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Thirty Acre Barn Stables, Epsom Downs, Surrey ‘where owners come first’
 
The team relocated to Thirty Acre Barn at the end of 2015 having been based at Clear Height Stables for 25 years.  Simon Dow trains here a boutique stable of 25 horses that campaign all over the United Kingdom and Europe.

Racecourse success is of paramount importance to the whole team where we recognise that owning a racehorse is a novel part of the leisure and recreation industry.

We aim to make your ownership experience both unique and successful whilst developing your horse’s potential to the maximum.
                                                                                                                                                            
 
 

Intended Runners For This Week 06/03/2017
lukeschembri , Monday 06 March 2017 - 06:21:55 //


We had a quiet week on the runner front after we had our first runner and first winner in Qatar two weekends ago. Mr Scaramanga was a horse that, investors in the yard, Robert Moss and Christopher Brennan bought for £90,000 at the ‘Horses in Training Sale’ at Tattersalls last year. He had some good form to his name, finishing fourth behind Churchill in the Chesham and being placed in a Group 2 and a Listed race. He won first time out for the yard in a minor Conditions race at Lingfield and he was then sent to Newcastle where he disappointed. The initial plan was to take him to Dubai which we were not able to do after his latest effort. Luckily he was invited to Qatar to compete in the Group 2 Al Biddah Mile. He missed a prep race which was far from ideal but we thought we would send him out for the trip anyway. We managed to get world class jockey Adrie de Vries to ride and the rest was history. 
 
He broke well from a low draw and was pushed along to get a prominent position on the rail by de Vries. He was keen through the early stages of the race and looked to be expending too much energy and important parts. Turning in to the home straight a beautiful gap opened up for him and he quickened very well to take advantage of it. He continued to stay on strongly in the last two furlongs and in the end he scored by a comfortable three quarters of a length. 
 
It was an unbelievable result for the yard, picking up a purse of that size and it was well deserved for all of the staff and particularly the owners. They have been very loyal supporters of the yard over the past few years and have invested heavily in some very nice bloodstock. We still have some very well bred, unraced horses to get on the track for them and hopefully Mr Scaramanga’s victory was a taste of what is yet to come. 
 
We have two runners for this week in the form of Roundabout Magic and Forceful Appeal. 
 
Roundabout Magic is due to run, on Wednesday, at Lingfield, in the 15.00 32red Handicap, over 5f, with Nicky Mackay in the saddle. This little Zebedee colt is a last time out winner who just held on to get his nose in front and score his second win for the Six Mile Hill Syndicate. He broke with his customary speed and was settled in a lovely position by Mackay. He travelled with all of his usual enthusiasm and got a lovely split up the rail when turning for home. He showed a great turn of foot and soon put a couple of lengths between himself and the rest of the field. In the last furlong it looked as though he was going to score rather cosily but all of a sudden one of his rivals started to motor and looked as though he was going to catch our lad. The line came just in time and it was great to win with him again. He has gone up 4lb for that run which is going to make life more difficult but he will be running over the same track and trip that he has won twice at so we would be hoping for a good run once again. 
 
Forceful Appeal is due to run on Saturday, at Wolverhampton, in the Sunbets.co.uk Lincoln Trial Handicap, over the extended mile. This Succesful Appeal gelding has been a great servant to the yard and has been running very well in very good races. He won twice over the Christmas period scoring a career high mark which has struggling in much higher graded races now. He was last seen finishing last a Lingfield in Class 3 handicap. He broke well but was held up towards the rear of the field by Hollie Doyle. He travelled well but when the pace started to quicken three out he was just not able to quicken enough to challenge the rest of the field. He has come out of that race in good form; however, it is likely he will struggle in top company once again.


Intended Runners For This Week 05/02/2017
lukeschembri , Sunday 05 February 2017 - 08:50:09 //


We have a relatively quite week this week with just three likely runners: Roundabout Magic, Mr Scaramanga and Presumido. 
 
Roundabout Magic is due to run on Wednesday, at Kempton, in the 18.20 32Red.com Handicap, over 5f. This Zebedee colt was last seen finishing last of three at Wolverhampton. He broke with his customary speed and was soon challenging for the early lead. Hollie Doyle did her best to restrain him and try to get in to the slip stream of the leader but he was always fighting for his head. He settled better after two furlongs and looked to have every chance turning in to the straight. He was still challenging in the last two furlongs but his run faded in the last furlong and he just got out stayed in the last few yards. He picked up some prize money for his syndicate members so it was not a wasted trip. He needs to learn to settle better in his race and he needs the race run very quickly in order to be able to achieve this. He is in good form at home and is likely to have a chance at his favoured trip. 
 
