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Following a good week comes a bad one !!!!!

STARCHANT looked all over the winner at Salisbury Saturday evening only to stop dead just as she was heading the leader Firenze Rosa.

It was learnt after the race that she broke a blood vessel.

Callum Hutchinson said she was travelling the best and was going to win.
She will recover fully after a course of legal medication.

A good week for Double-R-Racing !

Firstly as expected Christoph Demuro steered DALSTAR to a good win at Deauville. On her return to her favoured all weather track she was well fancied and although her winning margin was only a head the first and second pulled clear of the field 

24 hours later our improving sprinter STARCHANT produced another good run with a third at Lingfield. Ridden by David Egan as Rob Hornby had pulled out with a migrain she was always travelling well and lost out by a short head for 2nd place. She is improving all the time and she is surely due to win soon! 



Starchant will run at Lingfield on Wednesday 7th and renew rivalry with two stable companions. George Rooke returns to ride and she will relish the soft conditions.
Following her Newbury disappointment last week George will be asked to restrain her early on to save some energy for the finish. With that in mind she will track Lethal Blast and hope she has enough left to make a challenge late on.

Dalstar is on course for Deauville next week (13th)

A gentle stroll around Compiegne  saw Dalstar dropped another 3lb and put her in a good place for her race at Deauville on the 13th July.

Another great run from STARCHANT.......
After missing the break Tyler Heard soon had Starchant in front she bowled along and entering the final furlong looked like hanging on but again......... She just faltered and got headed 50 meters from the post eventually going down by just half a length.

It won't be long but we need some rain!!!



John Bridger thinks that Lingfield would suit STARCHANT better than Windsor on Monday 4.45 pm. Tyler Heard returns to the saddle and this race sees starchant 5lb better in. She is drawn 5 and will run a big race.

STARCHANT will run at Lingfield tonight (1st June) over 6 furlongs on the grass. Kieran O'Neil replaces Tyler Heard in the saddle and we are hopeful of finishing in the first 3. She will be helped by any cut in the ground.

Dalstar continued her preperation for the Deauville Festival and her race on July 13th with an outing at Chateaubriant on Friday 28th May where she finished down the field in a race over 2650 meters on heavy ground ??????
She will likely go to Compiegne on the 11th June for her final prep before being pampered as fillies are !!!!

STARCHANT finished 2nd at Lingfield today (20th) to a stable companion. Her performance was her best yet and she proved that a grass track good draw  5 furlongs and give in the ground she will be very competitive.
Tyler Heard said she was a happy girl and loved being allowed to bowl along up front.

Lets hope we can get the same conditions again soon !!!!!


DALSTAR following her run on grass at Le Mans has entries at Angers on 28th  and Compiegne 25th,

DALSTAR will give Chantilly a miss on Friday 7th and go to Le Mans on Monday she is being aimed at races at Deauville in July so too much is not expected on the grass track.

STARCHANT has an entry at Lingfield on Tuesday as there is a lack of opportunities on the grass again.

I have attached a video of Dalstar's race in case you couldn't find it. I was dissappointed Sky Racing (ATR) didn't show it.
You will see it was an impossible task from the outside and Mickaela was unable to get a forward position before the bend, I don't think she can be blamed for the performance but once into the straight there was only a token effort from Dalstar to make any ground up.
There is another race in Chantilly in May but Philippe said he may give her a run on the grass to get the handicap down a bit????? before the May race,


Starchant has an entry at Windsor on Monday......37 entries with a possible divide the race is over 6 furlongs which we feel is now unsuitable. So she has also been entered in a CLASS 3 race at Epsom on Tuesday........The fastest 5 furlongs in the world !
A small entry so guaranteed a run and then the following week we have a class 5 at Windsor and a class 4 at Brighton.
There are 4 class 6 races during May ?
Starchant has never run at Epsom but the course is very sharp which if she can break fast will suit her.

