24th May - Huntingdon

01-June-2018
01-June-2018 6:24
in General
by Admin

Three runners tonight at Warwick.

5.05pm Mr Dorrell Sage runs in a novice hurdle over 2m.
Dorrell Sage may have only just got up on the line at Fontwell but there was a lot to like about the performance.
It was his first run over hurdles yet he was very slick and quick over the obstacles, he traveled nicely and most importantly after his recent wind op, he really finished his race well.
We hoped he could run like that after his encouraging first run for us in a bumper at Kempton, he looked as if he had to be involved before coming to a complete stop a furlong from home, it seemed obvious to us that his wind had stopped him but you never know until you run them again after correcting it.

Sage has come out of that race full of confidence, he is a horse that can worry about things but he’s in a good place right now.
He’s carrying a penalty and there are thundery showers forecast, I wouldn’t want it to get too soft for him or in fact for any of my other runners tonight.

7.15pm It’s A Sting runs in a handicap chase over 2m 4f.
Sting looked a horse with a bright future as a youngster, he won a bumper and was placed in some decent novice hurdles before embarking on a chasing career.
He then had a period in the doldrums, initially he just wasn’t right and then he had niggly issues which kept him off a racecourse for over eighteen months.

Stings first run back at Bangor was full of promise and afterwards if it wasn’t for bad luck he’d have had no luck, he completely lost his confidence and ended up having a wind operation after falling at the last flight of hurdles at Sandown.

His return run (after the op) at Huntingdon wasn’t exactly inspiring but he may never recover his confidence after all the things that have happened to him, he’s the best jumper you will ever see so you can only imagine how shell shocked he was to end up on the floor so many times through no fault of his own.

Sting may not want to be a racehorse any more, even though he’s been very happy in his work and schooling at home, so we’ve dropped him into a low class of race where he should be more superior to try and rekindle his enthusiasm for racing.

One thing is for sure if his heart is no longer in racing there would be no end of other things he could do, he’s a stunning looking horse with extravagant paces and he’s a honey to do anything with.

They will be ridden by Conor Shoemark.

7.50pm Royalraise runs in a hunters chase over 3m 1f.
Royalraise won at Towcester last time out under a powerful ride from Gina Andrews, she literally forced his head up on the line to win by a nose.
Unfortunately she can’t ride him tonight but we have a very experienced amateur in James King taking over.

Royalraise is a bit of a plonker in a race, he has plenty of ability but he doesn’t always put his best foot forward.
He is a brilliant jumper yet he will jump nine out of ten fences well then he’ll balloon one or not bother with another, he’s inconsistent for no apparent reason.

You can’t help but love him though and he’s a big softie at home, he’s easy to deal with and to ride ....he’s a gent.