Amanda Perrett Stable Tour

    Amanda Perrett has her team ready for Glorious Goodwood and talks to At The Races about their prospects.
  • Monday 24 July 2017
  • Stable Tours

With Glorious Goodwood just around the corner local trainer Amanda Perrett has her team warming up in just the sort of form she would wish, with three winners from her last eight runners.

Open Wide, Lightning Charlie and Russian Reward have all hit the bulls eye in the past fortnight and Zhui Feng gave the Pulborough trainer a coveted Royal Ascot victory in June when making all in the Royal Hunt Cup.

The last named returns to Ascot on Saturday for the Gigaset International Stakes (Heritage Handicap) and Arch Villian and Eye Of The Storm could be back off the sidelines at Goodwood the following week amongst a decent squad looking to get their names up in lights.

Amanda said: “The older horses are running well and it would be nice to have a bit of luck at Goodwood but it is just as difficult as trying to win at Ascot. Unfortunately the two-year-olds were flying in May and then something just hit them and I had to back right off them. It is annoying but they will bounce back and we have plenty to look forward too.”

Amanda kindly spoke to Tony Elves of ATR about those she hopes can do well for her Coombeland Stable team in the coming weeks and months.

Older Horses

Arch Villain (IRE)

Form Profile:

Winner of ten of his 26 starts and currently rated 104. Last seen when beating Sea Of Heaven a neck in the Shergar Cup Stayers at Ascot (2m) last August off a mark of 100.

Trainer Says:

He obviously hasn’t run since the Shergar Cup last year but he is coming back in good form and will go to Goodwood for the mile and six handicap on Saturday week. He seems in good form and is always quite a relaxed horse at home so it is quite difficult to judge him. He will need it but he does have a good record first time out.

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Artful Rogue (IRE)

Form Profile:

Winner of two of his 23 starts and currently rated 82. Best placing this term when second, beaten two and a half lengths to Sharjiah at Sandown (1m 2f) in June off a mark of 80.

Trainer Says:

He was a good second at Sandown the other day when Gavin (Lerena) rode him and I probably ran him back a bit quick on the AW. He needs to be fresh and he will go to Sandown on Friday for another mile and a quarter handicap. He is consistent, but doesn’t win very often although he has ability. When everything falls right for him I am sure he will win again.

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Eltezam (IRE)

Form Profile:

Winner of one of his 10 starts and currently rated 87. Finished fifth, beaten two lengths to Classic Seniority in a classified race at Doncaster (7f) this month when trained by Richard Hannon.

Trainer Says:

He has just come to us over a week ago but has good two-year-old form. He was injured at three and has run consistently well all year and come down the weights. If we can get him in the right race he is on a feasible mark. He is in at Sandown this week but we are just feeling our way with him. He is a lovely scopey individual with a lot of ability and we might be able to get a tune out of him.

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Elysian Fields (GR)

Form Profile:

Winner of seven of her 20 starts and currently rated 97. Better effort this season when second, beaten five lengths to Ajman Princesss in a listed event at Goodwood (1m 4f) in May.

Trainer Says:

She gets rain when we don’t want it too and she wants real top of the ground. She will probably go for the Chalice Stakes at Newmarket on August 5. She is a seven times winner and she is black type. She has been an amazing mare and she remains in good form.

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Eye Of The Storm (IRE)

Form Profile:

Winner of five of his 20 starts and currently rated 104. Finished fourth, beaten a length and a half to Mount Logan in a listed event at Goodwood (1m 4f) in May of last year.

Trainer Says:

He is similar to Arch Villain and was injured after his last run last year. He has had a nice bit of time off and we are training him towards the Group 3 mile and a half at Goodwood on the Friday. It will be a tough race but that is his distance and he runs well when fresh. He has a good record in those mile and a half races around there.

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Kasbah (IRE)

Form Profile:

Winner of four of his 28 starts and currently rated 89 on the turf and 97 on the AW. Beaten only a head when runner-up to Fethiye Boy at Sandown (5f) this month off a mark of 88.

Trainer Says:

He is a consistent little horse and, again, he is rated higher on the AW than on the turf. He was only beaten a head at Sandown over five furlongs recently and he has won for us once in 11 runs since we bought him last October but he’s been unlucky in photographs. He is in good form at the moment and he will run at Ascot on Friday then go for the Stewards Cup Consolation race at Goodwood.

