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How'd You Do? / 9/22
« on: September 23, 2010, 06:37:37 am »
Good day today

Highland Hero was his usual consistent self finishing 2nd in his SC allowance over 7f. Really seems to like the distance so more of the same for him.

Mayhem casued a bit of an upset by winning a stakes race. She's been tailed off in her last few races so I'm not sure if it was the drop in distance or the change of surface but we're very pleased to see her get a stakes win and achieve champion status  :D

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Weekly Picks/Handicapping / 9/22
« on: September 21, 2010, 07:49:35 pm »
I've made selections for race day but as a fair few of the races only have one or two entries I thought I'd post them up anyway and if Shanthi feels it best not to include the 22nd in the monthly handicapping total then that's fine with me. I'll probably still get them in the wrong order when there's only two or three runners  ;D

1.Judging Dreams
2. Weyoun-Wrath Of Vulcan
3. Shigatsu Ame-Silkie
4. Madam President-Nefertari-Devil's Angel
5. Painted Sunset
6. Zauberei
7. Dance Of Joy
8. Abdication-Freedom Message
9. Kemenwati-First Prospect
10. Claudia-Lonesome King
11. Thumbelina
12. Grandview-Final Foxx-Edge Of Night
13. Prince's Lady-Star Of Hearts
14. Punctual-Miss Victory-Trobadour
15. Indy Gold-Spyder-Reminiscent
16. My Laird
17. Hopeful Vern
18. Solid Investment-Nightfall-Hot Brown
19. Tiger On A Sunday-Close Connection-Day Of Wonder
20. Hollywood Starlet-Anywhere But Here-Amada
21. All Or Nothing-All Smooth Sailing-Down With Barriers
22. Townsend Wings-A.P.Exam-Worth The Shot
23.Blood Lance-A Little Bit Extra-No Crying Allowed
24. Final Battle-Flag Me Down-Iron Man
25. Video Starlet-Worth A Peek-Bye Sweetie
26. Highland Priestess-Affidavit-Itsakiss
27. Ruby Rocket-Puffing Billy-Preemptive Strike
28. Soultsone-Mary Hill-Keep The Beat
29. Sunset Hills-Cincinnati Chili-Westpoint
30. Seahorse-All Ablaze-Amber City
31. Cougar-Idiot Proof-Peachy Keen
32. Song And Dance Man
33. Canterbury Flames-Rhylo
34. Pure Zen-Custom Example-Always worthy
35. Black Melody-Malurian-Silent Witness
36. Cruella Deville-Yellow Brick Road-Hayley's Comet
37. Northern Coalminer-This Devil Can Run-Ben Nevis
38. Dazzled-Worth A Mint-Lamb
39. Government Cat-Signature Forged-The Chronicle
40. Parallel Universe-Fleeting Light
41. Caughtredhanded-Tangled Up In Blue
42. Taste Of Love-Lucky Danzig-Glasgow
43. Twinkle Toes-Classical Secret-Highland Hero
44. Frappuccino-Ring Of Reason-Vogue
45. Moon Laird-Soft To Touch-Fleet Launch
46. Blue Smoke-Bold Love-Carrowmore
47. Find The Meadow-Ring of Brodgar-Shizzle Fit
48. Worth A Diamond-I'm No Fool-Wallace
49. At Twighlight-High Above Thee-Art Of Deceit
50. Andover Scholar-The Devil's Drink-Temptation Calls




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How'd You Do? / 9/18
« on: September 20, 2010, 05:33:57 pm »
Looks like there might be a few races still to run but the ones involving our stable's horses have gone ahead so here's how we did.

Sent out five starting with Lachlan Steven who finished 3rd in his NW1 SC after taking the field along for most of the race. He dropped back in trip after his last start after again leading the field then fading away in the closing stages. Not sure if he needs a shorter trip or whether he's too lit up by all the equipment he's got on. Think we'll try a shorter trip before taking anything off though as he's certainly showing more enthusiasm with the extra gear.

