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09-06-2018 20:07:29 in General by Admin
Shraaoh won stylishly at Goodwood on Friday night on his second start since joining us early this year. An attractive five year old gelding by Sea The Stars, he had decent form for Sir Michael Stoute and split Dal Harraild and Move Up in a tight photo finish at Glorious Goodwood in 2016. I was thrilled that Shraaoh was sent to us by his new owners for a campaign on the flat after they bought him...

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27-05-2018 22:10:44 in General by Admin
Aine O’Connor gained the biggest success of her career as an amateur jockey on Drumcliff in the valuable Clarke Chase at Uttoxeter on Sunday. She was winning in the famous green and gold colours of JP McManus for the second time inside 24 hours following her excellent triumph on Litterale Ci at Ffos Las on Saturday evening. Aine is great value for her 7 lbs claim and gave Drumcliff a perfe...

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27-05-2018 22:04:27 in General by Admin
Litterale Ci and Aine O’Connor continued their winning ways with a fluent success in a Class 3 Handicap Hurdle at Ffos Las on Saturday evening. Once again Aine rode the mare with plenty of confidence, waiting patiently until making ground steadily in the final straight. The pair moved into a challenging position going to the last flight before easing past the 100-30 favourite Skewiff on th...

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09-05-2018 09:55:33 in General by Admin
  Serosevsky provided our first winner of the new season with a fluent success at Exeter on Tuesday evening.   In beating the odds on favourite Rockpoint by one and a half lengths in the colours of Brian and Sandy Lambert he was taking a nice step forward from his encouraging debut over hurdles at Wincanton last month.   He kept on well on the flat at Exeter after a sustained d...

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27-04-2018 11:53:57 in General by Admin
Black Mischief enjoyed the faster ground at Kempton on Thursday evening in winning a Class 3 Handicap Hurdle with the help of another finely judged ride by our talented claiming amateur Aine O’Connor.   Conditions were just too testing for him last time at Taunton. Stepping back up in trip again to two miles, five furlongs also seemed to suit this horse who seems to be getting the han...

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26-04-2018 10:41:24 in General by Admin
Cockney Wren enjoyed the better spring going as she landed the Mares Novice Hurdle at Taunton on Wednesday evening in taking style.   She has had an op to help her breathing since her last run in November and is one of a number of our team who have been waiting for better ground.   Cockney Wren was very consistent in her bumper days and as she looks after herself at home I’d ex...

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23-04-2018 12:57:00 in General by Admin
It felt good to finally reach a half century for the jumps season on Sunday after a frustrating spell over the past three weeks.   My sister in law Aine was at her coolest as she delivered Litterale Ci fast and late to land the Mares Handicap Hurdle at Stratford in the colours of JP McManus.   We have had more than our share of seconds recently so it was a relief to see Litterale Ci ...

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01-04-2018 13:17:17 in General by Admin
The decision by the Haydock stewards to demote Lamanver Odyssey to second place after the Challenger Mares’ Series Handicap Hurdle Final on Saturday completed an unfortunate and possibly unique reverse for her owner breeder Dr Donna Christensen. Two years ago the horse’s full sister Lady Of Lamanver was disqualified and placed second for causing minimal interference after winning the ...

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29-03-2018 19:23:38 in General by Admin
Captain Drake became our third bumper winner in the past five days with a resolute success in testing conditions at Towcester on Thursday under Mike Legg. All three of them are really nice prospects and should give their owners plenty to dream about over the summer. Captain Drake is a fine, big chasing type we bought at the sales in December a month or so after he finished a good second on his d...

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27-03-2018 10:06:00 in General by Admin
Definitelyanoscar made an impressive winning debut for her new owners in a Mares’ maiden bumper at Market Rasen on Monday. She joined us shortly after romping to an easy success in a point-to-point at Barbary Castle in January partnered by Martin McIntyre. We already knew a bit about her as Martin and her trainer Chris Barber both ride out for us in the morning.So we moved quickly to seal...

