Suzzanne France Racehorse Trainer
Vitty was given a great Winning ride by Tom Eaves on the 17th July at Thirsk. They make life look easy … and they are a pair not to be overlooked at any time, as this was the third time they have Won together for us, so far! Tom had the confidence to race on the stands side following only one other, and they saw out the trip well, winning by 1¾lengths, going away from the rest of the pack! Vitty is fresh and well at home, and we now have the chance to return to another of his Winning Course & Distance’s at Redcar on the 1st Aug. Vitty had a 5lb rise in the handicap for his Win. As Tom is unfortunately not available for Redcar, we’ll take the chance of using the most experienced 3lb claimer on the day. Hopefully Lewis Edmunds (91 winners) can get one win nearer to becoming a professional Jockey after his adventures with Vitty.
Delboy is coming along nicely now and he is fitting in with the team well. He has been travelling well up the gallops both with company and on his own. We are well on course with his routine and it’s great to see and feel him strengthen with his work. Delboy will continue with cantering work for the next few weeks and then we’ll be looking forward to picking up the pace, getting him ready for a return to the race track.
Stampie is fresh and ready to run. He is looking and feeling well and I’m confident he’ll bounce back to the winner’s enclosure next time out. I would like to see him over a mile on the straight track at Newcastle but there’s nothing available over the next few weeks. We can work with other options that we know he likes, over a little further, where he has won and been placed before.
A round up of the news from July 2018
Whippy has been getting plenty of extra attention over the past few weeks from many members of the great team we have working with us. She has taken it all in her stride, and although she did look well before, we can see positive signs of progress with her. I’m hopeful she now feels able to compete throughout the whole race, especially in the final furlong which will boost her confidence and all being well we can see a positive rise in the handicap for her. I think the straight track at Redcar on the 1st Aug, will be an added bonus for her.
Jazz has had a couple of easier weeks to give him time to strengthen again as he put up a tough battle on the fast ground at Redcar in June. Since his last run, we have a better indication of his suitable trip, and it will be interesting to see him drop back to 5f for his next run. He naturally jumps well and travels with the pace but has been caught out in the final furlong throughout his last couple of runs over 6f. I’m confident Jazz can show us some good progress next time out.
We’re looking forward to more great days at the races!
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