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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 25/09/2016
lukeschembri , Sunday 25 September 2016 - 11:37:36 //


Roundabout Magic is due to run tomorrow, at Bath, in the 16.40 Nash Consultancy Nursery Handicap, over 5f 161y, Nicky Mackay will be in the saddle. Last time out at Lingfield he broke with his usual, customary early speed and was soon at the head of the field. He travelled well under Mackay for the first four furlongs. Turning in to the straight he still looked to have every chance but would need to stay out the last furlong. He faded after his early exertions to finish sixth of nine. It looked as though he would be able to get competitive off his current mark after finishing third, first time in a handicap. The form of that maiden has worked out fairly, poorly and it might just be that he is going to struggle of 65 at present. He is training well at home and has come out of that race in good order. He might well struggle in this company but there is a small win in him at some stage.


Intended Runners For This Week 11/09/2016
lukeschembri , Sunday 11 September 2016 - 11:22:31 //


After an unbelievable weekend of racing for Epsom, with Laura Mongan winning the St Leger, we are hoping we can continue the success, albeit at a lesser level. We have two potential runners this week in the form of Roundabout Magic and Chica De La Noche.
 
Roundabout Magic is due to run tomorrow at Wolverhampton, in the 16.55 FCL Global Forwarding Making Logistics Personal Nursery Handicap, over 5f, with Nicky Mackay in the saddle. This Zebedee colt has shown bundles of speed on his first four starts and showed that he is able to get competitive off his handicap mark of 65 after his nursery debut, on his last start. Last time out at Lingfield he broke with his customary early speed and was taking the field along throughout the race. He settled well and travelled with plenty of enthusiasm for the first three furlongs. He was asked to keep to his task two furlongs from home and he looked to have every chance. He started hanging left across the track in the final furlong and a half which cost him his chance and also second place. He has come out of that race in good order and we are hoping that the left handed track will ensure he stays straight when at the business end of the race. He has a lovely drawn in stall one so the plan will be simple, get to the front and then stay there.
 
Chica De La Noche could try and get a well deserved win to her name on Tuesday at Yarmouth, in the 14.20 British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Fillies’ Stakes, with Nicky Mackay taking the ride. This Teofilo filly is looking a nice, progressive two year old after being very unlucky on her penultimate start, when unseating 100 yards from the post and subsequently finishing second at Chelmsford. Last time out she broke well from stall 12 and Mackay managed to get her in a lovely position at the front of the field before the first turn. She travelled very well throughout the preliminary stages of the race but came off the bridle turning for home. She looked the winner all of the way up the straight and she kept on finding for Mackay, however, she just got caught in the final strides. She has come out of the race in good form and we will see how she works tomorrow before making a final decision with regards to whether she takes her chance or not.


Intended Runners For This Week 23/08/2016
lukeschembri , Tuesday 23 August 2016 - 12:54:34 //


We have three likely runners this week: Emenem, Chica De La Noche and Straits Of Malacca.
 
Emenem is due to run tomorrow, at Kempton, in the 18.10 British Stallions EBF Maiden Stakes, over 1m, with Nicky Mackay in the plate. This Sixties Icon colt ran a lovely race on debut. He broke well from wide draw under Mackay and showed good early speed from the gates. He quickly dropped his head and got in to a lovely rhythm through the early stages of the race. He was still on the bridle turning for home but was out paced quickly after that. He looked as though he was going to get swallowed up in the last two furlongs but stayed on well to finished fifth of nine. He would have needed that outing and was clearly tired at the business end of the race and being by Sixties Icon he is also likely to need further in time. He has come out of that race in good order and would have learnt a lot from his race course debut. The winner has since come out and finished second in a Listed race so we are hoping that he can now build on that run.
 
Chica De La Noche has two Fillies Maidens that she could take her chance in, on Saturday, either at Goodwood or Newmarket. This Teofilo filly showed plenty of promise on debut, three starts ago when finishing fifth in a Goodwood maiden to a filly that subsequently ran in The Albany. She then went on to run poorly in horrendous conditions at Lingfield. Last time out she ran in what looked a hot Newbury maiden as a 100/1 shot. She was drawn out in the car park and Nicky Mackay did well to get her in to a nice position after one furlong, settled towards the back of the field. She travelled well for four furlongs and still looked to have every chance two from home. She started making her move and looked to be gaining a lot of ground on the far side of the field. She came with a very ominous looking run before taking the lead. At this point fate took a horrible turn and the saddle slipped, unshipping Mackay and leaving her to cross the line jockeyless. The important thing was that both horse and jockey came out of the race unscathed because it was a rather nasty incident. She has come out of that race in good order and overall we were exceptionally pleased with the run. Whether she would have won or not, it is difficult to say but she certainly out ran her odds. Wherever she runs at the weekend if she is able to run to a similar level she should have every chance.
 
Straits Of Malacca could also take his chance on Saturday. He could run in the 19.35 North Farm Stud Home Of Heroes Charity Handicap, over 6f, at Windsor, with John Egan in the saddle. This Compton Place gelding has been the epitome of consistency of late, finishing second in five of his last eight starts. Last time out it was a rather lacklustre effort. He broke slowly under Egan and was never really able to get in to the race. He travelled well but then faded tamely when asked for an effort. He continues to train well and he is running over the same course and distance that he was second over on his penultimate start. If he runs a similar race to that then he should be there or thereabouts once again.


Intended Runners For This Week 18/09/2016
lukeschembri , Sunday 18 September 2016 - 12:26:49 //


Our two likely runners for the week are Licence To Thrill and Straits Of Malacca.
 
