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13th June 2024

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Henry Oliver
Pillar Of Steel 
Fri 14th Jun 2024
18:45, Newton Abbot

Pillar Of Steel was in a different stable for a couple of ordinary runs last autumn, after which he had a break. Since returning, he has shown little on either start and needs to get going somehow.

Gary Moore
Miller Spirit 
Fri 14th Jun 2024
18:40, Goodwood

Miller Spirit came good in an apprentices' handicap here over 1m4f a week ago, beating impressive York winner Dancing In Paris. He's unpenalised and the way he outstayed his rival that day suggests 1m6f shouldn't be a problem.

Beau French 
Fri 14th Jun 2024
18:40, Goodwood
DEC Odds: 16.5(Betfair Exc)

Tw in this handicap and it would be a remarkable effort if Beau French were to win having been off the track for 1125 days (or more than three years!). We'd be content with a solid run to get him back on the wagon.

Our Papa Smurf 
Fri 14th Jun 2024
18:05, Goodwood

Our Papa Smurf made a good comeback for the year when 2nd at Brighton but didn't follow up when favourite last time at Bath. A return to the earlier form would give him each-way chances.

Yarborough 
Fri 14th Jun 2024
17:00, Sandown
DEC Odds: 17(Betfair Exc)

Yarborough has run two decent races as a 3yo,  over 10f and then 11.5f and goes up again in distance. He is the outsider of the field, but we've always liked him and it wouldn't be a shock if he got into the money.

Rage Of Thunder 
Fri 14th Jun 2024
13:30, Sandown
DEC Odds: 32(Betfair Exc)

Rage Of Thunder will be our first juvenile runner of the year. A breeze-up buy from Goffs UK in late April, he has a speedy enough pedigree and today will be a useful guide to his immediate prospects.

Jamie Snowden
Janworth 
Thu 13th Jun 2024
21:00, Worcester
DEC Odds: 18.5(Betfair Exc)

Janworth is a half-sister to Bucko's Boy who runs earlier. Third on bumper debut, she has been gradually improving over hurdles. Her latest 2nd on handicap debut has been advertised by the horse that beat her winning twice since. A reproduction of that run would probably be good enough for her to go very close tonight.b her go close.

Reach For The Moon 
Thu 13th Jun 2024
19:55, Worcester
DEC Odds: 4.5(Betfair Exc)

Reach For The Moon is by the outstanding racehorse and sire Sea The Stars. Winner of the Solario Stakes at two and 2nd in the Group 3 Hampton Court Stakes as a 3-year-old, he came to us for a career over jumps. Unfortunately, he finished lame after his 4th on hurdles debut and didn't seem to handle the winter ground either. Fresh and well now, he is in great order at home and must have a big chance.

Bucko's Boy 
Thu 13th Jun 2024
19:25, Worcester

Bucko's Boy, out of a mare we used to train, has won a bumper, a maiden hurdle and three handicap hurdles. He had a productive summer last year when stepped up to 2m4f and he is bred to stay further so has untapped potential at the trip. He will improve for this seasonal debut but is in good form and is not without a chance in a competitive affair.

Jessie Lightfoot 
Thu 13th Jun 2024
18:50, Worcester
DEC Odds: 7.4(Betfair Exc)

Jessie Lightfoot has been running well, following a win at Southwell last month with a creditable 3rd at Warwick two weeks later. This a classier race, but she stays very well and has a light weight so place chances once more.

Julia Feilden
Stintino Sunset 
Thu 13th Jun 2024
17:30, Nottingham
DEC Odds: 5.1(Betfair Exc)

Stintino Sunset was unlucky in running when 3rd at Leicester last time, denied a run at a crucial stage then running on when it was too late. Any rain will help her and she is in her right grade, so hopefully she should be thereabouts.

Daniel & Claire Kubler
Abbey Heights 
Thu 13th Jun 2024
17:05, Newbury
DEC Odds: 5.5(Betfair Exc)

Abbey Heights won on his second start back in similar conditions at Nottingham last week after a lengthy absence. Hopefully, he can be competitive again.

Dylan Cunha
Justahunch 
Thu 13th Jun 2024
16:40, Yarmouth
DEC Odds: 9.8(Betfair Exc)

Justahunch has been slipping down the ratings. He's a little worse at the weights with some of these in this 0-50 Classified, but if he handles the ground after running all year on AW, he could have a place chance.

Battleofbaltimore 
Thu 13th Jun 2024
16:10, Yarmouth
DEC Odds: 15.5(Betfair Exc)

Battleofbaltimore has been struggling in recent races. His style of racing where he often pulls hard, makes it difficult for him.

Amongst The Stars 
Thu 13th Jun 2024
16:00, Newbury
DEC Odds: 140(Betfair Exc)

Amongst The Stars starts out here as it's just down the road and a nice track to begin her career.

Jackson Street 
Thu 13th Jun 2024
15:25, Newbury
DEC Odds: 26(Betfair Exc)

JT bought Jackson Street at the Guineas sale out of the Karl Burke yard and he's a horse I like. It's his stable debut and I think he has the best chance of our trio today.

Notre Dame 
Thu 13th Jun 2024
15:10, Nottingham
DEC Odds: 21(Betfair Exc)

Notre Dame ran well on turf last time following a productive winter. Today she has a wide draw to overcome and while she has been working well, she wouldn't want any further rain to fall. If conditions are okay she would hold an each-way chance.

Stormingin 
Thu 13th Jun 2024
13:45, Newbury
DEC Odds: 18(Betfair Exc)

Non-runner

B. F. Brookhouse
Champagne City 
Thu 13th Jun 2024
13:45, Newbury
DEC Odds: 42(Betfair Exc)

Champagne City is a good old boy and he seemed to enjoy Margot Scu on his back the twice she's ridden him in races. He handles quick ground and is versatile at any trip. He shouldn't be too far away depending on which side of bed he got out of this morning.!

Autumn's Breeze 
Wed 12th Jun 2024
17:40, Kempton Park

Autumn's Breeze makes a belated career debut in a race where some big stables are represented. It will be a useful guide to what we can expect from him in the future.

Tara Iti 
Wed 12th Jun 2024
16:43, Fontwell Park
DEC Odds: 10(Betfair Exc)

For the most part, Tara Iti found it hard going last season. Apart from a close third around Fakenham, he has been disappointing and slipped down the handicap in that time. He may struggle to halt the sequence despite dropping down a few pounds more.

Rock And Royal 
Wed 12th Jun 2024
16:30, Yarmouth
DEC Odds: 60(Betfair Exc)

Rock And Royal beat only one horse home in her three runs in maidens. She starts handicapping off 49, but even that looks high enough considering her form. From here it should be onwards and upwards - fingers rossed!

Magic Memories    WINNER! winner
Wed 12th Jun 2024
16:00, Yarmouth
DEC Odds: 2.1(Betfair Exc)

Magic Memories came back to last year's good form with a solid 2nd place to course specialist Dual Identity at Sandown last month. Two non-runners have weakened this field and he looks the one to beat.

Charlie Fellowes
Churchill Rose 
Wed 12th Jun 2024
15:30, Yarmouth
DEC Odds: 12(Betfair Exc)

Non-runner

Eloped 
Wed 12th Jun 2024
15:30, Yarmouth
DEC Odds: 17.5(Betfair Exc)

Eloped is unexposed on turf and last time over today's CD she was unlucky in running, beaten by only half a length in 3rd. She is probably well handicapped and as long as the ground hasn't become too soft she would have a good each-way chance.

Call Off The Dogs 
Wed 12th Jun 2024
15:13, Fontwell Park
DEC Odds: 3.9(Betfair Exc)

Call Off The Dogs came back to form nicely last month, winning twice over 2m2f and then over today's slightly longer trip The 4lb rise should not be a bother, any more than 12st top-weight for this good weight-carrier.

Sea The Clouds 
Wed 12th Jun 2024
14:43, Fontwell Park
DEC Odds: 15(Betfair Exc)

Sea The Clouds won a bumper and a novice hurdle and then appreciated going up in trip last summer, winning over 2m4f and then 3m1f. Unexposed as a stayer, there should be more to come from him this year. Will takes 10lb off his big weight here and he's not without a chance.

Kitesurfer    WINNER! winner
Wed 12th Jun 2024
14:43, Fontwell Park
DEC Odds: 12(Betfair Exc)

We run two in this 0-120 handicap hurdle and if you look at the betting you will see Kitesurfer is the longer-priced of our duo and the outsider in the field. A previous winner in France, he works and schools well, but he disappointed us on the track through last winter. We've given him a break as I thought the better ground might suit him. The step up in trip on summer ground could be in his favour and he's incredibly well handicapped if everything works for him.

Ciara Pearl 
Tue 11th Jun 2024
17:07, Salisbury
DEC Odds: 12(Betfair Exc)

Ciara Pearl missed the break and ended up too far back in a slowly-run race at Ascot. As a result, she couldn't get involved but finished the race off well. Hopefully, she can be seen to better effect today and any easing of the ground would probably be a plus.

Sanitiser 
Tue 11th Jun 2024
15:50, Southwell
DEC Odds: 5.7(Betfair Exc)

non-runner

Ollie Sangster
Sands Of Marra 
Tue 11th Jun 2024
14:32, Salisbury
DEC Odds: 44(Betfair Exc)

Sands Of Marra has a very loose each-way chance. Our recent runners have been hitting the crossbar. He needs to improve on what we've seen at home so far, but he possibly will.

Easy Equation 
Mon 10th Jun 2024
20:00, Pontefract
DEC Odds: 6.4(Betfair Exc)

Easy Equation has been ultra-consistent and just seems to stay all day. He should love the ground and I see no reason why the track wouldn't suit. He can run well.

Nala Star 
Mon 10th Jun 2024
16:05, Lingfield
DEC Odds: 7(Betfair Exc)

Nala Star is not a bad filly by Cotai Glory making her debut. I could have done without the overnight rain as she's a fast-ground type, but she could have an each-way chance.

Simon Dow
Hul Ah Bah Loo 
Mon 10th Jun 2024
15:35, Lingfield
DEC Odds: 6.2(Betfair Exc)

Hul Ah Bah Loo is a dual course and distance winner who has been somewhat unlucky in recent starts. He has slipped down the handicap accordingly and would have a great chance here on his best form. The wide draw is no help but he is a slow starter and should be staying on strongly with top rider booked.

Fitz Perfectly 
Mon 10th Jun 2024
15:05, Lingfield
DEC Odds: 6.6(Betfair Exc)

Fitz Perfectly will win a race if it's the last thing I do! The closest she has ever come to winning was at Lingfield so that's where we head. She's in great order and has a lovely draw. I'm certain she can win a race when things fall right.

Rabinal 
Mon 10th Jun 2024
15:05, Lingfield
DEC Odds: 11.5(Betfair Exc)

Rabinal is a course and distance winner although this trip stretches him if things don't go perfectly. He has been a bit below par in recent starts but should be thereabouts if they go a good gallop and his top rider can get a blow into him on the way round.

Crescent Lake 
Sun 9th Jun 2024
16:30, Goodwood
DEC Odds: 9(Betfair Exc)

Crescent Lake is equally adept on turf and AW and his last two runs on the former have been encouraging. Third, staying on over 1m6f here last time, it would not take too much imagination to predict he can get the job done this afternoon.

Love You Darling 
Sun 9th Jun 2024
15:55, Goodwood
DEC Odds: 130(Betfair Exc)

Love You Darling showed with her win last time what we thought she was capable of. She's chasing a bit of black type now for her pedigree to breed from. Ideally, some cut in the ground would help but I don't think this is the strongest Listed race, apart from the favourite.

Cephalus 
Sun 9th Jun 2024
14:10, Goodwood
DEC Odds: 18(Betfair Exc)

Cephalus put together a lovely winning sequence of four wins in February and March. Still on Aw but off 22lb higher than when he started the run, he was 4th at Chelmsford. He has never made the frame in seven starts on the flat in his career so far. We hope he will enjoy it better this time.

Rothay Park    WINNER! winner
Sat 8th Jun 2024
20:45, Lingfield
DEC Odds: 8.2(Betfair Exc)

Rothay Park got carried out on his first run on turf so strike a line through that. He should enjoy this test and we've been waiting for fast ground, but he has been inconsistent.

Spanish Mane 
Sat 8th Jun 2024
20:15, Lingfield
DEC Odds: 20(Betfair Exc)

Spanish Mane is 3-3 on the turf at Lingfield. She has now dropped into this grade and Josie Gordon, who knows her well, is back on board. Hopefully, she will bounce back to form in familiar surroundings.

Oj Lifestyle 
Sat 8th Jun 2024
18:45, Lingfield
DEC Odds: 10(Betfair Exc)

Oj Lifestyle made some promising late progress on 2nd run back after his winter break. More significantly, the handicapper has finally let him go a little after that 125/1 win at Newbury two seasons back and 74 looks much more feasible.

Smokey Malone 
Sat 8th Jun 2024
17:45, Lingfield
DEC Odds: 6.6(Betfair Exc)

Smokey Malone finished 2nd in this race last year and is 2lb better in the handicap now. He seems in good form at home so hopefully, he comes to Lingfield with an each-way chance again.

Wannabeawallaby 
Sat 8th Jun 2024
16:25, Beverley
DEC Odds: 10.5(Betfair Exc)

Our best chance is with Wannabeawallaby. Again a small field and he will love the extra distance. Looks a decent price too!

Top Speed 
Sat 8th Jun 2024
15:25, Bangor
DEC Odds: 27(Betfair Exc)

Top Speed bolted up in an Irish point-to-point on his debut but then took a while to get off the mark over hurdles. He eventually won a maiden over 2m last summer for Henry De Bromhead but his form dipped afterwards. He makes his stable debut here and is fresh and well, He jumps fences nicely and has shown us at home that he will be winning races this summer. We're starting him over 2m and he should go well, but he might need to go up in trip as the season progresses.

Wynter Wildes 
Sat 8th Jun 2024
15:00, Haydock
DEC Odds: 210(Betfair Exc)

Wynter Wildes was due to run at Chester recently but she spread a plate and had to be withdrawn from the race. That might have been a blessing in disguise as this doesn't look the strongest Group 3 race in the world. She has her perfect conditions on a track where she has a good record. Value each-way at a massive price!

Can't Beat History 
Sat 8th Jun 2024
14:15, Bangor
DEC Odds: 3.55(Betfair Exc)

Can't Beat History returned after a seven-month break and with a 9lb rise for a last-time win and had little trouble in following up at Hereford last month. Another 8lb hike may not stop him and denying him his hat-trick as he remains in great form.

Havana White 
Sat 8th Jun 2024
14:05, Beverley
DEC Odds: 27(Betfair Exc)

We like Havana White but it's going to be tough on debut in a race like the Hilary Needler from her wide draw.

Baritus Bellator 
Sat 8th Jun 2024
13:30, Beverley
DEC Odds: 85(Betfair Exc)

Baritus Bellator has a decent chance to outrun his odds. It's a small field and he has improved a great deal since making his debut. Worth a small bet to be in the first two.

Miller Spirit    WINNER! winner
Fri 7th Jun 2024
20:45, Goodwood
DEC Odds: 18.5(Betfair Exc)

Miller Spirit had some nice form last year but looked in need of the run on his comeback. Maybe he'll be better for one more run.

One Step Beyond 
Fri 7th Jun 2024
20:10, Goodwood
DEC Odds: 5.2(Betfair Exc)

One Step Beyond bounced forward from his seasonal debut with an excellent effort under today's apprentice at Ascot. Always prominent, he kept on all the way to the line, failing by less than a length in 3rd over that straight mile.

Battle Of Omdurman 
Fri 7th Jun 2024
19:50, Bath
DEC Odds: 16.5(Betfair Exc)

Battle Of Obdurman needed the run on his reappearance. He has come forward a little from that but he may still be better for tonight's race when although it's a small field, all the others are in good form.

Crimson Coronet 
Fri 7th Jun 2024
19:35, Goodwood
DEC Odds: 13.5(Betfair Exc)

Crimson Coronet was a shade disappointing at Nottingham but I'm not convinced she got home and I think the drop to 7f will suit. She is well drawn and the ground should be perfect.

Bated Breeze 
Fri 7th Jun 2024
19:35, Goodwood
DEC Odds: 18.5(Betfair Exc)

Bated Breeze made a promising return to action after his break at Kempton in April. He was a close 3rd then but two further runs have been less impressive. He needs to get back on track.

Ray Vonn 
Fri 7th Jun 2024
18:58, Haydock
DEC Odds: 7.8(Betfair Exc)

Ray Vonn battled to win last time at Nottingham over this trip. Up 3lb for that he has to hold every chance, especially as there are a few non-runners in a depleted field.

Vince Lombardi 
Fri 7th Jun 2024
18:58, Haydock
DEC Odds: 9.8(Betfair Exc)

Vince Lombardi made a mess of the start on his debut for the yard and never really got into the race.  At least that's got one run under his belt and he should strip fitter today.

My Dream World 
Fri 7th Jun 2024
18:28, Haydock
DEC Odds: 9.8(Betfair Exc)

My Dream World showed a little promise on his first career run at Chelmsford last year. He will improve going up in trip but faces a few decent animals on this return to action. We'll be delighted with a place.

Fascinating Lips 
Fri 7th Jun 2024
18:05, Goodwood
DEC Odds: 6.6(Betfair Exc)

Fascinating Lips showed his first form for some time when a staying-on 2nd at Windsor last time. He looks nicely positioned at the foot of this handicap to step up into the winner's circle.

Foveros 
Fri 7th Jun 2024
17:28, Haydock
DEC Odds: 27(Betfair Exc)

Foveros has plenty of weight, but he has the advantage of Isabella knowing him after they were 2nd together in his last run over hurdles. He needs to improve on the subsequent outing on the flat.

Monkey Miss 
Fri 7th Jun 2024
17:05, Brighton
DEC Odds: 10(Betfair Exc)

Monkey Miss ran no race when attempting to follow up under a penalty last time. That was a run to put a line through. She should be fine on this quicker ground and will hopefully handle the track.

Voodoo Ray 
Fri 7th Jun 2024
16:30, Brighton
DEC Odds: 3.9(Betfair Exc)

Voodoo Ray has kept on winning (twice) around here and then made a rare trip away from Brighton and won off a higher mark at Bath. Back here, 5lb higher, he still looks the one to beat.

Beautiful Sky 
Fri 7th Jun 2024
16:30, Brighton
DEC Odds: 9.2(Betfair Exc)

Beautiful Sky is an interesting recruit. It's always a question of how they will handle Brighton first time out and we're keen to learn more about him.

Corporate Raider    WINNER! winner
Fri 7th Jun 2024
15:30, Brighton
DEC Odds: 7.8(Betfair Exc)

Corporate Raider has had excuses for his last few runs. He ran well at Epsom last year so we hope he can handle Brighton okay. This is his first time in this lower grade and he should bounce back to form.

Duke of vienna 
Fri 7th Jun 2024
15:30, Brighton
DEC Odds: 5.7(Betfair Exc)

Duke Of Vienna joins us after a sequence of disappointing runs. His mark has been plummeting but whether that's been enough for us to win first time with him, only the race will tell.

Heer's Sadie    WINNER! winner
Fri 7th Jun 2024
14:00, Brighton

Heer's Sadie is becoming a true course specialist at Brighton. She shows her best form in small fields here as she has to be held up and doesn't get too far behind. She had too much ground to make up last time so hopefully, she will come with her usual late rattle and it will be business as usual.

Bishop's Glory 
Fri 7th Jun 2024
14:00, Brighton
DEC Odds: 18.5(Betfair Exc)

Bishop's Glory is new to us. He won over the winter at Wolverhampton, but it's probably mostly a fact-finding mission after his few months off the track.

Battleofbaltimore 
Thu 6th Jun 2024
20:45, Chelmsford

Non-runner

Larenta 
Thu 6th Jun 2024
19:15, Chelmsford

Laurenta is a big, slow-maturing filly having her second run. She will learn more here and will be worth following once handicapped.

Grand Duchess Olga 
Thu 6th Jun 2024
18:15, Chelmsford

Grand Duchess Olga goes well at Chelmsford. She has now dropped into this grade and has come out of the last run well. She had no luck in running that day so hopefully she will bounce back here with Dylan Hogan renewing the acquaintance.

Lovestruck Romeo 
Thu 6th Jun 2024
17:45, Chelmsford

Lovestruck Romeo has the benefit of an extra run compared with Holbrook in the other division. He, too, is no star juvenile but wasn't beaten far when 3rd last time at Salisbury and has the plum draw in one this evening. He has the experience behind him to take advantage of it.

Holbrook 
Thu 6th Jun 2024
17:15, Chelmsford

We run a juvenile in each of the divisions of this Class 4 Restricted maiden and while neither is a star, the fact they can run in a lower grade is a big step forward from the BHA. Holbrook showed promise when 6th on debut at Leicester and should be in the firing line at the finish here.

Glam Squad 
Thu 6th Jun 2024
17:10, Haydock

Glam Squad has had absolutely no luck twice in decent races this year. This is a big drop down in grade and he goes here in good form. A wide draw isn't ideal but there are only ten runners so it shouldn't be an issue. We think he is on the right side of the handicapper.

Drusilla 
Thu 6th Jun 2024
16:05, Haydock

Drusilla makes her debut here. As with most of ours, we expect her to learn plenty from the run. We're looking forward to seeing how she gets on but she should be winning races in due course.

Scylla 
Thu 6th Jun 2024
14:05, Haydock

Scylla ran well last time out when it looked as though she wanted further, so we are hoping this step up in trip will suit. The ground at Haydock will be beautiful and my apprentice knows her well. She will be thereabouts.

Salamanca Lad    WINNER! winner
Wed 5th Jun 2024
21:00, Ripon

Salamanca Lad gets a tongue-tie added. He isn't the most focused of horses but he can certainly compete at this level.

A Gift Of Love 
Wed 5th Jun 2024
20:50, Kempton Park

A Gift Of Love is very lightly-raced for a four-year-old and she should have won a race by now.  She absolutely hated the ground last time out so a return to the all-weather and two miles should suit well. She can go very close.

Mesaafi 
Wed 5th Jun 2024
19:15, Kempton Park

Mesaafi has been frustrating this year as his work at home has been excellent but he hasn't quite delivered at the track. His best run so far was definitely at Kempton and I'm hoping a return to that track will bring him back to his best.

Rey De La Batalla 
Wed 5th Jun 2024
19:15, Kempton Park

Rey De La Batalla is a course winner here but tonight he's up in class and back in distance. A top rider is booked and he's well drawn so there may be more to come. It will not be a shock if he gets involved at a big price if he can hold his position early on.

Celestial Orbit 
Wed 5th Jun 2024
17:35, Kempton Park

Celestial Orbit is a nice filly by No Nay Never. We've had a couple of 2yo fillies go close lately - one against the colts at York - and she does have ability. The Hannon filly will be tough, but we should go well.

Arctician    WINNER! winner
Wed 5th Jun 2024
17:05, Kempton Park

Arctician was below par on that rare appearance on turf last time and this is more his backyard. He's a course and distance winner and is long overdue further success.  It would be no surprise to see things go better for him here. He has conditions to suit and just needs some luck in running and to get his confidence back.

Marayel 
Wed 5th Jun 2024
17:05, Kempton Park

Marayel has done the rounds as far as stables are concerned. He made his debut for us at Brighton after ten months off and fifth of nine in the circumstances gave us something to work with. Anna claiming 5lb in an apprentices' race also offers some hope. Small place claim off his low mark.

Lucky's Dream 
Wed 5th Jun 2024
16:57, Nottingham

Lucky's Dream needs quick ground. He's in good form at home but like a lot of the older horses, he will carry a fair bit of condition after five months off. The track should suit but the trip is short of ideal. A nice starting point for his season.

Pisgah Pike 
Wed 5th Jun 2024
16:10, Newton Abbot

Pisgah Pike has been a star for us. After winning a couple of chases we reverted him to hurdling and two years ago he won the valuable Summer Hurdle at Market Rasen, the biggest hurdle race of the summer. He hasn't had a lot of racing since but retains ability and can win again this summer. He will, though, improve for this run.

Midnight Centurion 
Wed 5th Jun 2024
15:40, Newton Abbot

Midnight Centurion was placed in bumpers and won a novice hurdle but always looked like a horse that would improve for a fence. He was a very promising 2nd on chase debut but picked up an injury. He was off for 18 months but ran well when 3rd in January. He wasn't quite right after that but is back in good shape now. Off a vastly-reduced handicap mark, he should soon be winning races and can be competitive here.

Abbey Heights    WINNER! winner
Wed 5th Jun 2024
15:27, Nottingham

Abbey Heights needs to step forward from his first run after a long layoff.

Idyllic    WINNER! winner
Tue 4th Jun 2024
21:00, Wolverhampton

Idyllic has been crying out for a step up in trip for a while but it made sense to wait for handicaps to do it. She should have no problems going around Wolves and she is well drawn too. She can go well tonight.

Atwixaday 
Tue 4th Jun 2024
20:45, Lingfield

Atwixaday has been dropping down the ratings without too much response. He's back after a break and he's another that needs to start showing more.

Willowbank 
Tue 4th Jun 2024
20:15, Lingfield

Willowbank made a nice seasonal return in a hotter race at Lingfield last time out and looks ready for this step up to 7f. She has always shown more at home than she has on the track and it's just a case of finding the key with her. An inside draw really helps her chances.

Lady Twilight 
Tue 4th Jun 2024
20:15, Lingfield

Lady Twilight probably found things happening a little too quickly for her over the extended 5f at Bath last time. Back up to 7f, she should show a little more off her low handicap mark.

Tronido    WINNER! winner
Tue 4th Jun 2024
20:15, Lingfield

Tronido is a rangy filly who races a little freely and is still inexperienced. She showed just enough in maidens and this distance and track could well suit her in her first start in a handicap. She needs to keep a lid on it throughout the preliminaries but she could get involved if things go well for her.

Monomyth 
Tue 4th Jun 2024
18:45, Lingfield

Monomyth is all right but was much too free on debut. Six furlongs around a bend should suit him and while the favourite is likely to be tough, unless one or two of the newcomers are smart, he could have each-way chances.

Inigo 
Tue 4th Jun 2024
16:50, Southwell

Ex-French Inigo came back this year after 18 months off and showed little in his qualifying runs. He fell last time when running off his initial figure of 86. If he avoids a similar error, he might run well off that mark.

Screened 
Tue 4th Jun 2024
15:45, Southwell

Screened is a Jack Hobbs filly that did plenty in her pre-training and again, now she is in our yard. She was struggling previously with her wind but we had her palate fired in the winter. This doesn't look the strongest of bumpers to start her career, so hopefully, she has an each-way chance.

Everest 
Tue 4th Jun 2024
15:15, Southwell

Everest is a home-bred 5yo mare running in Gary's colours on this racecourse debut. Naturally, we'll be hoping for a nice start to her career.

Silver Shamrock 
Tue 4th Jun 2024
15:03, Leicester

Silver Shamrock was slightly disappointing last time but the mile on quick ground is probably too sharp for her nowadays. The step up to 10f on a stiff track and slower ground should be much more to her liking. We're fitting cheek-pieces to help her concentrate too - so all in all, hopeful of a better performance.

Hot Patootie 
Tue 4th Jun 2024
15:03, Leicester

Hot Patootie showed more on turf last start and any ease in the ground will help. She should stay this longer distance and it will be no surprise to see her running on if she gets a good run around. 

Icare Grandchamp    WINNER! winner
Tue 4th Jun 2024
14:15, Southwell

Icare Grandchamp ran well over hurdles at Fontwell in September, holding on well for 2nd after making the running. He was less impressive in two subsequent runs, the latter a debut over fences. He needs to do better.

Desfondado 
Mon 3rd Jun 2024
20:45, Windsor

The return to a mile is likely to be to Desfondado's advantage as he was a bit keen here last time over further. He is likely to progress as the season goes on and it would be no surprise to see him involved here if all goes smoothly on the way round.

Fascinating Lips    WINNER! winner
Mon 3rd Jun 2024
19:45, Windsor

Fascinating Lips has been very much out of form, but the handicapper has been helpful and he's on a career low. Surely the tide should turn before long.

Central City 
Mon 3rd Jun 2024
19:45, Windsor

Central City ran well at Chelmsford following a near four-month break. He is in good form and fit, running here off a very low mark. He's still carrying a bit of condition as he's an older lad and it takes plenty of work to get it off him.

