The great colt is proving a huge hit at stud, says David Youngman
David Youngman with the latest from headquarters
IT is wonderful seeing the Frankel progeny performing so well. ALJEZEERA, trained by Luca Cumani, was the latest to win on debut. This filly is out of Dynaforce and had been impressing us work watchers on the Limekilns. She still has a lot of furnishing and developing to do but will continue to progress and should be a very nice prospect for the Bedford House handler for next season.
Another Cumani-trained filly taking the eye is an unraced daughter of Nathaniel named GOD GIVEN owned by St Albans Bloodstock.She will be patiently handled but has shown us in her work that she is very talented.
Sir Michael Stoute has in the as-yet unraced MORI a lovely Frankel filly owned by Khalid Abdullah. She has been working nicely and Sir Michael says he will be looking to give her a first race in a Newbury maiden later in the autumn.
I hope you like the photo of me with her that was taken recently when I was at the Freemason Lodge yard. Goodwood winner ULYSSES was given a nice break after winning the Gordon Stakes at that meeting but is being eased back into work again and provided it stays firm he will have another run this year.Sir Michael is pleased with MIDTERM now he is working again after injury.
Work is continuing at a pace at Warren Place here in Newmarket. All that has been left standing now is the house and front yard, all the stables and buildings at the rear have been demolished. Henry Cecil wouldn't know the place now, his lovely garden has all been bulldozed and look like a bomb has dropped on it. The work is being carried out by Doyle Con- struction and hopefully will look good on completion in time for the new trainer to move in with the new horses and staff.
Perhaps Godolphin will do well out of Warren Place but it is hard seeing Henry's lovely garden destroyed as it has been, he absolutely adored his garden and took great pride in it.
Blue Point, runner up recently to the Al Shaqab Racing-owned Mehm as will be out next at Doncaster this month. Charlie Appleby tells me he wants to have the colt held up in behind so he can use his turn of foot.
They may put in a pacemaker to ensure a strong pace, this is a serious colt and he will run at the St Leger meeting in either the Champagne Stakes or the Flying Scotsman. Whatever he does this year is a bonus as he should strip a better horse for next season for the boys in blue.
David Lanigan and his wife Amy will be moving back to Newmarket in December to train out of Eve Lodge on the Hamilton Road having purchased the place from Lester Piggott recently. David is a fine han- dler and will be welcomed back to headquarters by his many friends. He has many loyal owners and his transition should be smooth.
Tom Clover, who has been assistant trainer to David and Jennie Simcock for the past six years, is to set up training on his own next season. Jackie Jarvis, daughter of the late trainer Michael Jarvis, will assist Tom. He says he will be training out of Wroughton House in the Old Station Road.
Trainer Jeremy Noseda is eager to get his good filly NEMORALIA into the winners enclosure soon while the ground is fast like she loves it. She is ridden in her work by Jeremy's wife Kerri and they have been cutting a right dash in their work on the Al Bahathri lately, the filly is in rude health at the moment.
Finally, the 17th and 18th September is our open weekend here at Newmarket. Many of the stables will be opening to the public along with other attractions. Do come if you possibly can you will be given a warm welcome and a visit to the headquarters of racing to remember.
Mori, a filly by Frankel with dave