01/03/2017

A QUIET TIME OF YEAR

Well we're now into March and it is a quiet time of year. The only flat racing is on the all weather in the UK and it is always hard to establish whether the races in this period are really worth looking at.
However, even so, I managed to pick out two fillies for Team Valor which I think will buck the trend and be very promising additions to their roster.
Firstly I flew to Pisa in Italy to inspect a 3yo filly called Rose Velvet, a daughter of Poet's Voice who had won her maiden impressively. A nice looking filly with scope. Then a few weeks later I noticed a daughter of Candy Ride called Driver's Girl who won by 9 lengths on the polytrack, and although she probably did not beat much, she could not have done it easier and she looks like she will make up into a very decent sort.

Meanwhile in California, the fillies I bought for Deron Pearson in December are all coming along nicely with Allowances and SPy Ring putting in some very eye-catching workouts. It should not be long before they get entered for some races. A couple of weeks or so I would have thought.

In the UK/Ireland, I just moved two yearlings by Dansili and Nathaniel from Ireland to Jamie Lloyd's Far Westfield Farm, with a view to possibly getting them ready for the sales in October. Deron's two mares at Coolmore are about ready to foal and will be covered by Gleneagles and Zoffany.   MIA TESORO is back in training with Charlie Fellowes where she will be joined next week by a nice filly by Mastercraftsman.

I can't wait for the turf flat season to get started and also am looking forward to the Breeze Up sales catalogues coming out soon