As ever it has been a very busy few weeks here at Eccleswall Court, with the season now in full swing we have had plenty of runners up and down the country.
Dawnie River has really flown the flag with two victories in four days winning at Newcastle and Fakenham on the 16th and 20th November. Not always the easiest to deal with as she has her own views on life!! She has really benefited from a wind operation, it is great for her owners ‘Having a Mare’ a great group of guys and delighted to get them another winner.
Court Master & Gabby a lovely horse for the future
Thor De Cerisy made quite an impression when winning at the first attempt on a racecourse. Owned by Lynne Maclennan this four year old ridden by Harry Reed he powered away from his rivals to win by 9 lengths. Bought and sent to us by Brian Slattery he looks a horse to follow and may well aim for a listed bumper next, soft ground is very important to him.
Ask Himself second in his first bumper
The horses have been running very well, we have had 5 seconds in the last two weeks and many finishing in the first four but unable to quite get there heads in front. Some Chaos finished second at Wincanton continuing his fine form, Ask Himself finished second on his first start for the yard in a bumper at Chepstow, Smiths Cross also finished second on the same Chepstow Card both those ridden by Brendan Powell. Sheneededtherun bounced back to form on Sunday at Hereford when second in the mares series final, much happier on the soft ground she ran a great race ridden by John Kington. Rosie and Millie was second at Carlisle yesterday in a mares bumper she will now go hurdling.
On the 13th December Court Master and Newtown Lad went to Newcastle, Court Master ran very well to be a close third his inexperience just costing him when it mattered, this could work out a very nice novice hurdle. Newtown Lad bounced back to form having spent a year showing nothing for Lucinda Russell, he looked to really enjoy himself and but for a bad mistake 5 out could have been much closer, again both ridden by Brendan Powell who will be ridding Lynne Maclennans horses this season and hopefully more for the yard.