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News and views from Spigot lodge

Mon - Sept 12, 2016     A+ | a-
Another good week with three winners and four placed horses starting with LOST AT SEA at Doncaster in the colours of Zorka Wentworth defied greenness under Joey Haynes to swoop through to beat more experienced and talented rivals in the Novice event over six furlongs.

MUTAHAADY made it an across the card double on the day to take the nursery at Carlisle half an hour later. Mutahaady looks a cheap purchase from Doncaster horse in training sale having been bought for only £6500 out of Richard Hannon's yard he will hopefully progress again.

UNDISCOVERED ANGEL & KURAKA both managed second place also at Carlisle on both their debuts.

MARSH PRIDE having only her second run for us made it a winning one when taking the feature race at Musselburgh, her delighted owner John Dance unfortunately didn't make it but was thrilled none the less with her being one of his favourites. She will now look to head back there in a couple of weeks time.

INTENSE TANGO who has been in tremendous form since being fitted with a tongue tie and partnered up with Clifford Lee managed third place in the very competitive premier handicap at Leopardstown on Champions weekend. We couldn't be happier with her current form and should lead her into the jumps season in good heart.

Tue - Sept 6, 2016     A+ | a-
The pouring rain didn't dampen our weekend as we had an amazing day on Saturday with our stable star QUIET REFLECTION romping home by 2 Lengths to win the Sprint Cup Group 1 at Haydock under Dougie Costello. We couldn't be more proud of the three year old filly who took on her elders and showed just how much ability she has when beating them with an effortless performance. 

Her work rider and groom who is also our stable apprentice usually is there to lead her up but he had a ride on GEORGIAN BAY in the London Mile at Kempton and nearly made it a red letter day when being caught close home to finish a brilliant second in the race he won last year. 

Our other stable apprentice Clifford Lee has had a great time of it riding his first double when partnering the second leg of it on LORD BEN STACK a huge gelding by Dylan Thomas who has been unlucky in running this year and was allowed a soft lead under Lee to stride clear by 2 Lengths in the mile and a quarter class 3 handicap. It was a lovely ride and the horse clearly enjoyed getting his head back in front. 

Lee then went onto win the following day on INTENSE TANGO in the stayers race giving yet another well judged front running ride to hold on by a nose after kicking clear up the straight. INTENSE TANGO has thrived since fitting a tongue strap and we are delighted to see the useful mare back in form before her winter jumps campaign.

UPGRADE ran a much improved second race finishing second to a useful looking two year old of Hugo Palmers, he clearly put the experience at York to good use and was much more on the ball on his second start at Haydock.