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03-05-2019 10:04:51 in General by Admin
Unowhatimeanharry rolled back the years with a superb second victory in the Grade 1 Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle at Punchestown on Thursday. Although he won the same race in 2017 after a titanic battle with Nichols Canyon we travelled to Ireland more in hope than expectation this time because he seemed to have lost a little sparkle in recent outings. But he has been a wonderful flagbearer f...

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15-04-2019 10:14:29 in General by Admin
Serosevsky returned to winning form under top weight in the £18,000 staying handicap hurdle at Wincanton on Sunday on the afternoon that our splendid warrior Opening Batsman was retired.   On his first run for five months Serosevsky looked in trouble when the pace quickened three hurdles from home and he still had plenty of work to do once Champagne Champ dashed into a clear lead. &n...

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06-04-2019 21:26:52 in General by Admin
If The Cap Fits gained his first Grade 1 success at Aintree on Saturday with the help of a never say die ride from Sean Bowen. It was a brilliant result in the Ryanair Stayers Hurdle for his owners Paul & Clare Rooney and all our team. If The Cap Fits has been consistent all season and we were confident that the step up in trip plus the addition of cheek pieces would bring out the best in hi...

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24-03-2019 13:00:02 in General by Admin
It was marvellous to see Noel Fehily conclude his brilliant career with a clear cut victory on Get In The Queue in the valuable Goffs UK Spring Sales bumper at Newbury on Saturday. On a day of high emotion we were honoured to play a small part by saddling the final winner for the man who has been a huge asset to us since we started training. It was the perfect fairytale ending. Owned by Paul &am...

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22-03-2019 10:25:23 in General by Admin
Deadringerforlove made the perfect start over hurdles at Chepstow on Thursday.   A scopey half sister to the Gold Cup winner Sizing John she had shown some promise in three bumpers this season and is now an extremely valuable mare after winning a Mares' Novice Hurdle decisively.   The good news for her owners, which includes her breeder Bryan Mayoh is that they get to share in a MOPS...

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10-03-2019 14:59:11 in General by Admin
Misty Whisky finished fast and late to gain a valuable success in the final of the EBF Mares bumper series at Sandown in testing ground on Saturday. The result came as a welcome pick me up for her owner breeder Robert Robinson whose Distillery Stud bred One For Rosie, incorrectly named the winner of the EBF Matchbook Final by the judge an hour earlier before his decision was reversed. The good n...

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07-03-2019 22:13:00 in General by Admin
Green Dolphin confirmed the promise of his debut at Warwick in December with an impressive success in the bumper in blustery conditions at Wincanton on Thursday. He was green in finishing third at Warwick and again showed signs of inexperience on his second start before buckling down well to put his seal on the race in the final quarter mile in the colours of Michael Pescod. He was fully eleven ...

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05-03-2019 11:40:26 in General by Admin
Captain Drake won nicely on his handicap debut over three miles at Southwell on Monday although the winning margin of sixteen lengths was highly misleading.   Having led from around halfway he was joined on the final bend by Tomkevi who was bidding to complete a hat trick.   It was nip and tuck between the pair all the way up the straight and they were still locked together at the la...

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26-02-2019 21:30:46 in General by Admin
King Roland extended his unbeaten record with a cosy victory under a penalty in a competitive bumper at Ffos Las on Tuesday. Although he was not as visually impressive as on his bumper debut at Uttoxeter this was a much deeper race and he gave all the field a start before finished strongly to beat the course and distance winner Stick With Bill, who was receiving 5lbs, by a length. While the runn...

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23-02-2019 21:45:50 in General by Admin
Bags Groove returned to form with a fluent success in the Grade 2 Pendil Novices’ Chase at Kempton on Saturday. But it was another tough day for all our team as we lost a second horse in five days when Overtown Express broke his fetlock at Chepstow. That followed the death of Misterton on Tuesday in a heavy fall at Taunton. At times like this it is hard to pick yourselves up but it did he...