Mr Scaramanga could take his chance on Wednesday, at Kempton, in the 19.50 32Red Handicap (London Mile Series Qualifier), over 1m, with Adam Kirby booked to ride.  This recent recruit was last seen finishing last in a four runner conditions race at Newcastle. The field all went along together from an early stage with no problems and he was just tucked in to second place. He was the first one off the bridle and soon faded when the pace quickened two furlongs from home. It was a disappointing run and we would not have sent him all that way if we did not think he would have a chance. Having said that, the winner looks like he could turn in to a pattern horse so there is no way of knowing how strong that form really is. He has been dropped 9lb after his last two runs so we are hoping that he can start to get competitive in handicaps going forwards. 
 
Presumido could take his chance at Lingfield on Saturday. This Iffraaj gelding was last seen running at Kempton at the end of January. He was restrained and held up towards the field by Tom Marquand but always looked to be travelling well within himself.  He was still very much on the bridle turning for home and it was just a case of waiting for the cut away with his position on the rail. The gap came and it looked as though he was picking up but he got very short of room at a vital stage and it was game over after that. He has come out of the race in good order and is ready to go again over a track and trip that he likes


Intended Runners For This Week 22/01/2017
lukeschembri , Sunday 22 January 2017 - 08:14:08 //


We have six potential runners this week in the form of Damo, Roundabout Magic, Chica De La Noche, Presumido and Dutiful Son. 
 
Damo is due to run tomorrow, at Wolverhampton, in the 15.00 32Red Casino Maiden Auction Stakes, with Adam Kirby riding. This New Approach gelding made his racecourse debut at Lingfield earlier in the month and ran a creditable race. He broke well enough and was soon settled in mid division by John Egan. He ran in snatches throughout the first few furlongs and was a bit green under his jockey. Turning for home he was travelling as well as any but did not quicken when asked, however,  he stayed on encouragingly. He has come out of that race in good form and will have learnt a lot from that outing.  Tomorrow’s race does not look that good on paper so we are hoping he can take a step forward. 
 
Roundabout Magic is also going to run tomorrow, at Wolverhampton, in the 15.30 32Red.com Handicap, with Hollie Doyle taking off a valuable 5lb. This Zebedee colt only ran on Friday and he was pretty much drawn out of the race. He was drawn nine of nine over five furlongs which was always going to be difficult. He broke well but was held up at the rear of the field by Hector Crouch. He pulled hard off a slow early pace and was never able to make any ground up when straightening for home. He always takes his racing well and is a robust little horse so we are hoping he can run better tomorrow in what looks a tough race. 
 
Chica De La Noche is likely to take her chance on Wednesday, at Lingfield in the 13.05 32Red.com Fillies’ Handicap, over 1m, with Tom Marquand booked for the ride. This Teofilo filly made her seasonal return on New Year’s Eve. She broke well but was held up towards the rear of the field under Egan. She travelled well throughout the race but never really picked up when the pace started to quicken. It was a slightly disappointing performance but it is likely that she just needed the run after being off the track for 80 days. She is training well and we are hoping she can run slightly better this time around. 
 
Presumido has options at Kempton and Lingfield on Saturday. This Iffraaj gelding was also last seen on New Year’s Eve, running in a competitive Class 2 handicap. He broke well but was soon settled towards the rear of the field under Egan. He travelled with his usual enthusiasm and was still going very well turning in to the straight. He looked to have every chance and stayed on well enough but was just not able to show his turn of foot in that grade. It is probably that he is a little bit high in the handicap now off a mark of 87 but he will still be able to run competitively. 
 
Dutiful Son is in the same boat and also has different options on Saturday. He was last seen yesterday, finishing third at Lingfield. He broke well and was settled towards the rear of the field by Adam Kirby.  He travelled well in to the straight and when asked to quicken he did so, very well. He was making ground all the way up the straight and ended up finishing less than one length off the winner. He seems in good order this morning and it looks as though he is coming back to form. He is down to a nice mark now so will hopefully be getting back to winning ways soon enough.


Intended Runners For This Week 19/02/2017
lukeschembri , Sunday 19 February 2017 - 10:34:43 //


We have an exciting week next week with our first runner on Doha on Saturday. Before then however, with have two potential runners here first. 
 
