|Posted on 6 June, 2017 at 15:50|
2017 Has kicked off with an excelent start with 11 winners now on the board the team has worked very hard this year and rearly do deserve the winners it started at southwell in january with pancake day with finnly marsh then archimedis under josephine gordan who also won at southwell then storm king finally got rewarded for his consistant placings and won at southwell again under finley marsh. David allan retturned from india winning on tavener who also has been ultra consistant all winter he won at wolverhampton then went on to win at lingfield in fine style under oisin murphy tavener then went on to do an across the card double for the team winning at mussleburgh under david allan again whilst down south at lingfield brother tiger got back to winning ways sds. Chester may meeting kicked off with storm king winning the class 3 with dave allan. lucky beggar had also been running great at the start of the season and finally broke a long drougt from 2014 to win at weatherby you couldnt help but be impressed with the style he did it agin under dave allan on to york dante meeting with duke of firenze trying to retain his crown on a mark of 103 the previous year winning off 90 diffrent ground conditions being soft not good to firm like 2016 again duke improved again and won easily taking his mark to 107 again under dave allan. Take cover had his first start of the year at haydock at ran well he heads to royal ascot for the kings stand and then aims for glorious goodwood to retain his king george crown . Lucky beggar than won in good style again at catterick again under dave allan we have been very happy with his progress this year and looks like he may return to his smart sprinting days. whilst storm king and duke of firenze headed down south to epsom storm ran a great race and was very unlucky the last furlong having interferance in running.Derby day arrived and the duke was in the epsom dash a race he ran 3rd in last year off 94 this year of 107 this year the duke put his best foot forward again fiishing a fast finishing 3rd beatten a short head and a nose this was a huge performancefrom him and yet agin the handicapper has given him 2 lb more so 109 is his new mark he gets in the mussleburgh sprint cup of 107 so this has to be an option now then it looks like group races will beckon withe the nunthorpe and the abbey being the main two assinments for him `it has been a great year up to now we could not do this with out the team inside dcg and out and all the great owners in the yard the horses are in great form and are thriving from there racing we feel very proud to have runners at all the big meetings this year its very excitting lets hope for the rest of the year to go as well in 2017 and good luck to all our owners and horses.