Gutsy Girl 
Mon 3rd Jun 2024
18:15, Windsor

Gutsy Girl won impressively at Carlisle in a very fast time last year before picking up a niggle and needing some time off. She has had a pretty clear run this spring but has been waiting for some decent ground. Six furlongs at Windsor should suit her well and she is very tough. Can go close.

Thundering Breeze 
Mon 3rd Jun 2024
18:15, Windsor

Thundering Breeze ran on for 4th when a 33/1 chance here on debut. He will have learnt plenty and can get a little nearer this evening.

Anificas Beauty 
Mon 3rd Jun 2024
17:00, Brighton

Anificas Beauty gets a rare run away from Chelmsford where her form has been disappointing of late. She had a very inexperienced, albeit enthusiastic, amateur on her last time and Tom will enhance her prospects.

Confederation 
Mon 3rd Jun 2024
17:00, Brighton

I've run out of things to say about Confederation. At home, he works to 80, yet runs here off 50 and I have no confidence - except that the horses are running well. He's one that will pop up one day. I hope it's today!

Semser 
Mon 3rd Jun 2024
16:00, Brighton

Semser was going well on AW late last year but he has been a long way below that this season. His last run was a shade better and if he maintains the improvement, he can go well in an ordinary race.

Red Cloud    WINNER! winner
Mon 3rd Jun 2024
15:30, Brighton

Red Cloud dropped from out of the clouds last time here having got a long way behind. He only needs to be a little sharper early on to gain a first win. The 1lb rise looks generous enough.

Just Ten High 
Mon 3rd Jun 2024
15:00, Brighton

Just Ten High is a lovely juvenile but he will need experience. He will be one to follow down the line.

Muy Muy Guapo    WINNER! winner
Mon 3rd Jun 2024
14:30, Brighton

Muy Muy Guapo is a frustrating maiden who has now dropped to the bottom of the handicap. This trip possibly stretches him a bit but he can be slowly away, so could be staying on. Cheek-pieces might bring about a change of fortune and he badly needs to get his confidence. Has plenty of ability.

Haazeez 
Mon 3rd Jun 2024
14:15, Ayr

Haazeez is a lovely 2yo that made a really eye-catching debut at Newbury. We went to Ayr hoping for a penalty kick however the birds are chirping that Archie Watson's is very nice. It therefore doesn't look so straightforward but he's ready to go and should love the conditions.

Beholden 
Sun 2nd Jun 2024
16:45, Fakenham

Beholden is another whose career has been hindered by injury. He returned after the latest absence with a decent run at Hamilton and was then beaten only two lengths in a military riders' race. Dropped a total of 3lb since then with an encouraging run in between, he has a decent chance here.

Goose Man 
Sun 2nd Jun 2024
16:15, Fakenham

The veteran Goose Man has an enviable record of winning and considering the time he has had off for injury during his career, remains most enthusiastic. After winning first time out last season, he went hunter-chasing and finished 3rd twice. The handicapper has dropped him 10lb after that and that should put hm in with a chance here.

Liberated Lad 
Sun 2nd Jun 2024
15:55, Nottingham

Liberated Lad came out of Nottingham in good form. This race today looks a little deeper than last time but he is in good form and hopefully can run another solid race.

Expressionless    WINNER! winner
Sun 2nd Jun 2024
15:55, Nottingham

Expressionless won a couple in the spring of last year, but like Cerulean Summer, hasn't really got back to that yet in in 2024. Place hopes, but not obvious ones off top-weight.

Poncho 
Sun 2nd Jun 2024
15:45, Fakenham

Poncho was shaping very nicely as a novice early last year when he beat the decent hurdler Tapley after a fought-out finish at Plumpton. His jumping seems to have deserted him since and after a break this is something of a rehabilitation.

Angel's Dream 
Sun 2nd Jun 2024
15:10, Fakenham

Angel's Dream hasn't been in the best of form at all this year and stopped quickly last time when we thought he had a decent chance. Will need to find something from somewhere.

Cerulean Summer 
Sun 2nd Jun 2024
14:50, Nottingham

Cerulean Summer has been gradually coming into form after her winter break. She's not quite there yet, but the last run was the best of her three this year and she might just be ready to run into a place.

Cellar Club 
Sat 1st Jun 2024
20:00, Stratford upon Avon

Cellar Club made a very promising return after her winter break, far outrunning her odds when 3rd three weeks ago at Market Rasen, first time after a wind-op. She's going the right way and he could easily step up into the winner's circle.

Twirler 
Sat 1st Jun 2024
19:45, Lingfield

Twirler is incredibly consistent and has been unlucky not to have won more often. This is her first start on turf but she has worked very well on it at home so I see no reason why she wouldn't handle it well. This is competitive, but she will be thereabouts as always.

Pure Of Heart    WINNER! winner
Sat 1st Jun 2024
18:10, Lingfield

Pure Of Heart was a shade disappointing last time in a better-class race at Ascot. Stepping up in trip will help and she ought to have an each-way chance. 

Value Added 
Sat 1st Jun 2024
17:55, Stratford upon Avon

Value Added was rated as high as 85 on the flat over a mile, although there is stamina in her pedigree. I'm optimistic she'll stay 2m over hurdles but a mistake at the last flight on debut prevented her from being placed. She's capable of winning a novice hurdle before progressing, as long as the ground remains good.

Scalloway Castle 
Sat 1st Jun 2024
17:23, Stratford upon Avon

The nicely-bred Scalloway Castle hadn't lived up to his pedigree in three runs for his previous stable. Since he's been here we've given him a wind-op and concentrated on getting him to relax. He settled well on debut for us and now hopefully he can build on that. He'll jump a fence in time, but it's small steps forward for now.

Kotari 
Sat 1st Jun 2024
17:15, Epsom

When a horse starts to improve later in his career, there's no knowing how far he could go. Kotari at Epsom is obviously way up in grade but with successive wins at Salisbury, Windsor and Ascot, who's to say where he might end up? Hopeful.

Asgard's Captain    WINNER! winner
Sat 1st Jun 2024
17:15, Epsom

Like Mart, Asgard's Captain couldn't be made any fitter but I'm not sure the Epsom track will suit him. He's honest and always gives his best, but he will need a lot to go right for him to feature in this competitive handicap.

Cressida Wildes 
Sat 1st Jun 2024
17:08, Doncaster

Cressida Wildes starts out in a very tough race but she needs to have a run and Donny is a lovely place for horses to make their debuts. She will improve significantly for the race and will find far easier assignments in time.

My Chiquita 
Sat 1st Jun 2024
16:38, Doncaster

The drier the ground the better for My Chiquita. She ran nicely at Aintree and now, switching back to the flat will have her chance. She has been in good form at home.

Global Skies 
Sat 1st Jun 2024
16:00, Musselburgh

The ground was too quick for Global Skies at Ascot. He has been fresh and well at home and hopefully conditions today will be more suitable than last time.

Mc Loven 
Sat 1st Jun 2024
15:10, Epsom

Mc Loven is a neat colt who has plenty of gate speed which will play to his advantage at his home track on his biggest day so far. The wide draw is no help and he would probably prefer the ground to be quicker although it will dry here all day. Could go well at a big price in a highly-competitive event.

Mart 
Sat 1st Jun 2024
15:10, Epsom

Mart has to up his game to win this very tough sprint. He is super-fit after two wins and has a good draw. I'm hoping he gets the rail and from there, stays on.

Silver Sword 
Sat 1st Jun 2024
14:35, Epsom

Silver Sword is in great form and fitter for his recent run. He's in great shape and I give him a massive chance of finishing in the first three.

Redhot Whisper    WINNER! winner
Sat 1st Jun 2024
13:25, Epsom

Redhot Whiser put in a better run the last day. Hopefully, the faster pace in a classy handicap will suit as should the slight increase in distance. He is in good form at home.

Brandt 
Sat 1st Jun 2024
12:40, Worcester

Brandt was still in contention when making a bad mistake two out and unseating Dave Noonan at Uttoxeter a fortnight ago. He will surely go close if avoiding similar errors today.

Veer 
Fri 31st May 2024
20:15, Doncaster

Veer ran very well at Lingfield despite a poor draw which meant he used up too much petrol in getting a decent position. Donny should suit him much better and his work on turf has been good. He can run well.

Churchill Rose 
Fri 31st May 2024
17:45, Doncaster

Churchill Rose ran well at Yarmouth but the lack of pace meant she had to make her own running and I don't think that suits her. Hopefully, something will go on today and she will be seen to best effect. She is capable of winning a race like this.

I Still Have Faith 
Fri 31st May 2024
15:45, Epsom

I Still Have Faith came out of Nottingham in good form. He is now stepping up to what we think is his ideal trip and the ground should be in his favour. He needs the race to pan out his way but he usually turns up and he has a nice weight.

Whiskey Glasses 
Fri 31st May 2024
14:00, Epsom

On form, Whiskey Glasses has plenty to find but the owner was keen to run, understandably as it's a big day. The Woodcote has thrown up some very strange results over the years, and we would be in that category if we did win.

Serendipitous Lady 
Thu 30th May 2024
19:25, Carlisle

Serendipitous Lady has her limitations but will have conditions in her favour today. She travelled up well yesterday, loves the ground and I think she has a big each-way chance.

Jessie Lightfoot    WINNER! winner
Thu 30th May 2024
18:10, Warwick

Jessie Lightfoot made it two wins out of three since rejoining us this year with a nice victory at Stratford. She seems to be handling the rises in her mark very well and we're hopeful she can make it three from four today.

Michael Scudamore
Danny's Friend 
Thu 30th May 2024
16:08, Ffos Las

Danny's Friend ran his best race yet at Stratford this month. If he can improve on that he should fit into this first handicap with a decent chance.

Lady Twilight 
Thu 30th May 2024
16:00, Lingfield

Lady Twilight did very little in her three qualifying runs and not much better in her first handicap. A low draw on Lingfield's 6f turf course is never easy to deal with and we hope Rob can get her across into a challenging position despite her stall position in four in a big field.

Silastar    WINNER! winner
Thu 30th May 2024
14:50, Lingfield

Silastar won almost to the day a year ago at Leicester. He's done nothing in three runs this year to suggest he's anywhere near another win, but this is a pretty ordinary contest.

Zainabb 
Wed 29th May 2024
20:12, Kempton Park

Zainabb is a talented filly but she didn't get home over the mile at Southwell last time. On the previous run over today's trip, she has to go close tonight as that form has worked out very well. I can't say she's a penalty kick but she should definitely be thereabouts.

Holy Fire 
Wed 29th May 2024
19:12, Kempton Park

Holy Fire hated the soft ground at Thirsk and was basically pulled up by Kevin Stott. She is much more at home on all-weather and loves Kempton, so we will see a different filly now. She has a great draw, too, so she can go close tonight.

The Mouse King 
Wed 29th May 2024
17:42, Kempton Park

The Mouse King probably needed the last run after a year off. He has come out of it well and is now in a lower grade. The course and distance will suit and Joe has plenty of experience, so hopefully, he can run well.

Cindysox    WINNER! winner
Wed 29th May 2024
14:28, Newton Abbot

Cindysox ran promisingly on her first racecourse start in a bumper in October 2022. Unfortunately, she picked up an injury that day and was off the course until running well in 3rd on her hurdles debut last month. She is sure to improve greatly from that, and if she can handle the soft ground, she has an obvious chance in a very ordinary race.

Big Jimbo 
Tue 28th May 2024
20:40, Lingfield

Big Jimbo, like our other two runners on the day, resumed recently after a winter break. He did not come near the best of last year's form, but different headgear may bring an improved performance. Each-way chances.

Mart    WINNER! winner
Tue 28th May 2024
18:40, Lingfield

Mart ended a sequence of 2nd places with an emphatic win, returned to turf at Newmarket. Now back at Lingfield's AW track where he's run plenty of good races, we have to be hopeful of a follow-up.

Big Bard 
Tue 28th May 2024
18:10, Lingfield

Big Bard made a promising seasonal comeback when 3rd at Salisbury over 6f. racing prominently and leading, then rallying after being headed a furlong from home. The extra furlong should suit. Hopeful.

Rothay Park 
Tue 28th May 2024
17:20, Brighton

Rothay Park was given no chance last time out when carried wide by a rival. The less rain the better for him.

Roundabout Silver 
Tue 28th May 2024
16:45, Brighton

Roundabout Silver is a course and distance winner here in the past. He hasn't found his form in recent starts and may not run if the ground dries up but he would be thereabouts if the rain came and he got a smooth run round.

Rockymountainway    WINNER! winner
Tue 28th May 2024
16:25, Leicester

Rockymountainway was unlucky last time out where a wide draw scuppered her chances. She has lots of speed so six furlongs shouldn't be a problem and she should handle the track. She can run well today.

Falcon Nine 
Tue 28th May 2024
16:15, Brighton

Falcon Nine is a new recruit to the yard so this is very much a fact-finding mission. His work at home has been good and I'm convinced he has the speed for seven. He should enjoy the quick ground.

Arctician 
Tue 28th May 2024
16:15, Brighton

Arctician will need some easing in the ground to run but is on a handy mark these days. He hasn't won on turf yet but has only had a few tries and could go well at a big price if he gets some help from the weather.

Fierce 
Tue 28th May 2024
16:15, Brighton

Fierce was rewarded for consistent sprinting form with a 5f novice win at Nottingham last July. He returned last month after seven months off and tired late on in heavy ground over 6f at Windsor. He should be sharper for that. He tries first-time blinkers and goes up in trip. Let's hope the new combination works.

Corporate Raider 
Tue 28th May 2024
15:45, Brighton

Corporate Raider probably needed the run last time. This track should probably suit him but he wouldn't want soft ground. He seems well at home so if conditions are right he should have an each-way chance.

Roman Tempest 
Tue 28th May 2024
15:45, Brighton

Roman Tempest is a course and distance winner here on wet ground and will need the rains to arrive in order to run. He has not had conditions to suit as yet this season but seems in great shape and could be thereabouts if he does take part.

Thursday 
Tue 28th May 2024
15:45, Brighton

Thursday is a late-maturing maiden that ran ok at her home track last time and there could be more to come from her. She trains well and will appreciate any easing in the ground. She's sure to find a race when it all falls into place.

Shadowofyoursmile    WINNER! winner
Tue 28th May 2024
15:35, Redcar

Shadowofyoursmile ran well at Donny on horrendous ground. Although I think she wants some cut, that was probably too soft and she should enjoy today's conditions far more. The track is ideal and we have a top jockey booked,

Stintino Sunset 
Mon 27th May 2024
17:55, Leicester

Stintino Sunset is a CD winner here and this is the right grade for her. Luke Catton can claim 5lb and the ground will suit. She should have a good each-way chance.

Sanitiser 
Mon 27th May 2024
16:55, Huntingdon

We've been ultra-careful with where we've run Sanitiser. It's been disappointing that he hasn't looked way better than his jumps mark, but it's early days and he may yet show talent as a hurdler.

Surrey Noir 
Mon 27th May 2024
16:50, Yarmouth

Surrey Noir has been bitterly unlucky so far with two horrendous draws. He's a talented horse and definitely better than his mark but things have to go his way or he spits the dummy out. He should like the ground today and the straight 7f will suit.

Alpha Crucis 
Mon 27th May 2024
16:35, Redcar

Alpha Crusis is due a long journey and we hope it won't be in vain - weather etc. He ran very well when 3rd at Goodwood last time and off his light weight, he would have to hold a decent chance.

Leon Trotsky 
Mon 27th May 2024
15:10, Yarmouth

Leon Trotsky is having his third run today for a handicap mark. He surprised us when 5th last time and the step up in trip will suit. He will be worth following once handicapped.

Realistic Optimism 
Mon 27th May 2024
14:40, Huntingdon

Non-runner

Churchill Rose 
Mon 27th May 2024
13:55, Leicester

Non-runner

Alibaba 
Mon 27th May 2024
13:30, Yarmouth

Alibaba is now very well handicapped as he showed when 2nd last time over the CD. This is a lower grade today and he should have every chance as long as the ground is not too soft.

Call Off The Dogs    WINNER! winner
Sun 26th May 2024
15:14, Fontwell Park

Call Off The Dogs had been gradually coming back to form and he announced it with a six-length win in a four-horse race over 2m2f here a couple of weeks back. The 6lb rise should not inconvenience him, nor should the slightly longer trip. Very hopeful.

Yarborough 
Sat 25th May 2024
20:15, Windsor

Yarborough always looked like a horse that would do better as a 3yo in his runs last year and his recent comeback 2nd at Brighton confirmed that view. Big chance to go one better.

Battle Of Omdurman 
Sat 25th May 2024
20:00, Salisbury

Battle Of Obdurman has been gelded since his last run in December. He starts on a reasonable handicap mark and we'll be hoping for a promising start to the year.

Warning Sign 
Sat 25th May 2024
19:45, Windsor

Warning Sign was running well late last season. He's yet to hit form in a couple of runs, but his mark is coming down. I'm sure owner David Dunsdon is looking to get back on him in an amateurs' race before too long.

Hilltop 
Sat 25th May 2024
19:00, Salisbury

Hilltop goes back up to seven furlongs having run well over six last time and finishing strongly in a race where it paid to be handy. The draw is a bit wider than ideal.

Accrual 
Sat 25th May 2024
18:40, Windsor

Accrual makes his debut. He will come forward for the experience but his half-sister Silver Leaf won on debut for us last year. Other siblings, contrastingly,  have by and large improved with racing.

Sensorium    WINNER! winner
Sat 25th May 2024
18:05, Windsor

Sensorium is a nice 2yo and I think he can run well. He's been working nicely at home and we're hoping to get him to Royal Ascot. Hopeful.

Maui Breeze 
Sat 25th May 2024
18:05, Windsor

Maui Breeze is a nice filly who is ready for a run. She will improve on whatever she achieves today but this is the perfect starting point.

Vince Lombardi 
Sat 25th May 2024
17:35, Windsor

Vince Lombardi has been a real project to get back on track and full credit to our farriers for the job they've done on his feet. It will be a first run for us so we're learning still. The heart-rate recovery from his work at home would suggest there's still a bit to come on the fitness front.

Deceiver 
Sat 25th May 2024
17:05, York

Deceiver has been a bit frustrating. He's got talent but we haven't quite managed to unlock it on the track. He drops back to 7f today but has a tough draw.

Boann 
Sat 25th May 2024
16:55, Goodwood

There's still a question mark where Boann is concerned when racing on turf. It seems she's better on AW and she wasn't disgraced in Listed company last time. She's a bit lairy, hence the blinkers, and while she could surprise us, it's probably unlikely.

Lovestruck Romeo 
Sat 25th May 2024
16:49, Salisbury

As with Enola Homes, Lovestruck Romeo might be up against it with the Hannon runner but he shaped okay when 4th at Brighton and has come on from that. Each-way chance.

Enola Holmes 
Sat 25th May 2024
16:49, Salisbury

Two runners in this, although I do think the Hannon horse ought to win this. Enola Holmes has worked with the filly that ran 2nd the other day at Brighton, so it wouldn't surprise me if she was challenging for a place. Each-way chance.

Per Contra 
Sat 25th May 2024
16:30, York

Per Contra is in good form at home. He could be a 100 horse potentially so off a mark of 92 he may be well handicapped. Hopeful.

Kodi Lion    WINNER! winner
Sat 25th May 2024
16:10, Haydock

Kodi Lion was a decent winner of an average race at Catterick last time. He loves soft ground and this looked the obvious place for him after that. He is in good order at home and can go well today.

Way To Dubai    WINNER! winner
Sat 25th May 2024
16:05, Chester

Way To Dubai was a touch disappointing last time but that was off the back of a break and I think the ground was plenty quick enough. He should love the going today and will come on for that run. Cheek-pieces should help him too.

Crescent Lake 
Sat 25th May 2024
15:10, Goodwood

Crescent Lake stepped up on earlier form this year with a closing 3rd at Ascot two weeks ago. Bottom weight in a trappy race seems to give him an each-way chance.

Stapleford Park 
Sat 25th May 2024
14:20, Chester

Stapleford Park is a nice two-year-old that has been working well at home. He should love the soft ground and is sharp enough to get around Chester. He can make a pleasing debut.

Simmering 
Sat 25th May 2024
14:10, York

Simmering is a nice filly who should go well on debut. The one question is whether she will will handle the ground but I'm hopeful she can.

Vadream 
Sat 25th May 2024
13:50, Haydock

Vadream has been an absolute star for my yard and could hardly have started the year any better. She has always been at her best when the ground is really soft and she has her perfect conditions today. Danny Tudhope is a brilliant jockey who will get the best out of her.

Ray Vonn 
Sat 25th May 2024
13:35, York

Non-runner

Captain Attridge 
Fri 24th May 2024
20:00, Hereford

Captain Attridge returned after five months off with a smooth win from a well-backed Gary/Josh Moore performer over this CD last month. That brought a 5lb rise in his mark, but it's unlikely to be enough to prevent the follow-up.

Gordon Grey    WINNER! winner
Fri 24th May 2024
19:15, Pontefract

Gordon Grey keeps bumping into one, but on paper, this appears to be easier than some races he's contested. Hopefully, he can get his head in front for a much-deserved victory.

Roman Tempest 
Fri 24th May 2024
17:30, Bath

Roman Tempest was a soft-ground winner last season but so far has not had conditions to suit this term. He seems in good form and could go well at a big price but he is unlikely to run if the ground dries up.

Love You Darling    WINNER! winner
Fri 24th May 2024
17:00, Bath

Love You Darling ran well at Goodwood on her return from her winter break. She seems in good form at home and hopefully, she will appreciate a step up in trip. Her pedigree says it should suit her well.

Gutsy Girl 
Fri 24th May 2024
16:20, Haydock

Non-runner

Smoky Mountain 
Fri 24th May 2024
16:10, Goodwood

Smoky Mountain has been a star over the winter and subsequently had a well-earned break. He's back now and seems in good form so I'm looking forward to seeing what he can do on turf. Goodwood's 7f should suit well and the ground is perfect.

Loch Leven 
Fri 24th May 2024
15:50, Haydock

Loch Leven shows ability at home but the question mark today has to be the ground. If she handles it on debut, she could go close but I've absolutely no idea as to whether she will.

Cloudy Breeze 
Fri 24th May 2024
15:25, Bath

Apart from a 2nd, beaten by a nose at Windsor last summer, Cloudy Breeze had a modest 2023. She returns from a break on a career-low mark in a trappy race. Each-way chances.

Sir Palamedes 
Fri 24th May 2024
14:50, Bath

Sir Palamedes ran very well on debut and would definitely have finished nearer with a clearer run. He should be suited to the stiff 5f at Bath and the ground should be lovely. He is a bigger price than I expected.

Havaila 
Fri 24th May 2024
14:25, Goodwood

Havaila was making his stable/seasonal debut when going within a neck of smart/versatile Punctuation over this CD last month. It's another decent handicap but he has bottom-weight and it will be hard for this field to keep him out of the money. Very hopeful.

Gogo Yubari 
Fri 24th May 2024
14:15, Bath

Gogo Yubari has been a star over the winter AW season. Her first try back on turf at Lingfield didn't work out all that well but she should enjoy this track and trip and I'm confident she can be competitive again.

Questionable 
Fri 24th May 2024
14:05, Haydock

Questionable's opening handicap mark looks harsh based on what she showed in maidens. She should be fine with the conditions having coped with similar at Salisbury. She is game, so will have her day, but it's likely to need to be from a lower rating.

Magic Memories 
Thu 23rd May 2024
20:42, Sandown

Magic Memories ran well when 5th on his return in the Spring Mile at Doncaster but was never travelling last time out at Leicester. I think we can forgive him that and off bottom weight he appeals as a possible each-way shot tonight.

Al Rufaa 
Thu 23rd May 2024
20:42, Sandown

Al Rufaa drops back to a mile at a course where he's run well before. Hopefully, he settles well enough to show his full ability.

Daphne May 
Thu 23rd May 2024
20:22, Chelmsford

We were hoping for a better showing from Daphne May last time at Windsor but she got tired late on in the heavy ground. Back on AW, she has a big weight but at her best, she would handle this opposition. Dangerous off this mark.

Zminiature 
Thu 23rd May 2024
18:37, Sandown

Zminiature hasn't run since winning the Brocklesby at Doncaster. The value of the form has been questioned by some "experts" but he did it very nicely and has improved at home since then. He needs ease in the ground. Rhys was at Kempton last night and said they had plenty of rain so good to soft up that hill will be a test. Up in class, it's just a question of whether he can cope with it. Hopefully!

Grand Duchess Olga 
Thu 23rd May 2024
17:10, Chelmsford

Grand Duchess Olga loves this course and distance. She ran well after a break when we thought she would probably need the run. This looks a tight handicap with the first three from last time meeting again. Sam rode her well then and will know her better now, so hopefully she has a good each-way chance once more.

Screened 
Thu 23rd May 2024
17:03, Market Rasen

Non-runner

Clear Justice 
Thu 23rd May 2024
16:50, Lingfield

Three meetings close to London and we have a single runner at each! Clear Justice made a low-key return after six months' absence at Bath. He should be a little sharper but this race looks very competitive.

Justahunch 
Thu 23rd May 2024
15:50, Lingfield

Justahunch had excuses for the run at Wolverhampton where as can happen there he was badly interfered with at the start. On his other two runs this year he has to hold every chance although he needs to get lucky from that draw.

My Dream World 
Thu 23rd May 2024
15:10, Catterick

Mt Dream World is a nice horse and a full-brother to our talented filly My Chiquita. He ran well first time out at Chelmsford and now, stepping onto turf on the easier side will suit him. He is still learning and a project type of horse.

Reach For The Moon 
Thu 23rd May 2024
13:58, Market Rasen

Non-runner

Annie Don 
Wed 22nd May 2024
19:40, Southwell

Annie Don had a good run in an Irish point behind her but pulled much too hard in her debut for us in a bumper. She' 's straight over hurdles now and with a more measured run could make the frame.

Value Added 
Wed 22nd May 2024
19:10, Southwell

Value Added, though a winner at 9f on the flat - highest rated 85 -  does have stamina in her French female family and looks as though she will stay 2m over hurdles. She jumped well on hurdles debut but a mistake at the last stopped her from being placed. I think she's capable of winning a novice hurdle before progressing providing the ground remains good. 

Lightning Force    WINNER! winner
Wed 22nd May 2024
18:30, Kempton Park

We run two juveniles first time in this restricted novice race. The market isn't giving too many clues about anything including our pair. Lightning Force has the better draw and that might help him come out on top in our private battle. Place chances.

Whiskey Glasses 
Wed 22nd May 2024
18:30, Kempton Park

Like Lightning Force, Whiskey Glasses starts off in this restricted novice race. He doesn't have an ideal draw but if Nicola can secure a clear run from trap 10 he too could be a factor. Small place chance.

One Step Beyond 
Wed 22nd May 2024
18:00, Kempton Park

One Step Beyond was always in contention when a close 3rd last time in an apprentices' race over the straight mile at Ascot. Now with Rhys taking over, this eight-time winner has to be there with each-way claims.

Cerulean Summer 
Wed 22nd May 2024
17:25, Kempton Park

Cerulean Summer has become quite tricky this year, but she gets the number one draw. If she can find her two-year-old form she should not be too far away.

Spanish Mane 
Wed 22nd May 2024
17:05, Yarmouth

Spanish Mane goes well at Yarmouth and ran a pleasing race on seasonal debut. She always needs a couple of outings to come to concert pitch and is probably best at 7f. Any rain will be a help and we hope she can run into a place.

Falcon Nine 
Wed 22nd May 2024
16:30, Yarmouth

Non-runner

Saytarr 
Wed 22nd May 2024
16:00, Yarmouth

Saytarr is a lovely two-year-old that has been working nicely at home. This is the perfect starting point and he won't have minded the rain overnight. He should make an encouraging debut.

Queen's Company    WINNER! winner
Wed 22nd May 2024
15:00, Yarmouth

Queen's Company is running into form again now and racing over her favourite CD. She won't mind some cut in the ground and should have a good each-way chance.

Smokey Malone 
Wed 22nd May 2024
14:30, Yarmouth

Smokey Malone ran a bit flat at Chelmsford his last run over 2m. We're dropping back to the 1m6f of the race in which he was 2nd last year. We wouldn't want much rain but hopefully, he can bounce back to form here in his right grade.

