2017 Season Drawing To A Close

Going back to the end of October, we were really pleased with Coolongolook’s second place at Kempton. He is a big horse who still has plenty of developing to do, so he will be one to look forward to for next season. Spinnaka ran well at Wolverhampton three days later, beaten just half a length in to second place, and she will run again on Tuesday evening at Kempton.

There were more close calls at the end of last week, with Gorgeous Noora shaping well at Chelmsford, only a short head by one that had the run of the race out in front. Her turn will hopefully not be far away, and we will look for another opportunity for her over the coming weeks either over the same trip, or perhaps over six furlongs.

Al Galayel won what was probably a weak maiden at Newcastle on last Friday, but he did it well, showing the benefit of a break and gelding operation. He’s had a few little problems but we can make up for lost time with him now, and we will hopefully find another race for him before the end of the year. He is bred to get much further than a mile, so will have plenty of potential going into next season.

Both fillies that we sent to Kempton on Monday ran well, with both Beyond Recall and Kitty Boo making the places and only narrowly beaten. The former has not managed to win yet but clearly has the ability to do so when things fall right, so we will hopefully find a race for her somewhere along the line.

We will not have many more runners this year but Pacharana (pictured) will go for the Listed Prix Belle De Nuit at Saint-Cloud a week on Friday. She acquitted herself well in that grade at Lingfield last week without being ideally placed. The ground was too fast for Rosental over in Rome recently so she will run in the Group 3 Prix Fille De L’Air at Toulouse on Saturday.