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 News From Park Lodge Stables The latest news and the archive of past newsletters from Park Lodge Stables. Longside and Poppy Time in action tomorrow Thursday, September 29, 2016 We have 2 runners at 2 meetings tomorrow. LONGSIDE heads for Brighton to run in a 10 furlong handicap where he is drawn 5 of the 9 runners. We don't think he was right last time he ran at Nottingham. We scoped him afterwards and there were signs that he had bled slightly. We gave him a break and he seems fine at home now and has scoped clear after working so we are hoping for the best. He is a distance winner and has also run well at Brighton before so likes the track. This will either be his penultimate or last run before he has a winter break. He will run over hurdles next year and will be a nice prospect for summer jumping. POPPY TIME makes her debut on the all weather at Chelmsford tomorrow. It will also be her first run in handicap company and and she is not unfairly handicapped off a mark of 70. The biggest handicap to her tomorrow could be the draw as she is drawn 12 of the 12 runners. She has run 2 encouraging races in pretty good maiden races at Newbury without troubling the judge. She has improved each time she has run and is definitely going the right way. She was unraced at 2 and was still very green and immature in the spring. We have dropped her back in trip to 10 furlongs purely because this seemed an ideal race for her as it is for fillies only. The surface is a bit of an unknown but she goes well on it at home. It will obviously not be easy from the draw but if she can get a bit of luck in running and handles the track then she could run well. Longside and Poppy Time in action tomorrow Thursday, September 29, 2016 We have 2 runners at 2 meetings tomorrow. LONGSIDE heads for Brighton to run in a 10 furlong handicap where he is drawn 5 of the 9 runners. We don't think he was right last time he ran at Nottingham. We scoped him afterwards and there were signs that he had bled slightly. We gave him a break and he seems fine at home now and has scoped clear after working so we are hoping for the best. He is a distance winner and has also run well at Brighton before so likes the track. This will either be his penultimate or last run before he has a winter break. He will run over hurdles next year and will be a nice prospect for summer jumping. POPPY TIME makes her debut on the all weather at Chelmsford tomorrow. It will also be her first run in handicap company and and she is not unfairly handicapped off a mark of 70. The biggest handicap to her tomorrow could be the draw as she is drawn 12 of the 12 runners. She has run 2 encouraging races in pretty good maiden races at Newbury without troubling the judge. She has improved each time she has run and is definitely going the right way. She was unraced at 2 and was still very green and immature in the spring. We have dropped her back in trip to 10 furlongs purely because this seemed an ideal race for her as it is for fillies only. The surface is a bit of an unknown but she goes well on it at home. It will obviously not be easy from the draw but if she can get a bit of luck in running and handles the track then she could run well. Penny Green heads for Nottingham on Wednesday Monday, September 26, 2016 PENNY GREEN runs in a mile fillies maiden race at Nottingham on Wednesday. It is surprising that there are only 9 declared runners especially as the ground is good. She is drawn 3 and Ryan Tate rides her. She made her racecourse debut at Kempton over 6 furlongs at the beginning of June. and has not runs since then as she has had lots of little niggles, not related to her run or to each other.  She was drawn wide and never got in to the race and is certainly better than where she finished that day . We have stepped her up to a mile purely because we wanted to run in a fillies maiden and there were no suitable ones over 7 furlongs. We feel she would eventually get a mile anyway so the step up in trip should not be a problem. We have been very happy with her recent work at home so we hope she can run an encouraging race. Glittering well drawn at Bath tomorrow Sunday, September 25, 2016 GLITTERING heads west for Bath tomorrow where she runs in a mile handicap. She is well drawn in stall 1 of the 16 runners and Ryan Tate takes the ride. We are puzzled as to why she ran so dreadfully at Thirsk last time out. She may have been in season but she doesn't give us much indication when she is, it could also have been the ground as it was soft. She ran well over a mile at Nottingham when the ground was just on the soft side of good. The ground should be similar to that tomorrow, as the turf there is not watered it should be lovely ground. After the way she ran at Thirsk we thought we would try putting cheekpieces on her tomorrow, she has worn them at home and they are unlikely to have a negative effect so it is worth try. The draw is ideal as she will be ridden positively so if she can break well from that stall she can get a good position early on. She is capable of winning  a race of this type on her home form.  Let's hope she can put her best foot forward tomorrow and reward her loyal owners who have kept faith in her. She has a nice pedigree too so a win would boost her paddock value. Two runners at two meetings tomorrow Wednesday, September 21, 2016 WILD SHOT makes his racecourse debut at Pontefract tomorrow afternoon. He runs in a mile maiden race and is drawn 6 of the 7 runners, Ryan Tate takes the ride. He is a half brother to SHADOW SPIRIT by So You Think and like his sister, he is likely to need a run or 2 before he clicks. She needed a couple of runs for the penny to drop and then she was very consistent. He will definitely need this run to educate him but his homework has been perfectly good so we just hope he can run a nice race and progress from there. The trip should suit him and the ground is officially good so it seems a good race to start him off in.NEW RECORD returns to Chelmsford to run in a 10 furlong handicap and  is well drawn in stall 2 of the 12 runners. Ryan Tate will be making the journey from Pontefract to ride him.  He was badly outpaced over 7 furlongs last week but to his credit made up alot of ground in the straight and finished well. He won a mile maiden at Longchamp as a 3 year old in France and the form of the race was good but he never ran anywhere near that form since. Last weeks run was encouraging and we have stepped him in trip to 10 furlongs so it will be interesting to see how he runs. It is only a week since his last run but he seems well in himself and this looked the ideal race for him. He has worked well at home and we could see him running well tomorrow evening. Next Train's Gone at Kempton on Monday Saturday, September 17, 2016 NEXT TRAIN'S GONE runs in a 12 furlong handicap at Kempton on Monday and is drawn 7 of the 7 runners. He has had a summer break and has been prepared for an autumn campaign. He has been working nicely at home and should be suited by the polytrack surface. He was due to run at Kempton recently but encountered transport problems and didn't get there. Mondays race is a higher grade race than his intended comeback run but he is a nice staying horse for the future and it will be interesting to see how he runs upped in trip. Two runners in Cesarewitch trial tomorrow Friday, September 16, 2016 WIND PLACE AND SHO and PERCEUS are both entered in the Cesarewitch in 3 weeks time and both run in the Cesarewitch trial at Newmarket tomorrow. They aren't guaranteed to get in the main race but if you go on the ratings from last year's race then WIND PLACE AND SHO should get a run but PERCEUS could be on the borderline. WIND PLACE AND SHO has had another good year and has form on all types of ground. He was second at Newmarket at the end of last year over 2 miles on soft ground so the recent rain shouldn't hinder him. PERCEUS wants cut in the ground so we were delighted to see the rain today to enhance his chances. He will be having his first run back after a break so may just need the run but he is a clean winded horse and has been working well at home. They are 2 nice staying handicappers and should both run well tomorrow. New Record makes debut for us tomorrow Thursday, September 15, 2016 NEW RECORD will have his first run for us at Chelmsford tomorrow. He runs in a 7 furlong handicap and is drawn 6 of the 12 runners. He was bought by his owner at the Arcana Horses In Training sales in France. He has 1 good bit of form at Longchamp but the rest of his form is not so good. We have been very happy with him at home and he seems very well but it is very much a fact finding mission tomorrow. Cove returns to Yarmouth again Tuesday, September 13, 2016 SANDY COVE is becoming a regular at Yarmouth this year, tomorrow he will be running there for the third time this year. He is still on his highest ever handicap mark and is running in a grade higher than he has won in so it will be quite tough for him. He is a course and distance winner though and will love the ground. There are only 7 runners and Ryan Tate, who knows him so well, once again takes the ride. He put in unusually below par performance last time out at Kempton but one can put a line through that run as  the race did not go according to plan. He seems in very good form at home still so hopefully he can run well again tomorrow. Pennerley drops back in trip tomorrow Tuesday, September 13, 2016 PENNERLEY runs in a 10 furlong fillies handicap at Sandown tomorrow and is drawn 4 of 13 runners. Her last race was at Newmarket over 12 furlongs on fast ground and we felt that the trip and the ground did not suit her. We are hoping that the ground will be OK for her, it is currently good. If she runs to her best form over this trip then she should be thereabouts tomorrow. Small field for Press Gang at Chelmsford on Sunday Friday, September 09, 2016 There are only 5 runners in PRESS GANG's race at Chelmsford on Sunday. He is drawn 2 and Ryan Tate takes the ride. He is horse we like and bought him as a long term dual purpose horse. We were very pleased with his 2 runs in the spring and have been aiming him for an autumn campaign. We have been waiting for some cut in the ground but he has form on the all weather so we thought it was worth seeing if he liked Chelmsford. He has been working well at home so we are hoping for a good run. Spa's dancer returns to Sandown Thursday, September 08, 2016 SPA'S DANCER returns from a break at Sandown tomorrow where he runs in a 10 furlong handicap and is drawn 7 of 13 runners He has had a summer break from the racecourse purely because we want to avoid running him on very fast ground. We are hoping the ground will remain good but if it does dry out too much we will withdraw him. He is in very good form at home and we are keen to run him as he loves the track. He has won 3 times there over a mile. Tomorrows race is over 10 furlongs but we feel these days that distance is ideal for him on good ground. If the ground is soft then a mile is still his trip. We hope he can maintain his good record at the track and run well tomorrow. Next Train's Gone back on the track tomorrow Tuesday, September 06, 2016 NEXT TRAIN'S GONE returns to the track at Kempton tomorrow. We gave him a break after his last run at Redcar as the family all improve with age and we wanted to give him an autumn campaign and avoid running him on very fast summer ground. He runs in a 12 furlong handicap and is drawn 4 of the 8 runners, Ryan Tate takes the ride. We have been waiting for cut in the ground but this race at Kempton on the all weather surface looks ideal for him so thought we would start him off here. It is possible he will need the run but he has been working well at home so we are hoping for the best. Ice Slice down in trip at Ascot tomorrow Friday, September 02, 2016 ICE SLICE runs in a 7 furlong handicap at Ascot tomorrow and is drawn 15 of the 18 runners. There were no suitable options for him over a mile on a track he is proven on so we felt that a straight 7 furlongs on a stiff track could be ideal for him. We had the option of running in a mile handicap there today but that could have stretched his stamina too far. The handicapper has been fair to him all season apart from after his last run when he put him up a pound for finishing fourth. This is obviously making life increasingly tough for him but he does still appear to be in good form at home. We will keep going with him until he tells us otherwise. It is a bit of an experiment dropping him back in trip but if it does work then there is another race over this distance back at Ascot at the beginning of October. We would make that his last run of a very productive season for him.  There is rain forecast before racing tomorrow which would be a help rather than a hindrance to him. First ride for Shelley on Glittering tomorrow Thursday, August 25, 2016 Apprentice Shelley Birkett will have her first ride for us tomorrow when she rides GLITTERING in an apprentice handicap at Thirsk. There are 9 runners and she is drawn 2. We are heading for Thirsk to get suitable ground for her,  we hope it will still be on the soft side of good by Friday. They could get some further rain today which would help. She ran her best race to date last time out on soft ground at Nottingham over the same trip of a mile.  We have booked Shelley Birkett as she is now based up in the North and is an experienced apprentice. This will be GLITTERING's first run in a handicap, she has an experienced jockey for this type of race, she will like the ground and the trip should suit her so we hope she can run well tomorrow. Two runners at Newbury tomorrow Monday, August 22, 2016 POPPY TIME and FOLY BERGERE run at Newbury tomorrow and both will be ridden by Ryan Tate. POPPY TIME is running in a maiden race over 12 furlongs and is drawn 7 of the 7 runners. She ran well at the same track last time out over 10 furlongs and looked as if a step up in trip would suit her. She was still very green but the penny dropped in the closing stages and she ran on well in a fast run maiden. She has come out of that race well and appears to be beginning to click so she should run well but it is a hot maiden.FOLLY BERGERE  runs in a 2 mile handicap and is drawn 9 of 9. We think stamina is her forte so we hope that stepping her up to this distance is the right way to go. She ran well over 14 furlongs last time out at Sandown finishing third. The track should suit her so we hope she can run a decent race tomorrow. Sandy Cove back at Kempton Sunday, August 21, 2016 SANDY COVE returns to Kempton tomorrow evening. He has won 3 races there over 12 furlongs and will be ridden by regular partner Ryan Tate. There are 12 runners and he is drawn 5. The only slight unknown is the surface as it has been refurbished since he last won there and is now riding a bit slower which may not favour him. The  3 year olds, ATHLON and POINTEL, look to be his biggest rivals tomorrow. He is running off a career high mark of 71 which makes it tough for him but he seems in good form at home and should give a good account of himself again tomorrow. Ice Slice Returns to The Roodee Friday, August 19, 2016 ICE SLICE returns to the scene of his latest victory of the season at Chester tomorrow.  Unfortunately he does not have the good draw that he had last time.  However he proved that he acts round Chester, which is valuable, and he still seems in great form.  It would be tantamount to a miracle to think that he could win a 6th handicap of the season but he will give it his best shot.  The handicapper was very fair after his last win in raising him only 2 pounds.  Ryan Tate, who has been aboard for all 5 wins this season, once again rides. Vote had good chance at Leicester tomorrow Monday, August 15, 2016 VOTE has a good chance at Leicester tomorrow after her promising debut at Sandown. She runs in a 5 furlong fillies maiden auctions stakes and is drawn 4 of the 8 runners. The form of her first run has worked out well as the second and third have subsequently won and the winner has been highly tried. On known form in the race the one to beat is BROADHAVEN HONEY. VOTE had an enforced break after her first run but she seems to have benefitted from this as she has been working well and looks to have improved for the run. Ryan Tate takes the ride and he knows her well as he rode her at Sandown and has ridden her at home. We are hopeful of a big run tomorrow. Poppy Time heads for Newbury tomorrow Thursday, August 11, 2016 POPPY TIME runs in a 10 furlong fillies maiden at Newbury tomorrow. There is a small field of 7 runners and she is drawn 2, Ryan Tate takes the ride. It looks a hot race but we were keen to run her in this race as it is confined to fillies and it is on a decent track. She is better than she showed in her one run to date at Windsor. Things have not gone her way and we want to give her a fair chance to show us she has some ability. She had an unfortunate experience at Pontefract as she reared up in the stalls. Although she was not hurt the rules are that she was not allowed to run. She has subsequently passed a stalls test so hopefully it wont be a problem again. She has been working well at home  so we hope she can show this on the racecourse and improve on her first run tomorrow. Longside steps up in trip at Nottingham Monday, August 08, 2016 LONGSIDE steps up in trip to a mile and 6 furlongs at Nottingham tomorrow. He is drawn 2 of the 7 runners and Ryan Tate takes the ride. He is bred on similar lines to stable companion SANDY COVE who is a winner over this trip so we felt it was trying LONGSIDE over the same distance. He has been done no favours by the handicapper after his win over 12 furlongs so it seems a good time to experiment over a longer trip as it will give us more options if he stays. We were a bit baffled by his last run as, although it was a step up in class, we expected him to run better than he did. He was fine after the race and his last 2 bits of work have been good so he is very well in himself. The track and the ground will suit him tomorrow so we are hoping for the best. Toriano on the turf at Leicester tomorrow Saturday, August 06, 2016 TORIANO will have his first run the turf in a 6 furlong handicap at Leicester tomorrow. There are 8 runners and he is drawn 1, Ryan Tate takes the ride. He won 2 races on the all weather earlier in the season and has deliberately been given a break to allow him to physically develop. He has done really well and looks a more complete horse now. He looks sharper at home hence the drop back in trip to 6 furlongs. He has been working well at home, we just hope he is fit enough after his break. It will be interesting to see if he is as good on the turf as he has shown to be on the all weather. It is a competitive race but he is a nice horse who is going the right way. We hope that he can take another forward step tomorrow. Cove can continue winning ways at Yarmouth Tuesday, August 02, 2016 SANDY COVE return to Yarmouth tomorrow, the scene of his most recent victory. He runs over the same trip again and faces only 5 rivals. Ryan Tate,  who has ridden him for all his 3 wins this year, once again takes the ride.  The handicapper has put him up 4 pounds to 71 which will make it tougher for him but he continues to be in good form at home and always givers his best on the track. He is a course and distance winner so should go close again tomorrow. Five timer for Ice Slice! Monday, August 01, 2016 ICE SLICE continued his remarkable form this season by winning his fifth race of the season at Chester yesterday. He was given another fine ride by Ryan Tate and showed that his defeat last time out was due to the ground.  Once again he showed great battling qualities and just refused to get beaten once he got his head in front. Ice Slice good chance at Chester Saturday, July 30, 2016 ICE SLICE has a good chance at Chester tomorrow in a mile handicap. He is well drawn in stall 2 of 11 and Ryan Tate, who gets on so well with him, takes the ride once again. He finished third last time but we were delighted with that run as he wasn't beaten far and it was possibly the ground that beat him that day as it was heavy and so he didn't quite see out the trip. He is running off the same handicap mark of 91 tomorrow and the ground should be good which will suit him better. He has shown himself to be very good on left handed tracks so can hopefully handle the tight turns of Chester and a good draw is a big help. It looks a competitive race but he seems in good form at home so we think he can run very well again. Pennerley runs at Newmarket tomorrow Thursday, July 28, 2016 PENNERLEY runs at Newmarket tomorrow in a 12 furlong handicap. There are only 7 runners, she is drawn 1 and Ryan Tate takes the ride. It wasn't the plan to run her at Lingfield last time out as she was an intended runner at Thirsk but the meeting was abandoned. As she held the entry at Lingfield she was re routed there but it was a messy race and she got no run at all, one can put a line through that form. She had done very little wrong in maiden races before that and the form of those races is still working out well. The Newmarket track will suit her alot better than the all weather at Lingfield and she could run a decent race tomorrow. Wind Place and Sho at Glorious Goodwood tomorrow Tuesday, July 26, 2016 WIND PACE AND SHO faces 19 rivals in the 2 mile 5 furlong handicap at Goodwood tomorrow and Ryan Tate takes the ride. He won the Pontefract Cup last time out over 2 miles 2 furlongs so the trip should be ideal. The only slight question mark will be the track itself as he has not run there before. He seems in very good form at home and has been aimed at this race. It is obviously a competitive race and he will need a bit of luck in running but if he handles the track he could run a big race.FOLLY BERGERE runs tomorrow evening at Sandown in the same race that WIND PLACE AND SHO won last year. It would be nice if she could follow suit. It is a mile and 6 furlong handicap and she is drawn 5 of the 6 runners. The trip should suit her and she has run well at the track before. The slight unknown is the going as she has not run on such a quick surface before. If she does handle the ground she should run a good race tomorrow. Sandy Cove stays on well to win at Yarmouth Wednesday, July 06, 2016 Any doubts about SANDY COVE'S stamina over a longer trip were blown away at Yarmouth this afternoon. He stayed on well to win by a length. He is a great servant to the yard and to his owners, Blue Peter racing 12, as this was his third win of the year and his seventh career win.  Now that he is proven over a longer trip it opens up new avenues for him and hopefully there will be more races of this type for him over the summer. Sandy off to the seaside! Tuesday, July 05, 2016 SANDY COVE heads to Yarmouth tomorrow to run in a mile and 6 furlong handicap. He is drawn 3 of 9 runners and once again will be ridden by Ryan Tate. He won over a mile and 5 furlongs at Chelmsford recently so we think it is worth trying him over a furlong further. He did run once over this trip last year at Newmarket but it was a messy race and it was inconclusive whether he did stay or not. He continues to be in very good form at home and the track and ground will suit him. It is a competitive race of its type but we are hoping for the best tomorrow. Two runners at two courses tomorrow Monday, July 04, 2016 LONGSIDE and POPPY TIME both run tomorrow in different parts of the country. LONGSIDE heads south to Brighton to run in a 12 furlong handicap and he is drawn 4 of the 8 runners. He has run well at the track before, finishing a very close second, and he will also like the ground. He will be ridden once again by Thomas Brown who rode him to victory last time out. He won a very weak race at Yarmouth and the handicapper,  in our opinion, has treated him harshly by putting him up 8 pounds for that win. We will see who is right tomorrow! The horse is in good form at home and has conditions in his favour so should run well but it is a big step up for him running off this handicap mark.POPPY TIME heads up the A1 to Pontefract. She runs in a 10 furlong maiden and is drawn 5 of the 8 runners, Ryan Tate takes the ride.  She is better than her first run looks as she completely missed the break that day and didn't get into the race at all. We aren't sure of her best trip but we are stepping her up in trip this time purely to give her a chance to get into the race and learn something. We do like her from what she has shown us at home so we hope she can show a bit more on the racecourse this time. Ice Slice bids for five timer Thursday, June 30, 2016 ICE SLICE bids for a five timer at Haydock tomorrow evening. He is drawn 8 of the 8 runners and Ryan Tate once again takes the ride. He was drawn 1 at the same track last time when he won and made all that day. He may not be able to do that this time from a wide draw but he is not one dimensional and does not have to make the running so the draw should not be an issue. He still seems in very good form at home but it is obviously getting tougher for him as he is rising up the handicap. He started the season on a mark of 74 and will be running off 91 tomorrow, a rise of 17 pounds. If he wins tomorrow he will hopefully get into the BetFred handicap at Goodwood which is his main target.SHADOW SPIRIT also runs at Haydock tomorrow in a 10 furlong handicap. She is drawn 5 of the 8 runners and will be ridden by Tom Marquand. She has been running well in some very good races this season but she is entered in the July Sales next week and so we are having one more go at making her a winner before then.  We are taking on PURE FANTASY again, who won her last race at Nottingham, but we are 10 pounds better off this time and we hope the ground will suit SHADOW SPIRIT better tomorrow. It was fast ground last time and she didn't really let herself down, the ground is currently soft at Haydock. We hope these facts will give her a chance of gaining a winning mark tomorrow. Major Crispies back at kempton Tuesday, June 28, 2016 MAJOR CRISPIES returns to Kempton tomorrow evening where he has run 2 very good races over the same trip this season. He is drawn 6 of the 12 runners and Ryan Tate rides him again. He ran a good race last time out from  a bad draw in a higher grade of race at Chelmsford. He possible saw too much daylight early on but from a better draw this time he can hopefully get some cover early on which will help him. Back down in grade on a track and over a trip known to suit him he should run well again. Apache Myth drops back in trip tomorrow Monday, June 27, 2016 APACHE MYTH runs at Windsor tomorrow evening in a 6 furlong fillies maiden. She showed alot of speed last time out at Kempton over 7 furlongs so dropping back in trip should suit her. She is drawn 9 of the 9 runners which should turn out to be a good draw on soft ground. The runners tend to race up the middle or on the far side when the ground is like this. She is unproven on soft ground but from what she has shown at home she looks as if she should handle it and if she does then she could run very well. Small field for Spa's Dancer tomorrow Thursday, June 23, 2016 SPA'S DANCER heads for Yarmouth tomorrow and faces only 4 rivals, Ryan Tate takes the ride. He ran a good race over 10 furlongs at Wetherby last time out and finished fourth because he stayed on well in the final furlong. Tomorrow's race is over nearly 2 furlongs longer but it is an easy track and he gives the impression he will get further now. The ground has ended up soft now rather good to soft but he he does like cut in the ground.  We hope it will not test his stamina too much though, if he does stay then he should go close. Glittering goes to Nottingham Wednesday, June 22, 2016 GLITTERING runs in a mile maiden at Nottingham tomorrow afternoon. She is drawn 6 of the 7 runners and Ryan Tate takes the ride. We tried dropping her back in trip to 6 furlongs last time out but that was clearly a step in the wrong direction so we are now stepping her up to a mile. The ground was possibly too fast for her at Doncaster lat time out too so she should appreciate the underfoot conditions tomorrow where the ground is currently heavy. We hope she can put in improved performance tomorrow. Wind Place and Sho storms home at Pontefract Monday, June 20, 2016 WIND PLACE AND SHO won in impressive style at Pontefract yesterday, his second win at this track. The ground was on the fast side and he will possibly be even better with a bit of cut in the ground so we hope there is more to come from  him. It is obviously really great for his owner breeder Harold Nass who can now dream about Cesarewitch glory as that will be his autumn target on the flat before a winter campaign over hurdles. Folly Bergere steps up in trip Sunday, June 19, 2016 FOLLY BERGERE steps up in trip at Windsor tomorrow evening. She runs in a 12 furlong handicap and is drawn 9 of the 9 runners. She has run well in 2 10 furlong maidens this year and has looked as if a longer trip should help. She ran well at Pontefract on heavy ground so the  ground tomorrow should suit her. We have slight concerns about the track, she is possibly better on a more galloping track but this seems the right race and the right ground conditions for her. This is her first run in handicap company and is top weight but the form of her 2 previous runs this year has worked out well. She has been working well at home  so we are hopeful of a good run. Wind Place and Sho re routed to Pontefract Saturday, June 18, 2016 WIND PLACE AND SHO did not get in to the handicap at Royal Ascot so seeks compensation at Pontefract tomorrow. He runs in a 2 mile 2 furlong handicap there and is drawn 2 of the 13 runners. Ryan Tate takes the ride, he has ridden him once before as a 2 year old. It looks a suitable race for him and he is course winner there so we know he likes the track. Hopefully the ground will remain good which will suit him and so should the trip.  He wore cheekpieces at York last time out but we have left them off this time as there was no obvious benefit from them. He is in good form at home and we are looking forward to seeing him run in this race as he should have a good chance. Tate on board two chances tomorrow Wednesday, June 15, 2016 Ryan Tate rides both our runners tomorrow and both have live chances. MAJOR CRISPIES runs at Chelmsford in a mile handicap and is drawn 10 of the 11 runners. He has finished third over this trip in both his last 2 runs at Kempton and ran particularly well last time out. We hope he can transfer his Kempton form to Chelmsford.  Arguably he could have finished even closer in his last run as he had to come from a little far back off a slow pace. He has run once before at Chelmsford but that was over 6 furlongs and when the track had just bee re opened. Since then the surface has been treated which should suit him better and this longer trip seems to suit him better these days. It is a competitive race but if he can run to his Kempton form then he should run a decent race again.PENNERLEY was due to run at Thirsk on Monday but the meeting was abandoned.  She runs in a 12 furlong handicap at Lingfield and is well drawn in stall 1 of the 10 runners. We favoured Thirsk as we thought the track would suit her better but this race is for 3 year old fillies only so it is an ideal contest for her. The question mark is whether she will handle the undulations of the course. She should like the surface as she works well on the polytrack at home. If she handles the track then she should run well tomorrow. Step up in trip should suit Pennerley Sunday, June 12, 2016 PENNERLEY steps up in trip tomorrow at Thirsk. She runs in a 12 furlongs fillies handicap and is drawn 4 of the 8 runners, Ryan Tate takes the ride. She ran well last time out finishing third over 10 furlongs and looked as if a step up to 12 furlongs should suit her. She is a long striding filly so should be suited by the track as it has a good long straight. We were very pleased with her last run and the form of that race looks solid. She should run a decent race tomorrow and has a good chance of getting her head in front which she deserves to do. Sandy Cove Heads to Bath Saturday, June 11, 2016 SANDY COVE runs at Bath this afternoon.  He handles top of the ground well so hopefully he can run a good race.  There were 7 declared to run but there is 1 non-runner - PUTARINGONIT.  Ryan Tate, who has struck up a successful partnership with SANDY COVE this season, takes the ride and hopefully they can follow up their success at Chelmsford last time. Longside continues the good run Thursday, June 09, 2016 LONGSIDE continued the good form of the yard yesterday by winning in good style at Yarmouth. It was good to see him loose his maiden tag after finishing second on his 2 previous runs this season. He is bred on similar lines to SANDY COVE and is a very similar type. He looks as if he will a good fun horse at his level over 12 furlongs on fast ground and can hopefully go on and win again. Sir Note seeks further success at Aintree tomorrow Thursday, June 09, 2016 SIR NOTE is seeking his fourth win on the bounce at Aintree tomorrow evening. He has been in great form since his win at Market Rasen. It is obviously getting tougher for him now as he is off a rating of 120 but he will run a decent race again.VOTE will make her racecourse debut at Sandown tomorrow and is drawn 5 of the 8 runners, Ryan Tate takes the ride. she is running in a novice contest and will be taking on some colts but we have gone there to get nice ground on a good track. It will hard for her on debut but it will be interesting to see how she goes. Shadow Spirit returns to Nottingham tomorrow Wednesday, June 08, 2016 SHADOW SPIRIT runs in a 10 furlong fillies only handicap at Nottingham tomorrow. She is drawn 5 of the 8 runners and Adam Kirby takes the ride. They keep putting on suitable races for her and she always runs well there so hopefully she can get her head in front this time. It is an ideal race as it is for 3 year old fillies only. She is good form at home and with a bit of luck in running she is all set to run another good race.SPA'S DANCER has been declared to run at Yarmouth tomorrow but it all depends on the ground. We will decide after racing there today if he runs or not. He is running in a 1 mile 3 1/2 furlong handicap as a bit of an experiment but he ran well at Wetherby last time out over a stiff 10 furlongs. As he is now 9 years old he has possibly lost a bit of his speed but gained a bit of stamina. It is the easiest grade of race he has been in for some time and there are only 7 intended runners so it will be interesting to see how he goes if the ground is considered suitable for him. Good opportunity for Longside tomorrow Tuesday, June 07, 2016 LONGSIDE has been found a good opportunity to break his maiden at Yarmouth tomorrow. He runs in a 1 mile 3 1/2 furlong maiden handicap and is drawn 2 of the 7 runners. Thomas Brown takes the ride and claims a valuable 3 pounds off his back. LONGSIDE has run very well in both his starts this season finishing second on both occasions. He is very genuine but has just bumped into one too good for him in both races. He looks to have a very good chance of going one better tomorrow. The track should suit him and the ground will too as long as it remains dry, any rain would have an adverse effect on his chances. Two runners tomorrow Wednesday, June 01, 2016 As Leicester was abandoned after 2 races yesterday, PENNY GREEN, will now be our first 2 year old runners of the season. She runs at Kempton in a 6 furlong fillies novice stakes and Ryan Tate rides. She is working nicely at home and should be fine starting off over this trip but will be suited by 7 furlongs in time. Unfortunately she has a terrible draw, 12 of 12, which is not ideal especially on her first time on a racecourse. This will make life difficult for her but we hope she can run a nice race and come on for the run.MAJOR CRISPIES also runs at Kempton  over a mile. The experiment of this track and trip worked well last time when he was third. He will have the same jockey as last time, George Baker, which is a positive and he is drawn 5 of the 14 runners. We hope he can go close again tomorrow. First 2 year old runner tomorrow Monday, May 30, 2016 VOTE will be our first 2 year old runner of the season at Leicester tomorrow in a 5 furlong novice stakes. She is drawn 2 of the 7 runners and Ryan Tate rides. She is running against horses with previous racecourse experience which will be to their advantage but she is a nice filly who has been showing good speed at home. If she runs as well as she has been working at home then she will run a decent race. We hope the ground will be OK, if they get any rain there it will not hinder her.  It will be good to have a 2 year old runner to give us a line to the others in the yard. NEXT TRAIN'S GONE makes the longer journey to Redcar tomorrow. He runs in a 10 furlong median auction maiden. Jack Garritty takes the ride and he is drawn 8 of the 10 runners. He ran a nice race first time out on the polytrack at Lingfield where the track was not ideal for him. He is a big long striding horse and still a bit on the weak side. He will get further in time but this trip on this track will suit him alot better than Lingfield and he should run a decent race. He is suited by good or faster ground so wouldn't want too much rain there. No cooling down as Ice Slice maintains hot streak! Sunday, May 29, 2016 The yard has hit a real hot streak with 4 winners in 11 days culminating in ICE SLICE knocking up a 4 timer at Haydock yesterday. He outdid his stable companion SIR NOTE who has won 3 in a row earlier in the week. It was great that ICE SLICE achieved this win on Channel 4 too. It is fantastic for the whole yard as they have worked really hard and put in some long days. It is days like these that make it all worthwhile and we could not achieved these results without them. We must also mention the jockeys as it was a great ride by Ryan Tate yesterday and it was good for his career to get a win on TV.  Jack Quinlan has also built up a good partnership with  SIR NOTE and he gave him a very good ride last week too. We must now try and keep the ball rolling! ice Slice well drawn at Haydock tomorrow Friday, May 27, 2016 ICE SLICE runs in a mile handicap at Haydock tomorrow and is well drawn in stall 1 of the 14 runners. We had planned to run him at Chester but he was balloted out so Haydock is plan B but being given the best draw is a good bonus. Ryan Tate rides him again and he has built up a good rapport with the horse. ICE SLICE has been put up 4 pounds for his last win and it is a competitive race but he goes there in good form so we hope he can do it again tomorrow. Two runners across the country tomorrow Thursday, May 26, 2016 There are two runners tomorrow, CHIEF SPIRIT at Haydock and PENNERLEY at Pontefract. CHIEF SPIRIT runs in a 10 furlong handicap, he is drawn well in stall 2 of the 9 runners and Pat Cosgrave takes the ride. We are hoping to get good ground at Haydock for him. He has run twice over hurdles during the winter but didn't really shine in that sphere and has had a bit of a break since his last run. He seems in good form at home and is capable of running well in this type of race.PENNERLEY runs in a fillies handicap over 10 furlongs. She too is well drawn in stall 3 of the 10 runners. Thomas Brown takes the ride and takes a valuable 3 pounds off her back. Although he has not ridden PENNERLEY before he has had a few rides for us lately and rides well. She has previously run in some very hot maidens, the form of them all has worked out well. She doesn't look unreasonably treated on 69 for her first run in a handicap and we expect her to run a decent race. Cove provides first winner at Chelmsford Thursday, May 26, 2016 SANDY COVE continued the excellent run of form of the yard  by winning at Chelmsford this afternoon. We were beginning to think that Chelmsford was not a lucky track for us since it reopened as we have had 5 runners there before which have not troubled the judge. We were slightly concerned about the track and the extra furlong today but SANDY COVE saw out the trip well and won by 1/2 length. He is such a genuine horse and this was his sixth win to date so he has provided his owners, Blue Peter Racing 12, with plenty of good days out and they were there in force today cheering him home. We have to congratulate Chelmsford racecourse for putting up such excellent prizemoney for a race of this grade. We hope we can find some more suitable races for him there so he can make a return visit! Sandy Cove's first time at Chelmsford tomorrow Wednesday, May 25, 2016 SANDY COVE runs at Chelmsford for the first time tomorrow in a 1 mile 5 furlong handicap. He is drawn 7 of 11 runners and Ryan Tate is on board. There are no ideal races for him on the turf at the moment so it seems a good opportunity to see if he likes the track. It tends to suit horses who act well on a fast surface and race up with the pace which he can and he has won most of his races on the all weather surface so it is worth a try.  The slight unknown is the trip as it is a furlong further than his best trip. It looks a tight handicap on paper but he is in good form so we are hoping for the best tomorrow. Smooth success seals Sir Note's Hat Trick Wednesday, May 25, 2016 SIR NOTE matched stablemate ICE SLICE 's hat trick on the flat by winning his third consecutive race over fences at Market Rasen this afternoon. It also maintained a remarkable winning run for the owners, whose 2 horses, their other being TORIANO,  have now won 5 out of 5 races. We will enjoy this winning streak while it lasts! SIR NOTE relished the good ground today, clearly the better the ground the better he is. He was never headed and it was a comfortable victory. We hope that he can stay ahead of the handicapper and go on to win again. Sir Note seeks Hat Trick tomorrow Tuesday, May 24, 2016 SIR NOTE is hoping to emulate stable companion ICE SLICE as he bids to be the National Hunt hat trick winner in the yard at Market Rasen tomorrow. There are 8 runners and Jack Quinlan once again takes the ride. He looks to have a good chance as he is in very good form and should be suited by the better ground tomorrow. We felt that he won last time despite the soft ground. We know he likes the track and we have a good strike rate there so we hope this can be maintained tomorrow. APACHE MYTH makes her second appearance on a racecourse tomorrow at Kempton in a 7 furlong maiden race. She is drawn 5 of the 14 runners and Ryan Tate takes the ride. She showed good speed over a mile first time out but got tired in the closing stages and possibly didn't stay. The drop back to 7 furlongs should suit her and she has been in good form since her first run. She has a good draw and we are hopeful that she can run a reasonable race tomorrow. Dancer chance in lower grade tomorrow Monday, May 23, 2016 SPA'S DANCER runs in a 0-85 10 furlong handicap at Wetherby tomorrow evening.  He is drawn 15 of 16 runners and Graham Lee, who knows him well, takes the ride. This is the first time for a long time that he has been eligible to run in this grade of race as he has dropped down the handicap. He has been in good form in both his runs on the flat this year and has come out of his most recent race at Chester well. It was not an ideal  track for his style of racing and he made up alot of ground in the closing stages but had to come from a long way back. Hopefully he will find the track at Wetherby more suitable as it has a long straight and it is a stiff track. The ground should be fine for him too.  The draw is not ideal but as he is always slowly away these days so the draw should not make a big difference to him. The horse to beat is  WINTERVEL who finished second to ICE SLICE when he achieved his hat trick. On SPA'S DANCER's best form you would give him a good chance at the weights and even though he is now 9 years old he has been showing that he has still retained his ability and must have a good chance in a race of this grade. First time at Kempton for Major Tuesday, May 17, 2016 MAJOR CRISPIES runs at Kempton for the first time tomorrow in a mile handicap and is drawn 12 of the 14 runners. It is a bit of an experiment with the track and the trip as he has not run over this trip before either. He has been working at home recently as if he would stay a mile and he works well on the surface at home so we feel it is worth putting it into practise on the racecourse. He ran well enough at Ascot last time and has come on for the run, he is very well at home. He has looked as if 6 or even 7 furlongs could be too short for him these days so we hope that the step up in trip will suit him. George Baker takes the ride, he has not ridden him before but his riding style should suit him so we are hoping for the best tomorrow. Two out of two for Toriano Tuesday, May 17, 2016 TORIANO made it two wins from two starts at Lingfield this afternoon. He looks a horse who is definitely improving and he won nicely today. It would be great if he could go on and record a hat trick like his stable companion ICE SLICE did recently. The horses are all running well as SHADOW SPIRIT ran her best race to date by finishing a close third to hot favourite and well regarded FADILLAH at Nottingham today. Her performance was all the more credible as she did not like the ground in the straight but stuck to her task well. Last night PRESS GANG also ran well to finish third at Leicester. He was only beaten just over length in a competitive looking handicap. He had a bad draw and did not get the clearest of runs in the final furlong so did very well to finish so close. Press Gang heads for busy Leicester Monday, May 16, 2016 PRESS GANG runs at Leicester this evening where the city will be busy as there is an Open Bus Parade for the victorious football team at the same time! He runs in a 10 furlong 0-70 handicap and is drawn 10 of the 10 runners. We have been very pleased with him since his first run at Doncaster where he ran a nice race and the form has worked out well as the first 2 horses have won since. Tom Marquand takes the ride again and claims a valuable 3 pound off his back. It does look a very competitive race for a 0-70 handicap and you could give every horse in the race a chance but he should run well. Two runners at two meetings tomorrow Monday, May 16, 2016 TORIANO runs on the all weather surface at Lingfield tomorrow in a 7 furlong 0-75 rated handicap. He is drawn 6 of the 10 runners and Adam Kirby takes the ride. He seems very well since his winning debut and we toyed with the idea of running him over a mile but couldn't get the ground we wanted. He won over 7 furlongs and has sharpened up since his first race so the trip should be fine. We are slightly worried about the track as it doesn't suit every horse and you can get hard luck stories there. We hope he has a good chance of following up his recent win, it is a competitive race but he should run well.SHADOW SPIRIT runs on the turf at Nottingham in a 10 furlong 0-80 rated fillies handicap.  There are only 8 runners, she is drawn 7 and Tom Marquand takes the ride. She got no run at all at the same track last time out as she was boxed in on the rails and just couldn't get out so ended up having an easy race. She is better than that and could run very well at a big price. FADILLAH, the hot favourite, will be hard to beat though as she is well regarded by connections and has an Oaks entry. Longside and Glittering to Doncaster Saturday, May 14, 2016 LONGSIDE runs in the mile and a half apprentice handicap.  He ran very well last time at Brighton on his first run over the trip on turf.  He enjoyed the fast ground that day and came within a whisker of winning!  This is a bigger field and very different track but LONGSIDE is drawn well, has an experienced jockey in the context of the race and we are hopeful he can run another fine race.GLITTERING drops back to 6 furlongs in the following maiden.  This is a bit of an experiment as she is bred to possibly want further than 6 furlongs.  However she does not look slow at home and she showed good pace in her first ever run at Newmarket over 7 furlongs. Next Train's Gone goes to Newbury Thursday, May 12, 2016 NEXT TRAIN'S GONE goes to Newbury tomorrow to run in a 10 furlong maiden. He is drawn 6 of the 12 runners and will be ridden by Dane O'Neill. He is a half brother to WIND PLACE AND SHO who runs today at York. He ran very well last time out at Lingfield on the polytrack as the course didn't really suit him. He is a big horse who is still maturing and will be better suited by a galloping track. Like the rest of the family he will come into his own in time over a longer trip but can hopefully run a nice race tomorrow. Wind Place and Sho heads for York Wednesday, May 11, 2016 WIND PLACE AND SHO heads for the big York meeting tomorrow. He runs in the 2 mile handicap and is drawn 13 of the 16 runners. He ran in the Grand Metropolitan handicap at Epsom as we wanted to get him on the track and his original target race at Newbury was abandoned. He did not run that well but the track did not suit him and 12 furlongs is too short for him these days.  He has come out of the race well though and has come on for the run. The trip and the track will be much more suitable for him tomorrow and he has form on any ground so they are no concerns on that front. He will be wearing cheekpieces for the first time tomorrow as he tends to hit a flat spot in his races when the tempo increases so we hope they will help the jockey through this part of the race. It is purely an experiment and he is certainly not ungenuine in anyway. Graham Lee rides him, who knows him well, and we can see him running a good race tomorrow. Sir Note on song for Hat Trick bid Tuesday, May 10, 2016 SIR NOTE will attempt to emulate his stable companion, ICE SLICE, and win his third race on the trot at Worcester tomorrow. We have been waiting for better ground for him as we felt that he won last time despite the ground. He is not a natural soft ground horse and we hope that there is scope for improvement on better ground. There are 8 runners and Jack Quinlan takes the ride again. He is in very good form at home so we hope he can achieve his Hat Trick tomorrow. Ice Slice Hat Trick Saturday, May 07, 2016 ICE SLICE and Ryan Tate completed a hat trick last night at Nottingham in very game fashion.  ICE SLICE showed great enthusiasm for a horse having his second race in three days.  He was ridden positively once again by Ryan and battled well up the long Nottingham straight to win by a neck. All five runners last night ran well but ICE SLICE was the cream on the cake and rewarded the hard work by all the team here at Park Lodge. Five on Friday! Thursday, May 05, 2016 For the first time ever we will have 5 runners on the same day at 2 different meetings tomorrow. It's a big day for the  yard and we hope one of them can come home first past the post!Three horse go to Nottingham headed by Tuesday winner ICE SLICE. He runs in a mile handicap and is drawn 5 of the 12 runners. He has a 6 pound penalty but this is the last day that Ryan Tate is still able to claim 3 pounds so his penalty is effectively halved. When a jockey does lose his claim they still have 3 days after that day to continue to claim. It will be ICE SLICE'S last chance to run in this grade as we fear the handicapper will put him above 80 after his latest win. As long as the horse seems well and the ground is still OK for him he will run.APACHE MYTH makes her racecourse debut at the same track. She runs in a 3 year olds maiden fillies race over a mile and is drawn 13 of 17. She is a nice homebred filly owned by Jeff Smith. She kept growing last year so we didn't get a chance to get her onto the racecourse but she has benefitted from a winter break. Graham Lee rides her and he also rides SHADOW SPIRIT who makes her handicap.  She ran very well at the same course in her final run last season finishing second beaten a neck. She runs in a 10 furlong handicap and is well drawn in stall 1 of the 10 runners. She looks to be on a fair mark of 75 and is in very good form at home so she should run well.MAJOR CRISPIES and PENNERLEY both head for Ascot tomorrow. PENNERLEY runs in a 10 furlong maiden fillies race. She is drawn 5 of 14 and Tom Marquand takes the ride. She ran in good class maiden at Leicester recently and ran very green early on, it was only her second start, but ran on nicely once the penny dropped. She has come on at home for the run so hope she can continue to progress at Ascot. MAJOR CRISPIES runs in a 6 furlong handicap and is drawn 8 of the 12 runners. He has had a good break over the winter and is in very good form. He has been fit and ready to run for a few weeks but has been waiting of the better ground. Luke Morris rides and gets on with him well, this trip at Ascot should suit him so he should run a nice race. Ryan rides out claim on Ice Slice Tuesday, May 03, 2016 Ryan Tate rode out his claim on ICE SLICE at Brighton today. It was great   to supply him with his final winner as a claimer as we did the same for his father, Jason, on a horse owned by Jeff Smith called INVEST WISELY  20 years ago! ICE SLICE won by 4 lengths today and made all which was totally different tactics to last time. It wasn't the original plan to make all but he broke well from the stalls and nobody else challenged for the lead. It was great to see him win in such emphatic style. The same colours will be worn by SPA'S DANCER at Chester on Thursday. He runs in a 10 furlong handicap there and is drawn 7 of the 14 runners. Graham Lee takes the ride on him again. He  knows him well having ridden him several times before including last time out at Nottingham when he was second and also when he was fourth at Chester last year. SPA'S DANCER  has been making life hard for himself by getting left coming out of the stalls so we are trying him in cheekpieces tomorrow. We have tried them on him at home and he is come out of the stalls well so we hope they work on the racecourse. The form of his last race has worked out well, the winner was put up 13 pounds and only got beaten by a narrow margin on Saturday. The ground and the trip should be ideal for him so if the cheekpieces have the desired effect we are hopeful of another good run. Ice Slice returns to Brighton Monday, May 02, 2016 ICE SLICE returns to Brighton tomorrow, the scene of his victory 2 weeks ago. There are 7 runners, he is drawn 4 and Ryan Tate takes the ride again. It is a step up in class but he has only gone up 4 pounds to 76. He has won off 75 in previous seasons so is still on a winnable mark. The ground was given as good to soft last time but it ended up being good by the time he ran and he handled it well. Tomorrows ground is currently good, they have watered and and there is rain forecast so it should be OK for him. He is a course and distance winner so goes there with a good chance. If the ground does change to good to firm then he will not run but hopefully they will get some rain. Poppy Time makes her debut Sunday, May 01, 2016 POPPY TIME makes her racecourse debut at Windsor tomorrow afternoon in a mile maiden race. She is drawn 8 of the 14 runners and Ryan Tate takes the ride. She was unraced at 2 and came into training with us over the winter. She is a home bred filly owned by Bob and Pauline Scott who also own a share in FOLLY BERGERE in training with us. We have been pleased with her progress since she came in but she will need the run as she was only in training briefly last year so we are starting from a blank canvas. She is a very willing filly who has been working nicely and is learning all the time. She should run an encouraging race but will definitely come on for the run. A mile looks a good trip to start her off over as there is plenty of speed on the dams side of the pedigree but she is by Derby winner Pour Moi so has plenty of stamina in the pedigree too. Cove chance at Lingfield tomorrow Wednesday, April 27, 2016 We had been hoping to run SANDY COVE on the turf but he needs fast ground and we can't guarantee that at the moment with the weather as it is! He runs on the All Weather track at Lingfield tomorrow in a 12 furlong handicap and is drawn 5 of the 8 runners. The track there hasn't appeared to suit him in the past but Ryan Tate gets on well with him and has got him to settle well even from the front. The horse is in very good form and it looks a winnable contest so he goes there with a good chance as long as the race goes according to plan. Longside heads for Brighton Tuesday, April 26, 2016 LONGSIDE heads to Brighton tomorrow to run in a 12 furlong handicap and is drawn 1 of the 8 runners. Luke Morris takes the ride, he knows him well and finished third on him on his final start of the year last year. He has not run since then, and like all the other horses that have had break, he has done well for it and is in very good form at home. He is bred on very similar lines to stablemate SANDY COVE who acts well at Brighton so we hope LONGSIDE will too. The ground is currently good/firm which will suits him so we hope that the rain and sleet stays away! He seems to be a late maturing type who is only coming to himself now and has done well from 3 to 4 years. He may need this first run of the season but as long as he handles the track he should run well. Shadow Spirit top weight tomorrow Monday, April 25, 2016 SHADOW SPIRIT carries top weight at Nottingham tomorrow in a 10 furlong fillies handicap. The race has been divided and she is drawn 6 of the 9 runners. Tom Marquand rides and takes a valuable 3 pounds off her back, he rode her last year when she was 2nd at the same track beaten a head. That race was over a mile but there is alot of stamina in her pedigree and she has been working as though this trip should not be a problem. She has not grown alot over the winter but looks to have trained on. We hope they don't get too much rain at the track though as she would like it good or quicker. She will be withdrawn if the ground does become too soft. Pocket goes to Chelmsford Sunday, April 24, 2016 POCKET runs at local track Chelmsford tomorrow in a 10 furlong handicap. Ryan Tate rides her and she is drawn 5 of the 9 runners. Last time she ran at Nottingham the ground was bottomless and she didn't handle it all. She has always worked well on the polytrack and it seems the right race over the right trip.  