We have started the New Year in high spirits and have had a few winners to get the ball rolling on the All weather which we are all delighted about.
YEEOOW got his head back in front dropped into a claimer at Linfield, he broke well and although a horse who is usually covered up he shot to the front and made all the running under a positive ride from Dougie Costello. He is a seven year old now and like many older sprinters trying something a bit different can bring out the best in them.
INTENSE TANGO ran another solid race in defeat after getting beat a head at Chelmsford she went to Lingfield and finished third in the Conditions stakes there finding the track and drop back to 1mile 4furlongs a little too sharp for her.
ZAINAT back from a break, gelded and running on the all weather for the first time put up a much improved performance to win nicely under a very confident ride by newly appointed stable jockey Dougie Costello. We were delighted to get a first win for Qatar based owner Mr Hassan Abdul Malik who also owns Zainat's sire Masterofthehorse. There should be more improvement in him.
UNDERTOW having only her third run under Joey Haynes made it a winning one at her first try at Southwell, she is a big filly who should come on from this having taken time to grow into herself and mature as a two year old.