Monday 25th January, 2021

Looking forward to running Ocho Grande at Kempton this evening in the 7.45pm for the Race Against Prostate Cancer syndicate.  It’s his first run for us since we purchased him at the Newmarket Horses in Training sale from Eve Johnson-Houghton’s yard.

Eve is a member of the syndicate and recommended him to us and he has schooled over hurdles very well but with the ground as heavy as it is at present, we have decided to give him a spin on the all-weather.

This is a step-up in trip for him but hopefully Georgia Dobie will get him nice and settled early on and this will tee him up for his hurdling career.

Half of any prizemoney he wins goes to Prostate Cancer UK and we look forward for him raising much needed dosh for this great cause over the coming months.

Very wintry scenes in Adlestrop this morning with the Cotswolds receiving plenty of snow yesterday.  Fortunately we were still able to get the string out to exercise.  There is rain forecast this week so let’s hope February is a lot drier.

Yet another great weekend of racing on television, with Royale Pagaille looking very impressive at Haydock. He travelled in a very similar fashion to his trainer’s Teeton Mill and it will be no surprise if he were to be aimed at a soft ground Gold Cup.

Delighted to see three former jockeys from the Adlestrop academy winning graded races on Saturday.  D Bass was a revelation on First Flow, whilst Sean Quinlan and Adam Wedge once again showed their excellent talent and judgement at Haydock.

All three are hardworking, dedicated riders and deserve every success and may their winning runs continue.

D Bass as a teenager – thankfully copied my style!