British Racing Club June 2017 News
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2 year old’s make their debuts…
It has been an exciting month for the Club as two of our 2 yo fillies made their racecourse debuts. Firstly Hope And Glory, who is trained by Tom Dascombe, took her chances at Leicester where she made a promising start to finish 7th, having been impeded slightly, at the wrong time. She handled the whole experience brilliantly taking everything in her stride and will be sure to come on from the run.
Franny Norton rode her and said she “ran a smashing race” and described her as “a real tough hardy thing” who “will win races!” She returned to the racecourse last Thursday where she failed to cope with Catterick’s undulations. Ben Curtis our jockey confirmed exactly what Franny Norton has said after her debut race. We very much look forward to her next run!
Cardaw Lily, our Richard Hughes trained filly was next up making her racecourse debut at Ascot which was rather fitting since this was where she caught Richard’s eye at the Breeze ups in April. She ran a fantastic race finishing an impressive 4th with her jockey Jamie Spencer describing her as a “very genuine horse”. It clearly wasn’t just our members who were impressed by her strong debut as she was tipped up in the the Racing Post three days later by David Baxter as one of ‘Four two-year-olds it could pay to follow’. She came out again at Windsor 10 days later and struggled with the rain softened ground and a poor draw, Jamie remarked that she is better than the result showed. Richard Hughes will await the Good to Firm ground to return before letting her run again.
We will see Spare Parts, our 3yo gelding with Charlie Hills return to the racecourse in early June, and Halcyon, trained by Ed Vaughan will debut in late July hopefully.
National Hunt Summer campaigns kicked off in style
Salto Chisco proved that he is in as good form as ever on his return to the track, with a fantastic win at Kempton on the 15th May. He was carrying top weight and nobly fought his way to the front having been blocked and bumped at every turn. It was really exciting to watch with Salto appearing to thrive on the hustle and bustle of the race. This brings him to the head of our leaders board with two wins, a 3rd and two 4th’s from 6 runs for the Club. Harry Whittington has found the next ideal opportunity which is at Perth on the 4th June which will please all our Scottish members.
Summer Stable visits for our members
The Club will be visiting Weathercock House, home to Richard Hughes and Cardaw Lily on June 15th at 9am, followed by visits to Charlie Hills and Tom Dascombe later in the Summer. A trip to Bonita Stables outside Marlborough is also booked in on September 1st also at 9am, home of Emma Lavelle and Demographic.