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Thoughts on Mutineer at Chelmsford this evening

December 8, 2017

Mutineer runs in the 6.45 at Chelmsford this evening. George Downing is back in the saddle for the mile seller. The horse ought to have won last time out but was given a poor ride, which happens every now and again, but is very frustrating at the time. In a six runner race the draw […]

Thoughts on Passing Star

December 6, 2017

Passing Star runs in the 2.50 at Lingfield this afternoon (Wednesday 6th of December). George Downing rides in the seven furlong handicap. He hasn’t had much luck with the draw recently and that trend continues today. However, He goes well at the track, is on good terms with himself so with a bit of luck […]

Thoughts on Not After Midnight at Newcastle

November 30, 2017

Not After Midnight goes to Newcastle for the 7.15 this evening. George Downing rides in the seven furlong novice event. The filly got absolutely no luck from a wide draw last time out and spent the entire race posted out deep on the track at Lingfield giving her absolutely no chance. The straight track and […]

Thoughts on Color Force

November 21, 2017

Color Force has her second start for the yard this afternoon in the 1.10 at Lingfield (Tuesday, November 21st). Josie Gordon maintains her partnership with filly in the 2 mile handicap. She plugged on over a mile and a half in an ordinary maiden at Newcastle on her first start for us. The distance should […]

Thoughts on Mutineer at Lingfield

November 18, 2017

Mutineer runs in the 1.00 at Lingfield today (Saturday November 18th). Rob Hornby rides in the mile claimer. Mutineer looks for his third win of the year and runs in new colours as his previous partnership dissolved at the horses in training sale and we thought he was good value for a bit of fun […]

Thoughts on Not After Midnight

November 17, 2017

Not After Midnight runs in the 11.50am at Lingfield this morning. Rob Hornby rides the filly in the seven furlong nursery. She bids to go one better than when runner up over course and distance last month. She was raised seven pounds for that effort and is raised in grade as a result. She was […]

Thoughts on Chizz de Biz at Chelmsford

November 16, 2017

Chizz de Biz goes to Chelmsford for the 6.25 this evening. With regular jockey George Downing on holiday celebrating his engagement (congratulations by the way) Rob Hornby another talented young rider takes over in the saddle. Rob has enjoyed a solid year, his first without a claim including a wins at Listed level. This is […]

The fascination of pedigrees

November 12, 2017

Pedigrees and their influence on racing performance have fascinated me ever since spending a summer with Francois Doumen, the recently retired French master is best known in the UK for his exploits over jumps with his bold raids for the top prizes, but he was an equally adept trainer of flat horses and was often […]

Thoughts on Chizz de Biz

October 28, 2017

Chizz de Biz is in action in the 8:15 at Wolverhampton this evening. George Downing rides in the six furlong novice stakes. Chizz de Biz was a bit disappointing on her second start when she went forward from a wide and draw and as a result failed to build on an encouraging debut. The race […]

Thoughts on Solent Meads and Passing Star at Wolverhampton this evening

October 27, 2017

Solent Meads and Passing Star take each other on in the 8.15 at Wolverhampton this evening. George Downing has chosen to ride Solent Meads, a horse he has a good rapport with and Luke Morris will be on board Passing Star. There isn’t much between the pair and a lot will come down to how […]