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WHOSYOURHOUSEMATE scored yesterday at Southwell in the sunbets.co.uk Median Auction Maiden Stakes on only his second start. It was good to see him confirm his promising debut run at Lingfield in mid-January. He is owned by Australian owners, Ballymore Downunder Syndicate, who have been great supporters of the yard.

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Another Productive Week

STAINTONDALE LASS landed her third win of the year when a certain clear under Harry Bentley at Lingfield on 24 August. She ran back at Ascot with a 6lb penalty but ran a little flat. We will freshen her up before deciding where her next start shall be.

I was pleased to see RECONCILLIATION win at Lingfield on 31 August despite doing everything wrong. He hit the stalls running and was a bit lit up during the early stages of the race before finding cover. I probably had him a little bit too fresh but I am sure from now on when he gets a truer run pace in handicap company we will see him to best effect. He is still a big, mentally and physically immature horse who should go on to bigger and better things.  Goodwood on 21 September is a possibility.

TONAHUTU broke her maiden at Chelmsford on 1 September under a fine ride from Harry Bentley. From a wide draw she was settled just off the pace before taking it up about 2 furlongs out to win by a neck. She has been given an official rating of 73.

Mehronissa Gains Listed Stakes Success

MEHRONISSA won The Flying Fillies' Stakes at Pontefract on Sunday. She travelled well through the race, tracking the pace setters. She was waited with until a gap appeared a furlong out before asserting clear inside the last 50 yards to win by three quarters of a length going away. Supplementing for The Haydock Park Sprint Group 1 on 3 September is under consideration but needs to be discussed with her owner, Mr Salem Rashid.

Mehronissa Makes It Five Wins From Eleven Starts

MEHRONISSA won in taking fashion back at Newmarket July where she made her winning debut as a two year old. Relaxed off the pace she came round horses before pressing the leader inside the last furlong to get up and gain a neck victory at the line. She may run on Sunday at Pontefract in a fillies Listed race over 6 furlongs.

Lajatico Wins Impressively Under Penalty

LAJATICO followed up her recent success under a 6lb penalty at Newmarket on Friday 29 July, scoring well by three and three quarter lengths under Harry Bentley. She has since been sold to continue her career in the United States and we wish her connections all the very best with her in the future.

 

Girls on Top!

STAINTONDALE LASS gains her second win on the season at Bath on Tuesday 12 July under Harry Bentley. She had a troubled passage until finding a gap in the last furlong, going clear to win decisively to win by three and three quarter lengths.

COLD FUSION runs out an impressive winner at Newmarket on her handicap debut under Josephine Gordon. She settled in behind the pace setter who went a good gallop. She picked up nicely in the last furlong and a half going five lengths clear of her nearest rival.

LAJATICO makes it our third winner of the week. She was very impressive under Harry Bentley despite the saddle slipping. She settled wide off the pace, she travelled well into the race before quickening clear inside the last furlong to finish in front by three and a half lengths.

Our runners for the weekend are PRIMROSE VALLEY at Ascot on Friday 22 July who is in great form, COLD FUSION backs up at Lingfield if I am happy with her in the next day and ROMAN HOLIDAY makes her seasonal appearance having had her debut at Newmarket in the Autumn.

Staintondale Lass Wins On Three Year Old Debut

STAINTONDALE LASS made her three year old reappearance a winning one at Lingfield yesterday when making all under Oisin Murphy. "I was delighted with her performance, she is a nice straightforward filly who should give her owner, Alan Pickering, plenty of fun this summer. There is a possibility that she will run at Lingfield on 28 April but it would mean dropping back to 6 furlongs, which I feel that she would be effective at."

Staintondale Lass Wins

STAINTONDALE LASS won last night at Chelmsford on only her second start. This was a good result for her loyal owner Alan Pickering, who is having a great year. She got up by a head to beat off the competition. We will wait to see what the handicapper does to decide where to go next or whether to put her away for the winter.

Staintondale Lass Wins

STAINTONDALE LASS won last night at Chelmsford on only her second start. This was a good result for her loyal owner Alan Pickering, who is having a great year. She got up by a head to beat off the competition. We will wait to see what the handicapper does to decide where to go next or whether to put her away for the winter.

Cafe Caprice Gets Up On The Line

CAFE CAPRICE lost her maiden tag this evening at Chelmsford under Edward Greatrex. She raced wide from a high draw and stayed on well all the way to the line to win by a neck.

