We just had one runner last week so it'll be nice to be at the races a few more times this coming week and we have a good few entries, starting on Monday at Brighton with two runners.
Sir Fred has been very consistent recently and seems to be very versatile with regards to the ground and distance so hopefully he won't find Brighton's undulations too much of a problem. He is a very well balanced horse so I think he will be fine. It isn't an overly competitive race so I would hope that he can be in the shake-up once again.
Going with him will be Terri Rules. She lost her race at the start last time when rearing up as the stalls opened so hopefully she can behave better this time. She has won four races already this year but I still think she has room for more however it does all depend on how she behaves in the stalls.
We're back on the road the following day with another pair of runners but this time they're heading different ways.
Go On Gal hasn't had conditions she likes recently but still ran a great race last time. That was her first run in two months and she had a good blow afterwards so should have improved for it. She ideally needs soft ground on the turf and it looks a competitive race for the grade so I'll be happy if she can get in the prize money at Yarmouth.
Going south to Kempton will be Highway Robbery for his handicap debut. He was very green on his first two starts but then ran better when second of three runners last time. I think the handicapper has been very reasonable with his rating so fingers crossed he can start to get really competitive. He goes well at home and has a great attitude so he should be winning a race soon.
Thursday sees us with another two entries but they aren't set in stone.
Candesta has had a while off after some hoof troubles but he is over them now. He is a big and stuffy horse so will likely need the run at Chelmsford.
Maazel is in at Pontefract for the N.E.T. Racing Club but I'll see how the race looks before deciding whether to run. He'll be dropping back to six furlongs but it is an uphill finish which should draw out his stamina. He is dropping in the weights all the time and will find the right opportunity soon.
Ross has made a video update on all the N.E.T. Racing Club horses which you can see below:
For the first time since it launched, we will not be opening the yard to visitors for the Newmarket Open Weekend which takes place on 22nd/23rd September. We haven't found it worth the hassle in the past as not many tourists make the trek out to Exning from town to see us. Also, every Saturday is like an open day at the yard as we welcome anyone, owner or not, to see the horses and come on the gallops with us so if you want to come, don't wait for one specific day of the year...we are always open!