CONGRATULATIONS to Matthew Mills from Ascot who was the winner of our recent competion at ASCOT Races.
He receives a 'FREE' membership to the double-r-racing club for 1 year.
INDIAN STAR certainly had a tough introduction to her racing career at Kempton last night (4th Jan). She wasn't too good away from the starting gate, ran very green ALL the way and failed to stay the 7 furlongs which we expected.
Both trainer John Bridger and the young jockey Aled Beech agreed that she will need some stall work before her next race when we will drop her back to 6 furlongs. She is quick and perhaps Lingfield will suite her.
DALSTAR was not given the best ride at Deauville by Gregory Benoist. She had the worst possible draw (16) and the jockey followed instructions to get across to the inside rail. Having done this he then failed to make any forward move until the race was over......but giving every horse in the race such a start it was an impossible task.She finished close up in the closing pack which from her position was an achievement.
Hopefully Theo Batchelot could be available for her next race and if she gets a decent drae we will see the real DALSTAR
Theo Batchelot is not available to ride DALSTAR at DEAUVILLE on Saturday. She will therefore be riden by George Benoist who has not only won on her over course and distance previously but also overcome the worst possible draw which she has been given again. At least she will be able to get covered up and if George can deliver her as he did before who knows ?
The race goes off at 2.32 UK time.
Later in the day INDIAN STAR will take her place in the first leg of the 7 furlong novice race. It looks tricky but it will be an education for her and part of getting her handicapped, Aled Beech claims 5lb and with a starting stall of 5 COULD SURPRISE
It's like waiting for a bus !!!!
Saturday January 4th we have both Dalstar and Indian Star in action.
DALSTAR runs at Deauville although we are not sure yet as to what race she runs in, we hope to have Theo Batchelot riding again as he gets on so well with her.
INDIAN STAR will make her debut for us at Kempton Park later in the day in a very competitive 7 furlong novice event.
JOHN BRIDGER has been waiting for a maiden race however as none is available we can't leave her boxed up forever so she will take her chance in what looks like a very high class race.
More details about the races will appear here as we get them
Indian Star gets prepared for her first sight of a racecourse, she went 7 furlongs around Lingfield with George Rooke aboard the young jockey was very pleased with her
DALSTAR has been given an entry at Deauville for the 4th January 2020, she did a great piece of work today 28th and is on target to hopefully regain winning ways. We hope to have Theo Batchelot riding her.
Following INDIAN STAR'S visit to Lingfield young jockey George Rooke was impressed with her maturity.
She handled the course came down the hill no problem and was very well balanced around the bend.
All in All a good morning was had and now we will press on with her first race when fixtures allow.
INDIAN STAR goes to LINGFIELD on Wednesday18th for her first taste of a racecourse. She has been working extremely well is very sharp and is ready to run. Following her racecourse gallop at Lingfield she will be found a nice maiden race over 5/6 furlongs.
DALSTAR was badly bumped coming around the first bend at DEAUVILLE on Monday 16th and Theo Batchelot had no choice other than to leave her on the outside where she ran very freely and obviously didn't have her normal finishing kick.
Theo apologised for not giving her the best race however he was unable to get her covered up which is essential.
She will go back to DEAUVILLE in a couple of weeks when hopefully we can get a better draw than the last two.
TOO FREE BUMPED AND NOT COVERED UP GIVING HER LITTLE CHANCE..CLICK TO WATCH
a disappointing run
OUR INDIAN HAVEN FILLY HAS BEEN NAMED INDIAN STAR
INDIAN STAR WILL HAVE HER FIRST RACECOURSE EXPERIENCE THIS WEEK WHEN SHE GOES TO EITHER LINGFIELD OR KEMPTON FOR A GALLOP PRIOR TO HER FIRST RACE
Following our recent appearance at Ascot we have still to make the draw for a FREE SHARE in our racing club This will be drawn on Saturday 14th December by JOHN BRIDGER at his stables in LIPHOOK.
DALSTAR is due to run at DEAUVILLE this coming Monday over the same distance as her last race, Theo Batchelot will ride ,she is drawn 10 of 16 ????
We expect a big finish as with the draw she will have to be produced again from the back.
watch DALSTAR'S LATEST PERFORMANCE
Dalstar bounces back to her best at Deauville
DALSTAR showed her love for the fast ground at Deauville on Tuesday 26th November. With a bad draw again she showed with her turn of foot she can always perform and have a winning chance when conditions are right.
Again Theo Batchelot gave her a great ride. Dropped in last for the first half mile Theo then started weaving his way through the 16 runner field. Inside the final furlong DALSTAR accelerated to pass 10 runners and win the photo for 2nd place, She will go back to Deauville in two weeks when we expect her to go one step further and win again.
Philippe Van De Poele was delighted with her performance and amazed at how she went from last to get into the photo for 2nd place once in the straight.
GREAT INTEREST IN OUR INDIAN HAVEN FILLY
On Friday and Saturday we attended Ascot races with a stall on 'own a racehorse share day'
We had a lot of interest in joining our club but in particular enormous interest in our new INDIAN HAVEN filly.
The filly needs naming now and the front runner names are INDOPICCO, INDIAN STAR, INDIANASTAR and PINDOCO.
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