Horses for Sale

           Gabrielle Du Seuil       

An exciting four year old filly who has finished
fourth on her two hurdle starts in France.
Lovely prospect for the season ahead.
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Entries & Recent Form


           Leoncavallo After Exercise

As we count down to the return of jumps racing on Wednesday 1st July, four more sleeps, there is some great flat action to keep us entertained today.  There is racing from Redcar, Newmarket and Newcastle this afternoon and then Lingfield and the Curragh kick in for the early evening.  The big race of the day at Newcastle is the Northumberland Plate at 3.35pm.  It looks quite an open competitive handicap with the Roger Varian trained Australis ridden by David Egan just holding favouritism. 

I am not going to profess to know a lot about flat form but the one I fancy would be Rainbow Dreamer.  Trained by Alan King who is on fire at the moment, especially in the staying races on the flat he is ridden by Hollie Doyle who is also on top form.  At 10/1 he would be my tentative selection.

Over in Ireland we have the Irish Derby at 7.15pm from the Curragh. Aidan O’Brien trains six of the 15 runners in the field while sons Joseph and Donnacha are responsible for another four of the line-up.  The O’Brien family train 2/3s of the horses so chances are they may take home the prize although I am sure trainers Jessica Harrington, Ger Lyons, Emmet Mullins, Jim Bolger and Andrew Slattery may have something to say about this! Seamie Heffernan is on board Santiago which is favourite but there has also been good support for stablemate Arthur’s Kingdom who is ridden by Wayne Lordan.  There is also a terrific supporting card to the feature and so it will be a good watch later today.

Looking ahead to next week the first runner for the yard could be Nabvutika at Leicester on Tuesday while we made two entries for the first jumps fixture at Southwell.  There are 249 entries across eight races at Southwell so like when the flat racing first came back several horses will struggle to make the cut for a race if they want to run.  Le Grand Rocher holds an entry in the novice hurdle.  He is a lovely big four year old who will make is stable debut, if not on Wednesday then sometime in the near future.  He is half-brother to the very useful Le Rocher and while he has to improve on what he has shown on the track so far, on his homework he should be able to do this.  Jasmin Des Bordes is the other entry we have at Southwell in the three mile handicap hurdle.  He will get a run as he is rated 120 but we will just have to see what the weather does between now and then before deciding whether they take their chance.

After Wednesday the next jumping action will be at Uttoxeter on Monday 6th July and at Newton Abbot on Tuesday 7th July.  Fingers crossed the return of National Hunt Racing will go as well as it has done on the flat and then things can start to return to a bit of normality.  We have several horses all geared up to run when the suitable races come along and it will be really good to try and get a few winners on the board over the summer months.  Thanks must go to all our terrific owners who have been very supportive over these past few difficult months as without them none of this would be possible.  Fingers crossed we can all enjoy a fantastic summer of racing, flat and jumps and the year can only get better! Have a good day everyone.