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.
The lorries will be busy in action again tomorrow with eight runners heading to Hexham. We are taking advantage of the good to soft and soft ground at the tracks this autumn, to get our horses racing and alongside the winners we have been delighted with the progress of our novices who are gaining decent experience; it should be more of the same tomorrow.
We have four novice hurdlers, one,…
The new Edinburgh Gin branded two stall lorry left for Worcester this afternoon with Jaimie and Stephen and Boys On Tour. Having been ready to run at Perth, Boys On Tour sidestepped his races with the ground going heavy and instead he is off to the good to soft at Worcester tomorrow. Stepping up to three miles he will be going left handed for the first time this season but if he copes with all of…
It has been an incredible twelve days with winners flowing and it was super to have two more today with some exciting youngsters.
Lucky Flight won at Kelso last month and he followed up with another front running performance. He is an incredible little horse, a bit mad to ride at home, always keen to get on with his work, but genuine as they come. Stephen has done a super job settling him…
It looks like there will be proper jumping ground at Kelso with rain forecast up until late morning. We have taken Royal Reserve out because of this but the other nine are intended runners.
We have two in each of the two mile novice hurdles; we will find out if Lucky Flight is as effective on soft as good ground, while Last King Of Wales, A Ladies Milan and Refer To Rory are all having their…
Buddha Scheme looks to be a much better chaser than a hurdler as he won on his chase debut this afternoon under Derek. Equipped with a visor he was still rather hesitant into the first fence, but warmed to his task and took his opportunity when the market principles blundered away their chances. Having bought him privately from the Irish pointing field he is a strong type by Milan who has taken…
On a rare visit to Sedgefield we were delighted to bag a double courtesy of Chanceiton and Order Of Thistle.
We were taking a chance with Chanceiton as he only ran five days ago, but having pleased Ciorstaidh and Jamie when trotting up, and Jordan, Janice and his riders, he was deemed fit to go again. He was game as ever and while slightly outpaced coming out of the back straight he rallied…
I like to keep the news section as that; keeping to the facts with no fluffy stuff, but maybe I will indulge myself for a reflection of the last few days.
As stated previously the Perth September meeting has always been a landmark for me as I had my first runner there in 1995 and I see it as the end of the summer jumping and the start of the winter jump season. I think that like autumn,…
Chanceiton gave Cameron Wadge a day that he will not forget when winning at Perth on the last day of the Glorious Finale, giving Cameron his first winner under rules.
My father, Peter, who owns Chance likes to give the young jockeys opportunities and he was delighted when Cameron guided Chance home to outstay his rivals in the three mile chase. Many will remember the dark day at Kelso on…