Central City 
Wed 22nd May 2024
14:30, Yarmouth

Non-runner

Obsessedwithyou 
Tue 21st May 2024
18:10, Huntingdon

Obsessedwithyou did well winning twice in her juvenile season but disappointed on the soft ground last term. We freshened her up and waited for the spring and on return, she wasn't beaten far into 3rd in a decent race. This doesn't look anything like the same standard but she has top weight. If she can handle it she should run a big race.

Wannabeawallaby 
Tue 21st May 2024
17:45, Nottingham

Wannabeawallaby is in good form at home and I like his chance starting in handicaps off 59. Fancied to run into the frame.

Givitawhirl 
Tue 21st May 2024
17:45, Nottingham

Stepping up Givitawhirl in trip for this handicap debut will help him, but he still isn't the finished article growth-wise. He's still learning at home but off this mark, he would have a chance if putting his best foot forward.

Raimunda 
Tue 21st May 2024
16:40, Nottingham

Raimonda is a big scopey filly who won her novice last year. We hope she can progress this season.

Baritus Bellator 
Tue 21st May 2024
16:20, Brighton

Baritus Bellator will need the whole experience today. He's a 17hh great big gelding and one that could do well - but further down the line.

Sarsons Risk 
Tue 21st May 2024
16:10, Nottingham

Sarsons Risk seems to have come to himself in the last couple of weeks. AW wasn't his thing. so hopefully now returning to turf will see him in a better light.

Fascinating Lips 
Tue 21st May 2024
15:50, Brighton

Two with similar profiles in this tricky handicap. Fascinating Lips has won three on the flat added to which he took a hurdle on his only try over jumps at Fontwell almost two years ago. Struggling a bit of late, he was well beaten on his comeback run at Windsor last month.

Semser 
Tue 21st May 2024
15:50, Brighton

Like Fascinating Lips, Semser is also a four-time winner and was running well in the latter part of 2023 with a couple of placed efforts at Chelmsford. Since returning in March he has put in three below-par efforts on AW and reverts to turf on which surface so far he has yet to win.

Tactical Control 
Tue 21st May 2024
15:40, Nottingham

Non-runner

Rabinal 
Tue 21st May 2024
15:20, Brighton

This is a first run on turf for us with Rabinal but the track should suit him. He was slowly away last time and lost all chance so that run can be ignored. He is capable at this level and would be thereabouts if he handles the conditions and finds his form of a few runs ago.

Marayel 
Tue 21st May 2024
15:20, Brighton

The 5yo Marayel started life with a run in the US, moved to France, and was then in two different UK yards before joining us after almost a year off the track. His mark has dropped to a level where if we can get him going he ought to be capable of winning a race or two.

Redhot Whisper 
Tue 21st May 2024
15:10, Nottingham

The first-time cheek-pieces had a too severe effect on Redhot Whisper last time causing him to be too keen. Hopefully, the combination of a hood and tongue-tie will prevent that tendency. If he puts his best foot forward he should go close, but at this point, it's up to him.

Battleofbaltimore 
Tue 21st May 2024
14:50, Brighton

I've got Battleofbaltimore looking and training as well as I ever have, but when all's said and done, he is what he is! Let's hope he can take what I feel is a decent chance today.

Red Cloud 
Tue 21st May 2024
14:50, Brighton

Red Cloud had his three required runs quite close together in late summer/autumn last year and showed very little. He was gelded immediately after the 3rd of them and we hope there will be more to come, handicapping from his basement mark.

Miller Spirit 
Mon 20th May 2024
19:40, Windsor

Three runners in this handicap and top-weight Miller Spirit is just a pound higher than Saligo Bay and 2lb in front of Oj Lifestyle. He comes here from a five-month break and may just be better for the run.

Oj Lifestyle 
Mon 20th May 2024
19:40, Windsor

Oj Lifestyle has struggled since his 125/1 victory at Newbury 2nd time out brought a mark of 90. He was gelded before his last run when he was last of 18 and needs to start picking up now rated 77.

Saligo Bay 
Mon 20th May 2024
19:40, Windsor

Saligo Bay has been busy over jumps this past winter, winning a race at Plumpton in November. Like our other pair, he needs to find more in a race of this nature although there should be no fitness issues.

Lil Guff 
Mon 20th May 2024
19:10, Windsor

Lil Guff looks like getting the quick ground she thrives on. Her best form is on stiffer tracks but she has run well in higher grade races here in the past.

Raimunda 
Sun 19th May 2024
18:45, Newmarket

Non-runner

Dirtyoldtown 
Sun 19th May 2024
17:15, Newmarket

Dirtyoldtown is a very hard horse to train - only a couple of my lads can ride him - he pulls so hard. On the track he's same, one day he'll run a blinder, another he won't do a tap. He's just as likely to finish last as to win. Let's hope it's the latter today.

Thewaitingisover 
Sun 19th May 2024
16:35, Stratford upon Avon

The waiting is over for Thewaitingisover! This 4yo daughter of dual Derby winner Australia is the first foal of Limini, rated 101 on the flat and 147 over jumps when with Willie Mullins. She won a race at the Cheltenham Festival for the Riccis. Thewaitingisover has done plenty of work here in Lambourn and is ready for her racecourse debut. She goes well at home and should be capable of winning a bumper before progressing.

Dusky Days    WINNER! winner
Sun 19th May 2024
14:05, Stratford upon Avon

Debut bumper winner Dusky Days never got his head in front over hurdles although placed on numerous occasions. A good 3rd on chase debut last November he disappointed on soft ground last time out on Boxing Day. We've given him a break since and hopefully, he will pay his way as a summer jumper. Should run well here.

Serendipitous Lady 
Sat 18th May 2024
20:50, Doncaster

Serendipitous Lady would ideally want it soft and she won't be getting that tonight. She's in good form at home though and with the horses going so well, I wouldn't be shocked if she ran into a place.

Mesaafi 
Sat 18th May 2024
20:20, Doncaster

Mesaafi is a lovely horse that very well from way off the pace at Windsor last time out. This track should suit him much better and he should love the ground. He can go well in a very competitive handicap.

Brandt 
Sat 18th May 2024
19:33, Uttoxeter

When Brandt joined from the Gordon Elliott yard, I think we expected rather more from him than has been the case. He needs to wake his ideas up.

Copper Coin 
Sat 18th May 2024
19:03, Uttoxeter

Copper Coin ran well on ground softer than ideal two runs back at Doncaster. Conditions will be fine here with the ground drying out and this CD winner should have every chance off a winnable mark.

Boogie Nights 
Sat 18th May 2024
18:42, Doncaster

Boogie Nights was disappointing on debut but showed plenty of speed and should be more than capable of dropping back to 6f. She will be more competitive once in handicaps.

Full Back 
Sat 18th May 2024
18:30, Uttoxeter

Non-runner

Pillar Of Steel 
Sat 18th May 2024
17:05, Bangor

Pillar Of Steel was running well in the summer but left the yard for a couple of runs, only to return this year. He hasn't regained the thread yet, but we know he has it in him.

Gorak    WINNER! winner
Sat 18th May 2024
14:40, Newmarket

Gorak has been a star for my yard and ran a cracker last time out at Newmarket. He should have come on plenty for that run and is suited to the track. He can go well again.

Louis Barthas 
Sat 18th May 2024
14:25, Newbury

Louis Barthas had the one run at two. He's improved a lot over the winter and that possibly would give him a small each-way chance, but he's up a long way in grade, so probably not.

My Chiquita 
Fri 17th May 2024
20:05, Aintree

My Chiquita didn't seem to enjoy Hereford but Aintree will suit her much better today. Hopefully, she will put up a bold show - as long as the ground remains on the better side of good.

The Big Bite 
Fri 17th May 2024
18:20, Aintree

The Big Bite was very disappointing last season and that has caused his mark to drop by 15lb in a year. If he could regain that form he would look very well treated here.

The Eventmaster 
Fri 17th May 2024
17:45, Aintree

The penny has dropped only slowly for The Eventmaster who has taken his time getting the hang of racing. He has been schooling well at home and should learn plenty today when I hope he will be competitive. 

Mart    WINNER! winner
Fri 17th May 2024
16:55, Newmarket

I know Mart keeps getting beaten into 2nd but I've no doubts about his honesty. It will be interesting to see him him running close to home and getting him back on turf. He deserves to win one - maybe today's the day.

Give It To Me Oj 
Fri 17th May 2024
16:35, Newbury

Give It To Me Oj was a 100k yearling buy who is making his debut as a 3yo. His owner saw his colours carried to a 125/1 success here in August 2022 by Oj Lifestyle as a 3yo. Maybe lightning can strike twice although the difference is this is first time out.

The Whipmaster 
Fri 17th May 2024
16:25, Newmarket

The Whipmaster can lose ground at the start and has been below form lately apart last year from a win and a 2nd place at Windsor, which seems to suit him best. Always capable of popping up at a price, so not one to discard lightly.

 


Glam Squad 
Fri 17th May 2024
15:30, Newbury

Glam Squad was a bit unlucky in a Newbury maiden that has worked out exceptionally well - the winner won the Dante yesterday by a mile! Glam Squad was keen that day and I think the drop to 7f will suit much better. He can outrun his odds.

Haazeez 
Fri 17th May 2024
15:00, Newbury

Hazeez is a lovely 2yo whose work has been decent leading into this. Twenty-runner maidens at Newbury at this time of year are always hot but he has the ability to run a nice race today..

Muy Muy Loco 
Fri 17th May 2024
15:00, Newbury

Muy Muy Loco is a tall, well grown colt who is a February foal. He went nicely in a barrier trial recently and this will be great experience for him before the ground dries up too much. Probably drawn a bit too far over and likely to be outpaced early but should stay on well.

Andaleep 
Fri 17th May 2024
14:45, York

Andaleep was a very impressive winner over course and distance on his one run at York last year. This is a deeper race with a few smart types but we felt he deserved a chance.

Running Queen 
Fri 17th May 2024
14:15, York

This race looks very competitive and with a decent-sized field. Running Queen has done very well since Salisbury and she should improve for the nicer ground - it was very soft at Salisbury. Oisin is back on board, so there's no negatives - it's just whether she's good enough.

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French Martini 
Fri 17th May 2024
14:00, Newbury

Two runs for us so far for French Martini, both at massive odds and he has yet to beat an opponent. Hopefully he can end that gloomy record, but it would take a massive improvement to get among the principals.

Pablo Del Pueblo 
Thu 16th May 2024
20:22, Lingfield

Pablo Del Pueblo has drifted down the handicap this year and now sits on a career low mark accordingly. He was impressive on his only start over this course and distance, but that was some time ago. A reproduction of that would see him with every chance but he's not always easy to predict.

Call Off The Dogs    WINNER! winner
Thu 16th May 2024
19:40, Fontwell Park

Call Off The Dogs came back in February after a two-year break and has been improving steadily. He has yet to finish in the first three in those runs, but should manage it today.

Jolyjump 
Thu 16th May 2024
19:10, Fontwell Park

Jolyjump won at Taunton last month and if his jumping had been more fluent at Fakenham last time he would have gone close to a follow up but still finished a respectable 2nd. Caoilin takes over from an inexperienced partner and can do the business.

Tara Iti 
Thu 16th May 2024
18:40, Fontwell Park

Tara Iti ran his best race for some time when 3rd at Fakenham last week. At his best he would make mincemeat of these off his finally reduced mark.

Executive Pool 
Thu 16th May 2024
18:40, Fontwell Park

Executive Pool had a modest 2023-24 season on balance, not matching that of his novice season. There was a glimmer of hope last time but he needs to find much more to figure.

Flamelco 
Thu 16th May 2024
18:10, Fontwell Park

Flamelco won a hurdle race in France but that was more than two years ago. His chase career so far has been disappointing but his mark has dropped and this is a weakish race, albeit he carries 12st. Looking for a revival really.

Veer 
Thu 16th May 2024
17:52, Lingfield

Veer ran well on stable debut at Kempton recently over a trip we feel is inadequate. He steps up today by a half-mile and this should be much more up his street. The draw has not been kind however and Harry Davies will have to be at his very best to get a good position early on.

Per Contra 
Thu 16th May 2024
17:20, York

Non-runner

Lazed 
Thu 16th May 2024
17:10, Fontwell Park

Lazed is a 4yo making his debut under any Rules of racing. He's by Derby winner Authorized whose progeny we have done well with. Interesting.

Spartan Warrior 
Thu 16th May 2024
17:02, Salisbury

Non-runner

Poncho 
Thu 16th May 2024
16:00, Salisbury

Poncho at six is twice the age of his ten opponents. He starts on the flat as a useful hurdler, rated 111, which probably translates to around 61-71 on the flat. It would be surprising if none of these is capable of a good deal more.

Monkey Miss 
Thu 16th May 2024
15:30, Salisbury

Monkey Miss won well at Bath last week and it makes sense to go back in under a penalty even in this slightly tougher race.

Novus 
Thu 16th May 2024
15:15, York

Non-runner

Big Bard 
Thu 16th May 2024
14:00, Salisbury

Big Bard resumes after a winter break having won three times in 2023 when his mark rose on turf from 48 to 66. Anna won on him last year and she is one of the more experienced in this hands and heels (no whips carried} race. Hopeful of a good start back.

Our Papa Smurf 
Wed 15th May 2024
20:10, Bath

Our Papa Smurf made a nice improvement at Brighton two weeks ago, finishing a good 2nd. Several of today's line-up were behind him there, so as he seems to be improving, we hope he can keep ahead of them now. Big chance.

Makuri 
Wed 15th May 2024
20:10, Bath

Makuri is a little better off with the favourite on her recent run at Brighton but it will still be tough for her to turn that around. Each-way chances

Asense 
Wed 15th May 2024
19:40, Bath

Asense had a couple of good wins around here last autumn. He's been a shade off so far but Tom gets back on for the first time since the initial one of those two victories and that could set him on the way again. Hopeful.

Le Boulevardier 
Wed 15th May 2024
19:10, Bath

Le Boulevardier hasn't shown much over jimps lately but there could well be some scope in his low flat mark. We'll find out today if that's the case.

Asgard's Captain 
Wed 15th May 2024
17:20, York

Asgard's Captain has already enjoyed a great year and I think he will love York. The track, trip and ground are all in his favour so there will be no excuses. He's fit and well and we go there with high hopes.

Cardano 
Wed 15th May 2024
17:20, York

Cardano is a good old boy who is in great form at home. He normally needs his first run to strip fit as it's tough to get the weight off.

Voodoo Ray    WINNER! winner
Wed 15th May 2024
17:00, Bath

Voodoo Ray makes a rare trip away from Brighton. He's won his last two with increasing ease and it would be no surprise if he makes this away day a winning one.

Double Click 
Wed 15th May 2024
14:30, Ffos Las

Double Click made a good start when 3rd on debut for us. He stepped forward with a maiden win at Wincanton and won again on handicap debut at Ffos Las. After a couple of disapppointing efforts he won well two runs back and was an excellent 2nd last time. A similar perfpormance would probably be good enough for him to go close here.

Big Bard 
Tue 14th May 2024
19:40, Chepstow

Big Bard had a busy 2023 and we've given him a longer break than usual. He remains fairly treated and with a promising boy taking off 7lb, he has to be an each-way candidate.

Spartan Warrior    WINNER! winner
Tue 14th May 2024
17:15, Beverley

Spartan Warrior won here last time and I'm confident he'll handle the extra two furlongs. His mark went up 5lb and he gets a 6lb penalty so we're 1lb worse in but I'm not worried about that. It's not the greatest of races and the bit of rain they had overnight will only help him. Hopeful.

Scalloway Castle 
Tue 14th May 2024
17:05, Southwell

Scalloway Castle comes from a successful jumping family but showed nothing in three starts for his previous trainer. We were sent him during the winter and have given him a wind-op. He will wear a tongue-tie today. We'll try to get this headstrong gelding to relax and if he could learn to race properly, he might have a future over fences.

St Irene    WINNER! winner
Tue 14th May 2024
16:00, Southwell

St Irene is a lovely mare. She goes well at home but will learn plenty on this racecourse debut before going away for the summer.

Jessie Lightfoot    WINNER! winner
Tue 14th May 2024
15:00, Southwell

Jessie Lightfoot won nicely at Taunton last month on her first run back since rejoining us. She ran another decent race when 3rd at Ffos Las a week ago, losing her position then rallying. In good form, so one to consider again.

Cloudy Breeze 
Mon 13th May 2024
20:15, Windsor

Cloudy Breeze ran her best race of 2023 when beaten a nose here in June. She returns after a six-month break and may just tighten up for the run.

Desfondado 
Mon 13th May 2024
19:05, Windsor

Desfondado looks to be going the right way, albeit he's unproven at this distance. His run style and pedigree suggest he should stay and he ought to be thereabouts if everything goes smoothly for him. An obvious plus is that he is reunited with Hollie, who won on him last time.

Siempre Arturo 
Mon 13th May 2024
19:05, Windsor

Siempre Arturo probably didn't see out the 12 furlongs on Good Friday, but until then he had looked progressive. This will be his his first run on turf and Windsor isn't the easiest track for an inexperienced horse. This looks the right grade though.

Larenta 
Mon 13th May 2024
18:50, Wolverhampton

Larenta makes her debut here. She is a big, late-maturing filly. This looks a tough race but she has to start somewhere, Hopefully, she will improve for the experience.

Artificer 
Mon 13th May 2024
18:50, Wolverhampton

Artificer did everything wrong when beaten a long way on debut at Wetherby last month. We're hoping the tongue-tie and the experience will help her to a better performance tonight.

Thundering Breeze 
Mon 13th May 2024
18:05, Windsor

Thundering Breeze was an 80k yearling buy that we have not managed to get on the track until now. A daughter of Dark Angel she starts from a highish draw in a big field and that won't be easy to overcome on debut.

Tronido 
Mon 13th May 2024
18:05, Windsor

Tronido showed more on her second start and handicaps beckon after this. She will probably stay further in time and this is her turf debut so we are still learning about this late-maturing filly. She has plenty of ability but looks up against it here on what we've seen so far in public.

My Dream World 
Mon 13th May 2024
17:35, Windsor

My Dream World is a lovely stamp of horse and time is doing wonders for him. He will only run if we get some rain which seems unlikely at this point.

Time To Roll 
Mon 13th May 2024
17:35, Windsor

Non-runner

Sands Of Havana 
Mon 13th May 2024
17:00, Windsor

Sounds Of Havana is a Havana Grey filly bred by her owners the Cool Silk Partnership. We're looking forward to getting her on the track.

Golden Maverick 
Mon 13th May 2024
16:35, Hereford

The 83 flat-rated Golden Maverick made a halting start with his first two runs over jumps, but we took him to Haydock for a weak race and he did the business.  He stepped forward from that when winning a valuable handicap at Musselburgh with ease and I doubt the 7lb rise will stop him completing the hat-trick.

Rothay Park 
Mon 13th May 2024
16:30, Windsor

Rothay Park is a bit of an inconsistent chap. His stride pattern suggests this trip will be within his reach. He has a fast ground action and we've been keen to get him on turf. Looking forward to the run.

Soldier Of Destiny 
Mon 13th May 2024
16:05, Hereford

Soldier Of Destiny has had several setbacks in his career, principally with a bad fall chasing. We got his confidence back with a couple of runs over hurdles, but then he suffered another heavy fall. Back hurdling again, he makes his handicap debut in a weak race, up in trip and on better ground. Could outclass these if things go right.

Beholden 
Mon 13th May 2024
14:30, Hereford

Beholden won two novice hurdles before picking up an injury and was off games for a year. He ran once last summer but we weren't happy with him so gave him some time off He bounced back with a decent run, beaten only two lengths in a military riders' race at Wincanton. I fancy him to turn the form around with the winner as the fitness from Wincanton takes effect in this normal handicap.

Inigo 
Sun 12th May 2024
15:50, Plumpton

Our other runner Inigo showed winning form in France but nothing like that since coming over here. There might not be much between the pair, but he is 4lb lower so has a chance in a trappy race.

Angel's Dream 
Sun 12th May 2024
15:50, Plumpton

Two in this and course and distance winner (from last May) Angel's Dream turns up here having done nothing since. Clearly, there is ability in there and this might well be encouraged out by first-time blinkers.

Aviles 
Sun 12th May 2024
15:15, Plumpton

Aviles was 2nd four times in a row at the start of his hurdles career once arriving here from France and made it five when switching to fences. The sequence resumed after a couple of lesser performances last time at Fakenham. It's hard to be too optimistic, but we're sure that once he does get his head in front it will burst the dam and initiate a sequence.

Alain 
Sun 12th May 2024
14:05, Plumpton

Alain made an ordinary enough start to racing, pulling up here in late January, but there was much more to like about his 3rd at Fakenham last month. He needs to continue his progress, but if he can, this race should be within his grasp.

Macho Sun 
Sat 11th May 2024
20:25, Leicester

We run two in this. Macho Sun ran okay on seasonal reappearance but the feeling was that he now needs some help with blinkers. He is down in grade here and with the headgear on, we are entitled to hope for some improvement. Decent chance.

Corporate Raider 
Sat 11th May 2024
20:25, Leicester

Our other runner Corporate Raider ran well after a winter break and has come on for the run. He is better on turf, so now, dropped in grade, he should have an each-way chance.

Authorised Speed 
Sat 11th May 2024
20:05, Warwick

Authorised Speed runs in a novice chase - one of the more unfashionable types of race where tracks are concerned but Warwick has struck lucky with a nice well-balanced field. He's not far behind the top on ratings and we'll hope he can show more of what he did as a novice hurdler in 2022-23.

Imperial Phoenix 
Sat 11th May 2024
19:25, Leicester

Imperial Phoenix makes his debut here. He's a half-brother to six winners by Phoenix Of Spain and he has been in very good form at home. He's ultra-fit for this debut and looks smart. He could be anything.

Glam Squad 
Sat 11th May 2024
19:25, Leicester

Glam Squad was a touch unlucky at Newbury where the race split and he did far too much with no cover. The drop to 7f should suit, but I wouldn't want the ground to be drying out too much.

Gordon Grey 
Sat 11th May 2024
18:25, Leicester

Gordon Grey has been running well, just finding one too good in his recent runs. He's stepping up in trip so will be ridden with a bit of restraint. That should improve him and put him bang there.

Holbrook 
Sat 11th May 2024
17:20, Leicester

Holbrook makes his debut in a big field. He has shown ability on the gallops but as always it's hard to know what's in the field apart from those that have already shown form on the track.

Abbey Heights 
Sat 11th May 2024
16:55, Ascot

Abbey Heights returns from a long layoff. He has plenty of ability but has a massive field to contend with. He could be a bit ring-rusty.

Gogo Yubari 
Sat 11th May 2024
16:45, Lingfield

Gogo Yubari continues to improve and is flying at home after her last win. People tell me you can't win out of stall 2 over 5f at Lingfield and I would prefer her to be in 10 but she gets out fast and usually that means she wins. She deserves to run in a 20k race and we're going there as one of the main contenders.

Quercine 
Sat 11th May 2024
16:45, Lingfield

Quercine did far too much in front last time on very soft ground. The sharp 5f is perfect and this ground should be much more to her liking. She is very very quick!

Crimson Coronet 
Sat 11th May 2024
16:40, Nottingham

Crimson Coronet is a lovely filly that did well over the winter on the all-weather. She has had a wind-op since that last run and the break will have done her the world of good. Conditions should be perfect.

Tactical Control 
Sat 11th May 2024
16:40, Nottingham

Tactical Control needed his run at Kempton last month, his first since we bought him out of Charlie Hills' stable at the HIT sale. A mile is a bare minimum for him so softer ground would be a plus but he seems in great firm at home and we like him. I think he will be at his best at between 1m2f and 1m4f further down the line.

Ciara Pearl 
Sat 11th May 2024
16:20, Ascot

Ciara Pearl has never finished out of the first two in her career to date. She rattled off a hat-trick in April, so is clearly in good heart. This will be the biggest test she has faced so she needs to continue to find improvement.

I Still Have Faith 
Sat 11th May 2024
16:05, Nottingham

I Still Have Faith is relatively versatile ground-wide and seems in good form at home after his six-month break following his stint of hurdling. I think he will take a step forward from today starting back as he is on a career-high mark.

Deceiver 
Sat 11th May 2024
16:05, Nottingham

Deceiver is a big raw horse and one we have had to be patient with. He has a big engine - he just needs to put everything together. He missed the break last time and got stuck further back than ideal. The track should suit him.

Silver Sword 
Sat 11th May 2024
15:50, Haydock

It's exciting to get the big boy out again. Silver Sword is in good order and has thrived through the winter. I think he has the speed for 7f and am surprised he's as big a price as he is. I'm confident he'll run a big race.

Global Skies 
Sat 11th May 2024
15:45, Ascot

Global Skies settled too well at Beverley but ran home well. He has come out of that in good form and is now stepping into what should be his trip. Ground on the easier side of good will suit, but he could be potentially a victim of a slow pace as he's a hold-up performer.

Suzy Smith
Tapley    WINNER! winner
Sat 11th May 2024
15:15, Haydock

Tapley has been running consistently well of late and this track and trip just short of two miles is right up his street. The ground is fine and he has a good weight, so we're hopeful of another nice run in a competitive race where most are running to form.

Teddy Blue 
Sat 11th May 2024
15:15, Haydock

Teddy Blue came to the final flight in last year's Swinton Hurdle with a lead and a great chance but made a mess of the obstacle. He kept on well for 2nd but struggled all through the rest of the season. It's worth a crack to see if lightning can strike twice.

Monomyth 
Sat 11th May 2024
15:10, Ascot

Monomyth is quick and is quite nice. Whether that means he will cope with the experience of the favourite who ran so well at Newmarket is another matter.

The Wizard Of Eye    WINNER! winner
Sat 11th May 2024
14:40, Ascot

The Wizard Of Eye is a new recruit to the yard so this is very much a fact-finding mission. He has loads of speed and my biggest concern is that the seven furlongs might be too far for him today. The ground and draw look perfect.

Bravo Zulu 
Sat 11th May 2024
14:10, Haydock

Bravo Zulu was disappointing last time. The ground was probably against him but even so, we hoped for more. Hopefully, progress can be resumed here in a competitive handicap featuring a few unexposed sorts.

Peking Opera 
Sat 11th May 2024
13:50, Lingfield

It's hard to forget Peking Opera's 4th in last year's Irish Derby but apart from a first-time win over hurdles, he's been nowhere near that since joining us. Maybe the first-time blinkers will make a difference.

Liberated Lad 
Sat 11th May 2024
13:45, Nottingham

Liberated Lad has had a well-deserved short break after his Chelmsford win. He seems in great form at home and the drying ground at Nottingham will suit. He goes there with a great chance as there's a lot in his favour.

Scylla 
Sat 11th May 2024
13:45, Nottingham

Scylla is very lightly-raced as she has been pretty fragile to train. She should love the switch to turf and the trip will be no issue. She should be thereabouts.

Kotari    WINNER! winner
Sat 11th May 2024
13:30, Ascot

Kotari has switched back to the flat over the past month to great effect. Initially a narrow winner at Windsor, he improved greatly on that at Salisbury on Sunday. It was sensible to carry the penalty as he's still in great form and we can expect quite a hike in his mark in next Tuesday's list.

Ray Vonn 
Fri 10th May 2024
19:44, Nottingham

Ray Vonn has taken a bit of time to get going this year but is in good form at home. He is returning to the one track where he's a previous winner. That said, he's a consistent old lad who should run his race, although it's his first of the season.

Mohave Dancer 
Fri 10th May 2024
19:09, Nottingham

Mohave Dancer ran very lazily at Windsor last time out but Kieren didn't want to be hard on her on third start and she took the mick as a result. A visor seems to have worked at home so I am hoping it has the same effect on the track.

Redhot Whisper 
Fri 10th May 2024
17:27, Nottingham

We have given Redhot Whisper a gelding operation - maybe a bit harsh after two underwhelming performances, and he needed the comeback run at Chelmsford. He also wears first-time cheel-pieces which seem to have had a positive effect at home. His initial form sets the standard and we have to be hopeful.

Foveros 
Fri 10th May 2024
17:10, Ascot

Foveros has been running well in claiming hurdles where it's not unusual to come up against 130-plus opponents. It's a while since he raced on the flat but he has been much higher in the past and an apprentices' race is probably the right way to begin. May surprise a few.

