Where owners come first

Clear Height Stables, opposite the home of the Derby and on the very edge of London, is perfectly located for true engagement as an owner. Where else can you watch your horse train on the way into the city!

Simon commits to the highest standards of care and with access to the top grade gallops of Epsom Downs, provides the essential foundations to develop your horse’s potential to the maximum.

Communication and engagement are key and Simon limits numbers and tailors his service to ensure that his owners come first.

Intended Runners

We could have six runners this week with: Subliminal, Chica De La Noche, Mont Kiara, Ventriloquist, Bobby Biscuit and Emenem all entered in races.

Subliminal is due to run tomorrow at Kempton, in the 18.15 32Red.com Handicap, over 1m 4f, Nicky Mackay has been booked to ride. This Arcano colt had his first start for the yard at Lingfield in December after he was purchased from The Horses In Training Sales at Newmarket. He broke well and travelled with ease in the first part of the race, just in behind the leaders. He started to come off the bridle about 4f from home and was fairly one paced after that. He ended up finishing fifth of eleven which was not a bad start to his time in England. He has come out of the race in good order and we are hoping that the combination of a step up in trip and his first run in a handicap should aid his cause.

Mont Kiara is entered on Wednesday at Kempton, in the 18.00 32Red Casino Handicap, over 6f, with Adam Kirby booked to ride. This Kendargent gelding is a recent acquisition from Kevin Ryan. He only joined the yard recently but he has settled in to his new surroundings well and had an away day recently. He is training well and although it will be difficult to improve him from Kevin Ryan’s he does look well handicapped on his best form.

Chica De La Noche is likely to run on the same card. She goes in the 19.30 Join Racing TV Now Fillies’ Handicap, over 7f. Nicky is booked to ride again. This five year old filly has been unbelievably consistent of late, having finished in the money on her last seven starts. She got a very well deserved win last time out at Lingfield under Adam Kirby, who got her settled towards the rear of the field at an early stage. She wasn’t as keen as she had been previously which helped her but she did have plenty of ground to make up three from home. She mounted her challenge around the bend and came with a withering run down the outside of the field. It was a well timed ride and she got there on the line. She has been put up 2lb for that win so we are hoping that she can run well once again.

Ventriloquist will run on Friday at Lingfield, in the 13.25 sunracing.co.uk Handicap, over 1m. This New Approach gelding has had three starts for the yard since joining us from Hong Kong. He was unlucky not to win his penultimate start after losing the race in a photo finish. He then ran last week at Kempton and finished a modest six of eleven. He broke well and Morris settled him just behind the leaders. He relaxed nicely and had every chance turning in to the straight but was just slightly flat footed. He has come out of the race in good order and we are hoping he will get off the mark soon.

Bobby Biscuit could head to Kempton on Friday. He will run in the 19.15 32Red.com Handicap, over 1m 3f. This Scat Daddy colt has been struggling to find his form of late. He was a well supported sixth of eleven at Kempton a couple of weeks ago. He broke well and had a good early position towards the front of the field. He had every change when in the home straight but just didn’t pick up. He won his maiden over one mile at Kempton but continues to look fairly one paced. We are hoping that the step up in trip will bring out the required improvement.

Emenem could head to Lingfield on Saturday. This Sir Percy gelding has been a great servant to the yard and had a lovely progressive profile in 2017. After being very unlucky not to win on Derby Day at Epsom he went on to be very consistent after that. He was last seen finishing down the field in a 1m3f handicap at Kempton in October. He has been given a break since then and is likely to find life easier with an all weather campaign over the next few months. He may need the run but is well handicapped on his old form so should go well.

We have three likely runners this week: Brogans Bay, Ventriloquist and Mr Scaramanga.

Brogans Bay is likely to run at Kempton on Wednesday at Kempton, in the 13.25 Betway Novice Median Auction Stakes, over 6f, with Nicky Mackay taking the ride. This daughter of Born To Sea has had three career starts to date and has been given a mark of 40 as a result. That is an indication of how she has run so far and she is not well off at the weights with horses rated 62 and 70 in the race on Wednesday.

Ventriloquist is also likely to run at Kempton on Wednesday. He goes in the 19.15 Watch Race Replays At racingtv.com Handicap, over 7f, with Luke Morris booked to ride. This New Approach gelding has only had two starts for the yard and was unlucky not to win at the second time of asking. Last time out at Lingfield he broke well under Adam Kirby and was settled just in behind the leaders. He travelled well throughout the race and was asked to mount his challenge turning for home. He looked the winner a furlong from home and was unlucky to just get caught on the line by a horse finishing fast down the outside. He remains on the same mark and a similar effort should see him go close once again.

Mr Scaramanga could run at Lingfield on Friday, in the 14.10 Sun Racing Handicap, over 7f. This Sir Percy gelding has not been seen on the track since October, where he finished down the field in a one mile handicap at Kempton. He struggled to find his form on the turf in the summer and most of his best efforts last year were on the all weather. He has had a little break since his last run which he has done well for and we are now hoping that he can have a fruitful all weather campaign.

