Ruby Wine heads for Yarmouth

Sunday, August 21, 2005

RUBY WINE is due to run in a Listed Handicap at Yarmouth this Tuesday. She is dropping back in trip to 10 furlongs but she is a previous winner of a listed race over this distance so that shouldn’t be a problem for her. As the race is a handicap she does not carry a penalty for her previous listed race win so it looks an ideal contest. Ted Durcan takes the ride again and he hopes the ground will not become too soft for her as he felt she didn’t quicken as well as she can on good/soft ground at Newbury last time out.

Tomorrow at Leicester, FLASHING FLOOSIE, makes her debut in a 6 furlong fillies maiden race. She has been working nicely at home but will need her first run and will probably need 7 furlongs in the future. It should be a nice race to start her off in as long as the ground does not get too soft with all the rain around at the moment.

RAFFISH has had a short break and is entered at Lingfield on Thursday but there are a lot of entries in the race and unfortunately he is unlikely to get a run as the safety limit is only 14. This is rather frustrating as he is a course and distance winner there. On Friday MISSED TURN is entered in a mile handicap at Bath. So far she has not shown such good form on the turf as she has on the all weather, but she has not had conditions in her favour. If she does not show any form this time she will be put away for an all weather campaign later in the year.

On Saturday ORCADIAN has a choice of engagements, both in Listed races. If the ground is fast he will run at Goodwood but if the ground is soft he will run at Windsor in the evening. WELCOME STRANGER will run in a 10 furlong group 3 race at Windsor if the ground is not too soft. He ran a great race over a mile on this track in a listed contest and has since won over 10 furlongs so he should run well.

Sunday could be a busy day for the yard. There is an ideal race for HIGHLAND CASCADE at Goodwood, a 7 furlong 3 year olds only fillies handicap. She ran very well at Chester last week, finishing a close 3rd and should stay the extra furlong on an easy track such as Goodwood. INNPURSUIT will also be entered at Goodwood in a 12 furlong classified stakes race but will only run if there is genuine cut in the ground. At Yarmouth, FAST BOWLER, is due to make his racecourse debut. He is a nice 2 year old who has been working well and shows a good turn of foot. He should hopefully run a good race. PRINCESS GALADRIEL seems to save her best for Yarmouth and she will contest a 7 furlong fillies only handicap there and should run well again. WESTER LODGE could make it a trio of runners at the meeting as he is due to try 14 furlongs for the first time in a 3 year olds and upwards handicap. The form of his Bath race has worked out well as the winner was fourth last week in the big Melrose handicap at York. He should get the trip and the track should be ideal for him.

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


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