Last week

Capote’s Dream is a nice progressive horse and his recent 4lb raise was fair. We will give him some time now and aim for the turf in mid-April where we have options at Goodwood and Windsor. I think he will be as effective on the turf as on the all weather; and if anything it will suit better.

Rating 75 is a nice mark for Red Flyer after he stayed on into third at Kempton last week behind what looks like a nice horse. He will head to the turf now and knowing he is a progressive staying type for the future we will start stepping him up in trip. He is a horse I am looking forward to.

This week

This week is a quiet week, but we’re back to it on Friday when Valentine Blues runs at Lingfield Park. Her draw of 10 is not ideal but we will ride her patiently and hopefully she will have a good chance to go one better than Wolverhampton last time.

Zhui Feng has options at Doncaster, but the ground is quickening up quite a bit there, so I have decided not to declare him. We’ve got other options in April.

I will hopefully have three running next Wednesday and will provide an update on here next Tuesday.

Tom's Horses

  • Capote’s Dream
  • Red Flyer
  • Zhui Feng
  • Valentine Blues

Tom Ward broke into the training ranks in 2019 following four years as assistant to Richard Hannon and had somewhat of a transition period throughout last year whilst his yard was being finished.

Coming into the spring of 2021, it is clear that Tom has a good team and set up at home, with his horses running consistently well.

We are delighted that Tom has agreed to a regular slot on Race Sharp this year and his blog will be updated midweek every week, with his thoughts on his forthcoming runners out of his Upper Lambourn base.

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