It’s been a really exciting few months with my racehorses recently. We have had 3 wins, stable visits and a trip to the races.
Back to Back Wins for Chez Hans
Chez Hans has always been consistent but recently he has really come into his own. After winning in April he has bounced back even better with back to back wins at Newton Abbot the past 2 weeks. The first race he won by 11 lengths after we thought 2 of the horses in the race would be very hard to beat.
He followed this up a week later at the same course and distance, carrying a penalty. We thought the ground might not be what he wanted, but otherwise, as long as he had recovered from his previous race, there was no reason why he couldn’t give it a good shot. He won this too by less than a length. But there was a further 28 lengths back to the 3rd placed horse, so still a really good performance!
Chez Hans likes the summer ground, so hopefully we will see him for a few more months before he goes on his holidays. But I am so pleased with him. Before this season he looked like a nice, but fairly average hurdler. But he has really uped his game.
Newmarket trip and well deserved win for Asdaa
Asdaa ran at Newmarket, one of my local tracks, last month. So me and my mum bought tickets and used it as the perfect excuse to have an evening at the races! It was lovely to see him in the parade ring and he ran another really consistent race, finishing 4th. He has been incredibly consistent this year. He is usually finishing near the front, with only a few poor runs.
He finally ended his 22 run lose streak last month by winning at Musselburgh. While I knew he was capable of winning, having finished close to the leader in so many races over the past year, I did think that maybe he needed a bit of a holiday to refresh. But I was wrong and it was fantastic to see him getting his head in front.
Paris Dixie and Wouldubewell on their holidays
Both Paris Dixie and Wouldubewell are currently on their summer holidays at EquiPrep and a few weeks ago I went to go visit them. It was nice to see them turned out together!
Paris Dixie has been a little disappointing this year. She ran really well in her first race to come 2nd her first time over hurdles. She then had a couple of disappointing races against the boys before going to have a wind operation. The hope was this would help her finish her races. Her first race back after this operation was a big step up in class, running in a Group 2 race. I thought she ran nicely in this, staying on a bit better to finish 7th of 12. I thought this was respectable for her first attempt at this level. Unfortunately, next time out she struggled with the ground, finishing last of all. She hasn’t had a real break in a long time, nearly 2 years. So we hope that she just needs a bit of a break and can return to exciting form later in the year.
Wouldubewell has been fantastic this season. She won her first race and then came 4th and 2nd in her next races behind horses carrying a lot less weight than her. She loves the muddy ground and will hopefully be going chasing this year. The current plan is for her to return to her trainer later this month, so she can be fit and ready for when we start getting the wet ground.
Cupboard Love has settled into life as a broodmare
Cupboard Love was covered by Territories earlier this year and is looking great. I was able to visit her at Kirtlington Stud last week for the first time. She looks a different horse to when I bought into her last year and I think she probably really needed a year to let down. She will be scanned again in October to check she is still in foal and fingers crossed this time next year we will have a new foal!
Considering Letting Tambourine Girl Go
Tambourine Girl has been white disappointing this year. She just doesn’t look like she is enjoying it. She has swapped trainers, had a holiday and still doesn’t seem to want to be involved. This is a shame, but this just made me feel that she should retire and have a different job. The syndicate agreed with me and have made the decision to retire her and instead breed her. I now have until September to decide whether I want to stay involved with her as a broodmare. I wish her all the best, but I don’t know if I need/want a second broodmare.
Last Updated on 06/07/2021