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5th March 2024

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B. F. Brookhouse
Champagne City 
Tue 5th Mar 2024
19:00, Southwell
DEC Odds: 36(Betfair Exc)

Champagne City is going back up in distance. He's in good form but in a competitive race, it depends as ever on what side of the bed he gets out of. Chance if in the mood for it.

Gary Moore
Schelem 
Tue 5th Mar 2024
16:32, Lingfield
DEC Odds: 23(Betfair Exc)

Just a small field for Schelem on only his 2nd start for us. He won on debut in France but was well beaten on UK debut 14 months ago. The two ahead of him in the market both won easily under these conditions last month and he'll do well to match strides with them.

Movethechains 
Tue 5th Mar 2024
16:02, Lingfield
DEC Odds: 9.8(Betfair Exc)

Movethechains knows his way around here like the back of his forelegs (if he could reach them) with five wins in seven starts, four at 3m and the other at 3m5f. He's yet to run over hurdles here though but there's no reason why he cannot be just as effective. If he likes it, that's just another string to his bow, so to speak.

Call Off The Dogs 
Tue 5th Mar 2024
15:32, Lingfield
DEC Odds: 30(Betfair Exc)

The nine-year-old Call Off The Dogs had won his latest race two years previously but pulled up on his delayed return last month. He is sure to be straighter after that outing but he might well need a race or two to get up to full effectiveness.

Charlie Fellowes
Twirler    WINNER! winner

Champagne City i


Mon 4th Mar 2024
20:30, Wolverhampton
DEC Odds: 3(Betfair Exc)

Twirler has been very consistent so far in her career and won nicely last time out. She is very uncomplicated and the 7f at Wolves should suit her well.  Kieran Shoemark won on her last time out, so knows her well.

Dylan Cunha
Moliwood 
Mon 4th Mar 2024
19:30, Wolverhampton
DEC Odds: 10.5(Betfair Exc)

I think Moliwood is over-priced. He prefers Wolverhampton to Lingfield where he disappointed last time. Before that, he was three-quarters of a length behind Artisan Dancer when they were 2nd and 3rd to Palace Boy and he now gets a 15lb pull with Charlie Johnston's horse. Should be thereabouts and a good each-way chance.

Ollie Sangster
Dandy Sands    WINNER! winner
Mon 4th Mar 2024
19:00, Wolverhampton
DEC Odds: 8.2(Betfair Exc)

I'm not sure there's too much improvement in Dandy Sands and they seem to have his handicap mark just about right. The one thing in his favour tonight is that he's a small handy horse who might enjoy the tight, turning track.

Saligo Bay 
Mon 4th Mar 2024
15:52, Plumpton
DEC Odds: 7.2(Betfair Exc)

Saligo Bay enjoyed a bloodless success over this CD in November. We expected a similar result two months ago on his return here but he lasted only as far as the 2nd hurdle. We are hoping for a repeat of the first performance rather than the latest.

Suzy Smith
Superstylin 
Mon 4th Mar 2024
14:05, Southwell
DEC Odds: 2.32(Betfair Exc)

Superstylin won well last time and hasn't run since due to the ground conditions everywhere. We really would prefer good to soft so hoping for not too testing, although it is the first race, which helps. We're happy with him otherwise but I guess it all depends on what the ground is like on arrival.

Easy Equation 
Sun 3rd Mar 2024
16:52, Newcastle
DEC Odds: 2.32(Betfair Exc)

Easy Equation has run well twice for my yard and I feel I am starting to learn more about him now. Newcastle should suit him and he seems well at home. He should be thereabouts again.

Walk In The Wild 
Sun 3rd Mar 2024
15:50, Doncaster
DEC Odds: 6.8(Betfair Exc)

Walk In The Wild had already been slipping down the handicap with some modest runs over fences before a wind operation early this year. His comeback run was marred by constant left-hand jumping, resulting in another 5lb off his mark. Another with the ability if we can find the key.

Black Gerry 
Sun 3rd Mar 2024
15:40, Huntingdon
DEC Odds: 21(Betfair Exc)

Black Gerry had a good spring in 2023 winning his last two races at Ascot and Plumpton. He has been nowhere near that level in three runs over the winter, pulling up twice. A match for these at his best, we just have to hope he can rediscover the enthusiasm.

Iconic Muddle 
Sun 3rd Mar 2024
15:15, Doncaster
DEC Odds: 2.88(Betfair Exc)

Iconic Muddle is firmly in the veteran stage but retains all his enthusiasm. Beaten by half a length in each of his two runs during the present campaign, he deserves a change of luck. It's a conditionals' race so Niall cops a "buckshee" 3lb riding for us. That could make all the difference.

Michael Scudamore
Danny's Friend 
Sun 3rd Mar 2024
14:30, Huntingdon
DEC Odds: 19.5(Betfair Exc)

Danny's Friend has a nice jumping pedigree. He has his first day at school in a race where the Jonjo O'Neill horse is an obvious favourite and has good form but there isn't too much depth after him. It would be good if he got near the places.

Julia Feilden
Clenched 
Sun 3rd Mar 2024
14:30, Huntingdon
DEC Odds: 400(Betfair Exc)

Clenched has run a couple of times over hurdles so hopefully this run will give her a handicap mark. She should be competitive when the ground dries out, if it ever will!

Profitman 
Sat 2nd Mar 2024
20:30, Wolverhampton
DEC Odds: 22(Betfair Exc)

There was a glimmer of hope from Profitman the last time he went to the track at Southwell. He is continually progressing at home. I think he's a 7f turf horse rather than an AW performer. We won't have to wait too long for turf racing. Where did the winter go?

Running The Game 
Sat 2nd Mar 2024
18:45, Kempton Park
DEC Odds: 9.4(Betfair Exc)

Ex-French Running The Game won well around here two runs back in a novice and didn't run at all badly in his subsequent effort when 4th also here. Each-way chances.

Simon Dow
Hul Ah Bah Loo 
Sat 2nd Mar 2024
18:15, Kempton Park
DEC Odds: 23(Betfair Exc)

Hul Ah Bah Loo has been a bit unlucky in running around here recently and is becoming better handicapped all the time. The wide draw is no help but not the biggest hindrance given his run style. He could go well if they go hard and he gets a smooth run down the straight. He seems as good as ever at home.

Confederation 
Sat 2nd Mar 2024
17:30, Wolverhampton
DEC Odds: 9.6(Betfair Exc)

Confederation was in last month's Tatts online sale but I bought him back as I think there are still races to be won with him. He's been 2nd off 72 for me and is now down to 54. All he needs is confidence. He's drawn in two so if he can bounce out he could go close. If he misses the break by half a length it will be tougher. Still hoping.

Henry Oliver
Coastguard Station 
Sat 2nd Mar 2024
17:10, Kelso

Non-runner

Rey De La Batalla    WINNER! winner
Sat 2nd Mar 2024
17:05, Kempton Park
DEC Odds: 18(Betfair Exc)

Rey De La Batalla broke his maiden in a driving finish at Lingfield last start and the mile round here might suit him even better. He seems in good shape and only a small rise in the handicap makes him competitive still.

Recuerdame 
Sat 2nd Mar 2024
16:30, Kempton Park
DEC Odds: 14(Betfair Exc)

Recuerdame is a regular around here and a multiple all-weather winner. He needs a strong gallop to aim at but is very capable at this level and on his day. Sure to be thereabouts if they go hard and dangerous to overlook.

Star Of Sussex 
Sat 2nd Mar 2024
16:30, Kempton Park
DEC Odds: 10.5(Betfair Exc)

Star Of Sussex has been right out of form over the past nine months and only now is his mark coming down at all realistically. First-time cheek-pieces added to his lowest figure yet might bring some response.They will need to.

Heaven Smart 
Sat 2nd Mar 2024
16:05, Newbury
DEC Odds: 5.9(Betfair Exc)

Heaven Smart is clearly potentially a better chaser than he was a hurdler, winning at the 4th time of asking after previously never having won a race. His four-length victory at Kempton has been interpreted by the handicapper as worthy of a 9lb rise, so while we're hopeful, that's a fair old jump.

Java Point 
Sat 2nd Mar 2024
15:40, Doncaster
DEC Odds: 12(Betfair Exc)

Non-runner

The Big Bite 
Sat 2nd Mar 2024
14:35, Doncaster
DEC Odds: 8.4(Betfair Exc)

The Big Bite is capable of winning races of this nature but hates testing ground. If Doncaster has avoided the rain, we would expect a better performance than he has managed so far this season.

All Authorized    WINNER! winner
Sat 2nd Mar 2024
14:25, Newbury
DEC Odds: 10.5(Betfair Exc)

All Authorized didn't get a run last time at Sandown finishing 4th of 5 but not far back. It's amazing how often coming up that hill, there's trouble from horses running around. This level track poses fewer problems of that nature and he should run well.

Copper Coin 
Sat 2nd Mar 2024
14:05, Doncaster
DEC Odds: 11(Betfair Exc)

The veteran Copper Coin hasn't won for a while but he ran a couple of respectable races before Christmas and should be fresh and well after his short break. Each-way hopes in a wide-open handicap hurdle.

Asgard's Captain    WINNER! winner
Fri 1st Mar 2024
17:25, Newcastle
DEC Odds: 3.45(Betfair Exc)

I told you how confident I was about Asgard's Captain on Monday at Wolverhampton and he duly romped home. He's been in great form at home since then, not leaving an oat and looking fresh and well. As it's not an amateurs' race Rhys takes over from Fletch and despite the 5lb penalty, I think he'll win again.

Hermino AA 
Fri 1st Mar 2024
16:45, Newbury
DEC Odds: 6(Betfair Exc)

Hermino AA ran a brilliant race when 2nd to Saint Davy in a valuable race at Sandown last month. Raised 3lb, he could still be very much one to note and we're hopeful he can gain his first win of the season.

Jamie Snowden
Super Survivor 
Fri 1st Mar 2024
16:45, Newbury
DEC Odds: 20(Betfair Exc)

Last season was frustrating for Super Survivor as he didn't get his preferred soft ground and was restricted to three runs. After a promising 2nd on comeback this season, he found the Welsh Grand National coming too soon in his development, The experience left its mark and he didn't run well at Leicester last time out. We've given him time to recover and switch him back to hurdles here. He should find things easier, but he needs to get his career back on track.

Crescent Lake 
Fri 1st Mar 2024
15:47, Lingfield
DEC Odds: 230(Betfair Exc)

Crescent Lake had an excellent spring and early summer winning three times at staying trips. He didn't run again after his sole disappointment at Sandown in August and this is a competitive field in which to start back. Interesting.

Ballybentragh 
Fri 1st Mar 2024
15:35, Newbury
DEC Odds: 2.68(Betfair Exc)

A win on debut and three 2nd places did not suggest exceptional ability in Ballybentragh's career in Ireland but he made an immediate impact in a Sandown novice hurdle last month. He has a penalty to defy but we were delighted with last time and are hopeful he can keep his unbeaten UK record intact.

Issar d'Airy 
Fri 1st Mar 2024
15:00, Newbury
DEC Odds: 2.92(Betfair Exc)

Issar d'Airy has definitely been going the right way since switching to fences this season. He's won twice at 2m both here and now stretches to 2m4f, which was the usual trip when hurdling last term. The hat-trick beckons.

Passing Well 
Fri 1st Mar 2024
15:00, Newbury
DEC Odds: 3.35(Betfair Exc)

After an excellent novice hurdle campaign Passing Well was a fine runner-up on chase debut at Ascot and improved to win upped to 2m4f at Lingfield. He ran a belter when narrowly beaten at Ascot, and the form of all three runs worked out exceptionally well. He had excuses for the latest poor effort at  Exeter and now back at Newbury and down in trip he should run another big race.

Mc Loven 
Fri 1st Mar 2024
14:37, Lingfield
DEC Odds: 28(Betfair Exc)

Mc Loven is the course record holder here over the minimum distance but the lack of options forces his return over a bit further. He seems in good shape but this is a tough event and he is sure to be better for the run. He handles the course well, his middle draw and the booking of a top claimer are all positives.

Yellow Star 
Fri 1st Mar 2024
14:25, Newbury
DEC Odds: 3.7(Betfair Exc)

Yellow Star narrowly beat an odds-on shot from the Skelton yard at Lingfield last month. He faces a stiffer test today but is on the upgrade and can go very close.

Daphne May 
Fri 1st Mar 2024
13:30, Lingfield
DEC Odds: 110(Betfair Exc)

Daphne May had a very busy 2023 winning four of 15 starts. She fully deserved her winter break but is back in this apprentices' race where Anna, who won on her at Epsom in August, can claim 7lb. Might be better than her massive odds.

Platinum Prince 
Thu 29th Feb 2024
20:30, Chelmsford
DEC Odds: 8.6(Betfair Exc)

Platinum Prince might well have finished closer last time at Lingfield. His run on the final day of 2023 suggested there are more wins in him, hopefully starting tonight.

Daniel & Claire Kubler
Hersilia 
Thu 29th Feb 2024
19:30, Chelmsford
DEC Odds: 7.6(Betfair Exc)

We're getting to know  Hersilia. She has shown only a limited level of ability but is in at the right level.

Pablo Del Pueblo 
Thu 29th Feb 2024
18:00, Chelmsford
DEC Odds: 9.6(Betfair Exc)

Pablo Del Pueblo showed plenty of speed here last time and returning to the minimum distance might help. Has eased in the handicap and though he is hard to predict, he should be thereabouts if he gets away on terms and things go well for him.

Brandt 
Thu 29th Feb 2024
17:10, Wetherby
DEC Odds: 6.6(Betfair Exc)

We avoided the worst of the winter ground with Brandt who was beaten a long way at massive prices in his prior runs. The 99 rating might overrate him, but we'll find out on that point today.

Try The Money 
Thu 29th Feb 2024
14:40, Taunton
DEC Odds: 4.7(Betfair Exc)

Try The Money returns after almost a year's absence. His three modest runs have brought an equally low starting point in the handicap. The only way is up from here!

Odin's Quest 
Thu 29th Feb 2024
14:30, Ludlow
DEC Odds: 4(Betfair Exc)

Odin's Quest ran well at Taunton last time when his creditable 3rd of 15 might have been better with more fluent jumping at a crucial stage. This looks like a good opportunity.

Duneomeno 
Thu 29th Feb 2024
14:30, Ludlow
DEC Odds: 20(Betfair Exc)

Duneomeno won over this course and distance almost exactly two years ago for his previous stable. He's been off the track for well over a year and we hope that returning to the scene of his triumph might galvanize him. Tough ask though.

Capricorn Prince 
Wed 28th Feb 2024
20:30, Kempton Park
DEC Odds: 60(Betfair Exc)

Two in this handicap. Capricorn Prince has been a regular winner for the stable with eight successes on his card. He's been off for five months and may well need this to sharpen him to peak fitness.

Cosmic View 
Wed 28th Feb 2024
20:30, Kempton Park
DEC Odds: 80(Betfair Exc)

Cosmic View, our other runner, was kept to hurdling after his July sales recruitment from the Crisford stable. He made little impact in that sphere, so far anyway, nor was he competitive on his last run on AW. He should be more attuned tonight, but again he needs to improve a fair bit to win this.

Kumari Star 
Wed 28th Feb 2024
19:30, Kempton Park
DEC Odds: 65(Betfair Exc)

Kumari Star made his debut for the stable last month and finished last of 10. We're hoping for better in this 0-50 Classified, but he'll need to improve a good deal on what he's shown so far. It's only been enough to earn a 48 rating.

Arctician 
Wed 28th Feb 2024
19:00, Kempton Park
DEC Odds: 15(Betfair Exc)

We run two in this tricky handicap. Arctician has been having a good winter but the mile can stretch him here so he needs things to fall right. He is reunited with Luke, who has been on board for all three victories. With a good draw as well, he may get involved.

Desfondado    WINNER! winner
Wed 28th Feb 2024
19:00, Kempton Park
DEC Odds: 27(Betfair Exc)

Our other runner Desfondado has been off for some time and this looks tough for a reappearance. We have always held him in some regard and are sure he will find winning opportunities as time goes on. With Hollie booked and a good draw, there are plenty of positives.

Suspicion    WINNER! winner
Wed 28th Feb 2024
18:30, Kempton Park
DEC Odds: 3.8(Betfair Exc)

We like Suspicion. He made a very promising debut over this CD  behind a Charlie Appleby Dubawi colt who easily followed up at Wolverhampton. I'm not delighted with the draw but he has the experience to overcome it. Very hopeful.

Hilltop 
Wed 28th Feb 2024
18:30, Kempton Park
DEC Odds: 160(Betfair Exc)

Hilltop should improve for her promising debut, but this looks a hot enough contest.

Thelastwinterarrow 
Tue 27th Feb 2024
19:30, Southwell
DEC Odds: 24(Betfair Exc)

Predictably, 4yo filly Thelastwinterarrow found it hard going conceding weight to classy 3yo's in her two novice races this year. She showed a bit more in a 3yo maiden on debut at the end of 2023 and now has a more realistic chance in her first handicap. The trip might be an issue, but she has shown us some ability and I'm looking forward to the run.

Bradman 
Tue 27th Feb 2024
18:00, Southwell
DEC Odds: 17(Betfair Exc)

Bradman has had a cracking winter with a couple of wins and a few seconds. He is being forced into a higher grade with every race so things are getting harder and harder for him especially as he is 2lb out of the weights again today. Southwell suits him and Harry Davies knows him well so we remain hopeful.

Espoir De Teillee 
Tue 27th Feb 2024
16:35, Leicester
DEC Odds: 7.2(Betfair Exc)

Espoir De Teillee is in great form at home. He won his comeback point comfortably and while the ground today is an unknown, this has always been the target on his way to the Ludlow Gold Cup.

Lunar Rocks 
Mon 26th Feb 2024
20:00, Wolverhampton

I don't really trust Lunar Rocks. From the stands last time she was an eye-catcher, staying on from a slow start over 1m2f and we're going further again as they should go a slower pace at 1m4f, but she's hardly bred to stay the trip. Also, I've changed the head-gear. She has the ability, so could go and win by a long way but as I said, I'm not confident she wants to.

Parikarma 
Mon 26th Feb 2024
17:05, Plumpton

Parikarma is a consistent mare, who didn't join us until the age of five in the summer of 2022. She won two to begin with and then switched to hurdles, she has recorded two wins and three places. Tough as old boots, she has plenty of weight but in a small field can go very close.

Asgard's Captain 
Mon 26th Feb 2024
16:55, Wolverhampton

Asgard's Captain just got outstayed in a similar race over a little bit further at Newcastle last time. This will be somewhat less testing especially around here and I will be very, very, very disappointed if he and Fletch don't win this time. Fletch is one of the most stylish flat amateurs around but apart from one victory we've now had three seconds in a row together and it's time he turned that into another win!

Hector Jaguen 
Mon 26th Feb 2024
16:30, Plumpton

Hector Jaguen won at Fontwell last April but his two runs since returning in the autumn have been pretty dismal. He's top-weight but against a field of under-achievers, so maybe this will be his day.

Sanitiser 
Mon 26th Feb 2024
14:50, Plumpton

Our other runner Sanitiser gets 1lb from Kotari but this 87-rated flat performer languishes on a jumps rating of 94. He ran well at Kempton behind Tapley last November and we've been of the opinion for a while surely that that class can come out at some time over hurdles. Hopefully, it might be today.

Kotari 
Mon 26th Feb 2024
14:50, Plumpton

Two runners here and it's hard to be dogmatic about which will come out on top. Kotari has yet to win but ran several placed efforts on the flat for Jean-Claude Roget. He was well beaten in his first three hurdles runs for us, but got a lot nearer last time. Chance, but he has loads of weight for a maiden.

Inigo 
Mon 26th Feb 2024
14:20, Plumpton

Inigo won his bumper in France more than two years ago and spent 2022 running on the flat once joining the stable. This season we've switched to hurdles and he made little show in his two starts. This is a big field and he might struggle to get involved at the business end.

 

 

Jack Sprat 
Sun 25th Feb 2024
16:40, Hereford

Initially backward, Jack Sprat has been improving and won earlier this winter. He is progressive and hasn't been beaten far the last twice. He should not be too far away.

Abingworth 
Sun 25th Feb 2024
15:40, Hereford

After collecting his first chase win at Taunton, Abingworth was most unlucky to be caught on the line at Ludlow. He suffered more than enough interference to make the difference that day and hopefully, he can put that right with victory here today.

Janworth 
Sun 25th Feb 2024
15:10, Hereford

Janworth was 3rd on bumper debut but then picked up an injury. Off for a year, she ran well for a long way on her hurdling debut and is sure to improve as she goes forward through the spring.

Kalif D'Airy 
Sun 25th Feb 2024
14:40, Hereford

Kalif D'Airy did well in a novice hurdle at Newbury, finishing 3rd. He does have that hurdling experience advantage over the favourite but in winning two bumpers including a Listed, that horse may well be in a different category. We're probably the one he has to beat.

Gogo Yubari 
Sat 24th Feb 2024
17:50, Chelmsford

Gogo Yubari didn't quite get the run of the race and was a little outpaced when the winner struck last time over 5f. Up to 6f which should suit better, he can get his head back in front this evening.

Midnight Venture 
Sat 24th Feb 2024
16:53, Chepstow

Midnight Venture is by the classy Telescope out of a six-time winner we used to train. Although it's her first day at school she has done plenty of work over the winter. She should run well but will improve mentally and physically for the experience. It doesn't look a strong race so she should be capable of running well.

The Ron Do Ron 
Sat 24th Feb 2024
16:45, Kempton Park

The Ron Do Ron is a Shadwell-bred son of Golden Horn. This bumper is usually very competitive and we'd love to see him challenging for the places in the closing stages.

Andaleep    WINNER! winner
Sat 24th Feb 2024
16:30, Southwell

Andaleep won well over 11 furlongs at the track a couple of starts back. The 12 furlongs probably out-stretches him, but it's a good prize for the grade so well worth a crack.

Astro King 
Sat 24th Feb 2024
16:10, Riyadh

There's a massive prize on offer for Astro King who showed what he is capable of when running well in Bahrain in November. The ground is really quick which will suit him and the 10.5f trip is ideal. Obviously, it's very competitive behind favourite Luxembourg, and hard to know exactly how the international form lines will tie in.

Idy Wood 
Sat 24th Feb 2024
15:00, Kempton Park

Placed in two Irish points, Idy Wood won on Rules debut in a bumper at Newbury. A good jumper, he won well on his hurdling debut at Fontwell and then ran a blinder when 3rd in a Grade 2 at Cheltenham, before defying a penalty back in easier grade at Plumpton. He's fourth-best here on the figures, but is in good form and can outrun his big odds.

Blue Hop 
Sat 24th Feb 2024
14:33, Chepstow

Blue Hop had a small issue at Doncaster the last day when he was in the process of running a much-improved race when badly hampered. He seems fully recovered and in great form at home. We're hoping he can go close and while the ground is a slight unknown I expect he will handle it.

Le Patron 
Sat 24th Feb 2024
14:27, Kempton Park

Le Patron was going smoothly through the novice chase grades until running his first disappointing race in the Grade 1 Scilly Isles at the beginning of the month. He gives weight away all round, but will probably enjoy the level Kempton track rather than the gradients of Sandown.

Up For Parol    WINNER! winner
Sat 24th Feb 2024
13:58, Chepstow

Up For Parol won a couple of novice hurdles and then a decent handicap at Haydock two years ago. He has some good handicap form to his name but has gone winless throughout the intervening time. Down in class here, albeit with top-weight, he should run a big race today.

Peking Opera 
Sat 24th Feb 2024
13:50, Kempton Park

I was surprised that there was opposition in the market before Peking Opera's Sandown debut over jumps but in the end, he did it well. Fourth in the Irish Derby for Aidan O'Brien last year, he has that touch of class that might make up for his relative inexperience of jumping. Hopeful.

Mark of Gold    WINNER! winner
Sat 24th Feb 2024
13:15, Kempton Park

Mark Of Gold last ran in the Lanzarote Hurdle here six weeks ago and was a 33/1 shot. His jumping let him down even before he fell four out and it will need to be much slicker if he is to figure in this big field over the same CD.

Up For Parol 
Sat 24th Feb 2024
13:15, Kempton Park

Runs in 1.58 Chepstow

Rothay Park 
Fri 23rd Feb 2024
20:00, Wolverhampton

Rothay Park ran a good race to be third first time in a handicap over the seven furlongs at Lingfield. He drops back to six here but should be fine with that although the draw isn't great.

Eloped 
Fri 23rd Feb 2024
19:00, Wolverhampton

Eloped won well at Wolves on her last run; has come out of that race very well. and has been given the time she needs between her races. She stays tonight's trip well so hopefully, she will be thereabouts again.

Gordon Grey    WINNER! winner
Fri 23rd Feb 2024
19:00, Wolverhampton

Gordon Grey is more a turf horse in the making, but that need not mean he can't win on AW, look at my comments on Liberated Lad yesterday! Things have gone from bad to worse with each run for GG so he's had a small break and is starting fresh. I think he'll run his race and be bang there.

Ragosina    WINNER! winner
Fri 23rd Feb 2024
13:54, Sedgefield

Ragosina tried her hand for black type after a pleasing start over hurdles. She wasn't right at Newbury but put in a much better effort at Doncaster even though getting outpaced and clouting the 2nd last. She's stepping up in trip and her big weight allowance gives her a great chance if the favourite falters.

Double Click 
Thu 22nd Feb 2024
16:45, Lingfield

Double Click was 3rd on stable debut but stepped forward from that when winning a maiden hurdle at Wincanton last spring. He won again on his handicap debut at Ffos Las but disappointed twice this winter. Back at 2m on deep ground, he showed improved form last time when 2nd to a very well-handicapped horse. He can resume his progress and go very close today.

Bridge 
Thu 22nd Feb 2024
16:45, Lingfield

Bridge has shown himself a more than capable handicapper despite being a 4yo, benefiting from the 12lb wfa allowance. A winner at Fontwell, then 3rd at Southwell he looks to hold a strong each-way chance.

Stintino Sunset 
Thu 22nd Feb 2024
16:35, Chelmsford

Stintino Sunset was slightly disappointing last week at Wolverhampton but the sharp track probably didn't suit her. She has come out of the race well and as there is nothing else for her until April we take our chance at this extra fixture. She is a CD winner this year so hopefully she has an each-way chance again.

Twenty Twenty 
Thu 22nd Feb 2024
16:15, Lingfield

Non-runner

Liberated Lad    WINNER! winner
Thu 22nd Feb 2024
15:05, Chelmsford

Liberated Lad is more of a turf horse as most of mine are but has been unlucky the last three times on AW. This is the best chance he's had to get his head in front for a while and he seems in great form at home.

My Fernando 
Thu 22nd Feb 2024
14:45, Lingfield

My Fernando needs to learn to relax and breathe. The addition of the tongue-tie going over hurdles and heavy ground should encourage him to do so. If all that happens he could run a nice race but he's a bit of a problem horse.

Ballybay 
Thu 22nd Feb 2024
14:45, Lingfield

It's coming up to two years since Ballybay made his first appearance at the Punchestown Festival, starting favourite for a hot bumper when trained by Willie Mullins. Off the track for 20 months before his stable debut, his two runs have not shown too much but we have to live in hope that there's plenty to come.

Walk In The Wild 
Thu 22nd Feb 2024
14:15, Lingfield

Walk In The Wild has much more experience over fences than our other runner in this handicap chase. He has had a wind operation since the latest of his two 4th places and he deserves to be regarded as our number one here.

Executive Pool 
Thu 22nd Feb 2024
14:15, Lingfield

Two in this open handicap chase and the 5yo Executive Pool has a lovely low weight. It is only his 2nd try over fences and it's reasonable to expect an improvement on his debut 7th of 9 here two months ago.

Elterwater 
Wed 21st Feb 2024
20:00, Kempton Park

Elterwater ran a nice enough race on her return to action. If she takes the expected step forward for that run she can be competitive here.

Cephalus    WINNER! winner
Wed 21st Feb 2024
18:30, Kempton Park

Cephalus won nicely at Lingfield in December but has been narrowly beaten twice since when favourite. His mark is significantly higher now but if he gets the run of the race he ought to collect in this company.

Roundabout Silver 
Wed 21st Feb 2024
18:00, Kempton Park

Roundabout Silver is a dual turf winner but so far has not been as good on all-weather surfaces. This weak race gives him the opportunity to go well at a big price, although a wide draw is no help. He probably has more to come and is sure to win his races.

Kumari Star 
Wed 21st Feb 2024
17:00, Kempton Park

Kumari Star only managed to beat one horse home in his three runs before joining us and first time at Lingfield last month, it was the story as before. We have done well in 0-50 Classifieds over recent times but he looks to have plenty on even to make the first four.

Key Factor 
Wed 21st Feb 2024
16:40, Ludlow

Key Factor has yet to get his head in front and the switch to chasing hasn't yet looked any more promising than over hurdles. He does run from a very low mark though and we'd like to think he can improve on what he's shown so far.

Caher Roes Den    WINNER! winner
Wed 21st Feb 2024
16:05, Ludlow

Caher Roes Den ran a much better race when a not knocked-about 3rd at Market Rasen behind two horses with more experience. Stepping up half-a-mile in trip should suit and the only possible negative is we're bringing him back rather quickly.

Golden Maverick 
Wed 21st Feb 2024
13:55, Ludlow

Golden Maverick, a five-time flat race winner, is by Zarak, who is producing some useful jumpers as well as smart flat-racers and is from a winning French mare from a black-type family. He was rated 82 on the flat winning up to 1m2f. He has taken well to jumping and looks to have a bright future but was very green on his hurdling debut. finishing 2nd to a promising individual. There doesn't seem to be anything of that calibre in today's large field so as long as he jumps better today, he should run a big race.

Boys Of Wexford 
Tue 20th Feb 2024
16:30, Market Rasen

Boys Of Wexford has been running disappointedly this winter. His only previous winning form was when making all at Huntingdon 15 months ago. The first-time cheek-pieces will need to have an effect if he is to come back to that sort of level, which he'll need to match some in-form rivals.

Gogo Yubari 
Mon 19th Feb 2024
14:47, Lingfield

I fancy Gogo Yubari but a lot may depend on what Luke Morris does on Jungle Dance. If he goes on at a good pace as when winning nicely from the front last time, she will find them coming back to her as she makes up for her usual slow start. If there's no gallop, it might be a little more difficult. Hopeful.

Holy Fire 
Sun 18th Feb 2024
19:30, Kempton Park

Holy Fire is a model of consistency and loves Kempton. Callum knows her well and she has a nice draw. She will be thereabouts as always and surely deserves to get her head in front.

Arctic Dawn    WINNER! winner
Sun 18th Feb 2024
18:30, Kempton Park

Arctic Dawn is a colt we like. A big raw type, he has developed well over the winter and should do well this year. He's just ready to start out again, and it's a bit frustrating to be drawn widest of all.

Roberto Caro    WINNER! winner
Sun 18th Feb 2024
16:55, Kempton Park

Roberto Caro is no superstar, but he did show promise when 4th on debut at Windsor. That was a long time ago, though, and it's almost like starting again for him tonight. Probably more likely a place than a win candidate.

Outdone 
Sun 18th Feb 2024
15:30, Southwell

Outdone makes his debut under any Rules of racing in this bumper. Two first-time winners of Irish points and others with experience suggest this might be a reasonable race. We're hoping he can make a promising start to his career.

Smoky Mountain 
Sat 17th Feb 2024
17:30, Newcastle

Smoky Mountain could easily have won his last four races, but has twice lost out by a nose. He remains in cracking form and the stiff 7f here should suit him ideally> I'm sure he will go very close again.

Bradman 
Sat 17th Feb 2024
16:40, Wolverhampton

Bradman has had a cracking start to the year with two wins on the board already. This is a step up in grade and as a result, he is taking on better horses. We think there is still more to come, he has won over the course nd distance and is getting a lot of weight from the front two in the market.

Full Back 
Sat 17th Feb 2024
15:15, Haydock

Full Back missed his race at Sandown last week. He fell on his return to action last month and that followed 15 months off the track. Feeling our way with him this season.

Larry 
Sat 17th Feb 2024
15:00, Ascot

Larry got back on the winning trail in a small-field handicap at Fontwell. In the veteran stage now at 11, he still has plenty of fire and has a liking for Ascot too. Looks a big price.

Botox Has    WINNER! winner
Sat 17th Feb 2024
14:40, Haydock

Botox Has made a winning seasonal return in a Grade 2 hurdle at Wetherby and while he probably hasn't matched it on either of his subsequent appearances, they have both been in top company. He has won here in the past and on ratings is the one they have to beat.

Teddy Blue    WINNER! winner
Sat 17th Feb 2024
14:25, Ascot

Teddy Blue has yet to match last season's form in his four runs this year, but there were glimmers in his 6th in the competitive Lanzarote Hurdle at Kempton. If he maintains the improvement he would have an excellent each-way chance here.

Salver 
Sat 17th Feb 2024
14:10, Haydock

Salver has been taking sure steps in winning all three juvenile races, last time easily winning the Coral Finale Hurdle at Chepstow. We have a good record in this race and on form, Salver is certainly the one to beat.

Goshen 
Sat 17th Feb 2024
14:05, Wincanton

Goshen hasn't been at his best lately and we're trying blinkers to see if they motivate him. His only two visits to Wincanton have brought wins in this race (easily) in 2021 and more workmanlike the following year. He'll be going his favourite way round so there's always hope.

Zhiguli 
Sat 17th Feb 2024
13:37, Haydock

Zhiguli had a nice win at Sandown last March but since returning this season has not been in that form, brushed aside by his sole rival at Fontwell in December. He'll handle the ground and the hope is that first-time cheek-pieces will make a difference.

Idy Wood 
Sat 17th Feb 2024
13:15, Ascot

Idy Wood won on bumper debut and progressed to win first time out over hurdles at Fontwell. He next ran a blinder in 3rd in a Grade 2 at Cheltenham before defying his penalty last time back in a novice. Now he has a 10lb penalty to shoulder which will be tough against strong opposition, but he doesn't know how to run a bad race and should be in the mix once again.

Officer Of State 
Sat 17th Feb 2024
13:15, Ascot

Officer Of State won at Fontainebleau in October on his final start on the flat for Andre Fabre. The ex-Godolphon horse showed improvement from first to second start over jumps since joining us, but will need another big step up to figure today.

You Wear It Well 
Sat 17th Feb 2024
13:02, Haydock

Bumper winner You Wear It Well progressed throughout last season, firstly with two easy novice hurdle victories. She continued by winning the Grade 2 Jane Seymour at Sandown and memorably, the Grade 2 Mares' Novice at the Cheltenham Festival. This season she improved again to win a Listed at Wetherby under a penalty; was 3rd in the Grade 1 Fighting Fifth and 2nd in another Grade 2 last time. She is the one they all have to beat back down at Listed level.

Stintino Sunset 
Fri 16th Feb 2024
19:15, Wolverhampton

Stintino Sunset has been running consistently all winter and seems to go well in a hood. This new track for her should suit her running style. Also, Dylan khows her so well and with a good draw she should have a good each-way chance once more.

Al Rufaa 
Fri 16th Feb 2024
18:45, Wolverhampton

Al Rufaa steps up in distance, something we've been itching to do as there's every suggestion it could be a positive. The risk is that he can be free-going in his races.

Lumi Plugin 
Fri 16th Feb 2024
16:50, Fakenham

The Kayf Tara gelding Lumi Plugin made a promising start in his bumper at Fontwell. He showed plenty through the race until running green and fading late but he will know much more about it today.

Invincible Nao    WINNER! winner
Fri 16th Feb 2024
15:10, Fakenham

The novice handicap chase at Newbury in which Invincible Nao finished 4th to Abuffalosoldier may have carried the same 0-120 bracket at this open handicap chase, but the former ordinarily would be a far tougher contest. Before that, Invincible Nao was a close 3rd at Lingfield, a track that should ready him for a spin around here. Big chance of a first chase win.

West Warhorse 
Fri 16th Feb 2024
14:40, Fakenham

West Warhorse won well over track and trip the time before last, but he had issues last time. If back on song, which he seems to be at home, and puts up a display around Fakenham like his previous one, he should be bang there.

Pablo Del Pueblo 
Thu 15th Feb 2024
19:30, Chelmsford

Pablo Del Pueblo makes a rare appearance away from his home tracks though he has breezed around here. He's a big outsider but is starting to look well handicapped and it will be interesting to see how he copes back over 6f.

Wild Saffron 
Thu 15th Feb 2024
19:00, Chelmsford

Wild Saffron should be fine dropping back to six furlongs in what looks an open race. She qualifies for the GBB bonus worth £20k if she wins so it's well worth a crack.

Animal 
Thu 15th Feb 2024
16:15, Sandown

Animal is in good heart and clearly acts around Sandown over this trip. I'm just hoping that the heavy ground is restricted to just a few areas. He has plenty of stamina but would not want very deep ground.

Hudson De Grugy 
Thu 15th Feb 2024
16:15, Sandown

Hudson De Grugy made a promising comeback over an inadequate 2m of this course in December. On last season's form, when his victory came at 2m4f here, three miles should be his metier from now on. He could be hard to beat.

All Authorized 
Thu 15th Feb 2024
15:40, Sandown

All Authorized won his bumper on career debut last April but his three runs since have been less encouraging. He should be better equipped when handicaps come along.

Farceur Du Large    WINNER! winner
Thu 15th Feb 2024
15:05, Sandown

Fareur Du Large had a busy career in Ireland before joining us and his impressive win in the Grand Military Gold Cup over today's course and distance. After initially winning a couple of chases, he struggled, but then again in such as the Irish Grand National, Midlands National and the Galway Plate. From a high of 136, he was down to 130 and that allowed him to squeeze into the Grand Military Gold Cup's upper limit of 130. In a race with similar conditions and opposition, hopefully, it will be the same result.

Hardy Du Seuil    WINNER! winner
Thu 15th Feb 2024
13:55, Sandown

Hardy Du Seuil won novice chases as a  4yo but we sent him back hurdling last season when he won a valuable handicap around here and was narrowly beaten on a couple of occasions. He had a setback in the autumn but came back in a far bigger, stronger individual. It's now time to send him back over fences. He's working well, jumping great and should run a nice race here, albeit in a competitive handicap. 

Celtic Ned 
Thu 15th Feb 2024
13:20, Sandown

After a promising stable debut 6th at Newbury and a 2nd at Lingfield, Celtic Ned hasn't really gone on from those runs in his last two. Now at the bottom of this handicap, though, he must hold at least an each-way shout.

Millford Sound 
Wed 14th Feb 2024
17:07, Hereford

Milford Sound is returning after an even longer break than Ballycorr. It's 17 months since his last run, on the flat as it happens, and more than two years since his latest over jumps. He makes his stable debut here after coming from Ireland and it will be interesting to see how the handicaps between the UK and Ireland match up.

Tejesueno 
Wed 14th Feb 2024
17:00, Kempton Park

There have been signs of improvement in the last two starts from Tejesueno and she's worth a chance over slightly further here. Looks as if there is a small race in her and she could go well as she's in great shape and with a top rider booked.

Time To Dazzle    WINNER! winner
Wed 14th Feb 2024
16:55, Fontwell Park

Time To Dazzle had three educational runs at Newbury last season. His opening mark of 94 didn't look too demanding and he made a good start to handicapping when 2nd at Uttoxeter. Raised 1lb for that, this looks a good opportunity.

Hul Ah Bah Loo 
Wed 14th Feb 2024
16:25, Kempton Park

Hul Ah Bah Loo is having another admirable all-weather season and generally runs his races consistently. He's worth a go-back in trip here as he possibly did not quite get home at this track the last twice over a mile. Always has to enter calculations.

Sangiovese 
Wed 14th Feb 2024
16:20, Fontwell Park

Sangiovese showed improved form to win nicely at Southwell last month. The way he was finishing off that race suggests this little extra distance will probably play into his hands.

Call Off The Dogs 
Wed 14th Feb 2024
15:50, Fontwell Park

It's almost two years since we last saw Call Off The Dogs. That was a winning run and he seemed to be on the upgrade, but it would be an excellent achievement if he could win this first time back.

Walk In The Wild 
Wed 14th Feb 2024
15:50, Fontwell Park

Walk In The Wild probably has the best chance of our trio. On a good run last season, since his return, two 4th places in three runs weren't eye-opening, but he's had a wind-op since and that might push him on.

Flamelco 
Wed 14th Feb 2024
15:50, Fontwell Park

Flamelco is one of three for us in this trappy 0-105 chase. A fall and a pulled-up sit either side of his decent 3rd at Lingfield. Potential, but not consistent as yet.

Ballycorr 
Wed 14th Feb 2024
15:30, Hereford

Ballycorr was in the best form of his career in 2022, winning once over fences.  He had a wind-op after a busy season but disappointed after and it remains to be seen how ready he will be for this comeback.

Torneo    WINNER! winner
Wed 14th Feb 2024
15:20, Fontwell Park

Torneo was a useful performer on the flat in France, earning a rating equating to 84. He was 2nd on hurdling debut, then a good 3rd in a decent race at Kempton over Christmas. He bolted up in a weak race at Wetherby and starts handicapping off a very workable mark. With his huge weight for age allowance, he has a lot in his favour.

He's A Latchico 
Wed 14th Feb 2024
15:20, Fontwell Park

Despite the narrow gap between his hurdles and flat marks, recent evidence suggests the handicapper has got matters in hand. Second the last twice, he's been raised  4lb for his latest effort, but we're confident he can give this field plenty to think about.

Tara Iti 
Tue 13th Feb 2024
16:40, Lingfield

Tara Iti is finally down below his latest winning mark of last summer. We're taking off 10lb for our young claimer who has had just a handful of rides. Two non-runners here so he should get in the frame.

Casa Loupi 
Tue 13th Feb 2024
16:10, Lingfield

Casa Loupi last showed any form over jumps almost three years ago and is living on his more recent 3rd over 2m on the flat at Nottingham last spring. Chasing looks like a nice option and if he takes to it first time, he could handle this sort of opposition.

Movethechains 
Tue 13th Feb 2024
15:00, Lingfield

Movethechains romped back to form on his favourite track last month, adding a first win over 3m5f to his course four-timer over 3m here two years ago. We're staying with the longer trip, albeit with a rather tough 9lb rise, but we hope we have the winning formula with him once more.

Yellow Star    WINNER! winner
Tue 13th Feb 2024
14:25, Lingfield

Yellow Star ran a very promising 3rd to the highly-regarded Paul Nicholls/Sir Alex Ferguson et al Kalif Du Berlais at Kempton as an 80/1 shot. That was his hurdles and stable debut. This company should be more to his liking. Each-way chance.

Master Chartwell 
Tue 13th Feb 2024
14:25, Lingfield

We run two in this and both on their 2nd jumps run having started out on the flat. Master Chartwell is rated a few pounds lower, but his first hurdles run was something of an impossible task, lining up alongside our smart dual-purpose horse Junkanoo. He should have benefited from that run.

Shady Daisy 
Tue 13th Feb 2024
13:55, Lingfield

Shady Daisy is a half-sister to bumper/hurdle winner Fontsanta and Dusky Days, who won a bumper for us on racecourse debut. Third on her racecourse debut at Newbury when unlucky in running, she then ducked out the wrong side of a marker at Stratford when still in contention. She was injured on her final bumper start just over a year ago but ran well on her hurdles debut after the lay-off until tiring late on. If she can cope with the softer ground, she could run into a place.

Confederation 
Mon 12th Feb 2024
20:30, Wolverhampton

Confederation ran well when 2nd in a decent race at Lingfield yesterday under an amateur. He seemed okay this morning when we trotted him up and is in great form. Rhys resumes on him and he has to have a chance of going one better tonight.

Kotmask    WINNER! winner
Mon 12th Feb 2024
15:45, Plumpton

Kotmask has been pretty consistent since going over fences and seems to be on the upgrade judged by the style of his latest win at Sandown. Raised 7lb for that, he meets other in-form opponents in a small field, but we're very hopeful he can maintain the progress.,

Milldam    WINNER! winner
Mon 12th Feb 2024
15:30, Catterick

Milldam disappointed on his seasonal reappearance last autumn but appreciated dropping back to 2m on a deep surface at Ffos Las in December and won quite impressively. He didn't appear to get home over 2m3.5f at Wetherby so he's back to 2m again here. This is a qualifier for the series and in a competitive race, he should go close.

Inigo 
Mon 12th Feb 2024
15:15, Plumpton

Inigo won a short-distance (1m4f) bumper on his only start in France but as yet hasn't shown much aptitude for hurdling. Looking for a run closer to the principals than he has managed so far.

Aviles 
Mon 12th Feb 2024
14:45, Plumpton

We were hoping Aviles would end his sequence of five 2nd places in a row at Fontwell two months ago, He was odds-on to do so - and pulled up! Back from a break, with only three opponents, and back in trip, this could be the day!

Confederation 
Sun 11th Feb 2024
13:27, Lingfield

You know my opinion of amateur Fletcher Yarham - I think he's the best in the business despite getting few opportunities. He's in here against some of the acknowledged top flat-race amateurs but can claim 3lb. We'll need it as Confederation, who has plenty of ability isn't too keen to show it, although he was 2nd here a week ago. Fingers crossed he wants it today.

Twirler    WINNER! winner
Sat 10th Feb 2024
17:45, Newcastle

Twirler ran a cracker last time out, just failing to get up against a couple of nice types. She has run very well at Newcastle in the past and seems in great order at home. The draw could have been kinder but it shouldn't be an issue in this field.

Spirit D'Aunou 
Sat 10th Feb 2024
15:15, Newbury

Spirit D'Aunou came through the juvenile NH programme last season and it certainly instilled a winning attitude. He has improved greatly this season and in one of our favourite races, can give a good account after his easy win last time at Sandown - despite the 10lb rise.

Yorksea 
Sat 10th Feb 2024
15:15, Newbury

Yorksea has the talent for races of this nature - he was 4th in it a year ago - but in two appearances this season he has refused to race. I'm sure if he did condescend to start, he would be right there at the finish, off his mark.

Editeur Du Gite 
Sat 10th Feb 2024
14:40, Newbury

Non-runner

Ballybay 
Sat 10th Feb 2024
12:55, Newbury

Ballybay is ex-Willie Mullins and started favourite for a 23-runner bumper at the Punchestown Festival last April. His 7th wasn't as expected and he was beaten a long way in his debut for us over hurdles at Sandown. He will probably do better here.

Clipsham Gold 
Fri 9th Feb 2024
19:45, Chelmsford

Clipsham Gold is standing up to her racing well but remains difficult to win with. Last time at Kempton she looked sure to win after taking up the running over 1m3f at Kempton, then emptying. Back to a mile but in a small field, she maybe has her best chance of winning for us, when hopefully, first-time cheek-pieces could help.

Notre Dame    WINNER! winner
Fri 9th Feb 2024
19:15, Chelmsford

Notre Dame has been improving for racing and also since stepping up to 7f. We have been waiting for this particular race and grade. She is working well so we hope this gives her the right chance to lose her maiden tag.

Floating Voter 
Fri 9th Feb 2024
19:15, Chelmsford

Floating Voter won at Wolverhampton last month but then disappointed at Southwell. That was his third quick run in a row, but today I'm changing the headgear as he wouldn't have blown out a candle after last week's race. He's a bit of a thinker, but if in the mood, he should get in the money.

Lunar Rocks 
Fri 9th Feb 2024
17:45, Chelmsford

Lunar Rocks eventually ran better last time, taking a long time for the penny to drop and then staying on well. She's of limited ability and quirky but if the blinkers work again, she should go very close.

Alibaba 
Fri 9th Feb 2024
17:15, Chelmsford

Alibaba hasn't shown much form since his return from injury but he is now into a grade where he is far superior if he regains his true level of form. He is probably better on the turf but with Ross on board and with a first-time hood, he should be thereabouts.

Stormingin    WINNER! winner
Fri 9th Feb 2024
17:15, Chelmsford

Stormingin is a sprightly veteran whose job nowadays is to give experience to young riders in the yard. Ella has had one ride so far so will learn plenty from her mount who knows his way around here and has won twice including at this trip over the past year.

Iconic Muddle 
Fri 9th Feb 2024
15:40, Kempton Park

Iconic Muddle is an 11yo but he showed no sign of diminished ability on his return to action last month after a break. He was 2nd in heavy ground at Wincanton and now gets 17lb plus Caoilin's 3lb allowance from Black Gerry. Decent chance.

Black Gerry 
Fri 9th Feb 2024
15:40, Kempton Park

Two in this and a wide gap in the weights. Black Gerry carries 12st2lb. He hasn't quite got back to last season's form and weight-carrying won't be easy today. Looking for an improvement on what we've seen so far.

Kitesurfer 
Fri 9th Feb 2024
15:10, Kempton Park

A winning juvenile in France, the beautifully-bred Kitesurfer joined us from now retired Harry Whittington last summer He works well and schools great but disappointed us on stable debut so we stepped him up in trip adding a tongue-tie and he ran a better race. After disappointing again last time, we've given him a wind-op and he has first-time cheek-pieces on today, so hoping for better!

Midnight Centurion 
Fri 9th Feb 2024
14:40, Kempton Park

Non-runner

Heaven Smart    WINNER! winner
Fri 9th Feb 2024
14:40, Kempton Park

Four non-runners put a different slant on this handicap chase. Heaven Smart was a beaten favourite and slightly disappointing last time, but has heavy ground form. First-time blinkers can help get him over the line in front.

Parikarma 
Fri 9th Feb 2024
13:40, Kempton Park

Parikarma has been ridden recently by our 10lb claiming rider Rob and they clicked together last time in a claiming hurdle at Leicester. Up in class here but with her mark unchanged, she can be a threat as he takes off 10lb still against other conditionals. Hopeful.

Arctician    WINNER! winner
Thu 8th Feb 2024
16:10, Lingfield

Arctician is having a good winter and deserves to get his head in front any time soon. His return to a mile is no disadvantage and he is well drawn here. Should be thereabouts if all goes well for him.

Generous Day 
Thu 8th Feb 2024
14:15, Huntingdon

Generous Day ran easily the better of two races in the autumn over this course. He seemed not to enjoy the heavy ground at Southwell last time but now back on better ground after his break and from a nicely lower mark, he could well be dangerous.

Hilltop 
Thu 8th Feb 2024
13:50, Lingfield

Hilltop is a home-bred filly by New Bay. She will learn from her debut. The sharp track should suit her.

Rabinal    WINNER! winner
Thu 8th Feb 2024
13:15, Lingfield

Rabinal has run creditably enough since arriving in the UK and the return to 7f might help. He is sure to win any minute now and has an obvious chance if things fall right for him.

Phone Home 
Wed 7th Feb 2024
16:50, Ludlow

Phone Home did well last season, placed in two introductory NH novice hurdles, and improved on that first time after a summer break when 2nd at Huntingdon. She was too free next time, but in a first-time tongue-tie at Catterick, stepped forward with another 2nd place. This mares' maiden isn't the strongest and if she can relax over the longer trip, she ought to collect her first win.

Abingworth 
Wed 7th Feb 2024
15:50, Ludlow

Abingworth is shaping up as becoming a better chaser than hurdler. He gained his first win over fences last time at Taunton, for which he has been raised 7lb. Hopefully, he can overcome that in what is a very trappy handicap chase.

Schematic 
Wed 7th Feb 2024
14:20, Ludlow

Schematic was in training last season but was too big and backward to run. A lovely type, he's a future chaser so needs all the time and patience we can give him. He showed more second time out when 4th at Taunton. While a reproduction of that would earn a place, any improvement on it would give him a chance to get his head in front.

Reach For The Moon 
Wed 7th Feb 2024
14:10, Sedgefield

The high-class, 105-rated Reach For The Moon was 2nd in the Hampton Court Stakes at Royal Ascot as a 3yo, but having lost his form last year, he has come to us for a career over hurdles. He jumps well and works exceptionally well. Provided he shows that on the track and handles softer ground he could develop into a high-class jumper. This doesn't look a strong race, so hopefully he can get his head in front today and build on that.

Royal Way    WINNER! winner
Wed 7th Feb 2024
13:50, Ludlow

Royal Way has improved from race to race over hurdles, getting his first win by a very wide margin on this course. He had shown decent form (winning over 1m5f in soft) from only three runs in France and will provide a big obstacle to the Nicholls horse.

Crimson Coronet    WINNER! winner
Tue 6th Feb 2024
19:00, Wolverhampton

Crimson Coronet has run two decent races in defeat so far, bumping into a smart individual last time out. A few of the fillies behind her that day reoppose but I would be hopeful we can beat them again. We just have to hope there isn't a superstar among the unraced fillies that could beat us.

Audacious Annie 
Tue 6th Feb 2024
16:05, Market Rasen

Audacious Annie is by Jack Hobbs out of a winning black-type mare who has produced four winners from five runners including our Cheltenham Festival winner You Wear It Well.  Impressive on racecourse debut at Wetherby on soft ground, I'm sure she will have improved for that effort and should run well in this Listed bumper. This looks like a decent renewal but we love her and hope she can follow in the footsteps of her sister.

Caher Roes Den 
Tue 6th Feb 2024
14:05, Market Rasen

Caher Roes Den faded quickly at Ayr and I struggled to find any reason for it. I think he's a good horse and has been in fine form at home, so he should run a good race.

Quercine 
Mon 5th Feb 2024
17:30, Southwell

Quercine ran a cracker last time out at Wolves, eventually beaten by a pretty decent horse. She seems to be improving with racing and another step forward would see her go very close today. The straight track shouldn't be a problem.

Reset Button 
Mon 5th Feb 2024
17:00, Southwell

Reset Button ran his best race for some time when 3rd at Chelmsford. The slightly shorter trip will be in his favour, Hopefully, Jack can time his finish to perfection.

Rothay Park 
Mon 5th Feb 2024
15:45, Lingfield

Rothay Park goes up in trip today having been given a more realistic mark by the handicapper. He ran his best race to date at this track.

Rey De La Batalla 
Mon 5th Feb 2024
15:45, Lingfield

Rey De La Batalla is an inconsistent maiden who has ability but is difficult to predict. He stays 7f and with a top rider booked he could go well at a big price if he can back up some of his earlier efforts. He had a wide passage last time, so the run can easily be ignored.

Ricardo Ofworthing 
Mon 5th Feb 2024
14:15, Lingfield

Ricardo Ofworthing has shown very little on all starts even though he goes well at home. Any limited ability demonstrated in public has been shown at this track and trip, so that is a small positive but he badly needs to get his confidence.

Confederation 
Sun 4th Feb 2024
16:17, Lingfield

Confederation has so much ability but he doesn't really want to show it. Last time here he was last, albeit not beaten far, in a similar six-horse field around here. He often carries his head high and is not one you could follow with any confidence.

Moliwood 
Sun 4th Feb 2024
13:32, Lingfield

Moliwood has come back after his year's absence with some good placed runs this winter. His 3rd last time when a 22/1 chance over 1m6f at Wolverhampton was an excellent effort and he looks poised to get back in the winner's circle here.

Tejesueno 
Sat 3rd Feb 2024
18:15, Kempton Park

The first sign of encouragement from Tejesueno was here on his last start over slightly shorter. He is likely to stay this far and could easily progress again in a similar event at a big price.

Time To Roll 
Sat 3rd Feb 2024
17:15, Kempton Park

Time To Roll is a gelded son of Time Test who has a nice draw in three on debut. The standard of the field is difficult to assess. No doubt, we will know more about that when they run! Hoping to see promise for the future.

Hul Ah Bah Loo 
Sat 3rd Feb 2024
16:45, Kempton Park

Hul Ah Bah Loo ran well here on his last start in a better race and should be thereabouts. Both wins so far were at Lingfield but there has been enough encouragement to see him cope with this track and he remains in great shape.

Roundabout Silver 
Sat 3rd Feb 2024
16:45, Kempton Park

Roundabout Silver joins Hul Ah Bah Loo in a dual challenge. He returns from a break and has done well over the winter. His winning form so far has been on turf but he has run creditably at Kempton and could go close if his fitness holds out. 

Dark Mystery 
Sat 3rd Feb 2024
16:30, Wolverhampton

Dark Mystery is probably not an all-weather horse but he seems in form and came out of his latest race at Lingfield in good order. I'm hoping he can prove us all wrong!

San Frandisco 
Sat 3rd Feb 2024
16:20, Sandown

San Frandisco has an outstanding jumping pedigree and quickly lived up to it with a blistering performance in a 4yo point-to-point at Monksgrange. The son of Jukebox Jury made a promising start for us when 2nd in a Chepstow bumper then duly romped home at Haydock. He seems to be improving, so while he gets a penalty for the Haydock success he should run another good race today.

Full Back 
Sat 3rd Feb 2024
15:45, Sandown

Non-runner

Java Point    WINNER! winner
Sat 3rd Feb 2024
15:45, Sandown

Java Point made a very promising start for the yard and the season when a good 4th at Newbury. He tired coming to the last that day but will be fitter here and off 2lb lower has to be in with a shout.

Hermino AA    WINNER! winner
Sat 3rd Feb 2024
15:10, Sandown

Hermino AA had a great novice season but has struggled this time around and after a better effort when 3rd at Cheltenham, was beaten a long way in the Lanzarote last month. May need a few pounds off his mark before getting back in full swing.

Le Patron 
Sat 3rd Feb 2024
14:35, Sandown

Le  Patron took a while to get into racing over here, but this season has brought a massive improvement and three runs over fences have yielded as many wins. Last time he won the 2m Henry VIII Novice Chase by  1.5 lengths from Colonel Harry and they meet again on the same terms. Both his earlier wins were at this longer trip, so we have to be optimistic.

Colonel Harry 
Sat 3rd Feb 2024
14:35, Sandown

Colonel Harry had a great novice hurdle season in 2022-23, winning twice and finishing placed in two Graded races including the Tolworth here. He jumps fences well and made a winning start at Chepstow, before running 2nd to Le Patron in the Grade 1 Henry VIII over two miles on this track. He followed that by winning the 2m4f Towton (Grade 2) at Wetherby. This is mighty competitive but there doesn't seem to be much between all of them and he shouldn't be far away.

Soldier Of Destiny 
Sat 3rd Feb 2024
13:32, Wetherby

Soldier Of Destiny did well early in his chasing career, winning two nice novice handicaps in the 2021-2 season. A fall at Wetherby last season when still in contention seemed to damage his confidence. Now, though, having given him a couple of runs over hurdles to restore it, and also a wind-op, he could be ready for a better performance back over fences.

Diplomatic Ash 
Sat 3rd Feb 2024
13:25, Sandown

Diplomatic Ash progressed nicely with each run in novices and now goes straight into a handicap on the back of a rallying 2nd over this trip at Plumpton. He meets much more experienced rivals, but can make a mark and hopefully, get in the money.

