04 August 2021
Chris van Hoorn's mare Givepeaceachance was a little disappointing in her run over two miles at Lingfield yesterday evening, not being able to make it back to back wins after her very good Nottingham success. Jockey Laura Pearson felt that she didn't really act well on the surface at the Surrey track this time, which was a little puzzling, and Denis and Chris will now take a few days now to weigh up where to head next with the mare.
01 August 2021
On Friday two juveniles set off east and west hoping for some fast ground, My Ambition heading for Newmarket after swerving bad going at the start of the week and Juanita going back to Bath for her second run. Unfortunately a good deal of rain came at Newmarket before My Ambition's race over six furlongs which led to 'good to soft' going, and was definitely not to suit in a good race, reported jockey Kieran Shoemark, after he finished fourth. Juanita was a slightly disappointing sixth in her race under Charlie Bishop, seeming perhaps a little too weak returning quite soon after her debut, and so now she will have the chance to break for six to eight weeks ahead of her next outing. On the first race of Lingfield's Saturday card a series of wet days had made the going very soft, but Sonnetina coped very well with the ground in her ten furlong race, closing into second for the last quarter mile and only finding one promising three year old too good as she held a clear second by the post.
27 July 2021
In the last race at Windsor yesterday evening Lisdarragh once again came agonisingly close to claiming his second win, but he had to make do with the runner up berth once again. Denis was very happy with the way Una Loughrey's gelding ran, but taking it up well into the latter stages he was unlucky to go a little wide off the bend which allowed the winner the opportunity to get up on the inside stand rail in the shadow of the post. With better luck next time he will be returning to the winners enclosure in his next outing. In the final race of the night at Wolverhampton Sonnetina had a bad draw and she was left with no chance in the race after having to be shuffled right back in the field just a quarter of a mile into the contest. Hollie Doyle didn't give her a hard race from this backward position, and provided the going is suitable she will return to take up a turf entry on Saturday at Lingfield.
20 July 2021
National Racehorse Week is a nationwide annual celebration of the racehorse
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20 July 2021
On a beautiful evening and on fast ground at the Thames side track Lisdarragh nearly made the opening race his own under a very good ride from Harry Burns. Denis was very happy indeed with Lisdarragh's run, going clear for home inside the last quarter mile and only unlucky to meet a horse under strong driving and perfect timing from Tom Marquand, with perhaps a stone in hand off his own mark. Losing by just a neck, Lisdarragh had gone eleven lengths clear of the remainder of the field, so he is likely to make a reappearance very soon before his rating becomes adjusted.
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