QUEEN OF PARIS is fine and sound following her run at Lingfield yesterday. I’m very glad that we decided to step her up in trip as she looked as though she needed every yard of the 1m 5f and would actually improve again for further. She was very professional yesterday, she took everything well and this is also reflected in what she does at home, as she enjoys everything and has a good attitude. Callum was very pleased with her and said that she is well capable of winning off her current mark. He said it took a little while to get going in the straight and he didn’t quite get the run that he wanted, he felt that is plenty more improvement to come from her. I will look for something over a longer trip; I think that Kempton would suit her better – both the track and slower surface – and 2m would be ideal.
QUEEN OF PARIS has come out of her last race well and she’s in good form. I think that her handicap rating of 65 is very fair, I thought she might have got a pound or two more and the lads in the yard thought she would be low 70s. My feeling is that she will improve for a step back up in distance and I have pencilled in a 1m 5f 51-65 4yo+ handicap at Lingfield (3:30pm) next Wednesday, 16 January. If we decide to go there she will be ridden patiently but I’m pretty confident she will stay.
QUEEN OF PARIS ran a good race at Lingfield, she has almost run a little bit too well but we will get a handicap mark next week and see what the Handicapper does with her. I hope that he will be sensible and the form of the race is quite difficult to assess, with a mix of ratings in front of her. She stayed on nicely and didn’t have the best of runs in the closing stages, she also looked again as though stepping back up in trip would suit. She is fine this morning and I look forward to making a plan for her next run.
QUEEN OF PARIS is well following her run at Lingfield. There is a 10f race at Lingfield on Sunday, 30 December which I will be aiming her for.
12 December 2018
QUEEN OF PARIS I was very pleased with her run today at Lingfield to finish in third place. I asked Martin to ride a patient race and to teach her something about racing again. He said she takes a bit of riding and wasn’t that keen on all the kickback at the rear of the field, but she kept on nicely in the straight to finish a comfortable third behind two useful horses. I will find something similar for her in two or three weeks time, ideally at Kempton or Lingfield, after which we will have a handicap rating that we can hopefully do well with. You can watch a replay of the race via the following link – http://www.attheraces.com/replays You can view the race result at the following link – https://www.racingpost.com/results/393/lingfield-aw/2018-12-12/716747
QUEEN OF PARIS trotted up sound this morning and seems fine following her race. She travelled nicely through the race, Martin said that the trip was fine and that she would improve a bundle for the run. She just got a little bit tired and showed her inexperience in the closing stages.
QUEEN OF PARIS went to Lingfield on Wednesday night for the barrier trials. She was ridden by Amir Quinn and he was really pleased with the way she loaded and jumped out of the stalls. She went over seven furlongs, which would have been on the short side for her, in a group of five and she finished second. I’m not sure exactly what she was up against, but it was pleasing and she does have ability. I will be making an entry for Lingfield tomorrow for a 1m 4f maiden on Friday and the plan is to go there.
3 November 2018
QUEEN OF PARIS did her second piece of work this morning and I was pleased with how she went again. I am planning on sending her to Lingfield on Wednesday, 7 November to do a barrier trial before she runs on Friday, 16 November.
QUEEN OF PARIS has been doing two canters every day and she seems to be over in the strain in her sacroiliac area. I plan to get her back up the long canter next week with the view to working her in two weeks’ time.
20 September 2018
QUEEN OF PARIS is back cantering and is moving fine. I will step up her work next week so she will start doing stronger canters up the main gallop.
13 September 2018
QUEEN OF PARIS is now sound and back trotting. Our physio has given her a couple of treatments, which seem to be helping, and I plan to have her back cantering next week.
6 September 2018
QUEEN OF PARIS The vet had a look at her and felt that it was just muscular behind, so we decided to box rest her for five days. We trotted her up last night and I’m pleased to say that she was sound again and she looks well, the physio also checked her over and was very happy. We will give her a couple of days on the walker and then get her back cantering again. Her work has been nice and hopefully we can get a clear run with her and get her on the track very soon.
QUEEN OF PARIS We worked her on Saturday morning and she went well and I thought that we were all ready to run. I just jumped her out of the stalls on Tuesday morning and then just wasn’t happy with her that evening, as she was a bit stiff behind. She is absolutely A1 in front, which is where she injured herself before. It’s seems to be typical with her that as soon as she is ready to run we have a little issue. She cantered yesterday and moved fine and her rider was happy, but she was a bit stiff again in the evening and my Physio has had a look and feels that she is quite tight over her lumbers and hamstrings. I wondered whether she had tied up a bit and took a blood off her, but the results have just come back fine and ruled that out. Whether when we jumped her out of the stalls she has just pulled something I don’t know. My Vet has been away and I am hoping he will be able to come in tomorrow and check her over. I had been planning to run her at Windsor on Monday, but I don’t think that’s going to happen unless she’s absolutely fine this evening and again over the next few days.
