Pleased but slightly frustrated is how I would describe our trip to Higham on Sunday. We had three seconds and a third, so none of the horses ran badly at all, but it was just a pity we couldn’t convert one of our opportunities into a goal. Perhaps our best performance came from Earl Grez who finished runner-up in his […]

There were no winners at Larkhill on Saturday, but let’s not be greedy! We’ve had a good run and the pair who took part at the weekend did reasonably well. Sharp Suit went in the ladies open under Katy Lyons and was a fast-finishing fifth, having only been tenth three out. It was a shade disappointing, but only because he […]

It was another solid day at Ampton on Sunday, with a winner and a second. Our winner, pictured below, was Consigliere, who won what many people said was the best race ever run at Ampton. It included Moroman, Gunmoney, Doctor Kingsley and Penmore Mill – all good horses in their own right – so I was delighted that our horse, […]

We sent one of our big guns to Larkhill on Sunday with Quinz representing us in the Mens open. It was a thrilling contest and one in which we didn’t quite finish on the right side, but I’m in no way disappointed. We came third, about threequarters of a length and a neck behind Benedictus, trained by Jack Barber, and […]

We had two winners, a second and a fourth from our five Cottenham runners so it was a positive day for all concerned. Funnily enough, Harbour Court wasn’t among our winners, as he just got touched off by Brackloon High in his race. It was a very close run thing, and many observers felt our horse had prevailed, but the […]

So our Cottenham raiding party has been narrowed down to five horses. Let’s start off with our big gun, Harbour Court, who makes his return to the track in what I would describe as a competitive but not overly hot mens’ open. The main opposition will come from Brackloon High, who has had the benefit of a run, but I’m […]

Joe enjoyed an armchair ride on Quinz at the weekend, and together the pair of them strolled home ahead of Time For Spring. It was just what we wanted. There were no dramas, no complications, he just jumped well, enjoyed himself and got the job done. He won’t run for another three or four weeks at least, as his owner, […]

I erred on the side of caution at the weekend, and decided not to run Quinz at Barbury Castle. There’s nothing wrong with the horse, he is in good order, I just felt it looked competitive enough for a horse making his comeback. A horse called Executive Benefit won the race with a good ex-handicapper of Noel Chance’s called Brackloon […]

Out of our three runners at Cottenham on Sunday, we had two seconds and a third. All three showed promise; though, and while winners are always better than places I was by no means disappointed with any of them. Let’s take the best of them first. Minella Theatre finished second in the men’s open under Joe, who was having his […]

We took two of our horses down to Horseheath on Sunday for a schooling morning organised by the track. Horseheath suspended racing last season as remedial work that was carried out on the racing surface had resulted in uneven and false ground. However, the situation there has now been rectified and about 50 or so horses went down there to […]