Winner at HQ

MEHRONISSA got up to win by half a length at Newmarket on Saturday. It was her second win from her last three outings. She definitely appreciates a cut underfoot and may have one more run before the end of the season, possibly in a Listed race.

Bartel to Continue His Career in Hong Kong

BARTEL leaves us today to continue his career in Hong Kong under the care of champion trainer John Moore. He is a rapidly improving three year old who we have always thought a lot of. He ran a fantastic race in The Britannia having missed the break and drawn on the wrong side. He was the best finisher in the race. This was backed up in his next run finishing second in The Sir Henry Cecil listed race at Newmarket behind Tupi. It is always sad to be losing a horse of his calibre but I wish his new owners the very best of luck with him and I am sure that he will continue to progress with racing. The deal was brokered by Alistair Donald of Sackville Donald and Paul Moroney Bloodstock.

 

Bartel

Costa Filey Back To Winning Ways

COSTA FILEY made a winning return back on turf last night at Lingfield, well drawn he was positioned handy on the stands side rail and asserted inside the last furlong to win by half a length . I was also pleased with our first two year old runner (full sister to COSTA FILEY and PRIMROSE VALLEY)in MISS FRIDAYTHORPE. She finished an encouraging 4th and will improve plenty for the run and was unsuited by the tracks undulations.

Across The Card Double

The yard enjoyed a notable double yesterday with CLAIM THE ROSES landing the first leg at Haydock Park under Dane O'Neill. It was his first success on turf and a drop back to 6 furlongs suited him. We will wait until he is reassessed on Tuesday before deciding on his next engagement. INTERCONNECTION followed up a few hours later at Sandown Park under Luke Morris. Ridden handily from a good draw he took up the running two out and stayed on well to win by a length. Again, we will wait until Tuesday when he is reassessed before planning his next race. Either at a mile and a quarter or a mile and a half.

Claimed The Prize

CLAIM THE ROSES won at Wolverhampton on his 2015 debut on 10 March. We are looking forward to the season ahead with him.

4 x 4

PRIMROSE VALLEY won her fourth race out of four starts this year at Wolverhampton on 14 March. And once more it was a BOBIS race. Her owner, Alan Pickering, was understandably delighted. She is now aimed at the All Weather Championships at Lingfield on Good Friday.

Primrose Gets A Hat Trick

PRIMROSE VALLEY made it three in a row today winning her third race from three starts this year. Not only that, but all three races are BOBIS so she gets the bonus too. She seems to be improving and dropping back to five furlongs was not a problem for her. That will probably be it for her now until the All Weather Championships on Good Friday where she will contest the three year old sprint championship.

Primrose Valley Wins Again

PRIMROSE VALLEY won in style yesterday at Lingfield; her second win this year. "I am very pleased with her performance, she will have one more run on either 27th February or 14th March and then hopefully head to the All Weather Championship sprint final on Good Friday" Ed Vaughan said.

Reaffirmed Backs Up

REAFFIRMED won again last night, this time at Kempton going right handed. He settled off the pace and before turning for home only had one rival behind him. He quickened up nicely on the bridle to join the favourite and runner up inside the last furlong. It was a photo finish but he prevailed by a short head.

Robin Hoods Bay Retires

I am sad to announce that ROBIN HOODS BAYS has been retired. Unfortunately, our stable star sustained a tendon strain on Saturday in the Gr3 September Stakes at Kempton. He has been a star for us since first winning off a mark of 64 to taking the 2014 Winter Derby Gr3, a race in which he finished second the previous year. Other highlights were winning a valuable handicap off 101 at Haydock as well as finishing a good third, beaten only 1l & a head in the £200k Good Friday Championship having had a troubled passage off a slow pace.

 

 

Yard On Fire

Our great run of form continues as we had three winners from our last three runners. We completed a double today when MEHRONISSA won on her debut at Newmarket and PRIMROSE VALLEY pulled off another win at Newcastle, with SI SENOR winning at Kempton on Wednesday evening. Of our last nine runners we have had four winners and four seconds and thirds. We are looking forward to a great weekend of racing at Goodwood and York tomorrow.

Dance And Dance GetsThe Verdict at Newcastle

I was delighted with DANCE AND DANCE's performance at Newcastle today. He travelled throughout the race very well and was bumped inside the last furlong when mounting his challenge which caused him to get unbalanced. Despite being second past the post, beaten only a short head, the stewards reversed the placings. He will now have a penalty, which hopefully will get him into the Bunbury Cup.

