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13-03-2020 21:44:26 in General by Admin
It was good to see Onefortheroadtom finally get off the mark over fences with a spirited victory in a handicap over three miles at Fakenham on Friday. He was continuing the fine run enjoyed by his owner Mr J.P. McManus whose horses have been in rampant form during the Cheltenham Festival. Onefortheroadtom was also the second winner of the week for the yard in JP’s colours. An attractive g...

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09-03-2020 10:10:14 in General by Admin
The stylish victory of Litterale Ci at Warwick on Sunday gave our team the perfect start for the week on the eve of the Cheltenham Festival. A versatile and genuine mare with a touch of class she jumped like a natural on only her third attempt over fences with the help of a confident ride by Aidian Coleman on ground that was softer than ideal for her. With Richard Johnson setting a fierce pace o...

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23-02-2020 12:07:42 in General by Admin
Boothill made a highly impressive debut for the yard in the bumper at Kempton on Saturday. Given the way he had been working at home it wasn’t a great surprise that he won but we certainly weren’t expecting him to do so in such a dominant manner in the colours of Brian and Sandy Lambert. The only downside was that Sean Bowen was unable to ride him after sustaining a suspected broken ...

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22-02-2020 10:06:13 in General by Admin
Whitehotchillifili bounced back to form with a fluent success under a 6lbs penalty at Exeter on Friday. She didn’t see out the trip of almost two and three quarter miles last time at Wincanton behind two useful mares and was much happier dropping down in distance on testing conditions that she relishes. Sean Bowen rode a patient race on Whitehotchillifili before letting her stride on going...

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09-02-2020 20:29:48 in General by Admin
We enjoyed a double at Uttoxeter on Saturday but were left wondering what might have been after Lightly Squeeze fell heavily at the last flight while holding a slender lead in the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury. Having been handy the whole way he edged ahead at the second last and was still going strongly when he came down at the final flight in a horrid incident that brought down two other horses. L...

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27-01-2020 09:53:40 in General by Admin
It was good to see Phoenix Way bounce back in triumph at Huntingdon after just over a year on the sidelines.   He was progressive last season before picking up a minor injury shortly after gaining his first victory over hurdles at Plumpton.   While it was frustrating that he needed time off he benefited from a break out of training and then had an easy couple of weeks in the autumn a...

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20-01-2020 20:40:44 in General by Admin
Over To Sam gained an overdue first victory over fences at Plumpton on Monday in taking style. Given that he has had more than his share of issues and has very few miles on the clock we were delighted to see him put it altogether on the track in the colours of the Jago Family. He didn’t jump with any fluency at all last time at Aintree but was much better in the Class 3 novices' handicap a...

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07-01-2020 22:03:58 in General by Admin
Nine months after his retirement from the saddle Noel Fehily is still a key part of our team and it was great to share another victory with him at Taunton on Tuesday. Noel has set up his own syndicate with the help of his good friend & former weighing room colleague Dave Crosse. They own Shall We Go Now who defied an absence of almost two years, caused by a tendon injury, with a winning comeb...

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05-01-2020 21:44:11 in General by Admin
Lightly Squeeze completed a rapid hat trick with a runaway success under top weight at Plumpton on Sunday. The sequence began in a novices’ handicap hurdle at Wincanton on Boxing Day when he was rated 110 and continued at Taunton four days later in a handicap hurdle for conditional jockeys which ensured that he did not have to carry a penalty on Sunday. The races have fallen kindly for a h...

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05-01-2020 21:36:43 in General by Admin
Cheek pieces and a change of tactics helped Sir Ivan bounce back to form in the Class 3 two mile, five and a half furlong handicap hurdle at Wincanton on Saturday. It was his first success over hurdles in almost five years at a starting price of 16-1. So full marks to the Racing Post’s Paul Kealy who had the foresight to tip him as an each way selection in his column. Confidence was not hi...

