Another busy week has resulted in winner number 33 for the season. It started last week when Present Value won on his debut for us, having been bought by James Couldwell at the Doncaster May sale for the Value Racing Club. He had some useful form in the book, but had rather lost his way after a bad fall at Newbury over fences. Being a half brother to Paisley Park, we though there should be an awful lot more to come from him, and after some TLC from the Value Racing Club’s pre trainers (Derek and Caroline) and some great work by our team here, Present Value duly showed his true colours and won impressively under a great ride from Page Fuller.
Present Value wins under a lovely ride from Page.
Having had such a dry autumn, we have struggled to find the right conditions for Anythingforlove so we went to Ffos Las, and she loved every minute of the soft ground and ploughed her way to victory under the burden of 12st5lbs! However, Archie Bellamy took a handy 7lbs off for us. She will now most likely head back to Sandown (where she won a Grade 2 last season) for a Listed contest in January.
Anythingforlove plougs through the Ffos Las mud to win for the 6th time.
On Saturday we capped off a fine week here at Folly House with Up For Parol winning a Class 2 handicap hurdle up at Haydock on ITV. He had won a couple of novice hurdles last season and was a decent 3rd in the Grade 2 Persian War on his seasonal debut, but he didn’t really take to chasing last time out, and appreciated being back over the smaller obstacles here. There should be more to come from this chap over hurdles, especially as he goes up in trip.
Up For Parol wins a Saturday Class 2 handicap on ITV.
Of our other runners, Legends Ryde was a fine 2nd in the Class 2 Graduation Chase at Ascot on Saturday. Having won on her chasing debut, we’ve not been able to find a suitable race for her since, and she ran a belter on unfavourable terms, and beat some useful horses. She should be able to resume winning ways again back against her own sex on softer ground……
Legends Ryde is a fine 2nd at Ascot on Saturday.
I was thrilled with Dusky Days who was 4th in the Listed bumper at the weekend too. Having won his bumper on debut in May, we were up against some well regarded rivals, and he looked the winner inside the final furlong, but to just tie up in the last 100 yards. He’ll strip fitter for this seasonal debut, and I think he could win a listed contest on the level before proving a decent novice hurdler next season.
We now take a pause for Christmas – the children are already over excited – and then we’re back on the track again on Boxing Day, where we have a few entries including an entry in a Grade 1……Happy Christmas everyone…..exciting times lie ahead…..