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  • Autumn Tonic working on the poly track.

  • Forceful Appeal working on the poly track.

  • Keep Kicking working on the poly track.

  • Malaysian Boleh working on the poly track

  • Marjong working on the fibre sand

  • Presumido working on the fibre sand.

  • Sixties Love working on the poly track.


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 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 07/08/2016
lukeschembri , Sunday 07 August 2016 - 11:32:23 //


A quiet week ahead with just two runners planned at the moment: Straits Of Malacca and Roundabout Magic.
 
Straits Of Malacca is due to run tomorrow at Windsor, in the 17.50 Skybet Apprentice Handicap, over 6f, with Josephine Gordon in the saddle. This Compton Place gelding has been in fine form of late and has finished second, four times in his last six, twice beaten no more than a head, so he is unlucky not to have won for the yard. Last time out at Epsom he was held up at the rear of the field by John Egan. He travelled well and handled the bend at Tattenham Corner with ease. Turning in to the home straight he was still full of running and was asked to quicken two furlongs from home. He stayed on well up the straight and was able to pass rivals; however, he was not really able to challenge the eventual placed horses. He has come out of that race in good form and is training well. He has been dropped a pound for that effort so we are hoping he will be able to get competitive once again with a promising young jockey in the plate.
 
Roundabout Magic is due to make his handicap debut on Tuesday, at Lingfield, in the Premier League Betting At 188BetNursery Handicap, over 5f, with Nicky Mackay back in the saddle. This Zebedee Colt has had three runs to date, in open maiden company and has been given an initial mark of 65. His first three runs have all been very similar, in the he shows electric speed from the stalls and is able to take the field along and quick fractions for the first four furlongs and then his early speed costs him energy in the later stages of the race. He has finished down the field in all of his starts and a mark of 65 would seem fairly high, however, the two horse that beat him in his last two starts have gone on to be rated 86. He is training well at home and will clearly have more of a chance in handicap company but he will need to settle better in order to finish off his race.


Intended Runners For This Week 26/07/2016
lukeschembri , Tuesday 26 July 2016 - 12:41:33 //


We have a relatively quiet week this week with just the two runners over the course of the next two days: Emenem and Forceful Appeal. 
 
Emmenem is due to run tomorrow at Sandown in the 19.00 British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes, over 7f, with Nicky Mackay in the saddle. This Sixties Icon colt is a lovely stamp of a horse and was purchased from the Craven Breeze Up Sale at Newmarket, earlier on in the year. He has settled in well to his new surroundings at Thirty Acre Barn and is training nicely at the moment. He had a nice outing a few weeks ago where he attending the barrier trials at Lingfield, with Gary Witherford. He went round the track very well and would have learnt a lot from that race course experience. Tomorrows race looks an exceptionally hot maiden with some beautifully bred horses in the race and our chap is likely to learn a lot from his racecourse debut. 
 
Forceful Appeal is due to run on Thursday, at Epsom, in the 20.05 Nonsuch Park Handicap, over the extended mile, with Harry Bentley in the saddle. This Successful Appeal gelding was last seen running over the same track and trip that he will be experiencing on Thursday. He broke well enough that day but was soon settled at the rear of the field under John Egan. He got in to a nice rhythm and the rear of the rear but was always slightly detached. He was asked for an effort coming around Tattenham Corner and then had to be rousted along all the way up the straight. When clearly beaten he was given an easy time of things by Egan so he was not given a hard race. He has come out of that race in good form and appears well enough in himself at the home. He looks well handicapped on his old form after finishing second over the track back in 2013 off a mark of 80. The horses have not been running all that well of late but we are hoping that he can run a nice race on Thursday evening.


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.


Intended Runners For This Week 01/08/2016
lukeschembri , Monday 01 August 2016 - 13:09:19 //


We have four potential runners this week in the form of License To Thrill, Myredbush, Diamond Charlie and Regal Gait.
 
License To Thrill is due to run tomorrow at Salisbury, in the 14.00 M J Church EBF Stallions Maiden Stakes, over 7f, with Nicky Mackay in the plate. This Mizzen Mast colt is making his racecourse debut tomorrow after he was purchased from the Breeze Up Sales at Newmarket earlier in the year. He is a strong two year old and has settled in to his surroundings at Thirty Acre Barn well. He trains well but will clearly learn a lot from his first outing, however, we are hoping he has an exciting future ahead of him.
 
