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Friday 31st May 2024 - winners to start the new season.

31-May-2024 9:42
in General
by Admin

On the back of another record-breaking season at Folly House, we move swiftly into the new season.  Although we've not had many runners this month, I am delighted that we’ve already got a couple of winners on the board for the new season.

Having won a bumper at Stratford on his racecourse debut, it was lovely to see Dusky Days winning again, and this time over fences at the same track.  He had been placed in a listed bumper, and over hurdles but hadn’t managed to get his head back in front, which has been slightly frustrating.  However, he jumped really neatly and won in the style of a horse on an upward trajectory again.

Dusky Days wins on his seasonal debut.

Cindysox improved for her hurdling debut when getting her head in front down at Newton Abbot earlier this week.  She had run well in a bumper, but picked up an injury and had been off the track for 18 months.  However, she retains all of her ability, and despite showing signs of ‘greenness’ she ran out a gutsy and brave winner on just her second start over hurdles.  The ground was fairly soft, and I am sure she will appreciate some better ground, so she looks another exciting young horse.  I was thrilled for Ed Spurrier, whose patience has been rewarded. 

Cindysox wins a novice hurdle and a £20k ‘Great British Bonus’ too.

I was pleased to see Janworth running so well on her handicap debut when 2nd at Fontwell earlier this month.  She is the sister of Buckos Boy who has won five times for us, and hopefully she can follow in his footsteps.  Having been placed in a bumper, it has taken a while for the penny to drop over hurdles, but she should now continue to progress.

Following a couple of good wins through the winter, Golden Maverick was 2nd at Hereford on spring ground.  Unfortunately, a terrible mistake at half way put us on the back foot, and we were playing catch up from there, and just didn’t quite get back.  He will have a summer holiday now, but should be one to follow next season, especially when he goes up in trip. 

Having benefitted from his comeback run, Beholden was 3rd at Hereford earlier this month.  He travelled strongly but the ground had just gone a bit soft with the recent rain, and he will benefit from drying ground through the summer.

Of our other runners, our dual Military Gold Cup winner, Farceur du Large was 4th on the opening day of the season.  Whilst, Obsessedwithyou was also 4th on rain softened ground, and is another who will appreciate better ground through the summer.

Our core summer team are limbering up, and should be ready to run soon into June and I look forward to seeing Bucko’s Boy back for another summer campaign, Donnie Azoff has more to give after a good winter holiday, whilst Kitesurfer should improve for nicer ground this summer, and Reach for the Moon could be very useful if taking to his new discipline, after picking up an injury on his hurdling debut.  Midnight Centurion should have more to give over a fence, and the Value Racing Club team will be headed by the summer hurdle winner, Pisgah Pike and Sea the Clouds, but is also joined by recent acquisition Top Speed, who will go novice chasing.