20 June 2019
Staffa and Connaught Ranger both head down to Lingfield Park for runs this evening. The filly contests the 6.25 race, a class 6 selling race over 5f, and notable as Staffa will be the first ride for Michael Pitt, having just become an apprentice jockey and claiming a seven pound allowance. Connaught Ranger under Charlie Bishop is in a class 5 1m handicap at 7.30 and he looks to continue his progress back to form and full fitness..
18 June 2019
After his race Jason Watson felt that Sheila's Showcase had really not liked the soft ground at all at Sandown, which told on him as he tried to rally on the long climb uphill through the last three furlongs in the Randox Handicap. Ray Styles's Showcasing colt had tried to kick on from two out, and was still disputing second into the last furlong, but the testing ground got the better of his effort and he just lost out on third place near the line. Finishing a close up fifth was no mean effort, and next time with better ground and a flatter track he is sure to fare very well.
18 June 2019
Givepeaceachance ran another fine race but had to settle for second place, having raced in touch through the first mile and moving up well into contention entering the home straight. William Muir's older mare, favourite Miss M, cruised by at the two pole and then maintained a four length lead throughout the final furlong, but Givepeaceachance finished very well to run right through the line and to be well clear of the rest of the field. Charlie Bishop was pleased with the way she had maintained her form with the winner, and there is every chance she will now go on to finish one better next time.
15 June 2019
Heading west and east from the yard today, Chris van Hoorn's Givepeaceachance runs in an extended 1m 3f race in the first on the card at Bath, with Charlie Bishop taking the ride. Later in the afternoon at Sandown Park Ray Styles's colt Sheila's Showcase contests the Randox handicap over seven fulongs, with Jason Watson taking the mount.
12 June 2019
In his race at Lingfield Bartimaeus came with a good run inside the last quarter mile and looked all over the winner entering the closing stages, but he only got his nose in front momentarily inside the final furlong before a winning surge from William Haggas's favourite and he finished third, beaten only a neck and a head. Yesterday Sonnetina ran another very fine race as she found the ground had gone too soft for her at Salisbury. From a good high draw she found good cover close to the favoured stand side rail, but she had to wait to make her move at the distance. Tom Queally moved her out well, and she finished quite strongly despite not liking the underfoot conditions, however the winner was already well clear on the very soft going he had relished before. With better ground next time the Good Mixers' filly will have every chance of returning to winning ways.
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