4th & 5th January- Sandown, Wincnaton & Plumpton

04-January-2020 6:38
in General
by Admin

Wincanton 1.05pm Book Of Gold runs in a novice handicap chase over 3m 1f.

Book got into a wonderful rhythm over the fences last time out at Warwick when scoring for the first time, it’s hard to believe after the promise he showed as a bumper horse that he was still a maiden at this stage of his career.

He was raised 8lbs for that win, which is fair enough.


Book loves heavy ground and he is a thorough stayer, he has continued to school well and I hope he can realise the potential he’s previously shown in his races.


Book is a big strong boy, he’s heavy headed and can be pretty keen at times on the gallops.


He will be ridden by Harry Beswick.


Sandown 1.20pm Vinnie The Hoddie runs in a handicap chase over 2m 4f.

Vinnie would prefer better ground but he’s a horse that takes no work at home and he gets fresh very easily, he needs regular racing otherwise he races too keenly and we are then back to square one with him.

Vinnie will benefit from more experience, his jumping is electric at home but he can occasionally be flippant at the races, usually through lack of concentration.


Vinnie will get further once he really relaxes in his races and hopefully he can have a good spring back on decent ground.


Vinnie is a lot more relaxed at home than he was but can still get gassy at times particularly when he’s fresh.


He will be ridden by Leighton Aspell.



Plumpton 2.40pm Weststreet runs in a handicap chase over 3m 4f.

Weststreet needed his first outing of the season and he was then nearly brought down last time out at Hexham, I didn’t realise how close he’d come to ending up on the floor until I saw a slow motion replay the following day, I’ve posted the clip below.


The ground cannot be soft enough for Weststreet, he’s a typical Westerner in that sense and he needs an extreme test of stamina, he won over 4m last season.

He’s a horse that does nothing in front so he needs holding up which obviously can lead to traffic issues at times, as was the case last time out.


Weststreet is quite a timid horse at times, he can worry about things so confidence is key to him.


He will be ridden by Leighton Aspell.


Book is looked after and will be led up by Erin Pringle, he is ridden at home by Flora Alessandroni.

Vinnie is looked after, will be led up and is ridden at home by Megan Brown.

Weststreet is looked after, will be led up and is ridden at home by Quinten Leceour.