23rd & 24th March - Newbury & Carlisle

23-March-2019
23-March-2019 6:43
in General
by Admin

Five runners today at Newbury and two runners tomorrow at Carlisle.

Newbury

3.15pm Millarville runs in a novice handicap hurdle over 2m 4f, this is the EBF & TBA mares final.
After a disappointing first run for us at Warwick Millarville had a wind operation and won on her next outing at Fontwell, she returned to Fontwell a month later to finish third on ground that rode very tacky which didn’t suit her.

Millarville will improve for this step up in trip and I think she’s running off a sensible mark, hopefully the ground will ride good today and I’m very happy with where she’s at.

Millarville is a tough honest mare, she loves her jumping and has a lovely willing attitude.

3.50pm Got Away runs in a handicap chase over 2m 4f.
Gloria has finally put a couple of decent efforts together, she won carrying a huge weight at Leicester and followed that up with a decent second at the same track last time out.
She was staying on well all the way to the line that day and she jumped well, something which caused her a few problems at times last season due to lack of concentration.

Gloria is a big mare, she’s extremely laid back at home and can be in her races too, she has plenty of ability and I hope now that she’s getting it all together she can keep progressing.

4.25pm Makety and Vinnie The Hoddie both run in the novice hurdle over 2m.
Firstly it’s not ideal having two runners in one race but the owners can get there and the track will suit both of them.

Makety ran a blinder last time out at Exeter when finishing second to a nice mare of Nicky Henderson’s, she was dropped back in trip that day after not getting home at Hereford on her previous outing.
I think Makety is a nice mare and she could easily go and win an ordinary novice elsewhere but I’m of the opinion that if she wins a good prize like this all well and good but if she gets beaten she will gain valuable experience and will be a decent second season novice next autumn.

Vinnie joined us just after Christmas from Joseph O’Brien for whom he had won and shown patchy form mainly due to the ground conditions, he wants proper good ground.
Vinnie ran nicely on his first outing for us at Doncaster he was only beaten a length and a half giving away nine pounds to Prabeni who runs in the juvenile hurdle today.
We learnt a lot about him that day and I think this track will suit him more.

Vinnie is a tall horse who is still pretty unfurnished, he jumps his hurdles like fences and with a good summer out he will make a cracking novice chaser next season.

Vinnie was buzzy and sweaty when he first arrived here and he took a couple of weeks to relax and begin eating properly, he is now chilled and very easy to deal with.

5.00pm Donladd runs in the bumper over 2m.
Donladd has run ok in his two bumpers to date without looking too exciting, there is a lot of improvement in him, he’s just taking his time and the penny hasn’t really dropped yet.
Donladd is a big good looking son of Cloudings, he is a good moving horse and I think this track will suit him more than his previous racecourse outings.

Donladd is very laid back, he’s not flash in his work but he is honest and eager to please.

Millarville will be ridden by Richard Johnson.
Makety will br ridden by Liam Heard.
All of the other runners will be ridden by Leighton Aspell.

Millarville is looked after by Amy Deans, she will be led up by Jan Soldan and she is ridden at home by Janine Hamilton.
Got Away is looked after and will be led up by Mila Lunackova, she is ridden at home by Stefan Namesansky.
Makety is looked after and will be led up by Beth Dutton, she is ridden at home by Amy.
Donladd is looked after and will be led up by Jan, he is ridden at home by Archie Sherwood.

Tomorrow Carlisle 
Both of these horses are making the trek to Carlisle for the heavy ground, there is no rain in the forecast down south for the foreseeable future.

2.55pm Piton Pete runs in a novice chase over 2m 4f.
Pete has run ok in his three chases to date but he hasn’t yet encountered his favoured soft/heavy ground and at times he has found things happening too quickly for him on ground faster than ideal.
It’s been a difficult winter for horses that want proper soft conditions, hence why he’s had so few runs....frustrating for his owners.

Pete jumps perfectly well but he does just need help from the saddle to get him into a good rhythm, he is a novice after all and he is still very inexperienced due to lack of opportunities.

Pete is a dude at home, he’s good to ride and easy to deal with.

4.00pm Rayvin Black runs in a handicap chase over 2m 4f.
Rayvin needs no introductions, he’s a true character that does what he wants when he wants both at home and on a racecourse.
You’ve all seen him in action enough over the years to know that if he’s in a going mood he’ll run well if he’s not he won’t.

Rayvin is a great jumper of both hurdles and fences and he loves to dominate and try to run away with his jockey.

Rayvin has been a legend to train and I would imagine this will be his last season, he’s had plenty of racing in his life and it’s not always easy to find the right races for him as he hates big fields and loves bottomless ground.
He doesn’t owe anyone anything and I don’t want to see him lose interest completely by continually running in races he can’t be competitive in.

Rayvin will be reacquainted with Leighton as Tom Garner has gone off to America where he has several rides lined up over the next couple of weeks.

They will be ridden by Leighton Aspell.

Pete is looked after by Kai Lenihan, he will be led up by Nikola Studena he is ridden at home by Tarnya.
Rayvin is looked after and will be led up by Marcel Danihel, he is ridden at home by Charlotte Reid.