Dave Youngman says HQ is buzzing with brilliant new talent
HERE we go with another Flat racing season and the Classic campaign here at Newmarket with both the 2,000 and 1,000 Guineas on the Rowley Mile course this month. What a season we are in for with so many as yet unraced horses to unleash from our HQ yards.
All my Racing Club Members love me giving them horses that have never raced before as that shows them how well informed I am. You can only be as good as I am by putting the hours in out on the gallops, guessing never was any good.
HERE at Newmarket we welcome new handlers to the training ranks for the first time and all three look certain to do very well over the course of this new season. Darryll Holland has made a flying start winning with LILKIAN at Kempton with his first ever runner as a trainer. Darryll is joined in his training venture by former champion jockey Kieren Fallon, and what a right hand man to have.
Cieren Fallon junior will be stable jockey and will ride the stable’s runners whenever possible. He has to meet his obligations to Qatar Racing too as their second jockey. Adi McCarthy will be the main work rider and both Kieren and Darryll will be riding work. This venture looks certain to succeed and produce good results for the Harraton Court yard.
I hope you like this photo of the main yard showing an unraced twoyear-old. The Clock Tower, like the rest of the place, has been lovingly restored by Darryll since he purchased it off Hughie Collingridge in 2007.
HARRY Eustace is another young trainer starting out after taking over from his father, James, at Park Lodge stables on Park Lane. Harry will do well having learned so much in his previous position as assistant to William
Haggas at Somerville Lodge. He will have some nice horses sent him from owner Jeff Smith and all the other loyal owners who supported his father.
YOUNG Alice Haynes starts with a small string in rented stables at Cadland Cottage. Trainer John Ryan is letting her the place and she is very enthusiastic and hard working. This will give her every chance to succeed and being a very nice young lady I think she will establish herself this season with a few winners.
SOME of our horses are seriously well handicapped and trainers look set to exploit their favourable marks. TOM COLLINS, formerly trained by David Elsworth, has been bought by Sam Haggas and is now in training with his father William at Somerville Lodge. This horse has been gelded and, off a mark of 85, looks sure to be in the winner’s enclosure at some point this season.
AL TARMAAH, trained by William Haggas, is a four-year-old gelding by Muhaarar, owned by Shadwell Estate Company and with a rating of just 65 will not take much placing to win a nice race or two.
ROGER Varian rates SHANDOZ better than a 96 horse and the son of Golden Horn will be placed to advantage with ease by the master of Carlburg. This four-year-old could be well aimed at the Ebor this season.
JOHN Gosden has in SUNRAY MAJOR a colt better than his current mark of 92. This son of Dubawi is out of Zenda and is owned by Juddmonte Farms. You can fully expect to see this horse make the winner’s enclosure this season on more than one occasion. Also, in the Gosden string as yet unraced filly INSPIRAL is really impressing me in her work on the gallops. She is by Frankel out of the
Selkirk mare Starscope. Cheveley Park Stud have a lovely prospect in this filly to look forward to this season.
THE first progeny of ULYSSES are now in training and we have some very nice types in our yards. He was one of my favourite horses when in training with the Stoute yard and how well Sir Michael handled him for the Niarchos family. He is now at Stud at the Cheveley Park Stud and I hope you all like this photo of me with him.
THESE are his offspring now in training as unraced two-year-olds: Sir Mark Prescott has a trio by this stallion. ANATOMIC, a lovely grey colt out of Diagnostic, has just started to work upsides and is taking his early education well. BUTTRESS is a lovely filly out of the mare Vaulted owned by Cheveley Park Stud who is moving in very pleasing fashion for the Heath House trainer. VICTORY CLAP is a well grown bay filly out of the Invincible Spirit mare Hooray, I have been very taken by her work out on Warren Hill in the mornings and Sir Mark will have no trouble winning races with her.
WILLIAM Haggas has some lovely juveniles by this sire and the stand out one at present is ENSHINE, a sweet moving bay filly out of Sacre Caroline. Everything I have seen of her has impressed me; she has a very light action and will certainly want good fastish ground. HOLOCENE is a lovely Chestnut filly out of the Pivotal mare Heaven Sent. She will need time but her work already is showing her to be a filly of ability. KING OF ICE is a very nice Chestnut Colt out of the Selkirk mare Queen Of Ice. He is very well grown and with very strong quarters and an excellent smooth action in his faster paces.
JOHN Gosden has some impressive types by this sire including EXPOUND a beautiful colt out of the Shamardal mare Entity, this Chestnut Colt is working in fine style already in the Clarehaven string and look very promising indeed. HOMERIC is another colt showing he has a lot of talent and this chestnut will surely see the winner’s enclosure. IMPLORE is a stylish colt out of the Dutch Art mare Plead. He is very forward and a lengthy scopey type.
SIR Michael Stoute who trained the sire has a few nice types by him,
INFINITIVE, KIRILENKO, ROCK SIREN and TABLES TURNED are all lovely fillies in the Freemason Lodge yard by the sire. PROFESSION is a stand out colt by this sire that is already in nice work and impressing me a lot, out of the Danehill mare Echeon this colt look set for much success in the coming seasons.
ROGER Varian is very happy with his juveniles by Ulysses. GASTRONOMY,HEXAMETER, JULIA AUGUSTA and PERIPATETIC are all good representatives of this stallion.
UP at Pegasus Stables, James Fanshawe has two very nice types in VESTMENT – a bay filly out of Postulent – and WANDERING ROCKS, a Chestnut colt out of the mare West Of The Moon. The latter is a late maturing type that James will take his time with but make no mistake it will do very well as a three-year- old.
IT is always lovely for me to see these young unraced horses come onto the gallops at Newmarket and it is a pleasure and privilege to watch their progress. I will be keeping you informed of their continued progress. firstname.lastname@example.org