It's been another fantastic week for the yard so far with plenty of placings.
On Monday we had a few runners at Windsor with Awesome Allan (Fran Berry) and Essenaitch (Stevie Donohoe) both running great races to finish 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Tuesday was an exceptionally busy day with nine runners in the first three races so it was all hands on deck! We had three two year olds in the first with promising Reflect Alexander coming home best in a good 3rd place. The second race saw Spirit of Belle and Daily Trader contest a mile handicap. It was Spirit's second start for us and we weren't quite sure what to expect but he ran very well under apprentice Kathy Glenister to finish 2nd. Although first off the bridle he galloped all the way and will definitely stay further in the future. Daily Trader struggled with the ups and downs but still ran a resolute race to finish a close 4th under Fran Berry.
In the third race we had Chamasay and Topmeup - the trip was a bit sharp for Chamasay but Topmeup ran very well under John Fahy to finish 3rd. Finally Sir Billy Wright and Satchville flyer battled it out in the 6 furlong sprint. Both horses came there on the back of a few disappointing runs but with good course & distance form it wasn't surprising to see them both run huge races. Billy looked like winning for apprentice Kathy Glenister right up until the dying strides where he just got mugged as Satchville came with a storming late run under Fran Berry to get up on the line to make it a David Evans 1-2 !
On Wednesday it was back on the all-weather at Wolverhampton where we had Eqleem running for Diamond Racing. He's a lovely big horse with some good form in the past but has had a few problems and so is quite lightly raced. He ran well from a terrible draw at Chester last time out but it was his first run on the tapeta so we weren't quite sure what to expect. However he ran a blinder at 20/1 to finish 2nd under Kathy Glenister. Dropped in from a wide draw he tracked the leader and traveled smoothly through the race to hit the front with half a furlong to go, it looked like it was his race for the taking but sadly just got caught on the line as Wink Oliver swooped late. Nevertheless a great result and very encouraging for the future.