During 2020 it’s been one of the hardest and most challenging mentality and socially. Also it’s been challenging in most walk’s of life in entertainment, sports etc as well in all every day life.
But the horse racing has kept going giving owners, trainers, stable staff, jockey’s etc the believe that there is a bright light at the end of the tunnel with this Covid 19 situation. And will hopefully will come to an end at some point. But my National Hunt Team who I’am involved with as an syndicate owner are keeping me sane. So I thought I’d write an half time report with my horses.
OLEG: Since watching Oleg, in my mind he has so much talent. He definitely jumps a fence very well and with pace. I’m hoping he will be another star for Paul Nicholls. Oleg went to Peth, in a handicap Chase he’s second attempt since, he pulled up at Kempton over fences in 2019. At Perth he jumped so well though out until he was making a winning move. He made a mistake three fences, at the end of his race and unfortunately he had a heavy fall.
From that he returned to the stables to rest, and get his confidence back again. In which he had his third attempt over fences. Where he raced at Wincanton in another, handicap chase but for the conditional jockeys. During the race you could see the confidence jumping over fences. Oleg made a good comeback to finish third place in the race. But unfortunately, after a few days from the race, Paul Nicholls vets found out that Oleg had done a leg. Which in human terms like you injured your ankle like a sprain. So sadly for the horse welfare he is out for the season.
But I can not wait to see him, back for the 2021/22 national hunt season on a racecourse. He is so talented over fences and on the flat. I think he will be in big races, also I think he will surprise us who are involved with him. He is definitely one to watch plus he has age on his side.
OLEG Form: Chase F3
JEN’S BOY: Jen’s Boy jumps so well now converted over fences, it’s just frustrating that he’s finished second three times, he keeps bumping into good horses. But when Jen’s Boy will get his head, in front and win one of his races you will see the confidence of trying to win again.
He’s last race was at Cheltenham. That was my worse, moment as an owner. He lost his action jumping over the second fence. Jockey Sam Waley-Cohen felt something and immediately pulled up Jen’s Boy straight away. Lucky enough we was trotted back to the parade ring, to have a look if there was anything wrong with him. Days later we found out he pulled his back end mussels. So Jen’s Boy is recovering, from that injury and hopefully see him back in the summer. He does jump very well over fences.
JEN’S BOY Form: CHASE 222PU
FATHER JOHN: Since his good and only win in his bumper race at Hexham. It’s been a slow burner with Father John. Sadly he’s had a set back doing a bit of schooling over hurdles. But now he’s back into work, and should see him in the next few months racing over hurdles.
FATHER JOHN Form: Bumper 1
GO CHIQUE: She has had a reasonable seasons so far. She won a very nice bumper race at Southwell winning by two and a quarter lengths. Which was nice to see how she put the race to bed against her opponents. Go Chique then went over hurdles for the first time at Market Rasen. Unfortunately she was very green jumping some of hurdles and in the race. But she came in a very respectable fifth place.
On Go Chique second run at Fakenham in 2 mile race, she improve a lot in her jumping over hurdles and also it was a better run from her last race at Market Rasen. But in the Fakenham race Go Chique got caught at the front of the race going over the last hurdle. She got beat to finish second place by three and three quarters lengths by Midnight Ginger.
So Go Chique went to her fourth race until she has a little break. She ran at Ludlow in a mares handicap race, but she was going up in trip from 2 miles to 2 miles 5 Furlong. Because of her pedigree Go Chique is a full sister to Christmas In April. Unfortunately in the race the ground was in desperate conditions especially, for a four year old filly. But again she jump well over the hurdles also she completed the race to finish eighth place in the race.
Go Chique is having a little winter break, and she will be out racing again this spring 2021. But the break will do her, a world of good. Especially strengthen up and growing a bit, to fill out in her frame. I would say she will still race in 2 mile 5 furlong races and even further. I would say because of stamina, in her pedigree and the relationship of Christmas In April . I think there is good times ahead with this mare Go Chique. And she is still learning and young, also just turned five years old as well.
GO CHIQUE Form: Bumper 1 Hurdles 528
Many thanks for reading. These are my opinion’s only and what I see watching them racing.
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