4th January – Touch Of Paradise 3rd
Prominent throughout on debut, looking green when pushed along at the three furlong pole, keeping on well to finish third in the Class 5 maiden.
14th January – Fashion Business 2nd
Debut for Roger Charlton, he made late progress when shaken up and was closing on the eventual winner towards the line who had showed promise on debut. Looked likely to improve for the run.
21st January – Mikey Ready 4th
Third run for Ed Walker where he was pushed wide on the bend two furlongs out, readily outpaced by the leading pair and left to battle out third towards the line. That effort was a definite step up on his previous two but he looks a handicap prospect.
27th January – Fashion Business 1st
Stayed close up throughout the contest before being shaken up and looking beaten a furlong out, he did however pick up and stayed on strongly to grab the eventual second in the final strides.
4th February – Touch Of Paradise 10th
Tracked leaders until being pushed along at three furlongs out, weakening out of contention tamely, which was a disappointing run after showing ability on debut.
13th February – Mikey Ready 6th
Handicap debut off a mark of 69 in Class 5 company, he was keen early on under a patient ride from Thomas Brown, making some headway before having nothing left to give in the final furlong.
3rd March – Wishing Time 4th
Attempted to make all, leading until being shaken up and headed towards the furlong pole, edging left handed and readily outpaced by the front two. Certainly an improvement from a mediocre debut but looks likely to be one for the handicaps.
24th March – Musikel 1st
First start for K R Burke after a reasonable debut at Leopardstown for Jim Bolger, he remained prominent throughout and led under hands and heels at the two furlong pole. Hard ridden to make sure in the final furlong, edging right handed and keeping on well.
28th March – Count Octave 1st
Up in trip on his second start for Andrew Balding, he was sent off 30/100 in this week maiden and despite running green he readily asserted for a three lengths victory under hands and heels. Looks to be a promising type for the future if continuing to improve.
30th March – Wishing Time 3rd
Third start in maidens, she was sent off an unfancied 16/1 shot against a strong favourite, again trying to make all but headed a furlong out with nothing left to give. Looks likely to be a handicap prospect with three mediocre maiden runs now behind her.
1st April – Immortalised 9th
Debut for K R Burke, always towards the rear and not showing a great deal in the end under PJ McDonald. Beaten eleven lengths and will need to step up on his second start.
2nd April – Dream Castle 1st
Sent off a strong 4/7 favourite on debut, despite being keen early on he led just after the two furlong pole and was pushed clear for a ready success. Looks to be highly promising type for powerful connections and is certainly one for the tracker.
6th April – Extra Mile 4th
9/4 second favourite with four runs behind her, she was in touch throughout but ran green and was outpaced when the pace was increased. Likely to do better next time out.
6th April – Weekender 1st
Second start for John Gosden, stepping up from his debut run to gamely battle back when headed inside the final furlong, staying on strongly to rest back the lead against a strong favourite who showed ability on debut.
8th April – Majoris 5th
Seasonal reappearance after finishing fifth in Group 3 company last season for Hugo Palmer, upped to the mile for the first time. He was slowly away and pushed along from half way, making some late headway. Looked like he needed the run and should do better next time out.
9th April – Lightening Fast 5th
Forth start in maidens after showing ability in two of his runs, staying prominent before being checked and hampered when asked for an effort two furlongs out, one paced after.
12th April – Tango Fire 11th
Stumbled at the start and behind, making some headway towards the finish but still beaten around eleven lengths. Should know more next time out but will certainly need to.
12th April – Wishing Time 1st
Handicap debut in a 0-60 contest sent off 4/1 joint favourite, holding on all out to repel a 46 rated horse to whom she was giving a stone to. Career best but not a performance to go crazy over, as it was certainly a weak contest.
12th April – Monarchs Glen 1st
Third start and second win, making all under Frankie Dettori after displaying an impressive turn of foot to quicken clear effortlessly. Heavily eased so best to ignore winning distance as he was six lengths clear under hands and heels, looking very promising.