6 August – 12 August 2018
QUEEN OF PARIS has been cantering up the long canter all week and she will be working on Saturday morning.
30 July – 5 August 2018
QUEEN OF PARIS has been catering all week up the long canter and has shown improvement in her fitness. The plan is to work her next Saturday. You can watch a video of her cantering this morning by clicking on the following link – https://youtu.be/UX75kUR5viI
QUEEN OF PARIS has been cantering up the long canter everyday again this week. I am still really happy with the way she is moving and plan to give her another couple of weeks cantering before working her.
16 July – 22 July 2018
QUEEN OF PARIS has been back up the long canter this week cantering six furlongs. She is still moving great and I am happy with her. I plan to give her another week of sensible canters before pressing on with her.
9 July – 15 July 2018
QUEEN OF PARIS has been doing two canters up the short canter every day this week and she is moving well. I plan to send her back up the long canter next week.
6 July 2018
Queen Of Paris I am pleased to report she has been back cantering this week up the short canter. She will be doing two canters every day next week with the view to get up back up the long canter the week after. I am happy with how she is moving.
Queen Of Paris All is fine with her. She has continued trotting and my plan is to get her cantering again on Tuesday.
Queen Of Paris All is good with her. She has trotted this week and has remained sound. My plan is to get her cantering the middle of next week.
Queen Of Paris is back sound again. The plan is to give her a week on the horse walker before returning to ridden exercise (trotting) on Monday.
Queen Of Paris trotted up sound yesterday after 10 days on box rest. I have started her on the horse walker today. Hopefully, after a week on the walker, we will get her back in ridden exercise.
Queen Of Paris We have taken some x-rays and I am pleased to say that there are no fractures. It seems that she has twisted a joint and hopefully she will come sound quickly again. She has improved over the last few days and is now 1/5 lame. I am going to leave her on box rest until Monday and we will reassess then.
Queen Of Paris I have been having my long canter resurfaced for the last week so she has been doing two canters up the short gallop. She’s moving well and her shins have settled right down. She and the other horses were able to get back onto the long canter again this morning. She is still giving the odd cough after exercise, we did scope her and the vet that there is a bit of mucus, so we have switched her antibiotics as I would really like to get that knocked on the head. It isn’t a lot so I am slightly ignoring the mucus and we are continuing to train her with a view to getting her onto the track next month.
Queen Of Paris worked nicely again at the weekend and is progressing well. She will work again tomorrow morning and I would expect that after one further piece of work we will be ready to run, probably starting at a mile and a quarter. She has jumped out the stalls and was good.
Queen Of Paris has taken her work at the weekend very well and the other good news is that he hasn’t given any coughs for the last four or five days. She will work again tomorrow morning and we’ll also start doing some stalls work with her. We’re getting closer all the time.
Queen Of Paris worked on Saturday morning with an unraced colt, she went nicely and is coming along well. I think that she will just need another couple of good bits of work and then we’ll be ready to run, probably in about three weeks. She is still giving the odd cough, but she looks healthy and I don’t want to keep on giving her antibiotics.
Champs Elysees Filly I have been having my long canter resurfaced for the last week so she has been doing two canters up the short gallop. She’s moving well and her shins have settled right down. She and the other horses were able to get back onto the long canter again this morning. She is still giving the odd cough after exercise, we did scope her and the vet that there is a bit of mucus, so we have switched her antibiotics as I would really like to get that knocked on the head. It isn’t a lot so I am slightly ignoring the mucus and we are continuing to train her with a view to getting her onto the track next month.
Champs Elysees Filly is doing well and continues make good progress. She still has a touch of a slightly sore shin, but she remains sound and we are working through it. We remain on target for a racecourse debut in the early part of next month.
Champs Elysees Filly All is well with the filly, she just has one slightly touchy (sore) shin, but she is absolutely sound with it. I am letting her get through it as we’re at a good stage with her and I want to keep her going. She an easy bit of work last weekend, she was understandably a bit green and the kickback was a bit of a surprise to her, but I was pleased with what she did. I probably won’t be working her again this weekend, but I’m very happy with her.