Give Jeremy Noseda the tools and there is little doubt that he can deliver the goods. In his training career he has hit the heights with the likes of Araafa, Proclamation, Sans Frontieres, Sixties Icon and Wilko, to name but a few, and landed a gamble in the 2010 Wokingham Handicap with Laddies Poker Two that is now written as part of racing folklore.
Noseda's Shalfeet team are presently going through a bit of transition with the strength lying firmly with a new brigade of two-year-olds and the touchpaper has already been lit by the very exciting Quivery who launched her career in the perfect manner at Doncaster this month.
Jeremy said "I believe the strength of my stable lies in the performance of the two-year-olds. We have 27 two-year-olds and they are not a huge number but I freely admit that they are the best bunch I have had in the past five years."
"I feel really positive about them and the new found support of Kerry (Noseda) and Phoenix Racing has been a real boost to the team and myself. I also have to thank my long standing owners like Paul Roy, Marc Keller and recent additions like Paul Makin for helping to put together a team of which we can hopefully be proud."
Jeremy kindly spoke to Tony Elves of ATR about both his older horses and those two-year-olds he hopes will be making names for themselves in the months to come.
Older Horses and three year olds
4 b c Discreet Cat - Truly Blushed
Winner of one of his 6 starts and rated 99. Having his first run for over a year when 15th of 29, beaten only six and a half lengths, to Zhui Feng when sent off 13-2 favourite in the Royal Hunt Cup at Ascot last week off his current mark.
"I was satisfied with his run at Ascot last week and he will head back there on King George Day for the seven furlong handicap. I was perplexed with him starting such a short price in the Hunt Cup and do feel he will improve for that race."
3 b g Medaglia d'Oro - Trepidation
Winner of one of his 3 starts and currently rated 85. Off the mark with a length and three quarter success from Sheikspear at Kempton (7f) in October and finished fourth, beaten two lengths, to The Statesman at Sandown (1m 1f) this month off his current mark. "I was happy with his comeback run at Sandown and he will be winning races this Summer over a mile and a quarter.
3 b c Spring At Last - Smart 'n Special
Winner of one of his 7 starts and currently rated 90. Has finished runner-up in three of his five starts this season and failed by only a head to I'vegotthepower at Goodwood (1m) this month off a mark of 85.
"He has run consistently through the Spring and early Summer and gone up in the weights. He should remain competitive on fast ground over trips between a mile and a mile and a quarter."
ch f Frankel - Finsceal Beo
"I was thrilled with her work in the Spring and disappointingly she got cast in her box just prior to the Craven meeting and has had to miss the early part of the season. She is back working now and feel she will make up for lost time very quickly in the second half of this season. I believe she has a bright future."
ME TOO NAGASAKI
3 b c Iffraaj - Distinguish
Winner of two of his 6 starts and currently rated 86. Scored by a head from Wahash at Doncaster (1m) in May and runner-up, beaten only half a length, to Surrey Hero at Sandown (1m) in June off a mark of 84.
"I am pleased with how he has performed in the early Summer and I am giving him a little break now. He will return to action in August and I still feel he is a horse who will keep on progressing."
4 b g Sixties Icon - Gift Dancer
Winner of three of his 11 starts and currently rated 98. Finished fifth, beaten only four lengths, to Rare Rhythm in the Duke of Edinburgh Handicap at Ascot (1m 4f) last week of his current mark.
"Disappointingly, everything conspired against him in the Duke of Edinburgh Handicap at Ascot last week. He wasn't suited by the watered ground and was too far back in a slowly run race. He has come out of the race in good shape and he will head to the Magnet Cup at York."
3 b c Lope De Vega - Sahara Sky
Winner of two of his 7 starts and currently rated 101. Impressive when scoring by three and three quarter lengths from Rusumaat in a handicap at Ascot (7f) in May. Finished unplaced, beaten 11 lengths, to Le Brivido in the Group 3 Jersey Stakes on his return to course and distance last week.