She will be wearing blinkers for the first time as she hasn't got too many more chance to prove herself and also it is important to have early pace at Chelmsford so the blinkers should help the jockey to get her into a good early position. On her work her at home she is not without a chance. PRESS GANG and PENNERLEY in action tomorrow Friday, April 22, 2016 PRESS GANG and PENNERLEY are two more interesting runners for the yard tomorrow. PRESS GANG will be making his debut for the yard as he was bought from Richard Hannon at the horses in training sale last year.  He runs in a 12 furlong handicap at Doncaster and is drawn 4 of the 8 runners. He will be ridden by Tom Marquand who has ridden him before. PRESS GANG was gelded over the winter and has been working nicely at home. He is quite a laid back individual so should improve for this run. The step up in trip should suit him and looks a nice prospect for the season ahead.PENNERLEY will be making her second appearance on a racecourse but her first this year. She runs at Leicester in a 10 furlong maiden and is drawn 6 of the 11 runners, Ryan Tate takes the ride. She ran very respectably on her debut over a mile last year and, slightly contrary to what her pedigree suggests, she looks a potential middle distance filly. Luke Morris rode her last year and felt she would be suited by further as a 3 year old. She should run a nice race tomorrow and also looks a nice prospect for this season. Two runners tomorrow Thursday, April 21, 2016 PERCEUS and FOLLY BERGERE are both interesting runners, if not for tomorrow, but for the season ahead. PERCEUS heads up the A1 to Doncaster  where he runs in a 2 mile handicap on the flat. He is drawn 8 of the 11 runners and Graham Lee takes the ride. He has been hurdling over the winter and this is his first try over 2 miles on the flat but it should suit him. The ground is currently good to soft and hopefully it won't dry out too much as his best form on the flat is with cut in the ground. He is currently not well handicapped on the flat but we are hoping that the step up in trip could bring out some improvement in him. There is stamina in his pedigree so we are hopeful. He is in good form at home and it will be interesting to see him running back on the flat.FOLLY BERGERE run at Sandown tomorrow in a 10 furlong fillies maiden. She will be ridden by Ryan Tate and is drawn 6 of the 11 runners. She ran very well on her seasonal debut on very very testing ground at Pontefract and has come on for that run. She will stay further than this in time but the ground tomorrow will make it more of a test of stamina and the course should suit her well. It is undoubtedly a good maiden race but she should run well. Ice Slice cuts it fine Wednesday, April 20, 2016 ICE SLICE continued the good form of the flat string last night by winning by a narrow margin at Brighton last night. The flat horses are now showing a healthy strike rate of 30% which is now higher than the jumps string who also have a very good strike rate of 22%. If you had backed ICE SLICE you would not have been confident even a furlong from home but when he saw daylight he finished very well and Ryan Tate did well to get his head in front on the line. It was good to see the horse win again as he had an unlucky year last year and this will have done his confidence good. If we continue to get soft ground he could win again. He is entered at Nottingham next Tuesday which is a possibility but only if conditions suit. Two runners for Coh Sho No tomorrow Tuesday, April 19, 2016 The half-brothers WIND PLACE AND SHO and NEXT TRAIN GONE both run tomorrow. WIND PLACE AND SO has been re routed to Epsom after Newbury was abandoned last Friday. He runs in the 12 furlong Great Metropolitan Handicap and is drawn 1 of the 13 runners, Andrea Atzeni takes the ride. This trip is probably a bit on the short side for him but we are keen to get a run into him before the 2 mile handicap at the York May meeting. The ground will be on the slow side which will help him as it will make it more of a test of stamina. It will be interesting to see if he handles the track as he has not run on this type of course before, it could give us  more options in the future if he does. He is entitled to need this first run of the season but he did win first time out last year so hopefully he can give a good account of himself tomorrow.Younger brother NEXT TRAIN'S GONE runs on the all weather surface at Lingfield in a 10 furlong median auction maiden race. He is drawn 6 of the 10 runners and Ryan Tate rides. Like all the family he will be better over further in time but this seems a good place to start his 3 year old campaign. We are running him on the all weather surface as he is still a big baby so we did not want to run him on very soft ground at this stage of  his development. We hope he will be a nice horse for the future. Ice Slice first time at Brighton Monday, April 18, 2016 ICE SLICE runs at Brighton for the first time tomorrow in a mile handicap. He is drawn 7 of the 14 runners and Ryan Tate takes the ride. He ran very well first time out this year at Pontefract finishing fourth from a bad draw and at a track that was stiff enough for him. The easier track at Brighton should be ideal for him as long as he can cope with the idiosyncrasies of the course. If he can cope with down the hill section well he should be fine but it is a slight gamble. The ground is currently soft which is ideal and hopefully it wont dry out too much before tomorrow. He has come out of his last race really well so he should have a definite chance if handling the track. Pocket steps up in trip tomorrow Friday, April 15, 2016 POCKET heads for Nottingham tomorrow evening where she runs in a 10 furlong handicap. She is well drawn in stall 4 of the 13 runners and Ryan Tate takes the ride. She has not run since the end of last year when she showed us that she is a very genuine filly who tries hard. There is alot of stamina on the dams side of her pedigree so we hope that stepping her up in trip is the way forward with her. We are starting her off over 10 furlong and we will see where go from here. We are unsure if she will handle the soft ground but this looks an ideal race to start her off in and there is only one way to find out if she will handle it and that is by giving it a go. Unfortunately Newbury has succumbed to the weather and has been abandoned today. Seasonal debut for WIND PLACE AND SHO tomorrow Thursday, April 14, 2016 WIND PLACE AND SHO is due to make his seasonal reappearance at Newbury tomorrow, weather permitting. He is due to run in a 2 mile 2 furlong handicap and is drawn 7 of the 9 runners. We are really pleased with the way he has done over the winter and he has ben working nicely at home. We are a bit nervous about running him over this trip on heavy ground on his his first run of the season but there very few alternatives and we want to get a run into him before the York meeting in May. if Newbury does succumb to the weather he will be re routed to Epsom next week to run in the Grand Metropolitan handicap. Not an ideal race for him though as it is only over 12 furlongs so hopefully tomorrow will go ahead. We hope he will run a decent race but he is entitled to need this first run of the season. Glittering makes debut at Newmarket Wednesday, April 13, 2016 GLITTERING makes her racecourse debut at Newmarket tomorrow in a 7 furlong fillies maiden. She is drawn 6 of the 12 runners and Ryan Tate takes the ride. She is a nice filly and her owners have been very patient with her. We have decided to run at Newmarket as the ground should be good there, we don't think she will like it too soft. It will be nice to see her on a racecourse and we need to start somewhere so we will see how she goes tomorrow. Chief Spirit declared for Windsor Sunday, April 10, 2016 CHEIF SPIRIT has been declared to run at Windsor tomorrow but we are hoping the ground will not be too testing. It looks like being a drying day today but if the ground is too soft we will take him out. He is due to run in a 10 furlong handicap and is drawn 11 of the 13 runners. He is fit from hurdling and he has enjoyed his jumping so we hope this has done him some good. The stable is in good form so we are hopeful he can run well tomorrow. Toriano triumphs at Kempton Thursday, April 07, 2016 TORIANO rounded off a very good day for the yard by winning on his racecourse debut at Kempton last night. He had been working well at home so we were hopeful of a good run and he won in good style. We were delighted with the way he won and the attitude he showed, he looks a nice prospect. We are very grateful to the owners for sending him to us, who also own SIR NOTE. He has won twice from 2 starts so this win made it 3 from 3. A very good strike rate so far, long may it continue!Earlier in the day one of the yards longer serving servants, SPA'S DANCER, had showed that his recent spell over jumps had done him no harm as he finished a good second at Nottingham. He has lost none of his ability or fight as it was very testing ground and he battled on well in the closing stages. He is a real favourite in the yard so we were all delighted to see him run so well. He has really loved his jumping over the winter but just doesn't get the trip,  it is a shame there are no hurdle races over 1 1/2 miles! Dancer back on the flat tomorrow Tuesday, April 05, 2016 SPA'S DANCER returns to the flat tomorrow at Nottingham. He runs in a mile handicap and is drawn 1 of 12, Graham Lee takes the ride.  He is fit from a recent hurdling campaign which he has really enjoyed and we hope he will show this same enthusiasm switching back to the flat. A mile is probably his minimum trip these days but the ground will be testing which will suit him so we hope he can run well.TORIANO makes his racecourse debut at Kempton tomorrow evening. He runs in a 7 furlong median auction maiden race and is well drawn in stall 3 of the 8 runners. He has been quick out of the stalls at home so hopefully he will do the same on the track and can utilise the good draw. JAYJINSKI, trained by Richard Hannon, sets the standard in this race and is the one to beat but TORIANO has been working well at home and if he can transfer this form to the track he should be thereabouts tomorrow. He is a nice horse for the future and we are looking forward to seeing him run. Two runners at Pontefract tomorrow Monday, April 04, 2016 ICE SLICE and FOLLY BERGERE will be our first flat runners on the turf this season at Pontefract tomorrow. ICE SLICE runs in a 1 mile handicap which has been divided and is drawn 10 of the 10 runners. He will be ridden by Graham Lee who knows him well and has won on him. The ground is currently soft which will be in his favour. The track is a slight question mark as it doesn't tend to suit hold up horses which is how he likes to be ridden. The race looks ideal for him though and he has been working well at home so he should run well if he handles the track.FOLLY BERGERE runs in the same maiden race that WIND PLACE AND SHO won for us last year.  Coincidentally she worked well with this horse at home recently. There were only 5 horses declared initially so the race was reopened and there are now 6 runners. She will also be ridden by Graham Lee who rode her on her racecourse debut where she finished third in a Newmarket maiden.  She has been going well at home and has put in some good work on the grass so hopefully she is fit enough to do herself justice tomorrow. Sir Note Battles to Victory Tuesday, March 29, 2016 SIR NOTE put in another professional round of jumping for a novice yesterday at Market Rasen.  He had to be very brave and dig deep on the run in from the last fence because he did not enjoy what was the softest ground he has encountered so far.  Once again he was given a good ride by Jack Quinlan.  He is a lovely horse to have in the yard and has kept our record with chasers for this season at 100%! Sir Note good chance on Easter Monday Saturday, March 26, 2016 SIR NOTE  heads for Market Rasen on Easter Monday to run in a 2 mile 1 furlong handicap chase. He has been in great form since his win at Huntingdon but has been thwarted by the weather in his attempts to run since then. He had an aborted trip to Ludlow when racing was abandoned there recently. We are hoping that they don't get too much rain as, although it was officially soft at Huntingdon when he won, we think he doesn't want the ground too soft. He is really well at home so he must have a good chance again on Monday. Perceus drops back in trip Friday, March 18, 2016 PERCEUS drops back to 2 miles at Uttoxeter tomorrow where he runs in a  novice handicap hurdle. There are 10 runners and Jack Quinlan will once again take the ride. He is a course winner  and it looked as if he didn't get home at Sandown last time out over 2 1/2 miles so this seems a sensible option. He has been in good form since that race and schooled very well on Tuesday. The ground should be ideal for him as it is currently good/soft, soft in places, and doesn't look as if it will dry up further. It looks a competitive race but he goes there in good heart and we are hopeful that he will run a decent race. Consistent Cove is first flat winner of the year Thursday, March 17, 2016 SANDY COVE has been our only flat runner of the year to date and became our first winner at Kempton last night. We hope this is a good sign for the season ahead with the beginning of the turf season fast approaching. SANDY COVE is becoming a bit of a Kempton specialist recording his 3rd win there last night and his 5th win overall. He ran very well first time out this year, finishing a close second, and seems to have come on for that run and won in good fashion under a very good ride from Ryan Tate. Ryan seems to get on very well with the horse and his 3 pound allowance proved beneficial as the horse was winning off a career high mark last night.  He is owned by Blue Peter Racing and they have justified their decision not to sell him at the sales last year, hopefully they will have another fruitful year. We will probably now wait for the turf season for him as there are no obvious opportunities for him back at Kempton in the foreseeable future. He does want fast ground though so if it turns into a wet spring we may have to think again! Two runners at Fakenham tomorrow Thursday, March 17, 2016 SPA'S DANCER and CHIEF SPIRIT should both appreciate the good ground at local track Fakenham tomorrow. SPA'S DANCER runs in a 2 mile handicap hurdle, there are 14 runners and Jack Quinlan rides him. He really enjoys jumping but does struggle to get the trip in tiring ground. Fakenham is a sharp track and the ground has at last dried out so he has conditions to help him tomorrow. If he does see out the trip  then he must have a good chance especially on the best of his flat form.CHIEF SPIRIT faces 10 rivals in a 2 mile conditional jockeys maiden hurdle race and Harry Bannister takes the ride. He jumped very well on hiss debut at Newbury but got very tired in the ground. There is obviously a question mark whether he truly stays after that run but we will learn more tomorrow on this sharp track and on good ground. He has come out of the Newbury race very well and has schooled well since. We still think he is a decent prospect to go hurdling as long as he gets the trip. Cove chance at Kempton on Wednesday Monday, March 14, 2016 SANDY COVE returns to Kempton on Wednesday night to run in a similar race to when he was second there a few weeks ago. He runs in a 12 furlong handicap for horses rated 0-65 and he is well drawn in stall 4 of the 11 runners. He will once again be ridden by Ryan Tate who rode him when he was second and so hopefully they can go one better this time. Ryan still claims a valuable 3 pounds which could be useful especially as he carries top weight. He seems in very good form at home and is back running off a mark of 65 so you can see him going close again on Wednesday. Chief Spirit makes hurdling debut tomorrow Thursday, March 03, 2016 CHIEF SPIRIT makes his debut over hurdles at Newbury tomorrow. There are 8 runners and Jack Quinlan takes the ride. He has been schooling nicely at home and looked the ideal type to go hurdling. It looks a competitive race as there are 2 previous winners in the lineup who will set the benchmark. It is an ideal place to make his debut though as it is a good track and the gong should be fine for him as he will enjoy some cut in the ground. We are looking forward to seeing him run. Sandy Cove up in grade tomorrow Sunday, February 28, 2016 SANDY COVE ran a very good race in his first run back after a break at Kempton recently finishing a close second. He was racing off a pound higher mark than his previous highest winning mark, the down side of that run was that the handicapper has raised him a further pound to 66 so he is out of 0-65 handicaps. He runs tomorrow in a 12 furlong 0-75 handicap at Wolverhampton so we will see how he goes in this grade. He is well drawn in stall 2 of the 9 runners and Luke Morris takes the ride. He has ridden him to all of his 4 previous victories so clearly gets on very well with the horse. He is also a course and distance winner so he has alot on his favour and we are hopeful of another good run tomorrow. Sir Note on song for today Wednesday, February 24, 2016 SIR NOTE heads for Ludlow this afternoon and faces 8 rivals in a 2 mile handicap chase. He is in very good form at home and seems to have come on since his recent win at Huntingdon. We felt he would have need that run as it was his first race back after a break. He will need to have improved though as the handicapper has not taken any chances as he has put him up 12 pounds. He couldn't have won more easily but it seemed a weak race. He put up an impressive display of jumping that day so hopefully he can do that again and we are hopeful of a good run this afternoon. Sandy Cove back from holiday Tuesday, February 16, 2016 SANDY COVE returns to the track tomorrow having enjoyed a good winter break. He is running in a 12 furlong handicap at Kempton and is well drawn in stall 2 of the 9 runners. He is now 1 pound higher in the handicap than his highest winning mark but he could still be competitive off this mark. He will be ridden by Ryan Tate who has ridden him several time before so knows him well and also claims a valuable 3 pounds off his back. It will all depend how much he needs the run having come back from a break and he will be meeting fitter rivals who have good recent form. He is a course and distance winner so clearly likes the track so should run well again tomorrow. Aviator returns at Doncaster tomorrow Wednesday, February 10, 2016 AVIATOR returns after a break at Doncaster tomorrow and faces 19 rivals.  He runs over 3 miles in a qualifier for the Challenger Staying Hurdle Final at Haydock on March 26th. The first 8 qualify so we hope he can achieve that tomorrow. He has had a nice break and seems particularly well at home. The more the ground dries up the better it will be for him as, although he has good form in his younger days on soft ground, he has shown his best form for us over hurdles on good ground. He will be predominantly run over hurdles this year as he does seem better over jumps than on the flat these days. The jumping string have all been in good form this winter so hopefully AVIATOR can run well tomorrow. Perceus chance at Sandown tomorrow Friday, February 05, 2016 PERCEUS takes on older horses for the first time tomorrow in the 2 1/2 mile handicap hurdle at Sandown and there are 9 runners. He had the option of running in the juvenile hurdle but the  longer trip should suit him better and he gets an 11 pound weight-for-age-allowance which could prove useful. We will test this theory out tomorrow! He stays well and has shown he acts on heavy ground so the ground will be fine for him. He has been in good form since his last run at Huntingdon and schooled well under Jack Quinlan on Wednesday, he rides him again tomorrow. He is running off a rating of 124 which is a fair mark and we hope he can run a decent race tomorrow.IRON BUTTERFLY ran a career best race today at Catterick to finish second to HAINAN who she was giving 8 pounds to. She is so genuine and tried all the way to the line. She is now qualified for the Challenger Staying Hurdle Final at Haydock on 26th March, Easter Saturday, so that will be her target. She may have one more run in between but as she runs well fresh she could just wait for this race. Butterfly seeks hat-trick at Catterick Thursday, February 04, 2016 IRON BUTTERFLY is looking for her hat-trick of wins at Catterick tomorrow but she has gone up 18 pounds for her last 2 wins so it is a tough ask. She runs in a 3 mile 1 furlong handicap hurdle and there are 9 runners. The main danger looks to be TAMBURA who she has beaten before but she is worse off with her at the weights this time. IRON BUTTERFLY has won at Catterick on the flat so we know the track will suit her and the ground should be fine for her too. She still seems in good form at home so we are hoping for the best tomorrow. Sir Note in tune on chasing debut Friday, January 29, 2016 SIR NOTE put in an impressive display of jumping on his chasing debut to win at Huntingdon today. It was also our first chase winner from only our third runner. He made all and it was exciting to see him jump so well on his first run over fences. It may not have been the strongest of contests but he won nicely and it was a great way to start his chasing career. Jack Quinlan gave him a very good ride, he has done all the schooling on him at home so it was nice to see him rewarded with a winner. We are very grateful to Nick Littmoden and Gerry Chesneaux for sending the horse to us and it is great to start on a winning note! Sir Note makes his chasing debut tomorrow Thursday, January 28, 2016 SIR NOTE will have his first run for us and his first run over fences at Huntingdon tomorrow. He was formerly with Nick Littmoden and he kindly sent him to us when he retired from training recently. He is a lovely big French bred horse who was bought as a potential chaser so the fact that he has won twice over hurdles is a real plus. His 2 wins have been on good ground so we have been hoping to be able to run him on decent ground. It looks as we could be lucky and the ground there should be alot better than other courses at the moment. He is coming back from a break, his last run was in July, so he could just need the race. He has schooled well at home and there are only 5 runners so it will be interesting to see how he runs tomorrow. Testing conditions for Spa's Dancer tomorrow Friday, January 15, 2016 SPA'S DANCER runs in a 2 mile 0-110 rated novice handicap hurdle at Warwick tomorrow and there are 14 runners. It is an ideal race for him, the only question mark is whether he will get home on the ground which is heavy at the moment. They are holding an inspection in the morning as severe frosts are expected but they have put frost blankets on the track so every effort is being made to save the meeting. He has been ready to run for a while but we have been waiting for the right race, this seemed the best available option. He likes soft ground on the flat and Warwick is a sharp track so hopefully he will get home in these conditions. He ran well last time out at Ludlow finishing 4th, beaten less than 5 lengths. He settled well in front with the hood on so hopefully he can do the same again. If he does get the trip in the ground then he should be thereabouts tomorrow. Perceus goes for big prize at Huntingdon tomorrow Thursday, January 14, 2016 PERCEUS runs in a £20,000 juvenile hurdle race at Huntingdon tomorrow and there are only 5 runners. Huntingdon are to be congratulated for offering such good prizemoney and you would have expected a larger field. The presence of SCEAU ROYAL in the field may have scared a few away as he will be hard to beat but one should never be afraid of one horse and with such good prize money on offer we thought it was worth PERCEUS taking his chance. It is an ideal race for him too as he escapes a penalty for his previous win. We have been delighted with the way he has performed over hurdles so far and hopefully he can pick up some more prizemoney tomorrow. Winning streak continues! Friday, January 08, 2016 IRON BUTTERFLY maintained her unbeaten record at Doncaster this afternoon and got the New Year off to a flying start. She  has now won 3 races for 3 runs there so clearly enjoys the Yorkshire track. It also continues the good run of form of the yards jumpers as the last 3 runners have won, long may it continue! It was a great result for Harold Nass, her breeder and owner, as she will be retired to the paddocks one day but whilst she is in this form that plan is on hold. Butterfly to get New Year off to a flier Thursday, January 07, 2016 IRON BUTTERFLY will be our first runner of the New Year tomorrow and hopefully she can get us off to a flying start. She runs in a 2 1/2 mile mares only handicap hurdle race at Doncaster. There are only 6 runners and Jack Quinlan, who knows her so well, will take the ride.  The only slight concern is the drop back in trip as she does seem better suited to 3 miles these days but she has won over this trip on this course. She has won twice at Doncaster including last time out in December so clearly likes the track. The ground will be heavy tomorrow so her stamina will come into play and she has won on heavy ground earlier in her jumping career. She seems in good form at home so we hope she can get the year off to a good start tomorrow. Perceus Keeps the Ball Rolling! Friday, December 18, 2015 Perceus made it 2 winners from Park Lodge's last 2 runners over hurdles when winning the juvenile hurdle at Uttoxeter by 91 lengths!  Admittedly there were only 3 runners and he was 8/1 on but they all count!  He made all his own running and jumped round very professionally for a juvenile having only his second start over hurdles apart from a slight scare at the last to keep us all on our toes!  A fantastic result for Ian and Penny Rushby and Jiji and Hanif Barma who have all been great supporters of the yard. Perceus is proving to be a bonny horse over hurdles and hopefully there is more to come.  He stays well and handles very soft ground well. Longside at Lingfield Friday, December 18, 2015 Longside runs at Lingfield tomorrow once again over a mile and a half. His finishing position last time out does not reflect his true chance tomorrow as he had no run at all at any stage.  Luke Morris felt that he would have been significantly closer with a clear run and that the step up in trip was not a problem.  Longside has been in good form at home in the meantime and we hope that he can show his true colours tomorrow.  Luke Morris rides again. Perceus odds on tomorrow Thursday, December 17, 2015 PERCEUS looks to have been found an ideal opportunity to open his account over hurdles tomorrow. He runs in a 2 1/2 mile juvenile hurdle race at Uttoxeter and there are only 3 runners. He ran a very good race on his hurdling debut and has the best form in the race so with a clear round tomorrow he must have a very strong chance. Buterfly flies home at Doncaster Saturday, December 12, 2015 There is something about Doncaster in December that suits IRON BUTTERFLY well as she won there in impressive style yesterday. The ground and trip suited her well and she was always travelling nicely, she won by 5 lengths and was eased down at the finish. It was a good day for jockey Jack Quinlan who rode a double on the card from only 2 rides. It was also great for owner breeder Harold Nass as he is going to keep IRON BUTTERFLY  to breed from, she will make a lovely dual purpose broodmare. Her retirement to the paddocks may be slightly delayed if she stays in this form though! Her next intended target is a mares hurdle race at Wetherby on January 8th. Iron Butterfly strong chance tomorrow Thursday, December 10, 2015 IRON BUTTERFLY heads for Doncaster tomorrow with a good chance at a track where she is a course winner. She runs in a 3 mile mares only handicap hurdle and there are 9 runners. She ran very well at Fakenham last time out, as it was her first run after a break. She has been in very good form at home since that run. This looks an ideal race for her  and is over 3 miles which should suit her. She is a course winner over 2 1/2 miles but she is better over a longer trip these days. Interestingly when she won at Doncaster before it was also in December and off a pound higher mark so hopefully she can produce the same result again tomorrow. Trio of runners tomorrow Tuesday, December 08, 2015 It a busy day tomorrow with 3 runners on the flat at 2 different meetings. LONGSIDE starts proceedings at Lingfield. He runs over 12 furlongs for the first time and is drawn 12 of 12 runners. He had his first run after a break at Kempton recently over 10 furlongs and ran well, he stayed on well in the straight and looks as if the step up in trip should suit him. Luke Morris takes the ride and he could run well at a big price tomorrow.NEXT TRAIN'S GONE makes his debut at Kempton in a mile maiden.  He is drawn 8 of the 12 runners and Graham Lee rides. He is the last foal out of the mare, Coh Sho No, who is also the dam of WIND PLACE AND SHO, IRON CONDOR and AT THE MONEY. He is a very nice prospect and she has possibly saved her best to last. He is a big horse, bred to stay a trip, but he should run a respectable race and is a horse for the future.CHIEF SPIRIT is the final runner of the day. He also runs at Kempton in a 11 furlong handicap. He is drawn 5 of the 14 runners and is also ridden by Graham Lee. He has been gelded since his last run and has done really well physically so will probably need this run. We were keen to run him over this trip on this track with a view to stepping him up to 12 furlongs in the future. First run for Perceus tomorrow Wednesday, December 02, 2015 PERCEUS, a recent acquisition, will make his debut for the yard at Market Rasen tomorrow and it will also be his first run over hurdles. He runs in a juvenile hurdle race and there are 9 runners. The ground should suit him as won on the flat over 12 furlongs on soft ground for his previous connections. It does not look an easy contest but we have been very pleased with the way he has been going at home. He has schooled well and we are looking forward to seeing him run. Pocket in at Kempton tomorrow Tuesday, December 01, 2015 POCKET runs in a 6 furlong maiden at Kempton tomorrow evening. There have been big entries in maiden races recently but fortunately tomorrows race has divided and there are only 9 runners. She is drawn 6 and Ryan Tate takes the ride. She probably needed the run at Wolverhampton over 7 furlongs last time as it was her first run back after a break. She ran respectably over 6 furlongs at Newbury in July so we will see how she fares back over this trip tomorrow. Longside tries longer trip Tuesday, November 24, 2015 LONGSIDE steps up in trip to 10 furlongs at Kempton tomorrow evening. He is drawn 3 of the 11 runners and Luke Morris takes the ride. He has had a break since he ran in the Legends race at Doncaster in September as we didn't see him as a soft ground horse and wanted to freshen him up for an all weather campaign. We are hopeful that he will stay the trip as he is bred on similar lines to stable companion, SANDY COVE, who stays 12 furlongs well. We will look to step him up further in the future if he can show that he stays tomorrow. He has been working nicely at home so we are hoping for a good run but he should come on for the race. Spa's Dancer can regain his step tomorrow Sunday, November 22, 2015 SPA'S DANCER heads for Ludlow tomorrow and will hopefully have more luck than in is last run over hurdles when he was bought down at Huntingdon. There is a big field of 15 runners tomorrow and Jack Quinlan takes the ride. He will wear a hood again as he definitely settled better in it last time he ran. He has not been put off by the experience last time as he has schooled well since and is in great form at home. He will like the track as it is a sharp 2 miles and he was third there a few years ago, before we had him. We are hoping he can run well there again tomorrow. Long Island good chance today Saturday, November 21, 2015 LONG ISLAND was held up in traffic on Monday so never got to Wolverhampton but sometimes these events can work in your favour as todays Selling race at Lingfield looks an easier contest for her. She is drawn 7 of the 9 runners and Luke Morris takes the ride. If she can transfer  the best of her turf form to this surface she must have a good chance. Pocket back on track Thursday, November 19, 2015 POCKET runs at Wolverhampton tomorrow in a 7 furlong maiden auction stakes and is drawn 8 of the 11 runners. She ran a respectable race first time out at Newbury in July but came home with sore shins. She has had niggling problems since then but is over these now. She has been working nicely at home and looks well in her coat for a filly at this time of the year. If she handles the surface tomorrow she could run well. Long Island drops in class tomorrow Sunday, November 15, 2015 LONG ISLAND drops down in class tomorrow at Wolverhampton. She runs in a claiming race and is drawn 6 of the 7 runners. This will be her first run on the all weather but there is no reason why shouldn't take to it.  If she can run to her best turf form then she must have a chance tomorrow. Exciting Prospect for Blue Peter Racing Sunday, November 01, 2015 Blue Peter Racing have for sale 1/10th shares in exciting future middle distance prospect PRESS GANG. Purchased this week for 12,000 gns at Tattersalls Horses in Training sales shares are available at £4,000 for a 1/10 share to include purchase and ALL training costs until October 31st 2016. See the Blue Peter Racing website for photograph and further details or contact James Eustace directly. Contact details below. Folly Bergere makes debut at HQ tomorrow Friday, October 30, 2015 FOLLY BERGERE makes her racecourse debut in a 7 furlong fillies maiden at Newmarket tomorrow. She is drawn 1 of the 9 runners and Graham Lee takes the ride. She is a backward 2 year old but we are keen to get her run into her this year. We would have preferred to have run her over a mile but this was the only suitable race left for her on the turf. She has worked nicely at home with PENNERLEY who ran respectably at Doncaster. She will like the ground, the softer the better, and it will also make it more of a stamina test which will suit her. She is very much a filly for next year but it will be interesting to see how she runs tomorrow. Step up in trip for Wind Place and Sho Thursday, October 29, 2015 WIND PLACE AND SHO will be stepping up in trip to 2 miles at Newmarket tomorrow. It will also be the first time he will have encountered such soft ground but the family all stayed well and liked soft ground so hopefully it will suit him. He seems in very good form at home and for a gelding at this time of year her has kept his summer coat well. It would be nice if he could go 2 places better than his brother, AT THE MONEY, who was third in this same race a few years ago. Runners under both codes tomorrow Tuesday, October 27, 2015 There are 3 runners at 2 different meetings tomorrow and they would all have a chance. WILY FOX and IRON BUTTERFLY head to Fakenham to run over hurdles whilst ICE SLICE runs on the flat at Nottingham.WILY FOX starts proceedings at Fakenham, he runs in a 2 mile 7 furlong handicap and will be ridden by Jack Quinlan. He ran a great race last time  finishing a good second. Admittedly that was at Market Rasen which seems to suit him very well but he does have form at Fakenham so hopefully he can run well again. The handicapper has not done him any favours by putting him up 2 pounds but the horse is in very good form at home so should run well again. The ground will be perfect for him at the moment, it would be a concern if they got significant rain there. If it does rain it would suit IRON BUTTERFLY  though. She is having her first run  after a break and has come back fresh and well. She runs in a 2 1/2 mile handicap hurdle and will also be ridden by Jack Quinlan. She has really pleased us with her work at home so hopefully she can run well tomorrow. ICE SLICE runs in a 1 mile handicap at Nottingham and is drawn 9 of the 14 runners. He has won and been second on 2 previous visits to the course when he was also ridden by tomorrow's jockey Graham Lee. We know he likes the track and he has also won over this trip. He has alot in his favour tomorrow but would really benefit from some rain which is forecast, the softer the better for him. Two runners at Newbury tomorrow Friday, October 23, 2015 TEA BLOSSOM runs in the Group 3 St Simon Stakes at Newbury tomorrow and could really do with a change of luck. She is a very nice filly who has definitely not had the rub of the green this year.  It would be great if she could round off the season with a clear run tomorrow.  She is drawn 8 of the 9 runners and Graham Lee takes the ride. 12 furlongs on soft ground should suit her well and fillies do have a good record in this race. It has also been a good race for us too as Orcadian won it a few years ago. She will be a big price tomorrow but if she can get a decent run she can hopefully show us what she can do.SPA'S DANCER runs in a 10 furlong handicap on the same card and will also be ridden by Graham Lee. There rare 14 runners and he is drawn 12. He was unfortunately brought down in his last race over hurdles but seems none the worse for it and does seem to have a real spring in his step since he has been hurdling. We hope it will have revitalised him on the flat and he can return to form. He could easily bounce back in a race of this type and has run well at Newbury before.  The slight concern would be the ground if they got too much rain there tomorrow as 10 furlongs is the furthest he would like to go on soft ground. Pennerley makes her debut at Doncaster tomorrow Thursday, October 22, 2015 PENNERLEY will make her racecourse debut at Doncaster tomorrow in a mile fillies maiden. She is drawn 5 of the 13 runners. She is very much a filly for next year but has been working quite nicely this autumn since we have been able to work on the grass . The ground, trip and track should all be ideal for her but it is very much a starting point for her.  It is nice to get her on the track  and she should come into her own next year. Cove's last chance before the sales Monday, October 19, 2015 SANDY COVE is running at Lingfield tomorrow and this is last chance to run before he goes through the ring at the Horses In Training Sales in Newmarket next week. He is dropping back to 10 furlongs tomorrow as this was the only available race for him but the way he has been running recently this might just suit him. He showed too much speed last time out at Wolverhampton in the hands of Jack Garritty and didn't quite get home. He will be ridden by Hayley Turner this time and it would be nice to supply her with a winner before she ends her riding career at end of this season. SANDY COVE has had a very good year winning 3 races on the all weather, he is a very sound and thoroughly genuine horse who has given the Blue Peter Racing 12 partnership alot of fun over the past 2 years. Nufooth heads for Bath tomorrow Saturday, October 17, 2015 NUFOOTH heads west to Bath tomorrow to run in a 10 furlong handicap. She ran an encouraging race at Brighton last time out over a mile on very soft ground. We didn't think she was really at home with the underfoot conditions that day but she stayed on well up the hill suggesting that it is worth trying her over a longer trip. We hope she will enjoy the better ground she is sure to get at Bath. She is not ideally drawn in stall 15 of the 15 runners but we are hoping for the best tomorrow. Long island tries longer trip tomorrow Tuesday, October 13, 2015 LONG ISLAND runs in a mile nursery at Nottingham tomorrow. She ran a  decent race at Brighton last time out over 7 furlongs, she stayed on well at the death and looked as if the step up in trip should suit her. A mile at Nottingham with cut in the ground should be just up her street. The only negative factor is the draw as she is drawn 12 of 16 which is not ideal. If she can overcome this then she would have a chance. Handicap debut for Dancer over hurdles tomorrow Monday, October 12, 2015 SPA'S DANCER will have his first run in a handicap over hurdles at Huntingdon tomorrow over 2 miles. There are 11 runners and Jack Quinlan takes the ride. He ran well at Warwick las time out, his first run for us over hurdles, but was a bit keen and enthusiastic. He got to the front too soon and got a bit tired but stayed on to finish third. He has been given a rating of 112 which looks a reasonable mark as long as he can settle better this time. He will wear a hood tomorrow which he has schooled in at home and settled well in it so hopefully that will help him. The ground is good at the moment which should be ideal for him as it will help him get the trip. The plan will be to ride him less positively this time and if he can settle well then he must have a chance tomorrow. Quinlan on board Aviator on the flat Friday, October 09, 2015 AVIATOR runs in a flat race on Sunday confined to National Hunt jockeys so he will be ridden by Jack Quinlan who knows him so well. He has ridden him in all his hurdle races including 2 victories so it would be nice if he could add a win on the flat to his portfolio. The race is over 2 miles at Goodwood and there are 16 runners. He was also entered at York tomorrow but the ground is likely to be more suitable for him at Goodwood. He seems to be at his best on good ground and can produce a good turn of foot for a stayer on this type of going. The only slightly unknown is the track , as far as we know he has not run a track of this type before but he is in good form at home so we hope he can win again. Two runners at Brighton tomorrow Monday, October 05, 2015 LONG ISLAND and NUFOOTH run at Brighton tomorrow where they have both run well before. LONG ISLAND has her first run in handicap company, she runs in a 6 furlong nursery and is drawn 7 of the 10 runners. She finished second on her previous visit to the track and the form of the race has worked out solidly. Her last run at Salisbury was disappointing but she missed the break completely and never got into the race so one can hopefully put a line through that form. Any further rain will help her cause as it was heavy ground when she ran there before so she obviously appreciates some cut in the ground. If she can run to her best form she would have a chance tomorrow.NOFOOTH ran well at Brighton for her previous trainer, Richard Hannon, last season so we are hoping she can run well there again. She is running in a mile handicap and is drawn 3 of the 12 runners. This will be her first run on the turf for us, we have run her twice on the all weather. She ran well on her first run at Kempton but was very disappointing at Chelmsford  and there is no obvious explanation except that none of the horses we have run there have run well! We are still feeling our way with her regarding trip and going but we hope that by going back to a track she has form on she can run well again. Wily Fox returns at Market Rasen tomorrow Sunday, October 04, 2015 WILY FOX returns to the track at Market Rasen tomorrow, he runs in a 2 mile 7 furlong handicap hurdle and there are 7 runners. He seems in very good form at home and is a course winner. He will like the ground and the trip and jack Quinlan takes the ride who knows him so well. He has alot in his favour but possibly may just need the run having had a break. It will be nice to se him back on the track and on his home form he should run well tomorrow. Cove chance to strike again Friday, October 02, 2015 SANDY COVE returns to Wolverhampton tomorrow evening, the scene of his most recent victory. He runs in a 12 furlong handicap and is drawn 10 of the 12 runners. He will be running over the same trip as before and will be ridden once again by Luke Morris who gave him such an inspired ride last time. He has been put up 4 pounds for his latest victory and will meet YOURKINDRED SPIRIT, second to him last time, on exactly the same terms again. He has been in very good form at home since his last run so we are hopeful that he can win again tomorrow evening. MAJOR CRISPIES also runs at Wolverhampton tomorrow evening. This will be his first run on the Tapeta surface. He runs in a 6 furlong handicap and is drawn 3 of the 13 runners. On slower ground on the turf he found 7 furlongs too far last time. We hope that the Tapeta surface will suit him but we are slightly concerned about the draw for him. He sometimes does not break well form the stall and he does not like to be overcrowded. Jack Garritty, who still claims 3 pounds, takes the ride and will hopefully be able to get him to break well and ride a race from there. He will need a bit of luck in running but hopefully the trip and the surface will suit him so it is worth a try. Shadow Spirit back on turf tomorrow Tuesday, September 29, 2015 SHADOW SPIRIT runs in a mile fillies maiden at Nottingham tomorrow and is drawn 1 of the 9 runners. She is running back on the turf, her last run was at Kempton on the polytrack. She should find the good ground more to her liking than on her turf debut which was on heavy ground which was a struggle for her. She is stepping up to a mile this time which looks the way forward, it will be interesting to see how she runs on better ground and over this trip. Wind Place and Sho can lead the way tomorrow Thursday, September 24, 2015 WIND PLACE AND SHO is one of three runners tomorrow and would have the best chance but if they get a bit of luck in running both TEA BLOSSOM and ICE SLICE both have each way chances too. TEA BLOSSOM stays close to him as she runs in the 12 furlong fillies Listed race at Newmarket. She is drawn 11 of the 14 runners and Fergus Sweeney takes the ride.  She ran well in the Galtres Stakes at York last time out but was badly interfered with, if she can show that form again and the form of her run at Newcastle behind COVERT LOVE she would have an each way chance. She likes a bit of cut in the ground and it should remain good to soft tomorrow which will suit her well.WIND PLACE AND SHO and ICE SLICE both travel up to Haydock. WIND PLACE AND SHO runs in a 1 mile and 6 furlong handicap and there are only 6 runners. He ran very well over the course and distance to finish 3rd earlier in the season in a good handicap. He was disappointing last time out at York and there is no obvious explanation but he has been in good form at home since so if you ignore that run he must have a good chance. Graham Lee takes the ride and he won on him at Pontefract so hopefully he can maintain his winning record on the horse. He also rides ICE SLICE who he has ridden to victory before too. He runs in a mile handicap and there are 13 runners. The more rain they get there the better for him, the ground is currently good to soft but if it becomes softer then  it will suit him even better. It is his time of year so we are hoping for the best tomorrow. Nufooth at local track Chelmsford tomorrow Wednesday, September 23, 2015 NUFOOTH runs at local track Chelmsford tomorrow in a mile handicap and is drawn well in stall 4 of the 11 runners. She ran a nice race at Kempton last time finishing 5th but was beaten less than 2 lengths. It was her first run for over a year so she is entitled to come on for the run. It was also her first run on an all weather surface and she handled it well but she may be better suited by the faster surface at Chelmsford. She will be ridden by Luke Morris whose last ride for the yard was a winner so hopefully she can go close tomorrow. Shadow Sprit at Kempton today Monday, September 21, 2015 SHADOW SPIRIT runs in a 7 furlong fillies maiden at Kempton this afternoon and is drawn 5 of the 14 runners. We are delighted to have Ryan Tate riding her as he has only recently come back from a lengthy spell on the sidelines. She didn't run badly on her debut at Lingfield as the ground was heavy which would not have suited her as she is only a small filly with small feet. It does look a hot maiden race, the favourite will be hard to beat and there are some well bred newcomers too. She has come on for the run and has always worked well on the polytrack so we are hoping she can run a nice race today. Spa's Dancer back over jumps tomorrow Monday, September 21, 2015 SPA'S DANCER runs in a 2 mile novice hurdle at Warwick tomorrow. This will be his first run for us over hurdles but he did run for his previous connections and was third on his last outing which was nearly 3 years ago. It was a good run as the form of the race worked out well. He has schooled really well at home and it seems to have put a real spring in his step so we hope he will run well. We have made an entry for him at Market Rasen on Saturday just in case they do not get sufficient rain there as he won't run tomorrow unless the ground is good or softer. Well timed win by Sandy Cove last night Sunday, September 20, 2015 SANDY COVE timed his return to winning ways to perfection last night, winning on the eve of the Newmarket Open Day. He will now be assured of plenty of attention from all visitors to the yard this morning! Luke Morris knows him so well and gave him an inspired ride last night, hopefully he can go on to win again this autumn. It was great that there was a hard core of his enthusiastic owners, Blue Peter Racing 12, there to cheer him home. The yard has really hit form too as this was the  2nd win from 2 runners this week. Saturday night out for Sandy Cove Friday, September 18, 2015 SANDY COVE heads for a night out at Wolverhampton tomorrow evening. He runs in a 12 furlong handicap and is drawn 9 of the 12 runners. He has won over this distance and has run well at the course, finishing second there earlier in the year. He seems in very good form at home and ran well at Kempton last time out finishing fourth, the first 3 were all 3 year olds.  Luke Morris is back on board tomorrow and he rode him in his 3 previous wins so lets hope he can add another one to the scoresheet tomorrow. Aviator flies home at Pontefract Thursday, September 17, 2015 It was great to see AVIATOR win well at Pontefract this afternoon and provide jockey Graham Lee with his 3rd winner of the day.  He has been in good from over hurdles all summer and it was nice to see him continue that form on the flat. Hopefully he can go and win again on the flat aswell as over hurdles, he is becoming a useful dual purpose horse. Alot of the credit should go to his owners, Macdougall Two, who have been very patient with him and it is great that they are now being rewarded and hopefully AVIATOR can continue to give them alot of fun under both codes.  The ground was good today which seemed to suit him well. Aviator returns to the flat tomorrow Wednesday, September 16, 2015 AVIATOR will have his run on the flat for over a year at Pontefract tomorrow in a 2 mile 1 furlong handicap and there are 10 runners. He has been in great form over hurdles since making a winning debut at Fakenham in the spring, he has won twice and has never been out of the first 4. He is running off a rating of 71 tomorrow so if he can translate his jumping form  to the flat he looks well in. He did have good form on the flat abroad and that was all with cut in the ground but over hurdles he has handled a sound surface really well so we are hoping they don't get too much more rain there. Graham Lee takes the ride and he would seem the perfect jockey of him so we are hoping for the best tomorrow. Long island chance at Salisbury Thursday, September 10, 2015 LONG ISLAND heads for Salisbury tomorrow to run in a median auction maiden over a mile. She is well drawn in stall 1 of the 9 runners and will be partnered by Kevin Stott who will take a useful 3 pounds off her back.  She showed a great attitude last time out at Brighton when she was second in terrible conditions. She ran a very genuine and honest race as she had to battle hard up the hill in bad ground to finish second. The form of the race has worked out OK as the winner has gone on to finish second in a nursery off a mark of 72. She has been in good form at home since this run and the step up to mile should not be a problem as there is plenty of stamina on the dam's side of her pedigree. The ground should be fine as she handled good/firm ground on her debut and the track should suit her. The race has been divided and it does not look the strongest Salisbury maiden on paper so we are hopeful of a good run. Longside runs in Leger Legends race tomorrow Tuesday, September 08, 2015 LONGSIDE runs in the Leger Legends race over a mile at Doncaster tomorrow. It will be great to have a runner in this race which should be alot of fun with so many past jockeys competing and we are delighted that Willie Supple rides him. LONGSIDE ran very well for us first time out at Leicester over the same trip on fast ground and then was disappointing at Ripon on soft ground which clearly didn't suit him. The ground and the trip should be ideal for him tomorrow so we are hoping for the best.NUFOOTH makes her debut for us at Kempton tomorrow evening in a mile 51-65 rated handicap. She is drawn 4 of the 10 runners and will be ridden by Adam Kirby. She was bought from the horses in trainingin sales last year and kept getting small niggling setbacks which have delayed her appearance on the track this season. She is a nice filly and has been working well at home. As she hasn't run for over a year she will probably come on for the run but on her homework she could run well in this class of race. Conditions suit Crispies tomorrow Monday, September 07, 2015 MAJOR CRISPIES runs in a 7 furlong handicap at Leicester tomorrow and is drawn 13 of the 13 runners. He still seems in very good form at home and has been running consistently well all summer . He has always run well at the track and the ground should be good or or on the fast side by tomorrow which will suit him. Adam Kirby takes the ride on him again, he gets on well with the horse and rode him to victory at Windsor earlier in the season. He has been dropped a pound by the handicapper since his last run too so with alot in his favour he should go close tomorrow. Chief Spirit back from a break Saturday, September 05, 2015 CHEIF SPIRIT runs at York tomorrow in a 10 furlong handicap and is unfavourably drawn in stall 19 of 20.  He has had a bit of a break as the jockeys that rode him in the spring felt he would be better suited by a bit of give in the ground so we have prepared him for an autumn campaign. The ground should be ideal for him tomorrow, it is currently good/soft. Graham Lee rides him again, he rode him when he was third at Newbury to the smart INTILAAQ who is now a group 3 winner. It will be hard for him tomorrow drawn so wide over this trip at York but he has been working well at home. It will be interesting to see how he runs, he is fit enough to do himself justice but should improve again for the race. Shadow Spirit makes her debut tomorrow Tuesday, September 01, 2015 SHADOW SPIRIT makes her racecourse debut at Lingfield tomorrow. She runs in a 2 year old fillies maiden over a straight 7 furlongs on the turf track and is drawn 4 of the 12 runners. She is bred to need a trip so will stay further in time but she will appreciate cut in the ground so tomorrow's race looks an ideal place to start her off as the ground there is soft. She has been going nicely at home and is the third of our 2 year olds to run and like the first 2 runners is likely to need her first run. She is a similar type to LONG ISLAND who improved for her first run to finish second at Brighton last week. It is nice to get another 2 year old on the track and it will be interesting to see how she runs. As a bunch the 2 year olds have needed a little time but are coming on well now. Big day tomorrow, £130,000 prizemoney on offer! Friday, August 21, 2015 WIND PLACE AND SHO and AVIATOR both have each way chances in valuable handicaps tomorrow. WIND PLACE AND SHO runs in the 14 furlong Melrose handicap at York and is drawn 7 of the 20 runners. He has done nothing wrong all season and the form of his last run at Sandown has worked out well with the 3rd and 4th horses coming out and finishing 1st and 2nd at Salisbury recently. The down side of that is that the handicapper put him up another 2 pounds so he is running off a 6 pound higher mark than his last win. He is in great form at home and appears to be improving all the time. We have no concerns about the ground as he has won on good/firm and good/soft. The track will suit him well so we are hopeful of a big run tomorrow. AVIATOR head west to Newton Abbot to run in a valuable handicap hurdle race. He has been very consistent over hurdles, winning twice and was second last time out to a horse from the in form John Ferguson stable.  