Suzzanne France Racehorse Trainer
Vitty is looking even better the more he runs. After a fine run at Newcastle on the 10th, Tom felt the ground just didn’t suit him that day, and although it’s the all-weather, it was riding quite soft with slow going. He followed that up by finishing 7th of 19, a pleasing result back on the turf at Redcar. If the ground can stay in our favour for another run on the turf, that will be great. Vitty seems to be warming up nicely for the up and coming all-weather season.
Malton Festival of Racing (Malton Stables Open Day) - 17th September 2017
We are looking forward to the Festival of Racing (Open Day) on Sunday 17th Sept. – Please take the time to join us if you are available, and we’ll look forward to seeing all our visitors on the day.
Louie ran at Newcastle on the 10th Aug and finished well when 6th of 14, given weight to four 3yr olds that beat him and a 7lb claimer. Had we have been running on even weights that day, I’m sure the outcome would have been well in our favour! Louie put up a hardy effort of a race at Southwelll on the 28th, and recovered extremely well from off the pace to finish 4th, closing the gap on the winner well towards the line. The 7f trip is plenty short enough for him and we may possibly head for a mile trip in just a few week’s time.
Things didn’t fall right for Whippy on the 15th at Thirsk. Prior to the race she was stabled very close to the track and I do believe this unsettled her before she ran, although once she left the stable she dried well from having to wash her off due to sweating so much, and she then relaxed. Royston said she jumped and travelled well but in the closing stages she faded quickly and had no more to give that day. After a lengthy conversation with the handicapper, we need to see some promising signs of encouragement in her next couple of runs. At this time we shall aim to try her with a hood, to try and prevent some of the anxiety she feels whilst at the track pre-racing. She will be having a few weeks of good homework before she runs, so hopefully we can see a happier horse on the day.
‘Jazz’ has recently joined us here at Newstart Racing and he is a true gentleman to work with. As an unraced 2yr old, we have plenty to show him, but he is so relaxed in his character, I’m sure he must have seen plenty for himself beforehand. He has been visiting the gallops on his own and shows no concerns. We will be enjoying working with him and we will work towards preparing him for a run towards the end of the year.
Thank you . Suzzanne.
All seems to be on track for Stampie and his return. Although we had the option of Chelmsford a little earlier, we have chosen to return to proven courses that he loves. He has been working well, and showing his usual cheeky and inquisitive spirit.
Although things seemed to be well in favour for Bailey at Thirsk, he never really travelled as strongly as we have seen him do before. Nathan thought the tacky ground may have held him up slightly, and he wasn’t able to find the space he likes, to run in his comfort zone. Bailey still continues to show good work at home and he has bounced back from a poorer result before, which I am sure he will do again next time out..
‘Dyno’ has also recently joined us, and I’m confident that with a little time, she will be fitting in just like a piece of the furniture! She seems to enjoy having the company of ‘Toffee & Rolo’ (our 2 Ryeland sheep), and you can see her confidence and routine building well every day. She is a large speedy sort, and having won over 5f at Kempton, that shows just how sharp she can be, when she needs to be. She will be an interesting one to work with, and I love to see them settle within their routine, and carry their happiness onto the track!
We have had a couple of busy months at home preparing for our new arrivals, Mountain of Stars & Fly True, and now they are here, everything is just slotting into place with their training routine. We have had mixed results on the track this month, but we have plenty of promise to work with.