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24-03-2018 00:00:00 in General by Admin
Noel Fehily reached a century of winners for the season at Newbury on Saturday with a typically astute ride from the front on Caribert in the valuable Goffs UK Spring Sales Bumper.   The race has long been the target for the horse who is owned in partnership by Phil Fry, Charlie Walker and Osborne House.   Confident that Caribert stayed well and would handle the testing ground Noel s...

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21-03-2018 11:45:18 in General by Admin
American Gigolo completed his hat-trick on the flat with a narrow success in the Betway Stayers’ Handicap at Newcastle on Tuesday evening.   The 358 mile journey from Seaborough to the North East took fully six hours but it was more than justified when American Gigolo landed the £15,562 first prize at his first attempt over two miles.   He has been running on the flat bec...

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17-03-2018 22:48:56 in General by Admin
Behind Time gained a well deserved first success over fences at Uttoxeter on Saturday in the valuable novice handicap we won last year with American. It was a nice prize for a big horse who has been a work in progress this season and looked a fair bit sharper wearing cheek pieces for the first time. Behind Time had taken a step forward on his previous start at Ffos Las where he finished third de...

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15-03-2018 07:54:19 in General by Admin
As I See It gained a deserved first victory at Huntingdon on Wednesday after a series of consistent performances. In winning the maiden three mile hurdle narrowly from his chief market rival Oakley Hall he was providing a first success for his owners Clare Clifford and Diana Goodall with their first horse. They were both at Huntingdon to cheer on As I See It and his jockey Niall Madden who gave ...

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05-03-2018 00:00:00 in General by Admin
A treble at Kempton on Monday was a perfect way to start the week after a tricky few days caused by the worst weather we’ve encountered at Manor Farm Stables since I started training. Top marks to all our staff for turning out in heavy snow and making it possible to get the horses exercising despite serious snowdrifts in the yard and surrounding roads. At times like these jumpers bumpers p...

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23-02-2018 11:02:18 in General by Admin
If The Cap Fits will not run at the Cheltenham Festival due to a gluteal muscle tear. We had been targeting him at the Supreme Novices Hurdle, the opening race of the four day meeting. As disappointing as it is to be missing the Festival, we have to do what is correct by the horse & give him time to fully recover. We will now focus on getting him back to full fitness in order to defend his ...

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20-02-2018 12:57:31 in General by Admin
American Gigolo doubled his score on the flat with a straight forward success in a Novice Stakes at a Kempton on Monday night.   I was tempted to pitch him into a handicap after he won his maiden at Lingfield until I discovered that the handicapper would not give him a mark until he had a third run.   Fran Berry kept things simple on Monday, had him in a handy position from the start...

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04-02-2018 10:01:57 in General by Admin
American Gigolo opened his account on the flat with a straight-forward victory in the mile and a half maiden at Lingfield on Saturday. He is one of ours that can’t handle the prevailing testing ground at jumps tracks around the country. So it makes sense to campaign him on the all-weather for the time being. American Gigolo was unlucky not to win on his debut at Lingfield a fortnight ago w...

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26-01-2018 20:15:29 in General by Admin
It was good to see Wotzizname get back on track with a narrow success in the Class 4 Novice Chase at Doncaster on Friday. But there was a sting in the tail when his jockey Noel Fehily was hit with a six day ban for his use of the whip. The suspension rules him out of the Betfair meeting at Newbury where he was due to ride Misterton for us in the big hurdle. I’ve lost count of the number o...

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21-01-2018 18:12:51 in General by Admin
Melrose Boy doubled his score for the season with a facile success against three opponents in a novice hurdle over two miles, five and a half furlongs at Fontwell on Sunday. Starting at long odds on, he breezed clear to win by fifty lengths from the runner up Now Listen Here who was virtually walking at the finish. Melrose Boy had a simple task at the weights as he was unpenalised for his victor...

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