Peking Opera    WINNER! winner
Sat 3rd Feb 2024
12:50, Sandown

A Listed winner over 1m on 3yo debut for Aidan O'Brien and 3rd in a Group 3 on final start over 1m4f, Peking Opera was always going to be hard to buy, but he came with Ryan's recommendation - he was on him for his last run. Hopefully, he can go very close as not many juveniles start when their flat mark is anywhere near 105. Looking forward greatly to the run.

Pablo Del Pueblo 
Fri 2nd Feb 2024
16:20, Lingfield

Pablo Del Pueblo is a multiple winner here and he's shaping as if his turn is coming around again. Yet another wide draw is no help but a small enough field and no surprise to see him involved if he gets a smooth run round.

Asgard's Captain 
Fri 2nd Feb 2024
16:05, Newcastle

Asgard's Captain disappointed last time but Lingfield was no help to him as he's just a galloper. Newcastle will suit him much better and I think Fletcher who rides him is the best amateur in the country. If they go slow, he'll take up the running, but if it's a decent pace he can ride a race on him. Very hopeful.

Diger Daudaie 
Fri 2nd Feb 2024
15:25, Southwell

Diger Daudaie has been some way off the speed in his two runs this season, understandably perhaps after almost 1,000 days off the track. Rating dropping so could be getting closer as the fitness improves.

Easy Equation 
Fri 2nd Feb 2024
15:17, Lingfield

Easy Equation ran a cracker at Southwell before Christmas and this has been the plan for a while. He has excellent course form and my apprentice takes a handy 7lb off his back. He will be thereabouts.

Bradman 
Fri 2nd Feb 2024
14:47, Lingfield

Beadman dug deep to win well at Wolves on Monday and the form of that race has already been franked as the 2nd horse has come out again, finishing 2nd on Wednesday. Dropping back in trip is possibly not ideal but he travelled very well on Monday and I don't think it will be a problem. It's a trappy race but he goes there in great form.

Golden Maverick 
Fri 2nd Feb 2024
14:05, Catterick

Golden Maverick won five times on the flat for Ian Williams and we picked up the 83-rated 4yo at the HIT sales. He has taken really well to jumping and looks to have a bright future in this discipline. I think he will go very close on this debut.

Boys Of Wexford 
Fri 2nd Feb 2024
13:55, Southwell

Boys Of Wexford has run poorly so far this season, one remote 4th either side of two pulled-up runs. He needs to show more.

Muy Muy Guapo 
Fri 2nd Feb 2024
13:47, Lingfield

Muy Muy Guapo has been a frustrating maiden whose turf form reads better but has he run well enough off higher marks on all-weather surfaces. This is low grade and he should be able to make an impact if things go well for him and his stamina holds out over this distance.

Cervetto 
Thu 1st Feb 2024
18:00, Chelmsford

Cervetto should follow up last week's win. He has no penalty but in South Africa, we have a saying: "Small fields, big upsets", which I hope doesn't apply here. Despite his age - he's a 4yo and still a colt - he's immature, a big horse who could develop into a nice handicapper. Hopeful, as we were last time, I just don't want to end up with egg on my face.

Goose Man 
Thu 1st Feb 2024
16:15, Wincanton

The 11yo Goose Man is a versatile animal with six wins from 17 starts over distance from two miles to 3m2f, split between hurdles and chases. Off the track for 972 days having suffered two tendon injuries, it look a lot of work to get him back to the track. He won a poor race quite impressively on debut for us and then returning to fences at Newbury ran a good 4th. He looks tailor-made for a campaign in hunter chases and the aim is to win two thereby qualifying him for the Cheltenham and Aintree Foxhunters.

Regarde 
Thu 1st Feb 2024
15:00, Ffos Las

After winning an Irish point-to-point as a 5yo, Regarde was placed in two of his four novice hurdle starts last season. But we always thought this strapping individual was built for fences, so it was no surprise when he won well on his novice handicap chase debut. Up 6lb for that, he won well again, this time over an inadequate trip. I thought 12lb more for that was harsh yet he still ran a solid race when 3rd but lacked the gears to be involved. He looks the type to improve for softer ground and hopefully, he is strong enough now to handle that this season.

Spitfire Girl 
Thu 1st Feb 2024
14:00, Ffos Las

Spitfire Girl was placed 2nd in three bumpers and was then a winner over hurdles at Taunton. We sent her over fences and after passing the post in front on debut she lost it in the stewards' room. Unfortunately, she has lost her form since so now we're reverting to hurdles. Hopefully, she can show a bit more here.

Running The Game 
Wed 31st Jan 2024
19:30, Kempton Park

Running The Game showed a modicum of his French ability last time with a fluent win on this track. That was in a 4yo and up novice over 1m3f and his rating has not been adjusted. Given the manner of the win, we have to be hopeful that there may be more to come and the extra furlong should be a benefit too.

Andaleep 
Wed 31st Jan 2024
19:00, Kempton Park

Andaleep bids to follow up his win last week under a penalty He's done well backing up quickly in the past so fingers crossed he puts up another good run.

Star Of Sussex 
Wed 31st Jan 2024
17:00, Kempton Park

Star Of Sussex had a poor 2023, including running once over hurdles without making an impact. He started the New Year more auspiciously with a staying on 6th at Lingfield over 1m2f and just the normal continued improvement with an extra furlong on this track could bring him into the argument.

Roger Pol 
Wed 31st Jan 2024
14:55, Leicester

The winner of two bumpers last season, we knew Roger Pol jumped well and after a 2nd on hurdles debut, he improved to win at Fakenham. It was another step forward when he finished 2nd in a competitive handicap at Ascot's pre-Christmas meeting. Now back with novices, he looks the one to beat.

Patient Owner 
Wed 31st Jan 2024
14:25, Leicester

Patient Owner has pulled up the last twice. He had a wind-op after the latter of them and hopefully, can last out the race better with that to help him.

Passing Well 
Wed 31st Jan 2024
14:10, Exeter

Passing Well was always going to be a significant chaser and his opening 2nd at Ascot was improved upon by a win over 2m4f at Lingfield. He ran probably his best race of all when denied in a tight finish over 2m6f at Newbury. The form of all three races is working out exceptionally well. He shouldn't be too far away here, albeit in another highly-competitive affair.

Foveros 
Wed 31st Jan 2024
13:50, Leicester

Foveros ran slightly better 2nd time out for the stable but goes back into claiming company. The ratings are quite close and if the favourite runs below expectations he could be the one to benefit.

Elterwater 
Tue 30th Jan 2024
20:30, Southwell

Elterwater has been one we were looking forward to improving at three as she's a big, scopey mare who should improve with a trip. Unfortunately, an injury kept her out of action and she returns after a lengthy absence.  She'll come forward for this run but hopefully, has done enough work to be involved.

Floating Voter 
Tue 30th Jan 2024
19:00, Southwell

Floating Voter did well to win first time in a handicap at Wolverhampton. He's up 5lb for that but we think there might be a little more than that in the tank. Hopeful of the follow-up.

Smoky Mountain 
Tue 30th Jan 2024
18:30, Southwell

Smoky Mountain is very unlucky not to have won his last three and looks very much a horse on the up. We have felt for a while that a step up to a mile would suit and Southwell seems the ideal track to try it. In good form at home so very hopeful.

Janworth 
Tue 30th Jan 2024
15:55, Chepstow

The nicely-bred Janworth is a sister by Norse Dancer to our four-time winner Bucko's Boy. She was 3rd on bumper debut but has been out with an injury since. She has a future over hurdles but will improve mentally and physically from this debut.

Authorised Speed 
Tue 30th Jan 2024
15:20, Chepstow

Non-runner

Twenty Twenty 
Tue 30th Jan 2024
14:10, Chepstow

Non-runner

Alain 
Tue 30th Jan 2024
13:35, Chepstow

Alain was bought as a yearling in autumn 2021 and is the only newcomer in this five-runner line-up. The Jane Williams horse has shown good form to win a Class 2 race and the other trio all have been placed at least. Might be a tough learning curve.

Clipsham Gold 
Mon 29th Jan 2024
19:00, Wolverhampton

Clipsham Gold is always more likely to run into a place than win, but in fairness to her, the handicapper has got hold of her and she keeps running well enough for him not to drop her to a winning mark. I reckon she will be in the first four again and if she is, she'll have done well.

Bradman 
Mon 29th Jan 2024
18:30, Wolverhampton

Bradman won impressively last time out and this race looks very similar in depth. His price reflects that and it would be very disappointing if he gets beaten today.

Midnight Margarita 
Mon 29th Jan 2024
18:30, Wolverhampton

Midnight Margarita has been running nice races although wanting further. We think she is on the weak side so is probably due a break after today. Deserves a chance here stepped up in trip off a low mark.

Kotari 
Mon 29th Jan 2024
16:20, Plumpton

We've found three to run in this trappy finale and Kotari has been the early market mover on the basis of his flat form in France. He's shown the odd spark in his three hurdle races for us, but seems in better form than our other pair.

Tara Iti 
Mon 29th Jan 2024
16:20, Plumpton

Tara Iti won at Fontwell in the summer but has been badly out of form since. All three of ours have shown ability at times and frankly, I wouldn't be amazed whatever the outcome.

Privatory 
Mon 29th Jan 2024
16:20, Plumpton

Privatory contines his rapid slide down the ratings. There was some excuse last time as he was hampered at a crucial stage but it's hard to be optimistic.

Creamoverpeaches 
Mon 29th Jan 2024
16:00, Hereford

Creamoverpeaches is a six-year-old mare making her debut in this large field novices' hurdle. We'll be looking for signs of promise amid the almost guaranteed inexperience.

Junkanoo 
Mon 29th Jan 2024
14:50, Plumpton

Junkanoo ran miles above expectations on his hurdles debut at Ascot and almost got the job done next time at Kempton. This looks a gilt-edged opportunity.

Master Chartwell 
Mon 29th Jan 2024
14:50, Plumpton

I struggle to see where Master Chartwell did enough in three runs to earn a 67 rating for previous flat-race connections. He showed very little on jumps debut and can hardly be put in the same parish as Jukanoo on form.

Jupiter Du Gite 
Mon 29th Jan 2024
14:30, Hereford

Jupiter Du Gite was a runaway winner at 66/1 on stable debut at Newbury late in 2022 and has been paying for it ever since. This could be a good time, with his mark dropping quickly, to try him over fences. If he handles them, it could be a case of them not seeing where he went, as on debut.

Lumi Plugin 
Sun 28th Jan 2024
16:30, Fontwell Park

Lumi Plugin, whose older brother Jerrash runs in the previous race, makes his debut here. This looks on paper well up to standard for a Fontwell bumper and we'll be delighted if Lumi gets in the frame.

Jerrash 
Sun 28th Jan 2024
15:55, Fontwell Park

Jerrash won over the 3m1f at Plumpton last season but has been totally out of form since. He's another on whom we're trying first-time cheek-pieces and in his case, they could make an impact.

Jolyjump 
Sun 28th Jan 2024
15:25, Fontwell Park

Jolyjump was beaten a long way in both his starts late last year. He's likely to find this opposition too hot. One for handicaps in his right grade later on.

You Wear It Well 
Sun 28th Jan 2024
14:35, Doncaster

We couldn't have asked much more of You Wear It Well last season. After finishing 2nd in the highly-competitive Challow Hurdle at Newbury, she easily won the Grade 2 Jane Seymour at Sandown and then the Grade 2 mares novice at the Cheltenham Festival. Winner of a Listed race under her penalty at Wetherby last month, she was then 3rd in the Fighting Fifth at Sandown. With most of her potential races being called off recently we're having a crack at 3m. She's bred to stay and if she does, she'll have a decent chance.

Naturally High 
Sun 28th Jan 2024
14:20, Fontwell Park

Naturally High dead-heated over 2m3f here two runs back but although only raised 3lb, was comfortably beaten in 3rd at Huntingdon last time. An extra couple of furlongs and first-time cheek-pieces could supply the answer.

Johnny Jump Up    WINNER! winner
Sun 28th Jan 2024
13:12, Fontwell Park

Johnny Jump Up ran two moderate races in Irish points and his inexperience will be a factor. A son of Derby winner Workforce, we hope he can show promise.

Blue Hop 
Sun 28th Jan 2024
12:50, Doncaster

Blue Hop impressed in winning a novice hurdle at Ayr last February but struggled in two visits to Cheltenham, under a penalty in a hurdle in April and then when pulled up on chase debut there last month. This looks easier but he still has plenty to prove.

Havana Smoke 
Sat 27th Jan 2024
17:45, Newcastle

Havana Smoke has been unlucky the last twice and could have won both if thongs had gone his way. He's very well at home and I'll be disappointed if he doesn't win this time. It's unusual to say this, but Luke could do with a winner back here after his spell in Japan. Havana Smoke will get all his attention!

Suspicion 
Sat 27th Jan 2024
17:30, Kempton Park

Suspicion is quite a nice horse who would have been on the track much earlier but he had a setback and missed the summer. He'll probably be green and the outside draw is never ideal the first time, but I think he should have an each-way chance.

Mister Bo 
Sat 27th Jan 2024
15:43, Uttoxeter

Mister Bo joined from Henry De Bromhread in the autumn. He didn't get home in either of his starts for us, pulling up each time, and we'll be looking for him to last much longer now.

Botox Has 
Sat 27th Jan 2024
15:35, Cheltenham

Botox Has beat Drashel Dasher at Wetherby for a first Graded win in November, but was only 6th in the Long Walk at Ascot behind three of these, Paisley Park (2nd), Drashel Dasher (3rd) and Champ (4th). Those three have been around at this level for some time and our boy has just joined the club this season. Don't be shocked if he gets in amongst them this time.

Editeur Du Gite 
Sat 27th Jan 2024
14:25, Cheltenham

We were thrilled when Editeur Du Gite bounced back to his formidable self at Kempton over Christmas, completing the Desert Orchid Chase double. Last year he followed it by beating Edwardstone and Energumene in this race which as now has been passed on from Ascot to Cheltenham. Those two aren't here this time, instead it's Jonbon whose reputation we are aiming at. Marvellous if he does it; no problem if he's second - he owes us nothing!

Datsalrightgino 
Sat 27th Jan 2024
13:50, Cheltenham

Datsalrightgino had a good novice season's chasing and after a nice warm-up in the Old Roan at Aintree, he proved himself a proper staying chaser when winning the Coral Gold Cup at Newbury early last month. He's up 11lb for that and this Grade 2  level weights contest has been the target ever since. He's unexposed over this sort of trip and should run well but needs to show he is up to this calibre of race.

Ga Law 
Sat 27th Jan 2024
13:15, Cheltenham

Ga Law had a long time off the track after his excellent novice chase season but bounced back in great style last winter, winning the Paddy Power Gold Cup over this CD and then would probably have won the Skybet Chase at Doncaster bar falling at the final fence. He has struggled slightly since then but showed in the Coral Gold Cup at Newbury that the spark is still there. He finished 7th to stablemate Datsalrightgino but didn't quite stay. Back to 2m4f on a track he likes and on drying ground, he has to be a factor but it is seriously competitive.

 

 

 

 

The Big Bite 
Sat 27th Jan 2024
12:55, Doncaster

The Big Bite last ran over hurdles almost five years ago, but we're using this race as a confidence boost after pulling up the last twice over fences. His mark is high enough, but we'd just like to see him complete and come back safely.

Ragosina 
Sat 27th Jan 2024
12:20, Doncaster

On reflection. Ragosina wasn't right when we took her to Newbury. She's back in good form and stayed on well over 2m reverting to the AW at Wolverhampton earlier in the month. The ground should suit and she could well outrun her odds. She'll need to if she's going to collect some black type, which is today's main aim. 

Eloped    WINNER! winner
Fri 26th Jan 2024
20:15, Wolverhampton

I can't believe just how many of our horses run in the final race of the day. Eloped is probably nicely handicapped now. We have been learning about her since she came to the yard from the HIT sale. This trip looks ideal and she is in the correct grade. The favourite will be hard to beat but I think we have a good each-way chance.

Way To Dubai 
Fri 26th Jan 2024
18:15, Wolverhampton

Way To Dubai ran unexpectedly poorly at Newcastle but they absolutely crawled and turned it into a sprint. I think he hated every yard of it. He will be much better back on a turning track and there looks to be plenty of pace on, which should suit too. He can bounce back to form.

Atwixaday 
Fri 26th Jan 2024
16:20, Lingfield

Atwixaday was beaten less than three lengths back from a break at Chelmsford last time. That race was over slightly further than today's and he should go close if building on that latest performance.

Celtic Ned 
Fri 26th Jan 2024
16:10, Sandown

Celtic Ned has put in three solid runs since joining us last year. He was a beaten favourite at Lingfield last time. and we're stepping him up half a mile today. Could be dangerous in a wide-open contest.

Robin's Dream 
Fri 26th Jan 2024
15:35, Sandown

Since Robin's Dream won a maiden hurdle at Huntingdon just over two and a half years ago, he has only made it to the track once - when a well-beaten 3rd of 4 just over a year ago at Taunton. Likely to be better for the race.

Confederation 
Fri 26th Jan 2024
15:12, Lingfield

Confederation has all the ability but I think the handicapper got a hold of him early on, and he's lost his confidence. That's not to say he won't run well but he's more a place chance than a likely winner.

Farceur Du Large    WINNER! winner
Fri 26th Jan 2024
15:00, Sandown

Farceur Du Large won over hurdles but it was only when he was sent over fences that he really began to excel. He won a novice chase at Fairyhouse over 2m5f, then a competitive Class 2 handicap off a mark of 130 after which he was put up to 136. He has struggled since but has been highly tried, in the Irish Grand National, the Midlands Grand National and the Galway Plate. Now down to 130, he meets the criteria for the Grand Military Gold Cup. He makes his debut for us here in a race that I hold a great affection for from my riding days and hopefully, he can put up a bold show.

Gogo Yubari    WINNER! winner
Fri 26th Jan 2024
14:37, Lingfield

Gogo Yubai missed the break at Southwell yesterday and didn't do badly in the circumstances, finishing 3rd. He goes again today when a faster exit would be the key.

Kotmask 
Fri 26th Jan 2024
14:25, Sandown

Kotmask won at Plumpton in November under Jamie and didn't run too badly when a 16/1 chance and 4th at Kempton last time. At the bottom, of the weights, he has an each-way shout in a tricky handicap chase.

Ballybentragh 
Fri 26th Jan 2024
13:15, Sandown

It's great to have the enthusiastic David Maxwell as an owner/rider in the yard and he paid 100 grand for Ballybentragh at the May sale in Doncaster. Placed in four points, he will probably need further, but that pointing experience will be an asset in a race like this.

All Authorized 
Fri 26th Jan 2024
13:15, Sandown

Three runners in this and All Authorised, who won a Fontwell bumper last April, made a promising start to hurdling when 4th at Lingfield two months ago. He drops back to the minimum from half a mile further and that may suit.

Ballybay 
Fri 26th Jan 2024
13:15, Sandown

As they used to say in the betting shops in the old days, watch your bets. Apart from All Authorised we have both Ballybay and Ballybentragh. Ballybay started favourite and finished 7th of 23 in the always competitive Pro-Am race at the Punchestown Festival last April. He moved after that here from Willie Mullins. Interesting.

Cervetto 
Fri 26th Jan 2024
12:52, Lingfield

Cervetto is one of our nicer handicappers. We took him over from William Jarvis when he retired and we moved into his stables. Cervetto found 5f too short last time but I think he will have every chance today.

Jack Sprat 
Thu 25th Jan 2024
14:35, Huntingdon

Jack Sprat has been placed in bumpers and over hurdles, but he has been quite backward and we've given him plenty of time. Earlier this winter he won in the manner of a horse that had just begun his progressive journey. I think we can excuse his creditable 2nd in deep mud at Uttoxeter. He's been nudged up 2lb for that, but it may not stop his upward momentum.

Inigo 
Thu 25th Jan 2024
13:25, Huntingdon

Inigo easily won an AQPS bumper (1m4f) in France and was 3rd on UK and stable debut under his penalty at Market Rasen in May 2022. Coincidentally, like Aggagio, he has spent time at Goodwood, running in two novice races and finishing last in both. He's been off for more than 18 months so you could excuse him if he's ring-rusty.

Torneo    WINNER! winner
Thu 25th Jan 2024
13:15, Wetherby

Torneo was a useful performer on the flat in France, winning a maiden at Pau over 1m2f and then finishing 2nd in three consecutive races at 1m4f. He looks the type that could develop into a smart hurdler and ran well when 2nd on stable and hurdles debut. He followed that with a good 3rd in a classy juveniles race at Kempton over Christmas. This looks a much weaker race and he should have every chance of getting his head in front.

Aggagio    WINNER! winner
Thu 25th Jan 2024
12:50, Huntingdon

The fact that Aggagio could be so competitive in classy Goodwood handicaps off 85 in the autumn suggests his mark of 117 jumping hurdles is still very much within his range. He won a nice race at Haydock on his last hurdles run last spring. The mark should be fine too if he can handle jumping fences and obviously, he wouldn't be here today if we had any reservations, so hopeful first time.

Gogo Yubari 
Thu 25th Jan 2024
11:25, Southwell

This will be Gogo Yubari's 2nd run for us. She had been difficult coming out of the stalls, which wasn't much use for a 5f sprinter, but we seem to have sorted that out and she seems to have improved in general. If she gets away on terms she could go very close here although she is up against a couple of last-time winners.

Cosmic View 
Wed 24th Jan 2024
20:00, Kempton Park

We bought Cosmic View from the Crisford stable in the summer and we've kept him to hurdling since. He's a maiden under both codes, with a best flat run coming over 1m4f at Pontefract. He needs to find something to figure.

Cephalus 
Wed 24th Jan 2024
18:00, Kempton Park

Cephalus won nicely two runs back at Lingfield and then was worried out of it after a last-furlong battle at Southwell a fortnight later. He is up 4lb from that run and while he should still be a contender, it's hard to call him a good thing.

Hul Ah Bah Loo 
Wed 24th Jan 2024
18:00, Kempton Park

Hul Ah Bah Loo hasn't raced much here but has run well enough on occasion not to dismiss entirely. He is having a good winter and seems in good shape, so he could go well at a big price.

Lunar Rocks 
Wed 24th Jan 2024
17:30, Kempton Park

Lunar Rocks can be an awkward filly to deal with in the mornings and she hasn't condescended to show us what she is capable of in her three runs on the racecourse either. Her actual rating of 37 means she's 9lb wrong even in this low-grade handicap. Hoping the first-time blinkers encourage her to show something tonight.

Jack Sprat 
Wed 24th Jan 2024
16:20, Chepstow

Jack Sprat has been placed in bumpers and over hurdles, but he has been quite backward and we've given him plenty of time. Earlier this winter he won in the manner of a horse that had just begun his progressive journey. I think we can excuse his creditable 2nd in deep mud at Uttoxeter. He's been nudged up 2lb for that, but it may not stop his upward momentum today.


Wendigo    WINNER! winner
Wed 24th Jan 2024
16:10, Catterick

Wendigo is from a four-time winning mare and is half-brother to talented black-type performer Sideralis. He won his Irish point at the 3rd attempt for Colin Bowe, a performance that earned a high rating. Joining us, he was a promising 3rd on debut before stepping up to win at Hexham. Catterick is a very different track to Hexham but he goes well at home and shouldn't be far away.

Skinflint 
Wed 24th Jan 2024
15:45, Chepstow

Skinflint won twice over the course last year, at this trip in February and half a mile further in March. The snag is a higher mark and as a 12-year-old now, it's not easy. Tries and jumps well so he always goes there with a chance.

Twirler    WINNER! winner
Wed 24th Jan 2024
15:25, Lingfield

Twirler was very disappointing at Chelmsford on her 2nd start but I think in retrospect that might have come a touch too soon and that track doesn't suit every horse. The step up to 7f should be fine and I think she will like Lingfield. Good chance.

Kumari Star 
Wed 24th Jan 2024
14:50, Lingfield

Kumari Star was totally unfancied on all three starts from the George Baker stable. He starts handicapping and for us from a low mark and the question will be whether he will have the experience to make the most of it.

Nedzor 
Wed 24th Jan 2024
14:35, Chepstow

Nedzor made a promising start for the stable in November when 3rd here, but he didn't progress as expected last time at Exeter on New Year's Day. He needs to show his first-time side and improve on that to figure here.

Rabinal 
Wed 24th Jan 2024
13:45, Lingfield

There was much more encouragement with different tactics last time though Rabinal was too keen early on. Similar conditions today and he has an obvious chance of being involved if things go smoothly for him.

Fitz Perfectly 
Wed 24th Jan 2024
13:45, Lingfield

Fitz Perfectly is the bane of my life as I can't quite believe that she hasn't managed to win a race yet. It was trainer error last time where a drop in trip and a straight track didn't suit her at all. She is back to what she likes best, a sharp mile around the bend. After this, she'll be bang out of excuses.

Doc McCoy 
Wed 24th Jan 2024
13:20, Catterick

Doc McCoy won a maiden UK point-to-point on his sole run by a wide margin, then arriving with us, was placed in all three bumpers last season. A fluent jumper, he won impressively on hurdling debut then was 4th under his penalty back at Catterick last time. That race is working out well and sooner or later he should defy the penalty, hopefully today.

Pablo Del Pueblo    WINNER! winner
Wed 24th Jan 2024
13:10, Lingfield

This is the track and trip for Pablo Del Pueblo and his rider knows him well. He remains slightly unpredictable but if he gets away and things go well for him he can be hard to peg back. He seems in good shape still.

Asgard's Captain 
Wed 24th Jan 2024
12:40, Lingfield

I hope Asgard's Captain gets there okay. He's been stuck for an hour (8.15) at the Dartford Bridge and we're hoping it can reopen soon. That said, he's a tough sort and did well to win first time out for us up 14lb on his previous rating. The race has worked out very well with the 2nd and 3rd both winning since. Just hope he gets there as if he does I'm confident he'll win. 

Smokey Malone 
Tue 23rd Jan 2024
20:30, Southwell

We thought Smokey Malone would be better for the run when he returned after a break over this CD 12 days ago but he won nicely. Now up 2lb, he has to run in a higher grade but he has come out of his race fit and well and looks to have a solid ew chance.

Rusheen Boy 
Tue 23rd Jan 2024
19:30, Southwell

Rusheen Boy won well on handicap debut and followed up under a penalty in a Classified stakes. He's now 11lb higher than for the first win so will need to step up in this higher grade, but he seems very well so hopefully, he will be worth each-way support.

Mariamne 
Tue 23rd Jan 2024
19:30, Southwell

Mariamne didn't get the rub of the green with a difficult trip round against older horses from her bad draw last time. Now against her own age group with cheek-pieces back on, we hopefully, should see a better performance from her.

Thelastwinterarrow 
Tue 23rd Jan 2024
17:30, Southwell

We were videoing one of our three-year-old fillies last March for her owners as the snow swirled around and I said, "It's the last arrow of winter". One of them suggested it would be a nice name, so the now 4yo Thelastwinterarrow was named. She is a nice filly but will need 1m4f or even 2m in time, so don't expect much today. When she's handicapped and running at her right trip, that will be a different matter.

Sarsons Risk 
Tue 23rd Jan 2024
16:30, Southwell

Sarsons Risk steps back in trip but that shouldn't be a problem as he does have speed. A more fair race will suit him and he has been in great form at home. He should be bang there all the way and has excellent chances of finishing in the money.

Andaleep    WINNER! winner
Tue 23rd Jan 2024
16:30, Southwell

Andaleep was a touch disappointing last time out for no obvious reason. He has trained nicely since so perhaps it was just an off day. We are hopeful of a better effort in this competitive amateurs' race and in Simon Walker, he will have every assistance in the saddle.

Lightning Maqueen 
Tue 23rd Jan 2024
16:20, Newbury

Lightning Maqueen is a homebred gelding by Jack Hobbs. He will learn plenty from this debut at Newbury, an ideal track to introduce a newcomer.

Double Click 
Tue 23rd Jan 2024
15:55, Leicester

Double Click had three moderate runs in Irish point-to-points but is progressing nicely under Rules. Third on stable debut, he won a maiden at Wincanton and followed up on his handicap debut at Ffos Las. Disappointing twice so far this winter, he has now come down to a winnable mark, and 2m on this deep ground should suit him well. Chance.

Issar d'Airy    WINNER! winner
Tue 23rd Jan 2024
15:45, Newbury

Issar d'Airy returned from an eight-month break with an emphatic success over this CD late last year. It was his first attempt at fences and even under an 8lb rise, he should take all the beating. A horse with a future, we hope.

Super Survivor 
Tue 23rd Jan 2024
15:20, Leicester

Related to triple Gold Cup hero Best Mate, Super Survivor had a great novice hurdle season, winning twice and 2nd on his only other start. We expected him to improve for a fence and he duly won well when stepped up to 3m at Chepstow. As a horse that loves heavy ground he was limited to only three runs last season, but made a good start when 2nd on this season's comeback. We then aimed him at the Welsh Grand National, but that race came too soon in his career and now, back in calmer waters, he should find this more comfortable, albeit it's very competitive.

Invincible Nao 
Tue 23rd Jan 2024
14:35, Newbury

Invincible Nao improved greatly on his chase debut when a close 3rd at Lingfield last time. He's been denied a run or two because of abandonments since then, but from his place towards the foot of this handicap, he could be dangerous.

Ballydesmond 
Tue 23rd Jan 2024
14:35, Newbury

Ballydesmond put in a good display to win a hunter chase at Down Royal on May 1, enabling him to remain a novice over fences for the entire season. He found carrying a penalty against some top novices beyond him at Wetherby last time but he made a noise that day so we've dealt with his wind since then. Now in handicap company, he should have a better chance, but should improve from what he dos today.

Kalif D'Airy 
Tue 23rd Jan 2024
14:00, Newbury

Kalif D'Airy started off in a Listed bumper at Cheltenham and coming down the hill, he looked likely to be concerned in the finish. He faded from then on though, but showed enough to suggest he could challenge for a place in this Junior NH Hurdle. Hopeful.

Kadiwo 
Tue 23rd Jan 2024
14:00, Newbury

We run two here and Kadiwo is sure to be the outsider of the pair. His sole start under any Rules was when a remote 6th of seven at Ludlow and he needs to find plenty more to figure in this.

Officer Of State 
Tue 23rd Jan 2024
13:25, Newbury

Officer Of State was picked up at the HIT sales from Andre Fabre/Godolphin. He was consistent in a few runs in France, finishing off with a win over 1m7f at Fontainebleau and a rating equivalent to 90. He looked novicey in a small field here on hurdles debut but I think we can expect a big improvement in this sizeable novice race today.

Aworkingman 
Tue 23rd Jan 2024
13:25, Newbury

Aworkingman found it tough going first time out at Ffos Las recently. This looks equally demanding and we can only hope that he learnt something from the initial sight of a racecourse.

Dandy Sands 
Mon 22nd Jan 2024
15:35, Kempton Park

Dandy Sands looked the likely winner coming to the final furlong on his stable debut over a mile at Kempton last time but just tired in the final 100 yards. If was a run full of promise and we're hopeful he can get the job done over a furlong shorter today.

Rey De La Batalla 
Mon 22nd Jan 2024
15:35, Kempton Park

There have been mixed fortunes so far for Rey De La Batalla but he obviously has ability. The wide draw today is no help but he ran well here on penultimate start and it would be no surprise to see a more promising performance now handicapping. He seems in good shape.

Oscarsman 
Mon 22nd Jan 2024
15:20, Plumpton

Oscarsman only ever goes well at Plumpton and Fontwell, probably as his wind catches him out on more galloping tracks, as it did at Taunion last time. He's in good heart at home but there's a slight concern about the going today after all that rain. We wouldn't want it too deep but good to soft is fine. Hopefully, it might dry back a bit with the strong winds.l

Larry 
Mon 22nd Jan 2024
14:45, Plumpton

Larry has been a regular at the big jumoing tracks, this being his first run at a minor course since he was messed about and hampered causing Jamie to be unseated at Fakenham more than two years ago. On his day he would outclass these despite the big weight and two lesser runs so far this season.

Park This One 
Mon 22nd Jan 2024
14:35, Warwick

Park This One arrived with us after winning an English point-to-point. He won a bumper impressively at Exeter and developed into a smart novice hurdler last season. He won twice and was fourth in his other two starts, both in Grade 2 races. He picked up a small injury then, so is making his seasonal debut after a year off, but he seems to have retained all his ability and jumps super, so we're looking forward to his chasing debut today. He will obviously improve both physically and mentally for the run, but he is an exciting horse.

Idy Wood 
Mon 22nd Jan 2024
14:15, Plumpton

Idy Wood won his bumper on debut at Newbury and having shown us he jumps well, confirmed it when winning on hurdles debut at Fontwell before running a blinder when 3rd in a Grade 2 at Cheltenham. He then just failed to defy the penalty last time. He sustained a foot injury that day, although in fairness the winner has gone on since then. We're upping him in trip today and think he should take all the beating.

Diplomatic Ash 
Mon 22nd Jan 2024
14:15, Plumpton

Diplomatic Ash, a son of Doyen, went straight into hurdling at Newbury, starting off in a big field and showing some promise. He stepped up a good deal on that despite going off at 22/1 when 3rd at Plumpton last time. Similar progress from race two to three could propel him right into the action at the business end. Hopeful.

Ricardo Ofworthing 
Mon 22nd Jan 2024
14:00, Kempton Park

It was a better effort last time here over slightly further from Ricardo Ofworthing and he may yet be able to build on that. He needs to get his confidence but trains well and the extra furlong looks as if that will help him too. Could go well at a big price with a smooth run around.

Tejesueno 
Mon 22nd Jan 2024
13:00, Kempton Park

Tejesuenom hasn't shown much at the track yet but she's an immature filly who was a late first foal so she might yet come good. She trains well and ran here recently shaping as if a return to 6f may help. Needs to show she can hold it together in public, but has ability.

Appellant 
Sun 21st Jan 2024
19:45, Chelmsford

Appellant has raced over six furlongs all his career to date but the last couple of times he seems to have shown more speed and looks capable of dropping back to five. Chelmsford should suit him and he has taken his latest race well. He will be thereabouts again.

He's A Latchico    WINNER! winner
Sun 21st Jan 2024
16:10, Lingfield

He's A Latchico is rated 84 on the flat and despite a couple of victories over jumps last summer, is remarkably well handicapped in comparison over hurdles. It looked as though he was going to take advantage at Sandown last month, but in the testing ground was easily caught by Classic Anthem. Value each-way here.

Animal    WINNER! winner
Sun 21st Jan 2024
15:35, Lingfield

Animal has been running well this season and should have no problem with the trip. I have a slight concern about how the ground might ride after all the frosts. We wouldn't want it to be too holding. On the plus side, Gavin can ride as Fakenham is off.

Movethechains    WINNER! winner
Sun 21st Jan 2024
15:35, Lingfield

Those four wins in a row from Movethechains all over 3m here seem like an age away but it was only around the turn of the year 2022. His form since can be fairly described as abysmal, but if he is to start a revival, this surely is the most likely place it can happen.

Full Back 
Sun 21st Jan 2024
15:00, Lingfield

It's 14 months since Full Back saw a racecourse and he was pulled up when favourite for the Southern National over 6f further at Fontwell. He has a massive amount to find with the principals here and we would be thrilled if he could beat one or two to pinch some of the lavish money on offer in this.

Floating Voter    WINNER! winner
Sat 20th Jan 2024
17:00, Wolverhampton

Floating Voter ran easily his best race last time out around Kempton, up with the pace for a long way before tiring in the last furlong. He starts handicapping on a fair mark and with another furlong to travel and first-time blinkers he could go very close.

Clearpoint    WINNER! winner
Sat 20th Jan 2024
14:35, Lingfield

Clearpoint has done very well since joining the yard. He paid the price last time for chasing a highly impressive winner in a race where he probably should have finished 2nd. I think he'll be better for going around a bend and he seems in good order at home.

Al Rufaa 
Sat 20th Jan 2024
14:00, Lingfield

Al Rufaa needs a good pace to aim at and hopefully, he gets it here. Otherwise, the wide draw makes it tough.

Arctician    WINNER! winner
Sat 20th Jan 2024
12:15, Lingfield

Arctician has been reasonably consistent this winter and is still well handicapped. This is competitive and open, but he is drawn well and remains in great shape. He could easily be involved if things go smoothly for him.

Crimson Coronet 
Fri 19th Jan 2024
17:15, Newcastle

Crimson Coronet made a lovely debut at Kempton before Christmas and having seen the declarations I genuinely thought she would come into this race as favourite. However, the market seems to think the George Boughey/Shadwell filly is past the post. On breeding, she could be anything but my filly is in good order and should have come on for that debut. A mile at Newcastle should suit her.

Poppaea 
Fri 19th Jan 2024
16:25, Wolverhampton

Poppaea is a 4yo filly making her first start for the yard and we are still getting to know her. We've put a tongue-tie on her today. She looked inconsistent for her previous trainer, but a repeat of her best run when 3rd at Lingfield in June would give her a chance here.

Moliwood    WINNER! winner
Fri 19th Jan 2024
13:40, Wolverhampton

Moliwood is a talented stayer who was off for more than a year before finishing an excellent 2nd at Chelmsford. He didn't follow it up at Kempton last time but 1m6f around here should be ideal and David Probert is flying at the top of the AW jockey standings. Each-way chances.

Siempre Arturo 
Thu 18th Jan 2024
17:30, Southwell

Siempre Arturo won nicely on only his second career start. He looks to have one to beat in this small field. Hopeful.

Reset Button    WINNER! winner
Thu 18th Jan 2024
13:20, Chelmsford

Reset Button appeared back to his old self at Southwell. He travelled like the winner for much of the race, if not really putting it all in at the finish. We're hoping that stepping him back in trip will suit and so we try again.

Clipsham Gold 
Wed 17th Jan 2024
20:00, Kempton Park

Clipsham Gold, like Confederation, has me tearing my hair out. She has had plenty of chances but just doesn't seem to want to win. She's working well at home - all three of them are - and is probably in line for another place.

Recuerdame 
Wed 17th Jan 2024
19:30, Kempton Park

Recuerdame is a multiple winner who is having another good winter and this track often plays to his strengths. He needs a good gallop to aim at but can never be left out of calculations. A small field is another advantage that also negates the wide draw and he seems in great shape.

Havana Smoke 
Wed 17th Jan 2024
19:00, Kempton Park

Havana Smoke is my pick of our three runners. He ran easily his best race when caught late over this trip at Newcastle. This time, going around a bend, he should get home okay. Big chance.

Confederation    WINNER! winner
Wed 17th Jan 2024
18:00, Kempton Park

Confederation is very hard to win with but he likes Kempton - he's run well there off much higher marks than tonight's 58. He needs bullying to show his best and has a strong capable amateur on board. Each-way chances.

Head Over Hinds 
Wed 17th Jan 2024
15:20, Southwell

Head Over Hinds hasn't shown much talent in bumpers. We're taking the opportunity to start him in a selling novice race first time over hurdles and how he performs should guide us to where to go with him from now on.

Bridge    WINNER! winner
Wed 17th Jan 2024
14:45, Southwell

Bridge made a big forward step last time easily winning a maiden hurdle at Fontwell. He runs in a jumps handicap for the first time, his 103 mark helped by the 13lb wfa advantage he has against older rivals. Going the right way and could be very competitive.

Stintino Sunset 
Wed 17th Jan 2024
13:45, Newcastle

Stintino Sunset is making the long trip to Newcastle because it does looks a weak race. She has been very consistent and ran well over 1m3f last time. The drop back to 1m2f on a stiff track should suit so hopefully, she will be thereabouts again.

Sangiovese    WINNER! winner
Wed 17th Jan 2024
13:35, Southwell

Home-bred Sangiovese did okay in his one bumper, staying on for 2nd in a four-horse race. He has shown only modest form in three qualifying runs over hurdles but is handicapped accordingly and going up in trip should be beneficial. Hopeful.

Star Of Sussex 
Mon 15th Jan 2024
15:50, Lingfield

Star Of Sussex has struggled in most of his races, including the last twice tried over hurdles. The one bright spot on an otherwise disappointing time so far was a CD 3rd here just over a year ago. We hope coming back to Lingfield will bring some improvement.

Hul Ah Bah Loo 
Mon 15th Jan 2024
13:20, Lingfield

Hul Ah Bah Loo is a regular around here and has been having a good winter so far. He is a course and distance winner, but this is a tough contest although the small field will suit his run style. He seems as good as ever and there may even be more to come.

Rabinal    WINNER! winner
Sun 14th Jan 2024
15:30, Lingfield

Rabinal has been taking a bit of time to acclimatise having done most of his racing in Germany and went off too hard last start. We will be more patient with him today and he should finish better. He has ability and is sure to find his races, and not without a chance here if things go more smoothly.

Hurricane Kiko 
Sat 13th Jan 2024
18:45, Chelmsford

Hurricane Kiko has struggled since winning as a 2yo after which he was probably rated too highly.  We are yet to find the key with him, having tried different trips. We hope now that Josie Gordon and her feminine touch might provide the answer.

Grand Duchess Olga 
Sat 13th Jan 2024
18:15, Chelmsford

Grand Duchess Olga has been consistent since we stepped her up in trip and concentrated on running her at Chelmsford. The 2m here suits her best and she has been in good form at home. This looks a weak race so hopefully, she can get back to winning ways.

Wild Saffron    WINNER! winner
Sat 13th Jan 2024
16:45, Chelmsford

Wild Saffron missed the break badly on debut so didn't gain much from that start, but did better after getting away on terms last time. She was much more involved in the finish in 3rd then and should take another step mentally here.

Milldam 
Sat 13th Jan 2024
14:50, Wetherby

It took a while for Milldam to get his head in front after multiple career places but he finally managed it at Huntingdon late last season. We were hopeful he would go on from there and although he disappointed on his seasonal return, he clearly appreciated dropping back to 2m on a deep surface last time and won nicely. He's up 7lb for that but we think he can manage it and also a slight increase back up in trip too.

Up For Parol 
Sat 13th Jan 2024
14:42, Kempton Park

Up For Parol has become a Lanzarote Hurdle regular. Two years ago he was a respectable 6th in this 100k race off 133; last year he was 3rd off 129 and now can run off 126. He had a nice blowout for today when runner-up after making the running in a three-horse affair at Fontwell. This is much more his scene and has been the plan for some time.

Hermino AA 
Sat 13th Jan 2024
14:42, Kempton Park

Three line up for us in this valuable handicap hurdle. Hermino AA had a very good novice season and showed he was approaching peak form when 3rd at Cheltenham last time. That race was over three miles but the Lanzarote is always run at a fast pace and the 2m5f will take plenty of getting. Place chances.

Mark of Gold 
Sat 13th Jan 2024
14:42, Kempton Park

The market seems to think Mark Of Gold is the most likely of our contingent and he certainly has a fantastic win record. Since he landed the odds in a flat race at Goodwood in early May, he hasn't quite hit the heights in two hurdle runs after the break, but he should be coming nicely to the boil. Hopeful.

Teddy Blue 
Sat 13th Jan 2024
14:42, Kempton Park

Teddy Blue is the most established of the three from here in valuable handicap hurdles and boasts a 3rd place in last year's Betfair Hurdle. He was also very unlucky not to collect a Grade 3 handicap at Haydock in May when a last-flight blunder stopped him in his tracks. This season's form has been disappointing, but it's probably too soon to write him off, especially at 40/1 and with first-time cheek-pieces to help him!

Colonel Harry    WINNER! winner
Sat 13th Jan 2024
13:10, Wetherby

Wining pointer Colonel Harry won twice over hurdles last season; was placed in the Grade 1 Tolworth and also 2nd in a Grade 2. He jumps fences well and won on chase debut at Chepstow. He followed that with 2nd in the Henry VIII last time, staying on strongly up the hill. In a tight little race, he is the highest rated in the field and we have to be very optimistic.

Junkanoo    WINNER! winner
Sat 13th Jan 2024
12:55, Kempton Park

Two runners in this novice hurdle and on their running together at Plumpton last month, Junkanoo ought to come out on top. Decent on the flat, he has made a bright start to jumping and deserves to get his head in front after two 2nd places.

Kotari 
Sat 13th Jan 2024
12:55, Kempton Park

Kotari was a long way behind Junkanoo when they competed against each other at Plumpton. He will fare better in handicaps.

Yellow Star 
Sat 13th Jan 2024
12:20, Kempton Park

Yellow Star was picked up at the Tattersalls HIT sale in October. He ran four times for Richard Hannon getting a 75 rating although that might have flattered him. He was gelded before the sale and we're looking forward to seeing him on he track for this hurdles debut.

Asgard's Captain    WINNER! winner
Fri 12th Jan 2024
20:30, Wolverhampton

Asgard's Captain was picked up at the online sale after coming over for two easy wins from his previous connections in Ireland. He starts with us off 14lb higher and is most likely better than this field but pulls really hard and could easily run himself into the ground. He's not easy to deal with and Kieran will have his work cut out.

Cephalus 
Fri 12th Jan 2024
20:00, Wolverhampton

Non-runner

Mariamne 
Fri 12th Jan 2024
19:00, Wolverhampton

Mariamne gets in off a low weight especially when the jockey's claim is taken into account. She ran better than her finishing position at Newcastle suggested but is drawn wide which isn't ideal. She does have good gate speed though so hopefully, she can outrun her odds.

Appellant 
Fri 12th Jan 2024
18:30, Wolverhampton

Appellant should be much better suited to going around a bend as I felt he did a bit too much too early at Newcastle last time, giving himself no chance to get home. He seems in good order and my horses have started the year well, so cause for optimism.

La Verite 
Fri 12th Jan 2024
17:30, Wolverhampton

La Verite has a harsh opening mark on what she has achieved in her three runs. She will need to improve for the extra couple of furlongs.

Ballybay 
Fri 12th Jan 2024
15:30, Wincanton

Non-runner

Twenty Twenty    WINNER! winner
Fri 12th Jan 2024
15:20, Huntingdon

Twenty Twenty went off at 20/1 in his last race, the 12.20 at Wincanton, and won easily. He now runs in the 3.20 at Huntingdon but won't be anything like that price. He looked good last time though and is fancied to go close again off 5lb higher.

Ellies Sister 
Fri 12th Jan 2024
15:00, Wincanton

As the name suggests, Ellies Sister is a Court Cave half-sister to prolific winner Ellie Mac. She was 5th on her debut in a bumper at Newton Abbot but appreciated the softer surface when 2nd at Hereford during last winter. She was badly in need of the experience when last of 5 on hurdles debut at Market Rasen in May, again not letting herself down on the faster ground. She returns after her break on a deeper surface and should run a much better race today albeit as a big outsider in a deep race.

Soigneux Bell 
Fri 12th Jan 2024
14:50, Huntingdon

After a couple of early disappointments, Soigneux Bell ran away from the opposition at Fontwell. Up in grade in this Listed event for juveniles, he faces a couple of promising types but will be there if they show any weakness.

Sangiovese 
Fri 12th Jan 2024
14:30, Wincanton

Non-runner

Starevitch 
Fri 12th Jan 2024
14:30, Wincanton

Non-runner

Cosmic View 
Fri 12th Jan 2024
14:30, Wincanton

Cosmic View meets his elders first time in a handicap and will enjoy the 13lb 4yo allowance. This is a big drop in grade having faced Burdett Road last time and while he lacks experience he could be a threat with his young rider taking off another 5lb.

Casa Loupi 
Fri 12th Jan 2024
13:30, Wincanton

Apart from a good effort on the flat at Nottingham in the spring, Casa Loupi hasn't been able to replicate his form of previous seasons over hurdles. His mark is coming down quite quickly, but it would be nice to see a glimmer of encouragement. Not easy under his big weight.

Naturally High    WINNER! winner
Fri 12th Jan 2024
13:20, Huntingdon

Naturally High dead-heated last time under a good ride from Caoilin who won the Welsh Grand National the following day. As he's riding for our stable in this conditionals' race he can claim 3lb and that's tantamount to free money! Very hopeful.

Rothay Park 
Thu 11th Jan 2024
18:30, Chelmsford

Rothay Park got caught right on the line last time, although he did have the run of things. This looks a wide open little race and a repeat of the last run ought to have him thereabouts.

Liberated Lad 
Thu 11th Jan 2024
18:00, Chelmsford

Liberated Lad got too far back off a slow pace at Newcastle. The cheek-pieces are reapplied this evening and hopefully, they will spark a revival.

Atwixaday 
Thu 11th Jan 2024
18:00, Chelmsford

I think it's fair to say that Atwixaday's form deteriorated through his three runs last summer. Back from his break, he is on a low mark and we'll see whether the time off has been helpful. Hope so.

Smokey Malone    WINNER! winner
Thu 11th Jan 2024
15:50, Southwell

Smoky Malone is coming back after a break; he has been working nicely and this looks an ideal race for him. The one drawback? - he usually needs a run to get in trim, but this looks a weak contest and he might just get away with it.

Central City 
Thu 11th Jan 2024
15:15, Southwell

Central City has had his issues but he is gradually coming back into form after injury. He seems in good heart at home although recent runs have been somewhat lacking.

Phone Home 
Thu 11th Jan 2024
12:10, Catterick

The well-connected Phone Home was placed in two Junior NH Development hurdles last season when still backward and immature. She improved for the summer and was 2nd on seasonal return. Then she was a bit too free last time and didn't get home but she should appreciate this drop in trip. The addition of the tongue-tie could help her too, so she can be there or thereabouts once again.

Profitman 
Thu 11th Jan 2024
11:50, Southwell

Profitman has shown mixed form in maidens. I think six furlongs is the place to start him off in handicaps. I hope he can show more now in this weaker company.

Bradman 
Thu 11th Jan 2024
11:20, Southwell

Bradman has been an extremely frustrating horse to train but he did run well last time from 7lb out of the handicap in a much stronger race. This genuinely looks to be one of the worst races ever run in Britain and a repeat performance from last week should see him being very hard to beat. That first win looks his for the taking.

Pablo Del Pueblo 
Wed 10th Jan 2024
20:30, Kempton Park

Pable Del Pueblo has shaped better in the last two runs and whilst much of his best form is at the minimum distance,  recently he has looked worth another go over further. Well drawn here and his jockey knows him well, so he just needs things to go smoothly for him.

Running The Game 
Wed 10th Jan 2024
19:30, Kempton Park

Running The Game has been beaten a similar exaggerated distance in his first two runs over hurdles since coming to the stable from France. He switches to the flat with a French rating from limited evidence equating to around 80 which would put him right in the thick of it here.

Dandy Sands 
Wed 10th Jan 2024
19:00, Kempton Park

Dandy Sands ran easily his best of three races in Ireland on final start when switched to all-weather at Dundalk following a gelding operation. He has shown promise and hopefully, can finish in the money.

Recuerdame 
Wed 10th Jan 2024
18:00, Kempton Park

Recuerdame has had a great winter so far already and continues in top form. A course and distance winner, he can never be left out of calculations at this level, especially if they go hard early. 

Ricardo Ofworthing 
Wed 10th Jan 2024
17:00, Kempton Park

Ricardo Ofworthing has plenty to prove but has seemed more confident training in a hood and wears one for the first time in public today. He has ability but needs to take a major step forward and a change of fortune to feature.

Tara Iti 
Wed 10th Jan 2024
15:50, Leicester

Non-runner

Donald Llewellyn 
Wed 10th Jan 2024
14:50, Leicester

There were more than three years between Donald Llewellyn's first hurdle at Huntingdon and his second, a promising 5th of 17 in a very hot race at Newbury recently. Normal improvement will bring him firmly into the argument.

Parikarma 
Wed 10th Jan 2024
13:40, Leicester

Parikarma won over hurdles last season and preceded her latest disappointment at Newbury with a good 2nd at Market Rasen earlier in December. This claiming hurdle offers a better chance than the handicap route and Rob's 10lb allowance is a big factor.

Creamoverpeaches 
Wed 10th Jan 2024
12:50, Doncaster

Non-runner

Shadowofyoursmile 
Tue 9th Jan 2024
18:30, Southwell

Shadowofyoursmile was drawn in the car park on debut so we had to take our medicine and drop her out and just give her a nice education. She did run on well, so I am hopeful she will put that experience to good use and improve today in a field lacking depth. The step up in trip will be no problem.

Gordon Grey 
Tue 9th Jan 2024
18:00, Southwell

Gordon Grey is in good form. He was hampered before getting going at Southwell around here the last day. Hopefully, he will enjoy better luck this evening.

Havana Smoke 
Mon 8th Jan 2024
17:30, Newcastle

Havana Smoke has shown plenty of ability and last time stayed on into 4th over 6f here. The extra distance should help him get into the money this evening, but seven runners make it an unappealing each-way bet.

Fitz Perfectly 
Mon 8th Jan 2024
15:55, Newcastle

Fitz Perfectly is somehow still a maiden but has put in a string of near-misses. The drop to 7f on a stiff track is something new but she showed tons of speed last time and ran very well on this CD on debut. Her time in the winnner's enclosure will come soon!

Schematic 
Mon 8th Jan 2024
13:55, Taunton

Schematic was in training last season but the Schiaparelli gelding was too big and backward to get to the track. He's a lovely type but a future chaser and as his Chepstow debut in October showed, he needs all the time and patience we can give him.

Smoky Mountain 
Sun 7th Jan 2024
19:00, Wolverhampton

Smoky Mountain was unlucky last time out where a slow start and then getting cut up meant he had to come from a long way back. He made up a massive amount of ground only narrowly failing to get up and was clearly the best horse in the race. He seems to be ahead of his mark and loves Wolverhampton. He has plenty in his favour.

Ragosina 
Sun 7th Jan 2024
18:00, Wolverhampton

In hindsight, Ragosina wasn't in the best form going into Newbury but is in great shape at home now. I think she will appreciate the trip and it will be interesting to see how she gets on in this first experience of all-weather.

Saligo Bay 
Sun 7th Jan 2024
15:55, Plumpton

Saligo Bay is close to 80-rated on the flat so a jumps mark in the early to mid-100s ought to be within his capabilities. He took advantage of a drop into selling company to win easily last time, and hopefully, that will have clicked him into gear for the return to handicaps. Obvious chance if we see the real Saigo Bay.

Flamelco 
Sun 7th Jan 2024
15:25, Plumpton

Flamelco came to us in the summer of 2022 and until his last 3rd at Lingfield, hadn't really shown a lot. He handled fences well enough on 2nd try - he fell first time - and he may end up a better chaser than hurdler.

West Warhorse 
Sun 7th Jan 2024
13:45, Plumpton

West Warhorse surprised us at Fakenham where he showed good speed, slick jumping and a liking for wet ground. Plumpton should suit him equally well and under similar conditions he can give another bold show.

Diplomatic Ash 
Sun 7th Jan 2024
13:45, Plumpton

Diplomatic Ash made an encouraging first run on any racecourse when 8th of 18 at Newbury a couple of weeks ago, There should be plenty more to come from him, but he is catching up with a few of these. Each-way hopes.

Authorised Speed 
Sun 7th Jan 2024
13:15, Plumpton

Auhorised Speed was a smart novice hurdler last season and he looked to have taken that talent to chasing when making his debut at Ascot last month. Unfortunately, he came down two from home having all the look of a guaranteed winner and we are hoping he can put that omission to rights today.

Through The Ages 
Sun 7th Jan 2024
12:45, Plumpton

Through The Ages was 3rd to smart Burdett Road at Huntingdon on debut. He took full advantage of that experience with a 15-length victory at Newbury and it would be  a big shock if he failed to win again under the penalty.

Clenched 
Sun 7th Jan 2024
12:45, Plumpton

Clenched jumped well last time on hurdles debut before getting tired. The favourite looks tough to beat but we're just hoping to pick up some place prizemoney.

Stintino Sunset    WINNER! winner
Sat 6th Jan 2024
20:15, Kempton Park

Stintino Sunset has been running consistently well since being fitted with a hood. She didn't handle Lingfield last run and this more galloping, level track over this shorter distance will be ideal. If there's plenty of pace on, she should have a good each-way chance.

Reset Button 
Sat 6th Jan 2024
20:00, Southwell

Reset Button lost his way towards the end of his 2023 campaign due to some issues and he now returns from a break since July. There has been no sign of any of those problems this time around, although he isn't the most reliable of horses.

Sarsons Risk 
Sat 6th Jan 2024
19:45, Kempton Park

Sarsons Risk made amends for Newcastle by winning nicely at Southwell last time. He has been in great shape at home since then and goes to Kempton tonight in good form. He will have a decent chance especially if they go a good gallop.

Moliwood 
Sat 6th Jan 2024
19:45, Kempton Park

Moliwood was off for 13 months before his recent comeback run when 2nd over 1m5f at Chelmsford. He stays this 2m very well and having had enough time to recover from that run, he's in great form for this evening. Hopeful.

Floating Voter 
Sat 6th Jan 2024
17:45, Kempton Park

Floating Voter was always struggling from a wide draw at Wolverhampton and probably needed the run after a break during which time he was gelded. Expecting a better showing this evening but he has plenty to find with these.

Mart 
Sat 6th Jan 2024
17:30, Southwell

Mart has done us proud since joining in the autumn, winning three times. He's up 4lb for his success at Wolverhampton on Boxing Day and goes up in grade today. His opponents are all in form but we think he can make the stretch and keep the upward trend going.

Cephalus 
Sat 6th Jan 2024
17:00, Southwell

Cephalus bounced back to his old form in a previous stable when winning last time, benefiting from a course of treatment for ulcers. Up 4lb for the Lingfield success, he should have every chance of a follow-up, especially as he's a previous CD winner.

Iconic Muddle 
Sat 6th Jan 2024
14:40, Wincanton

Now firmly in the veteran stage, Iconic Muddle ran some nice races in defeat last season at up to today's trip of 2m4f. A safe jumper, he can go well fresh, and again, a run in the first three would be a possibility.

Angel's Dream 
Sat 6th Jan 2024
14:05, Wincanton

May Fontwell maiden hurdle winner Angel's Dream has not come back since his break in the same form in three runs, although the signs were better with a respectable 4th at Plumpton. Now 2lb lower, if he can continue the improvement a run in the money should not be beyond him.

Starevitch 
Sat 6th Jan 2024
14:05, Wincanton

Starevitch is related to top-class jumper Douvan on the dam's side. He won an Irish point on debut and on arriving in the UK was 3rd in a bumper at Huntingdon. He then missed a season and has taken a while to come back to himself, but is potentially nicely handicapped. Young Will takes off 10lb to give us further encouragement.