Next out was Dodge the Draft (leased from Cricket Hill) who finished a respectable second in her allowance with a 171 SF.  Now looking for a similar race for her next start.

Having purchased both Levitation and Scarlet Secret in the Select Auction we were hopeful of a good showing from both but they could only manage 8th and 10th respectively behind stable companion Sailor Hat who joined us from a private auction for the grand sum of $1000 - typical  ::) Sailor's now made it two wins from two starts since he joined us and seems pretty verstaile having won on dirt and turf this season at 6.5f, 9f and 16f. Hopefully better luck for the other boys next time.

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How'd You Do? / 9/15
« on: September 16, 2010, 06:37:52 am »
Only one performace to note today with Mollycoddle breaking her maiden at the 26th attempt and earning a nice 191 speed figure in the process  :D Very pleased with her today as we were hoping for a win to justify sending her to the paddocks and the slight tweaking of equipment sems to have helped. Hopefully onwards and upwards now.

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How'd You Do? / 21/8
« on: August 21, 2010, 04:17:58 pm »
Sent out six and five finished in the money.

Most notable performances came from the 2yos with Dawn Chorus gaining her first win. She's had 11 starts now and will be rested for a while.

Dragon's Legend is also still a maiden but finished a good 2nd today and earned his best ever speed figure so seems to be gradually improving.

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General/Questions / Anyone near Saratoga?
« on: August 19, 2010, 02:26:27 pm »
Could anyone offer a resting place for a 3yo filly. Energy langushing on F so she could do with a break. Can return the favour in England at any time if needed.

Thanks

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How'd You Do? / 7/31
« on: July 31, 2010, 04:43:03 pm »
Reasonable day today.

Highland Hero won his SC allowance over 7f.

Dawn Chorus picked up another second in a 2yo maiden.

Sailor Hat finished 4th in his allowance.

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Weekly Picks/Handicapping / 07/21
« on: July 20, 2010, 01:25:04 pm »
Today's Picks

1. Heartbeam-Ethereal Light-Queen Of Stars
2. Lethal Evil-Claim A Miracle-Idiot Proof
3. Sun Spot-Tap Boots-Golden Gryphon
4. Druid-Farsideofthemoon-Sure Bet
5. Big Man In Town-Del Mar Menace-Highway Blues
6. Saphira's Legacy-Thumbelina-Blinding Romance
7. Spring Zeal-Tuff Lula-Classic Sin
8. Light Of Ceres-Broken Smile-Corporate Card
9. Bold Bandit-Winterhart-Midnight Bandit
10. Fatal Fallacy-Danzig's Ticket-Lost Oaks
11. Azure Quest-Sugar Babe-Suddenly
12. Loaded Dice-Townsend Wings-Mythological
13. Winning Secret-Evensong-National Image
14. Darby Doll-Niall Mor-Folk Music
15. Exultation-Snow Melt-Blue Rose
16. Nonsensical-Silver Magic-Dance To The Music
17. Show Stopper-Speculating-Crocodile Tears
18. Snowfire-Magic Fantasy-Crazy Like A Fox
19. Lady Detective-Studious-Flight Of Fancy
20. Double Time-Inuyasha-Stream Of Stars
21. Traviko-Queen's Rogue-Bright Jewel
22. Heroic Acts-Pleasant Novelty-Catalyst
23. High Above Me-Backyard Brawl-Out Of That
24. Blackster-Orkenstorm-Lonely Road
25. A.P.Speedway-Amazing Grey-Waystation
26. Mango Cake-London Bridge-Party Angel
27. Dark Lairs-Highland Dreams-Global Trade
28. Painted Sunset-Gonna Get Even-Silver Knight
29. Dark Cat-Jumping Hat-Ice Chariot
30. Witch Hunt-Swan Song-Honey Spun
31. House Of Lords-Spring Enigma-After Market
32. Paradise Found-Nefertari-Tactical Vixen
33. Dark or Black-Stolen Time-Billionaire
34. Atabella-Swap Meet-Outer Bounds
35. Smoke And Mirrors-Kangaroot-Wimbledon
36. Got Moxie-Call Me Bond-Wise Lady
37. Famtastic Moment-Anaffairtoremember-Whisper Rock
38. Dagnabit-High On Romance-Dragon's Legend
39. Puffing Billy-Classy Treasure-Selective Memory
40. Risk Unknown-Enchanted Godess-Rain Delay
41. Devil May Dream-Flames Of Desire-Leap Of Faith
42. Easy Orders-Kiss This-Onix Moon
43. Fearthainn-Uluru-Gaeldom Lord
44. Native Justice-Collinsville Town-Delaware Bound
45. British Pounds-Splashed With Flair-Crime On The Run
46. Daystrom-Danzig's Gold-Guarenteed Win
47. Magic's First Hope-Urban Posy-Hollywood Mogul
48. Latino Mix-Sputnik-Mystery Star
49. Eighteen Carat-Easy Decision-Almost Precious
50. Reveille-I'm No Fool-Intermezzo