He won't mind the ground either way too as his best form on the flat has been with cut in the ground but he has shown good form over hurdles on faster ground. Jack Quinlan rides him who knows him so well so he must have a good chance of bringing some prizemoney home. Blossom heads for York tomorrow Wednesday, August 19, 2015 The recent rain may not have suited everyone with intended runners at York this week but it is just what was needed for TEA BLOSSOM to take her chance. She runs in the Sir Henry Cecil Galtres Stakes and is drawn 14 of the 16 runners. We have been waiting of some cut in the ground as the going was on the easy side of good when she ran such good race at Newcastle and the form of that race has worked out very well. The ground was too quick for her when she ran at York last time out and she did not let herself down. We were delighted to get Graham Lee to ride her again as he rode her last time and really liked her. If she can run up to her best form then she would have an each way chance at a long price. Longside can go one better tomorrow Monday, August 17, 2015 LONGSIDE, was only beaten by a nose on his debut for us last week, hopefully he can go one better at Ripon tomorrow. We were delighted with his run at Leicester as he showed all the right qualities and he is running over the same distance again. We hope the ground will still be good by tomorrow, his action suggests he will be suited by good or softer ground but it was on the fast side of good at Leicester. Tony Hamilton takes the ride and he knows Ripon well. he rode the winner of the big race there on Saturday, the Great St Wilfrid Handicap, so we hope we have the right man on board. LONGSIDE is drawn 10 of the 13 runners and must have a good chance tomorrow. Cove returns to Kempton tomorrow Sunday, August 16, 2015 SANDY COVE returns to Kempton tomorrow, the scene of his 2 wins earlier in the year over the same distance. He runs in a 12 furlong handicap and is drawn well in stall 3 of the 10 runners. He is in good form at home and has dropped down to handicap mark he has won off earlier in the year. He will be ridden by Louis Steward who still claims 3 pounds so he looks to have a very good chance tomorrow. Ice Slice drops back in trip at Kempton Tuesday, August 11, 2015 ICE SLICE runs in a 7 furlong handicap at Kempton tomorrow and is drawn 10 of the 12 runners. Leading apprentice Tom Marquand gets the ride and claims a valuable 5 pounds off his back. He ran a good race there over a mile last time out finishing 4th. The track surface has been topped up recently and is currently riding on the slow side which should suit him. His run at Haydock recently looked as if a step back in trip could suit him and he has plenty of speed in his pedigree so it seems worth trying him over this distance. Only 3 rivals for Longside at Leicester tomorrow Saturday, August 08, 2015 LONGSIDE makes his debut for the yard at Leicester tomorrow and there are only 4 runners. He will be ridden by the season's leading jockey to date,  Silvestre de Sousa. He was bought at Doncaster Sales in May out of the yard of Charlie Hills and formerly owned by Juddmonte Farms.  He is bred on similar lines to SANDY COVE who stays 12 furlongs so we are gambling on the fact that he might stay too. The plan is to gradually step him up in trip so he runs over a mile tomorrow. He has been gelded since we bought him and we hope that he will turn into a dual purpose horse in the future. We aren't sure if the ground will suit him, he may prefer a bit of cut in the ground, but tomorrow is very much a fact finding mission and we hope to learn more about the horse from this run. Long island makes her debut at HQ tomorrow Friday, July 31, 2015 LONG ISLAND makes her racecourse debut at Newmarket tomorrow in a 7 furlong 2 year old fillies maiden. She is drawn 6 of the 14 runners and will be ridden by Dane O'Neill. She was bred by her owner, Bob McCreery and is by Firebreak who is doing well as sire, having had several winners recently. She has pleased us with her work at home and 7 furlongs will suit her. This is her first sight of a racecourse but we hope she will run an encouraging race. Wind Place and Sho storms to victory Thursday, July 30, 2015 WIND PLACE AND SHO read the script and produced a thrilling victory in the last race at Sandown to round off a memorable day for all connections. The winning owner and breeder, Harold Nass, had hosted a picnic lunch at Goodwood earlier in the day to celebrate his birthday, the party then moved on to Sandown where WIND PLACE AND SHO gave connections even more reason to celebrate. He was ridden by Andrea Atzeni and it also gave him a great end to the day as he had already ridden the winners of the 2 previous races on the card. WIND PLACE AND SHO  is an improving horse and clearly stays well so he will hopefully go on from here. Atzeni rides Wind Place And Sho tomorrow Tuesday, July 28, 2015 In form Andrea Atzeni, fresh from his big Ascot win last weekend, has been booked to ride WIND PLACE AND SHO at Sandown tomorrow evening. He runs in a mile and 6 furlong handicap and is drawn 4 of the 10 runners. He has been running consistently well this season and seems to handle all types of ground. He was 3rd last time out at Haydock over the same trip. He ran well at Sandown on his racecourse debut as a 2 year old so hopefully he can go close tomorrow. Rain good for Dancer's chances at Goodwood Monday, July 27, 2015 The recent rain is very welcome for SPA'S DANCER who runs in the 10 furlong handicap at Goodwood tomorrow. There are 18 runners and he is drawn 5. It has been a very frustrating season for him so far as he has been ticking over waiting for the rain to come. Even if they don't get any more rain there the ground should not be any drier than the slow side of good so it will be fine for him. On the few occasions the ground has been right he has run well this season and seems in good form at home. He will be ridden tomorrow by promising apprentice Tom Marquand who claims a very valuable 5 pounds off his back, this puts him well in at the weights on his best form. You have to go back a few years in the form book but he did finish second at Goodwood as a 3 year old so has form on the track. These races are always tricky to win and you need a little bit of luck but hopefully he can run a big race tomorrow. Two runners head North this weekend Friday, July 24, 2015 MAJOR CRISPIES and SANDY COVE both head up the A1 this weekend and neither of them would want too much rain too fall in Yorkshire. MAJOR CRISPIES runs in a 7 furlong handicap at York tomorrow and is drawn 1 of the 12 runners. James Doyle gets the ride, he rode him when he ran well at Goodwood earlier in the season so knows the horse. He has been running some great races in defeat and consequently has not been done any favours by the handicapper as he was put up 2 pounds for finishing second at Redcar. He was only beaten 1 1/2 lengths last time out off this mark at Doncaster. He ran well at York over this trip as a 2 year old so the course will suit and they should go a good gallop which will also help him. It is a competitive race and he will need to run up to his best to be in with a shout but he seems in good form at home so we are hoping for the best. SANDY COVE runs at Pontefract on Sunday in a 12 furlong handicap. He is drawn 11 of 15 runners and Graham Gibbons takes the ride. We tried dropping him back in distance to 10 furlongs last time but he ran as if a return to 12 furlongs would suit, this does seem his optimum trip. It is a valuable race for the grade so Pontefract should be applauded for putting up such good prize money and they have been rewarded with a large field. This will hopefully mean they will go a good gallop which will suit him. He has been running consistently well and has eased down the handicap a few pounds so can hopefully run well on Sunday providing they don't get too much rain and the ground does not become soft. Tea Blossom heads for York Thursday, July 23, 2015 TEA BLOSSOM heads North tomorrow evening to contest the Listed Lyric Stakes over 10 furlongs and she is drawn 5 of the 8 runners. The form of her last run at Newcastle was given a big boost last weekend when the winner, Covert Love, won the Irish Oaks. TEA BLOSSOM did not have the best of runs that day as she was badly hampered 2 furlongs out so could conceivably have finished fourth or better. She should be suited by the track tomorrow as it is similar to Newcastle and we were delighted to book Graham Lee to ride her. She has alot in her favour tomorrow so she will be an interesting runner. First 2 year old runner tomorrow Wednesday, July 08, 2015 POCKET will be the yard's first 2 year old runner of the season at Newbury tomorrow evening. She runs in a 6 furlong maiden auction fillies race, there are 16 runners and Cathy Gannon takes the ride.She is by Paco Boy and seems to have taken after him, she has a good attitude and seems very tough. She has been pleasing us in her work at home and if she can overcome her poor draw, stall 1, she should run a nice race. It will be interesting to see how she runs as it will give us a guide to the rest of our 2 year olds. Rain needed for Chief Spirit tomorrow Friday, July 03, 2015 CHIEF SPIRIT is declared to run at Sandown tomorrow in a 10 furlong handicap. He is well drawn in stall 3 of the 10 runners and Paul Hanagan has ben booked to ride him. He ran at Sandown earlier in the season but that was over a mile and he did not get the best of runs. James Doyle rode him that day and reported that he thought he would be suited by further so he ran over 10 furlongs next time out at Pontefract and ran well to finish third. The ground was on the fast side that day and it didn't really suit him so if they don't get the rain that is forecast he will not run tomorrow.AVIATOR heads back to Market Rasen on Sunday where he is a course winner over 2 miles 4 1/2 furlongs. He steps up in trip this time to 2 miles 7 furlongs but when he won there the further he went the better he went so we hope the trip will suit him. He will need to find some improvement as he is stepping up in class but he gets in at the bottom of the handicap on 10 stone 6 pounds so he will receive weight from all the other horses. There are 10 runners and Jack Quinlan takes the ride. He has ridden him on both his previous wins over hurdles so let's hope they can make it 3 on Sunday! Kirby back on Crispies tomorrow Thursday, July 02, 2015 Adam Kirby is reunited with MAJOR CRISPIES in a 7 furlong handicap at Doncaster tomorrow. He rode him to victory at Windsor over 6 furlongs earlier in the season so let's hope the partnership can strike again tomorrow. MAJOR CRISPIES has been running really well in competitive handicaps, he was second last time out over a straight 7 furlongs like Doncaster so hopefully he can run well again despite a 2 pound rise in the handicap. There are only 9 runners and conditions will suit him, he seems in good form at home so we are hoping he can get his head in front again tomorrow. SPA'S DANCER is declared to run at Sandown tomorrow but if there is no rain overnight he will not run. Blossom steps up in trip at Newcastle tomorrow Thursday, June 25, 2015 TEA BLOSSOM heads up to Newcastle tomorrow to run in a 10 furlong Listed race. She is drawn 3 of the 12 runners and will be ridden by the Australian rising star, Chad Schofield. She ran creditably last time out in a Listed contest over a mile at Ascot and the step up in trip should suit her. This will be her first run over a distance further than a mile but she is bred to stay further. She is a nice big filly who should be suited by the track and  hopefully they won't get too much rain as she handles fast ground well. It would be nice if she could finish in the first 3 and get some black type to increase her broodmare potential. Ice Slice back on the polytrack tomorrow Tuesday, June 23, 2015 ICE SLICE runs in a mile handicap at Kempton tomorrow evening. Although he hasn't won on the all-weather to date he does have some form on the surface so we thought it was worth a try as he favours soft ground on the turf. He  is drawn 14 of the 14 runners but he is a a hold up horse so hopefully it wont be too much of a disadvantage. None of the jockeys who usually ride him were available so we have booked Tom Marquand who takes a valuable 5  pounds off his back. He is having a good season and is one of the most promising apprentices riding at the moment. The horse is in good form at home so we are hoping for the best tomorrow. Sandy Cove drops back in trip Monday, June 22, 2015 SANDY COVE drops back in trip to 10 furlongs at Leicester tomorrow. Although he does stay further he can be a bit keen in his races so we thought it would be interesting to see how he performs back in trip and he has won over this distance. A track like Leicester should suit him well as it has a stiff finish and they should go a good pace early on. It looks the ideal race for him and the ground should be in his favour. There are only 6 runners and Louis Steward takes the ride. He got on well with the horse when he rode him at Doncaster recently but was given an impossible task from the draw. He is riding well and his 3 pound claim could prove useful tomorrow. Crispies heads North tomorrow Friday, June 19, 2015 MAJOR CRISPIES heads up the A1 to Redcar tomorrow to run in a 7 furlong handicap. He is drawn 3 of the 8 runners and Jack Garrity takes the ride. This will be his first ride for us, he takes a valuable 3 pounds of his back and his riding style should suit the horse. A straight 7 furlongs on a flat course with a small field should be ideal for him. He ran well over this trip at Goodwood in a falsely run race, we hope they will go a decent gallop tomorrow which will suit him better. It is the type of race he could run very well in so we are hoping for the best. Nimble Kimble returns to Lingfield Wednesday, June 17, 2015 NIMBLE KIMBLE returns to the polytrack at Lingfield tomorrow where she is a previous winner on this surface. She runs in a mile fillies only handicap and has been given yet another wide draw, drawn 7 of the 7 runners. Her last run at Sandown is best ignored as the ground went against her and we tried making the running which did not work. She is in good form at home so if she can run back to her best form she would have a chance tomorrow. Iron Butterfly Heads to Nottingham Monday, June 15, 2015 IRON BUTTERFLY runs at Nottingham this evening over 1 mile 6 furlongs.  She is wearing blinkers for the first time hence the drop back in trip.  She has worked well in blinkers at home and we think they are worth a try.  Her recent efforts have lacked conviction and we are hoping that a pair of blinkers will help her recapture her best form.  The ground is good, good to soft in places which will suit even if drying out a little before this evening.  William Twiston-Davies has his first ride for the yard. Wily Fox returns to Aintree Wednesday, June 10, 2015 WILY FOX runs at Aintree tomorrow evening where he was a good second in a decent handicap hurdle just over a year ago.  Jack Quinlan rode him on that occasion but Kieron Edgar takes over tomorrow as the race is a Conditional Jockeys race.  Kieron has previously won on him. WILY FOX showed a return to good form last time out at Stratford where he finished 3rd.  He handled fast ground very well on that occasion and would not want rain on top of watered ground. Two chances across the country tomorrow Tuesday, June 09, 2015 SANDY COVE and WIND PLACE & SHO are running at opposite ends of the country tomorrow but both have chances. SANDY COVE  returns to Brighton where he is a course and distance winner and should have his ideal going there too. He ran over 1 mile 6 furlongs at Newmarket last time but clearly didn't stay so returns to 12 furlongs tomorrow. Luke Morris takes the ride and has won on him before so he has everything in his favour. With only 6 runners he must have a good chance of getting on the scoresheet again.WIND PLACE & SHO heads North to Haydock to run in a mile and 6 furlong handicap. This is a big step up in trip from his previous run over 1 mile 3 furlongs but his pedigree is all stamina so the trip should suit him. The only unknown is the ground if it ends up being on the fast side of good. He is a good actioned horse though and they did have a shower of rain there yesterday so hopefully the ground will be OK for him. There are 8 runners and Adam Kirby rides, he goes there with every chance. It would be nice to have an across the card double! Chief Spirit up in trip tomorrow Sunday, June 07, 2015 CHIEF SPIRIT steps up in trip to 10 furlongs tomorrow in a handicap at Pontefract and he is drawn 9 of the 9 runners. He ran well in maiden over a mile at Newbury first time out this year but in his next run at Sandown he looked as if the trip was too sharp for him. He is closely rated to NORSE KING who is a good horse over 12 furlongs so we have always thought that he could stay further. He did have a slightly interrupted preparation between His Newbury and Sandown race so he may have just need that run, he is in good form at home and has sharpened up since that last race. We hope that the ground will not be too quick for him. His last 2 races were on good to firm ground but both jockeys thought that he wouldn't want it any quicker. They are continuing to water so hopefully it will be fine for him and we are hopeful of a good run tomorrow. Crispies runs on Derby Day Friday, June 05, 2015 MAJOR CRISPIES heads for Epsom on Derby Day tomorrow to run in a 6 furlong handicap. He ran a good race at Windsor on Monday evening, finishing 5th,  and has come out of the race bouncing so we feel it is with taking our chance again tomorrow. It does not look the strongest race for its grade on paper, it is probably not as strong as the Goodwood race he ran well in recently. The sharp 6 furlongs may not be ideal for him but Epsom does have a stiff finish which may play to his strengths. We hope they do not have too much rain there today and the ground remains good or faster. He will need a bit of luck in running with 14 runners but he could be thereabouts and it is nice to have a runner at Epsom on Derby Day. Aviator battles to victory Friday, June 05, 2015 AVIATOR put up a good performance at Market Rasen today to win by 1/2 length.  The ground had dried out and was plenty quick enough for him so it was a very game performance. He didn't travel that well during the first circuit but the further they went the better he went and he put in a particularly good jump at the penultimate flight and ran on very genuinely from there to the line. Market Rasen is proving to be a happy hunting ground as we have now had 3 winners there from 7 runners. Aviator over hurdles at Market Rasen tomorrow Thursday, June 04, 2015 AVIATOR runs in a 2 1/2 mile novice hurdle race at Market Rasen tomorrow and there are only 7 runners. 2 of those, FAITHFUL MOUNT and OH LAND ABLOOM, are previous winners and are very closely rated with AVIATOR. It will be interesting to see who comes out on top, it looks a close race on paper. AVIATOR is stepping up in trip but we think this should suit him. The ground is currently good but with this sunshine around we hope it will not be too quick for him by tomorrow, rain is forecast in some areas and if they get any there it will help his chances. Jack Quinlan takes the ride, he has ridden him in all his starts over hurdles so obviously knows him well. He has ridden him to victory once, it would be nice if he could win on him again tomorrow! Ground to suit Dancer at Nottingham Tuesday, June 02, 2015 SPA'S DANCER should have his favoured underfoot conditions at Nottingham tomorrow. He runs in a mile handicap and there are only 9 runners. The ground is currently soft and even if it does dry out a bit by tomorrow it should stay on the soft side of good. We were delighted with his run at Chester last time out on soft ground and we have been waiting since then for suitable ground. He will have a new jockey on board, Adam Kirby,  but he should suit the horse well. He has alot in his favour tomorrow so he goes there with a decent chance. Crispies returns to Windsor tomorrow Sunday, May 31, 2015 MAJOR CRISPIES returns to Windsor tomorrow where he is  a course and distance winner. There are 13 runners and he is drawn 8. He ran very creditibly at Goodwood last time out over 7 furlongs in a higher class of race. He was only beaten just over 2 1/2 lengths that day but the race tomorrow looks an ideal opportunity for him. It is a drop down in class and as long as the ground remains on the fast side of good he must have every chance. He will have a new jockey on board tomorrow in Pat Cosgrave but his riding style should suit him well. Cove chance at HQ tomorrow Thursday, May 28, 2015 SANDY COVE runs in a mile and six furlong handicap at Newmarket tomorrow. There are 9 runners and he will be ridden by rising Australian star, Chad Scofield. We are delighted to be able to give him a ride at Newmarket whilst he is over here and it would be even better if we could supply with him a winner! SANDY COVE ran well in his first turf race of the season at Doncaster last time out. He was badly drawn that day and got no luck in running but stayed on strongly in the closing stages. We have thought for a while that he will get this trip especially if he settles as well as he did at Doncaster. He is stepping up in class aswell as trip tomorrow but on his best turf form last year he can be competitive in this grade and off 8st 6 he could run well. Cove provides first winner at Chelmsford Tuesday, May 26, 2015 SANDY COVE maintained the excellent run of form by the stable by winning at Chelmsford this afternoon. We were beginning to think that Chelmsford was not a lucky track for us since it reopened as we have had 5 runners there before which have not troubled the judge. We were slightly concerned about the track and the extra furlong today but SANDY COVE saw out the trip well and won by 1/2 length. He is such a genuine horse and this was his sixth win to date so he has provided his owners, Blue Peter Racing 12, with plenty of good days out and they were there in force today cheering him home. We have to congratulate Chelmsford racecourse for putting up such excellent prizemoney for a race of this grade. We hope we can find some more suitable races for him there so he can make a return visit! Trio of chances tomorrow Wednesday, May 20, 2015 MAJOR CRISPIES, NIMBLE KIMBLE and CHIEF SPIRIT all run tomorrow and they all put up good performances last time out. MAJOR CRISPIES starts proceedings at Goodwood in the afternoon, he runs in a 7 furlong handicap and is drawn 4 of the 9 runners. He has been in good form at home since his recent win over 6 furlongs at Windsor, the extra furlong at Goodwood shouldn't be a problem. He has been put up 4 pounds for his win but on his best form in previous seasons he is still well handicapped. Unfortunately Adam Kirby can't so the weight on him tomorrow so James Doyle takes over, hopefully he can be equally as effective on him. He wouldn't want too much more rain but the forecast suggests the ground should remain good.  CHIEF SPIRIT and NIMBLE KIMBLE both run at Sandown in the evening. It will be a first run in handicap company for CHIEF SPIRIT. He is drawn 6 of the 10 runners and James Doyle takes the ride on him too.  He ran very well at Newbury last time out and was given a rating of 80 which would seem  a fair rating. It will be interesting to see how he goes but we hope he can run a decent race. Good ground or even on the fast side of good should be ideal for him. NIMBLE KIMBLE runs in a 9 furlong fillies only handicap and is drawn 3  of the 10 runners. She ran very well last time out at Doncaster finishing second over 10 furlongs, she got the trip that day but dropping back to 9 furlongs on a stiff track like Sandown could be the ideal distance for her. Adam Kirby takes the ride on her again. She is due to go up 3 pounds in the future so in theory she is well in tomorrow. We were delighted with her last run and she appears to have come out if it well so we hope she can run equally well again tomorrow. Iron Butterfly heads west tomorrow Monday, May 18, 2015 IRON BUTTERFLY makes the journey to Chepstow tomorrow to run in a 2 mile handicap on the flat. There are 10 runners and Stevie Donohue takes the ride. She is a winner over this distance but unproven on the track but it should suit her. The ground should be fine for her, it is currently good/soft but any further rain will help her chances. She has had a small break since her last run over hurdles and this will be her first run on the flat this season. She is in good form at home so we are hopeful of a good run tomorrow. Two chances tomorrow Friday, May 15, 2015 SPA'S DANCER and SANDY COVE both have chances tomorrow but both run in big field handicaps so will need things to fall their way. SPA'S DANCER runs in a mile handicap at Newbury and is drawn 3 of the 17 runners. It is a straight mile there so not sure if that is a good draw at this stage. He was second at Newbury in the Spring Cup last year so we know the track suits him. He has been in really good form at home since his recent run at Chester so we thought it was worth taking his chance again tomorrow. He finished 4th last time out from a bad draw and the form is working out well. When we declared him to run we were expecting Newbury to get more rain than it did so if the ground does dry out he will be withdrawn.SANDY COVE heads North to Doncaster where they have missed the rain so he should get the fast ground that he prefers. There are 20 runners and he is not ideally drawn in stall 20. It is an apprentice race and hopefully they will go a good pace which will give him a better chance of getting a good position from that draw. Louis Steward takes the ride who is very experienced in the context of the race, he has ridden plenty of big winners. SANDY COVE has been in good form on the all weather and so we are hopeful of a good run. he will obviously need a bit of luck in running from that draw but he should give a good account of himself. Fox returns to hurdles at Stratford on Sunday Friday, May 15, 2015 WILY FOX makes a return to hurdles at Stratford on Sunday after 2 recent runs on the flat. The form of his 2nd last run on the flat at Pontefract can be ignored as he returned with a slight respiratory infection, he ran a more encouraging race last time out at Lingfield. The ground should be good on Sunday which will suit him well. The trip is a slight unknown as it is over 3 miles 3 furlongs, an unusual distance. He showed he stays 3 miles last year so there is no reason to think he won't stay the extra 3 furlongs especially at a track like Stratford. He will be ridden by Jack Quinlan who knows him well. His last run over hurdles was a decent one and showed a he was returning to form, he has been dropped a few pounds by the handicapper so we are hoping for the best on Sunday. Wind Place and Sho goes to Newbury tomorrow Thursday, May 14, 2015 WIND PLACE AND SHO makes his handicap debut at Newbury tomorrow over 11 furlongs and is drawn 12 of the 16 runners. He has been in good form since his win at Pontefract last time out and we have given him plenty of time to recover from that run. He is the type of horse who will improve with time so we didn't feel the need to rush him back onto the track. He won over 10 furlongs but he should stay further so this 11 furlong race seems an ideal stepping stone for him. It looks a competitive race but we expect him to run well. There is rain forecast and this will help  his chances as it will make it more of a stamina test and he should act well on soft ground. Ice Slice heads North tomorrow Monday, May 11, 2015 ICE SLICE heads up the A1 to Beverley tomorrow, he runs in a mile handicap and is well drawn in stall 3 of the 9 runners. Graham Lee takes the ride and knows him well, he was on board when he was second at Nottingham last time out and also won him last year so he has yet to finish out of the first 2 on him. Let's hope he can keep up the good record! The ground will not be drier than the soft side of good by tomorrow which will be fine. ICE SLICE has been in good form since his last run so must have a good chance. It is a long time since we have had a runner let alone a winner at Beverley so it would be nice to get on the score sheet there. Nimble Kimble chance at Doncaster tomorrow Sunday, May 10, 2015 NIMBLE KIMBLE runs in a 10 furlong handicap at Doncaster tomorrow and has a good chance if she gets the trip. There are 11 runners and Adam Kirby takes the ride. His last ride for the yard was a winning one so let's hope he can keep up the good strike rate. The ground is currently soft but that will suit her, it is just the distance is a slight unknown. She is in good form at home so we can see her running a big race if she stays. Handicap debut for Chief Spirit tomorrow Thursday, May 07, 2015 CHIEF SPIRIT makes his handicap debut over a mile at Ascot tomorrow evening. He is drawn 1 of the 14 runners and James Doyle takes the ride. He ran very well first time out this year over a straight mile at Newbury so hopefully the straight mile at Ascot will suit him equally well. He was third that day in a hot maiden  and has been in good form at home since that race so we are hopeful of a good run tomorrow. Chief Spirit non-runner Thursday, May 07, 2015 CHIEF SPIRIT is now a non-runner at Ascot tomorrow evening. Dancer drawn wide at Chester Wednesday, May 06, 2015 SPA'S DANCER runs in a 10 furlong handicap at Chester tomorrow and is drawn 12 of the 12 runners. It is not ideal to be drawn so wide at Chester  but he ran his best races last year when he was held up so hopefully the draw won't be such a disadvantage with these tactics. He has todays Chester Cup winning jockey, Graham Lee, riding him and it has rained at the right time for him at  last. Let's hope that, with underfoot conditions in his favour, he can run a big race tomorrow. Sandy Cove back on the turf tomorrow Tuesday, May 05, 2015 SANDY COVE runs in a 12 furlong handicap at Brighton tomorrow and there are 6 runners. This will be his first run on the turf this season after a successful All Weather campaign earlier in the year. He has had a break and is fresh and well so should run a decent race if the ground is suitable. Last weeks course and distance winner ROY ROCKET looks the one to beat. The ground was good to soft today changing to good, good/soft during the afternoon as there was a significant drying wind. If there is further rain overnight and the ground eases again then he may not run. Commanding performance by Major at Windsor Monday, May 04, 2015 MAJOR CRISPIES came from last to first to win a shade cosily at Windsor this afternoon by 1/2 a length. He was given a very good ride by Adam Kirby who had to resort to plan B when he missed the break. The original plan had been to make the running but, not for the first time, he was slowly away. This is his first victory since last February so hopefully this will have given him some confidence and he can win again. There was such a big crowd at Windsor this afternoon that the trainer could not get  into the track to greet his winner! There were severe delays with the volume of traffic and they had to shut the gates as the racecourse was full. 2 runners on Bank Holiday Monday Sunday, May 03, 2015 ICE SLICE and MAJOR CRISPIES are both intended runners tomorrow unless ground conditions change considerably. ICE SLICE is declared to run at Beverley in a mile handicap and Graham Lee takes the ride. There are 10 runners and he is drawn 5. He ran very well first time out this season finishing second to a fit horse with good recent form. He has been in great form at home since this run and, if they get the rain, he will run very well. If the ground is not softer than good by tomorrow then he won't run.MAJOR CRISPIES is declared to run at Windsor and needs the opposite ground conditions to ICE SLICE. We don't want toO much more rain for him as he likes fast ground. He is running is a 6 furlong handicap and is well drawn in stall 2 of the the 10 runners. Adam Kirby rides him again, he rode him well to finish third at Leicester last time out. He has been knocking at the door in recent runs so hopefully he can get his head in front this time. Aviator makes handicap debut at Fontwell Thursday, April 30, 2015 AVIATOR runs in a 2 mile 2 1/2 furlong handicap at Fontwell tomorrow. There were originally only 3 declared runners so it was reopened and the field has increased to 6. He ran very well last time out at Towcester to finish second and that was a step up in form from his winning debut. He seems to have taken well to hurdling but it is hard to know if 122  is a fair handicap mark for him. He is taking a slight step up in trip which should suit him. It will be interesting to see how he runs in a handicap but he seems very well at home and we are hoping for the best tomorrow. Fox returns to the polytrack Wednesday, April 29, 2015 WILY FOX runs at Lingfield tomorrow over 2 miles on the all weather surface. There are 10 runners and Luke Morris takes the ride. We don't know why he ran badly at Pontefract last time out but it was possible that the ground was too sticky for him that day. His only win on the level has been at Lingfield so we know he handles the surface and the track. He wears blinkers this time which he wore when he ran well recently over hurdles at Fontwell, he showed a bit of his old sparkle that day. We hope they can have the same effect tomorrow. He seems very well at home and is on a good mark so we are hoping for the best. Ascot track should suit Tea Blossom tomorrow Tuesday, April 28, 2015 TEA BLOSSOM runs in a mile Listed race at Ascot tomorrow. The race is on the straight track which should suit her and she is well drawn in stall 5 of the 9 runners. She ran very well first time out at Kempton but suffered from a poor draw at the same track last time out. She ran better than her finishing position suggests that day as she ended up along way off the pace and could never really get in a blow. We envisage her staying further than a mile and her aim is the Nottinghamshire Oaks, a Listed race over 10 furlongs in June, but this race seemed an ideal stepping stone.  She is a big long striding filly and should be ideally suited by a stiff straight mile. She seems very well at home so we are hoping for the best tomorrow. Nimble Kimble heads for Brighton tomorrow Monday, April 27, 2015 NIMBLE KIMBLE runs at Brighton tomorrow in a 10 furlong handicap. She is drawn 1 of the 6 runners and Kieran Fallon takes the ride. This is her second attempt at this trip. We tried it at Chelmsford last time out but she didn't like the track and everything went wrong for her that day. On pedigree she should stay so we feel it is worth another go and Brighton should be an ideal place to try it. She hasn't run there before but seem the type that should handle the track. They have watered the course so hopefully the ground will be on the easy side of good/firm which should be ideal for her. It look winnable race on paper so hopefully Kieran Fallon can work the oracle on her tomorrow. Major Crispies chance at Leicester tomorrow Friday, April 24, 2015 Major Crispies runs in a 6 furlong handicap at Leicester tomorrow and is drawn 8 of the 11 runners.  He has run well there before so the track  and the ground will be in his favour.  Adam Kirby will be on board for the first time and his riding style should suit him. He is back on a winnable handicap mark so if he gets a bit of luck in running he is not without a chance tomorrow. Chief heads for Newbury tomorrow Friday, April 17, 2015 CHEIF SPIRIT makes his seasonal debut in a mile maiden at Newbury tomorrow. There are 16 runners and he is well drawn in stall 8, Graham Lee takes the ride. The ground is currently on the fast side of good which should suit him. He had 2 runs last year and and ran very well in his second race finishing third at Salisbury. He has been working nicely at home and has a similar profile to WIND PLACE AND SHO who won his maiden nicely at Pontefract recently. Historically this is always a decent maiden but he should run a nice race and he looks a promising horse for the future. Hughes can get Major into line tomorrow Friday, April 10, 2015 Richard Hughes has been booked to ride MAJOR CRISPIES at Lingfield tomorrow where he is a course winner. He runs in a 7 furlong handicap and is drawn 8 of the 12 runners. The trip should suit him as he tends to be slowly away so it will give his jockey more time to get him organised and into a good position in the race. He is not the easiest horse to persuade to get his head in front but we are hoping Richard Hughes can work the oracle. He showed in his last run that he is more than capable of winning off his current handicap mark. He is in good form at home and the horses are running well so we are hoping for the best tomorrow. Debut for Black Sheba tomorrow Thursday, April 09, 2015 BLACK SHEBA  makes her racecourse debut at Leicester tomorrow. She runs in a 7 furlong fillies maiden and is drawn 4 of the 8 runners. We didn't get her on a racecourse as a 2 year old as she came into training very late and was never quite ready. She was sent home for the winter and did well for a break. She has been going nicely this spring but will need the experience tomorrow. It look a good race to start her off in and we hope she runs a nice race. Gios Last first time at Chelmsford Wednesday, April 08, 2015 GIOS LAST runs at Chelmsford tomorrow in a 14 furlong handicap and is drawn 1 of the 11 runners. It will be his first run at the track so we are not sure how he will handle the surface but he has good all weather form elsewhere having won at Kempton and Wolverhampton and he has been  placed at Lingfield. Looking back to his German form he did win on a sand track there which is likely to have been a slow surface so we hope he will take to it. He has been freshened up since his last run which probably was a bit quick after his previous win but we were chasing the 3 timer with him. He has obviously crept up the weights but he is in good form and if he handles the track then he could feature tomorrow. Wind Place and Sho storms home at Pontefract Tuesday, April 07, 2015 WIND PLACE AND SHO put up a very game performance to win his maiden at Pontefract this afternoon. He was given a very good ride by Graham Lee as he led all the way and showed a very good attitude when challenged by the favourite, SECATEUR, winning by 1 1/4 lengths with 6 lengths back to the third horse. He is still a bit of a baby and can only improve from this especially over a longer trip. Hopefully he has a big future ahead of him. It was great for the owner Harold Nass, who was there to cheer him home as he also bred the horse. Ice Slice returns to Nottingham tomorrow Tuesday, April 07, 2015 ICE SLICE runs at Nottingham tomorrow in a mile handicap and is drawn 5 of the 9 runners. He won over the same distance there last May and was ridden by Graham Lee who is on board again tomorrow.  He rode a a winner for the yard at Pontefract today too so hopefully he can keep up his good strike rate. ICE SLICE also won on his last start on the flat last year at Newbury. We are just hoping the ground does not dry out too much  as he does like soft ground. He has been working well at home and has a lot in his favour so should run a good race tomorrow. 2 runners at Pontefract tomorrow Monday, April 06, 2015 WIND PLACE AND SHO  makes his first appearance of the season tomorrow in a 10 furlong maiden. There are 7 runners and Graham Lee takes the ride. He ran a nice race second time out as a 2 year old over a mile at Salisbury last September. He is bred to stay further so the stiff Pontefract track should suit him and the ground should be fine for him. We have been pleased with his work at home this spring and he is not without a chance tomorrow but will improve, like all the family, over a longer trip and with time.WILY FOX has not run on the flat since September 2013 as he has been running over hurdles. He has had 3 runs back over hurdles after recovering from an injury and showed signs in his last run of coming back to form. He was 2nd in this race 2 years ago so we know the track and trip will suit him and the ground should be fine for him.  WILY FOX can be a bit keen in his races, we have booked Jamie Spencer to ride him tomorrow who is very good at settling horses, he should suit him well.  Ryan Tate  has ridden him regularly in the past but he unfortunately broke his leg last week, we wish him a speedy recovery. Tea Blossom can bloom at Kempton on Saturday Thursday, April 02, 2015 TEA BLOSSOM runs in a one mile Listed fillies race at Kempton on Saturday. She is drawn 9 of the 10 runners and Joe Fanning rides. He was on board when she made her very encouraging English debut at Kempton last month. LADY DUTCH  won the race that day but there is a 5 pound swing in the weights on Saturday in favour of TEA BLOSSOM. We were delighted with her first run as she probably needed it and will fit stripper this time. We have kept her to a mile as she showed plenty of toe in her last run but we do expect her to improve over a longer trip in time. She was bought as a breeding prospect as well as for racing so if she can finish in the first 3 tomorrow and gain some black type we will be delighted. She is a very nice filly and an exciting prospect for the new season ahead. Dancer top weighted in Spring Mile Friday, March 27, 2015 SPA'S DANCER heads the weights in the Spring Mile at Doncaster tomorrow and he is drawn 20 0f the 22 runners. Top weight shouldn't be a problem as he is a big horse and Ryan Tate rides him which will take 3 pounds off his back. All the experts seem to think a high draw is good but in reality nobody will know until after the race! At this stage though you would have to be happy to be drawn there. He is working very well at home but we expect him to come on for the run. The ground should be fine for him tomorrow but if they get any further rain it will help not hinder his chances. All being well he will head to Newbury next for the Spring Cup which he was second in last year. Top weighted Aviator chance at Towcester tomorrow Sunday, March 22, 2015 AVIATOR has to give at least 6 pounds to his 7 rivals at Towcester tomorrow. He runs in a 2 mile novice hurdle race there, the stiff track over this distance should suit him well. The big danger looks to be LAURIUM from the Nicky Henderson yard. He has won a bumper and has place form over hurdles but one can not be frightened by one horse. AVIATOR is in good form at home since his win so we are hoping for the best tomorrow. Wily Fox hunts better ground at Fontwell tomorrow Friday, March 20, 2015 WILY FOX was entered for Stratford and Fontwell tomorrow but heads south to Fontwell in search of better ground. It was very holding ground at Newbury last time out and he wasn't happy on it so Jack Quinlan thought it prudent to pull him up as it was his only second run back after an injury last year. He has come out of the race well though. His best form last season was all on good ground so we hope that a return to similar conditions will see him come back to his old self tomorrow. Megan's claim gives Crispies a chance Thursday, March 19, 2015 Megan Nicholls rides MAJOR CRISPIES in a 6 furlong handicap at Lingfield tomorrow and her 7 pound claim could prove very useful. He has top weight but he has come down the handicap so is dropping down in grade tomorrow and there are only 6 runners. He is a course and distance winner so we hope he can return to winning ways. Megan Nicholls wore the same colours to victory on her only previous ride for the yard so let's hope she can maintain her 100% record tomorrow. Butterfly can wing it at Warwick tomorrow Tuesday, March 17, 2015 IRON BUTTERFLY runs in a mares only handicap hurdle at Warwick tomorrow and there are only 5 runners. She was entered in 2 races there but as the ground is heavy she will run in the slightly short race over 2 miles 5 furlongs and it looks the best option. She was third in this race last year to POLLY PEACHAM so if she can reproduce that form she must have a very good chance. She is down to a handicap rating that she can win off and she has won on heavy ground. She seems in good form so we hope she can go 2 better than  last year with no POLLY PEACHAM opposing her tomorrow. Cove seeking hat-trick under the lights tomorrow Friday, March 13, 2015 SANDY COVE is aiming to notch up a hat-trick of wins under the lights at Wolverhampton tomorrow evening. He runs in a 12 furlong handicap and is drawn 5 of the 7 runners. He will be ridden, as usual, by Luke Morris who looks set to win the all weather jockeys title this winter. Luke has ridden 95 winners so far and it would be nice if SANDY COVE could get him closer to the 100 mark tomorrow evening. It looks a competitive enough race and SANDY COVE is closely weighted with ESTIBDAAD who was second to him last time out at Kempton. He is a tough horse who thrives on his racing and must have a very good chance. The only unknown is the Tapeta surface as he has not run on that before but there is no reason why it should not suit him well and he can make it 3 wins from 3 runs this year. Kimble drawn wide again! Tuesday, March 10, 2015 NIMBLE KIMBLE has yet to get a good draw this winter. She is drawn 7 of the 7 runners in a mile handicap at Kempton tomorrow evening. It should not be such a disadvantage with only 7 runners. She seems to be in very good from at home and was unlucky not to finish in the first 3 last time out at Lingfield. Hopefully she can get a bit of luck in running this time and finish a lot closer. The horses have all been running well so let's hope she can continue the yards good run of form tomorrow. Gios Last can keep the winners flowing Tuesday, March 03, 2015 GIOS LAST has a good chance tomorrow of notching up his hat trick for the yard and four timer for him at Lingfield tomorrow. There are only 6 runners but it is a competitive race as there are several horses in good recent form. He has come out of his race last Friday really well and he did not have a hard race . The fact that does he not carry a penalty for that win must give him a very good chance. He has not won at Lingfield before but has won on the same surface at Kempton and the extra furlong should not be a problem for him. Hopefully he can maintain the yards excellent recent run of form. Aviator flies home at Fakenham Monday, March 02, 2015 AVIATOR made a successful debut over hurdles at Fakenham today. He was ably piloted by Jack Quinlan. He gave him a good ride and produced him to take the lead after the last hurdle and he won by a length. We hope he will improve for this first run over hurdles and is an interesting recruit to the jumping team. The yard have now had 4 winners from the last 7 runners, an excellent strike rate. Long may it continue! Aviator makes hurdling debut tomorrow Sunday, March 01, 2015 AVIATOR makes his debut over hurdles at Fakenham tomorrow. He has schooled well at home but he will definitely need the experience. If he does take to it though he could be the ideal type for hurdling. There are only 7 runners and it is not the strongest race of its type but we hope he jumps round well and can go on from there. Gios Last gives Megan first apprentice win Saturday, February 28, 2015 We were delighted to give Megan Nicholls her first winner as an apprentice on GIOS LAST at Wolverhampton last night. She gave him a very professional ride and I am sure this was the first of many winners for her. We are hoping to that GIOS LAST can continue his winning ways at Lingfield next Wednesday. He is looking for his hat trick for the yard and four timer over all. He won't carry a penalty next week as he won an apprentice race and Luke Morris can hopefully take the ride so he must have a very good chance. Wily a first veteran Friday, February 27, 2015 WILY FOX runs in the first veteran hurdle race at Newbury tomorrow. Veteran races have been run over fences for  a while now but tomorrow sees the first running of a hurdle race of this type. It looks as if it will be a popular idea as it has attracted 16 runners. WILY FOX needed his recent run at Huntingdon as he had been off the track for a while with an injury, he came out of that race well. He is running off a rating 119 which is only a pound below his highest ever rating which doesn't make it easy for him. He will be wearing the combination of hood and blinkers which he wore to good effect last year. We are hoping for a good run but it does looks competitive with so many runners. Cove comes good again at Kempton Thursday, February 26, 2015 SANDY COVE followed up his recent success at Kempton by winning again there last night so he remains unbeaten this year. He had to carry an extra 6 pounds this time but he found a good turn of foot in the straight and won by a length. The race was not run to suit him as there was no real pace and he was a bit keen but he showed he has clearly improved over the winter and has a great attitude to his racing. He was cheered him by a large contingent of the Blue Peter Racing partnership so a good night was had by all. First ride for Megan Nicholls on Gios Last Thursday, February 26, 2015 Megan Nicholls will have her first ride for the yard on GIOS LAST in an apprentice race at Wolverhampton tomorrow. There are 10 runners and he is drawn well in stall 1. He won  at the same track 11 days ago and has come out of the race well so must have a good chance of following up tomorrow. The horse to beat is the recent Kempton winner, NOUVELLE ERE. Megan finished just behind this horse last time in second place so she will be keen to turn the tables on him this time. GIOS LAST is a course and distance winner and the yard is in good form with a winner last night so he can hopefully run well again. 2 runners at Kempton tomorrow evening Tuesday, February 24, 2015 TEA BLOSSOM makes her English debut tomorrow in a mile conditions race, there are 6 runners. She was bought from Juddmonte Farms at The Horses In Training Sale last autumn having won a mile maiden for Criquette Head in France. To get a handicap mark in this country she has to run in a weight for age race. It is a very hot race tomorrow but we need to start her off somewhere and she is a very nice filly for the future.SANDY COVE runs in a 12 furlong handicap and he is drawn 7 of the 9 runners. We decided to wait for this race as it is the ideal track, distance and class of race for him. He is closely rated with Highsalvia Cosmos who was 3rd to him last time out but has won since, the 4th horse has also won so the form of the race has worked out well. The horse is in good form so he must go there with a good chance tomorrow. Kimble back at Lingfield Thursday, February 19, 2015 NIMBLE KIMBLE runs at Lingfield tomorrow where she is a course winner. She runs in a mile 56-70 handicap and is drawn 9 of the 12 runners. She was disappointing at Chelmsford last time out so we are hoping that Lingfield, a track we know suits her, will see her return to form.  She is now running of a rating of 68, a mark she won off last year. If you can ignore her last run she is not without a chance tomorrow. Winning start for Gios Last Monday, February 16, 2015 GIOS LAST, having his first run for the yard, made it a winning debut at Wolverhampton this afternoon. He was given a good ride by Harry Bannister who has now ridden 2 winners from 2 rides at the course, an excellent strike rate. The horse is owned by Guy Carstairs who has been a good supporter of the yard over the years and he looks as if he should give him some fun this season. First run for Gios Last Sunday, February 15, 2015 GIOS LAST is having his first run for us at Wolverhampton tomorrow. He runs in a 12 furlong 0-52 amateur riders handicap. He won his last race, trained then by Keith Dalgliesh, last December. That race was a 0-55 handicap over the same trip at Kempton and the form has worked out very well. Tomorrow's race looks an ideal contest for him. He will be ridden by Harry Bannister, who is doing well over jumps, and will be one of the better amateurs riding at the moment. The only unknown is that he has not raced on the Tapeta surface before but it seems to be riding well there so that should not be a problem. He is a straightforward horse and has been pleasing us with his work at home. The horses are running well so we are hopefully he can make a winning start for us tomorrow. Tate on Major Crispies tomorrow Thursday, February 12, 2015 MAJOR CRISPIES runs in a 7 furlong apprentice handicap at Lingfield tomorrow and Ryan Tate rides him. He got on well with him at the beginning of last year so let's hope they can form a good partnership again tomorrow. He will be wearing blinkers for the first time, he works well in them at home so we will see if they can make a difference. We were baffled by his last run but hopefully he just wasn't suited by Chelmsford City track. He is a fast ground horse and the slow surface there may not have been to his liking. If you can ignore that run then he must have a chance. His best trip may be 6 furlongs but he has form over 7 furlongs and this distance at Lingfield should be fine for him. It is the lowest class race he has run in for a while so hopefully he will appreciate that and run a big race tomorrow. Scottish Star makes comeback tomorrow Tuesday, February 10, 2015 SCOTTISH STAR, who has been off the track since last April, runs in a 10 furlong handicap at Kempton tomorrow evening. He is drawn 8 of the 9 runners, not ideal but it will just be nice to see him back on the track again. He seems really well at home and has been pleasing us with his work but you would expect him to need this run. He is a course winner but 10 furlongs at Kempton may be a bit sharp for him these days. It seems an ideal race for him though. We hope he will run a respectable race and he should come on for the run. We are looking forward to seeing him back in action. Wily Fox returns to the track Wednesday, February 04, 2015 WILY FOX has been declared to run at Huntingdon tomorrow. This will be his first run back after injuring himself at Aintree last May. The course does have to survive a further inspection at 8am tomorrow morning but conditions have improved since the beginning of the week.  He runs in a 2 1/2 mile handicap hurdle, there are 9 runners and Jack Quinlan takes the ride. He is in very good form at home but should need the run. We are just delighted to get him back on the track again. Bainne up in trip at Southwell tomorrow Wednesday, January 28, 2015 BAINNE runs over a mile for the first time tomorrow at Southwell. She is well drawn in stall 4 of the 8 runners. She will be wearing a hood, as she has previously, but will also have cheekpieces for the first time. Hopefully these will help to keep her running straight. If this does have the desired effect you can see her running well tomorrow. She has good form at the track and is on a winnable handicap mark. The step up in trip should suit her so we are hoping for the best. First runners at Chelmsford tomorrow Tuesday, January 27, 2015 MAJOR CRISPIES and NIMBLE KIMBLE will be our first 2 runners at the newly opened Chelmsford track tomorrow. We had a bit of luck there when it was called Great Leighs so we are looking forward to having runners there and it will be interesting to see what it is like now.MAJOR CRISPIES runs in a 6 furlong handicap, there are 11 runners and he is drawn 4.  He ran well at Lingfield on his seasonal debut and has been in god form at home since that run. He missed the break that day but it was a good run under the circumstances, hopefully he will  be a bit sharper tomorrow. He faces stiff opposition tomorrow, Godolphin saddle the favourite PRETEND who looks a useful prospect but there is good prize money so it worth having a go and we are hoping for the best.NIMBLE KIMBLE runs in a 10 furlong handicap and is badly drawn again in stall 10 of the 13 runners. She has been badly drawn every time this winter. This is her first time over this trip but we think the step up in distance will suit her. If she can overcome the draw and get a good position then we hope she can run well. Butterfly can get back on track tomorrow Sunday, January 25, 2015 IRON BUTTERFLY heads for Ludlow tomorrow to run in a 2 mile 5 furlong mares only handicap hurdle. She ran very well at Fakenham 2 runs ago but was disappointing at Huntingdon last time out. However she got struck into on both hind legs during that race and came back a bit sore so one can draw a line through that run. She has recovered well and is back in good form at home. She will be wearing a hood again tomorrow as she is possibly a bit easier to settle with one on. Paul Moloney is also back in the saddle and her 2 previous wins over hurdles have been ridden by him and when she has been wearing a hood so we hope the winning combination will work the oracle again. This look an ideal race for her, a mares only handicap, so we are hoping for the best tomorrow. Convincing Cove is first winner of the year Thursday, January 22, 2015 SANDY COVE put in a very convincing performance at Kempton last night winning by 2 lengths. It is a very good start to the year. He quickened up nicely and showed a turn of foot that he hadn't previously shown. He seems to have done well for a break and seems a stronger horse now as a 4 year old. He can hopefully go on to have fruitful year. He will run again on the All Weather but he had good form on fast ground last year so will be campaigned with that in mind. He can hopefully give Blue Peter Racing 12 some good days out throughout the year. There are still a few shares available in this horse. Please see the Blue Peter Racing website for further details. Cove chance at Kempton tomorrow Tuesday, January 20, 2015 SANDY COVE runs in a 12 furlong handicap at Kempton tomorrow evening. He is drawn 6 of the 11 runners and Luke Morris takes the ride. This will be his first run back after a break but he is in good form and we have been pleased with the way he has been working at home. he will come on for this run but he should hopefully run a nice race tomorrow. Crispies back from a break Friday, January 16, 2015 MAJOR CRISPIES runs in a 6 furlong handicap at Lingfield tomorrow and is drawn 4 of the 12 runners. This is first run back after a break so he could possibly need the run. He has done really well physically since his last run and is beginning to look like a proper sprinter should. He is a course and distance winner which is all in his favour so hopefully he will run well tomorrow. Butterfly to get New Year off to flying start Thursday, January 08, 2015 IRON BUTTERFLY will be our first runner of 2015 tomorrow and has a chance to get the New Year off to a flying start. She is running in a 2 mile 5 furlong conditional jockeys handicap hurdle at Huntingdon. There are 12 runners and Kieron Edgar takes the ride. She ran very well last time out at Fakenham finishing 3rd and was only beaten 4 lengths. That race was over 3 miles, she saw the trip out well but was a bit keen in the early stages. Hopefully she will settle better over this slightly shorter trip. She is in good form at home so we are hoping for the best tomorrow. Nimble Kimble to end year on high note Monday, December 29, 2014 NIMBLE KIMBLE will be our final runner of 2014 at Lingfield on New Year's Eve. She runs in a mile handicap and is drawn 8 of the 9 runners. She has not been given the best of draws again but hopefully over a mile at Lingfield and with this many runners it won't be as much  of a disadvantage as it was at Kempton last time out. She ran a promising race that day though, her first run after a break, and that was over a furlong shorter. The step up to a mile this time should suit her better. She has been in good form at home since that run. She is a course winner so shows she handles the track well, we are hoping we can end the year on a high note on Wednesday.  