Ooops.. And Pre Musselburgh

An unlucky fall at Market Rasen five from home means that Ryalex has come home empty handed but we are all relieved that he and jockey Stephen are ok. Ryalex was travelling nicely until then and seems in great form; he will be back on the track soon. He is pictured being filmed on his 'good side' .

At home we waved goodbye to a number of our horses who have been rehomed; we are very careful to place our ex-racehorses in good homes and the majority are on a permanent lease so that they cannot be sold on. Leaving this week have been Tantamount who has gone to Emma one of our barn managers, Dancing Amy, Revocation and The Banastoir. All will be well cared for. We have a few more who are looking for homes, including the effervescent Final Assault; please contact the office if you are keen to rehome from us.

Good, watered ground is on offer at Musselburgh tomorrow and we have five runners, starting with Max Liebermann and Urban Kode in the two mile three furlong handicap hurdle. Max is back down in trip and has been enjoying himself at home in the past week; he has plenty of ability if he would like to commit to the race, while Kody has also been zipping up the gallops and he could be on a very dangerous mark. 

The novice chase has just three runners but it looks a tight contest with all three in with a chance. Elmono is fresh from his win at Musselburgh last time and he will be bidding to hold the two Southern raiders at bay.

Royal Reserve won on debut for the London Scots For Doddie who are donating all his prizemoney to the My Name'5 Dodddie charity raising funds for research into MND. He is a horse with lots of ability and we are hoping that he can build on his Newcastle win.

Devitosgoldengirl ran a solid comeback run last time and is back over fences tomorrow. She will be suited by the track and fences but faces experienced chasers on her second chase start.


Comments (1)

  • John McSharry

    I was pleased to see the use of a conventional filming device and not a drone!!

    As has been reported, the use of drones, so that crooked gamblers and their associates can gain an edge on betting exchanges is something racing needs to clamp down upon. I would immediately void any race (there would not be many, as crooked gamblers are selective in their choices) where drones have been active.

    Ultimately, this is not the ideal solution. It is the duty of the elected Government to pass a law banning the use of drones full stop. Only before Christmas, we saw the complete shambles on news reports of Gatwick Airport being brought to a standstill because of these contraptions. Thousands of people were massively inconvenienced, a circumstance Lucinda which sits uncomfortably with me. The Government response sat even more uncomfortably. It reads, "We will continue to monitor the situation". Even the most amateur political observer would tell you, it means absolutely nothing is going to change. That is not acceptable from the Conservatives, the group which brags about being the party of law and order. The fact is drones need to be banned and the sooner they go the better.

    Jan 18, 2019 @ 11:44am

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