The season is now in full swing and the horses continue to run well. The two horse boxes have been very busy doing lots of miles up north in the search of winners and luckily the journeys have been pretty rewarding!!
Mr Chua ran a very pleasing first run over hurdles at Catterick on the 22nd November, owned by Jimmy Chua, he backed up his encouraging third in his bumper with another third here. Ridden by Harry Banister having his first ride for us, Mr Chua jumped very well and showed his gritty attitude to only be beaten just over a length. He has entries at Sandown on Friday and Mussleburgh on Monday good ground is important to him so will hopefully go where the ground is best for him. Copper Coin ran at Ascot in a novice hurdle on the same day he ran a very pleasing first run of the season when fourth at Aintree, sadly he didn’t run his race he has not been himself since so will be given a short break.
Fancy Shapes, Court Master and Justice night took the long journey up to Mussleburgh all ridden by Nick Schofield. Fancy ran first she ran to free but is a mare who has shown ability at home we may look to get her wind done. Court Master was having his first run over fences he is a horse we have always though a lot of but has had some wind issues along the way. It was great to see him finally show a bit of what he can do and get a win under his belt here, he jumped brilliantly through out and really believe he can build on this. This victory was over 2m4f which especially on a tight track like Mussleburgh will be sharp enough for him and a step up in trip could be next on the cards for him.
Court Master Gabby and Nick coming back in
Justice Knight quickly went and made it a double jumping out making all and barely seeing another rival. This was his second win of his career and he looks to be improving all the time. Owned by Mark Savage, he hasnt always been the easiest or the most reliable but its credit to Marks patience and the work from everyone at home especially Gabby who rides him every day.
Justice Knight makes it a double
Thor De Cerisy put up a very impressive display when winning his novice hurdle at Newcastle on 30th November ridden by Richard Patrick to round off a great week for owner Lynne Maclennan. He made all to win easily by 8 lengths, he had run very well when second on his first start of the season at Uttoxeter. A bumper winner last season and when he gets the soft/ heavy ground he loves he really could be very good, he will hopefully be out again over christmas and will have a step up in class as long as we can find some ground for him.
Some Chaos ran a very encouraging race in the Ladbroke Trophy, he had a great season last season and no doubt this season will be a lot tougher but this performance showed there are still plenty of nice days to be had with him, Warwicks Classic chase could be next for him as long as its not too soft.
It looks a busy week for us on the entries front but the obvious stand out is Mysteree heading to Aintree on Saturday for the Beecher Chase. He won very well at Kelso last time out so hopefully can can continue his good form on his first go over those famous Aintree fences, great to have Brendan Powell back from injury and fit to ride him.