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Dare To Dream – Racing Blog – 7th – 13th June

Welcome back to the weekly Dare To Dream blog! Apologies for the lack of a blog last week, many of us had sore heads after the Champions League final!

Last week was an eventful week for Dare To Dream.

Firstly we’ve secured a National Hunt horse which is down with Andy Irvine and Gemma Johnson at Shovelstrode Stables. Myself and many other owners visited the fantastic facilities on Saturday, and it really is an amazing place. Shovelstrode was created by Andy and the late Zoe Davison. For any of you who haven’t been yet, I’d definitely recommend a visit. Thank you to Gemma and the team for making us all feel so welcome.

Oscar Asche is the horse in question, and he was a shrewd purchase for the yard and Dare To Dream. He’s looking in fine shape, and will have a nice relaxed training plan during the summer, ready for September and the NH season.

Back to more usual settings, and a big congratulations to Michael and all the team at Attwater racing.

They’ve had a cracking couple of weeks, and it’s nice to see the yard thriving. We’re very lucky to be involved in a couple of brilliant yards.

Last week we had 2 runners at Goodwood on Friday.

Physics was out for his first run, and many of you have tracked his progression in these blogs. Ultimately after a perfect start, he unfortunately lost his two front shoes after 2 furlongs, and his chances pretty much went.

William Carson thought he had gone lame and near enough pulled him up, which was the correct thing to do and a fantastic bit of jockey-ship.

Michael checked him over after the race, and it was simply due to him losing his front two shoes, his chances were gone. Physics has issues with his feet anyway, therefore has to wear special comfort padded shoes, hence why losing them both caused a massive issue.

He’ll be back in a couple of weeks and we are currently investigating options on the shoe front!

The race after, Minhaaj ran a blinding race on ground she doesn’t overly appreciate. All owners had a great day out, and Michael had 4 runners which was great to see.

Finally, Epsom held the Oaks and Derby, and hopefully everyone enjoyed the action! Michael held a nice afternoon for all stable staff who work incredibly hard, so a big thank you to everyone involved.

After a lengthy update, into this weeks runners!


Monday 7th June – 8.00 Windsor – Pink Flamingo

Probably our greatest servant, Pink Flamingo kicks off the week for us.

She’s very low in the handicap currently, and at a track that should suit, hopefully can run a very bold race.

There’s only 6 runners, so we’re going into the race rather hopeful!

Thursday 10th June – 1.25 / 2.00 Yarmouth – Swiss Flamingo

After her half sister on Monday, Swiss Flamingo goes to Yarmouth on Thursday.

Her handicap debut, Swiss is off a mark of 46, which is a more than workable mark for her.

Hopefully she learns a bit more, and runs a nice race for her loyal owners. If all goes right, she really should run an almighty race.


We may have entries on Saturday / Sunday, if this does happen, the blog will be updated.

Fingers crossed for both the Flamingo’s this week, and all owners involved. Hopefully Michael can continue his good form and also get a couple more winners for the season with his runners.

See you all next week!

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