Suzzanne France Racehorse Trainer
Vitty has missed out on a couple of races due to the high number of entries at this time of year, being the end of the turf season. He continues to work well in training and he is ready to give us a good performance to get us started for the All-weather season. .
The draw wasn’t a great place to start with Louie, bless him on the 20th. Louie likes to be in his own space. He is in his comfort zone when he can track the leaders and make his way to the outside of the pack and pick up the pace with a clear run, passing the beaten horses. This wasn’t the way things panned out for him last time, as he was short of room early on and the gaps he could find, closed in front of him. Louie will bounce back to form when things suit him better and we’ll be back where he belongs … in the winner’s enclosure soon. .
Things are looking good for Whippy and her return. She has had a few weeks rest now, both on the walker and in the paddock, which she loves. We’ve started this week with tack back on whilst she’s been on the walker, which will increase to lunging and cantering work by the end of the week. We aim for her to be ready to run in the New Year, or possibly a return to Newcastle towards the end of December, for the race she finished 2nd in last Year.
‘Jazz’ is starting to show us a little more cheekiness, without forgetting his manners. Just the way I like them to be. He is becoming a nice size and shape now, and strengthening slowly but surely, through his daily routine at the gallops. Within the next few weeks his work will be stepping up to the next level and we will be working closer towards his first visit to the racetrack, which will possibly be into the New Year.
Best wishes, Suzzanne.
Being able to watch Stampie back on the track he reacts to so well, is certainly worth waiting for. I was praying for the fairy tale result we we’re all hoping for, and although we didn’t quite match that … we certainly got the next best thing, on the 21st at Wolves. He finished a very close 2nd beat by just a head, by an improving 3yr old who had the advantage of the weight allowance for 3yr olds running against older horses. Luke Morris gave great feedback and his agent rang us for the ride with Stampie’s next entry at Kempton! We chose not to run him again so quickly, but he is fresh and happy, and we’re looking forward to more great racing with him.
Bailey ran at Southwell on the 22nd, and with the feedback we received from Jimmy Sullivan, we have further options to try with him. Jimmy thought Bailey felt a little outpaced from a wide draw. He did believe that Bailey stayed on to the line and would stay another furlong further, especially with the hood on. We have tried 7f before without the hood and when the pace was right on the day, we did see some of his better results over 7f. We may also try a little extra headgear, possibly cheekpieces, just to maximise his concentration and give him the confidence to travel well throughout.
Things are going well for Dyno and it seems that she is becoming settled, a little bit more, day by day. With her last few runs earlier in the year she showed that she had lost a little confidence in running, particularly when jumping from the stalls. We are working with the hope that her renewed confidence will assist her to get a better break from the stalls and that is our main aim for her first run all being well in November.
May I thank you all for your time and support.
Pete, my dad, who played a major role in the running and daily routine of Newstart Racing, sadly passed away at home, on Wednesday 4th October. It was unexpected and is a hard one to come to terms with, but we will carry on with his work and routine around the yards, just as he would wish.
We aim to work alongside all the things and ways he has created and developed, in turn, making things the best they can be for the home and Newstart Racing.
Pete’s spirit will forever be with us around the yards, and he will always be cheering on the winners throughout our racing adventures.