Horse Update from Tom Clover

Crimewave – He is in great shape and looks well, he is full of himself and very happy out. He is clearly best suited to the all-weather and as such there are a couple of options for him coming up. He still looks to be improving on the all-weather and he is ready to run.

Eaglesglen – I was very disappointed with him yesterday at Yarmouth, I felt they would have been his ideal conditions. Dane O’neill said he travelled well but when he asked him he didn’t give him anything, he is not putting it in and the horse is fine this morning. He is a very frustrating horse and as a last resort we are seeing if reverting back to the all-weather will see him trouble the judge again. Unfortunately options for him are thin on the ground and there are no suitable races over 10 furlongs.

Rogue Assassin – He is fine after Yarmouth and again it was frustrating to see the horse not try particularly hard. He never travelled with Marco and we hope that applying headgear and stepping him up in trip could really help eak out the best in him. There is a race back at Yarmouth on the 9th June it’s a 46-65 4+ for apprentice riders, hopefully this a nice spot for him.

Rogue Bear – I felt he ran a super race at Doncaster under a penalty on soft ground and I was pleasantly surprised to see him get a mark of 79.  He has done stalls work this week and he was very well behaved. We applied a blindfold and he relaxed nicely, he stood quietly in the stalls for two minutes which was good to see. He did a lovely piece of work on the Limekilns this morning under Jack who was happy with him. This horse see’s out both his races and his gallops out very well and to me looks like he is crying out to be stepped up in trip. It will also be nice to see him back on better ground where he can use his turn of foot to better effect. A good spot for him could be Haydock 10th June 66-85 3 year olds only 7 furlongs.

Rogue Force – Jack rode him work on the Flat gallop on Tuesday. He worked over 6 furlongs and worked well with two 7 furlong older horses. This horse is moving great, training nicely and looks super, gelding looks to have really helped this horse settle down also. He really lowers himself in his fast work and puts his head down which is a trait I love to see in a horse. Looking ahead there are some nice options for him coming up over a mile. His mark is 81

Rockett Man – He didn’t handle the soft ground at Goodwood and it blunted his speed. He has come out of it in good form and I’m looking forward to seeing him on some fast turf. He is in good shape and looks fit and well, It was good to get a couple of lbs also and so his new handicap mark is 72. I hope this horse will provide us with some good days this summer. Looking ahead, options for him are

Cash Machine – He worked only okay on Tuesday and he’s not quite 100 %. He looks great and is moving well, it’s just that I know he’s not his usual self, normally he would pull out in the mornings very fresh and we’re not quite seeing this at the moment. Hopefully he will come right soon and we can have him back on the track in no time. He is a lovely horse and one we all have high hopes for. It’s important we get it right with him.

El Picaro – I was gutted that he went down so narrowly at Lingfield but it was a great first effort on grass and I was delighted with how he has improved with each run. He has come out of it well and we can look at a similar Median Auction Maiden at Weatherby on 8 June if he seems ok. If that comes too soon, he is also qualified for handicaps and I hope he would be capable of winning off his mark of 74.

Rogue Power – He continues to come forward with each gallop and did a good bit on the grass this morning under Paul. I think he will get better as the year goes on and he strengthens but he is almost ready to make his debut. Being by Pivotal he wouldn’t want good to firm ground but it would be good to get him started on turf if possible.                                        

Rogue Missile – She had done some really exciting work before unfortunately going lame shortly before she was due to make her debut. She has immature knees and had we continued, the likelihood is she would have fractured. She has the heart of the lion and is a stunning physical model. With a period of 6 months rest the vets are optimistic that she will be ‘trainable’ – her work certainly suggests that he has a lot of ability and is worth giving the time to. She has gone to my Mum’s where she can be out in the field 24/7.

Sugauli – This horse has done some really good work and is ready to make his seasonal debut at Yarmouth in a 6f handicap on Tuesday. He has been quite headstrong this spring so getting him to settle will be the key. If he relaxes he should be very competitive off his mark.  We are going back to the track that he was so impressive at on debut and fast ground should be fine for him.

The Guvnor – He has trained really well and I couldn’t be happier with him going into his run at Redcar on Tuesday. We shall put cheek pieces on him which should help him travel through the race and I am hoping that this is a good opportunity for him to get his head in front. He also holds an entry at Nottingham on Wednesday but with the Redcar race being a ‘Maiden Handicap’, it looks the weaker option. On his homework, he is capable of winning races and I hope he can be a progressive stayer for the Rogues this summer.

Rogue Bull – A big horse who weighs in at 544kg, he has completed the ‘breaking-in’ process and been cantering on the Heath. He has a good attitude and is light on his feet for a horse of his size. He is all about next year and we’ll continue his education without doing anything too strenuous for now. It is exciting to have a horse with a pedigree like his in the yard.

Rogue Mission – This horse was quite ‘trained’  when he arrived from the Breeze-ups so he has just been on trotting exercise whilst we have got plenty of feed into him. He is an athletic colt with a good action and I am looking forward to getting him cantering towards the end of next week.  His sire, El Kabeir, has already had a few winners and this horse looks an exciting prospect.

Rogue Rockett – A really exciting horse who did a lovely piece of work on the Limekilns yesterday. He is shaping up really well, has a great attitude looks to have plenty of quality. All being well I hope he would be ready to make his debut towards the end of June. He shows speed and could start over 6f. There is a maiden at Windsor on 21 June (for horses that have never run) and a novice also at Windsor on 26 June. These could be nice starting points for him.

Rogue Star – This horse has been in the field and on the walker since the Breeze-Ups.  He had his first day trotting today. He is a quality individual with a cracking head. He looks really well for having a break and I am excited to get him going. He is a late-maturing type who should be a lovely prospect come the autumn. His sire, Zelzal, was the fastest son of Sea The Stars and has already had a winner from only a couple of runners.

Holy Kingdom – Kingdom looks great and his rehab continues to go well. He is everybody’s favourite and loved showing off at the Open Day.

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