New horse Albert Henry has serous wind problems and organised a portable scope from Bristol to diagnose the problem, Alber Henry,s soft palate had collapsed which would need a tube done, which would not neccessarliy cure the problem as he was a bleeder as well due to the severity of the wind problems. The owner under advise from the vets retired Albert Henry from all equestrian activities and he is now a companion.
2 Runners at Chepstow
D'artagnans Dream 1m, ran fine for 3/4 race, got to the front and stopped, thought race was over, then ran on and in the end ran a mediocre race.
The City Kid 7f, this was her 1st run on the grass for a number of years, we were told the going was soft by the clerk of the course, which is what she needs, on arriving and walking the course, the going was good, good to soft in places. Should have scratched her, but ran her after consulting with owners. Never ever travelling and just going up and down and would'nt let down and gallop
Both runners sound and fine after races
A Kind Of Love turned out and retired from racing
Dilli Dancer raced at Wolverhampton over 5f, drawn 1, she was slightly slow out, which meant thewalmost the whole field got in front of her, unfortunately can't afford to lose lenghts over 5f at Wolverhampton, ran on at the end and only beaten 31/2 lenghts, on wtaching the rerun, horse drawn 2 was slightly unsettled and Dilli Dancer knocked her head on the gate, which is why she was slightly slow out.
D'Artagnans Dream raced at Lingfield (AW) 1m4f, finshed 2nd, beaten by 31/4l lenghts by a progressive horse of M Stoutes, D/Dream was slow out as is his norm and was last into the bend and giving the eventual winner, who was in the front, 12 lengths, good run and relished the step up in trip.
Both runners sound and fine after races
Yearling filly, by Tobougg, owned by Adrain Smith into yard, neat compact filly that looks like her sire, looks like should have some speed but has a staying pedigree on dams side.
Started lunging Tobougg filly
Dilli Dancer raced at Kempton Park 6f, Hayley Turner booked to ride but stood herself down 30 min before race. Due to rush trying to find a jockey, was late saddling and the rushing D/dancer which only gets her worked up, had quite a hard race in that she was bumped around and got into nquite a bit of traffic in running, ran on at end and beaten 6+ leghths
Dilli Dancer lame both hinds, vets report that both hamstrings are starined. Decide to give her time to recover and when sound send her home for the winter.
The City Kid raced at Wolverhampton 7f, race run to suit, which means they run a very quick pace which allows her to come from off the pace and gallop them down in the staright, unfortunately all gaps are closed as she try's to run through horses, only beaten by 3 lenghts but out of the places, fair effort from mare.
The City Kid sound and fine after races.
D'artagnans Dream raced at Linfield 1m4f, starts as favourite, drawn well, jockey given clear instructions to make sure he jumps out well and to settle him midfield, jumps fine, but is pulled up by jockey and dropped out to last, pulling hard whole race but kept at back, eventually runs on and finshes 4th, rally poor ride and jockey blames horse for bad start. Subsequently find out that winner, who was seesawing favourite with D/Dream was a horse that had been running in flapping races, winning 7 in a row, in Ireland, which is illegal for proffesional race horse, that makes the riding of D/Dream questionable.
D'Artganans Dream raced at Kempton Park, 1m4f, drawn on the outside, jockey jumped out in front, travelled wide all the way and didn't finish race, ran very flat, race obviously too much racing to close up.
D/Dream sound but flat, will send him home for the winter.
My Red Kite, raced at Kempton Park, 1 m, took keen hold early and ran on, but then one paced, probably needs to go back to 7f
My Red Kite sound and fine after races.