Frankel colt is win­ner in Dubai

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

I SAW in the New Year at a party at the Bed­ford Lodge along with many of the town’s rac­ing train­ers toast­ing what hope­fully will be a great year ahead for our HQ yards. De­spite the late night every­one was up and about the next morn­ing at­tend­ing to their du­ties at the sta­bles.

THE Dubai Car­ni­val meet­ing at Mey­dan started well on Thurs­day with Saeed bin Suroor land­ing a brace of win­ners in­clud­ing DREAM CAS­TLE, the son of Frankel who has im­proved a lot since be­ing gelded.

Char­lie Ap­pleby should soon be among the win­ners there as he has a very strong team. Si­mon Cr­is­ford should also have a nice Car­ni­val as he has taken some nice sorts to Dubai.

FORMER New­mar­ket trainer Robyn Bris­land told me he has com­pleted his move to Ne­wark in Not­ting­hamshire.

He is now train­ing at Mill Top Eques­trian Cen­tre at Danes thorpe just a few miles from Ne­wark, where Mick Ap­pleby used to train.

Robyn had a nice win­ner re­cently when KATIE GALE won un­der young rider Gina An­drews. He has ex­panded now and has 50 horses un­der his care.

BOTH John Gos­den and Wil­liam Hag­gas have a num­ber of horses in full train­ing, in­clud­ing sev­eral as yet un­raced types. Wil­liam is hop­ing to give un­raced colt SPARKLE IN YOUR EYE his first race soon, this is a nice Chest­nut son of Sea The Stars owned by An­thony Op­pen­heimer. This colt is work­ing like a use­ful kind and will do well for the Somerville Lodge yard in the new Flat sea­son.

I was sad to hear of the death this week of former trainer Bill Elsey at the age of 97. He bought his horses to race here at New­mar­ket from his sta­bles at Mal­ton in York­shire, al­ways very mod­est and never one to shout the odds he was a per­fect gen­tle­man.

His two Clas­sic win­ners PIA and PELEID are very mem­o­rable, the former rid­den by Ed­die Hide and the later by Frankie Durr. His horses were al­ways like him­self el­e­gant and well turned out.

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