‘Horses for courses’ so they say! Louie continues to build on his great record, particularly at Southwell. With an early load into the stalls last time, he jumped sharply and travelled well early on, which is part of his racing we have missed in his previous couple of runs. When he travels so well early on you could see him running back over 7f, which opens more opportunities on the all-weather tracks where he is holding his form so well. Louie has run 6 times for us at Southwell, and has been in the winner’s enclosure every time! He may well return to Southwell before the end of February in a stronger race with lower weight, to see how his form holds up back over 7f. .
Whippy is ready to make her return to the track and it will be exciting to see if she can show us that she has been able to recapture some of the form and ability we know she has. She is a stronger type now and we will aim for the trips and tracks where we have seen her better results so far. She will run in a hood, just to give her every chance of being more settled on the track, so her energy can be focused on the race in hand, rather than being unsettled in the prelims.
We are working well with Jazz and he was right along sides Stamp Duty in his last piece of work, which was very pleasing for them both. Jazz has been through the stalls again, and he shows no concerns. We are learning more about him just as he’s learning more about the job expected from him, and he rises to the challenge with any thing we ask. There is still a little more preparation work to do with him but within the next few weeks we aim to be making a visit to the race track. It will be exciting to see just what he makes of it all!
Stampie has been working well at home and it looks like we have an opportunity at Wolves that we just can’t miss! We will be aiming to return to his favourite track on the 2nd for what looks to be a competitive handicap, although he has been getting great results throughout the year in better races. Stampie worked extremely well last Saturday and he’s had some muscle therapy treatment since then, to enable him to feel at his best for his next adventure!
Dyno ran a great race at Newcastle on the 19th Jan, just getting caught for fitness in the final closing stages. She left the stalls quicker than her previous run and travelled much stronger, for longer, and she was only beat 4L, which was only 1L off the winner’s enclosure. If she can improve for her next run on 1st Feb just as much as she did for this run, she will have a pleasing result I’m sure. She has settled into her routine well and when the penny drops with her on the track, I think we’ll see a few runs of quick succession as she gets back on terms finishing in the winner’s enclosure!
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.
Suzzanne France Racehorse Trainer
It was great to see Vitty back in the winner’s enclosure where he belongs on the 4th Jan. After a great confident ride by Jason Hart, they stayed on to pick up 4th in the closing stages. Vitty has won 3 times for us over 6f but it is now down to the pace of the race on the day and all being well, a quickly run 7f will play right into their hands for him and Jason on the 2nd Feb at Wolves. After finishing 4th last time, Jason was confident that over 7f Vitty could finish even stronger, so fingers crossed for them both!
Finger’s crossed our strengthening success can continue well throughout the 2018 season.
Bailey ‘s recovery is coming along nicely. He has now had a few weeks on the walker and he is ready to be turned out into the paddock a few days a week, when the better weather allows!