Poetic Force.

Club thrills with a winning dog and placed horses

In reviewing this past IRC week we’ve had some lovely highlights again, and a wave of interest from new subscribers. There really is nothing like a good performance in your own or company’s silks to stimulate interest and we are privileged to have some lovely runners around the world, flying our flag at the moment.

Our first runner last week was Poetic Force (Mollie Phillips, photo above), who finished second in Wolverhampton’s feature handicap over seven furlongs on Tuesday evening, running a cracker at 8-1. Trainer Tony Carroll gave him a ‘good eachway chance’ and for those who took some places, £3.50 was no bad return! Poetic Force is a super old horse who clearly still has a zest for racing and we hope to see him winning again soon.

Doc Sportello (Luke Morris) and Winnetka (Mollie Phillips) raced at Lingfield on Wednesday. Joao Da Mata and company were there and sent Members some nice pre-race videos with comments. Again, we’ve had compliments from members on how they enjoy our behind-the-scenes stuff, because it takes them as close to the action as they can get without actually being there. Bringing our members to the coalface is what we’ve always intended, it’s a real thrill, almost in real time too, and we appreciate the feedback we’ve had.


Doc Sportello finished fifth in a five-horse race, but Tony advised beforehand that he is not at best, his coat has to turn still and he will come on several lengths from this outing. He won in May last year, and for those who believe in cycles – let’s watch ‘The Doc’ for a good run soon.

Stalwart Winnetka was hammered 8lbs for his impressive win recently, but he still gave a good account in a stronger handicap on the night, beaten 4,25-lengths into fourth which could probably have been third as he was outpaced and got a little squeezed on the bend when he started making up ground. We know what we have in our ‘fun horse’ – he will continue to provide joy and pride.

Gun Dog (Sean Levey) runs for us at Windsor tonight.

Midweek saw a first win by the IRC’s pretty boy greyhound, My Blue Boy Blue, who was easy to back at 5-1 and slammed his rivals. Trainer Debbie Calvert gave enough confidence beforehand and a few bettors got the cash. Thanks again to Billy Brennan for finding us this nice “diddly dawg” to follow. He runs with heart, gives of his best!

‘SOLID HORSE’: Climate Control will turn up the heat this season.

Climate Control had his second run for the Winnetka/IRC Syndicate on Saturday and he was beaten into second by what could be a top horse from Sean Tarry’s yard. We were all pleased with his run, he finished in front of favourite Eye Of The Prophet who represents some good form and trainer Mike de Kock said: “If Eye Of The Prophet is a yardstick we have a nice horse here, he can’t miss!”

Climate Control pulled up sound, he’s a ‘solid’ horse, says Mike, and he may have another run at Scottsville on Sunday as there is a BSA Bonus available to the winner and he is very fit and well.

The original syndicate comes to an end this week, Joao Da Mata will be sending out the new share offer proposal later this week for existing/new partnership to be formed, there will probably be a separate offer for Winnetka and Climate Control.

We invite individuals interested in acquiring a yearling or yearlings with us this week’s National Yearling Sale to kindly contact us at pa2joaodamata@gmail.com, with the amount you can invest. We’ll be attending this sale, seen as a terrific sale with a deep quality catalogue in which there will be plenty to choose from without costing anyone an arm and a leg, Get involved, even if you get 5 or 10% of a horse. The fun that racehorse ownership brings is unequalled. Ask any of our members!

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