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What a night… We travelled the usual 100 miles or so North to go racing, and it was well worth it.
Super Fazza came from second last to finish first!
He was slow away from the stalls and travelled in the rear, but jockey Shane B. Kelly, who also rode Fazza for the first time last Wednesday at Pontefract, never panicked and just sat and bided his time.
Creeping down the inside rail, before switching Fazza inside slightly and then he pressed the “turbo button.”
Niall said to me a few month’s ago at Edwin’s Stable Visit, that Fazza isn’t the biggest of horses, but his legs move quick. How right he was, as once in the lead the race was put to bed quite easily.
This was his second race in 10 days, and he went two places better than last Wednesday.
Fazza has now won this race at Thirsk for the past 2 years.
It’s an amazing experience to see ‘your’ horse win, and in such circumstances where you thought he was too far back and the gaps wouldn’t be there.
One thing I do know for sure though, is this is one horse who never gives up. I’ve now been to watch him three times and on all three occasions he has given his all.
I’m throughly delighted for everyone involved: Trainer Edwin Tuer, the Ontoawinner Syndicate who do such a good job and the stable lass pictured above.
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Yesterday saw Fazza head to Pontefract for his second race this Flat Season. The official going was heavy, and walking across the course from the car park and on the grass surrounding the course it was indeed very soft and sticky.
Fazza was the only horse in his race to have any form on heavy, having placed 3rd last October at Haydock. It was the first time Shane Kelly had rode him, and he did everything that was asked of him. Coming up the hill it looked like Fazza had guaranteed at least 2nd place, only to be over taken by the fast finishing favourite just before the line.
Either way neither horse was going to take over the winner. We were very pleased with the performance – as Fazza always tries his heart out, and now might go even better next time now he’s got 2 runs under him.
It was a remarkable day for Fazza’s trainer Edwin Tuer, with Fazza placing, and his stable mate (owned by Edwin) Easy Terms winning the feature race, the Class 3 Ladbrokes Fillies Handicap Stakes at early odds of 16/1 under a super ride from James Sullivan. The pair now have an amazing record together of 5 wins from only 6 races!
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Fazza had his first race of the season yesterday in the John Smith’s Redcar Straight-Mile Championship Handicap.
This was the first time I’d seen him race since winning the share in him through Ontoawinner‘s competition a couple of months ago.
We were very pleased with his effort, being up with the leaders for most of the race before tiring 2 furlongs out.
That was his first outing for 178 days, so hopefully next time his fitness will have improved and he will finish in the placings.
Thank you to Ontoawinner for organising a very good day out.
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Today we went to see Ontoawinner‘s horses they have with trainer Edwin Tuer, in North Yorkshire.
The weather was quite unbelievable. All the way up the A1 it was thick fog with very poor visibility, yet as soon as we went on the A19 it was like a summers day!
We were met at Edwin’s by Niall, Chris & Sally, and Niall showed us their horses. They were very friendly and welcoming as were Mr Tuer and his wife.
It was very good to see Fazza for the first time, he’s only a small horse, but as pointed out by Niall “his legs move quick” which is the main thing.
Would be brilliant if he could add another win to his tally this season.
Ailsa Craig surprised me a little. I’d only seen the picture of her on her Twitter profile, and not at all being disrespectful, she is a real eyecatcher in the flesh.
All being well she will be racing on Saturday at Doncaster’s Lincoln meeting.
We saw new horse Sally Friday put through her paces by Blake on the gallops and she looked very good. She will also be in action soon, so see their website for share details.
All of Mr Tuer’s horses were very approachable, and loved receiving a bit of attention and posing for photos.
Many thanks to all concerned for a thoroughly enjoyable visit. Hopefully all three horses can win for you this flat season.
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Just thought I’d do a Blog page for my racehorses all on one page. I am only a very minor shareholder in them all, but I am still proud to be associated with them.
Classy Lass (trained by Derek Shaw) is through OwnARacehorse,
Back To Paris (trained by Philip Kirby) also through OwnARacehorse,
Fazza (trained by Edwin Tuer) my newest addition, via winning a share through a competition run by OnToAWinner
|Description:||3yo Bay Filly|
|Pedigree:||Trade Fair – Kythia(IRE) (Kahyasi)|
Horse Classy Lass has not had any winners on the all weather. Thus a summary report of the performance can not be generated.
Back To Paris
|Description:||10yo Bay Gelding|
|Pedigree:||Lil’s Boy(USA) – Alisco(IRE) (Shalford(IRE))|
• Back To Paris(IRE) is a very profitable horse on the turf. Backing all his runners to a £1 stake in the past 10 years has returned a profit of £6 (67%).
• The strike rate of 11.1% is just better than average. There is little information to go on for the past 12 months. He has only had 3 runs during that time.
• The horse last won a race on the flat turf 243 days ago. The longest losing streak was 7 in April 2010
• His most recent biggest win was in July 2011 where he won at 14-1.
• He is much better on left handed courses and much better in middle distance races. He has a strong preference for firmish ground.
• 100% of Back To Paris(IRE)’s winners have come from one jockey: Miss M Mullineaux.
Stats: Turf only. Jumps placings: 80/0F/P4F-73PU4125
|Description:||5yo Chestnut Gelding|
|Pedigree:||Sulamani(IRE) – Markievicz(IRE) (Doyoun)|
• Fazza is a very profitable horse on the turf. Backing all his runners to a £1 stake in the past 10 years has returned a profit of £10 (59%). Not surprisingly his A/E value stat is a respectable 1.59 which indicates that punters very much underbet him.
• The strike rate of 17.6% is much better than average. There has been an improvement in the past 12 months. The strike rate for the past year is 25.0%.
• The horse last won a race on the flat turf 262 days ago. The longest losing streak was 7 in September 2009
• His most recent biggest win was in May 2011 where he won at 14-1.
• He is much better on straight courses, performs better up north. He does well when the going is on the softish side.
• 100% of Fazza’s winners have come from one jockey: T Hamilton.
Stats: Turf only.
All the above Stats are via kind permission of FlatStats.co.uk