Eaglesglen – He remains in good shape and looks well in himself. I felt he ran a really solid race last time out at Chelmsford over 10 furlongs. He travelled well and Dane O’neill felt he lengthened rather than quickened away, he thought the horse wanted further. With that in mind there is a 0-65 over 1m3f on the 17th at Kempton. It is a grade down from his last race and hopefully he can run another good race here. If he stays it will give us more options with him going forward.
Crimewave – He is as happy as ever and cantering away for a week. he looks great and I’m happy with how he is shaping up. He’s moving well and it’s great to have him back out in the string. He’ll do a piece of work in a few weeks with a view to having him on the track at the end of October.
Rogue Bear – I was very pleased with his solid run back at Ascot on Saturday. What was brilliant to see is that he behaved well. He has come out of his race nicely and was bucking and squealing this morning out on the gallops. I felt it was an above average race for the grade and he ran a really encouraging race back after a layoff. We hadn’t been able to get him on the grass before the race and he is entitled to sharpen up for the run. He came off the bridle early but stayed on well. Looking ahead there are quite a few options available to us.
26.9 Epsom 61-80 7 F
6.10 Nottingham 61-80 1m
6.10 York 61-80 7 F
10.10 Goodwood 66-85 1m
13.10 Kempton 61-80 1m
I feel Epsom might be a little sharp for him and therefore the turning mile at Nottingham looks the best spot for him. They usually go quick and the track and trip should suit him well. Ideally we would have him on decent ground again.
Rogue Force – He is back trotting after his wind operation which has healed up nicely. He can start cantering again on Monday and I’m looking forward to seeing him back out on the heath. He shouldn’t have lost too much fitness and so if we get a smooth run I hope we can have him back on the course around the middle of October.
Cash Machine – A really disappointing run last time out after having shaped with so much promise on his penultimate start. We didn’t have a good draw, we were further back than we would have liked and it was difficult to get into the race. The horse didn’t have much of a blow when he came back in and he is already heavier than his racing weight after a long trip up to Newcastle. There is a 66-85 over 6 furlongs at Chelmsford on 23rd. It makes sense to go back to where he is a course and distance winner. He is clearly better than his last run and I hope we can get him back on track next time out.
Rockett Man – Is out in the paddocks having a holiday. He has been on the go a long time and has grown a lot. I hope a good break will give him the time he needs to fill his frame out and he will come back a well handicapped horse. 5 furlongs is his trip.
Rogue Power – Has been training well and worked on Saturday. Hopefully gelding will help him to concentrate and I’m looking forward to seeing him on soft turf in the autumn (he looks much happier on the grass). He needs one more run to have a handicap mark after which I hope he can be a progressive handicapper.
16.9 Pontefract 1m novice
21.9 Lingfield 10 f novice.
The Guvnor – I was really happy with his solid run last time out having disappointed previously at Newbury. Gelding looks to have helped him and I hope he can continue to build his profile. As he is maturing and now strengthening, a conventional 2 miles looks within his grasp. Options for him coming up are.
16.9 Pontefract 51-70 2m1f
29.9 Kempton 46-65 2m
2.10 Redcar 54-75 1m 6f
11.10 Kempton 56-75 2m
To me he looks as though he is better suited to the turf. Pontefract could be an option. I just worry whether he is strong enough to stay the extended distance on a stiff track like Pontefract. Kempton is a lesser grade and therefore should be a weaker race, I feel he would be a shorter price if he were to line up at Kempton rather than Ponty. The horse looks great and seems in good form. It was nice to see The Vegas Radar win again also, which makes the form look solid.
Sugauli – I feel like we should put a line through the last run. It didn’t work out at all, he was keen, he was out the back of a slow pace and in hindsight I feel he is probably better suited to turf racing. He has shown he is up to a higher standard than his last run and I hope we can start to rebuild his profile. He has lost a little condition and so needs to do a bit physically before we have him out again. That said he was fresh out on the gallops this morning. Options for him are.
23.9 Newmarket 66-85 1mile
4.10 Pontefract 61-80 1 mile
6.10 Nottingham 61-80 1 mile
Holy Kingdom – He is now over a year into his rehab and he has been an exemplary patient. He goes on the walker for two hours a day and in the field. He looks great and the leg handles well. He is such a character and we love having him in the yard.
Rogue Missile – My mum was going on holiday for ten days so we bought her back in last weekend and she can go on the walker and in the field here. I would have liked her to have put on a little more condition but on the plus side, she hasn’t got too heavy on her knees. She is due to have off until the end of October when we’ll then start her up again.
Rogue Bull – He is turned out at George Peckham’s stud in Cheveley. He is a very big horse who is all about next year. Hopefully this time off will allow him to strengthen into his frame. The more time we give him the better.
Rogue Mission – This colt is stepping up into fast work and I am happy with his progress. He moves well – interestingly many of El Kabeir’s progeny stay well and this colt looks as though he will too. His half-brother Rare Groove is a very useful stayer and I am hoping this colt will also be the type to get better with racing. If he continues to go the right way in his work, I would hope he would be on the track towards the end of October.
Rogue Rocket – He returned from a month in the field at George Peckham’s on Wednesday. He looks to have done really well for his break and is a big horse with lots of scope. We shall get him going over the next few weeks and I am looking forward to seeing him back out.
Rogue Star – He did his first piece of work last week and I was happy with him. He has a long stride and a bit of presence which I like. Zelzal is also starting to get a few winners and being a son of Sea The Stars you would imagine that anything they do this year will be a bonus. I am excited to see his work progress over the next few weeks.
Rogue Storm – I was delighted with her first run and she has trained well since. Physically she continues to strengthen and she is a filly I really like. I loved how she hit the line at Goodwood and all being well she should step forward from that run as Jack wasn’t hard on her and gave her a lovely introductory ride. There are not many restricted fillies options for her – there is a race at Chelmsford over 7f on 7 October which looks a nice spot for her.