Terri on top again
Brighton has always been a lucky track for us down the years and we came away from there on Tuesday with another winner in the bag after Terri Rules won her second race of the year.
She looked impressive when first getting her head in front at Newcastle earlier in the year but had received two not-so-great rides from jockeys since then. Shelley was riding her for the first time but knew exactly what to do and pounced late to win a bit cosily. It makes such a difference when the jockey knows the horse and we are lucky to have Shelley back working for us again after she moved down from the north last weekend.
There wasn't a single bad run from the team last week with Limerick Lord filling third place the same day at Brighton making it seven runs since he last finished out of the placings with three wins thrown in for good measure.
On Friday, Spirit of Sarwan was on a going day and ran a blinder to lose out by just a neck at Newmarket. He isn't completely straight-forward but has plenty of ability and got a great ride from young Rossa Ryan who we were using for the first time.
On to this week and we have plenty of entries but won't have that many runners due to various reasons.
Oud Metha Bridge is entered at Newcastle on Thursday but needs 10 other runners to not run to get into the race. It's a class 2 event and is the highest grade he has run in for us but he has been improving ever since we bought him and is certainly worth his place in the field on a track he loves.
Lulu Star is also entered that day but she will only run if Oud Metha does too as it is a long way to go with just one runner!
Also that day closer to home in Newmarket, Approve The Dream will have his first run. We bought him at the breeze-up sales and he has a great attitude but wasn't very fit when we got him. He has done plenty of work since then but I fully expect him to need the run still.
We have a trio entered on Friday too with Spirit of Sarwan maybe heading back to Newmarket for another go. We'll see how he is after the race but it would be ideal if he could run as he would be 'ahead of the handicapper' after last week's effort.
Terri Rules is also entered again quickly but we will see what the handicapper does to her when the new ratings are released on Tuesday to see if it is worth running her with a 6lb penalty.
Go On Gal is the other entered at Yarmouth and she would prefer some rain but that looks very unlikely. She handles firm ground but a softer surface just blunts the finishing speed of the others which suits her as she is a galloper.
The N.E.T. Racing Club have plenty of horses running for them at the minute so check out the video below to get a full summary of how things are for the team at the moment:
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