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It's All Go From Now

Posted on: 16th Apr 2018

This week is when we really consider everything kicks off. It is possibly the busiest week of the year for us. There are the Breeze Up Sales to contend with as well as the Racing. Owners come out of winter hibernation after such a long, cold wet winter and head to see their horses in Newmarket. On top of that there is the task of training your horses as well. On Thursday evening we have our third Fred Archer Racing Dinner which is usually quite a lively affair and on Friday morning the partners come out to see their horses of which there are eleven. We would not want it any other way and it is good to see Newmarket being invaded with people again. BOMBYX may easily run at Newbury on Friday.

The likelihood is that we will only have one runner at Newmarket which is SLEEPING LION on Thursday. It will be his first time on a racecourse which will come as a bit of a shock to him. On Wednesday we will have MASTER ARCHER, MAINSAIL ATLANTIC and PTARMIGAN RIDGE at Kempton. We would love to see MASTER ARCHER win as he has been so unlucky and keeps coming up against one too good for him and has been second in his last five flat races. He looks so much stronger this year so we will hope for the best. PTARMIGAN RIDGE will hopefully get into his race but he needs a few to come out. He was due to run at Leicester last Friday where he would have loved the very wet conditions but it was cancelled so he is heading to the all weather instead. Our third horse is a nice horse that has come over from America called MAINSAIL ATLANTIC. He is unraced and we are looking forward to getting him on the course. BOMBYX may easily run at Newbury on Friday.

We were happy with our runners last week. EXCELLERATION ran a nice first race at Lingfield and will come on a lot for that and hopefully next time he will look better in his coat which has still not come yet. The pace was not really quick enough for SCOONES and when he hit the front a couple of furlongs out they were just queuing up behind him and he did not quite have the turn of foot needed to keep his position and he finished fourth. REGICIDE also ran a sound race coming from behind and doing all his best work in the final furlong. James is talking about stepping him up in trip and even going two miles with him now he settles so well.

THE TIN MAN had a horrible trip to Hong Kong where he suffered from Pneumonia. I am pleased to say that he seems to be back to his old self and after a quiet spell in the winter he is back travelling well up Warren Hill. He is due to start faster work sometime this week. We hope to have him ready for the middle part of May and his likely start is The Leisure Stakes at Windsor. He is six now but has only had sixteen races so hopefully he still has plenty of ability. He has been a wonderful horse for his partners in The Fred Archer Racing - Ormonde Partnership and has given them huge amounts of fun as well as winning over £1,000,000.