Dave Young­man with the lat­est news from HQ

Dave Young­man calls in on an old friend

Racing Ahead - - CONTENTS -

This is a won­der­ful time at New­mar­ket and I en­joy go­ing around all the studs to see the var­i­ous stal­lions. They are rest­ing now that the cov­er­ing sea­son is fi­nally over. I went to see FRANKEL re­cently and as you see from the photo of me with him, he is in won­der­ful con­di­tion. He has a lot of as-yet un­raced prog­eny to come on to the race­course over the next few months, many that hope­fully will per­form well.

John Gos­den has put a lot of his twoyear-olds into faster work now and they look very nice types. Two worth a men­tion are Frankel off­spring, CASANOVER, a lovely bay colt out of Karen’s Caper. Owned by Godol­phin, this un­raced ju­ve­nile is step­ping out very well here on the HQ gal­lops cur­rently. NEW KING, also a son of Frankel, has taken my eye with some ex­tra smart work now he has been stepped up into faster paces. He is owned by Qatar Rac­ing and is a lovely look­ing colt.

I plan a trip to the Alain De Royer Dupre stable at Chan­tilly in France soon and am look­ing for­ward to see­ing the Frankel filly ZARKAMIYA there. She is out of su­per mare Zarkava and is owned by the Aga Khan. Her per­for­mance in win­ning at Longchamp re­cently was very im­pres­sive and hope­fully she will come to race at Royal Ascot next sea­son. I wish I could get to Chan­tilly more of­ten as it is so nice there.

Trainer Johnny But­ler made a cou­ple of pur­chases at the re­cent July sales when buy­ing FAIR POWER out of the Sylvester Kirk stable and BRIGAND from the Wil­liam Hag­gas yard. I am sure both horses will be placed to win when this shrewd han­dler has the money down on them. Johnny was as­sis­tant to Bar­ney Cur­ley so knows the time of day about land­ing nice gam­bles. These two horses look cer­tain to find their way into the win­ner’s en­clo­sure when the time is right. I al­ways en­joy vis­it­ing Johnny at his Charn­wood yard on Hamil­ton Road here in New­mar­ket.

Amy Mur­phy has KALASH­NIKOV back in train­ing af­ter his sum­mer hol­i­day and he will soon be school­ing over the ob­sta­cles to go novice chas­ing this sea­son. Amy has moved into her re­cently pur­chased South­gate sta­bles on the Hamil­ton Road and is seek­ing to find a new name for the es­tab­lish­ment. A fine team has moved with her. Sea­mus O’Fla­herty is the trav­el­ling head lad and a very good mem­ber of the team hav­ing pre­vi­ously been with Jim Bol­ger and Luca Cu­mani. Ed­die Si­b­ley is back in rac­ing at this stable, he left rac­ing to join the Lon­don Fire Brigade but found the lure of rac­ing too much and re­turned to it.

Wil­liam Hag­gas is busy pre­par­ing his horses for the big York meet­ing at the mo­ment as this is his favourite meet­ing. MAG­NETIC CHARM, owned by the Queen, is an un­raced filly in this stable I like. Her re­cent work has im­pressed me and she looks a filly full of prom­ise and should be a real nice type for next sea­son with a win­ter on her back.

Dave with Frankel

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