Integria tries the polytrack

Tuesday, June 30, 2009
INTEGRIA really needs soft ground but with this current heat wave James Eustace has decided to give him a try on the polytrack. He runs in a 6 furlong apprentice handicap at Kempton tomorrow evening. He works well on the surface at home so there is no reason why he shouldn't handle it on the racecourse. He will be wearing blinkers tomorrow as he is a lazy horse so hopefully they will sharpen him up. He will be partnered by one of the best apprentices in the race, Martin Lane, so he won't lack from assistance in the saddle. He has a reasonable draw and enough speed for 6 furlongs. If he can run like he works at home it wouldn't be the biggest surprise if he ran a good race.
GENEVA GEYSER faces only 4 rivals at Redcar on Thursday evening. He is a course and distance winner on similar ground so should run well. He reared in the stalls last time out and banged his head so did well to finish third. That was also over 2 furlongs further which may have stretched his stamina. He will be blindfolded to go in the stalls tomorrow so hopefully he will behave himself. Michael Fenton takes the ride on him again, he knows the horse well and has a good rapport with him.
FREEDOM FIRE runs on the same day at Yarmouth in a 10 furlong maiden. He ran really well over a mile at Nottingham and this step up in trip should suit him. The slight worry is the ground as there was some juice in the ground last time he ran. They have watered well at Yarmouth so hopefully it will be fine for him. He is a nice horse for the future but probably hasn't quite got the turn of foot to win over 10 furlongs on quick ground.
PENPERTH will be declared for Haydock on Friday evening but she will only run if it rains significantly. There is alot of rain forecast so there is a possibility she will take her chance.
Finally mention must be made of ON CUE who ran well to be second at Lingfield on Saturday evening. She is another horse who really wants soft ground so hopefully she will be able to go one better when she gets her ideal conditions. It was a rough race but she is a filly who never stops trying. She could possibly go hurdling later on in the year.

James Eustace
Park Lodge Stables,
Park Lane,
Phone - 01638 664277
Mobile - 07 802 243 764
Fax - 01638 664156


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