14 July 2019
Much to the delight of Chris van Hoorn and all connections, Sweet Charity really bounced back to put her best foot forward, dropping down to race over a mile in the class 3 Trant Engineering Fillies' handicap at Ascot. She got a little outpaced two furlongs out, but finished very strongly under hands and heels from Charlie Bishop to pass four rivals and seize third inside the last half furlong. The clear winner is probably going to become a group horse, and East Ilsley rival Mums Hope in second looks a good young prospect, but Sweet Charity showed that she is a very capable performer indeed at this level, finishing third to defy her very long odds and reward faithful supporters.
14 July 2019
A slightly disappointing run at Ascot yesterday from Keeper's Choice, who did not seem to enjoy the crowding and bustle in the early part of the race. Charlie felt that she didn't like that at all, and she ran with a slightly high head carriage and she also would not let herself down onto ground she normally relishes. Never getting into the seven furlong race and switching across the track, she was close up to the pack but well behind the leaders and was beaten seven lengths in last place this time
10 July 2019
Yesterday Bartimaeus found that the pace of the Wolverhampton race was very sluggish, and through the first half mile he was very keen and a little unsettled for Charlie Bishop, finding a rail position in fourth place. Turning in for home he then had to switch wider into the straight, but a straight sprint for the line left him nearly six lengths back in fifth place, and next time he will hope for a much faster run mile and a half on a return to a turf track and suitable ground.
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
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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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