04 Sep Dancer’s Diary – Week 52
Once again, I have been a little behind on keeping my thoughts updated, and for this I can only offer my sincere apologies, but those Sales catalogues have been flying in and by do they require some going through!
Funky (Funkadelic) (left) has been getting very cross with me, as I haven’t even got round to congratulating him on his first ever victory yet! (Though some might argue, quietly, that it is probably his able partner Fran Berry who deserved most of said congratulations!) Running over 5 at Wovlverhampton, Funky was keen to get on with things, and rounding the home bend it only looked a question of how far… however, the little lad likes to keep things interesting, and on seeing the home straight went left – right – left again! However, Fran kept him straight and we were delighted to cheer this cheeky two year old home to a nose victory!
We have had the usual fun mix of 2nds and 3rds to add to the record – frustrating, but better than last! – with George (Epeius) looking desperately unlucky at Newcastle when badly missing the break, to be narrowly beaten in 3rd on the same night Loopy (Rey Loopy) came back to form with a good 2nd behind a well handicapped horse. Betty (Elysee Star) ran a fine race on her third start to finish 3rd, having looked the winner before going terribly babyish in front, and there should be plenty more to come from her. Camanche Grey (right) has surprised everyone by putting in yet another good run this year when finishing 2nd at Hamilton, and it is good to see him gaining some consistency in his old age! Percy (Orancing Oscar) followed up his Wolves win with a good 3rd on the the turf at Musselburgh, crying out for a step up in trip.
Away from the racecourse, Ben has been hectic busy at Doncaster Yearling Sales, where the horses were reportedly an extremely nice bunch this year, as the record breaking prices suggested. Certainly, the three he bought home are, as a group, the best looking colts we’ve had on the yard, with loads of size and scope.
The hammer went down first for an absolute stormer of a Es Que Love colt (left), a first season sire who was as tough as they come on the racecourse. This lad looks strong as an ox, and is beautifully bred, out of a 2 year old winner and the half brother three two year old winners including the Listed winner Simmie. He has a bottom that looks like it should fire up like a ferrari!
Next up was a cracking son of Battle Of Marengo, (Right) another first season sire who was an excellent racehorse and stands a good chance at stud being the son of the incomparable Galileo. He is the first foal out of a 91 rated mare, and has a cracking outlook on life.
Finally we gathered one up from the Silver Sale in the shape of a Lilbourne Lad colt (left), a sire who has made a decent start with his first couple of crops. His dam has got loads of stamina on her side, but he looks sharp enough with scope to progress. To be honest, he is an absolute stunner.
All three have had saddles and bridles on, show exceptional temperaments and, most excitingly, have shares available! Please contact Ben on 07764411660 for more details, I will also be putting more information on the website soon!