Gemini Star gets the turf up and running

Fantastic run from Maysong adds to solid start to the season

There are very few of us who look up to the skies hoping for rain, but Gemini Star’s owner Graham Budd can be excused for embracing a very wet fortnight as it provided his filly with ideal conditions for her to get off the mark up at Thirsk. 

The Starspangledbanner three-year-old had shown loads of promise on her only start as a juvenile and shed her maiden tag in ultimately pretty cosy fashion, though perhaps we can admit to a worried look or two a couple of furlongs out when the horses in front didn’t show much sign of coming back. It was a very pleasing reappearance from a filly who’s always shown us plenty, and most importantly a first winner as a sole owner for Graham! 

It’s hard to call a horse who’s two from 50 anything other than frustrating, especially when they have the ability Maysong possesses, but he’s never far away and gave us and his owner Patrick Fisher a real thrill in finishing third in the £75,000 Spring Mile at Doncaster. He was given a lovely ride by Thore Hammer Hansen and the pair were more than just a little unfortunate not to be at least second. He’ll continue to more than pay his way in place prize money and can be aimed at some nice races as he runs as well in class 3s as he does in class 5s. 

Cavalluccio gets up on the line

Cavalluccio was our other recent winner as he overcame a good bit of trouble to land his head in front on the line over the mile at Southwell. He found himself on the other end of the result in another desperately close finish five days later at the same track, just perhaps looking for a bit of company when he hit the front. He will hopefully continue to kick on now from his mark in the low 60s. 

Unfortunately Lady Bullet was unable to repeat her recent excellent Listed run at Deauville when she returned to the track for the G3 Prix Imprudence, but she clearly didn’t run her race in tacky ground and we can look forward to getting her home and making a new plan for her. We do now have plenty to look forward to with a couple of two-year-olds close to making their debuts – Amo Racing’s Maximum Impact is likely to be our first runner at Leicester on the 14th – new recruit Great Max aiming for the Spring Cup at Newbury on the 22nd, and the Breeze Up sales on the horizon. Any interest in those upcoming sales is always welcome, and please do get in touch with Alice ( if you have any enquiries.

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