There were just the two runners for us last week with varying degrees of success but Terri Rules' third place at Lingfield on Saturday night was her best effort by far and backed up our feeling that she had improved since last time. I couldn't believe she was 100/1 in the morning and told anyone who asked that she was worth a bet each way. I give a line about each runner I have on the website www.trainers-quotes.com and it's well worth checking out if you fancy one, just to check that the trainer feels does too!
Silver Alliance was also racing too but again he showed little interest in the sport and, at the age of nine, his racing days may be coming to an end but he has been a great servant to us down the years with ten career wins to his name.
Moving on to the coming week, we should be busy enough with a few runners.
Starting tomorrow, Tallulah's Quest goes to Leicester for her third run. She has shown some promise in maidens but will find life easier when qualifying for handicaps after this.
On Tuesday we will hopefully have a pair of decent chances at Yarmouth.
Go On Gal can usually always be relied upon for a god run but she bombed out for no obvious reason last time. However, we found the following day that she was showing signs of being in season so that may have been the cause. She been fine since then so I don't see any reason why she shouldn't bounce back at a track she has performed well at in the past.
The other filly we send to the seaside that day has also struggled with her hormones but Avocet seems to be in a good place now and could put in a big performance. She has plenty of ability but hasn't been the easiest to get fully fit at home so whatever she does her she can improve upon. She is starting off in a low grade though so hopefully she can still show some promise.
Dakota City has entries at Wolverhampton on Wednesday and Friday and will probably head for the former as the drop to claiming company could help him get competitive again. He has been banging on the door without winning for a while now and just needs to get his confidence back.
Completing our runners will be Spirit Of Sarwan at Sandown on Thursday. He is a useful horse himself but as a three-year old he is constantly coming up against fast-improving rivals of his age so his races always look very competitive. He is a honest horse though who should enjoy the uphill finish at the track.
The N.E.T.Racing Club's pair of two-year olds are coming along very well and will hopefully make their debuts this month. Both may start over sweven furlongs and you can see a video of them working up Hamilton Hill HERE. Casey Banter is nearest to the camera of the three horses together with Gas Monkey on the far side. Sandwiched between the two is Sir Fred with Limerick Lord leading.