12th April – San Remo 1st
Handicap debut, showing another jolt of progress to win his first race, closing under pressure in the final furlong, all out to repel a horse with far more experience. Clearly appreciated the step up in trip and likely to do better as he continues to improve.
18th April – Elyaasaat 6th
Well backed prior to the race but his positioning was his downfall in the end. He was the leader 3f out but didn’t find much at all when asked and was struggling 1f out. He finished best of those on the far side (stands’ side the most favourable position on the day), but didn’t quite deliver as some might have expected on debut, early days though.
19th April – Seven Heavens 3rd
Returning in the listed race, he was taken down early by Frankie Detorri but once again showed his tendency to pull to hard at the start of his races, despite Dettori getting him cover in midfield. He was unable to quicken with the eventual winner two furlongs out and kept on the one pace in third. That wasn’t necessarily a bad run, but he needs to learn to settle better if he’s to be winning races at this level.
20th April – Eminent 1st
Frankel may well have a classic winner on his hands and the clearly smart Eminent stormed to victory in the Craven Stakes. He was held up for most of the contest before making stealthy headway at the two pole, shooting clear inside the final furlong to win going away. At this stage, this looks to be Frankel’s best chance of a classic winner this season.
20th April – Musikel 12th
A very disappointing performance by this three year old on his third start, he was ridden at three furlongs out and with no response he soon dropped to the rear. He didn’t have a clear run at the furlong pole, but he was never going to get back into the contest.
21st April – Mori 5th
Sent off the well backed 9/4 favourite on debut for Sir Michael Stoute, this filly made a positive debut when finishing fifth, slowly in to stride before making headway throughout the race. She never looked likely to get on terms, but it was a pleasing debut and she should do better next time around.
21st April 2017 – Omneeya 3rd
Slowly into stride on debut for Marco Botti, the filly started to make headway two furlongs out, hanging to left as she did so. She had every chance when ridden in the final furlong, finishing third in a blanket finish. She looks likely to do much better next time out with a step up in distance also likely to prove the making of her.
22nd April 2017 – Queen Kindly 5th
Sent off 7/2 in the Group 3 Fred Darling Stakes, she was steadied out of the gates and was switched right up the straight to challenge under Jamie Spencer. She started to make headway but never looked likely to get on terms, coming home in fifth after doing her best work late on. That was a good reappearance and she can build on it, but longer trips may well be the making of her.
22nd April 2017 – Dream Castle 2nd
After showing huge amounts of promise on debut, Saeed Bin Suroor’s three year old was too free early on and that perhaps was his downfall when unable to fend off in fellow Godolphin inmate Barney Boy in the final 100 yards. He kept on well and was four lengths clear of the fourth, so certainly is still one to follow for the remainder of the season, though he does need to learn to settle better.
22nd April 2017 – Commander 2nd
After looking very green and inexperienced on debut as a two year old, Roger Varian’s now three year old took a big step forward when narrowly denied in the maiden contest. He kept on well towards the finish, only going down by a neck and he looks one to keep an eye on for handicaps and possibly pattern class.
22nd April 2017 – Tango Fire 8th
After a relatively poor debut at Nottingham two weeks ago it’s impossible to know whether he’s improved after finishing lame in the mile contest, so judgement should be reserved for now.
22nd April 2017 – Uae King 5th
Making his debut for Roger Varian, he remained prominent throughout before being ridden at the three furlong pole, remaining a close third with every chance when they passed the furlong marker. He couldn’t go the gallop towards the finish though, finishing fifth and beaten around four lengths, though that was by no means a poor effort and he’s entitled to come on for the experience.
22nd April 2017 – Rhodes House 9th
Taking them along on debut until three furlongs out, this Paul Cole three year old weakened when ridden into last place, eased when beaten in the final furlong. He should come on for the experience but certainly he’ll need to.
22nd April 2017 – Immortalised 4th
Tried to make all despite hanging right throughout the contest, keeping on the same pace when headed two furlongs from home to finish a good forth. That was an improvement on his debut and if more straight forward next time around, he could be interesting.
