There was a distinctive continental feel to July with winners in Compiegne and Chantilly. FLAMBEUSE (4yo) set the bar with a superb win at Chantilly (turf). She won by 7 lengths under an excellent ride by Tony Piccone. Not only did Flambeuse get rid of her Maiden tag but also gave Glanvilles Stud their first French winner. It was just wonderful to watch and she will return abroad to contest more euros and may try for some Black Type. ROBIN OF NAVAN (2yo) read the script correctly and ran out an eye-catching winner at Compiegne. Under another cool ride by Tony Piccone he galloped to the line determined to win. This colt was purchase at the beginning of May at the ARQANA Breeze Up Sales at Saint Cloud during the French Guineas weekend. The plan was to race once in England then go to France and use the French Owners Premiums. The plan worked and the horse netted 25,000 euros for finishing first and earning 64% French Owner Premiums all tax free! He will be heading back to France to Deauville hoping to plunder some more euros for his intrepid owners. Vive La France! RED TORNADO (3yo) fulfilled his owners plans of earning Black Type when finishing 3rd in the Glasgow Listed Stakes at Hamilton Park. The owners must have done a serious rain dance as over 30mm of rain fell in 12hrs before the race making the ground wonderfully soft, conditions he thrives in. This was a very high class Listed race, many felt it was more Group 3 level and he was the outsider at 40-1! He will now head to France but only if the conditions are correct.
BRITTLETON (3yo) won in fine style at Lingfield Park for Sir Philip Wroughton and James & Deodata Blythe Currie. He just missed out on making it a double when returning to the track where he finished 2nd 10 days later. He is a horse that will get better and better with time and an exciting Autumn prospect. MEMORIES GALORE (3yo) ran out a convincing winner at Wolverhampton. This handsome son on Invincible Spirit has always caught the eye during his work at home and it was great to see him become a winner for his owner breeder Windflower Holdings Inc who have always been very patient and have been owners with Harry since the very beginning.
RUM SWIZZLE (3yo) finished 3rd at Salisbury. She ran another cracking race and has now been 2nd, 2nd, and 3rd. She is a very game filly and deserves to get her nose in front. The amazing EARLY MORNING (4yo) continued to thrill his owners by finishing this time 3rd at Sandown Park beaten only half a length. A yard favourite and one of the bravest yet kindest horse you could meet. For a moment it looked like SUNDAY ROYAL (3yo) at Nottingham was about to give his owners Thomas & Eloise O’Donohoe their first winner in their own colours but in the end they had to settle for 2nd place. This gelding has now been placed 5th, 4th, 3rd so surely first place can’t be far off! Bath favourite SEEBEEDEE (3yo) ran another gusty race when finishing 3rd in a hot handicap. She has done well from a short mid-season break and will come on from the race.
It was great to see POULICHE (2yo) finish 3rd at Wolverhampton for Hot to Trot Racing Club and Heather Royle. INVIGORATE (2yo) finished a game 2nd at Wolverhampton when beaten just on the line. He then made a very quick return to the track where he finished 3rd. This son of Stimulation will now have a short break before contesting more races later in the season, definitely one to keep an eye on.
French 2yo Breeze Up filly for Sale
At the final 2yo French Breeze up sale Harry bought a stunning filly by Turtle Bowl, sire of French Fifteen, winner of the Grand Criterium Grp1 & Lucayan winner of the Poule d’Essai des Poulains (French 2,000gs) Grp1. The dam has already produced 6 winners inc. multiple Black Type filly Chill & Remus de la Tour (colt) Grp3 winner & Grp2 & Grp3 placed. She breezed extremely well considering it was 35 degrees hot and comes with the valuable French Owner Premiums. Harry is happy to sell her as a small partnership. If you are interested then please do give him a call 07880 791 895. Cost: 25,000 euros
15-18 August Arqana Deauville Racecourse, France
25-27 August Doncaster Bloodstock Sales Doncaster Racecourse, UK