Crescent Lake 
Fri 10th May 2024
17:10, Ascot

Crescent Lake did well over 1m6f at Goodwood last year, and he heads the weights here, albeit unproven at 2m. Anna takes a helpful 7lb off but he does need to step up on what he's shown so far in 2024.

Suspicion 
Fri 10th May 2024
16:35, Ascot

Suspicion has been doing everything we could ask from him on the all-weather. Two questions, has the handicapper over- or under-estimated him at 86, and is anything else thrown in? We'll find out, but I have to be hopeful.

Teraabb 
Fri 10th May 2024
16:35, Ascot

Teraabb is a lovely horse who finally got his head in front last time out. He should have absolutely no problem stepping up to a mile and Ascot will suit him well. I do not want the ground to dry out too much.

Rey De La Batalla 
Fri 10th May 2024
16:35, Ascot

Rey De La Batalla is a dual winner on the all-weather but won't want the ground to dry out too much here. Unknown on turf, he trains well and we've booked a top rider who knows him well. Hopefully,  he could get involved at a big price if conditions suit.

Havaila 
Fri 10th May 2024
16:15, Chester

Havaila made a great start for the stable when just failing to catch Punctuation at Goodwood last week. This looks an excellent opportunity.

Pure Of Heart 
Fri 10th May 2024
14:55, Ascot

I like Pure Of Heart, an Awtaad filly who finished a close fourth on debut last year at Sandown under a not-too-exaggerated Jamie Spencer ride. He's back on board today and now he knows her, I'm hopeful, but then in these open novice fillies' races, you never know what to expect from the newcomers.

Cellar Club    WINNER! winner
Fri 10th May 2024
13:40, Market Rasen

Cellar Club stars handicapping on a modest mark of 80. He's had a wind-op since his latest run seven months ago and with the team in good form, he must have a small each-way chance.

Percy's Lad 
Fri 10th May 2024
13:30, Chester

Percy's Lad ran well in this race last year from stall 13 and it is arguable that the draw was the difference between winning and losing. He holds the track record over the trip at Chester so clearly thrives here. He does need some luck, again from stall 13, but he ran a cracker at the Craven meeting so fingers crossed he gets the breaks.

Vinny's Dream 
Thu 9th May 2024
20:00, Chelmsford

Vinny's Dream is a nicely-bred middle-distance type who has matured well into a 3yo. He has run in a barrier trial already and knows his job, This is his first day at the races and we'll see how he gets on.

Wannabeawallaby 
Thu 9th May 2024
20:00, Chelmsford

Wannabeawallaby was expected to improve on a modest debut run last time at Lingfield but disappointed. Like Rock And Royal at Brighton earlier, he might find things happening too quickly over this trip and we'll be going up in distance later on.

Easy Equation 
Thu 9th May 2024
19:30, Chelmsford

Easy Equation has been a model of consistency but can't seem to get into the winner's enclosure, always finding one too good. He is in good order at home and as always I expect him to be thereabouts.

Grand Duchess Olga    WINNER! winner
Thu 9th May 2024
19:30, Chelmsford

Grand Duchess Olga has had a break after a busy winter. She has done very well for it and has been working nicely. Sam takes off a handy 7lb and there shouldn't be much between her and Smokey. They'll be vying for a place and both have each-way claims.

Smokey Malone 
Thu 9th May 2024
19:30, Chelmsford

Two runners in this tight handicap. Smokey Malone goes well here and stays the 2m well. He ran nicely last time after a break and is in the right grade. He should have a good each-way chance.

Pillar Of Steel 
Thu 9th May 2024
19:20, Stratford upon Avon

Pillar Of Steel spent some time last autumn in another stable. He's back now and makes his first racecourse appearance after seven months' absence. The team has been performing well and we're hopeful he will be another to enjoy the faster conditions.

Anificas Beauty 
Thu 9th May 2024
18:30, Chelmsford

Anificas Beauty won a couple of races around here early last year. Mr. Ned Sangster, cousin of trainer Ollie and grandson of famed Robert, is right at the start of what he hopes will be a successful stint as an amateur rider. If there were prizes for determination and enthusiasm, he would go right to the top, but that's a long way off. Good luck!

Confederation 
Thu 9th May 2024
16:55, Brighton

Confederation is a frustrating type who continues to flatter to deceive. For a while last time he looked likely to give Voodo Ray a race but weakened late on. Maybe dropping in trip will persuade him to go through with his effort.

Cairo King 
Thu 9th May 2024
16:40, Stratford upon Avon

Cairo King started his career in another yard from where he was too keen on bumper debut. He was 3rd first time for us in another bumper but has had niggling injuries since then. He jumps great and has ability so is not without a chance on hurdles debut. He's sure to improve mentally and physically for the run.

Danny's Friend 
Thu 9th May 2024
16:40, Stratford upon Avon

Danny's Friend has had a couple of runs in maiden hurdles recently without cutting much ice. Predictably, we'll be more hopeful once he can compete in his own grade in handicaps.

Voodoo Ray    WINNER! winner
Thu 9th May 2024
16:23, Brighton

Apart from a single and pretty good 3rd at Chelmsford last September, Voodoo Ray has been here for his other last ten races since late 2022. He returned to action nine days ago with a narrow win and from only 2lb higher he surely will be tough to beat today.

Heer's Sadie 
Thu 9th May 2024
16:23, Brighton

Heer's Sadie loves Brighton and has come out of her race last week fresh and well. She carries a 5lb penalty and only went up 3lb for the win, but in her case, it's more about taking advantage of the right races at this track. Hopefully, she will be thereabouts again.

Hul Ah Bah Loo 
Thu 9th May 2024
16:23, Brighton

Hul Ah Bah Loo makes a rare appearance on turf but if conditions suit he would be able to take advantage of a handy mark. We won't want the ground to dry up too much but he's in great form and could easily get involved with a top rider booked.

Al Rufaa 
Thu 9th May 2024
16:10, Chester

Al Rufaa needs a slice of luck from a wide berth. However, he's unexposed at this trip and has plenty of ability. If he settles well enough early doors, that should allow him to finish his race.

Roman Tempest 
Thu 9th May 2024
15:53, Brighton

Roman Tempest disappointed on slow ground on his return but is a course winner here. The extra distance may suit and this late-maturing gelding probably has more to come. There's a bit to prove on balance but it would be no surprise to see him involved if he settles well and the race goes smoothly.

Wynter Wildes 
Thu 9th May 2024
15:40, Chester

Wynter Wildes has been a star and this looks like being her last finale as she is due to be retired as she is in foal. We are planning to go out with a bang although this might be asking a bit too much of her.

Yarborough    WINNER! winner
Thu 9th May 2024
15:18, Brighton

Yarborough was given his three qualifying runs in decent maidens and while unplaced in his first handicap, we always thought he would be a better 3yo. In this 0-58, he has a chance to show that there is indeed plenty more to come from him.

Rock And Royal 
Thu 9th May 2024
14:48, Brighton

Rock And Royal is still learning about racing after two runs on the AW. He's on turf for the first time and may well be better when he can try further in handicaps.

Rusheen Boy 
Wed 8th May 2024
20:30, Kempton Park

Rusheen Boy has had a break after a busy winter, the plan being to bring him back for the turf. He does need quick ground so he's back on the AW. This is competitive but hopefully, he will run well again back on a Polytrack surface.

Willowbank 
Wed 8th May 2024
20:30, Kempton Park

Wllowbank has not been easy to train but finished off last season on a high with a run full of encouragement over this course and distance. She is in good order and ready for her seasonal debut.

Bated Breeze 
Wed 8th May 2024
20:30, Kempton Park

Bated Breeze made a promising start when 3rd here at a big price on his return after a long absence. He didn't build on that as expected at Bath last time, but returning to Kempton should bring a better performance. Each-way chances.

Janworth 
Wed 8th May 2024
19:40, Fontwell Park

Janworth is a sister to our five-time winner Bucko's Boy. She was 3rd on bumper debut but then picked up an injury. Off for a year, she ran well for a long way on her first hurdles start and has been 4th the last twice. She starts handicapping off a workable mark and should progress as she steps up in trip.

Arctician 
Wed 8th May 2024
19:30, Kempton Park

Arctician likes it around here but he has not been at his best for a while. He trains well and retains ability so it would be no surprise to see him bounce back here now he has a better draw as well. Top rider booked.

Surrey Noir 
Wed 8th May 2024
19:30, Kempton Park

Surrey Noir just got caught out for a bit of speed at Windsor recently on ground that was too quick for him. He has a good record at Kempton and James Doyle knows him well. He can run a big race tonight.

Twenty Twenty 
Wed 8th May 2024
19:10, Fontwell Park

Twenty Twenty landed a 20/1 surprise at Wincanton in December but hasn't matched that since, He needs to rekindle that level but he's higher in the handicap now so it won't be easy.

Idyllic 
Wed 8th May 2024
19:00, Kempton Park

Idyllic made an encouraging comeback at Kempton recently and we are hoping for more of the same today. She will be more competitive when stepped up in trip.

Time To Dazzle 
Wed 8th May 2024
18:10, Fontwell Park

Time To Dazzle was an impressive winner around here in February but failed to fire last time at Taunton and was pulled up. The better ground might work in his favour while a repeat of his course form would make him a player.

Lumi Plugin 
Wed 8th May 2024
17:40, Fontwell Park

Lemi Plugin was attempting what we thought an impossible task when a closing 2nd to our much more experienced and better fancied All Authorized over 2m3f around here last month. That was his hurdles debut after three less impressive runs in bumpers and the longer trip here should suit. Big chance on that debut effort.

Way To Dubai 
Wed 8th May 2024
16:45, Chester

Way To Dubai started out very well for me but then his form tailed off. He has been gelded since and has been trained for this race as his owner loves Chester. He is a neat, well-balanced horse who should suit the track. The ground will be beautiful and he has a chance from a good draw.

Dirtyoldtown 
Wed 8th May 2024
16:45, Chester

Non-runner

Coastguard Station 
Wed 8th May 2024
16:20, Kelso

Our horses ran well yesterday and recent winner Coastguard Station comes here on the back of a nice win at Fakenham. Raised 4lb for that and in a better race, we'll be delighted with a run in the money.

Can't Beat History    WINNER! winner
Tue 7th May 2024
20:00, Hereford

Can't Beat History was a wide-margin winner around here on his last run in October. Kept away from the bad ground of midwinter, he resumes on a 9lb higher mark, but there's no reason why having won two of five chases, he shouldn't continue to improve. Hopeful.

Heaven Smart 
Tue 7th May 2024
20:00, Hereford

Heaven Smart has unseated his rider the last twice - the first time when already beaten at Kempton, the latest was too early to know what might have happened. Before that, he was most impressive making all at Kempton and a return to that Heaven Smart would give him a great chance.

Ellies Sister 
Tue 7th May 2024
19:30, Hereford

Ellies Sister showed glimmers of form in her bumpers but has taken an age to get the hang of hurdling. She'll hopefully improve now she is handicapping off this lowly mark.

Duneomeno 
Tue 7th May 2024
19:12, Southwell

Duneomeno had a couple of promising 4th places before the end of the season and from his present low mark has to be dangerous in a race of this description. Each-way chances at least.

My Chiquita 
Tue 7th May 2024
19:00, Hereford

My Chiquita has been waiting since around Cheltenham Festival time for the better ground. She has been bouncing at home and we're hoping she can make it three from three over hurdles.

Annie Don 
Tue 7th May 2024
18:12, Southwell

Annie Don ran a neck 2nd to a Gordon Elliott horse in a point-to-point two months ago. She was in front until being headed but rallied close home. Her experience and stamina will be valuable in this and she could well run into a place.

Sanitiser 
Tue 7th May 2024
18:00, Hereford

Sanitiser had his frequently-delayed return at Kempton a fortnight ago and just tired a little in the closing stages. His 3rd there was a portent of better to come and he can step up for a first jumps win here.

Captain Attridge 
Tue 7th May 2024
18:00, Hereford

Captain Attridge was rated in the mid-70s when with Fozzy Stack in Ireland. His handicap hurdle mark ought to be within his capabilities, but he has been off for a while and may need this comeback run.

Brandt 
Tue 7th May 2024
17:35, Ffos Las

Brandt has yet to make a big impact since coming across from Ireland, but he has started handicapping on a fair mark. Each-way hopes here in an ordinary contest.

Jessie Lightfoot 
Tue 7th May 2024
16:00, Ffos Las

It was great to welcome back Jessie Lightfoot from her time away, especially when she clicked first time at Taunton. Up 4lb for that, we have to be optimistic that she can follow up.

Jolyjump 
Tue 7th May 2024
15:45, Fakenham

Jolyjump clicked first time in a handicap hurdle at Taunton and has been penalised 7lb for that.  The victory was a big improvement on those qualifying runs and we have to hope there's potential for more.

Soldier Of Destiny 
Tue 7th May 2024
14:25, Ffos Las

Non-runner

Tara Iti 
Tue 7th May 2024
14:15, Fakenham

Tara Iti had a quiet 2023-24 but starts the new campaign on a reduced mark and down in class. Few of these are in much form either and he could appreciate the easier opportunity.

Daphne May 
Mon 6th May 2024
18:00, Windsor

Daphne May missed a race recently but conditions should be fine today. She struggled a bit on AW over the winter but did well on turf last year and off this reduced mark, should go close.

Spartan Warrior    WINNER! winner
Mon 6th May 2024
17:25, Beverley

Spartan Warrior disappointed us last time at Windsor, never going a yard. We're trying cheek-pieces and dropping a furlong in trip. Hopefully, that will do the trick.

Editeur Du Gite 
Mon 6th May 2024
17:15, Kempton Park

Editeur Du Gite had a spell on the sidelines before his recent comeback in Jonbon's race at Sandown and quickly lost his place after leading. This looks a great opportunity, down in grade.

Clear Justice 
Mon 6th May 2024
17:10, Bath

Clear Justice managed a nice 2nd place at Brighton last autumn although he didn't back it up in two more runs. He returns after six months off and may be a little ring-rusty.

Fierce 
Mon 6th May 2024
16:20, Windsor

Fierce won on soft ground last year and returns here after almost eight months' absence. He may need the run but the ground will be no problem.

Big Cheese 
Mon 6th May 2024
15:30, Kempton Park

Big Cheese won over 1m6f the flat and has a handicap mark of 72. He jumps very nicely and I think he has a future at this new discipline. He was green and backward on his hurdling debut at Fakenham, but we know he is better than he showed that day and expect him to improve, stepped up in trip on a more conventional track.

Hot Patootie 
Mon 6th May 2024
15:10, Windsor

Hot Patootie is having her third run here and will find life easier in handicaps after this. She has shown ability at home but not yet on the track so needs to indicate that the penny is starting to drop. Makes her turf debut here but will probably appreciate this and any cut in the ground may well help too.

Authentic Legacy 
Mon 6th May 2024
14:55, Kempton Park

Non-runner

Lucky San Jore 
Mon 6th May 2024
14:55, Kempton Park

Lucky San Jore won a couple of handicaps at Wolverhampton two years ago but has been in a bit of a slump more recently. He was a mid-70s flat performer and can make a good start on stable/hurdle debut.

Monkey Miss    WINNER! winner
Mon 6th May 2024
14:15, Bath

Monkey Miss has run reasonably well from poor draws on her two starts this year. She has enough ability to win a race of this nature if things fall right.

Lady Twilight 
Mon 6th May 2024
14:15, Bath

Lady Twilight has been beaten a long way in her qualifying runs. Her mark of 52 offers scope in handicaps and she might begin to show ability.

Kotari 
Sun 5th May 2024
16:30, Salisbury

Kotari was fit from jumping when he made the switch to the flat at Windsor last month and he won nicely. He's 4lb higher now in a tight little race but we'll be disappointed if he didn't go close.

Questionable 
Sun 5th May 2024
15:55, Salisbury

The ground will make this 7f at Salisbury a test for Questionable. We're not sure how she'll cope with it.

Running Queen 
Sun 5th May 2024
14:40, Salisbury

Running Queen made a promising start when 4th at Newbury. While she meets a couple of previous winners here, I think she has improved and should go very close.

Novus 
Sun 5th May 2024
14:25, Newmarket

Novus lost her unbeaten record on soft ground narrowly at Goodwood yesterday but was gaining again at the finish of that mile race. She is a Group 3 winner over this 1m1f last autumn and if we decide to run her again, I'm sure she'll not let anyone down although this is a rise in class to Group 2.

Churchill Rose 
Sat 4th May 2024
18:25, Yarmouth

Churchill Rose made a lovely comeback at Kempton recently and this has been the plan for a while. She loves Yarmouth and I expect the ground will be beautiful. She should be thereabouts.

Eloped 
Sat 4th May 2024
18:25, Yarmouth

Eloped is unexposed on the turf but there is no reason why she shouldn't go well on this ground. She is working well and track and trip will suit. She should have an each-way chance here.

Landrake 
Sat 4th May 2024
18:10, Hexham

Landrake is from the family of Grand National winner Rule The World and he had some nice novice hurdle form in Ireland before disappointing over fences. He made his debut for us at the recent Aintree Grand National meeting but hadn't done enough work, honestly, and blew up. He will strip much fitter here. Back in a chase, he has to prove himself, but the fences at Hexham are small and he does jump well at home. Track and ground will suit as will the drop in class. Chances.

Farceur Du Large 
Sat 4th May 2024
17:45, Uttoxeter

Farceur Du Large came to us this year and promptly completed the Royal Artillery/Grand Military Gold Cup double at Sandown, his 130 rating based on Irish form fitting the race conditions perfectly. Up to 136 for those wins, he ran very well to be 5th in the Midlands Grand National last time. We've given him time to recover and now, back to 3m and down in class, we have to be hopeful on his return to Uttoxeter.

Sir Palamedes 
Sat 4th May 2024
17:20, Yarmouth

Sir Palamedes is our first two-year-old runner of the year and it's very much a fact-finding mission with him. His work has been good and he's ready for a run. He is drawn on the wing though, which is never a positive.

MC Loven 
Sat 4th May 2024
17:05, Goodwood

MC Loven was not at his best on very soft ground at York last year but is worth another try on a similar surface closer to home. His sire's offspring usually go on it and even if he doesn't, this speedy colt is sure to find his races this spring and summer. He seems in good shape.

Expressionless 
Sat 4th May 2024
16:55, Thirsk

Expressionless has been getting going too late in his races over 1m2f. I know it's a stretch to be trying 1m6f but if Kyle can keep him in touch, he'll be the one with the finishing kick in the last furlong.

Alpha Crucis 
Sat 4th May 2024
16:30, Goodwood

Alpha Crucis was never going the pace either in the Lincoln or the Newbury Spring Cup. We think it's worth having a try at 10f and remember, he was a soft-ground winner over a mile at the track last October. Decent each-way shout.

Love You Darling    WINNER! winner
Sat 4th May 2024
15:55, Goodwood

Love You Darling is a nice filly and she seems to have matured and strengthened from last year. She is fit enough for her first run back and we think she will handle the ground. Hopefully, she can put up a good run.

Rockymountainway 
Sat 4th May 2024
15:50, Thirsk

Rockymountainway ran a great race at Kempton in a decent contest. A repeat of that performance should enable her to go very close today. Any cut in the ground would be a positive.

Vadream    WINNER! winner
Sat 4th May 2024
14:55, Newmarket

Vadream ran a cracker on her seasonal debut at Bath and the winner has already gone out and franked the form. We got plenty of rain yesterday although it won't be bottomless as it was last year when she won this race. She seems in great order and loves Newmarket.

Havaila    WINNER! winner
Sat 4th May 2024
14:45, Goodwood

Havaila makes a debut for us today having been jumping most recently. He has placed form on the flat and the ground will not be a problem. More likely though the opposition on these terms might be a shade too strong.

Holy Fire 
Sat 4th May 2024
14:10, Thirsk

Holy Fire has been a star but she is rarely tried on turf. I see no reason why she shouldn't be just as effective as on AW. She has a good draw today and can run well.

Novus 
Sat 4th May 2024
14:05, Goodwood

Novus ended 2023 with a fine win in a Group 3 for fillies and mares at Newmarket. She will have benefited from her comeback run which was on unfavourably fast ground. The mud here will be right up her street. Hopeful.

Earl Of Desmond 
Fri 3rd May 2024
17:45, Cheltenham

Earl Of Desmond had been off for almost two years before struggling and pulling up on his comeback and stable debut in March. We hope he can start to show something of his decent form of yesteryear.

Mohave Dancer 
Fri 3rd May 2024
16:25, Goodwood

Non-runner

Salamanca Lad 
Fri 3rd May 2024
16:25, Goodwood

Salamanca Lad's best form for previous connections was on soft turf so it will be interesting to see what he can do back on grass. He would need improvement to be involved here but most of these are unproven on soft going.

Astro King 
Fri 3rd May 2024
16:10, Newmarket

Astro King tries a mile and a half for the first time. We're not entirely convinced he'll get the trip but there's only one way to find out. If he does he has to be a contender but we wouldn't want too much rain.

Crescent Lake 
Fri 3rd May 2024
14:05, Goodwood

Crescent Lake is a free-going sort who has not yet got back to last year's solid level in staying handicaps. This small field might help him to start to show something of that 2023 form, but we will make a late decision of whether to let him take his chance on this heavy ground.

Change For Good 
Fri 3rd May 2024
13:30, Goodwood

It's a low-key stable debut for Change For Good who in a three-horse race meets Futurity runner-up Devil's Point at level weights, and has 17lb to make up on official ratings. Might be battling out for 2nd with the other runner from the Haggas stable and he won on debut so that won't be easy either.

Boann 
Thu 2nd May 2024
19:30, Chelmsford

Close to declaration time it looked like maybe seven or eight runners, but others also took that view. It was a roll of the dice really hoping to get some black type for her. Boann is badly drawn in 11, but if she did run okay, say just behind the places, we might look for something in France. I can't suggest she's in any way a bet - she's 50/1 - but hopefully, she might sneak a place.

Central City 
Thu 2nd May 2024
19:00, Chelmsford

Central City is in good form at home. He's carrying a little more weight than last time, but it's his first time in a 0-55 off a career-low mark and over an ideal trip. Each-way chances.

The Mouse King 
Thu 2nd May 2024
18:25, Chelmsford

The Mouse King has been absent for more than a year through injury. Now ready for a run, he is better on AW and hopefully, this will put him straight for the season ahead.

Leon Trotsky 
Thu 2nd May 2024
17:50, Chelmsford

Leon Trotsky is having his second start but has to run in these open novice events as he doesn't qualify for the Banded races. He will improve for the experience.

Platinum Prince 
Thu 2nd May 2024
16:40, Lingfield

Platinum Prince has the distinction of being the first runner under the Gary & Josh Moore banner. He ran well last time at Chelmsford and hopefully, we've found a winnable race to get the "new" partnership off to a flyer.

Tronido 
Thu 2nd May 2024
15:35, Lingfield

Tronido is a late-maturing filly who will most probably need further in time. She still has plenty to learn and will find things easier once handicapped, though she trains well enough.

Pablo Del Pueblo 
Thu 2nd May 2024
15:05, Lingfield

Pablo Del Pueblo is a multiple course and distance winner and has slipped down the handicap after being below par so far this term. He would have a great chance on most of last year's form and is well drawn for a change. He needs to get his confidence back but a player if he does.

Rabinal 
Thu 2nd May 2024
14:35, Lingfield

Rabinal is a dual winner here and has conditions to suit today. Below his best in amateurs' races since his last victory, he seems in good shape and it would be no surprise to see him bounce back. He needs things to fall right for him, but he will finish off well if they go a good gallop.

Warning Sign 
Wed 1st May 2024
20:00, Kempton Park

Warning Sign was in decent form in the autumn and it was understandable if he was a little ring-rusty at Lingfield after more than six months' absence. He ought to be a little sharper tonight.

French Martini 
Wed 1st May 2024
20:00, Kempton Park

French Martini is one of two we have in this. He showed little promise on his first run since coming over from France, but he did have decent form there. Might need a run or two fully to acclimatise.

Heer's Sadie    WINNER! winner
Wed 1st May 2024
19:45, Brighton

Heer's Sadie goes well at Brighton. She just needed her first run of the season and will come on for that. Also, she's been dropped a pound and will appreciate any rain.  Should have an each-way chance.

Semser 
Wed 1st May 2024
18:25, Kempton Park

Semser was placed twice to end his 2023 campaign but has been a long way below that level in two runs this year. He needs to get his season back on track.

Fancy Dancer 
Wed 1st May 2024
17:50, Kempton Park

Fancy Dancer shows ability and I expect him to run a nice race. There are several with promising track form and after his run at Newmarket, the Hannon horse might be hard to beat.

Lovestruck Romeo 
Wed 1st May 2024
17:40, Brighton

Lovestruck Romeo was a relatively inexpensive buy so qualifies for this Band 4 maiden. He goes okay but there seems to be plenty of confidence in Tom Dascombe's newcomer and he can get one ready. Place chances.

Fitz Perfectly 
Wed 1st May 2024
17:35, Pontefract

Fitz Perfectly has been a model of consistency but simply can't get her head in front. My apprentice has ridden her beautifully in the past and his style suits her. I have absolutely no doubt that she can win a race sooner rather than later. The ground and track should suit her.

One Step Beyond 
Wed 1st May 2024
17:10, Ascot

One Step Beyond needed the run on his recent comeback but he did win over the straight mile here last summer. He's been a prolific winner over the years and now in an apprentice race with Anna claiming 7lb, he has to be interesting off clear bottom weight.

Mart 
Wed 1st May 2024
16:25, Pontefract

Like Gogi Yubari, Mart has been flying on the gallops. The switch to turf is the question but there's no reason he shouldn't act on it - his mother won on heavy. Hopeful.

Lil Guff 
Wed 1st May 2024
16:00, Ascot

Lil Guff will want the ground to dry as much as possible. The stiff five suits her well.

Gogo Yubari    WINNER! winner
Wed 1st May 2024
15:35, Wolverhampton

Gogo Yubari has been improving all through the winter and is now on a hat-trick. Up a total of 6lb for the last two wins, she's been flying at home and I have to be confident.

Hilltop 
Wed 1st May 2024
15:35, Wolverhampton

We're still not quite sure we've got the trip right yet with Hilltop. The opening mark isn't overly generous, but she has stepped forward with every run.

Rock And Royal 
Wed 1st May 2024
15:00, Wolverhampton

Rock And Royal has had one run but showed greenness and will probably need it again today. Handicaps down the line for her will be the way to go.

Champagne City 
Wed 1st May 2024
13:50, Wolverhampton

We're stepping Champagne City back up in trip and down in grade for this amateurs' handicap. When Margot rode him here in December he seemed to enjoy himself. Hoping he can get the lead, then he should go close, but he is unpredictable.

Kodi Lion 
Tue 30th Apr 2024
19:55, Catterick

Kodi Lion was too keen last time out but still ran a decent race. The form is working out well and a more professional performance today should see him go close.

Voodoo Ray    WINNER! winner
Tue 30th Apr 2024
17:55, Brighton

Voodoo Ray ran eight times last year, seven of them for two wins at Brighton. He's been off since the autumn and may be fitter for the outing.

Confederation 
Tue 30th Apr 2024
17:55, Brighton

You need the right horse for Brighton and Confederation is the ideal type. I've been 2nd with him off 74 and he's now down to 50 yet is working as well as he ever has. One day he's going to bolt up off his mark, but I'll never know when that might be!

Our Papa Smurf 
Tue 30th Apr 2024
16:45, Brighton

Our Papa Smurf had four runs last season as a juvenile without getting anywhere near the winner's circle. He needs to show more, but he's far from a hopeless case and we're looking forward to seeing him back on the track.

Makuri    WINNER! winner
Tue 30th Apr 2024
16:45, Brighton

The horses have been a little out of form although Asgard's Captain ran well yesterday, so I'm going there today with hope rather than confidence. Makuri will enjoy the distance but the draw isn't great. I think she might need another run before striking form.

Secret Beach 
Tue 30th Apr 2024
15:50, Yarmouth

Secret Beach was gelded after his two 4th places last year. He's matured over the winter and while he hasn't been showing obvious improvement, the extra furlong will help.

