Kalash hated Kemp­ton track

The Racing Paper - - Feature - Dave Young­man, with his weekly re­port from New­mar­ket

EX­CITE­MENT is build­ing at all the studs around New­mar­ket as both the new cov­er­ing sea­son and the foal­ing sea­son ap­proaches.

The first foals are due early in the new year and the stal­lions start their cov­er­ing sea­son in Fe­bru­ary. I’m look­ing for­ward to see­ing the first foals sired by ULYSSES at the Cheve­ley Park Stud, he was such a lucky horse for me.

SIR Michael Stoute went to see EX­PERT EYE over Christ­mas at Banstead Manor Stud. He told me the horse has set­tled in well there and has been well re­ceived by the breed­ers and has a nice book of mares to cover.

Sir Michael will soon be off on his win­ter hol­i­day to Bar­ba­dos, he is never in New­mar­ket in Jan­uary. He will re­turn to HQ when the horses start back in train­ing in Fe­bru­ary. James Hob­son will take charge while he is away.

I HAD a nice trip to Kemp­ton on Thurs­day to watch KALASH­NIKOV, who, de­spite mak­ing two bad jump­ing mis­takes, ran well.

His jockey re­ported the horse hated both go­ing right handed and the track, it all hap­pened too quickly for him.

Trainer Amy Mur­phy plans an­other race or two for the son of Kalanisi be­fore Chel­tenham in March, where he will be en­tered for the Arkle and the JLT novice chases. He is far bet­ter suited to a gal­lop­ing track like Chel­tenham than he was at Kemp­ton this week.

HQ trainer Si­mon Cr­is­ford is plan­ning to set up a satel­lite op­er­a­tion in Dubai next month for the win­ter with around 14 horses. Si­mon spent many years in the UAE at Al Quoz sta­bles in his for­mer job as rac­ing man­ager with Godol­phin.

He will be based at Mil­len­nium Sta­bles where he is go­ing to rent boxes from the Dubai Rac­ing Club. Paul Hol­ley will be in charge on a daily ba­sis and Si­mon and his son Ed­ward will com­mute there reg­u­larly.

The first horses left Stansted on Thurs­day in­clud­ing Cen­tury Dream and African Ride.

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