Unfortunately we were out of luck at the York Ebor Festival last week; however, we were able to get three more winners on the board elsewhere. The first of our winning trio was Buxted Dream (pictured) who made it back to back wins last Tuesday as he followed up from his Lingfield maiden win to make a winning handicap debut at Brighton from a mark of 79. Warsaw Road notched up a double for us under George Wood when he bounced back winning ways when returned to quick ground at Yarmouth. The handicapper has raised him 5lb for his efforts but hopefully he can continue to run well as long as he gets his ground.
It was nice to see Dubara get off the mark for the season under David Probert in a Class 3 mile fillies handicap at Goodwood on Friday after she had run some nice races in defeat, particularly at Salisbury in June. A strongly run mile seems to be ideal for her and we may look to try her in a Listed race next time out.
Aljezeera was the closest we came to a winner at York last week, although that did not seem likely for most of the race as she dropped the bridle some way from home and looked as though she was going to finish tailed off. Her late rally was encouraging, however, and she made up plenty of ground to eventually finish third. She looks as though she will be well suited by the step up to a mile and three quarters, and will be aimed at the Group 2 DFS Park Hill Stakes at Doncaster in September. El Vip ran on the same card, but the softer ground was very much against him, while La Rav gave himself no chance in his race on Friday considering how hard he pulled in the early stages.
Good Way Off will make her debut for the yard in a mile maiden at Bath on Thursday, having finished second on both of her starts for her former trainer in France. We have just the one runner on Saturday at Sandown and hopefully Bedouin can give a good account of himself again, having made it two wins from his last three starts. He needs quick ground so hopefully the rain will stay away. Kitty Boo will be back at a mile and a quarter for a race at Brighton on Sunday, having finished fast over a mile at Newmarket last time. This sharp mile and a quarter should be fine for her and she can hopefully get off the mark.