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Weekly Update 27-08-19

By On 27th August 2019

A busy BG Racing week with Fr Humphrey running at Stratford (more on that below) and Sarah and I spent yesterday morning up at Michael Attwater’s stables with The Way You Dance for the Epsom Downs Open Day.  The morning started at 8.30am on the gallops where several of the trainers, Michael included, cantered horses for the public.  Rishi Persad interviewed each trainer as their string passed and the public were treated to a “fly by” by The Way You Dance.  The yards opened at 9.30am with a bus shuttling visitors from yard to yard.  Sarah and I enjoyed chatting with the visitors and we handed out several flyers and business cards to interested people so hopefully managed to spread the word a bit!

The Way You Dance

The Way You Dance is absolutely fine.  He has quickly become a bit of a favourite at the stable, but Michael still feels that he needs a bit more fitness before he runs.  Michael is going to do another piece of faster work with him this week and then we will decide where to run.

The entries for the Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sales close in early  September and ideally I would like to run him before then, but if not we can enter him in the sales and then withdraw him or buy him back in if he shows improved form, but this comes with a cost which would ideally be avoided.

Fr Humphrey

Fr Humphrey ran at Stratford on Thursday, but he was very disappointing and was pulled up.  The race developed similarly to his run at Bangor in that he travelled well throughout before stopping suddenly close to the finish.  Neil happened to notice that there were very few entries for a 2 mile 6 furlong novice hurdle at Fontwell this Thursday and he decided that as the distance is ideal for Fr Humphrey, he would enter him.  We will probably try running him in a tongue tie to see if this benefits him.  The plan is to run if all looks OK with Fr Humphrey ahead of the race.  We will see how he is in the morning before he needs to be declared (10 am deadline).

My Brother

Neil will be bringing horses in from the paddocks in the next few weeks and My Brother will be amongst them.  The time off is doing My Brother good.

From The Stables

Last Tuesday, Neil Mulholland’s runner at Newton Abbot, Hygrove Percy, was unplaced as was Sporting Boy for Johnny Farrelly, although his Bermeo did make the frame.  Michael Attwater opened up with a winner at Brighton as Big Time Maybe got his head in front and Pink Flamingo looked like delivering a win double until being nabbed inside the last five strides to finish 3rd.

The following day, Vexillum ran well for Neil at Worcester and was 3rd, but Pania was beaten.  Johnny’s Scaramucci and Love The Leader were both unplaced.  Thursday was disappointing for Neil as Fr Humphrey ran poorly, Soupy Soups ran well but faded on the home turn and Willygolassiego and Code of Law were unplaced.  Johnny’s runner, Chance It, was also well beaten.

On Friday, things improved when Neil’s Bambys Boy ran a cracker to finish 3rd at Ffos Las and on Saturday, Michael recorded his second win of the week when Lawn Ranger won well at Goodwood.  Neil’s Last Enchantment was unplaced at Goodwood on Sunday.

Bank Holiday Monday did not see much UK success for Neil as Dieg Man was 3rd, but Heavey, Masquerade Bling and Parwich Lees were all unplaced, but Neil did have a great day at Les Landes racecourse in Jersey.  Man of the Sea, Magical Thomas and Molliana all won to lift Neil into a tie for most winners in the Jersey Trainers Championship.  He finished second based on the number of 2nd placed runners but he only saddled 25 runners all season and the winning trainer had more than three times that many!  Over half of the runners that Neil sent over to Jersey this summer won their races, which is a great achievement.

Getting Involved

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Have a great week.



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