04 September 2019
Party Island made a satisfactory track debut under Michael Pitt yesterday in a six furlong race at the Wiltshire track. In what seemed to be a good race he was a little slowly away and showed some greenness, but he did not remain detached and moved up to the field quite well in the middle two furlongs, so that he finished nicely in touch and he will have learned a lot from the experience.
03 September 2019
After a spell away from track action Tiar Na Nog ran a good race for Una Loughrey at Windsor last evening, coping well with ground that was a good deal quicker than she would prefer. There had not been a strong gallop through the first mile of the race, so the three year olds at the head of the market were able to sprint away from her up the home straight. She will aim to go on softer ground next time out and then she will be able to stay on in a strongly run mile and a half and recapture her winning form.
02 September 2019
Horrible conditions of an unexpected downpour during the preliminaries made yet another factor against a smooth debut for Denis' first two year old runner. Also a near three minute wait in the gate and a wide draw too, meant that Charlie Bishop was having to race keenly in behind several others into the first bend and then started to travel very well down the hill. Wa'Ad looked to be going very well indeed turning in, but traffic on the tight track meant that the Cable Bay filly had to be checked on several occasions before easing into fifth in the last 50 yards. Nevertheless Wa'Ad confirmed that she has the ability to be winning very soon if she gets things going her way. Some pictures from Saturday's debut can be found in the Gallery.
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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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