CONSIDINE put up another brave performance at Yarmouth last week when winning the 1 mile 6 furlong Handicap by a narrow margin, he is clearly a progressive young stayer. He seems to be very versatile as he has now won on extremes of going. He has come out of the race really well and his next race will be Newcastle next week.
HIGHLAND CASCADE also ran respectably to finish third in a much more competitive event than her first race. She seems to handle the fast ground too and her next engagement is a novice race at Windsor on Sunday week.
BLUE PATRICK was outpaced at Windsor over 6 furlongs last night. It is a much easier track than Pontefract and he could never go the pace but still ran respectably from a bad draw. He is clearly coming back to himself now. He will now be aimed at a 7 furlong handicap at Newbury on July 1st.
FOUR KINGS is travelling up to Hamilton on Wenesday to try and break his duck. He stayed on well in his last race at Pontefract over 6 furlongs so he is stepping up to a mile this time which should suit him. James has always liked the horse and hopes he will run very well. It is a 0-65 classified stakes race and he is rated 63 so it is an ideal contest for him. He will again have his tongue tied down as it appeared to help him last time.
FINAL DIVIDEND is trying to repeat his victory of 2 years ago in the ladies Derby at Ripon on Thursday. Sadly he may find this difficult as he has been off for a long time so will probably need the run. He is very well in himself though and will appreciate the fast ground.
WELCOME STRANGER runs at Lingfield on Saturday over a mile. He clearly didn't stay the extra 2 furlongs last time. Lingfield is possibly a sharper track than he would want but conditions are in his favour and he is back on a winning handicap mark. There have been valid excuses for all his runs this season so he should run well on Saturday
ARIODANTE, a 2 year old, worked nicely this morning and could make his debut at Windsor on Monday. He is a nice horse for the future but should run respectably. ANATOLIAN QUEEN, providing she passes a stalls test on Saturday, could also run at Windsor in a mile maiden. She showed a lot of promise in her first run at Kempton
Last, but not least, stable jockey Jason Tate had an operation on his broken leg last Friday. He has had some screws inserted but hopefully this will mean he will back sooner than originally thought. We all wish him a speedy recovery.