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A preference for Bath

Show Stealer won again at Bath yesterday just two weeks after her last win there so Rae is now thinking of returning next week if she says she is ready. 

It was a small field in this Class 4 Fillies' Handicap but, according to officials, Show Stealer put in a faster time than the winner of the following Class 3 race.  Silvestre De Sousa has definitely got the measure of this filly and she responded well when asked to quicken showing what she can do if she puts her mind to it.

We are delighted her owner Colin Joseph was there to see the win this time and congratulations to the team back at Rae's yard; that's three wins and place from the last 7 runs!

3rd win for Kachumba

Kachumba put in another nice performance at Brighton yesterday winning the Fillies' Handicap Stakes over 7 furlongs. This is a racecourse she seems to favour having won and come third here before and David Probert set her up nicely to challenge the leaders in the final furlong. Well done to Shaun who looks after her and congratulations to The Storm Again Syndicate. She has done you proud and now goes through the sales ring tonight at Tattersalls. Hopefully this most recent success will ensure she does well there too!

Another win for Show Stealer

Show Stealer enjoyed the firm ground yesterday at Bath and showed a little bit of the old sparkle winning the Class 4 Andersons 'Confined' Handicap Stakes for owner Mr Colin Joseph. She ran very keenly at the start but a customary no-nonsense, strong ride from Silvestre De Sousa ensured she got tucked in until the final furlong when she took the lead and ran on strongly. 

 

 

Get the BBQ out!

We celebrated the ROA's Racing Staff Week yesterday with a BBQ for our well deserving team . Many of our Owner's came along to show there appreciation and join in with the 'fun and games' laid on for the event along with colleagues, suppliers and good friends; nearly 100 people in all.

The exceptional weather ensured we could enjoy all the refreshments and activities well into the night. It was also Rachel's 50th Birthday so another good excuse to celebrate!

Dame Nellie gets off the mark

It was great to see Dame Nellie's success on Saturday in the 6:40 at Lingfield, not least to reward our long-standing owner Kirsten Rausing's patience, and also Rae and the Team's hard work overcoming the filly's idiosyncrasies; something Rae is renowned for. Congratulations also go Lauren Hall, Dame Nellie's groom, who rides her out everyday and has developed a special relationship with this complex character. She was very proud and a bit emotional.

Despite another poor start, Dame Nellie did everything else right. Considering the painfully slow pace of the race and getting blocked in, Nellie quickened nicely when she found the gap to win by half a length.