Archives for May 2016

Posh puts us on track as we gear up for summer

Shortly after we sent out our last newsletter in February avid Tuite Racing followers will have noticed that Pink Martini won another race for us at Lingfield, a track she seems to have taken a shine to. Following that success though we had a pretty frustrating time, with our horses running well and finishing in the placings, but just missing out on first spot.

Posh Bounty BathIt was, however, Posh Bounty – arguably one of the most improved horses-in-training here at Felstead Court Stables – who saved the day. First with a win at Doncaster in mid-April, then again at Bath just last week (pictured). What made her last win even more special was the fact that she provided our apprentice, Sean Mooney, with his first ever winner. A great and long-awaited victory for Sean, all of us at Felstead Court are absolutely delighted for him.

Aside from our heroine, Posh, we’ve had a number of near misses over the last couple of months. One of the most unlucky horses during this period has to have been Red Hot Chilly who, out of five runs, has finished second on three occasions. He’s been showing signs of improvement with each run, so it surely can’t be too long before he and his owners are rewarded with first place.

Other notable placings from our older horses have come from Start Seven, Waseem Faris, Fast Dancer, Ceyhan and Cincuenta Pasos. They are all in good form and it would be no surprise to see any of them in the Winners’ Enclosure in the not too distant future.

Moving on from the older recruits on the yard, we’ve also now had a handful of two-year-old runners. These youngsters really are filling the yard with much excitement, with commendable efforts from the Foxwedge colt Dontforgettocall, and the Zebedee colt Zebspear being topped off with a hugely exciting second place at Chester from Madam Dancealot, a filly by one of the leading two-year-old sires for this year, Sir Prancealot.S Brown & J Egan

The filly was our first runner for new owner Stewart Brown (pictured with jockey John Egan), and we are delighted that he has such an exciting prospect for the season. Madam Dancealot’s second place form was further franked at the weekend with the winner hosing up in a valuable Class 2 race at Newbury, and the fourth placed horse (3 lengths behind us at Chester), winning a Listed contest at York. It is now likely that Madam Dancealot will head to Royal Ascot, with possibly another run beforehand.

With more two-year-olds soon to make their racecourse debuts, we head into summer full of hope and in anticipation of greater success to come.