SILVERTON /ADRIAN LANE competing for the first time since May ran in a Class 4 2m4f Chase over 16 fences, on Going that had become Heavy. Running rather in snatches she held position within the leading group until fading between the 4th/5th last. She was pulled up after the 3rd last
Racing for the first time in almost 2 years and in her debut Hurdle race JUST ANNIE ridden by GRANT COCKBURN competed in a Novice Hurdle race over 2m 6f on ground that had become Soft. Settled to the rear of the field, Annie started to tire toward the finish and was pulled up before the final hurdle
Badged was reluctant to race on his first race after a wind op. He made a few mistakes unseating Grant early in the race. It may be that he has memories of bad breathing experiences and will need a couple of races for him to forget that. Possibly back to hurdles next time.
Wednesday The stables sole representative at Perth was Agricultural, who was in the 3 mile Weatherbys Private Banking Handicap Chase. A Class 4 event with 8 runners on a track rhat was Good to Soft. Ridden by Adam Nicol, Agricultural ran strongly from the start taking the lead at about the second fence and continued to lead a well packed field for the first circuit. He was running and jumping well until the 13th fence where unfortunately he managed to unseat Adam.
Royal Duchess partnered by Sammy Jo Bell took part in the Class 5 race, the BREWIN DOLPHIN HANDICAP over 7f on Good ground ( Good to Soft in Places), in which there were 14 runners.Duchess fractionally missed the break from Stall 3 but quickly recovered to run in mid-pack in a race run at a good pace with the field well spread for a 7f event. Sammy Jo had the Duchess tight on the rail round the bend to enter the finishing straight and asked for more from the Duchess about 21/2 furlongs out. There was a good response by Duchess but the pair were unable to find the clearest […]
A video of the proceedings at Open Day is available to view on YouTube. If you attended, you may wish to recap some of the information presented to you regarding prospects for some of the horses or just wish to see how you look on screen. For anyone who missed the Open Day, its a chance to see what you missed. The video can be found on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUNPd-xrHH8
Strobe ridden by Adam Nicol & Karingo ridden by Adrian Lane both contested the opener. the Strongbow Dark Fruit Handicap Chase, a Class 5 race over 20f with 15 fences on ground riding Good to Firm. There were 8 runners. Karingo made a mistake at the first and fell at the third. His confidence in jumping fences appears to have deserted him and a return to hurdles would be a probable choice. Strobe was taken on for the lead and was obstructed at some of the fences. He appeared to sulk and despite the urging of Adam, he started to drop through the field and was pulled up before the […]
Two visitors to the Newcastle Course. The first to race was Granite City Doc/Keagan Latham in the vertem.co.uk/EBF Maiden Stakes (Plus 10) Race over 7f with 8 runners on Good ground. Doc was held at the back of the pack where he travelled well. He was unable to quicken sufficiently to make a challenge but ran well to the line to finish 6th of the 8 runners. Our next runner was Royal Duchess/Sammy Jo Bell. The partnership making a quick return to racing after their great effort on Friday. The race was the 7f Class 5 PERFECT PARTNERSHIP FILLIES HANDICAP with a field 6 runners.Settled in second spot from the […]
It was nice to welcome a good number of visitors to the Open Day, which was held to support two charities, The Injured Jockeys Fund and The British Horse Society, Scotland. Unusually for this Summer the weather played its part in providing a pleasant warm rain-free day. In addition to being able to view the horses in their respective boxes, visitors also watched a parade of a number of the horses accompanied by a commentary of their achievements. It is understood that the Charities benefited to the sum of almost £2000. Your support for the Charities, which do such valuable work in the Equine world is much appreciated
Royal Duchess made the long journey from Duncrievie to Thirsk to contest the Class 4 ROA/Racing Post Owners’ Jackpot Handicap over 7f in which there were 9 runners on a track riding Good to Soft. She was ridden by her normal partnerSammy Jo Bell. From the start they were content to settle to the rear of the group and remained there until between the 3f/2f mark, they took much closer order. Duchess was asked to make her challenge around the 1f mark and despite meeting traffic to the line managed to reach third place. Another strong competitive race for a determined horse, who this season has a sequence, which reads […]