Weekend Runners Update

Looking forward to getting Romanised and Success Days back on the racecourse at Naas Racecourse on Saturday. Both are ready to start. Romanised will run in the Gladness Stakes Gr.3 over 7f and Success Days will again take his chance in the Alleged Stakes Gr. 3 over 1m2f, a race he has been placed in previously

Romanised will carry a Gr. 1 penalty but both horses have been working nicely in the lead up to the race and we are hopeful for a good run. Billy Lee will take the ride on both.

Liath Luachra should have learned something from her 1st start last week in Dundalk where she ran green. We are hopeful she will have gained experience from this and should run a better race on the grass in Naas.

Mistress of Venice came back from a long lay off and has come out of her first run back at Navan very well. She will be going in fitter this time around and holds every chance. We are hopeful of a good run.

Cafe Sydney ran okay at Cork over 1m but will appreciate the step up in distance. We are hopeful she will give an improved performance. Video Credit: Dave Keena

Man Of The Sea gets off the mark at Navan

Man Of The Sea shed his maiden tag when landing the Come Racing 11th November Nursery Handicap at Navan recently, when moving to the front inside the final furlong before scoring by a length and a quarter from Mi Esperanza. Ridden on this occasion by Billy Lee.

Lee, riding his 46th winner this season, later commented “he jumped and traveled well. There was plenty of pace on and I was able to sit off it in a nice position. He came off the hill and went forward, and when I got stuck into him he went to the line well.

“He was having a little bit of a look but he’s had plenty of runs this year and the experience stood to him. He’s done it well and hopefully there is another race in him.”

Photo Credit:  Healy Racing

Horses to follow update

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Romanised on the gallops on what was a foggy start to the day on Wednesday morning.

Romanised is declared to run in a 15 runner field for the QE2 in Ascot on British Champions weekend which looks a strong field.  Romanised has been lightly raced this season, this will only be his 5th start so will be a fresh horse going into the race which should stand to him even with the ground slower than he would have liked. He is drawn 1 of 15. Normally on the straight course, there is no discernible bias however he is drawn close to horses that like to go forward which should help. He is in very good form and whilst he is one of the outsiders, we are hopeful he should run well.

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Success Days on the gallops Wednesday morning

Success Days runs Saturday in Leopardstown in the Trigo Stakes with a new jockey on board in Colin Keane. He seems very well, the ground is on the slow side which should suit. We expect him to run a good race.

Romanised and Success Days to stay in training in 2019

After discussions with connections we were delighted to learn that both Romanised and Success Days are to stay in training next season. Romanised is being prepared to run in the QE2 on October 20th and he remains in good form. It will be only his 5th start of the season so hopefully he will be a relative fresh horse come race day which is important this time of the year.

We are targeting the Darley Stakes on October 13th at Newmarket for Success Days final outing of 2018. He has been a little below the level of form he has consistently shown in previous seasons but if he gets easy ground we expect a big effort from him. Even though he’s been on the go for a long time in preparation for his trip to Australia, he seems on good terms with himself but it’s fair to say he hasn’t been at his best in autumn time previously.