The boss hates seconds, so three in a week is a tough to take.
Queen Of Uplands and Derby winning jockey Richard Kingscote kicked it off with a great performance at Newbury (7th July 2022) in a 6 furlong fillies restricted novice stakes. Several of The Jubilee Syndicate were on hand to see The Queen (bred and owned, Candle Of Hope) beat the Queen. Candle Of Hope made everyone’s notebook with a smashing display first time out, to knock our filly out of first place. The winner is a smart type. Hopefully Queen Of Uplands can get a favourable mark and take her chance in a Nursery.
With Her Majesty The Queen, not in attendance, the kind racecourse staff took our owners into the airconditioned winners room for a cool down and glass of Champagne. This was much appreciated by everyone.
Later, on the same card, Pierre-Louis Jamin rode, “the best looking horse in training” according to one racegoer and which most of us agree with, Miramichi to finish second in the one mile two furlong feature handicap.
Leading four furlongs out, Miramichi had to battle hard in the final furlong to try and regain the lead, which he almost did on the line but ultimately failed by a head.
Then on Saturday, 9th July, Misty Grey ran another really solid performance, for owners Barbara and Alick Richmond, to finish second in the Listed, Raymond & Kathleen Corbett Memorial City Plate Stakes over seven furlongs at Chester.
Misty is in cracking form and looks fabulous but just found one to good on the day. Hopefully there will be a decent prize for this legend of a horse shortly.