5th November - Carlisle & Huntingdon

05-November-2017 9:17
in General
by Admin

Five runners today.


Pete had last season off due to injury.

Pete was placed in two bumpers, including here, and finished third in his only hurdle race when last seen.

Pete is a big horse who has really filled his frame during his time off, he was very weedy and weak when we first had him and his first ever bumper was a complete non event, thankfully he put that behind him the following season.

Pete works nicely at home and has always jumped his hurdles well.

He is a sweet horse that can worry at times, when we first had him he was a terrible feeder, we couldn’t keep any weight on him and he lived in the field, he’s better nowadays.


Sting ran a very encouraging race first time out at Bangor, he travelled and jumped extremely well then just tired two out after such a long lay off.

That was just over three weeks ago, I didn’t want to rush him back and risk the bounce factor.

Sting has been in good order at home since that race.


It’s hard to believe he’s still a maiden over hurdles and fences after showing plenty of promise in his first two seasons here.

He’s a very good looking horse who moves extremely well and he’s always worked nicely.


Toviere ran well in his first chase at Fontwell last month, he made the running on that occasion and he probably needed a bit of company up the straight first time when running down his fences, it was just greenness he can just lack confidence at times.

He was beaten by better horses at level weights but it was encouraging.

Toviere is in reality running around for place money today with such an exciting prospect in the race but you never know with novice chases.


Toviere is a sweet horse, very easy to do anything with except he can be quite keen on the gallops.



They will be ridden by Leighton Aspell.



Versifier didn’t have the rub of the green last season.

She showed plenty of promise on her debut and then damaged muscles in her back on her next outing when pulling up at Southwell, she needed to regain her confidence on her next outing when finishing seventh back at Fontwell.

I thought Versifier would prefer better ground but her best form has been in softer conditions, she will want further than two miles but Carlisle is a stiff track and should suit her.

Versifier came back from her summer break looking fantastic, she has been very feisty at home recently and is ready to roll.



Ruby has been a largely consistent mare since joining us after winning a point to point in Ireland, she needs a good gap between her races and she does run well first time out when she’s fresh.

She puts everything into all that she does, she loves her jumping and soft ground.

Ruby was very brave on her penultimate start at Kempton, three miles around there on ground that was quicker than ideal meant she was flat out and looked beaten three out before staying on strongly from the last to win, it was a tough performance.

Ruby is a bit of a cow in her stable, she loves a cuddle but if you’re trying to brush her she will bite and kick you. She’s pretty good to ride except for being cold backed to get on.


They will be ridden by Tom Garner.



Pete is looked after and will be led up by Peter Macek, he is ridden at home by Tarnya.

Sting is looked after by Hannah Benson, he will be led up by Elle Lloyd and is ridden at home by Andy Llewellyn.

Toviere is looked after and will be led up by Gracie O’Reilly, he is ridden at home by Pippa Glanville.