23rd November - Ffos Llas & Ascot

23-November-2018
23-November-2018 7:00
in General
by Admin

Three runners today.

Ascot 
1.00pm Piton Pete runs in a novice chase over 2m 3f.
Pete won twice over hurdles last season on his favoured heavy ground over two miles at Towcester and then under a penalty at Warwick a couple of weeks later.
He’s been a consistent horse, (if you ignore his first race when he wasn’t right) he’s only been out of the frame once and that was in a decent race at Sandown on ground that was too lively for him.

Pete has always shaped like a stayer but he has been on the weak side until now and the ground will determine his best trip.

Pete would prefer softer ground than this but as long as it’s safe he will take his chance because he’s desperate for a run.

A kind horse in his box Pete is basically good to ride, he’s not the most patient at the bottom of the gallop but he’s easy enough other than that.

1.30pm Westbury runs in a maiden hurdle over 2m 3f.
Westbury ran a blinder to finish third first time out at Chepstow in a bumper, he was giving weight away to the first two home as he was carrying a penalty for winning his previous race. 
They didn’t go a mad gallop and he got outpaced a furlong out before staying on strongly again in the closing stages.

Westbury has schooled nicely at home, he’s an honest horse who lacked a bit of confidence initially but that’s coming.

Westbury is a very sweet horse to deal with and he’s pretty good to ride, he can sometimes be a bit strong jumping off on the gallops....like Pete, and they are both by Westerner.

They will be ridden by Leighton Aspell.

Ffos Las 
2.15pm Robinsson runs in a novice handicap chase over 2m 4f.
Robinsson has been a delicate horse to train, he’s an 8yo and has only had ten races to date.
After nearly two years off course Robinsson ran really well at Fontwell in February to finish third, he was beaten just under five lengths, it was encouraging. 
Sadly he didn’t build on that when he returned to Fontwell and broke a blood vessel the following month.
Robinsson was found to be suffering from a lung infection post race and even though we gave him time to recover he looked flat when he reappeared at Ffos Las six weeks later so he was sent away on holiday.

Robinsson has shown glimmers of ability but due to his various issues he hasn’t fulfilled his early promise, his owner has been so patient with him I hope he can repay his perseverance.

Robinsson doesn’t show much at home on the gallops or schooling as he’s very lazy.
He is a very tall, kind good looking horse, a gentle giant.

He will be ridden by Tom Garner.

Pete is looked after by Kai Lenihan and he is ridden at home by Tarnya.
Westbury is looked after and ridden at home by Petr Tuma who will also lead him up.
Robinsson is looked after, ridden at home and will be led up by Jan Soldan.