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Questions / Deceased Mare
« on: July 19, 2010, 07:50:28 pm »
I noticed one of the mares in the mixed auction passed away on the day before the auction started. In a way a good thing as nobody bid on her but what I'm curious about is having looked at the FAQs horses tend to die from age of 15 onwards. The mare in question (Preppy Indian) was born 2003 so she's only 11. Is there any reason specifically why she might have gone early so to speak? I know it's not particularly important but I'm a bit puzzled  ???

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Foaling Barn / Generous Bloodstock 2014 foals
« on: July 05, 2010, 09:03:18 am »
Very excited to see our first ever foal arrive today! Technically bred by Final Furlong as mum was purchased in foal at the mixed auction last year but still glad to introduce

Smitten Kitten

Alley Cat x Burnitup

Dark grey colt standing at 9.1hh

Burnitup has had one foal to race so far, 3yo Traviko who's a winner and multiple placed. She has a booking approved for Spock but I'm not sure if she's going to make it as she decided to keep her legs crossed for longer than I'd hoped for  :(  if not she'll be rested ready for an earlier covering next year.

1 down, 2 to go


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How'd You Do? / 6/23
« on: June 24, 2010, 05:46:02 am »
Wow, what a day! Sent out  three and the ponies didn't let us down.

Consistent 2yo Cat's Joy finished a respectable third and picked up another little paycheck. He's yet to win but tries hard, hopefully it won't be long.

Mayhem returned from a little break to take 1st in her NW3 allowance. She's certainly been a great starter horse.

The decision to run Just Like Ice in the G1 Nassau Stakes paid off as she took the hounours becoming our first champion and first stakes winner  ;D Not bad for a $5000 claim earlier in the year.


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How'd You Do? / 6/19
« on: June 19, 2010, 04:31:36 pm »
Well, all in all not a bad day. Sent out six and they all came back with paychecks.

Coldenoughforsnow couldn't follow up her win last time out and finished 5th in allowance company. She might have one or two more starts in lesser company before going back to the farm


Ran two fillies in an NW1 SC Mollycoddle and Ice Tiger and they finished 2nd and 3rd respectively. Mollycoddle's just come back from a 3 month break so is entitled to be a bit rusty and Ice Tiger was having her first try over obstacles after an up and down season so quite happy with both their performances today.

We then had three of our purchases from the 2yo auction make their debuts with Dragons Legend finishing 4th in an NW2, User Friendly taking 2nd in a fillies maiden and Lethal Evil winning his maiden first time out. Fingers crossed they can all go forward from here.

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How'd You Do? / 6/5
« on: June 05, 2010, 04:21:20 pm »
Four out today, two finished in the money.

Cat's Joy finished 4th in his maiden on dirt. Time to try some equipment.