Fresh Kiss 
Sat 6th Jan 2024
12:55, Wincanton

French Kiss ran 11 times on the flat in France and looks to have plenty of ability having won four times from between 1m2f and 1m6f. She is by Zarak, who is already producing high-class horses including 145-rated Zarak The Brave, and is from a good female flat-race family. If she can take to jumping first time out then she'll have every chance here.

Looklikewemadeit 
Fri 5th Jan 2024
18:30, Wolverhampton

Lookslikewemadeit was disappointing last time after an encouraging first run for the yard. She had a snotty nose for a few days post-race so hopefully, that explains things. She can take a step forward here.

Cervetto 
Fri 5th Jan 2024
17:30, Wolverhampton

Cervetto was previously in training with William Jarvis and joined us when William retired and we took over his lovely yard. Showed promise in his run last October and hopefully, will give a good account today.

Bellas Bridge    WINNER! winner
Fri 5th Jan 2024
15:55, Ludlow

Bellas Bridge did well to win her Irish point from a big field last year and ran a promising first race when 3rd on bumper debut at Hereford in October. She has had her palate fired since and should appreciate this softer ground too. She should be capable of winning a race of this nature.

Gordon Grey 
Fri 5th Jan 2024
15:32, Southwell

Gordon Grey is a nice horse and a recent addition to the stable. He ran well over middle-distance trips as a 3yo but has strengthened up and has had a wind-op since joining us. He seems in great form and  I hope he will be fit enough after the break to do himself justice.

Bradman 
Fri 5th Jan 2024
13:47, Southwell

Bradman has plenty of ability but has been liable to run into trouble in his races. This four-horse field should give him every chance and leave less room for excuses. Fingers crossed.

Royal Way    WINNER! winner
Fri 5th Jan 2024
13:35, Ludlow

Royal Way was an easy winner of a 1m4f conditions race in the French Provinces last year. He far outran his odds when a 28/1 2nd to smart prospect Sir Gino at Kempton last week and has another Nicky Henderson candidate as the principal threat today. Hopeful.

Midnight Centurion 
Fri 5th Jan 2024
13:00, Ludlow

Midnight Centurion was placed in bumpers and won a novice hurdle but always looked to be a horse that would improve for a fence. He was a very promising 2nd on chase debut but picked up an injury. He has been off for 400 days and so will improve for the run, but he is in good shape, has done plenty of work, and should  go well here.

Fram Castle 
Fri 5th Jan 2024
12:37, Southwell

Fram Castle found 7f around Lingfield too short but the way he stayed on from the back suggests a mile at Southwell will be more suitable. He's no star but could have each-way chances.

Kadiwo 
Fri 5th Jan 2024
12:25, Ludlow

It's often difficult to gauge the level of these NH Junior Development Hurdles but this time there's plenty of form to guide us. Kadiwo has a nice French pedigree and was bought at the 2021 yearling sale in France. He has shown promise at home and as these races are usually less demanding than juveniles open to flat-racers, we hope he can measure up and go close.

Midnight Margarita 
Fri 5th Jan 2024
12:02, Southwell

Midnight Margarita has been in decent form at home. She's a weak, leggy filly who ran better than the bare result suggests last time. Hopefully, she will enjoy the all-weather and we're looking for progress from her.

Key Factor 
Thu 4th Jan 2024
15:58, Hereford

Key Factor has yet to figure in points, over hurdles and now twice in chases where he hasn't shown much improvement to be fair. Just hoping for a better effort at the foot of this modest handicap.

Executive Pool 
Thu 4th Jan 2024
15:58, Hereford

Non-runner

Stormingin 
Thu 4th Jan 2024
15:48, Lingfield

Stormingin was winning off slightly higher marks at the beginning of 2023 under today's rider. He tailed off a bit in the latter half of the year and now an 11-year-old, he needs to refind that to figure here.

Liberated Lad 
Thu 4th Jan 2024
15:37, Newcastle

Liberated Lad is stepping back up in trip. He has been running ok but hopefully, he will settle to help him stay the distance.

Alibaba 
Thu 4th Jan 2024
15:15, Lingfield

Alibaba is now very well handicapped and we have been wanting to step him up in distance but he keeps getting balloted out of 0-55 races. If he does stay this far which on breeding he should, then he ought to be different class in this weak contest.

Invincible Nao 
Thu 4th Jan 2024
14:58, Hereford

Non-runner

Shady Daisy 
Thu 4th Jan 2024
14:28, Hereford

This nicely-bred mare was an unlucky 3rd first time on a racecourse, then held every chance at Stratford when ducking the wrong side of a marker. On her final bumper start almost a year ago she picked up an injury. She jumps nicely and should have a future as a hurdler. She should run well on this debut but is sure to improve both physically and mentally from it.

Clipsham Gold 
Thu 4th Jan 2024
14:15, Lingfield

Clipsham Gold keeps running well without managing to win a race. Place chances again for her here.

Moralisa 
Thu 4th Jan 2024
14:15, Lingfield

Moralisa is having her second start for the yard. She seemed to be outpaced over 1m last run so we have stepped her up to 1m2f. She goes well at home so it will be interesting to see if the extra distance brings an improved performance.

Hul Ah Bah Loo 
Thu 4th Jan 2024
13:45, Lingfield

Hul Ah Bah Loo has been running well this winter including a course and distance victory. He is slightly up in class but is still likely to be involved if they go hard. The wide draw is normally help but could suit his run style as he should be staying on strongly.

Muy Barato 
Thu 4th Jan 2024
13:15, Lingfield

Muy Burato is an unfurnished maiden who has hinted at promise and will do better as time goes on. Now handicapping, this will be easier for him and it would be no surprise to see him go well at a big price.

Mariamne 
Thu 4th Jan 2024
12:45, Lingfield

Non-runner

Ricardo Ofworthing 
Thu 4th Jan 2024
11:45, Lingfield

Ricardo Ofworthing has shown just the odd glimmer of ability in a few starts but has run well enough around here. Slightly further probably suits him but this is a weak contest and he needs to show something today. Hard to recommend on balance until he gets his confidence.

Andaleep 
Wed 3rd Jan 2024
19:30, Kempton Park

Andaleep ran an absolute cracker in the middle-distance series final to be second two starts back. A repeat of that run ought to be good enough to go close here. He didn't stay two miles in the interim.

Fiscal Policy 
Wed 3rd Jan 2024
18:00, Kempton Park

Non-runner

Casa Loupi 
Tue 2nd Jan 2024
15:00, Fakenham

Casa Loupi returned after an 18-month absence with a nice run when 3rd in a Nottingham handicap this spring. He then had some more time off this summer and hasn't really looked likely to win in two starts. It's worth remembering though that he was running from more than a stone higher before his big layoff and might be capable of a sudden return to form - which it needs to be of course.

Way To Dubai 
Mon 1st Jan 2024
17:15, Newcastle

Way To Dubai ran an absolute screamer last time in a race that has worked out very well. This is a very different track and a step up in grade but his work has been good, I see no reason why he can't go well again.

La Marquise 
Mon 1st Jan 2024
15:50, Cheltenham

La Marquise is by a young sire Beaumec De Hoelle (by Martaline) who was a Grade 1 jumps winner. She is out of a winning Pivotal mare who so far has produced two winners from two runners, one Mister Policeman, is pretty smart. Our filly did plenty in pre-training last year then looked well above average when winning her debut bumper at Stratford in November, That was on soft going so I think she can handle the forecast bad ground here. She looks smart and I am sure she has a very bright future.

Authentic Legacy 
Mon 1st Jan 2024
15:50, Cheltenham

We run two sons of Authorized, the Derby winner and a sire who has done well for us. We bought Authentic Legacy at Goffs May sale and like the other one, he has shown promise but first time out on heavy going will be a test against more experienced young horses.

Kalif D'Airy 
Mon 1st Jan 2024
15:50, Cheltenham

Kalif D'Airy is also by Authorized and is from a winning French family. It will be interesting to see how well our pair cope with the ground in this Listed bumper against fellow 4yo's that already have some runs on the board.

Helm Rock 
Mon 1st Jan 2024
15:45, Newcastle

Helm Rock ran a solid race last time at Chelmsford when things didn't quite fall right and he should find this track more to his liking. albeit in a competitive race. He put up a very good performance over course and distance in the summer and a repeat would see him in the mix.

 

Nedzor 
Mon 1st Jan 2024
13:35, Exeter

Nedzor showed promise when 3rd on stable, hurdles and seasonal debut at Chepstow. He can make the favourite think a bit if he improves as expected.

Diamond Dealer 
Mon 1st Jan 2024
12:20, Cheltenham

Diamond Dealer had a wind-op after Chepstow and is also stepping up in trip. I think that will suit him and I'm not scared of the heavy ground for him. He is in good form and we'll see how we get on. He still needs to learn to gallop in a  straight line instead of hanging and hopefully, the wind-op will have fixed that.

Pablo Del Pueblo 
Sun 31st Dec 2023
15:24, Lingfield

Course and distance winner Pablo Del Pueblo showed signs of a return to form last start in a similar race. He is better drawn today, so more can be expected from this quirky character who has plenty of talent but needs things to go his way.

Platinum Prince 
Sun 31st Dec 2023
13:24, Lingfield

Platinum Prince has not won this year, primarily on turf, but his close 3rd on his one AW run around here was possibly his best. He appeals as a good each-way shot following another two-month "freshener".

Rey De La Batalla 
Sun 31st Dec 2023
12:54, Lingfield

Rey De La Bataille ran encouragingly on debut and again on his return from a short break. He should strip fitter today and whilst his opening mark of 72 allows no margin for error in the future, he has experience and should be involved here if that mark is an accurate indication of his talent. 

Wild Saffron    WINNER! winner
Sun 31st Dec 2023
12:54, Lingfield

Wild Saffron completely messed up the start on debut so probably didn't learn a great deal. Hopefully, she gets things right today and gets a bit more experience as she's shown ability at home and should be winning races once she gets the hang of things.

Arctician 
Sun 31st Dec 2023
12:24, Lingfield

Course winner Arctician has been running well enough this winter, suggesting his turn is not far away when runner-up last start in a similar race. Has the box seat draw today and is likely to be involved if things go well for him.

San Frandisco    WINNER! winner
Sat 30th Dec 2023
15:45, Haydock

San Frandisco put in a blistering performance to win a 4yo Irish point at Monksgrange and looks as though he could develop into a seriously smart individual. By Jukebox Jury, a producer of smart horses both on the flat and over jumps, he ran a lovely race when 2nd on debut for us in a bumper at Chepstow. He should have improved for the experience and this looks an ideal opportunity for him to go one better.

Passing Well 
Sat 30th Dec 2023
15:35, Newbury

Passing Well was 4th in the Challow Hurdle on this card last year but wasn't at his best later on. That helped his mark for when he went chasing - always the intention as he has the potential to make up into a really smart horse over fences. A fine runner-up on chase debut at Ascot, he improved on that, winning over 2m4f last time. He should appreciate going further here and can continue his progress despite this being a deeper race. He shouldn't be far away.

Obsessedwithyou 
Sat 30th Dec 2023
14:10, Taunton

Obsessed With You came through the NH junior development series last season, winning two and progressing into places in Listed and Grade 3 novice races. We think she has the scope to progress further this season but she disappointed when unable to settle in a big field at Taunton on her comeback. She ran better when 2nd in a smaller field last time, beaten only by a very well-handicapped rival. We seem to be up against it in this Listed contest, but with only six runners, we hope she can finish in the first three and nick some more valuable black type which is the aim.

Issar d'Airy    WINNER! winner
Sat 30th Dec 2023
13:15, Newbury

Issar d'Airy returns after his break dropping back to 2m having been racing generally over half a mile further. He showed plenty of pace in his first season and this winnable race will tell us whether to keep to the minimum or go back up in trip for the rest of this campaign.

Officer Of State 
Sat 30th Dec 2023
12:40, Newbury

Officer Of State starts hurdling in a hot enough Introductory Hurdle on unfavorable terms against three previous winners. A 90-rated last-time winner for Andre Fabre and Godolphin over 1m7f in October, we bought him soon after and we think he has plenty of potential. If he can finish close up it would make our choice of where to go next with him easy enough.

Parikarma 
Sat 30th Dec 2023
12:05, Newbury

We've been delighted with Parikarma's progress both on the flat and over hurdles and she suggested there was more to come when picked off last time at Market Rasen. Rob did get into a bit of a tangle then, but young riders need to learn with experience and that's why he's claiming 10lb! I think they can do it together this time.

Rusheen Boy    WINNER! winner
Fri 29th Dec 2023
19:30, Southwell

Ruheen Boy won well last Friday and seemed transformed with the application of hood and tongue strap, he has gone up 11lb, so we have to run with a 6lb penalty. He seems to have come out of his race fresh and well so we hope he can follow up in a weak-looking race against older rivals.

Thelastwinterarrow 
Fri 29th Dec 2023
17:00, Southwell

Thelastwinterarrow is a nice filly making her debut. She will be green but is worth having a look as I think there will be plenty to come from her next year.

Clenched 
Fri 29th Dec 2023
12:30, Doncaster

Clenched has been very disappointing on the flat but she has loads of ability. She has been schooling very well with Jack Quinlan and she seems to have taken to the change in code. If the ground isn't testing she could have an each-way chance at a big price.

Havana Smoke 
Thu 28th Dec 2023
18:30, Newcastle

I really fancied Havana Smoke last time after his good 3rd at Chelmsford. In the event, he ran disappointingly but getting trapped wide around Wolverhampton is not normally the right place to be. This straight six should be more to his liking, and he can be competitive.

Clipsham Gold 
Thu 28th Dec 2023
16:30, Newcastle

We run two at Newcastle today. Neither seems over intent on winning a race but with the team in such good form, I have to give them both each-way chances. Clipsham Gold has been thereabouts a few times around Chelmsford lately and if she gets a gallop to run at, will be running on at the finish of this stiff mile.

Eloped 
Wed 27th Dec 2023
18:30, Wolverhampton

Eloped ran well on her 2nd start for the yard last time but still dropped a couple of pounds which was very helpful. She has won over 1m4f here before her layoff but the way she finished off last time suggests she'll stay the longer trip. Each-way chances.

Floating Voter 
Wed 27th Dec 2023
18:00, Wolverhampton

Floating Voter had a run in the summer and has since been gelded. He's no star, but in an ordinary novice, he could run into a place. I think he's probably over-priced.

Profitman 
Wed 27th Dec 2023
18:00, Wolverhampton

Profitman was too keen racing over a mile the last day. Going back to 6f should help him relax but he's going to need to learn how to do so before we can start thinking of winning with him.

Aggagio 
Wed 27th Dec 2023
15:25, Chepstow

Non-runner

Super Survivor 
Wed 27th Dec 2023
14:50, Chepstow

Super Survivor is related to triple Gold Cup winner Best Mate and although he had a great novice hurdle season, winning two out of three and 2nd in the other, we always had him marked down as a chaser. He duly improved for a fence and since winning over 3m at Chepstow on 2nd appearance this race has always been the target. He ran very well on seasonal debut when 2nd to our smart horse Git Maker at Lingfield and that will have put him straight for today. This is a tough ask, but there's scope off his handicap mark and we have to be hopeful.

Nassalam    WINNER! winner
Wed 27th Dec 2023
14:50, Chepstow

Nassalam ran a superb trial for this when romping home over 3m here earlier in the month. It's hard to see how 4lb more would have stopped him that day and the extra distance shouldn't bother him either, although the much bigger field can throw up some unexpected threats.

Editeur Du Gite    WINNER! winner
Wed 27th Dec 2023
14:30, Kempton Park

Editeur Du Gite won the corresponding race last year by 13 lengths from Nube Negra but was behind that horse when fading away at Cheltenham last time. He is 6lb higher this time after last season's exploits and he needs to get back to his absolute best to defy top weight here - Nube Negra's mark on the other hand is 10lb lower!

Salver    WINNER! winner
Wed 27th Dec 2023
14:10, Chepstow

Salver is a half-brother to smart hurdler Saldier and has won both his starts over jumps in some style. Whether that puts him in the same league as Burdett Road is questionable, but you never find out if you don't try!

Torneo 
Wed 27th Dec 2023
13:20, Kempton Park

Torneo was useful on the flat in France, winning his maiden over 1m2f at Pau and then finishing 2nd three times in a row over 1m4f, earning a mark of 84. He looks the type to develop into a useful hurdler and despite doing plenty wrong, was a creditable 2nd on hurdling debut. He will improve a ton for that and should build on the effort here. The favourite is being talked of as a future champion but we like our chap who is over-priced, I think, at 14/1.

Royal Way 
Wed 27th Dec 2023
13:20, Kempton Park

Royal Way won a minor event over 1m4f at a provincial track in France. His hurdles debut at Sandown wasn't straightforward and he needs to settle better to take a hand in what looks like a fair juvenile contest.

Tapley 
Wed 27th Dec 2023
12:45, Kempton Park

Tapley is much more effective on good ground - it was way too soft for him when 3rd here on penultimate start. He likes the track and has a nice weight. Hopefully, there won't be too much rain before the first race as it's good to soft at present. Place claims again.

Yorksea 
Wed 27th Dec 2023
12:45, Kempton Park

Yorksea ran well when 2nd at Goodwood after his break but blotted his copybook when refusing to race at Fontwell since then. Hopefully, that will prove to be a one-off and if all goes well this time he looks a value price. Chances.

Mark Of Gold  
Tue 26th Dec 2023
15:40, Kempton

Mark Of Gold won a couple of hurdles impressively last season and took advantage of a lenient flat mark to land the odds in a handicap at Goodwood last spring. He looked a bit rusty after his break at Ascot last month but should be sharper today.

Longhouse Legacy  
Tue 26th Dec 2023
15:10, Sedgefield

Longhouse Legacy is a very well-bred mare but I'm not altogether sure where I stand with her. She's fit and healthy but has put in some disappointing efforts on the gallops and I cannot seem to find a reason why. We will learn plenty about her here though and she does have the engine to play a big part. We just haven't seen it at home recently.

Animal  
Tue 26th Dec 2023
14:57, Market Rasen

I was delighted with Animal when he won last time, staying on very strongly. He has won around Market Rasen and the trip should be no problem. I would want the ground to remain good to soft though, whereas drying going would not be ideal. He should go well again.

Bridge     WINNER! winner
Tue 26th Dec 2023
14:17, Fontwell

Bridge has been struggling in the latter part of his races. He may need faster ground and/or probably low-grade handicaps to show his best.

Mart     WINNER! winner
Tue 26th Dec 2023
13:50, Wolverhampton

Mart is in great form and I expect a good run. He's in the right race, has been flying at home and now has a better draw than when in the car park at Lingfield last time. Big chance.

Hector Jaguen 
Tue 26th Dec 2023
13:42, Fontwell

Since Hector Jaguen won nicely around here in April, his jumping has become insecure. He again made a telling mistake on his comeback but if he can put that to rights, he would have a good chance of getting in the money.



 

Dusky Days  
Tue 26th Dec 2023
13:42, Fontwell

Dusky Days won his bumper on debut well enough but that was more than two years ago and since then switched to hurdles has finished placed numerous times without getting his head in front. He seemed to show improved form when a close 3rd on debut over fences last time and the step up in trip today can help him. If he puts his best foot forward then he should have a decent chance again here.

Nedzor  
Tue 26th Dec 2023
13:25, Sedgefield

Nedzor was placed in his only UK point and then finished a promising 3rd first time over hurdles and for the stable at Chepstow. He had wind surgery between those runs and should be ready to run a stronger race in this maiden. Place chances.

Kotmask 
Tue 26th Dec 2023
12:45, Kempton

Kotmask won nicely 2nd time out at Plumpton but then fluffed his lines at Sandown, eventually falling when well back. He gets weight from most of these and if he can polish up the jumping, would have a decent chance.

Naturally High 
Tue 26th Dec 2023
12:32, Fontwell

It's more than two years since Naturally High last won a race, like today's a conditional jockeys' handicap. He's been lightly-raced and pretty unsuccessful since, but is 8lb lower and the jockey can claim 3lb for riding for his own stable, so the prospects look promising.

Hansard 
Sat 23rd Dec 2023
15:35, Ascot

Hansard was a determined winner at Newbury last time. He did well to concede 18lb to Bad, who didn't let the form down here yesterday. He carries the identical weight today but is up 4lb in the ratings. He's tough and likes to win.

Teddy Blue 
Sat 23rd Dec 2023
15:35, Ascot

Teddy Blue joins Hansard in this valuable handicap hurdle. He was running very well last season but he hasn't come back to his spring form in a couple of recent runs. Like Goshen earlier, it may be premature to ignore him. Place chances at a massive price.

Git Maker 
Sat 23rd Dec 2023
15:00, Ascot

Git Maker had a great first season over hurdles winning three of his four starts and then two of four transferred to fences last term. He now looks tailor-made for some of the top-class staying chases and won nicely on his return to action at Lingfield last month, setting him up nicely for this valuable prize. Obviously, this is competitive, but Git has won six of nine career starts and deserves a crack at a big one!

Larry 
Sat 23rd Dec 2023
15:00, Ascot

Larry and three miles around Ascot are the best of friends. His last two wins have been over 3m here and in valuable races. He needed the return run at Sandown and should be back on top form here.

Pablo Del Pueblo 
Sat 23rd Dec 2023
14:35, Lingfield

Pablo Del Pueblo is a course and distance winner who has been below his best for a while. He is gradually going down the handicap and would feature on his best form if able to rekindle his interest. Wide draw and new rider may be irrelevant.

Botox Has 
Sat 23rd Dec 2023
14:25, Ascot

We run two in this three-miler and Botox Has and Goshen could hardly be more different. While Goshen has his quirks, Botox Has tries all day as he showed with an emphatic comeback win over Red Risk at Wetherby. There might not be much between them today.

Goshen 
Sat 23rd Dec 2023
14:25, Ascot

For much of his career Goshen has reserved his best runs for right-hand tracks. Now even that bias has been diluted with a couple of poor runs. It might be early to dismiss him, but he certainly needs to give himself a kick in the pants.

Kitesurfer 
Sat 23rd Dec 2023
14:15, Newcastle

Kitesurfer won a juvenile hurdle in France on his racecourse debut and was 4th transferred to now-retired Harry Whittington on his UK debut. He arrived here in the summer and works and schools great. He disappointed on stable debut so we stepped him up in trip and with the help of a tongue-tie, ran an improved race. Looking for more improvement here.

Black Gerry 
Sat 23rd Dec 2023
13:50, Ascot

Black Gerry ended last season with an emphatic win over this track and followed up a few days later at Plumpton. We gave him a stern task in his seasonal debut in the Paddy Power Gold Cup and he will be fitter for this rather less demanding race. Could bounce back.

Regarde 
Sat 23rd Dec 2023
13:05, Newcastle

Regarde was placed in two of his four starts over hurdles last season but is a strapping individual and built for fences so it was no surprise to us when he won well on his handicap chase debut in the autumn. Up 6lb for that, he followed up nicely over an inadequate trip, for which the handicapper gave him another 12lb, which I think was harsh. That said, he is in the form of his life, will appreciate going back up in distance and will enjoy the track and ground. Expecting him to run another good race.

Smoky Mountain 
Fri 22nd Dec 2023
19:15, Wolverhampton

Smoky Mountain won nicely last time out over course and distance and seems to like Wolverhampton. He is well-drawn again and appears to be open to more improvement. He should be competitive today.

El Bufalo 
Fri 22nd Dec 2023
17:45, Wolverhampton

El Bufalo made a very promising start at Newcastle. I think he's improved since and in this company he's a good thing if ever I've seen one!

Quercine    WINNER! winner
Fri 22nd Dec 2023
17:45, Wolverhampton

Quercine ran well first time out but I'm not sure she was suited to Chelmsford. She was keen and got very tired. The filly has more than enough speed for 5f and although drawn a little wide I would expect her to take a nice step forward from her debut.

Brechin Castle 
Fri 22nd Dec 2023
15:40, Ascot

Brechin Castle came out of Cheltenham in great form. He has trained well since. his work has been as impressive as always and he goes to Ascot in good order.

Willoughby Cleeve 
Fri 22nd Dec 2023
15:40, Ascot

Willoughby Cleeve starts his career in possibly the best bumper of the season so far. He wouldn't have been there if he hadn't shown us something at home, but that's a big stretch from beating these previous winners first time out.

Time To Dazzle    WINNER! winner
Fri 22nd Dec 2023
15:25, Uttoxeter

Time To Dazzle started nicely when 5th at Newbury but didn't match that in his two latest efforts in his first season. He starts handicapping here and would be dangerous if running to that first performance. Each-way chance.

Rusheen Boy    WINNER! winner
Fri 22nd Dec 2023
15:17, Southwell

Rusheen Boy makes his handicap debut after a break and being gelded. His work at home is much improved for wearing a hood and tongue-tie. He will have a good each-way chance at a big price.

Poncho 
Fri 22nd Dec 2023
14:30, Ascot

Poncho was progressing nicely as a novice, beating useful Topley at Plumpton but falling heavily in his last run of the season. He was still in contention on his comeback run around here when coming down again and will need to take more care of the obstacles if he's to achieve his full potential.

Double Click 
Fri 22nd Dec 2023
14:15, Uttoxeter

Moderate in three Irish points before joining us, Double Click is progressing nicely under Rules now. He was 3rd on stable debut but stepped forward from that when winning a maiden hurdle at Wincanton in the spring. He won again on handicap debut at Ffos Las before disappointing last time when the ground was too quick. I'd be hopeful he can resume his progress back on soft ground and up in trip.

Authorised Speed 
Fri 22nd Dec 2023
13:55, Ascot

Authorised Speed had an excellent novice hurdle season, winning three of five emphatically and only coming up short in two top events, including last time at Aintree. He's always seemed a potential chaser and this debut will go a long way towards letting us know whether we're right about that.

Jack Sprat 
Fri 22nd Dec 2023
13:05, Uttoxeter

Jack Sprat has been quite backward but still managed places both in bumpers and novice hurdles. He is improving though and won earlier this winter in the manner of a a horse who has just started his progressive journey. He found Wincanton a bit sharp on his last run, but should appreciate this ground and track. Big chance of going in again.

Roger Pol 
Fri 22nd Dec 2023
12:45, Ascot

Roger Pol was 2nd in an Irish point before joining us and won two bumpers last season. He showed he jumps well before making his debut over hurdles and improved from first run to second, winning nicely last time out. He is up in trip on this handicap debut and could be quite well treated, but then again so might a few of these. It looks an open contest but Will is taking a useful 10lb off.

Fifty Ball 
Fri 22nd Dec 2023
12:45, Ascot

Fifty Ball is still paying, handicap rating-wise for his last win in March of last year around here. He drew a blank last winter and has had a couple of runs without suggesting a win is coming any time soon this term. Needs to find more.

Grand Duchess Olga 
Thu 21st Dec 2023
20:30, Chelmsford

Grand Duchess Olga has been running consistently well at Chelmsford this winter. She drops back in grade here and stays well, so hopefully she will bounce back to winning ways in a weak-looking race.

Fiscal Policy 
Thu 21st Dec 2023
19:30, Chelmsford

Fiscal Policy missed a date at the sales and is in the right grade to win if things fall right from a wide draw. He has won at the track over 5f and elsewhere over six and probably stays seven. This is his first run back after a little refresh.

Notre Dame 
Thu 21st Dec 2023
18:30, Chelmsford

Notre Dame wasn't suited by soft ground on handicap debut but then showed improvement on her last run with the switch to the AW, running on over 6f. The step up to a furlong more should suit her. She is in great form at home and should be thereabouts in a weak-looking race.

Givitawhirl 
Thu 21st Dec 2023
18:00, Chelmsford

Givitawhirl pulled too hard and was over-keen over a mile at Kempton. Dropping back in trip with a hood will hopefully help, but I do think he's more a turf horse than an AW performer.

Twirler 
Thu 21st Dec 2023
17:30, Chelmsford

Twirler made a lovely debut at Newcastle recently and this race looked the obvious place to go next. She has been handed a plum draw in stall 1 and should improve plenty from her debut. She has a cracking chance this evening.

A Gift Of Love 
Thu 21st Dec 2023
17:15, Southwell

A Gift Of Love was bitterly unlucky not to win after a long break last time. She hit the front a long way out and was a sitting duck for a finisher. She should have improved for that run and has a favourite's chance on a track that should suit her well,

Gogo Yubari 
Thu 21st Dec 2023
17:00, Chelmsford

Gogo Yubari was picked up cheaply from the sales earlier in the month. She has been starting her recent races for her previous connections slowly, but if she can improve that and get over from her wide draw, she will run a big race.

Clearpoint 
Thu 21st Dec 2023
16:10, Southwell

Clearpoint has done really well since moving to my yard and seems to love all-weather. Five furlongs at Southwell should suit him ideally and I'm pretty confident he hasn't done improving yet. This is a step up in grade though.

Easy Equation 
Thu 21st Dec 2023
14:38, Southwell

Easy Equation is new to my yard but has been training well and is ready to go. I'm not expecting to reinvent the wheel with this horse but this track suits and he's racing in the right grade. He should be competitive today.

Rabinal 
Wed 20th Dec 2023
20:00, Kempton Park

Rabinal should have come on for his UK debut at Lingfield two weeks ago and he is starting to adjust to different tracks and conditions. This should suit him around here and he looks to have a chance of getting involved if things go smoothly for him.

Crimson Coronet 
Wed 20th Dec 2023
18:30, Kempton Park

Crimson Coronet has taken her time to come to hand but recently she has really blossomed and is now ready for a run.  The mile at Kempton should be perfect and she has a lovely draw. Whatever she does today she will improve on next time out.

Miller Spirit 
Wed 20th Dec 2023
16:55, Kempton Park

Miller Spirit has been very consistent and is probably a little unlucky only two have won once so far. Anna can claim 5lb in this apprentices' handicap and she is sure to give him a competent ride. Each-way chances.

In The Air 
Wed 20th Dec 2023
15:10, Newbury

In The Air made a good return when 2nd at Huntingdon in October but found things happening too quickly for him at Sandown. I thought at the time he might need a longer trip but he's top weight in this two-miler and we'll just be hoping the last time was simply an off-day.

Striking Out 
Wed 20th Dec 2023
15:00, Ludlow

Non-runner

Master Chartwell 
Wed 20th Dec 2023
14:55, Lingfield

Master Chartwell was unplaced in three runs for Ed Bethell, since when he has had a wind-op and been gelded in that order.  His mark isn't a gift and we'll be watching carefully to see whether the handicapper has been kind or has overrated him.

Jolyjump 
Wed 20th Dec 2023
14:35, Newbury

Jolyjump has a nice French jumping pedigree. He never showed over 2m at Kempton last time and should enjoy the longer trip here.

Recuerdame 
Wed 20th Dec 2023
14:20, Lingfield

Recuerdame is a multiple winner who is often at his best round here and likely to be involved again. He needs a strong pace to be seen to best effect but is versatile enough and can never be left out of calculations. Seems in top form.

Cephalus    WINNER! winner
Wed 20th Dec 2023
14:20, Lingfield

Cephalus, once rated 77 when with Charlie Hills,  has not figured much in his runs for us so far despite showing the odd gleam of promise. Down to his lowest mark and from a good draw, we're hoping for an improved showing.

Circle Of Hope    WINNER! winner
Wed 20th Dec 2023
13:15, Ludlow

Circle Of Hope goes well enough at home. She is on the weaker side physically but in good form. If she could take a step forward she might get in the mix but it's a tough little race and her last outing before a holiday.

Pyrotechnic 
Wed 20th Dec 2023
12:50, Newbury

Pyrotechnic is the most logical of our trio in this novice hurdle. He came from an online sale in the summer and shaped nicely when 2nd at Lingfield last month after pulling hard early in the race. He should improve but in this big field, there are sure to be several contenders.

Donald Llewellyn 
Wed 20th Dec 2023
12:50, Newbury

Donald Llewellyn is better known as a regularly-winning Kempton AW specialist nowadays, but he did have one run over hurdles when he shaped with some promise at Huntingdon more than three years ago. Looks like a tough re-introduction.

Diplomatic Ash 
Wed 20th Dec 2023
12:50, Newbury

We run three in this and Diplomatic Ash makes his debut under any Rules. He has the pedigree of a top-class chaser with Minella Indo the Gold Cup winner close up on the dam's side. Looking forward to seeing him on the track.

Wannabeawallaby 
Wed 20th Dec 2023
12:35, Lingfield

Wannabeawallaby is a nice type making his debut this afternoon but will need the experience. He is more one for next year.

Fram Castle 
Wed 20th Dec 2023
12:35, Lingfield

Fram Castle was pretty clueless on debut. I'm expecting a much more polished effort today. Each-way chances.

Torneo 
Wed 20th Dec 2023
12:15, Newbury

Non-runner

Through The Ages    WINNER! winner
Wed 20th Dec 2023
12:15, Newbury

We didn't realise it at the time, but Through The Ages was taking on a smart performer when 3rd to Burdett Road on hurdles debut at Huntingdon. We can expect an improvement from the son of Golden Horn, who performed to a fair level for Charlie Appleby. Hopeful.

Dark Mystery 
Wed 20th Dec 2023
11:30, Lingfield

Dark Mystery seems in great form. I'm sure he will stay the trip in normal circumstances but this is a trappy race today.

Profitman 
Tue 19th Dec 2023
17:30, Wolverhampton

Profitman was disappointing on debut at Kempton but hopefully can take a step forward with the experience behind him. I think probably he is one for the turf next year.

Champagne City 
Tue 19th Dec 2023
17:00, Wolverhampton

Champagne City ideally needs further but he is fresh and well. This seems a good place to start back after his break. He likes to dictate but this will probably be next to impossible over this distance and on all-weather.

Walk In The Wild 
Tue 19th Dec 2023
14:50, Wincanton

Walk In The Wild won his first two races over fences after arriving from Oliver Sherwood at the beginning of last season. His form has tailed off since though and he needs to pick up on his runs this term to get involved today.

Stenatee 
Tue 19th Dec 2023
14:20, Wincanton

Stenatee won his only flat race in France by a wide margin but hasn't looked a natural so far in two tries over hurdles. He will be eligible for handicaps after today and the hope is he shows more aptitude for the job here.

Soldier Of Destiny 
Tue 19th Dec 2023
14:00, Catterick

Soldier Of Destiny won a  couple of chases two seasons ago. He fell when in with every chance in a decent handicap at Wetherby last season, and struggled a bit after that. We've given him time to recover and he looks the horse of old now. Switched to hurdles, he should be capable of winning a race of this nature before going back over fences.

Key Factor 
Tue 19th Dec 2023
13:30, Catterick

Non-runner

Aggagio 
Tue 19th Dec 2023
12:50, Wincanton

Aggagio ended last jumps season with a valuable win in a handicap hurdle at Haydock. He's been running respectably all summer on the flat and now begins steeplechasing off what looks a workable mark. A sound jumper of hurdles, we have to be hopeful he can cope with the bigger obstacles and must be in here with a shout.

Twenty Twenty 
Tue 19th Dec 2023
12:20, Wincanton

Twenty Twenty has won races in the past, but this season his form line is more one of letters than figures. He did complete last time, though, and if he did get back to his best would have each-way chances.

West Warhorse 
Tue 19th Dec 2023
12:10, Fakenham

West Warhouse ran better than the bare form suggested last time. He will appreciate this step up in trip and possibly even further in the future. He is in good form and could take a leading part in what looks potentially a weak race.

Boys Of Wexford 
Mon 18th Dec 2023
15:10, Plumpton

Boys Of Westford was a well-beaten 4th last time. He needs to improve on that but at his best, he will be a candidate for a place.

Tara Iti 
Mon 18th Dec 2023
14:40, Plumpton

Tara Iti, who completes our trio, is yet another that has not matched last season's consistent form. His latest two 4th places have been only reasonable and he needs, like the other pair, to step up on what he's been doing.

Privatory 
Mon 18th Dec 2023
14:40, Plumpton

Privatory has never got anywhere near the merit of his first run for the stable at Sandown in March last year. His mark has dropped 35lb in the interim, without too much sign that the slump is about to be halted!

Angel's Dream 
Mon 18th Dec 2023
14:40, Plumpton

Angel's  Dream, one of three for us in this, signed off with a win around here in May but his two runs back have been modest. He needs to get his act together.

Movethechains 
Mon 18th Dec 2023
14:10, Plumpton

Movethechains has not really got back to the form that brought four Lingfield 3m wins in a row around New Year 2022. He shaped a little better last time and we're taking 10lb off his big weight. Can do better still.

Jack Sparrow Grey 
Mon 18th Dec 2023
13:40, Plumpton

Jack Sparrow Grey ran promisingly in a Sandown bumper on racecourse debut. It's straight over hurdles now when he can run over a longer trip. Hoping for a decent start to jumping.

Junkanoo    WINNER! winner
Mon 18th Dec 2023
12:40, Plumpton

Two in this and all eyes will be on Junkanoo after his extraordinary performance first time out at Ascot. He got within a couple of lengths behind a Nicky Henderson previous winner and should enjoy this easier company.

Kotari 
Mon 18th Dec 2023
12:40, Plumpton

Kotari backs up Junkanoo in this. Placed a couple of times for Jean-Claude Rouget, he has raced once over here but unlike Junkanoo, was beaten a long way. We're looking for an improved display.

Mariamne 
Sat 16th Dec 2023
15:44, Newcastle

Mariamne is having her first run for me., I think she will be a seven-furlong mid-division filly going forward and has had a breathing operation since joining us after being withdrawn from the HIT sale. She's ready to start and we will learn plenty about her today.

Appellant 
Sat 16th Dec 2023
15:44, Newcastle

After a number of near-misses, Appellant really deserves to get his head in front. I think Newcastle will suit him - he ran well there previously - and my yard is in good form. He can run well.

Diger Daudaie 
Sat 16th Dec 2023
14:48, Hereford

Diger Daudaie understandably needed his run at Sedgefield last month - his first for us - after almost 1,000 days off the track. We will be happy with a little more involvement this time.

Gentle Frank 
Sat 16th Dec 2023
14:05, Doncaster

Gentle Frank missed his race here yesterday due to travel problems. All should be well today and the drop from 3m on seasonal comeback and chase debut to 2m3f should be to his benefit. Place chances.

Copper Coin 
Sat 16th Dec 2023
13:35, Hereford

Copper Coin ran well at Kempton in a competitive event last time, bumping into an improving type. Conditions should suit today and he comes here in good form. He isn't always the most consistent but he seems well and the ground should be ideal for him.

Spitfire Girl 
Sat 16th Dec 2023
13:00, Hereford

A gutsy hurdles winner at Taunton last season, Spitfire Girl had been schooling and working well before her return to action in a Ffos Las chase and was disqualified for causing interference after crossing the line in front. She ran a bit flat when 3rd next time but needed the run to qualify for this valuable final. Will is back on and can claim 10lb from her position already at the foot of the weights. In addition, we're putting on first-time blinkers in the hope of reproducing the Ffos Lad run.

Coastguard Station 
Sat 16th Dec 2023
12:15, Doncaster

Coastguard Station ran well when 3rd on his return after a break at Wetherby and wasn't disgraced up in grade last time at Cheltenham. This race is chalk and cheese by comparison and we have to be hopeful he is up to winning a 0-120.

Running The Game 
Sat 16th Dec 2023
11:40, Doncaster

Running The Game had some placed form on the flat in France, but tired very quickly to be well beaten on hurdles and stable debut when 3rd of 4 at Fontwell. The experience will not be lost on him, but he has a fair way to go to match a couple of these.

Sarsons Risk 
Fri 15th Dec 2023
18:30, Southwell

Sarsons Risk was unlucky not to be closer the last day. He seems to have come on for that run and looks to be in great form. Hopefully, making that expected step forward would see him go close.

Hermino AA 
Fri 15th Dec 2023
15:35, Cheltenham

Hermino AA was progressive and consistent in his novice season over hurdles. We were hoping for a similar upward trajectory switching him to chasing this season, but his jumping has let him down both times. He's therefore back over the smaller obstacles today and can run well at a value price.

Big Bresil 
Fri 15th Dec 2023
15:35, Cheltenham

Big Bresil is a horse with ability but one that also has his issues. He doesn't take a lot of racing and have aimed him at this race since we finished off last season. He should stay the trip and is in good form at home.

Gentle Frank 
Fri 15th Dec 2023
13:05, Doncaster

Non-runner

Blue Hop 
Fri 15th Dec 2023
12:40, Cheltenham

We were delighted when Blue Hop beat a decent field over hurdles at Ayr last February, but he didn't really back it up raised in grade around here at the April meeting. He is in great form for this debut over fences and should run a fine race, but where that puts him in this smart field is the question.

Athgarvan 
Fri 15th Dec 2023
11:55, Doncaster

It's taken a long time to get Athgarvan back after a throat issue and also poor jumping when schooling. But he is ready to make his debut now and it will be interesting to see how he gets on. He is not devoid of ability but does not make life easy for himself.

Helm Rock 
Thu 14th Dec 2023
20:00, Chelmsford

Helm Rock put together a great record on the all-weather this year. We're keen to aim him at the AW finals so this is the first step towards qualification. He's had a short break since Champions Day.

Clipsham Gold 
Thu 14th Dec 2023
19:30, Chelmsford

It's hard to win races on the AW. Just a slight misfortune in running or as with Mart at Lingfield yesterday, a terrible draw that is impossible to overcome even when as in his case he's running his best race yet. Clipsham Gold is running back quickly as she's in great shape. Last time the pace was slow and then they sprinted, but here she has a good draw and if they go a gallop I'd be very hopeful she can end our run of near-misses.

My Dream World 
Thu 14th Dec 2023
18:30, Chelmsford

My Dream World is a very nice type. He has taken a bit of time to come to hand, but is now ready to run. He's nicely bred but hasn't the best of draws which isn't ideal first time out. He does have an engine though and it will be interesting to see how he gets on. We will learn plenty about him, while he will get an idea of the racing game.

Oscarsman 
Thu 14th Dec 2023
15:50, Taunton

Oscarsman probably frightened himself a bit over fences and we will be sticking to hurdles for a while. Taunton probably isn't the ideal track for him - he prefers the likes of Plumpton and Fontwell - but hopefully, Lizzie's claim will help a bit. He's working nicely at home and the ground should be okay but historically he has needed a run to blow the cobwebs away. Just hopeful of a nice run today.

Skinflint 
Thu 14th Dec 2023
15:15, Taunton

Skinflint enjoyed two nice wins at Chepstow last season, but considering he's an 11-year-old, the handicapper hasn't been kind to him - up a total of 16lb even after defeat in his one subsequent race. This 2m2f  on comeback around here is probably on the short side, but his good jumping may keep him in the argument.

Holy Fire 
Wed 13th Dec 2023
20:00, Kempton Park

Holy Fire picked up an injury when disappointing at Ascot but she's been training well at home and is ready for this return to action. She loves Kempton and Callum knows her well so hopefully she can get back to winning ways this evening.

La Verite 
Wed 13th Dec 2023
18:00, Kempton Park

La Verite has shown a bit of ability on both her starts and the experience gives her a chance in a field packed with debutants. Her chance will depend on how good they are, of course, so we're very much in the dark as to what to expect!

Rey De La Batalla 
Wed 13th Dec 2023
17:30, Kempton Park

Rey De La Batalla was promising on debut but found Epsom unsuitable on his next start. He has done well this autumn and reappears in good shape. More is expected today and he will be eligible for handicaps from now on. 

Tejesueno 
Wed 13th Dec 2023
17:00, Kempton Park

Tejesueno has not shown much on the track in just three starts but has not been beaten that far and looks well handicapped. The good draw will help but she lacks race experience and is sure to come on for this. That said, her homework has been encouraging and it would be no surprise to see her go well at a big price.

Hurricane Kiko 
Wed 13th Dec 2023
15:30, Lingfield

Hurricane Kiko has been disappointing since his win last year but probably ended up badly handicapped as a result of it. Stepping up in trip and a change of headgear here, hopefully, will bring some improvement again.

Recuerdame 
Wed 13th Dec 2023
14:30, Lingfield

Recuerdame is a multiple all-weather winner and added to his considerable tally here last time under similar conditions. He seems as good as ever and although creeping up the handicap he will always be dangerous to overlook if there is plenty of early pace.

Moralisa 
Wed 13th Dec 2023
14:30, Lingfield

Moralisa is having her first run for the yard and an initial try at 1m but past form suggests she will be suited by it. Previously, she has had issues with the starting stalls so we are keeping our fingers crossed that all goes okay, that she can run well and we will learn plenty about her.

Way To Dubai 
Wed 13th Dec 2023
14:00, Lingfield

Way To Dubai has been brutally unlucky on both his starts for the yard but he seems in good order and shows plenty of speed, hence the drop back to 6f. A wide draw doesn't help things either but he's an uncomplicated horse so should be able to slot in somewhere without too much trouble.

Stintino Sunset 
Wed 13th Dec 2023
13:00, Lingfield

Stintino Sunset seems in great form since her win last time for which she went up only 3lb. This is another step up in trip but she appeared as if that would be fine when she won. Hopefully, she can follow up in what seems a weak contest.

Mart 
Wed 13th Dec 2023
12:30, Lingfield

Mart has won his last two races and the only negative I can see today is his wide draw. He did overcome being on the unfavoured side at Newcastle and also won over this CD, so if he can avoid trouble early on I would be hopeful he could win as he seems to be improving all the time.

Arctician 
Wed 13th Dec 2023
12:00, Lingfield

Arctician is starting to look better handicapped and this is his time of year. He's a course winner and seems as good as ever so he is likely to be involved if things go well for him, albeit from a slightly wide draw.

Eloped 
Tue 12th Dec 2023
20:00, Southwell

Eloped has had one run for the yard, over an inadequate trip at Chelmsford. She dropped 2lb for that and is now able to get into this grade without being balloted. The step back up to 1m6f will suit and with the tongue-tie re-fitted, she should have an each-way chance at a big price.

Bradman 
Tue 12th Dec 2023
17:00, Southwell

Bradman ran well two starts ago before being turned over at odds-on when I think the race probably came too soon for him. I'm not convinced Wolverhampton is the perfect track either, especially at a mile, Southwell should be better and he is favourably drawn this evening. He can go well.

He's A Latchico 
Tue 12th Dec 2023
15:40, Fontwell Park

He's A Latchico looked home and hosed last week at Sandown until the winner powered past him up the hill. It was his best effort yet and with a flat rating as high as his, there's plenty of room for further improvement at this game. Should be hard to beat.

Aviles 
Tue 12th Dec 2023
15:10, Fontwell Park

Aviles has made a promising start to chasing, albeit adding another 2nd place to his unbroken sequence for us. Beaten a pixel last time, surely this will be his day.

Milldam 
Tue 12th Dec 2023
14:52, Ffos Las

Placed several times last season, Milldam finally got his head in front in clear-cut style at Huntingdon. He disappointed on his seasonal reappearance but perhaps didn't quite stay 2m5f. Back to 2m here, we hope he can run a nice race.

Aworkingman 
Tue 12th Dec 2023
13:22, Ffos Las

It will be a tough start for Aworkingman in the heavy ground. We just hope he enjoys the experience.

Soigneux Bell 
Tue 12th Dec 2023
13:10, Fontwell Park

Soigneux Bell hasn't been the instant success over hurdles we were expecting and didn't seem to get home either time. He could be one of those French imports that takes a while to show his true ability.

Zhiguli 
Tue 12th Dec 2023
12:40, Fontwell Park

Contrasting results on different ground on his first two runs this term at Ascot for Zhiguli, the first on a more suitable surface easily the better. Three runners in this make it a good opportunity.

Clipsham Gold 
Mon 11th Dec 2023
20:30, Chelmsford

Clipsham Gold will need luck in running. She pulls hard so has to be dropped in and we will be relying on a strong pace for her to run her best race. If she gets it, she can go close.

Battleofbaltimore    WINNER! winner
Mon 11th Dec 2023
17:30, Chelmsford

I think Battleofbaltimore will win tonight. We tried stepping him up from 5f and 6f to a mile last time and he ran very well, just tiring in the closing stages. Now he's run at the trip and with cheek-pieces added for the first time to his customary tongue-tie, he can last out the distance in what looks a poor race.

Stormingin 
Mon 11th Dec 2023
17:00, Chelmsford

Stormingin won a couple around here early in the year and the 10-year-old is a wonderful schoolmaster for our young riders. Georgie was 2nd on him at Brighton two runs back, but his best form is here and he must figure with a chance in this amateurs' handicap.

Liberated Lad 
Mon 11th Dec 2023
17:00, Chelmsford

Liberated Lad is now into an amateurs' race and sticking to 1m2f. If he can get out of the stalls properly and not get too far behind he should have a chance to exploit his slipping mark. It's all up to him at this stage.

Heaven Smart 
Mon 11th Dec 2023
15:35, Lingfield

Heaven Smart has made a promising start to chasing, finishing a close 3rd in a big field over this CD last time. A maiden although with a couple of 2nd places over hurdles, he shapes as though this will be his metier.

Kansas Du Berlais 
Mon 11th Dec 2023
15:05, Lingfield

We run two here and the obvious better chance is with Kansas Du Berlais. He won twice impressively around Fontwell in the spring before finding the big 2m novice final at Sandown a step too far, despite being the favourite. He can be excused his comeback run at the same track last month, but may enjoy this track more and gets a hopeful vote.

Naturally High 
Mon 11th Dec 2023
15:05, Lingfield

Naturally High won his last two races at the end of 2021 but was then off for more than a year. He struggled in three runs last season and now makes another comeback after the latest break. The earlier form would give him a chance.

Caher Roes Den 
Mon 11th Dec 2023
14:20, Ayr

Cahr Roes Den is a nice scopey sort we bought from the Aintree sale in April soon after his impressive win in an Irish point. He had a superficial setback a couple of months ago which cost him a run in a bumper, hence going straight over hurdles.  He has done plenty of work and jumps well. Hopeful.

Celtic Ned 
Mon 11th Dec 2023
14:05, Lingfield

Celtic Ned showed promise when running in good class on stable debut at Newbury and built on that last time in a novice hurdle here. His mark of 112 reflects that, but he is improving and will make a bold shot at conceding weight all round.

Executive Pool 
Mon 11th Dec 2023
13:35, Lingfield

Executive Pool has not always been the most accurate jumper of hurdles and also pulled up last time over 2m7f. He's back to the minimum first time over fences and as only a 4yo he gets a 6lb allowance from his elders which should be a help.

Head Over Hinds 
Mon 11th Dec 2023
12:35, Lingfield

Head Over Hinds has had a couple of runs already, unlike most in this bumper. A son of Champs Elysees, we think there is more to come from him, but whether that will be today is uncertain.

Summer Night City 
Mon 11th Dec 2023
11:50, Ayr

Summer Night City is quirky but has ability as he showed when winning 2nd time out. He also has experience and this is his last chance to run in one of these 3yo NH juvenile hurdles. He's in good form and this seems an easier option than the Taunton race later in the week, which we avoided.

Wynter Wildes 
Sat 9th Dec 2023
19:30, Wolverhampton

Wynter Wildes doesn't know how to run a bad race. She loves to race prominently and my apprentice has a fantastic record on her. She has never run at Wolverhampton before but I think the track will suit her.

Lunar Rocks 
Sat 9th Dec 2023
18:30, Wolverhampton

Lunar Rocks has had a couple of runs and didn't improve much on her debut when beaten by a similar margin next time. She'll be better when able to run in handicaps.

Twirler 
Sat 9th Dec 2023
17:45, Newcastle

Twirler is another nice 2yo that has been working well at home. Six furlongs at Newcastle is perfect and this doesn't look the strongest race on paper. She can make a nice debut.

Spartan Warrior 
Sat 9th Dec 2023
17:00, Wolverhampton

Spartan Warrior will improve for the step up in trip, but he's a big horse and could find Wolverhampton rather tight, especially from his difficult draw. He'll be a mile and a half horse next year, but he could run into a place at a big price today.

Shadowofyoursmile 
Sat 9th Dec 2023
17:00, Wolverhampton

Shadowofyoursmile is a nice filly for the future but has been handed a horror draw on debut. We will drop her in and teach her something and hope for a run with plenty of promise. Her high-class brother Grand Alliance ran well on debut at Newcastle.

Haddex Des Obeaux 
Sat 9th Dec 2023
15:00, Sandown

Haddex Des Obeaux is such a brilliant jumper of fences that it was a big shock when he fell at the final fence at Cheltenham after running a big race on his return to action, probably through tiredness. He's shooting at the stars with Jonbon and Edwardstone, but he was moving quickly up the ratings last year and sometimes surprises can happen.

Spirit D'Aunou    WINNER! winner
Sat 9th Dec 2023
14:25, Sandown

Spirit D'Aunou will be the shorter-priced of our pair in this, his career having progressed so far in a much more normal manner, if four wins in a row can be described as normal. The run ended on comeback but 4th at Cheltenham was acceptable and he had a bout of the too-frees that day too. Can go well today.

Jupiter Du Gite 
Sat 9th Dec 2023
14:25, Sandown

We run two in this good handicap hurdle and Jupiter Du Gite is still paying the price for his long odds debut spreadeagling win at Newbury last season. Pulled up his comeback, we just need him to start showing some sort of restraint and running a more conservative race. Talent in abundance - he just needs to learn to use it!

Colonel Harry 
Sat 9th Dec 2023
13:50, Sandown

Colonel Harry is a winning pointer who won twice over hurdles last season and placed in the Grade 1 Tolworth and also 2nd in a Grade 2. He jumps fences very well and made a winning debut over fences at Chepstow. This race has been the plan since and he is in tip-top form. This is a tight race and on the figures, he needs to improve again. Hopefully, he can and will prove up to this task.

Le Patron    WINNER! winner
Sat 9th Dec 2023
13:50, Sandown

Le Patron has won both his races over fences, He is a long way behind some of these on his official rating, but he has plenty of potential and I'll be surprised if he didn't outrun his odds.

Nassalam    WINNER! winner
Sat 9th Dec 2023
13:37, Chepstow

Nassalam ran on strongly for 4th over the Grand National fences on his comeback in the Grand Sefton last month. He goes well in testing ground and must have a big chance even with his big weight.

You Wear It Well 
Sat 9th Dec 2023
13:15, Sandown

You Wear It Well won twice at Graded level last season including in the Mares Novice at the Cheltenham Festival. She improved again to win a Listed hurdle on her return at Wetherby carrying a penalty last month. Now with Constitution Hill an absentee, she should run her race and definitely hold a chance.

Goshen 
Sat 9th Dec 2023
13:15, Sandown

Goshen always enjoys going right-handed and loves Sandown. The switch of the Fighting Fifth is at the mercy of the weather. It's on (for now) and with Nicky deciding not to risk Constitution Hill, we must come into the argument.

El Bufalo 
Fri 8th Dec 2023
18:15, Newcastle

El Bufalo is by stallion sensation Havana Grey and has some fast relatives on the dam's side. We're hopeful he can make a positive start to his career.

Power of Darkness 
Fri 8th Dec 2023
17:15, Newcastle

Power Of Darkness is in good order at the moment and seems to enjoy the all-weather. I'm certain he is best at 7f and he always runs well at Newcastle. Hopeful.

He's A Latchico 
Fri 8th Dec 2023
15:35, Sandown

He's A Latchico is potentially very well handicapped over jumps when you consider his mark is only 15lb higher than his 86 flat rating. He ran very poorly on his recent return even though fit from running on the flat, so for now the Jury's out on him.

Animal 
Fri 8th Dec 2023
15:00, Sandown

Animal definitely needs 3m plus these days so this should suit. He has a nice weight but wouldn't want the ground to be too testing, a mixture of good to soft and soft would be fine. Hopeful of another good run.

Kotmask 
Fri 8th Dec 2023
13:15, Sandown

Kotmask has returned this season in good form and won very easily at Plumpton last month. He's 8lb higher today and the rise in his mark might bring our duo close together.

Hudson De Grugy 
Fri 8th Dec 2023
13:15, Sandown

Two runners here and Hudson De Grugy is the one without a run this season. He won and then pulled up in races around here on soft ground in the spring and has had a wind-op since. There might not be too much between the pair. 

Royal Way 
Fri 8th Dec 2023
12:40, Sandown

Royal Way won on the last of three runs on the flat in France. That was on testing ground, so he should be equipped for today's conditions. First time out over jumps, though, is the uncertainty.

Big Bard 
Thu 7th Dec 2023
20:00, Chelmsford

Big Bard won three times during the main turf season and wound up with a fine 3rd in a good handicap at Newmarket. This looks within his scope after a break and he rarely gets beaten very far when he doesn't catch the judge's eye. 

Siempre Arturo 
Thu 7th Dec 2023
17:30, Chelmsford

Siempre Arturo is a work in progress. A big, galloping sort, he made his debut wearing a hood which we feel is no longer needed. He should take a step forward here.

Alibaba 
Thu 7th Dec 2023
17:00, Chelmsford

Alibaba was lightly raced on the turf because he never got the right ground so he now runs on the AW. He's unexposed on the surface and is trying a new trip which we think is probably what he wants. He is very well handicapped now and it would nice to see him run well so we can plan a winter campaign for him.

Star Of Sussex 
Thu 7th Dec 2023
12:30, Market Rasen

Star Of Sussex had an underwhelming season on the flat this year and his debut run over hurdles at Wincanton six weeks ago was pretty disappointing too. He has been given plenty of schooling since and you would normally expect an improvement with the run behind him.

Parikarma 
Thu 7th Dec 2023
11:55, Market Rasen

Parikarma blew the cobwebs away with a run at Windsor after her six-month break but switched back to hurdles, she was soundly beaten over 2m3f at Taunton. She may well be happier back at the minimum and hopefully, she will show more this time.

Givitawhirl 
Wed 6th Dec 2023
18:00, Kempton Park

We've always liked Givitawhirl but he disappointed when encountering soft ground on his debut. Gelded since, he is much more a three-year-old type that meanwhile will learn plenty tonight. 

Profitman 
Wed 6th Dec 2023
17:30, Kempton Park

Profitman was ready to go in mid-season but had a couple of setbacks. He is a nice horse but starts in even better company. He will learn plenty as we will also about him.

A Pro Po 
Wed 6th Dec 2023
15:40, Ludlow

A Pro Po is well connected, out of a half-sister to smart Promalee and Michael Mor, and from the family of Gold Cup winner Little Owl. Additionally, he is a half-brother to six-time winner Secrete Stream and to Donnie Azoff, twice a winner for us. He is a nice type, a future staying chaser. He should run a nice race here on his racecourse debut but will improve mentally and physically for the experience.

Obsessedwithyou 
Wed 6th Dec 2023
14:35, Ludlow

Obsessedwithyou won a couple of times as a juvenile then did well going up in class to be 4th in both Listed and Grade 3 company. She has the scope to progress further this season, but while on a workable mark, disappointed on her seasonal debut, unable to settle in a messy, big-field handicap at Taunton. Now in a better race and smaller field and with the run under her belt, I think she can go very close today.

