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.