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A Good Week

Posted on: 1st Oct 2015

Last Sunday we set off to Ireland for the yearling sales at Goffs with little expectations of actually being successful in buying any. In fact we had a great week picking up four. We bought two for an existing owner in the yard and two possibly for Fred Archer Racing. Anthony Stroud bought us a sharp filly by Acclamation who looked as if she would be fairly early. Anthony bought both The Tin Man and Lord George who are both running for the FAR partnerships tomorrow. We also bought a very handsome Mastercraftsman who we are delighted with. The Acclamation filly is definitely going to be for FAR but James has not decided yet about the colt. I hope we get him for the partnerships. Suzanne Roberts has worked all week for an existing owner in the yard and she was able to secure two colts for him a Fastnet Rock and Kodiac.

On the way back to the airport we had to stop and find a bookies so that we could watch STONEY BROKE in her first race at Nottingham. There was very little talking in this shop but James and I broke the silence. The shop was divided about us winning or not. At first we thought we had definitely got beaten but she won by a nose. Her owner Craig Bennet also owned our previous winner PECKING ORDER.

Today COLUMN who is wonderfully named being by Mount Nelson won impressively at Beverley a track we normally dont have winners on. He is not very big but has a big heart and won by eight lengths which probably was not a very good race but he could only but win.

We have some nice horses running over the next few days. I am very excited to have both our Fred Archer Racing horses running on Friday. THE TIN MAN is running at Ascot and seems in better form than when he ran at York but it looks a tough race. LORD GEORGE does not have a two year old pedigree being by Sir Percy out of a Linamix mare but he ran a lovely first race at Salisbury doing all his best work at the finish. Hopefully he wont be as green second time around. Tom Queally is very kind giving me a lift in order that I can get to see both of them run. It's going to be a long day.

Saturday we have MISSED CALL and STAR STORM running in The Cumberland Lodge. STAR STORM is an improving colt. It may be a step to far but he should run well. MISSED CALL is a sweet filly who won a Shergar Cup race so likes Ascot and she will be trying so hard.

FLORISS won her last at Sandown very nicely so she is taking her chance in the Listed October Stakes but would like some give in the ground. She is a lovely filly and really very tough.