We bid farewell to August on a high

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September 2

Well, we were looking to end August on a high and we weren’t disappointed, winning with three of our final four runners in what is the last month of summer.

Trueshan was arguably even more impressive at Ffos Las than he had been at Wolverhampton, and Hollie Doyle has struck up a good understanding with the horse, who looks to have a bright future.

Port Winston came from last to first to win at Sandown, and David Probert said:”He had been doing things the wrong way round so we rode him differently and the fast pace definitely suited him., The team at home have done a real good job in getting him to switch off.”

And equally impressive was Chicago Doll at Wolverhampton on Saturday. She, too, came from off the pace and quickly put the race to bed up the straight. She looks to be an improving filly.

Our first two runners in September come tomorrow at Salisbury, where Rock Steady has his first run on the Flat for two years. He hasn’t been pulling up trees over hurdles and might appreciate returning to the level.

We also run Giving Back at Salisbury. The mare won two bumpers but has been disappointing in her four runs on the Flat this year, so, hopefully, she’ll put in a better show here.

And Alan has entered his Derby entry Son of Red at Kempton on Saturday. This son of French Navy, who developed into a decent horse for Godolphin after fracturing a leg as a three-year-old, has yet to race, but until he tells us otherwise owners Ian Gosden and Richard House are entitled to dream of Epsom next June.