With the first
few weeks of the new flat season behind us, we reach May and the
flat campaign starts in earnest. We have seven horses which
are expected to start their summer seasons in the next four weeks...
Although the weather will no doubt have its say, May 2012 will see a
big upturn in the number of runners from Ownaracehorse syndicates,
as horses start their summer season's in earnest.
We've already had our first 2YO runner of the season - an excellent
effort from Throwing Roses at Ripon for the Ollie Pears yard, and
the next few weeks should see another couple of debut's from our
Both Poppy's Purse and Miss
Starry Eyed are making good progress at home, and we are
expecting to see them start their career's in May.
Poppy's Purse is a lovely tall filly with plenty about
her, whilst Miss Starry Eyed is a compact and quick sort
who will give shareholders in the South plenty to cheer
about if she is as half as good as her full brother
(Pint Size) as a 2YO.
Meanwhile up in North
Yorkshire we had a terrific time at Philip Kirby's yard
visit only a week ago - and he is expecting to give Back
To Paris and Stormy Morning entries in a matter of days.
Stormy Morning won for shareholders only a few months
ago, and was a good third at Musselburgh after that.
He will relish the faster ground and could go hurdling
and flat racing.
The same applies to Back To Paris, who will alternate
between the flat and hurdles. He is a multiple winning
handicapper and was looking superb at the yard visit.
He is sold out now - but a couple of bigger 'Private
Service' shares still remain.
Another dual purpose horse, this time based in the
Midlands, is just waiting for the soft ground to
disappear and she will be out. Prickles (pictured
above) was third
last time up - and we expect great things from this
five-year-old mare this summer, as she appears to be
ready to win for us. Her stable mate Dancing Ellie
Mae is another expected to race again in May - she is
almost ready to start racing again after a minor
setback, and will be an interesting proposition on the
turf being under-exposed but promising to be decent.
Finally, Rowan Lodge will be back out - following a
dreadful expedition to Beverley where the ground was
bottomless and exactly what this tough handicapper
wants. If the weather breaks at some point in May,
expect to see him getting competitive when he can hear
his hooves rattle on the surface.
So, a lot to look forward to over the coming weeks as
all our syndicates should be seeing their charges being
given entries and experiencing a race or two.
View the Back To Paris
Private Service shares
Read about Throwing
Roses short-head second at Ripon
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