24th April 2017 – Lightening Fast 1st
Well backed for his fifth career start, GM Lyon’s three year old finally got off the mark when keeping on well under pressure to win by one and a quarter lengths in the handicap contest. A 3lb rise can probably be expected on the back of this good performance.
25th April 2017 – Marine One 5th
First time up for this well bred colt who is entered into the Derby and Dante, pulling too hard early on before staying on steadily inside the final furlong, never able to get on terms. That was a promising debut and should improve for the run, with a step up in trip probably the making of him in time.
26th April 2017 – Cracksman 1st
After a very promising debut at Newmarket back in October, this long striding Derby entry took a while to get going in this 1m 2f Trial race, but under a cool and calm Frankie Dettori he was nursed into the lead late on to lead on the final stride. He was keen early and didn’t have the clearest of passages, so the effort can be perhaps marked up and he should improve again for a step up in trip.
28th April 2017 – Atty Persse 1st
After showing enough promise on his debut win to be snapped up by Godolphin, Atty Pearse had a far from easy passage on seasonal debut but under an ice cool James Doyle, he was switched out late in the day to surge at the leader and take a workmanlike victory.
28th April 2017 – Cunco 1st
Showing promise last season for John Gosden, Robert Tart took his first Group race when winning on this seven raced three year old. He was held up until be switched out two furlongs from home, coming down the outside late on to pick up the eventual second in the final strides.
28th April 2017 – Frankuus 3rd
Closely matched with Cunco on their meetings last season, he made a pleasing seasonal reappearance when finishing third, keeping on well but not the pace of the front too towards the finish. Likely to improve for a step up in trip in time.
28th April 2017 – Monarchs Glen 4th
After showing a devastating turn of foot at Kempton on his seasonal debut, this was a bitterly disappointing performance from John Gosden’s three year old. He was given a soft lead but was far too free and faded tamely when asked for an effort.
30th April 2017 – Frima 3rd
Sent off the 15/8 favourite for the contest, this Group 1 Pretty Polly entry got upset in the stalls and dwelt out of them, pushed along to close under pressure up the straight. She kept on in the closing stages but was never able to trouble the winner, a pleasing debut and she should know much more next time up.
30th April 2017 – San Remo 2nd
Sent off 2/1 favourite upped in trip for this contest, he was pushed along to take the lead narrowly at two furlongs out but started hanging under pressure, headed a furlong from home. He kept on but was always readily held by the winner.
1st May 2017 – Extra Mile – 2nd
Disappointing on debut, she stepped up on that to finish second in this fillies stakes, having a far from easy passage but staying on well. She was short of room two furlongs out and had to be switched, hanging badly under pressure before staying on strongly towards the finish. Likely to improve for the run and a step up in distance.
3rd May 2017 – Icespire 2nd
After impressing on debut, Icespire was very unlucky not to win this contest under Frankie Dettori. She travelled powerfully throughout and when asked for an effort, the door was shut in her face. Frankie managed to weave a passage through and she surged late on, but it was all on vein as the line came 5 yards too soon.
3rd May 2017 – Seven Heavens 7th
Leading the near side group up towards half way, he was shaken up and tamely folded at the furlong pole to finish seventh and well beaten. A very poor performance.
3rd May 2017 – The Grand Visir 1st
It was a successful debut for the 750,000 euro purchase for William Haggas, who looked very green in the rear before getting the idea at the two furlong pole, coming home strongly to pick up the eventual second near the finish.
3rd May 2017 – Harba 3rd
Steadied at the start and held up early on, she was asked for an effort two furlongs out and made no impression. She did keep on steadily to finish third, but it was a poor showing and she was well beaten in that position, eight lengths behind. The handicaps await.
6th May 2017 – Dream Castle 5th
Keen early on despite the application of the first time hood. Ridden along two furlongs out and kept on well enough, finishing a staying on 5th. A step up in trip will surely suit moving forward.
6th May 2017 – Eminent 6th
Showed up well for a long way with smooth headway to track the leaders three furlongs out. Ridden along two furlongs from home and couldn’t live with the pace, eventually fading into 6th behind Dream Castle. Interesting to see where connections go next with him.
