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Deepsand The Competitor And Other News Including Pre Carlisle

Some horses just love racing and Deepsand is one of them. Having been off for six hundred days this was his second race back and his true athletic body is nearly complete. Waited with as usual he ran into the race down the home straight and just failed to catch the leader, having a good tussle with the second placed horse. He will be even trimmer next time and we are looking forward to having him…


Pre Newcastle And A New Arrival

A quiet day on the yard for a Monday as the horses had a routine canter and a couple schooled, including Gars Bar Dine who runs tomorrow at Newcastle. Our event rider, Gregor Knox, continues to jump the horses in the school in addition to their normal work, jumping over poles and grids. His place in our team has been evident with a number of the novice hurdlers jumping very smoothly and efficiently,…


Alizee De Janeiro and Bialco Double Up At Kelso

Alizee De Janeiro has developed into a Kelso specialist and added to her tally when winning the Cyril Alexander Memorial Novice Handicap Chase. With possibly her best run to date she battled back at the end and despite a mistake at the last would not be denied. Congratulations to her owner Debs Thomson who has been so supportive of the game mare.

Bialco is owned by our good friends from…


Elmono Wins At Musselburgh And Other Musselburgh News

Elmono continued his good form at Musselburgh, winning the three mile handicap chase under Blair. Making a cruical swift move up the inside after the turn into the straight, Blair stole some lengths, and won to loud cheering from his owners, Gerry And The Pacemakers. They are pictured in the winners enclosure.

The yard was split over who would run the best between Royal Reserve and Kelpies…


Pre Musselburgh

No racing for ages then lots of meetings all at once.

Musselburgh was hit hard by first the frost and then the equine flu issue and it is wonderful to have two days racing there to look forward to.

Gerry Macgladery is a big supporter of Musselburgh and he runs his quirky handicap hurdler Max Liebermann in the two mile four furlong novice hurdle. Dropping back in trip we try a visor…


Well Done Murt and Sammy At Ayr

Looks Like Murt ran a super race at Ayr on his hurdles debut bowling along in Derek's hands and hurdling proficiently. His staying on third bodes really well for the future and he could pick up a nice novice hurdle before the end of the season.

Sammy B returned to form with a staying on third place at Ayr, to the delight of his owner and breeder, Geoff Brown. Having been a fostered foal…


Mint Gold Wins At Carlisle

We were delighted with Mint Gold who won the novice hurdle this afternoon at Carlisle. Looking much more settled ridden behind a wide margin leader, he jumped impeccably and fought out a close finish with bravery and determination. He looks to be shaping in to a nice chasing type for his owners Mark and Susie Russell and he should have more good days in front of him.

We were also very pleased…


Pre Carlisle

We have five runners at Carlisle tomorrow.

We start with Present Flight, a horse with ability who has been running well without winning recently. We are trying a step up in trip fo this strong chaser, and we use seven pound claimer Thomas Willmot to take off some weight.  

Next we have Mint Gold in a novice hurdle; Mint is another with ability but he has been a bit free on the track…


Some Schooling And Something To Watch On TV

It has been raining in Kinross and we have been fitting in plenty of schooling while the ground is soft. Pictured are Bialco and Grand Morning both have been jumping regularly over fences, and Grand Morning should be back on the track on Sunday at Carlisle as long as the ground is soft. We also jumped One For Arthur, and Big River, (see the video on the home page.) Lost Frequency, Crumbs, Max Liebermann,…


Offtheshoulder Joins The Team

We are delighted to add to the team with the quality Goldwell gelding Offtheshoulder. 

A winner at Cragmore on his debut, this is a tall good moving gelding with lots of scope. Highly recommended to us by his trainer, Sean Doyle we saw him just after he won his point to point when we were in Ireland, intercepting the lorry taking him home in a service station outside Portlaoise. Trotting…