24 September 2020
Caribou went very well again to back up his promising debut behind Soldier Lions at Bath, this time around the six furlongs on the all weather surface of Kempton Park. He was undone by a very wide draw, from which jockey Charlie Bishop had to use up a lot of his energy to get out fast and then all the way across the track to make up several lengths and race alongside the leader and race favourite. Without racing in the first group the slow surface would have given Caribou an impossible task. He kept on very well to match the leader all the way up the straight, only going down by under a length in a tight finish of four horses across the track. After two fine efforts Caribou will now return to turf action once again, with a targeted race at Goodwood beckoning next month.
22 September 2020
Sabratha had a much better experience of racing, in that she didn't get heavily bumped this time over six furlongs around Wolverhampton. It appeared to be a warm race, with top yards represented, and she was not able to get really competitive at the business end, finishing one from the back and beaten a little under nine lengths. After her third outing she will be given a handicap mark and so then she should be able to find a race in a lower grade.
18 September 2020
Ruskin Red took his first step into handicap company at Kempton in a class 5 twelve furlong race, and it was surprising that he struggled when ridden inside the last quarter mile, hanging a little left for Charlie Bishop and finishing well beaten about 17 lengths. Bartimaeus went to Chelmsford and stuck to ten furlongs, but he appeared to lose concentration early on and was obliged to race at the rear and wide around the circuit, so that he remained ten lengths off the leaders throughout and was one paced up the straight to finish. Sonnetina remains in good form and also headed to the Essex track for her mile race. A little slowly away, she raced in sixth place going well and then moved up with a good turn of speed off the final bend. She made good headway to dispute the lead at the furlong pole, and with a strong challenge in the last hundred yards she was just held off by a neck at the finish line. Lisdarragh went to Newbury for a mile novice race, on much better ground than his Windsor debut and up in trip by a quarter of a mile. Charlie Bishop reported that he didn't settle and so he pulled throughout the first two furlongs and also he did not relish the extra distance this time - so he will now be switched back from a mile to six furlongs next time, hoping for better ground and a chance to show off the best of his very pleasing homework.
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Irishman Denis was born into racing, working with leading trainers around the world and he was a successful professional jockey before commencing his training career in 1999.
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