Fen Tiger 
Tue 30th Apr 2024
15:35, Brighton

Fen Tiger ran well over the course and distance last year. This ground will suit and Sam takes off a handy 7lb. He runs well fresh so should have a nice each-way shout.

Daphne May 
Tue 30th Apr 2024
15:35, Brighton

Non-runner

Boogie Nights 
Tue 30th Apr 2024
15:15, Yarmouth

Boogie Nights has taken a while to come to hand but is finally ready to make her debut. Seven furlongs at Yarmouth should be perfect but like all of mine, she will improve for the run.

Gordon Grey 
Tue 30th Apr 2024
14:10, Yarmouth

Gordon Grey should enjoy the softer conditions than when he was 2nd here last time. He's in good form at home and I'm very hopeful he will get the job done.

Stintino Sunset 
Tue 30th Apr 2024
14:10, Yarmouth

Stintino Sunset has had a short break and usually comes back fresh and well. The track and ground will suit and it's her ideal trip. She should have a good each-way chance.

Parikarma 
Mon 29th Apr 2024
19:09, Windsor

Parikarma has been struggling a little over hurdles since winning in claiming company over the winter. She has a decent win score on the flat and is fairly handicapped. She might just be better for getting back in the swim on the level.

Asgard's Captain    WINNER! winner
Mon 29th Apr 2024
18:39, Windsor

Asgard's Captain was going for the four-timer when caught out by the hill at Lingfield. We've given him a short break and he resumes on the turf off a much higher mark than when he left off for previous connections. His ability on soft ground is unproven, so it's fingers crossed.

The Whipmaster 
Mon 29th Apr 2024
18:39, Windsor

Our other runner The Whipmaster had a nice win over slightly further on this course in June last year. He's been off since the autumn but has a good win percentage and has won first time out in the past.

Silastar 
Mon 29th Apr 2024
18:39, Windsor

We run two in this tricky handicap. Silastar won a couple last spring but has been a long way short of that in two runs on the AW this year. He needs a revival but we've not seen much sign of it yet.

Dark Mystery 
Mon 29th Apr 2024
17:45, Southwell

Dark Mystery ran a great race last time when 2nd the other day, appearing to enjoy Southwell, but he was given a relatively easy lead. Hopefully, he will take a small step forward for that and should be competitive once more if allowed to make the running again.

Roundabout Silver 
Sun 28th Apr 2024
17:05, Bath

Roundabout Silver is a course and distance winner and loves wet ground. He ran just ok in two starts this term on the all-weather so needs to get competitive again. He should go well in these conditions and is hard to ignore completely.

Ciara Pearl    WINNER! winner
Sun 28th Apr 2024
15:55, Bath

Ciara Pearl comes here unbeaten in 2024 and also ran well on this track on debut last year. The going is an unknown for her.

Zainabb 
Sun 28th Apr 2024
14:40, Southwell

Zainabb ran very well over a furlong shorter at Southwell last time out. Kieren felt she would have no problem with an extra furlong and the prize money is very good. She can run well.

Artificer 
Sun 28th Apr 2024
14:00, Wetherby

Artificer is a very nice filly. She's working well on good ground at home but I've no idea how she'll handle this soft going at Wetherby.  I had hoped she could win this. She has an Oaks entry and you do not make them about unraced fillies for fun. If she did win today it would be the Oaks Trial at Lingfield and then the Classic, the same route the Clovers took with Rogue Millennium starting with this race two years ago.

Twirler 
Sat 27th Apr 2024
20:00, Wolverhampton

Twirler has been a star over the winter and she looked in need of a step up in trip last time at Lingfield. She has run well at Wolves and seems in good order at home. Hopeful.

Sweet Carolina 
Sat 27th Apr 2024
19:30, Wolverhampton

Sweet Carolina won impressively over the course and distance on debut recently and I hope today's race is just as straightforward. She seems in good order and we've booked Oisin Murphy to ride.

Justahunch 
Sat 27th Apr 2024
19:00, Wolverhampton

Justahunch ruined her chance last time with a slow start - not ideal over 5f. If she breaks more alertly today, off 2lb lower, she can be getting to them in the straight. Hopeful.

Holy Fire 
Sat 27th Apr 2024
18:40, Doncaster

Holy Fire is a wonderfully consistent filly but she hasn't raced much on turf. Doncaster had a lot of rain yesterday and she would be doubtful if the ground became too testing. If she does run, 6f at Donny should suit her perfectly.

Authorised Speed    WINNER! winner
Sat 27th Apr 2024
17:20, Sandown

We run two in this season finale. Authorised Speed was a smart novice hurdler last year and we had high hopes for him as a novice chaser. That hasn't worked out well so far, but if he restarts hurdling in the same vein as he left off last term, there would be much more surprising winners than him in this handicap.

Mark of Gold 
Sat 27th Apr 2024
17:20, Sandown

Mark Of Gold has a tremendous record over jumps, with seven wins in 18. Add three more on the flat and he has that winning mentality. Tough ask, but he'll always give a positive answer.

Kotmask 
Sat 27th Apr 2024
16:45, Sandown

We're left with just Kotmask here. He usually runs Sandown well although he struggled before falling late on Imperial Cup Day, a run he put to rights with a subsequent 3rd at Plumpton. Each-way chance at his best.

Invincible Nao 
Sat 27th Apr 2024
16:45, Sandown

Non-runner

Roman Tempest 
Sat 27th Apr 2024
16:20, Leicester

Roman Tempest won well on wet ground on his final appearance last year and could still be on the right side of the handicapper. Trip and track are likely to suit whilst any rain before racing will also help. Should give a good account if he is fit enough on return.

Macho Sun 
Sat 27th Apr 2024
16:20, Leicester

Macho Sun performed creditably at Nottingham last week, running on well at the finish. This step up in trip will suit as will soft ground. This looks a weak race and he should be competitive in it.

Botox Has 
Sat 27th Apr 2024
16:10, Sandown

I was really disappointed in him at Aintree the other day, that's why I was half-keen to run him again. I wanted to give him another try with a pair of blinkers on.

Editeur Du Gite 
Sat 27th Apr 2024
15:00, Sandown

Editeur Du Gite is in the form of his life, it's a shame that it's such a good race. He's always had problems with his feet but we seem to have got him back on track now. If he can nick a place I'll be well pleased. He's going well enough to do that.

Zanagor 
Sat 27th Apr 2024
14:37, Leicester

Zanagor makes her belated third run. She is a big filly who has needed time and as she will want 1m4f in the future, this 10 furlong trip is a good starting point for her.

Ga Law    WINNER! winner
Sat 27th Apr 2024
14:25, Sandown

Ga Law has had another good season. It began with a creditable, albeit non-staying 7th behind our ill-fated winner Datsalrightgino in the Coral Gold Cup at Newbury. After a break, he came back to form with an impressive win in a handicap off 150 over 2m4f on trials day at Cheltenham. Soft ground went against him in the Ryanair last time but back on his favoured nicer ground, he should run well, albeit needing a career-best performance to win.

Magic Memories 
Sat 27th Apr 2024
14:05, Leicester

Magic Memories ran very when 5th in the Spring Mile at Doncaster. He has a featherweight, further reduced by Jack's 7lb claim. Good chance to finish in the money in a hot handicap.

Yellow Star    WINNER! winner
Sat 27th Apr 2024
13:50, Sandown

Yellow Star will need a miracle as it's a tough assignment. I'm trying a pair of blinkers to see if that will bring some improvement in him.

Up For Parol 
Fri 26th Apr 2024
20:15, Chepstow

Up For Parol had decent novice form a couple of years ago but has gone winless since. He has been placed plenty of times including over 2m4f at Fakenham last time. He should appreciate stepping up to 3m for the first time. He has top-weight, but with young Will taking 10lb off, should run well.

Cerulean Summer 
Fri 26th Apr 2024
19:30, Newcastle

Cerulean Summer ran well in both starts last year and needed the comeback run when she also hung losing some ground. We expect a more polished performance the first time in a handicap and the starting mark looks very fair.

A Gift Of Love 
Fri 26th Apr 2024
16:55, Doncaster

A Gift Of Love ran well twice on AW but we have always felt she would be better on turf. She should love Donny and the big field should not be a problem. Spencer is a master in these sorts of races and the filly seems to be on a competitive mark.

Gentoo 
Fri 26th Apr 2024
16:39, Chepstow

A home-bred mare by Sinndar, Gentoo is making a belated racecourse debut. She jumps well but is bound to improve for the experience.

Hello Miss Lady 
Fri 26th Apr 2024
16:10, Sandown

Hello Miss Lady ran once last year, making little impact. We hope she has improved over the winter, but it would take a massive jump for her to figure in this company.

Shadowofyoursmile 
Fri 26th Apr 2024
15:08, Doncaster

Shadowofyoursmile got her knickers in a twist at Southwell last time but she has run well before at Wolves She will be much better suited to turf and should have no problems with the ground. She can take a step forward.

Charlotte's Luck 
Fri 26th Apr 2024
15:08, Doncaster

A handicap mark of 53 is never likely to be good enough to win a 3yo fillies' maiden at this time of year and Charlotte's Luck is up against even in a five-horse field. Hoping that the first time hood brings some improvement.

Tan Rapido 
Fri 26th Apr 2024
13:15, Sandown

Tan Rapido is very quick but got caught out at Wolves where something took him on for the lead and he ended up doing too much early. The other horse faded while he kept going only to be done on the line. Conditions are ideal today and we will find out where we stand with him.

Daphne May 
Thu 25th Apr 2024
19:00, Chelmsford

Daphne May showed her first sign of regaining her best form for a while when a staying-on 6th over a mile here two weeks ago. She might be coming to the boil and has a small place chance, dropping to 7f.

Cindysox 
Thu 25th Apr 2024
16:00, Huntingdon

Cindysox is by the great Kayf Tara out of Golden Gael, who won the Sidney Banks Hurdle around here. Cindysox ran well in her bumper but picked up an injury and has been off for 18 months since. She jumps nicely and should have a future but is sure to improve mentally and physically for this hurdles debut.

Global Skies 
Thu 25th Apr 2024
15:55, Beverley

Global Skies did well last year and has strengthened up over the winter. He still needs to learn to relax but is getting there. This first run back of the year will give us an idea of where he is, but he seems in great form at home.

Jolyjump    WINNER! winner
Wed 24th Apr 2024
20:10, Taunton

Jolyjump ran against some nice hurdlers in his three qualifying runs. He must have been hard to assess and I reckon 92 is as much as the handicapper could have given him. The market though rates him a player. We'll see!

Call Off The Dogs 
Wed 24th Apr 2024
19:35, Taunton

Call Off The Dogs had a couple of years off before resuming in February and it's been a struggle so far. He did complete last time after two pulled-up runs and his mark has dropped in concert with that. Might be getting nearer to being competitive.

Cloud Dancer 
Wed 24th Apr 2024
18:10, Uttoxeter

Cloud Dancer has been running in novice hurdles even though given a mark, and finished a well-beaten 2nd the last twice. Dropped a few pounds from his latest effort, he still looks to have plenty of weight against some more experienced handicappers.

Jessie Lightfoot    WINNER! winner
Wed 24th Apr 2024
17:50, Taunton

Jessie Lightfoot did okay when with us for the 2022-23 season. She switched to Evan Williams where all three runs this season were decent enough. Now back here, we have to be hopeful that on ground she likes, this could be her day.

Hudson De Grugy 
Wed 24th Apr 2024
17:35, Uttoxeter

Hudson De Grugy ran easily his best race of the season when 3rd at Sandown last month, and it should probably have been better, at least 2nd and possibly even a win bar a couple of inconveniences in the closing stages. Although not entirely proven at 3m, on this better ground he could last home and be a big player.

Spitfire Girl 
Wed 24th Apr 2024
17:15, Taunton

Spitfire Girl won over the course in March last year but has been generally disappointing this time around. It's competitive and we would be delighted if she got a share of the spoils.

Goose Man 
Wed 24th Apr 2024
17:10, Ludlow

Goose Man is a remarkable 12-year-old who took his opportunity early in the season and is now contesting hunter-chases. Third is a similar contest last time, he can be there at the business end today.

Roger Pol 
Wed 24th Apr 2024
16:42, Taunton

After some smart performances through the winter, we hoped that Rogel Pol would go well in the NH Final at Sandown but he got stuck in the mud that day. Back in novice company with a single penalty, we have to hope that on this better surface, he can go very close.

Questionable 
Tue 23rd Apr 2024
18:30, Wolverhampton

Questionable is one for handicaps further down the line.

Thursday 
Tue 23rd Apr 2024
16:30, Epsom

Thursday is a backward filly who has been slow to come to hand. She is not devoid of ability but will have a better chance of success once she goes down the handicap route. This looks tough in her backyard today.

Spanish Mane 
Tue 23rd Apr 2024
16:20, Yarmouth

Spanish Mane has been a star for the yard and loves this track. On the negative side, she always needs a run at the start of a season and is in a higher grade than in which she wins. Will improve for the run.

Champagne Piaff    WINNER! winner
Tue 23rd Apr 2024
15:55, Epsom

Champagne Piaff came back after two and a half years off the track with a highly promising 3rd at Bath recently. Ryan takes the mount and we'll be hoping that between rider and horse, we can get right in the action in this long-established race.

Wynter Wildes 
Tue 23rd Apr 2024
15:55, Epsom

Wynter Wildes has been a star for the yard but this is likely to be her last season's racing as she has been covered recently. The 12 furlongs around Epsom should suit and the ground is perfect. She has done plenty of work so should be fit for this seasonal debut.

Silver Shamrock 
Tue 23rd Apr 2024
14:00, Yarmouth

Silver Shamrock made a pleasing seasonal debut ten days ago when she was beaten only two lengths. She has come out of the race in great shape and should have come on for the run. This is a lower grade today so she should have a good each-way chance.

Serendipitous Lady 
Tue 23rd Apr 2024
14:00, Yarmouth

Serendipitous Lady was bought at the HIT sale in October. She won over 7f here for her previous stable and was still with Michael Bell for her run the following month. We're hoping for a good start but she should be better for the run.

Mesaafi    WINNER! winner
Mon 22nd Apr 2024
19:20, Windsor

Mesaafi ran well at Kempton recently in a decent race. He was a touch keen that day and got tired and I just wonder whether he is better over 6f. He's certainly bred for it, and we will find out today!

Junkanoo 
Mon 22nd Apr 2024
19:00, Kempton Park

Junkanoo made a promising start in novice hurdles but an open handicap hurdle at Sandown found him out. This hands and heels race should be less demanding and Rob can claim 8lb, reducing his big weight nicely. Each-way chance.

Spartan Warrior 
Mon 22nd Apr 2024
18:50, Windsor

Spartan Warrior should enjoy going up in trip and I think he'll like the track. My worry is that it might be a little on the fast side for him, but it's raining here now and hopefully, Windsor will see some too. I would have preferred it if the Michael Bell horse hadn't been declared as he's the one for us all to beat.

Larry 
Mon 22nd Apr 2024
18:30, Kempton Park

Larry won at Plumpton three runs ago but has been contesting tough handicaps since. He's a great old boy and is always liable to pop up at a nice price.

Issar d'Airy 
Mon 22nd Apr 2024
18:00, Kempton Park

Everything was going swimmingly for Issar d'Airy with two wins at Newbury but his jumping was suspect when he tried for the hat-trick here last month. He has schooled well since and should be fine. Chances.

Hollygrove Cha Cha    WINNER! winner

22/04/24 - RESULT 1st 5/6


Mon 22nd Apr 2024
17:35, Hexham

Hollygrove Cha Cha was impressive on her racecourse debut at Stratford,  winning nicely despite muddy conditions last month. She looks to have stepped forward again at home and can certainly win under her penalty before tackling better grade.

Sanitiser 
Mon 22nd Apr 2024
17:25, Kempton Park

If he runs Sanitiser should be capable of winning off such a low mark in relation to his flat rating. Then again, it's not always that simple!

Clenched 
Mon 22nd Apr 2024
17:25, Kempton Park

Clenched has struggled in novice hurdles but now runs in her first handicap when I expect her to be more competitive. The track and quicker ground will suit.

Inigo 
Mon 22nd Apr 2024
16:55, Kempton Park

Inigo has yet to show much but accordingly has a low initial mark. He should be able to fare better than in novices.

Millford Sound 
Mon 22nd Apr 2024
16:20, Kempton Park

Millford Sound has shown little for a long time including the last twice for us. His mark is coming down quickly though and he can make use of it to run much better today.

Animal 
Mon 22nd Apr 2024
15:42, Ffos Las

Animal had a bit of a bleed last time and we've given him time to get over it. Ideally, he's at his best over a bit further but he's still capable over this sort of trip. He should run a nice race and could finish in the frame.

Try The Money    WINNER! winner
Mon 22nd Apr 2024
14:12, Ffos Las

Try The Money ran well in 2nd at Taunton two runs back. He didn't jump with the same fluency last time at Hereford but a repetition of the earlier form would put him right in the argument.

Earl Of Desmond 
Sun 21st Apr 2024
16:25, Stratford upon Avon

Earl Of Desmond won all three of his Irish points - no mean feat - and then finished 2nd in two hunter chases over there. Two years off preceded his first stable run and he would need to improve a good deal on that to cope with these.

Twenty Twenty 
Sun 21st Apr 2024
15:35, Wincanton

Non-runner

Obsessedwithyou 
Sun 21st Apr 2024
14:15, Stratford upon Avon

Obsessedwithyou bolted up on debut in an NH development hurdle, won again and then was placed 4th in two higher grade contests. She has been slightly disappointing this season, but that was on soft ground, so we freshened her up and waited for the spring. That patience can have its reward today.

Beholden 
Sun 21st Apr 2024
13:22, Wincanton

Beholden won two novice hurdles in the 2021-22 season but picked up an injury and was off games for more than a year before his comeback run. I wasn't happy with him then, so he's had more time off and he's come back bouncing and in top form. He's a course and distance winner and nicely handicapped. Not without a chance in a bad race.

Value Added 
Sun 21st Apr 2024
13:10, Stratford upon Avon

Value Added has high-class flat-race stamina in her pedigree. She was rated as high as 85 on the flat over around 1m2f but she ought to stay 2m over hurdles. She jumps well and could be pretty useful but will improve for this hurdles debut.

Quercine 
Sat 20th Apr 2024
20:00, Nottingham

Quercine did well over the winter and we gave her a little break after her victory at Southwell. I've always felt she would be better on turf and this seems the ideal place to start. We think she will love the ground but you never know until you try it.

Roundabout Silver 
Sat 20th Apr 2024
19:20, Brighton

Non-runner

Roman Tempest 
Sat 20th Apr 2024
18:45, Brighton

Non-runer

Macho Sun 
Sat 20th Apr 2024
18:25, Nottingham

Macho Sun has been unlucky not to have won a race by now. He runs well fresh and loves heavy ground, with all his best runs over this CD. He's well handicapped so should have an each-way shout.

Heer's Sadie 
Sat 20th Apr 2024
17:15, Brighton

Heer's Sadie makes her seasonal debut at her favourite track. She has done well for her winter break and with trip and ground to suit, hopefully, she has an each-way chance.

Muy Muy Guapo 
Sat 20th Apr 2024
17:15, Brighton

Muy Muy Guapo has been and still is a frustrating maiden but one much better on turf than all-weather and did run well here over an inadequate distance last time. Habitually a slow starter but that might not matter today and he has plenty of ability so has become well-handicapped. Should go well if he gets a smooth run around.

Expressionless 
Sat 20th Apr 2024
17:00, Newbury

Expressionless found the mile of the Lincoln too short on comeback and was staying on more recently over this trip. He squeezed in at the bottom here and should be running on at the end again. Each-way value.

Oj Lifestyle 
Sat 20th Apr 2024
17:00, Newbury

Two runners here. Oj Lifestyle ran his best race of 2023 when 3rd at Epsom on his final start and was subsequently gelded. He can continue to progress, but this is a tough start to his campaign.

One Step Beyond 
Sat 20th Apr 2024
17:00, Newbury

One Step Beyond joins Oj Lifestyle in this competitive handicap. He joined us midway through last season, making an immediate impact with two wins out of his first three. He didn't quite maintain it, but wasn't overraced and can start this year afresh.

Fondest Dream    WINNER! winner
Sat 20th Apr 2024
16:40, Brighton

Fondest Dream is a sharp daughter of Showcasuing. She will enjoy the conditions and from a nice draw she should be in amongst them. Could run into the frame.

Bob Mali 
Sat 20th Apr 2024
16:40, Brighton

Non-runner

Sense Of Reason 
Sat 20th Apr 2024
15:50, Newbury

Sense Of Reason was very weak and immature last year so we never got him close to a run. He has done incredibly well over the winter however and looks great now. Like all of mine, he will improve for the debut but this is a nice starting point.

Glam Squad 
Sat 20th Apr 2024
15:50, Newbury

Glam Squad is a lovely big horse that is ready to run. He moved yards last year so we are still learning about him but this looks the perfect starting point. He can run a promising race today.

Git Maker    WINNER! winner
Sat 20th Apr 2024
15:35, Ayr

Git Maker had an excellent first season over fences in 2022-23 winning two of four and looked tailor-made for some major prizes this term. After winning on comeback at Lingfield, he jumped left-handed at Ascot, also finding fast going unsuitable. Then he ran a belter in 2nd at the Cheltenham Festival 18 lengths clear of the 3rd home in the Kim Muir. Winner of six of his 11 starts we think he will enjoy this test of stamina. Off his light weight, we think he has a great chance of running a big race.

Torneo 
Sat 20th Apr 2024
15:25, Bangor

Ex-French and 84 rated on the flat, Torneo was always going to be a good hurdling prospect. After two good runs, including a 3rd at Kempton over Christmas, he bolted up at Wetherby and then ran an excellent 3rd in the mud at Fontwell last time. Given time to recover and on nicer ground today he can continue the improvement and shouldn't be far away.

Alpha Crucis 
Sat 20th Apr 2024
15:15, Newbury

Alpha Crucis kept improving last year and made a very promising reappearance when 4th in the Lincoln at Doncaster. He will appreciate the less demanding conditions here and Anna takes off the 7lb again. The high draw should be a help.

Peking Opera 
Sat 20th Apr 2024
13:30, Newbury

Peking Opera made a winning debut over jumps for us but did not back that up next time.  He was 4th in the Irish Derby - as one of the Auguste Rodin back-up team - but this is a very tough re-introduction back on the level.

Record High 
Sat 20th Apr 2024
13:05, Bangor

Record High ran too freely last time after a long while off the track. The distance shouldn't be a problem and he needs soft ground - hence making the long trek to Bangor. Not without some ability but this is a competitive novice and no doubt he will be better once in handicap company.

Vadream 
Fri 19th Apr 2024
17:45, Bath

Vadream normally takes a run or two to get going but she has had a much smoother preparation this year than I've ever had with her. This is the perfect starting point and the ground should be beautiful. She should go well.

Lil Guff 
Fri 19th Apr 2024
17:45, Bath

Lil Guff goes in search of black type. She has a bit to find on ratings but is gutsy and has a decent draw. The drier the ground the better for her.

Bated Breeze 
Fri 19th Apr 2024
17:15, Bath

Bated Breeze outran his odds when 3rd after an eight-month absence at Kempton the other day. If he can give Tom a more measured run through, he could easily go close.

Foveros    WINNER! winner
Fri 19th Apr 2024
17:00, Ayr

In his UK runs, Foveros has been running in claimers when he often meets horses with higher ratings than the top-weight in this handicap. His mark has reduced considerably and we can claim in this hands and heels race. Could go well.

Teraabb    WINNER! winner
Fri 19th Apr 2024
16:15, Newbury

Teraabb should have got into the winner's enclosure after several decent efforts last year. You can put a line through his final start as I should never have run him at Lingfield. This will suit him far better and he will love the ground.

Asense 
Fri 19th Apr 2024
16:10, Bath

Asense compiled an autumn hat-trick, the first two wins coming here. Although only raced three times since, his mark is almost down to the latest winning level.  He usually makes the running but that might be difficult unless Anna can get him to fly out of the stalls from this wide draw. Value each-way mark (if she does!).

Flamelco 
Fri 19th Apr 2024
15:30, Fontwell Park

Flamelco has not been the most consistent since switching to fences but his mark is now considerably lower than his hurdles figure. It's not the highest class race he's contested and if everything clicks, he could easily come home in front.

Through The Ages 
Fri 19th Apr 2024
15:00, Fontwell Park

Through the  Ages was coming along very nicely with wins in juvenile events either side of the New Year but after a two-month break was well beaten at Sandown. He tried to make all the running in testing ground that day, while conditions today will be far less severe. With the 10lb wfa allowance, he looks nicely pitched in this first handicap off 115. Hopeful.

Bridge 
Fri 19th Apr 2024
14:30, Fontwell Park

Three handicappers turn up in this trappy 0-105 handicap. Bridge has been consistent in his first season and will probably enjoy the faster ground as it will help him use his decent flat-race speed. Probably in the best form of our trio.

Tara Iti 
Fri 19th Apr 2024
14:30, Fontwell Park

Tara Iti is another winner from last year who has been below that level since coming back for the latest campaign. The handicapper seems nervous about dropping him too far and while a couple of pounds have finally come off, whether that will be enough to encourage him back to his best is another story.

Executive Pool 
Fri 19th Apr 2024
14:30, Fontwell Park

Since winning over hurdles just over a year ago at Hereford, Executive Pool has been running disappointingly over fences. We hope returning to hurdles might rekindle some enthusiasm.

Running Queen 
Fri 19th Apr 2024
13:42, Newbury

Running Queen is a nice filly who should be sharp enough to run a good race. Whether that will be enough to win is another matter. From what I hear, there are a few fancied, and one in particular I'm told is a jet, so we'll see!

All Authorized 
Fri 19th Apr 2024
13:30, Fontwell Park

We double up in this. All Authorized has the highest rating of those to have run, and in his last five races only once has he stepped out of handicaps and was a close 2nd in a maiden hurdle. Back at that level, he has an outstanding chance on form.

Lumi Plugin    WINNER! winner
Fri 19th Apr 2024
13:30, Fontwell Park

Lumi Plugin has run with promise in his three bumpers. A place could be possible but he would be doing well to match his stable-companion first time over jumps.

Record High 
Fri 19th Apr 2024
13:30, Fontwell Park

Non-runner

Mart 
Thu 18th Apr 2024
20:30, Chelmsford

Mart came back from his short break with two more good runs, staying on well into a close 2nd last time at Lingfield. This will be his first time here and I think he might enjoy the flat track. Hopeful.

Justahunch 
Thu 18th Apr 2024
20:00, Chelmsford

non-runner

Monkey Miss 
Thu 18th Apr 2024
20:00, Chelmsford

Monkey Miss has been plagued by poor draws and hasn't had much luck here either. She showed last time she's up to winning in this grade if things fall right for her.

Anificas Beauty 
Thu 18th Apr 2024
19:30, Chelmsford

Anificas Beauy won here twice last spring at 6f and 7f. She went up after the later of the wins at today's trip but is now back down to that mark and Rhys who was on board that day, gets the ride. Promising signs.

Smokey Malone    WINNER! winner
Thu 18th Apr 2024
19:00, Chelmsford

Smokey Maloe always runs his race and is a CD winner. He is in great form but his winning usually happens in a lower grade than today's.  Hopefully, he has each-way chances.

Salamanca Lad 
Thu 18th Apr 2024
18:00, Chelmsford

Salamance Lad made an encouraging yard debut at Southwell and the step up to ten furlongs should be a plus. The favourite looks tough to beat but if he has an off-day this looks a good opportunity for our boy to take advantage.

Stormingin    WINNER! winner
Thu 18th Apr 2024
17:30, Chelmsford

Stormingin continues to defy his years and returns to the same CD where he gave his young rider a first win. This will be only her 3rd ride so if she wins that would represent a healthy enough strike rate. He's only 3lb higher and has the plum draw so why not?

Corporate Raider 
Thu 18th Apr 2024
17:30, Chelmsford

Corporate Raider makes his seasonal debut after a winter break. He has done well physically and has been working well but his best form is on turf. This is quite a weak race and Ross's riding him is a bonus so we hope he can run into a place.