Roundabout Magic is due to run at Lingfield, on Friday, in the 17.05 32Red Casino Handicap, over 5f, with Nicky Mackay doing the steering. This Zebedee colt was last seen running on Feb 8th at Kempton. He broke with his usual speed but Hollie Doyle took a pull and tried to hold him up. He settled a lot better than he had done previously with these tactics, despite still being slightly keen. He went well for most of the race and his pilot started to push him along when turning for home. He looked to have every chance when coming down the outside of the field but was fairly one paced in the last furlong and ended up finishing fourth of six. He has come out of that race in good form and is ready to run again. He has been dropped a further 2lb for that effort which should help over a track and trip he won his maiden at. 
 
Presumido could take his chance at Lingfield on Saturday, in the 14.40 Sun Bets On The App Store Handicap, over 1m. This Iffraaj gelding was last seen running well at Lingfield last weekend. He broke well but was held up at the rear of the field by John Egan. He travelled well at the rear of the field and was always keeping tabs at the rear of the field. Turning for home he got a nice split up the rail as the field fanned out. Just as he looked as though he was coming with a run he got a bit short of daylight and that put pay to his chances. It was a good run and he was not beaten far by the winning most all weather horse this year. If he takes his chance he should run well again. 
 
Mr Scaramanga has been invited out to Qatar and will take up his invite this Saturday in the Al Biddah Mile (Group 2) in Doha. He had been campaigned for a stint in Dubai but after winning his Conditions race narrowly, when odds on, he failed to sparkle after that. He was last seen finishing last at Newcastle which was a disappointing effort as we thought he had a good chance. The winner looks to be a Pattern class horse so time will tell how that form works out. He has been in good order at home since then and it will be very exciting to have our first runner in Doha. The race has a very international feel to it and we haven’t a clue of the form of the other horses in the race. It will be a good experience for all whatever happens. 


Intended Runners For This Week 29/01/2017
lukeschembri , Sunday 29 January 2017 - 14:19:44 //


It was nice to get a winner on the board last week after a couple of quiet weeks. Emenem was given a patient ride by Adam Kirby to win at Lingfield on Friday and he is a nice colt that continues to progress. We have four potential runners this week: Dutiful Son, El Campeon, Damo and Forceful Appeal. 
 
Dutiful Son is entered on Wednesday at Kempton, in the 15.50 Winners Welcome At Matchbook Exchange Handicap, over 7f. This Invincible Spirit gelding was only seen yesterday back at Kempton. He broke well but was held up by Jamie Spencer at the rear of the field. He travelled well at the rear but had to come very wide around the home turn and did not have much to offer after that.  Admittedly, it was a disappointing performance given he looked to be coming back to form in his penultimate run when third at Lingfield. We will see how he comes out of that race tomorrow before making a final decision but if he was to run he would have a chance over a track and trip that he has already been successful at previously. 
 
El Campeon is due to run at Chelmsford, on Thursday, in the 19.30 Totepool Racecourse Cash Back Available Handicap, over 1m6f, with Hector Crouch in the saddle. This partnership was last seen finishing second in a 2m handicap at Kempton. His customary hold up tactics were adopted and he always looked comfortable at the rear of the field. In the home straight he got a nice split up the rail when the cut away appeared and he looked to have every chance. He kicked clear of the field and looked the most likely winner in the last furlong until George Baker came with a well timed ride on what is a progressive filly of Hughie Morrison’s. It was another very good run and he continues to be in good form. He has been most progressive and we might not have got to the bottom of him just yet. 
 
Damo could take his chance on Friday, in the 18.15 32Red On The App Store Maiden, over 7f. This New Approach gelding has had two career starts to date and was last seen finishing fourth at Wolverhampton. He broke well and was settled in behind the leaders during the preliminary stages of the race. He looked to have every chance in the last two furlongs but was just not able to quicken. He looks as though he is going to need a trip in time. He is in good order at home and he will continue his education next week. 
 
Forceful Appeal is due to run in the Winter Derby trial at Lingfield on Saturday. This Successful Appeal gelding is on career high mark and was last seen running in a conditions race at Wolverhampton. He was held up at the rear of the field by Marquand, who won on the horse on Boxing Day. He travelled well and looked competitive all the way round. He quickened with the rest of the field in the last 400m and looked like he could win at one point. He stayed on well but was not able to peg back the winner. He did not finish far behind the leader and it was a sign that he continues to be in good form. He is maintaining his high level of form well at the age of nine and he will be campaigned with a tilt at the Winter Derby in mind. 


