ValueRacingClub.co.uk, for whom I am Ambassador, have added the former Warren Greatrex trained mare Ilovemints to their string. A five year old by Kayf Tara, she was acquired for £26,000 at the Goffs UK Spring Sale at Doncaster last week and will join David Pipe. Yet to race over hurdles, she won one of her four starts in bumpers and was placed on her most recent outing at Taunton at the end of last month. Effective on quick and slow ground, it was hoped she would develop into a Listed bumper mare by her previous connections. While those expectations failed to materialise, she remains a mare of considerable potential and one would expect the head of Pond House to get the best out of her. Ilovemints is the second horse the club have in training with David. If anyone would like to get involved, please head to the website Valueracingclub.co.uk and get in touch with syndicate manager James Couldwell.
I was working at Cartmel yesterday for Racing UK and spoke to local trainer Jimmy Moffatt. He passed on a positive mention for Danny O'Ruairc who lines up in the two mile one handicap hurdle at 4.40 tomorrow. The five year old has been absent for 546 days and runs off a mark of 87. However, Jimmy said he is working well at home and is expecting a big performance. A maiden under both codes, he ran in the Group 3 Acomb Stakes at York as a two year old. I have had a small each-way wager on the Fast Company gelding at 25/1. The stable have already sent out two winners at Cartmel this season, including Morning Royalty in the staying handicap hurde yesterday.
Switching codes, Evergate (4/1) was another good winner for the Significant Sales section of Ahead On The Flat at Windsor yesterday. Runner-up on his first three races for Robert Cowell, the son of Exceed And Excel went one better at the Thames side track with a fine display. A length winner from Yalawin, he looks capable of progressing still further.
I am now working on the Royal Ascot Update, which will be sent out on Sunday 18th June. If you haven't already ordered a copy, please head to the Publications section of the site.
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