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There have been some exciting updates with some of my Owners Group horses recently. Not much has changed with Paris Dixie who is still recovering well from her injury and is back cantering. Wouldubewell is still on her summer holidays after joining my virtual stables. And if you follow us on social media, you might have seen the new frame I am displaying them all in.
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I’ve acquired a few more Owners Group horses this year and thought it would be nice to display their photos and share certificates. But I’m now just looking at that empty space thinking I need another flat horse to balance the frame out… #equestrianbloggers #blogger #horsesofinstagram #thoroughbred #ownersgroup #racehorse #syndicate
I’m sure you would agree that the big space needs filling with another one! I’m thinking another flat horse…
If you saw my last post about welcoming Tambourine Girl to my Owners Group stables you will know that she had a run at the weekend. She was well backed in the odds, going to post as one of the favourites.
Roger Charlton was very clear from the start that while she had a chance in the race, she probably wouldn’t win as she needed the run. This showed as she seemed to struggle when she found herself boxed in, not running at the front as she usually does. She also seemed to struggle to get going, finally finding her speed in the final stretch, finishing 6th out of 12.
While this is on paper her worst result to date, it sounds like it was exactly what she needed to brush the winter cobwebs away and hopefully we will see her do better next time.
Despite a good few tries and checks to make sure everything is okay, Cupboard Love is not in foal and the decision has been made to give up for the year and try again in February. The vet couldn’t see an obvious reason why she was having problems and suggested she might just be a bit immature.
Yesterday Chez Hans had his first run since I bought a share in him. He was aimed at a run on the flat to freshen him up before jump racing starts again. Luckily he had decent flat form from when he raced in France and has well tipped going into the race.
He ran a fantastic race. He was very keen at the start, pulling and wasting energy. Heading into the final 2 furlongs he looked like he was in with a good shot of winning. But his eagerness at the start caught up with him and while he stayed well, he couldn’t quite keep up with the leaders. He finished in 3rd out of 9 runners, which I am super excited about.
There are no immediate plans for any more races. But I know that Paul Nicholls is keen to get Chez Hans running over hurdles as soon as he can and he might even have another spin on the flat first. I also imagine we will see Tambourine Girl again fairly soon too.