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01-01-2020 21:30:57 in General by Admin
A double at Exeter on New Year’s Day extended the robust recent form of our team.   First to strike in testing conditions that suit him so well was Captain Drake who won the three mile handicap Chase by five and a half lengths from The Kings Writ with the help of a confident ride by Sean Bowen.   The first two shared the lead throughout until Captain Drake edged ahead at the f...

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31-12-2019 22:02:19 in General by Admin
Any Drama kept up our recent flow of winners with a welcome success under top weight in the Class 3 two and a half mile handicap hurdle at Uttoxeter on New Year’s Eve. It’s really good to see him making up for lost time after he spent a frustrating period on the sidelines caused by a nasty cut he sustained from a fall over fences on his only start last season. He then ran below par a...

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31-12-2019 13:44:34 in General by Admin
 Lightly Squeeze won his second race in four days with the minimum of fuss at Taunton on Monday. We always felt he was quite well handicapped and he has finally come good in style over the Christmas holiday. He was so impressive at Wincanton on Boxing Day that we felt we had to turn him out again quickly under a penalty at Taunton. Ridden by Bryan Carver who took off a handy 3 lbs, Lightly...

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28-12-2019 13:41:11 in General by Admin
Just A Sting delivered a timely Christmas present for the yard with a narrow success in the valuable Ladbrokes Handicap Chase at Kempton on Thursday. With four horses in with a chance at the last fence it was always going to be tight and he dug deep on the run in to hold the late charge of Quarenta by a short head. Our jockey Sean Bowen was struggling with flu over the holiday period but you wou...

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26-12-2019 18:35:19 in General by Admin
We enjoyed an early double at Wincanton on Boxing Day before our only other runner of the afternoon Ena Baie finished a close third in a highly competitive handicap hurdle at Leopardstown. The horses are running much better now and Lightly Squeeze gave us the perfect start at Wincanton with an easy success under top weight in the opening novice handicap hurdle. He was third in the race a year ag...

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11-12-2019 10:18:59 in General by Admin
Bullionaire took a welcome step forward at Uttoxeter on Tuesday with his first success since his outstanding bumper campaign.   His career was in some doubt after he was diagnosed as a low grade ‘wobbler’ early in the summer following a worrying display when he was pulled up on his debut over hurdles at Newton Abbot in May.   He responded well to treatment and then it was...

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10-12-2019 10:23:06 in General by Admin
It was great to see Acting Lass back in winning form at Chepstow on Saturday after a challenging time when he ran only once last season. He was out of action for a lengthy period after treatment for kissing spines and he took a while to make a full recovery. But there was some encouragement to be taken from his return at Ascot last month and testing conditions were ideal for him at Chepstow. We...

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06-12-2019 11:42:07 in General by Admin
Winningseverything doubled his score for the season with a facile success under a penalty over two and a half miles at Market Rasen on Thursday in the colours of Paul and Clare Rooney.   With Sean Bowen currently on the sidelines after a fall last weekend we turned to champion jockey Richard Johnson who kept things simple by setting out to make all the running in the Class 4 novice hurdle. ...

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02-12-2019 10:28:44 in General by Admin
It has been a long time coming so it was brilliant to see Air Horse One back in the winner’s enclosure at Ffos Las for the first time since he was successful off a mark of 132 at Ascot in February, 2017. Over the next year or so his handicap rating rose to a peak 150 without any more success.  Now, at last, Air Horse One was running off a mark of 128, which we know he can be competiti...

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24-11-2019 18:55:48 in General by Admin
The gritty victory of If The Cap Fits in the Grade 2 Coral Hurdle was a timely boost for the yard after a recent quiet period. Our season hasn’t really got going but Pure Bliss won in style on Friday and hopefully we can kick on now. We knew the trip at Ascot was the bare minimum for If The Cap Fits but I liked the race for him because it gives us a month before he returns to the course fo...

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