Time to get your entries in for the Five to Follow

With the ground slightly softer at Stratford, Arctic Chief once again went from a Mercedes to a Mini in a few strides. Despite having investigated his wind in the past, Ian Popham is convinced that this is his problem and he may well now have an operation to rectify this.  He is a horse that has lots of ability and has been most frustrating.  However if we can just get to the bottom of the problem, I am sure he will build on the promise of his previous run.

On Saturday morning, Hannah Bishop with her boys Toby and Noah joined us on the gallops to watch Minella Whisper and other horses working.  The string are coming along well and we should have a fair few runners in November.

It was great to welcome the Dozen Dreamers syndicate yesterday to view Brave Helios and have a proper Cotswold Sunday lunch.  Brave Helios has provided a lot of fun this summer but was unfortunately beaten by two handicap certainties at both Worcester and Stratford.  Hopefully he will provide another summer of fun next year.

Today’s final three horses horses for your Five to Follow entries are:


What A Score showed promise in his one and only bumper run at Worcester and has been off with a tendon problem since.  However he is now on the way back and we are aiming to get him on the track in the spring.  He has really strengthened during his break and has always shown a lot of talent on the gallops.  He has been given all the time in the world for his injury to recover and if all goes to plan, he has the potential to be a useful novice hurdler.


The recently named Madame Ritz is a two-year-old we purchased at the Newmarket Breeze-Up sales in the spring.  She has always shown ability but had a quiet summer due to a nagging cough.  She is now in fast work and should be on the track in the coming weeks.  She will hopefully have an all-weather campaign before going on the turf in the spring.  She is a half-sister to seven winners and is a real character.  We still have a tenth share available for instant entertainment – please see full details on our horses for sale page HERE.


This three-year-old gelding was purchased at the Doncaster May sales by longstanding owner Colin Pocock.  Colin has had some decent horses with us over the years and hopefully this attractive son of Stowaway will be another.  He is a half-brother to two winners out of a winning mare.  He is in the process of being broken-in before coming to us in December.  Hopefully he will be on the track in the spring in a bumper and looks a nice prospect for the future.

These three horses are the last of the horses to choose from for your Five to Follow Competition.  With it starting on 1st November – please get your entries in soon.  Full details HERE