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23-02-2019 21:24:05 in General by Admin
Get In The Queue doubled his score for the season with a runaway success in the closing bumper at Exeter on Friday run in thick fog.   It was hard to pick out the runners for much of the race but he was clearly in front rounding the final bend and was out on his own as he emerged from the gloom inside the last furlong with not another horse in sight.   The official verdict was a sixt...

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20-02-2019 10:27:29 in General by Admin
The narrow success of Goodnitesweetheart came as a timely tonic after a tough day for the team at Taunton on Tuesday. Just over an hour earlier Misterton and Noel Fehily were bang in contention when they came down heavily at the second last hurdle in the feature race of the day. It was a horrible fall and though it was a huge relief to see Noel Fehily helped to his feet I am sorry to say that Mi...

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04-02-2019 10:00:54 in General by Admin
Winston C booked his place in next month’s Imperial Cup with a fluent success at Sandown on Saturday under a 7lbs penalty.   It was a pleasing end to a frustrating week with several race meetings abandoned and our yard and surrounding roads covered under a heavy blanket of snow after the blizzard arrived late on Thursday.   Anthony Honeyball,  Jack Barber  and I took ...

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06-01-2019 20:57:56 in General by Admin
Phoenix Way opened his account over hurdles with a taking success in an EBF novice event at Plumpton on Sunday. The form of his third to I Can’t Explain at Sandown a month ago already looks strong and Phoenix Way was the latest of several runners from that race to take a step forward. He travelled well throughout at Plumpton before easing to the front after jumping the last flight and beat...

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06-01-2019 11:05:46 in General by Admin
Winston C deliverered our first success of the New Year with a fluent victory in a competitive maiden hurdle at Wincanton on Saturday. Rated 87 on the flat he was sent to us by Charles Wentworth in the summer and ran well on a couple of occasions on the level in the final weeks of the season before an encouraging debut over hurdles at Huntingdon where he stayed on to finish third behind the smart...

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22-12-2018 22:29:28 in General by Admin
Hell’s Kitchen bounced back to form on Saturday with a stylish victory in the £21,896 Class 2 Handicap Chase at Ascot over two miles, three furlongs, a trip that is ideal for him. A very big, free running type he is something of an enigma but is smart on his day and did well to win nicely by two and a quarter lengths from Janika despite tanking through the first half of the race. Onc...

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21-12-2018 22:24:29 in General by Admin
A double at Uttoxeter on Friday continued the sparkling form of our team heading into Christmas. While Captain Drake was a deserved winner of the maiden hurdle the undoubted star of the day was King Roland who won the bumper with astounding ease. He was our sixth bumper winner in the past three weeks or so and had been giving us all the right signals in his recent work even though we have never ...

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20-12-2018 20:33:21 in General by Admin
Dalila Du Seuil made a pleasing winning debut in this country in a valuable Mares’ Novice Chase at Exeter on Thursday. A classy grey mare in France where she won three times from the front, she was sent to us in August by JP McManus and has a current BHA rating of 149. Given that Dalila Du Seuil is a buzzy, free going type who has been keen in her races so far we wanted to try dropping her...

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18-12-2018 09:59:35 in General by Admin
Ishkhara Lady became our fifth bumper winner in the past three weeks with a taking victory on her debut at Plumpton on Monday.   A four year old filly by Scorpion she had been going nicely at home with some of our promising youngsters. We know the family well having had a fair bit of success with her half brother Zulu Oscar.   But you never really know until they get to the racecours...

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12-12-2018 12:12:19 in General by Admin
Decisive success for Queue The decisive success of Get In The Queue  on his debut at Uttoxeter on Tuesday extended our excellent record in bumpers in recent weeks.   While he is a lovely prospect and was ready to run we were not sure what to expect as he has only just started to come together at home over the past month.   A half brother by Mount Nelson to two decent flat horse...

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