Heritage Handicap

05/05/2006

We have quite an important weekend ahead of us with Bayeux running in the StanJamesUK.com Heritage Handicap on Saturday at Newmarket. Jamie Spencer rides him and he is drawn 12, which puts us in the middle of the field. I will leave it to Jamie to decide what way he wants to ride him. He's quite a straightforward horse and we are hopeful of a good run.

Prime Number runs tomorrow too. I was relatively pleased with the way he ran in the Spring Cup. He stayed on very well from the back of the field so I am sure that the extra 2 furlongs will help bring out an even better performance.

We have an unraced filly called Nimra running on Sunday at Salisbury. She is a very well bred filly bought by John McCormack at the Fasig-Tipton Select Sales. She has been training quite nicely and the run will do her the world of good. The distance should not be a problem and I hope she runs well.

Last Saturday saw us re-introduce Oscillator. I was pleased with the way he performed and won. I am sure he will come on for the run. Wolverhampton would not be a track playing to his strengths but he picked up very nicely and put a bit of distance between himself and the second horse, then started running a bit green in the last furlong or so. He's come out of his race very well and has been given a mark of 77 and I will leave it a few more weeks before I decide on his next engagement.

We are beginning to increase the training programs on the 2 year olds. I am quite pleased with the way they are shaping up, in particularly a Traditionally colt, a King's Best colt and a Spinning World filly called World's Heroine – who is shaping up quite nicely too. It will probably be the end of May before they make their debut.

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