Friday 18th October, 2019

Master Vintage (pictured) has been declared at Market Rasen tomorrow in the 4.55pm.  Hopefully conditions will suit.  We are trying him in a tongue tie and hopefully this will help his cause.  He certainly has the form to run well in this race and hopefully he will give a good account of himself for the Adlestrop Club.

Looking forward to Champions Day at Ascot tomorrow.  The ground will be a concern for many, however it promises to be an exciting day and an important one for my various horses to follow competitions that are reaching their conclusion.

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

Mighty Elsa

Mighty Elsa is a fine big mare by Schiaparelli and I trained both her mother and her grandmother.  She had a run in a bumper for experience as a four-year-old but has been off since and been given time to mature further.  She has always shown ability at home and will start off in novice hurdles and hopefully one day will be a useful chaser for her enthusiastic owner/breeder.

Minella Whisper

Minella Whisper won for us over hurdles at Huntingdon but unfortunately was off last year with a tendon injury.  He has returned to work in good form and will hopefully be on the track around Christmas time.  He jumps well and likes good ground and this handsome eight-year-old should make a decent three mile chaser for his popular owner and give us some good days on the track this season.

Mrs Barnes

Mrs Barnes finished second in her only point to point as a four-year-old and has done nothing but grow and mature since.  Now six, this daughter of Ask has lots of size and scope and will start off in a bumper before going novice hurdling.  Hopefully she will repay her owner’s patience and confirm the promise she shows on the gallops at home.