home and ready to win when luck turns her way.
Heer's Sadie got her first win on the board at the course last time and has come out of the race well. She'll be stepping up to seven furlongs but I don't think it's a problem and I don't see why she shouldn't run well again.
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