Onwards and upwards ...

We have one runner today at Royal Ascot

Friday, 21 June 2019

"Sometimes the path you’re on is not as important as the direction you’re heading."

Kevin Smith.

Velvet Voice

It’s another blue sky morning and looks like it is going to be a glorious day, both here and at Ascot. We had an early start with our runner going off racing in plenty of time and with everybody in, we are having a good cantering morning with the horses. It is just a normal exercise and all has gone well so far.

Pageant Master

We have one runner today at Royal Ascot. Garrel Glen takes her chance in the five o’clock, the Sandringham one mile fillies’ handicap. She is in tremendous form, is drawn very well and must have a chance if keeping out of trouble in this big field. Her first two runs have both been good and I think this stiff mile will suit her perfectly. Richard Kingscote takes the ride. He is having his first ride for us today and let’s hope it’s first time lucky.



We have three runners on Saturday all at Newmarket. Two are in the two-year-old seven furlong novice race at 1.40. Archie Bear comes out quickly again after York and Astroman makes his debut. There looks to be one or two quite nice horses in this race and both ours will benefit greatly from the experience. I am sure Archie will have improved from his first run and we have always liked Astroman at home. Our other runner is Isaac Murphy in the second division of the mile novice at four o’clock. He didn’t have a clue first time out and I am sure he will know more tomorrow but the same thing applies to him in that he will learn a lot more from this run.

Garrel Glen in Scotland

What a great day yesterday at Royal Ascot with Frankie Dettori riding the first four winners. He is an unbelievable jockey, especially on the big days, and he rides Ascot so well. Always being in the right place is a great art and a sign of a top class pilot. I know it is much easier when you have a horse with ability and he is obviously on the right ones, but he still does it to perfection. Once again I got hammered in the tipping stakes and am now getting further behind, I will have to hope for better luck today. Our tips are below:


2.30  Galadriel    3.05  Jack Yeats    3.40  Ten Sovereigns    4.20  Hermosa    5.00 Garrel Glen    5.35  Top Tug


2.30  Nayibeth    3.05  Pondus    3.40  Hello Youmzain  4.20  Happen    5.00 Garrel Glen    5.30  Fujaira Prince