Rabinal 
Wed 6th Dec 2023
11:30, Lingfield

Rabinal makes his debut for us and in this country, having done all his racing in Germany. He's a neat type who won a minor event on his penultimate start and trains well. He has a good draw and it would be no surprise to see him run well if he adapts to these conditions.

Ace Rothstein 
Tue 5th Dec 2023
15:05, Lingfield

We gave Ace Rothstein a try over hurdles in a competitive race at Kempton but he made a couple of costly mistakes and faded away. He's having his first try on AW since joining us. He's done little of note on the surface before, but if he can run to the best of his 2m turf form for us, he would have place chances.

Expressionless 
Tue 5th Dec 2023
14:05, Lingfield

Expressionless could never get past midfield on his latest run over this CD, but it was a Class 3 with a much higher ceiling. He's off the same mark but will appreciate the lesser company. Each-way chance.

Battle Of Omdurman 
Tue 5th Dec 2023
12:30, Lingfield

Battle Of Omdurman probably needs further than today's sharp mile. His draw in 11 of 11 is hardly ideal either.

Fitz Perfectly 
Tue 5th Dec 2023
12:00, Lingfield

Fitz Perfectly has been a seriously frustrating horse and despite numerous runs, I am none the wiser about her optimum trip. One thing I do know is that ten furlongs was too far last time. A sharp mile should suit her better today and my apprentice got a good tune out of her and rides again.

Scylla 
Mon 4th Dec 2023
18:30, Wolverhampton

Scylla ran very well in a weak race on debut but has since struggled having been sick in the spring. Life will be much easier now she can run in handicaps and the step up in trip should also help. She should take a big step forward.

Central City 
Mon 4th Dec 2023
18:30, Wolverhampton

Central City lost any chance at the start on his return after a break. He stays this longer trip and if he gets away a little more alertly, he might have place prospects.

Smoky Mountain 
Mon 4th Dec 2023
18:00, Wolverhampton

Smoky Mountain ran very well on all his three starts before picking up an injury in the spring. He is fit and ready to run and has performed well over this course and distance. This looks a match race with us and Prescott!

Datsalrightgino    WINNER! winner
Sat 2nd Dec 2023
14:50, Newbury

We run two in the Coral Gold Cup. Datsalrightgino developed into a high-class novice chaser last season winning at Cheltenham and later a Grade 2 at Ayr on his final start. He has strengthened up and is a proper chaser now. He will have needed his comeback run in the Old Roan where the lack of fences jumped owing to the low sun didn't help him. He is unexposed over this trip but if he does stay he will have an excellent chance of running a big race.

Ga Law 
Sat 2nd Dec 2023
14:50, Newbury

Ga Law had an injury-interrupted career before coming back spectacularly last season, winning the Paddy Power Gold Cup and he looked sure to follow up in the Skybet at Doncaster but fell at the final fence. He struggled slightly thereafter in Graded company but now back in a handicap he should step forward once again, but needs to recapture his best to figure in the business end.

Hansard    WINNER! winner
Sat 2nd Dec 2023
14:15, Newbury

Hansard ran into a decent type in Rubaud in the Elite Hurdle at Wincanton, but finished a good deal nearer to him than at Kempton last season. This was an encouraging first start and should put him right for what is a demanding initial foray into handicaps. He should run another good race.

 

 

 

 

Tapley 
Sat 2nd Dec 2023
14:15, Newbury

Tapley won nicely at Kempton and wasn't helped by the rain before Monday's return there under his 6lb higher mark. Lizzie keeps the ride and it would be great if they could run into a place against these smart handicappers.

Nassalam 
Sat 2nd Dec 2023
12:30, Newbury

Non-runner

Java Point 
Sat 2nd Dec 2023
12:30, Newbury

Java Point makes his stable debut but was 3rd in this race last year on his debut for the season and has always run well here including a win early last season. Hopes in a competitive race.

The Big Bite 
Fri 1st Dec 2023
14:25, Newbury

The Big Bite won here last season and will enjoy the drying ground. He can run well fresh, but it's a competitive race.

Goose Man 
Fri 1st Dec 2023
14:25, Newbury

The 11-year-old Goose Man has won six of 17 career starts, over distances from 2m to 3m2f, switching between hurdles and fences. He made his debut for the stable at Huntingdon recently having been off for 972 days with two injured tendons. They took a lot of work to sort out, but he won impressively that day and I hope he doesn't "bounce" here in a much better race. We want him to run well but above all come home safe again.

Summer Night City 
Fri 1st Dec 2023
14:00, Doncaster

Non-runner - meeting abandond

Ragosina 
Fri 1st Dec 2023
13:15, Newbury

Ragosina had been with me for just a fortnight, straight out of the HIT sale and ran a great race first time over hurdles. Maybe we should have had her handier that day. She came out of the race well and has been in good form since. Given a bit of expected progress from first race to second, she should run a nice race.

Flamelco 
Thu 30th Nov 2023
15:30, Lingfield

Another double challenge. Flamelco has yet to make an impact after four runs since arriving from France and wasn't foot-perfect before eventually falling at the 9th fence at Fakenham on chase debut. He's high in the weights and we need to see him complete before expecting a win.

Icare Grandchamp 
Thu 30th Nov 2023
15:30, Lingfield

Our other runner Icare Grandchamp tops the weights, again assessed on form in French hurdle races. He did run 2nd at Fontwell in September but then ran poorly at Plumpton the following month. Might come out the better of the pair.

Superstylin    WINNER! winner
Thu 30th Nov 2023
15:30, Lingfield

Point winner Superstylin gets very revved up. He did win a race over hurdles and this will be the first time over fences for him. He jumps well so should improve for them, but it's all about how he settles. Sea Bowen has that job.

Phone Home 
Thu 30th Nov 2023
14:55, Lingfield

The nicely-bred Phone Home was 2nd in two NH junior development races last season when quite backward and immature. She improved for the summer and showed it when 2nd on seasonal return.  She should be thereabouts today.

Abingworth    WINNER! winner
Thu 30th Nov 2023
14:35, Taunton

Abingworth showed he was going the right way over fences with a good runner-up spot on just 2nd start behind smart recruit Regarde. Top-weight won't be easy but he has the potential to handle this grade.

Passing Well    WINNER! winner
Thu 30th Nov 2023
14:20, Lingfield

An excellent 2nd in a very hot bumper at the Punchestown Festival early last year, Passing Well developed into a smart novice hurdler for us last season with two wins and 4th in a very hot Challow Hurdle. He starts novice chasing on a lovely mark and made a great start when runner-up in a good race at Ascot. He will have improved for that effort and also for the longer trip today. Softer ground would have been preferable but still, he has a fine chance to get his head in front.

Invincible Nao 
Thu 30th Nov 2023
14:20, Lingfield

Invincible Nao made a promising start to chasing at Kempton the other day, but this looks a tough field. We'll be delighted if he could finish in the first three of a tight contest.

Celtic Ned 
Thu 30th Nov 2023
13:45, Lingfield

I think it's fair to say Celtic Ned ran better than we expected when 6th of 13 on stable debut at Newbury. We are hoping for an improved run to give him each-way chances.

Fortunate Fred 
Thu 30th Nov 2023
13:10, Lingfield

Having been placed in a couple of bumpers Fortunate Fred has now been placed in nine of his 13 starts over obstacles yet remains a maiden. He deserves a bit of luck, surely. and hopefully, today will be the day he truly becomes Fortunate with young Will taking a handy 10lb off.

Sangiovese 
Thu 30th Nov 2023
12:50, Taunton

Sangiovese was 2nd in his sole bumper for us but did not really progress from first to second run over hurdles, both at Plumpton this autumn. He looks one for low-grade handicaps.

Heaven Smart 
Thu 30th Nov 2023
12:35, Lingfield

We run two in this handicap chase and neither has been in the greatest of form. Heaven Smart was a close 2nd in heavy ground on this track almost a year ago in a handicap hurdle but has struggled since. We'll be hoping for an improvement as he gains more experience of fences.

Twenty Twenty 
Thu 30th Nov 2023
12:35, Lingfield

Twenty Twenty, our other runner, did win a chase two seasons back but has been lightly raced this year and has failed to complete on all three starts. Needs to show something.

Pilbara 
Thu 30th Nov 2023
12:05, Lingfield

Pilbara was unlucky to unseat last time but the incident happened too far out to see how he might have fared. Dropped to a better mark and with Lizzie's claim to help, he may take a minor place.

Executive Pool 
Thu 30th Nov 2023
12:05, Lingfield

Executive Pool won a novice handicap hurdle in the spring. He's had a couple of unremarkable runs so far but first-time cheek-pieces and a valuable 10lb claim in this conditionals' race might revive him.

Audacious Annie    WINNER! winner
Wed 29th Nov 2023
15:35, Wetherby

Audacious Annie is the daughter of top-class stayer Jack Hobbs from a black type mare who has produced five winners from six runners including our Cheltenham Festival heroine You Wear It Well. She was in pre-training last season and arrived here in the summer. To date, she has done everything right and we're very happy with her. Obviously, she will improve mentally and physically but we love her and hope she can follow in the footsteps of her sister.

Mister Bo 
Wed 29th Nov 2023
13:50, Wetherby

Mister Bo tackled decent opposition in his maiden hurdles for the Henry De Bromhead stable in Ireland. He needed the run on UK and stable debut four weeks ago and we're stepping him straight into a novice handicap chase here. Wetherby takes some jumping but if he handles the fences it could be interesting.

Dusky Days 
Wed 29th Nov 2023
13:25, Hereford

Dusky Days won a bumper on racecourse debut and was then 4th in a Listed bumper at Ascot. He has been placed numerous times over hurdles without managing to get his head in front. Hopefully, this switch to fences might see him progress this season.

Duneomeno 
Tue 28th Nov 2023
15:10, Southwell

Non-runner

Weem 
Tue 28th Nov 2023
13:40, Southwell

Weem is out of a half-sister to a Group-placed mare on the flat and to useful jumps winner Glenstal Abbey. This Westerner gelding was in training last season but wasn't mentally ready to run. He has done plenty of work this autumn and looks an honest type.  He can run nicely here on racecourse debut and a place finish would be encouraging.

Generous Day 
Tue 28th Nov 2023
12:40, Southwell

Generous Day followed an ordinary comeback run last autumn with a win in this race. We've followed a similar pattern this year and hopefully, from a similar rusty return effort, he can step up to success again.

Tapley 
Mon 27th Nov 2023
15:35, Kempton Park

This is a  tougher assignment under his 6lb rise than when Tapley won nicely here last time. I'm hoping the fact that Lizzie is still eligible to claim 7lb against Small Bad Bob whereas Freddie cannot, might just help again. I would not want too much rain as he needs a sound surface but he should be in the shake-up if it's still good.

Captain Attridge 
Mon 27th Nov 2023
13:05, Ludlow

Captain Attridge was a decent 3rd at Ludlow in May before going off for his summer break. He needed the run on his reappearance at Stratford seven weeks ago but should have come on for that.

Jolyjump 
Mon 27th Nov 2023
12:50, Kempton Park

Jolyjump is a 4yo newcomer by top jumps sire Kapgarde. A French-bred, he has been through a sale ring three times already, dropping below his yearling sale price in France of 45k to 40k in Ireland at last year's Land Rover sale. This looks like a tough enough debut and we'd just like to see promise for the future.

Kitesurfer 
Sun 26th Nov 2023
14:45, Uttoxeter

Kitesurfer won a juvenile hurdle on his racecourse debut in France, then was 4th under a penalty for Harry Whittington. He arrived here in the summer after Harry retired and he works well and schools great. He disappointed on stable debut so we're stepping him up in trip here and running on softer ground with a first-time tongue-tie. Hoping for some improvement and for him to show on the track what we see at home.

Jerrash 
Sun 26th Nov 2023
13:30, Exeter

After winning a handicap hurdle off his high mark last season, we switched Jerrash to fences for one run in May and he finished an outpaced last of 4. He comes here after a six-month break still very high in the handicap and we'd like to see more of his hurdles ability as his chase career proceeds.

Salver 
Sun 26th Nov 2023
12:20, Exeter

Salver showed little in his one run in Italy in the spring but revealed a completely different level of ability when winning comfortably on his hurdles debut at Warwick this month. It's hard to defy a penalty in these races if there's something unexposed lurking, but we have to be hopeful.

Givitawhirl 
Sat 25th Nov 2023
17:45, Wolverhampton

Non-runner

Operatic Artist 
Sat 25th Nov 2023
14:53, Lingfield

Operatic Artist delighted us with her win last time in first-time cheekpieces. Up  3lb for that, I have to be hopeful with an ideal draw and Oisin in the saddle.

Generous Day 
Sat 25th Nov 2023
14:48, Huntingdon

Non-runner

Goshen 
Sat 25th Nov 2023
14:05, Ascot

Goshen gets to go the right way round on one of his favourite tracks and this looks an ordinary field for the grade. Big chance and fitter for the run round in the Cesarewitch.

Soigneux Bell 
Sat 25th Nov 2023
12:28, Huntingdon

After Soigneux Bell's promising run on the flat at Epsom, we were hoping for a better debut effort over hurdles but his jumping wasn't up to scratch. He should be better equipped today.

Bridge 
Sat 25th Nov 2023
12:28, Huntingdon

Two in this maiden hurdle and Bridge is sure to be the bigger price of the pair after two heavy defeats in juveniles. Next time we see him will probably be in a handicap.

West Warhorse 
Sat 25th Nov 2023
12:28, Huntingdon

We thought West Warhorse would go well in his bumper at Worcester, but he ran a puzzling race. He has schooled well for this hurdles debut. He seems in good form, will learn plenty from today and will tell us where to go next.

Rothay Park    WINNER! winner
Sat 25th Nov 2023
12:00, Lingfield

Rothay Park is a work in progress. He was green on debut and then ran a bit free and enthusiastic next time. He doesn't have the best draw here.

Lunar Rocks 
Sat 25th Nov 2023
12:00, Lingfield

Lunar Rocks made a modest debut from a poor draw last week. We will be hoping for improvement here but she is probably a filly that needs a mark.

Counteract 
Sat 25th Nov 2023
11:50, Huntingdon

Counteract is much better over fences really but he acts on good ground. He has had his issues and is not straightforward to train. On the positive side, he has no weight today with Elizabeth's claim and it would not be a shock to see him run into a place. He's not one to rely on nowadays though.

Hurricane Kiko 
Sat 25th Nov 2023
11:30, Lingfield

Hurricane Kiko ran well last time at Lingfield in first-time blinkers but he didn't quite get the mile, so we're dropping back to 7f with Luke Catton on board again. If the headgear is still effective he should have an each-way chance.

Al Rufaa 
Fri 24th Nov 2023
18:15, Southwell

Al Rufaa had the perfect set-up to win well last week at Wolverhampton on just his second start for the yard. This looks a stronger affair but a repeat of that performance should see him go close again.

Power of Darkness 
Fri 24th Nov 2023
18:15, Southwell

Power Of Darkness ran a cracker last time where the race didn't quite pan out as we hoped and he was forced to challenge very wide while the winner got the dream run through the pack. The race fell into the winner's hands there but he won't have it all his own way this time. We have a good draw and can go well.

San Frandisco 
Fri 24th Nov 2023
15:55, Chepstow

San Frandisco put in a blistering performance to win his 4yo point at Monksgrange and looks a horse that could develop into a smart performer. He is by Jukebox Jury, who produces high-class horses on the flat as well as over jumps - like Group 1 winner Princess Zoe. He is welll-related on the dam's side too, so I hope he can put in a decent performance on this Rules debut.

Poncho 
Fri 24th Nov 2023
14:35, Ascot

Poncho won once in five hurdles starts last season, but didn't reappear after an early fall on his final outing at Newbury in March. He's at the opposite end of this handicap to Mark Of Gold and could well run into a place on his best form.

Mark of Gold 
Fri 24th Nov 2023
14:35, Ascot

Mark Of Gold won three of his six hurdle races during last winter, in the process going up by 19lb in the handicap, before signing off in May with an odds-on win at Goodwood, taking advantage of his lenient flat-race mark. He is on a career-high for this comeback run, but when horses start improving, you never know their possible ceiling.

Doc McCoy 
Fri 24th Nov 2023
14:25, Catterick

Doc McCoy was a most impressive winner of his maiden point on debut in Ireland, then on joining us, was placed in all three bumpers. A good jumper, he won impressively on seasonal and hurdles debut and while this looks a slightly deeper race to try to carry the penalty, he shouldn't be far away.

Zhiguli 
Fri 24th Nov 2023
14:00, Ascot

Despite winning nicely at Sandown in March, Zhiguli is 6lb lower than when pulling up in this race a year ago. That winner Your Darling, reopposes on 11lb worse, although he always runs well first time out. Zhiguli made a nice return here earlier in the month when 4th and will be fitter today. Each-way chances.

Nedzor 
Fri 24th Nov 2023
13:40, Chepstow

Nedzor was 2nd in his UK point for Bradley Gibbs. He's a gelding by top jumps sire Soldier Of Fortune and I'm looking forward to this hurdling debut.

Cloud Dancer 
Fri 24th Nov 2023
13:25, Ascot

We look up against it with our representatives in this four-runner field. With Jamie out unfortunately, our two horses are both ridden by boys unable to claim because of the value of this race, Niall on Cloud Dancer and Caoilin on hurdles newcomer Junkanoo. The other two are both unbeaten and cleverly fit the race requirements so it will be an uphill battle for Cloud Dancer, even though he was quite impressive on his jumps debut at Newbury back in February.

Junkanoo 
Fri 24th Nov 2023
13:25, Ascot

Junkanoo is fit from a busy and rewarding year on the flat, ending up with a third at Windsor last month. He also won on the Thames-side track in May, but he will be at a big disadvantage in this company on debut.

Torneo 
Fri 24th Nov 2023
12:40, Catterick

Out of a Teolfilo sister to Group winner Al Wathna, Torneo has shown himself to be tough, with consistent form on the flat in France. He never finished out of the first three there, winning over 1m2f at Pau, earning a handicap rating of 84. He has been second three times since at 1m4f so looks tailor-made to make a high-class juvenile hurdler for the coming season. This looks the right race for his hurdling debut and I hope he can go very well.

Clearpoint 
Thu 23rd Nov 2023
20:00, Wolverhampton

Clearpoint had a nigh-on impossible task last time when drawn 12 of 12 at Kempton. He showed very good speed to get across from his draw but used up too much petrol in doing so and ended up finding the last furlong a long way home. The drop in trip should be no problem at all and the ease in grade will make things much easier. He can get back on track from his nice stall position in three.

Venerate    WINNER! winner
Thu 23rd Nov 2023
17:30, Wolverhampton

Venerate has shown ability but we're starting her off against the colts and she might not be quite ready for that. I'll be happy if she finishes towards the front of middle tonight and from there we can look for an easier assignment next time.

Jack Sprat 
Thu 23rd Nov 2023
15:50, Wincanton

Jack Sprat was placed in bumpers and over hurdles despite being quite backward. Now he is starting to improve and won last time in the manner of a horse just beginning his progressive journey. He's up 4lb for that but can run well again, albeit in a more competitive race.

Double Click 
Thu 23rd Nov 2023
12:20, Wincanton

Well-connected Double Click is from the female family of Best Mate and a brother to our good horse College Oak. He had three moderate runs in Irish points but since arriving here has been progressing under Rules.  He was 3rd on debut but stepped forward when winning a maiden hurdle, dropped back to this trip. He won again on his handicap debut at Ffos Las but disappointed last time when he found the ground too quick. I hope he can resume progress on softer ground on the back of a summer break.

Angel's Dream 
Thu 23rd Nov 2023
12:20, Wincanton

It's a quick turn-around for Angel's Dream after last week's comeback at Kempton when he tired in the closing stages. A winner for us at Plumpton in May before going off for his summer break, he will be fitter for this hands and heels handicap and can hold each-way chances.

Bradman 
Wed 22nd Nov 2023
16:30, Wolverhampton

We expected an improved performance from Bradman, first time after a gelding operation and he duly ran a cracker here last week where a wide draw meant he had to tuck in towards the back of the field. He is much better drawn this time and should have learnt plenty from that race. He can go very close this afternoon from a mark he should be more than capable of winning off.

Wendigo 
Wed 22nd Nov 2023
15:40, Hexham

Another short-priced favourite, Wendigo won his point at Taylorstown for ace producer Colin Bowe, earning a high point-to-point rating. He ran well to be 3rd on stable and bumper debut at Worcester last month and any improvement on that performance should enable him to win this four-horse affair if, as with Idy Wood, he handles the soft ground and undulating track.

Boys Of Wexford 
Wed 22nd Nov 2023
15:25, Ffos Las

Boys Of Wexford was in decent form last season but pulled up his recent comeback run. That should have brought him on.

Brandt 
Wed 22nd Nov 2023
13:30, Warwick

Brandt showed some promise with Gordon Elliott. Even if he matched that, this deep novice would still be tough.

Patient Owner 
Wed 22nd Nov 2023
13:05, Ffos Las

Patient Owner needed the run on his comeback. More will be needed today.

Idy Wood 
Wed 22nd Nov 2023
12:45, Hexham

We send two short-priced favourites here today. Idy Wood was placed in two Irish point-to-points and won on his bumper and stable debut at Newbury. A good jumper of hurdles, he won on debut at Fontwell before running a blinder to be 3rd in a Grade 2 novice at Cheltenham. He now drops down in class under a penalty. If he handles the track and soft ground this looks a golden opportunity.

Clipsham Gold 
Tue 21st Nov 2023
20:30, Chelmsford

Clipsham Gold ran very well under an even bigger weight at Chelmsford last time. She has her chance again if running to a similar level over what should be a more suitable extra two furlongs this evening.

Eloped 
Tue 21st Nov 2023
20:30, Chelmsford

Eloped is a filly we bought recently at the Tattersalls HIT sale. This a learning curve with her and she may be a little high in the handicap, but she seems very straightforward on what we've seen so far.

Semser 
Tue 21st Nov 2023
20:00, Chelmsford

Semser has shown decent form on turf and all-weather in the second half of this year. He ran nicely after a short break last time and has the best form in this tight handicap over a CD where he's a previous winner.

Liberated Lad 
Tue 21st Nov 2023
20:00, Chelmsford

We will be relying on a stronger gallop once more to allow Liberated Lad to settle. If he gets it, he should be staying on strongly, but it all depends on the pace. It could be that nowadays he might need headgear.

Appellant 
Tue 21st Nov 2023
19:45, Wolverhampton

Appellant ran a great race last time out at Kempton where the slow pace probably didn't play to his strengths. We will try to be positive today and hopefully, he can take another step forward and get that well-deserved victory.

Grand Duchess Olga 
Tue 21st Nov 2023
18:00, Chelmsford

Grand Duchess Olga has been improving since being stepped up in trip at Chelmsford. She has a little ground to make up on Tradesman on earlier form but is 4lb better with him and also more capable over this  2m.  I expect her to be thereabouts again.

Tara Iti 
Tue 21st Nov 2023
14:55, Lingfield

Tara Iti is paying for his consistency - he's a four-time winner over hurdles - and is performing off a career-high mark. We're taking 10lb off for his young rider and after a couple of runs this season, he should be capable of going close.

Casa Loupi 
Tue 21st Nov 2023
14:20, Lingfield

Casa Loupi hasn't been the easiest to train and was off for around 18 months before returning for a promising 3rd on the flat at Nottingham back in the spring. There was another gap before his return to jumping at Plumpton and he backed out some way from home. He should be fitter today.

Git Maker    WINNER! winner
Tue 21st Nov 2023
13:45, Lingfield

Git Maker had a great first season over hurdles winning three of his four starts.  Switched to fences, he won two of four and he looks tailor-made for some of the top staying chases this winter. This Intermediate race is the ideal stepping stone out of novice company and should have a decent chase of a big run here.

Super Survivor 
Tue 21st Nov 2023
13:45, Lingfield

Closely related to triple Gold Cup winner Best Mate, Super Survivor has a great first season with us, winning twice and was 2nd on his only other start. Last winter being so dry didn't help this soft-ground horse and he managed only three runs. Lacking in experience, he too should be helped by this Intermediate Chase. Hopefully, it should set him up nicely for the Welsh Grand National.

Pyrotechnic 
Tue 21st Nov 2023
13:10, Lingfield

We run two here and of the pair, Pyrotechnic was a comfortable winner of an 11f race in the French Provinces. Well beaten on his UK debut last week, we will be looking for an improved performance.

Stenatee 
Tue 21st Nov 2023
13:10, Lingfield

It's a very similar story with Stenatee, a wide-margin winner of his only French race and then beaten a long way on his UK debut  Jamie reckoned he had run too freely that day and we will be looking for a more controlled performance from him.

Let It Shine 
Tue 21st Nov 2023
12:55, Hereford

Let It Shine has been running to a level this autumn but he needs to find something to get among the principals. Small place chase.

Francina 
Tue 21st Nov 2023
12:10, Fakenham

Francina is a well-connected daughter of Sea The Moon. She was very green and backward when runner-up on her debut in another of these Junior NH development races. She should be sharper in what seems a very poor contest.

Circle Of Hope 
Tue 21st Nov 2023
12:10, Fakenham

Circle Of Hope is a lovely home-bred three-year-old making his debut under any rules of racing. He does everything right at home and is very straightforward.  He has been schooled to make the running and has done plenty of work. Hopeful.

All Authorized 
Tue 21st Nov 2023
12:00, Lingfield

All Authorized looked the part when he won his first bumper at Fontwell. We sent him to Ascot for a winners' race this month and while he finished 6th that represented a fair performance first time back after his break and under a penalty. This maiden hurdle, over further, should be right up his street. Each-way chances.

Churchill Rose 
Mon 20th Nov 2023
20:30, Kempton Park

Churchill Rose ran a cracker last time out under my apprentice so I have kept him on her today. She has run well at Kempton in the past and the trip is ideal. She is drawn a litte wide but that shouldn't be a huge issue over 12 furlongs. She should be thereabouts.

Central City 
Mon 20th Nov 2023
20:00, Kempton Park

This is Central City's first run for me and his first run back after a small issue. He has won over further and from much higher marks, so it will be interesting to see how he gets on today.

Andaleep 
Mon 20th Nov 2023
19:00, Kempton Park

Andaleep takes a step up in trip tonight. It's an experiment really, but if he does well he will qualify for the final of this series which is worth a huge amount.

Lucky's Dream 
Mon 20th Nov 2023
19:00, Kempton Park

This is the final run of a long year for Lucky's Dream. He stays two miles but all his wins have been left-handed and not right as he'll get tonight at Kempton. We've freshened him up for this after his flat run at Chelmsford.

Bravo Zulu    WINNER! winner
Mon 20th Nov 2023
18:00, Kempton Park

Bravo Zulu really pleased us with his debut at Wolverhampton and should step forward as he showed a lot of greenness that day but powered home late. This is a decent prize and we've waited a while for it.

Fram Castle 
Mon 20th Nov 2023
18:00, Kempton Park

Fram Castle makes his debut in a tough race for the grade. We would be delighted if he got in the first four this evening, but I'm not optimistic.

Arctician 
Mon 20th Nov 2023
16:30, Kempton Park

Most of Artician's best form is here and he was slightly unlucky in running last time. Seems in good shape still and likely to be thereabouts if he gets a good run round.

Pilbara 
Mon 20th Nov 2023
15:50, Plumpton

Pilbara has finally been dropped a bit by the handicapper and we're using Elizabeth to take a further 7lb off. He got outpaced last time and it's been a struggle finding a suitable race. Plumpton is not ideal from that perspective, as he needs to be held up for as long as possible. This trip should be better and he probably hasn't run in as weak a race for a while. Hoping for a first-four finish.

Aviles 
Mon 20th Nov 2023
15:20, Plumpton

Non-runner

Kotmask    WINNER! winner
Mon 20th Nov 2023
15:20, Plumpton

Kotmask was in good form early in the year and returned with a promising first run over fences when 3rd at Kempton last month. We have to be hopeful he can get back in the winner's enclosure here.

Spitfire Girl 
Mon 20th Nov 2023
15:10, Leicester

Spitfire Girl was 2nd in three bumpers and after some novice hurdle runs, was only narrowly beaten on handicap debut. She did get her head in front then with a gutsy display at Taunton. She had been working nicely and schooling well prior to "winning" on her chase debut only to lose the race in the stewards' room. She was a bit flat when 3rd on her next start, so we've freshened her up and she should have every chance of being competitive today.

Hermino AA 
Mon 20th Nov 2023
13:40, Plumpton

Hermino AA got only as far as the first fence on his chasing debut at Ascot where he unseated Jamie. He was a talented novice hurdler last season, but the main objective today is for him to get a clear round. Normally he is a very good jumper as he has shown in his home schooling.

Animal 
Mon 20th Nov 2023
13:30, Leicester

Animal ran well for the most part last season, winning a three-miler at Kempton in good style, but then bled on his final start. He's in good spirits and while he will probably come on a little for the run, is fit enough to do himself justice. Hopefully, he will finish in the frame under Sean Bowen, who is a great booking.

Saligo Bay 
Mon 20th Nov 2023
13:05, Plumpton

Saligo Bay ran well in a claiming hurdle on his season's jumps comeback two weeks ago. Now he's in a seller and while Chris Gordon's horse has plenty in hand on the ratings, those are based on his form in Ireland quite a while ago. Saligo Bay won a flat race at Windsor off 76, so is useful on his day. We'll have to see.

College Oak 
Mon 20th Nov 2023
12:40, Exeter

After doing well earlier in his career, winning a bumper, a novice hurdle, and then a competitive handicap at Ascot last year, College Oak has had a long time off through injury. He made his comeback in the summer at Worcester but hasn't shown a great deal since his return. Form is temporary; class is permanent so he should rediscover some form soon, but he is a lovely horse for the young lads in the yard to learn on.

Brechin Castle    WINNER! winner
Sun 19th Nov 2023
16:00, Cheltenham

Brechin Castle came out of his debut at Sedgefield in super form. His preparation for Cheltenham has gone smoothly - he seems to have been sharpened up and stepped forward from his debut. He's as fresh as paint and we've always held him in very high regard.

Walk In The Wild 
Sun 19th Nov 2023
15:19, Fontwell Park

Walk In The West won a couple of races around Lingfield at this time last year. He resumed with an unlucky run 11 days ago at Warwick where his chance was ended when another rival impeded him at the 2nd flight. He has a big weight but looks a class above these rivals. if fortune goes his way.

Running The Game 
Sun 19th Nov 2023
14:43, Fontwell Park

Running The Game was a summer sales acquisition from France where he was placed in one of three flat races. It appears that we've landed on a very modest affair for his first taste of jumping and if all goes well we have to be optimistic of a positive beginning.

Movethechains 
Sun 19th Nov 2023
14:04, Fontwell Park

Movethechains is another denied a recent run and his latest racecourse performance at Newbury where he was tailed off, offers little encouragement. But it wasn't all that long ago that he completed a quick four-timer, all over Lingfield's three miles in soft ground and he is equipped to go this far if he recaptures his form. The jury's out on him for now.

Yorksea 
Sun 19th Nov 2023
13:33, Fontwell Park

Just a three-runner race for Yorksea. On his best hurdles form he ought to be the one to beat but he did disappoint as last season went on. His 2nd on the flat at Goodwood last month offers rather more encouragement. Hopeful.

Up For Parol 
Sun 19th Nov 2023
13:33, Fontwell Park

Up For Parol won a couple of hurdle races in his novice season, a handicap hurdle at Haydock, the following campaign, and was an excellent 3rd in the Lanzarote at Kempton on his comeback run at Kempton this January. Things didn't go right for him after that but back from a break here, he should run well in this three-horse race although 2m1f is a bit short for him these days.

Aviles 
Sun 19th Nov 2023
13:00, Fontwell Park

Aviles was denied a recent comeback run after an abandonment and comes here today having been 2nd in all four hurdle races for us last season. We're switching him to chasing where he will benefit from the 9lb weight-for-age allowance against his elders. If he handles the fences he looks dangerously weighted,

Kotari 
Sun 19th Nov 2023
12:30, Fontwell Park

Kotari makes his hurdling debut after a satisfactory stable debut when 6th off 75 at Windsor last month. He was in the money in four of his six starts on the level in France and looks the type to do well over hurdles. Hopeful.

Havana Smoke 
Sat 18th Nov 2023
18:00, Wolverhampton

As with our winner Mart at Newcastle yesterday, Havana Smoke has a bad draw to overcome. That's never easy at Wolverhampton, but if he can get a decent start and clean run through, he should win this.

Muy Muy Guapo 
Sat 18th Nov 2023
15:46, Lingfield

Muy Muy Guapo is still a maiden but has shown enough ability to win a race like this and goes well for today's rider. He needs to get away on terms and things to go smoothly, but should be thereabouts if it all goes in his favour.

Confederation 
Sat 18th Nov 2023
15:46, Lingfield

Non-runner

Cruise 
Sat 18th Nov 2023
15:11, Lingfield

We're taking a roll of the dice with Cruise who has done really well in handicaps and it was a surprise to see such a big entry for this Listed race. Then she gets given the outside draw in a sprint at Lingfield! All we can hope is maybe a run in the middle as she goes to the sales in a couple of weeks.

Black Gerry 
Sat 18th Nov 2023
14:20, Cheltenham

Black Gerry returns to action after a spectacular season in 2022-23. He won four of six starts, only disappointing when tried over further than 2m4f, and in the first of those pulled-up efforts, his jumping wasn't up to standard. Resumes in an always highly-competitive race and off a career-high mark, so it's tough enough.

Expressionless 
Sat 18th Nov 2023
14:01, Lingfield

Expressionless paid for two nice early summer wins with a big hike in his handicap mark. He tries all-weather having worked nicely in the cheek-pieces. I'm expecting a good run today and a successful season in 2024.

Foveros 
Sat 18th Nov 2023
13:19, Wetherby

Foveros was 3rd on debut for the stable in a claiming hurdle having been with Willie Mullins previously. Needs to show more.

Mohave Dancer 
Sat 18th Nov 2023
12:51, Lingfield

Mohave Dancer found a mile too sharp on debut but she is incredibly laid back so it was no surprise to see everything happening rather quickly for her. She will have learnt plenty from that and the run was far from without promise. Ten furlongs should be no problem and she can take a big step forward.

I Still Have Faith 
Sat 18th Nov 2023
12:35, Cheltenham

I Still Have Faith has been in great form at home and seems to have taken a step forward from his first run over hurdles. He's a strong traveller that handles a bit of easy going. I'm not sure about proper jumping soft ground, but he will give a good account.

Hul Ah Bah Loo 
Sat 18th Nov 2023
11:45, Lingfield

Hul Ah Bah Loo is a dual course and distance winner and he won readily in a minor event last time. Has an obvious chance under similar conditions and with a top claiming rider who knows him well.

Cephalus 
Sat 18th Nov 2023
11:45, Lingfield

Non-runner

Recuerdame    WINNER! winner
Sat 18th Nov 2023
11:15, Lingfield

Recuerdame is a multiple all-weather winner and probably at his best around here when they go hard. No reason why things won't fall right for him this morning as he is always a danger if the pace collapses. He seems in great shape still.

Al Rufaa 
Fri 17th Nov 2023
19:30, Wolverhampton

We're still learning about Al Rufaa. He strikes us as a horse who could stay a bit further but does need to settle. He settled well enough over seven furlongs last time at Kempton, so that with all the bends an extended mile at Wolverhampton should be fine.

Power of Darkness 
Fri 17th Nov 2023
19:30, Wolverhampton

Power Of Darkness is in good form at the moment and did well to stay on so well at Newcastle recently having probably gone too hard early on. This sharper mile should suit and he would have a chance if able to get across from his wide draw.

Bradman 
Fri 17th Nov 2023
18:00, Wolverhampton

Bradman was too colty to do himself justice but after three runs in maidens, he has been gelded and starts handicapping on a very low mark. His home work suggests he is better than that and I am hoping that with his mind more on the job we will see a different horse.

Mart 
Fri 17th Nov 2023
17:52, Newcastle

Mart won nicely last time and I think he can follow up if he can beat that slow far-side draw. He's fit and well, it's just that the track has a definite bias at the moment.

La Verite 
Fri 17th Nov 2023
17:30, Wolverhampton

La Verite ran a nice race on debut. She was tapped for toe when the race quickened up and should have learnt a bit.

Gentle Frank 
Fri 17th Nov 2023
15:20, Doncaster

Gentle Frank was a wide-margin winner of his penultimate hurdle race in March, around here. He's back from a break and makes his debut over fences. Interesting.

Sarsons Risk 
Fri 17th Nov 2023
15:05, Newcastle

This is a first run back for Sarsons Risk after his break. He seems fresh and in good form at home. We're hoping to see a nice run to build on before he goes back hurdling.

Minnie Beets 
Fri 17th Nov 2023
14:45, Doncaster

Judged on her first run in the UK since joining from Gordon Elliott, Minnie Beets looks high enough in the handicap. We'll find out more about her now.

Coastguard Station 
Fri 17th Nov 2023
13:45, Cheltenham

Coastguard Station ran well over hurdles the other day on his comeback for the season when he might have finished nearer than a five-length 3rd if he hadn't been slightly crowded. Back over fences, he should be ready to run a big race.

Key Factor 
Fri 17th Nov 2023
13:00, Doncaster

Key factor was disappointing at Exeter. He can do better than that.

Astro King 
Fri 17th Nov 2023
12:05, Bahrain

Astro King has been a real star since joining the stable and put up a massive performance to win the Cambridgeshire. This is a fiercely competitive race with a very high-class field so another career-best is certainly needed. He's trained beautifully into the race and has taken to things well in Bahrain. Full credit to the Bahrain Turf Club for their excellent facilities and many thanks for their outstanding hospitality. The ten furlongs on fast ground looks ideal.

Stintino Sunset    WINNER! winner
Thu 16th Nov 2023
20:30, Chelmsford

Stintino Sunset has been very consistent this summer on mainly soft ground. She has yet to show the same form on AW but has improved since being stepped up in trip. If she acts on the Chelmsford surface, she will hold an each-way chance.

Obsessedwithyou 
Thu 16th Nov 2023
16:05, Taunton

Obsessedwithyou bolted up on her racecourse debut in a Junior NH development race and won again under a penalty. In between we raised her in class and she was 4th at both Listed and Grade 3 level. She has the scope to progress further this season and is off a workable mark. She's in top shape and can go well here.

Parikarma 
Thu 16th Nov 2023
16:05, Taunton

Parikarma is a very likeable mare who made rapid strides in her first hurdle campaign last term with two wins and a couple of placed efforts in four runs. She has had a warm-up on the flat where she shaped nicely and can continue where she left off, although her 12st top-weight represents a tough return task here.

Diger Daudaie 
Thu 16th Nov 2023
15:40, Sedgefield

Diger Daudaie has been off since February 2021 and is making his stable debut. He is best watched today.

Issar d'Airy 
Thu 16th Nov 2023
14:25, Taunton

Once Issar d'Airy found his feet in the spring he won a couple of handicap hurdles and might have added another if everything had fallen right. Back from a break, we're hoping for continued improvement this winter. 

Striking Out 
Thu 16th Nov 2023
14:00, Sedgefield

Striking Out was a little unlucky not to get up at Ludlow last time, jumping left at the last fence, then then finishing fast. He has yet to prove he handles soft ground, but if he does, he's the one to beat.

Odin's Quest 
Thu 16th Nov 2023
12:40, Taunton

Home-bred Odin's Quest made a great start for Chris with a Huntingdon bumper win and added a hurdle success at the third attempt around Wincanton. His two handicap efforts on either side of his summer break around Huntingdon were far less impressive, but his mark has dropped and we can claim 3lb in this conditionals' race as Caoilin is riding for his own stable. Not the most consistent, but talented and liable to turn up when in the mood.

Confederation 
Wed 15th Nov 2023
20:00, Kempton Park

Confederation has been disappointing but he does love Kempton and while often not far behind without managing that finishing kick, he's dropped down the handicap. From the plum draw in one and with a good  3lb apprentice on board, he is ready for a big run.

Cardano 
Wed 15th Nov 2023
19:30, Kempton Park

Fit from recent hurdling attempts, when Cardano did show a glimmer more at Chepstow than previously at Sedgefield, he has been freshened up for his last run of 2023. He has his best form on all-weather or a sounder turf surface as when winning the jump jockeys  Derby at Epsom this summer. He is well handicapped on his old form and hopefully can make a good showing here. 

Louis Barthas    WINNER! winner
Wed 15th Nov 2023
15:45, Kempton Park

We've had Louis Barthas for a couple of months and he shows ability. As ever on debut he needs to do everything right, especially at Kempton, but with a decent start he might be pushing for a place up the home straight.

Looklikewemadeit 
Tue 14th Nov 2023
20:30, Wolverhampton

Lookslikewemadeit should appreciate the extra couple of furlongs on her handicap debut and this looks a realistic level for her.  We've not had her long but she's improving all the time and if not today, she should be winning at some point over the winter.

Fifty Ball 
Tue 14th Nov 2023
15:05, Lingfield

Fifty Ball was running okay in the spring and should be sharper for his recent run at Fontwell after his break. It's a small field and he ought to hold a good chance of getting in the money at least.

Regarde    WINNER! winner
Tue 14th Nov 2023
14:40, Huntingdon

Regarde is from a top French jumps family and won an Irish point as a five-year-old. He was promising in a limited novice hurdle campaign but is built for fences and it was no surprise to us when he won well on his chase debut in a novice handicap at this track last month. Up 6lb for that he is capable of another win around here and dropping back in trip shouldn't inconvenience him.

Abingworth    WINNER! winner
Tue 14th Nov 2023
14:40, Huntingdon

Abingworth was for the most part consistent and progressive with one win over hurdles last season. He made his chase debut at Fontwell the other day when he showed a tendency to jump left-handed. That wouldn't be helpful around Huntingdon, but we've schooled him since and are hoping for a better result.

College Oak 
Tue 14th Nov 2023
14:40, Huntingdon

Non-runner

Idyllic 
Tue 14th Nov 2023
13:40, Newcastle

Idyllic is a lovely filly for next year. She's still immature physically but has done plenty of work and is ready for some racecourse experience. I'm not expecting her to win today but am hopeful of a nice debut.

Hector Jaguen 
Tue 14th Nov 2023
13:20, Lingfield

Hector Jaguen collected an easy win at Fontwell after a couple of promising efforts but then failed to complete in his last two.  We will be looking for an encouraging start to this campaign.

Goose Man    WINNER! winner
Tue 14th Nov 2023
12:55, Huntingdon

The 11-year-old Goose Man has won five of his 16 career starts from 2m to 3m2f over hurdles and fences. He returns after 962 days off the track following two injured tendons. It's taken a bit of nursing to get him back and he certainly retains a good level of ability. He has the form to run well here, but the main hope is that he comes back safe and sound.

He's A Latchico 
Tue 14th Nov 2023
12:45, Lingfield

He's A Latchico took advantage of some lenient handicapping over jumps compared with his flat mark to win two hurdle races in early summer. He backed that up with a win on the level at Sandown and now resumes over jumps, while higher, still potentially well-treated. We think he can complete the hat-trick.

Way To Dubai 
Mon 13th Nov 2023
19:30, Wolverhampton

Ex-German Way To Dubai was in the process of running a great race at Kempton on stable debut before getting stopped in his run up the straight. I felt that a mile would stretch him before the race and was proved correct as they went a very strong gallop. This drop to 7f should suit him well and I think he will like Wolverhampton. The draw has been kind too.

Cerulean Summer 
Mon 13th Nov 2023
17:30, Wolverhampton

Cerulean Sunset ran into a couple of decent ones on her debut at Chelmsford but still ran very well until tiring late on. While no star, she has improved in the meantime and I have to be very hopeful.

Lunar Rocks 
Mon 13th Nov 2023
17:30, Wolverhampton

Lunar Rocks has sometimes worked well, but not consistently and this is probably a minimum trip for her. Also, a draw in 10 of 12 around here, especially on debut, has to be a negative.

Operatic Artist    WINNER! winner
Mon 13th Nov 2023
16:30, Wolverhampton

Operatic Artist improved a good deal on her first run for us since coming over from Ireland when 3rd here recently. Cheek-pieces and another furlong should both help her and I think she has a decent each-way chance.

Ace Rothstein 
Mon 13th Nov 2023
16:00, Kempton Park

Ace Rothstein has been running well on the flat since joining us in the summer and Tabitha Worsley who rides him, has been in to school him a couple of times and loves him. He was 2nd last time jumping to Arqoob who won easily at Sandown yesterday, so I have to be hopeful of a big run here.

Angels Dream 
Mon 13th Nov 2023
16:00, Kempton Park

Two runners here and Angel's Dream, who won a maiden hurdle on the last of three runs in the spring after arriving from France, is likely to be preferred in the market. He's in good form at home and we'll see if his initial handicap mark is realistic.

Sanitiser 
Mon 13th Nov 2023
16:00, Kempton Park

Our other runner Sanitiser joined from Archie Watson in the summer. Compared with his flat mark of 87, his hurdles rating of just 7lb more looks a gift, but as yet he hasn't looked like a likely winner. Maybe he'll take his chance now.

Tapley    WINNER! winner
Mon 13th Nov 2023
16:00, Kempton Park

Tapley likes good ground and has needed his two runs back this autumn. Conditions should be fine here and while he has a big weight in this conditionals' race, we're taking off 7lb for a competent young rider.

Copper Coin 
Mon 13th Nov 2023
15:00, Kempton Park

Copper Coin was only narrowly edged out in a similar race last April. He has bottom weight and we're taking off another 5lb. Should be competitive on his comeback run.

Flamelco 
Mon 13th Nov 2023
13:30, Fakenham

Framelco is another to struggle starting in the UK from a high enough mark based on French form. Top-weight against some in-form rivals won't be easy.

Invincible Nao 
Mon 13th Nov 2023
13:15, Kempton Park

Invincible Nao won a race 19 months ago in France before arriving here and frankly, last season's results were ordinary. Another whose mark has slipped, so we'll be looking for some encouragement for the coming winter.

Pure Bubbles 
Mon 13th Nov 2023
12:55, Fakenham

Pure Pubbles could be the shorter price of our two here and on recent form that's fair enough. He's fit from a flat campaign and while he's yet to win, the fact he's had a second around here, albeit a long time ago, is a plus.

Privatory 
Mon 13th Nov 2023
12:55, Fakenham

Privatory made a bright start to his career over here but last season was a total wipe-out. The one saving grace is that his mark has slipped from 120 to 91 and it's a fresh season after his break and hopefully we can see something of that initial ability.

Susie Styler 
Sun 12th Nov 2023
16:10, Ffos Las

Susie Styler is a half-sister to the Grade 2 winning novice chaser Threeunderthroughfive and the Grade 2 winner Benruben. This Milan mare won an Irish point at Quakerstiown for Sam Curling. She's a big strong mare who should relish these conditions. She can run well on her bumper debut.

Martin Plage 
Sun 12th Nov 2023
16:00, Sandown

Martin Plage ran a big race on debut at Cheltenham, setting honest fractions and we couldn't be disappointed with him. He has taken it well considering he ran hard and was fit.  He remains in good form and should run another big race as long as Cheltenham hasn't left its mark, and he's not showing it at home.

Jack Sparrow Grey 
Sun 12th Nov 2023
16:00, Sandown

Jack Sparrow Grey is related to a number of bumper winners and it's a family we know well. We're hoping for a decent start to his career.

Larry 
Sun 12th Nov 2023
15:25, Sandown

Larry was a late withdrawal eight days ago at his favourite Ascot but he also has decent form around here. This veterans' race is an easier opportunity than the Sodexho Gold Cup would have been and we hope he goes close.

Jupiter Du Gite 
Sun 12th Nov 2023
14:50, Sandown

Jupiter De Gite produced a totally unexpected debut win first time over from France at Newbury, setting off in front and never looking like coming back to his field. That impetuousness proved his undoing when asked to tackle the best juveniles, and hopefully, this summer might have calmed that aspect of his racing. Top-weight here won't be easy, but it should help us see where we are with him.

In The Air 
Sun 12th Nov 2023
14:15, Sandown

In The Air made a satisfactory return after his break at Huntingdon last month. This is a tougher race but he should be fully primed to give it a real go.

Stenatee 
Sun 12th Nov 2023
13:40, Sandown

Stenatee won a conditions race in the French provinces on his only start 20 months ago by a wide margin. We've given him a wind-op and he wears a hood for this UK debut so will hopefully be ready to show what he can do. Interesting.

Le Patron 
Sun 12th Nov 2023
13:05, Sandown

Le Patron was expensive to follow in his first season over here but made a winning return and debut over fences, spread-eagling a small field. He has been raised 9lb for that Fontwell success but we hope it won't be enough to stop his progress. He looks a nice recruit.,

Kansas Du Berlais 
Sun 12th Nov 2023
12:30, Sandown

Kansas Du Berlais was looking an expensive betting (and owning!) proposition after three short-priced defeats but he got his act together in the spring winning twice very impressively at Fontwell. His last-time defeat as favourite in the ultra-competitive Bet 365 Final here was understandable at the end of a busy season. We feel there is plenty more to come from him this winter, beginning now we hope.

Liberated Lad 
Sat 11th Nov 2023
18:30, Chelmsford

Liberated Lad ran well at Newcastle, dropping back to 1m2f. We're hoping for a strong pace for him to finish off from this evening. He does seem in good order but can be hard to predict.

Our Papa Smurf 
Sat 11th Nov 2023
17:30, Chelmsford

Our Papa Smurf has fulfilled the required three runs in novices, the last offering a little encouragement. As ever, the question will be whether he's better or inferior to an initial mark of 54. His run tonight will tell us!

Makuri 
Sat 11th Nov 2023
17:30, Chelmsford

Makuri was never in a challenging position in her mile race here on Tuesday but confirmed my opinion that she needs a trip as she was pegging the leaders back nicely in the last furlong. She goes an extra two furlongs here and we have to give her a solid chance.

Hansard 
Sat 11th Nov 2023
15:00, Wincanton

Hansard made a great start over hurdles upon joining us from Ireland last year, winning his first two at Huntingdon and Plumpton and then after one disappointment, running an excellent fourth in the Grade 1 novice at Aintree at the Grand National meeting. He has a bit to find on Rubaud on ratings but deserves his place in a select line-up.

Nassalam 
Sat 11th Nov 2023
14:45, Aintree

Nassalam had a quiet second season over fences when his best run was 3rd of 16 Cheltenham on New Year's Day. After that, he was unplaced but not disgraced both at the Festival and also over the Mildmay course here at the big meeting in April. A sound jumper, we hope he will adapt to the National fences in the Grand Sefton. If he does, he could go well at a big price.

Givega 
Sat 11th Nov 2023
13:50, Wincanton

It was pretty much a case of all or nothing with Givega in his novice hurdle season as his form figures of 11P1P  reveal. The story goes deeper than that, though, as on his last appearance at Sandown, he bled from the nose. His wins were all impressively achieved but he's starting over fences against tough opposition and a run in the first three would be highly satisfactory.

Gold Medal 
Fri 10th Nov 2023
18:50, Newcastle

Gold Medal is in good form but he needs pace in the race to be effective so it's always tough for him. Good rider up and if they do go a gallop he will go close. Horses are flying at the moment and we're squeezing the lemon dry.

Alibaba 
Fri 10th Nov 2023
17:50, Newcastle

Alibaba has had an entry in a number of races on turf lately but the ground would have been too soft for him each time. We were pretty much forced to go back to AW on which he's unexposed. Hopefully, the stiff straight mile will suit and as he's down in grade, he has to hold chances of being thereabouts.

Big Jimbo 
Fri 10th Nov 2023
15:37, Chelmsford

Big Jimbo missed the whole of 2022 but came back this year with a very busy and productive season, equally comfortable on turf and all-weather. He returned after a short break with a creditable 2nd place at Kempton last time and while he hasn't run at Chelmsford before, there's no reason why he won't handle it. Hopeful.

Editeur Du Gite 
Fri 10th Nov 2023
15:30, Exeter

Editeur Du Gite is still paying in handicap terms for defeating Edwardstone and Energumene at Cheltenham last January - he's 5lb higher even though that beaten duo turned the form around later. Conceding 16lb for instance to multiple winner Solo looks tough, but it's a good place to get him started for the season.

Mrs Meader 
Fri 10th Nov 2023
15:08, Newcastle

Mrs Meader missed an intended outing on testing ground at Newbury last week when the meeting was abandoned and runs on this AW instead. She ran well here earlier in the season and as she seems in good form, we hope she can sign off for the year with a good run this afternoon.

Ballydesmond 
Fri 10th Nov 2023
14:55, Exeter

Ballydesmond is by champion sire Presenting from a smart female jumping family. He put in a blistering performance to win a hunter chase at Down Royal on May 1 which means he can remain a novice for the whole of this season. He starts here for us under a penalty in a really competitive race and will be doing well to serve it up to these rivals, but sometimes fortune favours the brave.

Semser 
Fri 10th Nov 2023
13:55, Chelmsford

Semser developed a liking for Chelmsford earlier in the year with two wins at 10f. This comeback run after a couple of months off is over a mile and he might just find things happening too quickly.  

Lucky's Dream 
Thu 9th Nov 2023
19:00, Chelmsford

Lucky's Dream is in very good form and can be excused his recent run on turf as we were experimenting both with soft ground and hurdling which didn't work out. He stays further than 1m6f and so if that translates to the all-weather around one of his favourite circuits, he should go well.

Moliwood 
Thu 9th Nov 2023
19:00, Chelmsford

Moliwood hasn't run for 13 months, since last year's Cesarewitch so he will need the run today, but he has done enough at home. I'd be happy to see him run around and come home safely after a long year of bringing him back from injury.

Notre Dame 
Thu 9th Nov 2023
18:00, Chelmsford

Notre Dame is a Kingman filly that we like. She made her handicap debut on her last run but did not handle the soft ground. She has since dropped into this lower grade and 6f on AW should suit her better. Good each-way chance at a rewarding price.

Mesaafi 
Thu 9th Nov 2023
17:30, Chelmsford

Mesaafii made a lovely debut at Kempton recently and should be much sharper for the experience. He has sufficient speed for 6f at Chelmsford but will need to break well from his decent draw. He has more than enough ability to win this.

Laurens Bay 
Thu 9th Nov 2023
15:35, Newbury

Non-runner

Movethechains 
Thu 9th Nov 2023
15:00, Newbury

After a great four-in-a-row sequence all over 3m at Lingfield to end his previous season, Movethechains' latest campaign was a non-event. Again, like Fifty Ball he did put in one good performance, in his case a second going up to 3m5f at Lingfield, but two pulled-up efforts before his break leave more questions than answers.

Fifty Ball 
Thu 9th Nov 2023
14:25, Newbury

Apart from a decent 2nd place at Fontwell in May, Fifty Ball's last campaign was one to forget. The good run did come at further than 3m while his modest comeback effort again at Fontwell was over an inadequate distance. On old form he could figure, but he needs to wake his ideas up.

Come On Gruff 
Thu 9th Nov 2023
13:15, Newbury

Come On Gruff won his bumper here on debut and also one of two hurdle successes were around Ludlow. He performed consistently well for Tom George in handicaps and now is ready for a first go at chasing off a fair mark. Hoping for a big run first time out.

Celtic Ned 
Thu 9th Nov 2023
12:40, Newbury

Celtic Ned didn't run on the flat and was a 125/1 chance on his sole hurdles run for his previous stable, pulling up three out at Kempton. We're hoping he can complete and give the owners some encouragement for the future.

Donald Llewellyn 
Wed 8th Nov 2023
20:00, Kempton Park

Donald Llewellyn enjoyed himself with three wins here this year between January and May, with only a 2nd at Wolverhampton and one disappointment on this track in between. He's back after six months in stronger company than before and also reverts to 1m3f whereas he was winning at 2m back in May. Interesting.

Clearpoint 
Wed 8th Nov 2023
19:00, Kempton Park

The same cannot be said for Clearpoint half an hour after Appellant. For the second time in a row he's drawn in the car park but the race is worth good money so we will have to give it a crack. This is a stronger event than last time when he soon led from 10 and won at 50/1, but it may not be so easy from stall 12. We just have to be positive again and hope there aren't too many other trainers planning on doing the same thing.

Appellant 
Wed 8th Nov 2023
18:30, Kempton Park

Appellant has run very well generally to date but has not put things together quite well enough to get the win. This should be much easier dropping into handicaps at his level and the six furlongs at Kempton should suit. The draw has been kind too, so hopeful.

Boann    WINNER! winner
Wed 8th Nov 2023
18:30, Kempton Park

Boann had a bad draw at Lingfield and could never get competitive, hating the kickback. She is better positioned tonight although 6f is as far as she wants to go.

Arctician 
Wed 8th Nov 2023
17:30, Kempton Park

Arctician generally shows his best form around here and down in grade has a chance of getting on the score sheet. Well drawn and with a top claimer taking off another 3lb, he should get a good run round and seems in top form. Hard to ignore.

Minnie Beets 
Wed 8th Nov 2023
15:00, Warwick

Minnie Beets is another ex-Gordon Elliott horse. She had a few runs there without showing much, but hopefully, we can find some less demanding races for her as the season wears on.

Colonel Harry    WINNER! winner
Wed 8th Nov 2023
13:30, Chepstow

Colonel Harry took his winning point-to-point form to a new level in novice hurdles last season, winning twice, finishing 2nd in a Grade 2, and also placed in the Grade 1 Tolworth. He jumps fences well and should have a productive novice campaign. This looks an ideal starting point and thankfully Chepstow passed its inspection this morning.

Brandt 
Wed 8th Nov 2023
13:15, Warwick

Brandt was 2nd in a Kilbeggan bumper for Gordon Elliott before joining us. He was beaten a long way at Uttoxeter a month ago on stable debut but will have benefited from the experience.

Ragosina 
Wed 8th Nov 2023
13:05, Musselburgh

Ragosina is a nice filly who has the highest rating on the flat on which she is only one of two winners. She has taken to hurdles well schooling very confidently. We've had her for just two weeks since the sale and worked her just once, but are getting a run into her quickly, preparing for the Listed fillies' hurdle at Newbury. Hoping for a good run to pick up some nice prizemoney and step forward next time.

Walk In The Wild 
Wed 8th Nov 2023
12:45, Warwick

Walk In The Wild won first time over fences on stable debut a year ago at Lingfield over today's trip. His best subsequent run was over this CD when 2nd off 102 in late March before winding up with a 4th at Chepstow when the ground wasn't felt to be soft enough. Down to 100, he should enjoy conditions on his return after a summer break.

