Mistress of Venice wins at Tipperary

Mistress of Venice delivered in Tipperary in the BetVictor Bet 5euro Get 30euro Offer Maiden over 5f.

She was one of many horses in the frame in the last furlong but went on to win by half a length under Shane Foley.

She had missed her three-year-old career but previously had good form as a two-year-old being placed in Listed company in May of that year before going on to finish fourth in a Group 2 and Group 3.

With her two-year-old form, it was hugely important to get a winning bracket. This was her third run since returning but ran a nice race following her layoff at Navan finishing 3rd and stepped forward again at Dundalk to finish 2nd.

“It is proper soft ground and she probably isn’t in love with it. It is good to get the win and hopefully, she can go back up into Stakes company now that her confidence is back. We’ll look to find a Stakes race over five or six for her”

Photo credit: Healy Racing

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.