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Same again needed from our Ayr pair

After a low key campaign, our popular veteran Dedigout showed clear signs of a return to form at Ayr last time out and he’s off to Scotland’s west coast again tomorrow to contest the concluding amateur riders’ handicap hurdle over an extended three miles (5.05). Masters Of The Hall’s one time high class hurdler/chaser (above)…

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Caraline looking to get back to winning ways at Carlisle

Give Every Man His Due’s tough seven year old mare Caraline has been in really good form this winter and hopefully she can add another win to her CV when she contests the Northern Lights Middle Distance Chase qualifier at Carlisle tomorrow afternoon (3.55). Caraline has remained in excellent heart since her impressive success over…

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Our trio all set for Catterick’s jumps finale

Grange Park Racing’s eight year old grey Tickanrun heads to Catterick’s last jumps meeting of the season tomorrow hoping for a change of luck. The son of Tikkanen is still a maiden but he’s finished second on five of his last six starts, including both of his runs since we bought him for £12,000 at…

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Newcastle bumpers for five of our jumpers

We’re hoping that the snow stays away from the North East in the lead up to tomorrow afternoon’s seven race ‘Jumpers’ Bumpers’ card at Newcastle, where we’re set to have five runners. This week has been a constant battle with the snow and freezing temperatures but the horses are well! All the races will be…

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Tassie set to tackle stamina sapping Eider

Richard and Ben Howard’s stout stayer Silver Tassie is all set for a crack at what’s likely to be an extremely testing Betfred Eider Handicap Chase over four miles and half a furlong at Newcastle tomorrow (2.45). The ten year old is unproven at such a marathon trip, but he’s shaped well enough over 3m2f…

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Bulkov makes all as we double up at Sedgefield

Finch Porter Partnership’s promising six year old Bulkov (11/8) chalked up his second novice hurdle success of the season under a well judged front running ride from our lady amateur Becky Smith at Sedgefield today. The French bred, pictured above, had enjoyed similar tactics when losing his maiden tag over the same course and distance…

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Skywards reaps his Wetherby Reward

The Cheltenham Trail’s seven year old Darley bred Skywards Reward (12/1) relished the testing conditions as he ran out a ready winner of the opening two mile conditional jockeys’ handicap hurdle at Wetherby today in the hands of Jamie Hamilton. Always travelling sweetly, Skywards Reward was asked to go and win his race three out…

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Cornerstone Lad pipped in Victor Ludorum Hurdle

Mary Lofthouse’s improving juvenile Cornerstone Lad ran another cracker but was agonisingly touched off in the shadow of the post in today’s Victor Ludorum Hurdle at a stamina sapping Haydock Park. Cornerstone Lad had beaten the Nigel Twiston-Davies trained Turning Gold by a length when winning a decent race at Catterick last month, but a…

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Valiant Warrior, veteran of the Monday National, dies aged 30

Valiant Warrior, one of the 36 horses who contested the famous Monday evening Grand National of 1997, died earlier this week at the age of 30. Having started out with Henry Candy, Valiant Warrior came to us in late 1991 shortly after finishing fourth in the November Handicap and he went on to be a…

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Joe in treble form at Alnwick

Our amateur jockey Joe Wright has made a flying start to the point to point season and last Sunday (February 4th) he rode the first treble of his career with three winners at the Percy meeting at Ratcheugh Farm, Alnwick. All three were trained by Leyburn based Justin Landy, who works as a farrier for…

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