27th October - Fakenham & Taunton
Two runners today.
Fakenham 1.30om Makety runs in a mares novice handicap chase over 2m 5f.
Makety finally got her head in front last time out at Worcester on her second attempt at chasing, her jumping was very good and she thoroughly deserved to win a race after all of her placed efforts.
Makety is a very honest mare who just wants to please, she can get a bit gassy at times at home but there’s no harm in her.
She will be ridden by Jonathan Burke.
Taunton 3.05pm Rainbow Storm runs in a conditional/amateur jockey handicap hurdle over 2m 3f.
Rainbow ran well below par on his final outing last season when pulling up at Plumpton, nothing came to light so we decided to finish him for the season and give him a good summer holiday.
Rainbow goes nicely enough at home and he enjoys his jumping, he’s been in good form so far this season at home and this looks a perfect starting point for him.
This will be Alfie’s first ride for me after joining the team here a couple of months ago as my new conditional when Kai Lenihan moved on to work for Neil King.
Alfie is a good horseman at home and he is very good with the young horses so let’s hope his new career at Neardown gets off to a good start.
He will be ridden by Alfie Jordan.
Makety is looked after, will be led up and is ridden at home by Amy Deans.
Rainbow Storm is looked after, will be led up and he is ridden at hone by Lisa Falkowski.