Off the mark for the year

Thursday, February 10, 2005

MISSED TURN's victory at Lingfield on Tuesday gave James Eustace his first success of 2005. This filly has been the only representative from the yard so far and this was her third run of the year. She deserved to win a race as she had finished a close second on 2 previous occasions this winter. There was a bit of activity at the subsequent auction but the owners managed to buy her back so she has returned to Park Lodge Stables. It was a welcome winner for the Park Lodge Racing partnership as they have been very loyal owner's and a few of their members were at Lingfield to cheer her home.

The yard is beginning to get into gear now with 4 horses holding entries next week. CONSIDINE is entered in an apprentice race at Wolverhampton on Monday over 12 furlongs. It is a race for apprentices who have not ridden more than 10 winners, Richard Kinsgcote has been booked to ride him, he would be one of the best apprentices available in this type of race. The trip may be a bit short but the horse should run well and he is an ideal ride for an apprentice.

EIGHT has a choice of engagements, the ground will dictate where he runs as he must have good ground. He holds entries in 2 races at Folkestone on Tuesday and is also entered in a selling handicap at Fakenham on Friday. The yard could be doubly represented in this race as this is also the target for DUNOWEN. Both horse are in good form at home.

CETSHWAYO is due to make his racecourse debut at Lingfield on Wednesday. This horse just kept growing last year and just was not mature enough to run as a 2 year old but he always looked like a nice horse. The trip of 7 furlongs is a bit of an unknown quantity, it maybe too sharp for him and so may the track. He will hopefully run a nice race but will obviously be short of experience

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


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