7th May 2017 – Queen Kindly 9th
Although she travelled well in the rear up until the two furlong pole, when asked for an effort she made no impression and dropped away in the final furlong. It’ll be interesting to see where connections go next with her as she was a top sprinter last season.
7th May 2017 – Fair Eva 5th
She travelled well throughout the contest and closed at the two furlong pole, unable to quicken with the front four and she dropped back into fifth, well beaten. That wasn’t a bad effort on her seasonal debut and that gives her a good base to build upon this season.
8th May 2017 – Omneeya 4th
After showing promise on debut, this Frankel filly didn’t go on from it when disappointing on this start, making an effort a furlong from home where he weakened out of things tamely. Likely to need a step up in trip.
11th May 2017 – 5th
Rained back early on, this twice raced three year old was out paced on the turn for home before keeping on strongly inside the final furlong to snatch fifth. That was a promising effort and it’s still early days.
11th May 2017 – Cunco 6th
Breaking well and staying prominent throughout, he travelled up looking menacing on the bend and was hard ridden coming into the straight, weakening inside the final furlong to drop away quite tamely. It’s hard not to be disappointed by that effort.
12th May 2017 – Uae King 2nd
Trying to make all on his third start for Roger Varian, he was ahead all the way to the furlong pole when headed. He kept on the same pace there after but was well clear of the third, so that was a step up on his previous runs.
12th May 2017 – Mirage Dancer 4th
Making his second start in this listed contest, he was readily outpaced on the bend before making eyecatching headway late on to finish forth. He should improve for the run and is one to put in the tracker.
12th May 2017 – Zefferino 1st
Well backed before the off for Roger Charlton, he made it forth time lucky when staying on powerfully under pressure to take a comfortable victory, eased down towards the finish.
12th May 2017 – Mori 1st
Prominent throughout, she and the eventual second pulled well clear as they went on in a titanic battle up the home straight. She eventually gained the upper hand and won going away.
13th May – Lingfield 2.30 – Frankuus 4th
Prominent throughout the contest, he was shaken up two furlongs out where there was little response and he dropped away from the leaders to finish fourth, looking very one paced towards the end.
13th May – Lingfield 5.20 – Yaraki 1st
First time up for this well bred sort who was with the leaders throughout the contest, taking it up two furlongs from home before battling on gamely to deny the second close home. A good start but far from impressive.
17th May – York 4.35 – Senator 5th
Trapped wide for the entire journey from a poor draw, he hung right on the rain softened ground late on, but stuck to his task well to finish a respectable 5th. That was his first run since being gelded and he’s likely to prove up to this mark sooner rather than later.
18th May – 3.30 York – Swiss Storm 9th
Too keen on his return, he gave himself little hope of getting home over 10f on the rain softened ground. He is certainly capable of better but looks in need of having his sights lowered to get his head back in front.
18th May – 6.20 Newmarket – Marine One 4th
Soundly beaten having pulled too hard in the early stages, he made minor late progress but looks he type to do better once handicapping.
19th May – 2.00 Newbury – Westerland 2nd
Made a promising debut, staying on from the back to finish runner up. He already looks in need of a longer trip but showed enough to suggest a maiden can come his way.
20th May – 2.40 Newmarket – Seven Heavens 3rd
Settled much better on the lead than has often been the case. Beaten less than a length, it was a step back in the right direction without looking like he is up to Listed level at the moment.
20th May – 4.40 Newbury – Aljezeera 3rd
Looked to have the run of the race, able to dictate her own fractions but she was readily brushed aside by the front pair and this leaves her with a little bit to prove next time out.
21st May – 07.40 Tokyo – Soul Stirring 1st
A first Classic victory for a Frankel foul as Soul Stirring emerged victorious in the Japanese Oaks. She settled well in behind the leaders, made her move on the home turn and would take victory by a length and three quarters. She is now 5/6 with a pair of Group 1 wins to her name.
21st May – 4.40 Ripon – Immortalised 6th
This was his third run in maidens so a handicap mark will now be forthcoming. He shaped well at Nottingham on his second start but was well beaten off here. Should be better for handicaps so it will be interesting to see what mark he gets.
