Suzzanne France Racehorse Trainer
Vitty put up a fine effort over 7f at Wolves on the 9th April. He likes to come wide on the home straight. With a few traffic problems he was travelling well along the inside rail but unable to get the clear run that he loves as the gaps were closing in front of him. He was caught off stride having to switch just a furlong out, so then he was travelling just off the pace and unable to pick up strongly as he likes. He is in fine spirits and he’ll return to track with better luck next time, I’m sure.
Louie has been enjoying an easy few weeks, freshening up for a return to the track early this month. He has shown his consistency over the regular 7f and 1m trips, but now it is maybe time to give him something a little bit different to think about for his next adventure. He is looking and feeling so well. We have options for him at the tracks where he has shown us good results, but our choice may well find us heading back to his favourite track – Southwell, where he has run many times for us, always finishing within the first four places! Fingers crossed he can continue with his good form next time out.
A round up of the news from April 2018
Whippy is ticking along well and we are continuing to work with her stamina as we wait for what we hope to be the right race over the distance of 7f. She missed out on an entry through April, but she gains fitness every day and we aim to see her back on the track throughout May.
There have only been a couple of races for Jazz which have been worth entering over the last few weeks, and when the entries have been published it has been disappointing to see the level of the opposition that has been entered in these races. Although we hope for Jazz to be running in some nice handicaps later in the year, it is now worth waiting for the right race for him to have the experience he can learn from, and most importantly enjoy. Jazz is enjoying his afternoons out in the paddock and he is a star to work with. All being well we aim for him to be back on the track later this month.
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Stampie gave us his all again under a patient ride from Jason (Hart). He finished well for 4th, by just a nose, but I’m confident on the day, under a more timely judged ride, Stampie would have finished a nice 3rd for sure. Stampie is a very even paced runner, he travels strongly, amongst the pack, but if the race is likely to produce a sprint finish, he needs to be able to lengthen early and gain his rhythm before the main pack make their move before the final furlong. Jason knew they were travelling as well as any other turning into the home bend, but they got squeezed up through a gap and it was only half way up the straight Stampie was able to stretch his run, and they closed the distance from the winner all the way to the line. One day soon Stampie’s efforts will be rewarded and he’ll find himself to be the first who’s crossing the winning line!
Dyno finished well at Wolves on her latest start, doing well to hold onto the 5th position, although with a clear run I’m confident she would have picked up 4th as they were only a length in front of her and possibly 3rd as they were only a head in front again. She was taken off line leaving the stalls as the one on her outside came across her way too early and off a slow pace she also had to switch in the final furlong as the gap closed in front of her. She stood well for this and made ground once she was back in her stride and was passing horses in the final 100yards. We’ll be hoping for a better pace and a clean and fair race when we head to Newcastle on 1st of May. All being well she can lead us back into the winner’s enclosure.