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Weekly Update 02-03-20

By On 2nd March 2020

I hope you had a good week.  I have had a bit of time at my desk this week which has been useful in terms of catch up and also in preparation for spending the week at Cheltenham.  This time next week, I will be heading down for the week.  Before then, hopefully, Mount Oliver will run again and Silver Imperial will have her racecourse gallop.  With plans for Mount Oliver less than concrete, my diary is a complete mess this week and I am not sure where I will be and when on just about any day except today!

I am hoping to produce a Cheltenham preview in the next couple of days, it will be free, so keep an eye on the website homepage and my Facebook page for details of how to get hold of it.

I still have shares available in all of the horses and these can be found in a document on the website here.  Please contact me, via the website contact page if you want any more information.

Silver Imperial (formerly know as our “Anjaal filly”!)

Silver Imperial has now been named and Michael Attwater wants to give her racecourse gallop this Thursday at Lingfield Park.  We are currently awaiting confirmation from the course that this is OK.

We have earmarked a possible debut race for her as well!  This is a one-mile, fillies auction maiden at Lingfield on Thursday 26th March.

I still have some shareholding left and fees for her cover the period to 31st December 2020 and start at £240 (1% share) for the year with discounts for larger purchases – £1,100 for 5% and £2000 for 10%.  She should provide us with plenty of fun and if she proves to be decent then maybe a good level of prize money as well!

My Brother

Neil Mulholland has confirmed that all is good with My Brother and that he is stepping up his workload this week.  He is still on track for a return in April and hopefully, to stay in training into the summer.  Neil is very happy with him and it will be great to see him back on the gallops.  I will try to get down to the stables in the coming weeks to get some video of him.

At his current share price, I am hoping that he will end up being cracking value if he bounces back to the form he showed pre-injury.

New shareholding can be purchased at £65 per 1% share (£300 for 5% and £550 for 10%) and the training fee to October 2020 is £250 per 1% share (£1150 for 5% and £2100 for 10%).  You can pay monthly if you prefer.

Fr Humphrey / Mount Oliver

Mount Oliver has come out of the Sedgefield race well and we hope to run him again either on Friday at Leicester or Monday at Plumpton, having decided against going to Exeter tomorrow.

Newbury was abandoned over the weekend which means it now has three weeks to firm up for Fr Humphrey!  The final qualifier was run yesterday at Kelso and thankfully the weather forecast this week looks a bit better.  Fr Humphrey is still on track with his training.

Shareholding in Fr Humphrey and Mount Oliver was available on a “two horses for one share price” option until 30th April 2020.  The period runs to the end of April 2020 and much of this already behind us, there are further races though including the valuable veteran’s final for Fr Humphrey, so if you are interested in getting involved, please let me know.

Dynamic Kate

Neil is very happy with Dynamic Kate.  She remains on track for a debut in April and she continues to progress well.

Whilst she may only run three or four times before renewal on 31st October, we have her for at least two or three seasons and she could be exciting, so you may need to get involved now to be sure of securing a shareholding.  She really could be anything and it is conceivable that she could be a top-level performer able to contest big races.  She is currently just £250 per 1% share (£1150 for 5% and £2100 for 10%) covering the period to 31st October 2020.

From The Stables

On Tuesday, Michael Attwater’s Lady Phyllis was unplaced.  We had several runners on Wednesday when Michael’s Music Major blew his chances at the start at Kempton and finished midfield and Neil Mulholland ran eight horses but without much success.  He had five runners in the same novice hurdle, but unfortunately, Ashley Hollow, Jewelinthename, Milreu Has, Ragamuffin and Sambella were all unplaced.  Princess T was placed later in the afternoon, but neither Molliana nor Lake Shore Drive managed to make the frame.  On Thursday, Michael’s Pink Flamingo failed to make the frame at Chelmsford.

Friday was a cracking day for Neil with two runners and two winners!  Exelerator Express put in a battling performance to win at Doncaster and at Newbury, Indian Brave cruised up on the bridle and took the lead on the run-in to win.  Michael’s Juanito Chico was unable to factor in the finish at Lingfield and his other runner, Lep, was also unplaced, although he finished a decent 4th.

On Saturday, Neil’s Cesar Et Rosalie found conditions too tough at Doncaster and was pulled up at the third last.  To add insult to injury, a loose horse then broadsided him, sending Tom Scudamore to the turf and knocking Cesar down.  Thankfully neither seemed to be hurt as Cesar was galloping down the home straight and Tom rode in the next race!  Neil’s other runner, The Twisler was not able to contend in his switch to the all-weather for a race at Lingfield Park.

Getting Involved

If you are interested in finding out more about what is involved, then please do get in touch as I would be delighted to discuss things with you.

I issue weekly shareholder updates (which go into more detail than the blog) and frequent updates on social media.  Feel free to like the FaceBook page and follow the Twitter updates.

I also have an e-book entitled “Racehorse Ownership – Everything You Might Have Wanted To Know But Would Not Have Known Who To Ask“.  This is free and the download page can be accessed here.

Have a great week.

Phil


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