Finally we would like to wish you all a Happy New Year! Tomorrow is target day for Bahama Blue Sunday, December 21, 2014 BAHAMA BLUE has been waiting for this race at Wolverhampton tomorrow ever since she made her debut over 6 furlongs. She ran very well that day, she showed a lot of speed  and this looks the ideal race for her. It is a median auction maiden over 5 furlongs. She is scheduled to go to the February sales so it would be nice if she could go there with a win be her name. She is a daughter of Blue Siren so she has a good pedigree. We used the same formula with Green Music last year, she won a maiden in December and then went to the same sale. We are hoping that that we can do this again with BAHAMA BLUE. There are only 5 runners and she is drawn 2, she will be ridden by Hayley Turner who should suit the filly. It would be nice to go into the festive period with a winner.As this is the last runner before the holiday period begins we wish you all a very Merry Christmas! Iron Butterfly to show her strength at Fakenham Friday, December 19, 2014 IRON BUTTERFLY heads for local track Fakenham on Sunday. She runs over a distance just short of 3 miles for the first time, there are 8 runners and Harry Skelton will have his first ride for the yard. She ran a decent race at Ascot recently finishing 6th, this was her first run back over hurdles this winter. She got interfered with at a vital stage of the race and lost her position but made up ground in the straight and stayed on well to the line. She has never run over further than 2 miles 6 furlongs before but the way she runs her races suggests she will stay further and she has plenty of stamina in her pedigree. She should handle the track as she has won around Catterick which is also a tight left handed course. She won in December last year so lets hope she can repeat that on Sunday. Step up in trip for Bainne tomorrow Thursday, December 18, 2014 BAINNE runs at Southwell tomorrow in a 7 furlong handicap and she is drawn 7 of the 9 runners. We are trying her over a longer distance as in her previous runs over both 5 and 6 furlongs she has been slowly away but finished fast and late. Hopefully this step up in trip will give her more time to get into the race. We did try a blindfold in the stalls on her last time but that did not have any effect so she will go without this time. She clearly likes the surface so if the step up in trip does work you would expect her to go very close tomorrow. Hurdling debut for Ice Slice tomorrow Tuesday, December 16, 2014 ICE SICE makes his debut over hurdles at Newbury tomorrow. There are 11 runners and Jack Quinlan takes the ride. He has schooled very well at home and will like the ground but he has to prove he will get the trip. He is a winner over a mile on similar ground and has looked as if he is crying out for further on the flat. If he is a 10 furlong performer on the flat then one would hope he gets 2 miles over hurdles. We have been very pleased with his preparation at home and is an interesting runner tomorrow. NIMBLE KIMBLE returns to the track tomorrow after a holiday. She runs in a 7 furlong fillies handicap over 7 furlongs and is drawn 10 of the 12 runners. She has won over this trip and on this same surface at Lingfield, there is no reason why Kempton should not suit her equally well. The only slight concern is that she is coming back from a break and may need this first run and she is not favourably drawn. She has been working well at home so she should hopefully run a decent race. Bainne back at Southwell tomorrow Monday, December 08, 2014 BAINNE returns to Southwell tomorrow over 6 furlongs. She ran a great race there previously over 5 furlongs which showed she liked the surface and the extra furlong should definitely suit her. We tried her at Wolverhampton last time out but she missed the break that day and was outpaced on that surface. She stayed on in the straight though and was not beaten that far. She is drawn 8 of the 14 runners and this will suit her better than being drawn low as she won't get so much of the kickback. She will wear a blindfold in the stalls tomorrow to see if this will help her to break better from the stalls. Statistically it is better to be drawn in the middle rather than low in this course. She is in good form at home and she must go there with every chance tomorrow. Bainne first time on Tapeta tomorrow Thursday, November 27, 2014 BAINNE is running in a 5 furlong handicap at Wolverhampton tomorrow, she is drawn 2 of the 12 runners. She ran very well at Southwell last time out on the fibresand over this trip. She does look as if she is crying out for 6 furlongs but there isn't a suitable race for her there for a while so we thought we would try her on a different surface. She has not run well so far in England at Lingfield and Kempton so we thought we would try her on the one surface she hasn't tried, the tapeta at Wolverhampton. Her run last time was a particularly good effort as she came from a long way back and ran on really well in the closing stage. Ryan Tate deserves a lot of credit as he never gave up on her and kept her going all the way to the line, he rides her again tomorrow so can hopefully get a good tune out of her again. The handicapper left her on the same mark after that race and she is stepping down in class tomorrow. We have been delighted with her at home since her last run so if she takes to the surface she should run a good race. Butterfly heads for Ascot tomorrow Friday, November 21, 2014 IRON BUTTERFLY runs in a mares only handicap hurdle at Ascot tomorrow over 2 miles 6 furlongs. There are 11 runners and Jack Quinlan takes the ride. The trip and the ground will both suit her. She ran a reasonably race last time out on the flat which was her first run after a sumer break. She needed the race that day and has come on for the run so it has hopefully put her spot on for tomorrow. It is a competitive race but on her best form from last year she would be thereabouts. She will be our first runner over hurdles this winter so it would be nice to start with a winner! Debut for Bainne tomorrow Wednesday, November 12, 2014 BAINNE, a recent acquisition from the Horses In Training sales, makes her debut for the yard at Southwell tomorrow. She runs in a 5 furlong handicap and is drawn 2 of the 10 runners. She obviously hasn't been in the yard long but came looking very well from Jeremy Gask and has been pleasing us at home. Previous connections said she did things in a bit of a hurry so we are applying a hood for the first time tomorrow hoping this will help her to settle. She is going nicely in it at home and she is the type of filly that it may help.She won 3 times in Ireland in 2013 so consequently ending up being high in the handicap. She is now back to a rating of 70 and she has won off a higher rating than this so hopefully she is now back to a competitive mark. She has won on soft ground so the fibresand surface at Southwell should suit her. It is a higher grade race than we would ideally be running her in but it is a bit of a fact finding mission to see if she handles the surface and if the hood helps her. If she does take to the fibresand then there are plenty of races for her there over the winter. It will be interesting to see how she runs tomorrow. Iron Butterfly back at Catterick tomorrow Monday, October 27, 2014 IRON BUTTERFLY is returning to the track at Catterick tomorrow after a summer break. The plan is for her to go hurdling again this winter but we hope to win another flat race with her before she returns to jumping. She won at this time of year last season over the same course and distance so we are hopefully she can strike again. The ground is currently good/soft which should suit her but any further rain would strengthen her chances. She seems in good form at home so we are hopeful she will run well tomorrow in preparation for a winter jumping campaign. Ice Slice victorious at Newbury Friday, October 24, 2014 ICE SLICE bounced back to winning form at Newbury this afternoon. He loved the soft ground and won by 3 lengths. There was a strong pace early on which helped him and Ryan was worried he got to the front too soon but he stuck to his task and did it well. Hopefully there will be another suitable race for him before the turf season finishes. SPA'S DANCER runs in a 10 furlong handicap at Newbury tomorrow and surprisingly there are only 9 runners. We were baffled by his last run at Leicester. He is either over the top, but has shown no sign of it at home or the ground was possibly still on the firm side. He acts on the the track as he ran well at Newbury in the Spring Cup and will like the soft ground tomorrow. He has also been dropped 2 pounds from Leicester so is back on a competitive mark of 98. The race has cut up so if he bounces back to form he would have a chance. ice Slice chance at Newbury tomorrow Thursday, October 23, 2014 ICE SLICE heads for Newbury tomorrow to run in a mile handicap, he is drawn 11 of the 11 runners.  He was unfortunate last time out at Windsor as he slipped coming out of the stall so ran well under the circumstances. He has been dropped 2 pounds by the handicapper so is now rated 75,  he won off this mark earlier in the year. He will be ridden by Ryan Tate who still claims a useful 3 pounds. Ideally we would have run him over further than a mile but we are running out of options at this stage of the season. He will like the soft ground so we are hoping for the best tomorrow. Debut for Bahama Blue tomorrow Monday, October 20, 2014 BAHAMA BLUE makes her racecourse debut at Kempton tomorrow in a 6 furlong fillies maiden. She is drawn 1 of the 9 runners. Although she is not very big she has needed time to mature but is now ready to have a run and get some racecourse experience. She is from a speedy family so this should be the right trip for her at this stage and we will see how she goes tomorrow. Angel will relish conditions at Brighton Wednesday, October 15, 2014 DANCING ANGEL heads to Brighton tomorrow to run in a mile handicap. There are 9 runners and she is drawn 8. The worry will be if they get further rain and racing can't go ahead. The ground  is currently heavy, soft in places. She will love the ground but we are not sure about her best trip. She has been working well at home so we are hoping for the best tomorrow. Bridgekeeper back down in trip Monday, October 13, 2014 BRIDGEKEEPER runs in a mile 0-60 nursery at Leicester tomorrow, there are 10 runners. He had his first run in handicap company last time out over 10 furlongs which was a big step up in trip and he appeared not to stay. He has come out of the race well so we thought it was worth running him again over a shorter trip. The ground is now soft there which is an unknown but all the family liked soft ground so hopefully he will take after them. He is dropping down in grade so if he can handle the ground he could run a nice race at long odds tomorrow. Tight Lipped drops down in grade tomorrow Tuesday, October 07, 2014 TIGHT LIPPED runs in a 0-70 apprentice handicap over 10 furlongs at Nottingham tomorrow and he is drawn 6 of the 16 runners. He should appreciate this step down in grade and should run well at this level. His last run was in a 0-80  handicap at Sandown and it was an encouraging run. He was due to run in the Silver Cambridgeshire at Newmarket recently but the ground ended up being quicker than anticipated so he was withdrawn on the day of the race. The ground tomorrow look as if it will be genuinely good or even slower which should suit him well. He will be partnered by Rosie Jessop who has struck up a good relationship with the horse so lets hope this continues tomorrow. Dancer heads for Leicester tomorrow Monday, October 06, 2014 The rain will hopefully arrive in time to allow SPA'S DANCER to run at Leicester tomorrow. He has been declared to run in a   £25,000 over a mile and surprisingly there are only 9 runners. He ran in a Listed race last time out and it didn't suit him. A handicap over a mile on this track should be more up his street.  He remains in good form at home and as long as they get the rain that is forecast we are very hopeful that he will go close tomorrow. Conditions to suit Ice Slice at Windsor Sunday, October 05, 2014 ICE SLICE runs at Windsor tomorrow over a mile, and he is drawn 7 of the 14 runners. He won over this distance on soft ground earlier in the season so hopefully he will find conditions to suit this time. It has become apparent that he definitely need cut in the ground to be at his best. The going tomorrow is currently good but more rain is  forecast. If he runs up to his best soft ground form he would definitely have a chance. He is a straightforward horse and it would be great if he could get his autumn campaign off to a winning start. Crispies in the Casino at Ascot tomorrow Friday, October 03, 2014 MAJOR CRISPIES rins in the Les Ambassadeurs Casino Handicap over 5 furlongs at Ascot tomorrow. He is drawn on the far side in stall 2 of the 18 runners. He ran very well over 5 furlongs on fast ground at Leicester last time out, Ascot is a slightly stiffer track so it could be ideal for him. We are hoping that they don't get too much of the forecast rain because he could run a big race if the ground is good or quicker. Although he has been on the go along time he still seems in great form at home. This may be his last chance to run on suitable ground this year so he he is likely to have a well deserved holiday after tomorrow. It would be nice if he could end his season well. 2 runners at 2 meetings tomorrow Tuesday, September 30, 2014 The 2 year olds BRIDGEKEEPER and CHIEF SPIRIT both run tomorrow but at different track. CHIEF SPIRIT heads to Salisbury to contest a mile maiden, there are 11 runners. He ran an encouraging race on debut finishing 6th at Yarmouth. He was very green early on but the penny dropped in the final 2 furlongs and he stayed on nicely in the closing stages. He is running over the same trip and similar ground conditions this time. Hopefully he can run another nice race tomorrow.BRIDGEKEEPER runs in a 10 furlong nursery at Nottingham and there are only 8 runners. This is first run in a handicap and he is stepping up considerably in trip. This is not a cunning plan but he is by a sprinter and from a family of stayers on the dams side. He is entered in the Horses In Training sale we need to find out if he does stay before then. He is a nice type of horse so we hope he can show a bit more over this longer trip than he has in his last couple of runs. Cove goes for Apprentice Derby tomorrow Saturday, September 27, 2014 SANDY COVE has his chance of Epsom glory tomorrow when he runs in the Apprentice Derby. There are 10 runners and he is drawn 4. Although he has had a busy campaign he seems in good form at home and the ground is still in his favour. He has been a regular at Brighton this summer as he acts well on that track so should be suited by Epsom too.  Ryan Tate, who is one of the leading apprentices, takes the ride and he knows him well so we are hoping for another good run from SANDY COVE tomorrow. Dancer declared for Cambridgeshire tomorrow Friday, September 26, 2014 SPA'S DANCER has been declared to run in the Cambridgeshire at Newmarket tomorrow. He is in good form but we are concerned about the ground. He will only run if the ground is genuinely good. there were showers forecast for the track this morning but so far they haven't materialised. If the ground did become good/firm by tomorrow then he would not run. Newmarket Open Day Thursday, September 25, 2014 We would like to say a big THANK YOU to all the people that came to Park Lodge Stables on Sunday.  We hope you enjoyed seeing the horses and meeting us and our staff.  We would also like to thank all the Blue Peter Racing partners that came to support.  It is much appreciated.  Last but not least, we would like to thank all our staff who helped throughout the morning and welcomed everyone with a smile.  It was great to see them showing their horses to the public and chatting animatedly about their life in racing.  Thank you all very much. Tight Lipped goes for Silver Thursday, September 25, 2014 We are delighted that TIGHT LIPPED has made the cut for the Silver Cambridgeshire at Newmarket tomorrow. He is drawn 13 of the 25 runners, exactly in the middle of the field. We had hoped to run him in this race last year but he wasn't quite right at the time. He seems to be coming back to form after a break, he ran an encouraging race at Sandown last time out. He has run at Newmarket twice before and run well both times so the track suits him well. He will be ridden again by Rosie Jessop who seems to have a good rapport with him.  The ground is just on the soft side of good which will be fine but if they do get any rain it would help his chances. It is obviously a competitive handicap but he has a lot in his favour tomorrow and we are hopeful of a good run. Drop in trip for Crispies Sunday, September 21, 2014 MAJOR CRISPIES runs in a 5 furlong handicap at Leicester tomorrow, this will be first attempt at this trip. It is a bit of an experiment but he ran very well at York last time out. He was held up that day but showed plenty of speed. Leicester has a stiff finish which may just suit him over this trip. He does come out top on Racing Post ratings and has been dropped a further 2 pounds since York. The ground will suit him so we are hopeful that he has an each way chance tomorrow. Chief Spirit makes debut tomorrow Wednesday, September 17, 2014 CHIEF SPIRIT makes his racecourse debut in a mile maiden at Yarmouth tomorrow. He has been working nicely at home with WIND PLACE AND SHO  who ran an encouraging race at Salisbury last week. They are similar types of horses but CHIEF SPIRIT has a bit more natural toe so hopefully he can run a nice race . The big yards are well represented so it could be a good race of its type. He is a big long striding horse and so is hopefully a horse for the future. Let's hope he can run an encouraging race on debut tomorrow. Dancer steps up at Sandown tomorrow Tuesday, September 16, 2014 SPA'S DANCER steps up in class to a Listed race over a mile at Sandown tomorrow. There are only 8 runners and he is the only course and distance winner in the field which must be in his favour. He loves the track and hopefully the ground will be OK for him. The Clerk of the Course says it is good at the moment and will water if necessary to keep it that way. A small field and muddling pace may not be ideal tactically for him but on his best form you couldn't rule him out. Jim Crowley takes the ride, he finished second on him in the Spring Cup at Newbury so can hopefully go one better tomorrow. Newmarket Open Day - Sunday 21 September Sunday, September 14, 2014 It is Newmarket Open Day on Sunday 21 September and along with 24 other yards, Park Lodge is open to the public from 9.30 to 12.30.  All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you and introducing you to our yard, horses, staff and some of our owners. In particular the enthusiastic members of BLUE PETER RACING PARTNERSHIPS will be present. Why not come and chat to them about how to get involved in a fun, yet amazingly inexpensive partnership.  Racehorse ownership really can be affordable to all.  There is lots happening at Newmarket Rowley Mile Racecourse in the afternoon so there is plenty going on for the whole family.We look foward to seeing you. Two runners at two meetings tomorrow Thursday, September 11, 2014 TIGHT LIPPED and WIND PLACE & SHO both run tomorrow at Sandown and Salisbury respectively. WIND PLACE & SHO runs in a mile median auction maiden and is drawn 3 of the 12 runners. He ran better than his finishing position implies on his debut.  He missed the break and didn't get the smoothest of runs, they all finished in a bunch so he wasn't beaten that far. The trip will definitely suit him but the ground is an unknown. he handled cut in the ground well at Sandown but the ground will be quicker at Salisbury tomorrow. He will start at a long price tomorrow but could finish better than these odds suggest.TIGHT LIPPED ran no race at all last time out at Sandown and there was no obvious reason. He will be reunited with Rosie Jessop tomorrow, he has always run well for her so we hope he can bounce back to form in her hands. She has never been out of the first 3 on him and has finished second on him at Sandown before so let's hope she can keep up the good record on him tomorrow. Bridgekeeper to bounce back Wednesday, September 10, 2014 BRIDGEKEEPER runs in the 7 furlong median auction maiden at Epsom tomorrow. He ran very well first time out at Nottingham on fast ground but was a little disappointing next time at Windsor when the ground became good to soft when he ran and maybe that was the cause. We are hoping he can bounce back to the form of his first run on faster ground tomorrow. He has been in good form at home and has a very good attitude. He is stepping up in trip to 7 furlongs which should suit him as there is plenty of stamina in his pedigree on the dam's side. There are 11 runners tomorrow and he is well drawn in 5 so hopefully he can run a nice race. Two runners over the weekend Friday, September 05, 2014 AVIATOR and MAJOR CRISPIES are the 2 runners this weekend. AVIATOR heads south for Kempton tomorrow to run in a 1 mile 3 furlong handicap. He ran a good race there last time and the form of that race has worked out well. He finished 2 1/2 lengths behind the winner, TREASURE THE RIDGE,  who has subsequently won a £60,000 handicap at Sandown. AVIATOR wore blinkers that day but he seemed to be slightly startled when the other 2 horses came by him. He will be wearing a visor tomorrow in the hope that this will suit him better. He seems in good form at home and one feels a big run is imminent. He is certainly capable of running well on his best foreign form. MAJOR CRISPIES heads North on Sunday to York. He runs in a 6 furlong handicap and is drawn 15 of the 15 runners. This is probably a good draw on the straight track. The ground will be fast which is in his favour but he is still plenty high enough in the weights. Graham Lee will be on board for the first time but he should suit him well. Consistent Cove can go close at kempton Tuesday, September 02, 2014 SANDY COVE runs at Kempton tomorrow evening in a mile and 3 furlong handicap. The trip and track should suit him well but it is a reasonably competitive race for it's type. He was third there earlier in the season but that was over a mile which was too short for him. He is such  a consistent and genuine performer who really deserves to get his head in front. Let's hope the dice rolls the right way for him tomorrow. BRIDGEKEEPER runs earlier in the day tomorrow at Lingfield. He is running in a 6 furlong maiden. He ran well first time out at Nottingham on fast ground but was slightly disappointing next time out at Windsor when the going was on the soft side of good. He has been fine after the race so hopefully that run can be attributed to the ground. The going is currently good tomorrow, he would be a doubtful runner if the ground became soft.  It is a competitive maiden but we hope he can show the form tomorrow that he showed first time out at  Nottingham. Dream team return to Sandown tomorrow Friday, August 29, 2014 SPA'S DANCER & TIGHT LIPPED return to Sandown tomorrow, the same team that scored a famous double there last season. They are both ridden by the same jockeys again so we are hoping that history will repeat itself. Both horses are returning from a summer break as they do not like fast ground. The rain has come at the right time for them so the going should be in their favour. They have been working well at home, it is their first run back after a break but they should both run well. It would be great if they could recreate that memorable day from last year. Wind Place and Sho makes debut at Sandown tomorrow Thursday, August 28, 2014 WIND PLACE AND SHO makes his racecourse debut in a 7 furlong 2 year old maiden at Sandown tomorrow. He is a full sister to IRON BUTTERFLY and looks a typical member of the family. He is destined to be a middle distance/stayer on the flat and will go hurdling at some stage in the future. We didn't expect him to make his racecourse debut this early but he has been pleasing us at home and has come to hand well. The ground is soft tomorrow and this is an unknown as we have not done much with him on this ground. However he is by Shirocco and most of his progeny like soft ground and so did IRON BUTTERFLY so you would expect him to be able to handle it.  There is a big field of 15 runners  but hopefully he will run an encouraging race.  It is a nice track to make his debut on and it will be interesting to see how he runs. Precinct drawn wide tomorrow Tuesday, August 26, 2014 PRECINCT runs in a 10 furlong maiden at Lingfield tomorrow but has not been done any favours by the draw. She is drawn 13 of 13 and this is particularly bad draw over this distance on this track. She ran well last time out at Kempton over a mile considering it was her first run back after a long lay off. On pedigree she should be better over further so hopefully the step up in trip will suit her. She showed she handled the polytrack at Kempton so let's hope she can run well again tomorrow. Cove chance at Epsom tomorrow Monday, August 25, 2014 SANDY COVE is back on the track again quickly at Epsom tomorrow after his gallant second at Brighton last week. He is due to go up 5 pounds and this was the only suitable race for him to run off his old mark.  He handles Brighton well so Epsom should suit him too. There are only 7 runners and Ryan Tate takes the ride and he takes a valuable 3 pounds off his back. The main worry is the ground. He is a proven performer on good and faster ground but we don't really know if he handles cut in the ground. There is rain forecast and if the ground did become very soft he may not run. If the ground does not go against him he should have a good chance and he deserves to get his head in front again. Pencil back at Yarmouth tomorrow Saturday, August 23, 2014 Pencil returns to Yarmouth tomorrow to run in a 6 furlong fillies maiden. She ran a promising race there on her racecourse debut to finish third. We were very pleased with the way she behaved aswell as her finishing position that day as she is not always the easiest at home. There are 11 runners this time and it looks a competitive race on paper. We hope she will run a nice race again tomorrow. Cove back to Brighton again Monday, August 18, 2014 SANDY COVE returns to Brighton tomorrow where he runs in a 12 furlong handicap and there are 7 runners. This will be his first run over this trip but he has looked as if the step up in distance will suit him. The handicapper has rather harshly put him up 4 pounds for finishing third there last time out so we hope he will show improved form over this distance to overcome this rise in the weights. He is proven on the ground and the course so must have a good chance tomorrow. Bridgekeeper heads for Windsor Sunday, August 17, 2014 Bridgekeeper run in a 6 furlong maiden race at Windsor tomorrow evening. He is drawn 2 of 12 runners which is good as long as the ground is not soft. He ran well on his debut finishing 3rd at Nottingham. The ground was good/firm that day so if the ground does dry out it is not a problem as he handled it well last time. We have been very pleased with him at home since his run and he has definitely sharpened up so he should run a nice race tomorrow. We have kept him at 6 furlongs for now but he should get 7 furlongs later this year. Dancing Angel steps up in trip Friday, August 15, 2014 DANCING ANGEL runs in a mile handicap at Lingfield on the turf tomorrow, this will be her first run over this longer trip. It has been a slightly frustrating season with her so far as she wants soft ground. She has run on the polytrack but has not run up to her turf form on this surface. We are hoping that the ground will remain on the soft side of good tomorrow. There are showers forecast but if it does dry out and looks as if it will be fast ground by the evening then we would consider pulling her out. Hopefully the step up in trip and on suitable ground she can show an improvement in form. Crispies heads for Shergar Cup tomorrow Friday, August 08, 2014 MAJOR CRISPIES runs in the 6 furlong Shergar Cup Sprint at Ascot tomorrow. It will be great to have a runner at this fixture, it should be a good fun day. We think that 6 furlongs at Ascot should suit him well especially if the ground remains fast. Any rain there would not help his chance. The race is restricted to only 10 runners, this should help him as he possibly prefers a smaller field  The jockeys for this race are drawn and he will be ridden by top Canadian lady rider Emma Jayne Wilson. He is a straightforward ride and she should suit him. He comes out top on Racing Post ratings so is not without a chance tomorrow. Cove returns to Brighton Thursday, August 07, 2014 SANDY COVE runs at Brighton tomorrow where he is a course and distance winner. Brighton are to be congratulated on the good prize money they have on offer and SANDY COVE was entered in 2 races there. We have elected to go for the more valuable race which is a step up in class for him but he gets in with a low weight and there are only 6 runners. It will be interesting to see how he runs in this grade of race.  He ran well at Lingfield last Saturday and has come out of the race well so we are hoping for the best tomorrow. Pencil makes her debut at Yarmouth tomorrow. Wednesday, August 06, 2014 PENCIL makes her racecourse debut in a 6 furlong maiden at Yarmouth tomorrow. There are 7 runners and she is drawn 4. She has worked very well at home with BRIDGEKEEPER who ran a very encouraging race last week finishing third. She will certainly stay further than 6 furlongs in time but shows enough speed to run well over this trip. It is hard to weigh up the strength of the opposition with little form to go but we are hopeful of a good run. Two runners at Kempton tomorrow Tuesday, August 05, 2014 AVIATOR and ICE SLICE both head to Kempton tomorrow. AVIATOR only faces 4 opponents in a 1 mile 3 furlong apprentice handicap. He will be wearing blinkers again but different tactics will be employed. He was very free in blinkers when he first wore them for us so we tried holding him up which didn't seem to work. He will also be wearing a cross noseband tomorrow as this seems to help him settle at home. If he can bounce back to his continental form you can not rule him out in such a small field.ICE SLICE is stepping up in trip to 1 mile 3 furlongs for the first time. he ran well at Kempton last time out over a mile, he was staying on at the end and looked as if he needed further. Ideally we would have tried him over 10 furlongs but there was no suitable race. He has won over a mile on soft ground so you would be hopeful that this trip on the polytrack would be within his compass. He is in good form at home so can hopefully run  well tomorrow. Precint returns to the track Monday, August 04, 2014 PRECINT, who has not run since the autumn of her 2 year old, career, returns to the track at Kempton tomorrow evening. She runs in a fillies only mile maiden and is drawn 9 of the 14 runners. She ran a very promising race on debut, finishing 3rd at Newmarket, but sadly has had 2 separate injuries which have kept off the track until now.  Her owner/breeder Major Wyatt has shown a lot of faith in her and has been extremely patient. She has been working well at home but it does look a fairly strong maiden for this time of year. We just hope she can run a decent race and come home in 1 piece. Dancing Angel chance to shine at Kempton tomorrow Sunday, August 03, 2014 DANCING ANGEL runs in a 6 furlong handicap tomorrow, she is drawn 6 of the 12 runners. She ran in an all ages  handicap over the same trip last time out, she had no chance with the winner but finished 4th. She is taking on 3 year olds only this time which should make a difference especially over sprint distances, older horses tend to have an edge. She is proven on the polytrack surface and she has a reasonable draw so can hopefully be thereabouts.  The last 2 runners have been in the frame so it would be nice if she could get her head in front tomorrow. Consistent Cove chance at Lingfield tomorrow Friday, August 01, 2014 SANDY COVE is having a saturday night out at Lingfield tomorrow and goes there with a good chance. He ran very well over the same course and distance last time when he just failed to get there on the line. He is better drawn this time, in stall 5 of the 13 runners so hopefully he can go one better. The hood is being left off this time as an experiment, it was put on initially to help him settle when tried over a longer trip. He seems to be settling better in his races now so hopefully he does not need to wear it now. He is a consistent performer and is in good form at home. He is a winner over this distance and Luke Morris, who has on board when he won, rides him again so he has a lot in his favour and should be thereabouts tomorrow. First 2 year old runner on Thursday Tuesday, July 29, 2014 BRIDGEKEEPER will be the yard's first 2 year old runner of the season at Nottingham on Thursday. He runs in a 6 furlong maiden races and there are 10 runners. He is a 1/2 brother to ORCADIAN and RAPSCALLIAN by AVONBRIDGE. This is the first horse out of the mare by an out and out sprinter. He has a very good temperament and attitude. He goes nicely at home but as he is quite laid back he may well need the run to sharpen him up. It will be interesting to see how he runs, he will hopefully run a respectable race and give us a line to the other 2 year olds in the yard. Major on parade at July meeting Thursday, July 10, 2014 MAJOR CRISPIES runs in the 6 furlong Heritage Handicap at the Newmarket July meeting tomorrow. This is his first run in a handicap off his current rating of 100, he is rated a lot higher than his last run in this grade. He won a handicap in February off a mark of 79 so he will find this a lot tougher but has improved significantly since then. You can put a run through his last run at Royal Ascot as that was too good a race for him, he was also drawn on the wrong side and he didn't see out the 7 furlongs. On his previous runs though you could not rule him out. It is hard to judge what the ground will be like by tomorrow as rain is forecast, hopefully they will get some to make it perfect ground. If the ground does become softer than that he will still run as we may aswell find out how he copes with these conditions when the track is so close to home. Sandy Cove reverts to the polytrack Tuesday, July 08, 2014 SANDY COVE runs back on the polytrack at Lingfield tomorrow. He has form on this surface and is a winner over this trip so must go there with a good chance. He is drawn 8 of the 10 runners and Richard Hughes takes the ride. He has been running consistently all season and was unlucky that the ground turned against him at Yarmouth last time out. There was a heavy shower of rain during the race and he didn't handle the surface which became very loose on top. He won't have that problem tomorrow so hopefully he will go very close.ICE SLICE and AVIATOR also run on the all weather tomorrow but are running at Kempton. ICE SLICE is running back over a mile, a trip he won over, and he also has form on this surface. He hated the firm ground at Newmarket last time out so that form can be ignored. If he runs to the form of his win at Nottingham on good/soft ground he must have an each way chance in a competitive race. To our knowledge this will be AVIATOR's first run on an all weather surface. We thought it is worth a try as an alternative to the turf. His long term plan though is to go hurdling in the autumn. The blinkers are on again as they did help last time but a little too much. He was a bit keen in them so hopefully Paddy Aspell can get him to settle in them tomorrow. He is drawn 2 of the 12 runners so hopefully he can do that from this draw. Handicap debut for Dancing Angel Monday, July 07, 2014 DANCING ANGEL runs in a handicap for the first time at Lingfield tomorrow. This will also be her first try on the polytrack. There are 12 runners and she is well drawn in stall 4. She was slightly disappointing in the 2nd of her 3 runs at Windsor but ran perfectly respectably in her other 2 races. The ground at Yarmouth last time out was possibly a bit quick for her but she showed decent speed over 6 furlongs that day so runs over the same trip tomorrow. She probably needs soft ground to be shown at her best so the polytrack is a good alternative for her whilst ground conditions remain as they are. On her home work she should run well off  her handicap mark of 58 but it all depends on how she handles the track. She is not experienced at running around a bend but if she can cope with that she should be thereabouts tomorrow. Nimble Kimble chance at Newbury Tuesday, July 01, 2014 NIMBLE KIMBLE runs at Newbury on Thursday evening in a 7 furlong fillies handicap. She is drawn 3 of the 11 runners and it looks a competitive race on paper, there are a couple of unexposed fillies in the race too. She has not been treated very kindly by the handicapper but this is because she has been very consistent. She has been in the first 4 in all her starts this year so should be thereabouts again this time. She is in good form at home and Ryan Tate, who know her well, takes the ride. She has won over this distance and should be fine on the ground so she has a lot in her favour on Thursday. Trip to the seaside for Sandy Cove Thursday, June 26, 2014 SANDY COVE heads for Yarmouth tomorrow, he runs in a 10 furlong handicap. There are only 6 runners so hopefully he won't suffer the same experience as he did last time out at Brighton. He seemed very unlucky that day as he came there with every chance and then was completely stopped in his tracks 1/2 furlong from home and lost all momentum. One can put a line throughout the form of that race. On Racing Post ratings he appears to have a very good chance tomorrow and the ground and the trip will suit him.  He gets in the race on a low weight and will be ridden by Ryan Tate who takes a further 3 pounds off his back. The danger could come from the unexposed Sir Mark Prescott runner, ANJIN, who's horses tend to hit form at this time of year. Baan back at Yarmouth Wednesday, June 25, 2014 BAAN runs at Yarmouth tomorrow where he has a very good record. He won twice there last year at this time of year. He runs in a 1 mile 6 furlong handicap and there are only 7 runners. He was entered in a 2 mile handicap there on Friday too but this race looks the easier option.  Both races he won last year were over 2 miles so this trip may be a bit short for him. He is back on a winnable handicap mark now, he won off 55 last year and he is now rated 53. There is no sign of him deteriorating at home so you would have to give him a chance tomorrow. He has been running in Amateur races so carrying a lot of weight, hopefully he will think he is let loose tomorrow with a lot less weight on his back and with Rosie Jessop back in the saddle. She rode him to his 2 wins last year so let's hope she can re find the winning formula tomorrow! Two runners at home track tomorrow Thursday, June 19, 2014 ICE SLICE and NIMBLE KIMBLE make the short journey to the Newmarket July course tomorrow evening. ICE SLICE runs in a 10 furlong handicap and he is drawn 9 of the 10 runners. He was a bit disappointing over a mile at Newmarket last time out but we take the blame for giving the jockey the wrong instructions. He had previously won over a mile on softer ground, but we feel he will be better suited by faster conditions which he will get tomorrow. He is stepping up in trip but we have every reason to think he will stay especially on faster ground. If the trip and ground do suit him then he should run very well, on his home work he is capable of winning off his current mark. NIMBLE KIMBLE runs in a mile handicap and she is drawn 3 of the 9 runners. She has run over a mile once before but it was on more testing ground than this. She has form on all types of ground but we do feel that a mile on this ground will suit her well. She is so consistent and keeps being put up by the handicapper for being placed. We are hoping that the combination of the ground and the trip will bring about a bit of improvement and if it does then she will go close tomorrow. Top hat & tails for Major Crispies tomorrow Tuesday, June 17, 2014 MAJOR CRISPIES heads for Royal Ascot tomorrow to run in the group 3 Jersey Stakes over 7 furlongs. He has been running consistently well all year and, he was a close third in a Listed race at Newbury in his last run so is entitled to take his chance tomorrow. He will not be heading the market but he won't disgrace himself. He is drawn 5 of the 23 runners, it should suit him to be drawn near the outside of the runners as he will hopefully get some daylight which suits him. The ground should be perfect flat racing ground. Ryan Tate rides him and he knows him well having ridden him in all his starts this year. The horse is in good form at home and we would be delighted if he runs a nice race. Royal Ascot is obviously the biggest meeting of our flat racing calendar so it is great to have a runner there. Cove seeks second course win Monday, June 16, 2014 SANDY COVE returns to Brighton tomorrow to try and record a second win on the track. He recorded his first win there last month over the same distance and the same underfoot conditions so he has a lot in his favour tomorrow. The race he won was a 0-55 classified stakes race for 3 year olds and upwards, this time he runs in a 0-60 handicap for 3 year olds only so it is an ideal race. There are 14 runners and he is drawn 1 so he will need bit of luck in running as it is a relatively big field. He seems in very good form at home so must go close tomorrow. Dancer needs career best tomorrow Friday, June 13, 2014 SPA'S DANCER was put up 5 pounds for his gallant second in the Zetland handicap so will be running off his highest ever mark at York tomorrow. He runs in a 9 furlong 0-105 handicap and he is drawn 2 of the 13 runners. There aren't that many races over this trip but it could be ideal for him. The fact that Royal Ascot is next week has meant that this is not the strongest handicap for this grade. Luke Morris takes the ride and he was third on him at Lingfield earlier in the year so he does know the horse. The ground is a concern though, he will not run if the ground become faster than good. There are thundery showers forecast so let's hope these materialise and he can take his chance. It will be tough off this mark but he certainly deserves to get his head in front after some good performances in more competitive races than the one tomorrow. Dancing Angel heads for Yarmouth Wednesday, June 11, 2014 DANCING ANGEL heads for local track Yarmouth tomorrow where she runs in a 6 furlong maiden. She ran very well first time out at Doncaster over the same trip despite missing the break. She then went to Windsor where she was very green and was caught a bit flat footed when they quickened. Hopefully she will be a bit sharper this time. There are 11 runners and it looks a competitive contest on paper so we will see how she runs. Change of headgear to 'Motivate' Aviator! Friday, June 06, 2014 AVIATOR runs at Doncaster in a 12 furlong handicap tomorrow and there are 9 runners.  He is the only horse we have run this year that has worked well at home but not shown it on the racecourse. We are hoping a change of headgear will help him. As he is by Motivator we felt a hood would help him to settle but it may have relaxed him too much and he actually need 'Motivating'! He wore blinkers when he raced abroad and has won in them so we are reverting to them tomorrow and hope he can show his true form . The ground is soft at the moment and there are thunderstorms forecast, any further rain will be a help not a hindrance especially over 12 furlongs. This is the least competitive race he has run in in England and a smaller field so we are hoping for an improved performance tomorrow. Nimble Kimble returns to Lingfield Wednesday, June 04, 2014 NIMBLE KIMBLE runs at Lingfield tomorrow where she is a course and distance winner. The race is tailor made for her, it is a 7 furlong 3 year olds only fillies handicap for horses rated 0-75. There are 9 runners and she is drawn 6. It looks a competitive race but she in great form at home so should go close tomorrow. Dancing Angel to perform well at Windsor Sunday, June 01, 2014 DANCING ANGEL runs in a 6 furlong maiden race at Windsor tomorrow night. She made a very promising debut at Doncaster finishing an eye catching third. She missed the break slightly that day and was slowly away but made up ground well in the closing stages. She worked well in the week, although it looks a slightly stronger race tomorrow, we expect her to run a decent race. She is drawn 3 which is a good draw whichever side they decide to race as she has all the other fancied horses drawn around her. Her Doncaster run suggests she would get 7 furlongs but she should be sharper this time so we are sticking to 6 furlongs for the time being. TIGHT LIPPED runs at Yarmouth on Tuesday in a mile handicap and goes there in good form. He looked as if he was coming back to his best with a good second at Newmarket last time out and that form was franked when the winner, CHAIN OF EVENTS, won again at Sandown last week. He is dropping back to a mile but has good form over this distance and has run well at Yarmouth before, he seems to like a straight track. The ground is currently good but if they get some rain it would help him over this trip. There are only 8 runners and he should run well. Rosie Jessop has ridden him twice before and finished second both times, let's hope this is third time lucky and she can go one better on Tuesday! Ice Slice on trial for Royal Ascot Friday, May 30, 2014 ICE SLICE runs in a mile handicap at Newmarket tomorrow. This is the last opportunity to run him to see if he could run in the Britannia Handicap at Royal Ascot. A lot of trainers are in the same boat so it does look a very hot contest. The ground is likely to be good/soft tomorrow which is the same conditions as Nottingham last time out when he won. We still think he would prefer better ground so we would be happy to see the ground dry out a bit. We  have been very pleased with him since his win at Nottingham so he should run well. He would need to win tomorrow to go up enough to get in the Brittania but if he doesn't he is still a nice horse and we would make another plan. There are plenty of other suitable races for him during the rest of the season. Spa's Dancer Goes for Gold at Redcar Monday, May 26, 2014 SPA'S DANCER steps up in trip to a mile and 2 furlongs in the Zetland Gold Cup at Redcar this afternoon. He was declared on going described as good to soft, good in places and we had hoped that the ground would dry back to good ground for this afternoon's racing.  Unfortunately Redcar had rain overnight on Saturday changing the going to good to soft, soft in places.  However there was no rain at Redcar yesterday and overnight and a dry day is forecast today.  SPA'S DANCER loves soft ground but we were hoping for good ground to help him get the extra 2 furlongs.  With a dry day forecast it is possible the ground might be no worse than good to soft by 4.15 this afternoon.  Both Ryan Moore and Jim Crowley have thought that he could well stay further than a mile when they have ridden him. Graham Lee will suit SPA'S DANCER very well and if he gets the trip, he has the form and ability to win. Nearly............! Monday, May 26, 2014 SPA'S DANCER  ran a great race to finish second again in a big handicap.  His second in the Newbury Spring Cup was a great run and his second today in the Zetland Gold Cup over 1 mile 2 furlongs was an equally good performance.  He was beaten a neck by a very tough, genuine handicapper, CASHPOINT, who both SCOTTISH STAR and TIGHT LIPPED have struggled to beat in the past.  Today's result gives us more options with SPA'S DANCER as he proved he stays 1 mile 2 furlongs well.  They went very hard up front in the race today and the ground was definitely slower than the good ground we had been hoping for.  SPA'S DANCER continued the good run of form by the Park Lodge horses on the racecourse. Great Efforts in Defeat! Friday, May 16, 2014 Although not actually visiting the Winner's Enclosure in the last two days, the horses are still running out of their skins.  SPA'S DANCER ran a great race at York having got quite badly left at the start and was beaten less distance than he got left.  He probably ran right up to his best form and had he not lost several lengths at the start he must have been involved in the finish.  TIGHT LIPPED followed up by running a storming race at Newmarket and finished 2nd in the same race he was 3rd in last year.  He has certainly bounced back to form with a vengeance.  He will go on to Sandown next in the same race that he won last year on Brigadier Gerard night at the end of the month.MAJOR CRISPIES continued the theme this afternoon when finishing a close 3rd in another Listed race, the Carnarvon Stakes at Newbury.  This looked a good class Listed race and he was beaten less than a length. Not to be outdone, WILY FOX ran a fantastic race at Aintree's evening meeting to finish 2nd in a Class 3 handicap over 3 miles for the first time.  He certainly got the trip and this, off a mark of 119, was undoubtedly his best run to date.We are very proud of them all. Take a Bow Dancing Angel Friday, May 16, 2014 DANCING ANGEL makes her debut tomorrow at Doncaster in a 6 furlong maiden.  She has always looked a talented filly.  She was working very well last Autumn and was only a week from running when meeting with a setback.  We put her away for the Winter as she is a lovely, big filly by owner Jeff Smith's good stallion, NORSE DANCER.  Interestingly DANCING ANGEL is a 3 parts sister to Jeff's good horse in France, NORSE KING.  However DANCING ANGEL, out of an un-raced daughter of LOCHANGEL ,a half sister to LOCHSONG, seems to take after the dam's side of her pedigree and shows plenty of speed at home.  We hope that she can run very well on debut. Another Busy Day! Thursday, May 15, 2014 We have another busy day tomorrow with with one runner on the flat at Newbury and two over hurdles at Aintree's evening meeting.  MAJOR CRISPIES gets the ball rolling at Newbury in a 6 furlong Listed race.  He ran three great races on the all-weather earlier in the year and his run on Good Friday can be forgotten because he had a terrible draw and also was struck into during the race. Luckily he has recovered completely from the injury and we think that a drop back to 6 furlongs on good ground at Newbury will be ideal for him.  His pedigree is all about speed and it is very possible that he can run very well at a big price.IRON BUTTERFLY runs in the first race at Aintree.  Her form this Winter over hurdles, and in one flat run this Spring, is very good.  Her last run over hurdles was a particularly good effort.  The one slight concern is whether 2 miles 4 furlongs on good ground will find things happening a little too quickly for her.  However she still seems in very good form at home and can run well.WILY FOX runs in the second last at Aintree.  He is tackling 3 miles for the first time but he did shape as though a step up in trip might suit when he ran in the valuable Grassroots Series Final at Haydock last time out.  He suffered interference and was forced wide on the bend into the straight and without this he would have been in the first 6.  He lacks a turn of foot but Jack Quinlan had trouble pulling him up after the line that day and on good ground 3 miles is certainly worth a try.  He has given Blue Peter Racing immense fun this Winter and all involved will enjoy an outing to the home of the Grand National. Dancer leads trio of runners on Thursday Tuesday, May 13, 2014 SPA'S DANCER is one of 3 runners from the yard on Thursday and is the first to perform. He runs in the Listed Hambleton Handicap over a mile at York and is drawn 9 of the 12 runners. His form this spring on the turf is working out well and ground conditions should be ideal for him, anything softer than good will suit him. It is a very hot handicap but he should be suited by the track and he seems in good form at home. Jim Crowley is in the saddle again, he rode him last time out at Newbury when he was second in the Spring Cup, it would be nice if they could go one better on Thursday. On that form he should be thereabouts and we just hope he gets a bit of luck and finishes with his head in front this time. AVIATOR runs at the same meeting  but later in the day in a 2 mile handicap. This track and distance will suit him much better than 12 furlongs at Thirsk which was his last run. He will also like the soft ground. We are still learning about him, this will only be his second run for us, but we are happy with the way he has been going at home and we can see him running a decent race.TIGHT LIPPED is the final runner of the day at Newmarket evening meeting. He is drawn 5 of the 20 runners.  He was third in this race last year so we hope this track will see him coming back to his best form. 10 furlongs on this course on good ground should suit him well. Rosie Jessop is reunited with him, she finished second on him at Sandown last year so he runs well for her. Lets hope he can step up on his Windsor form and run well on Thursday. Ice Slice skates home! Saturday, May 10, 2014 ICE SLICE continued the good form of the yard by winning at Nottingham this afternoon. We hoped he would run well as he did a good piece of work with Spa's Dancer a week ago. The ground was a concern and we did consider taking him out. He is probably suited by better ground so hopefully there is a bit of improvement in him. He stayed the mile well and looks to be a nice handicapper in the making. It is great for his owners, The MacDougall Two, who also own Spa's Dancer and are great supporters of the yard. Coastal win for Sandy Cove Thursday, May 08, 2014 SANDY COVE coped well with the blustery conditions at Brighton yesterday to win his first race of his career. The step up in trip suited him well and he won by a length. He was cheered to victory by his owners, Blue Peter Racing 12, and he looks as if he will give them some fun this summer. He is a very straightforward and consistent horse and likes fast ground. There are still shares available in the horse, please see the Blue Peter Racing website for further details.NIMBLE KIMBLE runs at Nottingham tomorrow in a fillies handicap over a mile. This is her first run over this trip but she gives the impression she will stay further. She seems to act on any surface and currently the going is good. The only worry if the ground did become soft it may test her stamina too much. She is drawn 10 of the 10 runners but hopefully with that size of field the draw won't be too influential. The horses are in good from and she should run well.ICE SLICE runs at the same track on Saturday. He too is stepping up to a mile for the first time but it should suit him. He is dropping down in grade to 0-75 from a 0-85 which he should appreciate. He ran well in his first run for the yard, finishing 5th over 7 furlongs at Lingfield in a hot race. The 4th horse boosted the form by winning a good handicap at Doncaster. The slight question mark is what is his ideal ground on turf, he ran well on good/firm as a 2 year old but is unproven on a soft surface. Graham Lee takes the ride so he will have every assistance from the saddle and should run well. Sandy Cove steps up in trip Monday, May 05, 2014 SANDY COVE will have his first run on the turf this year on Wednesday at Brighton in a 10 furlong 0-55 rated Classified Stakes. He has run 3 good races on the polytrack and in his last run over a mile he looked as if he would appreciate a step up in trip. Hopefully the ground will be good by Wednesday which should suit him. It looks an ideal race for him and he should have every chance. Tight Lipped heads for Windsor Sunday, April 27, 2014 TIGHT LIPPED heads for Windsor tomorrow evening. He runs in a 10 furlong handicap and there are only 8 runners. He was a bit disappointing at Doncaster last time out and there was no obvious explanation but he possibly does not like going left handed. He has not run at Windsor before but will hopefully be happy going right handed there and will like the ground which is currently soft. The slight question mark is whether he will get the trip if the ground is very testing. He has won over this distance on good/soft ground and is now back to his last winning handicap mark. He seems very well at home so if he returns to his best form he is in with a shout tomorrow. Nimble Kimble to live up to her name Friday, April 25, 2014 NIMBLE KIMBLE runs at Doncaster tomorrow in a 7 furlong fillies only handicap, there are 9 runners. She lived up to her name last time out by winning at Lingfield over the same trip so lets hope she can continue her winning ways tomorrow. They have had some rain there and this should suit her, she was second last year at Leicester on good /soft ground so she should appreciate some cut in the ground. There are several other fillies in the race with winning form but NIMBLE KIMBLE is in very good form at home and must go there with every chance. Ryan Tate, who rode her to victory last time out, takes the ride again. Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Pounds Thursday, April 17, 2014 The 3 runners in the next 2 days are racing for a total prizemoney of £250,000 so it is a very big Easter weekend for the yard. SCOTTISH STAR and WILY FOX run in races worth £50,000 and MAJOR CRISPIES runs in a £150,000 race.SCOTTISH STAR starts proceedings, he runs in the 12 furlong All Weather Championship Apprentice Handicap at Lingfield. He has a great record at the track this year and showed in his last run that he is up to running in this grade of race. He is drawn 9 of the 11 runners but it shouldn't be a problem over this trip. Ryan Tate takes the ride and he gets on very well with the horse and would be one of the better jockeys in this race. The horse seems to be in very good form, he is a course and distance winner and must have a good chance tomorrow.MAJOR CRISPIES runs at the same meeting in the 7 furlong All Weather 3 year old Championship race. He is also drawn wide in stall 12 of 14 but he has run well from a wide draw before. He is meeting the 2 horses that finished in front of him last time, ERTIJAAL and AMERICAN HOPE, but he was only beaten a total of 1 1/2 lengths so hasn't got too much to find. They both have the advantage of low draws. MAJOR CRISPIES does seem to be improving with every run and did his best bit of work at home recently so we are hopeful of a big run from him.WILY FOX goes to Haydock on Saturday for the Jockey Club Grassroots Series Final, a 2 mile 4 furlongs handicap hurdle. He has been aimed at this race specifically after winning one of the qualifying races at Warwick. He won't get many opportunities to run in a race with this much prizemoney on offer. He does need 4 horses above him in the handicap to come out of the race but he would be very unlucky not to get in. He has been in great form all season so can hopefully give his owners another good day out on Saturday. Spring Cup Fever! Saturday, April 12, 2014 SPA'S DANCER put up a dramatic performance in the Newbury Spring Cup today.  He recorded a career best performance by finishing 2nd in this ultra-competitive handicap from a handicap mark of 96.  He came from last to very nearly first in a thrilling race, weaving his way through the pack.  He showed today that he does not need to be prominent to run to his best, indeed on form this was the best race of his career so far.  He is a lovely horse to have in the yard. Two for MacDougall Two Friday, April 11, 2014 The MacDougall Two partnership have two runners at opposite ends of the country tomorrow.  SPA'S DANCER runs in the Newbury Spring Cup.  He ran a good race in the Lincoln from a career high handicap mark.  He was dropped all of one pound for his run in the Lincoln so will still find it tough in the ultra-competitive Spring Cup.  He is drawn 25 of 25 which may not be a bad draw. The first two in the 7 furlong handicap at Newbury today came up the stands side although generally the quickest ground seemed to be up the middle of the course.  SPA'S DANCER came out of the Lincoln in great form and should run another good race.  Jim Crowley takes the ride.AVIATOR travels all the way to North Yorkshire to Thirsk for a good mile and a half handicap.  He is making his debut for the yard and we are still learning about him.  Although the ground will be good and therefore safe tomorrow, he probably would prefer softer conditions and his best trip may be over slightly further.  He was bought as a dual-purpose horse and will go hurdling in the Autumn which he looks ideal for.  He is an interesting runner and has been pleasing at home.  Graham Gibbons takes the ride. Nimble Kimble Struts Her Stuff Wednesday, April 09, 2014 NIMBLE KIMBLE gave a very professional, genuine display today at Lingfield, winning by a cosy 1/2 length from the well-fancied CHANTREA and the strong favourite SAHRA AL KHADRA.  NIMBLE KIMBLE settled well in behind the strong pace, railed very well into the straight and ran on resolutely up the inside rail to the line.  Ryan Tate rode a peach of a race.  We are delighted for the winning partners who include Ian Rushby, Roger Hagen and her breeder, Bob McCreery.  NIMBLE KIMBLE looks like being a lot of fun this season. Nimble Kimble Dances On! Tuesday, April 08, 2014 NIMBLE KIMBLE makes her seasonal debut for the yard tomorrow at Lingfield.  She is running in a 7 furlong, 3 year old only handicap and, so long as she runs the way she has been working, she will run a good race.  Ryan Tate rides both her and ICE SLICE who makes his debut for the yard.  ICE SLICE has also been working well and can also run a decent race.  Trained last season by Richard Hannon, ICE SLICE has good place form in maidens and nurseries and is making up into a nice type of horse.  Both are interesting runners. Iron Butterfly Switches Codes Monday, April 07, 2014 IRON BUTTERFLY switches to the flat tomorrow at Pontefract.  She is running in The Jamaican Flight Handicap, the first race in the Pontefract Staying Series of races.  The trip of 2 miles 2 furlongs will be no problem to her.  She is a winner over nearly 2 miles at Catterick on the flat and her last run over hurdles was a good 3rd in a 2 miles 5 furlongs handicap hurdle at Warwick.  Graham Gibbons, who won on her at Catterick, once again takes the ride.  WILY FOX was second in the same race last year - let us hope that IRON BUTTERFLY can go one better.  The race does look competitive and, once again, John Quinn provides the biggest danger! Sandy Cove good chance at Kempton tomorrow Tuesday, April 01, 2014 SANDY COVE runs in a mile handicap at Kempton tomorrow evening. There are 11 runners and he is well drawn in 3. The form of his last race has worked out well and he has been working well since that run so he must go there with a good chance. He looks capable of winning over a mile but gives the impression he will get 10 furlongs in time. Busy start to turf season this weekend Friday, March 28, 2014 There are 4 runners from the yard this weekend and 3 of those are at the opening flat meeting of the turf season at Doncaster. SPA'S DANCER leads proceedings in the Lincoln Handicap. The ground has come right for him as he loves soft ground. He will be running off his highest ever handicap mark but Ryan Tate rides him and claims a useful 5 pounds. This will  be his first run for us on a straight track on the right ground, we aren't sure if he is as good on a straight track as a turning track but he has not had the right underfoot conditions to prove that yet. His last run was over 10 furlongs so is best ignored, his all weather run before that over a mile has worked out well. The horse is in good form at home and goes there with a solid each way chance.WILY FOX is also running off his highest ever handicap mark at Uttoxeter over hurdles tomorrow. He went up 5 pounds for his recent win so on the face of it has a hard task. He does seem in the form of his life at home though and the ground will be ideal for him so you can not rule him out. There are only 10 runners and Jack Quinlan rides him again.TIGHT LIPPED runs in a 10 furlong handicap at Doncaster on Sunday, he is proven over this trip and loves cut in the ground. He is possible a better horse going right handed though but has won on a left handed course. There is a long straight at Doncaster so the track should not be an issue.  He is fit and well so goes there with a good each way chance. The rain will definitely help BAAN'S chances in the concluding 12 furlong Amateur Rider's handicap at Doncaster on Sunday. The trip is a bit on the short side for him these days but with rain softened ground there will be more of an emphasis on stamina. He is back down to a winning handicap mark and is a better horse on the turf so is not without a chance. Each way punters happy at Lingfield yesterday Sunday, March 23, 2014 It was a very good day for the yard yesterday and so close to being a great day! MAJOR CRISPIES belied his odds of 50-1 to finish 3rd in the Listed race, he was only beaten 1 1/2 lengths so it was a very good performance. He will now be aimed at the 3 year old Championship race on Good Friday and must have improved his chance of getting into the race. SCOTTISH STAR came within a whisker of gaining a hat-trick of wins, he was just collared on the line but ran another a great race. He too will be aimed for championship day on Good Friday, there is a 12 furlong apprentice race on the card. Ryan Tate will be able to ride him in this and he gets on very well with the horse so it looks an ideal target for him. Yesterdays performances showed the horses are in good form so it looks promising for the forthcoming turf season which begins at Doncaster next weekend. Scottish Star seeks Hat-Trick at Lingfield Thursday, March 20, 2014 SCOTTISH STAR and MAJOR CRISPIES  run at Lingfield on Saturday, they are both course winners this year. SCOTTISH STAR runs in a 12 furlong handicap and there are 9 runners. He is looking for his hat-trick but will be stepping up in class. This will be his first run in a Class 3 race but he just gets into the handicap and Ryan Tate takes a useful 5 pounds off his back. He has had a break after his last win and has been aimed at this race. He is in good form at home and is a course and distance winner so should run well.MAJOR CRISPIES is also stepping up in class and trip, he runs in a 7 furlong Listed race. He is now rated 94 so has to have a go at this level. It looks a red hot race and there are 13 runners. He has raced against the favourite ERTIJAAL, in his first run as a 2 year old, he was one place in front of MAJOR CRISPIES that day finishing second, he then went on to a win a maiden very easily but has been off the track since then. It will be interesting to see how they match up against each other this year. Neither have been done any favours by the draw, MAJOR CRISPIES is in 11 but this may not be the end of the world for him as he is a horse who likes to see some daylight. ERTIJAAL is drawn even wider in 13. MAJOR CRISPIES has certainly improved significantly at home since his first race this year so it will be interesting to see how he runs. If he happens to win then he is certain to get a run in the Championship race on Good Friday, whatever the outcome he will qualify for the race after this run but may not make the cut. With so much prizemoney on offer it is definitely a race worth considering. Two runners at Warwick tomorrow Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Both LONDON SKOLAR and his half sister IRON BUTTERFLY run at Warwick tomorrow. LONDON SKOLAR runs in a 2 miles 5 furlongs maiden hurdle race and there are 18 runners. Unfortunately he fell in his first run over hurdles at the same track last month. That race was over 2 miles on tiring ground and he was rather taken off his feet, hopefully the longer trip tomorrow will suit him better. He has always been a very good jumper at home and has schooled well since his fall so hopefully he will have more luck tomorrow. IRON BUTTERFLY runs in the 2 miles 5 furlongs mares only handicap hurdle, she has 10 opponents. She has not run since her win at Doncaster at the end of December, this has purely been because of the going, it has been too wet everywhere for her. Her best form is on good to soft ground. Ironically the ground may have dried up too much for her now as the ground is being given as good at Warwick today but they did have some rain this morning. She is in good form at home and should run well providing the ground is OK for her. Jack Quinlan takes the ride on both horses. Wily Fox wins at sunny Warwick Monday, March 10, 2014 WILY FOX bounced back to his best yesterday to win at Warwick. The handicapper had been fair and dropped him 3 pounds so he was eligible to run back in a  0-115 handicap which is his level. He was always in a handy  position, he jumped and travelled well throughout the race. It is hard luck on Kieran Edgar to have missed a winner and hopefully he can be reunited with him in the future but Jack Quinlan gave him a copybook ride yesterday. A big team of his owners, Blue Peter Racing 10, were there to cheer him home and the horse did not let them down. They certainly had a great day out on a gloriously sunny, warm spring day.WILY FOX is qualified for the £50,000 final of the Jockey Club Grassroots Jump Series at Haydock on 19th April and this is now an obvious target for him. Wily Fox heads for Warwick on Sunday Friday, March 07, 2014 WILY FOX runs at Warwick on Sunday in a 2 mile 5 furlong handicap hurdle and there are 14 runners. He has finally been dropped enough by the handicapper to step down in grade which will help him. He has taken on some smart performers in his last couple of races. He is still 4 pounds higher then when he last won so it still won't be easy for him. The ground is soft and should stay that way which will be fine for him. Unfortunately his regular jockey, Kieran Edgar, broke his leg in a fall at Newbury last week. We wish him a speedy recovery. Jack Quinlan rides him on Sunday and he has won on him before so is a very able substitute. WILY FOX has been running consistently all winter, he has never been out of the first 4, let's hope he can maintain this record on Sunday. Good draw & top jockey for Dancer tomorrow Tuesday, March 04, 2014 SPA'S DANCER is well drawn in stall 1 and has Ryan Moore on board at Kempton tomorrow. Ryan rode him to win the Whitsun Cup at Sandown last year so hopefully they can be a winning combination again. He is stepping up to 10 furlongs tomorrow but that should suit him. Luke Morris, who rode him last time, felt he would be better over this trip on the all weather and Ryan Moore thought that he should stay this distance on the turf so all the signs are positive. The track at Kempton should also suit him better than Lingfield as it is more of a galloping track. The race is on the inner loop but that is where the low draw is an advantage. Hopefully he can pop out, be handy and make the best of his way home from the bend. He should have improved from his recent run as this was his first run back since last June. The horse is very well so a big run is expected.BAAN also heads for Kempton to run in a 2 mile handicap. this trip should suit him a lot better than 12 furlongs which he has been running over recently. We are not sure if he is as good on the polytrack as he is on the turf and he is still racing off a 2 pound higher mark than when he last won. He is reunited with Rosie Jessop tomorrow though who seems to click with him very well having ridden him to victory twice last year. The horse seems in very good form at home and he should run a decent race. Two chances at Lingfield tomorrow Thursday, February 27, 2014 SANDY COVE and MAJOR CRISPIES return to Lingfield tomorrow and both have chances. SANDY COVE runs in a mile handicap, there are 8 runners and he is drawn 6. We were delighted with his first run for us last week over 7 furlongs and he looked as if the extra furlong should suit him well. Luke Morris came back after the race and said the same and he is aboard again tomorrow. The race is possibly a bit quick after his last run but he seems very well at home and it looks an ideal race for him. He has to take on last week's winner, BARBARY, again but he has a 6 pound penalty which must give us a good chance to turn the tables tomorrow.MAJOR CRISPIES runs in a 6 furlong 3 year olds only conditions race, there are 7 runners and he too is drawn 6. We were obviously delighted with his win last week. He does have a high head carriage but that is his way, he quickened up well and won in decisive fashion. The handicapper has put him up 8 pounds to 87, there are no suitable handicaps for him with this rating so this was the only suitable 3 year olds only race for him. He has a bit to find with some of the other runners on ratings so we hope the handicapper will be sensible if he doesn't win. The horse seems to have taken his last race well  so we will see how he goes tomorrow. Tight Lipped returns at Kempton on Wednesday Monday, February 24, 2014 TIGHT LIPPED  runs in a 10 furlong handicap at Kempton on Wednesday evening. This is his first run after a break and he has been working well at home. He has proved he stays 10 furlongs on the turf and of all the all weather tracks, Kempton should suit him well. He has run here once before over a mile as a 3 year old and ran a good race. He has not been done any favours by the draw though as he is in stall 11 of the 14 runners . It does look a competitive contest but the horses are all running well so hopefully he will run a decent race.  He will be ridden by Ryan Tate who knows him well and takes a useful 5 pounds off his back. London Skolar: Hurdles Debut Today Friday, February 21, 2014 LONDON SKOLAR makes his debut over hurdles today at Warwick in the same race that his half-brother AT THE MONEY won on debut in 2007. LONDON SKOLAR has taken to jumping hurdles well and we hope that he has a bright future in this sphere and that he can make a satisfactory debut today. Major Crispies in Command at Lingfield Wednesday, February 19, 2014 MAJOR CRISPIES put up a good display at Lingfield this afternoon in the 6 furlong handicap and recorded his first win. He did it nicely and can hopefully progress from here. It is particularly pleasing for the owner, Guy Carstairs, as MAJOR CRISPIES was a rather frustrating horse last year. He had some good form but didn't manage to get his head in front so it is nice to see Guy's patience rewarded. Guy Carstairs' father had horses with us when we first started training so we go back a long way - it is great to train a winner for the family. Two runners at Lingfield tomorrow Tuesday, February 18, 2014 MAJOR CRISPIES and SANDY COVE are both set to have their first run of the year at Lingfield tomorrow. MAJOR CRISPIES runs in the 6 furlong handicap and is set to carry top weight but Ryan Tate rides him and takes a valuable 5 pounds off his back. MAJOR CRISPIES has been gelded over the winter and we have been very pleased with the way he has been working at home. We hope he can run well tomorrow.SANDY COVE is a recent acquisition, he was bought at the Horses In Training Sales and he too was gelded over the winter. He has done everything right at home since he arrived and we have been delighted with the way he has been going at home. He is running in a 7 furlong handicap tomorrow. We aren't sure of his ideal trip yet but we hope we can learn a bit more about the horse toimorrow. Star shines again at Lingfield Saturday, February 15, 2014 SCOTTISH STAR followed up his recent win at Lingfield by getting his head in front there again this afternoon. It was a very close finish but he held on gamely to win by a Short Head. He was given a good ride by Ryan Tate, he showed he is equally effective on the horse as his cousin Luke Morris! SPA'S DANCER also ran a very good race to finish third in the feature race of the day there. It was a very encouraging run as it was his first run back from a break.WILY FOX runs at his favourite track tomorrow, Market Rasen, he is a course and distance winner there. He will be ridden again by Kieron Edgar who knows him well and has won on him there before. It does look a very competitive race, the best he has run in, but he has a lot in his favour and is not without a chance. The ground is currently soft which should suit him, one wouldn't want the ground to get worse than soft for him though. Star and Dancer well drawn at Lingfield tomorrow Friday, February 14, 2014 SCOTTISH STAR and SPA'S DANCER run at Lingfield tomorrow and both have decent draws. SCOTTISH STAR returns to the scene of his victory 10 days ago but will be running over 12 furlongs, a slight drop back in trip. This should not be a problem as he seems pretty adaptable with his trip and has decent form from 10 to 13 furlongs. What is important to him is a decent pace, it looks a competitive race and there are 12 runners so you would expect the race to be run to suit him. He is drawn in stall 5. The handicapper put him up 3 pounds for his win but Ryan Tate rides him tomorrow who claims a useful 5 pounds so in theory he is running off a 2 pound lower mark than when he won. The horse seems fresh and well after his recent win so he must have a sound each way chance.SPA'S DANCER is having his first run since Royal Ascot last year. He has run on the polytrack before but that was over 2 years ago and he has clearly improved since then. He seems very well at home and should run a nice race but is quite a big framed horse and might just need this run after his break. He is entered in the Lincoln but we will see how he runs tomorrow before making the next plan. If he acquits himself well on the polytrack tomorrow he could be aimed at the all weather championships on Good Friday. It would be possible to run there and in the Lincoln. He is drawn 2 of the 12 runners which is a good draw over a mile especially as he likes to ridden prominently. He will be ridden by Luke Morris, one of the leading jockeys on the all weather this winter. Star scores first winner of the year Wednesday, February 05, 2014 SCOTTISH STAR provided the yard with the first winner of the year at Lingfield this afternoon. It is great to get the first score on the board and there are hopefully plenty more to follow. It was also the first winner for part owners Ian and Penny Rushby who were there to cheer their winner home in the rain. They own him in partnership with Hanif & Jiji Barma who have been owners at the yard for a long time without too much success so it was great to see their loyalty rewarded too. They bought  SCOTTISH STAR so they could have some fun throughout the year and he looks as if he should do just that, this was certainly a good start for them. Luke Morris gave him a very good ride and he thought there was every chance he would get 1 mile 6 furlongs. The horse has now won over distances from a mile to 1 mile 5 furlongs so it gives us plenty of options for him. Star steps up in trip at Lingfield Tuesday, February 04, 2014 SCOTTISH STAR runs in a 1 mile 5 furlong handicap at Lingfield tomorrow, there are 8 runners. This is his first attempt at this distance but he proved he gets 12 furlongs well at Kempton last season so you would expect him to get the extra furlong at Lingfield. He is the type of horse physically that you would expect to stay this far. The horse is in good form and is a consistent performer. He is also back on a winnable handicap mark so he goes there with a good chance tomorrow. Dean's Graceful Exit Saturday, February 01, 2014 Unfortunately Dean Smith, having only his 3rd ride on BAAN at Lingfield yesterday, was unceremoniously dumped on the polytrack after the girth strap on his saddle snapped and the saddle slipped.  Fortunately both Dean and BAAN are absolutely fine and live to fight another day.  To Dean's credit he still tried his best on BAAN even when gravity was taking command! Baan back at Lingfield on Friday Wednesday, January 29, 2014 BAAN runs in a 12 furlong amateur riders handicap at Lingfield on Friday and Dean Smith takes the ride on him again, This is Dean's 3rd ride on the horse so let's hope it is a case of 3rd time lucky! There are 11 runners and he is drawn 9. 12 furlongs is a bit on the short side for him these days, although he is a course and distance winner, but it was the only suitable amateur race for him at the moment. The horse is in good form at home, let's hope they go a decent gallop  and he can run  a decent race. He has been dropped a couple of pounds by the handicapper since his last run so that must help his chance on Friday. Wily Fox hoping to head for Taunton tomorrow Friday, January 17, 2014 WILY FOX is declared to run at Taunton tomorrow but the course has to survive a 7.30 am inspection. We are really hoping that racing does go ahead as the horse is in very good form and ran well over the same course and distance last season, he will also handle the ground. There are only 5 runners and it looks an open contest. He ran well over an inadequate trip last time and he is expected to run very well tomorrow with conditions in his favour. First runner of the New Year tomorrow Sunday, January 12, 2014 SCOTTISH STAR can hopefully get the New Year off to a flying start tomorrow at Lingfield.  He runs in a 12 furlong handicap and there are 7 runners.  His last run was at the same track over 10 furlongs and he ran well. He didn't get the run of the race that day and was not beaten far. The extra 2 furlongs tomorrow should suit him. Louis Steward rode him last time and takes the ride again, he claims a valuable 7 pounds off his back. Let's hope SCOTTISH STAR can get the New Year started in the same way as last year ended, with a winner! 2013 Signs Off With a Winner! Monday, December 30, 2013 2013 started off well with TIGHT LIPPED winning in January at Wolverhampton and IRON BUTTERFLY brought the curtain down on the year winning over hurdles at Doncaster yesterday. It was great that Harold Nass, her owner and breeder was there to greet his winner. His long term target for her is the Pertemps Final at the Cheltenham Festival in 2015! This is good news for the yard as he is obviously not thinking of sending her off to the paddocks just yet! We are all looking forward to plenty more winners in 2014 and we would like to wish you all a Happy New Year. Butterfly steps up in trip Saturday, December 28, 2013 IRON BUTTERFLY will be the final runner of 2013 at Doncaster tomorrow. She runs in a 2 1/2 mile mares only handicap hurdle and there are 9 runners. She ran well at Uttoxeter last time out over 2 miles and ran as if she would benefit from a longer trip. She won over 2 1/4 miles last season on heavy ground but she prefers better ground. The going tomorrow is good/soft which should suit her well. The form of her last race is working out well as the 4th horse won last Saturday and IRON BUTTERFLY was 6th in that race but not beaten far. It would be nice if she could finish the year off on a winning note!Finally we would just like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! Wily Fox to capture Bronze Fox tomorrow! Thursday, December 26, 2013 WILY FOX runs in the Bronze Fox Trophy at Leicester tomorrow and must go there with a good chance. He ran well last time out but he didn't seem to get the trip. He is dropping back to 2 miles which should suit him on ground that will be testing. There is  more rain forecast tonight which will help his chances even further. Kieron Edgar rides him and claims a valuable 7 pounds off his back.  He has won on him before so it would be nice if he could maintain this winning partnership. WILY FOX is in good form at home so let's hope he can provide us with a festive winner. Happy Christmas Sunday, December 22, 2013 A very Happy Christmas to one and all. Busy afternoon tomorrow Tuesday, December 17, 2013 There are 2 runners tomorrow afternoon on the all weather London tracks. SCOTTISH STAR heads for Lingfield where he runs in a 10 furlong handicap and is drawn 5 of the 11 runners. He is a course and distance winner but he has not run there since he won there early in his 3 year old season. He ran below par last time out at Kempton for no obvious reason, he never got a position never really got into the race that day. Hopefully he can bounce back from that run as he seems in good form at home. He is never given much help by the handicapper, he was dropped a pound for his last run but is still high in the weights. He is set to carry 9st 4 tomorrow so he is going to be ridden by Louis Steward who claims 7 pounds. He is a straightforward horse to ride so hopefully it will be a help to him to carry less weight. It would be nice to put his last run behind him and return to form tomorrow.GREEN MUSIC runs in a 5 furlong handicap at Kempton and is well drawn in stall 2 of the 8 runners. She won nicely at Wolverhampton last Friday wearing a hoolinker and she will be wearing the same headgear tomorrow. She has run well at Kempton before and hopefully she can make use of the good draw as she usually breaks well. As one would expect, it does look a more competitive race tomorrow but, as long as the race has not come too soon for her, she should have a good chance. Luke Morris, who won on her last time, takes the ride again. Hoolinker produces the right tune! Saturday, December 14, 2013 GREEN MUSIC, wearing a Hoolinker for the first time, broke her maiden in good style at Wolverhampton yesterday. She got a good  lead and when she hit the front she went away from the field and won nicely. She is entered again at Kempton on Wednesday so could turn out again quickly. The drop back to 5 furlongs has obviously worked  but you could see her getting 6 furlongs in the future. Green Music tried in 'Hoolinker' tomorrow Thursday, December 12, 2013 GREEN MUSIC runs in a 5 furlong handicap at Wolverhampton tomorrow and will be wearing a 'Hoolinker' which is a 'new' hybrid headgear, a hood and blinkers! There are only 8 runners and she is drawn 4. She was dropped 2 pounds  by the handicapper after finishing third in a maiden last time out. This means she is running off a mark of 56 which must give her a chance. She has the speed for 5 furlongs and hopefully the 'Hoolinker' will help to give her that extra edge. Butterfly can bounce back to form Monday, December 09, 2013 IRON BUTTERFLY runs in a 2 mile handicap hurdle at Uttoxeter tomorrow. Hopefully she can bounce back to form as she was in season last time she ran at Huntingdon so a line can be put through that performance. There are 11 runners and it looks a competitive race but she has to take her chance somewhere. The ground should be ideal for her as it is good/soft at the moment. Although it was heavy ground when she won over hurdlers it was good/soft when she won on the flat this autumn and it obviously suited her very well. Let's hope she can run back to her best and put in a good performance tomorrow . London Skolar heads for Lingfield tomorrow Thursday, December 05, 2013 LONDON SKOLAR is having his first run back after a break in a 12 furlong handicap at Lingfield tomorrow. There are 8 runners and he is drawn 5. He had 3 runs at the beginning of the year but was weak and backward so was given a good break to allow him to strengthen up and mature. He is a nice big backward type who is being prepared for a jumping campaign at some stage. He is a full brother to IRON CONDOR and half brother to IRON BUTTERFLY,  both of whom improved with age so hopefully he will do the same. He has been working nicely and definitely looks to have improved at home so we hope he can run a nice race tomorrow. This will be his first run in a handicap. He could run on the flat again before going jumping depending on how he goes tomorrow. Baan back up in trip Tuesday, December 03, 2013 BAAN runs in a 2 mile amateur riders handicap at Lingfield tomorrow, there are 16 runners and he is drawn 8. This step up in trip will suit him especially if they go a reasonable gallop.  Dean Smith takes the ride on him again. He gave him good ride last time but the trip of 12 furlongs was a bit on the sharp side for him and the race was not run to suit him. It was also BAAN's first run back after a break. The horse came out of that race well and seems in good form at home so he should run well. Green Music drops back in trip Monday, November 25, 2013 GREEN MUSIC drops back to 6 furlongs on Wednesday at Kempton. She ran well in a 7 furlong nursery there last time out. She quickened up well in the straight and hit the front 1 furlong out but didn't quite get home. On breeding she is all speed on her dam's side so a drop back in trip looks the right option.  There are 11 runners, she is drawn 8 and Luke Morris takes the ride. She is only rated 58 but has been balloted out of nurseries so is having to take her chance in a maiden race. She seems to be going the right way and has experience of the track so she could finish in the first 3 at a big price. Fox chases course hat-trick tomorrow Wednesday, November 20, 2013 WILY FOX has a great chance of making it 3 out of 3 wins at Market Rasen tomorrow. He seems in very good form at home since his win last Sunday week and he is theoretically 7 pounds well in tomorrow. He has been put up 7 pounds by the handicapper since his last win but runs off his old mark  and  as he won a conditional jockeys race he escapes a penalty. The only slight unknown is the small step up in trip to 2 mile 5 furlongs but he is proven over 1 furlong shorter and he clearly loves the track. There are only 7 runners and Jack Quinlan takes the ride. He won on him at the same track back in March so let's hope can do the same again tomorrow and maintain his 100% strike rate at Market Rasen. Baan can give Dean dream start Tuesday, November 19, 2013 BAAN runs in a 12 furlong amateur rider's handicap at Lingfield tomorrow and will be ridden by Dean Smith having his first ride for the yard, his second ride in public. BAAN won this race 2 years ago when he gaveChloe Madgin a memorable first winner so let's hope the old horse can do the same again tomorrow. He is obviously a course and distance winner but this year he has looked suited by a longer trip. He was in good form in the summer, winning twice, so he has been holding his form well. There are 16 runners but he is well drawn in 3. He should run well and must have a decent chance but the main thing is that they both come back in one piece and enjoy the experience.SCOTTISH STAR heads for Kempton tomorrow to run in a 12 furlong handicap. This is a relatively new trip for him and looks open to improvement over this distance. He was second on his only previous run over this trip at Kempton and that day was beaten by an improving 3 year old from the Luca Cumani yard. Tomorrow he faces another similar type from the same stable, DESERTED, who looks the main danger. SCOTTISH STAR seems in great form though and he has been a model of consistency at Kempton this autumn, he would not be winning out of turn. Ryan Tate, who knows him well, takes the ride and he should be thereabouts again. Green Music first run on polytrack tomorrow Wednesday, November 13, 2013 GREEN MUSIC has her first run on the polytrack in a 7 furlong nursery at Kempton tomorrow evening. She has always worked well on the surface at home but is yet to race on it. She didn't handle the heavy ground at Yarmouth last time out so hopefully this will suit her better. She is running over 7 furlongs for the first time, although she is a grand daughter of the speedy LOCHSONG, she is by Oratorio so she should get the trip. She is drawn well in stall 2 and has the likely favourite drawn on her inside in stall 1. If she runs up to her best work at home she would have a definite chance off this handicap mark so let's hope she can do that tomorrow. Fox flies home at Market Rasen today Sunday, November 10, 2013 WILY FOX showed his liking for Market Rasen  with a smooth victory in the last race there today. He was always travelling well under Kieron Edgar and he took the lead in the home straight and won fairly comfortably. There was a strong contingent of Blue Peter Racing owners there and they were obviously thrilled to see him win again for them. There is still a share available in this partnership which now looks very good value. IRON BUTTERFLY has been working well with WILY FOX so she must have a good chance at Huntingdon on Tuesday. She is running in a mare only 2 mile hurdle race and Jack Quinlan takes the ride. Her last bit of work was the best she has worked so one would be very hopeful that she will win run a big race and maintain the yards current good form. Conditions favour Fox tomorrow Saturday, November 09, 2013 WILY FOX has underfoot conditions to suit at Market Rasen tomorrow where he is a course and distance winner. He runs in a 2 mile 3 furlong 'Hands and Heels' Handicap Hurdle race and there are 13 runners. Kieron Edgar takes the ride who is very experienced in the context of the race, he is attached to David Pipe's yard. WILY FOX had a good summer break and has had one run on the flat this autumn. He has been working nicely at home so he goes there with every chance tomorrow. If they have more rain it won't bother him, the more the rain the better. He will have a large following of owners there to support him so it would be nice if they can cheer home a winner! Star to sparkle on bonfire night Monday, November 04, 2013 SCOTTISH STAR makes his debut for new connections on bonfire night at Kempton tomorrow. He was bought back at the Newmarket sales recently and it would be a good start to the new partnership if he can win tomorrow. He runs in a mile and 3 furlong handicap and is drawn well in stall 4 of the 9 runners. He has good form over this trip on this track and seems well in himself at home. The dangers look to be the 3 year olds in the race who are in form and he has to concede a good deal of weight to them.  He must go there with a decent chance tomorrow and deserves to get his head in front having finished second in his last 2 runs at Kempton in September. Butterfly seeks hat-trick Monday, October 28, 2013 IRON BUTTTERFLY has a good chance of recording her third win in a row at Catterick tomorrow. She won over hurdles in March on heavy ground so tomorrow's ground conditions should not hinder her. Her last win was over the same course and distance so the track and trip suit her well. She has gone up 6 pounds but hopefully she can win again with conditions in her favour. Graham Lee takes the ride and he is on the verge of creating history by becoming the first jockey to ride 100 winners over jumps and on the flat. He needs 4 more winners so it would be great if he can get one closer today on IRON BUTTERFLY. 2 year old fillies run at local tracks Monday, October 21, 2013 The 2 year old fillies GREEN MUSIC and POSTAGE STAMP are running at local tracks this week. GREEN MUSIC heads up the road to Yarmouth tomorrow to run in a 6 furlong nursery. There are 16 runners and she is drawn in the middle. This will be her first run in a handicap and her first on soft ground. She has worked on similar ground at home and appears to handle it well.  She threw a splint after her last run at Newmarket so that is why she has been off the track since then. There is a slight concern that the ground might test her fitness coming back after a break but she is a filly who has always shown us something at home and off a mark of 65 she should have a chance.   POSTAGE STAMP makes her racecourse debut at Newmarket on Wednesday. She is running in a 7 furlong median maiden race and there are 15 runners. She will definitely like the ground and she looks a nice filly for next year. Graham Lee rides her and he rode PRECINT for the same owner to finish third this time last year at the same track. Let's hope this is a good omen and POSTAGE STAMP can run an encouraging race. 2 runners tomorrow Tuesday, October 15, 2013 There are 2 runners tomorrow, both on the all weather but at different tracks. FULNEY runs in a mile 0-75 handicap on the polytrack at Lingfield. The track and the surface should suit her and she is dropping down in grade so she has a lot in her favour. She does seem in good form so she must go there with a chance. Hopefully she does run well as she is going to the Horses In Training sale at the end of the month. She is a thoroughly sound genuine filly and she could have a good winter on the all weather now the handicapper has given her a chance.   HIMALAYAN PEAK runs at Kempton tomorrow evening in a 12 furlong maiden. He will be wearing blinkers for the first time and they will hopefully enable him to show on the track what he is capable of at home. He too is going to the Horses In Training Sale and could make someone a juvenile hurdler. Iron Butterfly flies home at Catterick Wednesday, October 09, 2013 It was fantastic to see IRON BUTTERFLY win so well at Catterick this afternoon. She is home bred by Harold Nass who is a very loyal and patient owner. She had already won over hurdles and we were keen to win a flat race with her. This was her first run back after a summer break and she looks as if she is improving all the time. She is by Shirrocco out of an Old Vic mare which is said to be a good nick and it certainly seems to be. She will be kept to breed from once her racing days are over and she should make a lovely broodmare. She has a yearling full brother who will be joining her in training soon. TORRAN SOUND heads for Towcester tomorrow to run over hurdles, there are 10 runners in the race. He has been running consistently well and the ground looks good for him tomorrow. Felix de Giles rides him again and he thinks a stiff finish will suit him which he will certainly get at Towcester. He is in good form at home and the track should play to his strengths so he is all set to run a decent race again tomorrow.   SEABOUGG runs at Kempton on Thursday in a 12 furlong maiden and there are only 7 runners. The big yards are represented so it is unlikely to be an easy contest but it will be interesting to see how he handles the polytrack. We are hoping to run him on the turf in 12 - 16 furlong handicaps before the end of the flat season before returning to hurdles. Butterfly back from a break Monday, October 07, 2013 IRON BUTTERFLY returns to the track at Catterick tomorrow after a good summer break. She has not run since she ran over hurdles in March  but is reasonably fit and is in good form at home. Ideally she would not have started off over 2 miles and as far away as Catterick but she needs  soft ground. She had an entry at Brighton over a shorter trip but the ground was just not suitable for her there. She has done really well over the summer and she should be all set for a good winter over hurdles. We are keen to win a race with her on the flat at some stage but she will not be running on the all weather. Her race tomorrow has been divided and there are 11 runners, if she is fit enough she should run a good race. She has run well there before over hurdles so we know she handles the track. 2 runners at Warwick tomorrow Wednesday, October 02, 2013 HIMALAYAN PEAK and MAJOR CRISPIES both head west to Warwick tomorrow. HIMALAYAN PEAK ran very disappointingly at Brighton last time out. He is entered in the Horses in Training sales at the end of the month so we are trying to win a race with him before then. He is running in a selling race tomorrow so it is big step down in class so let's hope she shows some improvement at this level.MAJOR CRISPIES has been running consistently well and all his form is very good. He runs in a 7 furlong nursery tomorrow and is well drawn in 4 of the 14 runners. He will be wearing cheek pieces for the first time as he gives the impression he just needs to focus in the closing stages of his races. He seems in good form at home so hopefully he will go close tomorrow. Newmarket Open Day Update Tuesday, October 01, 2013 It was announced in the Racing Post today that the annual Newmarket Open Day raised £50,000.  This is a massive increase of 66% compared to last year.  The three charities who will benefit are the British Racing School, New Astley Club and the Newmarket Horseracing Museum.  We would like to thank everyone who visited Park Lodge Stables and very much hope you enjoyed seeing one of the most historic yards in Newmarket.  We look forward to welcoming you again next year. Star goes for the Silver Friday, September 27, 2013 SCOTTISH STAR makes a quick reappearance on the racecourse today,  he runs in the Silver Cambridgeshire At Newmarket. We never imagined he would get in but we are delighted that he has. He has never run at Newmarket before but we feel the track could suit him well. He finished second at Kempton on Wednesday evening and he showed that he does stay 12 furlongs but he is a winner over todays distance . One probably needs a horse that stays 1 1/4 miles to win over 9 furlongs at Newmarket. The ground should be fine for him and he is drawn 28 of the 28 runners which could be a good draw as yesterday the jockeys did seem to prefer the stands side. Although he only ran 2 days ago he has been for a trot this morning and seems in goods form so we are hoping for the best. Open Day - Result of Competition Thursday, September 26, 2013 The correct answer to our Competition run during the recent Newmarket Open Day to guess the combined total number of furlongs run by WILY FOX and TIGHT LIPPED for Blue Peter Racing was 611 furlongs.  No one picked this figure but Kerry Morris picked 610 and Brian Clarke picked 612 so both are winners!  We have decided to award the prize of a day out for two, with Blue Peter Racing when the partnership has a runner, to each of them.  We look forward to them experiencing the thrills of racehorse ownership for the day and giving them a great day out! Star steps up at Kempton Tuesday, September 24, 2013 SCOTTISH STAR returns to Kempton tomorrow evening in a 4 year olds and upwards 12 furlong handicap. He was second there last time over 1 furlong shorter but he did not look  as if an extra furlong would inconvenience him. In his last 2 races  he has been beaten by a 3 year old, as this race is confined to older horses he should not meet one of those improving types tomorrow. He is holding his form well so he should be thereabouts again. Improving Nimble Kimble chance at Leicester Sunday, September 22, 2013 NIMBLE KIMBLE has run well in all her races to date and she has delighted us at home recently. She is getting stronger as the season progresses and has done very well physically. There is a big field tomorrow, 18 runners and she is drawn 5. Rosie Jessop rides her and takes a valuable 3 pounds of her back. She has form on all types of going so the ground wont be a problem but over 6 furlongs she may not want the ground to be too fast as the trip could be a bit on the sharp side. Her last bit of work was good so she is set to run a good race tomorrow.   SEABOUGG also runs at Leicester tomorrow in a 12 furlong maiden. He ran a reasonable race last time out over 10 furlongs, Ryan Tate who rode him that day, suggested stepping him up in trip. It looks a hot race but we just want to establish whether this trip is right for him and hopefully he can prove that he can be competitive at his level. Newmarket Open Day Sunday, September 15, 2013 The Annual NEWMARKET OPEN DAY (www.newmarketopenday.co.uk) takes place on Sunday 22 September.  Park Lodge Stables will be opening its doors and we much look foward to welcoming everyone.  Park Lodge is situated just off Newmarket High Street, close to the British Horseracing Museum and The Jockey Club.  It is one of the oldest and most historic racing yards in the town and is well worth a visit.  You will be given a warm welcome and James and Gay and the dedicated staff will be on hand to show you around and answer any questions.  There is also a chance to win a day at the races, for two,  with BLUE PETER RACING, a partnership that owns two horses in the yard.  (See the link on left.) We look foward to seeing you. Conditions right for Himalayan Peak Saturday, September 14, 2013 HIMALAYAN PEAK has been waiting for soft ground so has conditions to suit at Brighton on Monday. He is running in a 12 furlong handicap and Ryan Tate takes the ride. He rode him on his racecourse debut on heavy ground last year so he does know the horse. Like all the family, he is a little bit quirky, but he has the ability to run well especially as he has his ground and the trip should be ideal for him. He has not run since June purely because he has been waiting for the rain to fall, let's hope he can put his best foot forward on Monday. Torran Sound chance at Bangor Thursday, September 12, 2013 TORRAN SOUND runs in  a 2 1/2 mile handicap hurdle at Bangor tomorrow. It is the same type of race that he ran in last time out at Fontwell when he finished third . Felix De Giles gets the ride again and he gets on well with the horse. He has run well at Bangor before but ideally he would be suited by a stiffer track, hopefully they won't go too quickly for him and he can get a good position in the race. The ground should be ideal for him, they are not forecast to get any further rain. The race has been divided so there are only 12 runners, he is very well in himself so hopefully he will be thereabouts tomorrow. Wily Fox heads West tomorrow Wednesday, September 11, 2013 WILY FOX heads to Chepstow tomorrow where he runs in a 12 furlong handicap, there is a big field of 17 runners. This is his first run back form a summer break, he has done really well and looks a stronger horse. He invariably needs is first run after a break but he has been working well at home. He probably is better suited by 2 miles these days but he should run a nice race. The ground is currently Good to Soft but if they get further rain it will make it more of a test of stamina which will play into his hands. He will be campaigned on the flat and over hurdles again. He has given his partnership, Blue Peter Racing 10, a lot of fun to date and can hopefully continue to do so over the forthcoming months. Major can take command at York Saturday, September 07, 2013 MAJOR CRISPIES runs in a 7 furlong nursery at York tomorrow and has a good chance. He is drawn 11 of the 13 runners but this shouldn't be a disadvantage over this trip and they are likely to come up the middle of the track. The ground should be perfect by tomorrow as it is currently good, good/soft in places and there is no more rain forecast. We thought he needed fast ground but Martin Harley, who rode him last time out at Goodwood, felt he would prefer a bit of cut in the ground. He ran very well that day, only beaten 1 1/2 lengths, and he runs off the same mark again. Ryan Tate takes the ride and claims 5 pounds so he should be thereabouts tomorrow. The horse has never run a bad race and is in good form at home, he deserves to win a race of this type. Star heads for Kempton Friday, September 06, 2013 SCOTTISH STAR had a choice of engagements this weekend but heads for Kempton tomorrow instead of York on Sunday. He likes top of the ground and with the forecast of so much rain around it was too risky to go to York. He is a polytrack specialist as all his 3 wins have been on the all weather surface. He was second at Sandown last time out and this is not  such a competitive race so he must have every chance. There are only 10 runners and he is drawn 6. Ryan Tate, who was in the saddle at Sandown, rides him again, so lets hope the combination can go one better tomorrow. Flat debut for Seabougg tomorrow Sunday, September 01, 2013 SEABOUGG has run in 2 National Hunt flat races and in a hurdle race but has his first run on the flat tomorrow at Brighton. He bled when he ran at Market Rasen over hurdles a few weeks ago and it is possible that the trip was a contributory factor, so that is why we are dropping him back in distance this time. He has scoped well after Market Rasen so hopefully it is not going to be a reoccurring problem. There are 8 runners and Ryan Tate takes the ride, he knows him well as he has ridden him at home. It will be interesting to see how he gets on tomorrow. Fulney under the lights tomorrow Tuesday, August 27, 2013 FULNEY makes her debut on the polytrack surface at Kempton tomorrow evening in the 9.10 race, a 7 furlong fillies handicap. The surface should suit her as she has always worked well on it at home and she likes good/firm ground on the turf. She ran over 7 furlongs last time out at Brighton and it did look as if it could be a bit on the sharp side for her but there are no suitable races over further at the moment. She is well drawn in 2 so can hopefully make good use of this and run a good race tomorrow. Nimble Kimble chance on polytrack tomorrow Sunday, August 18, 2013 NIMBLE KIMBLE runs in a 6 furlong maiden auction fillies race at Wolverhampton tomorrow evening. This will be her first run on polytrack but she has done all her work at home on this surface and handles it well. She appears to be a versatile filly as she ran well on fast ground first time out at Newbury and then finished a good second at Leicester on soft ground. She looks the type to be suited by all surfaces. The biggest negative tomorrow is the draw as she is drawn 10 of the 10 runners, not ideal especially over 6 furlongs. Hopefully she can break well and get into a good position early on in the race. She really needs 7 furlongs now so may find the 6 furlongs from this draw a bit on the sharp side but she is a tough filly and should have a good chance. She does looks a nice filly for the future. The 2 year olds have all run well to date but have yet to finish first past the post, let's hope NIMBLE KIMBLE can put that right tomorrow. Chances under both codes tomorrow Wednesday, August 14, 2013 GREEN MUSIC runs in a 2 year old median auction fillies race at Newmarket and TORRAN SOUND runs in a 2 1/2 mile handicap hurdle at Fontwell tomorrow, both horses should run well. There are 10 runners in GREEN MUSIC's race and she is drawn 6 which should be ideal for her. She ran very well 2nd time out at Newbury finishing 5th, the 4th horse won next time out at Windsor so the form of the race is working out well. She had a short break after the Newbury race and has been working well since. She is a grand daughter of LOCHSONG and does show sprinter type tendancies, she can be a bit keen. For this reason she has been wearing a hood at home recently which has helped her to settle. As it works well at home we thought we would try it on the racecourse. There are some showers forecast and if the ground does change to good it won't inconvenience her. She should be thereabouts tomorrow.TORRAN SOUND has a lot in his favour tomorrow. He has run well at Fontwell in the past so the track and the trip will suit him. We tried him over further last time but he didn't stay. Felix De Giles is back in the saddle tomorrow and he is the only jockey to have won on him over hurdles so hopefully he can get a winning tune out of him again. The handicapper has dropped him to 95, this will be his first run in a 0-95 grade handicap hurdle and the drop in class should definitely suit him. He seems well at home so hopefully he can return to winning ways tomorrow. Baan bids for third Yarmouth win Tuesday, August 13, 2013 BAAN is bidding to gain his third course and distance win this year  at Yarmouth tomorrow. It would be a great achievement for a horse of his age but he seems in great form at home and must have a good chance. The handicapper has not treated him very favourably after his last win putting him up 6 pounds, Rosie Jessop has also had her claim reduced from 5 pounds to 3 pounds so he will effectively be carrying 8 pounds more than last time. There are only 5 runners though and the biggest danger looks to be GREEN TO GOLD from the Don Cantillon yard. Let's hope BAAN can keep up his excellent record at the track tomorrow. Scottish Star Returns to Sandown Thursday, August 08, 2013 SCOTTISH STAR runs again over 1 mile and a quarter at Sandown this evening. He always runs well over course and distance and deserves a bit of luck.  REGAL HAWK, the only 3 year old in the field, is definitely the one to beat but as usual I am sure SCOTTISH STAR will give it his best shot.  Ryan Tate rides and will take a valuable 5 pounds off SCOTTISH STAR's back.  Ryan is in good form having ridden a double at Glorious Goodwood from only two rides at the meeting. Fulney Heads to the South Coast Tuesday, August 06, 2013 FULNEY drops back in trip to 7 furlongs at Brighton tomorrow.  She has not run over this trip since she was a 2 year old but has always shown plenty of pace in her races, therefore it is a change worth trying, especially as the race is a "fillies only" handicap.  There are 10 runners and she is drawn 3.  Rosie Jessop (3) rides and should suit the filly very well.  FULNEY is a neat, well-balanced filly who likes top of the ground and should therefore act well at Brighton on this, her first start there.  FULNEY seems particularly well at home and can put her slightly disappointing run last time, behind her. Hurdling debut for Seabougg tomorrow Saturday, August 03, 2013 SEABOUGG makes his debut over hurdles at Uttoxeter tomorrow. He has previously run in 2 bumpers so does have some racecourse experience and he has schooled well at home. Although there are only 6 runners some have form over hurdles and flat form so it could be a competitive race. Hopefully he will jump round well and gain from the experience. He is the sort to jump a fence in the future. 