Power Of Darkness 
Tue 7th Nov 2023
18:25, Newcastle

Power Of Darkness is in good form and has run well over course and distance. He seems to get on well with my apprentice too. He can go close again.

Patient Owner 
Tue 7th Nov 2023
16:15, Warwick

Patient Owner may be a maiden under all disciplines, including a point-to-point and a bumper, but when he switched from hurdles to chases in the middle of last season, he showed promise, finishing twice in the places. He resumes after his summer break and we hope that he can start to live up to his name for his owners.

Faitque De Lisle 
Tue 7th Nov 2023
16:15, Warwick

Faitque De Lisle has had a couple of third places since returning from his summer break. We could hardly have found a more numerically demanding three-mile chase at this level for him but if he runs to his best he could finish in the first four.

Fitz Perfectly 
Tue 7th Nov 2023
16:05, Newcastle

Fitz Perfectly has been so frustrating as she often finds a way to get beaten and look unlucky. She appeared as though she was ready for another shot at this trip last time out and I think the track will suit. My apprentice takes a very handy 7lb off her back.

Makuri 
Tue 7th Nov 2023
15:50, Chelmsford

Makuri is the more backward of our pair in this nursery. While he has beaten only one opponent in his races to date, he's run quite well on occasion and again ridden prominently as with Battleofbaltimore, he could show a little more of the ability I believe he has.

Battleofbaltimore 
Tue 7th Nov 2023
15:50, Chelmsford

We run two babies in this nursery. Both are still physically immature and weak. We expected plenty from Battleofbaltimore early on, but it didn't happen. He'll be ridden forwardly and I hope that brings a good result.

Twenty Twenty 
Tue 7th Nov 2023
15:05, Warwick

Twenty Twenty had been a regular winner in his career but after a year's absence, he has returned with two non-completions. We are hoping he gets further this time.

Rockymountainway 
Tue 7th Nov 2023
14:05, Chelmsford

Rockymountainway is a nice filly who is ready to make her debut. She isn't short of speed but I think 7f will be fine. She is still immature physically but I like her and expect a nice performance.

Ballydesmond 
Tue 7th Nov 2023
13:55, Warwick

Non-runner

Wynter Wildes    WINNER! winner
Tue 7th Nov 2023
13:47, Lingfield

Wynter Wildes has been a star and deserves a crack at a race like this. She ran a belter last time in a very tough race and a step up a furlong should be fine. She can be thereabouts.

Clipsham Gold    WINNER! winner
Tue 7th Nov 2023
13:30, Chelmsford

Clipsham Gold ran a better race last time. He's done well in the meantime and I think he can go close.

Clear Justice 
Tue 7th Nov 2023
12:37, Lingfield

Clear Justice ran his best race yet when runner-up at Brighton. His 45 rating shows he is some way short of what was expected of a 30k yearling, but if he can build on the Brighton performance, there may still be a future for him.

Salver    WINNER! winner
Tue 7th Nov 2023
12:12, Warwick

Salver had just a single moderate run for previous connections in Italy. He is half-brother to smart hurdler Saldier and Jamie has chosen to ride him.

Bridge 
Tue 7th Nov 2023
12:12, Warwick

Two runners in this juvenile and Bridge is the one with experience. Rated 65 for his previous stable on the flat, he ran far too freely on that hurdles debut and needs to be more restrained if he is going to make an impact as a jumper.

Frieze Frame 
Mon 6th Nov 2023
20:30, Wolverhampton

Frieze Frame has been struggling to get home in his runs over a mile and a little further. The drop to 7f should see him in a more favorable light.

Arenas Del Tiempo 
Mon 6th Nov 2023
17:05, Kempton Park

Arenas Del Tiempo looks as if her turn is not far away, though this is competitive enough. She probably stays this far and has run well here before, so could easily be involved at a decent price if the race goes smoothly for her.

Executive Pool 
Mon 6th Nov 2023
16:07, Plumpton

Executive Pool was unplaced on his final start in May before his summer break but won the time before at Hereford. He has had loads of experience for a 4yo and should improve fitness-wise for the run.

Pilbara 
Mon 6th Nov 2023
16:07, Plumpton

Pilbara has had his issues and will probably need this first run back from a break. I think he needs some help from the handicapper before he will be able to get his head in front again.

Andaleep    WINNER! winner
Mon 6th Nov 2023
16:00, Kempton Park

Andaleep takes a shot at this valuable final. He ran a good race from too far back last time in his qualifier and a better run through should see him able to pick up a piece of the pot.

Tara Iti 
Mon 6th Nov 2023
15:37, Plumpton

It sometimes seems that no Plumpton or Fontwell fixture goes past without Tara Iti making an appearance. He was unseated here two weeks ago when he started making headway after running in the rear division. It was too soon to suggest he would have had a winning chance but he's an honest horse and always liable to get in the money.

Casa Loupi 
Mon 6th Nov 2023
14:37, Plumpton

Casa Loupi came back from an 19-month layoff after his latest run over hurdles with an excellent 3rd at Nottingham. He's been off again for another six months, and he's been given a chance by the handicapper, who has dropped him 8lb since that last run just over two years ago. Interesting.

Spartan Warrior 
Mon 6th Nov 2023
14:30, Kempton Park

Spartan Warrior has done plenty of work and goes nicely. This will be the minimum trip for him though and I would expect him to improve for going further in time.

Morawig 
Mon 6th Nov 2023
14:30, Kempton Park

Morawig ran promisingly on debut but got everything the wrong way around, doing far too much in front and not getting home on testing ground. He's a beautiful mover so I don't think he enjoyed those conditions and I would expect him to be much more professional on a track that should suit. He can take a big step forward today.

Harry's Hottie 
Mon 6th Nov 2023
14:20, Hereford

Harry's Hottie came from the Irish pointing scene and won a staying handicap hurdle at the start of last season for Harry Whittington. She has the size and scope to improve for a fence and ran well when 4th on chase/stable debut, despite making a mistake at halfway which put her on the back foot. She will improve for this step up in trip and if she finishes in the top eight she qualifies for the final of this series here in December.

Sangiovese 
Mon 6th Nov 2023
14:07, Plumpton

Sangiovese was a bit free on hurdles debut following a decent 3rd in his sole bumper. That was over two miles here a fortnight ago and he will need to relax more if he's to stay another half-mile. Could be competitive if he does.

Silver Leaf 
Mon 6th Nov 2023
14:00, Kempton Park

Silver Leaf won well on debut. This is quite a lot tougher but she should improve for that first experience.

Wake Up Harry 
Mon 6th Nov 2023
13:30, Kempton Park

Wake Up Harry is well drawn for a change which would give him a decent chance here if all goes well. He's much better handicapped these days and has hinted at a return to form in recent runs without being totally convincing. Needs to get his confidence back but no surprise to see him involved here.

Jack Sprat 
Sun 5th Nov 2023
16:00, Huntingdon

Jack Sprat ran a  couple of fourth places in bumpers. He did better in his first season hurdling, with a good 2nd in a maiden two runs back. He, too, has been quite backward but will be winning races and shouldn't be too far away today.

Pablo Del Pueblo 
Sun 5th Nov 2023
15:20, Lingfield

Pable Del Pueble has plenty of form around here and should be thereabouts if he can put his last start behind him. Probably best at this minimum distance but he needs to get away on terms and stay calm through the preliminaries.

Phone Home 
Sun 5th Nov 2023
14:15, Huntingdon

Phone Home was placed in two Junior NH development races last season when still quite backward and immature, I have been pleased with her at home and she can run into a place here.

Cosmic View 
Sun 5th Nov 2023
13:05, Huntingdon

Cosmic View is a staying maiden on the flat and his two tries in juvenile hurdles have been very moderate. He needs a big step up to figure here.

Through The Ages 
Sun 5th Nov 2023
13:05, Huntingdon

Through The Ages joined us from Godolphin after he'd run a couple of times. He's had another run since for us but we feel his future will be over jumps and he's probably our better option in this.

Muy Barato 
Sun 5th Nov 2023
13:00, Lingfield

Muy Barato is slightly immature but shaped just okay on first start and went a bit free last time at Chelmsford. He's still learning his game and handicaps look like his destiny at the moment. Scopey horse who trains well.

Foveros 
Sun 5th Nov 2023
12:30, Huntingdon

Foveros had decent form on the flat and over hurdles for Willie Mullins. This claiming hurdle represents a big drop in class for his stable debut and his Irish form suggests he's the one to beat here.

Saligo Bay 
Sun 5th Nov 2023
12:30, Huntingdon

Saligo won a flat handicap in the summer but his hurdles handicap mark is considerably lower than the 130 of the ex-Willie Mullins horse Foveros. I think we will do well to finish in the money.

Ricardo Ofworthing 
Sun 5th Nov 2023
12:25, Lingfield

Non-runner

All About Alice 
Sat 4th Nov 2023
18:00, Chelmsford

All About Alice won a two-mile amateur riders' handicap easily at Lingfield before finishing 4th at Southwell over this trip. She would have been nearer but for hanging in the straight and will need to avoid that tendency if she is to follow the Lingfield win. Should run well.

All Authorized 
Sat 4th Nov 2023
16:15, Ascot

We expected All Authorized to make a winning start in a bumper at Fontwell in early April and he did so in impressive style. He comes here as the only penalised runner facing some representatives of stables used to winning bumpers with debutants, but his experience could stand him in good stead up the finishing straight.

Dirtyoldtown    WINNER! winner
Sat 4th Nov 2023
15:57, Newmarket

Dirtyoldtown soon cried enough the other day when headed at Lingfield but that was a smart horse that he was taking on. On what we've seen on the track he's hard to gauge.

Larry 
Sat 4th Nov 2023
15:45, Ascot

Another dual representation in this three-miler and Larry loves this CD and won this race two years ago. He usually runs well first time up and has the more solid profile of our pair coming into this valuable prize.

Zhiguli 
Sat 4th Nov 2023
15:45, Ascot

Zhiguli has a good winning record throughout his career but while he added a fifth success last season, most of his runs were way below that. Probably our second string here, but we're never surprised when he steps up.

Diger Daudaie 
Sat 4th Nov 2023
15:30, Wetherby

Diger Daudaie has been off the track for two and a half years but there still seems to be plenty left in the tank for this winner of two races. He may well need this run to bring him to top form and I'm looking forward to seeing him run.

Havana Smoke 
Sat 4th Nov 2023
15:25, Chelmsford

Havana Smoke is drawn 12 of 12 which is never easy over 6f at Chelmsford. It looks tough enough without that, so we can't have a lot of confidence.

Teddy Blue 
Sat 4th Nov 2023
15:15, Ascot

We fancied Teddy Blue for a valuable handicap hurdle at Cheltenham eight days ago, but he got no further than the first flight in that conditionals' race. Jamie steps in today and if he can find last year's best form he will make them all go. 

Pyrotechnic 
Sat 4th Nov 2023
14:40, Ascot

Pyrotechnic won his maiden in France in the spring for one of the top stables. A gelded son of Nathaniel, he is bred to be useful and the signs at home have been positive. It's never easy to send one out to win first time, and these Ascot novice hurdles are always tough, but he goes there with hopes.

GA Law 
Sat 4th Nov 2023
14:25, Wetherby

GA Law had a great first chase season as a novice, winning three times including a Grade 2 at Wincanton and was placed in another two Graded novice chases. Unfortunately, he picked up an injury which prevented him from running at Aintree but bounced back brilliantly last season, winning the Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham. I'm certain he would have then won the SkyBet Chase at Doncaster but he fell when leading over the final fence before running a career-best 5th in the Ryanair. I thought I'd start him out over hurdles, but if he runs well here, the staying hurdle route might open up for him. He is in good form and he should run nicely here despite its being a good renewal.

Botox Has    WINNER! winner
Sat 4th Nov 2023
14:25, Wetherby

Botox Has was lightly raced last season with only four outings but he did win a Grade 3 handicap hurdle at Haydock. He has a few pounds to find on official ratings with a couple of the more established senior runners, but it's not an insurmountable margin if he continues to improve as he did last season.

Magic Memories 
Sat 4th Nov 2023
14:10, Newmarket

Magic Memories joins Alpha Crusis in a dual challenge for the yard. He's also a last-time-out winner, breaking his duck with a narrow win at Brighton. He is capable of getting in the money.

Alpha Crucis 
Sat 4th Nov 2023
14:10, Newmarket

Alpha Crusis came back from a four-month break at Goodwood last month but showed no sign of rustiness as he came through to win comfortably from front-running Lunatick. He loves soft ground and this even more testing surface should be right up his alley.

You Wear It Well    WINNER! winner
Sat 4th Nov 2023
13:50, Wetherby

Having previously won a bumper, You Wear It Well developed into a top-class novice hurdler last season. She won the Grade 2 Jane Seymour Novice at Sandown and followed up in another Grade 2, the Mares' Novice at the Cheltenham Festival. Those wins entail a penalty here but she is in top order for this return and should run well.

Hermino Aa 
Sat 4th Nov 2023
13:30, Ascot

French import Hermino AA was a very smart novice hurdler last season when his fast, accurate jumping was a feature of his performances. We've had no hesitation in sending him chasing and he's pleased us in his schooling. High hopes for a winning start in what looks a competitive race.

Passing Well 
Sat 4th Nov 2023
13:30, Ascot

Passing Well developed into a smart hurdler last season, winning two novices and then finishing 4th in a Challow Hurdle that has been advertised many times since. He wasn't at his best later in the season but that means he starts novice handicap chasing on a lovely mark. He jumps super and has the potential to make up into a smart chaser this season. This is a tough race for his debut and perhaps on the short side but he's in great form and should run well.

Heaven Smart 
Sat 4th Nov 2023
13:15, Wetherby

Heaven Smart has yet to win a race but he did run a good close-up 4th over half a mile further here back in April. He will need to be on his toes over the shorter trip and it is his seasonal reappearance too, so there should be improvement to come.

Faro De San Juan 
Sat 4th Nov 2023
13:02, Newmarket

Faro De San Juan will love the ground and I expect him to run a huge race. Paul Mulrennan is a great booking and I'm confident Faro will outrun his odds.

Macho Sun 
Fri 3rd Nov 2023
15:45, Newmarket

Macho Sun has been wanting this ground but the meeting is usually abandoned when he does. Hopefully, he gets his chance here as he is very well and we thought him unsuited by the track last time when he also seemed not to appreciate the headgear which we've dispensed with. He stays further than this one mile so he will be staying on with chances of making the frame at a big price.

Soto Sizzler 
Fri 3rd Nov 2023
15:10, Newmarket

We run two in this handicap and Soto Sizzler probably is our main contender. A good 2nd last time at Epsom where he has run several good races over the years, he shouldn't have anything to fear from Newmarket - he won this race two years ago. Very much in the veteran stage but holds a big chance.

The Whipmaster 
Fri 3rd Nov 2023
15:10, Newmarket

The Whipmaster had a great time in the summer of 2022, winning four in a row, and he picked up another victory this summer at Windsor. His form has not been quite so sharp since, but he'll handle conditions and may outrun his odds.

Sarsons Risk 
Fri 3rd Nov 2023
14:35, Newmarket

Non-runner

Ectocross 
Fri 3rd Nov 2023
14:00, Newmarket

Ectocross has had a good season and probably still has more to come. He appreciates the soft ground and seems at the top of his game but this is his toughest assignment so far. He's 3lb out of the handicap, but that is offset by his good rider's claim and he should go well at a big price.

Expressionless 
Fri 3rd Nov 2023
14:00, Newmarket

Although Expressionless probably needed another ten days to be properly tuned up for this, the flat turf season is ending so he needed to run. Small chance of a place.

Big Bard 
Fri 3rd Nov 2023
12:15, Newmarket

Big Bard has done well on turf this year,  beginning in late April when he won at Windsor, following up soon after at Brighton. He gained a third win in Nottingham in July following which he had a break before returning with a promising effort at Windsor after getting behind in a big field. He usually runs in slightly lower class but he shares bottom weight and in a wide-open race he must have his chance.

Confederation 
Thu 2nd Nov 2023
19:30, Chelmsford

Confederation is well-drawn and has been going okay. He's hard to crack and I'm hoping Probert can get the best out of him, but he's not the most trustworthy horse to follow.

Quercine 
Thu 2nd Nov 2023
17:30, Chelmsford

Quercine is a nice filly that has been working well. She has lots of speed so six furlongs shouldn't be an issue and she is more than ready to debut. Like all of mine, she will improve for this first run.

La Marquise    WINNER! winner
Thu 2nd Nov 2023
16:05, Stratford upon Avon

La Marquise is by a young sire Beaumec de Houelle. By Martaline, he was a Grade 1 winner over jumps, wjhile her dam is by Pivotal and has produced two winners from two runners, one being the very smart Mister Policeman. She did plenty in pre-training last season and we like what we've seen of her but we've not revved her up for today. She looks smart and I'm sure she has a very bright future.

Striking Out 
Thu 2nd Nov 2023
15:30, Stratford upon Avon

Striking Out was unlucky last week at Ludlow finishing fast into second a neck behind the winner, almost retrieving a four-length deficit from the final fence. He's been raised 4lb for that and can run here of his old mark. Big chance.

Boys Of Wexford 
Thu 2nd Nov 2023
14:55, Stratford upon Avon

Boys Of Wexford did well in his first season over fences, never finishing out of the money. He can run off a few pounds lower over hurdles and this race should bring him back to peak match fitness when he resumes chasing.

Scylla 
Thu 2nd Nov 2023
14:50, Newcastle

We also run Scylla along with A Gift Of Love in this maiden race. She ran well on her debut last autumn and then made her return in a very hot contest recently. This is considerably weaker, over a track that will suit her better. Also a help is the very good apprentice taking 7lb off her back. 

A Gift Of Love 
Thu 2nd Nov 2023
14:50, Newcastle

A Gift Of Love is a newcomer to the yard and I have been delighted with her work. She looks as though she will be a decent recruit. The 12 furlongs at Newcastle should suit and I think she will go close.

Brandt 
Thu 2nd Nov 2023
14:20, Stratford upon Avon

Brandt is another that came from Gordon Elliott, his last run in the spring before a break He's had a run from here when very keen at Uttoxeter and we expect him to improve on that performance today.

Liberated Lad 
Thu 2nd Nov 2023
14:15, Newcastle

Liberated Lad was going okay at Chelmsford on Sunday when his race was voided. His chance depends on what pace they go and how he can be involved. He has a squeak if they go hard up front.

Donnie Azoff 
Thu 2nd Nov 2023
12:35, Stratford upon Avon

Donnie Azoff did well last season, returned to hurdles, winning a class 3 novice event. We tried him back over fences last time when he didn't jump well, so he's back over the smaller obstacles. He's in a selling hurdle as he will be tricky to place off his mark. He does carry a penalty here but he has less to prove than most in the line-up. He deserves to be favourite and we hope he can justify it.

Minnie Beets 
Thu 2nd Nov 2023
12:35, Stratford upon Avon

Minnie Beets had a few unsuccessful runs for Gordon Elliot and joined us after her latest effort a month ago at Killarney. We will find out more about her today.

Al Rufaa 
Wed 1st Nov 2023
18:15, Kempton Park

Al Rufaa makes his debut for the yard. A horse that had shown a lot of ability in the past, it would be fair to say he lost his way to an extent. We have been learning about him at home and will find out more from giving him a run.

Sanitiser 
Wed 1st Nov 2023
16:15, Fakenham

Non-runner - meeting abandoned after first race.

Recuerdame 
Wed 1st Nov 2023
16:08, Lingfield

Recuerdame is having a good autumn and he has won here and stays 10f so is worth another try at this level. He seems in good shape still and his form is in the book. Needs a strong pace to aim at and things to go smoothly but always has a chance and cannot be discounted.

Corporate Raider 
Wed 1st Nov 2023
16:08, Lingfield

Corporate Raider is probably better on the turf but he did run well here earlier in the year when rated higher. He is well handicapped now so worth a try before his winter holiday.

Aviles 
Wed 1st Nov 2023
15:45, Fakenham

Non-runner - meeting abandoned after first race.

Minnie Beets 
Wed 1st Nov 2023
15:15, Fakenham

Non-runner - meeting abandoned after first race.

Regarde 
Wed 1st Nov 2023
14:45, Fakenham

Non-runner - meeting abandoned after first race.

Dirtyoldtown 
Wed 1st Nov 2023
14:38, Lingfield

I really fancied Dirtyoldtown at Kempton last time on stable debut and he let me down so I'm wary today. He works like a 100 horse but was extremely disappointing there so tread with caution until he shows more will to do it on track.

Teraabb 
Wed 1st Nov 2023
14:05, Lingfield

Teraabb was unlucky not to win last time out where he got collared on the line. He has taken that race well and the switch to Polytrack should suit him fine. His form has worked out very well and he can go close.

Roger Pol    WINNER! winner
Wed 1st Nov 2023
13:40, Fakenham

Roger Pol, 2nd in an Irish point-to-point, won two bumpers after joining us last season. He jumps well and was a good 2nd on his hurdles debut, just bumping into one who got first run and he couldn't peg him back. He'll be sharper here and will take all the beating if handling this quirky track.

Yarborough 
Wed 1st Nov 2023
13:30, Lingfield

Yarborough was not too far behind some useful horses at Ascot on his 2nd of three qualifying runs and that's where they got a mark of 61 I assume. I hope they are right as I think there will be some improvement to come. Small each-way chance.

Hul Ah Bah Loo    WINNER! winner
Wed 1st Nov 2023
12:30, Lingfield

Hul Ah Bah Loo is a one-time winner at this track and trip but has a good opportunity here. His run style means he needs a strong gallop to aim at, but he seems in good shape and should be involved if last week's average run over further has not taken its toll.

Clenched 
Wed 1st Nov 2023
12:30, Lingfield

Clenched has been very disappointing for the yard. We bought her thinking she just needed a step up in trip but she hasn't been finishing her races so have dropped her back to 1m and taken off the headgear. This is just about the last chance for her to show some improvement before the November sale.

Cardano 
Tue 31st Oct 2023
14:40, Chepstow

Cardano disappointed at Sedgefield but it was a very rough race and Cardano never got into a rhythm. He has performed with credit before at Chepstow and we've reapplied the cheek-pieces. I hope and expect to see a better effort.

Superstylin 
Tue 31st Oct 2023
14:40, Chepstow

Superstylin is having one more run over hurdles before switching to fences which will be more up his street. He won well at Market Rasen in soft ground but last time at Southwell on what they called good to soft, but I felt was much faster than that, he was unable to quicken. He has a small each-way squeak but is likely to be seen to much better effect over the larger obstacles.

Schematic 
Tue 31st Oct 2023
12:55, Chepstow

Schematic, by Schiaparelli out of a half-sister to the talented pair Close Touch and Open Hearted, was in training last season but just too backward to get to the track. He's a lovely, big type but a future chaser so this is just a starting point for him.

Mister Bo 
Tue 31st Oct 2023
12:25, Chepstow

Mister Bo joined from Henry De Bromhead for whom he had four runs with only one, a 5th of 17 on penultimate start amounting to much. It's hard to see where the handicapper got the figure of 120 for that! If he is correct we'll have a chance but the market clearly thinks otherwise.

In The Air 
Mon 30th Oct 2023
15:35, Huntingdon

In The Air finished off a fairly quiet spring campaign with a narrow win at Fontwell. He's up just 1lb for that and in another small field, he has his chance.

Generous Day 
Mon 30th Oct 2023
15:35, Huntingdon

Generous Day had a nice win at Southwell second time back from a summer break last November, after which he also ran two creditable races in 2nd. He's 11 and concedes years to all his opponents. He might just improve for this run but he's bang there on his best form.

Odin's Quest 
Mon 30th Oct 2023
15:00, Huntingdon

Odin's Quest won on debut in a Huntingdon bumper, but his three subsequent visits, the last two over hurdles have been very disappointing. He did win his final race last season at Wincanton though, and a return to that form would put him here with an each-way chance.

Doc McCoy    WINNER! winner
Mon 30th Oct 2023
13:50, Huntingdon

Doc McCoy was a deeply impressive winner of a maiden point-to-point on his debut and was placed in all three bumpers last season. He jumps well and should be capable of running well here on his hurdling debut.

Fortunate Fred 
Mon 30th Oct 2023
13:15, Huntingdon

Having been placed in a couple of bumpers, Fortunate Fred has now been in the frame in ten of his 12 races over obstacles but is still a maiden. He deserves a bit of luck and hopefully, today is the day he will truly become Fortunate!

Tellitasitis 
Sun 29th Oct 2023
16:20, Aintree

Tellitasitis is a nice filly by Telescope. She's done plenty of work, and has an engine and some ability. We expect her to go well but it is her debut so we will learn plenty about her as she will about the game.

Star Of Sussex 
Sun 29th Oct 2023
14:19, Wincanton

Star Of Sussex showed initial promise on the level but his form in 2023 has been, in a word, dreadful. He has a pedigree packed with stamina, and ought to handle two miles over hurdles, but there are no relatives to encourage the belief he will adapt to hurdling.

Datsalrightgino 
Sun 29th Oct 2023
14:00, Aintree

Datsalrightgino developed into a high-class novice chaser last season, winning twice including in a Grade 2 on final start at Ayr. He has strengthened up over the summer and is a proper chaser now. He has to step forward again now he's in open company but there's every reason to believe he can. This looks a deep race and we wouldn't want a bog, so we hope the bulk of the rain stays away.

Grand Duchess Olga    WINNER! winner
Sat 28th Oct 2023
19:30, Chelmsford

Grand Duchess Olga has taken well to Chelmsford. She looks as though a step up in trip will suit her as she needed all of the 1m6f when she won here two runs back. Only 1lb higher tonight, she looks to hold a favourite's chance.

Rothay Park 
Sat 28th Oct 2023
17:00, Chelmsford

Rothay Park will have learnt from his debut and should take a step forward today.

Ray Vonn 
Sat 28th Oct 2023
16:58, Doncaster

Ray Vonn disappointed last time but I don't think he likes Kempton. His two previous runs were good enough and he has often put up a good account for himself in better company. Interesting.

Martin Plage    WINNER! winner
Sat 28th Oct 2023
16:45, Cheltenham

Martin Plage is a lovely horse who definitely has an engine and he's as fit as a flea. I targeted this bumper for him a while ago, but he did have a small setback early last week. Hopefully, he will be ready for this.

Global Skies 
Sat 28th Oct 2023
14:45, Doncaster

I've pushed Global Skies a bit harder for this race at home after a possibly slightly below-par effort at Nottingham. He will run his race and should do well but a 6f Listed is a bit tougher for him. He definitely will have his back against the wall a shade.

Redhot Whisper 
Sat 28th Oct 2023
14:10, Doncaster

Redhot Whisper is in great form and improving all the time. He deserves his chance in this Group 1 and should enjoy the testing ground. I'm expecting a bold show, but where that puts him at the finish I can't be certain.

Spirit D'Aunou 
Sat 28th Oct 2023
13:50, Cheltenham

After a debut defeat in a 3yo NH hurdle - which he avenged emphatically later on - Spirit D'Aunou was unbeaten in his last four runs in his first season. This classy 4yo novice is by far the biggest test he has attempted, with Paul Nicholls' horse the main threat. We hope he can take this step in his stride.

Haddex Des Obeaux 
Sat 28th Oct 2023
13:15, Cheltenham

Haddex Des Obeaux was very impressive in his two latest chases last season. His spectacular jumping allied to front-running soon had his opponents in trouble and we'd like to think a similar outcome is possible even after a big hike in his mark. He gives plenty of weight to more experienced rivals, but we hope he can manage it with something to spare.

Pablo Del Pueblo 
Fri 27th Oct 2023
20:15, Wolverhampton

It is perhaps an out-of-character visit for our team to this track but Pable Del Pueblo has run well enough here before. His recent soft ground efforts have been below par but he is suited to these turning tracks and just needs to get away on terms to be involved at a big price.

Percy's Lad 
Fri 27th Oct 2023
18:45, Wolverhampton

Percy's Lad missed out on an ideal race at Chester a fortnight ago. He seems well suited to racing around bends and this is a decent prize for a Friday night at Wolverhampton. He's run several big races this season and won plenty of prize money but it would be nice to get a win on the board for the year!

Bucko's Boy 
Fri 27th Oct 2023
17:05, Cheltenham

Bucko's Boy is out of a mare we used to train and early in his career, won a bumper, a maiden hurdle and two handicap hurdles. Last season, his form took a dip but after a wind-op, he resumed winning ways with an authoritative success at Bangor and followed up at Stratford. Up 4lb for that, he was 2nd in a valuable handicap at Kelso last time. In the form of his life, we are hopeful of a big run in another very good race.

Hul Ah Bah Loo 
Fri 27th Oct 2023
16:50, Lingfield

This late replacement fixture gives us an opportunity to try Hul Ah Bah Loo again over slightly further than usual. He was staying on well last start at Kempton and looks well worth another try at this distance at a track where he has good form. Big player if he stays.

Idy Wood    WINNER! winner
Fri 27th Oct 2023
15:55, Cheltenham

Idy Rock is from a good female family and by Coastal Path. After places in two Irish points, he won his bumper debut at Newbury. A good jumper of hurdles, he won well at Fontwell first time and is therefore unbeaten under Rules. He deserves a crack at a good race here and though this is obviously a warm event, he is unexposed and could run into a place.

Passing Well 
Fri 27th Oct 2023
15:20, Cheltenham

Passing Well was a smart novice hurdler last season, winning twice, but it was his 4th in the Challow Hurdle that showed his level of ability. He's always promised to be a far better chaser than hurdler and is a proper jumper. We were looking forward to this chase debut and if there's enough give in the ground he should run very well. If it's not soft enough we might not run.

Churchill Rose 
Fri 27th Oct 2023
14:30, Lingfield

Churchill Rose is a consistent filly that won nicely two starts ago. This looks a weak race and although she has better form on turf, I think she can go well here with a useful 7lb off her back.

Mohave Dancer 
Fri 27th Oct 2023
13:55, Lingfield

Mohave Dancer is a nice filly who is very much ready for a run. The wide draw makes things much more difficult but she is fit and should run well.

Teddy Blue 
Fri 27th Oct 2023
13:35, Cheltenham

Teddy Blue was unlucky not to round out his second season's hurdling with a big pot at Haydock. Seemingly in control coming to the last flight he hit it hard and lost impulsion. Caoilin Quinn was unable to get him going quickly enough to retrieve the lost ground but he stayed on determinedly for 2nd. He's ready for a big run after his summer off and Caoilin's 3lb claim against fellow conditionals is a handy weapon.

Mart    WINNER! winner
Fri 27th Oct 2023
12:50, Lingfield

Mart will be a big runner today. I expect him to win this. Very hopeful.

Operatic Artist 
Thu 26th Oct 2023
18:30, Wolverhampton

Operatic Artist was disappointing on her first run for us but she needed it after coming over from Ireland. The drop back in trip will help her but I'm not convinced she's an all-weather filly.

Charlotte's Luck 
Thu 26th Oct 2023
18:00, Wolverhampton

Charlotte's Luck should run well. She's a nice type and will be lovely next year, but I am hopeful of a good performance tonight.

La Verite 
Thu 26th Oct 2023
18:00, Wolverhampton

La Verite makes her debut this evening. She will likely improve for the experience.

Pierce 
Thu 26th Oct 2023
16:15, Lingfield

Pierce is a relative newcomer to us and makes his second start for the yard in Hurricane Kiko's race. We're still learning about him and try cheek-pieces and a tongue-tie here today. It will be interesting to see how he goes with the new equipment.

Hurricane Kiko 
Thu 26th Oct 2023
16:15, Lingfield

Hurricane Kiko has been disappointing this year probably because he is too high in the handicap after a good two-year-old season. We're trying blinkers here and taking off 5lb for Luke Catton, so just hoping for a better performance.

Striking Out 
Thu 26th Oct 2023
13:50, Ludlow

Striking out had decent placed form early in the year here and at Hereford. He hasn't matched that in his runs so far this season but returns after a short break off a considerably lower mark. James King is a good booking in this amateurs' race. Big each-way chance.

Way To Dubai 
Wed 25th Oct 2023
19:30, Kempton Park

Way To Dubai is a new horse to the yard. He cost only 5k despite being rated 94 and has some decent form in Germany. His work has been good, although he shows plenty of speed so a mile could stretch him. Today is a fact-finding mission.

Wake Up Harry 
Wed 25th Oct 2023
19:00, Kempton Park

Non Runner

Clipsham Gold 
Wed 25th Oct 2023
19:00, Kempton Park

Clipsham Gold hated the soft ground last time and will be much happier here, the scene of her win before joining us earlier in the year. She's only 3lb higher and in great shape at home. Each-way chances at a big price.

Fierce 
Wed 25th Oct 2023
18:30, Kempton Park

Non-runner

Ricardo Ofworthing 
Wed 25th Oct 2023
18:00, Kempton Park

Ricardo Ofworthing has still to find his rhythm although he has hinted at ability. He makes his return here in a decent novice event and we will know more as time goes on. 

Zainabb 
Wed 25th Oct 2023
17:20, Newmarket

Zainabb has run well so far this year but has hit the post each time. I felt she didn't get home at Haydock on testing ground over a mile so we have dropped her back to 7f today. Conditions should be perfect and she is a well-balanced filly so should handle the track.

Empress Lulu 
Wed 25th Oct 2023
13:50, Newmarket

We run two unraced babies in this 7f fillies' race and both of them will need further than 7f. Empress Lulu is by Muhaarar and I've done as much as I can with her at home. All she needs is experience and I hope she enjoys herself. She will know much more about it next time.

Hello Miss Lady 
Wed 25th Oct 2023
13:50, Newmarket

As with Empress Lulu, Hello Miss Lady starts her career today. She is a daughter of Gleneagles and as with her stablemate, she will need further in time and also will be much wiser for this first look at a racetrack. It's down the road, so hopefully it shouldn't be too daunting a first experience for them.

Morawig 
Tue 24th Oct 2023
18:30, Wolverhampton

Non-runner

Bellas Bridge 
Tue 24th Oct 2023
17:15, Hereford

The good-looking Bellas Bridge won her one Irish point-to-point battling bravely until getting well on top at the finish. The first two were 18 lengths clear of the long-time leader at the line. She works well at home and should be capable of winning a bumper of this nature.

Head Over Hinds 
Tue 24th Oct 2023
17:15, Hereford

Head Over Hinds was quietly fancied for her debut at Huntingdon in the spring but in a big field, she encountered trouble in running before fading in the straight. She will know much more about it today and there is plenty of improvement to come.

Lady Valentine 
Tue 24th Oct 2023
16:40, Hereford

For a daughter of No Nay Never, Lady Valentine is unusual in that her best flat-race form is at 1m6f on soft ground. She did manage one second place over jumps last season but has run some poor races too. She needs to step forward and prove she stays two miles over hurdles.

Spitfire Girl 
Tue 24th Oct 2023
16:10, Hereford

It was a shame that Spitfire Girl lost the race she "won" last week at Taunton in the stewards' room as she had battled hard to keep her head in front. If this hasn't come too soon, off the same mark she has an obvious chance.

Summer Night City    WINNER! winner
Tue 24th Oct 2023
14:40, Hereford

Summer Night City ran a shocking first race, jumping as though she had never seen an obstacle whereas she had been intensively schooled beforehand. We've redoubled her work and jumping in the interim and if she doesn't go close in this company we will be in trouble!

Francina 
Tue 24th Oct 2023
14:40, Hereford

Francina is a 3yo Sea The Moon full-sister to the Group 3 Manion Cup (Australia) winner Favorite Moon who also won twice over hurdles and half-sister to smart stayer Fun Mac. She is out of a Montjeu mare that has produced five winners from seven runners. She jumps neatly and should have a chance in this poor race.

Key Factor 
Tue 24th Oct 2023
14:30, Exeter

Key Factor never got close in his hurdles races last season. He did okay in a couple of points before that and we're hoping chasing will be more his thing.

College Oak 
Tue 24th Oct 2023
14:00, Exeter

College Oak won a bumper and a novice hurdle before winning a competitive handicap at Ascot. He won again last summer (2022) but then was off through injury until making a comeback at Worcester this summer. He is a lovely horse for young lads to learn on and Johnny Rees has his second ride for us here. I hope they enjoy themselves.

Deceiver 
Mon 23rd Oct 2023
18:40, Wolverhampton

Deceiver made a pleasing return after an absence but would have preferred to be running at Southwell as that track would suit better than this rearranged fixture at Wolverhampton. The draw isn't helpful either.

Tara Iti 
Mon 23rd Oct 2023
16:15, Plumpton

Tara Iti has become a stable favourite as he spends his time racing around here and Fontwell and never runs a bad race. Off bottom-weight here after a four-month break, he might just need this pipe-opener and 0-130 class may also be testing for him.

Tapley 
Mon 23rd Oct 2023
16:15, Plumpton

Tapley likes Plumpton where he is a course and distance winner. I wouldn't want the ground to get too soft - that's the biggest concern so hoping it continues to dry out. Nevertheless, I think he'll finish in the first four.

Roundabout Silver 
Mon 23rd Oct 2023
15:55, Windsor

Roundabout Silver is having a good season and is well suited to soft ground so has conditions in his favour. He has run well here before and seems in good shape still, so is likely to be involved if all goes smoothly for him.

In The Air 
Mon 23rd Oct 2023
15:45, Plumpton

We've only managed to get In The Air on the track half a dozen times over the past 18 months since coming over from France. He has won a couple, though, showing he can run well after an absence. He won at Fontwell in May and on that form comes here with a decent chance.

Miller Spirit 
Mon 23rd Oct 2023
14:25, Windsor

Miller Spirit deservedly got his head in front two runs back but, stepping up last time to 1m6f at Haydock probably stretched him, although he didn't get the clearest of runs. Back at 1m2f, he has to be a contender with no worries about the ground.

Kotari 
Mon 23rd Oct 2023
14:25, Windsor

We run two in this and Kotari, who has been off for a year since his last of six runs in France for Jean-Claude Rouget, is very much the second string. He's a Nathaniel gelding and his future is very much as a jumper. This will help us gauge where we have him.

Sangiovese 
Mon 23rd Oct 2023
14:15, Plumpton

Home-bred Sangiovese made a more than satisfactory debut when 2nd in a small-field bumper at Newton Abbot in July. He switches to hurdles and as a brother to our promising young horse Abingworth, should have a future at this game.

Parikarma 
Mon 23rd Oct 2023
13:25, Windsor

Parikarma did well winning her first two of three flat runs when joining the stable as a 5-year-old last year, both in October and the mare then also ran creditably in several hurdle races, winning once. She resumes on a fair mark and we're looking forward to another winter's jumping with her.

Scotch Mist 
Mon 23rd Oct 2023
13:25, Windsor

Scotch Mist has been disappointing since going handicapping but I don't think she has stayed the trip the last twice. We're dropping her back in distance now and putting on blinkers for the first time. Hopefully, that will bring some improvement as she will love the ground and Fred Daly takes off a handy 5lb in this amateurs' race.

Brechin Castle    WINNER! winner
Sun 22nd Oct 2023
17:35, Sedgefield

Brechin Castle was an odds-on shot on his opening run for master Irish point-to-point trainer Colin Bowe back in February and won nicely. We picked him up at Cheltenham sales later that month and we think he's a nice horse with plenty of potential. Hopeful of a big run on bumper debut today.

Cairo King 
Sun 22nd Oct 2023
17:35, Sedgefield

Non-runner

Milldam 
Sun 22nd Oct 2023
17:15, Kempton Park

Milldam, by top French jumps sire Martaline from a smart female family, was placed in all his three hurdles starts in France, then in midfield on UK debut in last year's Boodles Hurdle at Cheltenham. He was placed several times last season before getting his head in front at Huntingdon in the spring. Back from his break, there should be more to come from him this term, especially over this sort of trip.

Kotmask 
Sun 22nd Oct 2023
14:20, Kempton Park

Kotmask was consistent last season, finishing runner-up in his last two. He returns after his summer break and hopefully, will be ready to make a serious challenge in this tricky handicap hurdle.

Soigneux Bell 
Sun 22nd Oct 2023
13:45, Kempton Park

Soigneux Bell won his only race in the French provinces in May, over almost 2m  He joined us in the summer and delighted us with his good 2nd to the decent 3yo filly Strong Impact back to 10f at Epsom, conceding plenty of weight. He showed decent pace that day and has schooled nicely. Likely to come out best of our trio.

Bridge 
Sun 22nd Oct 2023
13:45, Kempton Park

We run three in this juvenile hurdle. Bridge was bought at the July HIT sale and makes his hurdles debut here. Although a non-winner on the flat, he earned a rating of 70 initially and should stay the trip over jumps, being by Golden Horn.

Cosmic View 
Sun 22nd Oct 2023
13:45, Kempton Park

Cosmic View is the only one of our trio to have raced over hurdles, finishing 4th on debut at Fontwell. He was beaten a long way that day and we are hoping he can improve on that today.

Fiscal Policy 
Sat 21st Oct 2023
20:30, Wolverhampton

Fiscal Policy has won three and gone very close a few other times in his 14 career starts. He has been a bit slowly away in blinkers, so the switch back to cheek-pieces should be a plus. He ran well on his first go at seven furlongs last time when getting too far back.

Siempre Arturo 
Sat 21st Oct 2023
19:30, Wolverhampton

Siempre Arturo has done some nice bits of work at home but is likely to benefit more than most from his first day at the races. His half-sister Glam Puss was a novice winner for us.

Looklikewemadeit 
Sat 21st Oct 2023
19:30, Wolverhampton

Looklikewemadeit hasn't been with us long and qualifies for a mark after this run. We are still learning about her.

Helm Rock 
Sat 21st Oct 2023
16:25, Ascot

Helm Rock has had a superb season, winning two big prizes. He's in great form and deserves a crack at a big handicap like this. He struggles a bit on heavy ground at this sort of level but soft would be fine.

Frieze Frame 
Sat 21st Oct 2023
16:12, Wolverhampton

Frieze Frame put up his best run so far around here but the form of that race looked suspect. He will need to improve massively to be involved tonight but the trip is fine for him. He obviously handles Wolverhampton but is probably best watched. 

Vadream 
Sat 21st Oct 2023
13:50, Ascot

I was delighted with Vadream's run at Ascot a fortnight ago on ground that would have been too quick for her. There has been plenty of rain at Ascot over the past week so the ground is going to be pretty testing, which she loves. If she repeats that last performance then she will go very close.

Gold Medal 
Fri 20th Oct 2023
19:30, Newcastle

Gold Medal won twice early in the year and then lost his form. We've worked very hard to get him right again - he's a horse with lots of issues - but he seems back to his best now and the stiff 7f should suit him. I'll not be travelling up today as we're still busy doing the changeover into William Jarvis' lovely yard. We hope to have that finished by the end of next week. We've managed to get 19 yearlings at the various sales and I was delighted that we did so well from Book 3 last week, We were there when everyone else seemed to disappear! Time will tell how we did!

Mart 
Fri 20th Oct 2023
18:30, Newcastle

Mart was bought from Michael Bell's stable where he showed promise. We had him gelded straight away and we've been happy with him. He needs 7f but we're starting him at 5f as he's been keen in his races and work at home. Both our horses here today can run well and I've told Greg who rides them that Newcastle is similar to his home track Kenilworth in South Africa, in that there's a stiff finish so to take his time. Hopeful, but there will be more to come in the future.

Doc Mccoy 
Fri 20th Oct 2023
14:33, Fakenham

Non-runner - meeting abandoned

Liberated Lad 
Thu 19th Oct 2023
20:30, Chelmsford

Liberated Lad had a hard race physically for whatever reason at Kempton last time. He seems in good order again now, but he takes a lot of work and also, I'm not sure if he's quick enough for 1m2f around Chelmsford.

Grand Duchess Olga 
Thu 19th Oct 2023
19:30, Chelmsford

Grand Duchess Olga is a course and distance winner around Chelmsford. She should be thereabouts in what looks a weak enough race.

Muy Muy Guapo 
Thu 19th Oct 2023
17:40, Brighton

Muy Muy Guapo is a frustrating maiden and this drop back in trip and unconventional track are not sure to suit. He did run well on soft ground this time last year and is arguably better suited to turf racing than all weather. He could easily go well at a big price if he can get his confidence on the way around.

Larrsen 
Thu 19th Oct 2023
17:05, Brighton

After a winter off, Larsen started 2023 well, justifying favouritism 2nd time out at Bath having had a warm-up run at Kempton. He's been nowhere near that level in four runs since and goes here from 7lb out of the handicap. Remote chance.

Magic Memories    WINNER! winner
Thu 19th Oct 2023
16:30, Brighton

Magic Memories may still be a maiden after five starts but twice in the last three runs - both at Windsor - he's been close to the winners, finishing in the money. It will only need a small progression to break that duck and this looks a decent opportunity.

Let It Shine 
Thu 19th Oct 2023
16:20, Wincanton

Let It Shine has been a little below par so far and needs to improve to figure today.

Decisive Call    WINNER! winner
Thu 19th Oct 2023
15:55, Brighton

Decisive Call switched from Roger Teal in late summer and ran an excellent first race when 2nd around here last month. He couldn't match that run at Windsor last time, so questions remain about this five-times-raced maiden.

Kitesurfer 
Thu 19th Oct 2023
15:45, Wincanton

Kitesurfer is by a talented young French sire from a winning female Aga Khan family. He won a juvenile hurdle on debut in France and was then 4th under a penalty for Harry Whittington. He arrived with us this summer and looks a smart type. His work has been impressive and he schools well. This looks a nice starting point for him and we'll see if he can translate his homework to the track.

Roman Tempest    WINNER! winner
Thu 19th Oct 2023
15:20, Brighton

Roman Tempest is a brother to Ectocross who has done well for us on soft ground this season. He should be suited by the conditions and it would be no surprise to see him involved if things go smoothly for him.

Voodoo Ray 
Thu 19th Oct 2023
13:35, Brighton

Two runners in this and Voodoo Ray has by far the better recent form. He had been running exclusively around here, with a couple of wins, until switching to Chelmsford for a bold 3rd last time, which offers hope for a solid winter campaign. Back on more familiar territory now, he could go very close.

Heer's Sadie 
Thu 19th Oct 2023
13:35, Brighton

Heer's Sadie loves Brighton where she has won twice, her first two attempts there in early summer. We've kept her racing by the seaside and most of her four runs since have been creditable too, but she prefers a small field. Hopeful of each-way claims for her.

Brilliant Blue 
Thu 19th Oct 2023
13:35, Brighton

Brilliant Blue has run 16 times without a win. He has yet to run over shorter than 7f even in his juvenile career so the drop to 6f here is something of an experiment. Let's hope it works.

Big Jimbo    WINNER! winner
Wed 18th Oct 2023
20:30, Kempton Park

Big Jimbo was running well early in the year, winning here and then after a break, also won one of three races around Bath. He returns to Kempton on a fair mark and I wouldn't be surprised if he went close as he's fresh and well after his latest eight-week break.

Saligo Bay 
Wed 18th Oct 2023
20:00, Kempton Park

Saligo Bay has had a break since running twice in a short spell in early summer at Windsor, winning the first and disappointing as favourite in the second. He will be trying all-weather for the first time tonight and it will be interesting to see how he fares. If he runs well it would open another avenue for the winter.

Ray Vonn 
Wed 18th Oct 2023
19:30, Kempton Park

Ray Vonn got a little too far back at Leicester last time but gave his usual solid effort especially as he was 4lb badly in. He's stepping up to 7f on all-weather and granted he relaxes and travels as he has been, he should be very competitive. Of course, it will be down to the jockey and horse - it's out of my hands now!

Recuerdame 
Wed 18th Oct 2023
18:30, Kempton Park

Recuerdame has been at the top of his game since his return and this ten-time winner is sure to go in again at some stage. He always needs a strong pace to aim at but will be finishing and has an obvious chance if things fall right for him.

Wake Up Harry 
Wed 18th Oct 2023
18:30, Kempton Park

Wake Up Harry has been slipping down the handicap but has not won for some time. He is arguably better at Lingfield but has run well enough here and his turn should be coming. Wide draw is no obvious help

Cephalus 
Wed 18th Oct 2023
18:30, Kempton Park

Cephalus recorded a four-win spell in just 38 days for Charlie Hills around New Year 2021-22 but he hasn't produced anything like that since joining us. That falling mark is beginning to look tempting though and I'm wondering whether he might be on the verge of a form revival.

Hul Ah Bah Loo 
Wed 18th Oct 2023
18:00, Kempton Park

Hul Ah Bah Loo has not won here yet but is in great shape and this is his first time at a mile since his return to action. A good claimer rides and he is always likely to play a part at this level.

Monkey Miss 
Wed 18th Oct 2023
16:55, Kempton Park

Monkey Miss has been surprisingly green so far and shows far more pace at home than she has on the track. Hopefully, all-weather proves more suitable. Cheek-pieces on to focus her.

Willowbank 
Wed 18th Oct 2023
16:55, Kempton Park

Willowbank has been a real head-scratcher as she works extremely well at home but has been very disappointing on the track. We have given her a bit of time to mature and her work at home has been good so I'm hopeful we might see a bit more from her today.

Sea The Clouds 
Wed 18th Oct 2023
16:40, Wetherby

Sea The Clouds won a bumper and a novice hurdle last summer and appreciated going up in trip this time round, winning his last two. Up another 4lb today, he needs to keep improving to win this on another career-high mark, but he's an improving young horse and that's still a possibility.

Coastguard Station 
Wed 18th Oct 2023
16:08, Wetherby

Coastguard Station had a very good winter over fences and he's back after his break running over hurdles off a considerably lower mark. If he's sharp enough he should go well.

Shahbaz 
Wed 18th Oct 2023
15:45, Nottingham

Shahbaz has had a frustrating year as he has threatened to win on numerous occasions but has not managed to get his head in front. Conditions today are absolutely perfect and he is well-drawn, so I am hopeful of a big run to finish off his season.

Silver Shamrock 
Wed 18th Oct 2023
15:10, Nottingham

Silver Shamrock ran well last time over one mile on good to soft ground. We are not sure she wants it this soft but will give her today's run before putting her away for next year.

Makuri 
Wed 18th Oct 2023
15:10, Nottingham

Non-runner

I Still Have Faith 
Wed 18th Oct 2023
14:58, Wetherby

I Still Have Faith has been schooling for most of this year and jumped well last week. He has been working in his usual impressive manner and should take a lot of beating if he stays the trip. We believe he will.

Battle Of Omdurman 
Wed 18th Oct 2023
14:20, Bath

Battle Of Obdurman was very green at Kempton. We had him in at Ffos Las two weeks ago and that track would have suited him as he's a big horse but the meeting was washed out. Bath might not be ideal but he has improved and had there been eight runners I would have suggested an each-way bet. He can run a nice race.

My Chiquita    WINNER! winner
Wed 18th Oct 2023
13:53, Wetherby

My Chiquita has come out of Sedgefield in good order. This could be her last chance to run before the ground goes. She is nicely weighted and can only have benefited from that debut over hurdles. She should give another solid account.

Southwold 
Tue 17th Oct 2023
19:00, Newcastle

Southwold has plenty of ability but is the sort of horse that things need to fall right for. He's another heading for the sales next week and he should give his new connections plenty of action.

Ciara Pearl 
Tue 17th Oct 2023
17:30, Newcastle

Ciara Pearl looks to have a bit of a future and will probably stay further. She won last time and picked up a  filly's Great British Bonus. The reason we're sticking to novice company rather than taking advantage of her handicap mark is to try to add a second £10k bonus. She just got away with it last time over the sharp mile at Lingfield and the test on this stiffer track should suit her better.

Wynter Wildes 
Tue 17th Oct 2023
16:55, Newcastle

Wynter Wildes has won three times this year and always puts in 120%, while my promising 7lb claiming apprentice is unbeaten on her. She loves Newcastle but this is a very strong race and she has yet to win a Class 2 handicap. Maybe this will be the night.

Forest Demon 
Tue 17th Oct 2023
16:20, Newcastle

Forest Demon's run last time was too bad to be true. He has trained fine since and hopefully, it was just a one-off. He heads to the sales next week so we would love him to sign off with a win as Evening Story did at Kempton last night.

No Anxiety 
Tue 17th Oct 2023
15:13, Huntingdon

No Anxiety was placed in a bumper and over hurdles but really came into his own when we sent him over fences, winning twice. Off with an injury last season, he needed his comeback run over hurdles and now returns to fences over a trip that should suit. He is potentially very well handicapped on old form so is not without a chance but he needs to bounce back to life.

Regarde 
Tue 17th Oct 2023
15:00, Hereford

Non-runner

Can't Beat History    WINNER! winner
Tue 17th Oct 2023
15:00, Hereford

Can't Beat History has been running consistently apart from one unseated rider -since switching to fences. This is his grade and he should be competitive once more. Hopeful.

Macho Sun 
Tue 17th Oct 2023
14:15, Leicester

Macho Sun is back from a short break. He will love the soft ground and has a good each-way chance.

Evening Story    WINNER! winner
Mon 16th Oct 2023
20:00, Kempton Park

Evening Story ran a solid race stepped up in trip last time. She goes up another furlong which should be fine for her as she finished well. It wasn't the difference between winning the race and 5th but she was slightly disadvantaged by ending up quite far back early on that day. It's her last run before she goes to the sales and she'll give her new owners plenty of fun, or even make a nice broodmare as she has a good pedigree.

Clearpoint    WINNER! winner
Mon 16th Oct 2023
19:30, Kempton Park

Clearpoint has been handed a draw in the car park which is annoying. He was disappointing at Haydock but we think he hated the soft ground. His work on the all-weather has been good so if he can overcome his draw he should run well.

Asense 
Mon 16th Oct 2023
17:20, Windsor

Asense has won her last three, enjoying soft ground, and now tries to complete the four-timer off 8lb higher than on the start of the run. She stays further but should be okay with conditions to her liking.

Fascinating Lips 
Mon 16th Oct 2023
17:20, Windsor

Fascinating Lips joins Asense in a dual challenge for this low-grade handicap. He tops the weights but he has come down 9lb since his last win just over a year ago. Dangerous with Tom taking the mount.

Queen's Company 
Mon 16th Oct 2023
17:05, Yarmouth

Queen's Company won this race last year on good to soft going. She has been in good form this year, winning twice. This will be her last run before she appears in the Tattersalls online sale on Thursday.

Kings Valley 
Mon 16th Oct 2023
17:00, Kempton Park

Kings Valley is a nice horse and if he can transfer his turf form to all-weather he would have a big chance. I hear the Godolphin horse is useful but no world-beater, but that still will make him a worry on debut. Hopeful.

Pablo Del Pueblo 
Mon 16th Oct 2023
16:50, Windsor

This track should suit Pablo Del Pueblo as should the return to the minimum distance judged on recent runs. He seems in good shape and always has a chance at this level so it would be no surprise to see him involved at a big price.

Pierce 
Mon 16th Oct 2023
16:35, Yarmouth

Pierce makes his makes his debut for the yard. He is very straightforward at home and looks like he needs this step up in trip. I'm not sure about the ground for him, but again we will learn plenty after this run.

Junkanoo 
Mon 16th Oct 2023
16:15, Windsor

Junkanoo won easily over the course and distance on soft ground in May. He had a break after that and hasn't yet been competitive in two runs since off the higher mark. May need to come down a little more in the ratings but he will enjoy the ground.

Notre Dame 
Mon 16th Oct 2023
16:00, Yarmouth

Notre Dame is a Kingman filly we like and hopefully, her handicap mark of 60 should be workable. This looks an ideal opportunity when the only worry is whether she will handle the soft ground. As with City Of Troy on Saturday, we will only find out if we run.

Stintino Sunset 
Mon 16th Oct 2023
14:55, Yarmouth

Stintino Sunset won well last run in a first-time hood. She is probably still well handicapped based on her homework and this looks an ideal race for her. She should hold an each-way chance.

Red Cloud 
Mon 16th Oct 2023
14:45, Windsor

Red Cloud has a nice pedigree but hasn't shown much promise on the racecourse. There were some excuses after his slow start last time but he needs to start showing much more if he is to make an impact here.

Yaajooz    WINNER! winner
Mon 16th Oct 2023
13:55, Yarmouth

Yajooz improved from his debut to run much better at Kempton last time. I think Yarmouth's straight 7f will suit him better and although I have no idea what he will think of soft ground, my inclination is that he will enjoy it. He can take another step forward.

Expressionless 
Sun 15th Oct 2023
17:20, Goodwood

Expessionless has done us proud winning twice on soft ground in the spring, the first time overcoming a long winter break. There should therefore be no problem in his returning after around six months off and he can make a bold show of defying top-weight and the 8lb rise with the ground again in his favour. Kyle was on board for both wins and keeps the ride.

Alpha Crucis    WINNER! winner
Sun 15th Oct 2023
17:20, Goodwood

We run two in this trappy finale. Alpha Crucis won first time this year on soft ground at Windsor and has been off since June. He will enjoy the surface and hopefully, will be sharp enough after his break.

Platinum Prince 
Sun 15th Oct 2023
17:20, Goodwood

Platinum Prince usually competes at a lower level and looks very much our second string here. Anna continues to impress and will do her best to get her mount in the money.

Sanitiser 
Sun 15th Oct 2023
16:45, Goodwood

We bought Sanitiser in the spring after he spent a disappointing season's jumping for Archie Watson which brought a hurdles mark of 94. Considering he runs today with a flat-race figure of 90, we're licking our lips at the prospect of sending him jumping, especially if he shows starting today, that he retains his old ability.

Yorksea 
Sun 15th Oct 2023
13:50, Goodwood

Yorksea did quite well in his 2nd season's hurdling, winning at Fontwell before a good 4th in the Betfair Hurdle. He ran in snatches when 5th, given a run on the flat over this course and distance in May. Jamie rides him in this race for pro jump jockeys when he will probably be better served by the soft ground.

Ace Rothstein 
Sun 15th Oct 2023
13:50, Goodwood

Ace Rothstein ran very well at a massive price last time at Nottingham. He has improved since joining the stable and has a good partner in Tabitha in this jump jockeys' flat race. Her biggest problem might be lugging all that weight in the saddle!  Optimistic of another good run.

Spitfire Girl    WINNER! winner
Sun 15th Oct 2023
13:35, Ffos Las

Two runners in this mares' conditional jockeys' handicap hurdle and the daughter of Walk In The Park, Spitfire Girl may prove to be our number one. She was 2nd in three bumpers and ended last season with a win in a 3m handicap hurdle on good to soft ground at Taunton. Up only 3lb for that, she's been working nicely and schooling well and has more to give.

