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AIR HORSE ONE wins FFOS LAS - read both news reports
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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24-11-2019 18:39:34 in General by Admin
It was exciting to see Pure Bliss begin her career for us with an impressive victory in the mares bumper at Ffos Las on Friday.   A lovely, big, scopey filly, still only four, she was bought at the Goffs Punchestown sale in May a month after her debut success in a mares maiden point-to-point.   Pure Bliss has been showing up nicely at home in recent weeks and also enjoyed an away day...

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11-11-2019 19:40:15 in General by Admin
It was good to see Hell’s Kitchen make a winning return to action in the £50,000 Weatherby’s Hamilton Graduation Chase at Carlisle on Monday.   The race looked an ideal starting point for him though luck was definitely on his side when the two horses a few lengths in front of him both came down at the final fence.   He looked booked for third place at the time but s...

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28-10-2019 11:06:26 in General by Admin
White Hart Lady made a sparkling debut on Sunday with an emphatic success in the EBF mares’ bumper at Aintree in the colours of the Chasing Gold Racing Club.   A minor injury put paid to our plans to run her last season which was a shame because at the time she was working better than Whitehotchillifilli who developed into a smart mare.   The time off might well have been a bon...

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24-10-2019 21:07:44 in General by Admin
Winningseverything lived up to his name with a decisive victory on his debut over hurdles at Southwell on Thursday.   Jumping like an old hand he led at halfway on rain softened ground, was clear two out and kept on stoutly to beat Blackfinch by five lengths.   A nice, scopey type by Flemensfirth, he had impressed in winning his bumper on his racecourse debut eleven months ago and wa...

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23-10-2019 10:03:01 in General by Admin
A double at Exeter on Tuesday confirmed the well being of the team after a frustrating period when they have been hitting the crossbar. The horses look well, have been working nicely and coming along without being fully wound up. But winning is the name of the game and for As I See It and then Litterale Ci to strike in just over an hour was a timely boost after seven out of our twelve previous r...

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06-09-2019 13:14:37 in General by Admin
Lightly Squeeze made a triumphant return to action at Haydock on Thursday eight months after a severe attack of colic that almost claimed his life.   Full credit for his remarkable comeback goes to the vets & staff at the University of Bristol’s Langford Vets whose skill & care in January helped him pull through when things were looking bleak.   We then gave Lightly Squ...

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24-06-2019 00:00:00 in General by Admin
Ena Baie provided our first success of the jumps season on a highly emotional day for everyone at Manor Farm. She was winning at Southwell on Monday afternoon just as my great friend and mentor Richard Barber was being buried at the top of his gallops at Seaborough. I owe so much to Richard who died earlier this month at the age of 77. To have a winner on the day of his funeral was extra special...

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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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