Wednesday turned out to be a great day with one of our yard favourites, the mighty Valadom winning the Anne Duchess of Westminster Memorial Handicap Chase in style, leading from start to finish. It is Bangor on Dee’s most valuable race of the year. We have a busy weekend ahead with Allysson Monterg running at Cheltenham in the Listed Handicap Hurdle. He has done very well over the summer and we expect that he will keep improving all season all going well. Our runner on Sunday is Chic Name, who left today for Paris and will be running at Auteuil in the French 4 yr old Champion Hurdle. If conditions are in his favour and the forecast rain hits Paris in time we expect a big run in this competitive race.
Looking forward to the weekend at Kempton with Surf And Turf, he’s put up two good shows for us now running to a RPR mark of 133 both times. Handicapper has dropped him 2lbs and I believe that 2m2f would be right up his street with someone guaranteeing a good pace. Valadom is fine after his Grade 2 performance, however he was wondering what the heck those silly little hurdles were doing in his way and jumped slightly awkwardly – On the plus side it should just put him right for the Cross Country now next month.
Chepstow winter jump racing is upon us Welcome to my new website everyone and a big thank you to Marie Bridgwater (Bridgwater PR) for building it. For me our season starts this weekend at Chepstow, the Persian War is when you feel the flat season is coming to an end and that the jumping brigade kick start. It’s been a fairly busy summer with RHbloodstock with a few sales in the U.K. and in France and a couple of runners at Auteuil with Chic Name doing us proud. We have already had 3 winners in 2015/16 season from 10 runners one being the mighty Valadom who’ll be heading to Chepstow this weekend in the Persian War. He is still a novice over hurdles so I thought it be a lovely starting point as the handicapper as so kindly nearly put him up 10lbs for his latest win over fences which 2lbs for him sitting in the field this summer. I hope that you enjoy our regular updates during the winter/spring and that we’ll be getting a few successes along the way.