5yo b g - Dylan Thomas ex Zarawa. Trained by Nicky Henderson.
After finishing second in his first race, Bardd won his bumper at Sandown in November and has been placed in three starts over hurdles. His jumping has improved with each start, and he currently looks reasonably handicapped over timber.
2yo b f Excelebration ex Baralinka. Trained by -.
Bubbly was raised at Kirtlington Stud and is currently in pre-training with Darrell Scaife. It has not yet been decided where she will be trained, but we are hopeful she could become yet another successful daughter of Baralinka, who has bred four individual winners from six foals, including Listed winner Marlinka, who has already bred the Group 1 winner, Marsha. Excelebration was a champion miler that would hardly ever have been beaten if he had raced in a different era to Frankel.
2yo b f by Holy Roman Emperor ex China Tea. Trained by Roger Charlton.
Burgundy is a half-sister to hurdles winner Clemency and bumper winner Elgin. Having thrown two backward horses, China Tea was then sent to a smaller, sharper stallion in Holy Roman Emperor, and we are very happy with the result. Holy Roman Emperor's fillies tend to be of a higher quality than his colts, so we hope that this filly will impress when she makes the racecourse.
5yo b g - Duke Of Marmalade ex China Tea Trained by Alan King.
Elgin has made a smooth transition to hurdling, winning twice this season. He made a good impression when winning at Kempton on King George day, before stepping up in grade to chase home the very useful pair Neon Wolf in the Supreme Trial at Haydock and River Wylde in the Grade 2 Dovecote Novice Hurdle at Kempton. Elgin then finished seventh in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival, which was another decent effort.
2yo b f Pivotal ex Affinity Trained by Sir Mark Prescott, Bt..
Harmonica is by Pivotal,who was trained by Sir Mark Prescott in Newmarket, hence we have sent this filly to the Master of Heath House. This very attractive filly has an excellent pedigree and is correct and athletic. Pivotal was bred and raced by Cheveley Park Stud and has been an exceptionally successful sire, with his list of Group One winners including Kyllachy, Somnus, Excellent Art, Sariska and Farhh.
5yo b g - Iffraaj ex Marlinka Trained by Julie Camacho.
Judicial won three races as a two-year-old for Roger Charlton in 2014, before he was transferred to Julie Camacho the following season. He won his first race for his new stable at Kempton, before enjoying a successful summer in 2016 with wins at Thirsk and Chester. After failing to stay 6f in a couple of races on the all-weather in the spring, Judicial made an immediate impact when dropped back to his optimum trip of 5f, breaking the course record when winning at Pontefract in April.
2yo b f Mastercraftsman ex Kalinova Trained by Julie Camacho.
Madison was raised at Star Cottage and remains there to be trained by Julie Camacho. Madison is a half-sister to Stars Above Me (now a broodmare herself), who won a valuable Stakes race in the US when trained by Graham Motion. Being by Mastercraftsman, we expect this filly to take time to come to hand, but we know that she is in the right hands and hope she can develop into a useful filly in time.
2yo b c Cape Cross ex Marlinka. Trained by James Fanshawe.
Magistrate is a fine, big colt with a wonderful pedigree. He is a half-brother to Group 1 winner Marsha, Judicial and Marseille and is by Cape Cross, who has been a fabulously successful stallion for almost twenty years, siring the likes of Ouija Board, Sea The Stars and Golden Horn. The colt is trained by James Fanshawe in Newmarket, who has done so well for the Club in the past with the likes of Soviet Song, Dandino and Ribbons.
Man Of Harlech
6yo b g - Dansili ex Ffestiniog Trained by Andrew Balding.
Man Of Harlech is a really useful handicapper that has taken the Club to some exciting places. He has finished fourth in a Cambridgeshire, fourth on All-Weather Championship day and fifth in the Lincoln. He loves soft ground and a fast-run race, and was last seen when finishing mid-division in the Royal Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot. Since then he has been recovering from a foot problem, but we hope he will make a return to the track at some stage this year.
3yo b f - Excelebration ex Marlinka Trained by Julie Camacho.
Marseille has always looked like a backward sort, unlike siblings Judicial and the Group 1-winning Marsha. Marseille showed instant progression from her mid-field finish on debut by finishing runner-up in her next race over 5f, before winning her first race of the season at Newcastle on Good Friday. This progressive filly repaid the Camacho's patience with this excellent run and we all hope there is more to come from her in time.
4yo b f - Acclamation ex Marlinka Trained by Sir Mark Prescott, Bt..
After the sale of Ribbons, our last Group 1 winner, Marsha has really stepped up to fill her boots. Marsha was Listed-placed as a juvenile, but last season she really came to the fore. She won two Listed races earlier in the season before surpassing our wildest dreams to win the Group 1 Prix de l'Abbaye on Arc day at Chantilly, providing many visiting Members with a day they will always remember. Marsha is now being rested ahead of a hopefully fruitful four-year-old campaign, where we hope she will contest all the leading five-furlong races.
3yo b f - Speightstown ex Soviet Song Trained by James Fanshawe.
In 2015, Roubles came over from Oak Lodge Stud in America, looking quite small and neat. She grew and strengthened during her summer at Kirtlington Stud, and has developed into an athletic-looking filly. Roubles has been taken steadily by James Fanshawe, but is nearly ready to run after a few minor hold-ups when she was in training as a two-year-old.
3yo b c - Sepoy ex Baralinka Trained by Charlie Fellowes.
SENTINEL is a strong and solid sort that comes from a prolific family. He has been difficult to train through the summer, as he has suffered from a series of niggling problems. Sentinel went close in his first handicap at Wolverhampton in January, and has just returned to exercise after having an operation on his stifle in January.
6yo ch g - Halling ex Top Romance Trained by Alan King.
Despite being bought to go hurdling, Top Tug won a decent Flat race at Lingfield last year, before finishing third in a valuable race at York's Dante meeting. He later went on to represent the Club at Royal Ascot and the Ebor Meeting. After a break, Top Tug made in instant impact over hurdles by winning his first race at Kempton, and is now being readied to return to the Flat following three more placed efforts over hurdles.
3yo b f - Exceed And Excel ex Sister Act Trained by James Fanshawe.
Tribute Act has always looked the part, and impressed onlookers when winning her only race to date at Kempton in October, despite not being fully wound up for the run. She followed in the footsteps of her aunt, Soviet Song (five-time Group 1 winner) and half-sister Ribbons (also a Group 1 winner) in winning on debut at Kempton, so we very much hope the future is bright for this strong, imposing filly.
8yo b g - Al Namix - Queen Of Rock Trained by Donald McCain.
Volcanic won three of his first four starts in Club colours in 2014 and has since proved his versatility by winning over both hurdles and fences for Donald McCain. Volcanic is now enjoying a well earned rest, as he prefers decent ground. It is hoped that Volcanic can return to action soon to boost the Club's National Hunt string.
4yo b f - Duke Of Marmalade ex Affinity. Trained by James Fanshawe.
After disappointing at times last season, Zest looked back to her best when finishing third at Newmarket at the end of last season. James Fanshawe has always had great faith in this filly, which was confirmed with a superb third-place finish in her first race of the season, a Listed race at Kempton. Both Ribbons and Soviet Song were both beaten in this race before going on to win Group races that season, which is very encouraging!