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Lightning Charlie

Form Profile:

Winner of four of his 24 starts and currently rated 90. Returned to winning form when short heading Hakam at Ascot (6f) this month off a mark of 86.

Trainer Says:

Unbelievably he gained his first win on the grass at Ascot recently. He has been very consistent and the handicapper has just kept hiking him up. He was very brave the other day and just got up and I don’t know where I am going next. He has a 6lb penalty in the Stewards Cup Consolation race – we will see. He is another one who needs to be really fresh.

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Mr Bossy Boots (IRE)

Form Profile:

Winner of six of his 21 starts and currently rated 96 on the AW and 86 on the turf. Finished second, beaten a length and a half to My Target off a mark of 94 when last seen out at Lingfield (1m) in January.

Trainer Says:

He had an AW campaign and didn’t quite manage to win but ran well. He is well handicapped on the turf and he runs on Wednesday at Goodwood in the seven furlong handicap where he is only rated 86. He is good form at home and there is no reason he wouldn’t run a good race.

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The Warrior (IRE)

Form Profile:

Winner of two of his 28 starts and currently rated 89. Last win when beating Ballard Down a half a length at Kempton (1m) in March off a mark of 84.

Trainer Says:

He is a clever old thing with a lots of talent and one day he will win a big handicap for me. He runs at Goodwood on the Wednesday.

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Zhui Feng (IRE)

Form Profile:

Winner of four of his 20 starts and currently rated 106. Returned to winning form on his latest start in the Royal Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot (1m) in June when making all to beat Blair House half a length off a mark of 100.

Trainer Says:

He has been running consistently well for 12 months now and I was probably running him over too far last year. When Jim (Crowley) rode him in the Winter Derby he said drop him back in trip and once he gets the quicker conditions under his feet he should go well. Since then he's run at Ascot twice and we will probably go back to Ascot on Saturday for the Tote International.

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Zzoro (IRE)

Form Profile:

Winner of two of his 14 starts and currently rated 87. Gained last success at Newmarket (1m 2f) in May when beating Interconnection two lengths off a mark of 83.

Trainer Says:

He needs soft ground and a mile and a quarter plus. We got him from Charlie Hills and he is very capable. He is still a colt and could do with losing his under carriage but apart from that we are having fun with him but he does need soft ground.

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Three Year Olds

Chaparrachik (IRE)

Form Profile:

No wins from 7 starts and currently rated 72. Best effort this term when third, beaten two lengths, to Road To Dubai at Goodwood (1m 2f) in May off his current mark.

Trainer Says:

He is quite an immature horse and he came back a little shin sore after Sandown. He was too keen there with Gavin and I think we will go back to a mile and a half. I think he will stay further in time and he is on an attractive mark at the moment. The fact that he hasn’t won is down to him to being an immature big horse.

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Lightening Dance

  • 4-y-o; bay filly
  • Breeding: Nathaniel - Dance Lively (Kingmambo)
  • Trained by: Mrs A J Perrett
  • Last Race: Salisbury, 15 Aug 2018 16:10
  • Result: Won/8, held up, steady headway over 2f out, soon switched left chasing leaders, 2nd approaching final furlong, stayed on to lead final 75 yards
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Form Profile:

Winner of one of her 3 starts and currently rated 79. Scored by a neck from Sileel at Goodwood (1m 2f) in June and runner-up, beaten a length and three quarters to Flying North at Windsor (1m 2f) later that month off a mark of 78.

Trainer Says:

She is a lovely filly bred by Mr Chandris and she was second first time out at Salisbury then won at Goodwood. A mile and a quarter at Windsor was just too sharp for her last time but she has had a nice break and she will come back in a fillies handicap at Salisbury on August 7. She is a progressive filly with size and scope.

Video Form
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Open Wide (USA)

Form Profile:

Winner of two of his 8 starts and currently rated 84. Returned to winning form at Bath (5 1/2f) last week when beating Arzaak a neck off his current mark.

Trainer Says:

He had been knocking on the door at Windsor and Haydock this year and they went a good clip at Bath the other night which suited him and he got his head in front. Fast ground and six furlongs and bit of luck in running are necessities for him.

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Opinionate

Form Profile:

Winner of one of his 2 starts and currently rated 68. Off the mark at Lingfield (1m) in January when beating Special Relation a length and a half.

