It was heavy going at Haydock after 100mms of rain and sleet and Voyage A New York, pictured, ran with a bit more promise despite not staying the extended trip. His comeback run had been miserable but today he travelled and jumped really well up to three miles. He will drop back in trip next time.
Yesterday Island Heights looked happy in front but he did not let down in the final few furlongs,…
A work morning and Fraser McClung was in to watch One For Arthur and Templenaboe work four times up the gallops. Both horses are well and should be out in December.
One For Arthur is one of our Welsh Grand National entries, along with Kilbree Chief. Strong Resolve and Silver by Nature were both second for us in the Welsh National and it is a race that I think would suit both Arthur and…
Disappointment early on as Hexham was abandoned due to waterlogging. I think that we had some good chances due to run, and will now find other races for them. The BHA race planning department is usually most helpful, and with a couple of interactive races coming up we will look for some novice handicap chases for novices who have yet to chase.
The rest of the day went smoothly; John Grossick…
Plenty of place money from Musselburgh and it was good to support this extra fixture.
We were delighted with Momkinzain's run in the novice handicap chase when third; not the bravest of horses he has struck up a good relationship with Blair and he will likely mix hurdling and chasing in the future. In the same race Spoils Of War jumped like a handicapper and will appreciate a step up in…
An excellent morning schooling at Kilduff with our jockeys coming in on their day off to give tomorrow's runners a jump over the hurdles and fences. On the homepage is a video of It'stimeforapint leading Moorstown. See our Facebook page for more videos.
Schooling were Jack Steel, Spoils Of War, Moorstown, Big McIntosh, Itstimeforapint, Marcus Antonius, Momkinzain, Vertigo and Shine A Diamond.
Newtown Lad, pictured, looks a nice novice chaser for his owners when winning at Uttoxeter this afternoon. Given time to get into his stride by Grant, he hit the front at the last and stayed on well. He will likely step up in distance next time and could be a smart type in time.
Also at Uttoxeter Catchthemoonlight was unlucky to unseat Harry early on. She is in great form at the moment…
Rivabodiva showed much more at Newcastle traveling well and galloping to the line to be third. She looked comfortable back over hurdles and should improve again.
At the Cheltenham Tattersalls sales, we bought the four year old Irish pointer Hey Listen. He was a close-up third on debut and is very loose moving and athletic, although still immature. By Kutub he is a half-brother to the Listed…
Having been racing for a number of days it was good to get back on the yard and to see all of the horses working. The three year olds are coming on at Kilduff and are now working on the grass gallops. Those due to race in the next week have plenty of schooling and a canter around the fields, while those who have just run have a gentle trot and canter to relieve any stiffness and to give them time…
A great run from Mumgos Debut to follow up from his Hexham win and, running at the same handicap mark he cruised in at Bangor this afternoon. While he definitely has benefitted from his wind operation, he is also a stronger confident horse this season and he should be able to continue on an upwards curve. Our owners, Peter and Suzy Brown had an excellent day at the hospitable Bangor and it is fast…
A couple of canters for most and a little extra jumping for a few including the juvenile hurdler Mr Grumpy, pictured with Alex. Owned by Kelso Members Low Flyers and my father, Grumpy is learning quickly about jumping poles and should be on his way to Kilduff in a few weeks to school over the hurdles.
We had some schooling this morning at Kilduff; there is a video on our FACEBOOK…