13-01-2022 09:20:21 in General by Admin
12.40pm Guerlain won last time out at Market Rasen in early December over half a mile less than todays trip. That was his first run over hurdles and only his second ever race so he was understandably still quite green and his jumping was pretty novicey. Daryl gave him a lovely patient ride, allowing him to warm to the task and gain confidence throughout so that he was doing his best work at the ...

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09-01-2022 21:56:51 in General by Admin
1.00pm Newtonian runs in a novice hurdle over 2m 4f. Newtonian has run well in both of his races to date, bumpers, finishing third and second.  This is his first hurdle race and his first run since having a wind operation.   Newtonian is incredibly laid back, I mean unbelievably laid back, he couldn’t give a stuff about anything.  All he does is eat and sleep. Until...

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18-12-2021 06:30:01 in General by Admin
Weekend runners.   Saturday Haydock. 2.05pm Little Awkward runs in a handicap hurdle over 2m 3f.   March has been very consistent so far, winning twice from his only four outings, finishing second and fourth on the other occasions. He has plenty of ability and he looks like he will make up into a nice chaser but I just wanted to get a bit more racing experience under his belt f...

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17-12-2021 06:30:42 in General by Admin
Three runners today at Uttoxeter.   11.40am Havanella runs in a mares novice hurdle over 2m 6f.   Havanella won a point to point in Ireland before we bought her and because she’s a staying type of filly she was ridden prominently first time out in a bumper at Ffos Las, with hindsight it didn’t really work out on such testing ground and she finished well beaten. Wit...

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15-12-2021 06:32:57 in General by Admin
Two runners today at Newbury.12.50pm Crypto Currency runs in a maiden hurdle over 2m.Crypto ran better than his placing suggests when fifth at Sandown last month, he looked all over the winner turning into the straight before blowing up and running on again close to the line.Like all my bumper horses he will have improved for that race and because Johnny wasn’t hard on him he came back fresh...

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14-12-2021 06:26:52 in General by Admin
One runner today at Wincanton   2.30om Peur De Rien runs in a handicap chase over 2m 5f.   Roger got loose on his way out of the paddock at Huntingdon just over a week ago, he can get into a bit of a state sometimes when the jockeys get on and he often has to be mounted on course. I’ve no idea why he does it but he was once a very gassy horse to ride so it seems to be a re...

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13-12-2021 06:36:39 in General by Admin
Two runners today at Plumpton Devonshire Rocco runs in the Maiden Hurdle over 2m 4f at 1:30PM Devon looked disappointing in his bumper last season, but when he came back home we found that he had a fracture in his hind leg which was operated on and had a few screws put in. Devon summered well and last time out at Chepstow we thought he ran well, he ran green early on but we were happy with...

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10-12-2021 17:28:39 in General by Admin
Two runners today.   Hereford 12.47pm Methody runs in a novice hurdle over 2m 4f.   Methody has only had one run to date, a bumper at Worcester, where he finished fourth on pretty horrible rain softened ground. When Methody crossed the line that day Johnny thought he had gone wrong and jumped off him immediately, it turned out that he’d pulled one of his front shoes off an...

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09-12-2021 06:27:13 in General by Admin
One runner today at Warwick. 12.50pm Royal Lake runs in a maiden hurdle over 2m 5f. Terry has run in two point to points in Ireland before being sent to me by the late Trevor Hemmings and this will be my first runner in his familiar colours since his sad death. Terry fell in his first point and then finished third next time out, I’m not sure what the form is worth but he did have to h...

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07-12-2021 06:34:28 in General by Admin
Two runners today.   Fontwell 12.50pm Cilaos Glace runs in a handicap chase over 2m 4f. Chilli was second here last month over a shorter trip. That was a good run considering he would have needed the outing and the ground was a bit too good for him. His jumping wasn’t as good as it can be that day because he was just out of his comfort zone.   This track isn’t idea...

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