Big River put his jumping issues behind him today and given a tactical waiting ride by Derek he galloped away with the three mile handicap chase at Kelso. A horse with huge talent he has been a focus for the team these past few weeks and their work has paid off; he will now aim for the Ultima Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.
It was a satisfying afternoon for his owners The Two Black Labs…
A soaking wet Saturday but one which made the wet waterproofs worthwhile with some excellent work from a couple of the youngsters and some solid work on the grass gallops.
The grass is great at the moment and although there are puddles the old turf at Kilduff takes the water well and we worked six this morning over a mile and six furlongs; Izzy's Champion and Calle Malva, Shanroe Street…
Aurora Thunder was a brave second at a very wet Ayr, showing the wonderful battling and determined attitude that we love her for. Leading the field she tried to quicken away from her field but was reeled in by a nice type from Gordon Elliott. She deserves to win again and will likely step up to three miles next time.
Dr Hooves jumped well on his chase debut and just lacked recent match practice.…
A bit of a nearly day at Newcastle; Celtic flames ran a solid race to be fifth but would have been happier with coming from behind in a quicker run race. he is running consistently though and may be back over fences soon.
Looks Like Murt was running a fine race until stumbling and falling at the last in the back straight. A youngster with plenty of ability and enthusiasm he lacks racing…
Another good day racing with a deserved double for the team.
Order Of Thistle has run to a good level over two miles and stepping up to three miles at this sharp track really suited him. Given a peach of a patient ride by Blair he hurdled efficiently and led in the home straight just keeping a game challenger at bay. With this win under his belt he should go on in both novices and handicaps.…
A soaking wet day at Ayr but some good runs to brighten our day.
Haul Us In is a most genuine and brave mare and she tried her hardest to make all under top weight in the three mile hurdle. Sticking on grimly is was heartbreaking to see her beaten at the post but a delight that she has come back from time off in such great heart. She loves the heavy ground and may now go chasing. She is…
A very happy 2020 from all here at Lucinda Russell Racing!
We had five runners today at Musselburgh all running with credit. Exit To Where enjoyed being handy in front and although he was headed three out he rallied to be third, showing a good attitude. In the same race Emirat De Cantana knocked off the rust with an improving round of jumping and this run should put him spot on next time.
We had a most satisfying win at Kelso with the wonderful grey Bialco. Ex French the eight year old loved the conditions and galloped away to win by three lengths. We were delighted that one of The Vikings, Morten Buskop had flown in from Denmark to support Bialco and we are planning some nice targets for the hurdler through the spring.
We had an excellent return to the track for Behindthelines…
A stunning morning this Christmas and a quick efficient team to get the horses worked, exercised, mucked out, brushed off and fed before we could go for our Christmas lunches.
A team of just fifteen came in and the horses who may race in the next week all had a canter around the fields, on the woodchip or carpet gallop while the others had forty five minutes walking or in the field. We do…
It has been a good week on the yard with the yard party providing lots of chat and laughs and the horses all working well on the gallops, finding the good humour infectious. We have three horses ready to take their chances tomorrow.
At Haydock the ex French Eeyore has her first run for us after a break. Trained previously by Macaire she has some hot form to her name resulting in a handicap…