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         Golden Jeffrey runs at Sandown

Today we have our first stable runner of the week, Golden Jeffrey runs on the flat at Sandown this evening.  He runs in the last race on the card at 8pm, a 1m6f handicap 0-70.  Rossa Ryan is having his first ride on our seven year old who is having only his second start for the yard himself.  He is a multiple winner on the flat and over jumps but he has been a bit below par of late.  He disappointed on stable debut at Doncaster over hurdles in January but the ground may have been too soft for him that day and he should appreciate today’s quicker conditions.  It looks to be a wide open race and Golden Jeffrey looks to have a good each way chance.

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                        Vagog

Today’s horse is one I have to confess I had not really heard of in my time here, but was kindly suggested by David Pipe Racing Club member Peter Slee and what a good horse he was!  He was actually owned by a friend of Peter’s, Mike Swift who is sadly no longer with us.  Vagog was a 1985 born bay gelding by Glint of Gold and his dam was called Vadrouille. 

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                     Omerta

Omerta is a golden oldie who was a dual Cheltenham Festival winner (one for Pond House) and was the winner of the Irish National in 1991.  He was another who had had a successful career and only came to Pond House in his later years but improved and showed his best form for the yard.  He was a 1980 born chestnut son of Quayside and his dam was called Cherry Princess.

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                  Royal Auclair

Many of you may not realise that Royal Auclair was a Cheltenham Festival and multiple winner for Pond House before he moved to Ditcheat later in his career and continued to be a high class horse.  Royal Auclair was a 1997 born chestnut gelding by Garde Royale and his dam was called Carmonera.  He began his career in France with trainer Guy Cherel and he won his final two starts over there at Enghein Soisy in three year old hurdles at the end of 2000.

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                Ilnamar
Ilnamar was a 1996 born bay gelding by Officiel and his dam was called Quillemare.  He began his career in France in the care of trainer Guy Cherel before coming over to Pond House and he was a Cheltenham Festival and Aintree winner for the yard.

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          Percy Street Runs at Ascot

Today we have one runner on the flat at Ascot.  Percy Street runs in the 1.30pm handicap over 1m6f with Finley Marsh on board.  This is a more realistic race for our seven year old whose last two runs on the level have been at Royal Ascot in the Ascot Stakes.  He actually ran really well two years ago in that race and although he finished unplaced he was not beaten many lengths when Oisin Murphy was riding.  He has some useful form on the flat in his younger days and although he is a bit of a quirky character he does possess a fair amount of ability.  The Roger Varian trained runner Apparate is favourite and Percy Street is one of the outsiders but it would not be the biggest surprise to see him run okay after a break.

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                        Elite Reg

Thank you to Jon Partridge who got in touch with today’s suggestion for our Looking Back Series – Elite Reg.  Jon is a member of the David Pipe Racing Club (follow this link for more details of a great fun way to be involved in all the action at Pond House! https://www.davidpipe.com/horses-for-sale/david-pipe-racing-club) and he was a member of the Martin Pipe Racing Club which owned Elite Reg.  He was a 1989 born bay gelding by Electric and his dam was called Coppice.  While he was not one of the best horses to have been through Pond House he won 15 races and was the winning-most horse for the club.

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