23rd May – 14.30 Nottingham – Musikel 3rd
On his forth start this three year old improved on a lacklustre run in handicap company when third in this stakes race, keeping on well under pressure to finish third and not beaten at all far by the eventual winner.
25th May – 4.20 Goodwood – Mori 1st
A first Stakes win for the 3-year-old filly out of Midday and she won readily after sitting in a handy position throughout. Stepping up to Group company will demand more but she should continue on improving for the time being and might turn up in the Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot next.
25th May – 4.20 Goodwood – Icespire 7th
Sent off 2/1 second-favourite on the back of an unlucky second at Ascot and shaped as if this longer trip would suit. It didn’t, with the filly racing far too keenly before dropping out altogether inside the final couple of furlongs. Returning to a mile will be in her favour.
26th May – 2.55 Haydock – Learn By Heart 3rd
Colt-ish in the paddock before his racecourse debut and the royal runner started to get he idea late on, coming home strongly to take third. Should improve for a step up in trip.
26th May – 3.45 Goodwood – Monarchs Glen 4th
Set a blistering gallop out front under Robert Tart and that showed late on as he was collared when wandering around after the two pole. He eventually weakened into forth, not a bad effort and perhaps a step back in trip could suit.
26th May – 3.45 Goodwood– The Grand Visir 6th
After winning on debut, he settled off the pace and when asked for an effort three furlongs from home he weakened very tamely, finishing well beaten.
26th May – 5.40 Haydock – Atty Pearse 2nd
It was a shame to see this promising three year old lose his unbeaten record at the third attempt, far from disgraced in second as he just couldn’t collar the eventual winner.
26th May – 5.40 Haydock – Weekender 3rd
Winning a maiden at Chelmsford on his second start, he stepped up on that on handicap debut to finish third in this contest. He came home strongly, just unable to challenge but it was a promising effort nonetheless.
26th May – 6.00 Leopardstown– Rostropovich 7th
Bought for 1,100,000gns as a yearling, this was easily one of the most expensive Frankels and with a beautiful pedigree to boot, much more was expected of him than 9th. He was never involved and although he will come on for it, he will need to.
28th May – 5.00 Curragh – Europium 2nd
Very well backed on debut for Dermot Weld, the filly travelled well for most of the race but was readily outpaced by the winner towards the finish, with that rival having the benefit of experience. She should come on markedly for the run and is one to watch next time out.
30th May – 1.50 Leicester – Westerland 1st
After showing promise on debut the John Gosden colt scrambled home under Frankie Dettori, knuckling down to beat a newcomer who was reasonably well backed. Workmanlike.
1st June – 8.45 Fairyhouse – Frima 2nd
Well backed into favouritism after showing promise on her debut, she cam home strongly after being held up for most of the contest. She was gaining stoutly on the leader and perhaps a more prominent ride next time can reap dividends.
2nd June – 5.15 Epsom – Seven Heavens 2nd
Keen as usual, he made good progress to lead three furlongs out but was victim to a fast finisher down the hill, beaten around a length by a horse who reversed form with him.
2nd June – 7.00 Doncaster – Commander 1st
A well backed evens favourite for his third maiden, he was prominent throughout before and despite being headed late on, he battled back gamely to take it up again close to the line.
3rd June – 3.00 Navan – San Remo 2nd
Looking to build on two previous handicap efforts, he closed towards the three furlong pole before weakening out of things quite tamely when asked for an effort to finish seventh.
3rd June – 4.30 Epsom – Cracksman 3rd
Keen early in the Epsom Derby, he remained handy throughout the contest and took the lead at the furlong pole before being outstayed by two other rivals close home, keeping on well all the way to the finish.
3rd June – 4.30 Epsom – Eminent 4th
Sent off a well backed 5/1 shot, he was ridden on the turn for home and made good headway to be in the leading group approaching the furlong pole, perhaps slightly one paced towards the finish where he was slightly squeezed for room.
