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RIBBONS wraps up The Blandford

Posted on: 13th Sep 2015

RIBBONS bounced back after a poor run by her high standards at Deauville three weeks ago. The pace was not a quick one but she was happily settled in last place. Once she started to make her run she always looked to be going extremely well and although Tapestry was making up ground RIBBONS always looked the winner.

She has been a wonderful servant for The Elite Racing Club and for Pegasus Stables and there are still some nice races to go for in the Autumn and she will hopefully get the ground she prefers.
The options at the moment are either The Prix de l'Opera on Arc day or The Champions Stakes at Ascot. James would love to go to Ascot which would also mean some of the Elite members would get to see her for a change.

James got to he bottom of the steps of the Ryanair plane to take him to Dublin when the passengers were told it wasn't going. He was travelling with Coral Pritchard Gordon disappointingly the two of them had to return to Newmarket.

FLORISS won the KINGSWAY CLAIMS FILLIES' HANDICAP by five lengths at Sandown on Friday. She is a talented filly and happy to be back at seven furlongs. She had run a disappointing race over a mile at Newmarket in her previous race but put that behind her to win nicely. The ground would have been much more to her liking also Her owner breeders Guy & Karen Gredleys had made the sad decision to retire her brother DONT STARE after his race at Doncaster the previous day so this win was a nice fillip for them.

Fred Archer Racing's LORD GEORGE was having his first at Salisbury also on Friday. We were absolutely delighted with his third. The main objective was for him to learn something and for him to be doing his best work at the finish. Tom Quealley rode a lovely race on him. He would have learnt a lot and was really running on once the penny dropped and nearly got second. Tom Quealley said that we should have lots of fun with him next year over middle distances. He already needs every yard of the mile.

We have some nice horses running this week. FULL OF SPEED is going back to Wolverhampton where he ran well when second in the amateur race a couple of weeks ago. STAR STORM is running at Yarmouth on Tuesday. He is a colt we have always liked here and won his last race at Haydock. It looks quite a trappy race race with several nice horses in it. HALLELUJAH had a good holiday for several months but she is looking in excellent form at home. she might be a bit rusty having been off for a while but am sure she will bounce back before the end of the season it may be on Tuesday. We are looking forward to running SPEEDY BOARDING at in the Sir John Musker at Yarmouth on Wednesday. She was not well after her run in the Irish Oaks but she is back in good form now. We are looking forward to getting her back on the course.

MAID OF KENT should run much better at Sandown on Wednesday where she will more than likely wear a visor. ALZEBARH ran a long time ago and was disappointing. She has been working well recently and we should see a much improved filly if she runs at Beverley.

Tags: ribbons, floriss dont stare, lord george, full of speed, star storm, hallelujah, speedy boarding, alzebarh, maid of kent,