Entries & Recent Form


      Koi Dodville runs at Cheltenham

After a couple of quieter days on the jump racing front, the action is back with a bang today with three meetings at Cheltenham, Kempton and Southwell.  On the flat there is also day 2 of the Craven meeting at Newmarket and racing up at Beverley.  There is one flat meeting in Ireland at Gowran Park as well.  The stable has one runner today at Cheltenham.  Koi Dodville runs in the final race on the card, at 5.00pm, a handicap hurdle over two miles.  Our four year old showed a liking for the course when running above market expectations in the Triumph hurdle and ran well to finish a rallying second at Fontwell last time.  This is a competitive little race but he carries no weight and looks to have a good each way chance at about 8/1.  Jack Tudor is in the saddle as the jockey's for this race have to have ridden in pony races when they were younger.  Fergus Gillard qualifies on this count but unfortunately has a ban today while Philip Armson did not do the pony racing while he was growing up.  We have used Jack plenty in the past however and he has ridden a few winners for the yard.  He is a very good young jockey who was of course second in the Scottish National on Kittys Delight very recently.

Read more...


         Eden Du Houx Back from France

Eden Du Houx has returned from France safely in the early hours of this morning and we were happy with his run where he picked up some prize money and he ran with credit in a trip which was all a learning curve.  It was our first venture abroad since Brexit with a runner and although there is a lot more red tape to get through to actually make the journey these days it all went well.  In the race itself Eden travelled and jumped well and got a little outpaced mid race before staying on nicely at the end to finish fifth and was only about four lengths behind the winner, a Graded horse at the line.  The ground was a little quicker out there than we were hoping for but the whole experience was a good one and we are sure we will be heading back across the channel again in the near future to have another go.

Read more...


   Eden Du Houx Home Safely from France

Eden Du Houx has returned from France safely in the early hours of this morning and we were happy with his run where he picked up some prize money and he ran with credit in a trip to Compiegne which was all a learning curve.  It was our first venture abroad since Brexit with a runner and although there is a lot more red tape to get through to even actually make the journey these days, it all went well.  In the race itself Eden travelled and jumped well but got a little outpaced mid race before staying on nicely at the end to finish fifth.  He was only about four lengths behind the winner, a Graded horse at the line.  The ground was a little quicker out there than we were hoping for but on the whole, the experience was a good one and we are sure we will be heading back across the channel again in the near future to have another go.

Read more...


       Morgenstern Winner at Stratford
It was another fantastic day for the yard yesterday with an across the card double at Wincanton and Stratford.  Neon Moon got the day off to a good start by winning for the third time this season over hurdles in the handicap hurdle over 2m5f with Tom Scu on board.  You could say that he is a horse that is either very good or very bad but we would certainly love a few more horses like him and the application of blinkers really seem to have helped him as well.  Another key factor in his best performances seems to be the going as he definitely prefers it good or quicker under foot.  His career record now stands at four wins from eight starts over hurdles so an impressive 50% strike rate.  He will be kept on the go for now and may be the type to have a go over fences when we start the new season before having his summer holiday.

Read more...


         Neon Moon runs at Wincanton

Having pre-written today's article I'm afraid I can't tell you all about yesterday's action - will save that for tomorrow, but I can write about what we have coming up today!  The stable has four runners today, two at Stratford and two Wincanton. Morgenstern runs in the 2.23pm novices handicap chase at Stratford and D'jango runs in the following 3m2f handicap hurdle at 2.55pm.  Both horses are ridden by Philip Armson.  Morgenstern ran probably ran his best race for us at this track three starts back and ran well at Fontwell last time behind a progressive rival.  It is a slightly lesser grade of race today and I see the Racing Post have him pencilled in as the favourite so fingers crossed he can run well.

Read more...


      Remastered & Romain De Senam
             run at Aintree Today

It is Grand National morning and we now have a runner in the big race itself at 5.15pm!  Romain De Senam has made the final field of 40 after three original horses declared in the National on Thursday morning were made non runners by 1pm yesterday.  It was actually quite funny as obviously I knew the rule and having checked the non-runner situation for the race at 12.45pm I went and took the dogs for a walk and escaped the office thinking there was no chance of us getting in.  Returning at 1.15pm the phone lines were going mad and I was told there were three non-runners and we were running in the National!  The horse himself was already up at Aintree ready to run in the Topham yesterday afternoon so we had to scratch him from that race so he could take part today!  He may be the outsider of the field and the trip is an unknown but he has some high class form to his name over the years and is an exciting opportunity for Philip Armson to have his first ride in the race.

Read more...


                 Three Winners
     Kolisi, Abaya Du Mathan, Red Happy

It was a great day for the yard yesterday as we had three winners from our five runners.  Kolisi got the day off to a good start at Taunton by winning comfortably under Tom Scu in the 2 mile handicap hurdle.  He followed up his win from Hereford on Sunday with an equally impressive display from effectively only a one pound higher mark.  He jumps and travels strongly and took it up as they approached the last.  He probably doesn't do a whole lot when he hits the front but we can ask no more of our four year old and it was a nice performance.  He is absolutely bouncing this morning and we have him entered at Kempton next week so I imagine will it will be the plan for him to run there all being well.  

Read more...