23-10-2021 06:55:47 in General by Admin
Two runners today at Cheltenham.   Jersey Bean came back from his summer holiday looking absolutely fantastic but also as if he was about to have twins, he has done as much work as I can possibly do with him at home but he will improve for the race. He needed his first race last season and he still managed to win that but it was a less competitive race than this.   Bean was a revel...

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20-10-2021 06:58:36 in General by Admin
One runner today at Worcester.   Methody is a good looking unraced four year old by Getaway, his dam who was also unraced was related to Thisthatandtother and Carlingford Lough.   Methody wos in training last winter but never made it to the track because of growing issues so he went away for a good long summer holiday a d came back looking fantastic. He is a pretty laid back individ...

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19-10-2021 06:50:49 in General by Admin
One runner today at Exeter. Gavin was second on his reappearance this season at Uttoxeter, when needing the race after a long lay off, he then had a horrible fall at Southwell when travelling really nicely three out. He’s normally a very good jumper but he completely mistook the take off and he and Johnny were lucky to get away without a serious injury.   Gavin is a vey delicate hor...

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17-10-2021 10:55:19 in General by Admin
1.00pm Rhebus Road runs in a juvenile hurdle over 2m Rhebus Road has only recently joined us from Ralph Beckett’s yard where he won twice and was placed five times from ten starts. After leaving Ralph, Rhebus had a short spell with Henrietta Knight for some intensive jumping before arriving at Neardown. He has had several schooling sessions here since then and his jumping is generally goo...

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12-10-2021 06:03:23 in General by Admin
Two runners today at Hereford.     Flash is a horse with plenty of ability but he has been largely frustrating on a racecourse, his jumping is very good but for some reason he decided fences were not for him. He ran ok when reverting to hurdles but no where near to his capability.   Flash will always be known for being Leighton’s last winner for me and when he won at Don...

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07-10-2021 07:18:45 in General by Admin
One runner today at Exeter. Puffin Bay won a bumper on her second start at Stratford in good style to become our first Neardown winner. I had toyed with the idea of saving her for a listed mares bumper to try and pick up some black type but there aren’t any for a while and as she’s ready to roll and wouldn’t handle soft ground we might as well try and pick up what we can.  ...

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24-09-2021 08:44:20 in General by Admin
One runner today at Worcester.   Makety ran well on her debut over fences here last month, her jumping was very good and she just failed to give a stone and a half to a well handicapped winner. She has continued to school nicely at home since.   We still don’t know exactly what her best trip is and at times she has appeared tripless but she thoroughly deserves to win a race. ...

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01-09-2021 11:40:53 in General by Admin
Two runners today.  3.20pm Paseo is returning to fences today, he’s always jumped well but he didn’t seem to enjoy chasing last time we tried, we didn’t pursue it on that occasion but horses can change and his schooling has been good so we’ll see. Paseo has become a little bit frustrating so if he does take to fences he’ll find life a lot easier.   Paseo...

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31-08-2021 06:34:56 in General by Admin
Two runners today Paseo runs in the Handicap Chase at 4:55pm Paseo ran slightly better last time out, he has'nt run over fences for a while and has schooled well so this looked like a nice race for him. He has been in good form at home and we're hopeful of another posotive run. Paseo is ridden by Daryl Jacob   Manning Estate runs in the Handicap Hurdle at 6:00pm Manning has had a good h...

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23-08-2021 09:00:17 in General by Admin
Two runners today at Stratford.   6.05pm Makety runs in a handicap chase over 2m 3f.   Makety ran well on her debut over fences at Worcester last month, her jumping was very good and she just failed to give a stone and a half to a well handicapped winner. This is a drop back in trip today around a sharp track, it looks the right race at the right time so hopefully she’ll...

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