We’ve made entries for Tuesday at Huntingdon and Hereford with Totterdown, Western Storm and Timetobenefit.  Eager for the former to run in a novice hurdle before the end of the month when he loses his novice status.

I’ve spent twenty four hours in Newmarket at the Book One Yearling Sale.  It’s always interesting to see some of the world’s nicest and best bred yearlings and joining owners Bunny Roberts and Ed Ware in their quest for new purchases.

I spent this morning on the Newmarket gallops with trainer Michael Bell and our owner Ed Ware.  Always good to see other yards in action and hopefully a few potential purchases in the future with the horses in training sale coming up soon.

Happy birthday to Michael.  He and I go back a long way to the days when he was assistant to Paul Cole and I was assistant to Henry

Candy.  Great to join him for his birthday breakfast, although possibly they got the balloons the wrong way round.

Today’s horse profiles for your Five to Follow entries are:


Bertie did us proud earlier this year winning two handicap hurdles for The Aspirationals.  He jumps and stays well and hopefully will have a successful novice chasing season ahead of him.


Fiddle is a very nicely bred five-year-old who showed promise in her only bumper at Ludlow, not beaten far by the winner having stayed on in the last couple of furlongs.

By Kayf Tara from the family of Welsh Grand National winner Fiddling The Facts, she will go hurdling this year and looks a very nice staying prospect.


Dandy Lass is an un-raced two year old by prolific winning sire Dandy Man.  Purchased last year, she is the first foal of a well-bred mare who won at two and three.

‘Louie’ has an excellent mind and is a beautiful mover and although a bit on the weak side, is gradually maturing into a very nice filly who will have some experience on the all weather this winter.

For more details on entering this year’s competition, please see HERE.