DALSTAR runs at Chantilly on Tuesday 13th at 4.50 UK time
Theo Batchelot has decided to ride another horse in the race which caused a little problem. Philippe Van de Poele immediately booked Gregory Benoist through his agent. Benoist has ridden Dalstar on previous occassions before with with the deadline approaching Benoist pulled out on the grounds that he was jocked off in preference to Batchelot previously.
This left Philippe with little time to stop a fine and suggested Mickaella Michel a young apprentice who has been mixing her racing between France and Germany She has a 7% win record in France this season with 6 winners and 20 places which puts her at 48 in the French jockey table. Also being a girl in France will enable her to claim 3lb off her weight although
It will be a tall order to win from stall 17.
Her instructions are to make the best from her draw and get over, then make ground through horses with hopefully enough left to make a challenge in the straight............I don,t think Mickaella will ride any worse than Batchelot has for us this year !

Both Starchant and Dalstar have entries this week on Tuesday the 6th Starchant has an entry at BATH over 5 furlongs 106 yards. atahere are 40 entries so the race would have to be divided for her to get a run.

Two days later on Thursday 8th Dalstar will likely run at Deauville and surely her luck is due to change. She is more than capable of winning this race which is a little lower grade than that at Chantilly last time out

Theo Bachelot reported that Dalstar didn't pick up instantly and was bumped on both sides by the eventual winner and the third before responding and running on. She ran all the way to the line and despite her finishing position being 7th !!!  She was beaten less tha 2 lengths

I am still awaiting feedback from France on DALSTAR'S race at Chantilly yesterday. Philip  Van De Poele called after the race before speaking to Theo Batchelot whose opinion I still await. Philippe instructed Theo to ride Dalstar in the first 4 which I considered sensible after her latest mishaps however on turning into the straight she lost her good position and was again shuffled back to 7th place. She ran on strongly overcoming interference when she got sandwiched between the winner and third. She ran all the way to the line and was only beaten less than 2 lengths, However I am concerned as to how she lost her place in the straight so await some feedback to pass onto you all.
STARCHANT was ballotted out of her possible race at Lingfield on Friday so will now be entered in the race at Bath on April 6th as I had mentioned on Wednesday 17th. John Bridger is also looking at Windsor on the 12th (Not the 6th as previously stated) to see if there is anything suitable there.
Hopefully we should be in a position to offer badges for either of these races with the easing of the lockdown.
More to follow

DALSTAR has been declared to run at Chantilly on Tuesday 23rd, Theo Batchelot will ride in a race over 2100 meters. With a draw of 6 she should be capable of obtaining a good position and able to use her turn of foot in the straight We are very hopeful she can make amends for her last run.

The options are few for STARCHANT at the moment and with the grass fast approaching it could be better to wait. However there is a 5 furlong race at Lingfield on the 26th March which could prove difficult to get in and we would need a low draw.
Following that at Bath on April 6th there are two options over 5 furlongs plus. A maiden which might prove strong or a handicap for 0-55 horses.
She is working well and is in excellent shape

Theo Bachelot has again expressed his disappointment at his performance on Dalstar at Deauville last week.He was shuffled to the back coming around the bend into the straight and from being in a great position (4th) going into the bend with an obvious opportunity to get another win he found himself some way behind before running on into 4th.
We hope for consolation on the 23rd March when Dalstar runs at Chantilly although in a 2100 meter race which is a bit further than normal ?
You can see a video of her last race by clicking the link underneath.


STARCHANT showed great speed to burst from the stalls and lead the field a merry dance for 4 furlongs 110 yards. Unfortunately by then she was a spent force and dropped away badly.
The conclusion was that our jockey Kieran O'Neil went off too fast and perhaps pushed a bit too hard instead of beiong a bit easier on her. The same tactics over 5 furlongs in the future could be very fruitful especially with the grass season almost upon us.

STARCHANT has made it into the Kempton race on Wednesday with a good draw for a change.She is drawn 5 and will be riden by Kieran O'Neil 

DALSTAR having had a short break worked well on the Deauville beach this morning and trainer Philippe van de poele will check her out tomorrow before deciding if she can run on Friday. Theo Bachelot is standing by to ride.

STARCHANT is one of 27 entries for the 6 furlong race at Kempton on Wednesday so is an unlikely runner unless they decide to divide the race, As a precaution John Bridger has given her an entry at Lingfield but over 7 furlongs. She will definately get in this race so as a precaution John has booked William Carson to ride her.
We had talked about stepping her up in trip prior to her good third at Kempton a few weeks back.
Declaration for both races is on Monday so we will see what happens then.

