Don't forget that this coming weekend is the Newmarket Open Weekend with loads happening in the town, including racing on Saturday.
We will be getting into the spirit with a barbecue at the yard on Friday afternoon from 3pm until 7pm - everyone is welcome to attend and have a chat as well as getting up close to the horses. Don't have too much to drink though as the next morning you can all come back to the yard and see the horses in action on the gallops at our coffee morning between 7am and 11am.
I hope this gives plenty of people a chance to see what we do at the yard and to enjoy our friendly atmosphere. As mentioned, it is also Newmarket Open Weekend and you can read more about it at:
Hopefully we can nab a winner this week for you to see as we have a few chances starting on Monday.
At Brighton, Wilson will be bidding to win his second race at the track this year when he steps up to one mile for the first time in a while. It looks like he needs the extra distance now and his training has been good so I hope he can run a big race. Likewise with Winter Snowdrop who will also be stepping up in distance to 1m4f that day. She too has looked like she will stay further so hopefully it can wring out a bit more improvement in her.
Later on Monday evening Sea Shack will be trying to get a win on the board and he certainly deserves it after a string of consistent runs. He has been knocking on the door over a mile and didn't seem to stay when we tried him over 1m2f so we're giving 7f a try this time to see if it makes the difference. He has a good draw so has the right circumstances to win if he is good enough.
Yarmouth kicks off it's three-day festival on Tuesday and, as with every year, most of the races are high-grade handicaps so we don't have many to run there. That said, Telekinetic will be there on Tuesday and she should be in the mix after a good run at Bath last week when the ground was a touch too firm. I'd say Yarmouth will put plenty of water on the track to make the ground safe for the good horses running there and that will suit her.
We'll be back to Yarmouth on Thursday as two-year old Valletta Sunset makes his debut. He is a big colt who has taken time to develop but does have ability. Unfortunately he is likely to be up against future Group horses here so it won't be easy but the aim of the day is for him to have a good experience and get a race under his belt.
We're heading into horses sales season and every year at this time race fields get over-subscribed as people try to run their horses before selling them at one of the many auctions taking place in the next few weeks. It means that we will be entering a lot of hordes without knowing for sure if they will get a run with so many other horses entered so it is a frustrating time as concrete plans can't be made. This will be the case for Miss Green Dream who was balloted out of her race at Yarmouth on Tuesday and it will probably be a similar case at Chelmsford on Saturday but she will be entered anyway.
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