Where North meets South

Seems to be at Carlisle, lots of the southern trainers seem to like to comenup there and there were some smart horses in action yesterday, all the more satisfactory then for Papamoa to bravely win the feature handicap chase, a career best for him and a decent prize for his patient owners. On the same […]

31 October 2013|

Carlisle again

So, off we go again, back down the M74 tomorrow to Carlisle where the ground is soft with more rain forecast – we run Papamoa in the 2.40, 9 run, Lucy rides, he should love the track and the ground, just have an inkling that he might come on for the run, then in the […]

29 October 2013|

What can I say

.. about that!  A day to remember at Aintree on Saturday with Kit winning a decent handicap chase on Rossini’s Dancer and Milano Magic also putting up a career best performance under a terrific positive ride from Lucy to come a close 3rd in the next race, as expected Blackmore found the trip a little […]

28 October 2013|


Horses ate and drank well last night, always a relief as one is never sure how they will settle in a strange place, easier if there are a few of them I think.  Of course, we go there in trepidation, this time last year Dan Macdonald, myself, Lucy and Kit were there with Four Fiddlers […]

26 October 2013|


Glorious autumn weather at Carlisle but the Atlantic storms are rolling in and a filthy wet morning here, however spirits high after some decent performances yesterday.  Jet Master was travelling with ease on the heals of the leaders in a good novice chase until he crashed through the third last unshipping Brian Hughes in the […]

25 October 2013|


A wet week so far but bright and sunny this afternoon, tomorrow we head to Carlisle where the ground is good to soft.  Although keen to get going again Lucy will give it a couple more days and hopefully be back at Aintree on Saturday.

We run Jet Master in the 2.10, 7 run, Brian Hughes […]

23 October 2013|


A busy and somewhat traumatic day at Kelso yesterday finishing up with a wonderful win for Capital Venture in the last race, almost dark by then he built on two promising efforts in the spring to reward his owners’ patience, all being well he should be able to progress from here and a switch to […]

20 October 2013|


So, autumn rains arrive and we have 5 declared for Kelso tomorrow who will hopefully all run if the forecast is correct and the ground continues to ease.  Lucy rides our first four runners starting with Frankie’s Promise in the 1.35, 10 run, a winner of his last two bumpers he has schooled well but […]

18 October 2013|

Murky Monday

A bit damp this morning but little substance to the rain, unlike Huntingdon where over an inch has fallen in past 24 hours so that expedition has been shelved.  An unsettled week ahead so a chance conditions may ease at Kelso, if that is the case we will hopefully be well represented.

Routine morning on the […]

14 October 2013|


A welcome winner at Hexham yesterday after what felt like a long and challenging week with Rossini’s Dancer putting up a career best to score decisively under a very positive ride from Kit.  I was sticking my neck out a bit by putting him up and the way the week had gone  I fully expected […]

13 October 2013|