THREE RUNNERS ON THE TAPETA AT NEWCASTLE ON FRIDAY EVENING.
Just Jean showed lots of promise on her racecourse debut as a two year old at Ripon in June of last year when finishing second. Unfortunately in five subsequent attempts, including twice this season, she has not suggested a win is imminent, but her mark continues to be in free fall, and for her All Weather debut she can race off 46. Her regular jockey Andrew Mullen takes the rides, and the race is at 5.25.pm, over the straight mile.
We have to wait until the final race at 8.30.pm for our other two representatives, which are in the seven furlongs 0-55 handicap.The Retriever appears to act equally well on the sand, at Southwell, or the tapeta, at Newcastle, he also seems to run to a similar level over seven furlongs, or a mile, often just finding one two good.At Newcastle 12 days ago he went off a fancied 9/2 shot, and put in a rare below par effort, going down by eight and a quarter lengths. A repeat of his best form will see him go close,with Jack Garritty riding him for the first time.
Our other runner in the contest is Red Skye Delight, she is having her first race for us, having run previously out of two different yards.She is a maiden after 12 starts, but has been second three times, including last time in June, off today's mark at Chelmsford. All of her races to date have been on the All Weather, but this is her first time at Newcastle. Hollie Doyle who rode her 117th winner of the season on Wednesday evening at Kempton takes the ride.
Good luck to the connections, Mr and Mrs Paul Chapman, RM&T Holdings Limited & Partners, and Miss Rebecca Dennis.
RED SKYE DELIGHT. 26 April 2016 Clodovil-Sole Bay. Owner-Miss Rebecca Dennis.
Red Skye Delight has run on 12 occasions to date, all on the All Weather, and over a variety of distances between six to 10 furlongs.Although she is still a maiden, she has been placed second on three occasions, and third once.Her dam raced just three times in 2012, placing twice for the David Elsworth yard, all at Kempton Park. Her sire Clodovil was the winner of the 2003 French Guineas.
Red Skye Delight made her debut in December 2018 from the Newmarket yard of Luke McJannet at Kempton, finishing seventh of the 13 runners, beaten six lengths, over seven furlongs.Two weeks later at Chelmsford she ran to a similar mark, before disappointing at the same track, but over 10 furlongs, in January 2019, and receiving her first handicap mark of 58.She made her handicap debut at Wolverhampton over six furlongs in March, where she made the running, but put her head in the air, and hung under pressure, going down by four and a half lengths, to finish sixth.At Chelmsford in July she ran well to be forth, before stepping back up to seven furlongs, to finish third at the same track in August.Her next two runs were both at Chelmsford again, this time over one mile, and she finished runner up both times, beaten half a length on each occasion.She would race twice more for the Luke McJannet yard, at Lingfield in November, in first time cheek pieces, she faded in to sixth after making the running, and at Chelmsford in December she faded over seven furlongs, to be beaten four and three quarter lengths.
Red Skye Delight was next seen at Chelmsford in June of this year, and now racing from the yard of Christine Dunnett. She once again found one two good, but gave good reason to think that there is a race in her.She has since joined us, and will be making her stable debut shortly.