Mr Tambourine Man in Chillier Times!

There were two winners for the stable last week with Hammer Dan winning at Newton Abbot and Mr Tambourine Man winning again at Uttoxeter on Saturday evening.  Hammer Dan had not shown much in truth on the racecourse so far but we knew from his homework he is more capable that he had shown to date so it was nice our patience finally paid off! 

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                      Sunbathing

It was a very quiet week on the runners front since last writing with just four runners and Kintaro faring best with a third place over hurdles at Bangor.  He improved from his debut at Hereford and stayed on nicely on Saturday after jumping well throughout at odds of 66/1.  He has ability but is a quirky character and it was just nice to see him finish off the race so well.  He looks capable of winning over hurdles if he can build on this effort.

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Our runners in the last week have run well with two winners from ten runners and three seconds and two third places as well.  It could have been three winners but sadly not, with Chemical Warfare joining issue with his rivals at the last fence but unfortunately crumpling on landing and coming down.  It is a long run in a Worcester but Jack felt he was going well and would have won!  Although a little stiff and sore, he is not too bad and has been given a nice massage by our physio on Monday morning.  With a bit of luck next time he looks capable of winning over fences again.

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Winner number two of the season came courtesy of Behind the Curtain winning at Hereford on Friday evening.  Having run well at the course previously to be second it was great he could go one place better under Jack Tudor.  He seems to have appreciated the better ground of late and he shows a great attitude and enjoys his racing.  He did not win by that far but was always pulling out more when challenged.  His jumping has also improved in recent starts and we may look to go back over fences again at some point.

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Manuelito: Winner at Wincanton & Ffos Las

We are off the mark for the new season after Manuelito won impressively on handicap debut at Ffos Las last week.  Our four year old has done nothing but improve in each start over hurdles and following a win at Wincanton in novice company he made light of his opening rating of 113.  They went a good gallop in his race over two miles and he jumped well and travelled strongly.  He challenged the long-time leader from the second last and won going away on the run in.  He will probably stay further than this in time and he enjoys the better ground so will be kept going for now and may have a run on the flat again at some point as well.

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    Ramses De Teillee off to his New Home

It was great to have some nice warm sunshine over the last few days and it was lovely to see the horses out in the field enjoying their summer holidays.  We had a handful of runners last week in the new season and Neon Moon fared best with a solid run off a mark of 130 to finish third in a competitive race at Kempton.  After a good campaign last term, which started and finished with a win, he is now on holiday and we can look forward to have him back racing in the autumn.  Chemical Warfare also made a pleasing enough stable debut to be fourth and we learnt more about him for next time.

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    Kingston Queen - 1 Share Remaining!

We have our first runners of the 2024-25 season on Monday at Kempton and hopefully Neon Moon and Kepagge can get us off to a good start.  On Tuesday we have three runners across the country with one at Fakenham, Southwell and Hereford so they are fairly spread out!

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The 2023-24 National Hunt season came to its conclusion on Saturday at Sandown and may I say very well done to all the winners.  It is a phenomenal achievement by Willie Mullins to win the trainers championship, the first Irish trainer to do it since the great Vincent O’Brien 70 years ago.  He has had a fantastic season both sides of the Irish Sea and he may be difficult to stop going forwards next season. 

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It was great to end the last week with a winner at Wincanton on Sunday with Manuelito winning division two of the novices hurdle over two miles with Jack Tudor riding.  He is a lovely big four year old, son of Cracksman, the first I have trained from this sire.  He had a few runs on the flat in the same ownership for Richard Hannon as a two and three year old and while he ran okay, he did not set the world alight and you can see why when you look at him.  He has just strengthened and matured all winter, we have taken our time with him, and thankfully, it seems to have paid off.

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