Jeremy reflects on a very good month

2017-08-31

AUGUST has been good to Shalfleet with a flurry of winners coming through the month.

In particular, the second half of August has seen trainer Jeremy Noseda’s two-year-olds making their mark.

In the last 16 days no fewer than five individual juveniles have broken their maiden.

Of the colts, Lansky (Dark Angel-Goldthroat) has really come through. An impressive maiden winner, he then finished third in the Group 3 Acomb Stakes at York.

Deja (Youmzain-Atarfe) shaped with great promise with his victory in a mile maiden at Wolverhampton, while Staunch (Union Rags-Stylish Storm) hinted at a very bright future with his debut second at Lingfield.

The Shalfleet fillies also hit the heights with Zain Hana (Shamardal-Lavender And Lace) and Betty F (Frankel-Instance) scoring on their respective debuts at Yarmouth and Newmarket. Quargent (War Front-Naples Bay) made no mistake on her second racecourse appearance, winning nicely at Kempton.

Quivery (Violence-Passion du Coeur) followed up two straight wins with a creditable fourth in the Group 3 Prestige Stakes at Goodwood. On the same day Angel’s Whisper (Dark Angel-Tasheyaat) showed up very well on her debut at Windsor, finishing second.  

Jeremy said: “I have been delighted with the form of the two-year-old team in recent weeks.

“Lansky moved forward from his debut win with a good performance in the Acomb Stakes. I feel that he will continue to improve and he should develop into a lovely three-year-old.

“I was pleased with Deja’s victory on his second start. He’s a lovely, big individual who will develop into a well above-average three-year-old.

“Also, from among the colts, Staunch gave a more than satisfactory debut run at Lingfield.

“The fillies have also been doing their bit. Betty F gave a really good debut performance. We held her in high regard prior to the race and I feel that she can take a step up in class this autumn. 

“Quargent put up a satisfactory performance to win at Kempton. She’s definitely a filly with a real future although I don’t think we will see the best of her until next year.

“Zain Hana gave a brave performance to win at Yarmouth. She’s a delightful filly to be around and will only improve with time and racing.

“Quivery ran well to be fourth in the Prestige at Goodwood. However, I do feel that there’s a lot more to come from her. She maybe didn’t get the run of the race and was not suited by the track.

“I feel that a step up to a mile will suit her and I’m looking forward to her next start at Doncaster in the May Hill.

“Angel’s Whisper put up a promising debut at Windsor to suggest that she is a sure-fire future winner.”

Away from the two-year-olds, Shalfleet’s latest winner came last night when Euqranian (Galileo-Anne of Kiev) won a seven-furlong maiden at Kempton.

Jeremy added: “It was very satisfying to win a maiden with Euqranian.”