7th & 8th December - Aintree, Chepstow, Kelso & Huntingdon

07-December-2019 6:52
in General
by Admin

It’s going to be a busy couple of days with four runners at four different tracks over the weekend and all in early races.


Aintree 12.30pm Sammy Bill runs in a handicap chase over 2m 4f.

On his reappearance at Kempton, Bill finally showed on a racecourse what we have seen from him at home but he has been and still is a work in progress....he’s got a huge long stride to him and he can be very keen, he had to be dropped right out last time to get him to settle and finish his race.


Bill is potentially still very well handicapped but this is only his second run over fences (apart from a point to point) and only the sixth race of his career, so obviously the main objective is to get around and to learn to relax.


Bill has been in cracking form since his last race, it’s amazing what a winner can do for a horses confidence, he’s normally a good ride at home but Kai has had to sit tight over the last couple of weeks.


He will be ridden by Leighton Aspell.



Chepstow 2.30pm Dominateur runs in a novice handicap chase over 3m.

Dominateur fell on his first outing over fences at Carlisle, he had jumped perfectly well up until that point and it was just a silly novicey mistake.

Dominateur showed plenty of potential over hurdles last season, he’s not a flash horse in any way but he does have a relentless gallop.


Dom has continued to school well at home since that run and it doesn’t appear to have affected his confidence.


Dominateur is an easy horse to deal with, he’s good to ride kind in his stable.


He will be ridden by Gavin Sheehan.


Huntingdon 1.00pm Tarada runs in a novice chase over 3m.

Tarada showed enormous potential last season from only three runs, finishing second twice before winning nicely at Fontwell on his final appearance.

He won in February and I had intended to run him again before he had a setback, he then went home for a long summer holiday.

When Tarada came back in from the field he was sent to Lucy Jackson (a top event rider) to do some ground work.

He’s a huge horse and because of his muscular issues last spring Lucy worked hard to get him using himself correctly, he spent two months with her and came back to me looking fantastic.

Lucy has continued to come and ride him out once a week ever since then and she’s been really happy with him.


Tarada is a gentle giant, he’s just lovely to deal with and very kind.


He will be ridden by Leighton Aspell.


Kelso 1.15pm Westreet runs in a handicap chase over 4m.

Weststreet ran ok on his reappearance at Carlisle last month, he has improved for that run not so much in fitness but he’s sharper.


Weststreet had two years off with a tendon injury and thanks to his patient owners he returned last season better than ever, he is a thorough stayer and usually jumps well.

Weststreet is a typical Westerner, he loves soft/heavy ground and he has his quirks, he’s generally good to deal with but he can have his moments but there is no harm in him.


He will be ridden by Harry Beswick.


Sammy Bill is looked after by Marcel Danihel, he will be led up by Quinten Leceour and he is ridden at home by Kai Lenihan.

Dominateur is looked after and will be led up Marcel Danihel, he is ridden at home by Beth Dutton.

Tarada is looked after by Quinten Leceour who rides him at home, he will be led up by Marcel Danihel.

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