Whatucallher ran another consistent race to take third in a Maiden Hurdle at Punchestown last Wednesday. It was a race that we won with the great mare, Queens Wild, in the past so we naturally hoped Whatucallher would follow suit. She looked as if she had the race in her control but just didn’t quite get there. We will most likely try her left-handed next time out as that is her preferred direction, and hopefully she will get her head in front soon- if anyone deserves it she does! She has been incredibly consistent since she first set foot on a racecourse and it is a shame for her that she hasn’t yet had her well-deserved win.
We had a lovely youngster, Spruced Up (pictured), make her racecourse debut at Naas yesterday (Sunday) in a full-field Maiden Hurdle. She ran a super race, just getting a bit tired between the last and second-last, looking as if she would be fourth at worst over the second last. She will come on a huge amount for the run, as she learned a huge amount during her day out. We are very much looking forward to the future with her, as she is a full-sister to one of the best mares in training in the last few years and six-time winner, in Dressedtothenines. She ideally does not want the ground any quicker, so we will have to wait and see what the weather does before making plans for her.
Advantage Point’s form was further boosted in the same race, as the runaway winner, All For Joy, was a well-held second to him at the previous meeting. Here’s hoping to a big future with this exciting son of Germany.
Thanks, as always, to Dan Heap of WBY Horse Racing Photography for the beautiful pictures.