Monkey the main man
Gas Monkey made it five winning weeks in a row for the yard when coming home in first place at Newbury on Tuesday and he couldn't have done it any more impressively after winning by eight lengths. He is now unbeaten in two runs since being fitted with a hood for his races and it seems to have been the making of him as he looked a class apart.
The N.E.T. Racing Club are having a really successful year with Monkey's exploits plus the success of Casey Banter and the consistent Miss Green Dream. Newbury racecourse looked after us all fantastically well and provided plenty of badges as well as laying on a table and meal for us all in the restaurant - the win was the cherry on top!
I must thank those members of the Club who attended on Tuesday and spoke so well when interviewed on Racing TV afterwards. Their kind words were the best advert I could ask for and it's great to hear how much fun the Club gives them all.
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After such an easy win, it looks like we will have to run Gas Monkey again quickly before the handicapper can put him up in the weights. He has been given an entry at Newbury on Thursday and Doncaster on Friday so I'll have a good look at both races and decide where looks the most suitable opportunity. In the past he hasn't handled quick races very well but he should have so much in hand that he could run below par and still win.
Before that we have loads of other runners and it looks set to be a busy week.
Starting on Monday, Limerick Lord heads to Wolverhampton for an amateur riders' race. He probably needed the run last time after a short break so hopefully he is fitter now and can get more involved.
On Tuesday we will be heading down to Brighton with a pair of runners.
Winter Snowdrop ran well at the course last time and is improving with every run so she should be in with a chance of a place again whilst Approve The Dream will be having his first look at the course. He didn't like the soft ground at Yarmouth last time but his run before that was very good and he must have a chance if handling the track.
On Wednesday both our two-year old fillies will be lining up against each other at Kempton as they get some experience under their belts. Ride & Prejudice just needs one more run to qualify for a handicap rating whilst Lily Bonnette will hopefully be more involved this time after fluffing the start and getting stage fright at Newmarket on her debut.
Yarmouth is on on Thursday but we won't have our usual load of runners with just two looking likely.
Oud Metha Bridge has done really well at the track this season with two wins and a second to his name so fingers crossed he can keep up the good form. He keeps going up in the ratings so things are getting tougher for him but he remains in good form and is high on confidence so can hopefully give it a good go.
Noble Account may be the other runner and it'll be his first go in a handicap after showing promise in three maiden races. He tends to be a bit keen early on so needs to save his energy for the end of the race but he is learning with every race and will develop into a nice horse when he gets the hang of things.
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