Happy New Year from everybody at Clear Height Stables we are likely to have 3 runners this week.

Regal Gait is due to run tomorrow at Chelmsford City in the 19.25 Buy Tickets At Chelmsfordcityracecourse.com, over 1m 6f, with Adam Kirby booked. Tagula gelding has been off the track for 471 days after joining us again from Harry Whittington. He failed to win in his two starts for us back in 2016 but got two wins to his name for Harry during his time there. He has had a long time off the track but is training well at home and despite being likely to come on for the run we are hoping he can improve for a recent wind op.

Bobby Biscuit is likely to take his chance on Friday at Kempton, in the 14.45 100% Profit Boost At 32redsport.com Handicap, over 1m, with John Egan taking the ride. This Scat Daddy colt was last seen running down the field in a competitive handicap at Kempton over the same course and distance. He broke well and was held up towards the rear of the field by Egan. He got trapped a bit wider than ideal and was off the bridle before the turn for home which is not ideal at Kempton. He was pretty one paced in the straight and it was likely he needed the run. We are hoping that he has come on from that and he can run a nice race on Friday.

Pacifadora could take her chance at Kempton on Saturday in the 16.15 32Red Casino Fillies’ Novice Stakes, over 7f. This Declaration Of War filly will be making her racecourse debut at the weekend. She was a reasonably expensive purchase from the Keenland Sales last year and has a lovely American pedigree. She is a scopey looking filly that is likely to develop in to a nice horse next year. We are excited to get her on the track but she is likely to come on a lot for the run.

 

We have two likely runners this week in the form of: Pacificadora and Mont Kiara.

Pacificadora is due to run tomorrow at Lingfield in the 12.40 EBF / Ladbrokes Fillies’ Novice Stakes (Plus 10 Race), over 7f, with Dougie Costello taking the ride. This Declaration Of War filly will be making her racecourse debut tomorrow. She was a reasonably expensive purchase from the Keenland Sales last year and has a lovely American pedigree. She is a scopey looking filly that is likely to develop in to a nice horse next year. We are excited to get her on the track but she is likely to come on a lot for the run.

Mont Kiara has been entered at Lingfield on Saturday in the 12.35 Betway Sprint Handicap, over 5f with Nicky Mackay booked to ride. This Kendargent gelding is a recent acquisition from Kevin Ryan. He only joined the yard recently but he has settled in to his new surroundings well and had an away day recently. He is training well and although it will be difficult to improve him from Kevin Ryan’s he does look well handicapped on his best form.

We have four likely runners this week: Recuerdame, Que Quieres, Albishr and Chica De La Noche.

Recuerdame is due to run at Kempton, on Wednesday in the 16.15 32Red On The App Store Nursery Handicap, over 7f, with Dougie Costello taking the ride. This US bred gelding by The Factor broke his maiden on handicap debut, on his fourth start, at Chelmsford. He then went on to finish down the field back on turf, at Goodwood. That was back in August and he has been gelded since. He was given some time to get over that and with his pedigree we are hoping that he will be suited to an all weather campaign over the winter months.

Que Quieres is also due to run at Kempton on Wednesday. This Bernardini colt is going to run in the 16.45 32Red Casino/British Stallions Studs EBF Novice Stakes (Div 1), over 1m, with Costello taking the ride once again. He was drawn wide on his racecourse debut at the end of November so was held up towards the rear of the field. He travelled well enough but never really looked competitive at the rear and was not able to quicken in the straight. He will strip fitter for that run but has had no luck with the draw once again.

Albishr will be our third runner on Wednesday’s card at Kempton. He runs in the 19.15 32Red.com Handicap, over 1m, with Dougie Costello on board. This son of Clodovil has had two starts since being gelded and has finished down the field on both occasions. Last time out at Lingfield, 7lb claimer Levi Williams rode him. He broke well but was held up towards the rear of the field. He got pushed out wide around one of the bends and was never in a great position after that. He continues to drop down the handicap and will be running off a mark of 83 on Wednesday. We are hoping that he will be able to get competitive at some stage soon.

Chica De La Noche has been entered at Kempton on Friday, in the 20.45 100% Profit Boost At 32Redsport.com Handicap, over 7f. This Teofilo filly has been running ultra consistently of late and has been placed on her last four starts. Last time out at Lingfield she was drawn wide and Oisin Murphy managed to settle her in mid division, but wider than ideal. She travelled with plenty of enthusiasm was still going well before the turn. She had plenty of ground to make up in the straight and came with a late withering run down the middle of the track. Unfortunately, the line came too soon and she just failed to get her head in front. She deserves another win to her name soon and we are hoping it is not too far away.

 

  •  01372 721490
  •  07860 800109
  •  simon@simondow.co.uk