CAMOMILE LAWN Even though Camomile has had treatment and her back initially seemed to be ok, this week she isn’t 100% again. We will continue to treat it and hopefully she will be back on song very soon.
13 September 2018
CAMOMILE LAWN I am pleased to say that after a visit from the chiropractor her back if fine again. Unfortunately, this little hold up means that we have had to miss our planned next run at Sandown next week, but I don’t think it will be long before we have her entered up again.
7 September 2018
CAMOMILE LAWN She has been a bit sore since her run at Windsor and seems to have wrenched her back. Charlie did mention that her action wasn’t great and felt that she wasn’t handling the ground, but I do wonder if she hurt her back coming out of the stalls. Although she seems a little better today, I am trying to arrange for my chiropractor to come in and see her.
4 September 2018
CAMOMILE LAWN I am sorry that she didn’t run her race at Windsor. Charlie got straight off and said that she just didn’t handle the ground, which he said was particularly dead and loose in the last couple of furlongs, despite the good to firm going description! He said that Camomile Lawn couldn’t get any traction and was just ‘wheelspinning’ on the surface. You could see when she came back in that her hind fetlocks were filthy where she had gone right into the ground, her action just doesn’t suit soft ground and she hasn’t handled it at all. It was a good job that we didn’t run her Epsom where the ground would have been even worse. She is a proper top of the ground filly and we now know this for the remainder of the season. I am not sure about the effect of the cheeckpieces, I thought she rather ran in snatches in them, so I will give them some thought before her next run, which could well be at Sandown in a 51-70 1m 2f fillies’ handicap on Wednesday, 19 September. Camomile trotted out a little stiff this morning so we are treating her to deserved massage, but apart from that she seems fine. You can view the race result by clicking on the link below https://www.racingpost.com/results/93/windsor/2018-09-03/709170 You can watch a race replay via the following link http://www.attheraces.com/racecard/Windsor/3-September-2018/1830
CAMOMILE LAWN What another great run from Camomile yesterday at Chepstow. She trotted out a little stiff this morning but apart from that she seems to have come out of her race fine. She seemed to handle the undulations fine and she is so consistent and has run to an ounce of her best form. Charlie thought that he was going to get there, but she was just looking around in the closing stages and a lack of concentration has probably cost her the win. I don’t think by any means that she is ungenuine, she just needs to be kept focused in a race and I think I will probably try her in sheepskin cheekpieces the next time that she runs. It will probably be another two to three weeks before we look for something similar again.
CAMOMILE LAWN has taken last week’s race at Sandown very well and I’m looking to run her again soon. She is fit and doesn’t need to much at home now. We already have a couple of entries to consider next week, a handicap at Newbury and a fillies’ handicap at Chepstow, which is a meeting that has been transferred from Bath.
CAMOMILE LAWN ran a good race at Sandown yesterday and it was probably her best run to date for us. She didn’t have the best draw and they went quick early so Charlie dropped her in to conserve energy, but the pace then steadied a bit. Entering the straight she was trapped in behind horses for a long time and by the time Charlie was able to take her back and switch around horses the others had gained first run on her. She kept on well for third but probably could have done better with a little more luck on her side. Charlie was pleased with her effort and said that there are more races to be won with her. She has trotted out well this morning following yesterday’s run.
CAMOMILE LAWN is very well in herself and ready to run again. I decided against sending her all the way up to Doncaster tomorrow evening and instead plan to run at Sandown on Thursday, 26 July. This will be a 1m 2f handicap for 3yo fillies rated 56-75.
9 July – 15 July 2018
CAMOMILE LAWN I’m very happy with her. At present I haven’t made any entries for her as she had two quick races and I didn’t want to rush her back. I will hope to run her again in a week or two.
2 July 2018
Camomile Lawn trotted out as sound as a pound the morning after and seems to have come out of her Yarmouth race fine. I will give her two or three weeks and then try to find something similar for her, probably back over 1m 2f.
She ran okay at Yarmouth to finish third. It was a messy race and they went no pace, which didn’t really suit us. Charlie was worried that he was going to get trapped in so she saw a bit more daylight in the straight than is ideal for her. I thought she would like the longer trip but after today I feel that we should come back to 1m 2f with her next time and a bigger field could be what she wants, as she needs a fast pace, so that she can sit in and travel and use her turn of foot at the finish. I’ll probably give her two or three weeks and we can find another race for her.
You can watch a replay of the race via the following link the Attheraces website – Click here
You can view the race result at the Racing Post website via the following link – Click here
She seems in good form at home and I am looking for another race for her. It was nice to see that she only went up 3lbs for the win and she is pictured below cantering earlier this week. Three possible races I could look at are:-
She has taken her race and the long journey in her stride and trotted out sound this morning. She is pictured having a pick of grass.
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Well done everyone! I was thrilled with her and she got the job done well in the end. I was a bit worried for a moment as the gap was there but she didn’t quite know how to take it and still looked green, but once switched to the outside she picked up really well and thankfully the line didn’t come too soon. Eddy was really pleased with her, he said that she got him out of trouble a bit and that he felt that there is still lots more improvement to come from her. We’ll see how she is before making a plan, it might be that she will stay further in time and Eddy certainly felt that way.
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All the signs are that she has taken her race at Windsor well and she had her first piece of work back since then this morning. She worked well and I’m very happy with her. Hopefully it won’t be long before we can look to make an entry for her next run, my feeling is that we will look to step her up in trip.
Please click on the following link to watch a video of Camomile Lawn working this morning – Click here
It was lovely to see so many of you at Windsor on Monday, I hope that you enjoyed your afternoon. I was thrilled with Camomile Lawn’s run and she seems to have taken her race well. For her next outing, I feel that we will aim to step her up in trip, but I won’t be planning to run her back too soon.
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You can watch a short video montage at the following website link – Click here
A replay of the race is available to be viewed via the following link to the Attheraces website – Click here
She is moving really well again and is continuing to make good progress. She worked again this morning and went very nicely, she is the centre and you can watch a video by clicking on the following link – Click here
She’s moving much better again now. The day you came to see her was the worst she had been, I don’t know if she had tweaked something that day or trod on a stone or something, but ever since then she has been moving well again. She did a little bit of work upsides on Wednesday morning, which was really only a stronger canter, she did it all very nicely and I was really happy with her. All being well I will do a proper bit of work with her in the next few days and we’re all back on track to hopefully run her soon.
She seems to be moving better this week in her cantering exercise. Hopefully we will continue to make progress with her and, while it’s a little early still to be thinking about making plans, we are getting closer again.
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As you know she is back cantering again following her strain. I don’t want this to happen again so I am just going softly, softly with her for the moment, as I really want to get it right. She’s doing well and I do love her, I am just being patient for now and hopefully that will pay dividends in the longer term.
She had her first steady canter back this morning (Thursday) since her time out with her strain and seemed to move fine.