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Heading into a new season

26-06-2020

HWR WEEKLY NEWS The sun has been shining brightly over Hill Barn this week after a great win on Friday, which has given an extra boost for everyone in the team to kick on as we head into the new season. And now with jumps racing just a matter of days away, the count down is well and truly on... All the winter horses are back in next week after a much deserved summer holiday and we will be almost bursting at the seams with a talented squad to go to war with. We are in for a very exciting season ahead which is giving everyone something to look forward to after the last few months. The light is now glistening at the end of the tunnel at long last...

REPORTS SHAFFIRE Shaffire won on her second start back at Wolverhampton on the 12th June, five days after disappointing on her first run back since the resumption of racing. This time with a first time hood off and being ridden out under hands and heels, she got a brilliant ride from Hollie Doyle. It was brilliant to get her head in front and she obviously improved for a step up in trip. She then ran again on Wednesday night at Windsor, which was the first time back on the turf after a long time. The race looked a good opportunity on paper so we felt it was worth a go. There was no early pace on which didn’t suit us, so we had to be a little bit more prominent than usual. And that meant she was there early enough in the home straight. It was tit for tat with the eventual winner, and sadly we just went down by a neck to finished a solid second. She is in good form now so we will freshen her up before we run her again. ENTRIES ARIA ROSE Aria Rose holds a few entries next week on the flat at Leicester on Tuesday as well as over the jumps at Southwell on Wednesday. He has been schooling really well and loves his jumping. We will have a look at the entries before deciding where to run. Hopefully he can bounce back after his first run back the other day. LANTIERN Lantiern has been in good form and we have been very happy with him. We have kept him on the go through lockdown but unfortunately there was no suitable race for him to run on the flat. We now have two entries for him over hurdles next week at Southwell as well as an opportunity the following week at Stratford. He may struggle to get in to the two hurdle races but he has been schooling over fences very well so it is more likely that he will start off his chasing career sooner rather than later. MEDALLA DE ORO Medalla De Oro holds an entry over 2 miles on Wednesday at Southwell. It is a track that should suit him really well so we are looking forward to running him. He is 1 from 1 over hurdles and doesn’t carry a penalty due to winning a conditional jockeys race at Fakenham in March. He has had a run on the flat now so is fit and ready to go, hopefully he can run a big race.