Trainer Says:

The form of his race at Lingfield is working out well and he is just coming to hand now. I am hoping to get him into the mile and a three handicap at Goodwood on Friday week. He is from a great Juddmonte family – Beat Hollow – and he could make up into a nice four-year-old next year

Video Form
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Parnassian (IRE)

Form Profile:

Winner of three of his 10 starts and currently rated 89. Trained by Karl Burke when gaining his last success at Windsor (6f) in June when beating Open Wide by three quarters of a length off a mark of 86.

Trainer Says:

We were lucky to buy him and he showed good form with Open Wide which is why we wanted him. He is not the most fluent of movers but has enjoyed his swimming this week and he will run either at Goodwood on the Saturday or probably more liking in the Shergar Cup race on the Saturday after Goodwood. He will then go on the AW.

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Saluti (IRE)

Form Profile:

Winner of one of his 5 starts and currently rated 79. Of the mark when beating Raawy three and a half lengths at Newmarket (7f) in June.

Trainer Says:

He won nice on soft ground at Newmarket and ran consistently well as a two-year-old. He didn’t get the run of the race at Ascot last time but got more experience under his belt and will go to Salisbury on Saturday for a seven furlong three-year-old handicap. He should get a mile in time.

Sugardrop

Form Profile:

Better effort on her debut at Goodwood (1m 2f) in May when third, beaten a length and three quarters to Hadeeqa.

Trainer Says:

She ran a nice race first time out when she was third at Goodwood and I don’t know if it was the ground at Doncaster or whether she just didn’t enjoy the travelling to the course but she ran no sort of race. She has come back and worked really well and put on a nice bit of condition and she will go to Windsor on August 7 for a mile and a quarter maiden fillies. Hopefully, she won’t be long in breaking her maiden.

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Tapdancealltheway

Form Profile:

No wins from three runs and currently rated 67. Best effort on her debut at Lingfield (1m 2f) in March when runner-up, beaten three and three quarter lengths to Ajman Princess.

Trainer Says:

She is handicapped now. She ran really well first time at Lingfield then disappointed but she has had a nice break and coming back to run in a Fillies Handicap at Newmarket on August 4. She has a big galloping stride on her and Newmarket should suit.

Video Form
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You're Hired

Form Profile:

Winner of three of his 6 starts and currently rated 90. Successful three times last season and ended campaign with a length and a half victory from Theydon Grey at Yarmouth (1m 3 1/2f) in September off a mark of 86.

Trainer Says:

He had done well and won at Glorious Goodwood last year and three races. He has taken time to come to hand this year and he is in at Goodwood but I think he will need another fortnight. He is an improving type of horse and there is no rush.

Video Form
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Zoffanist (IRE)

Form Profile:

No wins from 6 starts and currently rated 60. Best effort on handicap bow at Salisbury (1m 4f) in June when fifth, beaten four lengths by Pow Wow off a mark of 64.

Trainer Says:

He is a bit of an enigma really as he goes really well at home and wants quick ground. He’s a big long striding horse and I haven’t got him right yet but maybe eight flights of hurdles might be the making of him. He has ability and I am sure we will work him out before the end of the year.

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Two Year Olds

Flirtare (IRE)

Form Profile:

Finished fifth, beaten a length and a half to Di Fede at Kempton (6f) in May.

Trainer Says:

She ran well on her debut at Kempton and is related to Attraction. She is just growing a bit at the moment and will need a bit more time but come the Autumn I’m looking forward to running her again and I think she will get a mile.

Video Form
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Unraced horses

COGITAL

  • b c Invincible Spirt – Galaxy Highflyer
Form Profile:

Unraced

Trainer Says:

He is a horse that Gavin (Lerena) liked when he came down and is a half brother to Oklahoma City from the lovely Colorspin family. He has just gone a bit weak on us but I think seven furlongs in September time will be perfect for him and I really like him.

SING A RAINBOW

  • ch f Frankel – Beatrice Aurore
Form Profile:

Unraced

Trainer Says:

She is the first Frankel filly we have trained and she is owned by Benny Andersson and is the first foal of Beatrice Aurore. We are a looking to get her to Salisbury on September 7 for a seven furlong maiden and that would be perfect.

SPIRIT RIDGE

  • b c Nathaniel – Tates Creek
Form Profile:

Unraced

Trainer Says:

He is a brother to Sugardrop by Nathaniel and he was born at the end of May. He goes really nicely and hopefully is a horse with a future. He should be out late September time over seven furlongs or a mile.

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