Entries & Recent Form

The horses continue in good form, although we were plagued by a run of seconds last week, with five of our twelve runners filling the runner-up spot.  Frustrating as it is, they are still picking up good prize money and I would rather be thereabouts than nowhere at all!  With the addition of another couple of quality horses from the sales ring last week, we continue to bolster our squad for the season ahead and I am very excited for what the new campaign holds in store for the Pond House team.

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   Mr Tambourine Man - Winner Last Week

The good early season form of the stable continued last week with the successes of Mr Tambourine Man, Awesomedude, Lady Reset and Al Roc taking our tally to seven winners.  On top of that, we were very active at the sales, with the purchase of several lovely new horses at Doncaster, so these are exciting times for the team.

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Although quiet numerically last week with only four runners, I remain pleased with the form of the horses as we were on the mark with a couple of winners as well as a second.  The successes of Al Roc and Vernon Subutex last week and Mr Tambourine Man this afternoon, took our tally for the season to four at this early stage and we will be looking to add to that this week with a few more jump meetings on the agenda.  Meanwhile, I will be on my travels later in the week with the Doncaster Horses In Training Sales taking place.

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I was pleased to get off the mark for the new campaign with Romain de Senam’s brave success at Newton Abbot last Wednesday.  The horses continue to run well with a number of other placed efforts, although it is perhaps a little frustrating that we have not converted a few more of those into wins.

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I had a great time at the Punchestown Festival last week, a trip that could only have been improved by a winner.  We travelled over on Tuesday evening and came home on Saturday night.  As always, the Irish hospitality was second to none and we were very well looked after by our hosts at the racecourse and the Kilashee House Hotel.  My grateful thanks go to them, especially Shona Dreaper, who does so much to ensure that arrangements for the overseas visitors are as manageable as possible.

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The 2021/22 jumps season has drawn to a close, but as ever, there is little time to rest on your laurels, especially with one season following so hot on the heels of the last.  Indeed, following Sandown’s season finale on Saturday, the new jumps season kicks-off at Cheltenham this Friday with their Hunter Chase card, whilst the pros are back on Saturday with action from Hexham and Uttoxeter.  You may think with a few days off from domestic action, things may be a little quiet around Pond House, but quite the opposite is true!

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As we embark on the final week of the season, I am delighted to have the horses in rude health.  Successes for Koi Dodville, Panic Attack, Kolisi, Red Happy and Grangeclare Glory last week took our tally for the current campaign to 47 and it is great to be finishing off with a flourish.  A half century of winners would be nice, but may be just out of reach, but we have beaten our prize money total from last season so that is a sound achievement in itself.

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