24th November - Huntingdon & Ascot

24-November-2018 6:50
in General
by Admin

Three runners today.

12.00pm Monkey Puzzle runs in a novice hurdle over 2m 4f.
Monkey has had two years off with a tendon injury so I will make sure this ground is safe before he runs.

Monkey, who is a half brother to Presenting Percy, shaped nicely on his debut for the yard at Doncaster in December 2016 when finishing second, then after a desperately wet winter when we finally got some decent ground in May he pulled up lame at Ludlow, he was sound by the time he got back to the stables so it must have been a bang. 
Monday then injured a tendon whilst in training the following autumn and has been off ever since.

Monkey is bound to improve for the run but he has done plenty of work.

He’s a cheeky horse at home and quite naughty to ride.

1.05pm Cervaro Mix runs in a maiden hurdle over 2m.
Cervaro has run well in both of his races for us, finishing second in a bumper first time out on unsuitable ground at Fontwell and he then ran with huge promise in his first hurdle race at Bangor. 
If he had really winged the last he’d have been fourth, it was a very good race, the second horse won at a Warwick on Wednesday and the third horse won at Ascot yesterday.

Cervaro is an honest, likeable horse. He loves his work and enjoys jumping.

They will be ridden by Leighton Aspell.

2.40pm Rayvin Black runs in the Coral hurdle a listed hurdles race over 2m.
I’ve been desperate to run Rayvin for six weeks now and we just haven’t had suitable ground or the right races to run him in.
This is a valuable hurdle race and in reality he’s only running around for place money but as prize money goes all the way down to sixth he only has to complete to pick up £1,500 .... not to be sniffed at.

He will return to chasing after this but he can happily mix and match depending on ground and the races available.

Rayvin had a spin around in a charity race at Chepstow in October under Graham Bradley, it was so amusing to watch him eyeing up the obstacles going around and not quite understanding why he wasn’t jumping them.

He had a ball that day and he has been in tremendous form at home since, as soon as we get some real winter ground he’ll be properly away again.

He will be ridden by Tom Garner.

Monkey Puzzle is looked after by Petr Tuma, will be led up by Jana Stefanova and is ridden at home by Jan Soldan.
Cervaro is looked after and will be led up by Flora Alessandroni, he is ridden at home by Andy Llewellyn.
Rayvin is looked after and will be led up by Marcel Danihel he is ridden at home by Charlotte Reid.