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News and views from Spigot lodge

Mon, Oct 5, 2015
PERCY STREET scores by 6 lengths to break his maiden on his second racecourse outing under Dougie Costello. The good looking son of Sir Percy ran green first time out but put that experience behind him and was very professional, he now looks likely to go back to Pontefract for a Listed event there at the end of the month.

WHOLESOME was unlucky to bump into a good looking sort of Godolphins when going down by a length in a hot looking maiden at Newmarket, she is a big scopey filly who should improve through a winter break to be a nice prospect for next year.

LITTLE LOTTE ran second in a French claimer last week, we like to take advantage of the wonderful French prize money and premiums and look to have a good few runners over there in the run upto Christmas.

COLOUR ME HAPPY made is three seconds from as many starts he is a tough genuine horse who has unfortunately bumped into one too good each time. He is sure to get his head infront soon and heads off to the Newmarket horse in training sale at the end of the month.
Mon, Sept 21, 2015

QUIET REFLECTION storm clear in The Shadwell stud Harry Rosebery stakes Listed sprint at Ayr. She is a filly we have thought a lot of but nearly got brought down in the Lowther when badly hampered and still managed to finish fifth however she put that behind her and with her incredibly professional nature put 3 Lengths between herself and the rest of the field to win comfortably.

JAYKAY was extremely unlucky not to make it five wins in a row when denied right on the line after having been a couple lengths clear a furlong out under his usual jockey Joey Haynes. He is brilliant yard stick and always tries his heart out.

HAUGHMOND was also denied right in the final stride at Catterick under Ben Curtis were hoping to get a win out of him before he heads off to the October horse in training sale.

RIVELLINO ran another good race in defeat in the Ayr Gold Cup finishing 10th however he only got beat 2 1/2 Lengths and the pace was probably not strong enough for him.

Wed, Sept 9, 2015
There were smiles all round after Odeliz a consistent yet unlucky mare who has been runner up on so many occasions stormed to victory when making the running under a great ride from Adrie de vries in the Darley Prix Jean Romanet. Owner Barbara Keller is a delight to train for and we were all delighted to see how much her first Group 1 meant to her. A mention must go out to Pierre Burban who has looked after her and ridden her since she was a two year old and has travelled all over the UK, Europe & Canada with her. It is a massive boost to the yard and we hope to get further success before she goes to the Mares sale in December.

TRIXIE MALONE the ever consistent one eyed mare did it again under regular jockey Joey Haynes, she broke well and never saw a rival in the Mares handicap at Salisbury. This is her last season before she goes to stud so we might try and get some black type before she retires to the paddocks.

GEORGIAN BAY under yard apprentice Jordan Vaughan stormed to victory in the London Mile Qualifier at Kempton.

The French bred LONDON PROTOCOL went back to his roots to gain his first success in a conditions race at Deauville, he was gelded after his first two runs in the Uk where he was placed on both occasions but was coltish in preliminaries.

KATIE'S DIAMOND ran another great race to finish third in the Group 3 over seven furlongs, Jockey Andrea Atzeni thought she would have benefited from a stronger pace.

CHEVALLIER made it three wins in a row when taking his second race for us under Jordan Vaughan having been claimed from Richard Hannon by owner Tim Dykes.

DOC CHARM finally got his head in front and did it in good style winning by 6 lengths under Richard Kingscote, he is a horse who loves the ground softer the better.

INTENSE TANGO ran another solid race in defeat finishing second in the staying handicap at Newmarket, she is a consistent mare with a lot of ability.

PEARL CASTLE was denied a win in The Old Newton Cup going down by a head, he went clear two furlongs out and was probably idling abit in front. We haven't had him long and are still learning about him but that was a very good performance and he should have a good race in him.

Mon, July 20, 2015
Everyone was in high spirits here at Spigot Lodge after completing two doubles in two days courtesy of the tough JAYKAY making it three wins in ten days under Joey Haynes when taking the one mile handicap at Hamilton, he's a game horse who loves a bit of cut in the ground when he hits form he seems to rattle off a few wins in quick concession as he did the same last year. QUIET REFLACTION was the first part of the double when winning her maiden first time out at Hamilton in fantastic style. The daughter of Showcasing has been working nicely at home after being purchased from Doncaster Breeze up sales in May she eased clear to win very comfortably under Joey Haynes.

WAYWARD HOOF ran a good race forst time out after being green to finish third in a Novice event but he showed no greenness this time when winning at his second attempt at Haydosk under Keegan Latham. He beat a lot of fancied horses and did so in good style he may now head to York for the Ebor meeting.

YOURARTISONFIRE wins his fifth race under Sylvester de Sousa in the feature handicap at Pontefract. He loves to run fresh and after a short break after his spring campaign he has been in great form at home and managed to transfer that to the track when winning in a tight finish. He is a consistent old horse and a lovely character to have in the yard.

DRESSED IN FUR made the trip to Dieppe in France worth while when winning the claimer and getting claimed to stay in France. She won twice for us this season and were sure she will manage to pick up plenty more Euro in France.
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