3rd June – 7.40 Newcastle – Captor 7th
It was a disappointing debut for this David Simcock trained three year old who dwelt leaving the stalls and despite making headway in the straight, he weakened tamely when asked for an effort to finish well beaten.
8th June – 7.10 Carlisle – Musikel 3rd
Improved on a poor handicap debut when third in this contest for Karl Burke, held up in the rear before making headway into third where he stayed on the same pace in the final furlong. He was four lengths clear of the fourth and is likely to pick up a handicap in due course.
9th June – 4.40 Carlisle – Immortalised 2nd
Agonisingly close to winning on handicap debut, leading for most of the way before being headed approaching the final furlong,
10th June – 4.10 Newmarket – Omneeya 6th
Third run for Marco Botti’s filly so she at least has a handicap mark to help her now but she doesn’t look anything special, fading out of things tamely at Newmarket in what looked only a modest maiden.
14th June – 3.00 Haydock – Zefferino 6th
Held up, he made his effort two furlongs from home and was keeping on under pressure in a held sixth when snatched up a around a furlong from home, eased afterwards. A disappointing run all told and likely needs help from the handicapper or a drop in class.
14th June – 5.00 Haydock – Uae King 1st
A smooth success for the three year old who made most in this 1m 3f maiden, keeping on stoutly when strongly pressed and a winner by around a length. Handicaps are the next point of call for him.
14th June – 7.10 Kempton – Marine One 3rd
Held up from the widest draw, the three year old made some progress but was only6 tenth three furlongs from home, keeping on strongly down the outside to finish third. Likely to do better next time with a better draw.
14th June – 8.10 Kempton – Yaraki 5th
After a promising debut in which she ran out the winner, she couldn’t follow that up on handicap debut when a well beaten fifth. That doesn’t tell the whole story as she dwelt from the stalls but soon came across to lead, headed before fading late on.
18th June – 3.15 Salisbury – Extra Mile 4th
A disappointing run from this three year old who seems to continue finding a way to be beaten, trying to make most on this occasion and she was headed inside the final furlong, weakening out of things late on. Handicaps beckon for her now.
20th June – 6.30 Beverley- Harba 1st
This frustrating filly finally got off the mark at the fourth time of asking when making most in game fashion in this maiden contest, keeping on well when challenged and despite being headed, she got back up close home.
21st June – 2.30 Ascot – Dream Castle 5th
Keen for much of the contest, he was ridden at the two furlong pole and was unable to quicken with the leaders, staying on the same pace towards the finish.
22nd June – 3.05 Ascot – Mirage Dancer 3rd
Stepped up on his second start to finish a good third, keeping on strongly towards the finish and he’ll likely improve again for a stronger run race or further distance.
22nd June – 3.40 Ascot – Mori 2nd
Ran a great race in defeat, keeping on well to lead close home but was grabbed late on by a fast finisher who clearly benefitted from the frenetic pace set on the front end from the offset.
22nd June – 5.00 Ascot – Senator 6th
Remaining prominent throughout the contest, they took the lead two furlongs out but weakened inside the final furlong to finish sixth, finishing third of eight in the group on the far side.
22nd June – 5.00 Ascot – Lightening Fast 23rd
Racing on the far side, he was prominent throughout before weakening when asked for an effort two furlongs from home, finishing 23rd in a very poor display.
22nd June – 5.35 Ascot – Atty Persse 1st
Ridden to lead two furlongs from home after remaining prominent during the race, he edged right when asked to get into full stride but he powered clear in the final 100 yards to take a comfortable victory. Pattern company next?
22nd June – 5.35 Ascot – Majoris 17th
Held up, he was ridden two furlongs from home and he gave no response to his rider, finishing a well-beaten second last.
23rd June – 3.05 Ascot – Frankuus 8th
Prominent throughout until he was ridden two furlongs from home, finding little with a furlong to go and he weakened out of things inside the final furlong. Drop back in trip likely needed.
23rd June – 5.00 Ascot – Count Octave 2nd
Step up in trip worked wonders as he nearly took his second career victory, keeping on strongly from the rear and he was just held towards the finish, with the front two clear of the remainder.
