Friday 28th January, 2022

Tulane (pictured) gave everyone a lot of pleasure on Wednesday evening when making all in the two mile handicap at Kempton.  Jonny Peate’s instructions were to get him settled which took a bit of time, however Tulane stayed on well up the straight to gain a famous victory.  Wonderful that Jonny’s mother and sister were present and that he was led up by Hannah Faber, who is also an old friend of the family.

Tulane has come out of the race well and therefore we have declared him to run tomorrow evening at the same track, over a mile and a half as race conditions suit.

Yesterday at Wetherby Keep It Brief unfortunately faded in the straight and having had a wind operation in the past, we will get the vets to check him over.

Rossbeigh Strand ran well in defeat in the two mile novice hurdle, however he ran a bit freely early on as he did not have an uncontested lead.  He faded just after the last to finish fourth, however he was not beaten far and will now have a handicap mark.  With more cut in the ground he is sure to give his owners a great deal of fun in the seasons ahead.

Looking forward to Picanha running at Cheltenham tomorrow in the Ballymore Novices Hurdle at 3.40pm.  Ideally the ground would have more cut in it but hopefully it will be safe enough to give him some experience at the course.

He has been entered in the Ballymore and the Albert Bartlett at the Cheltenham Festival and all at Adlestrop are so pleased that Lizzie Prowting’s patience appears to be paying off with this exciting gelding.