DALSTAR was not declared at Chantilly on Friday as she was not convincing in her walking. Philippe Van De Poele didn't want to risk her so decided to give her a couple of weeks rest before heading for a race at Deauville later in March.


Those were the words of Jockey David Probert after her race at Kempton although for those watching it didn't seem that bad.

John Bridger her trainer felt there was likely more underlying problems due to her raceday antics, Her behaviour loading into the horsebox was not the best, she was very mareish in the parade ring and not the best behaved at the start while loading !!!
John was concerned that all possibly led to her coming into season.

She will recover and will have a couple more all weather races before returning to the grass next month. 6 Furlongs at Kempton on ,March 3rd will be an opportunity for Starchant to get back on track. She has been slowly improving and we think she will WIN a race soon.

DALSTAR will run next at Chantilly on February 26th over 1900 meters, she has a lot to prove after a couple of poor runs on her standard.

She has been on the go a long time due to the COVID virus so a welcome break could be on it's way.

STARCHANT is working well at the moment ahead of her proposed next outing......back at Kempton Park on the 17th when she will be entered in a class 6 over 6 furlongs. The same grade as her good third last week

Another poor run from Dalstar although her task was made difficult with her outside draw.
Hopefully she will get a better draw in her next run which will be at Chantilly.


Starchant relishes a visit to Kempton were the loose surface seemed to suit her. Despite problems in running George Rooke managed to switch her off the rails to make a challenge up the middle and she finished better than anything else to finish a fast closing third.

DALSTAR was a real let down on Friday at Pornichet she ran what was probably the worst race of her career.She was totally unsuited by the loose surface and tight bends. After pulling very hard early on she was in the first four turning for home however there was nothing left in the tank for her usual finishing kick.
Hopefully we will go back to Chantilly were she is a 4 time course winner.

We hope to have runners at the end of the week with STARCHANT being entered at Lingfield on the 22nd over 5 furlongs and again on the 23rd over 5 furlongs. She is in good shape and with a good draw we are hopeful she will improve again on her last run when a fast closing 5th with Hollie Doyle aboard.

DALSTAR who has been in great form but without any luck has been entered at Pornichet in a small race over 2100 meters on the 23rd.

More information will follow

A very dissappointing start to the new year with traffic problems being blamed for denying our two horses first three finishes.
At Lingfield Starchant broke well on the wide outside only to get bumped on two occassions resulting in her being forced to the rear.Last into the straight once she found her stride she 'flew' and was gaining on the leaders close home eventually finishing in fith place.
Hollie Doyle felt that she would be better if left to find her own rythem from the gate and riding her to finish rather than set her alight from the start. So we will see next time out.
OVER in France Dalstar was given a hard task when drawn 15 of 16 over Deauville's 1900 meters on Friday 9th January however with instructions to race up the rail on the inside jockey Gregory Benoist found getting over impossible and she had to run on the outer.
Again she was in last place turning for home and a sprint finish but it was impossible to get through the wall of horses in front. She was beaten less than 3 lengths finishing in 9th place.
DALSTAR will now move on to a race at Chantilly were she is a 4 time course winner.

We move on now Christmas has gone and Starchant will by pass her run over 6 f  at Lingfield on Thursday 31st at Lingfield and instead hope to run at the same course over 5 f on Saturday 2nd January we hope to have George Rooke in the saddle and a new year might bring some new luck for Starchant starting with a decent draw.

DALSTAR continues in good heart she has resisted a mares only race on the 2nd January at Deauville to run over 1900 meters again at Deauville on the 8th January Theo Bachelot should be available and as this race is the same grade as her last win we are hopeful of a big run again

STARCHANT gets in her race at Lingfield on Sunday, George Rooke will ride and take 5lb off to enable him to ride at 7 stone 11.
Starchant is drawn 3 so if her stamina holds out she could run a good race at an enormous price.

DALSTAR has come out of her impressive win at Deauville last weekm in great form. She is thriving at the moment and should return to Deauville for another 1900 meter handicap on the 17th December. Hopefully Theo Batchelot wii take the ride as he was so impressive on her last week.

