A very warm welcome to our website and to Michael Blake Racing

Love Dreams in the Wolverhampton Holiday Inn Selling Stakes (5.50) at Wolverhampton.
This seven-year-old has some serious back-class as he was rated a peak 106 by the BHA and competed in Group company when in his heyday for former trainer Mark Johnston.

Love Dreams obviously isn’t the force he once was, but he should still prove quite a bit better than these selling platers and he has shown enough for current trainer Michael Blake to suggest the fire still burns, most recently when a close third over 7f at Kempton last month.

That was his first run since October and Love Dreams shaped well. He broke sharply and held a good position before keeping on nicely to finish only a length and a half behind winner Lethal Talent. Love Dreams looked set to be swamped a furlong out, but held the pack well.

That was particularly encouraging reappearance because he usually takes his racing well and, apart from his debut, all his wins have been achieved with a recent run under his belt.

He should be fitter for that outing and the return to this track should suit. He was successful on his only start over course and distance in a claimer in 2019, when he was with Johnston.

The main worry is the start. He was withdrawn from a race at Chelmsford in October after unseating rider and running loose before the start and has since had issues at the stalls.

He needs the blindfold taken off late and Liam Keniry waited too long when he was beaten at Chlemsford two runs ago, while last time out at Kempton Love Dreams reared in the stalls before the start and could easily have missed the break had the starter hit the button earlier.

Rider Marco Ghiani is superb value for his 3lb claim, though, and the leading apprentice has the talent to get it right on Love Dreams. Let’s just hope he has his wits about him at the start.
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The last few years have been so exciting for us both and we have enjoyed the support of both our owners and our team.

Since we started training in June 2010 we have had 1088 runners under both codes.

Yet another winner for us & Marco Ghiani on 26th April. This time at Leicester. A second win for Mr Zee and the Staverton Owners Group.

For a small stable - we don't do too badly - 1 win every 9 races or so. So far - 1088 races - 125 wins (and 344 places 2nd-4th).

When you have a horse run from this yard you have a 43% chance of it being in the frame.

As we move forward we are looking to increase the number of horses and broaden our owner base. If you like the look of what you see on this site or have been impressed by our horses on the racecourse do get in touch. You will be assured of a friendly response and there is nothing we like more than showing people our yard and our horses!

Also, we do form syndicates so that involvement can cost less than you might think. Feel free to call me direct on 07971 675180 at any time. Please see horses for sale / syndicates page.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Michael & Sharon Blake


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