11 12, 2018

Hexham tomorrow & weekend review

By | 2018-12-11T18:23:08+00:00 December 11th, 2018|

Dull and cold here today, happy to settle for that at this time of year.  One runner at Hexham tomorrow where it is soft with heavy places, McGinty's Dream in the 1.50, Grant rides and 6 run; he's shown little in his two starts so far this season but should be far more at home in [...]

7 12, 2018

Wetherby and Kelso

By | 2018-12-07T18:44:29+00:00 December 7th, 2018|

Windy today, cold, showers about.  A busy weekend with two runners on their way to Wetherby for tomorrow’s fixture and four declared at Kelso on Sunday.  Ground at Wetherby is soft and we start off with Benny’s Secret in the 12.40.  He has top weight for his chasing debut but should go well if he takes [...]

4 12, 2018

Calivigny, Ted Veale, time to reflect

By | 2018-12-04T18:00:17+00:00 December 4th, 2018|

Cold and crisp down here in London where I am for 36 hours catching up with a few people. You can take the trainer away from Kinneston but you can’t keep him away from horses! Fortunate to be able to reflect on a brilliant few days, Thursday’s Ayr double having been followed up by [...]

2 12, 2018

Lake View Lad, Team Kinneston & Musselburgh

By | 2018-12-02T10:25:15+00:00 December 2nd, 2018|

Colder today, dry, at least for now.  A memorable and significant win in the Rehearsal Chase at Newcastle yesterday for Lake View Lad under a first class ride from Henry Brooke. Lake View Lad on his way to winning yesterday (thank you to Grossick Racing Photography) Bittersweet in several ways as those close to [...]

30 11, 2018

Two winners, Landward again and a (very) busy weekend (hence a long blog!)

By | 2018-11-30T12:51:11+00:00 November 30th, 2018|

Wild, wet and windy this morning, cold, but all is well after two lovely winners at Ayr yesterday.  We thought Road to Gold was well and he duly obliged under a strong drive from Lucy at the surprisingly long odds of 20-1 - he will improve for this first run back and I'm delighted he is [...]

28 11, 2018

Ayr tomorrow

By | 2018-11-28T16:16:10+00:00 November 28th, 2018|

Breezy with plenty of showers but much milder now, good bit of rain around the country and at last it looks like we will be having plenty of runners.  That starts with Ayr tomorrow on ground that is presently good to soft but is likely to ease further over the next 24 hours.  First up is [...]

25 11, 2018

Landward, Musselburgh, Haydock

By | 2018-11-25T13:43:39+00:00 November 25th, 2018|

Cold today and some heavy showers about, no runners this weekend but busy yesterday working a lot of horses ahead of what we very much hope will be a busy 10 days.  A lovely little bit re the yard and our aspiring conditional jockey Crawford on BBC Scotland's Landward programme on Friday evening, you can watch [...]

20 11, 2018

Hexham tomorrow

By | 2018-11-20T11:08:22+00:00 November 20th, 2018|

Cold today, bitter east wind and heavy showers, hopefully not too many at Hexham where we have one declared runner who doesn't want the ground too soft.  It is Moore's Novelty who runs in the 2.55, 16 run and Lucy rides, he's unexposed and I'm hopeful he will prove progressive this season when conditions are right, [...]

18 11, 2018

Boom- Jet Master!

By | 2018-11-18T16:15:33+00:00 November 18th, 2018|

A fine autumn day - cool, bright and sunny.  A wonderful 8th career win for Jet Master at Newcastle on Friday, 12yo and probably his best round of jumping and certainly his easiest win, he's been a fantastic horse to train and I'm delighted for his loyal and patient owners Harry Turcan and Simon Dunning. [...]

15 11, 2018

Newcastle – Jet Master

By | 2018-11-15T14:26:29+00:00 November 15th, 2018|

Mild and sunny here today, a productive morning schooling a lot of the horses with most of the rest having a decent hack round the farm.  One runner at Newcastle tomorrow on ground that will be on the fast side, Jet Master in the 1.40, Lucy rides and only 3 run. Jet Master He's [...]