22nd August news

Borders Dream debut at Carlisle on Wednesday

Our 2 year old colt by Dream Ahead named Borders Dream makes his racecourse debut at Carlisle tomorrow in the opening event on the card.

The youngster might just find the 6 furlongs a bit on the sharp side for him, and the current good to soft going, which is prevalent throughout the country, may not be ideal, but we hope that he enjoys the experience and then comes on for the run. Connor Beasley takes the ride, his first for the stable.

The lads of the Onwards and Upwards partnership will be out in force, and win, lose or draw we hope that it is an enjoyable day for all.

Borders Dream
Onwards & Upwards 2-yr-old colt Borders Dream


 And Wor Lass runs too

The form of Wor Lass' latest run when 3rd in a Class 4 handicap at Ayr on the last day in July has been boosted by the subsequent runs of the first two. Both Dubawi Fifty and Tor have won their races next time out at a higher grade, and Wor Lass wasn't beaten that far by the pair, with 15 lengths back to the 4th horse. Collateral form doesn't always hold up, and our 9 year old consistent mare remains vulnerable to improving sorts but she has been a model of consistency in the main this season, and remains in good heart.

Tomorrow's chances?
Wor Lass takes on 8 opponents in the 1m 6f handicap at Carlisle tomorrow which is a Class 4 race, and the only word of warning is that all 9 of the mare's victories have come in Class 5 or lower grades. Lets hope she can improve upon her three 3rd places this season, although in all honesty she has run near her best in the majority of this season's outings.
Rachel Richardson rides tomorrow and she has a 100% record on Wor Lass having won on the mare a couple of years ago (no pressure then, eh? - ed) so all fingers are crossed for owner-breeder Les Dodds.

Wor Lass working well
Wor Lass

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