A busy few months have passed and we apologies for lack of updates.
17th June saw Roger have his first 2yr old runner of the season at Bath Diamond Express was purchased by Roger at the Ascot Breeze ups in April a filly by Fast Company although not over big had something about her that he liked.
Connie as she is known was pleasing at home and Mitch Godwin had been in to have a sit on her on a few occasions and liked her, Connie ran a little green but everyone was pleased with her first run and Mitch was confident she would improve for the experience.
Connie then headed to Epsom on 13th July Mitch was band so Aaron Johns was booked unfortunately he got stuck in traffic so Finley Marsh stepped in at the last minute, Connie was all at sea on the undulations of Epsom but within the last furlong flew to finish a fast finishing 2nd to the delight of all concerned.
Connie has a few entries over the next week so the races will be monitored and fingers crossed she will run a big race.
High Acclaim headed to Newmarket at the end of June and ran a solid race to finish 3rd, he then headed to Windsor a week later he dropped back to 6f and ran well enough to finish 4th but found the trip too short, he has had a mid season break and is now back in full exercise.
Kyllachys Tale had her 2nd run of the season at Newbury on 29th June she duly won making all and battled well when challenged she then headed to Sandown on 27th July and battled gamely to go down by a short head after being badly hampered within the last half furlong.
Tip Two Win was the yards second 2yr old runner at Windsor on 17th July he had really been pleasing at home and all were hopeful of a big run he was a little slow away but David Probert didn’t panic and let him find his feet he encountered a few traffic problems but when the gap came he flew to win by 3.5 lengths very impressively he holds an entry back at Windsor tomorrow but his participation is very much ground dependant.
Howaboutnever had had his fair share of problems since winning on his first start for the yard a year and a half ago but he was gradually improving over his last 3 runs he headed to Worcester over a trip that was a little short of his best and being hard ridden going down the back straight things weren’t looking promising but Harry Teal on board wasn’t for giving up he was still a good 6 lengths off the leaders jumping the last but all of a sudden he took off and got up to win it made all the yards efforts at getting him right well worth it Roger and Sue own him with Barry Kitcherside Harry rode him and he was led up by Harry’s girlfriend Georgie so it was a great result, he holds an entry on Friday at Bangor.
Lucky Louie had had a short break after a few hard races and ran a cracker to fnish 2nd at Newbury on 27th July he was beaten by a very well handicapped horse and will come on for the run.
Berkeley Vale ran in an Amateur race on Saturday at Salisbury at the 3f pole he looked like being tailed off but stayed on to finish 4th he does have his own mind about the game and wouldn’t be the easiest of rides, there is a possibility he may go hurdling.
Master Billie has taken to jumping very well and seems to be thoroughly enjoying it all being well he may have his first start over hurdles at the end of August