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July Update

Posted : August 15th, 2013

We added a further eight winners to our tally this month, taking us to the 60 winner mark in the Trainers Championship with over three months of the season still to go.

Debdebdeb recorded her second win from her last three outings with an impressive success over 1m6f at Sandown Park, providing us with the first leg of a double on the day and a first winner back from injury for David Probert. She could go for the Melrose at York next.

Another filly on the upgrade is Butterfly McQueen, who scooted to a six-length success on her handicap debut over a mile at Ascot under Thomas Brown, who continues to lead the pack in the race for the Champion Apprentice title. Fifth there on her next outing in a valuable handicap, she is lightly-raced and I am hopeful she will be capable of challenging for black-type later this term.

Ningara has been in great form this summer at Sandown Park and he made it two wins from three starts at the Esher track with a ready win on his second try at 1m2f. A well-bred individual, he is very much on the upgrade and there could be more to come over further, too.

Oisin Murphy has made a real impression since his first ride in public in June and he was seen to good effect on New Fforest, who recorded the second win of her career in impressive fashion at Warwick. Up 9lbs for that success, she is a speedy filly and capable of further improvement.

Silver Samba was another to record the second win of his career under Oisin, winning comfortably over 1m4f at Chepstow. A daughter of Dalakhani, she stays further and remains on a mark off which she can be very competitive.

Desert Command had run his best race in maidens when finishing sixth on the AW at Kempton Park and, returned to that surface, he made a winning handicap debut over 6f at Lingfield Park. His brother Desert Law was a very smart sprinter and, now that he has got his head in front, I am hopeful Desert Command can progress in the coming months.

Breakheart has been a model of consistency since returning to us last year and he is doing a fantastic job of promoting the talents of Jack Garritty, having provided him with the first two winners of his career, the latest over 1m2f at Sandown Park. The second home won his next start, so there is a good chance Breakheart will be capable of defying the 5lbs rise on his next outing.

We have a really exciting team of two year olds this term but they have been given plenty of time as a group and we are only starting to get into gear with them now and Trading Profit gave us our second juvenile winner of the campaign with an impressive success in a 6f maiden at Windsor in the hands of Ryan Moore. He had benefited greatly from his debut run at Salisbury in June and he looks a useful prospect.