Just Missed Out On A Double

ADVENTURE SEEKER won in decisive fashion at York on Friday evening under Jim Crowley. It was his second run of the season and clearly he appreciated the step up in trip. In the early stage of the race he was a bit further back in the field than we had planned, but he travelled smoothly throughout and came through in the last furlong to win by two and a quarter lengths. He will now be aimed at The King George V at Royal Ascot and he is most likely to improve the further up in trip that he goes.

DANCE AND DANCE ran at Newmarket on Friday evening and a change of tactics on a race, which beforehand looked like there was not going to be any pace, nearly worked the oracle. He lost be a short head in the race in which he made all of the running.

Hot Streak Coninues

Our stable's good run continues with OLIVERS MOUNT who won his handicap race at Lingfield today. It was yet another winner for Alan Pickering at his local track. The horse has got possibilities in the third week of the month at either Brighton or Newcastle .

Great Run Continues

SI SENOR won today at Kempton. It was great to get our first winner in the turf season even if it was on the all weather. It was his first run this year having shown promise on three runs last year. It was particularly satisfying having trained his dam KOTSI for the same owner, Mr Oppenheimer, who has been a great supporter of the yard.

"DERBY WINNER"

 

ROBIN HOODS BAY took a big leap forward in winning the Lingfield Winter Derby (Group 3), a race he was arguably lucky in running last year. He was given a patient ride by Luke Morris in a fast run race. “I was delighted for his owner Alan Pickering who has been with me since I started training.” All being well he will contest the £200,000 All Weather Championship race on Good Friday.

Whitby Wins Again

WHITBY JET won in style again at Lingfield yesterday afternoon. After a slow and steady start to the race, Liam Keniry bought him past the rest of the field to win by one and a quarter lengths. His owner, Alan Pickering, is having a terrific time on the all weather this winter with four wins in five weeks. "As always, we are delighted for Alan and Whitby Jet has come out of his recent races well" said trainer Ed Vaughan.

Robin Hoods Bay Wins

ROBIN HOODS BAY won at Lingfield this afternoon in a race that he won last year. Ridden from the back by Luke Morris he overtook the other runners to a close fought contest with the favourite in the last two furlongs. His owner, Alan Pickering, was absolutely delighted by the win. "An incident involving another horse at the start meant that the race was delayed by over ten minutes, but Luke did a great job at keeping the horse calm" said Ed Vaughan.

Whitby Jets in at Lingfield

WHITBY JET won today at Lingfield under Liam Keniry having battled the floods around the area to get there to race. It was his first time back in a 0-65 for quite a while and the strong pace suited him and another winner for owner Alan Pickering for whom this is his second winner of the year.

2 year old Paco Boy filly for Sale

This 2012 filly by Paco Boy ex Isla Azul is for sale. She is a very correct, mature, sharp two year old type who has a very nice pedigree being out of a full sister to REBECCA SHARP (Group 1 Coronation Stakes winner at Royal Ascot). As you can see this family does particularly well with fillies. Since the catalogue was printed her half brother North Star Boy has won a few times in the USA and was 2nd in a $100,000 Stakes race at Gulf Stream Park on his latest start.

She cost 15,000gns at the Tattersalls Book 2 sale in October and is now broken in and being ridden away. She moves extremely well and is a nice natured filly who is showing a lot of potential.

Her sale price is £18,000 plus VAT.

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Great Start to the New Year

COSTA FILEY won his maiden nicely on Wednesday at Kempton under Jimmy Quinn. I was delighted for his owner, Alan Pickering, who also bred him. And it was great to train a winner out of the Cosmic Destiny who we trained previously and was a prolific winner for the yard. He may have another run or two on the all weather.

Yearlings on Warren Hill

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Horses Continue in Top Form

OLIVERS MOUNT broke his maiden tag this evening at Wolverhampton under Jimmy Quinn. He sat just behind the pace and made his move on the wide outside with 2 furlongs to run and he scored by a length and a half. I am obviously delighted for his owner Alan Pickering who has been a great supporter of the yard.

Genuine Quality Wins

I was delighted that GENUINE QUALITY got her head in front at Southwell yesterday to win after having a string of seconds. It was our first winner for Qatar Racing Limited.

