29-02-2020 06:40:07 in General by Admin
One runner today at Southwell.     Paseo runs in a flat race over 1m 4f.   Paseo fell out of the stalls in his most recent flat race at Kempton it was only his second flat race and he looked like a jumper, racing in a relaxed style and then staying on at the finish. Paseo wants decent ground so therefore we haven’t been able to run him over hurdles for a while. He&rsquo...

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28-02-2020 06:41:05 in General by Admin
One runner today at Doncaster.   Following a cauterisation of her her soft palate Wheesht has shown decent form in her two runs since, latterly finishing second to a nice type at Fontwell. Wheesht has been in good order since that race and she’s always schooled very well, she’d jump a fence without any problems. The ground today is given as good to soft and I would be a bit co...

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24-02-2020 06:49:00 in General by Admin
24/02/20 runners review.   12/02/20 Kempton AW Paseo - I was happy with him, he’ll be a lot sharper for the run. He did all of his best work at the finish.   13/02/20 Leicester Got Away - she’s been a disappointing mare, I’ll give her another chance on better ground.   18/02/20 Doncaster Sevarano - he ran a very honest race giving a lot of weight away, he&rs...

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24-02-2020 06:47:02 in General by Admin
One runner today at Fontwell, this will be Leighton’s last ride for me. 4.20pm Ventura Dragon runs in a handicap hurdle over 2m 5f.Ventura didn’t deserve to end up on the floor last time out at Leicester, he jumped the hurdle well enough and just plugged in the heavy ground.He was traveling ok at the time but it was too far from home to know where he’d have finished. Vent...

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24-02-2020 06:46:07 in General by Admin
The time has finally arrived for Leighton to retire from race riding and he will do it tomorrow at Fontwell.It’s a day I’ve dreaded but obviously as he’s in his early forties it’s a day I knew would come sooner rather than later and I’m delighted he’s been able to do it on his terms. Leighton rode his first winner for me on Claymore in 2004, he went on to ride ...

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21-02-2020 06:47:33 in General by Admin
Three runners today.   Warwick 1.25pm Brummie Boys runs in a novice hurdle over 2m 3f. This is the final EBF qualifier and as with Sevarano at Doncaster Brummie needs to finish in the first four to be eligible to be entered in the final on March 7th. Brummie has run well in all of his races to date but he is still on the weak side, he’s not the fastest but so far he’s looked a...

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19-02-2020 06:59:07 in General by Admin
Two runners today at Doncaster.   The weather has played havoc with these qualifying races and this is the penultimate chance to qualify, these wouldn’t be the exact conditions I would like for Sevarano and he is giving away a lot of weight but I’m hoping he’s good enough to get into the four.   Sevarano ran a bit flat last time out at Newbury, nothing came to light...

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17-02-2020 17:27:50 in General by Admin
I’m deeply saddened to report that we lost Sammy Bill this morning.He was doing routine exercise when he suffered a massive heart attack, he has never shown any signs previously to imply there was an issue with his heart. My team are devastated as is his owner, Trevor Hemmings. Sammy Bill was a horse with enormous potential but more than anything he was a genuinely lovely person to d...

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13-02-2020 06:47:02 in General by Admin
One runner today at Leicester.   This is her first run since wind surgery and she won this race impressively last year under the same weight.   Gloria is a frustrating mare to train, she has tons of ability but her form is so in and out. I’m hopeful that her wind issues have played a part in that but you can never be certain.   Gloria is a big good looking mare, she is ...

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11-02-2020 16:13:12 in General by Admin
One runner tomorrow at Kempton.   Paseo has enjoyed a very good start to his jumping career being placed and winning from his four runs over hurdles to date. He wants decent ground so I haven’t been able to run him for a while and he’s got so fresh at home that I decided to let him have a spin here.   Paseo is a lovely horse who is full of enthusiasm for everything he do...

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