Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:46 pm Post subject: GALLOPS REPORTS.
I,m sure that years back there was a very useful Gallops Report BLOG on here?
Not found one in a very long time,but here is some news courtesy of The Sporting Life.If you do post,please be courteous and highlight the source.I do hope the Mods will be kind enough and allow sharing of Genuine Reports if we report the Origins?
FROM THE SPORTING LIFE:26:06;2012
Paul Webber looks to have some interesting runners tomorrow, including the tearaway AUSTRALIA DAY, who returns to the Flat for a run at Kempton @ 25/1 ONLY BEATEN 1/2 LENGTH!
The grey scored impressively in a novice chase at the same course last October and will continue to ply his trade under both racing codes
Looking full of himself in his customary solo spin on the main all-weather at Cropredy Lawn, tomorrow's race should take the grey forward towards two valuable targets
First, Webber has his sights set on the Summer Hurdle at Market Rasen that he won two years ago. But he is also considering sending 'Skippy' to Scandinavia for a top prize on the Flat.
This is a Group Three over a mile and a half in Copenhagen on August 5, worth £32,000 and sponsored by Kirsten Rausing's Lanwades Stud.
Webber gave TINDARO a spin up the all-weather strip before schooling the grey over both hurdles and fences.
Dominic Elsworth also schooled FIRM ORDER and RAJNAGAN who are due to run at Worcester tomorrow.
Firm Order reacted positively to the application of a pair of blinkers and should go well in the three-mile novices chase.
(Tracked leaders, jumped right at times, led 12th, joined when fell last opened 22/1 touched 20/1 )
Rajnagan was also proficient as he popped over three baby obstacles. He should go well on his debut over fences in the two-mile handicap chase on the card. 7/2
DEFINITELY GLAD looked in good form stretching out ahead of the bumper at Worcester while GUEST OF HONOUR looked in good heart as he went up the strip with ROUBILIAC.
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Gallops reports from the Sporting Life Tuesday 3rd July 2012
Michael Bell worked a bunch of his horses on the grass gallops and one horse that shone was BORN TO SURPRISE.
The colt has been given a high-profile campaign since stylishly breaking his maiden at Doncaster in the spring.
He finished eighth behind Trumpet Major in the Craven Stakes, and then ran a blinder to finish one place closer behind Fast Or Free in the Britannia at Royal Ascot.
That is the most competitive three-year-old handicap of the season, and the way Born To Surprise shook off the attentions of Star Surprise suggests he's all set for a big run when returning to Doncaster on Friday.
OPERATION TRACER hasn't shown much so far, but this is a horse capable of improvement judging from the level of his work and he looked in rattling good form as he came up with previous winner FORTIETH AND FIFTH. A gelded son of Rock Of Gibraltar, Operation Tracer will be in action next at Yarmouth on Tuesday.
ONE KOOL DUDE is a name to conjure with and this Iceman three-year-old shouldn't be long in breaking his long-standing maiden tag.
Another booked for Yarmouth duty, he moved particularly well with a well-regarded two-year-old.
Make a note of the unraced Sleeping Indian colt CARLARAJAH, this fellow is showing plenty of ability and will go well wherever he surfaces.
SOVEREIGN DEBT breezed nicely, while BITE OF THE CHERRY should give a prominent showing at Epsom on Thursday after catching the eye in a spin with DESERT RED.
MARGOT DID failed to improve for headgear at Royal Ascot, but has looked well in herself since resuming light work.
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Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:19 pm Post subject:
Catching Pigeons: Society can Rock
James 'Bones' Fanshawe has gone to great lengths to try and iron out that kinky side in his five-year-old since, giving him extensive practice in the stalls designed to help him relax.
If the training programme works then expect Society Rock to go very close in the Darley July Cup. There appears to be a bit of a myth that the horse can only run well at Ascot, but that's not really backed up by the formbook and of much greater importance is soft ground which he loves. Let it rain, let it rain.
Paul Hanagan looked a relieved man (but not as relieved as Sheikh Hamdan's advisors who recommended him for the gig) when riding a first Group-race winner in his new blue and white colours on the first day of the July meeting and another nice victory could be on the cards if The Taj is allowed to take his chance in the Rossdales EBF Conditions Stakes.
Strongly advised on this page for both of his starts, our Hannon mole continues to insist that The Taj is a seriously good two-year-old and he didn't fare too badly in the Coventry Stakes last time given that he was always doing too much in the early stages of the race.
Let's hope he settles better here and shows his true colours, because he could be decent.
Although Maxentius isn't the name being touted a few months ago as 'the best two-year-old' by the better talkers in Peter Chapple-Hyam's stable, the trainer is adamant this colt could be very smart. He runs in the Superlative Stakes where William Buick keeps the ride and the stable are absolutely flying at present.
Whether Roger Charlton will run Bated Breath in the July Cup remains to be seen. The trainer is reportedly keen to give it a whirl but the owner may need some persuasion.
But Charlton will have no worries about the ground for Definightly, who looks a big player in the Chrisbeekracing.com Stakes at Newbury.
By all accounts he endured a bit of a nightmare trip across to Ireland when winning at the Curragh 14 days ago, but Charlton is satisfied that the journey has left no ill-effects and this tough old boy is just the type to shrug it all off and win again.
Firebeam, mentioned favourably here before, looked particularly well in a recent solo on the Limekilns before they closed the gallop and could be worth keeping onside with a saver in the same race.
Henry Candy has hit a bit of form in the last few days and Jocasta Dawn and Herbalist are both fancied for the yard at Salisbury.
Lyric Street is the type to outperform his odds in the John Smith's Silver Cup at York, especially if the ground remains decent in the north. He was pulled out at Newcastle recently when the going was considered too slow, but keeps working like a decent horse at home.
The 53rd John Smith's Cup could well revolve around whether Mijhaar can settle better in the early stages. Given the way he raced so freely at Ascot last time, it was little short of a miracle he managed to hold on for the each-way money. Getting the anchor down on this big brute could be one of Neil Callan's biggest challenges, but he's a classy prospect and the fitting of a hood could help.
Repeated from sportinglife.com.
On a related note, does anyone in here actually go and watch gallops? On Monday at Windsor I was told by someone who had spent the time watching them that a horse had "7 lengths on the field, on the gallops" prior to a race there... the horse in question did not live up to his billing, but I suspect there were other reasons for that...
Anyone? _________________ "The problem with the future is that there are more things that could happen than will happen" - Plato (liberally paraphrased)
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