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McGinty the Magnificent and Haydock tomorrow

By | 2018-12-21T17:10:42+00:00 December 21st, 2018|

I've been very open regarding how frustrated I had become with McGinty's Dream so it was particularly rewarding to see him travel and jump beautifully round Hexham to win as he liked.  Job done and hopefully he can progress from here now that the key has been found. McGinty's Dream Another quiet day and [...]

Hexham tomorrow

By | 2018-12-19T18:14:24+00:00 December 19th, 2018|

Quiet weather again, not too cold, showery mild forecast, perfect for the job we do.  Two declared runners at Hexham tomorrow where the ground is heavy, soft in places; Calivigny in the 12.30 - won a valuable prize for us last time and the handicapper has been kind enough but two improvers in the race that [...]

Alnwick and an exciting new arrival

By | 2018-12-15T18:49:55+00:00 December 15th, 2018|

The vilest of weather, hail and freezing rain, wind, cold and due to turn to snow overnight.  Not ideal for an early start to head to the point-to-point at Alnwick tomorrow where our veteran schoolmaster Rossini's Dancer will give one of our Barn Managers Mhairi Ogilvie her first ride in the Ladies Open, weather permitting of [...]

Newcastle tomorrow

By | 2018-12-12T18:51:48+00:00 December 12th, 2018|

Quiet sort of weather, due to turn colder, may see some snow this weekend.  A much better effort from McGinty's Dream at Hexham today, just denied in the shadow of the post with the first two a long way clear, so close, great to see him back to form.  Early start for the team as we [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]