Lots of visitors this weekend

It was great to welcome The Adlestrop Club and the Beautiful People syndicate to the gallops on Saturday.  Following a fine bacon roll, they joined us on the gallops to see Master Vintage and Organdi go through their paces.

Master Vintage is the Adlestrop Club’s horse for this season and hopefully he will provide a lot of fun and entertainment for them.

Organdi is one of two horses in the Beautiful People partnership with Beautiful People being the other.  Organdi is an unraced five-year-old and is an athletic type who did some nice work in the spring.  She has taken time to strengthen but has a nice pedigree and should be running in a bumper before Christmas.

Very sad to hear of the death of Ken Dooley at Kempton on Saturday night following a tragic accident in the racecourse stables.  Fortunately such incidents are rare but it emphasises what a dangerous occupation being a groom can be.  I am sure everyone in racing will do what they can to help Ken’s family and friends at this sad time.

Today’s horses for the Five to Follow Competition are:


‘Mrs Barnes showed promise on her debut finishing second in an Irish point to point.  She was purchased at the Cheltenham Sales in the spring and is an attractive, athletic mare with the size and scope to jump fences.  By a promising sire in Ask, she will start off in bumpers before going hurdling and works nicely at home.  We look forward to her giving her owners Bob and Pauline Scott some excitement this winter and she looks a mare of real potential.


Mo has been a star for the yard having won four times and been placed on many occasions.  Having won a bumper and a novice hurdle, he won two handicaps last season and ideally wants good ground and three miles.  He has been a victim of his consistency as the handicapper is very steady to drop him, however getting his conditions this season, I am sure he will once again get his head in front for The Adlestrop Experience syndicate.

ORGANDI (pictured nearside)

As mentioned above, Organdi is a five-year-old French bred mare who has taken time to mature.  A good moving type, she will start off in bumpers and she has schooled well in the past.  We look forward to Organdi rewarding her owners for their patience and this daughter of Early March certainly has the scope to jump hurdles and fences in the future.