23rd June – 6.20 Newmarket – Weekender 1st
Well backed as into 5/4 favouritism, he duly obliged to win this Handicap by a neck after quickening up well inside the final furlong. Likely to be dangerous with a penalty in the coming weeks.
24th June – 2.30 Ascot – Westerland 11th
In touch in midfield, he was ridden three furlongs from home and was soon struggling, losing his place and weakening tamely into eleventh.
24th June – 4.10 Ayr – Queen Kindly 3rd
Held up in the rear of the field, she made headway to chase the leaders in the final few furlongs, keeping on strongly but never in a position to challenge.
30th June – 2.30 Doncaster – Learn By Heart 1st
Built on a promising debut to win at the second attempt in good style, running very green in the early stages but when he got the message he soared clear under hands and heels to win by three lengths.
30th June – 6.15 Curragh – At Your Service 5th
Debutante from the WP Browne yard who could only finish fifth, looking booked for third before fading badly in the final furlong. Should improve for the experience.
30th June – 7.25 Newmarket – Immortalised 6th
Leading at a moderate pace, he was ridden at the three furlong pole and weakening tamely to finish a tailed off last.
30th June – 7.35 Marine One – Marine One 2nd
Keen early on, he was held up off the pace before launching his challenge down the outside under Oisin Murphy. He kept on towards the finish and was denied by half a length, beaten at odds of evens.
30th June – 8.50 Chester – Musikel 6th
Remaining prominent throughout the contest, he was ridden approaching the two furlong pole, where he looked one pace and faded into fifth.
1st July – 5.20 Curragh – Cracksman 2nd
Held up in mid-divison, he was off the bridle at the two furlong pole but kept on strongly on the outer under Pat Smullen. He edged right under pressure and finished second close home to narrowly be denied victory by a neck.
3rd July – 8.30 Windsor – Omneeya 3rd
Making her fourth maiden start, she again was unable to get her head in front as she settled for a length third, beaten by two newcomers. She looked set to win towards the final furlong before hanging left, headed with 50 yards to go and had no response.
4th July – 9.00 Gowran Park – Frima 2nd
This looked the perfect opportunity for her to break her maiden at the third attempt but she once again had to settle for second. She had no extra late on after being prominent throughout, beaten around a length by a horse who was a five race maiden.
6th July – 7.30 Newbury – The Grand Visir 4th
Slowly into stride, he tracked the leaders throughout before being switched out to make his challenge a furlong from home. He was perhaps unlucky late on but was always being held by the leaders, beaten around a length and a half.
8th July – 3.25 Sandown – Frankuus 4th
Racing prominently throughout under Silvestre De Sousa, he wandered around when asked for an effort and was one paced from a furlong out. He finished fourth and it was another sideways effort from him.
8th July – 1.20 Sandown – Zefferino 9th
Held up in the midfield, he made no progress when ridden and lost his place with a furlong to go. He finished a laboured ninth in a very disappointing effort, he clearly needs to go back down in class.
8th July – 3.20 Naas – Rostropovich 3rd
Sent off a strong 10/11 favourite for this three runner contest, he was travelling strongly stalking the leaders at the furlong pole. When asked for an effort he was never quite able to get on terms, finishing last by around a length. Possible that a step up in trip will help him.
8th July – 3.35 Sandown – Eminent 5th
Taking a keen hold as is his way, he was ridden three furlongs from home where he wasn’t the easiest of rides, eventually getting upsides two furlongs out. He was eventually outpaced in the final furlong, dropping into fifth.
13th July – Atty Persse 9th
Dismal performance in the Bahrain Trophy, heavily eased when beaten. Surely better but has something to prove now.
13th July – Lightening Fast 1st
Is now starting to progress, a winner off a mark of 92 here, his second win in his last three starts. Showed a nice turn of foot to get in front close to the line and could still have more to come.
13th July – Captor 10th
Another poor effort to go with the one on debut, needs one more run for a mark but will have to improve significantly once trying that level.
14th July – Queen Kindly 2nd
Tracking the leaders throughout the race, she looked to be coming with a winning running when challenging in the final furlong. She was never able to get past however as she went down by a short-head.