STARCHANT has been entered to run at Lingfield on Sunday 13th OVER 6F a maximum field of 12 runners in this grade 5 race so she should get in. However the following Sunday 19th there is a class 6 over 5f which would be much better for her again though at this level getting in the race will be difficult as only 10 can run !!!!!

Starchant found Monday's race at Kempton a little tough,
She was drawn in 10 wide on the outside young Callum Hutchinson was instructed to get her over and tuck in however she was so keen she was pulling Callums arms out andlost her race and energy in the first two furlongs. It was a tough ask especially having to get the 6 furlongs which she struggles to do.
We hope to find a 5 furlong race at Lingfield this monthj in her own grade when she can be competitive (draw allowing).


She will be ridden by promising apprentice Callum Hutchinson and is drawn 10 of 10 which if she gets out will give her a place chance

DALSTAR returned to winning ways with a stylish victory at Deauville today. Theo Batchelot adopted more adventurous tactics and Dalstar was always travelling eary in the first three, he pressed the button after a cheeky look back through his legs that any danger was non existant. She strolled home at 11/4 fav.

DALSTAR returns to winning ways at Deauville

DALSTAR RUNS AT DEAUVILLE on Wednesday 25th over 1900 meters with Theo Batchelot taking the ride. She is drawn 9 loves the track and is strongly fancied by trainer Philippe Van De Poele The race is due to be shown on Sky racing (ATR) going off at 11.10 AM (UK TIME)

Following her elimination at Lingfield today Tuesday STARCHANT ha quickley been entered at Kempton next Monday 30th November over 6 furlongs,


DALSTAR HAS AN ENTRY AT DEAUVILLE ON THE 25th and STARCHANT also gets an entry at LINGFIELD on the same day however both races have an enourmous entry so we need to keep our fingers crossed for getting a race

All quite at the moment with a noticable lack of races on both sides of the channel.
DALSTAR is likely to get an entry at Deauville for the 24th/25th November but the only suitable race in view at the moment for STARCHANT appears to be at Chelmsford next week.
After the kick back at Chelmsford when she ran their I would be concerned at going back although it wouldn't have been a problem with her usual start

STARCHANT has been declared to run at Chelmsford on Thursday evening with Tyrone Heard riding and claiming 7lb.
She has recovered well from her good performance at Windsor last week and we anticipate a good run

Dalstar again was an unlucky loser at Deauville when Theo Batchelot following instructions tried to bring her up the rails only to find a wall of horses in front of her.
However when the gap appeared she again showed a good turn of foot but the post came too quick and she ended up being beaten 1/2 a length a neck and short head into 4th place.

She retains her form well and is still a winner waiting to happen !



DALSTARS intended race on Tuesday was over subscribed and therefore divided and extra races added which means she will now run at DEAUVILLE on Thursday with Theo Batchelot on board again, she is drawn 14 which is not to good but Theo knows the course and knows Dalstar very well so a big run is hoped for


What a great start for STARCHANT at Windsor on Monday.
George Rooke gave her a good ride and once she burst out of the stalls George found himself in front. This meant that over the 5 furlongs race plans to hold her up were abandoned and he let her bowl along in front.After a nine month break it was inevitable that she would run out of gas BUT she did only in the last 50 yards. ALL members have expressed there pleasure at such a good first start for double-r

STARCHANT is entered at Windsor on Monday 19th and Kempton on Tuesday 20th although with large entries getting in the races may be a struggle with the BHA continuing to favour dividing the better grade races.

DALSTAR continues to run well and she will run next week 20th in Deauville more news later.

Welcome back to our news page and just to quickly update you all we have replaced INDIAN STAR due to her lack of ability.
She has been replaced by STARCHANT who is also trained by John Bridger. She is all set to go after a long period off the track.
She is still a maiden but we expect her to correct that very soon and is much better than her present rating.

