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Sunday 19th May

Two at Market Rasen

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Sunday 19th May

Two at Market Rasen

We have a couple of runners at Market Rasen on Sunday, namely Ballycrystal Court (4.00) and Return Flight (5.10).


Ballycrystal Court has his first start for us since joining from the Nicky Richards yard. He was consistent without winning last term, the handicapper not really doing him any favours despite not getting his head in front. We’ve fitted him with cheekpieces and hope to see him run well, but it’s a good race and he may also possibly want a little bit further than 2m 4½f in due course.


Return Flight is becoming somewhat frustrating. He has definite ability but is hard to win with, running some good races in defeat for us last summer but signing off his campaign with some lesser efforts. He has been dropped a further 4lbs since his comeback third at Ayr earlier this month, and he’s more than capable from that sort of mark if on a going day. It's a pretty big 'if' though.

Saturday 18th May

Landing Night back at Thirsk

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Saturday 18th May

Landing Night back at Thirsk

Our only runner on Saturday is Landing Night in the 2.45 at Thirsk.


He’s been kept busy lately and has been running well in the main, bumping into a well-treated Oriental Lilly at Newcastle on Good Friday before not getting the rub of the green here a fortnight ago. He then saw a bit too much daylight when travelling best but managing only third in a 5½f handicap at Wetherby last week.


Hopefully, he is able to get more cover this time in a 17-runner field, though the pace does seem to be from the middle-low draws which isn't ideal given we're drawn in stall 15. He’s been dropped 2lbs since Wetherby, which means he’s on the same mark he was when second at Newcastle and is fully 5lbs lower than when chasing home Tanasoq in this very race 12 months ago.


It has been a little while since he has won, but we know he's fully capable from this sort of mark when things fall his way.

Friday 17th May

One for Friday

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Friday 17th May

One for Friday

Our sole representative on Friday is Anchises in the 7.00 at Hamilton. Graham Lee takes the ride.


He's not the easiest to get fit at home and that’s perhaps carried over into his two outings for us, though his latest effort at Haydock owed much to an apparent lack of stamina more than anything; travelling well into the straight but failing to see out the 10.5f trip.


He has been dropped another 4lbs since then and we hope that both the step back in grade and distance will also help his cause. He’s most certainly capable of winning races, though today's event does look a pretty competitive one for the level.

Wednesday 15th May

Pair at Perth

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Wednesday 15th May

Pair at Perth

We have a couple of runners up at Perth on Wednesday in the shape of Im Too Generous (6.35) and Monsieur Bagot (9.05). 


Im Too Generous arrives here seeking a hat-trick after his rather fortuitous win at Ayr eight days ago. He is allowed to run off the same mark of 102 here (raised to a mark of 107 yesterday) and he’s always shown an aptitude for chasing at home, so we hope that transfers itself to the track. Little Stevie arrives here off the back of a recent hurdles victory and is also unpenalised, but hopefully ‘George’ can maintain his momentum and secure the hat-trick. 


We try Monsieur Bagot in a visor and back over hurdles after a lethargic effort over fences at Hexham last time. As evidenced when finishing second at Newcastle and Musselburgh last term, he does have it in him to win a race of this nature but is frustratingly inconsistent. Hopefully the fitting of a visor focuses his mind and allows him to travel with more fluency now back over timber.

Tuesday 14th May

Take Two for Maid In Manhattan

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Tuesday 14th May

Take Two for Maid In Manhattan

Maid In Manhattan (4.10 Sedgefield) has a second attempt at making her debut for us having disgraced herself in the preliminaries Ayr last week, eventually having to be withdrawn having point blank refused to go down to the start. She will wear a hood on this occasion in an effort to channel her energies. 


She showed bits and pieces on the Flat in Ireland for Tony Martin but finished down the field on her two outings over hurdles towards the end of 2017. She schools well enough at home but will obviously be seen to much better effect in handicaps after today. Hopefully she consents to behave and puts in a clear round.

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