Gorak 
Thu 18th Apr 2024
17:20, Newmarket

Gorak was an absolute star last year and was raised a huge amount in the handicap as a result. His form petered off towards the end but he had run 15 times and therefore had an incredibly hard season. I have no doubt he can win off his present mark and I think his run style is suited to Newmarket as he likes to go forward, while his best form was on quicker ground too. He's a lively outsider.

Percy's Lad    WINNER! winner
Thu 18th Apr 2024
17:20, Newmarket

Percy's Lad makes his seasonal return. He'll come forward for the run which will set him up perfectly for the May meeting at Chester, a track he loves.

Precious Jean 
Thu 18th Apr 2024
17:00, Cheltenham

We're really just hoping for a nice introduction for Precious Jean. She has some ability but this is a competitive affair and she does not have the benefit of a run whereas many of these do. Will enjoy the good ground.

My Chiquita 
Thu 18th Apr 2024
15:50, Cheltenham

Non-runner

Tactical Control 
Wed 17th Apr 2024
20:00, Kempton Park

We bought Tactical Control out of Charlie Hills' stable last autumn. We've had him gelded and his job will be over hurdles later on. This first run since October should bring him forward.

Rockymountainway 
Wed 17th Apr 2024
18:30, Kempton Park

Rockymountainway was disappointing on debut, but she wasn't the first two-year-old of mine to run below par at Chelmsford last year. She has always worked like a nice filly so I very much expect her to put that performance behind her today.

Profitman 
Wed 17th Apr 2024
18:00, Kempton Park

Things didn't go right for Profitman in his hat-trick attempt at Wolverhampton where if you miss the break from the inside draw, it can get tricky - and it did. We're claiming this evening and with him in such good form, we hope he can overcome his outside stall.

Tapley 
Wed 17th Apr 2024
17:00, Cheltenham

Tapley has been running well although I do think he is often better on a flatter track. He acts best on good or quicker ground so being in the last race will help. Also a very fast-run race, which looks likely, would be to his advantage.

Java Point 
Wed 17th Apr 2024
16:25, Cheltenham

Java Point has been running well, winning at Sandown and then 4th in a better race at Kempton. A previous CD winner, he will enjoy conditions and has each-way chances.

Full Back 
Wed 17th Apr 2024
16:25, Cheltenham

After a long absence, Full Back fell on his return and then tired late on in a marathon on very testing ground at Haydock. Conditions will be friendlier today and the CD winner should now be ready to make more of an impact.

Copper Coin 
Wed 17th Apr 2024
15:50, Cheltenham

Copper Coin has held his form very well considering his age and ran a blinder on much too soft ground last time. These conditions should be ideal and even though it's a big field, he should be bang there at the business end.

Animal 
Wed 17th Apr 2024
15:15, Cheltenham

Non-runner

Astro King 
Wed 17th Apr 2024
15:00, Newmarket

Astro King won the Cambridgeshire over the course and distance last autumn and proved he can be competitive in Group company over the winter. The more the ground dries the better.

Novus 
Wed 17th Apr 2024
15:00, Newmarket

Novus didn't stop improving throughout last season. She won twice at Goodwood and ended her 3yo campaign with a smart performance in a fillies' Group 3 over 1m2f here. It's the same grade, Group 3 and only one furlong shorter, but now she's pitched in against the boys. Deservs the chance to take them on.

Teddy Blue 
Wed 17th Apr 2024
14:05, Cheltenham

Non-runner

El Bufalo 
Tue 16th Apr 2024
15:30, Newmarket

El Bufalo won nicely at Wolverhampton and while this represents a big step up in class and the first time on turf for him, we think he has a chance. The ground will be fine and afterwards we'll know where we stand. If he has a hard race and we have to give him six weeks off, that's only the end of May so there will still be a long season ahead of him.

African Spirit 
Tue 16th Apr 2024
14:20, Newmarket

African Spirit ran well at Southwell needing the run. He seems in good form at home and hopefully, will take a step forward to run another nice race.

Bravo Zulu 
Tue 16th Apr 2024
14:20, Newmarket

Bravo Zulu is a horse we like as a team. The data we analyse from his homework suggests he has the potential to be useful. Visually he shows up well and the riders are positive about him. We were 2nd in this race a couple of years ago with Outgate who went on to win plenty of prizemoney before being sold to go to Hong Kong. Bravo Zulu is a bit less experienced than he was and this is his first run on turf. The draw is a slight negative.

Ciara Pearl    WINNER! winner
Mon 15th Apr 2024
18:30, Kempton Park

Ciara Pearl won nicely over 10f at Lingfield last Monday and comes here in a similar race under a penalty. The more galloping track will suit her better than Lingfield but that's countered by the drop back to a mile.

Idyllic 
Mon 15th Apr 2024
18:00, Kempton Park

Idyllic was very weak last year so we weren't expecting much on debut. She seems to have strengthened up over the winter as now she is finding everything much easier. Treat her today like it's her debut.

Fascinating Lips 
Mon 15th Apr 2024
17:50, Windsor

We run two in this handicap. Fascinating Lips won in 2022 but didn't return to action until last June and had finished off the year by September. His form was well below that of the previous campaign so while his mark is lower it's a watching brief today.

Kotari 
Mon 15th Apr 2024
17:50, Windsor

Our other runner Kotari came from France and didn't run from autumn 2022 until last October. One run around here preceded a few over hurdles and so far he hasn't excelled at that. At least he will be fit and we can gauge where he relates to these domestic handicappers.

Surrey Noir 
Mon 15th Apr 2024
15:50, Windsor

Surrey Noir got his act together last year and I have been wanting to get him on turf for some time. Any rain would be a plus as he will enjoy cut in the ground and then his wide draw becomes a positive.

Mohave Dancer 
Mon 15th Apr 2024
15:20, Windsor

Mohave Dancer ran well twice last season and we felt after her good 2nd at Lingfield she would benefit from a break. She has done well physically over the winter but definitely needs to take another step forward. She is an extremely laid-back filly so very hard to predict!

Mc Loven 
Mon 15th Apr 2024
14:20, Windsor

Mc Loven ran well enough on his return and coming back to the minimum distance here can only benefit him. We don't want much rain to arrive but the ground is fresh and he might just get away with it. Likely to be thereabouts if conditions suit.

Silver Hill Flyer 
Sun 14th Apr 2024
17:00, Plumpton

Silver Hill Flyer is a home-bred making his debut. He's a half-brother to a winner and out of a mare that we trained to win a bumper but while having plenty of ability, was temperamental. As ever, we'll be hoping for improvement next time on whatever he does today. He stays well and with Elizabeth's claim, he could run into a place if the other newcomers are no better than average.

Oscarsman 
Sun 14th Apr 2024
16:25, Plumpton

You need to go back more than a year to find Oscarsman's last good run - he's had his issues since. Now he's 14lb lower than when a close 4th of 13 at Fontwell on similar ground to today's. Hopefully, he will be spurred on to a better showing than of late. He does need to have everything going his way and maybe the blinkers and tongue strap might encourage him to run well in what looks a competitive event.

Sanitiser 
Sun 14th Apr 2024
14:40, Plumpton

Non-runner

Abingworth 
Sun 14th Apr 2024
13:30, Plumpton

Abingworth is clearly going the right way over fences, winning a couple in the West Country. He's nearer to home today and it's Paul Nicholls' turn to play on away soil. His horse will be a big threat and like us, he's claiming 3lb for using his own conditional as we are with Caoilin.

Gogo Yubari    WINNER! winner
Sat 13th Apr 2024
19:40, Wolverhampton

Gogo Yubari has really got her act together with three wins this year. She needed every yard at Lingfield last time but again at 5f, and only 2lb higher, we're hoping to strike while the iron's hot.

Hurricane Kiko 
Sat 13th Apr 2024
19:00, Yarmouth

Hurricane Kiko has been disappointing since his two-year-old days. On the positive side, his work at home has been good and he has become very well-handicapped. We have fitted a hood to see if he can find his best form again.

Notre Dame 
Sat 13th Apr 2024
18:00, Yarmouth

Notre Dame has done very well since going handicapping on the AW. She remains in good form and should transfer that ability to the turf. If the ground is good or quicker she should be thereabouts.

Silver Shamrock 
Sat 13th Apr 2024
18:00, Yarmouth

Silver Shamrock makes this a double challenge for the yard. She makes her return for the season but did run well over this CD last year and has strengthened over the winter. Will improve for the run.

Sweet Carolina    WINNER! winner
Sat 13th Apr 2024
17:40, Wolverhampton

Sweet Carolina is a nice filly with tons of speed. I trained the dam and she was very quick too. Mine always improve for their debut but even so, I would like to see her run a good race.

Profitman 
Sat 13th Apr 2024
17:10, Wolverhampton

Profitman is progressing with his races now he is relaxing and breathing properly. Hopefully, his upward trajectory can continue. H's giving away a lot of weight but there does not appear to be many improvers to worry about.

Gordon Grey 
Sat 13th Apr 2024
16:55, Yarmouth

This race seems to fulfill most of Gordon Grey's requirements. The one question is whether 1m2f or 1m4f will be his best trip, and we should get an answer to that conundrum later today. What is certain, he will be fitter than last time and is in good form.

Queen's Company 
Sat 13th Apr 2024
16:55, Yarmouth

Queen's Company blew away the cobwebs when not beaten far at Southwell over an inadequate trip. Back to her favourite track and distance, she should hold a good each-way chance.

Morawig    WINNER! winner
Sat 13th Apr 2024
16:25, Yarmouth

Morawig is a horse I have always loved. He's exceptionally good-looking but is not straightforward and therefore has been a slow burner. Gelded after his last run, I expect him to improve as the year goes on. This is a lovely starting point.

Leon Trotsky 
Sat 13th Apr 2024
16:25, Yarmouth

Leon Trotsky is the first runner in the UK for his sire Michigan, who is by Galileo. He has to run in this grade as he doesn't qualify for any other races. A learning curve to see where he will go in the future.

Nassalam 
Sat 13th Apr 2024
16:00, Aintree

We've got the ground for Nassalam and his jockey back from injury just in time to renew the partnership that dominated the Welsh National He handled the fences well in the Grand Sefton before that, but off 161 it won't be easy. Up 16lb for a race where hardly anything got round? I hope the handicapper was right, but 40/1 suggests he wasn't, especially when you consider he has conditions to suit.

Alibaba 
Sat 13th Apr 2024
15:40, Yarmouth

Alibaba has been running on AW through the winter but his best form is on turf. He has now dropped to a very handy mark and his work at home has been good. The return to grass should bring a return to form and he holds an each-way chance.

Botox Has 
Sat 13th Apr 2024
15:05, Aintree

Botox Has came back to winning form last time under testing conditions in the Grade 2 Rendlesham at Haydock. He's back with the big boys again and while he's a biggish price, there isn't much between all the main contenders on official ratings. If it's to be settled by pure guts, he won't be far away.

Walk In The Wild 
Sat 13th Apr 2024
14:50, Chepstow

Walk In The Wild has been generally disappointing although he wasn't beaten far when 3rd of only four runners last time. It's hard to get too excited about his prospects here but he has the ability at his best.

Heaven Smart 
Sat 13th Apr 2024
14:15, Chepstow

Heaven Smart won well two runs back but got murdered by the handicapper. He was already beaten when unseating late on last time. Could go close with a clear run but his mark is tough.

Double Click 
Sat 13th Apr 2024
13:40, Chepstow

After a couple of disappointing runs, Double Click ran a battling race to come through late to win over this course and distance last time out. While this looks a better contest, he will enjoy conditions and should run another good race.

Landrake 
Sat 13th Apr 2024
13:20, Aintree

Topically, Landrake is related to Grand National winner  Rule The World on the female side of his pedigree. He had useful novice hurdles form in Ireland but disappointed over fences this season. He makes his debut for us back over hurdles in a very tough handicap but we feel he goes there with an each-way chance.

Ellies Sister 
Sat 13th Apr 2024
13:10, Chepstow

As the name suggests, Ellies Sister is indeed a sister to the useful chase mare Ellie Mac. She showed glimmers in bumpers but has taken an age to get the hang of hurdling. She'll do better when in her own class handicapping.

Recuerdame 
Sat 13th Apr 2024
13:05, Chelmsford

Recuerdame has not run here for some time but is a course winner. He had a fair winter and seems as good as ever so it would be no surprise to see this eleven-time winner involved again even though he is probably in the twilight of his career. He needs a good gallop and always has a chance if the pace collapses.

Daphne May 
Sat 13th Apr 2024
13:05, Chelmsford

Daphne May is showing little sign of retrieving last year's form. She won from 5lb higher than today's mark so if she does get that level back, she would have a small each-way chance.

Authentic Legacy 
Sat 13th Apr 2024
12:40, Chepstow

Two in this junior NH hurdle and both with two runs in bumpers behind them. It might be close between them but Authentic Legacy ran in a decent race at Newbury last time and could be marginally in front on form.

The Ron Do Ron 
Sat 13th Apr 2024
12:40, Chepstow

The Ron Do Ron like Authentic Legacy has had a couple of runs, staying on very well when it was all over for 4th at Kempton. We thought he would improve for that next time but in all fairness probably didn't. Very little between them though.

Cephalus 
Sat 13th Apr 2024
11:30, Chelmsford

Cephalus put up another best in this exciting season for him and he's now won four in a row. The handicapper keeps piling on the pounds - up another 7lb for a neck last time! Only Tom knows if he can handle it but my guess is he can.

Rock And Royal 
Sat 13th Apr 2024
11:00, Chelmsford

We have a hood on Rock And Royal for this debut. She shows promise and David Probert is a good choice to teach her something with Rhys at Wolverhampton.

Ballybentragh 
Fri 12th Apr 2024
16:40, Aintree

Ballybentragh is well but it looks like he will have his work cut out at this level. Owner-rider David Maxwell was keen to give it a crack so we hope he can put up a good show.

Coastguard Station 
Fri 12th Apr 2024
16:18, Fakenham

Coastguard Station returned from a three-month break to run a good 2nd at Ascot last time. He meets lesser opposition today and while the top-weight is  in form, he will find our boy tough to handle.

Aviles 
Fri 12th Apr 2024
16:18, Fakenham

Aviles missed a few chances during his sequence of five 2nd places in a row, including a debut runner-up first time over fences. The top two are in good form but he gets plenty of weight so if he can get back to that earlier form, he could have a squeak.

Spirit D'Aunou    WINNER! winner
Fri 12th Apr 2024
14:20, Aintree

If Spirit D'Aunou is at his best he should give a good account in a wide-open race. We think he can outrun his odds.

Big Cheese 
Fri 12th Apr 2024
13:58, Fakenham

Big Cheese, who makes his debut over hurdles here, won over 1m6f on the flat where he had a 72 rating. He jumps really nicely and I feel he has a future at this discipline. He has a chance in what isn't a strong race, but will obviously improve for the experience.

La Marquise    WINNER! winner
Thu 11th Apr 2024
17:15, Aintree

La Marquise looked above average when winning on debut in soft ground at Stratford in November but disappointed in a Listed event at Cheltenham on New Year's Day. Back against her own sex next time she defied a penalty at Chepstow. This is a big step up in class but she is a smart mare that I think has a big future.

Dark Mystery    WINNER! winner
Thu 11th Apr 2024
16:50, Southwell

Dark Mystery is no superstar on the all-0weather but he is fit and well at home. If lacking a gear on the track, this race is within his capabilities and he should runa  decent race today.

Black Gerry 
Thu 11th Apr 2024
16:40, Aintree

Black Gerry had been in a slump but made a timely return to something like his best when 2nd at Plumpton last week. He acts on the ground and there will be worse each-way bets at a price here today.

Boys Of Wexford    WINNER! winner
Thu 11th Apr 2024
16:28, Taunton

Boys Of Wexford isn't the easiest to win with, but he's been getting nearer in recent runs and this could be his day. The better ground will help him.

Aviles 
Thu 11th Apr 2024
15:18, Taunton

The memory of Aviles' five consecutive and usually close 2nd places is being supplanted by some lesser performances. Down a little after the loss of form, it's unlikely to be enough to spark an instant revival.

Colonel Harry 
Thu 11th Apr 2024
13:45, Aintree

After winning on chasing debut at Chepstow, Colonel Harry was 2nd in the Grade 1 Henry VIII at Sandown then won the 2m4f Grade 2 Towton at Wetherby. The ground was too lively when he was 3rd back at Sandown in the Scilly Isles, but he was staying on strongly up the hill at Cheltenham behind a couple of today's rivals. He'll love the heavy ground and if not getting outpaced halfway through the race, is capable of running a huge race at a big price.

Johnny Jump Up 
Thu 11th Apr 2024
13:33, Taunton

Johnny Jump Up was a comfortable winner two runs back but then got worried out of a potential follow-up by a Nicholls runner to whom he was trying to give weight. The better ground here has attracted a competitive field but it's also a qualifier for a valuable final and we need to run. Each-way shout.

Churchill Rose 
Wed 10th Apr 2024
20:30, Kempton Park

Churchill Rose likes Kempton and seems to be in good order for this seasonal reappearance. She still looks fairly wintry so I expect her to improve for this, although she isn't the biggest so should be fairly fit.

Asense 
Wed 10th Apr 2024
20:30, Kempton Park

Two in this, both capable of running well at this level, but also both with difficult draws. Asense made a good comeback, 4th at Lingfield having made the running last month, and should be cherry-ripe for this.

Big Jimbo 
Wed 10th Apr 2024
20:30, Kempton Park

Big Jimbo likes Kempton but he's back after five months off and may well be better for the outing. Like Asense he hasn't been helped by the draw.

Raimunda 
Wed 10th Apr 2024
18:30, Kempton Park

Non-runner

Silastar 
Wed 10th Apr 2024
18:30, Kempton Park

A slow start on his comeback was only the beginning of Silastar's problems that day. With the run behind him, we expect a better show now from this course and distance winner.

Veer 
Wed 10th Apr 2024
18:00, Kempton Park

Veer ran two okay races last year for a different yard and we bought him because we thought he would improve with age and running over further. A mile might still be on the sharp side for him tonight but he has been training well. Life will become much easier for him when stepping into handicaps.

Generous Day 
Wed 10th Apr 2024
16:00, Market Rasen

Generous Day is less ground-dependent than The Big Bite, but his problem has been humping big weights around all winter. He's top-weight once more and all we can hope is that he's on top form in which case a place is a possibility.

Makuri 
Wed 10th Apr 2024
15:40, Wolverhampton

Makuri gradually improved in her two-year-old season and left her best run till last when a close 4th at Chelmsford. She's fit for this after a five-month break and I wouldn't be shocked if she finished in the first three at a value price.

Wannabeawallaby 
Wed 10th Apr 2024
15:22, Lingfield

Wannabeawallaby is in good form and if it wasn't for the fact he's so sluggish at the gate, I'd give him a decent each-way chance. We've given him lots of stalls work at home, but I don't expect much of an improvement in that direction. Hopefully, though, he'll be pegging them back in the straight.

The Big Bite 
Wed 10th Apr 2024
15:00, Market Rasen

It's been a winter to forget for The Big Bite, who has had three runs on just about the best ground we could find for him and still he struggled. The hope is that Market Rasen won't be a mudbath but it's possibly too soft for him anyway.

Justahunch 
Wed 10th Apr 2024
14:52, Lingfield

Justahunch showed us absolutely nothing before he finished 2nd at Southwell and again has likewise shown nothing since. I've no idea who backed him that day and where the run came from! This is a very poor race - I was telling Rhys this morning it's one of the worst ever run on UK soil - so I'd hope he could be in the money - but 15/8?

Hul Ah Bah Loo 
Wed 10th Apr 2024
14:22, Lingfield

Hul Ah Bah Loo is a dual winner around here at a mile though he has run well over this shorter distance. This is his easiest assignment for some time as he has slipped down the handicap. Seems as good as ever and should go well especially if they go hard and the pace collapses.

Tejesueno 
Wed 10th Apr 2024
13:52, Lingfield

Tejesueno has shown just a hint of ability in all starts and I think she has a small race in her. This is her grade and the track might suit her better as the shorter straight will help. Nice-natured and well related so it would not be a surprise to see her run well, but she needs to show a bit more before we can be confident.

Easy Equation 
Tue 9th Apr 2024
20:30, Southwell

Easy Equation has a very good course and distance record and this race has been the plan for some time. He seems in good order at home and should have a favourite's chance of getting into the winner's enclosure.

Thelastwinterarrow 
Tue 9th Apr 2024
20:30, Southwell

Thelastwinterarrow has been struggling in his races at between 1m and 1m3f, showing very little in the way of speed. I know it's a big step up in trip and he's hardly bred for it, but at this level, miracles can happen!

Zainabb    WINNER! winner
Tue 9th Apr 2024
20:00, Southwell

Zainabb went well last year but was over the top when she had her final run at Newmarket. Seven furlongs on the all-weather at Southwell should suit her perfectly and I would not be surprised to see a big run from her tonight.

Fitz Perfectly 
Tue 9th Apr 2024
17:15, Thirsk

Fitz Perfectly has been a very frustrating filly to train but she is more than capable of winning a race like this. She should love the soft ground and the mile at Thirsk is ideal. She has a good draw too which should really help.

Princess Of Mercia 
Tue 9th Apr 2024
15:00, Hereford

Princess Of Mercia is a nicely bred daughter of top jumps sire Blue Bresil. She had a few runs for Lucinda Russell but struggled and her jumping was a major problem on occasion. Hoping she can do better down here.

A Gift Of Love 
Tue 9th Apr 2024
14:45, Thirsk

Non-runner

Per Contra    WINNER! winner
Mon 8th Apr 2024
19:00, Wolverhampton

Per Contra won his first two races last year and we think he'll do well as a 3yo. He's a big horse and is unlikely to be suited to Wolverhampton, but he's rated 88 and cannot get into 0-85 races so we're limited for choice. Also, I would have preferred to start him at 10f and build up to this trip but again, options were limited.

Ciara Pearl    WINNER! winner
Mon 8th Apr 2024
17:00, Lingfield

Ciara Pearl is from a family that tends to improve with age and do well at four. She was learning as she raced at three last year, winning once and finishing 2nd twice. On her seasonal and handicap debut we think that while she will enjoy racing over the extra couple of furlongs, she has a terrible draw out in the car park and at Lingfield that can be hard to overcome.

Hardy Du Seuil 
Mon 8th Apr 2024
16:08, Wincanton

Hardy Du Seuil had a setback in the autumn but came back a bigger, stronger individual. He ran a great race when 3rd on comeback but at Cheltenham last month, the whole occasion got to him. We're back over hurdles now and hopefully, he can start to get his confidence back.

Mart 
Mon 8th Apr 2024
15:30, Lingfield

Mart should win - he just bumped into one here last time but stayed on well at the finish. That was his first run for a while and he should be sharper today.

Rabinal 
Mon 8th Apr 2024
14:00, Lingfield

Rabinal is a course winner and he has also run well over this distance. The outside draw is no help so he needs things to fall right for him but this is his grade. We're hopeful of a big run.

Pablo Del Pueblo 
Sun 7th Apr 2024
17:55, Bath

Pablo Del Pueblo has had a short break and has become well-handicapped. Conditions are not sure to suit but he has some good turf form and this track could play to his strengths if he can cope with this going. He's most likely a player at a big price if he does.

Expressionless 
Sun 7th Apr 2024
16:53, Bath

Expressionless had a couple of wins in the spring last year, but after six months off, never again got near that level. Disappointing two weeks ago at Doncaster, but that will have helped his fitness for today. Ground no problem.

Global Skies 
Sun 7th Apr 2024
16:18, Bath

Non-runner

Charlotte's Luck 
Sun 7th Apr 2024
14:33, Bath

Charlotte's Luck went to Saint-Cloud for her debut last autumn and was understandably a bit green, but evidently hadn't learnt much as she started slowly and again showed inexperience at Wolverhampton soon after. We are hoping for much more from her this year.

Champagne Piaff    WINNER! winner
Sun 7th Apr 2024
13:58, Bath

Champagne Piaff hasn't been seen on the track for 18 months. He won off today's mark on his penultimate run and while that was on much faster ground than today's he also had run well on soft. The trip is fine so we go there with a degree of optimism.

Profitman    WINNER! winner
Sat 6th Apr 2024
18:15, Chelmsford

Profitman is getting the hang of things and he has come out of his recent Wolverhampton success in good order. Hopefully, he can cope with the 4lb higher mark to complete the quick double.

Champagne City 
Sat 6th Apr 2024
17:15, Chelmsford

As ever, it will depend on what side of the bed Champagne City gets up. His inconsistent form has helped reduce his mark and he only needs a little encouragement on how the race is going to be competitive.

Redhot Whisper 
Sat 6th Apr 2024
15:30, Chelmsford

Redhot Whisper is fresh and well at home. He disappointed in the Group 1 Futurity Trophy at Doncaster when on form he ought to have been bang there. He should run a nice race here and hopefully not be too far away.

Jupiter Du Gite 
Sat 6th Apr 2024
15:20, Uttoxeter

Jupiter Du Gite looked much more the finished article when winning for the first time over fences here going clear up the run-in. The 7lb extra is less of a worry than hoping he'll not pull too hard. The ground is fine and with that alone, you're halfway there.

Platinum Prince 
Sat 6th Apr 2024
14:50, Chelmsford

Platinum Prince hasn't quite struck form yet this year but he hasn't been beaten far in either of his two outings. We're claiming off him and that could help him be more competitive.

Kodi Lion 
Sat 6th Apr 2024
13:30, Kempton Park

Kodi Lion made a lovely debut last year but picked up a small niggle afterwards so we backed off him. He's a horse we have always liked and he showed more than enough speed on debut to drop back to six. This is the perfect starting point and as he seems pretty fit he should go well.

Golden Maverick    WINNER! winner
Fri 5th Apr 2024
17:40, Musselburgh

Golden Maverick was a prolific winner on the flat last year for previous connections, rated 83. and we always thought he would make a decent hurdler. After a couple of placed efforts, he comfortably won a weak race last time and looks progressive. He starts handicapping on a fair mark and should have every chance of running a big race.

Ragosina 
Fri 5th Apr 2024
17:40, Musselburgh

Ragosina is in good form at home. Se bombed out on the sodden ground at Stratford. The tongue-tie seems to work at home and with a nice weight pull she has a squeak.

Gogo Yubari 
Fri 5th Apr 2024
17:15, Lingfield

Gogo Yubari ran very well under her penalty at Chelmsford the other day and now is 3lb better in. A CD winner, she could hardly be in better form and from bottom-weight has to be a contender.

Monkey Miss 
Fri 5th Apr 2024
15:30, Lingfield

Monkey Miss has strengthened up over the winter. She is likely to improve for the run but is capable of picking up something similar at some point this summer.

Twirler 
Fri 5th Apr 2024
15:00, Lingfield

Twirler has had a fantastic winter but nothing went right for her last week when she was squeezed out at the start and was then set alight by one that was keen on her inside. She was ridden out hands and heels so didn't have a hard race and this looked the obvious spot for a quick return. She can bounce back this afternoon.

Questionable 
Fri 5th Apr 2024
14:30, Lingfield

Questionable makes her debut. She is probably one for further down the line.

Capricorn Prince 
Fri 5th Apr 2024
14:00, Lingfield

Capricorn Prince loves Lingfield but he's been in and out for his past few runs and after a midwinter break, made a below-par comeback run at Kempton last time. He doesn't mind a big field, but he needs to return to something like his best to be competitive.

Tan Rapido 
Thu 4th Apr 2024
18:30, Wolverhampton

Tan Rapido had a setback following an impressive victory at Windsor last year. He's a horse we've always liked and is from a family that improves with age, so there was no reason to take unnecessary risks. He's ready for his seasonal debut and this looks the perfect starting point. We will be disappointed if he gets beaten.

Brandt 
Thu 4th Apr 2024
16:45, Southwell

Brandt ran comfortably his best race yet over hurdles when 4th at Warwick just over four months ago. He starts handicapping on a mark of 99 and we hope he can prove better than that. Chances in an open race.

Lil Guff 
Thu 4th Apr 2024
15:50, Lingfield

Lil Guff is a really likeable mare who has won two races each year as a 2,3 and 4yo. She normally needs her first run of the season and probably prefers a stiffer 5f than this. That said, she has been showing good pace at home over the past couple of weeks. This makes a nice starting point to build with.

