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Fly Flew

Posted on: 2nd Sep 2015

Fly who was a little detached to begin with got her act together in the last half a furlong to get up and win at Lingfield. She had a bad draw in stall one and struggled to get in the race but once the penny dropped she got her act together and when the others were getting tired in the ground she just got going. Freddy Tylicki gave her a superb ride losing his stick in the process so was only able to use hands and heels in the final yards. FLY really wanted to win though.

Her sister GALE FORCE by Scirocco won the two mile race at Goodwood the day before. FLY is by the much speedier Pastoral Pursuits. HANNDA has proved a wonderful mare for Tim & Tessa Vestey with the three horses we have had at Pegasus have all been successful. Neither SEAL OF APPROVAL who was bought in for 10,000gns by James or GALE FORCE (unsold at 15,000gns) were popular at the sales as they were not sharp early types which seem to be all the rage. All three of them have been given plenty of time and have paid their owners patience by all winning and in SEAL OF APPROVAL'S case winning a Group One.

The horses seem to be in good form now and hopefully we will have some consistent results. We have a few two year olds coming out. REPLENISH is having his second run. He was very green in his first run at Newmarket but hopefully will know his job much better at Haydock tomorrow. James has always liked STAR STORM but he hasn't quite fulfilled his promise. Maybe now the horses are begining to run better so will he as he has done some nice work at home.

ZOFFANYS WAY was bought at the Doncaster Breeze Ups and is having his first race at Ascot on Friday. He has enjoyed his work on the turf much more than the all weather so should enjoy the ground at Haydock. His first race might come as a bit of a shock but he should come on a ton for it. MR PICKWICK also runs at Ascot. He is an enormous horse who is improving all the time as he gets his strength. He may struggle in the soft ground but we will not know until he has tried it. ARTHENUS is a charming horse and so much better since he was gelded we hope he runs a nice race also at Ascot.

Over at Kempton we have SHE'S GORGEOUS who seems in good form in the Apprentice Race and LANDWADE LAD who is running back with a six pound penalty instead of the ten pounds he was put up for his last race, he seems in a very happy frame of mind at home.