Hi everyone and hope all are keeping safe, despite the present situation. Obviously it has been impossible to arrange any racing holidays for this year although if we are lucky our visit to Deauville could still take place in August,
To give us something to brighten us up we are looking at kick starting our holidays with a visit to Dubai in March 2021 for the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS.
We can't price anything up until maybe the end of the year when fingers crossed we can be back to some normality.
I just need to know if anyone would consider Dubai so that I can work on it and keep all in the picture.
With regards to Deauville we have provisional bookings at the IBIS on the quay the 19th to 24th, The Prix Morny will take place on Sunday 23rd August and we will have our tables booked in the Panoramic Restaurant,
Again we have great interest in this racing break so lets hope things return to normal before.
Please let me know any interest you may have in either break.
With regard to our two stars I can confirm that both sides of the channel they are  working on a restart behind closed doors and if it happens we have BOTH horses in great condition ready to we do have things to look forward to.
Finally those of you not involved at the moment may consider re joining us .....please let me know as we do have opportunities in either horse.
I look forward to seeing you on a racecourse soon, please stay safe and take care

Double-R-Racing members enjoy a day out at ROYAL ASCOT

members at ROYAL ASCOT in 2012

DALSTAR has an entry at Chantilly on Tuesday 3rd March we will up date with more news a bit nearer.
However it is unlikely we will be going over to France in view of the situation with the Coronavirus.

INDIAN STAR has resumed work and will be steppud up a bit from Monday we hope to have her back on the track mid to end of March.
John Bridger will not rush her as he feels we will be having a good year with her

Philippe Van De Poele has decided that the promotion to the higher grade race at Chantilly on Friday will prove too tough for DALSTAR.
Therefore we have decided to withdraw her and wait for a more suitable race at the same course on March 3rd.
Our jockey Theo Batchelot was not available either as he is in Kuwait

In view of the problems around the world at the moment we have put our race travel plans on ice for the time.

We will however still be going to Deauville in August but any world wide racing is on hold for the moment.

INDIAN STAR has resumed her work and is looking none the worse for her forced lay off.
There is a 6 furlong race on Saturday 29th if she is ready but we will keep all in the picture

DALSTAR has an entry at CHANTILLY this Friday 21st. She will be racing over 2100 meters again and will likely be in the 2nd division of her race. She is in good form and should run a big race with a decent draw.
We will up date on Wednesday

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INDIAN STAR has recovered from her sore shins and will resume full work on Monday 10th Feb.
She has continued on the walker and been in the paddock daily so has not lost any condition.
It remains to be seen if she can be ready for a possible race on Feb 22nd at Lingfield.
We will keep you all up to date.

We will be going to Deauville again this AUGUST HAVE YOU RESERVED YOUR PLACE YET ? It includes a visit to a stable yard and maybe a stud

on the gallops in FRANCE

DALSTAR is going through one of those periods where nothing seems to go right for her.
Stepping up in distance to 2100 at Chantilly on Thursday 30th she proved she can handle the distance.
We had Theo Batchelot riding and he was very disappointed that his run on the inside led to her getting badly boxed in on the rail forcing her back to the rear. However once clear she flew and was a very unlucky loser just failing by a length and a half.
She could go back to Chantilly on the 20th for another race over the same distance.
This setback comes after three successive bad draws which had given her virtually no chance in those three previous races.
Following Chantilly there is a nice race back at Deauville over 1900 meters.

our flying grey is unlucky again

Indian Star will target a 3 year old maiden for fillies only at Lingfield on February 22nd if she recovers from the sore shins in time.

Due to a lack of races for older horses over 1900 meters DALSTAR has been entered at Chantilly on Thursday 30th January over 2100 meters.
Further details will appear here when we have them in a few more days.
There are 105 entries and the race will be divided into 3.

INDIAN STAR has suffered a small setback (at the end of the week the 18th January) with sore shins, she will enjoy a short break to get over this before resuming work,

Her work had been very good having come on lots since her first race at Kempton earlier in the month.

Hopefully she can be looking for a race at the end of February.

Indian Star gets prepared for her first sight of a racecourse, she went 7 furlongs around Lingfield with George Rooke aboard the young jockey was very pleased with her

CONGRATULATIONS to Matthew Mills from Ascot who was the winner of our recent competion at ASCOT Races. 

He receives a 'FREE' membership to the double-r-racing club for 1 year.

