Ayr was not a super shiny day but there were some promising runs, followed today by an excellent second placing for Deepsand at Uttoxeter.
Deepsand is very quirky and having fallen out of love with the flat his owner Tina Evans sent him up here for a try over hurdles. Alex has ridden him since he arrived and having covered plenty of miles around the farm and over the cross country fences…
Another day, another marathon trip and Itstimeforapint ran a blinder in the Borders National to be third. His jumping has not always been perfect but he has worked out his own technique and his stamina kicked in over the four miles. Having won at Hexham over this trip we will now look for more long distance chases for him. Kilbree Chief did not quite stay today but ran well to be sixth.
There is always a worry that however good a jumper you have, he will not take to the unique Aintree fences, but both One For Arthur and Voyage A New York did the yard proud at Aintree this afternoon.
Arthur was very bold over the first three fences, but having then settled into a rhythm he was hoof perfect for the rest of the way. Given time to get his confidence he was bold yet accurate…
A really busy morning on the yard and some extra work put in by the whole team as we get the horses ready for this weekend and for the next few months.
At Kilduff we had some schooling with Rising Tide, Vertigo, Big River, Katalystic, Big McIntosh, Deepsand, OrionInverness, Itstimeforapint, Egret, Kilbree Chief and One For Arthur all jumping either the hurdles or chase fences. Mark and Susie…
We had two third places at Market Rasen this afternoon.
Misfits, pictured, can still be a little keen but his jumping is foot perfect and he will be a nice chaser in time. His early enthusiasm did not help in the finish and he just stayed on at the one pace. While three miles will be the right distance in time I think that we will drop him back in distance for a few runs while he strengthens.…
A work morning at Arlary and a last zim up the gallops for some who are due to run on Sunday at Kelso and Monday at Ayr. Theses included Egret who will be making his chase debut back after a break, and Pulpitarian who has been in good form since his last run .
One For Arthur has entries in three long distance chases and his owners , the Two Golf Widows will decide tomorrow which engagement…
Back to the usual routine this morning and some extra schooling for a couple due to run at the weekend. These included Voyage A New York who is aimed at the Grand Sefton on Saturday at Aintree. He jumped over the chase fences and up the line of open ditches and was foot perfect. See a video of him jumping on our Facebook page, Lucinda Russell…
An efficient and effective Monday morning with all the horses having a gentle canter on the gallops or a trot around the roads and tracks. Ali trotted up all the horses and they were weighed and the details logged on to the yard software which records each horse's details.
We have another busy weekend approaching and this afternoon half a dozen horses were schooled over the hurdles and…
Another solid run from Catchthemoonlight who seemed to stay the two and a half mile trip but was caught a little flat-footed after the last. She has been a star for her owners, Dig In Racing, being in the first three in all six of her completed runs this season and with the option of two to two and a half miles she should have plenty more opportunities coming up.
There is one share left…
The travelling was made worthwhile by two wins from novice chasers Revocation and Moorstown and Final Assault and Imjoeking running blinders at Newbury.
Revocation has had a couple of issues in his racing life, including a facial fracture when falling at Newcastle two years ago, however, his talent and enthusiasm is undiminished and while occasionally green he jumped and travelled brilliantly…