1st December - Doncaster & Newbury

01-December-2017 6:20
in General
by Admin

Five runners today.


Captain Peacock is re fitted with the blinkers he wore in the majority of his races on the flat, I left them off him at Uttoxeter because it was a new venture but he didn’t do a tap in the home straight once the others had quickened away from him.

Captain Peacock found the two miles at Uttoxeter too sharp, he was a decent middle distance horse on the flat therefore he needs more of a trip.

His jumping was a bit flippant that day but I think the blinkers will help him travel better so therefore his jumping should be sharper.

Peacock came back from his race full of beans and has continued to enjoy his schooling since his race, which is a good sign.


He will be ridden by Tom Garner.


Prince pulled up first time out at Aintree when taking on decent company, ignore that run the ground was soft and Harry tried to take advantage of having no weight and the race just found him out.

He had a good blow afterwards.

This is more like his grade and hopefully the ground will be decent, let’s hope any snow stays away until after racing.

Prince is a tall good looking horse who can be very keen in his races, his jumping is usually good.


He will be ridden by Brian Hughes who rides a lot for his owner in the north.


Roger (as Pippa calls him) ran ok in his bumper at Worcester, he travelled very sweetly until half a mile from home before his weakness found him out, it was run at a strong gallop so the winner and placed horses would be stayers in the making.

Roger is a gorgeous horse to look at but he is still immature both physically and mentally, he is a horse for the future but we still hope to see some promise from him.

Peur De Rien has a wonderful gentle nature and he chews anything left within reach of him.


Icing is a keen going horse with a very exuberant jump in him, he has had an interrupted campaign and therefore he will definitely improve for the run.

Icing is a brave mans ride and when Leighton won on him here last season, in his first race over fences, it was a fantastic piece of riding.

If you watch a replay of the race he picks his head up about four or five strides from every fence and quickens into it, Lash just sat there and got him back after every fence managing (just) to keep him under control before staying on well from the last to get up on the line...... believe me he made it look a lot easier than it was.

I think he could be a nice horse when I can step him up to three miles but he needs to learn to relax first.


Icing is a sweet horse in his stable but he’s an enthusiastic ride on the downs.


They will be ridden by Leighton Aspell.


The Organist ran ok on her reappearance at Wincanton on unsuitable ground, she was still bang there until between the last two flights before tiring, Leighton was not hard on her from then.

The first two home only had 10 stone on their backs and only one horse that finished in front of her carried 11 stone, she had 11.3.

She has come out of that race well but she does thrive on racing and improves with running also she loves good ground, this ground could be tacky with a frost coming out of it which may not suit her.


The Organist is a lovely mare at home though she can be stroppy with other horses, she’s fiercely competitive whether it’s walking, trotting or galloping she always wants to beat the horse next to her, usually with her ears flat back.


She will be ridden by Barry Geraghty.



Captain Peacock is looked after by Peter Tuma, he will be led up by Elle Lloyd who looks after and will also lead up The Fresh Prince.

Peacock is ridden at home by Josh Apiafi and Prince is ridden by Jan Soldan.

Peur De Rien is looked after and will be led up by Marcel Danihel, he is ridden at home by Pippa Glanville.

Icing is looked after by C.J and he will be led up by Andy Llewellyn who also rides him at home.

The Organist is looked after by Hannah Benson, she will also be led up by Marcel and is ridden at home by Tarnya.