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12-01-2018 11:49:28 in General by Admin
Acting Lass doubled his score over fences with a stylish round of jumping at Leicester on Thursday. He was due to run at the same track a fortnight ago until the meeting was lost to the weather. So this novice handicap against three opponents looked an ideal opportunity to further his education over fences. While it wasn’t the plan to make the running the great thing about having Noel Feh...

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10-01-2018 09:42:44 in General by Admin
Canelie made a winning start in this country with a comfortable victory in the two mile, three furlong Handicap Hurdle at Taunton on Tuesday.   Successful four times in French bumpers, she was sent to us us six weeks ago by JP McManus after a disappointing run last time at Cork in November when she was found to be clinically abnormal after the race.   Although something was clearly a...

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27-12-2017 11:48:09 in General by Admin
A double in the first two races at Kempton on Boxing Day came as a welcome boost for the team after a relatively quiet spell in December. We managed only two winners in the opening 25 days of the month.Then we enjoyed two in just over half an hour thanks to fine performances by If The Cap Fits and Hell’s Kitchen. While it’s been apparent that some of our horses have not been finishin...

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21-12-2017 09:56:18 in General by Admin
Litterale Ci gained an overdue first success over hurdles at Ludlow on Wednesday with the help of a patient, confident ride by my sister in law Aine O’Connor who has now ridden eleven winners under rules. They came from off the pace in the race for Lady Amateur Riders, led two out and readily drew clear of Prussian Eagle on the flat. When Litterale Ci finished a close second to the smart f...

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02-12-2017 00:00:00 in General by Admin
We ended Newbury’s big two day meeting in a positive mood with Overtown Express winning the Ladbrokes Handicap Chase over two miles in tremendous style on Saturday. He was the last of our eight runners at the course and the fourth to finish in the money which rather confirms that to do well at the major jumps venues you need to have plenty of ammunition.   There were disappointments ...

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25-11-2017 20:58:40 in General by Admin
Mr One More maintained his unbeaten record with a spirited victory in the Introductory Hurdle at Ascot on Friday. He had work to do after being less than fluent at the final two flights before showing the right attitude as he dug deep to beat Dr Des by a neck with the favourite Lalor two and a half lengths further away in third place. First and second had won the two divisions of the maiden hur...

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23-11-2017 20:01:43 in General by Admin
A double on Thursday took our score for the season to 30 winners at a strike rate of around 29 per cent. The horses have been in great form for a few weeks now and Acting Lass was the latest to strike at Market Rasen before Drumcliff completed another rewarding day for the team on his debut over fences at Wincanton. We have always thought Acting Lass would make a nice chaser and he did well to g...

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20-11-2017 21:40:56 in General by Admin
We bid goodbye to Old Harry Rocks on Monday after he won the Selling Hurdle at Leicester with something to spare. It wasn't the strongest race for its grade and he was fully entitled to finish in front dropped back to two miles on his form over the past few months. But he has never been the most straight forward of horses, has been on the go all summer and couldn't win off his current mark in ha...

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20-11-2017 21:16:09 in General by Admin
We needed a pick me up after Kylemore Lough ran below expectations at Cheltenham on Saturday and Melrose Boy provided it with a decisive victory at the course 24 hours later in the Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle. It was our third success in the race in three years but our jockey Kieron Edgar can boast an even better record as he was winning it for a remarkable fourth time. Having walked the...

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15-11-2017 21:27:33 in General by Admin
A treble in little more than half an hour on Wednesday took our score for the season to 26 winners. The classy five year old If The Cap Fits was first to strike under a penalty in a Class 4 novice Hurdle at Bangor-on-Dee on ground that was much softer than he appreciates. We took him out of a similar race on Saturday when conditions became too testing and got away with it at Bangor because he i...

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13-11-2017 22:47:51 in General by Admin
Bags Groove showed grit and determination at Kempton on Monday to defy an 8lbs rise for his latest success at Aintree fifteen days ago. He briefly looked in trouble when he dropped back on the final bend in the Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle. But he then rallied once switched to the far side by Noel Fehily, came with a strong run going to the last flight and kept on well to beat The Last Samur...

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12-11-2017 13:25:06 in General by Admin
We enjoyed a high profile treble on Saturday with Unowhatimeanharry on the mark at Aintree and the jaunty mare Lamanver Odyssey and the debutant Caribert both successful at Wincanton. Unowhatimeanharry is more forward compared to twelve months ago so it was a question of giving him a gallop somewhere or finding a race now that would fit into his programme for the season. The two and a half mile...

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10-11-2017 17:48:27 in General by Admin
Consolation was a long time coming for Lady Of Lamanver who finally gained a thoroughly deserved first success at Fontwell on Friday 587 days after she was disqualified and placed second after her gutsy triumph in the EBF mares' final at Newbury in April last year. That was hard to take as the interference she caused was minimal and injury was added to insult when we discovered that the mare had ...

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29-10-2017 00:00:00 in General by Admin
It was good to see Bags Groove back in the winner's enclosure at Aintree on Sunday after his luckless run at Chepstow just over a fortnight ago. He wasn't suited by the muddling pace that day because they dawdled along down the back straight before sprinting once they turned for home. As he has been in fine form since then we decided to ride him more prominently this time in Sunday's £27,5...

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27-10-2017 00:00:00 in General by Admin
Prolific Golden Birthday completed an amazing sequence of five successive victories inside three months with a comfortable success on the flat in a Class 3 handicap at Doncaster on Friday. To think that when we kept him in training back in May we were worried that he might struggle to win another race! Golden Birthday's brilliant run began over hurdles at Newton Abbot on July 31. He then added a...

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25-10-2017 10:14:52 in General by Admin
Onefortheroadtom jumped for fun on his way to a successful debut over hurdles at Exeter on Tuesday. The novice hurdle looked a strong one on paper and beforehand I would have settled for him finishing in the first five. So it was really pleasing to see him travel well through the race before jumping to the front at the final flight and then keeping on to hold the strong late challenge of the fav...

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21-10-2017 20:33:26 in General by Admin
Mr One More made a pleasing winning debut over hurdles at Stratford on Saturday almost a year to the day since he was successful on his first racecourse appearance in a bumper at Bangor. The form of that race has been franked time and again with the second, third, fourth, sixth and seventh horses all winning since. Mr One More was subsequently bought by JP McManus and did not run again last seas...

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20-10-2017 10:01:05 in General by Admin
Sir Ivan gained his second consecutive success over fences at Uttoxeter on Thursday despite giving his jockey Noel Fehily quite a hard time by tanking through much of the race. To win a Class 3 novice handicap chase as he did by two lengths from Robin Of Locksley was a good performance given how hard he pulled from the moment the tapes rose. Having not won for over two years until May he is gett...

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16-10-2017 10:30:55 in General by Admin
Misterton took another step forward with an impressive success at Chepstow on Sunday on his return from a summer break. In winning a competitive £20,000 handicap hurdle by one and a half lengths he was giving us an overdue first victory at the course at the seventeenth attempt. I don't know why I've never had any luck before at Chepstow. Things had reached the point where I had begun to j...

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12-10-2017 22:32:14 in General by Admin
If The Cap Fits made a really pleasing start to his hurdles career with a comfortable victory over two and a quarter miles at Exeter on Thursday. Twice successful in bumpers last season he has been schooling well at home ahead of this first test at one of our local tracks. He bowled into the lead from flagfall, jumped with enthusiasm and though pressed briefly between the last two flights, he st...

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