Cloudy Rose Blooms at Brighton
The whole team was delighted to see the tenacious Cloudy Rose post her first win at Brighton on Tuesday for her patient owner-breeders Roger, Maggie and Zoe Vicarage and their friends in the Runfortheroses syndicate.
The victory was extra special for us as Cloudy Rose's dam Zarosa was also trained in this stable and was the winner of two races for the Vicarages, so it is lovely to be able to add her daughter's name to the roll of honour.
Cloudy Rose has been a slow developer but she can never be accused of not trying. Once again she stuck her head down and got on the with the job under a very well-judged ride by Adam Farragher, and this time her head was in front when it mattered. She is a stronger filly this year and hopefully she can add to this victory.
This stable has always loved having runners at Brighton, especially in the days of Roy Rocket, and it was great to be able to post another winner at our favourite seaside track.
All five runners this week have run with great credit. Das Kapital was second at Doncaster on Saturday, having finished a close third there on his seasonal debut. On Monday, Superluminal demonstrated his enjoyment of the turf to finish second on only his third run at Windsor. He should be competitive in handicaps now. While Cloudy Rose was winning at Brighton, Eljaytee posted another good effort to be third at Yarmouth, the scene of his first-up win last month. Finally, Beryl Burton ran very close to be second again from her only two starts this year, this time at Pontefract.
Our next runner will hopefully be Merrijig at Windsor on Monday. He has gone close in several bumpers and will be running on the Flat this summer.