'Baan is a legend!' Thursday, August 01, 2013 'BAAN is a legend' were the words used by the trainer immediately after his fine win at Yarmouth on Tuesday. Rosie Jessop seems to get on with him very well and she gave him another good ride. He is now 10 years old but is in the form of his life. He is thriving on his responsibilities as schoolmaster for the yard. He is kept busy being the lead horse for the string, schooling the jumpers and accompanying 2 year olds to the races. He is becoming a course and distance specialist so will return to Yarmouth for another 2 mile contest on 14th August. It will be a step up in grade to a 56-75 rated handicap. He won off a mark of 55 so will go up a few pounds for his win but will hopefully get into the race with a low weight and can be competitive again.   NIMBLE KIMBLE ran a very promising race yesterday at Leicester, finishing second on only her second racecourse appearance. She showed she had improved from her debut and was only beaten a length by a filly from the powerful Richard Hannon yard. She looks as if she is a filly with a future. 2 possible runners at Goodwood tomorrow Thursday, August 01, 2013 SPA'S DANCER and MAJOR CRISPIES have both been declared to run at Goodwood tomorrow but we will keep an eye on the ground. It will obviously dry out considerably today but there is more rain forecast tomorrow. MAJOR CRISPIES is a fairly definite runner unless the ground becomes too soft as he likes quick ground. The form of all  his previous races are working out well, he was third to TOORMORE, winner of the Group 2 Vintage Stakes, on his debut. The ground was good/soft that day so he can handle some cut in the ground. He is drawn 1 tomorrow which is not ideal, a draw more in the middle of the field would have been preferable. He is in good form and must have a chance on his best form but there are 22 runners so will need some luck in running.   SPA'S DANCER will only run if the ground is good or softer. His last run in the Hunt Cup can be ignored as the ground was too fast that day, he has done nothing wrong in his previous runs this season. He would have a good chance if the ground is suitable. He has shown that he is good enough to win a race of this type if he has conditions to suit. Let's hope the ground comes right for him tomorrow. Nimble Kimble heads for Leicester Tuesday, July 30, 2013 NIMBLE KIMBLE runs at Leicester tomorrow evening in a 6 furlong median auction maiden fillies race. There are 12 runners and she is well drawn in stall 11. She ran a nice race at Newbury on her debut, staying on nicely in the closing stages. If she has improved for that experience she should run well tomorrow. It looks a fairly competitive contest for the grade of race,  SECRET KODE looks the best of those with previous form. There will definitely be cut in the ground tomorrow which should be fine for NIMBLE KIMBLE but it is slighty unkown, it was good/firm when she ran at Newbury. At home she looks as if she will handle most types of ground except extremes of going. If they get more rain at Leicester and the ground does become heavy she will not run. Rosie back on Baan at Yarmouth tomorrow Monday, July 29, 2013 Rosie Jessop rides BAAN at Yarmouth tomorrow, she rode him to victory there last month over the same distance so let's hope the winning combination will work again. There are only 6 runners but the one to beat is UNDERWRITTEN who won easily at the same track last week. BAAN continues to be in good form at home so he should be thereabouts again tomorrow. Gift of Music tuned up for tomorrow Sunday, July 28, 2013 GIFT OF MUSIC ran well last time out and goes to Windsor tomorrow evening with a good chance. She was second at Warwick which is a similar track and it is over the same distance of 6 furlongs. The last race was for 3 year olds only, this time she will run against older horses but it is confined to fillies only which should suit her. She was beaten by a colt at Warwick who boosted the form by finishing a good second at Chester next time. The ground should be similar to her last run too and she is well drawn unless they get a lot of rain. When the ground becomes soft at Windsor a higher draw is more favourable. Cathy Gannon gets the ride again, she rode her last time out so knows her well.  GIFT OF MUSIC has a lot in her favour tomorrow so can hopefully run a nice race. Scottish Star returns to Sandown Wednesday, July 24, 2013 SCOTTISH STAR runs in a 10 furlong handicap at Sandown tomorrow and is drawn 1 of the 7 runners. This is a good draw and we will be happy to make the running from there if nobody else will. He likes the course and the distance as he has run 2 good races there before including a good fourth last time out. Rosie Jessop gets the ride tomorrow and claims a useful 5 pounds off his back. She rode TIGHT LIPPED to good effect on this track and SCOTTISH STAR is a similar type of horse so she should suit him well. The horse is in good form and as long as the ground remains fast he must have a decent chance . Fulney back on favoured track Tuesday, July 23, 2013 FULNEY runs in a mile handicap at Sandown tomorrow where she is a course and distance winner. She ran twice there last year and showed that the course suits her well and she does seem to be coming back to form having finished second last time out at Yarmouth. She seems to be a filly who comes right at this time of year. There are only 8 runners tomorrow but it looks a competitive contest as all the runners have recent form so it is an interesting race. The ground is currently good/firm which she likes, she wouldn't want too much rain to fall there to change the ground significantly, she would be very unlucky if this was too happen.  Luke Morris rides her and he rode her last time out so knows her well, let's hope they can go one better tomorrow. Baan to follow up at Lingfield tomorrow Tuesday, July 09, 2013 BAAN faces 5 rivals tomorrow in his bid to win again after his recent success at Yarmouth. He is running in a 2 mile handicap , the same trip as last time and must have a good chance. The 2 top weighted horses in the race, HI NOTE and STEELY, look the ones to beat but he in good form at home so hopefully he will be thereabouts again tomorrow. Another Double-Header! Wednesday, July 03, 2013 TIGHT LIPPED returns to Sandown where he has run so well the last twice.  The ground should be similar to when he was a good second to CLOWANCE ESTATE over course and distance last time under Rosie Jessop.  Ryan Tate, who won on TIGHT LIPPED on his penultimate start, once again takes the ride.  Although each assignment inevitably gets a bit tougher, TIGHT LIPPED is in good form at home and hopefully can run another good race.    GIFT OF MUSIC is having only her second start on the turf at Warwick tomorrow.  We are unsure of what her best ground will be on the turf having raced mainly on the polytrack.  She ran a good race over 5 furlongs at Nottingham earlier this season with some cut in the ground.  The going at Warwick tomorrow will be quicker but if she does handle it ok, she has freshened up since her last run and can run well.  Cathy Gannon takes the ride. Torran Sound to Perform at Stratford Monday, July 01, 2013 TORRAN SOUND has been declared for the 2 miles 6 furlongs handicap hurdle at Stratford tomorrow evening.  Paul Moloney takes the ride.  This is a step up in trip for TORRAN SOUND but he does now look as though he needs this trip especially on Summer ground.  He is going well at home and is a consistent performer. Fulney faces four rivals Wednesday, June 26, 2013 FULNEY faces a small field at Yarmouth tomorrow in  9 furlong fillies only handicap. She has tried this trip once before at Yarmouth last year but we tried holding her up that day which didn't suit her. We were keen to run her over this trip again using different tactics and this seemed an ideal race to give it another try. She likes fast ground which she should get tomorrow as long as they don't get any significant rain. She ran much better at Windsor last time out than she did on her seasonal debut and the ground that day was probably not ideal for her. She has been in good form at home since then. It looks a competitive race for such a small field but she must have every chance. Nimble Kimble debut at Newbury tomorrow Monday, June 24, 2013 NIMBLE KIMBLE makes her racecourse debut at Newbury tomorrow in a 6 furlong maiden auction fillies race. There are 16 runners and she is well drawn in 7.  Her last bit of work was good but suggested she would be better over 7 furlongs.  On pedigree there is a fair amount of stamina on the dam's side so she should improve over further in time.  She has been working respectably with MAJOR CRISPIES and he sets the standard for the 2 year olds at home and so she should run well tomorrow.  Ryan Tate rides her and he claims 5 pounds so she will only have 8st 1lbs on her back which will help her chance. Handicap debut for Himalayan Peak tonight Thursday, June 20, 2013 HIMALAYAN PEAK makes his handicap debut at Lingfeld this evening over 12 furlongs. There are 10 runners and it is a competitive contest for the grade of race with some interesting staying prospects in the line up. He is a horse we like a lot though and he has a future as a stayer as he gets older and stronger and he has the pedigree to do that. He handles the polytrack well but we are slightly concerned that the track may not suit him as he is a big long striding horse. He has been working nicely at home so we hope he runs well this evening. Spa's Dancer bids for repeat Hunt Cup success Tuesday, June 18, 2013 SPA'S DANCER has a good chance of repeating REFUSE TO LOSE'S win in the Royal Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot tomorrow. It is 15 years since his victory there and it would be nice to return to that famous winner's enclosure again. They are similar horses in their style of racing and SPA'S DANCER'S has a high draw tomorrow similar to REFUSE TO LOSE had when he won, hopefully that is a good omen. We are delighted that Ryan Moore rides him again, he is sure to get every assistance from the saddle. The only slight concern is the ground, it is currently good and rain is forecast which would definitely help his chances. If the ground does dry out and become good/firm then he may not run, let's hope the forecast has got it right this time! Major Crispies drawn wide at salisbury Saturday, June 15, 2013 MAJOR CRISPIES runs in a 6 furlong maiden at Salisbury tomorrow but is drawn 16 of the 16 runners which will make it very hard for him. He ran very well first time out on ground that was not ideal for him, the ground should be good tomorrow as long as they don't get too much rain. He is a nice horse and will run well, it will be interesting to see how he runs.TIGFHT LIPPED ran another goods race at Sandown yesterday to finish second. He was stepping up in grade and was just beaten by a better horse on the day. Rosie Jessop rode a very well judged race from the front.  The plan is to return to Sandown for a similar race on July 5th.London Skolar runs in a 12 furlong handicap at Kempton on Monday. He needs to step up on his last run at Yarmouth if he is to get involved. He did  run respectably on the polytrack at Kempton before that. Green Music makes debut tomorrow Friday, June 14, 2013 GREEN MUSIC makes her racecourse debut at Lingfield tomorrow in a 5 furlong median auction maiden fillies race. There are 10 runners and Luke Morris rides her. She is a half-sister to GIFT OF MUSIC, who won at the back end of the year as a 2 year old, but she is a more precocious type than her. She has been working nicely at home and looks sharp enough to run over 5 furlongs. This is her first run but hopefully she will run a nice race. Baan battles to victory Thursday, June 13, 2013 BAAN was a very popular winner at Yarmouth this afternoon. He battled on well to beat the favourite by 1/2 length and they drew well clear of the rest of the field. He is a real favourite at home, he pulls out every morning with his ears pricked and is a joy to train. He leads all the schooling and the 2 year olds through the stalls at home so is a valuable part of the team. He was given a  fine ride by Rosie Jessop who was having her first ride for the yard. She has been booked to ride TIGHT LIPPED tomorrow so hopefully she can keep her 100% record!TIGHT LIPPED is declared to run in a 10 furlong handicap back at Sandown where he won last time out. He is well drawn in 1 and seems in good form at home. The only slight concern is the ground as they have not had the rain they were forecast. If the ground does dry out too much he may not run. Baan back at yarmouth tomorrow Wednesday, June 12, 2013 BAAN runs at Yarmouth tomorrow in a 2 mile handicap and there are 9 runners. He is a course and distance winner so the trip and track will suit him well. Rosie Jessop rides him and takes a valuable 5 pounds off his back. He seems in good form at home so must go there with a chance. Fulney Returns To Action Sunday, June 09, 2013 FULNEY faces five opponents in a 1 mile fillies' only handicap at Windsor on Monday evening.  FULNEY failed to fire on her seasonal debut at Ascot last month, we are still unable to explain her disappointing  run that day but feel she can put that run behind her.  She is working well at home and can get back on track tomorrow evening.  Dane O'Neill rides who won on her last season. Scottish Star to continue good Sandown run Wednesday, June 05, 2013 SCOTTISH STAR runs in a 10 furlong handicap at Sandown tomorrow evening. Hopefully he can follow in TIGHT LIPPED and SPA'S DANCER'S footsteps, winners there last week, and keep up the good record at the course. He ran a very good race there last year so he acts well on the track and the ground has come right for him as he likes top of the ground. He was disappointing at Ascot last time but the race was not run to suit him, if you ignore that form he can be thereabouts tomorrow. A great night at Sandown- 2 winners! Friday, May 31, 2013 It was a great night at Sandown last night, TIGHT LIPPED and SPA'S DANCER both won in convincing style. It was great to have 2 winners at a Grade 1 track like Sandown and it was so good for all the owners there who had a great night too. Both horses could return to Sandown for their respective targets in 2 weeks time. They both clearly like the track and it is a horses for courses track. It was great for Ryan Tate to ride his first winner for the yard as his father Jason was stable jockey for several years. One of his best rides was when he won the Hunt Cup on Refuse to Lose when he dictated from the front. Ryan rode a very good tactical race from the front last night, like father like son!   There is still a share left in TIGHT LIPPED if anyone is interested. He is certainly giving his owners plenty of fun this season. Torran Sound back over hurdles tomorrow Thursday, May 30, 2013 TORRAN SOUND is running in a 2 mile 5 furlong handicap hurdle race at Market Rasen tomorrow. His last race was on the flat but he ran well before that over hurdles at Bangor. The race has been divided so there are only 9 runners and the ground should suit him. It is currently good which is ideal for him, he wouldn't want any more rain but the forecast is for the weather to improve, let's hope the are right! He is a course winner and has run well over this trip before so it looks an ideal race for him. Jack Quinlan rides him again, he has ridden him several times before so knows the horse well.  He is in good form at home so should be thereabouts tomorrow. Trio of chances tomorrow Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Firstly it was good to see MAJOR CRISPIES run such a promising race at Leicester yesterday finishing third in a good maiden. As he is the yard's first 2 year old runner of the season it gives us a good yardstick. It was also especially pleasing for the owner, Guy Carstairs,who had a miserable year last year but kept faith in the yard and bought a yearling. It looks as if his loyalty will be rewarded.There are 3 runners tomorrow, GIFT OF MUSIC at Lingfield, followed by TIGHT LIPPED and SPA'S DANCER at Sandown in the evening. GIFT OF MUSIC runs in a 7 furlong fillies handicap at Lingfield on the polytrack. She has won on this surface at Wolverhampton but hasn't run at Lingfield before. She is stepping up in trip which looked the obvious way forward after her last run. When Luke Morris won on her he said then that she should get further and her dam stayed so hopefully it is the right decision and she must have a decent chance tomorrow.TIGHT LIPPED runs in the first race at Sandown, a 10 furlong handicap. He was a close third last time out at Newmarket over the same distance, his first time over this trip. He ran well on this course last year over a mile on ground quicker than ideal for him. The ground should be more in his favour tomorrow and the trip of 10 furlongs seems to suit him. Ryan Tate rides him again and he seems to get on well with the horse and knows him well now, he still claims a valuable 5 pounds which could all help his chance. SPA'S DANCER runs in the finale, a mile handicap. He has good form on this track including his last run when he finished a close second . Ryan Moore is on board so hopefully we can supply with him another winner. The rain has changed the ground in favour of both horses at Sandown. None of the runners have the best of draws but they are all in good form and all ran well last time out so hopefully they will be thereabouts tomorrow. Major Crispies is first 2 year old runner tomorrow Monday, May 27, 2013 MAJOR CRISPIES will be the yard's first 2 year old runner of the season at Leicester tomorrow. He runs in a 6 furlong maiden race and he is drawn 9 of the 13 runners.  Luke Morris rides him and he has sat on him at home, he has been working nicely but will probably be a bit green first time out. He is a straightforward horse at home and it would be nice to see him run a decent race as he is a horse with a future. It will be a hot contest as all 6 furlong maidens at this time of the year seem to be trials for the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot. The ground is good to firm at the moment but that should be fine for him as he is a good mover and the rest of the family like fast ground. It will be interesting to see how he runs tomorrow. Fulney hoping for fine day at Yarmouth tomorrow Thursday, May 23, 2013 FULNEY is all set to run at Yarmouth tomorrow in a one mile fillies handicap as long as the ground does not go against her. If they get too much rain there and the ground changes to good/soft or softer then she will not run. She ran no race at all last time out at Ascot but there is no obvious reason, she was possibly in season. She had been working well before the race and has been in good form since so hopefully she can put that run behind her. She has run well over this distance on this track before and she is reunited with Dane O'Neill who has won on her. Let's hope the combination can strike again tomorrow. Fox chance to be in the hunt tomorrow Monday, May 20, 2013 WILY FOX runs in a 2 mile handicap Nottingham tomorrow and goes there with a good chance. He ran well at Pontefract last time out, finishing second, and he is well drawn in stall 1. Hopefully the ground will remain good/soft, it was good ground last time he ran but the softer the better for him. He has been on the go all winter but seems well at home  so if he runs to form he should be thereabouts. Ryan Tate is on board and he gets on well with the horse having finished second on him twice from 2 rides, let's hope he can go one better tomorrow. Tight Lipped top weight tomorrow Wednesday, May 15, 2013 TIGHT LIPPED is set to carry top weight at Newmarket tomorrow when he will be running over 10 furlongs for the first time. When Neil Callan rode him over a mile last year on heavy ground he thought it would be worth trying him over further. Newmarket is an ideal track for him as he seems to like straight tracks and Newmarket is the only 10 furlong straight in the country. The ground should be good but any further rain will help his chances. Ryan Tate rides him who knows him well and he takes a valuable 5 pounds off his back. The horse is in very good form at home and if he gets the trip he should go very close tomorrow. Seabougg returns to Fontwell Tuesday, May 14, 2013 SEABOUGG made his racecourse debut at Fontwell last month and ran a respectable race as he is a big backward horse and ran very green. He returns there tomorrow to run in a 1 mile 6 furlong NH flat race and there are 10 runners. The ground last time was heavy which wasn't ideal for him, the going tomorrow should not be as testing. He has improved a lot at home from his first run and really learnt from the experience so he should show an improved performance tomorrow. Some of the big yards are well represented though and Nicky Henderson's horse, ACT ALONE,  looks the one to beat. Gift of Music on song for tomorrow Sunday, May 12, 2013 GIFT OF MUSIC returns to Wolverhampton tomorrow where she is a course and distance winner. She is in good form at home and must be in with a chance. There are 9 runners and she is drawn 8, she will be ridden by Luke Morris who knows her well and rode her to victory there when she won on her racecourse debut last November. She ran a promising race last time out at Nottingham over 5 furlongs. She didn't get the best of luck in running and finished fourth.  She probably wouldn't want fast ground on the turf so that is why she is running back on the all weather surface. The return to 6 furlongs will definitely suit her so she should be thereabouts tomorrow. Fulney heads for Ascot tomorrow Friday, May 10, 2013 FULNEY is to have her first start of the season at Ascot tomorrow in a mile fillies only handicap. The stiff straight mile should be ideal for her. She has run well over a straight mile at Yarmouth and she has won at Sandown which is a stiff track. The ground is currently good/firm, good in places which will suit her, she wouldn't want it to rain too much there. It is a tight handicap but there are only 11 runners, FULNEY is drawn right in the middle in stall 6. Cathy Gannon is reunited with her, she was on board when she was narrowly beaten on her racecourse debut as a 2 year old at odds of 100-1! This is the first time she has been able to ride her since so let's hope they can go one better this time. Torran Sound returns to the flat tomorrow Wednesday, May 08, 2013 TORRAN SOUND returns to the flat tomorrow after a good recent run over hurdles. He runs in a 2 mile handicap at Goodwood, there are 12 runners and Ryan Tate rides him. We are hoping the ground remains fast as he handles it well but there is rain around. He is in very good form at home and should run well. The only slight concern is whether 2 miles is too sharp for him but he has won over a shorter trip than this as well as over further. The plan will be to make sure it is a proper test of stamina tomorrow as we know he stays well. Himlayan Peak at Kempton tomorrow Tuesday, May 07, 2013 HIMALAYAN PEAK runs in a 1 mile 3 furlong median auction maiden on the polytrack at Kempton tomorrow evening. He ran well for a long way at Nottingham last time out but clearly hated the ground which was on the fast side of good. He works well on the polytrack at home so hopefully he will run more to the ability that he shows at home on this surface  tomorrow. He is bred to stay at least 12 furlongs so the trip will be no problem to him. Hopefully he can run a nice race and show he is better than his finishing position at Nottingham suggests. Baan back at Lingfield tomorrow Wednesday, May 01, 2013 BAAN faces 7 rivals in the 2 mile handicap on the all weather at Lingfield tomorrow. His only previous win on the all weather was at Lingfield, that was over 12 furlongs but 2 miles suits him better these days so the trip and track will suit him well. Ryan Tate rides him, he knows the horse well and he must have a chance tomorrow. Scottish Star drops back in trip at Ascot tomorrow Tuesday, April 30, 2013 SCOTTISH STAR runs in a mile handicap at Ascot tomorrow. His last run was over 11 furlongs and he didn't stay so hopefully the drop back in trip to a mile on a stiff  straight track will suit him. He has won over a mile on the polytrack before and that has been the only real chance he has had over this trip. He has been working well with SPA'S DANCER at home and he ran a very good race over a mile at Sandown last Saturday so the horse is in good form. Hopefuly the ground will dry out in time for him as he likes good fast ground. He should run very well tomorrow and Ryan Tate rides him, he takes 5 pounds off his back, which could prove very useful. Great run by Spa's Dancer Monday, April 29, 2013 SPA'S DANCER ran a great first race for his new connections at Sandown on Saturday finishing second. He was just headed on the line, beaten a short head. He is an exciting addition to the yard and should be a fun horse for the season. He ran up to his best form and clearly loves Sandown. The plan is to head back there for the Whitsun Cup at the end of May providing the handicapper does not put him up above 95, he ran off 91 on Saturday. Spa's Dancer makes debut at Sandown Friday, April 26, 2013 SPA'S DANCER will have his first run for us at Sandown tomorrow in the mile handicap. There are only 8 runners and he is drawn 6. We have been very pleased with him at home and he has done plenty of work but could just need this first run of the season. He is fit enough to run well but should come on for the race. He has form on all ground but he does enjoy a bit of cut in the ground so the more that falls the better. He has always run well at Sandown, he is a course and distance winner, so the track definitely suits him. We are looking forward to seeing him run and he should give his new owners alot of fun this year. Busy Saturday Friday, April 19, 2013 There are 3 runners tomorrow at 2 different meetings. TORRAN SOUND starts proceedings at Bangor, he runs in a 2 1/2 mile handicap hurdle. He hasn't run there before, it is a fairly sharp track which should suit him. Hopefully they won't get any more rain there as he likes good ground. He hasn't run since his aborted run over fences in February, he has been waiting for the better ground. He is in good form at home and should run well at a decent price.GIFT OF MUSIC and HIMALAYAN PEAK both run at Nottingham and are having their second career starts. GIFT OF MUSIC won first time out over 6 furlongs, she is dropping back to 5 furlongs but on pedigree this should not inconvenience her. She is a grand daughter of LOCH SONG and by the sprinter CADEAUX GENEREUX. She is showing plenty of speed at home so it is worth a try. It is a 3 year olds only fillies handicap and was the only race of this type for her at the moment. It is an open looking handicap but she is well and we are hoping for a good run.HIMALAYAN PEAK runs in the 10 furlong maiden race. On pedigree you wouldn't think he would be up to winning a competitive maiden but he has to make his seasonal debut somewhere. The big yards are well represented in the race and at this time of year these type of maidens are very hot as everyone still thinks they have got a horse for the Derby! He should make up into a nice horse for the future but may find one or two too good for him tomorrow. Debut for Seabougg tomorrow Wednesday, April 10, 2013 SEABOUGG makes his racecourse debut in the 1 mile 6 furlong National Hunt flat race at Fontwell tomorrow. He spent the first 4 years of his life in a field so this will be like the first day at school for him. He is physically a nice type of horse and his future will be over jumps. This is a good place to sart his education though. He is inexperienced but hopefully he can learn something tomorrow and if he runs well it would be great.WILY FOX showed his versatility yesterday, finishing second in a flat race at Pontefract. He has had a successful winter campaign over hurdles and seems to have transferred that form to the flat. Hopefully he can win again this season if he gets suitable underfoot conditions. Blue Peter day at Pontefract tomorrow Monday, April 08, 2013 BLUE PETER RACING have 2 runners at Pontefract tomorrow and both have chances. TIGHT LIPPED runs in the first race, a mile handicap. He was a good second at Yarmouth last week over the same trip and ground and off the same handicap mark so hopefully he can go close again. He is drawn 13 of the 16 runners which is not ideal but he usually breaks well so hopefully he can get a good position early on and it won't be too much of a disadvantage.  WILY FOX runs later in the card in the 2 mile 2 furlong handicap. In a perfect world he would prefer softer ground purely because he handles soft ground better then most. He stayed on well over 2 miles on heavy ground at Newbury in his last run on the flat last autumn so on better ground you would think he will stay the extra distance. He has been running well over hurdles this winter so he is in good form at present. This race is one of a series of staying races and if he runs well tomorrow he could be a canditate for more races in the series providing he gets the right ground. 2 runners at Yarmouth tomorrow Sunday, March 31, 2013 TIGHT LIPPED and LONDON SKOLAR head to local track Yarmouth on Easter Monday. These will be the first flat runners on the turf this season. We had been hoping for softer ground for TIGHT LIPPED, the softer the better for him but as long as it stays on th soft side of good it should be fine. There are 9 runners and it is a competitve race but if you discount his last race he would have a good chance. Ryan Tate rides him who takes a valuable 5 pounds off his back.LONDON SKOLAR has run respectably in 2 maidens on the polytrack . He ran over 12 furlongs last time but he looked as if he didn't stay, he is still immature so is possibly still not strong enough at this stage. We have dropped him back to 10 furlongs again this time. This will be his first run on the turf, he is a good  mover and the ground should be fine for him. Scottish Star goes for the big prize Thursday, March 28, 2013 SCOTTISH STAR runs in the valuable Rosebery Handicap at Kempton on Easter Saturday. It is a £45,000 handicap so it is a very competitive race but he goes there in good form. 1 mile 3 furlongs at Kempton is the ideal distance and track for him on the all weather . He has run 2 decent race so far this year and the horses are all running well. It would be a good way to kick start the new turf season if he could pick up the prize on Saturday. Butterfly provides birthday winner Tuesday, March 26, 2013 IRON BUTTERFLY read the script and  provided her trainer with a winner on his birthday at Fontwell today. It is proving to be a lucky track as we now have a strike rate of 25% there, 2 winners from 8 runners. It was great for her owner and breeder, Harold Nass, as he is a great supporter of the yard and he will eventually keep her to breed from. He is still breeding from her mother but she is advancing in years and will only be covered once more. Hopefully IRON BUTTERFLY can prove to be a suitable replacement once her racing days are over. She will not run over jumps again this jump season but will revert to the flat and we will try to make her winner there too. She should be more than capable of being a winner under both codes and this will enhance her future value as a broodmare. Iron Butterfly fancied at Fontwell tomorrow Monday, March 25, 2013 IRON BUTTERFLY runs in a mares maiden hurdle race at Fontwell tomorrow and there are only 9 runners. She has run well in both her starts over hurdles but has been a bit keen so she will be tried in a hood for the first time. This form of headgear has made a big difference to WILY FOX this winter so let's hope it has the same effect on IRON BUTTERFLY. It doesn't look the strongest race and the ground will be testing which will suit her so she must have a chance.She will probably revert to the flat after this run before having a proper summer break. She has improved physically over the winter but is the type to improve further with time and she should really come into her own over jumps next season. Stevie back on the Fox tomorrow Thursday, March 21, 2013 WILY FOX heads to Newbury tomorrow to run in a 2 mile 3 furlong 'hands and heels' novice handicap hurdle and Stevie Sanders rides him again. He rode him at Taunton in a similar type of race and ran very well to finish third. He got left at the start that day so if he can get a better start this time he should run very well. He has a 7 pound penalty for his recent win at Market Rasen but Stevie claims 5 pounds so he is only effectively up 2 pounds tomorrow. The handicapper has raised him 6 pounds for future races. It looks a more competitive race than Market Rasen as it is a step up in grade. Arguably he could be better carrying a lower weight in a higher grade of race rather than top weight in a lower grade race as he is not a very big horse. We do hope racing will go ahead as there is rain forecast, if it does then WILY FOX should run well again tomorrow. London Skolar steps up in trip Tuesday, March 19, 2013 LONDON SKOLAR steps up in trip to 12 furlongs at Kempton tomorrow evening. He ran well over 10 furlongs on his racecourse debut but should appreciate the extra distance tomorrow and the track. The race will be run on the outer track at Kempton which should suit him better as he is long striding horse. We were very pleased with the way he ran last time. He is a horse that will improve with age and he should run a nice race tomorrow. Graham Lee rode him last time but can not do the lighter weight tomorrow so Luke Morris, who knows the family well, gets the ride. Congratulations! Sunday, March 17, 2013 Congratulations to the London Skolars who won their third match of the current season by 22 - 0 against the Gloucester All Golds in the Northern Rail Cup.  They play their next Cup match on Sunday 24 March against Rochdale Hornets.  Good luck to the team next Sunday.   Their namesake, LONDON SKOLAR himself, runs in his second ever race on Wednesday at Kempton Park. Star chance to shine again Wednesday, March 13, 2013 SCOTISH STAR is hoping to repeat his recent win at Wolverhampton over the same distance tomorrow evening. It looks a good competitive handicap but he is probably the least exposed horse in the race. He was put up 4 pounds by the handicapper for his last win which is not unfair. He is drawn 8 of the 8 runners but it may not be too much of a disadvantage as he usually breaks well and needs to be ridden prominently. The horse is in good form at home so must have a good chance tomorrow. Fox comes home first Monday, March 11, 2013 WILY FOX put up a very good performance at Market Rasen yesterday to win his second race over hurdles this winter. He travelled smoothly throughout and jumped really well, the conditions were ideal for him. It is a lucky track for us as we have now had 4 winners from 8 runners there so an excellent strike rate of 50%. There was a good turn out of Blue Peter racing owners despite the wintery conditions and it certainly warmed them up having a horse to cheer home to victory. His next run is likely to be at Newbury on March 22nd. For Rugby League followers, The London Skolars also won 26-4 yesterday maintaining there excellent start to the season. A slightly easier win than the England Rugby Union team had against Italy yesterday! Conditions favour the Fox Saturday, March 09, 2013 The rain has come at the right time for WILY FOX who runs at MARKET RASEN tomorrow in a 2 mile 3 furlong conditional jockeys hurdle race. They have had rain there today and it is still raining, the only worry is that snow is forecast so there is a precautionary inspection in the morning. WILY FOX ran very well at Taunton last time out over 2 mile 4 furlongs and the form of the race has worked out well.The winner has won again off a 9 pound higher mark, WILY FOX runs off only a one pound higher  handicap mark than last time. He was a bit slowly away that day so we will make sure that doesn't happen again but he does need holding up. He will be ridden by Jack Quinlan, who will be one of the more experienced in the race, and if he runs up to his last run he should be thereabouts again tomorrow. London Skolar makes debut tomorrow Tuesday, March 05, 2013 LONDON SKOLAR makes his racecourse debut at |Kempton tomorrow evening in a 10 furlong median auction maiden race. There are only 7 runners and 4 with previous form, the pick of these looks to be INCORPORATE. LONDON SKOLAR is drawn next to him in stall 2 which is a good draw. He is a full brother to IRON CONDOR and on breeding is very much a horse for the future. He has been working nicely at home and has shown enough speed and turn of foot to run well over this trip but will stay further in time. It is good to get him on the track and he should run a nice race. LONDON SKOLAR is named after 1 of only 2 professional rugby league teams in London. Harold Nass, who bred and owns the horse, is the club president. They started their season well last Saturday with an empthatic victory beating the South Wales Scorpions by 54-12. Let's hope this is a good omen for the horse and he can run well tomorrow.On Thursday TIGHT LIPPED heads back to Southwell where he was second last week over a mile. He is wearing a visor which he has worn once before when he was third at the same track in a competitive handicap last summer . As he is dropping back to 7 furlongs we thought it might just help him. He is due to go up 2 pounds in future races so in theory he is well in. He has come out of last weeks race really well so he should put up another good performance on Thursday . Go Set Go chance at Newbury tomorrow Friday, March 01, 2013 GO SET GO goes to Newbury tomorrow to contest the 2 mile 5 furlong handicap hurdle. He has been waiting for better going and tomorrow's underfoot condtions, good/soft, should be ideal for him. He ran very well at Doncaster last time out, finishing fourth beaten less than 3 lengths.He was arguably a little unlucky that day as he took off too soon at the third last, possibly due to the low sun, and lost momentum at a critical stage of the race. He did very well to finish as close as he did. If he can run to that form and jump round clearly he must have a good each way chance. The track should suit him, it is similar to Doncaster with a long home straight. GO SET GO is in very good form at home and the horses are continuing to run well so hopefully he will be thereabouts tomorrow. Baan to boost strike rate at Wolverhampton Thursday, February 28, 2013 BAAN has a chance tomorrow to increase the impressive strike rate we currently have at Wolverhampton. He will be ridden by Graham Lee who  rode SCOTTISH STAR to win last week and has yet to finish out of the frame riding for the stable. He is running in a 2 mile handicap and there are only 6 runners. He has run well over this trip on this track before so the distance will suit him. The horse seems in good form at home so you can see him running very well again tomorrow. Tight Lipped in with a shout at Southwell Wednesday, February 27, 2013 TIGHT LIPPED runs at Southwell tomorrow in a 1 mile apprentice handicap and must have a good chance. There are 8 runners and he is well drawn in 2. He won recently on the polytrack at Wolverhampton but we think he will better on this surface as he is a soft ground horse. He ran well there before in a race that has worked out well but had the visor on that day and ran a bit too free, he will have no headgear on this time. He will be ridden by Gary Phillips who has recently come over from Ireland and has made a good impression so far. He has ridden 5 winners from 16 rides so has a very good strike rate, let's hope he can improve it further tomorrow. Iron Butterfly chance at Catterick tomorrow Monday, February 25, 2013 IRON BUTTERFLY runs in a mare maiden hurdle race at Catterick tomorrow and she has a decent chance. There are 15 runners but it looks an open contest on paper. She ran well on her hurdling debut, finishing fourth at Sandown, and has gone the right way since then.The ground will suit her as she likes cut in the ground and at the moment the going is soft. The only slight concern is the course as it is a sharp track and she is a big long striding filly. If she handles the track you can see her running a big race tomorrow. Star shines at Wolverhampton Saturday, February 23, 2013 SCOTTISH STAR won at Wolverhampton last night and so maintained the yards excellent strike rate at the course. 3 of the last 5 runners there have won so it is becoming a lucky track. He won very nicely and was given a good ride by Graham Lee, he did not have a hard race and can hopefully go on to win more races during the forthcoming season. He clearly goes well on the polytrack but we think he can be equally effective on a firm ground on the turf now that he has matured. Torran Sounds makes chasing debut Wednesday, February 20, 2013 TORRAN SOUND is running in his first race over fences at Huntingdon tomorrow. It is a novice chase over 2 miles and looks a hot race but he has to run in a novice chase for his first run. There are only 7 runners so it not a big field. Ideally he would be running over further on better ground but as the ground is still soft we didn't want to run him over too far for his first run over fences. Paul Moloney rides him, he has schooled him at home and is happy with the way he jumps. Let's hope he jumps round well tomorrow.On Friday evening SCOTTISH STAR runs in a 9 1/2 furlong handicap at Wolverhampton. He has won over a mile but this is probably the minimum trip for him these days, we hope he will stay 1 1/2 miles this year. There are 11 runners and he is drawn 7. Graham Lee gets the ride as Luke Morris is suspended but he should suit the horse well .He is the first  of the flat horses to run this year from those that have had a winter break. He is in good form and should run well. Stevie and Wily head West tomorrow Wednesday, February 06, 2013 Stevie Sanders rides WILY FOX tomorrow in a 'Hands & Heels' Handicap Hurdle race at Taunton. It is a race confined to Conditional and Amatuer riders who have ridden less than 10 winners and Stevie claims 5 pounds in this race which could be valuable in these ground conditions. The going is heavy which will suit him and he should get the trip. The race is over 2 1/2 miles which is unknow territory for WILY FOX but he stayed 2 miles on the flat in heavy ground so he should stay further over hurdles, especially at Taunton as it is an easy track. Stevie obviously knows the horse well and has schooled him at home. There are 16 runners but he should run well at a big price. Baan to go one better tomorrow Monday, January 28, 2013 BAAN heads for Wolverhampton tomorrow and has a chance at the weights to reverse the form with STORMY MORNING. BAAN finished second to this horse on his last run but is 3 pounds better off at the weights this time and there was only 1 length between them. It is a smaller field than expected, only 8 runners, so being drawn 7 shouldn't be too much of a disadvantage, he was drawn wide last time. He is dropping back in trip to 1 mile 6 furlongs which may not be ideal but he has won over 1 1/2 miles on the polytrack before. The horse is on very good form and Stevie Sanders rides him again, he knows him well and it would be great for him to ride his first winner on this horse. Baan battle with snow to get to Kempton tomorrow Sunday, January 20, 2013 BAAN has a good chance tomorrow at Kempton if racing goes ahead and he can get there. With snow falling in Newmarket today, the lorry may not be able to get out onto the roads. It would be a great shame as it looks a good opportuntiy for him. It is a 2 mile handicap for horses rated 0-55 and there are 11 runners. He is drawn well in stall 1 and will be ridden by in form jockey Ryan Tate, who rode a double recently. He knows the horse well having ridden him several times before including finishing second on him at Yarmouth on the turf. The horse is also in good form having finished a close second last time out from a bad draw. Let's hope he can go one better tomorrow, weather permitting! Tight Lipped is first winner of 2013 Friday, January 11, 2013 TIGHT LIPPED provided the yard with their first winner of 2013 at Wolverhampton this evening.  On form he had a good chance but had to concede alot of weight to the 3 year olds in the race. He deserved to get his head in front as he has run some very goods races in defeat. He is a very tough genuine horse and will hopefully win more races. Jill and Mike Wormald are new to Blue Peter Racing and they were the only members of the syndicate who braved the journey to Wolverhampton. A great start to racehorse ownership for them.  The horses have all been running well and it is nice to get a winner so early in the year. Tight Lipped returns to the flat Thursday, January 10, 2013 TIGHT LIPPED has had one run over hurdles but has been waiting for better ground to run again. He is so well at home and this looked an ideal race for him at Wolverhampton tomorrow evening. It is a 1 mile and 1/2 furlong median auction maiden race and there are only 5 runners. He does have to give a lot of weight to the 3 year olds in the race but his experience should be an advantage and he is well drawn in 2. The trip will suit him and he should like the surface. He likes cut in the ground on the turf and the surface is riding to suit those type of horses at the moment. He is in very good form so we will see what he can do tomorrow. Go Set Go ready for Doncaster tomorrow Tuesday, January 08, 2013 GO SET GO runs at Doncaster tomorow in a 2 1/2 mile handicap hurdle race and there are 19 runners. Hopefully the ground will remain good/soft and the rain forecast does not arrive. He ran a nice race at Fakenham last time out on soft ground but would appreciate better ground.  It was his first run after a break and he showed that day that 2 1/2 miles is his trip. He is on a reasonable handicap mark so that should give him a chance of being competitive tomorrow. Robert Thornton gets the ride tomorrow, he has ridden a winner for the yard before but it was more years ago than either the trainer or the jockey would like to remember! Hurdling debut for Iron Butterfly tomorrow Friday, January 04, 2013 IRON BUTTERFLY has her first run over hurdles at Sandown tomorrow in a 2 mile juvenile hurdle race. There are only 7 runners and she is the only filly in the race. FOR TWO and SIR FREDLOT clearly set the standard as they are have already won over hurdles but she will like the ground and has been schooling nicely. If she can jump round and run a nice race we will be delighted with that. She is by Shirocco so she should stay. The conditions tomorrow will test the horses stamina as the ground is heavy there at the moment. Baan to get New Year off to winning start Monday, December 31, 2012 BAAN will be the first runner of the New Year on Wednesday at Wolverhampton. He runs in a 2 mile Amateur Rider's handicap and can hopefully give Stevie his first winner. He gave him a good ride last time at Lingfield. They finished third that day beaten just over 2 lengths and are 4 pounds better off with the winner of that race this time which should give him a very good chance of reversing the form. The trip and the track will suit him, the only negative is that he is drawn wide again, he is in stall 11 of the 13 runners. If he can get a bit lof luck early on and get into a good position he must have a decent each way chance. It would be great to get the New Year off to a winning start. Wily Fox chance tomorrow Friday, December 28, 2012 WILY FOX runs in a 2 mile novice handicap hurdle at Doncaster tomorrow. There are 11 runners and he will be ridden by Paul Moloney. His last run was at Fakenham and he was not suited by the track that day, he should find the course tomorrow more to his liking. He needs to be settled but not too far off the pace which will be easier to do at Doncaster. WILY FOX is in good form at home and will like the ground so should run well tomorrow. Hurdling debut for Tight Lipped tomorrow Monday, December 17, 2012 TIGHT LIPPED faces 11 opponents in a 2 mile novice hurdle at Folkestone tomorrow. He will be an interesting runner as the trip is unknown territory for him. His last run on the flat was over a mile on soft ground and the jocket that day, Neil Callan, thought he was crying out for further so we are very hopeful he will stay 2 miles over hurdles. He should like the ground tomorrow as his best flat form has been on soft or heavy ground. He has been schooling well at home and we are keen to run him whilst the ground is still in his favour. Wily Fox to follow up at Fakenham tomorrow Sunday, December 09, 2012 WILY FOX and GO SET GO run in the first 2 races at local track Fakenham tomorrow. GO SET GO runs in the first race, a 2 1/2 mile 'National Hunt' maiden and there are 10 runners. He had some good form in bumper races but rather lost his way over hurdles, this was mainly due to running on extremes of going. He has had a good summer break so hopefully he can now get back on track. The yard is in good form and he should run a nice race.WILY FOX faces 12 rivals in a 2 mile handicap hurdle. He has been put up 5 pounds for his recent win at Folkestone, it is hard to say if this is a fair rise in the weights. He will be ridden by Paddy Brennan again which is an advantage as he now knows the horse after riding him to victory last time. The only slight worry is that he needs to be held up and as Fakenham is a tight track you do need a bit of luck if you are coming from behind. They usually go a good gallop around there which should help. The horse is in good form after his recent win so hopefully he can follow up tomorrow. Stevie on board Baan tomorrow Tuesday, December 04, 2012 Stevie Sanders rides BAAN tomorrow in a 2 mile Amateur Rider's Handicap at Lingfield. He obviously knows the horse well and he should have a chance if he can overcome his wide draw, 14 of 14. It shouldn't be a disadvantage over thir trip though.  BAAN has won at Lingfield over 12 furlongs but he will be well suited by the extra distance.Hhopefully he can run a decent race and keep up the yards recent good form. Winning start for Gift of Music Monday, December 03, 2012 GIFT OF MUSIC made a winning debut at Wolverhampton on Friday. She showed a very good attitude and looks sure to go on to better things next year. She has always looked a nice filly but had immature joints so was not ready in time to run on the turf. She is homebred by her owner Jeff Smith who has been a great supporter of the yard so it was great to provide him with another winner. The filly will now return to the stud for a winter break. It was also Luke Morris's 150th winner of the year which is a tremendous achievement. He sets a very good example to the younger jockeys as he works extremely hard and thoroughly deserves all the success he gets. Torran Sound heads for Uttoxeter Wednesday, November 28, 2012 Uttoxeter has survived the weather tomorrow and TORRAN SOUND runs there in a 2 1/2 mile handicap hurdle, it is an 11 runner field. He ran well last time out at Fontwell to finish 3rd beaten less than 3 lengths so he is in good form. He was ridden by Jack Quinlan that day and he takes the ride again tomorrow. He has run well at the course before over the same trip so he has alot in his favour. He is very well in himself so we are hoping for a good show from him tomorrow.On Friday GIFT OF MUSIC makes her racecourse debut in a 6 furlong median auction race at Wolverhampton. It doesn't look the strongest of maidens on paper, she is drawn 2 of the 7 runners. She is a well bred filly being a grandaughter of Lochsong. She has done nothing wrong at home but has been immature all year. She has been pleasing us lately and looks capable of winning a race on the all weather. We expect her to need the experience but it will be interesting to see how she goes on Friday. Popular win for Wily at Folkestone Wednesday, November 21, 2012 WILY FOX was a very popular winner at Folkestone yesterday for the trainer and his owners, Blue Peter Racing 10. James used to live near the track and like many of the locals, will feel very sad if racing is lost to this area if the course closes. WILY FOX recently had an outing to Doncaster sales to dissolve the partnership. He was bought back by some of the existing partners and they got an instant reward for their loyalty as this was his first run since then. He is a very genuine horse and the hood he now wears in his races, and at home, seems to have really helped him.  He is more relaxed these days. He also loves soft ground which he is getting plenty of at the moment. If anyone is interested there is still 1 share available in WILY FOX. Please contact us for further details. Wily Fox returns to hurdles tomorrow Monday, November 19, 2012 WILY FOX runs back over hurdles tomorrow at Folkestone after a couple of outings on the flat this autumn. He was second on the flat at Newbury last time out so is fit and in form. He was also entered at local track Fakenham but the ground looks like being softer at Folkestone and the extra 2 furlongs should suit him. He seems to be more settled these days in his hood so should stay the extra trip. If they get some more rain there tomorrow it should increase his chances. First jump runner of the winter Thursday, November 08, 2012 TORRAN SOUND gets the winter jumping season going when he runs at Fontwell tomorrow in a 2 1/2 mile handicap hurdle. The ground is drying ourt which will suit him, if it becomes good to soft it will be ideal for him. It is his first run back after a break but he runs well fresh. The race has cut up and there are only 7 runners which must give him an each way chance. It is the first ride for the yard for Jack Quinlan, who is a very promising young jockey and he still claims 3 pounds which could prove useful. Precint first start at Newmarket tomorrow Friday, November 02, 2012 PRECINT has her first start at Newmarket tomorrow, she runs in a 7 furlong 2 year old fillies maiden race and there are 11 runners. Graham Lee has been booked to ride her who is obviously going great guns this season and he is sure to give her a good ride. She is a nice filly who has done nothing wrong at home.She has been showing a bit of a turn of foot in her work so she should run a repsectable race tomorrow. She should enjoy soft ground but we just hope it isn't too testing for her racecourse debut. Himlayan Peak makes debut Monday, October 29, 2012 HIMALAYAN PEAK, who is a half brother to ORCADIAN and RAPSCALLION, makes his racecourse debut at Yarmouth tomorrow. The ground is heavy there and normally we would be wary of running a 2 year old first time out on this ground but he apears to enjoy cut in the ground at home so it seemed worth taking a chance. It is a mile maiden race and there are only 6 runners. He is very much a horse for next year so we hope he runs an encouraging race tomorrow. Ryan Tate takes the ride, his father rode several groups winners for the family so hopefully he will give him some useful advice!BAAN also runs at Yarmouth in a mile and 6 furlong 46-55 handicap for 4 year olds and upwards. This is a drop in grade for him and there are no 3 year olds to give lots of weight too so hopefully he can run well. The ground is a bit of an unknown, he acts well on soft ground but is not proven on heavy. Ryan also gets the ride on him and takes a useful 7 pounds off his back. Two runners for Blue Peter Racing on Friday Wednesday, October 24, 2012 It's a big day out for Blue Peter Racing at Newbury on Friday as they have 2 runners and they will both love the ground. TIGHT LIPPED tried 6 furlongs last time at Windsor and clearly showed that he is not a sprinter. On Friday he returns to a mile and he has his best form over this trip. His best run this season was at Ascot over a mile on soft ground. If he can reproduce that form he will be in with a good chance. He seems particularly well at home so he should run well. We were delighted with WILY FOX'S recent run at Bath. It was his first run after a break and has really come on for the run. He is running in a 2 mile apprentice race which should suit him well. Ryan Tate takes the ride and he has given several of the horses from the yard good rides recently so he should give WILY FOX every aassistance from the saddle. His father, Jason, rode several winners in these colours so let's hope Ryan can do the same. Trio of runners tomorrow Monday, October 22, 2012 DENTON DANCER kicks off proceedings tomorrow, he runs in the first race at Lingfield on the polytrack. It is an apprentice race over 12 furlongs, this does look the right trip for him. Ryan Tate rides him who seems to get on well with the horse. Let's hope he can run a decent race tomorrow, he is entered in the Horses In Training sales at Newmarket at the end of the month.There are 2 runners at Yarmouth where the ground is officially heavy. BALCARY BAY runs in a handicap for the first time and he steps up in trip to 12 furlongs which should suit him. He will definitely like the ground so is an interesting runner tomorrow.PENNYWEIGHT  runs in the mile nursery and the ground is a concern for her as she does handle fast ground so well. We wanted to run her in a handicap before the Horses In Training Sale and there are very few opportunities left. She is a very genuine filly and over a trip on fast ground she could be a cheap filly for someone to have some fun with next year. Samba Night to relish conditions Sunday, October 21, 2012 SAMBA NIGHT runs in a 6 furlong claiming race at Windsor tomorrow and should really appreciate the soft ground. He clearly doesn't like fast ground and got sick of runing on it during the season. He has been enjoying the soft ground on the gallops at home so hopefully he can bounce back to form tomorrow. He is running in a claiming race as he is due to be sold in the Horses In Training Sales at the end of the month. Suzi returns to Salisbury tomorrow Sunday, October 14, 2012 SUZI'S A CLASS ACT runs in a 1 mile 6 furlong handicap at Salisbury tomorrow where she is a course and distance winner. She has obviously gone up in the weights considerably since her last win there but is an improving filly. The ground is a slight unknown as it will be very testing, she has form on soft ground but it is currently heavy. It is likely to be more testing conditions than she has experienced before. She does seem in good form at home and looks well for a filly at this time of year so hopefully she can give a good account of herself tomorrow. Wily Fox returns at Bath tomorrow Thursday, October 11, 2012 WILY FOX heads for Bath tomorrow to run in a 1 mile 3 1/2 furlong handicap. There are 14 runners and William Carson has been booked to ride him. He has had a summer break so this will be his first run for over 3 months. He seems in good form at home and will like the soft ground. He may just need the run but should run a decent race. Denton Dancer at Kempton tomorrow Tuesday, October 09, 2012 DENTON DANCER heads for Kempton tomorrow evening to run in a 1 mile 3 furlong claiming race. He ran well on fast ground at Brighton last time out and with soft ground everywhere now on the turf we thought it was worth a try on the polytrack to see how he takes to it. He is entered in the sales at the end of the month so if he shows he can handle the polytrack he could make someone a fun horse for the all weather. There are 10 runners tomorrow and Ryan Tate takes the ride on him again. Ground should suit Iron Butterfly Monday, October 08, 2012 IRON BUTTERFLY runs in a 12 furlong apprentice handicap at Brighton tomorrow and there are 14 runners. She seems to enjoy soft ground so the going there should suit her well. She was disappointing last time out at Kempton on the polytrack, we think she is alot better than that and hope it was simply that she didn't like the surface. On pedigree the trip should suit her but she has yet to prove that on the track. Ryan Tate rides her and claims a useful 5 pounds in this race. He gave Denton Dancer a very good ride at Brighton so let's hope he can do the same on IRON BUTTERFLY tomorrow. Tight Lipped in with a shout Sunday, October 07, 2012 TIGHT LIPPED runs in a 6 furlong maiden race at Windsor tomorrow. He has been very consistent all season and will love the ground so hopefully he has every chance. He is dropping back in trip to 6 furlongs but on testing ground this should not be a problem. He has always shown plenty of pace in his races and his experience tomorrow will hopefully help him in a race of this type. He has run some good races this season and deserves to get his head in front. Stevie on board Baan Wednesday, October 03, 2012 Stevie Sanders rides BAAN on the flat tomorrow in 1 mile 7 furlong amateur riders handicap at Warwick. He has ridden him over hurdles before and knows him well. There are 14 runners but if he gets a bit of luck in running he must have a chance. Viking Rose heads North tomorrow Tuesday, October 02, 2012 VIKING ROSE  travels to Newcastle tomorrow to run in a 7 furlong fillies only handicap. She won over this course and distance at this time of  year last season so let's hope she can bounce back to form again tomorrow. We have experimented a bit on her last 2 runs and it hasn't worked so we have reverted to a proven track and distance and dropped her back in class. The ground will be soft but she has form on all types of ground. Luke Morris believes she prefers softer ground these days, she has possibly got fed up with with running on fast ground.  