Intended Runners For This Week 15/01/2017
lukeschembri , Sunday 15 January 2017 - 09:01:56 //


We have a busy week next week with six potential runners: El Campeon, License To Thrill, Roundabout Magic, Bee Case, Dutiful Son and Galinthias. 
 
El Campeon is due to run at Kempton, on Tuesday, in the 17.40 Matchbook Betting Podcast Handciap, over 2m with Hector Crouch in the saddle. This Multiplex gelding was a great asset to the yard in 2015 winning five times. After that he met a slight set back but picked up where he left off when returning to the track. He needed the run first time out at Lingfield, three starts ago and then subsequently won at Wolverhampton. Last time out he ran a very nice race to finish third of eight in a competitive Class 4 handicap at Lingfield. He was switched off at the rear of the field by Crouch who got him in to a lovely rhythm at the rear of the field. He lobbed along nicely for the first three quarters and then started to make steady headway when he got a gap up the rail. Turning in to the straight he looked to have every chance but in the end could just not trouble the leaders. They both looked nice, progressive stayers so it was another creditable performance.  He has come out of the race in good order and should go well once again. He is also entered in a claimer at Lingfield on Friday. 
 
License To Thrill is due to run on Wednesday, at Kempton, in the 17.50 32Red.com Handicap, with John Egan in the saddle. This Mizzen Mast colt was only seen last week in a one mile handicap. He broke well under Egan and was settled in mid division. He went with the field with ease and still looked to have every chance two furlongs from home. He quickened to the furlong marker but then seemed a little one paced after that and faded in to fifth position. He has come out of that race well and is thriving on his racing at present. It looks a tough race on Wednesday, with the winner of his previous race, entered again but he will obviously be racing on better terms this time around. 
 
Roundabout Magic has been entered on Friday, at Lingfield, in the 13.30 32Red Casino Handicap, over 5f. This Zebedee Colt had is last run back in December and we have been waiting for a 5f handicap since. We experimented with running him back over six furlongs last time out at Lingfield but it could not have gone much worse. He broke from the stalls like a bullet and then proceeded to uncontrollably pull his way to the front of the field. He settled slightly better when he was allowed to stride on but he was never going to stay after his early exertions and he faded towards the rear of the field. The form of his maiden success two outings ago has been boosted since, with the second horse going on to win three times. The drop back to five furlongs will be right up his street so we are hoping that he can finish off his race a bit better this time around.  
 
Bee Case is due to run on Friday, at Wolverhampton, in the 17.45 32Red.com Handicap, over 7f, with Tom Marquand in the saddle. This Showcasing filly made her first start to the yard after joining us from Hugo Palmers at Lingfield, over Christmas. Unfortunately, the writing was on the wall as soon as the stalls opened and she was sat down in them. She subsequently missed the break and found herself detached by eight lengths. She was able to catch up with the rest of the field after a couple of furlongs but was never able to get competitive after what happened at the beginning of the race. She has come out of the race well and she has been fine in the stalls at home. We are hoping that if she breaks well on Friday she should be able to get competitive. 
 
Dutiful Son will be entered at Lingfield on, Saturday. This Invincible Spirit gelding last ran in December when getting beaten by his stable mate, Presumido. He broke well and was soon steadied towards the rear of the field by Luke Morris. He settled well and was always travelling well within himself. He started making headway two furlongs out and looked to have every chance, however, is run just faded in the last furlong. Most of his best form is over one mile so it is likely that he just struggled to get home. He has come out of that race in good form and is ready to run again. He is now 5lb lower than his last winning mark so he should have every chance. 
 
Galinthias will also be entered at Lingfield, on Saturday. He will run in the maiden. This Sixties Icon gelding has now had two career starts and has finished second on both occasions. Last time at Lingfield he was slowly away and probably lost two or three lengths at the start. He had to be rousted along by Crouch to get a decent position with the rest of the field, despite being at the back. He was back on the bridle after a couple of furlongs and got nice gaps turning in to the straight. He made steady ground all the way up the straight but just could not get his nose in front. It was likely he would have won if he hadn’t missed the break and he has come out of the race in good order so we are hoping he can break his maiden sooner rather than later


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