Tuesday 12 July 2011

Paul Cole Blog Update: Hayley Overpowers HQ

It’s festival season, and our favourite time of the year. The July meeting at HQ was a success, with some very promising runs from lovely individuals. With Glorious Goodwood just around the corner, we’re gearing up for another successful festival.

Overpowered took the same race Memen won last year for us, and was given an inspired ride by Hayley Turner, who was probably still on a high after her July Cup win. He ran a promising race, and now we’ll look at Goodwood for him.

Earlier on the card, Silverheels ran well to place in a Group 2. Ridden by Hayley again, we were very pleased as it looked a hot race. He may go for the Richmond at Goodwood over 6f.

Swindy ran well on his return to action, just tiring in the final few furlongs having been up there in contention the whole way. There is definitely another race in him.

Away from Newmarket, we also had success with Red Courtier, who got home sweetly by a neck at Kempton. It’s brilliant to see him back after his niggling problems, and as long as the handicapper doesn’t clobber him for that success, he should win again soon. Gifted Girl ran a solid debut race, getting going at the end, and will go for a maiden at Goodwood.

This week, Circumvent is entered for two, but will probably go for the Doncaster race. He has bits and pieces of form, and at his best he is very hard to beat.

Flashbang has had a mucus problem, but we’re hoping she can get back to winning ways this week. She seems in good form at home and is worth a squeak.

Take A Spin should really be winning soon, and has been unlucky a few times. Nottingham should suit and we’re be hopeful of a big run. Daring Damsel will improve for her last run and should be another winner for us.

Anthony Dunkley