Friday 25th October, 2019

A routine cantering morning before tomorrow’s faster work for many of the string.  Great to welcome owners Rob Dalziel and Martin Newman to the yard before they went off to Cheltenham.  Both viewed Present From Dubai moving well at the canter and hopefully this talented individual will be on the track in November.

Rob also saw his mare, Methodtothemagic go through her paces and she is a welcome addition to the string for the coming season.

We have made an entry at Kempton next week for Tulane who ran so well in a similar race at the track recently.


Roundhead was purchased having won a couple of races on the flat last summer, however he did not handle the soft ground on his hurdling debut and was then given a wind operation.  He had some very annoying injuries on the way before returning to the flat at the end of the summer, where he was a bit rusty at Windsor.

Returning to hurdles with Richard Johnson onboard, he was a bit too keen at Huntingdon and with his various niggles, will probably be better off in handicap company once he has learned to relax a bit more.  He has done a lot of growing since being with us and this tall son of Helmet is only now beginning to fill his frame.

Run Rosie Run

Rosie is a home-bred out of a mare who won twice on the flat.  She came to us for some education in the spring and pleased us with her progress.  Having grown over the summer, she is now back in faster work and will hopefully be running in a three-year-old mares bumper in November before going hurdling at some stage during the season.

Shadow Walker (pictured)

Shadow is a half-brother to two winners and was purchased at the Doncaster Sales by owner Colin Pocock as a three-year-old.  Always showing promise on the gallops, he was due to make his debut in the spring only to show signs of immaturity.  After a good summers break, he is now back working well following treatment for kissing spines.  He is an attractive son of Stowaway who will start off in bumpers before beginning his jumping career in the New Year.