INDIAN STAR certainly had a tough introduction to her racing career at Kempton last night (4th Jan). She wasn't too good away from the starting gate, ran very green ALL the way and failed to stay the 7 furlongs which we expected.
Both trainer John Bridger and the young jockey Aled Beech agreed that she will need some stall work before her next race when we will drop her back to 6 furlongs. She is quick and perhaps Lingfield will suite her.

DALSTAR was not given the best ride at Deauville by Gregory Benoist. She had the worst possible draw (16) and the jockey followed instructions to get across to the inside rail. Having done this he then failed to make any forward move until the race was over......but giving every horse in the race such a start it was an impossible task.She finished close up in the closing pack which from her position was an achievement.
Hopefully Theo Batchelot could be available for her next race and if she gets a decent drae we will see the real DALSTAR

Theo Batchelot is not available to ride DALSTAR at DEAUVILLE on Saturday. She will therefore be riden by George Benoist who has not only won on her over course and distance previously but also overcome the worst possible draw which she has been given again. At least she will be able to get covered up and if George can deliver her as he did before who knows ?
The race goes off at 2.32 UK time.

Later in the day INDIAN STAR will take her place in the first leg of the 7 furlong novice race. It looks tricky but it will be an education for her and part of getting her handicapped, Aled Beech claims 5lb and with a starting stall of 5 COULD SURPRISE

It's like waiting for a bus !!!!

Saturday January 4th we have both Dalstar and Indian Star in action.

DALSTAR runs at Deauville although we are not sure yet as to what race she runs in, we hope to have Theo Batchelot riding again as he gets on so well with her.
INDIAN STAR will make her debut for us at Kempton Park later in the day in a very competitive 7 furlong novice event.
JOHN BRIDGER has been waiting for a maiden race however as none is available we can't leave her boxed up forever so she will take her chance in what looks like a very high class race.
More details about the races will appear here as we get them

Indian Star gets prepared for her first sight of a racecourse, she went 7 furlongs around Lingfield with George Rooke aboard the young jockey was very pleased with her

DALSTAR has been given an entry at Deauville for the 4th January 2020, she did a great piece of work today 28th and is on target to hopefully regain winning ways. We hope to have Theo Batchelot riding her.

Following INDIAN STAR'S visit to Lingfield young jockey George Rooke was impressed with her maturity.
She handled the course came down the hill no problem and was very well balanced around the bend.

All in All a good morning was had and now we will press on with her first race when fixtures allow.

INDIAN STAR goes to LINGFIELD on Wednesday18th for her first taste of a racecourse. She has been working extremely well is very sharp and is ready to run. Following her racecourse gallop at Lingfield she will be found a nice maiden race over 5/6 furlongs.

DALSTAR was badly bumped coming around the first bend at DEAUVILLE on Monday 16th and Theo Batchelot had no choice other than to leave her on the outside where she ran very freely and obviously didn't have her normal finishing kick.
Theo apologised for not giving her the best race however he was unable to get her covered up which is essential.

She will go back to DEAUVILLE in a couple of weeks when hopefully we can get a better draw than the last two.


a disappointing run



Following our recent appearance at Ascot we have still to make the draw for a FREE SHARE in our racing club This will be drawn on Saturday 14th December by JOHN BRIDGER at his stables in LIPHOOK.

DALSTAR is due to run at DEAUVILLE this coming Monday over the same distance as her last race, Theo Batchelot will ride ,she is drawn 10 of 16 ????
We expect a big finish as with the draw she will have to be produced again from the back.



Dalstar bounces back to her best at Deauville

DALSTAR showed her love for the fast ground at Deauville on Tuesday 26th November. With a bad draw again she showed with her turn of foot she can always perform and have a winning chance when conditions are right.
Again Theo Batchelot gave her a great ride. Dropped in last for the first half mile Theo then started weaving his way through the 16 runner field. Inside the final furlong DALSTAR accelerated to pass 10 runners and win the photo for 2nd place, She will go back to Deauville in two weeks when we expect her to go one step further and win again.
Philippe Van De Poele was delighted with her performance and amazed at how she went from last to get into the photo for 2nd place once in the straight.

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