Update from Tom –
Crimewave He looks in good form ahead of Lingfield on Saturday and I’m happy with him. They’re are a few progressive sorts in there which you’d expect to find in a class 3 and Kettle Hill looks particularly dangerous. However, he loves the course and distance and hopefully he can give another big account of himself.
Eaglesglen I thought he ran a really good race at Chelmsford on Thursday. It was disappointing not to win but it just didn’t fall right for him. They’re was no pace in the race and therefore nothing for us to aim at. The handicapper has put him up 5lb this morning for his effort, hopefully we can counter this and go one better next time. His work has been really good on the grass and all being well we will have him out on the turf soon, good ground would be ideal. Options for him are.
27.4 Yarmouth 56-75 4+ 10f
3.5 Windsor 51-70 4+ 10f
Rogue Assassin His work through the spring has been encouraging and he looks in good shape. He has done some particularly pleasing work on the flat gallop (next to the Rowley mile) and is coming to hand well. He’s moving well also and I’m happy with him. I’m looking forward to seeing him on easy ground over six furlongs. options for him are.
24.4 Haydock 51-70 4+ 6f
25.4 Salisbury 51-70 4+ 6f
El Picaro Elvis did a lovely piece of work over six furlongs on the Limekilns on Saturday and he looks great. He’s due to run back at Kempton on Friday in a Median Auction Maiden over 7 furlongs. I expect him to behave much better since he has been gelded and am looking forward to seeing how he gets on. It looks a decent race on paper which is typical of this time of year but hopefully we can build on our promising start and take a step forward. Jack is booked to ride and we’re looking forward to running him.
Sugauli This horse has shown a decent level of ability in his work this spring. He looks well but has still not quite come to hand yet and needs a little more time. He has been a little keen in his homework but hopefully we are getting to the bottom of this, he’s still a slightly raw/unfurnished horse. I would expect him to be starting over either 7 furlongs or 1 mile when we do get him on the track. They’re are a few options for him at the end of the month and in to May but these are only very provisional at this stage. He is a lovely horse but doesn’t want rushing.
24.4 Haydock 56-75 3 1 mile
26.4 Thirsk 51-70 3 1 mile
1.5 Thirsk 51-70 1 mile
14.5 Newmarket 56-75 7f
Rogue Missile I was really pleased to see her work so nicely over 6 furlongs on the grass on Saturday. She travelled strong and picked up really well when asked, showing plenty of speed. She looks great and her coat is very forward, if she continues to please in her homework then she should be ready to make her debut in 3-4 weeks, I’m not sure whether she wants to start over 6 or 7 furlongs at this stage. I’m really happy with how this filly is progressing, having had to give her time she is now training well.
Cash Machine Cash looks great and worked well on the Limekilns on Saturday. He is a thick set horse who is needing plenty of work to get him fit. He’s moving well, looks good in his coat and is a really strong colt. It was great to see Popmaster (who beat him on debut) to run a big race to be beaten a neck in a Class 3 at Ponty today. If he continues to work well the possible options for Cash are.
22.Chelmsford Maiden 3 + 6f
26.4 Thirsk Maiden auction 3 6f
Rockett Man Having grown quite a bit Rockett is filling out nicely and is moving really well Jackie has been riding him and is very pleased with him. I’ve really enjoyed watching him train on Warren hill grass, he seems to love it and I’m looking forward to seeing how he works on the turf. He will look to do his first bit of fast work back within the week and hopefully we will see him back on the track in May when the programme starts to open up for him.
Rogue Bear His training has very encouraging. He worked very well last Wednesday on the flat gallop under Jack and is nearing his racecourse debut. He is showing plenty of speed and at this stage 6 furlongs looks like being the right starting point for him. He is doing stalls work this week and if we get a smooth run we could look to start him in a 6 furlong Novice at Doncaster on the 23rd.
Rogue Force He looks super, has been training great and is a happy horse in the mornings. He worked on the flat gallop last week (next to the racecourse) and handled the undulations well. With this in mind there is a 0-85 over a mile at the Craven meeting next Thursday, this could be a lovely spot for us to get his turf campaign underway. As I’ve said previously a mile on the grass looks ideal for him and hopefully he can run a big race at a prestigious meeting for us. He is a really exciting horse for the Rogues.
The Guvnor This horse has been training really well. He looks terrific and galloped nicely on the turf on Saturday over 7 furlongs. I am looking forward to running him on the turf and stepping him up in trip. As mentioned before there are options for him over 1m6f at Wetherby on 25 April and Chelmsford over 2m on 28th. I would favour going over 1m6f first as 2m is a long way to go for 3yos at this stage. The form of his Wolverhampton novice has worked out very well.
Rogue Power He looks great -is very forward in his coat and is moving well. He worked nicely on the grass last weekend and is a horse with potential. As I’ve always said, the more time we give him the better but he is really going the right way now and I am excited to keep upping his work in the coming weeks.
Holy Kingdom continues with his rehab well. He still loves to try and eat you but he’s really happy and I think he looks terrific for a horse who hasn’t had a saddle on for 8 months. His leg handles better all the time and he’ll soon be upgraded to being turned out in his own paddock. Its encouraging to see horses he’s beaten running in Dubai and we’re doing everything we can to get him back. He will be running in some seriously exciting races if we do.
New Horse (Rogue Bull) Lawman x Fizzi Top. It was terrific to get this handsome horse for 16,000gns. He went through the ring in Book 1 but was a little colty and therefore his owner/breeder bought him back. He has since been gelded and so behaves much better. This horse really is an eyeful. He has a book 1 pedigree being from the Group 1 family of Zee Zee Top, Izzy Top and Jazzi Top. He is a big horse, he has strength and he is light on his feet for a horse of his size. He has plenty of balance and you could look at him all day. He is currently being broken in and I feel he is an extremely exciting acquisition for the Rogues.