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Unlucky Inchcolm returns to the scene of his only ‘win’

Maybe The Last Time’s eight year old former pointer Inchcolm somehow remains a maiden after seventeen races under Rules, not to mention five runs between the flags, but it’s not for the want of trying and tomorrow he’s back at the scene of arguably his unluckiest defeat, Market Rasen, as he continues his quest for…

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Three chances on quality Kelso card

There’s some really competitive action up in the Borders this afternoon and we’ll have three runners on the card, headed by our impressive Boxing Day winner Caraline who will attempt to follow up off a 7lbs higher mark in a higher grade. Give Every Man His Due’s seven year old mare (above) faces seven opponents…

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Just Cameron leads our Wetherby line up

Paul and Jean Chapman’s recent Castleford Chase winner Just Cameron makes a quick return to the scene of his biggest success as he heads the weights for tomorrow’s feature totescoop6 Play Today Handicap Chase (2.15) over a mile and seven furlongs at the A1 course. Just Cameron has been put up 3lbs for that win…

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Ask Paddington set for Sedgefield bumper bow

We’ve declared four runners for Sedgefield tomorrow, two of which will contest the concluding bumper at 3.40. Schiehallion Munro returns to action three months after his promising debut fourth to Senor Lombardy at Hexham, that winner has since gone on to prove himself very useful over hurdles but clearly our Schiaparelli gelding is going to…

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Improving Cornerstone Lad battles to Catterick success

Mary Lofthouse’s progressive juvenile hurdler Cornerstone Lad (7/1) made it three wins from his last five starts as he defied a penalty to get the better of Turning Gold in an exciting finish to the opening race at Catterick this afternoon. Confidently ridden by his regular jockey Henry Brooke, Cornerstone Lad travelled strongly through the…

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Another tough test for Cornerstone Lad

We’ll have our first runners for a week at Catterick tomorrow afternoon and it’s the start of a busy few days, with weekend meetings coming up at Sedgefield, Wetherby and Kelso. Mary Lofthouse’s Cornerstone Lad has done brilliantly since he went juvenile hurdling, winning at Hexham and then finishing third of six under a penalty…

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Flying start for Kings Will Dream in Australia

We always like to follow the fortunes of our former inmates and earlier in the week news reached us from the other side of the world about four year old Casamento gelding Kings Will Dream, who won a one mile maiden for us at Pontefract last July in the hands of Paul Mulrennan and was…

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Wetherby weather watch for Major Ridge

There’s an 8.15am inspection at Wetherby tomorrow due to standing water on the track and if racing goes ahead conditions will be pretty desperate, but if the meeting is on then Oakwood Minions’ Major Ridge will take his chance in the three mile amateur riders’ handicap chase at 2.55. The nine year old was a…

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Vote Joe for Jockey of the Month!

Our senior jockey Joe Colliver is one of three contenders for the December Stobart Jockey of the Month award. It’s not every day that a northern based rider wins a Grade 1 race but that’s exactly what Joe achieved last month when he gave Jedd O’Keeffe’s rapidly improving stayer Sam Spinner a beautifully judged front…

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Out with the old, in with Catterick and Musselburgh

We sent out a total of 49 winners from 517 runners during 2017 and finished the old year with a flourish, but it’s time to start all over again tomorrow as we send out our first runners of 2018 at Catterick and Musselburgh. All being well, eight year old grey Big Thunder will be our…

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