License To Thrill is due to run at Lingfield on Tuesday, in the British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes, over 1m, with Nicky Mackay in the saddle. This Mizzen Mast colt has only had one career start to date. Last time out at Salisbury he was slowly away from the gates and showed plenty of greenness throughout. After his tardy start he was never really able to get on terms with the rest of the field. He would have learnt plenty from that outing and came out of the race fine. He did run when there was a slight cloud over the yard which may have attributed him to running rather poorly too. He is now training well and is ready for his next run so we are hoping that he can start to build from here.
 
Straits Of Malacca has two potential engagement next week, of which it is likely he will only run in one. He could run at Goodwood on Wednesday or Epsom on Sunday. He did what he seems to be making a frustrating habit of last time out, finishing second. He broke very well from a wide draw and John Egan managed to get him in a nice position descending Tattenham Corner, just off the leaders. He was keen throughout the first two furlongs but settled well turning in to the straight. He was still full of running two furlongs from home and looked to have every chance. He looked to be fading in the last furlong but ended up staying on very well in the last half furlong and looked like he was going to close down the eventual winner at one stage. It was too little too little too late and he had to settle for second place once again. That was his sixth runners up position in nine starts so he thoroughly deserves to get his head in front in the not too distant future. He continues to be in good form and if he can run a similar race once again he should be competitive at the business end of the race.


Intended Runners For This Week 04/09/2016
lukeschembri , Sunday 04 September 2016 - 09:43:52 //


We have four potential runners this week, all with chances, in the form of: Emenem, Straits Of Malacca, Chica De La Noche and Sixties Love.
 
Emenem is due to run on Thursday, at Epsom, in the 14.05 British Stallion Studs EBF Median Auction Maiden Stakes, over 7f, with Nicky Mackay doing the steering. This two year old colt has showed progressive form in his first two career starts. First time out at Sandown he put in a professional performance for a horse making his debut and stayed on well to finish fifth behind a horse that subsequently went on to finish second in a Listed race. Last time out at Kempton he broke well and settled in nicely behind the leaders. He was keen through the first three furlongs and the field was clearly not going quick enough for him. Turning for home he was still on the bridle for Mackay and was asked to start making head way in the straight. He looked a little one paced and looked as though he was going to get swallowed up by the rest of the field but he stayed on very well up the straight to finish second. We were very happy with that effort and he has come out of the race well. Being by Sir Percy he is probably going to need a bit further in time but we are hoping that the stiff finish at Epsom will play to his strengths. 
 
Straits Of Malacca runs on the same card at Epsom, on Thursday. He is due to go in the 17.00 Isinglass Handicap, over 6f, with John Egan in the saddle. This Compton Place gelding has been the epitome of consistency of late, finishing second in five of his last eight starts. Last time out it was a rather lacklustre effort. He broke slowly under Egan and was never really able to get in to the race. He travelled well but then faded tamely when asked for an effort. He continues to train well and he is running over the same course and distance that he was competitive over on his penultimate start. If he runs a similar race to that then he should be there or thereabouts once again.
 
Chica De La Noche is enetered, at Chelmsford, on Thursday in the Cunningtons Solicitors EBF Maiden Fillies’ Stakes, over 6f, with Nicky Mackay booked. This Teofilo filly showed plenty of promise on debut, three starts ago when finishing fifth in a Goodwood maiden to a filly that subsequently ran in The Albany. She then went on to run poorly in horrendous conditions at Lingfield. Last time out she ran in what looked a hot Newbury maiden as a 100/1 shot. She was drawn out in the car park and Nicky Mackay did well to get her in to a nice position after one furlong, settled towards the back of the field. She travelled well for four furlongs and still looked to have every chance two from home. She started making her move and looked to be gaining a lot of ground on the far side of the field. She came with a very ominous looking run before taking the lead. At this point fate took a horrible turn and the saddle slipped, unshipping Mackay and leaving her to cross the line jockeyless. The important thing was that both horse and jockey came out of the race unscathed because it was a rather nasty incident. She has come out of that race in good order and overall we were exceptionally pleased with the run. Whether she would have won or not, it is difficult to say but she certainly out ran her odds. The form of that maiden is already working out well with the filly that finished fourth, of Richard Hannon’s, finishing a neck second in a Group 3 at Goodwood. Wherever she runs at the next if she is able to run to a similar level she should have every chance.
 
Sixties Love could take her chance next Saturday, at Lingfield, in the 13.50 Fsb Benefits Of Membership Fillies’ Handicap, over 1m 3f 106y. This Sixties Icon filly looked to be coming back to some sort of form on her penultimate start when third at Brighton, however, last time out she finished a well beaten last, at Epsom. She broke well that day and sat just in behind the leader, she is a very relaxed filly and got in to a nice early rhythm. She handled the bend well and looked to have every chance turning for home. That optimism soon faded two furlongs out as she quickly faded. There have been a few horses in the yard that have been slightly under the weather over throughout the summer and some are just not finishing off their races. The yard seems to be slowly coming back to form so we are hoping she can run a bit more competitively next time out.


Intended Runners For This Week 16/08/2016
lukeschembri , Tuesday 16 August 2016 - 12:58:05 //


Straits Of Malacca is our only runner entered this week. He is due to run on Friday, at Sandown, in the 14.55 UAE National Archive Handicap, over 5f, with John Egan in the saddle. This Compton Place gelding has been suffering from seconditis recently and has now finished runner up in five of his last seven starts. Last time out at Windsor he broke well and was soon settled in behind the early leaders by Josephine Gordon. He travelled well under the apprentice jockey and looked to have every chance for most of the way. Two furlongs from home he appeared to be the most likely winner and carried on looking like the winner until he was 100 metres from the line. He ran very creditably once again and was unfortunate to bump in to one that was better handicapped than himself. He has come out of that race well and continues to thrive on his racing. We are hoping that he gets a very well deserved win to his name sooner rather than later.


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