Harrys Hottie 
Sun 15th Oct 2023
13:35, Ffos Las

Harry's Hottie is a half-sister to two winners out of a French chase winner. This mare came from the Irish pointing scene and won a staying handicap hurdle early last season for Harry Whittington. She was quite consistent for the rest of that campaign and now starts for us today. She has the size and scope to improve for a fence and she should be capable of winning a race of this calibre.

Fitz Perfectly 
Sat 14th Oct 2023
19:30, Chelmsford

Fitz Perfectly never runs a bad race but still hasn't managed to get her head in front. I think Chelmsford will suit her better than Kempton and I am convinced a mile is perfect for her. She should go well.

Brechin Castle 
Sat 14th Oct 2023
17:22, Chepstow

Non-runner

Silver Sword    WINNER! winner
Sat 14th Oct 2023
15:50, Newmarket

Silver Sword was far from disgraced first time in Listed company at Sandown, staying on nicely into 5th after getting slowly away. It's another grade higher again for this Group 3 and while the soft ground is not ideal he's a progressive horse and should run a nice race again.

Datsalrightgino 
Sat 14th Oct 2023
15:40, Chepstow

Non-runner

Goshen 
Sat 14th Oct 2023
14:40, Newmarket

We were delighted to win the Group 3 Fillies' race at Newmarket yesterday with sole runner Novus who has just been improving all year long. We run Goshen, who has become very enigmatic, especially over fences, and generally left-handed also over hurdles., Here he will only need to negotiate one right-hand turn, so who knows what he'll do, but he certainly has the ability in his locker. We just will have to wait and see which Goshen turns up.

Per Contra 
Sat 14th Oct 2023
13:25, Newmarket

Obviously, this is a big step up in class for Per Contra who has been beating vastly inferior opponents in his first two races to date. He will enjoy both going up in distance and the soft ground so I think he'll have a nice each-way squeak.

Novus    WINNER! winner
Fri 13th Oct 2023
17:55, Newmarket

Novus overcame a difficult run to win a competitive Goodwood handicap over a mile in soft ground and then improved again with a close 4th in a Sandown Group 3. She seems ready for the step up in trip and is right up there on official ratings with the best of these fillies and mares. Hopeful.

Mc Loven 
Fri 13th Oct 2023
16:25, York

Mc Loven won in track record time first time out for us at Lingfield, showing all the speed we had been seeing from him at home. We're making the long trek north as there are no options for him near at hand. He should be suited to the track - it's a very quick 5f - and hopefully, he can complete the hat-trick with another all-the-way performance.

Shuwari    WINNER! winner
Fri 13th Oct 2023
16:10, Newmarket

The 30 mils overnight will make the ground very testing at Newmarket and far different from the surface Shuwari raced on here in the Rockfel last time. It's another furlong today so I hope it doesn't turn into a slogging match. She did win on good to soft at Sandown and is clearly the one to beat on form, but it won't be easy.

African Spirit 
Fri 13th Oct 2023
15:15, York

We were delighted with African Spirit's win on debut at Newcastle and he has come out of that race very well. He now takes a big step forward into a valuable conditions race for Grades C and D and worked well last week. He definitely has ability but he's still rather rangy and weak and that could put him at a disadvantage against some of these more seasoned performers.

Diamond Dealer 
Fri 13th Oct 2023
14:48, Chepstow

Diamond Dealer has lots of ability and shows plenty at home as he did on debut on his bumper debut at Ludlow before running out. Going the other way around at Haydock on ground too quick for him to let himself down, he still ran a decent race. He's bigger and stronger this season and has been schooling well. Seems pretty fit and should give a good showing at a massive price.

Reckon I'm Hot 
Thu 12th Oct 2023
20:00, Chelmsford

Reckon I'm Hot remains a maiden after 24 runs, although he has been placed in seven of them, including twice runner-up this summer at Brighton. He has plenty of speed, an asset that usually works around here and it could be his time at last.

Cloudy Breeze 
Thu 12th Oct 2023
19:00, Chelmsford

Cloudy Breeze has been running well on turf lately over 5f. Six furlongs on this track should be fine, especially from a plum draw in one. Hopeful.

Hurricane Kiko 
Thu 12th Oct 2023
18:00, Chelmsford

Hurricane Kiko was disappointing at Kempton last time but he has never run well there. Tonight he's back at Chelmsford where he is a winner over the distance and was also 2nd there the time before the Kempton run. He's working well at home and hopefully goes there this evening with an each-way chance.

Solar Portrait 
Thu 12th Oct 2023
17:00, Chelmsford

Solar Portrait is well drawn and has made a bit of progress with each start. Another step forward should see him bang there this evening.

Muy Muy Guapo 
Thu 12th Oct 2023
17:00, Chelmsford

Muy Muy Guapo has plenty of ability but is still a maiden. He missed the break last start and the run is best ignored. The 7f might stretch him but it is fairly easy around here and he should be staying on well at a big price. 

Muy Barato 
Thu 12th Oct 2023
16:25, Chelmsford

Muy Barato ran well on debut but was very juvenile next time and subsequently gelded. He will develop into a nice horse and trains well so he just needs to build his confidence and learn his job. Not without ability and we will learn more here.

Lady Valentine 
Thu 12th Oct 2023
16:00, Exeter

Lady Valentine has a proper flat race pedigree, being by top sire No Nay Never from a sprinting female family, but her best form on the level was at 1m6f on soft ground. She did finish 2nd in one hurdle race last season and should improve now as she has had a wind-op in the interim. This is a trappy contest but she shouldn't be too far away.

Wendigo 
Thu 12th Oct 2023
15:05, Worcester

After a couple of promising runs in the care of top Irish point-to-point trainer Colin Bowe, Wendigo was well supported when winning last time out at Taylorstown in the spring. That authoritative performance earned him a high pointing rating and he goes well at home and looks capable of winning a bumper before progressing over hurdles. There are a couple of unexposed types in here so it's a tricky race to weigh up but he should run a nice race.

West Warhorse 
Thu 12th Oct 2023
15:05, Worcester

West Warhorse was poorly placed by the trainer first time up at Market Rasen, then improved despite being green at Wetherby, running on from an unpromising position. He seems in good form at home and as the first proper jumping prospect of the autumn to run, it will be interesting to see how fit he is. He should be ready enough though and I think he goes there with a decent chance.

Faitque De Lisle    WINNER! winner
Thu 12th Oct 2023
14:30, Worcester

Faitque De Lisle ran okay for a long time before his usual weakening under pressure. This doesn't look a strong contest, though, and trip and ground should be ideal. He is running off lower than his last winning mark which does afford some hope. Place chances.

Star Of Sussex 
Wed 11th Oct 2023
19:30, Kempton Park

Star Of Sussex shaped okay in his second run last year, but otherwise, it's been hard work for him.  His initial mark of 75 looked harsh enough and after a gelding operation in the summer, he still struggled off 72. Down another 3lb, he needs to start showing something.

Ectocross    WINNER! winner
Wed 11th Oct 2023
16:57, Nottingham

Ectocross has had a great season and won over track and distance last time in similar conditions. Any further rain should help his cause and he seems in great shape. There might still be more to come and he looks a serious contender.

Global Skies    WINNER! winner
Wed 11th Oct 2023
14:02, Nottingham

Global Skies has come out of his Haydock win in great form. Young Tommie's claim negates the penalty so he should run his race. Hopefully, he can be ridden a bit more involved, now he is settling better and he shouldn't be far away if running up to expectations.

Thunderette 
Wed 11th Oct 2023
14:02, Nottingham

Thunderette is a lovely filly. She's ready now for a run in what looks quite a tough starting point. I like her though and expect to see some ability. Any rain would be a plus.

Moondial 
Tue 10th Oct 2023
16:40, Brighton

Moondial has been really consistent all year, never finishing out of the placings and her turf form in particular is solid. Her best performances have been at seven furlongs though, so this step up to the mile is a risk. Given that unexpectedly at this time of year we've got the quick ground she needs, we had to give it a go.

Larrsen 
Tue 10th Oct 2023
16:40, Brighton

Larrsen won nicely at Bath back in April off his mark of 52 but has struggled from his higher rating in three runs since. He needs to find a fair bit to be competitive here, but it wouldn't be a total shock if he did.

Regarde    WINNER! winner
Tue 10th Oct 2023
16:20, Huntingdon

Regarde is by Kapgarde and is from the family of The New One on his female side. After winning an Irish point as a  5yo he was 4th in two of his four novice hurdle starts last season. He's a strapping individual built for jumping fences and should be able to progress in novice handicap chases this term. This doesn't look a strong race so if he handles the forecast quicker ground, he should have every chance.

Lowick 
Tue 10th Oct 2023
16:15, Southwell

Lowick travelled really well over a mile and a quarter last time out on the all-weather but found little towards the finish. Hopefully, this drop back to a mile will help her.

Midnight Margarita 
Tue 10th Oct 2023
16:05, Brighton

Midnight Margarita needed her debut run in the summer and had a small setback afterwards. She has strengthened up in the meantime and hopefully will learn plenty, as we will about her as she tackles the longer trip.

Our Papa Smurf 
Tue 10th Oct 2023
16:05, Brighton

Admittedly, Our Papa Smurf has been highly tried in his two runs to date, but they have exposed him as of only moderate ability at this stage of his career. We'll be hoping for rather more today but clearly, his future will be in handicaps in his own class.

Leguizamo 
Tue 10th Oct 2023
16:05, Brighton

Non-runner

Lucky's Dream 
Tue 10th Oct 2023
15:45, Huntingdon

Lucky's Dream hated the soft ground at Haydock. He has schooled well at home and should enjoy the faster ground here. I think the longer trip is also a positive and while he can be a tricky old customer, he's capable of winning this off his low hurdles mark.

Ray Vonn 
Tue 10th Oct 2023
15:22, Leicester

Ray Vonn has come out of his Nottingham win in good order. The stiff 6f here shouldn't be an issue and hopefully, that race hasn't taken too much out of him. His claiming rider takes care of the penalty and if he runs his race he shouldn't be far away.

Asense 
Tue 10th Oct 2023
14:55, Brighton

Non-runner

Lady Clemmie 
Tue 10th Oct 2023
14:55, Brighton

Lady Clemmie is trying 1m4f for the first time today. She is very lowly handicapped now but does have ability. This type of race should suit her, so we're just hoping for a better run from her before she goes to the sales.

Clear Justice 
Tue 10th Oct 2023
13:45, Brighton

Clear Justice beat only three of 34 opponents in his first four starts, including off 45 in his handicap debut. Held up, he improved to be 6th of 11 last time and another similar amount of progression could bring him into the argument in this very modest nursery.

Battleofbaltimore 
Tue 10th Oct 2023
13:37, Leicester

We expected plenty of Battleofbaltimore before his first race but he didn't really come up to expectations. He showed signs of temperament there, and had become very disappointing from then on so we had him gelded. I had intended to finish him for the season but he's recovered quickly from his operation and has reacted very well to it. Hopeful of a big run.

Bespoke 
Mon 9th Oct 2023
18:00, Wolverhampton

Bespoke got her knickers in a twist at Lingfield on her last planned run and ended up getting withdrawn at the start. She has passed a stalls test and is ready to run. She has loads of speed and will be suited by Wolverhampton. Bespoke is a massive price but can outrun her odds if she behaves.

Big Bard 
Mon 9th Oct 2023
17:22, Windsor

Big Bard has had a great season winning three times, including back in April on this course and distance. Top-weight here, he still has the potential to defy it with another big run.

Arenas Del Tiempo 
Mon 9th Oct 2023
16:52, Windsor

Heavy ground last time at Newbury put paid to the chances of Arenas Del Tiempo as she had been hinting at a possible return to form but conditions are more suitable here for her. She seems as good as ever and just needs to get her confidence back, being potentially well-handicapped if things go well.

Cahersiveen 
Mon 9th Oct 2023
16:30, Pontefract

Cahersiveen joined us from Ireland recently having had a couple of okay runs. He isn't over blessed with speed but 12f around the testing Pontefract track can bring out the best in him. It's a small field and while he has a bit to find on form, he could get in there pitching if the principals have any weakness at the trip.

Mrs Meader 
Mon 9th Oct 2023
16:20, Windsor

Mrs Meader ran well at Newcastle and remains in good form at home and although she would prefer softer ground, she will be okay with no firm in the description. She is probably better over this longer trip here, so hopefully she has an each-way chance again.

Decisive Call 
Mon 9th Oct 2023
16:20, Windsor

Decisive Call made a promising run, first time out for the stable when 2nd at Brighton. We were delighted as that was his first run in a handicap and was also a big step up in trip from 7f to 10f and we're going up another couple of furlongs again here. If he stays he should go close.

Jack Sprat 
Mon 9th Oct 2023
16:10, Stratford upon Avon

Jack Sprat is by Walk In The Park out of a three-time winning mare who was placed in Graded company. and is a sister to two black type performers. Jack was placed in bumpers and over hurdles. He has been quite backward but is improving and will win races. He shouldn't be too far away here.

Hallrose 
Mon 9th Oct 2023
15:50, Windsor

Hallrose ran great at Windsor last time out but found the five furlongs slightly on the sharp side. The step up to six should suit her well and Kieran Shoemark is the perfect partner for her.

Makuri 
Mon 9th Oct 2023
14:50, Windsor

Makuri went all the way to Ffos Las last week and I was pretty excited as we were getting soft ground which she likes. Of course, the meeting was abandoned and now we're here on less suitable ground. She is going nicely though and improving. She has a low weight, good draw and jockey so I'm hopeful.

Summer Night City 
Mon 9th Oct 2023
14:40, Stratford upon Avon

Summer Night City has been kept unraced and trained especially for these relatively new junior NH hurdles. The hood is only on as a precaution rather than any suggestion of awkwardness on his part although the family isn't straightforward. He goes well and should be capable of winning one of these.

Agostino Masucci 
Mon 9th Oct 2023
14:00, Pontefract

Agostino Masucci has a nice pedigree but has been slow to come to himself and has already been gelded. He has plenty to learn still about racing but we hope he is motivated by getting to the racecourse.

Brandt 
Sun 8th Oct 2023
13:45, Uttoxeter

We bought Brandt from the Gordon Elliott stable in May after he showed decent form in his two bumpers. We are hopeful he can do well over hurdles and while this is a pretty competitive affair for his debut, are hopeful he can put up a good showing.

Abingworth 
Sat 7th Oct 2023
17:10, Fontwell Park

Abingworth made a good start to jumping last season with a win and a couple of places over hurdles. He returns in a novice handicap chase, with a mark of 99, slightly higher than his winning mark over hurdles, and with the same good conditional taking off 5lb. If he can jump on the track as well as he has at home, we would be quite confident of a winning return.

Fifty Ball 
Sat 7th Oct 2023
16:35, Fontwell Park

Fifty Ball returned after a break at the beginning of the year and after a busy albeit unsuccessful spell, ran his best race of 2023 on this track when 2nd in May. That was over 3m2f and he starts back today off over almost one mile shorter but he is versatile as to trip and we're hoping for a better start and more productive season this time around.

Le Patron    WINNER! winner
Sat 7th Oct 2023
16:00, Fontwell Park

Le Patron made a promising start to his career here with an excellent 2nd as favourite at Plumpton, but in all honesty, he hasn't gone forward from that and has been very expensive to follow. He returns after a good summer break and the hope is he goes well in this four-horse affair. Certainly, his form in France before coming over would give him a real chance.

It's A Hot One 
Sat 7th Oct 2023
15:50, Newmarket

It's A Hot One is a nice 2yo that's ready to make his debut. Newmarket should suit but he's a big, laid-back individual and will improve for the run.

Atrium    WINNER! winner
Sat 7th Oct 2023
15:35, Ascot

Atrium has been very frustrating of late as he has started to miss the break badly. We have done some stalls work with him recently and that seems to have helped. He loves Ascot and can go well if he jumps out on terms.

Doc McCoy 
Sat 7th Oct 2023
15:25, Fontwell Park

Non-runner

Vadream 
Sat 7th Oct 2023
15:00, Ascot

Vadream has had a mid-season break and was meant to run in France but the ground was too quick for her. She loves Ascot and is in good order but ideally, she could do with softer going.

Cloudbreaker 
Sat 7th Oct 2023
14:40, Newmarket

Cloudbreaker is a lovely filly who has had a brilliant season. She likes Newmarket and the ground should be perfect for her. Kieran Shoemark rides her well.

Art De Vivre 
Fri 6th Oct 2023
16:30, Ascot

We run two in this and Art De Vivre definitely stays. She won impressively two races back but then I brought her back too quickly at Lingfield. Ignore that run and she has to have a big chance today.

El Jasor 
Fri 6th Oct 2023
16:30, Ascot

El Jasor is a strange horse because he runs one poor race and then wins. We have always felt he was a stayer so we are hoping the step up to two miles will suit. If his normal pattern applies, it could be his turn to win again.

Tapley 
Fri 6th Oct 2023
16:07, Fontwell Park

Tapley has a good cruising speed and acts on top of the ground. He ran well on going way too soft for him at Sandown last time in a competitive novice. This contest looks tough enough with only four runners but we're hoping he will run a nice race on seasonal return.

Cosmic View 
Fri 6th Oct 2023
15:30, Fontwell Park

This doesn't look the most competitive juvenile hurdle we've ever seen. At the same time,  Cosmic View hasn't won in seven starts on the flat, but he had a couple of places for the Crisfords and is bred to stay. He has shown promise at home and in this company, that could be enough for him to make a winning jumps and stable debut.

Robbie Dazzler 
Fri 6th Oct 2023
15:10, Hexham

Robbie Dazzler has been disappointing on his last few runs but has gone well here before which offers some hope. Soft ground probably isn't ideal but he is well handicapped if he can recapture some of his old form.

Through The Ages 
Fri 6th Oct 2023
14:47, Ascot

Through The Ages had a couple of runs in March for Charlie Appleby, Already gelded. he started a short-priced favourite both times, so was sent to Ascot sales in June where we picked him up for 100k. It will be interesting to see where he fits with these, as several have excellent recent form. Probably a watching brief today.

Scylla 
Fri 6th Oct 2023
14:47, Ascot

Scylla made a decent debut in a very poor race. She had a setback in the spring, hence we haven't seen her for a long time. She's ready for a run but will improve in the future on whatever she does today.

Idy Wood    WINNER! winner
Fri 6th Oct 2023
14:20, Fontwell Park

Idy Wood is a son of Coastal Path from a smart French family and is brother to a dual winner. He was placed in his two Irish point-to-points and then won on Rules debut in a bumper at Newbury having joined us. He jumps well and we're looking forward to seeing him novice hurdling this season. This looks a deep race, on paper at least, but he should be able to hold his own and be competitive.

Faro De San Juan 
Fri 6th Oct 2023
14:12, Ascot

Faro De San Juan would prefer the ground to be softer but won on officially good at Chester in the summer, although the time suggested it was nearer good to soft. He is back down to just 1lb higher, so well handicapped, and has an each-way chance if they go a decent gallop.

Evening Story 
Thu 5th Oct 2023
19:00, Chelmsford

Evening Story had been really consistent until turning in an absolute shocker last time out. There was no obvious reason for that. We're keen to try ten furlongs before she heads to the sale.

Corporate Raider 
Thu 5th Oct 2023
18:30, Chelmsford

Corporate Raider has been running consistently well this year since being fitted with blinkers and stepping up in trip. This track should suit his style of running so hopefully, he will have an each-way chance once more.

Cerulean Summer    WINNER! winner
Thu 5th Oct 2023
16:55, Chelmsford

Cerulean Summer is a nice filly who has been showing plenty of promise. Oisin came in and worked her on Saturday and was making optimistic noises afterwards, so we have to be hopeful she will make a decent start today.

Roman Tempest 
Thu 5th Oct 2023
16:45, Lingfield

There have been signs of encouragement in recent runs from Roman Tempest and the penny is starting to drop. This will be quick enough for him around here dropping back to 10f but it would be no surprise to see him run well if he gets a smooth run round, as he should be staying on well at the finish.

Diamond Dealer 
Thu 5th Oct 2023
16:35, Warwick

We've always held Diamond Dealer in high regard. Now a year older and a year stronger, we think he would prefer slower ground. He may just need this run as he takes plenty of work to get fit, but he is gifted.

Yarborough 
Thu 5th Oct 2023
15:57, Salisbury

Yarborough improved a good deal on his debut effort when not beaten far behind the placed horses as a 200/1 shot at Ascot. This looks a tough assignment, and Yarborough could well be one for handicaps later on.

Red Cloud 
Thu 5th Oct 2023
15:57, Salisbury

We run two in this conditions race and neither would have an obvious chance to get close to the principals. Red Cloud was last of 11 on his only start to date and hopefully, will have learnt plenty from the experience.

Passing Well 
Thu 5th Oct 2023
15:05, Warwick

Passing Well was an excellent 2nd in a seriously competitive bumper at the Punchestown Festival last year before joining us. He developed into a smart novice hurdler, winning twice, with the highlight being his 4th in the Grade I Challow Hurdle at Newbury. He has always promised to be a much better chaser and is a proper jumper. This is tough enough for a chasing debut but as long as there's enough give in the ground he should go well. If it's not soft enough then we might not run.

Morawig 
Thu 5th Oct 2023
14:25, Salisbury

Morawig is a lovely colt with a bright future. A mile at Salisbury should suit him perfectly and he will love the ground. I expect him to make a  nice debut but as always with mine, he will improve for the run.

Charlotte's Luck 
Thu 5th Oct 2023
14:25, Saint Cloud

The owner was keen to run Charlotte's Luck here. She's a promising filly but it looks a tough race for her debut. Soumillon isn't a bad jockey booking!

Ciara Pearl    WINNER! winner
Thu 5th Oct 2023
13:40, Lingfield

Ciara Pearl was very green on debut but showed plenty of promise to be second as she got the hang of things. She should take a step forward here.

Recuerdame 
Wed 4th Oct 2023
20:00, Kempton Park

Recuerdame won in great style on his return from a break at this track and trip last month and has plenty of form in the book. Everything is in place for another good run and he just needs plenty of pace to aim at.

Arctician 
Wed 4th Oct 2023
19:30, Kempton Park

Non-runner

Surrey Noir 
Wed 4th Oct 2023
19:00, Kempton Park

Surrey Noir has really come good recently and is full of confidence. He is well drawn again and James Doyle gets on well with him. Must have a great chance of following up the last success.

Deceiver 
Wed 4th Oct 2023
19:00, Kempton Park

We are delighted to get Deceiver back. on track. He's a lovely horse who showed real promise in the spring when winning over course and distance. He came back from his next run and spiked a massive temperature and took a while to get over it. We've built him up quietly and he's just ready to start back.

Dirtyoldtown 
Wed 4th Oct 2023
19:00, Kempton Park

We haven't had Dirtyoldtown for long, but if he can replicate what he does on the gallops, I think he can win this off 80. He might be a morning glory, though, as his owner says he's lost a fortune backing him, but he's the only horse I have in the yard that goes close to getting Silver Sword off the bridle. Hopefully, he'll do what we think he can!

Rothay Park 
Wed 4th Oct 2023
18:00, Kempton Park

Rothay Parks shows ability at home and seems to understand the job. That said, most of ours learn plenty from their first run.

Arctic Dawn 
Wed 4th Oct 2023
17:30, Kempton Park

Arctic Dawn is a talented colt but is very raw still and he is all about next year. We are looking forward to seeing his first day at school and expect plenty of improvement.

Mesaafi 
Wed 4th Oct 2023
17:30, Kempton Park

Mesaafi is a lovely colt with a bright future. He is drawn slightly wide today which will make life difficult and he is a very laid-back horse so I expect him to improve significantly for this run. Definitely one for the future.

I Still Have Faith 
Wed 4th Oct 2023
17:12, Nottingham

I Still Have Faith is bouncing after Newmarket. He has gone up 11lb in total for two wins, in the Legends race at Doncaster and an amateurs' handicap last time. Now back in against professional jockeys and with Tom Marquand booked, he should relish conditions and enjoy the step up in trip. Anticipating the hat-trick.

Scotch Mist 
Wed 4th Oct 2023
16:42, Nottingham

Scotch Mist is quite unexposed at this trip and can be forgiven her last run at Southwell when she never faced the kickback and came back with a severe reaction to the oil in the surface. This is the first time she has had soft ground at this trip. Most of these do not have soft/heavy form so we think she has a good each-way chance at a big price.

Ray Vonn    WINNER! winner
Wed 4th Oct 2023
15:12, Nottingham

Ray Vonn was back to his best at Newmarket last time on what I thought was slower ground. He has come out of that in good order and remains in fine shape going into Nottingham. Now top-weight in a lesser race rather than bottom weight in a better contest, if handling this ground he should give his usual running.

Aira Force 
Tue 3rd Oct 2023
19:30, Wolverhampton

Aira Force has been somewhat enigmatic this season, but last time finally took a step forward with the help of first-time cheekpieces. The way she ran suggested this drop to five furlongs should be ideal.

Southwold 
Tue 3rd Oct 2023
18:30, Wolverhampton

Southwold didn't really get the run of the race last time. Hopefully, things fall better here.

Let It Shine 
Tue 3rd Oct 2023
17:45, Southwell

Let It Shine ran okay the last twice, but perhaps we got the tactics wrong last time. He steps up to 3m today which is something of an unknown but we believe it will suit. We'll take our time a bit more and track and ground should be fine. Each-way chance.

Cardano 
Tue 3rd Oct 2023
16:20, Sedgefield

Cardano picked up a small issue the other morning after schooling and it's been touch and go to get him back on track for Sedgefield. He's fine now and he has taken back to hurdling well. He won the jump jockeys' Derby at Epsom on the flat last time, so should give his running and be tough to beat all being well.

Donnie Azoff 
Tue 3rd Oct 2023
14:55, Southwell

Donnie Azoff was placed in all his three bumpers but then missed a season through injury. He won his maiden hurdle last term and was placed in his first three starts over fences. He then appreciated going back over hurdles and won a Class 3 novice under a penalty last time out. Now back over fences, we're going up markedly in trip in order to give him more time at his fences and that should bring about some improvement. Hopeful.

My Chiquita    WINNER! winner
Tue 3rd Oct 2023
14:35, Sedgefield

Mi Chiquita likes quicker ground so any rain would be a negative. She has taken to hurdles well and the 7lb off her back for the talented Alice Stevens is a positive. She goes there with a decent chance and I'm hopeful she will run well on debut.

Reflex 
Mon 2nd Oct 2023
17:30, Newcastle

Reflex bombed out at Brighton last time but in retrospect that was a poor choice of track for him. Newcastle is much more up his street and he seems to like all-weather surfaces. I expect a much better performance today.

Power of Darkness    WINNER! winner
Mon 2nd Oct 2023
17:00, Newcastle

Power Of Darkness won nicely at Salisbury last time and has run well at Newcastle in the past. While he has the speed for seven furlongs, he might not have things his own way as was the case last time. That said, he remains well-handicapped.

Fortunate Fred 
Mon 2nd Oct 2023
16:15, Newton Abbot

Fortunate Fred has been anything but that so far in his career. Placed in a couple of bumpers, he has continued to find one or two too good every time and has been placed in eight of ten starts over obstacles. Hopefully, this step up in trip on easier ground might propel him to a first, long-overdue success.

Roundabout Silver    WINNER! winner
Mon 2nd Oct 2023
15:32, Bath

Roundabout Silver has conditions to suit and won well here on penultimate start. Back in grade today, he seems in good form so a big run is expected and he is hard to ignore.

Roger Pol 
Mon 2nd Oct 2023
15:15, Newton Abbot

Roger Pol was 2nd in an Irish point-to-point before arriving with us and then won two bumpers. He jumps well and is an exciting horse to go novice hurdling with this season. This looks quite a competitive race but he should have every chance of opening his hurdles account at the first time of asking.

Systemic 
Mon 2nd Oct 2023
14:45, Newton Abbot

Systemic hasn't shown much either in three runs on the flat since the summer or two over hurdles in the spring. This is a modest contest and while he has the ability to win it, you couldn't guarantee it on that recent form.

Asense    WINNER! winner
Mon 2nd Oct 2023
14:02, Bath

Asense took a while to get his act together but has done so with a vengeance with wins at Lingfield (1m5f) and then last month here over shorter. They have been narrowly gained so a 3lb rise for Lingfield was followed by just a single pound for the latest here. The handicapper is hardly punishing him and he gets a good each-way chance in a tight race. It's different ground this time, but he did seem to act on good to soft at Brighton last year.

Oj Lifestyle    WINNER! winner
Sun 1st Oct 2023
17:10, Epsom

Oj Lifestyle is still paying in handicap terms for his win at Newbury as a 2yo. Not exactly expected - he was a 125/1 chance that day - he needs some help from the handicapper if he is to be competitive.

Soigneux Bell    WINNER! winner
Sun 1st Oct 2023
16:35, Epsom

Soigneux Bell won his only race in France, over almost two miles back in May, but as a result, he has to concede plenty of the weight to the favourite. He was bought with hurdling in mind, so anything he can achieve here today will be a bonus.

Soto Sizzler    WINNER! winner
Sun 1st Oct 2023
16:00, Epsom

Soto Sizzler has plenty of good form around here in the past and we were encouraged by his excellent 2nd at Goodwood two runs back. An 8yo, he's still showing there's plenty left in the tank and we're hopeful he can take a hand in the finish today.

The Whipmaster 
Sun 1st Oct 2023
15:25, Epsom

The Whipmaster didn't shine in the jump jockeys' Derby here last time and we're hoping for a better run, now in this apprentices' version around the Derby course. He had won and been 2nd earlier in the season, both at Windsor, and a repetition of either of those runs would put him in here with a decent chance.

 

Crimson Spirit 
Sun 1st Oct 2023
14:15, Epsom

Non-runner

Voodoo Ray 
Sat 30th Sep 2023
20:30, Chelmsford

Voodoo Ray has been confined to the delights of Brighton this year and in six runs he's won a race each at 7f and then 6f. He has raced only three times on AW in his career, all at the beginning of last year when rated considerably higher. Off his present mark of 51, he should be a big factor from a nice draw in three.

Cahersiveen 
Sat 30th Sep 2023
16:40, Ripon

Non-runner

Helm Rock 
Sat 30th Sep 2023
16:25, Haydock

Helm Rock comes here seeking a hat-trick. He's hit a very rich vein of form and comes here having landed two big prizes. Those were both on all-weather but he has won plenty on the turf including on softish ground. This probably requires another career best.

Notre Dame 
Sat 30th Sep 2023
16:15, Newmarket

Notre Dame is having her third run here, and will be a complete outsider. However, she is a nice, well-bred filly and will be worth following once handicapped.

Astro King    WINNER! winner
Sat 30th Sep 2023
15:40, Newmarket

Astro King looks to have several things in his favour here, a good draw and decent ground. He has trained beautifully for this on the back of a good win at the Ebor meeting. A strong pace will suit, so now all we need is a bit of luck in this hugely competitive race.

Can't Beat History 
Sat 30th Sep 2023
15:20, Market Rasen

Can't Beat History won impressively around here two runs back and understandably was a strong favourite to follow up at UUttoxeter. He was unfortunate to be hampered going to the 4th fence which caused him to unseat Lee, but if they can avoid a similar mishap today, they should come out on top.

Clearpoint 
Sat 30th Sep 2023
14:40, Haydock

Clearpoint is a new addition to the yard but he looks like a nice prospect. He had some very good form as a 2yo and ran well on soft ground on debut this year. He has been gelded since that run which will hopefully help too on what is a fact-finding mission.

Zainabb 
Sat 30th Sep 2023
14:10, Haydock

Zainabb improved to run well at Beverley last time out in a decent maiden. The 2nd there has won since off a mark of 82 and the winner was not disgraced yesterday in the Rockfel. The step up to a mile shouldn't be a problem and the softer ground should be to her liking.

Beccara Rose    WINNER! winner
Fri 29th Sep 2023
17:25, Haydock

Beccara Rose and Shahbaz run against each other and at home there is very little between them. Beccara Rose will love the track and will roll forward from her wide draw.

Shahbaz 
Fri 29th Sep 2023
17:25, Haydock

While Beccara Rose is positioned wide, Shahbaz is drawn on the inside and whereas the filly will soon be prominent, Shahbaz will play his hand slightly later. The softer the ground the better for him.

Cardano 
Fri 29th Sep 2023
17:05, Worcester

Non-runner

Lucky's Dream 
Fri 29th Sep 2023
16:50, Haydock

I'm not sure Lucky's Dream will enjoy the ground but he seems to be in the form of his life. I think stepping up in trip is definitely the right way to go with him - it's just the worry about the testing going.

Miller Spirit 
Fri 29th Sep 2023
16:20, Haydock

Miller Spirit won on second start after a gelding operation last time. It was the first time he'd even been in the frame, but his form was of a fair level and now he has that win on the board, there could be a fair bit to come. Hopeful.

Bradman 
Fri 29th Sep 2023
16:10, Newmarket

Bradman has been very colty both times he has been to the races and therefore not run as well as he can on homework.  I expect a similar colty display again but he will be gelded after this race and then I would like to think he will start to improve rapidly.

Global Skies    WINNER! winner
Fri 29th Sep 2023
15:10, Haydock

Global Skies is a nice horse, albeit a bit gassy over 7f at Yarmouth, so I'm hoping dropping back to 6f and the faster pace will help him relax a bit better and produce a nice finishing effort. He sets a decent standard if running his race so if there's no world-beater in the line-up he should go close.

Appellant 
Fri 29th Sep 2023
15:10, Haydock

Appellant has hit the post twice so far and looks up to winning one of these. He loves soft ground so any rain is a plus. I thought he raced lazily last time so have applied a set of cheek-pieces to sharpen him up a touch.

Shuwari    WINNER! winner
Fri 29th Sep 2023
15:00, Newmarket

Shuwari is in good form and goes to Newmarket with an excellent chance. I've nothing to compare her with though and would have liked to have run her once more after Sandown two months ago, but that's life. Very hopeful.

Fascinating Lips 
Fri 29th Sep 2023
14:00, Haydock

Fascinating Lips ended last year on form on the flat and with a win over hurdles but hasn't matched it yet in three runs so far on the level this year. This is an uncompetitive race for Haydock, and it gives him his best chance yet to go close.

All About Alice 
Thu 28th Sep 2023
17:00, Southwell

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Fiscal Policy 
Wed 27th Sep 2023
20:00, Kempton Park

Fiscal Policy has won three times and has barely been out of the frame since going handicapping. He steps up to seven furlongs for the first time and has hinted that he might be suited by the extra furlong, even though he has managed a win over five.

Arctician 
Wed 27th Sep 2023
19:30, Kempton Park

Artician ran well enough on his return from a short break and he has shown his best form here. This is on the short side but well drawn today,  he might easily get away with it if things go smoothly. Can never be overlooked at this track.

Dig Two 
Wed 27th Sep 2023
19:30, Kempton Park

Dig Two can work well and ran his best race yet first time out for us at Kempton. He's been running on turf since then and while he might not be the most reliable, he is 10lb lower now and that will help.

Andaleep 
Wed 27th Sep 2023
19:00, Kempton Park

Andaleep makes a rare AW appearance tonight. He's never won on it but has run on the surface only once since joining us. While he may be a turf specialist there's no obvious reason for that to be the case. This race qualifies him for a valuable final so we'll learn more.

Sarasa 
Wed 27th Sep 2023
17:30, Kempton Park

Sarasa ran on to finish in the middle on debut at Salisbury. She is well drawn and should know more about it today. Small place claims.

One Step Beyond 
Wed 27th Sep 2023
17:20, Goodwood

One Step Beyond has done well since joining the stable. He won two of four races under apprentice Anna Gibson, at Kempton and Ascot and I think you can excuse his only run since in a lady amateurs' race back at Ascot. Under the special race conditions, his very inexperienced rider Maddison Wright, who has ridden one career winner, was unable to claim against the best lady flat-race amateurs around. I think we can put a line through that and with Anna drawing the full 7lb still, he can go well.

Junkanoo 
Wed 27th Sep 2023
17:20, Goodwood

We run two in this tricky finale and would be delighted if either got involved in the finish. Junkanoo is the more lightly-raced of the pair this year, having run only twice. He showed he can go well fresh when easily winning after a five-month break at Windsor in May, but following another three-month absence, did less well last time at Sandown on faster ground. Could be interesting with that run behind him and the ground in his favour.

African Spirit    WINNER! winner
Tue 26th Sep 2023
19:00, Newcastle

African Spirit is a lovely, big, scopey 2yo bred to be a smart 6-7 furlong horse. He has been castrated and that has been the making of him. He goes nicely and while he will improve for this first day at school, he shouldn't disgrace himself.

Lowick 
Tue 26th Sep 2023
18:00, Newcastle

Lowick got a bit stuck in the heavy ground last time and should be suited on pedigree at least by the switch to all-weather. A big, raw filly, she's still developing.

Hul Ah Bah Loo 
Tue 26th Sep 2023
17:50, Lingfield

Hul Ah Bah Loo is another Lingfield regular and also a course winner. He's in good form and worth another try at this distance now he has an accustomed run style. Could go well at a big price if he stays.

Desfondado 
Tue 26th Sep 2023
17:35, Nottingham

Desfondado has regressed since his midsummer victory at his home track but has plenty of ability and this course should suit him well. He will be ridden more handily today and is likely to be involved if things go smoothly for him.

Operatic Artist 
Tue 26th Sep 2023
17:20, Lingfield

We bought Operatic Artist at the July Sales out of the Joseph O'Brien yard. We're still finding out about her, but she's quite lightly-raced and hasn't been going too badly on the gallops. She could possibly run into a place.

Ectocross    WINNER! winner
Tue 26th Sep 2023
16:25, Nottingham

Ectocross has been running well and put in one of his best performances over track and trip earlier in the year on very soft ground. Today's conditions will suit him better and no surprise to see him involved.

Muy Muy Guapo 
Tue 26th Sep 2023
15:50, Nottingham

Non-runner

Really Darn Hot 
Tue 26th Sep 2023
14:50, Beverley

Really Darn Hot never got into the race after a slow start at Lingfield but granted a better exit from the stalls today, she should soon be in contention. I hope she can build on the promise of her debut run at Wolverhampton. Good chance.

Zainabb 
Tue 26th Sep 2023
14:40, Nottingham

Non-runner

Boann 
Tue 26th Sep 2023
14:25, Lingfield

Boann is turning into quite a nice filly and her initial mark may slightly under-value her. She won well at Southwell last time and if Oisin can help her overcome the widest draw, never easy at 5f here, she could go very close.

Mc Loven    WINNER! winner
Tue 26th Sep 2023
14:25, Lingfield

Mc Loven makes his stable debut here but looks to have plenty of gate speed so this track should suit him. He's a speedy type who is sure to find his races and we will learn more about him from today.

Pablo Del Pueblo 
Tue 26th Sep 2023
13:50, Lingfield

Pablo Del Pueblo is a regular here and a multiple course winner. He rushed the gate last time and the rider was unseated but generally, he is a reliable front-runner. The wide draw is no particular help at Lingfield, but he knows his way around here so it's dangerous to overlook him totally.

Clipsham Gold 
Mon 25th Sep 2023
17:35, Leicester

Clipsham Gold ran a promising first race for us at Southwell this month and as a dual course winner, including over this 1m, we have to be hopeful of a big run despite top weight. Obviously, we're busy at the yard preparing for our impending move into William Jarvis' stable just up the road. William has just announced his retirement after an honourable and highly successful career from his historic Phantom House Stables.

Sea The Clouds    WINNER! winner
Mon 25th Sep 2023
16:50, Warwick

After some good placed efforts last season, Sea The Clouds took a while to get back in form this summer but followed a close second at Worcester early in August with a battling win there at the end of the month. Up 4lb for that he needs to improve off a career-high mark but the step up to 3m1f might unlock some more progress. Hopeful.

Solar Portrait 
Mon 25th Sep 2023
14:05, Leicester

Solar Portrait has progressed mentally and physically with each start. A big, burly horse, he should continue to improve and handle conditions.

Spanish Mane 
Mon 25th Sep 2023
14:05, Leicester

Spanish Mane has been a star for us, but she does like to change venues and jockeys, so it's back here at Leicester, where she has won in the past. As it's an apprentices' race, Georgia Dobie, who has won on her takes the ride. The ground should be in her favour and going back down in grade will suit. Hopefully, an each-way chance for her again.

Icare Grandchamp 
Sun 24th Sep 2023
15:10, Plumpton

Icare Grandcamp ran well on 2nd start for Francois Nicolle but did not impress in his three runs for us last year. Back after a nine-month absence, he showed he has potential with a close 2nd in a four-horse field at Fontwell. He should improve on that and could go very close today.

Systemic 
Sun 24th Sep 2023
15:10, Plumpton

Non-runner

Gozo    WINNER! winner
Sun 24th Sep 2023
14:00, Plumpton

Gozo is in good form and has done plenty of schooling. He should have improved for his run at Wolverhampton which was needed after a setback following his previous outing at Sandown. This should be quite straightforward although he does have a way of compicating matters.

Trussst In Me 
Sun 24th Sep 2023
14:00, Plumpton

Trussst In Me achieved little in his runs on the level, but he has shown promise in his schooling sessions and might do better at this game. A son of Fast Company, he should be happy on the soft ground.

Bravo Zulu 
Sat 23rd Sep 2023
18:30, Wolverhampton

Bravo Zulu goes well at home but we would expect him to learn plenty from this debut. He has a tricky draw for his first venture onto a racecourse.

I Still Have Faith    WINNER! winner
Sat 23rd Sep 2023
17:10, Newmarket

I Still Have Faith only had a piece of work in winning the Legends race at Doncaster last week and he seems to have come out it very well. The easing ground will suit him now switching to an amateurs' race and he shouldn't be far away again. This will probably be his last run on the flat before going hurdling so we have nothing to lose.

Sagano 
Sat 23rd Sep 2023
17:10, Newmarket

Sagano ran by far his best race since joining us from France when an excellent 2nd under his owner David Dunsdon in an amateur riders' race at Sandown last month. The owner is back on board again today and while this is probably a tougher handicap, he has a touch of class - as does his rider! - wo we're hopeful.

Percy's Lad 
Sat 23rd Sep 2023
15:45, York

Percy's Lad ran a cracker from a wide draw at Chester last time and has had a really good season, collecting a good chunk of prize money. That said, it would be great to get a win on the board for the year.

Gorak 
Sat 23rd Sep 2023
15:35, Ayr

Gorak lost his action last time out at Newmarket but prior to that had been running very well. He should love the six furlongs at Ayr where the ground looks perfect for him. I am using a young apprentice who has started very brightly and he takes a valuable 7lb off.

Ray Vonn 
Sat 23rd Sep 2023
15:25, Newmarket

Ray Vonn seems back to his old self having run flat at Southwell after doing too much at Newcastle the time before. It was my mistake, running him back so soon after. If he reproduces his July Course effort he shouldn't be far away as he goes on ground with a bit of ease in it.

Don't Tell Claire 
Sat 23rd Sep 2023
14:15, Newmarket

Don't Tell Claire ran a rare bad race at Ascot last time, things not really panning out to suit. She seems in good shape at home and gets on very well with Jack Mitchell who is back on board as we switch back to cheek-pieces.

Muy Muy Guapo 
Fri 22nd Sep 2023
20:15, Kempton Park

Muy Muy Guapo looked finally to be coming to hand last time and has a good opportunity here to break his maiden tag. He has plenty of ability and it would be no surprise if he can progress further as his confidence grows.

Marsh Lock 
Fri 22nd Sep 2023
20:15, Kempton Park

Marsh Lock has been disappointing so far but this is a poor race and we're trying first-time blinkers. We'll be sending her off in front and hopefully, that will work. I won't be backing her and will be surprised if she did win, but these things can happen!

Clenched 
Fri 22nd Sep 2023
19:45, Kempton Park

We're trying Clenched in first-time blinkers this evening. She has worked well in them so are hoping they will bring some improvement. Also, switching to the AW, where her dam won plenty of races, could be another positive.

Frieze Frame 
Fri 22nd Sep 2023
17:45, Kempton Park

Frieze Frame did run better 2nd time out but that looked a very weak race on paper. She is going the right way, though, and while this looks a lot tougher, she should take another step forward. The trip etc. should be fine for her.

Arenas Del Tiempo 
Fri 22nd Sep 2023
16:45, Newbury

Arenas Del Tiempo loves wet ground and looked as if she was coming back to form last week at her home track. Well-handicapped, it would be no surprise if she continues her recovery here in what looks a decent event.

Yaajooz 
Fri 22nd Sep 2023
16:40, Kempton Park

Yajooz was very, very green on debut but made eye-catching ground late on. I would be very disappointed if he were green again today and expect him to improve significantly for that run.

Faitque De Lisle 
Fri 22nd Sep 2023
15:45, Newton Abbot

Faitque De Lisle is fresh from a break which seems to be when he runs his best races and the small field today can also certainly help him. The extended trip has to be a concern but it's a good opportunity to have a go, especially on an easy track like this. Conditions are fine and Charlie gets on well with him.

Lady Twilight 
Fri 22nd Sep 2023
13:50, Newbury

Lady Twilight showed her inexperience on debut at Kempton, fading in the closing stages. It will be interesting to see what she makes of heavy turf. One of the guaranteed outsiders, we would love to see her finishing close to the first half this time.

Lady Clemmie 
Thu 21st Sep 2023
20:30, Chelmsford

Lady Clemmie ran over the CD last time but the race didn't go her way as she was shuffled back out of contention early on. She has worked well since and should have an each-way chance at a nice price. Dylan Hogan will ride as his intended mount is a non-runner.

Grand Duchess Olga    WINNER! winner
Thu 21st Sep 2023
19:30, Chelmsford

Grand Duchess Olga ran a nice race to be 2nd over the CD last time. This was an improved performance and the form has been working out well. She has come out of the race in good shape so hopefully, will be thereabouts today.

Brilliant Blue 
Thu 21st Sep 2023
18:30, Chelmsford

Brilliant Blue has yet to win a  race but he was a shade unlucky the last twice when first a slow start and then getting squeezed out at the start could have provided a first success. He has a nice draw here but will need to get away quickly from there as it's a big field.

My Chiquita 
Thu 21st Sep 2023
17:24, Chelmsford

My Chiquita ran a big race giving a fair chunk of weight to 3yo's at Bath, beaten only by the front-runner who was receiving 8lb. She seems in great form and a reproduction of that effort and some assistance in the saddle in this Fegentri amateurs' race should get her head in front in a race where there are no 3yo's to worry about!

Warning Sign 
Thu 21st Sep 2023
17:24, Chelmsford

Warning Sign ran well in an amateurs' race at Newbury but in the amateurs' Derby at Epsom under owner David Dunsdon, he found a couple of Irish runners much too good. Back with domestic opposition, he should feature as long as he handles the AW surface, only his 2nd try and the first didn't go too well!

Hurricane Kiko 
Thu 21st Sep 2023
17:05, Yarmouth

Non-runner

Silver Shamrock 
Thu 21st Sep 2023
14:45, Yarmouth

Silver Shamrock is a nice filly for the future. She is having her third run here and will then have a break before handicapping in the New Year.

Bucko's Boy 
Wed 20th Sep 2023
17:50, Kelso

Bucko's Boy's form took a dip last season but after a recent wind operation, he resumed winning ways with an authoritative victory at Bangor and followed up at Stratford. Up 4lb here in a tougher race, he is in the form of his life so we are hopeful of another good run.

Wynter Wildes    WINNER! winner
Wed 20th Sep 2023
16:55, Yarmouth

Wynter Wildes doesn't know how to run a bad race and is two from two with today's jockey. The ground and course are perfect for her and she can get back on track today.

Miller Spirit 
Wed 20th Sep 2023
16:50, Sandown

Miller Spirit has yet to finish in the first three in any of his races, but has performed to a fair level in all of them and ran well again the first time after a wind operation. He can be a factor here with the latest run under his belt.

Novus 
Wed 20th Sep 2023
15:40, Sandown

Non-runner

Silver Sword 
Wed 20th Sep 2023
15:40, Sandown

Silver Sword was impressive in winning at York and he's been ticking over since. He has a fair bit to find on these horses in what is a very strong Listed race, but I'm sure he won't be disgraced. Looking forward to the challenge for this talented horse.

Global Skies 
Wed 20th Sep 2023
15:10, Yarmouth

Global Skies came out of his Newmarket debut well. We've given him time to recoup after his run and he seems in good order. Given the usual improvement for his debut, he should be on the scene in the final furlong.

Teraabb    WINNER! winner
Wed 20th Sep 2023
15:10, Yarmouth

Teraabb is a slow burner but has plenty of ability and should be well suited by the straight 7f today. The ground looks like it will be beautiful and I expect him to take another step forward.

Kings Valley 
Wed 20th Sep 2023
15:05, Sandown

Kings Valley is a nice horse who should enjoy the ground and he ran a good third over the CD on debut. He has a bad draw on the outside of his field but if he can overcome that, we are hopeful he has each-way chances.

Cephalus 
Tue 19th Sep 2023
19:30, Newcastle

Cephalus won four races in succession around the turn of the year in 2021-2 including the last two at Newcastle. He hasn't shown much in his races for us and we're returning for the first time to Newcastle since the two wins in the hope of bringing him back to form. First-time cheek-pieces might help in that regard.

Queen's Company 
Tue 19th Sep 2023
17:10, Yarmouth

Queen's Company loves it here at Yarmouth where she has won three times. She is up in grade today but has been in great form at home and she will have ideal ground conditions. Each-way chances once more.

Forest Demon 
Tue 19th Sep 2023
17:10, Yarmouth

Forest Demon has been progressing quietly this summer and got a deserved win at Newmarket two runs back. The tongue-tie came off last time in the stalls so we can put a line through that. This looks a competitive race but he should have his chance.

Notre Dame 
Tue 19th Sep 2023
14:50, Yarmouth

Notre Dame is a lovely filly with a great attitude and she ran a nice race first time out at Newmarket. This is her second run and I think the ground will be fine and expect another creditable run. She will be one to follow once qualified for handicaps.

Robbie Dazzler 
Tue 19th Sep 2023
14:00, Uttoxeter

Robbie Dazzler had a gelding operation back in the spring, but his two runs since have been disappointing. His mark has continued to drop, but it's hard to suggest he's in good enough form to expect a first career victory.

Voodoo Ray 
Mon 18th Sep 2023
17:20, Brighton

Voodoo Ray has been plying his trade here through the summer, winning over 7f and then showing excellent early speed to make all over six. This is another drop in trip but if he can get away quickly again, he could well be tough to peg back.

Moondial 
Mon 18th Sep 2023
16:45, Brighton

Non-runner

Heer's Sadie 
Mon 18th Sep 2023
16:45, Brighton

Heer's Sadie has returned to form racing at Brighton this summer and still seems in good shape at home. Any rain will be good for her prospects as will the drop in class. She should have her chance once more.

The Eventmaster 
Mon 18th Sep 2023
15:50, Worcester

The Evemntmaster ran a much better race the last day and he has come out of it in good order. He seems in excellent fettle at home and as I think he's in the weaker division of this bumper, he can produce another good effort and be bang there once again.

Givitawhirl 
Mon 18th Sep 2023
15:30, Thirsk

Givitawhirl is a nice, well-bred Golden Horn colt. He isn't fully furnished yet but his work has been strong. He is pretty straight in condition but he will improve mentally.  I wouldn't be surprised if he does go very close, but if he doesn't show on the track what he does at home, he'll be going for a holiday.

Walking It Off 
Mon 18th Sep 2023
15:15, Worcester

Walking It Off is out of a Grade 2 winning mare who has produced two winners. This daughter of Walk in The Park was in training last season but wasn't physically ready to run. She has strengthened up over the summer but is still quite weak and immature. We will learn more about her on this debut.

Platinum Prince 
Mon 18th Sep 2023
15:05, Brighton

Platinum Prince hasn't quite managed to repeat last summer's good form when he won a couple of handicaps, but he has two third places on his card this year. Anna Gibson takes the ride and she is very good value for her claim, so hoping she can work the oracle.

Decisive Call 
Mon 18th Sep 2023
15:05, Brighton

Decisive Call didn't show too much for his previous stable in three runs to qualify for handicapping. We're trying him over further here in a race where we also run Platinum Prince.

Lowick 
Mon 18th Sep 2023
15:05, Brighton

Non-runner

I Still Have Faith    WINNER! winner
Sun 17th Sep 2023
15:00, Doncaster

I Still Have Faith gets in the Leger Legends race receiving the 3yo allowance and he should enjoy the ground and the way the race is likely to pan out. We think he has always wanted a stiff mile but we have been stretching him and teaching him to go long to prepare for his future hurdling career. He is in good form and if he turns up as expected, he should take all the beating.

Wake Up Harry 
Sat 16th Sep 2023
16:55, Lingfield

Wake Up Harry was too keen on his return last start and needs to settle better here. This track suits him well and he retains plenty of ability but needs to show a bit more on course before he could be recommended.

Redhot Whisper    WINNER! winner
Sat 16th Sep 2023
16:45, Doncaster

Redhot Whisper is a really nice 2yo. We have always thought he wanted soft ground but had to run him at Leicester(good to firm)  to bring him along. He came out of Leicester in good form and didn't have a hard race that day due to greenness. He has a Group 1 entry in the Futurity and all being well he turns up and runs his race. He should run well and make use next month with that entry over the same course and distance.

Reckon I'm Hot 
Sat 16th Sep 2023
16:35, Bath

Reckon I'm Hot is now up to 23 runs without a win, but he's gone close in 2nd a couple of times this year, his best effort being a photo-finish defeat on this course and distance in May. Each-way chances but it's hard to be confident with so many unsuccessful runs on his record.

Clear Justice 
Sat 16th Sep 2023
15:47, Lingfield

When Clear Justice got his opening mark of 45 after three poor performances, we thought he could run quite well judged on his homework. That hope ended when he pulled too hard early at Chelmsford and now we're turning to first-time cheek-pieces to see if they help. In a word, he's been disappointing - so far!

Dirham Emirati 
Sat 16th Sep 2023
15:25, Bath

Dirham Emirati has done well since starting to race at Bath, winning twice and then a good 3rd last time, all three under Tom. Now we're claiming 3lb for an in-form rider. and I'm hoping the widest draw doesn't prove too much of a handicap,

Monkey Miss 
Sat 16th Sep 2023
15:15, Chester

Monkey Miss wasn't drawn well last time and probably ran a bit better than the bare result suggests. Once again she's had no luck and is stuck out wide here. She's still learning her job but can take another step forward today.

Really Darn Hot    WINNER! winner
Sat 16th Sep 2023
15:08, Lingfield

I expected Really Darn Hot to step up markedly on her debut at Goodwood and she looked all over a winner at Wolverhampton but came out second-best in a  sustained duel to the line. Hopefully, she can get that elusive first success here.

Leguizamo 
Sat 16th Sep 2023
14:50, Bath

Leguizamo isn't the biggest and seemed a little intimidated, missing the break and running green at Chepstow. He should act around Bath and a better start could see a much improved showing.

Capricorn Prince 
Sat 16th Sep 2023
14:33, Lingfield

Capricorn Prince has continued to run well since the spring when he added a 3rd on turf at Bath to two 2nd places at Chelmsford. That spell represents a seven-month exile from favourite track Lingfield, the scene of five of his career wins and he'll appreciate being back there today. None of the successes has come at today's trip of two miles though and we just have to take his stamina on trust.

Fen Tiger 
Sat 16th Sep 2023
13:40, Bath

Non-runner

Muy Muy Guapo    WINNER! winner
Fri 15th Sep 2023
17:30, Salisbury

Muy Muy Guapo is still a maiden and has been gelded since his last start. He has plenty of ability and ran well at this track during the summer under similar conditions. There should be more to come from him and there's no reason why he wouldn't be involved here if all goes well.

Atrium 
Fri 15th Sep 2023
16:25, Sandown

Atrium hated Chepstow last time out and in hindsight, it was the wrong track to run him at. Sandown should be much more to his liking and the small field will suit. He can get back on track.

Bradman 
Fri 15th Sep 2023
16:20, Salisbury

Bradman behaved appallingly at Salisbury last week so his mind was not on the job when he ran. We will change a few things pre-race that should hopefully keep the lid on him this time. If he behaves, then he should run considerably better than on debut.

Pure Of Heart 
Fri 15th Sep 2023
15:15, Sandown

Pure Of Heart has shown promise at home. The daughter of Awtaad will improve for the experience.

Bowland Park 
Thu 14th Sep 2023
17:10, Epsom

Bowland Park has been a bit disappointing for a while. He has shown that the ability is still there at home and occasionally on the track after his belated return. Hopefully, the cheek-pieces will spark a revival.

Roundabout Silver    WINNER! winner
Thu 14th Sep 2023
17:10, Epsom

Roundabout Silver won with a bit in hand in a lesser race last time at Bath. He was not at his best on his only start here but has run well at switchback tracks and could easily get involved if things go smoothly for him. Could have more to come.

Brilliant Blue 
Thu 14th Sep 2023
16:55, Chelmsford

Brilliant Blue has been slogging away for three seasons but after 17 runs he still has yet to win a race. He was a good 3rd in a big field at Windsor two runs back but didn't build on that when a shorter price at Brighton. Being squeezed out at the start didn't help, but until he does win a race, he can hardly be followed with too much confidence.

El Jasor 
Thu 14th Sep 2023
16:45, Doncaster

El Jasor is a lovely big, staying type that I love to train and bring on slowly. Generally, he has been very consistent other than two attempts at more speed-oriented tracks which haven't suited him. He won nicely last time and the 2nd that day won a 100k race last night so the form has been boosted. Donny will suit as will the ground so he goes there with a good chance.

Ectocross 
Thu 14th Sep 2023
16:35, Epsom

Ectocross was a good winner here on wet ground in July and not disgraced next time. He is likely to stay well and should be thereabouts with a trouble-free run around his back garden. He seems in good shape.

Corporate Raider 
Thu 14th Sep 2023
16:35, Epsom

Corporate Raider is trying this trip of 1m4f for the first time, but he should last out the distance here. He is in his right grade so hopefully, he has an each-way chance.

Silver Leaf    WINNER! winner
Thu 14th Sep 2023
16:25, Ffos Las

Silver Leaf has taken some time to come to hand. She has done some nice work at home but will likely come on a good deal for the experience.

Semser 
Thu 14th Sep 2023
16:00, Epsom

Semser was a ready winner at Chelmsford four runs back but he hasn't matched that since. Rhys Clutterbuck rode him that day and is back on him for the first time since. If he could recapture that form, he would be a strong candidate here.

Arenas Del Tiempo 
Thu 14th Sep 2023
16:00, Epsom

Arenas Del Tiempo has not had an easy time in recent months but is a course and distance winner and is better handicapped now. If she gets her confidence on the way round, she has conditions to suit and could easily get involved with some luck in running.