19th July – Yarmouth 6.15 – Baghdad 5th
Making his debut for Charlie Fellows, he raced prominently throughout before being weakening out of things in the final furlong, beaten around five lengths. He should know more next time around.
19th July – Sandown 7.05 – Harba 1st
Breaking her maiden at the fourth attempt, it looked as though the handicapper had underestimated her for handicap debut and that was proved correct. She slammed the competition with an easy victory by seven lengths, always looking the winner.
21st July – Pontefract 7.00 – Seirios 4th
Sent off outsider of the four, he was held up in the early stages and dropped away quickly when asked for an effort, tailed off.
21st July – Pontefract 7.55 – Hamilton 2nd
Keen early on and with a clear advantage, he was reeled in towards the final furlong where he kept on at the one pace to finish second.
26th July – Sandown 7.10 – Red Mist 1st
Sent off a well backed 6/4 on debut for Simon Crisford, he was keen early on before making good progress on the outside under Silvestre De Sousa. He took the lead narrowly inside the final furlong and despite being headed and running green, he battled back to win by a short head.
27th July – Yarmouth 2.10 – Omneeya 3rd
She is now still a maiden after five runs, taking another backwards step in this weak looking contest where she weakened tamely when ridden. She hung to the left and showed very little, so is still on the avoid list at present.
27th July – Yarmouth 5.25 – Harba 1st
Clearly still ahead oh her mark she won her third race in succession with ease, pushed out under hands and heels to a comfortable success under Frankie Dettori. She is one to keep on side at present.
28th July – Ascot 2.45 – Uae King 1st
Keen early on, he made stealthy headway at the top of the straight where he started hanging and gave favourite bakers quite the fright. He did however pick up at the furlong pole, surging clear to win by nearly five lengths, an impressive performance and he looks a possible contender for the Cesarewitch.
28th July – Newmarket 6.10 – Captor 9th
Have showing very little in two 1m 2f maidens at Newcastle and Newbury, he again showed almost nothing when well held in this race. He was brushed aside when the leaders went for home, never really involved and lower grade handicaps await him now.
28th July – Newmarket 8.10 – The Grand Visir 1st
Gained his second career victory when allowed to dictate from the front in this four runner handicap, turning the screw at the three furlong plle where he just kept on finding to win by a length, gamely.
1st August – Goodwood 2.45 – Dream Castle 7th
Held up in touch throughout the contest, he was nudged along approaching the straight and stayed on well in the final furlong. Judging by that performance a further step up in trip should suit, as he only got going late on.
1st August – Goodwood 4.10 – Baghdad 11th
After showing potential on debut, everything went wrong for him in this big field maiden. He was held up in the rear where he was outpaced and green when asked for an effort, hanging right handed. He was then badly hampered inside the final furlong, so it’s best to not take this effort literally.
2nd August – Galway 6.15 – Lightening Fast 6th
Sent off at 5/1, he was held up in midfield for most of the race before being pushed along into the straight where there was no response. He was eased after that point into a well beaten sixth.
7th August – Curragh 2.25 – Nelson 2nd
Sent off the 4/5 favourite after a promising debut at Leopardstown, he looked one paced when asked for an effort inside the final two furlongs, with a newcomer blitzing past him. He’s likely to better in time once he’s upped in trip.
7th August – Salisbury 3.30 – Ambrosia 2nd
Making her third start for Roger Varian, she showed the benefit of a step up in trip to the mile when posting a career best here. She kept on strongly despite a poor passage to only go down by a short head. Handicaps now await and she looks interesting depending on her opening mark.
7th August – Curragh 3.55 – At Your Service 4th
Backed into 7/2 favouritism after showing progression in two previous maidens, he took a sideways step when only fourth here, third throughout the race before finding little for pressure late on.
8th August – Roscommon 8.40 – Solo Saxophone 3rd
Sent off 4/1 on debut for Dermot Weld, he was third throughout the contest, unable to go with the principles when the pace was upped. It was a promising enough debut and he wasn’t hard ridden when his chance was gone.