22 October 2020
Supersonique ran her third race over seven furlongs, after which she will now be given an official rating. She finished a little tired, fading into tenth, and she will now be given time to strengthen up and to take on races up to middle distances next year. Lisdarragh had a wide draw to overcome and also got a little unsettled in the first two furlongs of six, so that he was racing wide around the bend and therefore he had a lot of ground to make up in the straight. He stayed on well enough but this was disappointing from the Hit It A Bomb colt, by comparison with his work at home, and he will now be stepping up to race in handicaps over seven furlongs.
20 October 2020
The last two races on the 2020 calendar at Windsor saw outings for Tony Killoran's gelding Party Island and Una Loughrey's mare Tiar Na Nog. In his race Oisin Murphy took Party Island well forward past the intersection, moving up from fourth to second up the straight but with the field spreading across the track. This gave the gelding nothing to target in racing and the winner bolted up near the rail and stretched clear from his only two rivals to win easily, with Party Island six lengths back in third place. A straighter track would suit him much better next time. Tiar Na Nog went well in the amateur riders race for Patrick Millman, who had her going nicely in midfield before being crossed and badly hampered about three furlongs from the finish. She kept on very gamely after this for seventh place on a track she has always liked, but potentially lost her chance of finishing in the first four because of the interference.
20 October 2020
The two colts and two fillies purchased at last week's Newmarket Tattersall's Yearling Sales have now been added to the updated horses in training page, with the Book 3 fillies bought by Denis currently available for sale.
Located on the Berkshire Downs in the famous racing village of West Ilsley, this picturesque and tranquil racing yard with some of the finest gallops in the country is a fantastic place to have a horse in training. Pictured right is Miss Marjurie winning Group 3 at Haydock 30th May 2015
Find out more about the yard and Denis Coakley…
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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Trainer Denis Coakley runs a small team with big ambitions, maximising the potential of each horse in the yard.
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