26 November 2020
The ultra-consistent Sonnetina ran another very good race at Lingfield yesterday, running on to be a fast finishing closer just a length and a half behind the winner in a blanket finish. It is fair to remark that she had not had much luck in running at all this time around the tight track, having to shuffle back from midfield early on and then having doors closed on every clear run she sought throughout the last half mile. George Bass had to wait until the final furlong before getting into top gear and racing home as she showed her hallmark good turn of foot at the end of a mile. The well related Poet's Voice mare has been a great performer for owners The Good Mixers, and Sonnetina heads off next week to the mares sale, where she will surely make a fine brood mare for someone going forward.
16 November 2020
Early tomorrow morning Nasir Askar's colt Caribou sets off for the journey to the prestigious course north of Paris for the valuable seven furlong Prix Herod. Denis has engaged superstar jockey Pierre-Charles Boudot for the ride, and the anticipated going is just as Caribou has experienced in his wins at Goodwood and at Newbury. Currently there are nine expected runners and the race time is Wednesday noon French time - 11am GMT - and fingers are crossed for a fine run.
16 November 2020
At Huntingdon last week Givepeaceachance ran in the first division of a novice hurdle over an extended two and a half miles. She pulled quite a bit through the first part of the race as the pace was very pedestrian, but jockey Daryl Jacob steered the shortest way round and had her hurdling quite fluently to move forward after half way. Turning in for home Givepeaceachance was disputing the lead at the last two obstacles, and was just a little outpaced in the run for home to finish less than three lengths back in fifth place. Two of the two year olds took their places in all weather seven furlong events, with Bobby Kennedy racing a little wide at Kempton and fading after five furlongs and Patroon finishing last of a dozen and beaten as many lengths in what looked like a fair maiden featuring several of the top yards.
Located on the Berkshire Downs in the famous racing village of West Ilsley, this picturesque and tranquil racing yard with some of the finest gallops in the country is a fantastic place to have a horse in training. Pictured right is Miss Marjurie winning Group 3 at Haydock 30th May 2015
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Irishman Denis was born into racing, working with leading trainers around the world and he was a successful professional jockey before commencing his training career in 1999.
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