Runners and other news

Thu 28 Sep 2017

Runners and other news

The son of Declaration Of War, owned by Ian Barratt, Stephen Short and Adam Signy, has been set two tough assignments since finishing second in the Super Sprint and can hopefully regain the winning thread down in grade today.

It is a competitive race on paper but he goes there in good form and a return to his best would see him have a decent chance.

Tom said: "Declarationoflove has had a long season but he still appears in good heart and can hopefully bounce back from a couple of disappointing efforts. Pat (Cosgrave) knows him well and we are hoping for a good run from him."

Tomorrow, Archie lines up in the Silver Cambridgeshire at Newmarket and he too will be ridden by Pat Cosgrave. The son of Fast Company was unlucky not to win at Haydock last time out and gets in to this competitive race off a good racing weight.

On Saturday, Brian Keane and Steve Nugent's Maestro Mac heads to Chelmsford for a ten-furlong handicap. The son of Roderic O'Connor has won and been second since joining us in July and this looks the ideal spot for him.

Tom added: "Archie has been rather fustrating but his last two runs have been good and he is the type of horse to run better in a better race. Nine furlongs on good to soft ground are his ideal conditions and he could outrun his odds.

"Maestro Mac didn't quite see out the twelve furlongs at Goodwood last time but still ran well and appears in good form."

We were thrilled to return from the Goffs Orby Sale with a lovely son of Archipenko lot 23 from Staffordstown Stud. This racy indivdual is out of a Listed-winning two-year-old in Kinetica and we thought was well-bought at 25,000eu.

Photo: Declarationoflove winning at Windsor