"He has won on fast ground at Ascot in May but I feel second time on it from an uncompetitive draw in the Jersey Stakes led to him performing below expectations. I still feel he is a progressive horse who can step up into listed and Group 3 company and I look forward to the rest of the season with him."
ch f Frankel - Instance
"She is a Frankel filly out of Instance which I trained and a homebred of Charles Fox's who has been with me since I started training. The dam was a useful filly who was, perhaps unlucky not to achieve more. She is a first foal and she has done nothing but improve since she has been with me. I feel she has a good future ahead of her.
b c Youmzain - Atarfe
"He is a fair sized colt who has shown plenty of ability at home and will be starting his career, most probably, in the seven furlong maiden at the July meeting. I feel he will be a colt who will serve us well in the second half of the Summer and Autumn. "
ch c Dutch Art - Sentimental
"He is a home bred of Paul Roy's and he has just started into fast work. He is a good moving athletic horse and he will start over seven furlongs."
b c Lonrho - Four Sugars
"He is a more backward individual but a lovely scopey horse. I am sure he is a good prospect for the last third of the season and as a three-year-old."
I FEEL IT COMING
b f More Than Ready - Music Score
"She is a May foal but is just starting to strengthen up. She has just gone into fast work and is a lovely prospect for next year but should do well in the second half of this year."
b f Into Mischief - Ring True
Unplaced in two starts but beaten only five and a quarter lengths by Heartache in the Group 3 Queen Mary Stakes at Ascot (5f) last week when 9th of 23.
"I was pleased with her performance in the Queen Mary and possibly pushed her too hard to aim for Royal Ascot. She is having a break now but I do believe as she strengthens up she will improve and develop into a decent prospect."
ch c Jimmy Creed - Jacqui's Promise
"He is a good solid individual who is working nicely. He could possibly start his career over seven furlongs at Newmarket this weekend."
gr c The Factor - Ramblin Rosie
"He is a beautifully balance individual and a great mover. He will be starting his career over six or seven furlongs and should be a good prospect for the second half of the season."
b f War Front - Naples Bay
"She is a quality individual who is in fast work now and I would be looking towards running her in the seven furlong fillies maiden at the July meeting. She is a filly I believe has a good future."
b f Violence - Passion Du Coeur
Made an impressive debut at Doncaster (7f) this month when quickening up nicely to beat Arabian Gift three quarters of a length.
"I was thrilled with her racetrack debut and she is a gorgeous filly who will always be suited by fast ground. She will stay a mile this year and I feel that she is a stakes quality individual in the making. There is a seven furlong fillies novice on July 21 at Newmarket that I want to run her in."
b c Union Rags - Stylish Storm
"He has just started fast work and is a lovely laid back individual with plenty of size and strength. He will develop into a nice seven furlong horse for the second half of the season."
TAKE ME WITH YOU
b f Scat Daddy - Me And Miss Jones
Placed in both her starts and finished first on the unfavoured stands side when third, beaten three and a quarter lengths, to Different League in the Group 3 Albany Stakes at Ascot (6f) last week.
"She is a Group class filly and I was delighted with her effort in the Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot on her second start where she was compromised by watering and the track bias. I am looking forward to the campaign ahead with her."
WALK IN THE SUN
b c Street Sense - Mystic Melody
"He is a big strong imposing colt and very athletic. I have been delighted with the way he has settled in. A classy individual."
b c Dark Angel - Goldthroat
"He is a lovely strong scopey individual with a great temperament. He had just gone into fast work when I had to ease back due to sore shins. I have seen enough to suggest we can look forward to the future with him."
ABE LINCOLN - ran a creditable race in the Royal Hunt Cup on his first outing for over a year and can land a major handicap this term.
LA FIGLIA - attractively bred filly who can make up for lost time in the second half of the season.
SIXTIES GROOVE - better than final placing suggests in the Duke of Edinburgh Handicap and can soon gain a winning strike.
QUARGENT - War Front filly who is making all the right noises at home.
QUIVERY - can build on an impressive debut at Doncaster and listed class at the very least.
TAKE ME WITH YOU - sterling effort from a bad draw in the Albany last week and Group class filly.