Thursday, October 30, 2014

Looking Ahead

Porthos Du Vallon has been sold (he's gone to Turkey by the sound of things), so that leaves only River Spirit in England now. There is a remote chance she might have one more run, but it's probably fair to say her time with me is over. Unlike some other experiences, ownership has been a real pleasure with this little lady and the Channon family, and I look forward to next year's offerings with eager anticipation.

As we've already mentioned, Danielle's Journey will be making her race debut in Ireland on Saturday, which is definitely something to look forward to. Also, in Japan, Miracle Rouge has been confirmed for the sixth race at Fukushima (2000m over turf) on the same day, and Tenshinramman teams up with Hiyato Yoshida in the 12R at Tokyo-Fuchu, which is a 1400m turf run.

Rush Attack, who showed a great deal of promise in his first race, should be out again soon, which is good to see. Also, Harmony Fair now has a proper trainer, who not only got a decent result from her last weekend, he's looking to run her again at Fukushima on the 8th - these long breaks do no good at all, and at least he realizes that. On the same subject, Irish Harp is now in another R&R session, so I'm hoping Sugai-sensei isn't going to slip into a typical JRA pattern with a win under his belt, as that would be disappointing on a number of levels. We can also look out for Single Cask in the 1200m turf race at Fukushima on the same day.

Next up, Beat The Boarder should be running at TCK in the meeting held in the week beginning the 10th November, while Pop Label will hopefully to be out at TCK in the meeting held there in the last week of November, almost certainly in a B3 Class race. In the following week, Phosphorus should be in action again, with big things expected of the big fella.

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