Weekly Round UpMarch 6, 2016
Amor Invicto was our first runner of the week on Monday at Wolverhampton, having been off the track for a while this was really about getting him back into action and gave apprentice Kimberley Van der Vegt a chance to gain some more experience. This was her fifth ride and she is getting used to the routine of race riding and gave the horse a polished ride – always outpaced he struggled over a trip that is a bit sharp for him but was staying on quite nicely if with no great effect until receiving a bump in the final furlong. We will await the handicappers mark on Tuesday before making plans for our next target.
Bailiwick was our second runner also at Wolverhampton on Monday and ought to have had a great chance and we were disappointed that he couldn’t do better than fifth beaten just over 3 lengths. The extra half furlong at Wolverhampton perhaps catching him out according to Luke Morris. He was also a quite tight behind the saddle the day after. Having strained muscles during the race which would not have helped his cause. He is consistently involved at the business end of the race, but isn’t really progressing on the all weather.
The rest of the week was really about looking towards the future, with owners coming to visit their two year olds. Peter Onslow and Ann Harrison coming to visit their two year olds, Dixie’s Double, Av A Word & Flooded. Also along were new owners and great friends of Peter and Ann, Kevin Nash who have shares in the first two. Peter has supported us since day one in one way or another, whether it was sending us his homebreds to break in or taking shares in syndicates – we are really excited about the prospect of training some of his homebreds this year as from a small broodmare band he regularly produces stakes quality horses.
Saturday morning was a fun visit from Ontoawinner who are a new syndicate to the yard, this is their first venture to Lambourn and they have a share in Mutineer. It was great to welcome an excited bunch. Some of whom were making their very first visit to a yard as owners. Despite a sharp wind we kept warm with some great bacon sandwhiches and some bubbly stuff and Mutineer loved posing for his pictures!