06 August 2020
Yesterday evening the stable sent two runners to race on the all weather at Lingfield. Sweet Charity was seeking to follow up her Windsor win and ran another fine race. She travelled smoothly in midfield after having been a little too keen early on, but then Oisin Murphy had to move her forward to secure her position on the crown of the last bend. This meant she was three wide swinging into the straight, and she took it up readily going for home with a good burst of speed. This was perhaps a little too early to give her run, however, as she tired and was just losing the battle for the lead into the last fifty yards as the front pair were then swept past by the winner coming wide. My Sheila had a very wide draw and burned a lot of fuel to go forward from the start, but then found that she really hated the surface and she didn't handle it at all. Sadly she also struck into herself during the race, so she was eased and tailed off over the final three furlongs, and now she will have to be on the sidelines for quite a while to recover.
01 August 2020
Supersonique was unable to travel to Lingfield yesterday after sustaining a cut to her leg, so she was rather sore and lame and consequently declared a non-runner. Eagles Dare took his place alongside nine rivals in the first division of his maiden race, and made a good job of his track debut to finish off his race very strongly. From his draw in 9 of 10 Tom Queally looked to move inside straight after the break, but he was soon crossed and slightly baulked from the horse drawn outside him - the eventual winner - who then took a very erratic line through the first two furlongs. Into the first bend Eagles Dare had settled into a better rhythm, having shown some anticipated greenness in the first part of the race. Still seventh after the downhill run from the 4 to the 3, Eagles Dare really got the hang of things down the straight, despite being taken a little to his right across the track by the line of the first and third horses. Tom got him to move nicely into the final furlong, really picking up well in passing two others and very nearly taking fourth by the line. Ultimately he was placed fifth, and beaten only three and a half lengths behind the winner. Overall he gave a very pleasing first race performance and he will have learned a lot from the experience on a sharp enough track - so that a chance on the turf may beckon soon and should see him progress to very good effect for the Keeper's 12 syndicate.
31 July 2020
Two of the yard's crop of juveniles head for Lingfield today for their racecourse debuts - the Cable Bay filly Supersonique in the 4.50 Fillies Novice Auction and the Free Eagle colt Eagles Dare in the 5.25 first division of a Median Auction Maiden - both races are over seven furlongs, and both horses have been working nicely.
25 July 2020
Switched to Newmarket, the Tattersalls Ireland Goresbridge Breeze Up Sales were held this week and yesterday owner Nasir Askar was successful in purchasing lot 226 - an Adaay colt out of a dam called Blue Lyric, from the family of European champion two year old Blue Duster and the French bred Blue Note. This is the second breeze up acquisition for Nasir Askar to go into training with Denis, and the colt's pedigree page, walking video and breeze up gallop can each be viewed by clicking the link below :
23 July 2020
Just two of the stable's horses in training now are un-named, as a new name has been accepted by the BHA for the Cable Bay filly, who is out of La Concorde (FR) and has been named Supersonique (GB). Let's hope she will very soon be ready for her maiden flight!
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