05-12-2019 06:48:38 in General by Admin
Broughtons is still a novice at ten and he’s been second a million times but it’s not because he’s ungenuine, it’s because he’s one paced and he always seems to find one too good for him even at a low level. Broughton’s was originally very buzzy and keen so we kept him at two miles because his owner was happier for him to race over the minimum trip, he’s ...

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03-12-2019 06:53:00 in General by Admin
Two runners today Southwell 12.30pm No No Juliet runs in a mares novice handicap chase over 3m. She ran against two good mares at Fontwell and was beaten fair and square. I was happy with the way she ran as she was left on her own leading the rest of the field. I've put the cheekpieces on her just to sharpen her up as she is very laid back.  She will be ridden by Jonathan Burke. Li...

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02-12-2019 07:10:25 in General by Admin
One runner today at Plumpton. 12.30pm Laurie Come On runs in a novice hurdle over 2m4f.Laurie ran perfectly ok on his first outing over hurdles here a couple of weeks ago, he looked quite green but his jumping was good and he ran to the line.Laurie is much more of a long term project and whilst I hope he’ll run well he will fare better once handicapped. Laurie is a sweet horse at home, h...

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02-12-2019 07:08:20 in General by Admin
25/11/19 Kempton. Felix D’Autry he ran ok, he’s still got a few jumping issues and he got a bit worked up prior to the race. He’ll be better when we can step him up in trip once he’s learnt to relax and knows more about racing.   Papagana I was really pleased with her run, she’s so straightforward and honest, she’s a joy to train. She enjoyed the groun...

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01-12-2019 07:59:39 in General by Admin
 REWARDS4RACING ANNOUNCED AS SPONSOR OF OLIVER SHERWOOD AND HIS HISTORIC RHONEHURST YARD   Rewards4Racing, the award-winning rewards programme for racegoers, is delighted to announce that it is the new sponsor of Oliver Sherwood Racing and his historic Rhonehurst yard.   Oliver Sherwood said: “We are delighted to welcome Rewards4Racing as yard sponsors.  Its incredib...

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29-11-2019 06:50:01 in General by Admin
Sevarano won nicely on his reappearance at Chepstow confirming the promise he showed early last season, he went on to disappoint a couple of times but I’m convinced that was just weakness.   Sevarano (or Steve) is a very tall horse, he’d be close on 17hh and he’s naturally a lean type but he is definitely stronger this winter, so hopefully he can continue to improve. &nbs...

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28-11-2019 06:48:25 in General by Admin
Republican hung violently to the right in his last race at Huntingdon having travelled extremely well early on. We have checked his back & teeth he’s seen a chiropractor and has had massages, nothing major has come to light so I have to hope it was a one off.   Republican has ability and he’s continued to school and work nicely since, he can be a bit of a playboy at times a...

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27-11-2019 06:55:20 in General by Admin
Ventura was a decent soft ground horse on the flat before joining me but he’s been pretty disappointing so far over hurdles.   Ventura isn’t the scopiest of jumpers but he can get from a to b perfectly efficiently, he’s a sweet horse but he probably saves a bit for himself on a racecourse after having a busy flat career.   Ventura is a very easy horse to deal with a...

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25-11-2019 06:46:33 in General by Admin
Three of these horses want decent ground (apart from Papagana) and because we have such soft conditions everywhere else at the moment many other people will be of the same opinion therefore the races are pretty competitive.   Felix was a non runner at Southwell last week when the ground changed to heavy, this race is much more competitive but I wanted some better ground for him. Felix was ...

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25-11-2019 06:45:01 in General by Admin
18/11/19 Plumpton. Laurie Come On finished his race well, which wasn’t the case in his bumper, he jumped very well, it was encouraging as there is still plenty of improvement, he will probably fare better in handicaps.   20/11/19 Chepstow Shaughnessy is a lazy horse at home who will improve for this run. He jumped well and looked like a proper stayer.

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