Coldenoughforsnow bounced back from a poor showing in Ireland to break her maiden at her first attempt on dirt so quite pleased with that.

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Weekly Picks/Handicapping / 6/2
« on: June 01, 2010, 07:51:32 pm »
1. The Irish Lord-Luv A Drama-Market Exchange
2. No One Like Me-Tpoaz Jewel-Red Stilletos
3. Sweet Charlene-Baladeur-What's My Future
4. Fine Ensign-Hang Ten-Dream of Giants
5. Royal Black-Holy Honey-Pretty Petal
6. Last Storm-Night Theif-Step With Me
7. Summer Games-Seeking Sadler-Bold Firely
8. December Surprise-Hot Wheels-Confident
9. High Intellect-Cinderella Story-Unforgettable One
10. Babbling Brooke-Locutus-Unbridled Gold
11. Apples To Apples-Underdog-Star of Flame
12. King of America-Cover Magic-Unique Effort
13. Smiling Bubbles-Stars N Charms-Mystical River
14. Solar Flame-Born Rich-Fiji Girl
15.Vixen's Grace-Inut-Seven Carat
16. Oathbreaker-Wizardly Lady-Play It Again
17. Bristol-Lady Ironsides-Miss My Scribbles
18. Celtic Starz-Three Times A Lady-Heart Shaped Box
19. Cash Me In-Roadside Rest-Last Monarch
20. Foreign Diplomat-Three Cheers-Moon River
21. Catalyst-Lost Island-Jazz Time Boy
22. Twinkle Toes-Splendid Silence-Soft Whispers
23. Irish Discovery-Sunday School Song-Captain's Orders
24. Grand Prarie-Silent But Deadly-Shake Things Up
25. Spectacular Diamond-Colony Creeque-Prides My Game
26. Divine Touch-Rhosyn-Charlotte
27. Perrier-Dawn Chorus-One Smooth Cat
28. Blue Rose-God Of Wine-Devils Dream
29. Macduff-Indian Summer-Southern Twang
30. Time For Moonshine-Distinct's Secret-Top Brass
31. Callie O'Malley-Sunset Betreyal-Sweet Moonlight
32. Fine Line-Whenseptemberends-No Secrets
33. Government Cat-Always Worthy-Gallant Knight
34. Awesome Moon-His Honor-Bright Flash
35. Heartless Junction-Big Heist-Nothin Like Alydar
36. British Pounds-Soulstone-Soft To Touch
37. Townsend Illusion-Veritas-Taykarisk
38. Nitty Gritty-Rites Of Passage-Steelaway
39. Finest Sunset-Speed Dial-Chant
40. Pitch Black Room-Dazzle Me-Catastrophic
41. Makin A Buck-Cruella Deville-Braveheart Dancer
42. Gonna Get Even-The Big Chill-Double Bubble
43. Poise-Townsend Sorceress-Unending Glory
44. Tizaflirt-All Nighter-Hold Your Ground
45. Twist Of Lime-Emberella-Wigeon
46. Charming Agent-The Devils Drink-Mr Chuckles
47. Giant's Step-Sea Dog-Prince Of Grace
48. True Hollywood-Sputnik-II Good IX U
49. Beau Espirit-Best Of The Bests-Magics First Hope
50. High Above Thee-Club Liquid-Rahy's Star

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How'd You Do? / 5/15
« on: May 15, 2010, 04:39:06 pm »
Well, you wait weeks for a winner and then you get one two weeks running  :)

Highland Hero completely surprised us by winning a starter allowance steeplechase after disappointing in his last few races. I don't know if it was a change of track, shifting from Aqueduct to Belmont, or the fact that he hasn't raced for a while but really seemed to enjoy himself today.

Lachlan Steven and Cat's Joy picked up a bit of prizemoney finishing 4th and 5th in their respective races. Mayhem finished a disappointing 9th in an ungraded stakes but this level's probably a bit beyond her at the moment so back to the farm for a rest.

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