Aurora Thunder was a battling second at Ayr this afternoon, showing improved form in her first handicap and losing nothing in defeat. She handled the softer ground and is now hurdling effectively, she looks on the upward curve and is the type of mare that we love; all heart and enthusiasm.
Also at Ayr Timesawaiting ran well for a long way until lack of a recent run took its toll, with Cameron…
It is so satisfying when a horse returns to form and Well Above Par certainly did today at Kelso with an all the way victory in the feature handicap chase. Loving the heavy ground he jumped with a refound confidence to give the Eagle Partnership a valuable win. Ginny, Sandy, Euan, Roger, and Anne were present, just Ian could not make it this time. With time Well Above could improve again and we…
Saint Freule may have his own bonkers way of doing things, but he has a decent engine and today, despite some jumping that can be brushed up, he stormed up the Hexham hill to win his novice chase by three lengths. It was a most satisfactory win for everyone connected to Saint, and due reward for patience from his owner, and for dedication from his work riders; Blair and, last week, Patrick who spend…
Izzy's Champion, pictured, has a jumpers pedigree and he made a great start to his chasing career to be second at Musselburgh this afternoon. Given a patient ride by Stephen, he gradually found his feet and jumped well up the home straight, showing a fighting attitude in a tussle for second place. He looks to finally be justifying his owners, Paul and Margaret Winnell's patience. In the same race,…
The wet weather does not dampen the spirits of those on the yard and kitted in our Musto Edinburgh Gin waterproofs we continue to work the horses on the woodchip and grass gallops and schooling on the carpet. It does mean that the ground staff has plenty of muddy horses, tack and rugs to deal with, but keeping the horses warm and dried off is the priority. Pictured is Rising Marianbard schooling…
Exit To Where is turning into a consistent young horse and he ran a solid race at Ayr on Saturday, becoming confident at his fences and staying on to be second over two and a half miles and thus qualifying for the Northern Lights Middle Distance Final in the spring. A good bodied type he enjoys his racing and deserves to win for his owners, Ray and Anita Anderson Green.
Earlier we were…
A super run from Nicola and Colin Drysdale's filly, Aurora Thunder added another winner to our tally for the season at Ayr today. A light framed girl, but one with heart and determination we were delighted to see her quicken away from the field. Her only issue in the past has been to be too brave and enthusiastic but Blair has guided her through her education and she showed the benefit today.
Vengeur De Guye won nicely at Kelso in a race that was run at a brisk gallop. Ex French, and found for us many years ago by Richard Hobson, Vengeur can be relied on to win a race a season and on today's showing he may be able to follow up if continuing in great heart. In the same race, Effet Special was given plenty of time to settle and to organise himself for the fences and he ran on really pleasingly…
The excellent start to our season continues with a double today from Methodtothemadness and Le Frank.
Methodtothemadness, pictured, is a filly with plenty of speed and we made an error testing her on debut over two and a half miles last time. Today making all was perfect for her and she concentrated well with her hood on. Her jumping was very sound and it is exciting for Mark and Susie Russell…
Our busy day at Hexham yielded three seconds, two thirds and plenty to like from the other runners.
We rate Ain't My Fault as one of our nicer novice chasers and while he is still immature he showed a lovely attitude coupled with sound jumping to be second over two and a half miles. Making the running he seemed to enjoy himself and there will be a lot more to come from him this season.