A pleasing morning with Danny Hiskett riding work

A pleasing work morning with Danny Hiskett helping out.  Owner Brian Duckett came to see his mare Sheelbewhatsheelbe work.  We are looking forward to running her over three miles this winter as she is off a useful handicap mark.

Delighted to take owner Tot Calver to lunch at the Good Food Guide’s 2018 ‘Pub of the Year,’ the Kings Head at Bledington.  Landlord Archie Orr-Ewing has been a friend of both of us for many years and it was great to catch up with him and congratulate him on his tremendous achievement.

Tot is not only a valuable owner but also is responsible for keeping the flowers in the office and the yard in full bloom and she does a wonderful job.

Today’s horses for your five to follow competition entries are:


Bertie ran a cracker in defeat at Kempton in March beaten less than length by the winner, he finished way clear of the third.  He went up a fair few pounds for that run but is still off a handy mark and will hopefully reward The Aspirational’s patience this season.  He has been off with a little problem since that run but is in fine form now and will be suited by good ground and three miles.


This half-sister to our bumper winner, Ifits A Fiddle is a fine mare by Britain’s most successful National Hunt sire, Kayf Tara.  She showed promise in the spring before having a summers rest to mature further.  She is gradually stripping fitter and will run in a mares bumper before going on to a hurdling career.  From the family of Welsh Grand National winner, Fiddling The Facts, she has the size and scope to jump fences in the future.

BRAVE HELIOS (pictured)

‘Brad’ has been a real star for the yard having won and been placed many times.  Running in the colours of the Dozen Dreamers this summer, he ran two fine races in defeat both over hurdles and fences at Worcester and Stratford.  He prefers good ground and will hopefully continue to be competitive over hurdles and fences off his mark.

For details on how to enter the competition, please see HERE.