8th March - Wincanton

08-March-2018 8:56
in General
by Admin

Two runners today at Wincanton.

3.10pm Fight Commander runs in a handicap chase over 3m 1f.
F.C. ran has been placed in both his runs this season, he then developed a couple of lung infections so he has had a spell on the sidelines since early December.
F.C. is a good work horse at home and he has plenty of speed which is why he is infuriating on a racecourse because he can look slow, and he’s not.
He’s been in good order at home of late and he has run well around here before.
His jumping is usually very good.

F.C. is a good natured horse to do anything with, easy to ride except he’s not keen on lorries or tractors but fortunately once his roadwork is done that’s not really a problem.

3.45pm Jurby runs in a novice hurdle over 2m.
Jurby won nicely here on his penultimate start over hurdles before disappointing and breaking a blood vessel at Doncaster.
When Jurby ran here and won he was very relaxed in the preliminaries but at Doncaster he was in a right old state before he even got to the start, he can be highly strung and he did once break a blood vessel at home which is why he hadn’t run for such a long time after finishing second at Stratford in October on his first outing for us.

Jurby has plenty of talent and I hope that he can put his last run behind him and as long as he is chilled before the race I think he will do.
He does wear ear plugs to keep him relaxed in the preliminaries, which he has worn in all his races for us, they get taken out at the start.

Jurby is by Motivator out of a Shirley Heights mare so it’s easy to see where he gets his temperament from, he was very, very buzzy when we first got him going last autumn but my head lad Stefan has done a great job with him and he’s much better now, let’s hope Doncaster was just a blip.

They will be ridden by Leighton Aspell.

Fight Commander is looked after and will be led up by Marcel Danihel, he is ridden at home by Erin Pringle.
Jurby is looked after and will be led up by Elle Lloyd, he is ridden at home by Stefan Namesansky.