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Speak Of The Devil Second At Newcastle

Speak Of The Devil is a dear horse but it is taking him time to fully get together and mature; today he took another step forward when second in the three mile handicap chase at Newcastle. Still a novice against handicappers he showed his greenness when blundering at the second fence, the open ditch, but I thought that Stephen gave him a perfect ride, allowing him to get back into a rhythm and then…


Calle Malva Wins At Hexham

Calle Malva hinted at the fun that is to be had with her when winning the two and a half mile maiden hurdle at Hexham this afternoon. Just a four year old her trainer was worried about the heavy ground and trip for her at this stage, but she allayed those fears to travel well and produced to perfection by Blair, galloped to the front to win by a couple of lengths. Her jumping is still green; she…


Carrots On A Stormy Day And Pre Hexham

Torrential rain and high winds but it was a good day on the yard with horses worked then back in their boxes and well rugged up in good time. We have also found a good supply of washed carrots so each horse has half a kilo a day to add some variety and to add extra vitamins to their diet. They also love them!

The ground will be testing at Hexham tomorrow, but safe and we are pleased to have…


Mighty Thunder Wins At Musselburgh

Mighty Thunder showed his liking for a sound surface when making all and winning the three mile handicap hurdle at Musselburgh this afternoon. Jumping particularly well he was swift at his hurdles and Blair dominated the race with his positive ride. Just a six year old Mighty will probably be aimed at more staying hurdles round here and we may look at a Pertemps qualifier for him.

Order…


Pre Musselburgh

Another busy day for the team tomorrow with eight runners at Musselburgh.

12.15pm Gemologist was ready to run last week at the frozen off meeting, so has found herself instead in this two and a half mile race. She has plenty of enthusiasm and determination and deserves to win if she can stay the extra few furlongs.

12.45pm Order Of Thistle won his bumper on soft but has looked in…


Aurora Thunder Second And Blooriedotcom Third At Kelso

Aurora Thunder is developing into a useful filly as she continues her progress in novice hurdle races. Having been given time to develop by her owners she hurdled well and stayed on all the way to the line to be denied by under a length. She has a nice long term target for the spring, but before then she has the tenacity to return to the winners spot maybe over further.

We were also delighted…


Pre Kelso

On to Kelso with eight horses on their Borders Chase day.

We start with two novice hurdlers; Destiny Is All is dropping back in trip having failed to stay on heavy ground at Hexham the past twice. A young horse who travels well in his races he just needs to strengthen before going chasing. Tarset Hinny a well bred mare by Presenting ran with promise in her bumper and makes her hurdling debut…


Very Satisfactory Saturday

It was always going to be a day of tests for our horses today but they all performed with great credit.

Ain't My Fault stepped up well into 0-140 handicap company and I thought that his jumping became better and better through the race. His second placed to a well regarded horse is an achievement and he continues on the upgrade.

Charmix ran a blinder at Aintree on his comeback, jumping…


Pre Aintree And Wetherby

It was a bit of a tough race for Le Frank today at Sandown but he ran with credit to be midfield and will find things easier on heavy ground.

We have a busy few days coming up with Aintree and Wetherby tomorrow and Kelso on Sunday.

One For Arthur, pictured with Ailsa, runs in the Becher Case tomorrow and is off a nice weight of 11stone 2lbs. He has been in great form at home and…


Ooops.. And Roadtripping

Speak Of The Devil blundered away his chance when unseating Stephen at the second fence at Haydock. While the race conditions had changed with four fences out of the back straight and ground that was closer to good to soft than soft, we were still looking forward to Devil taking his chance. Thankfully he was caught by Jaimie after a circuit so did not have a hard day and may run again soon.

Indeed…