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Applaus looking for Newcastle encore

Away from the excitement of Aintree we’ve got one runner at Newcastle this afternoon, as Joe Buzzeo’s recent Wetherby chase winner Applaus attempts to follow up that success back over the smaller obstacles. Applaus faces four opponents in the handicap hurdle at 4.30 over two miles and half a furlong and he’ll again have the…

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Bulkov and Bobby battle to Sedgefield novice wins

Bulkov (4/7f) and Just Bobby (11/4) both came out on top in tight finishes as we enjoyed another successful trip to Sedgefield this afternoon. Finch Porter Partnership’s six year old Bulkov defied a double penalty as he held on gamely to beat Whoshotwho in the 2m1f novices’ hurdle under Becky Smith, while Just Bobby returned…

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Ilaya set for Sedgefield debut if the rain stays away

We’ve got seven runners set to make the trip up the A1 to Sedgefield tomorrow, so we’ll be hoping that the meeting passes a 7am inspection with the ground already heavy and more rain forecast overnight. We’ll be doubly represented in the 2m1f novices’ hurdle at 3.05 with The Golden Cuckoo’s French recruit Ilaya having…

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Our Gemma reveals all in “Stable Lass”

Our assistant trainer Gemma Hogg hit the headlines two years ago when she was named Employee of the Year at the Godolphin Stud & Stable Staff Awards, and now she’s spilled the beans about her life in racing in her ground-breaking book, Stable Lass. Gemma, who joined us straight from college in 1998, wasn’t sure…

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Time for Tickanrun to strike?

Grange Park Racing’s Tickanrun was pulled up lame when we thought he’d run another big race at Catterick five weeks ago but he’s all set to go again now and he heads to Southwell tomorrow to try and put a well deserved end to his frustrating run of second placed finishes. The lightly raced eight…

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Super Sunday as we double up in Carlisle conditionals’ hurdles

After Caraline’s Kelso success yesterday, we rounded off an excellent weekend with two more winners, a second and a third from our four runners at Carlisle this afternoon. Our two winners came in the divided 2m1f conditional jockeys’ handicap hurdle, starting with The Cheltenham Trail’s seven year old Skywards Reward (15/8f), who confirmed the promise of…

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Four Sunday chances at Carlisle

We’ve got four runners at Carlisle this afternoon, starting with one in each division of the 2m1f conditional jockeys’ handicap hurdle. Skywards Reward (below, 1.50) won really well at Wetherby two starts back before finding only a thorough stayer too good when we stepped him up in trip at Ayr. He’s been edged up another…

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Caraline and Becks battle to thrilling Kelso success

Seven year old Caraline (9/2) defied her highest ever handicap mark as she battled to an ultra game win in Kelso’s 2m1f handicap chase under a superb ride from our lady amateur Becky Smith this afternoon. Caraline found only stablemate Applaus too good at Wetherby last week and despite being nudged up a couple of…

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In form Caraline heads north of the border

We’ll have our first runner for more than a week when Give Every Man His Due’s seven year old mare Caraline attempts to defy a career high handicap mark in the 2m1f Northern Lights Middle Distance Chase qualifier at Kelso (4.10). Caraline has to shoulder top weight in the eight runner contest but she goes…

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Two chances in Market Rasen’s Easter Monday opener

We’ll have three runners down at Market Rasen tomorrow and two of those will contest the opening handicap hurdle over two miles two and a half furlongs (2.10). Strait Run (above) arrives in great form, having followed up his breakthrough hurdle win at Sedgefield with a solid third to Instingtive at Carlisle. This is a…

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