Pre Perth

We have five runners heading to Perth tomorrow for a sell out Saturday meeting.

Simone has found herself in the more competitive division of the three mile handicap hurdle for her first try at this longer trip. 

Thepensionfund, under a new ownership group of Gerry MacGladery, Scu and Hywel Davies, makes his hurdles debut against an odds-on shot. He has been lightly raced but has plenty of experience at home.

Sky Khan has been unlucky in his last two runs but he has been very keen at home this week and he is slowly slipping to his last winning mark.

Arizona Bound, pictured, was switched from Market Rasen when the weights went up for this three mile handicap. Being for sale we are keen that he runs well, and were waiting for a race here in September. However, he has been so well at home that we decided to run him sooner; it will be a toughish race for him as he is a true stayer and this track may be on the sharp side but he will like the ground conditions and has been thriving this summer.

Finally, Charlies Lass makes her well awaited debut in the mares bumper. Out of Oh So Beautiful who won over hurdles, she is by the exciting sire Getaway and is well regarded at home by us and her owner/breeder Geoff Brown.


Comments (1)

  • John McSharry

    I like Towcester racecourse. It is an old fashioned National Hunt track and a real test for all concerned. I am sure Lucinda you would have many runners here if the course was a little nearer to home, rather than being in Northamptonshire.

    What I do not like about Towcester is the calamitous decisions taken at board level over recent years, the worst of which was the introduction of Greyhound racing. Not far behind it was the sale of their best racing fixtures, leaving them with just 10 race days which required miracles to be commercially successful. There was to be no miracles, only the reality of dwindling finances, which now require the attention of an administrator to keep a fast sinking ship afloat.

    Greyhound racing is a wonderful sport, but it is in steep decline. The bookmakers took out plenty, yet returned little and Greyhound racing allowed them to do it. All it has to offer now is a bland diet of time fillers in betting shops, morning, noon and night! It is nothing short of incompetent that Towcester committed the best part of 2 million pounds in constructing a Greyhound stadium, with little thought for the consequences.

    I remember Towcester in the days when a former Gold cup winner, Ten Up, was still enjoying the challenge of Hunter Chases at the ripe old age of 16. It is a smashing little course which needs a realistic business plan if it is to stand any chance of being a success. Hopefully, things are not too far gone. Only time will tell.

    Good luck with your runners at Perth, especially, Sky Khan, long overdue a visit to the winners enclosure.

    Aug 18, 2018 @ 2:52am

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