St Paul’s Square
A busy week ahead for Eventmasters Racing with St Paul’s Square at the last chance saloon as far as his manhood is concerned. He is entered tomorrow (8th July) in the 4:45 32Red On The App Store Maiden Auction Stakes at Lingfield.
There are 12 runners and he’s drawn 2. The colt (until next week) is being ridden by Rachel Kneller who had the misfortune to be unseated by him on leaving the stalls at Leicester recently. As you are aware EMR’s St Paul’s Square has not been too cooperative on the racecourse yet and we just hope he begins to latch on. Hawkmeister, trained by Richard Hannon, ran well at Salisbury and appears to have the best form, with a number of interesting unraced horses also on view.
Passionate Affair will get his chance on Thursday (10th July) as he has been entered by Jamie Osborne in the 8:40 Unibet Offer Daily Trainer & Jockey Specials Handicap at Bath. Following his success and acquisition from a recent seller at Lingfield, his first run for Jamie in handicap company was a little disappointing. He was tried in both blinkers and the hood and Richard Hughes’ comments following the race was that we should “burn the hood”. (Hughesy did write quite an interesting article on how fashionable hoods have become in recent times, in Saturday’s Racing Post). He will revert to sheepskin cheekpieces on Thursday, which he wore when winning at Lingfield. Jamie is convinced that the horse is better than selling company, he can hopefully go on to prove this, minus the hood on Thursday, with an improved display.
Recent reports from Stan and Sara Moore about Tableforten have been positive. They are looking to step up the 3 year old’s work and start some half speed later this week, before beginning the usual twice a week morning regime. Since his wind operation and an enforced break in the spring he has done well in condition, thickening out and good in his coat. According to his groom, Lindsay, “He’s loving life and happy being in the barn, where he can talk to his neighbour through a window“. I have to add, he evidently loves being spoiled by her. With ordinary progress he’s likely to have entries late July or just after.
Unnamed 3 year old Gelding – Gamut x Vivre Aimer Rire (Cyborg)
Champion trainer Nicky Henderson has sent our latest recruit (Unnamed 3 year old Gelding – Gamut x Vivre Aimer Rire (Cyborg) ), and first venture into National Hunt racing, to Kingwood Stud, Lambourn, where he has been broken by Jamie Magee and his team along with a number of Nicky’s other new recruits. They are renowned for doing a good job and have the horse going really well now, after he initially showed that he wasn’t afraid to have a ‘go’!
He will be turned out for a month or so with the other young horses, still being fed twice a day whilst out on grass. The break benefits these young horses immensely, having being prepared for sales for up to 10 weeks. Also for those over from Ireland, it helps them acclimatize and strengthen up before being ridden out again.
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