5th November 2016

05-November-2016
05-November-2016 12:39
in General
by Admin

We've had six more winners in the last week which takes us up to 50 jumps winners for the season already. It's a fantastic achievement for the yard and considering we had 60 throughout the whole of last season, it's huge progress and we hope to just keep on improving. I couldn't have done it without the loyalty of our owners and the hard work of my staff, so I am very grateful to everyone for their support and dedication. Last Thursday Earls Fort followed up his previous victory to notch two wins in three days and Sean rode him perfectly. Hopefully we have found a bit of a key to him now and he can just keep on improving. Other winners have included Very Extravagant who stays all day and is so tough - she's got an entry at Cheltenham next Saturday and hopefully she will get in. Yard favourite Indian Stream really is a super mare and she battled bravely to win at Wetherby despite being badly hampered down the back straight. She'll have a break now and be aimed at the mares race at the Festival in March. Pinkie Brown just had to jump round to win at Warwick yesterday after his opponent came to grief and Racing Club mare Ballydague Lady won again, staying on dourly to get up in the dying strides off top weight - a brave effort. Peter The Mayo Man just keeps improving with his racing and put in a superb performance at Newbury on Thursday. He's had a few problems with his back but you wouldn't know it with the form he is in on the racecourse. He'll have a well-earned break now after completing the hattrick and we'll have to see what the handicapper does with him. Despite the continued great form, Clondaw Cracker reminded us it isn't all plain sailing with a very disappointing run at Wetherby. We've given him a thorough check over at home and the main thing is that he has come back in one piece. This afternoon we take some nice horses to one of our local tracks at  Wincanton, with three of them contesting the Badger Ales Trophy. If the ground is safe then it's likely they could all take their chance and we look to have a trio of solid contenders. Shantou Village is in a small but select field in the Grade 2 novice chase and we are very happy with him going into the race. He schooled brilliantly for Noel the other day and whatever he does today he'll have his break afterwards. May our good run continue!