There are only 10 runners which will suit her so hopefully she will bounce back to form tomorrow.BALCARY BAY runs in a mile maiden at Nottingham tomorrow. He ran well first time out at Yarmouth over the same distance on soft ground but was a little disappointing next time out over 10 furlongs on the polytrack at Kempton. He didn't appear to handle the Left handed track. He is back on a right handed track tomorrow and back to a mile on good to soft ground which should all suit him.  It is a big field  and he is not ideally drawn in 17 of the 17 runners. Let's hope he can show the Kempton form to be wrong and finish closer this time. Suzi steps up in class tomorrow Wednesday, September 26, 2012 SUZI'S  A CLASS ACT runs in a 2 mile Listed race at Newmarket tomorrow in a bid to try and get some black type. We were hoping the race would not have too many runners but there are 13 declared to run and it looks a pretty strong Listed race.  As she is ultimately going to be a broodmare it will make alot of difference to her paddock value if she can get some black type by winning or being placed in this grade of race. There will be another opportunity for her this season at Lingfield on November 1st in a fillies only Litsed race over 1 mile 5 furlongs. In between these 2 races there is an ideal handicap for her at Salisbury if she doesn't ruin her handicap mark tomorrow. She may race again next year as she is a progressive filly and she could improve further. She is in very good form at home and she is as well now as she has been all year. She looks stronger and has kept her coat well for a filly at this time of the year. It will be interesting to see how she runs tomorrow in this step up in class. Ground will suit Baan tomorrow Monday, September 24, 2012 There has been a bi g change in the weather and the going at Folkestone tomorrow is given as good to soft at the moment which will suit BAAN. He is running in a mile and 7 furlong handicap, there are 14 runners and Luke Morris takes the ride. He didn't run badly at Kempton last time out over 2 miles but was too far back early on. He has run well in his 3 races but just needs to get there a bit sooner. Hopefully Luke can get him in a better position early on tomorrow and if he can he must be in with a chance. Scottish Star gets in at Newbury Thursday, September 20, 2012 SCOTTISH STAR runs in a 12 furlong handicap at Newbury tomorrow and there are only 9 runners. He wasn't expected to get in the race as there was a large entry so it was pleasant surprise that he made the cut. He should like the track as he is big long striding horse and the step up in trip should suit him too. It has always been the plan to run him over further but up to now he has still been a bit green in his races. He ran yet another good race at York last time out and that day he looked ready to try a step up in trip. James Doyle gets the ride and his style of riding should be ideal for him. He is an interesting horse for the futire and should run well again tomorrow.DENTON DANCER makes a quick reappearance at Lingfield tomorrow in a 10 furlong handicap. He ran a good race on Monday, admittedly in a weak contest, but he settled well early on and stayed on in the closing stages. He needs fast ground so he is running again quickly before the ground goes against him. He seems to have come out of his last race well so let's hope he can run another good race. We have always thought he had ability so hopefully he is at last beginning to show it. He ran in selling company last time and this race is a normal handicap but it does not look a strong contest. Andrea Atzeni gets the ride on him tomorrow. Newmarket Open Day Sunday 23 September Wednesday, September 19, 2012 PARK LODGE STABLES is open to the public on Sunday morning between 9.30 and 12.30 and we are much looking forward to welcoming all.  The yard is centrally located just off Newmarket High Street, adjacent to The Jockey Club Rooms and behind the National Horseracing Museum.  Apart from meeting our equine inmates and the Park Lodge Team, if you visit Park Lodge, you will have the opportunity to meet an Olympic torchbearer!  Our Head Lad's wife, Cheryl, carried the Olympic torch through Newmarket High Street in early July in the build up to the London Olympics and Cheryl will be here all morning with her Olympic torch - an excellent photo opportunity!    For much more information, the official website for the Open Day is: www.newmarketopenday.co.uk Viking Rose tries longer trip Wednesday, September 19, 2012 VIKING ROSE is running over 12 furlongs for the first time at Yarmouth tomorrow. It is an experiment as she has never been tested over this distance before but it has always been the plan to try her over further before she retires to stud. On pedigree she should stay so it is definitely worth a try. She still seems in good form at home and has kept her summer coat so if she gets the trip you can see her running very well tomorrow. Fulney to follow up at Sandown tomorrow Tuesday, September 18, 2012 FULNEY returns to Sandown tomorrow hoping to follow up her recent win there over the same trip again. She won a maiden race there last time but tomorrow she runs in a handicap which will be tougher especially as the handicapper has rather unkindly put her up 2 pounds for her win. She is in very good form and is hopefully still improving. A mile at sandown seems to be the ideal conditions for her so she should run well again tomorrow.PENNYWEIGHT also runs at Sandown tomorrow in a mile 2 year old maiden race. She has run in 2 very hot maiden races to date and completely missed the break in her first run. She ran better at Goodwood last time out but it was a very good race. She has come out of both races well. We like her at home, she is a nice tough filly and we think there are races in her. We will see what she can do tomorrow but we think she will be a nice filly for the futureIRON BUTTERFLY makes her handicap debut at Kempton tomorrow evening over 12 furlongs. She is by Shirocco and a half sister to AT THE MONEY and IRON CONDOR so on pedigree the step up in trip should suit her well. She has run on the polytrack before and has worked on it at home so she should be OK  with the surface. It would be interesting to see her on soft ground but there is none around at the moment so this race was the suitable option until we get some rain. She will be an interesting runner and will hopefully run a nice race. Suzi returns to Yarmouth Monday, September 17, 2012 SUZI'S A CLASS ACT runs in a 1 mile 6 furlong handicap at Yarmouth tomorrow where she is a course and distance winner. Her winning sequence came to and end at Chester last time out where she ran well to finish third but rather ruined her chance at the start.  She missed the break so was always behind, tomorrow the plan will be to have her in a more prominet position early on. We are hoping they will water the track well for the first day of this 3 day meeting so the ground will be good. There is a question mark whether she will like it if it is too firm. She is in very good form at home and looks particularly well in her coat for a filly at this time of year. There is every indication that she is still on song so she will hopefully run another good race tomorrow. Drop in grade for Denton Dancer tomorrow Sunday, September 16, 2012 DENTON DANCER runs in an apprentice selling handicap at Brighton tomorrow, this is a drop down in grade for him. He ran over the same trip at Brighton last time out and handles the track, he ran well for a long way but saw too much daylight early on so didn't quite home. Hopefully Ryan Tate will be able to hold him up and get him covered up in the early stages which should help him to get home and he could finish alot closer this time. It is a race for inexperienced apprentices and Ryan will claim 5 pounds, if he gets on with the horse he could run well. The going is good/firm but he likes fast ground so this will suit him. Late night out for Baan tomorrow Friday, September 14, 2012 BAAN is running in the 8.50pm race at Kempton tomorrow evening. He has run 2 nice races over inadequate trips at Epsom recently so hopefully the step up in distance to 2 miles will suit him well. The track and surface should be fine for him so one can see him runing a big race. Ryan Tate takes the ride again, he knows the horse well and it would be nice to see him ride a winner for the yard. Second Epsom Derby for Iron Condor Wednesday, September 12, 2012 IRON CONDOR runs in his second Derby at Epsom tomorrow. Last time out he finished fourth in the Amateur Derby, this time he is hoping to go closer in the Jump Jockeys Derby. He showed he handles the track as he ran a good race there last time and was possibly a little unlucky not to finish third. Paddy Brennan rides him who should suit the horse very well. He has ridden the same colours to victory before as he rode Karky Schultz to win for the same owner, Harold Nass. If he runs well again tomorrow he could go for a third Epsom Derby bid in the Apprentice Derby at the end of the month. Scottish Star to shine at York Saturday, September 08, 2012 SCOTTISH STAR heads for York tomorrow to run in a 10 furlong handicap. There are 20 runners and he is drawn 19 which is not ideal but the horse seems in great form at home. He will like the ground and and he ran a very good race last time out at Sandown when he was just headed on the line, he is all set to run well again. The track should suit him and he has won on a left handed track before so hopefully he will be thereabouts tomorrow. Fulney flies home Sunday, September 02, 2012 FULNEY lost her maiden tag in convincing style at Sandown on Friday. It was a thoroughly deserved win as she has been in the frame in all her previous starts, she is a very genuine filly. It was particularly pleasing for her owner, Major Wyatt, as he also bred her. Hopefully she can progress from here and win again. There is an ideal race for her back at Sandown on 19th September, a mile handicap for fillies only, so that could be her next target.The next runner is PENNYWEIGHT at Goodwood on Tuesday. She is stepping up to a mile which will definitely suit her. She ran over 7 furlongs at Newmarket first time out, they went very quickly early on and she never got into the race. She is definitely better than her finishing position that day. We wanted to run her fairly soon after that race and over a mile so she would get the beneift from the run so Goodwood on Tuesday was the only option. Hopefully she will put in an improved performance this time, it will almost be like her first run. She is a nice tough genuine filly for the future who shows a good attitude at home. Suzi seeking hat-trick on Saturday Thursday, August 30, 2012 SUZI'Z A CLASS ACT is looking to complete a hat-trick of wins at Chester on Saturday. She is running in a 2 mile handicap, she has form over this distance so the step up in trip should not inconvenience her. We think that Chester is an interesting course for her, she is ideally drawn in 3 of the 11 runners. Adam Bescizza, who has ridden her in both her previous wins, is hoping to continue his successful partnership with the filly. She is in great form since her latest win at Salisbury so lets so if she can win again.FULNEY heads for Sandown tomorrow, she runs in the fillies maiden over a mile. She had a choice of engagements and this looked the easier option for her. Of the fillies that have run before she has the best form. Hopefully her honesty and experience will give her the edge over rivals tomorrow. She is in good form at home and will run a decent race. Rain needed for Iron Butterfly tomorrow Wednesday, August 29, 2012 IRON BUTTERFLY has been declared to run in the 12 furlong handicap at Lingfield tomorrow but only runs if they get the rain that is forecast. The ground needs to be softer than good for her to take her chance. She is a filly we have always liked and just seems to be coming to herself at home. It is her first run in a handicap and she is stepping up in trip. She has always shown plenty of speed at home but is bred to stay but we will find out more tomorrow if she runs.SAMBA NIGHT also runs at Lingfield tomorrow. The step up in trip last time out didn't work so he is returning to 6 furlongs with a visor on. In theory 6 furlongs at Lingfield on good ground should suit him. DENTON DANCER was declared to run tomorrow but is now a non runner. Tight Lipped to have his say at Southwell Tuesday, August 28, 2012 TIGHT LIPPED runs at Southwell this evening and he looks the type of horse to be suited by the way races are run there and by the surface. He likes soft ground and the fibresand  suits horses who like those conditions. He has been declared to run in a visor to help the jockey and to help to shield him from the kickback. He will need to be in the front rack early on to keep out of the kickback  so the visor should help the jockey to get a good position. It is an apprentice race and he will be ridden by Darren Egan who is one of the best apprentices riding at the moment. The horse is in very good form at home, if he takes to the track he has got a good chance.BAAN heads to Epsom this afternoon to run in a 12 furlong handicap. He ran well there last time out over an inadequate trip so the step up in distance will suit him and if they have any rain it will help his chances too. He finished strongly last time and is a previous winner at the track. He has got an each way chance at a decent price. Ryan Tate takes the ride on him again. Iron Condor in Epsom Derby Bid. Monday, August 27, 2012 Iron Condor bids to win the "Amateurs Derby" this afternoon at Epsom. The form of his latest run at Brighton is looking good with the second, Fleeting Image, winning at Newmarket on Saturday. Iron Condor handled the track at Brighton well so we are hopeful that he can negotiate the contours of Epsom equally well. The current good ground is ideal but we would prefer the forecast rain to stay away until after racing. A Boy Named Suzi Friday, August 24, 2012 A BOY NAMED SUZI sadly failed to make the cut for The Ebor at York tomorrow by one!  Very frustrating.  However Newmarket have put on an ideal "consolation race" for him.  It is a 1 mile 5 furlongs handicap with prizemoney of £40,000.  His will not be an easy task as he is now running off a rating of 98 and carries topweight of 10 stone.  Let us hope that his fine series of runs in top handicaps this year continues.    PENNYWEIGHT was our first 2 year old runner of the year at Newmarket today.  Unfortunately she missed the break badly and had no chance of recovering after that.  On a positive note, she behaved very well throughout and is certainly better than she showed today.  ALL ON BLACK also made his racecourse debut today at Newmarket.  He is a 3 year old gelding owned and bred by Greenstead Hall Racing Ltd. who own A BOY NAMED SUZI and SUZI'S A CLASS ACT.  They look to have bred another interesting prospect.  Despite being very green and preferring better ground than the fast ground he encountered today, ALL ON BLACK ran a very creditable first race and we were delighted with him. Windsor to suit Viking Rose tomorrow Sunday, August 19, 2012 VIKING ROSE runs at Windsor tomorrow evening and the track there should suit her style of running. She runs in a fillies handicap over a mile and there are only 9 runners. Frustratingly her saddle slipped last time. She has a lighter weight tomorrow and Adam Beschizza rides her claiming 3 pounds. With a smaller weight cloth there is a less chance of her tack slipping again. Let's hope she has more luck than last time as she seems in good form at home. BALCARY BAY also runs tomorrow evening but he goes to Kempton for a 10 furlong median auction maiden. He ran very well at Yarmouth first time out over a mile. That race was on soft ground which suited him well but there is no reason why he can't run equally well on the polytrack, he works well on it at home. He is a brave horse so can hopefully run another nice race tomorrow. Suzi sleuces in at Salisbury Friday, August 17, 2012 SUZI'S A CLASS ACT followed up her Yarmouth win by leading all the way at Salisbury yesterday. She was given a very good ride by Adam Beschizza who rode a very assured race from the front and is excellent value for his 3 pound claim. She has always threatened to be a good filly and seems to be improving all the time. When a filly starts improving who knows where she will end up. She likes a truely run race and now that we know she is happy to make her own running it has made a big difference. She won't run again quickly as there are no suitable races for her so we will wait and see what rating the handicapper now gives her before deciding on her next race. Suzi to defy penalty tomorrow Wednesday, August 15, 2012 SUZI'S A CLASS ACT runs at Salisbury tomorrow after her fine victory at Yarmouth last week. The handicapper has put her up 9 pounds for that win but she runs off her old mark tomorrow with a 6 pound penalty so is 3 pounds better off than she will be in future races. She will be carrying top weight but she is a big filly so should be able to carry the weight. Adam Beschizza, who rode her to victory last week, gets the ride again and claims 3 pounds. The race is over the same distance as last week, 1 mile 6 furlongs, and hopefully the ground will be good as her best form is on good ground. It is currently good to firm but they were expecting some rain. The slight concern is if they don't go a reasonable gallop early on in the race but she took it up early in the straight at Yarmouth last week and wasn't stopping at the end so she should be happy to take up the running early on if there is no pace in the race. There are 12 runners tomorrow and it looks a stronger contest but she seems in good form so we are hoping for the best. It would be great if she could win again but whatever she achieves now is a bonus as she will be retained as a broodmare now that she is a winner. Suzi storms to victory Thursday, August 09, 2012 SUZI'S A CLASS ACT was the star of the show yesterday winning in facile fashion at Yarmouth, she probably won too far! It was a well deserved victory and particularly pleasing for her owners Greenstead Hall Racing. They kept her in training as a 4 year old to try and get a win from her as they want to breed from her once her racing days are over, their patience has been rewarded. Hopefully she can go on and win again. As long as she is fine after the race she could run at Salisbury next Thursday with a penalty. DENTON DANCER heads for Brighton tomorrow to run in a 10 furlong handicap. He is dropping back in trip slightly from his last run but that should suit him as he was a bit keen early on last time out so hopefully he will settle better over this trip and can stay on at the end. It should be fast ground there by tomorrow which is what he likes and hopefully he will handle the track. He ran his best race to date last time out and the form of that race has worked out well. He is now going the right way and could run well tomorrow. Iron Condor bids for Brighton Cup Wednesday, August 08, 2012 IRON CONDOR heads for Brighton tomorrow to run in the valuable Brighton Challenge Cup over 12 furlongs. He is dropping back in trip but this should not be against him as he is a winner over this distance. The unknown is whether he will act on the traqck, if he can handle the undulations he should stay on up the hill at the finish. Hopefully he can bounce back to form after 2 quick runs on the polytrack. His last run came too soon after his previous race and we tried to make the running on him which didn't work. The 3 year olds, MAASTRICHT and VARNISH, look the ones to beat but he must have a chance on his best form. If the ground is good or slightly quicker it will be ideal for him. SAMBA NIGHT and FULNEY are both in action at Yarmouth. SAMBA NIGHT was disappointing over 5 furlongs last time so hopefully a return to 6 furlongs and wearing a visor will revive him. The ground should be good tomorrow which should suit him. FULNEY faces 6 rivals in the mile fillies handicap. The straight mile should suit her and she has been dropped to a mark of 75 which gives her a chance. She is a similar type of filly to VIKING ROSE, tough and genuine so should give a good account of herself tomorrow. There is a doubt obout her running if the ground remains soft but they are not expecting any more rain so the ground should be dry enough for her to run. SCOTTISH STAR completes the quartet of runners tomorrow. He heads for Sandown evening meeting. He has run well at Sandown before so the track will suit him, he was unlucky there and in his next 2 runs so is due a change of fortune. He is dropping back to 10 furlongs but he has won over this trip and this time we plan to make more use of him. The ground should be on the fast side of good which will suit him. He is capable of winning off his current handicap mark so let's hope he can get back in the winners enclosure tomorrow. 4 runners at 3 meetings tomorrow Tuesday, August 07, 2012 VIKING ROSE kicks off proceedings tomorrow at Brighton in the afternoon. She runs in a 7 furlong fillies handicap and is set to carry top weight of 9st12lbs. To reduce the burden she will be ridden by apprentice Danny Brock who has nearly ridden out his 7 pound claim so is an experienced rider at this grade. She has won at Brighton before and has won over 7 furongs but there is a slight concern that this trip may be too sharp for her on this track. They will water and if they then get rain aswell it will help her chance. She is consistent and genuine so deserves to win another race, let's hope she can tomorrow. BALCARY BAY and TIGHT LIPPED both run at Kempton in the evening. The surface there has been renovated and is riding as slow ground which should suit both of them. BALCARY BAY, who ran very well on his debut at Yarmouth on soft ground, runs in the mile maiden and is well drawn in 2. We were delighted with his first run and hope he can translate his turf form  to the polytrack. TIGHT LIPPED runs in the mile handicap and is also well drawn in 1. He will be ridden by Richard Hughes who was on board when he was second at Ascot. It will be interesting to see if he can transfer his turf form to the polytrack, if so he should run well.SUZI'S A CLASS ACT heads for local track Yarmouth in the evening. They had 22mm of rain last night and anymore would help her chance. She is dropping back in trip to 14 furlongs purely because there are no suitable 2 mile races. There are only 6 runners but one of those is SEVEN VEILS who she finished behind in her last run at the same weight. She will be ridden  by 3 pound claimer Adam Beschizza to give her a better chance at the weights as the handicapper won't adjust it himself! She is a very genuine filly and she is definitely capable of winning a race. The Boy bidding for Goodwood glory Friday, August 03, 2012 A BOY NAMED SUZI runs in the 1 mile 6 furlong handicap at Goodwood tomorrow. He is stepping back up in trip but we have no doubts about him staying. His main target is the Ebor at York on August 25th over the same distance as long as he makes the cut. If he could win at Goodwood tomorrow he would get a 4 pound penalty which would give him a far better chance of getting in the race. It is hard to predict how much rain they will get there and if it will affect the ground significantly. Last year he didn't look as if he did stay 1 mile 6 furlongs on soft ground but it would take an awful lot of rain to make it that soft and the horse is a year older and alot stronger now. He proved at York last time that he handles cut in the ground so some rain wouldn't affect his chance. The horse stil seems to be in great form at home and thoroughly deserves to win a race. Goodwood tomorrow is hopefully a stepping stone to York later in the month. Ryan on board Baan Wednesday, August 01, 2012 BAAN runs in the 10 furlong apprentice handicap at Epsom tomorrow evening and will be ridden by Ryan Tate. Ryan is the son of Jason Tate who was stable jockey at Park Lodge and rode plenty of winners for us including REFUSE TO LOSE at Royal Ascot. Ryan is now apprentice to Clive Cox and has ridden a few winers lately so it is nice to be able to give him a ride. The trip will be a bit on the short side for BAAN but if they do go too fast, which is possible in this type of race at Epsom, then it could play into his hands. Rain will help Samba Night tomorrow Sunday, July 29, 2012 SAMBA NIGHT runs in the 5 furlong handicap at Yarmouth tomorrow and we are hoping they get the rain that is forecast. The ground is currently good/firm and he does have form on all types of going but he will be suited, especially over this trip, with some cut in the ground. So far 5 furlongs has looked too sharp for him but tomorrow's race is not the strongest race in the world. He has enough speed for 5 furlongs but has not had the rub of the green yet in previous runs over this distance. The more rain they do get the better his chance will be, he has been running consistently but has not managed to get his head in front. Let's hope he can change that tomorrow. Suzi to perform well at Lingfield tomorrow Friday, July 27, 2012 SUZI'Z A CLASS ACT runs on the polytrack over 2 miles at Lingfield tomorrow evening. She ran well last time out at Yarmouth on soft ground over 1 mile 6 furlongs and will appreciate the step back up to 2 miles. She has form over 2 miles as a 3 year old on the same surface so she definitely gets the trip. She will be taking on recent winner, SEVEN VEILS, but this horse will be stepping up in trip for the first time. She is in good form at home and has been running well all year, she thoroughly deserves to get her head in front. Scottish Star Steps up in trip Wednesday, July 25, 2012 SCOTTISH STAR runs over 12 furlongs for the first time at Doncaster tomorrow and he should appreciate the step up in trip. He is a big long striding horse who likes top of the grond so the ground and the track should suit him well. He has been a little unlucky in his last 2 runs but we are very hopeful of a good run from him tomorrow. IRON BUTTERFLY heads for Sandown tomorrow where she runs in a mile maiden race. She ran very well over 10 furlongs at Windsor last time out and showed alot of speed that day. Hopefully over a mile they will go a good pace which will help her to settle early on, it is a stiff track so she should stay on up the hill. She has been off the track for nearly 2 months since her last run as she got struck into quite badly that day and it has taken a while to heal. She is not well drawn tomorrow but can hopefully give a good account of herself. Rose returns to Yarmouth Monday, July 23, 2012 VIKING ROSE returns to the course and distance she likes tomorrow, a straight mile at Yarmouth. She is also drawn 1 which suite her as she is on the outside of the runners, she doesn't like to be crowded. She will have to carry top weight but she has run well with big weights before and she is running back in her grade, her last 2 runsd have been up in class. She goes on any ground so the going won't worry her but it should be genuinely good fast ground tomorrow. There are a couple of 3 year olds in the race who could be improving types but VIKING ROSE is very tough and genuine and should be thereabouts tomorrow. Cathy Gannon is in the saddle and she rode her last year at Pontefract when she was a good second so she knows the filly well. DENTON DANCER also runs at Yarmouth tomorrow in a 12 furlong handicap. Although wearing blinkers in his last 2 runs clearly worked we don't feel he really is a sprinter. At the beginning of the season it was thought he was a middle distance horse and he is by Halling, an influence for stamina, so we have reverted to that idea. He has been waiting for the better ground which he should get tomorrow. It was reported that he bled from the nose in his last run. This was due to a knock he got when he reared in the stalls which gave him the nosebleed. He was not bleeding from his lungs. Another bold effort from the Boy Saturday, July 14, 2012 A BOY NAMED SUZI ran another great race yesterday at York, finishing second beaten a neck. He just doesn't know how to run a bad race and just keeps bumping into one too goood for him on the day. He was ridden by Graham Lee for the first time and he gave him a very confident ride, he came with a well timed run but just got headed near the line. If any horse in training deserves to win another race it is surely him. At least yesterday proved he seems to act on any going so that is useful to know for the future. Testing conditions for A Boy Named Suzi Friday, July 13, 2012 A BOY NAMED SUZI runs in the 12 furlong handicap at York today but will find the ground alot more testing than he has raced on already this season. He did run well on easy ground at Haydock last year over 1 mile 6 furlongs, it was felt that day that he didn't get the trip rather than not liking the ground. More of a concern today is the draw as he is drawn 15 of the 16 runners. When the ground is good or faster this would definitely be a disadvantage but on soft ground the runners may come up the stands side or the middle, if they do then he could be well placed. The horse seems in good form at home since his last race and rarely runs a bad race. It will be interesting for the future to see how he does handle soft going. There is a chance he is equally as good or even better than on a faster ground. Busy Day! Tuesday, July 10, 2012 BALCARY BAY makes his debut in the 1 mile 3 year old only maiden at Yarmouth.  His debut has been long-awaited by his very patient owners.  Whilst it would be unreasonable to expect him to win first time, he has always worked like a nice horse at home and we hope he can run an encouraging race.   SUZI'S A CLASS ACT is back up in trip to 1 mile 6 furlongs at Yarmouth having run over 1 mile 4 furlongs last time at Windsor which proved to be on the sharp side for her.  She has very consistent form over 1 mile 6 furlongs and further but has yet to prove conclusively that she handles some cut in the ground.  The ground at Yarmouth is currently good to soft.  If they get no rain, it might dry up to good ground by racing tomorrow which would suit both runners.   IRON CONDOR runs in the 0-75, 2 mile handicap at Kempton in the evening.  He is back in a more suitable class having run in a Class 3 handicap last time.  He is a winner on the polytrack round Kempton.  Richard Hughes rides who used to get on particularly well with IRON CONDOR's brother AT THE MONEY.  We think Richard will suit IRON CONDOR well. Just the One Runner this Weekend! Friday, July 06, 2012 Contrary to reports in both the Racing Post and the Newmarket Journal, Racing does have a connection to an Olympic Torchbearer!  The Olympic torch comes through Newmarket on Saturday afternoon.  Our very own Justin Wigg's wife, Cheryl is carrying the torch through Newmarket High Street.  Cheryl was nominated for her work for charity and this honour is thoroughly deserved.  Cheryl should "get the trip" from Greggs Bakery (she is due to be handed the torch at 5.43 p.m. precisely) to The Avenue traffic lights with no problem!  She certainly will not require blinkers!  We will be there to cheer her on and we are all very proud of her here at Park Lodge. Handicap debut for Fulney tomorrow Wednesday, July 04, 2012 FULNEY makes her handicap debut at Yarmouth tomorrow in a 9 furlong handicap as long as the ground remaind good or faster. If they have too much rain she will be withdrawn. She has been placed in 3 maidens so has been handicapped accordingly. The extra furlong should suit her well as she will stay 10 furlongs so this seems an ideal step up from a mile. She is in good form at home so if the ground remains in her favour she will run a nice race. Iron Condor steps up in trip Tuesday, July 03, 2012 IRON CONDOR runs in a 2 mile handicap at Kepton tomorrow evening, he has been crying out for a longer trip . He has matured into a galloping type stayer so it should be ideal for him. He is a previous winner at Kempton so the track and surface will suit him. He has been waiting for the ground to dry up as he likes fast ground but with the rain continuing to fall any turf action has been put on hold. The race tomorrow is a 0-90 handicap so it is a good class handicap but there are only 9 runners and he has bottom weight of 8st 4lbs. He is used to carrying a much higher weight in lesser grade races so will hopefully enjoy having less weight on his back. A trio of runners Sunday, July 01, 2012 There are 3 runners over the next 2 days and all would have a chance on there best form. SAMBA NIGHT starts proceedings at Wolverhampton tomorrow afternoon. He ran very well at Yarmouth last time out finishing fourth and the form of the race has worked out well. He seems to find 6 furlongs too far but isn't quite quick enough for 5 furlongs.The race at Wolverhampton is just under 6 furlongs and it is an easy track so it should suit him. He has run well there as a 2 year old over 5 furlongs.The visor has been left on him as he ran well in them last time out. On the form of his last run he should be thereabouts tomorrrow. SUZI'S A CLASS ACT heads for Windsor tomorrow evening to run in a 12 furlong fillies handicap. It is a gamble dropping her back in trip on lat year's form but it seemed an ideal race for her. Any rain that falls will increase her chances. If the ground comes up soft the drop in trip could work well for her but if it remains good she may find 1 or 2 with too much toe. She was second last time out so it would be nice to see her go one better tomorrow. WILY FOX is being stepped up in trip to 2 miles at Kempton on Tuesday evening. Although they went too fast at Windsor over 12 furlongs he settled very well wearing a hood for the first time. He looked that day and on some of his previous form that he could stay further if he can be dropped in and settled early on. He has been wearing the hood at home and is definitely more relaxed in it so hopefully it will have the desired effect again on the racecourse. He has won on the polytrack before so the surface will be fine and there is no reason why the track shouldn't suit him. If he does get the trip then you could see him running well on Tuesday. A Boy named Suzi good chance at Windosr Friday, June 29, 2012 A BOY NAMED SUZI was unfortunately ballotted out of the Duke of Edinburgh handicap at Royal Asacot last Saturday but must have a big chance at Windsor tomorrow afternoon. He ran very well at Epsom first time out this season,just getting touched off in a photo finish, so he deserves to win a race. The ground will be ideal for him if it remains as it is,good,good/firm in places. If they get some rain though it won't inconvenience him. The horse is very well in himself and certainly has the form to win tomorrow. Viking Rose steps up in trip tomorrow Wednesday, June 27, 2012 VIKING ROSE has been running over 7 furlongs and a mile recently but is stepping up to 9 furlongs at Yarmouth tomorrow. She did finish third over 10 furlongs as a 3 year old and it was thought that day that she didn't quite stay. She was dropped back in trip and has run very well since. On pedigree she is bred to stay further so it was always the plan to try her over a longer distance at some stage this year. Tomorrow looks an ideal place to try this as she really likes the track and the ground will not be too testing. VIKING ROSE likes a straight track and although she will have to go around one bend tomorrow, there is a long finishing straight. It is a handicap for fillies only which will also suit her and there are only 10 runners. She didn't realy get into the race at Leicester last time out but has been freshened up since then and is in good form at home. It will be interesting to see how she runs tomorrow. Royal form boost for Tight Lipped Saturday, June 23, 2012 TIGHT LIPPED runs at Windsor on Monday evening in a mile handicap. His form recieved a significant boost at Royal Ascot when FENNELL BAY won the big 12 furlong handicap there on Thursday. He was third behind TIGHT LIPPED when he was second at Ascot in May. TIGHT LIPPED has been running consistently well and is in good form at home. The more rain that falls the better his chance will be, a mile at Windsor should be ideal for him. He is drawn 11 of the 11 runners which is on the outside but may not be a bad draw as they tend to come up the fair rail at Windsor when the ground is soft. If he runs up to his best form he should have a good chance on Monday. Scottish Star returns to Kempton Tuesday, June 19, 2012 SCOTTISH STAR returns to Kempton tomorrow where he runs in a 10 furlong apprentice handicap. He won there over a mile second time out this season but looked that day as if he would be suited by further. He has won over this trip as a  3year old and was unlucky not to finish closer last time out when third at Sandown over this distance. He is a straightforward genuine horse so should be a suitable ride for an apprentice.  Drawn 5 should be a favourable draw so he must every chance tomorrow. Hooded Wily Fox heads for Windsor Sunday, June 17, 2012 WILY FOX runs at Windsor tomorrow evening in a 12 furlong apprentice handicap. He will be ridden by Darren Egan whi is one of the best apprentices riding at the moment. In some of his previous races WILY FOX has appeared to get upset by noisy crowds so he will be wearing a hood for the first time in a race. He ran below form last time at Brighton but found the ground too firm that day. The ground is currently good/soft at Windsor but more rain forecast, the more rain that falls the more it will suit WILY FOX. Samba Night runs at Yarmouth Tuesday, June 12, 2012 SAMBA NIGHT was taken off his feet early on over 5 furlongs last time out so it seems that a sharp 6 furlongs is his ideal trip. He runs in a 6 furlong handicap tomorrow at Yarmouth and the track there should suit him. He is wearing a visor for the first time to help the jockey as he ran his best race this season when making the running at Nottingham. Hopefully the headgear will sharpen him up and enable the jockey to get him into a prominent position early on. The ground is good at the moment which is fine for him but he wouldn't want it to dry out any further.SUZI'S A CLASS ACT runs for the first time this season at Nittingham on Thursday. She came back in from her winter break late but has done well from 3 to 4 years and has been working nicely at home. There are only 8 riunners but she has BILIDN to beat who has won her last 4 races but all unbeaten runs come to an end sometime and it seemed the right race for her. She will like the ground  which is good /soft  and a mile and 6 furlongs will suit her. She is an interesting runner and should run well. Denton Dancer steps back in trip Tuesday, June 05, 2012 The blinkers had the desired effect on DENTON DANCER last time out at Kemtpon over a mile and he showed plenty of speed but he went too quick and was too keen. He is dropppping back in trip today to 7 furlongs and hopefully he can be restrained in the early stages of the race and he will have a better chance of getting home. He works well enough at home to suggest he could be competitive in a race of this type if he can get everything together on the day. Rain will help Viking Rose today Monday, June 04, 2012 VIKING ROSE heads for Leicester today to run in a competitive looking  7 furlong fillies handicap. It isn't surprising it has attracted a strong field as it is a good prize for a 0-80 handicap. The rain will have helped her chance, she has form on all types of going but she is better on soft ground over 7 furlongs. She is drawn 10 of 10 which will suit her as she likes to be on the outside of the runners . She is sure to run a decent race and is in with a fighting chance. Fulney fancied at Nottingham tomorrow Saturday, June 02, 2012 FULNEY makes her first appearance of the season in a mile maiden fillies stakes at Nottingham tomorrow. She has been working well at home and on her 2 year old form has an obvious chance. It is impossible to judge what the ground is going to be tomorrow but she would appreciate any rain that is likely to fall. There is rain forecast but it depends how much and when. The track and  trip tomorrow should be fine but she is expected to get further in time. SAMBA NIGHT also runs at Nottingham tomorrow and he too would appreciate some rain, the more the better. He ran very well on very soft ground on the same track 2 runs ago but in that race and his last run at Salisbury he looked as if he would appreciate being dropped back in trip. He runs in a 5 furlong handicap tomorrow and must have a chance. A Boy named Suzi runs at Epsom Friday, June 01, 2012 A BOY NAMED SUZI has his first run of the season at Epsom tomorrow in the race after the Derby. He has done very well from 3 to 4 years and has physically gone the right way. He has been going well at home and is fit enough to run well but will come on for this run. He is drawn 14 of the 16 runners which is not a good draw but if he can overcome this he should run a decent race. James is looking forward to seeing him back on the track. Scottish Star chance to shine at Sandown Wednesday, May 30, 2012 SCOTTISH STAR rins in the 10 furlong handicap at Sandown tomorrow evening. The step up in trip looks the obvious direction to head with him as he just got up in the last strides to win at Kempton over a mile. He did win over this trip at Lingfield last year and the track at Sandown should suit him. The horse is in goood form and has been working well since his recent win. Hopefully he can show that he is equally effective on a sound surface on the turf as he is on the polytrack. There is some rain forecast and if the ground does become soft then he will be taken out. Two runners tomorrow Sunday, May 27, 2012 DENTON DANCER & IRON BUTTERFLY both run at London tracks tomorrow. DENTON DANCER heads for Kempton where he runs in a mile handicap. He will be wearing blinkers for the first time which he has worn at home and they seem to have had a positive effect. He is showing more speed in his homework so that is why he is dropping back in trip from 9 to 8 furlongs. Hopefully the blinkers will have the desired effect on the racecourse and he can show an improvement in form tomorrow.IRON BUTTERFLY runs in a 10 furlong maiden race at Windsor tomorrow evening. The ground is a bit of an unknown but Windsor normally do a very good job watering so hopefully it will be good safe ground. This is only her second run and she ran over a mile first time out, the step up in trip should be more to her liking. She has hopefully come on for her first run so it will be interesting to see how she runs tomorrow, she looks a nice filly for the future. Rose to bloom at Yarmouth Thursday, May 24, 2012 VIKING ROSE always runs well at Yarmouth but she is stepping up in class there tomorrow. She runs in a mile fillies only handicap and there are only 7 runners. It may suit her carrying a lower weight in a better class of race as she is not a big filly, she is also suited by a small field. On fast ground a mile is her best trip and she is a course and distance winner. She has most to fear from the top weight OUR GAL but she is sure to give a good accout of herself.TORRAN SOUND alaso runs at Yarmouth tomorrow. He runs in the same race that he won there last year, a mile and 6 furlongs handicap. This trip would be his minimum these days so he is wearing a visor tomorrow to sharpen him up. It is more of an aid for the jockey as he will hopefully travel better with  headgear on.  It looks a more competitive race than last year but the horse is in good form having had a break after a winter jumping campaign. He will run a few times on the flat before possibly going chasing. He will probably run over further next time on the flat but this looked an ideal race for him at this stage of the season. James was delighted that IRON CONDOR gets a run in the 12 furlong handicap at York on Saturday. He has been keen to run him there as he feels the track will really suit him as he is a big long striding horse. He had no luck in running at Lingfield last week and at Folkestone it was the track that beat him. It does look a very competitive race but he will be ridden by up and coming apprentice Darren Egan who takes a useful 5 pounds off his back. He likes top of the ground so looks to have everything in his favour so should run well. Tight Lipped turns out again Wednesday, May 23, 2012 TIGHT LIPPED runs at Sandown tomorrow evening, only 3 days after his good second at Leicester on Monday. He was only beaten 1/2 length and is likely to go up the handicap so tomorrow is his last chance to run off his current mark. He is a tough horse who takes his racing well and appears to be fine after Monday . He likes cut in the ground so with the current fine weather he may not have another opportunity to run on suitable ground for a while. The going at Sandown is currently good but is a slight concern, they have been watering and will do so again tomorrow if necessary. He has run well on all his turf starts to date this year so he should put in another solid performance. Busy Spell for Blue Peter Racing Sunday, May 20, 2012 The Blue Peter Racing syndicates are having a busy spell with  WILY FOX and TIGHT LIPPED both running over the next 2 days. TIGHT LIPPED runs at Leicester on Monday evening in a 7 furlong handicap. The ground is currently good/soft so hopefully it will stay on the soft side of good for him. He ran a great race at Ascot last time out and has come out of that race really well so he should give a good account of himself and deserves to win a race. He is taking on FOURTH OF JUNE, the winner of the Yarmouth race when he was fourth but he is 3 pounds better off at the weights so has a good chance of reversing the form.WILY FOX heads to Brighton on Tuesday to run in a 12 furlong handicap and there are 10 runners. He acts well on the track and has won over this trip so course and distance are in his favour. The ground is currently good but if it does dry out he does have form on fast ground there so shouldn't be inconvenienced by it. He is fit and well after a spell over jumps so hopefully he will give his enthusiastic owners plenty to cheer about on Tuesday. Samba Night chance at Salisbury Wednesday, May 16, 2012 SAMBA NIGHT, who ran such a good race at Nottingham on Saturday, goes to Salisbury tomorrow with a chance of going one better. The 6 furlongs on testing ground at Nottingham did test his stamina and he is running over the same distance again but hopefully with some drying weather the ground should be better and give him a chance of getting the trip. Altough it was a maiden on Saturday and he is running in a handicap at Salisbury, he appeared to run up to his handicap mark that day so he should be thereabouts tomorrow. SAMBA NIGHT is proving to be a good buy for the owner Guy Carstairs,who is flying in from India tomorrow and is hoping to get to the races in time to see him run. Barzalona rides Iron Condor Monday, May 14, 2012 Mickael Barzalona is to have his first ride for the yard on IRON CONDOR at Lingfield on Wednesday. Connections are hoping their French will be good enough to give the correct instructions! The horse should have a good chance, the only unknown is how he will handle the track. He has won twice at Kempton on the polytrack so he handles the surface well and the distance of 1 mile 5 furlongs will be fine for him. He is a big, long striding horse though so it may not be the ideal track for him. He is a top of the ground horse on turf so this prolonged wet spell is not in his favour . As he is fit and ready to run he may as well run on the polytrack and this was the only suitable race for him. Tight Lipped and Samba Night Perform Well Sunday, May 13, 2012 TIGHT LIPPED and SAMBA NIGHT both ran with credit and much promise on Friday and Saturday.  TIGHT LIPPED was a very creditable 2nd in a Class 4 handicap at Ascot on Friday to give his enthusiastic owners, Blue Peter Racing, a memorable evening's racing at Britain's premier racecourse.  Although TIGHT LIPPED finished 2nd, the Ascot team looked after all the connections very well both before and after the race which was much appreciated.  TIGHT LIPPED is proving a bargain buy and is already giving the Blue Peter Racing partners a lot of fun.    There are still 2 shares available in TIGHT LIPPED - please contact James by e-mail for more information.   SAMBA NIGHT showed very good speed in his 6 furlong maiden at Nottingham on Saturday.  The ground was very testing and he would possibly have been better back at 5 furlongs on this ground.  However, he still split the two joint favourites who finished 1st and 3rd and showed a lot of promise for the future.  