Romanised and Success Days both set to run in the Prix Jacques Le Marois

Romanised is set to take his place in the line-up for the Prix Jacques Le Marois in Deauville this Sunday following his win in the Paddy Power Minstrel Stakes (Group 2) at the Curragh on the 20thof July. “It was lovely to see that win. Billy was delighted with him and he said when the gap came, he quickened up very smartly. He said when he got to the front he was always just doing enough. I thought it was a lovely performance” He’s gone very professional this year, more relaxed and easier to deal with.

“We didn’t want to leave it that there could be a false, muddling pace, so that’s why Success Days goes to the Prix Jacques Le Marois as well. He has a job to do and hopefully both of them get there all right and we’ll see what happens,”

“Both horses seem well and Romanised has been running to a good level all year. He ran a good race in the Lockinge and ran well in Ascot, where he was maybe a bit unlucky. He didn’t get the splits when he needed them and he might have finished a little bit closer but for that,”

“He backed that up with a very good performance over a fast-run seven furlongs at the Curragh. He won well in a good time that day and we’ve been very happy with him since.

“Hopefully there’ll be plenty of pace on, as I think it’s pretty obvious by now Romanised is at his best when there’s a good gallop. I’d imagine Vocal Music will go forward for Study Of Man and Success Days will ensure it’s at least an even gallop, so we’ll see what happens after that.

“Romanised certainly seems in good form and hopefully he can put up another good performance.”

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.

Update Horses to Follow August 2018

The plan for Success Days is to have two more runs this season. As of Wednesday morning, he has a good chance of running in the Royal Whip on Sunday, a race he won two years ago. If the forecast rain arrives in the next few days he will take his place in the line-up. The Darley Stakes in Newmarket in the middle of October is another likely target where his favoured ground is also probable.

Romanised will have one more run this season. At the moment it looks like being either the Qatar Prix de la Foret at Longchamp on Arc weekend, or the Queen Elizabeth II at Ascot on British Champions Weekend.

Rajar is in good form after her big effort to finish 3rd in the Listed Queensferry Stakes in Chester, achieving very important black type for her owners who will retain her for breeding.  It was a mighty result for her. All going well her next target will be the Bold Lad over 6f at the Curragh on Irish Champions Weekend.

Ice Cold In Alex has continued his great form, with his recent win at Leopardstown. He will now be aimed at the Sovereign Path Handicap over 7f again at Leopardstown on the Saturday of Champions weekend with a possible run in the Tote Irish Cambridgeshire at the Curragh on the 1st of September.

**Horses to Follow Update August 2018

There is a big day coming up this Sunday for  Romanised and Success Days. They will both be flying out for Deauville on Sunday morning.

Romanised has had a nice break since Royal Ascot. He did his last piece of work on Tuesday morning and everything went well. He has been working nicely and seems to be in great form. There are 11 horses declared and this will be a very strong field. There has been rain in France during the week and Romanised will appreciate the easier conditions than he encountered in Ascot. He is in very good form and we are hopeful of a big run.

Success Days has been in good form since his run in the Tattersalls Gold Cup where the ground on the day was too fast for him. He has been working nicely and Gregory Benoist takes the ride,  he has great experience around Deauville and knows the track very well. Success Days is forward in his races and will have no problems with the trip over a mile and he will certainly appreciate the easier ground.

Rajar has had an easy week after her big effort to finish 3rd in the Listed Queensferry Stakes in Chester, achieving very important black type for her owners who will retain her for breeding.  It was a mighty result for her All going well her next target will be the Bold Lad over 6f at the Curragh on Champions Weekend.

Ice Cold In Alex has continued his great form,  with a win at Leopardstown this week. He will now be aimed at the Sovereign Path Handicap over 7f again at Leopardstown on the Saturday of  Champions weekend.

*Update Horses to Follow June 2018

Success Days:

Due to the dry ground Success Days is a non-runner for the International Stakes at the Curragh this weekend. He remains in good form but will remain on the side lines with the current dry spell. The Royal Whip Stakes remains the plan, but he will hopefully get an outing before this.

Mamba Noire:

She has unfortunately missed her engagement in Carlisle during the week. She holds an entry in the Falmouth Stakes Gr. 1 for the July meeting in Newmarket. She also holds an entry in the Brownstown Stakes Gr. 3 in Fairyhouse. We will see how she works in the interim before deciding which option she will take.

Romanised:

He has had an easy time since Ascot and will resume cantering on Monday. He is entered in the Prix Jacques Le Morais  in Deauville for the straight mile on August 12th. He had held an entry in the Sussex Stakes before after discussing options with connections, we have decided that August 12th is the plan for the minute.