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A winning partnership

Silvestre de Sousa made it 3 out of 3 and cemented his partnership with Salt Whistle Bay at Nottingham yesterday in the Class 4 1m+ Handicap.

Having manoeuvred the colt into an early lead on the rail the horse defended his position well, digging deep to fend off the runner-up in a really good battle to the finish. Congratulations to Mr & Mrs John Worboys who jointly own this improving colt with Rae.

 

Yearling sales

The Tattersall Yearling Sales are nearly upon us and Rae will have his beady eye open for a good deal. As usual, he will be focusing on the fillies although we have had good results with the boys this year.

If you have any thoughts on a particular yearling you want to buy or would like Rae’s help picking something to put in training with us please give him a call on 07711 301095 or 01638 661508.

It’s worth remembering that Serious Attitude was bought for 7,500gns by Rae from Tattersalls Yearling Book 3 in 2007 and went on to win 5 times including two Group 1races, earning nearly £400,00 prize money before selling for $1.85 million at the Fasig-Tipton November sale in 2010.

We will also be looking at setting up another three-horse syndicate at a very affordable entry level. If you are interested in a share or part share, now is the time to let Rae know. We are also looking at single horse partnerships if that holds more appeal. Rae looks forward to your call.

Tattersalls 2017 October Yearling Sales:

Book 1 - 3rd - 5th October

Book 2 - 9th - 11th October

Book 3 - 12th - 14th October

A light at the end of the tunnel

A frustrating few weeks for the yard as rain has definitely hampered play!  Last week we had 17 entries and not a single runner due to soft going. This week however gained momentum with a few placed horses ahead of a very nice win at Newcastle last night in the Intergas Maiden Stakes. Our little ray of sunshine LADY OF THE LAMP did it nicely, tracking the leader from the start and putting it to bed in the last furlong. Home bred by owners Mrs Sonia Rogers and Mr Anthony Rogers at their Stud in Ireland she is by Invincible Spirit out of Lady Angola. This filly has always been a beautiful mover and has now shown her promise. Congratulations to Sonia and Anthony. We hope she is the first of a few more to be sent to us from these lovely owner breeders.

A gladiatorial effort

Roman Spinner got her first win yesterday evening on the all weather at Kempton in the Nursery Handicap Stakes over 6 furlongs which is part of the Jockey Club Grassroots Nursery Qualifier). She jumped very promptly and Luke Morris quickly got her in an ideal position behind the leader where she remained settled before being shaken up around the 2 furlong mark. She responded well and hit the front a furlong out and ran on well winning easily but a length and a half. 

This filly is one Rae spotted along with two others at the yearling sales last year to form a new syndicate call Reprobates Too. He has a great eye for a bargain with talent and, while Roman Spinner might not be quite as good as the unbeaten two year old Serious Attitude Rae also spotted as a yearling, he can find a good prospect at an affordable price to give an owner a lot fun. 

A Definite Winner

DEFINING MOMENT made a very convincing job of winning her race yesterday. Jockey Martin Harley kept her nicely tucked away for much of the race at the back of the pack which went at a smart pace from the start. She then seemed to just glide effortlessly past the field on the bridle to take the race by 2 lengths. It was all very professional and she seems to have found her confidence.

Unfortunately, owner Mr Derek Willis couldn't be there to enjoy the moment so Rae collected the prize on his behalf. Charlotte Clayton and Lauren Hall did a super job getting her looking her best.