Warning Sign 
Thu 4th Apr 2024
15:20, Lingfield

Warning Sign made a statement when finishing clear on the far side of the Spring Cup at Doncaster a year ago, although that side of the race was well behind the much larger stands group. He ran a couple of good 2nd places in the latter part of the season in amateurs' races ridden by owner David Dunsdon.  No doubt David will want to see more action on him later in the year.

French Martini 
Thu 4th Apr 2024
15:20, Lingfield

Three runners here today and all in this handicap, none with obvious chances. French Martini was bought last November in France. A five-race maiden,  he did start off with a couple of places, but didn't go on from there. Nice pedigree but we'll see what to expect going forward when he runs today.

Desfondado    WINNER! winner
Thu 4th Apr 2024
15:20, Lingfield

Desfondado ran well on his return but didn't back that up next time. He seems in great shape and it would be no surprise to see him get back on track here. A big run is expected.

Semser 
Thu 4th Apr 2024
15:20, Lingfield

Semser is the one of our trio to have seen recent action, an unremarkable effort over 1m2f here. At the foot of the handicap, he also gets 7lb off and he and Anna might squeeze into a place as he drops to 1m.

Hot Patootie 
Thu 4th Apr 2024
14:20, Lingfield

Hot Patootie was green on debut but had been training well and comes from a decent family. She is sure to know more about it this time but handicaps might suit her better in the long run. 

Arctician 
Thu 4th Apr 2024
13:50, Lingfield

Arctician returns to sprinting more due to the lack of local options, but he does have plenty of pace. The small field will suit him and his class might carry him through.

Bated Breeze    WINNER! winner
Wed 3rd Apr 2024
20:00, Kempton Park

Bated Breeze joined in the summer and his initial run in August was disappointing. The handicapper hasn't  taken any chances with his mark but we'll have a better idea on that after he runs.

Mesaafi    WINNER! winner
Wed 3rd Apr 2024
18:30, Kempton Park

Mesaafi ran with promise in both runs as a 2yo, beaten a similar distance in each. We gelded him in the autumn and from a decent draw this evening, we're hoping he can build on those performances with a run in the money.

Lady Twilight 
Wed 3rd Apr 2024
18:30, Kempton Park

Lady Twilight didn't show much in her two juvenile starts to suggest she can figure in this comany. A wide draw adds to the difficult task on 3yo return.

Thursday 
Wed 3rd Apr 2024
18:30, Kempton Park

Thursday was green on debut and has been backward so far. She will know more about it tonight but handicaps will most likely suit her better. She has a good attitude and is likely to progress with time.

Smokey Malone 
Tue 2nd Apr 2024
19:30, Wolverhampton

Smokey Malone has had a short break but runs well fresh and is in good form at home. He is largely unexposed over two miles but it shouldn't be a problem. Each-way chances.

Janworth 
Tue 2nd Apr 2024
14:30, Ludlow

From a family we know well Janworth was 3rd on her bumper debut then picked up an injury. Off for a year, she ran well for a long way on her hurdles debut and then was 4th last time. She is sure to improve as she goes through this spring.

Aggagio 
Mon 1st Apr 2024
17:20, Plumpton

After an excellent 2023 on the flat and over hurdles, Aggagio made a promising comeback at Huntingdon in January, finishing 2nd. If he could polish up his jumping, he would be a good thing to win this.

Daphne May 
Mon 1st Apr 2024
17:15, Kempton Park

Daphne May had a busy 2023 and she has yet to get anywhere near her level then. Needs a revival but will it be today? Doubtful.

Angel's Dream 
Mon 1st Apr 2024
16:45, Plumpton

A winner around here last May, Angel's Dream has not shown much yet this season and we've given him a three-month break since disappointing last time. He could well be better for the run.

Sanitiser 
Mon 1st Apr 2024
16:45, Plumpton

Yet another day when Sanitiser appears in the runners. For one reason or another, he hasn't taken up those opportunities but this smart flat-racer should win one very soon, hopefully today.

Record High 
Mon 1st Apr 2024
16:10, Plumpton

Non-runner

Holy Fire    WINNER! winner
Mon 1st Apr 2024
16:05, Kempton Park

Holy Fire loves Kempton and has the perfect draw today. She has been slightly below par on her last couple of starts but I was delighted with her work last week and am hopeful she is returning to form.

Cloud Dancer 
Mon 1st Apr 2024
15:45, Chepstow

Cloud Dancer won at Newbury just over a year ago and has been 3rd both times this season, showing more promise the first time at Ascot. Freshened up for this, he should be a strong each-way contender.

Call Off The Dogs 
Mon 1st Apr 2024
15:42, Fakenham

Call Off The Dogs is on the comeback trail having been off for almost two years. His first two pulled up runs aren't giving us too much hope for a quick return to his best.

Crescent Lake 
Mon 1st Apr 2024
15:30, Kempton Park

Crescent Lake returned after a six-month break at Lingfield where he started 125/1 and ran accordingly. He'll be an outsider again and we just hope he can run a little better.

Up For Parol 
Mon 1st Apr 2024
15:07, Fakenham

Up For Parol won two novice hurdles and a decent handicap at Haydock two seasons ago. He has some good handicap form since but has gone winless for two years. Down in class but off top-weight, he should run a big race today.

Le Boulevardier 
Mon 1st Apr 2024
15:00, Plumpton

Le Boulevardier was backed from 25/1 to 9/2 at Ludlow four months ago and bolted up. He has joined us since then with a new owner and we think we're going the right way using Niall to claim 3lb in this conditionals' race. Hoping he'll run well.

Jerrash 
Mon 1st Apr 2024
14:32, Fakenham

Jerrash hasn't been setting the world alight, yet he carries 12st top weight, conceding 26lb to each of his four opponents in this selling chase. They are in racecard order respectively 4lb, 13lb, 24lb and 30lb out of the handicap, so no wonder he's odds-on. Looks like he just has Ingennio to beat.

Kotmask 
Mon 1st Apr 2024
14:25, Plumpton

Our other runner Kotmask won two in a row at Sandown and Plumpton before falling having weakened on a return visit to the Esher track. On this season's form, he could have the edge on Black Gerry but a win for either would make us very happy!

Black Gerry    WINNER! winner
Mon 1st Apr 2024
14:25, Plumpton

There's terrific prize money for this chase and we're having two stabs at it. Black Gerry has been off form this season but if he could get back to somewhere near his best, he would have to be considered.

Alain    WINNER! winner
Mon 1st Apr 2024
13:27, Fakenham

Alain made his racecourse debut in one of the recently introduced juvenile NH hurdles. He pulled up and will need to show much more to figure in this.

My Mate Charlie 
Sun 31st Mar 2024
17:39, Market Rasen

My Mate Charlie makes his belated debut in this bumper. It looks quite a competitive race but hopefully, he will show some promise for the future.

Mister Bo 
Sun 31st Mar 2024
16:35, Ffos Las

Mister Bo has pulled up on all three starts this season, his mark dropping from 120 to 102. First-time cheek-pieces hopefully, will make a difference.

Superstylin 
Sun 31st Mar 2024
16:29, Market Rasen

Superstylin did well last time on ground much softer than ideal. He has come out of the race well and we're hoping that the better underfoot conditions can enable him to go one better.

Teddy Blue 
Sun 31st Mar 2024
16:15, Plumpton

Teddy Blue has yet to win this season but has been highly tried. As the ratings suggest, this is another tough race and we would be delighted if he could run into the money.

Tapley 
Sun 31st Mar 2024
16:15, Plumpton

Drying conditions will help Tapley who acts around the track and has the pace to hold his own in the likely strongly-run race. Good ground is needed for him to show his best and "good" is likely to be sneaking into the going description by race time. He has a nice light weight but he is up 5lb for his last run and this is the strongest race he has contested so far.

Millford Sound 
Sun 31st Mar 2024
15:54, Market Rasen

Millford Sound had been off for 17 months before making his stable debut last month at Hereford. He ran too free and will need to be more measured today when he should be fitter.

Salamanca Lad 
Sun 31st Mar 2024
15:50, Southwell

This is a first start with us for Salamanca Lad. We think there could be more to come from him over this longer trip. He does, however, seem to lack focus so hopefully, the cheek-pieces will keep his head in the game.

Hudson De Grugy 
Sun 31st Mar 2024
15:40, Plumpton

Hudson De Grugy was still in contention when staying on late in a 3m chase at Sandown when falling two runs back and then dropping in trip to 2m4f was staying on into 3rd only when the race was over. Three miles around here should be right up his street. Place chances.

All Authorized    WINNER! winner
Sun 31st Mar 2024
15:05, Plumpton

After a couple of good runs in novice handicap hurdles off a fairly high mark around 110, it was disappointing that All Authorized failed to land long odds-on last time at Fontwell. We're not giving up on him yet and back in a handicap, we expect him to figure at the business end, hopefully for a first victory.

Boann 
Sun 31st Mar 2024
14:40, Southwell

Boann is a very quick filly, but one whose form is a bit patchy. Having had some time off she's meeting sprinters that have been around through the winter. Is she a bet? Possibly on this straight 5f where she's won before. Hopeful of a place and maybe better but there's that inconsistency to think about.

Profitman    WINNER! winner
Sat 30th Mar 2024
18:00, Wolverhampton

Profitman did a bit too much too early over 1m at Chelmsford last time. Stepping back to 7f around the sharp Wolverhampton track hopefully will suit him better. He's in good form at home.

Battleofbaltimore 
Sat 30th Mar 2024
18:00, Wolverhampton

Battleofbaltimore races very freely and the last twice over Chelmsford's 1m he has found the latter stages a shade too far. Back to 7f, if he can get the lead from his middle draw he could be dangerous, but this is competitive.

Milldam 
Sat 30th Mar 2024
14:05, Haydock

Non-runner

Mart 
Fri 29th Mar 2024
17:00, Lingfield

Mart won three of five for us before his near three-month break. Unfortunately, he's drawn out in the car park, never advisable around here at 6f but even 4th place would be worthwhile.

Deceiver 
Fri 29th Mar 2024
16:35, Chelmsford

Deceiver is a horse we really like. A big, imposing type, he will progress as a four-year-old this season and is just ready to start out.

Twirler 
Fri 29th Mar 2024
16:25, Lingfield

Twirler has had a great winter and she looks to be on the improve. This is a very competitive field but she's an uncomplicated filly that can sit absolutely anywhere which is a luxury. It's fantastic prize money for the grade and she must have a solid chance.

Sarsons Risk 
Fri 29th Mar 2024
15:15, Lingfield

Sarsons Risk had a break since his last run and we're gearing him up for the turf season. He is back in good form at home now and may just need the run. He should appreciate the trip and the likely truly-run race.

Gogo Yubari    WINNER! winner
Fri 29th Mar 2024
14:50, Chelmsford

Gogo Yubari needed his narrow win at Lingfield a week ago to squeeze in at the bottom of this field. He has a nice draw and if the penalty proves too much, I would still be delighted if he ran in the first four.

Cephalus    WINNER! winner
Fri 29th Mar 2024
14:40, Lingfield

Cephalus won impressively over this CD a week ago. Today's race is worth almost five times as much to the winner and it would have been a help if he had been better drawn. In terrific form though and is sure to give his new owner another exciting day out.

Al Rufaa 
Fri 29th Mar 2024
14:05, Lingfield

We run two in this wide-open handicap. Al Rufaa proved he gets today's trip when 2nd last time. He should settle better if the predicted strong pace materialises.

Asgard's Captain 
Fri 29th Mar 2024
14:05, Lingfield

Asgard's Captain came home from his hat-trick win at Newcastle on Monday in great shape. He gets another 5lb to his already rapidly rising mark but won again with authority and has a great draw. He shouldn't be far away.

Andaleep    WINNER! winner
Fri 29th Mar 2024
14:05, Lingfield

Our other runner Andaleep can never be written off. He stays further than today's trip and will be running on in the straight.

Siempre Arturo 
Fri 29th Mar 2024
13:30, Lingfield

Siempre Arturo has made a good start to his career, winning two of four. He needs to find more here as he moves up in grade but he should remain competitive.

Queen's Company 
Thu 28th Mar 2024
18:30, Southwell

Queen's Company makes her seasonal debut after a winter holiday. She is ready for the run but will probably need the race. We hope for a nice start to improve on through the season.

Suspicion    WINNER! winner
Thu 28th Mar 2024
18:00, Southwell

Suspicion deserves to be favourite. He seems to be a progressive horse and while he now carries a penalty for his win, I think he should have improved enough again to beat the two that were behind him on debut at Kempton last time. Hopeful.

Martin Plage 
Thu 28th Mar 2024
17:40, Wetherby

Martin Plage is in good form at home. He disappointed at Sandown but the slow pace there was all against him. I'm expecting a bold show today.

Lightning Maqueen 
Thu 28th Mar 2024
16:52, Fontwell Park

Lightning Maqueen ran really well when 3rd in a hot Kempton bumper last time. He's open to bags of improvement and as a 4yo he can run off 17lb less than the penalised 5yo Electric Mason. Strongly fancied.

Laurens Bay    WINNER! winner
Thu 28th Mar 2024
16:52, Fontwell Park

Laurens Bay was a very promising 2nd in one of the first 4-year-old Irish point-to-points of 2023. He has been given time to mature and strengthen and is another promising recruit to the team. This looks a competitive bumper but our lad should be in the mix.

Pearl's Pirate 
Thu 28th Mar 2024
16:52, Fontwell Park

The 5yo Pearl's Pirate joins Lightning Maqueen in this. From a fair point-to-point family, this will be his first sight of a racecourse. We're hoping he can show some promise.

Parikarma 
Thu 28th Mar 2024
15:42, Fontwell Park

The tough Parikarma won a claiming hurdle at Leicester three races back but can run off 6lb lower now after a couple of lesser runs in handicap hurdles. It's a trappy old race, and she could sneak a place if back at her best.

He's A Latchico 
Thu 28th Mar 2024
15:07, Fontwell Park

He's A Latchico ran disappointingly last time over the course and distance. That said, he had been a creditable 2nd the twice before and remains amazingly well handicapped on 107 compared to his flat figure of 86. A win is only delayed.

Foveros 
Thu 28th Mar 2024
14:45, Wetherby

Foveros has been running well in selling and claiming hurdles since coming over from Ireland. Four of the five runners in this selling hurdle are within reach on ratings and while he has a few pounds to find on his main rivals, he could manage it this time.

Rey De La Batalla 
Wed 27th Mar 2024
19:30, Kempton Park

Rey De La Batalla seems progressive although he is working his way up the handicap having won his last two. He hasn't won by far either time but that is his run style and he's hard to leave out in his hat-trick bid.

Spartan Warrior 
Wed 27th Mar 2024
18:00, Kempton Park

Spartan Warrior has been gelded since his last race almost four months ago. He probably needs further but I'm hoping for some improvement this evening.

Time To Roll 
Wed 27th Mar 2024
18:00, Kempton Park

Time To Roll has a nice enough pedigree and wasn't totally outclassed on his debut here last month. He would need to improve markedly to figure, though, and the wide draw doesn't make his task any easier.

Quite A Dream 
Wed 27th Mar 2024
17:30, Kempton Park

Non-runner

Walk In The Wild 
Wed 27th Mar 2024
16:45, Hereford

Non-runner

Dannys Friend 
Wed 27th Mar 2024
14:40, Hereford

Danny's Friend was novicey early on his debut at Huntingdon but did make some progress in the middle of the race before tiring. He should know a lot more today.

Abingworth    WINNER! winner
Wed 27th Mar 2024
14:30, Wincanton

Abingworth has done himself proud since going over fences, with three 2nd places, and a win from only five starts. A similar performance could bring him home in front.

Odin's Quest 
Wed 27th Mar 2024
14:00, Wincanton

Right-handed specialist Odin's Quest did a good job when rallying late on for a close 3rd at Ludlow last time. That was his first run after a break and we took from that the belief that he might handle this considerably longer trip. If he does he should be bang there from his nice weight and with a talented amateur in the saddle,

Cerulean Summer 
Tue 26th Mar 2024
17:45, Southwell

I think Cerulean Summer is decent but I would have preferred another week or two with her. She's probably 90% fit and that might be enough to make the frame. If she were to win, I'd have to admit she's better than decent! As to having a stable jockey, I'm so pleased I was able to get Rhys. I was recommended to him last year and watched back on his races and had to agree he would be ideal. When he came back after winning the Brocklesby it was like Ryan Moore - so professional - but then he was brought up in the same place!

Justahunch    WINNER! winner
Tue 26th Mar 2024
17:15, Southwell

Justahunch has his first start for us. At this stage, I would say he's limited and needs to drop a few pounds to get in those 0-50 handicaps somewhere like Brighton. If he did win it would reflect more on how well the team is going.

Mariamne 
Tue 26th Mar 2024
17:15, Southwell

Mariamne has been rather confusing, but the visor seems to have had the desired effect at home. She runs here off a reduced mark and has form at this trip from last year, so it will be interesting to see if the visor works equally well on the track.

Spitfire Girl 
Tue 26th Mar 2024
15:20, Taunton

A winner over hurdles at Taunton last season, we switched Spitfire Girl to fences this term. She had schooled and worked well beforehand so it was a blow when she was disqualified having put up a great effort to get her head in front. She hasn't shown the same form over fences since, so we're back over hurdles. She won this race last year off 2lb less and now back up in trip and on the drier spring ground, we hope it will help her show some form again.

Time To Dazzle 
Tue 26th Mar 2024
14:20, Taunton

Time To Dazzle came back from a summer break late last year and seemed to have progressed, winning the 2nd of two runs by eight lengths. He was raised 8lb for that win on heavy ground and the going will be much less testing here. We hope he can be just as effective on it.

Confederation 
Mon 25th Mar 2024
20:30, Newcastle

Confederation is Confederation and you never know what you are going to get. A measure of his ability is that he worked very well with Silver Sword the other day and he's rated 51lb higher! He has gone well for talented amateur Fletch in the past and has a good draw. Who knows?

Asgard's Captain    WINNER! winner
Mon 25th Mar 2024
17:30, Newcastle

Asgard's Captain should win. He has been flying at home since the last two wins and Rhys got on well with him on first acquaintance last time. The hat-trick beckons.

Bradman 
Mon 25th Mar 2024
17:00, Newcastle

Bradman has his final run of the winter today at Newcastle. He has done extremely well and has been remarkably consistent. He was a shade unlucky not to win at Newcastle last week and the drop back in trip should be absolutely fine. He has had a lot of racing this year so hopefully he is okay to run once more before he has a nice holiday.

Hector Jaguen 
Mon 25th Mar 2024
15:35, Huntingdon

Hector Jaguen hasn't really come back in very good form this season. He was already on the retreat when unseating two out at Plumpton last time. While on that run he is hard to fancy here, he has been working very well at home.

Jack Sprat 
Mon 25th Mar 2024
15:05, Huntingdon

Jack Sprat has been quite backward but is improving and won a race earlier in the winter in the manner of a horse who had just started his progressive journey. He has not been beaten far in four races since. including a 2nd and two 4th places and shouldn't be too far away today. The step up in trip should suit him.

Millford Sound 
Mon 25th Mar 2024
14:50, Exeter

Ex-Irish Milford Sound was off the track for almost 18 months before making a UK and stable debut last month. He pulled up that day and as he has a bit to find with a few of these on hurdles ratings, we might need to see a bit more from him before getting too excited about his prospects.

Larry 
Sun 24th Mar 2024
16:30, Ascot

Larry has a couple of wins over this CD to his credit although his two tries this season have been disappointing. The 11yo showed he retains a fair degree of ability, though, with a win two runs back at Plumpton and he can show it with a decent run in this high-class veterans' race.

Coastguard Station    WINNER! winner
Sun 24th Mar 2024
15:20, Ascot

Coastguard Station disappointed last time but is on a lower mark than when running well last season. This is a weak race for the meeting and he ought to be capable of making the first three.

Royal Way    WINNER! winner
Sun 24th Mar 2024
14:45, Ascot

We run two in this always interesting 4yo handicap hurdle. Royal Way has a 2nd to Sir Gino on his card, followed by two wins at Ludlow, the latter narrowly under a penalty. He'll give it a shot for the hat-trick.

Yellow Star 
Sun 24th Mar 2024
14:45, Ascot

Our other runner Yellow Star won with determination at Lingfield before sinking without a trace, 4th of 5 in very heavy ground at Newbury. These conditions should be more to his liking.

Torneo 
Sun 24th Mar 2024
14:45, Ascot

Non-runner

Invincible Nao 
Sun 24th Mar 2024
14:10, Ascot

Invincible Nao took a while to record his first win for us, coping with Fakenham's turns and gradients, but that seemed to inspire him to an excellent 2nd last time at Sandown. He should enjoy the better ground and can go very close here again.

Eloped 
Sat 23rd Mar 2024
17:30, Newcastle

Eloped makes the long trip to Newcastle. She has the form to beat this evening's opposition and hopefully, this track will suit her. She is in good form at home so she should be thereabouts.

Fen Tiger 
Sat 23rd Mar 2024
17:20, Doncaster

Fen Tiger was unlucky not to win last year but has become well-handicapped as a result. He has been working well and this ground will be ideal. Each-way hopes from a good draw.

Mrs Meader 
Sat 23rd Mar 2024
16:45, Doncaster

Mrs Meader makes her debut for the year. She was 4th in this race 12 months ago when 6lb higher in the handicap. The ground will suit her and Sam knows her well, important as she's not an easy ride. Each-way chance but she will improve for the run.

Jupiter Du Gite 
Sat 23rd Mar 2024
16:25, Newbury

Non-runner

Authentic Legacy 
Sat 23rd Mar 2024
15:50, Newbury

Authentic Legacy made a promising start when 4th in a juvenile bumper (1m6f) at Cheltenham on New Year's Day when with a clear run he might have finished closer. This Goff's sales bumper carries a massive prize and we're under no illusions that it will be very strong. Just hoping he can measure up.

Alpha Crucis    WINNER! winner
Sat 23rd Mar 2024
15:35, Doncaster

Alpha Crucis just sneaked in at the bottom of the Lincoln field. He has a high draw which is often an advantage, but this is one race where it is unwise to be too dogmatic about that. Anna takes a handy 7lb off and there are certainly worse 20/1 shots in the line-up.

Dirtyoldtown 
Sat 23rd Mar 2024
14:25, Doncaster

We run two in the Lincoln consolation race. Dirtyoldtown was becoming frustrating last year as he has so much ability, but then he put it all together on heavy ground at Newmarket on his final start. He's 6lb lower than he was in this race last year when he bombed for previous connections, and we'll be dropping him out to get the trip.

Magic Memories 
Sat 23rd Mar 2024
14:25, Doncaster

Magic Memories showed consistent form last year and was on the upgrade at the end of the season, performing well on testing ground in the autumn He must have a solid each-way chance.

Expressionless 
Sat 23rd Mar 2024
14:25, Doncaster

Expressionless joins Dirtyoldtown in this. While not the most consistent, he comfortably beat Alpha Crucis, who runs in the Lincoln, at Epsom on soft ground last June and would be meeting him on much better terms now if they were in the same race. A handy backup to Dirtyoldtown.

Idy Wood 
Sat 23rd Mar 2024
14:10, Newbury

Idy Wood, placed in two Irish points, won on his bumper debut for us at Newbury and then first time over hurdles at Fontwell. He followed that by running a blinder in 3rd in a Grade 2 novice at Cheltenham before winning under a penalty at Plumpton. He was a very good 3rd in another Grade 2 on his latest start and now steps into handicap company for the first time. He shouldn't be too far away in what looks a very competitive affair.

 

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Zminiature    WINNER! winner
Sat 23rd Mar 2024
13:50, Doncaster

We have done plenty with Zminiture and he knows his job. The Brocklesby usually takes plenty of winning but I expect him to handle the start and also the ground. He'll be ridden off the pace and it's just a case of whether he'll get home in the conditions. Hopeful.

Soldier Of Destiny 
Fri 22nd Mar 2024
16:43, Newbury

After losing his form over fences last season we switched Soldier Of Destiny back to novice hurdles and he picked up a couple of 2nd places on either side of another chasing disappointment. He's had a recent wind-op and last time back over fences he jumped super before the inadequate 2m3f on soft ground found him out. Back up in trip today, he should be competitive.

Daphne May 
Fri 22nd Mar 2024
16:20, Lingfield

Daphne May had a busy and productive 2023 but in two runs back after a six-month break, she has yet to show anything. All we can do is hope for an imminent revival as the ability is in there.

Hermino Aa 
Fri 22nd Mar 2024
16:08, Newbury

Hermino Aa ran a blinder two runs back at Sandown but his following race over this CD was generally accepted to be a fiasco as the winner got an uncontested lead and nothing ever promised to peg him back, Hermino finishing a remote 4th. A more conventional race might put him right in the picture.

Saligo Bay 
Fri 22nd Mar 2024
15:33, Newbury

Saligo Bay has been doing okay around Plumpton this winter, but this looks a tougher test than of late. If he could run right up to his best, a place would be a possibility.

Semser 
Fri 22nd Mar 2024
15:12, Lingfield

Semser was progressing nicely in the late autumn but has had four months off. This looks competitive and he may well be better for the outing.

Recuerdame 
Fri 22nd Mar 2024
15:12, Lingfield

Probable non runner

Ballybentragh 
Fri 22nd Mar 2024
15:00, Newbury

Ballybentragh won an Irish point, but he has already shaped as though he will be a money-spinner for owner-rider David Maxwell. A winner first time out for us at Sandown, he fought hard when 2nd under the penalty over this CD in heavy ground. David rode a nice winner at Ludlow yesterday and hopefully, Ballybentragh can give him a repeat with the better ground helping him.

Bradman 
Fri 22nd Mar 2024
14:42, Lingfield

Bradman has done so well this winter and was a touch unlucky to win last time out The drop back in trip is fine and he's down a significant amount in grade too. He would be vulnerable to one that's thrown in and the market suggests the Hughes horse could be ahead of its mark.

Gogo Yubari    WINNER! winner
Fri 22nd Mar 2024
13:42, Lingfield

I really like Gogo Yubari in this. She ran well when 4th in a competitive 0-68 last time and this is a 0-60. The thing about Lingfield is that luck in running often comes into it, but we seem to do okay there. Hopeful.

Cephalus    WINNER! winner
Fri 22nd Mar 2024
13:12, Lingfield

Since coming back from a short break in late December, Cephalus has won three times at a mile, starting at Lingfield, then after a couple of reverses, at Kempton and Southwell. He's 19lb higher than when the run started but is in great form and may well give it another good go.

Hul Ah Bah Loo 
Fri 22nd Mar 2024
13:12, Lingfield

Hul Ah Bah Loo knows the track well and has been slipping down the handicap. He needs things to go smoothly for him at this level but seems in top form and is likely to get involved late on.

La Marquise    WINNER! winner
Thu 21st Mar 2024
17:00, Chepstow

La Marquise is by an exciting young French sire Beaumec De Houelle, a son of the great Martaline. She looked well above average when winning on debut at Stratford in November on soft ground. She then disappointed in the Listed bumper at Cheltenham on New Year's Day when the only female in the race,  but now in calmer waters against her own sex, she can defy her penalty. We think she is smart and has a very bright future.

Movethechains 
Thu 21st Mar 2024
15:15, Chepstow

We've kept Movethechains busy lately. After struggling in the Welsh Grand National in December he returned to his favourite Lingfield, initially winning over 3m6f before two lesser runs. Back at the winning trip here, he has to have a decent chance with neither stamina nor ground an issue.

Double Click    WINNER! winner
Thu 21st Mar 2024
14:15, Chepstow

Double Click won successive races last spring but went through a disappointing spell either side of his summer break. He has the ability to win again and this is pretty low-grade stuff. He handles soft ground and 2m seems to be his trip so he's not wiithout an each-way chance if things fall his way.

Schelem 
Thu 21st Mar 2024
14:15, Chepstow

Schelem was a winner on his only start in France for Francois Nicolle. There was a gap of 18 months between his first and second run for us, the latter coming earlier this month when he was already beaten when a faller at the last in a four-horse field at Lingfield. Needs to find a good deal to figure.

My Chiquita 
Wed 20th Mar 2024
18:30, Southwell

My Chiquita is coming along nicely for her objective at the Cheltenham mares' meeting next month. She would be ready to run over hurdles but we don't think she likes soft ground so a run on the AW should put her spot on. In good form at home, she does tend to lack a gear on AW.