Great Run Continues

KELVINGROVE ran out a comfortable winner under Freddie Tylicki in his race at Yarmouth today. He handled the step up in trip and class well. We will wait to see how he comes out of the race before deciding where to go next .

Another Ascot Win for Redvers

REDVERS continued the winning form for the stable by winning at Ascot this afternoon. He was always placed handily and was sent to the front in the last furlong to dispute the lead to win off a career high mark by half a length. I am delighted for his owners Mike and Ed Hawkes who have been supporters of the yard from the beginning.

Another Two Year Old Winner

ADVENTURE SEEKER broke his maiden this evening at Kempton. He was slowly away from a poor draw but William Bucik soon sent him forward and within a furlong and a half was making the running and won by a length and a quarter. He may have one more run this year before being put away for a middle distance campaign next season. I am delighted for his owner Hamed Rashed Bin Ghadayer as this is his first horse with us and Rabbah Bloodstock who are great supporters of the yard.

Easiest Winner of the Day

KELVINGROVE bolted up at Yarmouth today to win by 16 lengths. He quickened up in the last furlong and was certainly impressive. This is the first horse bought for us by Australian bloodstock agent Paul Moroney for a syndicate of foreign owners. We are absolutley delighted for them.

Robin Hoods Adds Another String To His Bow

ROBIN HOODS BAY put up a good performance at Haydock today to win off an official rating of 101 and carrying 9st 11lbs. He will probably step back into Pattern company next where we will look to targets quite possibly abroad. I am delighted for his owners, Alan Pickering has been a great supporter of the yard and this is his biggest win to date.

Pearl Wins At Yarmouth

CLEAR PEARL broke her maiden today at Yarmouth under Jamie Spencer, the daughter of Giaint's Causeway was held up at the rear due to the strong head wind. She was produced two furlongs out and went clear despite drifting right in the last furlong. I am delighted for her owner Sheiikh Fahad who has been a wonderful supporter of the yard.

Claim The Roses Gets The Roses

CLAIM THE ROSES made an impressive winning debut at Wolverhapton today. The two year old by Speightstown travelled a bit keen early on and looked the winner turning in. The horse will be better over 6 furlongs.

Legendary Delivers

LEGENDARY had a clean cut success at Kempton tonight. "I am delighted that he has bounced back to form as he looked a progressive horse last year. There are a couple of options for him; back at Kempton next week or one at Yarmouth, but we will see how he comes out of the race before making any decisions."

Another Second

GENUINE QUALITY made a very pleasing debut at Doncaster this afternoon. She borke very well and was soon prominent. She raced a little bit fresh and expended a bit too much engery early on. She will have learnt plenty form the experience and let's hope that she can go one better next time out.

Costa Filey Second

COSTA FILEY was narrowly denied a first success on only his second start at Kempton last night for owner/breeder Alan Pickering. He did not help himself by banging his head in the stalls and running wide round the bend; this was his first time on a turning track. We will find a similar event for him shortly.

Pleasing First Run On The Turf For Pearl

CLEAR PEARL ran a decent second at Yarmouth this evening under Jamie Spencer behind the well fancied favourite. All being well we will look for a maiden race for her in the next three weeks.

Redvers Cruises to Victory

REDVERS ran a decisive winner at Haydock this afternoon under a well timed ride from George Baker. He travelled smoothly throughout and had to be switched twice before a run on the outside and he went clear by approximately two lengths. The aim all year has been The Buckingham Palace at Royal Ascot. He aslo holds an entry in the Wokingham Stales and this win should hopefully raise him sufficiently to get into the Buckingham Palace race.

Dances At Wolves

"I am delighted that ON WITH THE DANCE has broken his maiden at Wolverhampton tonight. His half brother DANCE AND DANCE was a slow maturing type, so I hope that there is more to come from him. We will give him a short break to freshen him up to get him ready for the turf season."

Flamborough Breeze Puts Up Another Career Best in Defeat

FLAMBOROUGH BREEZE ran what was arguably an unlucky second at Kempton yesterday having to be held up over a mile and a quarter off a slow pace. The winner got first run on her but she was gamely closing in the last furlong and a half. "I may give her one more run on 10 April at Lingfield in a fillies' only handicap before commencing a well earned spring break."

Robin Hoods Bay Just Misses Out

ROBIN HOODS BAY ran a gallant second in the Group 3 £100,000 Winter Derby at Lingfield this afternoon. The race was run in track record time. This race was his main target from early in the year and considering he has made it up the ranks starting the season on 85 he has done a fantastic job. "Both myself and the owners are absolutely delighted. This is our 23 runner this year of which 18 have finished in the first three."

