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Weekly Update 03-06-18

By On 3rd June 2018

Plenty to get through this week with loads going on!  We have a run to report on, news from my trip to the stables yesterday, video, photos, running plans and probably much more.  I guess I had better get cracking.

The Way You Dance

The Way You Dance did us proud this week winning at Lingfield on Tuesday.  My pre-race concerns about the track proved unfounded, but it turns out we should have been worried about the lack of gaps opening up in the home straight!

Sylvestre De Sousa rode for us and showed why he is the champion jockey staying calm in the home straight, amongst what he later described as “more traffic than on the M25 during rush hour”!  After looking like he would be an unlucky 4th or 5th, TWYD ran on gamely once in the open to mow down the leader under a hands and heels ride.

I have not yet updated the race diary (hopefully later today) – but you can see photos from the track here, my Facebook updates from the course here and a slightly grainy recording of post race interviews here.

The Way You Dance came out of the run in fine form with no ill effects and he is on course for a 3 mile hurdle on 26th June at Newton Abbott, but may run again this week first!  We have entered him at Kempton on Wednesday evening in a 2 mile handicap which is a qualifier for a valuable staying handicap in October.  Neil would definitely prefer to go straight to Newton Abbot, but I would like to get the qualification for this race before we go hurdling.  Neil contacted the handicapper yesterday to see if he can find out what mark TWYD will be allocated on Tuesday and how well or badly off he would be on Wednesday.  We have agreed to wait for this before making a final decision which will be by 10am tomorrow when we need to declare.

TWYD was in fine form when I saw him at the stables yesterday and there are some photos here.  TWYD is the one being ridden by the yellow jacketed Christie and My Brother is being ridden by the yellow jacketed Harry in case you cannot tell them apart!

Why not buy into The Way You Dance and get involved in his success.  Shares are £280.50 per 1%, reducing to £275 per 1% if you buy 5% and £270 per 1% if you buy 10%. Plenty more chances to come racing this summer and there is nothing else to pay before renewal in October.  Contact me for details.

Justice Super

Finally made it to Johnny’s yesterday to see Justice Super.  He is out in a paddock and there are some photos here.  Justice is in the middle of each photo and is the horse with the small white sock on his back left leg (right as you look).

You cannot see any visible indication of his injury and he seems a happy horse.  Johnny thinks that he will be fine to ride in a couple of months as long as this is only gentle exercise.  I have reached and agreement on costs for Johnny to look after him for the summer if necessary and he will also help us to find him a nice home.


If anyone wants to take on Justice or knows someone with horses who will give him a good home, then please let me know.  He will be fine to hack or perhaps do some dressage or jumping over poles, but he would be unlikely to be able to stand up to the rigours of jumping fences or racing.  There is standard paperwork that contracts for him to not be raced again, but after that I am happy for him to be moved on free of charge, as long as he is going somewhere where he will be well cared for.  Please let me know if you know of somewhere.

My Brother

My Brother has been schooling and jumping really well and we have entered him for a fixed brush hurdle at Southwell on Tuesday evening.  There is a similar race the following week but a lack of other alternatives and little prospect of softer ground by waiting, is making Tuesday look a likely option.  The ground at Southwell has been watered to good (good jumps ground is softer than the same on the flat).  There are suitable flat races at Haydock and Sandown next week, but it would be hard to assume that the ground there will be soft enough for him to take his chance, so jumps seems more likely.

Neil said yesterday that he had been really pleased with him a few weeks ago and then perhaps he stopped impressing quite so much, which is why Neil was not desperate to run him.  He is back firing again now and Neil is looking forward to running him.

Again a final decision will be made on Monday morning when a declaration needs to be made.  There are four other nice looking entries in the race and Neil is making some enquiries to see which are intended runners.

Meanwhile – I recorded video of My Brother on the gallops and schooling over hurdles yesterday and this can he viewed by clicking this link.  My Brother is clever over his hurdles and jumps nicely.

There are some other photos of My Brother in the gallery accessed from the link included at the bottom of the section on The Way You Dance.

Shares in My Brother are £450 for 1%, but I will discount these to £430 per 1% for 5% purchase and £410 per 1% for 10% purchases.  I am also happy to take instalment payments.  This is an all in cost to 31st October 2018 and at renewal shares will be less than £200 per 1% share to cover training fees should you decide to stay involved for another year.  Buy now and maybe coming racing this week, please contact me for more information.

From The Stables

On Sunday, Queens Magic ran well for Neil and was right in contention when she blundered at the last hurdle and was 4th.  Vexillum was a good third and Neil had a winner when Code of Law improved massively to win at Fontwell.

On Monday, Johnny ran Pension Madness who was 4th and for Neil, The Twisler was really badly hampered three out costing him all chance, whilst The Wicket Chicken made a good start over fences finishing 2nd.

Tuesday saw the second winner of the week for Neil and it was The Way You Dance!  Neil also had Moayadd who was placed.

On Wednesday, Johnny had a good day with a win for Crown Hill and a good 2nd for Ambre Des Marais and on Thursday Penny Poet was placed for Neil, who had another winner with Cornish Warrior.

Johnny had his 2nd winner of the week when Big Picture won on Friday.

Thinking of Joining Us?

All quoted prices include the purchase price of the horse and should you decide to renew for a second year, you will only need to pay training fees which are under £200 per 1% share.  If you are interested in discussing what is involved, then please do get in touch as I would be delighted to discuss things with you.  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 by following this link:

Have a great week.



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