Sunday saw Lucinda and Scu in Ireland filling their day searching for new young horses. First stop was to a point to point producers where they saw two lovely five year olds that Derek had picked out when he was over last week. Both look quality types to crack on with, and one French bred could be very classy.
Next, it was on to the Tinahley point to point where the four year old maiden section…
We have just the one runner tomorrow at Newcastle, the five year old Dancing Amy who has her second hurdles start for Jimmy Fyffee. She has schooled very competently and while she lacks experience she should give a good account, and a run to build on.
Jimmy is selling on his other filly with us, Rubydoobs. A five year old by Beneficial she has found the winter heavy ground too much but would…
Haul Us In, pictured, ran a stormer on her return to three miles to be outrun by a well treated winner, however, Blair and her owners Karenina and Julian Morrison Bell were delighted with this performance as Haul Us In was much sharper through her race. She is still gaining in strength and will be back over fences next season.
Chasseur De Tete ran better than his finishing position suggests,…
We have shares for sale in the good moving, athletic five year old Timesawaiting. Having been second in his point to point and run a good race in his bumper (rating 98) he has been schooling really well over hurdles. He will be ready to make his hurdling debut soon and should be a good type to run through the summer at Perth and Kelso and next season to go novice chasing. There are five 20% shares…
Bialco ran a stormer at Haydock this afternoon. At long odds he was given a patient ride by Derek and just jumped his way to the front a little too soon, leading between the last two but then being passed to finish fifth by four lengths. This scopey son of Dom Alco is now qualified for the Pertemps Final at Cheltenham but needs to be higher in the handicap. We will see where we are after the handicapper…
I am behind with my result reporting, but we had a lot of action over the past few days.
Big River was one highlight, showing on track the ability and scope that we have always believed in. He seems to love the track at Kelso and Derek gave him an exemplary ride, filling him with confidence and letting him stride on up the home straight, pictured. It was wonderful to win the Ivan Straker…
We are looking forward to tomorrow at Kelso and with a couple of nice young horses to run it should be a good day racing.
Mighty Thunder ran a super race last time to be a close third and while this race is stronger he has looked well at home. He is still an improving type and will benefit from his race experience today but has a good future in front of him.
Big River pleased us…
With today's Ayr meeting being abandoned our next runners will be tomorrow at Musselburgh.
We start with course winner Misfits who has run much better since he has been stepped up to three miles. A free going sort at home, Mark and the team here have done well to switch him off in his work and we are hoping that he can follow up his last time out win.
The novice hudles will be a…
Grand Morning improved on his last run to follow up with another win at Ayr this afternoon. On heavy ground he was challenged by a hardened handicapper but jumping boldly he managed to fend him off in the closing stages. He will have learned again form today and is making into a nice type for his owner.
Rivabodiva showed courage in the heavy conditions and trying to make all she galloped…
We are very proud of the quality of the riders here and as well as the professional jockeys we have a number of amateur and point to point jockeys working each day on the yards. By using good riders the horses are exercised correctly and we have very few horses who misbehave in their training.
Today four of our staff had rides at the Jedforest point to point; Ailsa McClung, Leanne Williamson,…