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16 Jan 2015

Paul Cole - Horses For 2015

It looks like we have some nice horses to go to war with this year. Most of the older horses look like they might win and we have some good looking, good moving two year olds. Most of our horses are trotting at the moment and I have given you a short summary of the three year olds and the older horses. The yearlings have all cantered before Christmas and we always give them time to grow during January so they just trot.

Older Horses

Berkshire: is trotting at the moment and he will head to the Prix Ganay, he has really grown up and we could not be more happy with him.

Bluegrass Blue: He will run this month but there is a shortage of races as he is quite high in the handicap rated 87. There is an open handicap at Lingfield over 7 furlongs on the 21st Jan, this may be to hot. 

Complicit: Heads to the Winter Derby, he has had a short break and seems in good terms with himself. I think he is a big improver.

Dutch Art Dealer: He had quite a hard champagne last year and will probably come out in May.

Dark Days: Ran very well last time out and should improve again. He has definitely got bigger and stronger.

Elysian Prince: He seems to have grown and strengthened and is well capable of winning and we think he will improve.

Meritocracy: the closest he came last year was second by a length. He will probably go to St Moritz on February 22nd.

Silverheels: He may run in the same race as Bluegrass Blues he does appreciate 7f and Lingfield.

Three-Year Olds

Azilian: He ran consistently last year and he should come into his own this year.

British Art: He was off for quite a while last year and we think that effected his performance at the end of the year. We have always liked him and think he is very capable of winning races.

Dancing Aces: He is a very nice horse in the making, he had niggling problems last year but is cantering now and going in the right direction.

Danegeld: He only ran once last year and came back wrong. He is cantering with Dancing Aces and will come out early-ish.

Expensive Date: She won twice last year and was placed five times including third in the Bosra Sham Stakes listed. She was could improve again this year. 

Falmouth Harbor: He ran two bad races and went a lot better here. We castrated him because he was a rig and the vets said his testicle that was up would of hurt him when he galloped.

Fast Romance: we always thought she had a lot of ability and she should win a nice race this year. 

Finagle: She is a full sister to Gifted Girl was too backward to run. We don’t know too much about her other than she is well bred and very good looking.

Foxy Boris: He has always shown more at home and has strengthened over the winter.

General Potempkin: He is very backward and will start cantering in February.

Gipsy Doll: She is handicapped now and hopefully we will can find the right race for her to win.

Imperial Link: She ran some very nice races last year and is well capable of winning.

Jasmine Blue: We have always liked her a lot and she is by the right stallion Galileo.

Kipuka: She was fairly backward last year but she showed she had speed. If she learns to settle she will be a horse of interest.

Ktclouseau: She had an injury last year so we do not know too much about her. She is a big filly that will come into herself this year anyway.

Kubeba: He is very game and keeps on putting up good performances a good bit of placing should put him in the winners enclosure.

Lisamour: She won her last two races at Nottingham and Salisbury and is well capable of improving still.

Lyfka: She won nicely at Kempton and her penalty probably just got to her in her final race. She improved all last year and the break would have done her good. 

Molten Lava: He was quite backward last year and has strengthened up nicely during the winter.

Pendo: Alice Mills gave her the ride of the year at Salisbury and he was placed there after. He has a great attitude and that will take him places.

Sir Henry Raeburn: We always thought a fair bit of him last year he is a full brother to Christoforo Colombo and it will be interesting to see how he goes this year.

Rotherwick: He won three races last year and is rated 89. He should be capable of picking some more up this year, as he is so game.

Rockaroundtheclock: Will carry on running this winter and may end up going to a valuable claimer in France.

Russian Reward: He always showed a lot of promise at home and ran nicely on the track coming third twice in two competitive heats, he will be of interest this year.

Secret Fantasies: She was always backward but we needed to get the run into her at Kempton for experience.

Tioga Pass: She had a long year last year and won two races. Towards the end we thought she was over the top she will improve again this year, she is useful

Upstaging: we have always thought a lot of him and he won very nicely at Kempton.

West Sussex: He is a very well bred son of Teofilo and has always gone well.

Scimittara: She is very game and well bred and she has strengthened up over the Christmas Period. 

Two-Year Olds

Arch x Muneefa
Archimedes = Invincible Spirit ex Waveband
Battle of Bosworth = Duke of Marmalade ex Muskoka Dawn
Cape Blanco ex A Mind of Her Own
High Chaparral ex Seren Devious
Honiara = Rock of Gibraltar ex Indian Maiden
House of Commons = Sea The Stars ex Reality
Kheleyf ex Scarlet Royal
Lilbourne Lad ex Montefino
Recent Acquisition = Approve ex Dear Catch
By the Rules = Aussie Rules ex Bay Tree
Caitie = Canford Cliffs ex The Shrew
Cliffhanger = Canford Cliffs ex Copy Cat
Jazz Cat = Tamayuz ex Chelsea Rose
Pilot Hill = Intikhab ex Song of Passion
Pink Angel = Dark Angel ex Xarzee
Sweet Dragon Fly = Oasis Dream ex Sweet Cecily

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