Dindin Wins At Worcester!

From just the four runners for the stable last week it was good to keep the winners score board ticking over with Dindin winning at Worcester. Dindin was our seventh winner of the season and it was the ten year olds 13th win of his career. He is as tough and genuine as they come and he has now won over £240,000 in prize money in his career. He has multiple placings to go with his wins and you would like many more like him!

Kindly leased to our Racing Club by Mr and Mrs Wilson, this was only the second time we have tried him over three miles and he seemed to relish the extra distance. He travelled and jumped well through and responded when Jack Tudor asked him to go win the race, which he did with relative ease. While he won cosily enough I don’t think the handicapper can be too harsh for this victory and there is another race back at Worcester coming up shortly and so he is likely to head back there.

Call Her Clever ran okay in her second bumper race but did not improve on her debut effort while Tango Arumba was very disappointing at Uttoxeter.  Lady Reset got back on track on the flat at Goodwood to finish fourth in a competitive race. There will be easier opportunities but it was a good run and it was nice to see her bounce back from an extremely rare below par effort over hurdles last time. She is going to have an entry in the Ladies Derby at Epsom next, a race she finished second in last year.

This Week

It is once again going to be relatively quiet on the race course for us this week while we really would like some nice rain for some of the horses to run. We do have two runners at Newton Abbot on Tuesday evening. Pepsiwithacap runs in the amateur handicap hurdle with Freddie Gordon in the saddle. She ran well in a couple of flat starts for us before disappointing over hurdles at Plumpton. She has had wind surgery since then and wears blinkers for the first time so fingers crossed they combine to see an improved performance. Waitara makes her stable and hurdling debut in the juvenile maiden hurdle. She is a winner on the level in France and has schooled well at home. She missed her intended hurdling debut at Hexham with puss in the foot but has recovered and hopefully will run well.

We have entries at Worcester on Thursday and Cartmel on Friday with also some at the weekend as well and some keep checking the daily news for more up to date info on the stable runners.

Royal Ascot

Leanne and I enjoyed a social day out at Royal Ascot last week. It was lovely to catch up with so many people and hopefully we will be back with a runner there next year. I think the whole meeting was a great week for our sport for many reasons. There were so many stories associated with the winners which were spread among many trainers, owners and jockeys. After disappointing Tuesday, Frankie Dettori had a great week, the highlight winning the Ascot Good Cup again on what was his final Royal Ascot before he retires. Racing will Miss him. There was a first Royal Ascot winner for the King and the horses did the talking which is the way it should be.

Father Duties

I have a busy week ahead both the horses and in the family front. Leanne is away and I am in charge of the kids and the house. The children have busier diaries than me now so I will just have to make sure I get them to the right place at the right time!!