Weekend Update – Vaux impresses at Ripon
We had 2 runners during the week with London Protocol lining up at York on Wednesday and Yourartisonfire running at Newmarket on Friday.
Jordan Vaughan was booked to ride London Protocol in what looked a very competitive handicap at York. LP was drawn in stall 5 for the 20 runner event. From the gates, Jordan was very positive on the Karl Burke trained 3 year old and held a prominent position early on. At the half way point, he was in a share of the lead and travelling well down the Knavesmire towards the 3 furlong marker. As they approached 2 out, LP was coming under pressure and Jordan got more animated in the saddle. LP faded a bit towards the latter stages and finished in 11th position. He looked fantastic on the day and is sure to be winning soon.
Yourartisonfire ran on Friday at Newmarket in the Leonard Oram Retirement Handicap where Martin Harley took the ride. From the gates, Martin positioned Yourartisonfire down the middle of the Rowley Mile. Around the half way marker, Martin asked Yourartifonfire to get closer but he didn’t get a response and began losing ground on the leaders. Martin let him come home in his own time, a disappointed effort from Yourartisonfire, we are hoping to see an improved horse next day.
It was great to see a couple of 2 year olds run today at Ripon. Our Charlie Brown was first up as he ran in Division 1 of the Novice stakes where David Allan was aboard the Tim Easterby son of American Post. He had a poor drawn in stall 1 for the 8 runner event. He showed signs of greenness early on and David was stuck out wide on the track. Having let the others go on, he was able to tuck in on the rail and began to get the hang of things. It was all about education today and he will come on for the experience.
Next up was the Ben Haslam trained Vaux .The Sir Prancealot colt was making his second start under Joey Haynes. Vaux was drawn in stall 6 for the 8 runner event. Vaux reared slightly leaving the stalls and Joey kept him to the outside of the field in the early stages of the race. He showed signs of greenness early on but the penny began to drop in the second half of the contest. As the approached the final furlong, Vaux began to challenge the leader who had the benefit of rail, Vaux was just denied and finished an excellent second. A winner waiting to happen.
We will be arranging an open morning at Adrian Keatleys Curragh base over the coming weeks. All are welcome, keep an eye on the site for details. We now have 3 horses with Adrian , you can view Adrians profile and the horses here: www.ontoawinner.net/syndicate/adrian-keatley
Entries for the coming week
|Horse||Date||Link to race|
|Monpazier||16th May||Click Here|
|Nobility||17th May||Click Here|
|Oceanella||20th May||Click Here|
|Nobility||20th May||Click Here|