Champagne City 
Wed 20th Mar 2024
18:30, Southwell

Champagne City joins My Chiquita in this stayers' handicap. The old monkey likes to make the running and can put up a good display when things go his way but doesn't like it when they don't

Phone Home 
Wed 20th Mar 2024
15:15, Haydock

Phone Home was 2nd in two NH Junior Development hurdle races last season and after her break returned with an improved showing, again finishing 2nd. Too free next time, she then recorded another runner-up spot in a first-time tongue-tie. Last time she found 2m5f too much of a stamina test and should appreciate being back at 2m. She shouldn't be too far away.

Golden Maverick    WINNER! winner
Wed 20th Mar 2024
14:15, Haydock

Golden Maverick was rated 83  on the flat after winning five times at up to 1m2f. He has taken well to jumping but was very green on debut, albeit 2nd to a promising individual. Next time, he got a fair bit back in the pack and although he stayed on strongly, he couldn't get to the first two. This looks a weaker race and gives him every chance of getting his head in front.

Superstylin 
Wed 20th Mar 2024
14:00, Market Rasen

Superstylin again meets the winner of his last race and that horse has been treated pretty favourably. Superstylin was returning from a three-month break then and should improve a little on that performance. The ground that day was probably not as nice as he would prefer but it could be similar here with rain forecast in the morning. Ideally, he would prefer it good to soft so I'm hoping it's not desperate by race time.

Hilltop 
Tue 19th Mar 2024
17:30, Wolverhampton

Hilltop was a bit free last time so hoping she settles better today. She will probably just fall short in novice company but should win races in time'

Earl Of Desmond 
Tue 19th Mar 2024
16:30, Exeter

Earl Of Desmond has been off for almost two years, but had excellent form in Irish points (three wins in his last three) and hunter chases, 2nd when favourite in both. If sharp enough he could make his presence felt.

Iconic Muddle    WINNER! winner
Tue 19th Mar 2024
15:00, Exeter

Iconic Muddle, though an 11yo, shows no signs of reduced ability. He has been runner-up in all three starts this season and may well enjoy dropping back from 3m to 2m4f today. The one to beat.

Diger Daudaie 
Tue 19th Mar 2024
14:00, Exeter

Diger Daudaie was 3rd of 4 finishers last time but that still was an improvement on his first two runs for us since a long break. Continued improvement would give him a small each-way chance.

Sangiovese 
Mon 18th Mar 2024
15:48, Fontwell Park

We've saved Sangiovese for this rather than take him to Fakenham the other day. A winner previously at Southwell for which he was raised 7lb, his latest 2nd here brought another 4lb. First-time blinkers can help get him back in the winner's circle.

All Authorized 
Mon 18th Mar 2024
14:13, Fontwell Park

Running creditably off 110 for his best run yet over hurdles should be the ideal preparation for a Fontwell maiden hurdle. It would be a surprise to us and the market which has him long odds-on if All Authorized fails to deliver after his good 2nd at Newbury.

Patient Owner 
Mon 18th Mar 2024
13:55, Southwell

Patient Owner has been pulled up the last three times. If only he could complete, that would be something to build on.

Longhouse Legacy    WINNER! winner
Sun 17th Mar 2024
16:27, Huntingdon

Longhouse L:egacy is a slow burner but he is progressing and ran an improved race last time. I think he has taken a step forward in his work at home since then and is in good form. He sets a fair standard.

Regarde    WINNER! winner
Sun 17th Mar 2024
15:17, Huntingdon

Placed twice over hurdles last season, we always had the strapping Regarde marked out for a career over fences. He won well in a handicap chase on debut in the autumn and made light of a 6lb rise next time tackling an inadequate trip. The 12lb rise he got for that seemed harsh but he ran another solid race when 3rd at Newcastle before falling last time out.  We've given him time to recover and now, with cheek-pieces applied, he should get back on track with another good display here.

Shady Daisy 
Sun 17th Mar 2024
14:42, Huntingdon

The nicely-bred Shady Daisy was unlucky in running when 3rd on her racecourse debut. Since then she has missed a bit of time through injury and has taken a while to return to form. She jumps well and should be capable of winning races in the spring, but this looks competitive.

My Fernando 
Sun 17th Mar 2024
14:42, Huntingdon

My Fernando did settle and travel better on heavy ground at Lingfield. Today's better going should enable him to run an improved race as long as he settles. I still think he is of only limited ability,

Try The Money 
Sun 17th Mar 2024
14:07, Huntingdon

Try The Money came back from ten months off with a career-best 2nd place at Taunton recently. A repeat of that first handicap effort would see him go very close.

Flamelco 
Sun 17th Mar 2024
13:32, Huntingdon

Flamelco came from France just over a year ago and started out with a chase handicap mark of 121. He's now down to 100 which still means top-weight of 12st in this. His latest 2nd place after making the running at Fontwell suggested he's getting there and he has an each-way chance today.

Superstylin 
Sun 17th Mar 2024
13:32, Huntingdon

Non-runner

Duneomeno 
Sun 17th Mar 2024
13:32, Huntingdon

Duneomeno had been off for 18 months before making his stable debut 17 days ago in a handicap hurdle at Ludlow. A close 4th there, he reverts to chasing and looks to have a great chance at these weights.

Notre Dame    WINNER! winner
Sat 16th Mar 2024
17:45, Southwell

Notre Dame showed a good attitude to win the last day. The track and trip tonight will suit. The others do look well exposed so we hope we have found another winning opportunity for her.

Lightning Maqueen    WINNER! winner
Sat 16th Mar 2024
17:05, Kempton Park

Lightning Maqueen shaped with promise on debut in a reasonable Newbury bumper. He's one to keep an eye on, but there's a number in this with superior racecourse form.

The Ron Do Ron 
Sat 16th Mar 2024
16:45, Uttoxeter

The Ron Do Ron was out with the washing for much of his debut in a Kempton bumper last month. He came home quickly having clearly got the hang of the job halfway round and we're very hopeful he can go close here.

Brandt 
Sat 16th Mar 2024
16:22, Newcastle

Ex-Irish Brandt has been allowed to go off at massive prices the last twice. His 4th on the most recent was a big step forward and now he starts off on 99 in a first handicap. Hoping for a decent performance.

Jupiter Du Gite    WINNER! winner
Sat 16th Mar 2024
16:10, Uttoxeter

Jupiter Du Gite switched to fences after a short break following a couple of ordinary runs over hurdles this season. He ran well for 2nd at Hereford and we're hoping he can build on that debut to get his head over the line.

Java Point 
Sat 16th Mar 2024
15:55, Kempton Park

Java Point won nicely at Sandown last time. Up 4lb for that, championship leader Harry Cobden takes the mount and we have to be hopeful of the follow-up.

Farceur Du Large 
Sat 16th Mar 2024
15:00, Uttoxeter

We've had a great few weeks with Farceaur Du Large, winning both the Royal Artillery Gold Cup and Grand Military Gold Cup at Sandown. His Irish rating had dropped to 130 which fulfilled the criteria for those races and he took advantage. Now up again to the old mark of 136, he tackles a very competitive Midlands Grand National but he is in form and we are hoping he can complete the hat-trick by collecting this valuable prize.

Issar d'Airy 
Sat 16th Mar 2024
13:35, Kempton Park

Impressive then determined in his last two, both at Newbury, Issar d'Airy is going the right way. He must hold decent chances of completing the hat-trick.

Outdone 
Fri 15th Mar 2024
18:30, Wolverhampton

Outdone showed only minimal ability in his one bumper run and now tackles flat-race performers with form in the book in this novice event. Hoping for a little promise with that experience to call on.

Teddy Blue 
Fri 15th Mar 2024
17:30, Cheltenham

Non-runner

Tapley    WINNER! winner
Fri 15th Mar 2024
16:25, Fakenham

Tapley has been running consistently this season and the ground here currently looks okay for him providing the rain stays away. The track should suit and hopefully, he can finish in the frame again.

Nassalam 
Fri 15th Mar 2024
15:30, Cheltenham

The more rain the better for Nassalam, it's as simple as that. It gives him a much better chance if the ground is proper soft especially if the others don't handle it as well as he does. The handicapper thinks he's good enough to run in the Gold Cup and he's not often wrong. If you told me six months ago we'd be going in the Gold Cup I'd have laughed at you, but he's earned it with his two wins at Chepstow. This is also a good race to have before the Grand National which is our main aim.

Sangiovese 
Fri 15th Mar 2024
15:05, Fakenham

Non-runner

Hansard 
Fri 15th Mar 2024
14:10, Cheltenham

Non-runner

Salver    WINNER! winner
Fri 15th Mar 2024
13:30, Cheltenham

Salver has put together a four-timer over hurdles and if does rain that would give him an excellent chance as he likes it proper soft. He looked very good at Haydock last time and if conditions are right for him, he'll go there with a big chance.

Peking Opera 
Fri 15th Mar 2024
13:30, Cheltenham

Non-runner

Profitman 
Thu 14th Mar 2024
20:30, Chelmsford

Profitman ran a much better race the last day, although he did hold his head a little high in the final half- furlong. Stepping up in trip should help him go a bit better and he's been in great form at home since that race.

Hot Patootie 
Thu 14th Mar 2024
18:00, Chelmsford

We run two newcomers in this novice stakes. Hot Patootie is a well-bred 3yo filly who trains well and went nicely around here in a barrier trial last week. She is sure to come on for the experience and we will know where we stand after tonight.

Thursday 
Thu 14th Mar 2024
18:00, Chelmsford

Thursday is a late-maturing 4yo filly. She has a great attitude and has come to hand in recent weeks. She shaped well enough around here in her barrier trial last week. She will know more about it after this and as time goes by.

Git Maker    WINNER! winner
Thu 14th Mar 2024
17:30, Cheltenham

Twice successful in his four chases as a novice last winter, we expected Git Maker to enjoy a good time in high-class handicaps this season. He won on his return at Lingfield, but jumped left spoiling his chance at Ascot last time out when he also found the ground too quick. Winner of six of his ten career starts, he should appreciate this type of test and we expect him to run a big race. Fantastic each-way value.

Rabinal 
Thu 14th Mar 2024
17:20, Chelmsford

Rabinal has been in top form at Lingfield, winning his last two starts there and he comes here in great shape. There's no reason why he shouldn't be as effective around here but this is a tougher race and he will need to have come on again. 

Kumari Star 
Thu 14th Mar 2024
15:58, Southwell

Kumari Star is no world-beater but showed a little more promise last time. He's at a disadvantage with some of these on ratings in this 0-50 Classified, but I think if he continues to improve, we might find a similar race later - if not today!

Ga Law 
Thu 14th Mar 2024
14:50, Cheltenham

Ga Law did us proud last season, winning the Paddy Power Gold Cup on this track before falling at the last when in a winning position in the Skybet Chase at Doncaster. He struggled for a while for form but showed he was back when 7th, despite not getting the 3m2f of the Coral Gold Cup at Newbury. We brought him here for a handicap on Trials Day and he made light of his mark of 150. He needs to step forward again but is in the form of his life and we're hopeful of a big run if the ground doesn't soften further.

Colonel Harry 
Thu 14th Mar 2024
13:30, Cheltenham

Smart in novice hurdles last season, Colonel Harry was always going to be a better chaser - he won two point-to-points before joining us. A grand jumper, he won on his chase debut at Chepstow, and finished 2nd in the Henry VIII before winning the Grade 2 Towton at Wetherby. Up to 2m4f, he found the ground too lively when 3rd in the Grade 1 Scilly Isles at Sandown. He needs to take another step forward in this sort of race but if the ground stays soft he can run into a place.

Le Patron 
Thu 14th Mar 2024
13:30, Cheltenham

Le Patron has done really well over fences this season. Any more rain would be pleasing as while he's okay on good ground, the softer it is the better when he's taking on this company. It's a bit of an ask but he's entitled to be there on what he's done.

Moliwood 
Wed 13th Mar 2024
20:30, Kempton Park

I fancy Moliwood quie a lot tonight. His best form is over 2m at Kempton, obviously before his long injury, but he twice beat Coltrane there getting around 14lb - now it would be 35lb! He's taken a long time to regain his confidence after serious injury problems, but he seems in good form and ready to run a big race.

Cosmic View 
Wed 13th Mar 2024
19:30, Kempton Park

Cosmic View had a spell hurdling earlir in the winter and has returned this year with a couple of runs on AW. His mark has come down a little but hardly by enough to make him of major interest.

Anifica's Beauty 
Wed 13th Mar 2024
19:00, Kempton Park

Anifica's Beauty had a couple of wins in the spring, but struggled in her last few appearances. She returns after a winter break and will probably be better for the outing.

Desfondado 
Wed 13th Mar 2024
18:30, Kempton Park

Desfondado was just outpointed close home on return from a minor injury last time here and should have come on for that. Well-drawn in a competitive event, he should be able to get involved if things go smoothly for him.

Bradman    WINNER! winner
Wed 13th Mar 2024
17:10, Newcastle

Bradman is ultra-consistent and runs off his true mark after twice being out of the handicap. He should like Newcastle as he stays all day and will be thereabouts again.

Lumi Plugin 
Wed 13th Mar 2024
17:00, Huntingdon

Lumi Plugin has shown a little promise in two bumper runs. On form, he has a bit to find with a few of these.

Hardy Du Seuil 
Wed 13th Mar 2024
16:50, Cheltenham

After a successful season returning to hurdles in 2022-23, Hardy Du Seuil had a setback in the autumn but is now a bigger, stronger individual. He ran a great race when 3rd after his absence at Sandown and there is scope in his handicap mark to progress. As ever, this is very competitive but with luck in running, he can run a big race.

Aviles 
Wed 13th Mar 2024
16:30, Huntingdon

While Aviles was putting together his sequence of five consecutive 2nd places, we thought it only a matter of time before he won. The first time over fences looked to be his time, but he was beaten a nose and two runs since have been less convincing. Surely there's a race in him - and soon!

Generous Day 
Wed 13th Mar 2024
16:30, Huntingdon

Generous Day may be a 12yo but he showed over this CD last month that there is still life in him. Not beaten far in 3rd, a similar run would put him right in the action at the business end.

Sanitiser 
Wed 13th Mar 2024
15:50, Huntingdon

Non-runner

Master Chartwell 
Wed 13th Mar 2024
15:10, Huntingdon

Non-runner

Mark of Gold 
Wed 13th Mar 2024
14:50, Cheltenham

Mark Of Gold got back on the winning trail in great style at Kempton last time to reinforce his exceptional win ratio. The 5lb rise in his mark won't be easily defied, but he's a horse you can never take lightly.

Boys Of Wexford 
Wed 13th Mar 2024
13:10, Huntingdon

Boys Of Wexford ran his best race for some time, when 3rd last time, albeit in a weaker race than this. We have to hope he can progress from that and make an impact.

Twenty Twenty 
Wed 13th Mar 2024
13:10, Huntingdon

Twenty Twenty sprung a 20/1 surprise at Wincanton just before Christmas and wasn't disgraced under a penalty over this CD soon after. He's had a nice break since but should be ready to go close.

Call Off The Dogs 
Wed 13th Mar 2024
13:10, Huntingdon

Call Of The Dogs showed signs of ring-rustiness when making his first start for just short of two years at Plumpton last month. He may well be less forward than our other contender in this.

You Wear It Well 
Tue 12th Mar 2024
16:10, Cheltenham

It was great to start Cheltenham week so well yesterday and now we have last year's Festival winner You Wear It Well going for the double. She had a break after winning the Grade 2 mares' novice hurdle last year, and looked to show improvement when winning the Listed stayers' hurdle race at Wetherby under a penalty in the autumn after her summer break. She was 3rd in the Fighting Fifth at Sandown and then 2nd in a Grade 2 in January. She didn't appreciate the deep ground at Haydock last time when a bad mistake cost her the race and Gavin was easy on her afterwards. Back at the scene of her greatest triumph, she should run a massive race but the favourite looks tough to beat. A deep race, but we're a big each-way price.

Authorised Speed 
Tue 12th Mar 2024
14:10, Cheltenham

Authorised Speed was a high-class novice hurdler last season, winning three of five all by wide margins. His two defeats came at Grade 1 level. This season over fences started inauspiciously with a fall but he did better when 3rd at Plumpton off his tough hurdles mark of 135. He deserves a crack at this and he could well outrun his odds.

Thelastwinterarrow 
Mon 11th Mar 2024
20:30, Wolverhampton

Thelastwinterarrow wants further - it was just such a weak race that I had to put her in it. Even then she might get away with it, but I won't be backing her.

Hollygrove Cha Cha    WINNER! winner
Mon 11th Mar 2024
16:50, Stratford upon Avon

Well-connected pedigree-wise, newcomer Hollygrove Cha Cha had a year's pre-training before joining us. She has done plenty for this debut but will obviously improve mentally and physically for the run. There are some highly talked-of horses that cost plenty from the Irish point field in this, but we think our mare has ability. She shouldn't be far away.

Casa Loupi 
Mon 11th Mar 2024
16:30, Plumpton

Like Executive Pool earlier, Casa Loupi has been in something of a slump this season although he was going okay when falling last time. Risky as things are.

Ballycorr 
Mon 11th Mar 2024
16:00, Plumpton

Ballycorr has been lightly raced since his one win in a chase at Sedgefield in May 2022. He was off for more than a year before his comeback run at Hereford last month but should be better for it.

Jerrash 
Mon 11th Mar 2024
15:30, Plumpton

Jerrash ran 2nd last time when back hurdling after a brief spell over fences. That should have put him right for this four-horse affair in which he gives away weight to the other three.

Sanitiser 
Mon 11th Mar 2024
15:00, Plumpton

Sanitiser has missed a few races for one reason or another since his 4th first time over hurdles for us. He's the one with the 87 flat rating that we can't wait to win with off his low hurdles mark. Maybe it'll be today.

Milldam    WINNER! winner
Mon 11th Mar 2024
14:50, Stratford upon Avon

Milldam has been in great form this season, winning twice in four starts, each time at 2m on soft ground. Up 3lb for the last one where the form is working out well, he should again be competitive in what looks a strong contest.

Executive Pool 
Mon 11th Mar 2024
14:30, Plumpton

Executive Pool showed promise as a juvenile but hasn't really gone the right way this season. Probably one to watch at the moment.

Johnny Jump Up 
Mon 11th Mar 2024
14:00, Plumpton

Johnny Jump Up progressed from two modest runs in points to a wide-margin win on debut for us and hurdles at Fontwell six weeks ago. Probably the one to beat.

Cloud Dancer 
Mon 11th Mar 2024
14:00, Plumpton

We run two in this. Cloud Dancer won on hurdles debut impressively in February 2023 but was off until November when promising in 3rd just behind our horse Junkanoo at Ascot. Every chance along with our other runner.

Record High 
Mon 11th Mar 2024
14:00, Plumpton

Record High has been off the track for a long time as unfortunately he got struck into on his last run and did well to finish third considering. This looks very competitive even without the long absence to overcome, so I'm just hoping for a nice run back this time more than anything,

Ragosina 
Mon 11th Mar 2024
13:50, Stratford upon Avon

Ragosina improved for the step up in trip last time. She keeps galloping and seems to handle soft ground. She has a good amount of experience so while Nicholls' runner will be hard to beat, she will give it a good go.

Andaleep    WINNER! winner
Sun 10th Mar 2024
20:30, Southwell

Andaleep is two for two at the track. He only just held on here last time and this is a similar race, but if things pan out he should be there at the business end.

Cephalus    WINNER! winner
Sun 10th Mar 2024
19:00, Southwell

Cephalus got up late to win a 3k Class 5 handicap narrowly at Kempton last time. The Class is the same but the winner's prize is three times as much! First-time blinkers could help him concentrate and he has been very consistent since coming back after a break, Hopeful.

Bravo Zulu    WINNER! winner
Sun 10th Mar 2024
17:25, Southwell

Bravo Zulu won his maiden well at Kempton and this is a decent prize for a novice. Whilst he'll come on for the run, hopefully, he can take another step forward.

African Spirit    WINNER! winner
Sun 10th Mar 2024
17:25, Southwell

African Spirit came into training early and he has been shaping up well. I entered him for a Listed race at Chantilly on the 8th but decided against travelling and found this alternative. He's a very nice animal but still a bit of a baby so another run in a novice will do no harm. Ideally, he wants further but should have the pace for 7f around Southwell and he seems in great form at home.

Daphne May 
Sat 9th Mar 2024
20:00, Chelmsford

Daphne May returned after a near six-month break with a last of 9 at Lingfield last week. A winner of eight races,  she shouldn't take too long to get back into the swing of it.

Hurricane Kiko 
Sat 9th Mar 2024
19:30, Chelmsford

Hurricane Kiko has been disappointing recently and we are trying different trips to find the key to him. A watching brief is advised until we can figure out his optimum distance.

Arctic Dawn 
Sat 9th Mar 2024
18:10, Wolverhampton

Arctic Dawn fluffed the start last time, then made up a huge amount of ground late on and was only just denied. He should know more this time and can go close.

Elterwater 
Sat 9th Mar 2024
17:30, Chelmsford

Elterwater is frustrating as she should have won a race by now. She has the ability if things fall right. Dropping back in trip might help.

Holy Fire 
Sat 9th Mar 2024
17:00, Wolverhampton

Holy Fire was a touch disappointing last time but I wasn't convinced she put 120% in, which is why I have changed the cheekpieces to a visor. She is normally electric out of the gates and will be dangerous here if the visor has the desired effect.

Hudson De Grugy    WINNER! winner
Sat 9th Mar 2024
16:40, Sandown

Hudson De Grugy won the novices' handicap chase contested today by Kotmask and Invincible Nao a year ago. He runs from the same mark, but for one-third the money! Lightly raced since that win, he was coming to take a hand when falling here in a similar race last month and must hold each-way chances if avoiding a similar mishap today.

Siempre Arturo    WINNER! winner
Sat 9th Mar 2024
15:50, Wolverhampton

Siempre Arturo enters handicap company having won a maiden and then just getting touched off under a penalty. He probably has the ability to be effective off this mark but lacks race craft up against some more battle-hardened types.

Kotmask 
Sat 9th Mar 2024
15:35, Sandown

Kotmask has won his last two, around here and then Plumpton and this race was always the plan for him after Plumpton. I'm glad the top one has stayed in to keep the weights down a bit. He's a good jumper and that's what you need at Sandown.

Invincible Nao    WINNER! winner
Sat 9th Mar 2024
15:35, Sandown

We also run Invincible Nao, who was an easy winner last time around the quirky Fakenham track, but he had it all his own way there. I'm not sure if he is up to the class and having gone up 8lb for that, this race won't be easy.

Smoky Mountain 
Sat 9th Mar 2024
15:15, Wolverhampton

Smoky Mountain has been the model of consistency this winter but takes on by far his toughest task to date. That said, he has the perfect draw and is in cracking order. He will be thereabouts again.

Bellas Bridge 
Sat 9th Mar 2024
15:00, Sandown

Bellas Bridge ran well when 3rd on bumper debut at Hereford, beaten only one length. She had her palate fired afterwards, winning on her next start at Ludlow. This race has been the plan since and she has been working well. Another tough assignment and the hoped-for top-three finish would give her some valuable black type.

Spirit D'Aunou 
Sat 9th Mar 2024
14:25, Sandown

Spirit D'Aunou has won five of his eight hurdle races including two runs back over this CD in December. He is entitled to be the shorter priced of our pair as he has a bit of class and hopefully claiming 5lb will help off 12st topweight. He was very disappointing last time but has been working well since.

Junkanoo 
Sat 9th Mar 2024
14:25, Sandown

Two in the Imperial Cup, top-weight Spirit D'Aunou and tough as teak Junkanoo. Junkanoo is on the up after three 2nd places then a nice win last time. The slight negative is the stiff two miles around here in the ground.

Roger Pol 
Sat 9th Mar 2024
13:50, Sandown

Roger Pol won two bumpers last season. He jumps well and improved on his 2nd on hurdles debut to win a novice at Fakenham over 2m. He progressed again to be 2nd in a competitive handicap at Ascot over Christmas and was again the runner-up back in novice company when trying to defy a penalty last time. Best on RPRs in a seriously competitive Final, he comes here with a good each-way chance.

Diplomatic Ash 
Sat 9th Mar 2024
13:50, Sandown

Diplomatic Ash showed promise in a couple of placed runs around Plumpton. He disappointed last time in his first handicap but he was wrong that day and while it's a jump up in class he has a nice racing weight. Then again, I'm well aware this is a tough race for him.

Through The Ages 
Sat 9th Mar 2024
13:15, Sandown

Ex-Charlie Appleby Through The Ages has quickly developed as a hurdler, finishing 3rd to smart Burdett Road on debut and then winning his next two with comfort. He concedes a lot of weight to Bridge, but looks one to take higher rank later on. Very hopeful.

Bridge 
Sat 9th Mar 2024
13:15, Sandown

We run two in this juvenile handicap hurdle. Bridge has done well winning once and is already performing with credit in open handicap hurdles. Back against his own age group, he can run well, but some of these have more potential.

Generous Day 
Fri 8th Mar 2024
16:20, Leicester

Non-runner

Goshen    WINNER! winner
Fri 8th Mar 2024
15:10, Exeter

What can you say about Goshen? He did stay on late for 3rd behind Nemean Lion and Colonel Mustard in the Kingwell Hurdle, a race he'd won twice before. He's making a 3rd try over fences and neither earlier showed him in his best light. A five-runner race around here off 139 could be a gift or a fiasco. We've no idea what to expect, but at least he's going the right way around.

Mariamne 
Thu 7th Mar 2024
19:00, Newcastle

Mariamne has gone backwards on the racecourse in two runs after a decent debut for me at Newcastle. She seems to have turned the corner at home though and I hope that will bring a similar transition on the track.

Rabinal 
Thu 7th Mar 2024
15:55, Lingfield

Rabinal was successful here on his last start in similar conditions and has been raised 4lb for that. He should still be competitive and should be thereabouts if he gets a smooth run from his wide draw.

Asense 
Thu 7th Mar 2024
13:40, Lingfield

Asense put up an autumn hat trick on turf last year before running as if over the top at Windsor five months ago. Bottom-weight here, he might improve for the run.

Muy Muy Guapo 
Wed 6th Mar 2024
19:30, Kempton Park

Muy Muy Guapo remains a maiden but often hints at ability and is sure to go in somewhere. Hollie takes the mount and she was on our latest winner on Saturday. Muy Muy is well enough drawn in a weak race so it would be no surprise to see a change of luck if he can get his confidence on the way round.

Arctician 
Wed 6th Mar 2024
16:24, Kempton Park

Arctician just about stays a mile and should get a strongly-run race here. There's plenty of form in the book to give him a chance in this and he just needs a smooth run round to feature. He seems in great form at home.

Silastar 
Wed 6th Mar 2024
16:24, Kempton Park

Silastar has been off since running a poor race at Goodwood in August. On his best form of last season, he would hold each-way claims in this trappy handicap.

Foveros 
Wed 6th Mar 2024
14:15, Catterick

Foveros has come down the handicap compared with his level when trained in Ireland. He was 2nd in similar company at Leicester last time and should be good enough to make the frame, although the favourite has strong claims.

Champagne City 
Tue 5th Mar 2024
19:00, Southwell

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.

Schelem 
Tue 5th Mar 2024
16:32, Lingfield

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

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

Non-runner

Twirler    WINNER! winner

Champagne City i


Mon 4th Mar 2024
20:30, Wolverhampton

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.

Moliwood 
Mon 4th Mar 2024
19:30, Wolverhampton

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.

Dandy Sands    WINNER! winner
Mon 4th Mar 2024
19:00, Wolverhampton

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

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.

Superstylin 
Mon 4th Mar 2024
14:05, Southwell

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

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

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

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

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.

Danny's Friend 
Sun 3rd Mar 2024
14:30, Huntingdon

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.

Clenched 
Sun 3rd Mar 2024
14:30, Huntingdon

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

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

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.

Hul Ah Bah Loo 
Sat 2nd Mar 2024
18:15, Kempton Park

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Non-runner

The Big Bite 
Sat 2nd Mar 2024
14:35, Doncaster

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

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

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

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

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.

Super Survivor 
Fri 1st Mar 2024
16:45, Newbury

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Hersilia 
Thu 29th Feb 2024
19:30, Chelmsford

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thelastwinterarrow 
Tue 27th Feb 2024
19:30, Southwell

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

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

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