Monday 21st October, 2019
A fantastic win for Master Vintage for The Adlestrop Club at Market Rasen on Saturday. Given a finely judged front running ride by Danny Hiskett, he jumped and travelled very well throughout and enjoyed the drop in grade.
Special mention to Hannah Gregory, my assistant – who rides the horse every day which is not an enviable task at times. Everyone has been very patient with him and let’s hope we can find another suitable race for him soon. (Thank you Andy Ryland for the above photo).
If you’d like to watch the race, it can be viewed HERE.
Madame Ritz has been declared at Kempton on Wednesday in the 8.10pm and will be ridden by Kieran Shoemark. Kieran was keen to ride her on this track following her last run and we look forward to seeing how she gets on on this more galloping track.
She has been a bit ring rusty on her last two runs after being off the track with a split pastern and hopefully she is coming back to form at a time of year that suits her.
I was not at Market Rasen but took up Bob and Pauline Scott’s kind invitation to join them for Champions Day at Ascot. Despite the ground, it was an exciting days racing. Kew Gardens and Stradivarius’s battle was an epic one and fair play to the runner up considering his dislike of the ground. Magical is a very appropriately named filly and appears to take everything that is thrown at her. A wonderful advertisement for her connections.
So sad to see the Wicklow Brave’s fatal fall in America on Saturday night. A complete all-rounder, he was an equine decathlete and his passing will be hard to take for all in the Mullins camp.
Today’s profiles for your Five to Follow entries are:
Muthabir has been a real star for the yard over the last few seasons having won a bumper and five hurdle races. He has mostly been too consistent for his own good and the handicapper rarely gives him a chance. However given three miles and some goodish ground, he always gives his best and hopefully he will once again get his head in front this season.
Organdi was purchased as two-year-old in France on an Adlestrop Club trip. She was always a very attractive, athletic filly but took a fair time to mature. Preferring a sound surface she has won three hurdles for us and was an impressive winner on her last run at Ludlow. She is now up to a mark of 129 therefore things will not be easy for her. However a step up in trip may bring about more improvement and hopefully there is a nice prize in her over hurdles before going chasing next season.
Over Stated won a point to point in Ireland and ran over hurdles twice for us before suffering from a pelvic injury. He was due to return to the course in the spring but was off with a niggly problem which hopefully has now sorted itself out. He has done nothing but grow during his rest period and is a fine chasing type. He will probably have one run over hurdles before going novice handicap chasing and let us hope he can make up for lost time. It looks as though two and a half miles plus on not too soft ground would suit him.