Thursday 2nd February, 2023

Methodtothemagic ran a very pleasing chase debut at Leicester yesterday.  Jumping well to the straight, she moved into contention three out and stayed on to be beaten six lengths by the winner.  She appeared to really enjoy the experience and we will step her up in trip after this and hopefully she will be winning races for her patient owners over the next season or two.

We have declared Bluenose Belle for the one mile three furlong fillies handicap at Kempton on Saturday evening.  She appears fine at home after her excellent win last week and hopefully the race won’t come too soon for her.  With David Probert at Lingfield, Rab Havlin takes the ride and hopefully she can put up another good run for her owner Geoff Lansbury having to run off a four pounds higher mark.

With the frost now gone, it was great to school some youngsters over hurdles this morning and after a pleasing work morning yesterday, spring is in the air in Adlestrop.

Team Adlestrop very much enjoyed Bill Levett giving them a coaching session on Tuesday morning.  Bill is an International event rider and is also an excellent tutor.   All the staff very much look forward to his input in order to get the best out of both horse and rider.