20-01-2018 06:34:26 in General by Admin
One runner today at Ascot.   Hitherjaques ran with credit at Sandown in a mares contest last month over half a mile shorter. Leighton felt he could have gone quicker that day over what was an inadequate trip for Hitherjaques but I still don’t think she’d have beaten the first two she might just have been a bit closer, so I think he was being harsh on himself.   Hitherjaq...

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18-01-2018 06:35:59 in General by Admin
Four runners today.   Ludlow 2.35pm Jersey Bean runs in a maiden hurdle over 2m 5f. Poor Bean was unlucky to be the meat in a sandwich at the first hurdle at Fontwell on his last run, it says in the results - mistake and unseated rider first...the video is on my page from Monday when he was due to run at Plumpton before it was abandoned. It shows what an honest little horse he is that he ...

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17-01-2018 06:38:33 in General by Admin
One runner today at Newbury.   Gavin ran well enough in his bumper around here, finishing fifth he then went to Plumpton and finished third on his debut over hurdles. The track at Plumpton wouldn’t have been ideal for him but they can learn a lot about racing when running at tracks like that, there’s not a lot of room and they tend to go a good gallop, as he’s an embryoni...

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16-01-2018 17:00:00 in General by Admin
One runner today at Hereford. 12.50pm Piton Pete runs in division one of the maiden hurdle over 2m 3f, unfortunately it’s the strongest division.... Although Pete finished third last time out at Plumpton it was a disappointing run, he didn’t jump with any fluency, Leighton said he hung really badly to the right which is why he couldn’t let him down into his hurdles thus causing...

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15-01-2018 06:46:32 in General by Admin
One runner today at Plumpton. 3.40pm Jersey Bean runs in a maiden hurdle over 2m 4f. Poor Bean was unlucky to be the meat in a sandwich at the first hurdle at Fontwell on his last run, it says in the results - mistake and unseated rider first... It shows what an honest little horse he is that he carried on with the field for the entire race jumping every hurdle, sadly for us that meant he’d...

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13-01-2018 06:35:24 in General by Admin
Two runners today.   Warwick 2.25pm The Organist runs in a handicap hurdle race over 3m 1f. This is a Pertemps qualifier, the first six horses home will be eligible to be entered in the final at the Cheltenham festival in March. The Organist won nicely at Newbury on her last run, I do think she might have been slightly flattered though with Hello George going such a strong gallop therefor...

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11-01-2018 12:21:22 in General by Admin
One runner today at Leicester. 2.50pm Duncomplaining runs in a handicap chase over 2m 4f. Duncan is a new horse to me, he was previously trained by Will Kinsey whose parents own half of him. Duncomplaining is a huge horse that has been given plenty of time by his previous trainer, he’s had a few niggly issues so has only run eight times therefore hopefully is open to improvement. He has had...

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10-01-2018 06:39:56 in General by Admin
One runner today at Ludlow. 1.20pm Ourvilles Million runs in a maiden hurdle over 2m. Ourvilles ran ok on his first outing over hurdles at Kempton in a competitive race. He’s been much more of a work in progress than I expected him to be, he shows plenty in his home work and always seemed quite a forward type but he’s been backward on a racecourse. Ourvilles is going the right way and ...

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09-01-2018 06:51:51 in General by Admin
Three runners today. Doncaster 12.55pm Book Of Gold runs in a maiden hurdle over 2m 4f. Book Of Gold ran well at Newbury on his last outing finishing fourth, he made the running at a sensible pace and kept galloping to the line. He isn’t a horse that has a turn of foot, he’s a relentless galloper and they usually make better chasers. Book is a big strong type and as I’ve said ...

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08-01-2018 07:02:12 in General by Admin
Two runners today at Fontwell. 2.45pm Minella On Line runs in a handicap hurdle over 2m 3f. Minella ran ok back over hurdles on his seasonal reappearance in November, he didn’t quite get home over 3m that day so I’ve dropped him back in trip today. He pulled a muscle in his shoulder afterwards hence why he hasn’t again run since. Minella has been in good order at home and he&rsqu...

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