The Whipmaster 
Thu 14th Sep 2023
15:25, Epsom

The Whipmaster has done well to win again this year after his four in a row last summer which caused a big rise in his handicap mark. As well as a win at Windsor in June, he almost added another last time there when narrowly beaten. Jamie knows him, of course, and will be looking forward to the ride in this professional jump jockeys' Derby around the full 1m4f Classic course. 

Cardano    WINNER! winner
Thu 14th Sep 2023
15:25, Epsom

Cardano has had a palate firing since a lesser finishing effort than expected after being well positioned at Yarmouth. He seems in great form back at his best trip and in a winnable race.

Romanova 
Thu 14th Sep 2023
15:00, Doncaster

Unfortunately, the going has gone soft after a fair amount of rain at Doncaster which might not suit our filly but will play into the hands of the favourite. What will help is the step up to a mile and all we can do is hope to get a piece of the prize.

Soto Sizzler 
Wed 13th Sep 2023
20:45, Southwell

Soto Sizzler ran his best race since joining us this season when a good 2nd, albeit in a four-horse race at Goodwood. If he could recapture his best form, he would have a decent shout at the 51k first prize, but one of the minors would be totally acceptable too.

Lil Guff 
Wed 13th Sep 2023
20:15, Southwell

Lil Guff has won six and went mighty close to a valuable prize last time at Sandown on just a three-day turnaround from being second in one of these Racing League races.  She should be competitive again here.

Daphne May 
Wed 13th Sep 2023
19:30, Kempton Park

Like Fierce who runs 15 minutes earlier at Southwell, Daphne May has been a money-spinner for the yard this year. A beaten favourite when drawn awkwardly last time over the CD, she again has a massive weight, but should run her usual solid race. Each-way claims.

 

 

 

 

 

Fierce 
Wed 13th Sep 2023
19:15, Southwell

Fierce has been running well all year and while he was a beaten favourite last time out at Bath, he wasn't beaten far. In any case, he's probably better at 6f than the sharp 5f there and from an okay draw he should soon be in the thick of things. It's the last night of the Racing League and it would be lovely for the owners (one of them is me!) to get some of that nice prizemoney.

Private Getaway 
Wed 13th Sep 2023
19:00, Kempton Park

Private Getaway has done plenty of work. She could hopefully, run into a place on debut and she's certainly an each-way price.

Crimson Spirit 
Wed 13th Sep 2023
17:45, Southwell

Crimson Spirit has taken a nice step forward with each start and won well at Epsom last time. He moves into nursery company for the first time, but if that progression continues he should be involved despite the wide draw.

Can't Beat History 
Wed 13th Sep 2023
16:45, Uttoxeter

Can't Beat History came good with an emphatic first success at Market Rasen last month and has continued to please us at home since then. He's up 7lb but the manner of that success and the way he finished off his race over 2m5f suggests this 3m should suit him just as well. Big chance.

Smokey Malone 
Wed 13th Sep 2023
16:35, Bath

Smokey Malone was probably caught out by the soft ground last time at Bath when it rained all day. He is in great form at home and Dylan knows him well so back at Bath in a weaker race and on much faster ground he must be thereabouts.

Climbing 
Wed 13th Sep 2023
15:00, Uttoxeter

Climbing is a lovely horse, owned by Queen Camilla and Sir Chips Keswick. He was badly in need of his first career run but improved for a flight of hurdles to be a promising 2nd on debut at Stratford. He ran with the choke out last time and got tired. That run is easily forgiven and a repetition of his hurdles debut should see him go close, in a race that lacks much depth bar the favourite.

Coastal Sun 
Tue 12th Sep 2023
16:40, Worcester

Coastal Sun won a claiming hurdle last season. She was placed a few times this summer and showed she is capable of winning a small race this autumn and this doesn't look too competitive. Will's 10lb claim will be very handy here too.

College Oak 
Tue 12th Sep 2023
14:25, Worcester

College Oak did well over hurdles last year, winning one and going close on another occasion. He then suffered an injury and was off for almost a year, clearly needing his comeback run at Worcester last month. He will be fitter for that and switches to fences. He did have a three-race stint chasing earlier in his career which wasn't successful, but this isn't a strong race and with Will taking off 10lb he has to have a chance.

Moondial    WINNER! winner
Mon 11th Sep 2023
17:45, Brighton

Moondial won a similar contest at Epsom last time. That performance gives us confidence she'll handle this track and it looks to be a race in which she can go close.

Mrs Meader    WINNER! winner
Mon 11th Sep 2023
16:55, Newcastle

Mrs Meader has made the long trip up to Newcastle because it has been too firm to run her on turf. She is unexposed on the all-weather but trip and track should suit her. Hopefully, she has an each-way chance with Sam taking off a useful 5lb.

Reflex 
Mon 11th Sep 2023
16:40, Brighton

Reflex has been a shade unlucky on his last two starts and looks to be on a winnable mark. He has to prove he can do it on turf but I think going up to ten furlongs will suit him. Also, the quirky track should be to his liking.

Icare Grandchamp 
Sun 10th Sep 2023
15:38, Fontwell Park

Icare Grandcamp had one nice place on his card in France, but hasn't matched that yet here. We'll be looking for a positive performance today after pulling up the last twice.

Italian Magic 
Sat 9th Sep 2023
20:30, Wolverhampton

Italian Magic ran better last time out where it clearly looked as if he would benefit from a step up in trip. This 12 furlongs at Wolverhampton should be ideal and my apprentice, who rides him, is going really well at present. He should be competitive off this mark.

Frieze Frame    WINNER! winner
Sat 9th Sep 2023
18:00, Wolverhampton

Frieze Frame missed the break on debut here three weeks ago and finished well behind. Conceding weight to younger fillies from top stables makes this an impossible task, but we'd like to see a more professional performance today.

Mine's A Double 
Sat 9th Sep 2023
17:30, Ascot

Mine's A Double is having his first run for the yard. This giant sprinter has had a long time off and it's very much a learning mission for us. He won over course and distance two years ago.

Recuerdame    WINNER! winner
Sat 9th Sep 2023
17:10, Kempton Park

Recuerdame returns from a break but can run well fresh. He is at his best in the winter but has form around here and always has a chance if they go hard and he settles well.

Don't Tell Claire 
Sat 9th Sep 2023
16:20, Ascot

Don't Tell Claire won this race in 2021 and was 2nd last year. She went very close at the Royal meeting here and hasn't really had her ground since. Hopeful.

Guinness Affair 
Sat 9th Sep 2023
15:40, Stratford upon Avon

Guinness Affair made a great start to his career, winning a bumper and a couple of novice hurdles, before picking up an injury. He has bounced back in great style this summer, winning three chases. Up 8lb from his latest success, he should run well again today.

Donnie Azoff 
Sat 9th Sep 2023
15:05, Stratford upon Avon

Donnie Azoff runs in a three-runner race here but one which surely concerns only two. He has done well returning in novice hurdles after a spell chasing last season where he was placed in all three starts. He won first time back and was then 2nd under a penalty. He should run his race again, dropped in trip, but the in-form favourite might be hard to beat.

Cellar Club 
Sat 9th Sep 2023
15:05, Stratford upon Avon

Cellar Club was last of four finishers at Bangor on Tuesday. She's guaranteed a '3' next to her name today but only accidents for either of the other two would give her the chance of better. It will be easier to plan for her when she gets a handicap mark.

Helm Rock    WINNER! winner
Sat 9th Sep 2023
14:10, Kempton Park

Helm Rock wasn't beaten all that far in this race last year and put up a career-best performance to win a Racing League handicap last time out  He's well drawn to challenge for this big prize.

Liberated Lad 
Fri 8th Sep 2023
21:00, Kempton Park

Liberated Lad steps back up in trip again on all-weather on which he has a decent record. He has stayed this far in the past and was running on nicely from too far back at Yarmouth. He seems to be in great form and I expect him to go close today all being well.

Beccara Rose    WINNER! winner
Fri 8th Sep 2023
19:30, Kempton Park

Beccara Rose has always been a favourite of mine but she has continued to hit the post. She ran very well last time out at Sandown but didn't quite get home up the hill. A return to a mile will suit her and she has a very good draw. She can go close.

Battle Of Omdurman 
Fri 8th Sep 2023
19:00, Kempton Park

Battle Of Obdurman is an okay sort and he could be challenging for a place here. The favourite looks tough to beat but apart from the Beckett horse, there isn't too much depth. Hoping for that 3rd place.

Appellant    WINNER! winner
Fri 8th Sep 2023
17:05, Newcastle

Appellant ran a cracker on debut and then I begged his owner not to run him at Ascot but he doesn't spend too much time in the country and was able to watch him run. We took our chance but the ground was far too quick. He should love Newcastle and has been working well at home. I expect him to put the Ascot performance behind him.

One Step Beyond 
Fri 8th Sep 2023
15:35, Ascot

One Step Beyond has been very consistent this year and put in another good display when 2nd under his usual apprentice rider at Windsor. He now gets an even more inexperienced rider in Maddison, but she did win on her only previous ride this year for us on Stormingin. However, these are the best female amateurs around and it won't be easy despite his short price in the market.

Yarborough 
Fri 8th Sep 2023
14:25, Ascot

Yarborough is a son of Kodiac but didn't show much when last on debut. This looks another thankless task and we're just hoping to see a glimmer of ability this time.

Havana Smoke 
Fri 8th Sep 2023
13:50, Ascot

Havana Smoke is a green, backward horse but really nice and I expect him to come into his own as a 3yo. This is a decent field and while I don't think he has a chance of winning, the aim is to be in the first six which would qualify him for a nice race at York on October 13. If he's 7th, don't try to talk to me afterwards!

Our Papa Smurf 
Fri 8th Sep 2023
13:50, Ascot

Our Papa Smurf was beaten a long way first time out at Sandown and while this is a Restricted race, he faces a few with marks already in the mid to high 80's. It looks a big uphill task.

Gozo 
Thu 7th Sep 2023
20:15, Wolverhampton

Gozo was involved in a tough race at Sandown and took some time to get over it. He's back on the straight and narrow now though and hopefully, he will stay this far. He's fresh and well and will be aimed more over hurdles after today.

Aira Force 
Thu 7th Sep 2023
18:15, Wolverhampton

Aira Force has a bit to prove, albeit the race didn't pan out for her on Saturday at Chelmsford. Cheek-pieces go on and it's still something of a big ask, but there's great prize money in these Racing League contests and every place counts, so we're trying to help out our team overall.

Miller Spirit 
Thu 7th Sep 2023
17:15, Salisbury

Miller Spirit has had three 4th places and a sixth in his four runs, beaten a similar distance of around five lengths each time. His mark isn't lenient by any means but the hope is his subsequent gelding operation might make him that much more competitive.

Oj Lifestyle 
Thu 7th Sep 2023
16:45, Salisbury

Oj Lifestyle put up one of the more unlikely debut performances (especially for us!) when winning at Newbury at 125/1 last year. He hasn't managed to replicate that level since, although it didn't help his mark to win at that track or his later 2nd at Chelmsford off 90. Down a few pounds and with two runs behind him this year, we're hoping for a better showing today.

Pillar Of Steel 
Thu 7th Sep 2023
15:18, Southwell

Pillar Of Steel did it nicely under Jamie when winning at Stratford five weeks ago. He's up 5lb for that but he has run well when placed around here and we have to be hopeful they can follow up successfully together today.

Bradman 
Thu 7th Sep 2023
14:40, Salisbury

Bradman is an immature Australia ccolt who has done plenty of work and is ready to run. He will improve for the experience but the mile at Salisbury should be perfect and we expect him to make a respectable debut.

Power of Darkness    WINNER! winner
Thu 7th Sep 2023
14:10, Salisbury

Power Of Darkness was unsuited by the track at Windsor where a slow start meant he was always on the back foot. Before that, he had run very well at Chepstow. He has won over this course and distance, loves quick ground and this is a poor race. He won't have a better chance to run well.

Surrey Noir    WINNER! winner
Wed 6th Sep 2023
21:00, Kempton Park

Surrey Noir ran a cracker last time from a horrible draw, making up loads of late ground from miles off the pace. He is much better drawn tonight so we can pop out and sit closer to te pace which should make life easier. He should go very well.

Evening Story 
Wed 6th Sep 2023
19:30, Kempton Park

Evening Story did well to break his maiden in a novice last time. He had already been running well in handicaps and has not been harshly treated for the first success. Big each-way chances in a competitive race.

Fitz Perfectly 
Wed 6th Sep 2023
19:30, Kempton Park

Fitz Perfectly ran much better at Kempton last time and she clearly likes the AW surface there. She is well drawn this evening and we plan to make plenty of use of her. I am hopeful she can take another step forward and go very close here.

Ray Vonn 
Wed 6th Sep 2023
17:30, Southwell

Ray Vonn did too much early over 7f last time and was unsuited by the steady early pace. He is stepping back to 6f with the hood back on which we have experimented with at home. This set up should suit him much better and he has come out of Newcastle in great order.

Asense    WINNER! winner
Wed 6th Sep 2023
17:09, Bath

We were delighted when Asense gained a well-deserved first win after making all the running on fast ground at Lingfield last time. That was a 0-50 Classified and while she was rated only 47 and now has to race off 50 in this handicap, her task here is no more difficult. The slight drop in trip should not be a problem.

Scotch Mist 
Wed 6th Sep 2023
17:00, Southwell

Scotch Mist has been performing to a consistent level all year but has been crying out for 2m. We would have preferred soft turf but Southwell's artificial surface should be fine. Hopefully, she has an each-way chance.

Trinidad Calypso 
Wed 6th Sep 2023
17:00, Southwell

Trinidad Calypso has struggled in her novices but this is probably more her grade and distance. It would be good if she could show a little more form to start to go up the handicap.

Larrsen 
Wed 6th Sep 2023
16:50, Lingfield

Larrsen put in an improved display to pick up a Bath handicap in the spring but his two runs since have not been anywhere near that. He needs to improve a good deal to figure here but first-time cheek-pieces could provide that little extra.

Trussst In Me 
Wed 6th Sep 2023
16:34, Bath

Trussst In Me starts handicapping after three runs. Her initial mark of 52 looks fair on what she's achieved so far, but we hope there might be a little more to come.

Solar Portrait 
Wed 6th Sep 2023
15:50, Southwell

Solar Portrait progressed from his debut at Salisbury to finish in midfield in a Kempton novice last time. We would expect another step forward and hopefully, that could see him challenging for a place.

Art De Vivre 
Wed 6th Sep 2023
15:40, Lingfield

Art De Vivre won impressively the other day and runs under a penalty and is therefore 2lb well in compared with her new mark. I don't think she will have a problem with Lingfield and this is the last time she will ever be able to run in this grade. She should take some beating.

My Chiquita    WINNER! winner
Wed 6th Sep 2023
15:25, Bath

My Chiquita stayed on nicely at Leicester back on decent ground after a break. Stepping up to 1m6f on quick going against mostly older horses should be right up her street. She should be bang there and she has a hood on for good measure to ensure she settles to help her get the extended trip at the first time of asking.

Yaajooz 
Wed 6th Sep 2023
15:15, Southwell

Yaajooz is a nice juvenile who is ready to rock and roll. His work has been good and the 7f at Southwell should suit him ideally. He can make a nice debut.

Tan Rapido 
Wed 6th Sep 2023
15:05, Lingfield

Non-runner

Confederation 
Wed 6th Sep 2023
14:50, Bath

Confederation has everything going for him today, unlike last time when the ground wasn't ideal. It will be fast today, so perfect for him, and from a good draw he should be able to get on the rail. Connor claims a handy 3lb too so there will be excuses if he doesn't get the job done.

Clipsham Gold 
Wed 6th Sep 2023
14:05, Southwell

We bought Clipsham Gold in July and he was in good form at the time. We think he has done well since coming here, but my slight worry is that he has run poorly twice at Southwell. It's a suitable race and we're looking for a solid start from him.

Southwold 
Wed 6th Sep 2023
14:05, Southwell

Southwold had never been out of the frame until disappointing last time when favourite at Newmarket. He likes Southwell and we're hopeful he can get back on track in this competitive handicap.

Dalatara 
Wed 6th Sep 2023
13:30, Southwell

We expected a better run from Dalatara in her first handicap, but she was very disappointing. We'll be looking for more encouragement today.

Churchill Rose 
Wed 6th Sep 2023
13:30, Southwell

Churchill Rose won nicely last time out at Yarmouth and this has been the plan ever since. The track should suit her, she is well drawn and Kieran knows her well. She shouldn't have a problem with the AW surface and can go very close again.

Aggagio    WINNER! winner
Tue 5th Sep 2023
15:20, Goodwood

Aggagio has a great record around here and was a good second, having made the running in a similar contest over the CD  11 days ago. Always dangerous and will be fine on the ground.

Cellar Club 
Tue 5th Sep 2023
14:25, Bangor

Cellar Club has shown little in a bumper and hurdle. She will know more about it today, but she is still sure to be oe of the outsiders and will probably not be competitive until she can run in her own grade in handicaps.

Fascinating Lips 
Tue 5th Sep 2023
13:35, Goodwood

Fascinating Lips was taken out of an amateur riders' handicap at Brighton on Sunday owing to unsuitable ground. He should be fine here with Tom on board and as an easy winner first time over hurdles on his final start last year, he must be a factor. His two runs after a longish break have not been brilliant, but with them behind him, he should be competitive in this ordinary contest.

It's How We Roll 
Mon 4th Sep 2023
19:00, Windsor

It's How We Roll was very unlucky not to win last time at Epsom. He's a grand old-timer who always runs his race and he loves Windsor. Hoping for a big run.

Ectocross 
Mon 4th Sep 2023
17:40, Chepstow

Non-runner -unsuitable ground

Monkey Miss 
Mon 4th Sep 2023
17:30, Windsor

Monkey Miss was a bit green on debut when the heavy ground didn't help, but she was getting the hang of things. She looked as though she would stay six furlongs where things happen a bit slower which should mean she can get involved in the race and learn plenty. Ultimately, though, she may prove best over five as she does show a lot of pace at home.

Heer's Sadie 
Mon 4th Sep 2023
17:20, Brighton

Heer's Sadie has progressed since we've been running her at Brighton but she didn't stay the mile last time although she was given plenty to do from her position in the field. Back down to 7f here and in a race for four-year-olds and up, there looks to be plenty of pace and her hold-up tactics should suit. Hopefully, she will bounce back to form.

Spanish Mane 
Mon 4th Sep 2023
17:20, Brighton

Spanish Mane runs in the same race as Heer's Sadie which is a shame but these races are hard to find. She missed the break last time and then ran too keen in behind so we can draw a line under that one. She is on her highest mark after some better performances earlier in the season, so has to give Heer's Sadie plenty of weight, which could be a struggle. She is well though and can run her race.

Cloudy Breeze 
Mon 4th Sep 2023
16:30, Chepstow

Cloudy Breeze was beaten by only a nose at Windsor two runs back but ran no sort of race at Bath shortly afterwards. She's had a nice break since the Bath run and should be fresh to make an impact off her low mark.

Voodoo Ray    WINNER! winner
Mon 4th Sep 2023
15:35, Brighton

Voodoo Ray is a regular around here, winning over 7f in late June. He found 1m too far last time but whether he will be sharp enough to drop to six might be debatable. Chances anyhow.

Fen Tiger 
Sun 3rd Sep 2023
17:20, Brighton

Fen Tiger bounced back to form last time dropped in trip and with Ross on board. He has come out of that race well and the same combination teams up again. So long as there is still some soft in the ground he should be thereabouts once more.

Fascinating Lips 
Sun 3rd Sep 2023
17:20, Brighton

Fascinating Lips won on the flat and then on his last start on his hurdles debut at around this time last year. He had a long break before coming back this summer and has run better on the second of his two runs. Another step forward would be needed for him to score today.

Magic Memories 
Sun 3rd Sep 2023
13:50, Brighton

It's hard to imagine a maiden at this time of the year only attracting three runners and this trio are within 2lb of each other on official ratings. On his two runs at Windsor, the latest in a handicap, Magic Memories would have to go here today with some confidence.

Cephalus 
Sat 2nd Sep 2023
20:15, Chelmsford

Cephalus won for his previous stable on the Newcastle all-weather last summer. He has yet to reveal any ability in his three runs from here and will need to start showing something to suggest there are further races in him.

Grand Duchess Olga 
Sat 2nd Sep 2023
19:45, Chelmsford

Grand Duchess Olga has had just the one run for the yard. She probably wasn't as fit as we thought at Beverley but has come on well since and looks so much better now. We have changed the headgear to cheek-pieces and the surface and trip should be fine. Hopefully, she has an each-way chance.

Anificas Beauty 
Sat 2nd Sep 2023
19:15, Chelmsford

Anificas Beauty ran three very good races for two wins and a second around here this year but the last two tries have been contrastingly disappointing. Hopefully, she will recapture the earlier form in which case she could look decent value here.

Aira Force 
Sat 2nd Sep 2023
19:15, Chelmsford

Aira Force needs to bounce back from a poor effort last time. There was no obvious reason so hopefully, it was just one of those things and we can put a line through it and we can crack on.

Clear Justice 
Sat 2nd Sep 2023
18:15, Chelmsford

When Clear Justice's owners paid 30k for him as a yearling, they would not have been anticipating a 44 rating after three poor runs. We're banking on first-time blinkers to produce a response.

Zainabb 
Sat 2nd Sep 2023
15:50, Beverley

Zainabb made a nice debut at Newmarket in a decent race a few weeks ago. She has improved for that run and is ready to head back to the races. The 7.5 furlongs at Beverley will suit her and she has a cracking draw. She can go well.

Andaleep 
Sat 2nd Sep 2023
15:00, Sandown

Andaleep has done nothing but improve since joining us and he will probably need another career best in a strong-looking race. In his favour, he loves Sandown.

Novus 
Sat 2nd Sep 2023
14:25, Sandown

Novus has been having a profitable time in handicaps, winning last time off 86. Her new mark of 92 still leaves her almost a stone to find with most of these Group 3 performers and she will need to put in another massive career best to figure.

Percy's Lad    WINNER! winner
Sat 2nd Sep 2023
13:35, Chester

Percy's Lad won this race under today's jockey Tom Eaves. He had a bit of a break after his trip to Galway where nothing really went right for him. He has a tricky draw to overcome.

Marsh Lock 
Fri 1st Sep 2023
19:30, Wolverhampton

Marsh Lock has her 2nd run for the stable since coming over from Ireland. She's in a weaker race and has come down 4lb for that run at Windsor. We hope first-time cheek-pieces will make a difference.

Lowick 
Fri 1st Sep 2023
19:20, Ffos Las

Lowick showed more last time at Windsor when ridden more patiently. The Ffos Las track should suit her.

Really Darn Hot 
Fri 1st Sep 2023
18:30, Wolverhampton

Really Darn Hot needed her debut at Goodwood when she was always in arrears after a slow start. She has improved a lot at home since then and the step up from 7f to this extended mile should be a positive.  Good chance.

Art De Vivre    WINNER! winner
Fri 1st Sep 2023
16:55, Thirsk

Art De Vivre has run well on all three starts to date. She bumped into a good one last time but ran with credit. She should have no problem stepping up in trip and William Buick is flying. She goes there with a decent chance.

Helm Rock    WINNER! winner
Thu 31st Aug 2023
20:15, Newcastle

Helm Rock has won on all-weather before. He has had a good season without getting his head in front.

Cairo King 
Thu 31st Aug 2023
19:30, Stratford upon Avon

Cairo King is a nicely-bred young horse who was too keen on his bumper debut for another yard. He seems to have grown up and settled and therefore should be able to improve from that run. He works well and if he does settle, he should run a nice race here.

Ray Vonn 
Thu 31st Aug 2023
18:45, Newcastle

Ray Vonn has come out of his race at Newmarket well. It was a case there of a bob of the head that made the difference between winning and his eventual position of 3rd. His all-weather record is excellent, he is very consistent and seems in good order. We have freshened him up for this and hopefully, he should run a decent race.

Bucko's Boy 
Thu 31st Aug 2023
18:30, Stratford upon Avon

Bucko's Boy's form took a dip last season but after a recent wind operation, he resumed winning ways with an authoritative victory at Bangor last time out. The form of that race has worked out well and he can improve again for this longer trip.

Wynter Wildes 
Thu 31st Aug 2023
17:45, Newcastle

Wynter Wildes has a very good record at Newcastle and ran well last time at Windsor, a track that's possibly not tailor-made for her. She looks great and is in good order. She can go close.

Lucky's Dream 
Thu 31st Aug 2023
17:45, Newcastle

Lucky's Dream is better off at these weights with Wynter Wildes than on their previous meeting and has proven to be more manageable than his younger self. He will be ridden more prominently today and shouldn't be too far away depending on the pace of the race. We will be stepping him up in trip after today.

Roundabout Silver    WINNER! winner
Thu 31st Aug 2023
17:06, Bath

It was more encouraging on his last start from Roundabout Silver and there's no reason why this option won't see further progression. The track should suit but he probably needs rain to be definitely in the line-up. I'll check the ground beforehand and if he does run, he should be thereabouts.

Lady Clemmie 
Thu 31st Aug 2023
16:25, Chelmsford

Lady Clemmie is making her debut on the all-weather here. She is working well at home and we are hopeful she will go well for Rise Dawes as she seems the type that does suit a girl rider. Each-way chance at a big price.

Solar Portrait 
Wed 30th Aug 2023
19:30, Kempton Park

Solar Portrait was very green on debut. Hopefully, he will take a step forward here.

Let It Shine 
Wed 30th Aug 2023
19:20, Uttoxeter

Let It Shine ran much better last time, staying on well from two out. The step up to 2m4f should suit and the ground should be fine again. Big chance.

Hul Ah Bah Loo 
Wed 30th Aug 2023
16:25, Lingfield

All of Hul Ah Bah Loo's best form is here but he's probably better at a mile and he has not run for some time. A wide draw is no help, but he can never be totally discounted.

All About Alice    WINNER! winner
Wed 30th Aug 2023
14:52, Lingfield

All About Alice had some good placed form over 2m for her previous stable early in the year but she hasn't quite matched it for us. She's back at the trip after a couple of runs over shorter and should have the ability to run into a place in this sort of company.

Beholden 
Tue 29th Aug 2023
18:55, Worcester

Beholden won two novice hurdles in summer/autumn 2021, but picked up an injury the following spring and has been off games for more than a year. He appears to have retained all his old ability but will undoubtedly improve for this comeback run. It's great to have him back on the track again.

Sea The Clouds    WINNER! winner
Tue 29th Aug 2023
18:20, Worcester

Sea The Clouds won a bumper and then followed up with a debut win over hurdles late last summer. He has been placed in four of his next five starts and appreciated going up to 2m4f last time when narrowly denied by a horse that has won again since, Up 3lb here, he needs to improve again, but still only a young horse, he has every chance today.

Forest Demon 
Tue 29th Aug 2023
16:50, Newbury

Forest Demon is bidding to follow up his recent win at Newmarket. William Buick gave him a cracking ride that night and is back on board in what looks an open contest. Hopeful.

Bowland Park 
Mon 28th Aug 2023
16:50, Epsom

Bowland Park has run reasonably well on both starts this season to be placed each time. He's won over the course and distance and also ran really well in a Class 2 handicap on Oaks day last year when 6th of 15. A repeat of either run would see him going close here.

Desfondado 
Mon 28th Aug 2023
16:50, Epsom

Desfondado seemed to be on an upward curve when winning here on his penultimate start but regressed in a similar race last time. He needs to put that behind him back under similar conditions, but he is training well and should be thereabouts if all goes smoothly for him.

Deceit 
Mon 28th Aug 2023
16:50, Epsom

Deceit has had a couple of undistinguished runs since joining us from Johnny Murtagh. At least her mark has come down quite quickly and she might be ready to put in an improved showing.

Warning Sign    WINNER! winner
Mon 28th Aug 2023
15:40, Epsom

David Dunsdon went close to winning on his company's horse Warning Sign at Newbury last time but there's no question that he would prefer to win today's amateurs' Derby over the full 12 furlongs at Epsom. He has been a skilled rider for many years and it would no doubt be a popular winner if he manages it. Down here too!

Leguizamo 
Mon 28th Aug 2023
14:50, Chepstow

Leguizamo goes okay but as yet he hasn't given any indication that he is a certain future winner. He'll learn plenty from this debut.

Boann    WINNER! winner
Mon 28th Aug 2023
14:35, Southwell

Boann has disappointed us twice when we had high expectations. I'm running her on AW for the first time and as she has always worked well on it, I remain optimistic, but after the two runs, I have to wonder.

Crimson Spirit    WINNER! winner
Mon 28th Aug 2023
14:30, Epsom

Crimson Spirit learnt plenty from his first run and ran a nice race second time out when a close 4th at Nottingham. That form looks reasonable and he has come forward again at home. The Epsom track is challenging and he's still inexperienced but if he handles it he can be competitive in a valuable race.

Arbennig 
Mon 28th Aug 2023
13:20, Cartmel

Arbennig started chasing last summer off a nice handicap mark and took advantage to win nicely. He was a decent 3rd on reappearance under our 10lb claimer before winning on rain-softened ground at Uttoxeter. A faller next time out, he bounced back to win well despite being 7lb higher. He's up another 6lb today but he's in the form of his life and if handling this unique track he should run well again.

Ray Vonn 
Sun 27th Aug 2023
16:55, Yarmouth

The ground may not be ideal for Ray Vonn but he seems in good form after his very narrow defeat at Newmarket last time. If he does handle conditions he should be dangerous.

Soto Sizzler    WINNER! winner
Sun 27th Aug 2023
15:35, Goodwood

Soto Sizzler has been disappointing this year, apart from a decent third in the middle of his three runs at Epsom when he finished 3rd. His latest run here over 1m2f at the big meeting produced a poor effort as he stopped quickly under Ryan and was eased, yet the post-race examination found nothing amiss. He has won over this 1m4f and we just hope he can put in a better showing today.

Silver Shamrock 
Sun 27th Aug 2023
15:10, Yarmouth

Silver Shamrock ran a promising race at Kempton first time out. She has come on for that run but our thoughts are that maybe she will be better on AW so it's interesting to see how she runs on the turf here.

Liberated Lad    WINNER! winner
Sun 27th Aug 2023
14:35, Yarmouth

Liberated Lad is in good form after his Nottingham success and the rain has come to ease the going for him. It's a winnable race and if he plays ball a big run should be on the cards.

Edgewater Drive 
Sat 26th Aug 2023
17:50, Windsor

Egewater Drive has been slow to come to hand and isn't a quick learner either. He will do better when qualified for handicaps.

Astro King    WINNER! winner
Sat 26th Aug 2023
17:20, York

Astro King went down by the narrowest of margins over course and distance in the John Smith's Cup, with just a pixel separatiing him from the winner. He's been aimed at this race ever since and hopefully he can gain the redemption he deserves.

He's A Latchico 
Sat 26th Aug 2023
16:55, Goodwood

He's A Latchico built on two spring/early summer hurdle wins with a victory on the flat at Sandown in June. He was one of many inconvenienced by the heavy ground here at the summer meeting but should be fine under these conditions.

Gorak 
Sat 26th Aug 2023
15:55, Newmarket

Despite having risen significantly in the handicap, Gorak has been a star this year, A lot of his best form has been in smaller fields hence the decision to run in this Listed race today. He has plenty to find on ratings but most of the opposition are out of form and the race could throw up a shock result. I wouldn't be remotely surprised if he went close today.

Silastar 
Sat 26th Aug 2023
15:50, Goodwood

Silastar  looks clearly the better of our pair in this. A winner at Sandown two runs back in late May, he was less convincing last time but looks a value each-way prospect.

Oj Lifestyle 
Sat 26th Aug 2023
15:50, Goodwood

It's more than a year since Oj Lifestyle won second time out at 125/1. He has yet to approach that level and his two runs  this year leave him our clear 2nd string here.

Shuwari 
Sat 26th Aug 2023
14:05, Goodwood

Non-runner

Aggagio 
Fri 25th Aug 2023
18:05, Goodwood

Aggagio has a great record at Goodwood notwithstanding two lesser performances the last twice. He found the ground too lively the first time and then in the longest race of the summer meeting didn't last home over 2m4f in testing ground. He'll be happier at two miles even though the ground has softened overnight, and can run a big race.

Silver Sword 
Fri 25th Aug 2023
17:15, York

Silver Sword was unsuited by the very testing ground at Goodwood last time but having looked a very possible winner, still battled on to the line. He has been in great form at home since then and this has been the target for a while. Hopeful.

Kings Valley 
Fri 25th Aug 2023
16:45, York

Kings Valley ran a blinder on debut at Sandown and has done well since then. The draw is a slight concrern but we have a top jockey in Oisin on board and hopefully, they can get the job done.

Larrsen 
Fri 25th Aug 2023
15:55, Ffos Las

Non-runner

Miller Spirit 
Fri 25th Aug 2023
15:20, Ffos Las

Non-runner

Notre Dame 
Fri 25th Aug 2023
14:05, Newmarket

Notre Dame was a cheap buy from the Lady Ogden dispersal at the July Sale. She has come to hand quicker than we thought she would but as she doesn't qualify for the restricted 2yo races she has to start at the deep end. She is very professional though and will win races when able to compete in her grade.

Champagne City 
Fri 25th Aug 2023
13:40, Ffos Las

Champagne City is a wise old monkey, but he is in good form and this kind of race around this track should suit. It is really all up to him though and I'm not sure he'll like the softer ground either.

Fiscal Policy 
Thu 24th Aug 2023
20:35, Chelmsford

Fiscal Policy gets no penalty for his win in an apprentices' race last week and this is the same grade of race. He is a previous course winner and as long as he has recovered from that effort and gets a bit of luck in running, he should go close.

Anificas Beauty 
Thu 24th Aug 2023
20:35, Chelmsford

Non-runner

Big Jimbo 
Thu 24th Aug 2023
20:05, Chelmsford

Non-runner.

Cephalus 
Thu 24th Aug 2023
19:05, Chelmsford

Non-runner

Climbing 
Thu 24th Aug 2023
17:40, Fontwell Park

Non-runner

Cast A Spell 
Thu 24th Aug 2023
17:40, Fontwell Park

Cast A Spell won well on his stable and UK debut two months ago. He switches now to hurdles and has a bright chance of winning first time out.

HerecomesFreddie 
Thu 24th Aug 2023
15:50, Stratford upon Avon

HerecomesFreddie ran a bit better at Bangor last time having enjoyed a welcome clear run leading up to that race. He should progress a bit from it but will still need to make a massive step forward to be involved. Trip and ground should be fine.

Corporate Raider 
Wed 23rd Aug 2023
20:02, Leicester

Corporate Raider has improved since we stepped him up in trip. It was another good run last time and the track and ground should suit but again the favourite is the one to beat, We hope he will be thereabouts again.

My Chiquita 
Wed 23rd Aug 2023
19:32, Leicester

My Chiquita is back to her old self at home following a strange run at Windsor backed up by a flat display at Yarmouth on unsuitable ground. She has to concede a biit of weight  to some younger rivals but if she did run back to her best, she will set a good standard.

Clenched 
Wed 23rd Aug 2023
19:32, Leicester

Clenched has improved for her two runs for the yard as we have learnt more about her. It's another step up in trip for her with cheek-pieces added as she does race very lazily. The favourite will be hard to beat and we're hoping for another step forward.

Teraabb 
Wed 23rd Aug 2023
18:52, Kempton Park

Teraabb made a decent debut at Sandown on ground that would have been much too soft. The 7f around Kempton should suit him well and he too will have learnt plenty from his debut. His work at home has been good so I would expect him to go well tonight.

Muy Barato 
Wed 23rd Aug 2023
18:52, Kempton Park

Muy Barato made a satisfactory debut here two weeks ago and is sure to have come on for that. This looks very warm however and the wide draw is no help but he should be staying on strongly if he gets a nice run round.

Lady Twilight 
Wed 23rd Aug 2023
18:22, Kempton Park

Lady Twilight has a nice pedigree. We are looking forward to this debut when we hope she will show some potential for the future.

Surrey Noir    WINNER! winner
Wed 23rd Aug 2023
17:52, Kempton Park

Surrey Noir has been a shade disappointing to date, but he has been gelded since his last run and this has been the target for a while. The 7f at Kempton should suit and I have put a set of cheek-pieces on him just to sharpen him up a touch. James Doyle knows him well. 

Fascinating Lips 
Wed 23rd Aug 2023
17:05, Bath

Fascinating Lips was in very good form in handicaps in the second half of last year, but after a delayed return he has been at nothing like that level in two modest appearances. He might need a race or two more  before he can be ready to win.

Cruise 
Wed 23rd Aug 2023
16:45, York

Cruise is progressive and she won very nicely last time. So far she has not shown as much on turf as all-weather but she was unlucky at Leicester two runs back. Hollie is a great booking and we have a good draw so she could justify each-way support.

Big Jimbo 
Wed 23rd Aug 2023
15:55, Bath

Big Jimbo was busy in the winter/spring before having a break over the summer. He has come back well in two runs on this course, building on a promising run last month with a narrow but well-fought win three weeks ago. Up 3lb for that, he has to be a contender again.

Confederation 
Wed 23rd Aug 2023
14:50, Bath

Confederation is hard to catch right but on his day he has plenty of ability. He may find it hard to get a suitable easy lead today as the favourite is also a front-runner, but he did run very well at Bath last time.

Gutsy Girl 
Wed 23rd Aug 2023
14:40, Carlisle

Gutsy Girl made a lovely debut at Ascot and I expect her to take a big step forward today. We have the Haggas filly to beat but conditions should be perfect for us and I expect her to go close.

Dig Two 
Wed 23rd Aug 2023
13:50, York

Dig Two is right at the bottom of the handicap and I'm taking a bit of a punt running him here. The ground, between good and good to firm should be firne as he loves fast going and he'll be at the front end from the outset. Hoping he can pop up with a nice performance.

The Eventmaster 
Tue 22nd Aug 2023
18:30, Worcester

The Eventmaster has taken his efforts at Southwell well and seems to have come out of that debut more of a man. If he runs the race the right way round he shouldn't be far away. The hood seems to be having a positive effect at home and we're hoping he can show his true potential today.

Ironhill    WINNER! winner
Tue 22nd Aug 2023
17:30, Worcester

Bumper winner Ironhill ran his best race since when 3rd to today's favourite over this CD three weeks ago. That was only his 2nd run for us and now he is allowed 10lb for a 12-length defeat and that should bring them closer together. Each-way chances.

Fortunate Fred 
Tue 22nd Aug 2023
17:00, Newton Abbot

Fortunate Fred is from a good French family and half-brother to 130-rated Darling Maltaix. Placed in a couple of bumpers, he has since been in the first three in seven of ten races over hurdles, having fallen first time, yet is still a maiden. He deserves a bit of luck now and hopefully, this step up in trip on handicap debut will help him gain that elusive first win.

Climbing 
Tue 22nd Aug 2023
15:30, Newton Abbot

Climbing, a half-brother to a couple of decent winners, was bred by the late Queen and inherited by Queen Camilla, who owns the gelding in partnership with Chips Keswick. He badly needed the experience in his bumper but as we had expected, improved greatly for a flight of hurdles and was a good 2nd on jumps debut last month at Stratford. If he can build on that he should be capable of going close in a race like this.

Coastal Sun 
Tue 22nd Aug 2023
15:00, Newton Abbot

French-bred 5yo mare Coastal Sun won a claiming hurdle last season for previous connections. She has been placed a couple of times since joining us and her 3rd at Stratford last month suggested she might win another small race. Hopefully, if things fall right, this might be it 

Teeceethree 
Mon 21st Aug 2023
19:35, Bangor

Teeceethree won a bumper at Warwick last autumn and was 2nd twice over hurdles earlier this summer before failing to stay 3m last time. She starts out in handicaps off a workable mark and should run well well over this shorter trip.

Bated Breeze 
Mon 21st Aug 2023
18:50, Lingfield

Bated Breeze has his first run for the stable following a gelding operation. That was after a disappointing final run for his previous yard when starting favourite. He is a massive price and we are hoping he can outrun those odds.

Spanish Mane 
Mon 21st Aug 2023
16:55, Brighton

Spanish Mane has been in great form since Josie Gordon has been riding her. She is on a career-high mark but goes well at the track and as long as there is some juice in the ground she should be thereabouts.

No Anxiety 
Mon 21st Aug 2023
16:30, Bangor

No Anxiety was placed in a bumper and over hurdles but really came to himself when we sent him over fences, winning twice. He has been off the track for almost 600 days so is bound to improve for the run. Still qualified for novice hurdles, he should be up to winning a race of this nature in the autumn.

Grimley Boy 
Mon 21st Aug 2023
16:30, Bangor

Grimley Boy didn't get round in any of his points. We will be hoping for better on stable and Rules debut, but an unlikely winner at 250/1!

Heer's Sadie 
Mon 21st Aug 2023
16:25, Brighton

Heer's Sadie has been transformed since running at Brighton. She wasn't suited by the slow pace last time but still ran on for 2nd. She is off the same mark here, in a lower grade and with an ideal draw for her. If the race is run to suit she should win again.

Trinidad Calypso 
Mon 21st Aug 2023
15:35, Catterick

Trinidad Calypso is having her third run and will then qualify for a handicap mark. The step up to 1m4f will suit her as will some soft ground. She will be worth following once handicapping.

It's How We Roll    WINNER! winner
Mon 21st Aug 2023
15:15, Brighton

It's How We Roll ran very well, running on into 3rd after a slow start at Bath. If he can get away on terms, he should be right in there pitching at the death.

Pure Bubbles 
Mon 21st Aug 2023
15:15, Brighton

Pure Bubbles was only 3rd of four at Windsor last time but was not beaten far and that was an improvement on his previous run there which followed eight months off the track. Still a maiden after 19 runs, we will be hoping that his falling mark will help him get over the line today.

 

 

Battleofbaltimore 
Mon 21st Aug 2023
15:00, Catterick

You know I like this horse but so far he hasn't shown on the track what he does at home. He did a piece of work on the Al Bahathri last Wednesday and he flew around there. His draw in 8 of 12 is a bit of a worry but he has a Northern jockey on him and hopefully, he can navigate him round safely.

Fen Tiger    WINNER! winner
Mon 21st Aug 2023
14:25, Catterick

Fen Tiger has been disappointing this year but there have been excuses and he probably doesn't get beyond 1m4f. The ground and track will suit and he is back to a winning mark. There is no reason why he shouldn't bounce back at a nice price.

Crescent Lake 
Sun 20th Aug 2023
18:45, Sandown

Crescent Lake has done well to win three flat races since coming over from Ireland early in the year, He should run his race today, but at the yard, we are licking our lips anticipating when this 85-rated flat-racer can resume hurdling off his old Irish mark of just 94!

Junkanoo 
Sun 20th Aug 2023
17:15, Sandown

Junkanoo returned after a five-month break to win emphatically at Windsor in May. That resulted in a 7lb rise and now, after another three-month absence, with his abiliy to go well fresh, he cannot be ignored.

Red Cloud 
Sun 20th Aug 2023
16:45, Sandown

Red Cloud is comfortably the more expensive of our two representatives here and is by smart sire Sioux Nation. We hope he is precocious enough to challenge for a place.

Our Papa Smurf 
Sun 20th Aug 2023
16:45, Sandown

Our Papa Smurf was a cheap buy in the spring considering his pedigree and has already been gelded. One of two for us in this newcomers' race, we hope he can show some promise today.

Ace Rothstein 
Sun 20th Aug 2023
16:30, Pontefract

I think Ace Rothstein will run a huge race. We were only just getting to know him when on third run for us he ran very well when 3rd at Sandown. I'm dropping him back in trip and am very hopeful after he did a nice piece of work last Wednesday with Silver Sword.

Lil Guff 
Sun 20th Aug 2023
16:15, Sandown

Lil Guff ran a cracker to be 2nd in a valuable Racing League race on Thursday and makes a quick turnaround in search of more substantial prizemoney. She needs good or better ground to be seen at her best and that is an obvious caveat on such a quick return to action.

Grand Alliance    WINNER! winner
Sun 20th Aug 2023
16:00, Deauville

Grand Alliance has been kept to 1m4f and gained his best win on soft ground first time out this year at Newbury in the Group 3 John Porter. He will be happy on the surface here and I think it's worth taking a chance going up to 1m7f with a Group 2 prize in the offing.

Evening Story    WINNER! winner
Sun 20th Aug 2023
14:55, Pontefract

Evening Story made a pleasing return to action after a break when 3rd over seven furlongs, running a race to suggest stepping back up to a mile would be a big plus. On face value, this looks a good opening for her.

Tan Rapido 
Sun 20th Aug 2023
14:25, Pontefract

Non-runner

Systemic 
Sat 19th Aug 2023
19:40, Bath

Systemic has had two runs on the flat after a period of jumping. He looked a little rusty when last of ten at Newbury last month but shaped much better when 4th at Salisbury. It should not be long before he gets his head in front.

Dirham Emirati 
Sat 19th Aug 2023
19:10, Bath

Dirham Emirati has won his last two races, both at Bath in close finishes over 1m5f and then 1m6f. Back to the shorter trip, he is up just 2lb and he ought to have the scope to complete the hat-trick.

Smokey Malone 
Sat 19th Aug 2023
19:10, Bath

Smokey Malone has been very consistent all year and is ultra-versatile regarding trip. He is still in great form but wouldn't want soft ground so we will check whether there was much rain last night and then decide on running him or not.

Can't Beat History 
Sat 19th Aug 2023
19:00, Market Rasen

Can't Beat History ended last season with a close 2nd over hurdles at Doncaster. He hasn't managed to replicate that in three runs since, including over fences last time, but he looks to be a contender in this rather trappy novices' handicap chase.

Fierce 
Sat 19th Aug 2023
18:40, Bath

After some good runs in handicaps we sent Fierce off on what we hoped would be a confidence-boosting run in an ordinary maiden, but he made hard work of it. Back in handicaps, we think he can do better than that.

Cellar Club 
Sat 19th Aug 2023
17:30, Market Rasen

Cellar Club showed she still had plenty to learn when always behind on her debut at Newton Abbot. She should improve a little on that but still probably not enough to bring her into contention.

El Jasor 
Sat 19th Aug 2023
16:40, Newbury

El Jasor never got into it at York last time out on a track that possibly didn't suit him. He should stay ten furlongs and Newbury should be perfect. I think we will get back on track today.

Marbaan 
Sat 19th Aug 2023
15:35, Newbury

Marbaan ran a cracker last time out at Goodwood, beaten by two Group 1 horses. His form is as strong as anything in the race and he looks a picture. Hopefully, he can get some cover and pick them off at the finish.

Bowland Park 
Fri 18th Aug 2023
20:20, Thirsk

Bowland Park ran well on his first run of the season at Haydock, only going down to a well-handicapped opponent who has won again since. This is a lower grade contest so as long as the ground is not too quick he should go well.

Forest Demon    WINNER! winner
Fri 18th Aug 2023
19:30, Newmarket

Forest Demon has gone close a couple of times recently, while maybe he was a shade disappointing without running a bad race at Chelmsford last time. He gets a tongue-tie for the first time here.

I Still Have Faith 
Fri 18th Aug 2023
19:30, Newmarket

I Still Have Faith has come out of Chepstow in good form. The race didn't suit him there but he still ran well in third. He's pretty versatile with ground conditions and should be bang there once again.

Southwold 
Fri 18th Aug 2023
18:55, Newmarket

Southwold pricked his ears when he hit the front at Sandown last time so gets switched to blinkers. He's never been out of the first three and William Buick riding him again has to be a plus as this time he will know him better.

Ray Vonn    WINNER! winner
Fri 18th Aug 2023
17:45, Newmarket

Ray Vonn is fresh and well and back in good form after tweaking his back with his mishap in the stalls last time. It's his first run for a while and the first since having his wind done. and again a first run on turf for some time. We will learn plenty about him but he clearly has ability.

Aira Force 
Fri 18th Aug 2023
17:45, Newmarket

Aira Force has been showing improvement at home recently and gets a tongue-tie for the first time today. We're hopeful she can take a step forward.

Moondial    WINNER! winner
Fri 18th Aug 2023
16:45, Epsom

Moondial has been consistent all season, winning once and picking up prizemoney in every start. She should be suited by the track, albeit this is a slight step up in class and she wouldn't too much rain.

Proud Fairy 
Fri 18th Aug 2023
16:10, Epsom

Proud Fairy won over slightly further on today's turf track two runs back under a big weight. We were hoping she might defy the 5lb penalty returning over this slightly shorter trip in soft ground here last time and her close 3rd was creditable enough even though she started favourite. The faster ground today will be to her liking and she should be a contender again.

Platinum Prince 
Fri 18th Aug 2023
15:35, Epsom

Platinum Prince has been coming steadily into form this year, with a couple of creditable 3rd places in his last two handicaps. He need only maintain the progress to take a hand in the finish today.

Frieze Frame 
Fri 18th Aug 2023
14:50, Wolverhampton

It's a belated start to racing for Frieze Frame who will obviously learn plenty from the outing. It will not help his cause that he is drawn one away from the outside, never ideal around here.

Zanagor 
Fri 18th Aug 2023
14:50, Wolverhampton

Zanagor has been a slow-maturing filly but has loads of ability. We would have preferred to run her on turf but there are no open novices or maidens for 3-year-olds. It's her second career run so she will learn plenty. One to follow for the future.

Cumulonimbus 
Thu 17th Aug 2023
20:00, Windsor

Cumulonimbus is a star. He never runs a bad race and has his perfect conditions today. There is plenty of pace in the race which is not ideal for a horse that likes to go forward but he is just as happy taking a lead and doesn't have to be in front. He can win again.

Wynter Wildes 
Thu 17th Aug 2023
19:30, Windsor

Wynter Wildes is incredibly consistent and should be well suited to the sharp 12 furlongs at Windsor. She likes quick ground and Callum suits her. She can go well.

The Whipmaster 
Thu 17th Aug 2023
19:30, Windsor

The Whipmaster picked up 6k when he won over this CD three runs back. Admittedly, this is a shade higher class but if he wins, it's worth four times as much. No-brainer, especially if he does come out on top!

Power of Darkness 
Thu 17th Aug 2023
19:00, Windsor

Power Of Darkness ran much better last time out in the visor and we have kept it on for today. He should have no problem with Windsor and Laura Pearson rode him very well last time. I hope he can take another step forward as he is very well handicapped.

Magic Memories 
Thu 17th Aug 2023
18:30, Windsor

Magic Memories was 3rd and then 2nd in his last two novice races and starts handicapping on a mark of 77. It was well worthwhile testing out whether it's lenient or otherwise for this handsome prize for a 0-85. I see the fields are much better for this week's edition of the Racing League.

Lil Guff    WINNER! winner
Thu 17th Aug 2023
18:00, Windsor

Lil Guff is another enjoying a productive season having won twice with a bunch of placed efforts too. Not seen to best effect on slower ground the last twice, hopefully, she can bounce back here under more favourable conditions.

Don't Tell Claire 
Thu 17th Aug 2023
16:52, Wolverhampton

Don't Tell Claire has been a star for us, but she likes quicker ground and hasn't had many chances on her ideal conditions this year. Even so, she's managed some excellent placed efforts including at Royal Ascot and deserves a win for the year. She has won on all-weather in the past, so maybe today will be the day.

Roundabout Silver 
Thu 17th Aug 2023
15:40, Salisbury

It looked like Roundabout Silver's turn was near on his penultimate start and he has run well here before. The drying ground is a concern but he might get away with it at this level and he seems in good order.

Solar Portrait 
Thu 17th Aug 2023
15:10, Salisbury

Solar Portrait has a small field in which to make his racecourse debut. There look to be some good types in the race and this will be more about what he can learn as he starts his career.

Fiscal Policy    WINNER! winner
Thu 17th Aug 2023
14:50, Wolverhampton

Fiscal Policy is enjoying a good season and it might have been even better but for being checked in running at a crucial point last time. He has good form particularly on all-weather and although not the easiest of rides, he benefits from the most experienced rider in this small field here.

Romanova    WINNER! winner
Thu 17th Aug 2023
14:40, Salisbury

Romanova had a tough task on debut and after a slow start, she was always playing catch up and did well in the circumstances to finish so close. We've retained the hood and she has improved since that debut, so I'm hopeful she can be competitive today.

Roman Tempest 
Wed 16th Aug 2023
21:00, Kempton Park

There were signs of encouragement from Roman Tempest last time in soft ground at Lingfield when staying on well from the back. This should suit him given conditions are different as he did run well enough here once before over much shorter. Well-handicapped, he could just be getting his act together, so no surprise to see him involved.

Arctician 
Wed 16th Aug 2023
20:00, Kempton Park

Arctician, returning after a short break, has shown all his best recent form around here and is more than capable on his day.  While he might be better for the run, he can never be left out of calculations and his top rider knows him well.

Wake Up Harry 
Wed 16th Aug 2023
19:30, Kempton Park

Wake Up Harry returns after a short break, running in this as he was balloted out of the mile race which might have suited him better. Harry has plenty of ability and is sure to find his races as time goes on but he looks the outsider here. Will need everything to fall right for him to figure.

Per Contra 
Wed 16th Aug 2023
18:20, Ffos Las

Per Contra did very well to win first time out at Chepstow despite careering across to the far side in the last furlong. He has improved since that debut and I think we've found a good opportunity although you'll have to bet long odds on.

Queen's Company    WINNER! winner
Wed 16th Aug 2023
16:10, Yarmouth

Queen's Company is in good form and while she wasn't suited by Brighton last time, she goes well at Yarmouth. Hopefully, will bounce back to form here with conditions to her liking.

Yarborough 
Wed 16th Aug 2023
14:45, Salisbury

Yarborough was due to make his debut on Stewards' Cup day but his race was one of three abandoned on desperate ground after they ran the big race. He's a nicely-bred 2yo whose yearling price of 49k from Book 2 was much reduced to 20 grand when we bought him as a 2yo this spring. Interested to see how he shapes.

Clear Justice 
Wed 16th Aug 2023
14:15, Salisbury

Clear Justice has been beaten by similar distances in novice races over 6f at Newbury and then 5f at Lingfield. He reverts to the longer distance here but will need to make a big improvement to figure. He looks likely to be aiming at a nursery next time.

Reflex 
Tue 15th Aug 2023
19:30, Newcastle

Reflex ran very well at Wolves, showing that the penny is dropping. I think this stiff mile will suit him and it doesn't look the strongest race in the world. He should go close.

All About Alice 
Tue 15th Aug 2023
17:30, Lingfield

The luck turned for us when Mr Fayez won at Brighton. We had that little bit of luck in that they abandoned racing after his race and now he's won at Brighton, he's done and will be my riding horse and stable hack. All About Alice was about the worst affected when my horses were sick and you can forget her last run. She's in the best form now since I've had her, has a good jockey and stays very well. Hopeful.

Asense    WINNER! winner
Tue 15th Aug 2023
17:30, Lingfield

Asense is still a maiden after 14 runs. He has a couple of pounds to find with one or two in this 0-50 Classified, but they are all much of a muchness. Third in a big field at Windsor last time, he should stay this longer trip and Harry Davies is a strong booking for an apprentices' race.

Walderstern 
Tue 15th Aug 2023
16:20, Lingfield

Walderstern has not been easy to train as he has his own ideas about the world and he then picked up an injury in the spring. He's ready to run now but I expect him to be very green today. He will improve significantly for the run.

Bespoke 
Tue 15th Aug 2023
15:20, Lingfield

Bespoke ran poorly on debut but she is better than that and Catterick is a very tough course on which to start a career.. Lingfield's sharp 5f will suit her as she has tons of speed. She can outrun her odds.

Liberated Lad    WINNER! winner
Tue 15th Aug 2023
14:30, Nottingham

Liberated Lad is in great form at home and while he won a stable staff race at Newbury, otherwise he has been struggling to recapture his best form. This is not the strongest of contests and if he could get back to near his best he should be there or thereabouts.

Hallrose 
Mon 14th Aug 2023
19:00, Windsor

Hallrose ran very green on debut and is a slow burner. I expect her to have learnt plenty from that run and would like to see an improved performance today. Her life will get easier once she can run in handicaps.

Roberto Caro 
Mon 14th Aug 2023
17:30, Windsor

Roberto Caro has not been the most straightforward so he has a hood to keep his mind on the job on this debut. He will need to improve on what we've seen at home to make a winning start.

Daphne May 
Mon 14th Aug 2023
16:30, Kempton Park

Daphne May has proved to be a consistent and tough filly, winning five of her 13 races in 2023 while rising 20lb in the handicap. Every time she wins again, we wonder if we have reached her ceiling, but her win at Epsom last time suggests that may not be the case. Not an easy fillies' handicap to be top-weight in, but she's equally adept at AW as turf, and, who knows, she may make it six today.

Deceit 
Mon 14th Aug 2023
16:30, Kempton Park

Deceit joined us from Johnny Murtagh midway through last summer and we managed one disappointing run with her last August. Obviously, she may be fitter for the run after the time off, but we do think there is something to work on with her.

Silver Shamrock 
Mon 14th Aug 2023
15:55, Kempton Park

Silver Shamrock is a nice filly and is ready for the run. She has been working nicely but will probably come on for the experience and learn for the future.

Hurricane Kiko 
Mon 14th Aug 2023
14:45, Kempton Park

Hurricane Kiko is better on the all-weather. He returned to form on his latest run at Chelmsford and has also run well at Kempton before. Unfortunately, he has a difficult draw in 14 especially as he likes to run prominently so will need some luck.

Fitz Perfectly 
Mon 14th Aug 2023
14:45, Kempton Park

Fitz Perfectly is nowhere near as bad as she has been showing on the racetrack. I think I ran her over too far last time and I have a feeling she is better on all-weather. I think Kempton will suit and she has a lovely draw today. She's a massive price and I expect her to outrun those odds.

Stintino Sunset    WINNER! winner
Sun 13th Aug 2023
17:28, Leicester

Stintino Sunset has been running consistently all year without winning. She is 6lb better off with Premiership this time on Yarmouth form and this longer trip should suit her. Hopefully, the first-time hood will help and Hollie Doyle is a big positive.

Fascinating Lips 
Sun 13th Aug 2023
17:05, Windsor

Fascinating Lips didn't get a clear run last time when he would have been a good deal nearer and can now drop back into 0-65 class, admittedly under a big weight. Back at his ideal trip, he looks set for one of the principal placings.

Lowick    WINNER! winner
Sun 13th Aug 2023
17:05, Windsor

Lowick has been a bit disappointing and hasn't really built on the promise of her first run. The drop in grade should help.

Alibaba 
Sun 13th Aug 2023
16:58, Leicester

Alibaba has been progressing with each run since his return from injury and is now very well handicapped. With Sam also taking 7lb off, he should be thereabouts here.

