They are not children ...

A cool morning

Friday, 20 August 2010



Brushing wins the Galtres Stakes at York yesterday


''There is so much good in the worst of us,

                                                                       And so much bad in the best of us,

                                                                       That it ill behoves any of us,

                                                                       To say anything about the rest of us.''



 John and Bridget Brenchley with their daughter, Sarah collecting their trophy after Brushing's win                                                  

A cool morning and we have had a little bit of rain overnight but certainly not enough to get back on the grass and we have been using the Warren Hill all-weathers  for the first two lots .


Akula and Kinsya, ridden by Butch and Steve Smith-Eccles

A great day yesterday at York with Brushing, who was born and bred at Dullingham Park. It is a really good example of our breeding programme - with Ted Spread winning the Chester Vase, Gp. 3 and Brushing now a winner of the Galtres stakes, Listed. Brushing is out of Seasonal Blossom, who is a sister to Group 3 winner Token Gesture (dam of Gp.1 winner Relaxed Gesture). One of Mystic Meg's mares at the stud, Nutmeg, is out of another sister, Overdue Reaction, and Nutmeg's winner Spice Trade was also by Medicean. Obviously the cross works, and Blosssom was covered this year by Medicean's son Dutch Art. I have always rated Brushing very highly, hence our choice of mating this year.
Dullingham Park is really getting on the map and all the credit must got to Angie, David and the team at home and to Alan and Tina up at Garrowby. So much effort and thought goes into the matings, feeding programmes and management etc and days like this make it all worthwhile. She was given a great ride by Kieren, moving up smoothly and winning easing down; I think there may be more to come and she is something exciting to look forward to.  


3rd lot pulls out

Two runners today, one at York and one at Sandown. Starting at York we run Dazinski, who was second here last time in a slowly run race and, if the race is run at a more generous pace today, he should be in the shake-up. Cornish Beau runs in the mile and a quarter handicap at Sandown, he was slightly disappointing last time at Haydock in very soft ground but today's ground will be more in his favour, as will the uphill finish.  


Piccarello (Nicki)

Brushing's brilliant 20-1 success puts me well in front in our York tipping competition and Midday winning at 11-4 also helped to build up a very healthy profit for her followers. Phil also gave Brushing as an each-way alternative in the Galtres and picked the first race good thing, Wootton Bassett at 5-4.

Our tips for today are as follows:

1.45 pm: Zuider Zee - MHT, Berling - Phil

2.15 pm: Rainbow Peak - MHT and Phil

2.50 pm: Red Jazz - MHT, Palace Moon - Phil

3.25 pm: Equiano - MHT, Starspangledbanner - Phil

4.05 pm: Edmaaj - MHT, Ollon - Phil

4.40 pm: Dazinski - MHT and Phil


Comrade Bond (Ashley)