Summerhill: Ready To Run Gallops 2018


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Those that’ve made the annual pilgrimage will know that the Ready To Run gallops at Summerhill had evolved into a national institution over the first three decades of their existence.

The dictates of a lower market have called for a more modest approach, now in the form of what one might term “private” gallops, where the object is to get them filmed for public consumption on television, websites and on social media. The popularity of the gallops among hard core racing people however, meant that there was still a nucleus of professional observers, leading trainers, champion jockeys and dyed-in-the-wool owners and racing fans at Summerhill on Thursday, notwithstanding the sudden change of date on account of a nasty weather alert.

And the horses. Especially the horses, more so as the word leaking from the assembly of various consignors was that this draft, if not the best ever, would at least rival the one that gave racing three Group One-winning sophomores just this past season, Takingthepeace, Hero’s Honour and Brave Mary, not to mention Chesneys van Zyl’s highly regarded Group One runner-up, Railtrip.

While it’s easy to forget just how good the 2016 vintage was, there was a solid body of opinion among the top horsemen in the camp that this was the draft of all drafts, and while predictions can sometimes stray in the world of the racehorse, knowing those gathered and the sheer weight of their experience, as a player you’d want to be paying attention.

Several of them were interviewed after the gallops, and were fairly unanimous in their praise. We won’t spoil the viewing on television for those of you whose curiosity has been aroused, other than to say that once the gallops are live in the public domain on Wednesday, it will be your turn to judge them.

2018 Summerhill Ready To Run Log – 15 October 2018

Log 15/10 Log 8/10 Log 1/10 Log 26/9 Age Sex Horse MR
1 1 1 1 3 F RAILTRIP 100
2 2 2 2 3 G CHIJMES 87
3 3 3 3 3 F THE SASH 85
4 4 4 4 3 G CHECKPOINT CHARLIE 83
4 4 4 4 3 G PATROL OFFICER 83
6 6 6 7 3 F VI VA PI PA 79
7 6 6 7 3 F SEE ME RUN 76
8 8 8 9 3 G AFTER THE ORDER 75
8 8 13 13 3 G ICE EATER 75
10 10 9 6 3 C MARCUS ATTILIUS 73
10 10 9 10 3 C ASSISTED TAKE OFF 73
12       3 G MYVIEW 72
13 12 11 12 3 C AT THE OPERA 71
14 13 12 10 3 F OTTAWA 70
15 14 13 13 3 F READYSETGLO 68
16 15 15 15 3 F BATTLE ANGEL 66
17 16 16 16 3 F CORAZON 65
18 16 16 16 3 F BATED BREATH 62
18 25 23   3 F WHATABEAUTY 62
20 18 18 18 3 C ACE RACE 60
20       3 F NANDI’S VISION 60
22 19 19 19 3 F SALUBRIOUS 57
23 20     3 F MAPLEWOOD 54
24 21 20 20 3 G MISTY LIGHT 53
24 21 20 20 3 G THE INVISIBLE MAN 53
26 23 22 22 3 G FIND THE FUTURE 52
26 23     3 G RECONNAISSANCE 52
28 26 24 23 3 C TWO TO TANGO 40
29 27 25 24 3 C SPY GAME 39
29 27 25 24 3 G THE NEW GENERATION 39
        3 F BELLE OF PARIS 0
        3 F DARING DONNA 0
        3 F DISNEY PRINCESS 0
        3 C EARL OF GRANTHAM 0
        3 C EARL OF PEMBROKE 0
        3 F EARLY DAWN 0
        3 F GOT TO FLY 0
        3 C GREATEST WISH 0
        3 F INSOMNIAC 0
        3 F LITTLE LIZZY 0
        3 C LORD MUCK 0
        3 F MISS DIVINE 0
        3 G MR VENGEANCE 0
        3 G PLAN BEE 0
        3 F RITCHI 0
        3 C SACRED DAWN 0
        3 F SATIN SLIPPER 0
        3 G SAUVAGE 0
        3 F SEA OF ROSES 0
        3 F SEE THE PRIZE 0
        3 C SEVEN COLOURS 0
        3 F STAR SYSTEM 0
        3 F SWIFT EXIT 0
        3 C TAKE-OFF MODE 0
        3 C THE ICE WAR 0
        3 G THE SANDS 0
        3 F TRY AGAIN 0
        3 G UTOPIAN 0
        3 G WHAT A BLAST 0
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