EXCITEMENT BUILDING FOR OUR FIRST CLASSIC RUNNER
The yard has been bubbling with excitement since James Garfield’s emphatic win in the Greenham Stakes at Newbury on Saturday. He’s come out of the race particularly well and my intention is to run him in the 2000 Guineas. It’s hard to put into words how excited we are to have our first Classic runner. I’ll look forward to keeping you updated with his progress in the build up to the race.
Olympic Odyssey, Slipstream and Bella Ferrari are all maidens that ran nice races over the past week; I’d expect all three of them to improve significantly for that run and be winning through the summer.
Unfortunately Gilgamesh raced a little fresh on ground that was softer than ideal for him at Newbury. He’s come back in good form so I’m still keen to head towards the Victoria Cup at Ascot for his next target – a return to 7 furlongs on faster ground is sure to suit him better.
Looking forwards, we will introduce a couple of two-year-olds to the track next week. My Excelsa is an Exceed and Excel filly who has been going nicely at home, along with Usain Boat who is a colt by Casamento. I like both horses and I’m certain that they will both improve significantly for their first outings.
- James Garfield after winning the Greenham Stakes
- Usain Boat prepares for his debut