25-02-2017 07:02:00 in General by Admin
Two runners today.   Chepstow 3.40pm Surtee Du Berlais runs in a handicap hurdle over 3m, this is the final Pertemps qualifier and the first six home will be eligible to enter for the final at the Cheltenham Festival.   Surtee finished third at Warwick in a listed mares race over 2m 5f on her most recent start, she ran well enough considering she really needs three miles, the first t...

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24-02-2017 07:00:01 in General by Admin
One runner today at Exeter.   Toberdowney ran well in defeat at Ludlow on her most recent run, she could have done with a stronger gallop, it was a bit of a muddling pace but Leighton didn't want to make the running with her because she had been a little bit keen early on in her Wincanton and Warwick races previously. Toberdowney was beaten by a lovely mare who re opposes today, she was ca...

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23-02-2017 07:07:48 in General by Admin
Two runnners today at Huntingdon. 3.45pm Morning Reggie runs in a handicap chase over 2m 4f.Reggie is a horse with plenty of ability but he has become frustrating so he is wearing first time blinkers today.Reggie ran ok at Kempton first time out, he came back with a nasty cut after making a mistake four out which may have affected him.He took a while to recover from that because it became infecte...

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21-02-2017 07:08:35 in General by Admin
One runner today at Taunton. 3.50pm Danvinnie runs in a handicap chase over 3m.Dan has shown bits and pieces of form but has been largely disappointing on what he shows me at home. He always looked as if he would make a better chaser than hurdler and after a lacklustre display at Uttoxeter on his first run over fences I put cheek pieces on him at Leicester, he was traveling ok out of the bac...

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20-02-2017 07:11:11 in General by Admin
Two runners today at Lingfield. 3.25pm Hitherjaques Lady runs in a mares novice hurdle over 2m 3f.Hitherjaques was impressive at Wincanton last time out but the odds on favourite was taken out on the day so I'm not sure what the form is worth, she couldn't have done it better though, jumping and traveling well throughout. She's improving with each run.Hitherjaques is a gorgeous looking f...

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18-02-2017 07:03:18 in General by Admin
Four runners today at Wincanton. 1.40pm Financial Climate runs in a handicap chase over 3m 1f.Financial finished third of three at Warwick on his most recent run, he wasn't beaten very far and has been dropped a further two pounds as a result.Financial is an exposed handicapper who has now returned to a competitive mark, he usually jumps well and will handle the ground.He's given his owners a lot...

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17-02-2017 07:08:31 in General by Admin
Two runners today at Sandown. 2.10pm Icing On The Cake runs in a handicap chase over 2m.IOTC unseated early in his previous race at Ludlow, he really attacks his fences and jumped into the back of the horse in front of him. It was just one of those annoying things that can happen but thankfully he and Leighton were fine afterwards, which is good considering he got the reins caught around his legs...

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13-02-2017 07:03:51 in General by Admin
One runner today at Plumpton. 2.30pm Minella On Line runs in a novice handicap chase over 3m 1f.Minella won on his first start for me here at Plumpton, that was over 2m 3f and I don't see why he would not get the extra six furlongs today.Minella is a horse with a ton of ability but is annoyingly flippant with his jumping.We have worked hard on his schooling, which I might add has always been good...

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11-02-2017 08:53:45 in General by Admin
One runner today at Warwick. 2.05pm Surtee Du Berlais runs in a listed mares hurdle over 2m 5f.Surtee ran very disappointingly at Ascot in the Long Walk in December, obviously it was a top class race and whilst we never expected her to trouble the judge I did think she would acquit herself ok on the evidence of her previous races. She ran a lifeless race and afterwards she was pretty poorly,...

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10-02-2017 07:00:18 in General by Admin
Four runners today.   Bangor On Dee.   This is her first chase. Since disappointing on her first run over hurdles BM has improved with each race. Her jumping has been very good, she has jumped like a chaser, she is a thorough galloper who just been beaten for toe at the end of her races. Hopefully fences will suit her more, chasing is much more about getting into a rhythm and jump...

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