Redhot Whisper    WINNER! winner
Sun 13th Aug 2023
14:58, Leicester

Redhot Whisper is a very nice horse who might want a little further in which case Leicester's stiff finish should help. We will learn plenty about him today but he's a nicely-bred colt who in time could be anything.

Stormingin 
Sun 13th Aug 2023
14:35, Windsor

The 10yo Stormingin has had a new lease of life his year and is a great ride for an amateur and Georgie fits the bill today. He has won two but there are a few of these in better form just now and we'll be delighted if he runs into a minor placing.

Cracked Up 
Sat 12th Aug 2023
17:35, Redcar

Cracked Up has shown very little so far in her career but this is her first time in a handicap and life should be much easier for her than in novices. I have no idea if she will stay the trip but she doesn't have the speed for shorter. The track will suit her.

Don't Tell Claire 
Sat 12th Aug 2023
16:10, Haydock

Don't Tell Claire deserves some black type having put up so many good performances over the years. This does look quite tough though and in her case, any rain would not help her cause.

Andaleep 
Sat 12th Aug 2023
14:45, Ascot

Andaleep has done nothing but improve since arriving with us. We thought a mark of 94 might be beyond him but he ran a belter last time out over 10f to be a narrowly-beaten 4th in a race that favoured horses racing handily. He has won over this far but we are slightly concerned that this stiff 12f may be beyond him. There's only one way to find out!

Soto Sizzler 
Sat 12th Aug 2023
14:45, Ascot

Soto Sizzler stopped very quickly, finishing tailed off at Goodwood. The post-race examination didn't show any abnormalities and he seems fine so takes his chance in this valuable race. He's one of the outsiders but if he could find his old form he wouldn't necessarily run like one.

Helm Rock 
Sat 12th Aug 2023
14:25, Haydock

Helm Rock has not matched his early-season form on his last couple of starts, but the best win of his career was over this course and distance. Any rain this morning would be a plus for him.

Evening Story 
Sat 12th Aug 2023
14:03, Redcar

Evening Story returns off a break in what looks an open maiden. She has a decent draw as she tries turf for the first time after three nice placed runs on AW last year.

Zainabb 
Sat 12th Aug 2023
13:55, Newmarket

Zainab is a nice filly that's ready to make her debut. Like all of my newcomers, she will improve for the run. She's well-balanced and a good mover so should handle conditions today.

Global Skies 
Fri 11th Aug 2023
18:35, Newmarket

Global Skies has done some nice work and while I'm not sure where he is in relation to his opposition, he goes well enough to warrant a first run at Newmarket. We are still learning about him as he is about his job but are expecting a nice debut all being well.

Moondial 
Fri 11th Aug 2023
17:05, Brighton

Non-runner - meeting abandoned

Reckon I'm Hot 
Fri 11th Aug 2023
16:35, Brighton

Non runner - meeting abandoned

Aira Force 
Fri 11th Aug 2023
16:00, Brighton

Non-runner - meeting abandoned

Miller Spirit 
Fri 11th Aug 2023
15:30, Brighton

Non-runner - meeting abandoned

My Chiquita 
Fri 11th Aug 2023
15:30, Brighton

Non-runner - meeting abandond

Mr Fayez    WINNER! winner
Fri 11th Aug 2023
14:30, Brighton

Mr Fayez has been picking up some prizemoney and we know he handles Brighton. What he needs is a pace collapse and that might happen with a big field today. I'd just like to get one more little win out of him, preferably this afternoon, and then he'll retire. He won't be going anywhere, though, he'll be the yard pony and my riding horse!

Atrium 
Thu 10th Aug 2023
20:30, Chepstow

Atrium won well at Donny last time when it was great to see him get his head back in front. I think he will like Chepstow and he seems in cracking order at home. He should go close tonight with a big prize at stake.

Systemic 
Thu 10th Aug 2023
20:23, Salisbury

Systemic was a winning hurdler last year but was out of form in both tries over jumps his year and finished last of 10 in his subsequent run on the flat. He has come down a fair bit in the handicap since we've had him, but you would prefer some more tangible encouragement on the track before getting too excited.

Southwold 
Thu 10th Aug 2023
20:15, Sandown

Southwold probably needed his first run back after a break and it's easy to forget it was also his first run on turf. He has a solid race record with two wins and three 3rds from his five starts which he can hopefully add to today

Beccara Rose 
Thu 10th Aug 2023
19:15, Sandown

Beccara Rose is very talented but is quite fragile hence she is still lightly raced. I'm sure she stays 10 furlongs but she gave herself no chance of getting home on her first attempt at Newbury. We won't be riding as aggressively this time around. I hope the ground doesn't dry out too much.

Shahbaz 
Thu 10th Aug 2023
19:00, Chepstow

Shahbaz should have won one of these Racing League prizes at Yarmouth two weeks ago when he got going too late. Every time I've tried him over 10f he has looked as though it stretches him but there was no doubt he looked like he needed further, He should go well.

I Still Have Faith 
Thu 10th Aug 2023
19:00, Chepstow

I Still Have Faith is an improving gelding going the right way, winning his last two in good style. The going is in his favour and he will love the long home straight. He's getting plenty of weight from the top ones and hopefully, he still has room off his revised mark. All being well should go close.

Quite A Dream 
Thu 10th Aug 2023
18:53, Salisbury

Quite A Dream, also a debutant, will know more about it after this first experience of the racecourse.

Sarasa 
Thu 10th Aug 2023
18:23, Salisbury

Sarasa is likely to need the experience and is best watched today.

Sagano    WINNER! winner
Thu 10th Aug 2023
17:45, Sandown

Sagano had fair form in France, encouraging David Dunsdon to buy him. He hasn't shown much in three runs but now he's down a few pounds, his owner, an experienced amateur for many years, can ride him for the first time. Hoping he'll run better than his odds.

Power of Darkness 
Thu 10th Aug 2023
17:30, Chepstow

Power Of Darkness has struggled since moving to my yard and I am no closer to finding the key to him. Hopefully, the addition of a visor will make a positive difference.

Brilliant Blue 
Thu 10th Aug 2023
17:00, Brighton

Brilliant Blue also ran here yesterday and in finishing 4th was probably under-achieving a shade. if he does stand his ground he can finish in the money again.

Voodoo Ray 
Thu 10th Aug 2023
16:30, Brighton

Voodoo Ray seemed to have everything going his way when a short-priced favourite for a similar event here yesterday but he was too free and faded to 4th. If he turns out again he would have to be a danger as long as he goes a little less keenly.

Reckon I'm Hot 
Thu 10th Aug 2023
16:30, Brighton

Our second contender Reckon I'm Hot is another who doesn't like winning, in his case 22 and counting. Two runs back on this course he was a good 2nd and with Harry Davies' 3lb to help, he is not without a chance.

Churchill Rose    WINNER! winner
Thu 10th Aug 2023
16:20, Yarmouth

Churchill Rose ran well in a much stronger race last time. I think this track suits her and she is versatile ground-wise. She can go well here.

Night Eagle    WINNER! winner
Thu 10th Aug 2023
16:00, Brighton

Night Eagle won at Epsom two runs back and while only 5th under the penalty six days later at Sandown, he was beaten less than three lengths. He runs now off the same mark as last time and while on his best form he can go close, he's probably more an each-way hope.

Corporate Raider 
Thu 10th Aug 2023
15:50, Yarmouth

Corporate Raider has been running well since being fitted with blinkers and employing front-running tactics. We are taking 7lb off with Sam Feilden so we hope he can make another good show.

Clenched 
Thu 10th Aug 2023
15:50, Yarmouth

Clenched joins Corporate Raider in this handicap for horses that have not won more than once. She didn't handle the very soft ground on her stable debut at Redcar. The conditions will be better today and Dylan has chosen to ride her so we are hoping for a better run.

Asense 
Thu 10th Aug 2023
15:30, Brighton

Asense is still a maiden after 14 runs, almost breaking the duck last time out last year when runner-up over 1m2f on this track. After a break, he has been gradually getting nearer, suggesting last time when 3rd at Windsor over just short of today's trip that the elusive first win could be imminent, hopefully today.

Boann 
Thu 10th Aug 2023
14:10, Nottingham

Everything went wrong for Boann on debut at Sandown but she does work nicely and we're expecting a better showing today although she will need the race a touch.

Crimson Spirit 
Thu 10th Aug 2023
14:10, Nottingham

Crimson Spirit was very green on debut, not unexpectedly, but looks to have learnt a bit from that experience and should be more professional here. The penny dropped as the race went on and he finished off quite nicely. We're hopeful of a better showing here.

Marsh Lock 
Wed 9th Aug 2023
20:30, Kempton Park

Marsh Lock has only been with me for four weeks but she has been going all right. While I haven't really got the handle on her, her mark of 68 may be about right. She could have each-way chances here.

Muy Barato 
Wed 9th Aug 2023
19:00, Kempton Park

Muy Barato is only bargain basement but is a quite well-related, tall colt who trains well and has done a barrier trial. He is drawn a bit wide on debut, but he should be staying on and will know what it is all about after tonight. He could even defy his odds if everything goes smoothly for him.

Trinidad Calypso 
Wed 9th Aug 2023
18:50, Yarmouth

Trinidad Calypso is having her second run and should have learnt plenty from the first. While she stays at 10f today, she will be better over 1m4f on soft ground and will be more competitive once handicapped.

Heer's Sadie    WINNER! winner
Wed 9th Aug 2023
17:30, Brighton

Heer's Sadie has been rejuvenated since running at Brighton where she is now two for two. She is in great form at home and Aidan Keeley retains the ride. She should be thereabouts again.

Brilliant Blue 
Wed 9th Aug 2023
17:30, Brighton

Brilliant Blue has been doing okay this year, principally over a mile, and might have been nearer last time when Tom, unfortunately, dropped his whip as the action was hotting up, fading to a close 3rd near home. Down to 7f, he must have a decent chance with his rider anxious to atone. Maybe he was making sure he didn't get a whip ban!

Voodoo Ray 
Wed 9th Aug 2023
17:00, Brighton

We have had a good year in 0-50 Classified races and Voodoo Ray has an excellent chance in this latest instalment at Brighton. A winner over this CD at the end of June when rated 46, Voodoo Ray then just failed to defy a penalty, finishing a close 3rd again over 7f here. Dropped 1lb for that, he therefore just sneaks into this third consecutive CD run and should make no mistake this time.

It's How We Roll    WINNER! winner
Wed 9th Aug 2023
16:10, Bath

It's How We Roll won at Windsor in June but has disappointed twice since. He is a previous course and distance winner though and if he could get the Windsor form back he would hold a good each-way chance.

Champagne City 
Wed 9th Aug 2023
15:50, Pontefract

Champagne City is in great form but can be difficult to predict. He has a little bit of weight to give away but seems in good health and hopefully should be bang there on a course he likes. He's an old monkey though.

Military Micki 
Wed 9th Aug 2023
14:50, Pontefract

Military Micki ran much too freely last time on debut in what was a fair race, the winner going on to follow up at Goodwood last week. This time he'll be dropped in trying to teach him something. While the horses haven't been showing it on the track yet they are looking better and once one of them wins, we'll have a few I'm sure.

Forest Demon 
Tue 8th Aug 2023
20:50, Chelmsford

Forest Demon just found an improver half a length too good for him last time when stepping up and getting cheek-pieces for the first time. A similar performance should see him go close once more.

Midnight Margarita 
Tue 8th Aug 2023
19:20, Chelmsford

Non-runner

Capricorn Prince 
Tue 8th Aug 2023
18:20, Chelmsford

You couldn't think of a better horse for a Fegentri Lady Amateur Riders' race than Capricorn Prince or indeed a more capable and experienced rider than Margaux Collomb. While at present 3rd in the standings for this year's series, she's within reach of the top and victory will put the French amateur there. Her career record of 23 wins from 194 rides is impressive in this context and she will I'm sure be delighted with what she finds in tonight's partner. Very hopeful.

Platinum Prince 
Mon 7th Aug 2023
20:30, Windsor

Platinum Prince has been coming steadily into form in his three runs this year. Unlucky when denied a run at a crucial stage when 3rd on the Lingfield AW last month, he deserves to get his head back in front tonight.

Pure Bubbles 
Mon 7th Aug 2023
20:00, Windsor

Pure Bubbles didn't show much in two runs in the second half of last season and he was ring-rusty and disappointing on his comeback around here two months ago. Needs to offer much more.

Faro De San Juan 
Mon 7th Aug 2023
16:30, Ripon

Faro De San Juan takes his chance at Ripon despite his lack-lustre run yesterday at Haydock. We held him up behind other horses yesterday and Greg said he was going so easily, loving the ground, but when he pulled him out he didn't go a yard. He might as well run today. he trotted up sound last night and again this morning and ate up. Even if he finishes last of four today, he will have picked up more in two days than for winning an ordinary handicap. He'll run his race and hopefully will enjoy the small field, but he's a hard one to trust.

Raimunda 
Sun 6th Aug 2023
18:15, Haydock

Raimundu won her maiden in similar conditions over course and distance last time and steps into handicap company for the first time. It's a valuable prize but she is progressing nicely, so fingers crossed.

Faro De San Juan 
Sun 6th Aug 2023
16:45, Haydock

Faro De San Juan has his ground, is in form at home, he looks well and I couldn't be happier. Grey knows him well and will be intent on getting cover early in the race, as he can be very free. I'm hopeful with place money down to 6th and only seven runners! He's in another almost as valuable race tomorrow and there are only four in that so hopefully, he can take in both.

Percy's Lad 
Sun 6th Aug 2023
16:00, Galway

Percy's Lad put in a strong performance when beaten only 3 1/4 lengths at Royal Ascot. This is an idiosyncratic track that should suit his run style and this has been his main target this season. He has form on all sorts of ground and does stay a mile so should be fine with conditions.

Guinness Affair    WINNER! winner
Sun 6th Aug 2023
14:45, Market Rasen

After a badly interrupted start to his career, Guinness Affair has been doing much better and after needing his comeback following a 600-day absence, he stripped fitter when bolting up in a bad race at Hexham. He needed to be tough and determined to defy a penalty last time at Newton Abbot. Now, up 4lb, he carries a lot of weight, but is the class horse in the race who can hopefully, continue his winning run.

Big Bard 
Sat 5th Aug 2023
19:45, Lingfield

Non-runner

Trussst In Me 
Sat 5th Aug 2023
18:45, Lingfield

Trussst In Me hasn't shown us much in her two starts to date. We are hoping for an improved showing, but things will get easier after this evening when she should be qualified to run in handicaps.

Moosmee 
Sat 5th Aug 2023
17:45, Lingfield

Moosmee is a course and distance winner here but that was some time ago. He loves wet ground and needs rain on the day so may well get conditions to suit. His good rider gets on well with him so he could spring a surprise if things went well for him.

One Step Beyond 
Sat 5th Aug 2023
17:20, Goodwood

Race abandoned

Red Cloud 
Sat 5th Aug 2023
16:45, Goodwood

Race abandoned

Our Papa Smurf 
Sat 5th Aug 2023
16:45, Goodwood

Race abandoned

Yarborough 
Sat 5th Aug 2023
16:45, Goodwood

Race abandoned

Gorak 
Sat 5th Aug 2023
15:35, Goodwood

Gorak has been an absolute star and I am totally convinced he has the speed for 6f. It is meant to rain heavily all morning which won't be a problem for him as he has form on heavy ground and it will bring out his stamina. I think he is a massive price.

He's A Latchico 
Sat 5th Aug 2023
14:25, Goodwood

He's A Latchico broke off from running on AW to win a couple of handicap hurdles off a low mark in late spring and, switched back to turf, ran away with a Sandown 1m6f handicap with ease. Up 8lb for that, the chances are he could have improved a good deal this summer and we are hopeful he can take advantage off bottom weight raised in class.

Willowbank 
Sat 5th Aug 2023
14:10, Doncaster

Willowbank has been incredibly disappointing on the track. She works well at home but seems to get everything the wrong way round when she gets to the races. The ground was far too quick for her last time when 5f was plenty sharp enough too. Conditions today are perfect and she should enjoy this course. I'm hoping the hood encourages her to settle better early on.

Confederation 
Fri 4th Aug 2023
20:05, Bath

This is an interesting race we've found for Confederation. He can run well in one race and less so the next and he's the same on the gallops with his work. Kieran will be positive on him tonight, getting him up there from the outset and hopefully, that will play to his strengths.

Power of Darkness 
Fri 4th Aug 2023
20:00, Newmarket

Power Of Darkness has slipped down to a very nice mark and seems to like Newmarket. He doesn't want the ground too soft so we will keep an eye on conditions.

Big Jimbo 
Fri 4th Aug 2023
19:35, Bath

Although Big Jimbo only finished 6th last time out over this CD, he was unlucky in running. With a clear run he should go very close and Hollie is a nice booking.

Big Bard 
Fri 4th Aug 2023
17:55, Bath

With three wins in his last four, Big Bard has to be the one to beat. Anna Gibson was among the winners last night and her 7lb is a handy asset. The fact Big Bard has won his last three on the turf with his only loss in that time on the Kempton AW is another positive.

Herecomesfreddie 
Fri 4th Aug 2023
17:10, Bangor

HerecomesFreddie has been lightly-raced and his comeback run in June after a wind-op and layoff wasn't especially encouraging. He will need to do much better to figure today.

Bucko's Boy 
Fri 4th Aug 2023
15:20, Bangor

Bucko's Boy won his bumper and maiden hurdle and has been largely consistent since.  Placed in several decent handicaps, he deservedly got his head in front at Newton Abbot last summer. He needed his seasonal debut and wasn't beaten far last time but he was making a noise. We've done his wind since and he should be in the mix once again.

Sholokhov Cocktail 
Fri 4th Aug 2023
14:45, Bangor

Sholokhov Cocktail wasn't beaten too far in a bumper on debut and although she isn't blessed with a huge amount of talent, she was 2nd on her hurdles debut. She should have improved for that experience and this doesn't look a strong race so chances.

Aggagio 
Fri 4th Aug 2023
13:50, Goodwood

Aggagio has a great record at Goodwood where he is always to be feared. Unproven at today's trip which will be tough to last under these ground conditions, there has to be a doubt about his getting home.

Desfondado 
Thu 3rd Aug 2023
20:00, Epsom

Desfondado won readily here last time and should be thereabouts again under similar conditions. Up 7lb, which will make things tougher in a slightly stronger and more competitive race, but he will be full of confidence and seems in great shape.

Daphne May    WINNER! winner
Thu 3rd Aug 2023
17:48, Epsom

Daphne May has been kept busy since joining the yard and has won three times. There was no disgrace in her latest 2nd over 1m4f at Newbury. The previous time she won over that trip on this track in similar going and is just as effective over 2f shorter. We're taking off 7lb and Anna is developing quite nicely, so that should be a positive.

Really Darn Hot 
Thu 3rd Aug 2023
17:20, Goodwood

Really Darn Hot has been shaping okay and we think she might be challenging for 3rd, 4th or 5th. It's probably a decent race and she might not know quite enough to do any better. I hope she will though!

Novus    WINNER! winner
Thu 3rd Aug 2023
16:45, Goodwood

Novus ran a blinder in 2nd here on Tuesday when running from a wide draw in a big field. She was going on nicely at the finish and will not mind the more testing ground as she won on soft here at the spring meeting. If she has come out of Tuesday in good fettle she should be hard to beat.

Alpha Crucis 
Thu 3rd Aug 2023
16:45, Goodwood

Non-runner

Macho Sun 
Thu 3rd Aug 2023
16:25, Nottingham

Macho Sun has been running consistently well this year without winning, but he looks like he needs this step up in trip now. He must have soft ground, so that will be ideal and he should have each-way chances once more.

Monkey Miss 
Thu 3rd Aug 2023
14:05, Nottingham

Monkey Miss is a sharp filly who has pace. It's her first day at school so she will learn plenty and we're not one hundred percent sure on the ground. On the positive side, her mother handled cut so we'll learn on that front too.

Silver Sword 
Thu 3rd Aug 2023
13:50, Goodwood

Silver Sword has been aimed at this race for some time. He's a winner on AW and on fast ground last time at Pontefract. What he'll make of heavy ground is anyone's guess. He's in great form and it depends entirely on how he acts, whether he wins or finishes tailed off.

Scotch Mist 
Wed 2nd Aug 2023
20:42, Leicester

Scotch Mist is still unexposed. She has been crying out for 1m4f plus and soft ground. Hopefully, the rain comes and while she may be better than her mark, she could be caught out by a well-handicapped three-year-old. Each-way chance.

Liberated Lad 
Wed 2nd Aug 2023
20:42, Leicester

Liberated Lad lost his way a little bit but hopefully, the step back up to 1m4f will spark some improvement. The ground is a concern though.

Italian Magic 
Wed 2nd Aug 2023
20:32, Sandown

Italian Magic found the ground far too quick at Newbury last time so the predicted soft going should be much more to his liking. I do not know at this stage what his ideal trip is but every jockey that rides him thinks he wants further than a mile.

Teraabb 
Wed 2nd Aug 2023
18:52, Sandown

Teraabb is a lovely 2yo who has been working well at home. Like all of mine, I expect him to improve for the outing but he is ready to run a nice race. There is plenty of rain forecast and I have no idea what he will think of soft ground.

College Oak 
Tue 1st Aug 2023
19:05, Worcester

Our second runner College Oak is from the family of the wonderful Best Mate. He won a bumper and a novice hurdle before winning a competitive handicap at Ascot. He didn't take to fences so back over hurdles, won again last summer. Off with an injury since, he returns to give the young lads in the yard a chance.

Sea The Clouds 
Tue 1st Aug 2023
19:05, Worcester

Sea The Clouds won a bumper and then a novice hurdle on jumping debut last summer and has been placed frequently since. We are stepping him up in trip in the hope it will eke out a bit of improvement. Not without a chance if he stays and possibly the better of our two runners.

Ironhill    WINNER! winner
Tue 1st Aug 2023
18:30, Worcester

Ironhill didn't show much first time out and we'll need a big step up even though this looks a very ordinary race.

Can't Beat History 
Tue 1st Aug 2023
18:00, Worcester

Can't Beat History didn't achieve much over hurdles. The hope is that starting from a low mark, he might do better as a chaser.

Reckon I'm Hot 
Tue 1st Aug 2023
17:55, Yarmouth

Reckon I'm Hot has been running well but stubbornly continues to find one to beat him. Last time at Brighton he was runner-up to a course specialist in a similar Classified stakes to this over 6f but has the speed to be competitive at this drop to the minimum trip. Maybe it's his day at the 22nd time of asking!

Arbennig    WINNER! winner
Tue 1st Aug 2023
17:30, Worcester

A good winner over fences last summer, Arbennig made a decent return this time in 3rd under our 10lb claimer and then won on rain-softened ground at Uttoxeter two runs back. Up 7lb for that, he fell at halfway three weeks ago but thankfully is none the worse. This doesn't look a strong race and he should run well this evening.

Stintino Sunset 
Tue 1st Aug 2023
17:20, Yarmouth

Stintino Sunset ran well again last time but is hard to win with. We are trying a hood in the hope it will bring out some improvement. She will love any soft ground.

Novus    WINNER! winner
Tue 1st Aug 2023
17:05, Goodwood

Novus won over 7f here at the May meeting and is only 2lb higher. She should not be troubled by the extra furlong but the draw in 15 is not ideal in this bumper field and Tom will need to keep her clear of trouble if she is to figure at the finish.

Corporate Raider 
Tue 1st Aug 2023
16:10, Yarmouth

Corporate Raider has improved for the fitting of blinkers and a positive ride. He is still able to run in the same grade albeit there's a big field here. He loves Yarmouth so we hope he has an each-way chance again.

Marbaan 
Tue 1st Aug 2023
16:00, Goodwood

Marbaan ran a career-best two starts ago at Salisbury, splitting two horses that have won and finished 2nd in Group 1 sprints. He then ran no race at Ascot where the race wasn't run to suit. He has won over course and distance so we know he loves the track. He wouldn't want the ground too soft, I'll be happy with good to soft.

Soto Sizzler 
Tue 1st Aug 2023
14:50, Goodwood

Soto Sizzler may be an 8yo now but still has plenty of ability as he showed with a good 3rd at Epsom's Spring meeting, a regular stopping-off point over the years. He does have a win at Goodwood on his record - five years ago at this meeting - and it would not be too much of a shock if he ran in the money today.

Grand Duchess Olga 
Tue 1st Aug 2023
14:35, Beverley

Grand Duchess Olga is making her debut for the yard. She ran well last time for her previous stable at Bath. Conditions should suit here and it looks a weak selling handicap so we hope she will be thereabouts.

Closeness 
Mon 31st Jul 2023
20:12, Ffos Las

This will be the final run for Closeness before she heads off to the paddocks. This looks a fair enough opening and Jack Mitchell, who rode her last time, thought she would appreciate easier going.

Proud Fairy 
Mon 31st Jul 2023
20:02, Lingfield

Proud Fairy drew away from her field here five days ago to gain her second career win. She gets a 5lb penalty but Harry takes 3lb off and he got a good tune out of her last time. It's slightly shorter tonight but that should not be a problem and I'm guessing her mark will go up by at least 5lb, probably a bit more, so we're striking while the iron's hot.

Spanish Mane    WINNER! winner
Mon 31st Jul 2023
20:02, Lingfield

Spanish Mane bounced back to form over this CD two runs back with Josie Gordon in the saddle and then followed up with another good run over the CD. but under a different rider. There are a couple of probable improving 3yo's to beat in this fillies' handicap, but Josie is back on board, so we hope she has an each-way chance.

Art De Vivre 
Mon 31st Jul 2023
19:42, Ffos Las

Art De Vivre improved significantly from her debut to post a good effort at Goodwood last time. She should have no problem with the drop back to 12 furlongs but the ground is an unknown. On pedigree, she should be fine and both jockeys felt she would improve for some cut in the ground but you never know until you try it.

Alibaba 
Mon 31st Jul 2023
19:32, Lingfield

Alibaba showed signs of returning to form when 3rd at Beverley two runs ago and had excuses for his poor effort last time when he suffered from heat stress on a very hot day. He is now 10lb lower than his last winning mark and should have a great chance of bouncing back.

Magic Memories 
Mon 31st Jul 2023
18:57, Lingfield

Magic Memories improved for the step up to a mile from seven furlongs last time at Windsor, finishing a close 3rd. We are reverting to 7f here and with the overnight rain on Lingfield's turf course, and a likely fast-run race, it will be a fair test. We're trying him in a tongue-tie. A handful of these have handicap marks and his is just the highest. Each-way chances in a trappy novice contest.

Smokey Malone 
Mon 31st Jul 2023
18:22, Lingfield

Smokey Malone has been very consistent this year and he probably wasn't suited by the softer ground and slow pace last time. He has a good draw on the inside to get plenty of cover and is in the right grade. He is in great form at home and should be thereabouts.

Roman Tempest 
Mon 31st Jul 2023
18:22, Lingfield

Roman Tempest has been tried over a variety of distances and has never shown much on the track. Better ground will suit him and the longer distance may help. Hard to recommend, but he is a good galloper and might turn the corner once he gets his confidence.

Lady Clemmie 
Mon 31st Jul 2023
17:52, Lingfield

Lady Clemmie has been a little disappointing because her homework has always been good. She did run a better race here at Lingfield in blinkers but didn't get home over the 1m2f so the drop back to 1m1f should help. Just hoping for some improvement.

Phantom Gold    WINNER! winner
Mon 31st Jul 2023
17:00, Newton Abbot

Phantom Gold is a nice horse who seems in good form at home. He won his point-to-point bumper well at Larkhill and we are hoping to see a bold show from him on Rules debut.

Cellar Club 
Mon 31st Jul 2023
17:00, Newton Abbot

Cellar Club is a filly making her debut from a jumping family. She will probably be better for this first experience of the racetrack.

Donnie Azoff    WINNER! winner
Mon 31st Jul 2023
14:10, Newton Abbot

Donnie Azoff has had an interrupted career but won a maiden hurdle in the spring, then disappointed on handicap debut when he seemed not to handle Hexham. Switched to fences he was a creditable 2nd on debut and again next time, but his jumping wasn't the most convincing last time when he made a race-ending error at the 4th last fence. We're going back over hurdles and he carries a penalty but he has the best form on offer so if he stays the trip he should have every chance of defying it.

It's How We Roll 
Sat 29th Jul 2023
20:30, Windsor

It's How We Roll didn't come back right after his last run at Bath, but before that, he won over this CD, for the third time. He seems to be in good order again and has each-way claims in an open handicap.

Fiscal Policy 
Sat 29th Jul 2023
20:15, Salisbury

Fiscal Policy has been running well this season with a win and three 2nd places from only four starts. He arguably could have won any or all the races he was beaten in too, although he doesn't always help himself.

Larrsen 
Sat 29th Jul 2023
20:00, Windsor

Larrsen seemed to enjoy good to soft ground when winning over this trip two runs ago at Bath and disappointed in the follow-up attempt back on AW at Kempton. Tonight's conditions at Windsor should be similar to Bath and that gives Larrsen a chance of returning to form, albeit off 6lb higher

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Tan Rapido    WINNER! winner
Sat 29th Jul 2023
18:30, Windsor

Tan Rapido made a lovely debut at Newcastle when 2nd in a strong race. He has loads of pace so a sharp 5f won't be a problem at all. He's a very straightforward horse and I expect him to go close.

Lucky's Dream 
Sat 29th Jul 2023
15:55, Newcastle

Lucky's Dream is in good form. Epsom didn't suit him the last day and he's a much better horse on all-weather than turf. He seems still to retain his ability and we're anticipating a good show depending on the pace of the race.

Wynter Wildes    WINNER! winner
Sat 29th Jul 2023
15:55, Newcastle

Wynter Wildes has a very good record at Newcastle and seems to love the all-weather. My apprentice has won on her in the past and as she has been in good order at home, she can go well.

Tawalla 
Sat 29th Jul 2023
15:25, Newmarket

Tamalla has improved and improved again this year and should suit Newmarket. Any cut in the ground is a positive and he will have no problems with the undulations. It's a competitive race but he has every chance.

Kodi Lion 
Sat 29th Jul 2023
14:35, Newcastle

Kodi Lion is a nice two-year-old who has been working well at home. Seven furlongs at Newcastle is ideal and he has a decent draw in the middle of the pack. He can make a nice debut.

Appellant 
Sat 29th Jul 2023
13:15, Ascot

Appellant made a lovely debut at Ayr recently when he looked like he would improve significantly for the run. The softer the better for him and a stiff 6f should suit well. It's a tough race but he has good form and can go well.

Moondial 
Fri 28th Jul 2023
19:20, Chepstow

Non-runner

Havana Smoke 
Fri 28th Jul 2023
17:52, Newmarket

Havana Smoke is a colt by Havana Grey bought at the breeze-ups. He has shaped nicely but first time out in a big field won't be easy.

Rusheen Boy 
Fri 28th Jul 2023
17:52, Newmarket

Rusheen Boy improved from his first to second run. This will qualify him for a handicap mark after which he should be competitive in nurseries.

Presently    WINNER! winner
Fri 28th Jul 2023
17:04, Uttoxeter

Presently shaped nicely on debut under Brian Hughes and he was keen to ride again.

Lil Guff 
Fri 28th Jul 2023
16:45, Ascot

Lil Guff seems best at 5f now and her run over 6f last time is probably best ignored. Her form over the minimum has been excellent and she's looking for win number three. Hopeful.

Holy Fire 
Fri 28th Jul 2023
16:45, Ascot

Holy Fire has rarely put a foot wrong in five starts but this will be her first-ever run on turf. Nothing at home has suggested she wouldn't be as good as she is on AW but I just wanted to avoid either extreme of ground. The drop to a stiff 5f will be no problem at all. She can go well.

Cruise 
Fri 28th Jul 2023
16:45, Ascot

Non-runner

The Whipmaster 
Fri 28th Jul 2023
15:35, Ascot

The Whipmaster has run twice recently at Windsor with contrasting results. He won nicely there in June before a lack-lustre showing early this month. We've freshened him up and hopefully, we will see his best side in this tricky handicap.

Oliver Sherwood
Mystic Man 
Fri 28th Jul 2023
15:20, Uttoxeter

Mystic Man runs in a novice handicap chase over 3m. He has been a revelation since going chasing and although he has won two average races, he’s done it well. His confidence after his first win was sky-high and he was more impressive last time at Fakenham when making all the running and jumping extremely nicely. He hasn’t run since then because poor Ben had an emergency operation to remove his appendix, from which thankfully he has recovered pretty quickly.

Love You Darling 
Fri 28th Jul 2023
14:35, Thirsk

Love you Darling has plenty of ability but for whatever reason I don't think she tried too hard at Newmarket but she kept going towards the line. Blinkers seem to have sharpened her up a bit at home and we are hoping for a big run.

Gutsy Girl 
Fri 28th Jul 2023
13:50, Ascot

Gutsy Girl is a filly we like a lot. Her work has been good at home and the 6f at Ascot should suit her perfectly. I'm hoping the ground dries out a bit as she wouldn't want it soft. Jamie has ridden her at home and knows her well.

Ar El Bee 
Fri 28th Jul 2023
13:35, Uttoxeter

Ar El Bee is having his second outing for me over hurdles having run eight times on the flat without success. He is a keen-going type who jumps perfectly well but he does need to learn to relax. I think he will fare better once handicapped.

 

Daphne May 
Thu 27th Jul 2023
20:45, Newbury

Daphne May is turning into quite a money-spinner for the yard, her win at Epsom early last month her third success of the year. Up 5lb tonight, she will have the ground to her liking and cannot be ignored.

Cumulonimbus    WINNER! winner
Thu 27th Jul 2023
20:30, Yarmouth

Cumulonimbus just keeps improving and was a decent third in a very strong handicap last time out. I have a sneaky feeling he is better over ten furlongs and he has won over this course and distance. Frankie will suit him well and the rain is not an issue.

Andaleep 
Thu 27th Jul 2023
20:30, Yarmouth

Andaleep put up a career-best last time out and was hit hard by the handicapper. It's great that he has improved 2st since joining the yard, but he now does need to compete at a higher level. That said, considering the money on offer, this is not as strong a contest as it could have been and given he's in great form, we're hopeful of picking up a slice of it. Probably wouldn't want it too soft though. 

Ace Rothstein 
Thu 27th Jul 2023
20:30, Yarmouth

Non-runner

Cardano 
Thu 27th Jul 2023
20:00, Yarmouth

Cardano is in great form and I'm hopeful of a big run and a step forward from Windsor. The ground will be kinder for him tonight than at Windsor.

Helm Rock 
Thu 27th Jul 2023
19:00, Yarmouth

Helm Rock drops back in trip and while his best form to date has been over a mile he often travels very well and the excellent prize money on offer makes this worth giving a go. The softer it becomes the more of a test it will be and the better his chances as a result.

Shahbaz 
Thu 27th Jul 2023
18:30, Yarmouth

Shahbaz has to have soft ground and I am delighted the rain has come for him. I didn't feel like he was putting in 120% last time at Ayr which is why I have upgraded the cheek-pieces to a visor. A straight track suits him and he has more than enough speed for a mile.

Mrs Meader 
Thu 27th Jul 2023
18:15, Newbury

Mes Meader has been running consistently well this year without winning. Back on her favourite track on soft ground and with Ross on board, she can hopefully get back to winning ways.

Warning Sign 
Thu 27th Jul 2023
18:15, Newbury

David Dunsdon knows more about race riding than I do training! He is sure to give Warning Sign a competent ride and maybe encourage him back to his fine first-time-out run at Doncaster this spring. Less impressive twice since, he's dropping down the handicap and could go well at this level.

Faro De San Juan 
Thu 27th Jul 2023
18:00, Yarmouth

I told Micky Quinn (our Racing League team manager) that I had one for Yarmouth, especially if they get the rain. It's soft now so there will be no excuses for Faro De San Juan. Very confident of a big run.

Lowick 
Thu 27th Jul 2023
16:55, Sandown

Lowick made a promising debut but hasn't run so well since albeit that last time she travelled very well before failing to stay. She should enjoy the ground and the switch to handicap company is a plus too.

Silastar 
Thu 27th Jul 2023
16:20, Sandown

Non-runner

Shuwari    WINNER! winner
Thu 27th Jul 2023
15:15, Sandown

After 14 mils of rain, I'm debating whether to run Shuwari, who won so nicely first time at Newbury. I'm edging towards not running but will decide a little later on. If she were to run I would be very hopeful.

Romanova 
Thu 27th Jul 2023
15:15, Sandown

Romanova is no star but she goes okay and is ready for this first run. I thought after all the rain, one or two could be pulling out and hopefully, she might run into a place. If it doesn't happen like that, no problem as she's making a debut on a nice track.

Kings Valley    WINNER! winner
Thu 27th Jul 2023
14:40, Sandown

Kings Valley has shown promise on the gallops. He will improve for the outing but may know his job better than some of these later developers. Small each-way chance.

Ace Rothstein 
Wed 26th Jul 2023
20:40, Sandown

We're just getting to know Ace Rothstein a bit better having taken him over in the spring. He's had a couple of runs and can now go off 4lb lower. Expecting a much-improved run, so each-way chances at a big price.

Spirit Of Breeze    WINNER! winner
Wed 26th Jul 2023
20:20, Leicester

Spirit Of Breeze has been gradually finding his feet in handicaps. After easing down to 62, he ran his best race yet when 2nd on turf at Lingfield, and off the same mark, could well step into pride of place.

Gozo 
Wed 26th Jul 2023
20:10, Sandown

Gozo ran very well when 5th in a Heritage handicap at Newmarket and he has come out of it in great form. He's taken a step forward from that and I think we still haven't got to the bottom of him.

Fascinating Lips 
Wed 26th Jul 2023
19:40, Sandown

Fascinating Lips was consistent on the flat last year and ended the campaign with a single easy win over hurdles. He's back after a promising return at Kempton a month ago and should be much more competitive tonight.

Hallrose 
Wed 26th Jul 2023
18:10, Leicester

Hallrose has had a few niggles hence she is only just making it to a racetrack now. I have been pleased with her work recently and she will love the soft ground. Five furlongs could be plenty sharp enough and I expect her to improve a lot for the run.

Night Eagle 
Wed 26th Jul 2023
18:00, Sandown

Night Eagle struck form at Epsom last week. He gets a 5lb penalty and in a big field of generally out-of-form opponents, is probably the one to beat. Hopeful.

Proud Fairy    WINNER! winner
Wed 26th Jul 2023
17:40, Lingfield

Proud Fairy won and was placed in the autumn last year and was not disgraced on her recent comeback after her long absence. She should find a few pounds and that could well bring her into the argument.

Atwixaday 
Wed 26th Jul 2023
17:25, Bath

Atwixaday went through his qualifying runs without much impact and the same has been true of his first two handicaps. Now down another 6lb, gelded and with a first-time visor, the time has come for some meaningful improvement.

Anificas Beauty 
Wed 26th Jul 2023
17:10, Lingfield

Anificas Beauty ran three good races at Chelmsford in the spring, winning the first two, but then missed the break last time and never got involved. After a short rest, she could bounce back with another good run.

Dirham Emirati    WINNER! winner
Wed 26th Jul 2023
16:50, Bath

Dirham Emirati came good last time after a gradual return to decent form. That was over 1m5f on this course and he should have no problem going up one more furlong. The 3lb rise should not be a worry either.

Battleofbaltimore 
Wed 26th Jul 2023
16:40, Lingfield

The horses were coughing for a couple of weeks, causing us to lose a number of nice opportunities but they've been clear for a week. Battleofbaltimore has shown promise on both starts and is the type to keep improving. I hope he can win this.

Clear Justice 
Wed 26th Jul 2023
16:40, Lingfield

Clear Justice is from a fast family and by a high-class sprint sire. He found it all happening too quickly for him on debut at Newbury, but will know more about it today.

Edgewater Drive 
Wed 26th Jul 2023
16:40, Lingfield

Edgewater Drive did everything wrong on debut, starting slowly, then going too free before running out of steam. He needs to show he has learnt from that. Best watched.

Ciara Pearl 
Wed 26th Jul 2023
14:30, Bath

Ciara Pearl is a half-sister to Zulu Girl, who won four races from the yard. Generally, it's a family that comes into its own at four, so we have been patient with her but she's ready to start now. Ciara Pearl will come on for the race but she has ability so hopefully she can be competitive if able to overcome her inexperience.

Hurricane Kiko    WINNER! winner
Tue 25th Jul 2023
20:50, Chelmsford

Hurricane Kiko started the season too high in the handicap after winning last year. He is back at Chelmsford where he won over course and distance. Now dropped a few pounds and down in class he should be competitive again. He has an each-way chance, hopefully.

Semser 
Tue 25th Jul 2023
19:50, Chelmsford

Semser is prone to starting slowly and that was the case last time on Lingfields's turf track. Three runs back he won over CD here and that brought his Chelsmford record to 2 from 2. It would be no shock if he were to make it three.

Reflex    WINNER! winner
Tue 25th Jul 2023
19:30, Wolverhampton

Reflex has been very disappointing so far but a drop to handicaps should make life easier. An extended mile around Wolves should suit, but he needs to break well. I am hoping the visor will sharpen him up.

Brilliant Blue 
Mon 24th Jul 2023
20:50, Windsor

Brilliant Blue is still a maiden after 15 races but he has a few 2nd places on his card and surely that first success should not be too far away. It won't be easy in this big field but he has to hold a chance of getting in amongst them.

Tan Rapido 
Mon 24th Jul 2023
17:55, Beverley

Tan Rapido ran a cracker on debut at Newcastle, just failing to beat a horse with previous experience. He seems to have taken his race really well and we think the ground will be fine although we will check before he leaves for the races. He has a good draw and Callum Shepherd knows him well.

Phantom Gold 
Sun 23rd Jul 2023
16:52, Stratford upon Avon

Non-runner

Coastal Sun    WINNER! winner
Sun 23rd Jul 2023
14:20, Stratford upon Avon

A claimer winner for her previous UK yard, this ex-French filly hasn't shown much since joining us. Her mark has dropped accordingly and while this looks competitive for the grade, she should have some sort of chance off bottomweight. When a race falls right for her, she'll look half decent.

Raimunda    WINNER! winner
Sat 22nd Jul 2023
20:30, Haydock

Raimunda returns to Haydock and drops back to a mile having run similarly at both the mile and ten furlongs around here on her first two starts. The likely testing conditions are a question but she should see it out.

Atrium 
Sat 22nd Jul 2023
19:45, Doncaster

Atrium ran a cracker in the Royal Hunt Cup and we think he is well worth a try over shorter. The cheek-pieces seemed to sharpen him up and any rain will be a positive.

Kodi Lion 
Sat 22nd Jul 2023
19:15, Doncaster

Kodi Lion is a nice 2yo who is ready to run. Like all of mine she will improve for the race but I would like to see a nice debut today.

Don't Tell Claire 
Sat 22nd Jul 2023
17:20, Newbury

Don't Tell Claire was an agonising 2nd at Royal Ascot and this track should play to her strengths. Blinkers replace cheek-pieces and with regular partner Jack Mitchell unavailable, William Buick is in the saddle.

I Still Have Faith 
Sat 22nd Jul 2023
16:50, Newmarket

I Still Have Faith came out of his win at Nottingham in good order. The July Course track should suit him and hopefully, he can go in again.

Clenched 
Sat 22nd Jul 2023
16:50, Newmarket

We bought Clenched late last year and we gave her a break to strengthen up. She looks great now and is ready for a run. We will be learning plenty about her with this run so she is probably best watched today.

Cloudbreaker    WINNER! winner
Sat 22nd Jul 2023
16:15, Newmarket

Cloudbreaker ran a great race at Royal Ascot from an awful draw. This is a tough Listed race but conditions are perfect and she can go well.

Sea The Clouds 
Sat 22nd Jul 2023
14:05, Market Rasen

Non-runner

Trinidad Calypso 
Fri 21st Jul 2023
16:00, Nottingham

Trinidad Calypso has taken time to get to the track but she's a nice filly - by Roaring Lion out of a Frankel mare - and will improve for the run. She will enjoy soft ground.

Macho Sun 
Fri 21st Jul 2023
15:25, Nottingham

Macho Sun has been running consistently this year without winning. He has now dropped into this grade (0-65) for the first time. He needs soft ground and has run well at the track this year so hopefully, he has an each-way chance again.

Military Micki 
Fri 21st Jul 2023
14:15, Nottingham

Military Micki is a nice filly by Oasis Dream from a decent family. She will benefit from this debut run.

Southwold 
Fri 21st Jul 2023
14:05, Haydock

Southwold returns from a break in what looks an ordinary contest. He's working nicely at home and our main concern is the soft ground. It will also be his first run on turf.

Night Eagle    WINNER! winner
Thu 20th Jul 2023
20:40, Epsom

Night Eagle won a couple of handicaps last summer including over this course and distance. He has been slow to come to hand this year, finishing 5th on both starts to date. He will need to step up to get his head in front tonight.

Larrsen 
Thu 20th Jul 2023
20:05, Epsom

Non-runner

Muy Muy Guapo 
Thu 20th Jul 2023
20:05, Epsom

Muy Muy Guapo is still a maiden and really needs some cut in the ground, but his home track is riding well and has been watered since last week's rain. He has plenty of ability and 7f will suit him nicely round here so he could easily get involved at a big price.

Teeceethree 
Thu 20th Jul 2023
19:50, Worcester

Teeceethree is out of a four-time winning mare we trained when we started out. A 4yo, she's by Native Ruler, a brother to St Leger winner Sixties Icon. Fourth on racecourse debut, she improved on that to win a bumper and then was 2nd in her first two hurdles, improving in the second of them. She should appreciate a longer trip, although going up to 3m is a big step. It doesn't look the strongest of races, so she should have her chance.

Ectocross 
Thu 20th Jul 2023
19:35, Epsom

Ectocross won readily here last week and should go well again. Conditions tonight will be different as he's up in class and the ground will be a lot quicker. That said, he stayed on in great style and it would be no surprise to see him follow up at his home track.

Let It Shine    WINNER! winner
Thu 20th Jul 2023
18:45, Worcester

Let It Shine travelled well for a long way last time before weakening quickly. This race looks a lot stronger but he did show promise and if he can build on that he could run into a place at a big price. Trip and ground should be ideal.

Rey De La Batalla 
Thu 20th Jul 2023
18:30, Epsom

Ray De La Batalla made a promising debut on the all-weather and there's no reason why he shouldn't progress from that. Conditions are different tonight but he remains an interesting prospect and is likely to be involved if he is fit enough and handles the track.

Roundabout Silver 
Thu 20th Jul 2023
17:55, Epsom

Roundabout Silver is a great type who ran well enough at Brighton last time. Likely to be thereabouts at a big price, racing in his back garden here. He's teaming up in this apprentices' race with his only previous successful partner, Paddy Bradley, who is having a brilliant season with 15 wins so far.

Stintino Sunset    WINNER! winner
Thu 20th Jul 2023
17:25, Leicester

Stintino Sunset is consistent but is hard to win with. She seems better on turf with cut in the ground. This is a big competitive field for the grade so we are just hoping for a good run.

Liberated Lad 
Thu 20th Jul 2023
17:10, Chepstow

Liberated Lad is stepping back a long way in trip after tackling two miles last time. We are hoping he will settle and show an improved performance.

Fen Tiger 
Thu 20th Jul 2023
16:50, Leicester

Fen Tiger has been a bit disappointing this year but he did go off too quickly last time. He probably doesn't stay further than 1m4f either so this looks ideal and he has already won over the CD this year. Hopefully, he is handicapped to bounce back.

Dalatara 
Thu 20th Jul 2023
16:40, Chepstow

Dalatara should appreciate the step up in trip and the drop into handicap company. She's gained experience with her novice runs and needs to translate that into results.

Scotch Mist 
Thu 20th Jul 2023
16:15, Leicester

Scotch Mist makes her handicap debut here and we think she is just about on the right mark. She needs soft ground and this is probably her minimum trip, but we hope she has an each-way chance.

Mr Fayez 
Wed 19th Jul 2023
19:00, Wolverhampton

Mr Fayez finally got his head in front last time, I must admit surprising me more than a little. He's always been a horse that worked better than he performed on the track, but now he's won a race, we have to hope he can do it again.

Big Jimbo 
Wed 19th Jul 2023
16:30, Bath

Big Jimbo had a win and two 2nd places on AW in a busy spell at the start of the year but has been less convincing in two runs since. Now after a break, he can return fresh to this modest handicap and can make a bold bid for a place at least.

Jersey Wonder 
Wed 19th Jul 2023
16:10, Uttoxeter

Jersey Wonder needed the run last time much more than I had expected but he's much fitter now. Whether that means he can win I'm not sure as he knows more about the game than all of us! We're winding down with just a couple of runners before the end of the month still to come and I take up my post as Harry Derham's assistant on August 1.

Capricorn Prince    WINNER! winner
Wed 19th Jul 2023
16:00, Bath

It's three years almost to the day since Capricorn Prince last won a race on turf - his only such success and it was over a 1f shorter trip on this course. Since then he has become a Lingfield AW specialist but he does run okay elsewhere and there's no reason why he could not perform well again on this quirky circuit.

Crimson Spirit 
Wed 19th Jul 2023
15:30, Bath

Crimson Spirit makes his debut and is expected to come on for the experience. He is a work in progress but should make up into a nice horse.

Big Bard    WINNER! winner
Tue 18th Jul 2023
20:30, Nottingham

Big Bard improved to win a couple of handicaps in the spring. He had a break before attempting the hat-trick in an amateur riders' race around Lingfield and was always positioned wide of the field before staying on to be nearest at the finish in a close 5th. Obvious chance to figure at the business end.

Fierce    WINNER! winner
Tue 18th Jul 2023
19:30, Nottingham

Fierce has been running well in handicaps this year, all three times finishing in the money. The last time he tried maiden company he was a little disappointing but this looks within his reach and he has far more experience than the rest of these.

The Eventmaster 
Tue 18th Jul 2023
19:10, Southwell

The Eventmaster was a cheap buy at the sales last autumn. He still has plenty to learn abour racing. We are looking forward to getting him on the racecourse.

Moosmee 
Tue 18th Jul 2023
14:15, Lingfield

Moosmee seems to be settling into his new distance in recent starts and confirmed this when taking minor honours in a similar race here last time. Drawn wide so needs things to go right for him, but he seems in great shape and could easily be involved if he gets a good run round.

Forest Demon    WINNER! winner
Mon 17th Jul 2023
20:40, Windsor

Forest Demon steps up in trip by a couple of furlongs this evening and gets first-time cheek-pieces. It's never ideal to try both changes simultaneously but he has looked a couple of times as though they would help him as he's pretty laid back. The extra distance should be a positive, too.

A Sure Welcome 
Mon 17th Jul 2023
19:10, Windsor

Non-runner

Champagne City 
Mon 17th Jul 2023
18:00, Wolverhampton

Non-runner

Fortunate Fred 
Mon 17th Jul 2023
14:15, Newton Abbot

Fortunate Fred is from a winning French jumps family. After finishing 3rd in both his bumpers, he has since been placed in five of his seven hurdles starts. He lacked fluency when we sent him chasing in the spring and appreciated going back over hurdles when gaining his 3rd career runner-up spot last time at Uttoxeter. This race doesn't look the strongest so he should have every chance of finally getting his head in front.

Climbing    WINNER! winner
Sun 16th Jul 2023
15:25, Stratford upon Avon

Climbing was bred by the late HM The Queen and has been inherited by HM Queen Camilla are we're privileged to be training him. He's a lovely horse who goes well and has a bright future. He was badly in need of the experience on his debut in a bumper, but he seems to be getting the hang of it now. He enjoys his jumping and certainly has each-way claims at a big price today.

Silastar 
Sat 15th Jul 2023
20:15, Salisbury

Non-runner

Andaleep 
Sat 15th Jul 2023
17:10, Newmarket

Non-runner

Vadream 
Sat 15th Jul 2023
16:35, Newmarket

Vadream has got her ground at a track where she has an excellent record - the softer the better. This is a Group 1 so far from a walkover but as she showed at the Guineas meeting, she is very good on her day.

Gorak 
Sat 15th Jul 2023
16:00, Newmarket

Gorak has been an absolute star this year, improving from a mark of 73 to 105. He ran a cracker last time in the Buckingham Palace at Royal Ascot when drawn on the wrong side, which tells me he can still be competitive off his current mark.

Crescent Lake    WINNER! winner
Sat 15th Jul 2023
15:30, Ascot

Crescent Lake has done us proud, winning three times already this year since joining the stable. He's only up 4lb for his last win at Goodwood, is suited to the trip of 1m6f and we have to be hopeful he can continue to improve.

Astro King    WINNER! winner
Sat 15th Jul 2023
15:10, York

Astro King ran really well on his first start for us at York. He ran really well that day and we've had this race on our mind since. He was a bit disappointing at Ascot but has trained well since and the only concern is that there may be too much rain.

Love You Darling 
Sat 15th Jul 2023
13:40, Newmarket

Love You Darling has come out of Leicester in good form after her promising second place on debut. She is in the deep end here but deserves her place in the field and she could surprise a few people.

Makuri 
Sat 15th Jul 2023
13:40, Newmarket

Makuri is quite a nice filly but she already needs a mile and a quarter. The rain will slow the others down a shade but probably not enough to bring her into the argument.

Midnight Margarita 
Sat 15th Jul 2023
13:40, Newmarket

Non-runner

El Jasor 
Fri 14th Jul 2023
15:50, York

El Jasor won nicely on handicap debut at Redcar recently and looks in good order for his race at York today. He needs rain, but there is plenty forecast today, so the ground should be perfect.

Andaleep    WINNER! winner
Fri 14th Jul 2023
15:50, York

Andaleep was a star for us last season and hasn't done much wrong this year either in competitive races, running consistently. He can win at this level but would need everything to fall right. Hoping that not too much rain arrives before his race.

Oj Lifestyle 
Fri 14th Jul 2023
15:25, Ascot

Oj Lifestyle put up one of the shocks of the entire 2022 flat-race season when winning at 125/1 at Newbury last August. He has had just the one run so far this season, on this track in May when he was a well-beaten last of four. He should improve today and we hope he can start to make up for lost time.

One Step Beyond    WINNER! winner
Fri 14th Jul 2023
14:15, Ascot

One Step Beyond won nicely on stable debut in a boys' race over a mile at Kempton but then could not take advantage of his penalty-free opportunity soon after over an extra 2f at Chelmsford. Back to a mile in a better race, he is 6lb higher today which makes this a tough task back on turf where he has yet to win.

Gozo 
Fri 14th Jul 2023
13:50, Newmarket

Gozo is in great shape but has a bit to find on form. He has a light weight though and I think that will help him give a good account. Place chances at least.

Ectocross    WINNER! winner
Thu 13th Jul 2023
20:40, Epsom

Ectocross needs to get back on a progressive trail, though he hasn't always had things go his way in recent starts. He might enjoy racing in his back yard and there is more to come from him, so he cannot be ignored, especially now he is better handicapped.

Systemic 
Thu 13th Jul 2023
20:20, Newbury

Systemic had a year off before returning in May with two undistinguished runs over hurdles. Last time on the flat - his only one for us - was when last of 7 at Goodwood in April last year. He runs off 6lb lower on this comeback. Interesting, but not the likeliest winner.

Desfondado    WINNER! winner
Thu 13th Jul 2023
20:10, Epsom

Desfondado is still a maiden, though is one that's sure to find his races as time goes on. He would appreciate any give in the ground but has run well enough under these conditions and the course has been well watered. His rider knows him well and takes a valuable 3lb off. He should go well if he gets a smooth run round.

Star Of Sussex 
Thu 13th Jul 2023
20:10, Epsom

Star Of Sussex has not built on the promise of his 2nd run as a 2yo but he needed the comeback run and then missed the break last time. He's had a wind-op since and that could put him in this trappy handicap with an each-way shout.

Pablo Del Pueblo 
Thu 13th Jul 2023
19:00, Epsom

Pablo Del Pueblo is a powerful front-running horse who goes off too hard generally, but last week's run will have put him right after a short break. Has not made much impact in three starts here in his back garden but on two occasions over this distance he wasn't beaten far so might yet make his presence felt as an outsider.

Faro De San Juan 
Thu 13th Jul 2023
19:00, Epsom

Non-runner

Holy Rocket 
Thu 13th Jul 2023
18:10, Newbury

Holy Rocket is a nice little two-year-old colt that came from the Breeze-Up. I have done very little with him as he knew his job well when he got here. Any juice in the ground at Newbuy would be a bonus.

Clear Justice 
Thu 13th Jul 2023
18:10, Newbury

Early offers about Clear Justice show that the market is still not used to us training successful two-year-olds even though we had a 125/1 winner in Oj Lifestyle on this track last August. Clear Justice is half-brother to a host of winners and we've found a  C and D Restricted maiden for his debut. Not a surprise if he outruns his price.

Grand Alliance 
Thu 13th Jul 2023
15:35, Newmarket

Grand Alliance is a very unlikely runner. We have been hoping for rain but sadly it's all missed Newmarket, We will wait to see what the ground is officially but unless it is on the soft side of good we won't be running today.

Dirham Emirati    WINNER! winner
Wed 12th Jul 2023
18:10, Bath

 Dirham Emirati ran his best race for ages at Kempton last time, showing up nicely going to the closing stages before fading late on. Continued improvement and the drop back from 2m to 1m5f could put him right in this argument, returning to turf.

Tequilamockingbird 
Wed 12th Jul 2023
18:00, Kempton Park

Tequilamockingbird has been a star for the yard and very nearly won again last time out. She has won over course and distance and has a good apprentice on board who takes off a valuable 7lb. She can go well.

Battleofbaltimore    WINNER! winner
Wed 12th Jul 2023
16:00, Lingfield

We expected a big run on debut for Battleofbaltimore at Brighton but he was too free and didn't quite get home. He will know more about it today and if he runs the way he has been working he will be hard to beat.

Fen Tiger 
Wed 12th Jul 2023
15:50, Yarmouth

Non-runner

Stintino Sunset 
Wed 12th Jul 2023
15:00, Lingfield

Stintino Sunset has been running consistently this year. This is her grade and the track will suit. We are trying blinkers this time to help her concentrate. She should have a good each-way chance.

Willowbank 
Wed 12th Jul 2023
14:50, Yarmouth

Willowbank has been very disappointing to date but I have not given up on her and my two-year-olds were sick she ran her two races. She seems to have plenty of speed so I have no problem with five furlongs. I have always felt she might need some cut in the ground but she ran poorly on soft on debut so I'm happy to try her on this quicker surface.

Bespoke 
Wed 12th Jul 2023
14:40, Catterick