Looking Forward to the Season Ahead

ED VAUGHAN is looking forward to the 2013 turf season. He has had a tremendous start on the all weather with five wins and eleven seconds and thirds from twenty runners as of 7 March. "The horses are all looking really well; I am very pleased with their progress. We have some excellent two and three year old prospects for the season ahead, along with some well established older horses who consistently perform well."

Robin Hoods Bay Hits The Target

ROBIN HOODS BAY won in style for his owner Mr Alan Pickering tonight at Kempton in a race run at a slow pace which did not really suit him. "It is our aim to take him to the Winter Derby at Lingfield next Saturday."

Another Second

AWATTAN ran a gallant race beaten just over a length at Lingfield this afternoon on her second run. "We will try and break her maiden on the all weather in the next couple of weeks and you should be able to see her over a mile and a quarter on the grass during the season."

Flamborough Breeze Loses Nothing in Defeat

FLAMBOROUGH BREEZE ran her heart out to finish second, only beaten by a head, under a 12lb penalty for her two wins in the past week. "We are absolutely delighted with her; from her last five runs she has had three wins, a second and a third. She has a possible engagement on 13 March depending on how she is assessed by the handicapper."

Just a Breeze for Flamborough

FLAMBOUROUGH BREEZE blazed to glory with her third win from three runs this month at Kempton last night winning comfortably under George Baker. She has another engagement on Friday at Lingfield.

Flamborough Breezes In Again

FLAMBOROUGH BREEZE won in style last night at Kempton under a 6lb penalty beating her nearest rival by 5 lengths. Both Ed Vaughan and her owner, Mr Alan Pickering, were delighted with her performance. "The plan will be to run her again at Kempton next Wednesday evening."

Robin Hoods Bay Wins

ROBIN Hoods Bay Wins at Lingfield

Dance primed for Canadian task

DANCE And Dance is set to tackle the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile in Canada on Sunday. 

Redvers lands Ascot prize


REDVERS gained a valuable pot when narrowly taking the Longines Ladies’ Race at Ascot on Saturday, July 21.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 July 2012 11:07

Dance And Dance back to winning ways

DANCE And Dance regained the winning thread with a comfortable success in a mile conditions race at Doncaster on Thursday, July 19. 

Aubrietia wins at Wolves

AUBRIETIA gained a first career success when taking a 6f Claimer at Wolverhampton on Monday, July 9.

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 July 2012 10:16

Dance And Dance heads to York

TRAINER Ed Vaughan has declared Dance And Dance for a mile Listed race at York on Saturday, June 16.

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 July 2012 10:16

Dance And Dance on target for Diomed

DANCE And Dance had his final work out this morning ahead of his intended run in the Group 3 Diomed Stakes at Epsom on Friday, June 1.

'Dance' in pleasing solo spin

ED Vaughan is looking forward to stable flag-bearer Dance And Dance’s Diomed Stakes bid on June 1 after the six-year-old shone in a racecourse gallop at Newmarket on Friday afternoon.

Vaughan outlines plans for top prospects

AS the flat turf season gets into full swing, trainer Ed Vaughan is looking forward to running a number of exciting horses.

Dance And Dance given Epsom target

DANCE And Dance has returned to Machell Place and is being prepared for a summer campaign.

Legendary off the mark

LEGENDARY provided Ed Vaughan with his second winner of the week when opening his account in a mile maiden at Wolverhampton.

Solemn Oath impresses at Lingfield

SOLEMN Oath put the Ed Vaughan team on the score sheet for 2012 with a smooth success in a mile maiden at Lingfield on Monday.

Googlette in Listed action

GOOGLETTE will bid to gain some ‘black type’ when she lines up in the Listed Cleves Stakes at Lingfield on Saturday.

Dance set for Dubai test

DANCE And Dance will have his second start at the Dubai International Racing Carnival when he contests the Range Rover Trophy at Meydan on Thursday (Feb 16).

'Dance' the highlight of another solid season

2011 was another solid season for trainer Ed Vaughan with stable  star Dance And Dance carrying the flag for his Machell Place team with notable success.

Googlette in gutsy win

GOOGLETTE returned to winning ways with a game success in a 6f handicap at Kempton this evening.

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