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Monthly News January 2015

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Monthly News January 2015

Monday 19th January 2015

I’ll start off this round up of January so far by wishing you all a Happy New Year. I’m hoping 2015 is a lucky one for Tattenham Corner Stables and although thus far we haven’t had a winner for January we certainly have had some good performances. Judging on her last two runs, Plover has already shown us more this year than last and I’m hoping she is about to produce what we all hoped she would when she arrived here. On the 7th January at Lingfield she put in an improved performance when finishing fourth under young Sophie Killoran, getting outpaced but staying on well in the closing stages. Just over a week later, Sophie rode her again, this time over 10 furlongs, and at a vital stage of the race was short of room and lost her position. Her chance was all but gone then, but I was encouraged the way Plover stayed on again. It just might be that a female jockey on board suits this mare.

Bravo Echo ran well at Kempton on the 10th of January finishing 4th. He was all wrong at the weights and if that race was a handicap he would’ve been receiving 17lbs from the winner. It was a fine run under the circumstances.

Embankment was another unlucky story finishing only 2 1/2 lengths down in fifth on the 14th January at Kempton. Slow out of the stalls, Graham Lee had no choice but to send him up the far rail which is renowned to be the slowest part of the Kempton track and with the winners coming down the centre of the course he put in a performance to suggest to me that with a bit more luck in running, he could be winning again soon.

Polar Kite had his first run for me yesterday (18th January) and ran really well. He too should be taking his turn in the winners circle soon.

Finally an update of the horses over in Dubai. Professor unfortunately knocked his leg on the morning of the race on the 8th January but is fine now and takes his chance in a mile handicap on the turf in just over two weeks time. Empire Storm ran a great race in defeat on the same night. He was drawn widest of all in 15 of 15 and goes for a seven furlong handicap on Thursday. With a much better draw I think he will go very well.

Friday 23rd January 2015

An update from yesterday’s racing and Empire Storm ran yet another fine race in defeat when finishing 3rd in the mile handicap on the dirt and Meydan. The winner looked decent but the proximity of ours to the second proves that it was a very solid run. There was five lengths back to the fourth and he came out of the race well. We will probably try a nine furlong handicap on the turf next with him as it looked like the early pace of the dirt races are not entirely suiting him. After banging loudly on the door since joining us he now deserves to win a race for all his efforts, and for his owner too.

I can confirm Professor, our other horse out there, is fine now having had to miss his initial engagement two weeks ago and is on course to make his debut for us on the 29th in the mile handicap.

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