Myredbush could well take her chance at Lingfield on Saturday, in the 18.20 PRB Estates Ltd Nursery Handicap, over 6f. This Bushranger filly has now had three career starts to date and has finished down the field on every occasion. She has struggled in maidens so far and subsequently been given a mark of 48 so we are hoping that now handicapping she will be able to get more competitive. She is training well at home and we are hoping she can give a good account of herself.
 
Diamond Charlie has been entered on Sunday, at Chelmsford City in the 14.50 Book Tickets At chelmsfordcityracecourse.com. This Diamond Green gelding was last seen running a good race at Lingfield, on the turf. He broke well and was soon settled at the rear of the field under Jim Crowley. He travelled with plenty of enthusiasm towards the rear and started making some head way two furlongs from home. He looked to have every chance in the last furlong but was unable to quicken enough to trouble the first few home. He was not far behind the winner and would still be well handicapped on his best form. He continues to be in good form at home so we are hoping that he can get is head back in front sooner rather than later.
 
Regal Gait could also take his chance on Sunday, he is entered at Windsor in the 15.10 Interactive Handicap, over 1m 3f 135y. This Tagula gelding was last seen finishing done the field at Wolverhampton under Harry Bentley. He was slowly away under Bentley who held him up towards the rear of the field. He went well throughout the race and seemed relaxed at the rear of the field. He was asked to quicken three furlongs from home but was never really able to get competitive and stayed on up the straight to finish last. He has given an initial mark of 58 and he is another that we are hoping will be seen to better effect now turning to handicaps.


Intended Runners For This Week 10/07/2016
lukeschembri , Sunday 10 July 2016 - 05:32:20 //


We have three potential runners this week: Roundabout Magic, Diamond Charlie and Sixties Love. 
 
Roundabout Magic is due to run tomorrow at Windsor in the 19.30 British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes, over 5f, with Nicky Mackay in the saddle. This very speedy son of Zebedee has had two career starts to date. He was first seen running over 6f which proved a furlong too far and was then dropped down to 5f furlong, which again looked a furlong too far. He broke very well from a wide draw at Lingfield last time but managed to be challenging for the early lead. After a couple of furlongs he was taking the field along at steady fractions and turning in to the straight he looked to have every chance when three lengths clear. That margin got progressively less as he made his way up the straight and he ended up finishing down the field. He has come out of the race in good form and is now training well on the gallops. He clearly loves his racing but just needs to harness his speed and save some for the later stages of the race. He is a horse that is likely to be seen to best effect when campaigned in nurserys but you would not know how good the race is tomorrow with half the field having never run before. 
 
Diamond Charlie is due to run on Wednesday at Lingfield, on the turf, in the 15.35 188bet.co.uk Handicap, over 5f, with Jim Crowley doing the steering. This Diamond Green gelding has been knocking on the door for a while now. He was last seen running at Lingfield on the all weather. He was slowly away from the stalls that day and soon found himself towards the rear of the field. He travelled well and settled nicely for Crowley. Turning in to the straight he had plenty of ground to make up on the leaders who got first run on the field. He stayed on very well up the straight but was never really able to get on terms with the eventual winners, despite only finishing a length off them. He has come out of that race in good order and continues to look well handicapped on his old form. He is clearly not the force of old but if things drop right for him he would definitely deserve to get his head in front once again. 
 
Sixties Love is due to run at Epsom on Thursday, in the Kingswood Handicap, over 1m 4f. This Sixties Icon filly got back to something of her old form, last time out at Brighton. She broke well but was held up towards the rear of the field by Jim Crowley. She dropped her head nicely and got in to a lovely rhythm at the back of the field. She never looked to be out of her comfort zone and it appeared that the eventual second had gone too hard in front. The rest of the field still had plenty of ground to make up two furlongs from home and it was looking as though the leader would be difficult to peg back. She stayed on well in the last furlong but it was  case of too little too late. She finished off her race much better that day and it is likely that she needed a couple of outings to get race fit. She has come out of that race in good form and it would be nice if she could go a couple of places better on Thursday evening. 


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