Dinsdale kept the good form of the yard going when winning at Ffos Las on the 13th July. Ridden by Tom Scu Dinsdale won the 2m Grace Harris Handicap Hurdle, for owner Martin Jones. Jumping off in front and making all for most of the race, he was briefly headed after the last but battled back well to win by 1 3/4 lengths. His form had been a bit hit and miss since a good second on his reappearance after a winter break, we had tried a few different distances with him but a stiff or well run 2m seems to really suit him. He has gone up 6lb for his win but we may look for a race on the flat for him next as we feel there could be a good opportunity for him there, but like most we would like to see a little bit of rain about before we run .
Norther Beau went to Southwell on the 15th July for the 2m4f minibet.com Mares Novice Hurdle. Beau had run very well here the time before when third over 2m, so we were hoping for another good run up in distance. Ridden by Tom Scu for Lyn Maclenann Beau made all jumped well in front but was joined at the second last, she kept on well to be second without quite having the pace of the winner. She has been second three times and third twice over hurdles and has been unlucky not to quite get her head in front, she could possibly stay a bit further than this and will be better once sent chasing which is where we may well go with her next depending on ground and options.
We continue to be busy with more horses coming back in from their holidays all the time, we have a few entries coming up with the likes of Oriental Fixer, Dinsdale, Lawmaking and State Sovereignty all having entries over the next week or so, fingers crossed for them.