15 June 2021
In her two mile race at Lingfield Park yesterday afternoon Givepeaceachance was not able to hold her position early on in the race, and then she got shuffled back to midfield by half way. This gave her little chance to get with the leaders and jockey Oisin Murphy also noted that she was denied a clear run on the home bend, so that there was no prospect of her closing on the first three home and she had to make do with fourth. It seems that Givepeaceachance frequently does not enjoy the best of luck in running, always travelling very well but finding trouble at critical points as a race unwinds. She is certainly due a change of fortune very soon, and she is capable of securing that elusive win after so many placed runs on the flat.
12 June 2021
Denis and owner Chris van Hoorn were very pleased indeed with the way that their filly Nell Quickly took to racing on grass at the Esher track yesterday afternoon, readily beating the favourite by moving up the hill well during the final quarter mile. There was one too good for her in the closing stages, however, and she went down by just over a length to a horse of Sir Mark Prescott's that appeared to be very well handicapped off an initial mark of 76 and stepping up considerably in trip to ten furlongs. In a fortnight or so Nell Quickly will take on the same type of race, and hopefully she can return to winning ways.
08 June 2021
Stepping up to ten furlongs at Lingfield Park yesterday afternoon really helped the Adaay gelding Waterloo Sunset, under a fine ride from George Bass. Starting well from a middle draw, Waterloo Sunset was well placed in fourth and then fifth of the eleven runners, before George moved him forward after the top bend. Coming around the field after the downhill section of the course, Waterloo Sunset was sent to the front inside the last quarter mile and readily held on up the straight to win by two lengths, leaving connections very happy with his progress and hopeful that he may be able to go on and win again soon.
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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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