He looks an exciting sprinter in the making. Tight Lipped gets in at Ascot tomorrow Thursday, May 10, 2012 TIGHT LIPPED faces only 8 rivals in the mile handicap at Ascot tomorrow. After the initial entry stage it didin't look as if he would get into the race but not many have stood their ground presumably because of the testing going. He will like the ground and appears to be suited by a straight track. He ran well over 7 furlongs at Yarmouth and stayed on well that day so hopefully the step up to a mile will suit him. he works at home as if he will get this trip. If the ground is very testing it may test his stamina out but he is in very good form and has a good draw so we are looking for a good run from him tomorrow.TIGHT LIPPED is also declared at Nottingham on Saturday in a mile handicap. He appears to be a very tough individual so if he comes out of the Ascot race well he could take his chance on Saturday. There are only 10 runers in this race. SAMBA NIGHT has the one engagement on Saturday at Nottingham. He is running in a 6 furlong maiden race and he should also appreciate the soft ground. It looks an average maiden and he looks capable of winning of a race of this calibre. He is possibly best suited by a straight track too as he he didn't handle the bend at Lingfield and was disapppointing at Kempton, racing around a right handed bend. Hopefully a straight track will bring out the best in him and he will  be thereabouts on Saturday. Iron Butterfly makes her debut at Kempton Sunday, May 06, 2012 IRON BUTTERFLY is to make her racecourse debut at Kempton tomorrow in a 3 year old mile maiden race. She is a half sister to AT THE MONEY and IRON BUTTERFLY so she is from a nice family that all improve with age and over a trip. A mile is probably the minimum trip for her but she has shown enough speed at home to warrant starting her off over this trip. Ideally she would run on the turf but with the ground so bad everywhere at the moment Kempton seemed the best option for her first run. Hopefully she will run a respectable race tomorrow as she is a nice filly for the future. Wily Fox to revel in the mud Friday, May 04, 2012 WILY FOX is declared to run at Uttoxter tomorrow in a maiden hurdle  and they are very hopeful that racing will go ahead, no inspection is planned. He has been ready to run for the last 10 days but with several meetings abandoned he has not been able to take his chance. He has had a small break so is fresh and well. He will like the ground and on his best form he would have a chance. The only slight concern is that he has run at Uttoxeter twice before and has not shown his best form there but hopefully he can put that right this time. It would have been preferable if the race had been a handicap but he is capable of winning a maiden. It is a big field with 18 runners so he will need a bit of luck in running too. Across the card double Wednesday, May 02, 2012 VIKING ROSE and SCOTTISH STAR produced an across the card double  yesterday. Both horses were also owned by Jeff Smith who has been a great supporter of the yard from the beginning so it was particularly pleasing to get the turf season off to such a great start for him . He also bred VIKING ROSE and she will be returning to the stud as a broodmare once her racing days are over. If she passes on her toughness and willingness to her offspring then she will be a valuable addition to his broodmare band. VIKING ROSE produced another game display at Yarmouth yesterday in testing conditions. She is so genuine and tough that you wouldn't know what ground she prefers as she does her best on all types of going. She has form on heavy and firm which is a great asset to have. She looks a stronger filly this year and has started the season well so, as long as she gets a bit of luck, she should keep going from strength to strength. Luke Morris showed why he is one of the leading jockeys on the all weather tracks when getting SCOTTISH STAR to win on the line by a neck at Kempton last night. The horse was off the bridle the whole way but he never gave up on him. It was a very game performance by the horse too and it was great to get him back to form after a disappointing performance on the soft ground last time. He will hopefully go on from here. Viking Rose returns to Yarmouth Sunday, April 29, 2012 VIKING ROSE returns to Yarmouth on Tuesday and has a good chance of going one better than last time. She was just beaten there on her seasonal reappearance over the same distance of 7 furlongs. She does carry top weight but there are only 7 runners. She has form on a variety of ground but has never run on very soft ground so hopefully it will dry up a little before Tuesday. SCOTTISH STAR heads for Kempton on Tuesday evening. He runs in a mile handicap and there are 12 runners. He is a winner on the polytrack so the surface will suit him. Hopefully a line can be put through his last run at Yarmouth where he appeared not to handle the soft ground, he had never run on that ground before. He has been working well all year so hopefully he can show his true colours on Tuesday. If he can reproduce the form he shows at home then you can see him running a good race on Tuesday. Baan runs in marathon Saturday, April 21, 2012 BAAN is not going to London tomorrow, but runs in the Pontefract Marathon Handicap at Pontefract on Monday. It is over 2 miles 5 1/2 furlongs. he stays this distance well over hurdles so the trip should not be a problem for him especially now he is older. If you look back at his form he was 3rd over 2 1/4 miles at this course in 2009 so he handles the track. He is returning from a break but is fit and in great form at home. He will have every assistance from the saddle as champion jockey Paul Hanagan is on board so hopefully he will put up a bold show on Monday. Samba Night well drawn at Kempton Monday, April 16, 2012 SAMBA NIGHT runs at Kempton in a 6 furlong handicap on Wednesday evening and is well drawn in 4. He ran well over 5 furlongs at Lingfield last time out which was his first run for the yard. The extra furlong will suit him well and Kempton should suit him as a track better than Lingfield did. He didn't handle the tight bend there that well. He has come out of his first race very well and is in good form at home so hopefully he will make a bold show on Wednesday. Denton Dancer heads for Yarmouth Monday, April 09, 2012 DENTON DANCER makes his seasonal reappearance at Yarmouth tomorrow. He runs in a 9 furlong handicap and there are 11 runners. His work at home has suggested that the step up in trip should suit him and he is by Halling who's progeny tend to stay and they also generally improve with age. The slight unknown is how he will handle the ground if it becomes much softer. Trio of runners at Yarmouth on Monday Saturday, April 07, 2012 Three runners head for local track Yarmouth on Easter Monday. The first runner is SCOTTISH STAR who has been off the course for over a year. He won at Lingfield on the all weather and then had an injury. He has had a long lay off but has had a very good preparation this spring. He has been working nicely at home but is bound to come on for the run. He is on a handicap mark of 74 which is not unreasonable for what he has achieved on the track so far and his work at home. Obviously after such a long break the important thing is that he comes back in one piece as he is a nice horse for the future. The ground is currnetly good/soft which is ideal for him. if the ground did become very soft there is a chance he will not run.VIKING ROSE makes her seasonal reappearance in a 7 furlong handicap. She showed herself to be a good tough filly last year and has come back well this year. She has come to hand early and has been working very nicely this spring. She has form on all types of ground but 7 furlong on good /soft ground should suit her well. She has run well at Yarmouth before. She is drawn 1 which is not seen as a good draw as they tend to come up the stands side. It may suit her though as she is not a very big filly and does not like to be crowded.TIGHT LIPPED runs in the other 7 furlong contest on the card. There are only 6 runners and he is drawn 6 which should be a good draw. It looks a competitive race though. It is only his second run for the yard so it is still a learning curve with the horse. He ran a respectable race in a mile maiden on the all weather and has come out of the race really well. He looks as if he will enjoy a bit of cut in the ground but he may be suited by a longer trip, hopefully we will learn a bit more about him after this race.IRON CONDOR nearly got the turf season off to flying start on Thursday at Folkestone. He was a very close second and the first 2 drew well clear of the rest of the field. It was a very good run as he is sure to come on for the race. Iron Condor kicks off new turf season Tuesday, April 03, 2012 IRON CONDOR runs in a 12 furlong handicap at Folkestone on Thursday and he will be the first runner of the new flat turf season. James is delighted with his condition, he now looks a fully mature horse. He has deliberately not been over raced and hopefully the patience shown by the owner will be rewarded this season. Folkestone may not be the ideal track  as he is a big long striding horse but it looks a suitable race for him. There are only 7 runners and he has top weight but that will not be a problem. It is his first run after a break so he will come on for the run but he should be fit enough to run well in a race of this type. Everyone else is crying out for rain but IRON CONDOR would not want too much rain at Folkestone as he is a top of the ground horse. Hopefully the ground will remain good or good to firm which will give him a chance of getting the turf season off to a good start. Storming Redd tries longer trip Monday, March 26, 2012 STORMING REDD runs in the 2 mile 6 furlong novice handicap hurdle at Hereford tomorrow. It will be his first run over this extended trip. Connections are hoping that a combination of a step up in distance, quicker ground and a tongue tie will help him to come back to his best form. Paul Moloney will be in the saddle again. He rode him at Doncaster last time out and he felt that if he was ridden differently over a longer trip it may help. It is all a bit of an experiment but if it works then he could run well as he seems in particularly good form at home.On Wednesday SAMBA NIGHT is set to have his first run for the yard in a 5 furlong median auction maiden race at Lingfield. There are only 5 runners and the likely favourite has been off the track for a long time so it may not be the strongest race. He has reasonable form over 5 furlongs and his best run was when he was second on the polytrack at Wolverhampton. The surface at Lingfield should therefore suit him. At home he looks to have the speed for 5 or 6 furlongs. He was also entered at Wolverhampton over 6 furlongs on Friday but the Lingfield race looks the easier option on paper . He has been gelded over the winter and has been shaping up nicely at home, he looks really well in his coat. He should be a fun horse for the season ahead and can hopefully run a good race on Wednesday and go on from there. Longer trip for Torran Sound tomorrow Thursday, March 22, 2012 TORRAN SOUND runs in a 3 mile handicap hurdle at Newbury tomorrow and there are 10 runners. This is the first time he has run over an extended trip since he ran at Exeter last year. He appeared not to stay that day but the way he ran last time at Huntingdon suggests that he should get further so it seems worth another try. The good ground should help him to get the trip and he has a light weight with Matt Crawley taking an extra 5 pounds off his back. He is an interesting runner over this trip and if he does stay he could run well. First run for Tight Lipped Friday, March 16, 2012 TIGHT LIPPED makes he debut for the yard in the mile maiden at Lingfield this afternoon. He has been working nicely and looks as if he will stay a mile at home. It will be interesting to see if he does stay on the racecourse today. He will be ridden by Luke Morris who is the leading jockey on the all weather this winter. GO SET GO runs at Fakenham today in the Conditional Jockeys Maiden Hurdle race. He hated the ground last time out so hopefully he can bounce back to his best on better ground. If you ignore his last run, his previous form does give him a definite chance today. Wily Fox chance at Uttoxeter Friday, March 16, 2012 WILY FOX runs in a novice handicap hurdle at Uttoxeter tomorrow. He has been improving with every run over hurdles. He seems as well as he was before his last run at Huntingdon so should be in the hunt again. There is rain forecast tomorrrow which would help, not hinder, his chances but he does have form on all types of ground. As always there will be plenty of his owners there, Blue Peter Racing 10,  to cheer him on. 2 chances over the weekend Friday, March 02, 2012 STORMING REDD and GO SET GO both have chances over hurdles this weekend. STORMING REDD heads up the A1 to Doncaster tomorrow where he runs in a novice handicap hurdle over 2 miles, there are 11 runners. The good ground there should suit him as his best form was at Kempton on good ground, he didn't appear to handle the soft ground at Warwick last time out. The aim tomorrow will be to ride him like he was ridden at Kempton and Leicester he will make the running if he can. He was very badly handicapped when he first ran in handicap company but has now come down to a more realsitic mark . Hopefully the combination of a lower rating and better ground will give him a chance tomorrow.GO SET GO runs in a a 2 mile handicap hurdle at Huntingdon on Sunday. He was also entered in the maiden hurdle but that looks a hotter race. He has to carry alot of weight in the handicap but his rating is not unreasonable for the form he has shown. He has been declared in the hope that they will get the rain that is forecast as he would not want fast ground. It is not the strongest race on paper and if the ground is good he should have a chance. He has been running well and deserves to win a race. 2 runners at local track tomorrow Wednesday, February 22, 2012 WILY FOX and TORRAN SOUND make the short journey to Huntingdon tomorrow and both would have a chance. WILY FOX is in good form at home and he has improved with every run over hurdles so far. The slight concern tomorrow is that there are 2 or 3 other horses that are possible frontrunners and he likes to make the running. Hopefully he will settle early on and it won't be an issue. He will handle the ground but his best jumping form to date has been on softer ground than it is likely to be tomorrow. His jumping is improving with every run so he should have a chance. TORRAN SOUND ran well last time out and must have an each way chance again tomorrow. The trip and the ground should suit him and he has run well at Huntingdon before. All headgear has been left off him tomorrow as Matt Crawley doesn't think any of the headgear he has tried has made any difference to him. He has been given plenty of time to recover from his last run and is in good form at home so if he runs up to his best he could go close again tomorrow. Torran Sound fresh for Folkestone Monday, January 30, 2012 TORRAN SOUND has bee freshened up after his run at Uttoxeter at New Year and heads for Folkestone tomorrow. He is running in a 2 1/4 mile handicap hurdle and there are 9 runners. He ran a  sound race on heavy ground last time out, tomorrow the going should be slightly better, it is being given as Gd/sft, and this should be more in his favour. He will be wearing a visor for the first time, he has worn cheekpieces and blinkers before. Just thought it was worth trying something different on him. He is never given any favours by the handicapper so if the visor can produce a pound or 2 of improvement it would help his chances. He seems in good form at home and the track and trip should suit him so he should go close tomorrow. Go Set Go goes to Fontwell tomorrow Thursday, January 26, 2012 GO SET GO had a choice of engagements but he goes to Fontwell tomorrow as this looks the best option for him. The ground could be a big factor as it is heavy, soft in places. He has run on soft ground before and apears to like it so hopefully he will handle it tomorrow. There are only 9 runners so the race has cut up, there were 36 horses entered. He has run well at Fontwell before in a bumper so he is likes the track. His last run was his first run over hurdles and he ran a very promising race, he would not have to improve much from that run to have a good chance. Wily Fox sole runner this week Wednesday, January 18, 2012 WILY FOX is the only runner this week, he runs in a 2 mile novice hurdle race at Lingfield tomorrow. He has been a bit too keen in his first 2 runs over hurdles and his jumping has not been as fluent as it is at home. He did jump better at Fakenham last time so if he can improve again and settle better it would not be the biggest surprise to see him finish alot closer. He will hopefully like the going as he has run well in France on very soft ground. He has never had the opportuntiy on the flat in this country to run on soft ground so let's hope he appreciates the underfoot conditions tomorrow. Handicap debut for Storming Redd today Saturday, January 14, 2012 STOMRING REDD is running in a handicap for the first time over hurdles at Warwick today. The handicapper has put him on a reasonable rating of 100.He was originally going to give him a rating of 112 but has now put him on a more realistic mark which gives him a chance to be competitive in this company. The top weight will be hard to beat but it is a fairly open  contest and STOMING REDD is a very good jumper which could play a part in a race of this type. The ground should be in his favour so hopefully he can run a decnt race today. Hurdling debut for Go Set Go tomorrow Tuesday, January 03, 2012 GO SET  GO and THE CAT CREATION  run at local track Huntingdon tomorrow and Matt Crawley takes the ride on both horses. It will be GO SET GO'S first run over hurdles after some promising runs in NH flat races. He was all set to make his jumping debut at the end of last season but the ground went against him, he needs cut in the ground which he will get tomorrow. He has schooled well at home so hopefully he will run well. HEATHER ROYAL will be hard to beat but if GO SET GO runs well in his first run over hurdles James will be happy with that.THE CAT CREATION runs in the juvenile hurlde race in which there are 15 runners. He ran a very encouraging race first time out at Newbury so hopefully he can build on that performance. He is very much a National Hunt bred horse so may find 1 or 2 ex flat horses will be a bit sharper than him. For a tall weak horse he has taken the Newbury race very well. It will be interesting to see how he runs tomorrow. Both horses are interesting horses for the future. 3 runners this weekend Friday, December 30, 2011 After a slight break there are 3 runners this weekend. TORRAN SOUND and BAAN head to Uttoxeter tomorrow. TORRAN SOUND is dropping back in trip to 2 miles as James feels that on testing ground 2 1/2 miles does test his stamina too much. He has run well at Uttoxeter over 2 miles before and has won over this trip as a juvenile. He seems fine after his last run so hopefully can run well well tomorrow.There are only 5 runners in BAAN'S race tomorrow so it looks a good opportunity for him if he handles the ground. He appeared to handle soft ground at Leicester last season so hopefully he will go through it well tomorrow. If he does then he must have a good chance.WILY FOX heads for FAKENHAM on Sunday. He was a bit keen at Uttoxeter on his first run over hurdles. He was a bit fresh that day as he had had a break. If he relaxes in his race this time he could run well, the track should suit him. Happy Christmas! Thursday, December 22, 2011 As there are no runners now until New Year's Eve we would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy Christmas! Torran Sound tuned up for tomorrow Thursday, December 15, 2011 TORRAN SOUND is in good form and must have a good chance at Uttoxeter tomorrow. He has good form at the track including a close third last time out. He was given a good ride by Matt Crawley that day and he takes the ride again, he claims 5 pounds which will help as he is top weight of the 13 runners. The forecast is not good  so there is a morning inspection, hopefully racing will go ahead. The soft ground should not be a problem to TORRAN SOUND as he has run well on very soft ground. The only slight concern could be whether he will stay the trip on such testing ground . If he runs up to his best form he must have a good chance.THE CAT CREATION ran a very encouraging race yesterday to finish 4th at Newbury on his first appearance on a racecourse. All the other runners had previous experience on the flat so he did extremely well to run so well in this company. He is very much a potential jumper so he looks to have a very bright future. It was particularly exciting for his owner as she also bred him, she had come over from Holland  to see him run . James was slightly worried that the soft ground may have found him out but he stayed on well . Debut for The Cat Creation Tuesday, December 13, 2011 THE CAT CREATION makes his racecourse debut over hurdles at Newbury tomorrow. He has an interesting pedigree as he was bred in Hollland and is by a stallion called Kreator. Kreator won the famous Pardubice race in the Czech |republic 3 times in the 1990's so was quite a racehorse but has an unusual race record for a stallion! One wouldn't expect there are too many other horses by him racing in England.THE CAT CREATION is big long striding horse and is a potential jumper. He is only 3 and James was hoping to start him off in a bumper but he was limited in opportunities as he is not EBF qualified. He has been ballotted out of a bumper so he has had to make his racecourse debut over hurdles. He will like the soft ground but he is a still a bit on the weak side so may find it quite testing especially on his debut. As he is a tall longstriding horse James wanted to start him off on a nice galloping track so Newbury is ideal in that respect. Hopefully he will jump round and complete and can go on from there. Doyenne Dream chance at Folkestone Monday, December 12, 2011 DOYENNE DREAM heads for Folkestone tomorrow providing racing goes ahead. The course are worried about the prospect of gale force winds and may hold a morning inspection. There are only 9 runners and it looks an ideal race for her. It is the one week of the month when she is not likely to be in season and she is moving well and seems in good form at home. There is a slight doubt about the ground as she has not run well on soft ground before but she may have been in season on that occasion. Everything else seems right for her tomorrow so if she can run up to her best form and handle the ground she must have a good chance. Two at Local Course Wednesday, December 07, 2011 BAAN and GO SET GO travel half an hour down the road to Huntingdon tomorrow.  They straddle the card.    BAAN runs in the first at 12.30 in a two mile 5 furlongs handicap.  He has been in good form on the flat and can run well off his handicap mark so long as the physical weight is not too much.  He is not a very big horse and  in his previous 3 runs, he was ridden by Stevie Sanders who took 10 pounds off his back.  Leighton Aspell now rides who is a top flight jockey.  Trip and ground should suit.    GO SET GO runs in the last race, the National Hunt flat race.  He has not run since the Spring but he has had no problems.  He had a routine Summer break and has been working well at home.  He appears to have improved from the Spring of the year and we are hopeful of a good run first time out.  His bumper form from last season looks solid.  He will like the ground.  Matt Crawley, claiming 5, rides. Tenba Heads North Friday, December 02, 2011 Tenba runs in a large field of juvenile "bumper" horses at Wetherby tomorrow. He was very green on debut at Huntingdon recently and has noticeably come on for the run in his home work. However he will find it difficult to turn the tables on the victor at Huntingdon, Life of Laughter. Iron Condor top weight at Sandown Thursday, December 01, 2011 IRON CONDOR carries top weight in the 2 mile novice handicap hurdle at Sandown tomorrow. James is hoping they do not get too much more rain there as he likes good ground and at the moment it is on the soft side of good. IRON CONDOR has been ear marked for this race since his good run at Kempton last time out. He will probably have a break after this race over December and January when the ground is likely to be against him. He has a good future over hurdles but does need good ground to be seen at his best. More rain would help Storming Redd tomorrow Wednesday, November 30, 2011 STORMING REDD runs in a 2 1/2 mile maiden hurdle at Leicester tomorrow, any rain that falls overnight will increase his chance. James is hoping for good ground or softer for him. He has to reverse form with Zama Zama who was second at Kempton when STORMING REDD was fourth. It will be interesting to see if he was flattered by that run. The extra 1/2 mile tomorrow will suit him and if there is significant rain it won't hinder him. The horse is in very good form and has taken well to jumping. He certainly seems to be enjoying himself these days which has not always been the case. If he can run like he did at Kempton he should run well tomorrow. Baan to follow up at Wolverhampton tomorrow Sunday, November 27, 2011 BAAN has a good chance of following up his recent Lingfield win in a similar contest at Wolverhampton tomorrow. The race is over a slightly longer trip but this should be more of a help than a hindrance and he has run well on this track in the past. He is drawn wide, as he was last time, and this should not inconvenience him as he is not a big horse and so does not like being in amongst the pack. If Chloe can ride him in the same way as she did last time they must have a good chance of another victory.The horse seems very happy in himself after his win. SUZI'S A CLASS ACT  has a good chance of making it a double on the day. She runs at the same meeting in a 2 mile handicap. She ran very well last time out finishing third, beaten less than 2 lengths, she stayed on resolutely that day and looked as if a longer trip would suit her. She has run well from the front before so may be ridden more prominently this time. She is a nice filly who deserves to win a race. Hurdles debut for Wily Fox tomorrow Wednesday, November 23, 2011 WILY FOX makes his debut over hurdles at Uttoxeter tomorrow. He has been schooling nicely at home so it will be interesting to see how he takes to it on the racecourse. The ground is good/soft which should be ideal for him. If he takes to hurdles as well on the track as he has shown at home he could have a nice future as a hurdler. TORRAN SOUND also runs at Uttoxeter in a 2 1/2 mile handicap hurdle. He is a course and distance winner so likes the track. The ground should suit him too as he likes to get his toe in. He has had a break since his last run, which he needed, so he is fresh and well. He will be wearing sheepskin cheekpieces for the first time. He has won with and without blinkers so James thought it was worth trying these to see what he thought. Matt Crawley rides him and takes 5 pounds off his back which will help him as he has never been favourably treated by the handicapper. Chloe supplies perfect anniversary present Thursday, November 17, 2011 Chloe could not have provided the Eustaces with a better Silver Wedding anniversary present than riding her first winner in Gay's colours on BAAN at Lingfield yesterday. It will be a day to remember for the whole yard. Chloe gave the horse a lovely ride and it was a thrilling finish, the winning margin was only a nose and less than a length covered the first 4 home. It was a well deserved first win for Chloe as she has been with the Eustaces for 10 1/2 years and thoroughly deserved to get a chance like this. James and Gay lease BAAN  from Greenstead Hall Racing and he is a great horse to have around. He is an extremely useful lead horse for the flat and jump horses. He has also provided Stevie and Chloe with a lot of fun on the racecourse. The horse could not have read the script any better by winning yesterday and it gave the whole yard good reason to celebrate. There is another similar race for him at Wolverhampton on 28th November. Chloe on board Baan again Tuesday, November 15, 2011 Chloe had a good ride on BAAN last time out and she is back in the saddle at Lingfield tomorrow. He ran a decent race last time and the extra 2 furlongs tomorrow shoud be in his favour. He is drawn wide which is not ideal but hopefully Chloe can get him to jump well from the stalls and get a good position early on. In 2009 he was narrowly beaten on this course and surface so he should handle the conditions. The horse is in good form at home so he could run well tomorrow. Chances under both codes on Monday Saturday, November 12, 2011 James saddles DOYENNE DREAM over hurdles and SUZI'S A CLASS ACT on the flat on Monday and both have decent chances. DOYENNE DREAM was pulled out of Huntingdon last Tuesday as she came into season the evening before the race. She seems over it now and so should be fine for Monday. It is a mares only handicap hurdle over 2 1/2 miles so should be an ideal contest. There are 1 or 2 in the race with decent form but the form of her last run has worked out well as the winner that day, LUCKY LUKEY, came very close to scoring a hattrick of wins this afternoon  at Uttoxeter.   The ground should be good ground which should suit her. She is in good form so must have a decent chance.SUZI'S A CLASS ACT runs in a 2 mile handicap at Wolverhampton. She is drawn 8 of the 8 runners but the draw shouldn't be significant over this distance. She showed improved form when stepped up to 1 mile 6 furlongs last time out and should show further improvement over an extra 2 furlongs. On the form of her last run she must have a good chance. Two runners at Huntingdon tomorrow Monday, November 07, 2011 DOYENNE DREAM and TENBA run in the first and the last race at Huntingdon tomorrow. DOYENNE DREAM starts proceedings, she is running in a 2 mile 5 furlong handicap hurdle. She was due to run at Chepstow last week but the ground was too soft, she does need a sound surface. The going tomorrow is good, good to soft in places, which should be fine for her. The form of her last run when she was 2nd at Uttoxeter is working out well, the 3rd horse won a handicap at Carlisle last week, the winner runs today at Southwell. The one slight risk about running tomorrow is that she is due to come into season but hopefully, as winter is approaching, she may not do so this time. She can be very moody when she is in season! If she is in the right mood she should run well tomorrow. TENBA runs in the last race, a 3 year old bumper over 1 mile 6 furlongs. It will be his first run on a racecourse. He is a big good looking potential National Hunt type. His pedigree may not make him an obvious candidate for this type of race as he is by Kheleyf but there is stamina on the dam's side. He has been working well and if he is clued up enough first time out he could run well. Denton Dancer steps up again Tuesday, November 01, 2011 DENTON DANCER ran a good race last time out when stepped up in trip to 7 furlongs. Tomorrow he runs in a mile nursery at Kempton and can hopefully improve further over an extra furlong. The handicapper  has not done him any favours as he has put him up 6 pounds for his last run when he finished fourth. The horse does seem to be going the right way though and he will be wearing cheekpieces again which he wore for the first time in his last run and they seemed to help him. It will be his first run on the polytrack surface but if he handles it then he must have a chance tomorrow. He seems to be in good form still at home so hopefully he can end his campaign for this year on a good note. Iron Condor strong chance at Kempton Monday, October 31, 2011 IRON CONDOR and STORMING REDD both run in the 2 mile novice hurdle at Kempton today and IRON CONDOR  has a good chance. He was fourth last time out at Cheltenham and the winner that day, COURT IN SESSION, won impressively at Ascot on Saturday. he has probably improved since Cheltenham but it is good to see the form working out well. The main danger today looks to be DUBAWI PHANTOM from the in form John Ferguson stable. He was highly rated on the flat and won his first race over hurdles so has to be be respected. STOMING REDD jumped very well at Wetherby and more forceful tactics will be employed on him today. His future lies in handicaps so he may find the competition a bit hot today. He will be doing his best and does jump well so if others jump less fluently it will give him a chance. Chloe Returns to the Saddle Tuesday, October 25, 2011 BAAN runs tomorrow in a race at Nottingham for amateur riders and our very own Chloe Madgin gets the leg up.  Chloe has worked at Park Lodge Stables for ten years and had one ride a few years back.  She is now returning to the saddle and is looking forward to riding BAAN.  He prefers soft ground so the going is not ideal and the trip is a little on the short side but he is well and hopefully will give Chloe a good spin. New purchase for Blue Peter Racing Monday, October 24, 2011 The Horses In Training Sale in Newmarket started today and James bought a horse this morning for the next Blue Peter Racing partnership, Blue Peter Racing 11. He purchased Lot 32 for 9,000 guineas, a grey, 2 year old gelding called TIGHT LIPPED (by Dark Angel). He has run 8 times, been placed 6 times and should be a lot of fun for next season. 10 shares will be available, more details will be available shortly. If you are interested  or need further details at this stage please contact James. Conditions right for A Boy Named Suzi Thursday, October 20, 2011 A BOY NAMED SUZI runs in a 12 furlong handicap at Doncaster on Saturday. The ground should be good so the trip and going conditions are ideal for him. They have divided the race and there are 18 runners but he is well drawn in 6. He has kept his coat well and is still in good form at home so he should run well. He has been a model of consistency all season ,never being out of the first 3, let's hope he can keep up the record on Saturday.FULNEY ran a very nice race at Newmarket yesterday finishing third, showing that her good run at Leicester on her debut was not a fluke. The winner, DIALA, looks a very nice prospect, so it was a very good run. She will now have a break over the winter but is a nice filly to look forward to running next year. Fulney to go one better at Newmarket Monday, October 17, 2011 FULNEY who ran such a promising race on her debut, has a good chance of going one better at Newmarket on Wednesday but it looks a hot race. Her main danger looks to be DIALA, trained by William Haggas, who was also second on her debut and the form of her race has worked out very well. After FULNEY'S run at Leicester it was decided that this would be the best race to go for if she ran again this season. It is a 7 furlong median auction fillies maiden, she showed good speed over this trip last time out. To have one more run will help going into the winter to see how she good she is and planning her races for next season. She has taken the race at Leicester very well both mentally and physically, she worked well last week so hopefully she will run a good race on Wednesday. Condor Heads for Cheltenham Thursday, October 13, 2011 IRON CONDOR runs in a two miles maiden hurdle tomorrow at Cheltenham.  There are nine runners which is a fairly small field due to the fast ground conditions.  He will not mind the ground.  He only had one run as a juvenile where he finished 6th of 12 at Sandown beaten a long way but also trying to come from a long way back.  Hurdling is a new discipline for him but it is thought that he will do well hurdling on a sound surface in due course.  IRON CONDOR is a lovely big horse who has strengthened well from three to four. Runners under both codes tomorrow Wednesday, October 12, 2011 NOVERTON is running in a 7 furlong handicap at Brighton tomorrow. She has not run there before but she is the type who should handle the track. She was a bit disappointing last time out but she has had a break since then and has benefited from it. She has been working nicely at home and has kept her coat well for a filly at this time of year. If she can recapture her earlier form and get a bit of luck in running she would have a chance tomorrow.DOYENNE DREAM runs over hurdles at Uttoxeter, the same course and distance as her last run. She needed the run that day but ran a respectable race. |It is a handicap tomorrow rather than a novice which should give her a better chance. On the advice of Paddy Brennan, who rode her last time, she will be wearing cheekpieces. They will hopefully help her to concentrate and help the jockey as she can be hard to motivate. She has worn them at home and they have helped so it seems worth a try on the racecourse. She has been working well at home so if she is on a going day and the cheekpieces help she would have a chance. Suzi steps up in trip Tuesday, October 11, 2011 SUZI'S A CLASS ACT runs over 2 miles for the first time at Lingfield on the all weather tomorrow. She definitely improved for the step up to 1 mile 6 furlongs last time out when she finished third so hopefully she can improve further over an extra 2 furlongs. There are a couple of dark horses in the race, ALBACOCCA who has been off the track for a long time, and TAFANEEN who is having it's first run in a handicap, so it may not be an easy race but she should run well.STORMING REDD heads for Wetherby tomorrow to find soft going as he likes cut in the ground, they have had rain there. He has had one run over hurdles before but that was prior to his wind operation which  has helped him. He is now a much happier horse at home and has schooled well so hopefully he can have a winter campaign over hurdles. He is running in a maiden hurdle race over 2 miles tomorrow, he may need further in time. Viking Rose still in bloom Sunday, October 09, 2011 VIKING ROSE has been running well all season and still seems in good form at home so she has a chance at Yarmouth tomorrow. She won over 7 furlongs on fast ground last time out at Newcastle but she is back over a mile again tomorrow. She has won over this trip before and this is probably her best trip as long as the ground does not become too soft as that would  test her stamina. She is well drawn in 16 of 16, she likes to be on the outside away from too much trouble as she is not a very big filly. The stands side is usually the best side to be on. She has begun to go in her coat but she had before she ran at Newcastle so if she runs to form she should be thereabouts tomorrow and if she gets a bit of luck in running could win again. She may have one more run at Newbury at the end of the month before a well deserved break. Hopefully she will improve from 3 to 4 years and she will be a nice horse to have in the yard next season. Fulney nosed out of winning debut Tuesday, October 04, 2011 FULNEY was pipped on the post at Leicester today finishing second beaten by the narrowest of margins. It was great to see her run a decent race as she had been working well at home. As mentioned on the website before the race, she looks a nice prospect for the future.SOUTH AFRICAN GOLD runs in a 6 furlong apprentice handicap at Nottingham tomorrow. He found the 5 furlongs at Lingfield too sharp last time out, he will  be better suited by a flat 6 furlongs. He seems none the worse for that experience so hopefully he can spring back to form tomorrow. The horse is a straightforward ride for an apprentice and he will be ridden by Matthew Davies who is probably the most experienced rider in the race. Fulney for the Future Monday, October 03, 2011 Fulney makes her racecourse debut at Leicester on Tuesday, she is a nice filly and it will be interesting to see how she runs. She runs in a 7 furlong fillies maiden which is traditionally a good race. All the big yards are represented so if she can run well in that company she should have a bright future. She is bred to stay 1 1/2 miles but she has got speed and does show a turn of foot at home. She has been working nicely at home so can hopefully run a decnt race tomorrow, she is an interesting prospect for the future. DENTON DANCER runs at Warwick today in a 7 furlong maiden auction race which does not look the strongest contest. From an original entry of 38 there are only 9 runners. So far he has not shown on the track what he has shown at home but he does seem to be coming back to himself now after being gelded. He has worked quite nicely in cheekpieces at home so he will be wearing them today. The ground and the trip should be in his favour so he could run into a place at a long price. Viking Rose battles to victory at Newcastle Wednesday, September 28, 2011 VIKING ROSE battled on gamely to win by the narrowest of margins at Newcastle this afternoon. She has vindicated owner breeder Jeff Smith's decision to keep her in training next year. She is an improving filly and is the only winning daughter of the mare, Rosy Outlook. VIKING ROSE is half-sister to ORCADIAN and RAPSCALLIAN so she will make a nice broodmare once her racing days are over. She may have one more run on the turf this season depending on how she comes out of the race, otherwise she will go home and enjoy a well deerved break. WILY FOX ran another game race at Salisbury today, finishing fourth. he was prominent throughout but the leaders went too fast so he did well to stay on as well as he did. He gave his owners, Blue Peter Racing 10 another enjoyable day at the races. Wily Fox and Viking Rose chances on Wednesday Monday, September 26, 2011 Both WILY FOX and VIKING ROSE have been running consistently well all season and both have chances again on Wednesday. WILY FOX heads south for Salisbury where he runs over 1mile 6 furlongs for the first time. He ran a very good race over 1 1/2 miles last time out but definitely looked as if we would stay further. Hopefully the ground will not dry out too much, he has form on fast ground but  would prefer a bit of cut in the ground. His form is very solid so he should put in another good run.VIKING ROSE heads North to Newcastle where she is dropping back in trip to 7 furlongs, the first time  over this trip as a 3 year old. She has always shown alot of early speed in her races so it seems worth a try dropping her back in distance. The ground looks as if it will be good by Wednesday, James is hoping it will remain on the slow side of good but she goes on any ground. She still seems to be in great form at home so hopefully she will run another good race on Wednesday. Trio of runners on Friday Wednesday, September 21, 2011 It's a busy day for Park Lodge on Friday with 3 runners at 2 different meetings. A BOY NAMED SUZI ran a great race last week at Yarmouth against older horses and is due to go up 2 pounds from Saturday. He is running in a 1 mile 6 furlong 0-80  handicap at Haydock on Friday, his last chance to run in a race of this grade. He seems to have come out of last weeks race very well so hopefully this does not come too soon for him. The ground is a slight unknown, at the moment it is soft, gd/sft in places and no more rain is forecast. If it does dry out a bit  it will be fine for him. The course will suit him and he is proven over this trip. He won't be taking on any older horses this time as it is a race for 3 year olds only which must be in his favour. Hopefully he is set to run well again.SUZI'S A CLASS ACT heads for Wolverhampton where she runs in a 56-75  1 mile 6 furlong handicap. She will be wearing sheepskin cheekpieces for the first time which will hopefully help her to reproduce the form on the track that she shows at home. She has worked well in them  so let's hope they will do the trick.MISS EXHIBITIONIST also runs at Wolverhampton in a 9 furlong handicap. She was beaten in a photo finish at the same track and distance by TRUMPINGTON STREET. This horse has subsequently won a handicap and is rated 85 so the form of that race has worked out very well.  She has had a break and is fresh and well. She is a very genuine filly and deserves to get her head in front, if she reproduces her previous run on this track she must every chance. Chance to strike with South African Gold Thursday, September 15, 2011 SOUTH AFRICAN GOLD has conditions in his favour at Lingfield tomorrow so must have a good chance. The quicker the ground the better for him and he is well drawn in 10 of the 15 runners. A high draw is favourable even when the ground is fast. It is his first run over 5 furlongs but he has always shown alot of early speed, especially on the turf, so it should suit him. He ran well last time out on ground slower than he would have liked, before that he won on fast ground so hopefully he can bounce back to winning form again tomorrow. The horses are running well, A BOY NAMED SUZI ran a very good race to finish second in a valuable handicap at Yarmouth today and VIKING ROSE was a good third in a big field at Pontefract. A Boy Named Suzi steps up tomorrow Wednesday, September 14, 2011 The progressive A BOY NAMED SUZI takes a step up in class and trip tomorrow at Yarmouth. The way he won at Kempton last time suggested that he needed every yard of 1 1/2 miles so it seems a logical step to run him over an extra 2 furlongs. Hopefully he can progress further over this distance. He is nicely weighted with 8st 1lb so must have a good chance of following up his recent win. The ground should be good or good/firm which is fine for him. There is good prizemoney on offer so let's hope he can bring some of it home. TORRAN SOUND also runs at Yarmouth tomorrow, in a 2 mile handicap. He won there earlier in the year over a shorter trip but this distance should suit him better. He has the blinkers back on again as they do seem to help him. He has been freshened up after a few runs over hurdles and he may appreciate switching back to the flat. He does seem to have 2 ways of running but if he is on a 'going' day he must have a chance as it is not the strongest race on paper. He definitely has the ability to win a race like this if he decides to put his best foot forward.   VIKING ROSE heads up the A1 to Pontefract tomorrow. She faces a big field of 17 and she is drawn widest of all in 17. Normally this would be considered a disadvantage but she prefers to be on the outside of horses as she does not like to be crowded. She has plenty of toe so hopefully she can break well and get a good position. The ground is currently good/firm which shouild suit her as her best form is on fast ground. She is stepping up in class but she is in goods form and should run well.    All 3 runners do have a chance tomorrow, as always  they just need things to go right for them on the day. Wily Fox sporting chance tomorrow Monday, September 12, 2011 WILY FOX ran well at Epsom recently and should go close at Folkestone tomorrow. The Epsom form is working out well as the winner that day has won again and WILY FOX has been dropped 1 pound by the handicapper so he is entitled to go close this time. He has come out of the Epsom race really well and may have improved a bit for the run. Hopefully there will still be some cut in the ground, if they get any more rain it should help him. The track should suit him, the only unknown is that it is right handed and he has only run on left handed tracks for us before. From the way he goes at home there is nothing to suggest that he needs to go left handed so it hopefully won't be a problem for him. He must have a decent chance tomorrow.SUZI'S A CLASS ACT heads for Yarmouth tomorrow where the ground will be good to firm which should suit her. James thought she would need soft ground as she is by Act One and all his progeny seem to need soft ground. 12 furlong on fast ground should be her ideal conditions and it is a step down in class for her too. On the way she works at home she is  more than capable of winning a race at this level. Let's hope she can bounce back  tomorrow and show her true form on the track. Storming Redd At Brighton Sunday, September 11, 2011 STORMING REDD runs at Brighton tomorrow, it is only his second run since a wind operation and hopefully he will have realised that life is not as bad as he once thought following his run at Yarmouth last time.  He does seem to have taken that run very well and it would be nice if he could begin to repay his owners' perseverence. Iron Condor diverts to Kempton Tuesday, September 06, 2011 IRON CONDOR was an intended runner at Epsom on Thursday until the weather intervened so he runs at Kempton tomorrow evening instead. He is a course and distance winner there so he has that in his favour but he is 2 pounds worse off on the all weather than he would be on the turf. This means he is running off a rating 13 pounds higher than when he won at Yarmouth last time out. It is a big step up in the weights but he is in very good form and there are only 9 runners tomorrow. He has come out of his last race really well so can hopefully run another big race tomorrow.DOYENNE DREAM returns to the track at Uttoxeter tomorrow. She has had a break and has summered well. She will be up against it a bit in novice company tomorrow but it was the only suitable race over 2 1/2 miles without travelling too far. Hopefully she will jump well tomorrow and show that she appreciates the step up in trip. This is her first time over this distance over hurdles so it will be interesting to see how she runs. She is a lovely looking filly and she looks the ideal National Hunt type. Hope rain stays away for South African Gold Sunday, September 04, 2011 SOUTH AFRICAN GOLD is an intended runner at Bath tomorrow as long as they don't get too much more rain. if the ground becomes softer than good he will not run. The race is effectively run over 5 1/2 furlongs which should suit him well. If the ground remains on the fast side of good then he is well drawn in stall 1 and he should have a decent chance.DENTON DANCER  runs at Lingfield on Tuesday in a 6 furlong median auction maiden, his first run since being gelded. He let himself down badly at Windsor last time out, he was very colty and consequently ran no race at all. Hopefully he will behave himself this time and run a decnt race.; 6 furlongs may be a bit on the sharp side for him as he should stay further but the main objective on Tuesday is that he runs a decent race and puts the Windsor run behind him. He will run whatever the ground is but it would be nice to see some rain there as it is quite firm at the moment. "The Boy" Becomes A Man ! Friday, September 02, 2011 A BOY NAMED SUZI and Luke Morris came with a perfectly timed run at Kempton last night to grind out a brave victory.  A BOY NAMED SUZI looks as though he will relish a step up to 1m 6f whilst also proving very effective at 1m 4f on the polytrack surface. His owners, Steven and Sue Gay and many of their family, were present to cheer home their game home bred winner. He is improving with time and maturity and is having an excellent season. 2 chances in the same race tomorrow Wednesday, August 31, 2011 A BOY NAMED SUZI and SUZI'S A CLASS ACT run in the same race at Kempton tomorrow evening in a 12 furlong handicap. Theye are in the same ownership and represent 25% of the field as there are only 8 runners. A BOY NAMED SUZI has an obvious chance as he has won on the polytrack and was narrowly beaten at Kempton as a 2 year old. he has been running consistently well so should definitely be thereabouts. SUZI'S A CLASS ACT has yet to show on the racecourse what she is really capable of, at home there is not much between the 2 horses. James is sure she will get the trip but when she ran over this distance before it was on soft ground and she didn't seem to handle it. She works well on the polytrack at home so connections were keen to find a race for her on it.  Her run tomorrow will hopefully determine what her best trip is, she should get further in time. They should both run well and it would be nice for the owners to get both horses in the frame. Torran Sound chance at Huntiungdon Sunday, August 28, 2011 TORRAN SOUND runs in a 2 mile hurdle race at Huntingdon tomorrow and must have chance as he seems to have found his form recently over this trip. He was a good fourth at Stratford last time out in big field when they went very quick early on, he stayed on well in the closing stages. Hopefully with only 8 runners tomorrow they will go a more suitable pace and the track should suit him better that Stratford. The blinkers have been left off this time as the jockey felt they could be hindering him.He did win in them as a juvenile but he has won twice on the flat without them so it doesn't seem to make a difference to him. Now he has found his form and on a track and ground to suit he should run well again tomorrow.WILY FOX faces 8 rivals on Tuesday at Epsom in a 12 furlong handicap, this trip and the ground should suit him too. The going is currently good/soft, it may end up being good ground but either way it should be fine for him. He acted well around Brighton so hopefully he will act equally well around Epsom. He needed his last run at Newmarket and the trip was too short for him so that form is best ignored. He has come out of that race well and will hopefully run a decent race on Tuesday. Viking Rose to continue winning run Friday, August 26, 2011 VIKING ROSE runs in a mile handicap at Yarmouth on Sunday, she has come out of her recent win at Brighton in good form and has a good chance of winning again. James is hoping the ground is good on Sunday as her best form is on fast ground. She re opposes TINKERBELL WILL, who won the race at Yarmouth when she was second recently. They meet on similar terms again so it will be interesting to see if they finish in the same order this time, they are drawn on opposite sides of the track, VIKING ROSE is drawn 2. There are 16 runners and the other main danger in the race looks to be STRIKE THE DEAL. STORMING REDD runs on the same card in an apprentice handicap over 10 furlongs, it is his first start this year. His form was very inconsistent last season but he has had a wind operation since then. He does seem a much happier horse at home so it will be interesting to see how he runs on the track. The connections of the horse have persevered with him and it would be nice to see their patience rewarded with some improved form. It looks a moderate race on paper. Iron Condor Flies Home Wednesday, August 24, 2011 IRON CONDOR won in some style last night at Yarmouth.  He is a lovely, big horse who has matured well from three to four and has benefitted greatly from an unhurried preparation this Summer.  His owners, Harold Nass and partners, have been very patient and it is great to see their patience rewarded.  IRON CONDOR does look a fairly handicapped horse on the turf and we hope that he can go on from here.  He is now a winner on the all-weather and on the turf and he is potentially an exciting hurdler in the making.  He is half-brother to At The Money who was a good servant to us all under both codes. Yarmouth Raid Monday, August 22, 2011 Park Lodge Stables goes three-handed to Yarmouth tomorrow evening.   NOVERTON runs in the 7 furlong fillies handicap.  She is resuming battle with Luca Cumani's filly, Mundana, who narrowly beat her at Salisbury in a 7 furlong maiden.  NOVERTON is now 8 pounds better off with Mundana and therefore she has a chance of turning the tables this time.  The ground was soft at Salisbury when they last met and yet NOVERTON ran a decent race first time out on fast ground previously.  Therefore the forecast rain should not necessarily effect her participation.    SOUTH AFRICAN GOLD returns to Yarmouth where he won 3 weeks ago.  He was only raised 2 pounds by the handicapper for his win which is reasonable.  The ground was fast when he won and he would be withdrawn if the ground comes up softer than good tomorrow evening.  There is a chance of heavy rain overnight and tomorrow morning.  Assuming the ground stays good or faster, SOUTH AFRICAN GOLD does seem in good form at home and could be capable of following up.    IRON CONDOR runs in the last race a mile and a half handicap.  He ran a very encouraging race first time out after a long break at Newmarket two Saturdays ago and was dropped 3 pounds by the handicapper which lets him into this 0-65 handicap.  He does appear to need fast ground and it is thought that he can match his good all-weather form on the right ground.  He also would be withdrawn if the ground was considered too soft. Handicap debut for Suzi's A Class Act Thursday, August 18, 2011 SUZI'S A CLASS ACT runs in handicap company for the first time at Sandown tomorrow. There are 12 runners and she is drawn 6. The track should suit her and James is sure she will stay further but she was a bit disappointing at Newmarket last time when she was tried over a slightly longer trip. She has been dropped back to 10 furlongs tomorrow as she has previous form over this distance. She seems to be on a reasonable handicap mark and if they get any further rain it will help her chances. Baan and Stevie chance tomorrow Wednesday, August 17, 2011 The stable is in good form at present, BAAN and Stevie have a good chance to continue the stable's winning streak at Fontwell tomorrow. BAAN has top weight but Stevie takes 10 pounds off his back which is a big help and they face only 6 rivals. It is a novice handicap tomorrow which is ideal for him, he has been running in normal handicaps previously. The race is over an extended 2 miles 6 furlongs and Fontwell has a stiff finish, both these factors should suit him well. Stevie has a good chance tomorrow of riding his first winner.VIKING ROSE battled on well to win at Brighton yesterday. It was particularly pleasing to make her a winner as she is a half sister to RAPSCALLIAN and ORCADIAN. It has increased her paddock value for when she retires to stud. If you ignore her all weather form she has been a consistent filly and is hopefully improving and there could be more to come from her. Viking Rose to bloom at Brighton Monday, August 15, 2011 VIKING ROSE makes a fairly quick return to the track after running well at Yarmouth last week. It was always the plan to run here if all went well at Yarmouth as it looks the right race for her and she has previous form at Brighton. There are 10 runners and 4 or 5 of them have similar levels of form to VIKING ROSE so it is a competitive race at this level. She looks good enough to win race like this and having previous form on the track is an advantage over most of the other runners. She deserves to win a race as she has been placed in 3 of her last 4 runs. Iron Condor returns to the track Friday, August 12, 2011 IRON CONDOR runs at Newmarket tomorrow in a 12 furlong handicap. It will be his first race since February so he is likely to need the run. On turf he seems to need top of the ground so the going may be against him tomorrow with some more rain forecast. 4 runners in 2 days Wednesday, August 10, 2011 James saddles 4 runners over the next 2 days and they have some decent chances. A BOY NAMED SUZI starts proceedings at Newmarket tomorrow afternoon. He runs in a 12 furlong handicap and there are only 6 runners. He won a median maiden over the same trip at Wolverhampton last time out. Both his previous runs have been over this trip but admittedly neither were run at a strong pace but he should hopefully get the trip at Newmarket. With a small field tomorrow they may not go a strong pace anyway. Any rain that falls would help his chance as ideally he would like it good or good/soft. The horse is working well and improving all the time so he will not disgrace himself tomorrow. TORRAN SOUND remains over hurdles after his good run finishing second last time out at Uttoxeter. He runs in a 2 mile handicap hurdle at Stratford tomorrow evening. The track should suit him and the blinkers remain on as he ran well in them last time. He doesn't mind any type of going. If he can run up to the form of his last race he should run well. On Friday SUZI'S A CLASS ACT heads for Nottingham and runs in a 10 furlong 3 year olds only fillies handicap. She was disappointing last time out over 12 furlongs at Newmarket on soft ground. James thought the conditions were ideal for her that day but she just ran a very flat race, there was no obvious explanation. She has been dropped back in trip as she has form over this distance. Hopefully they will get some rain before Friday as the ground there is pretty quick at the moment. It is a competitive race but hopefully she can run her race this time and put her last run behind her. On Friday evening WILY FOX runs in a 10 furlong handicap at Newmarket. He has had a small break and has come back in great form, he is jumping out of his skin. He worked recently on the turf with some cut in it and relished the underfoot conditions so some rain before Friday would really help his chance. If the ground remains fast he may not be sharp enough over this trip. Viking Rose returns to Yarmouth Tuesday, August 09, 2011 VIKING ROSE returns to Yarmouth tomorrow where she finished third last time out over the same distance. Rather annoyingly it rained there last night as James was hoping for good ground. She was taken out twice last week to avoid soft ground but this looks the right race for her and there are no suitable alternative races so she is a definite runner. Although it was soft ground last time it was felt that she ran well despite the ground not because of it.  The straight mile at Yarmouth seems to suit her as she can stay out of trouble. She is not a very big filly so seems to prefer being on the outside of the field rather than in amongst horses. With only 10 runners tomorrow and drawn 7 she should be able to keep clear of trouble. This race looks a weaker contest than her last race so if she can run as well as last time she should be thereabouts. It will be the first time she has faced older horses but that should not be a problem for her. Noverton on the polytrack tomorrow Sunday, August 07, 2011 NOVERTON will have her first run on the polytrack at Lingfield tomorrow in a 7 furlong maiden race. There is no reason why it should not suit her well as she has worked well on it all year and she seems a very straightforward workmanlike filly. She has form on both soft and fast ground so you would hope it will suit her very well. She has run well in all her races to date and has the form to go very close in a race of this type. She was only narrowly beaten 2 runs ago at Salisbury so definitely deserves to win a race. If she handles the surface and gets a bit of luck in running you hope she can do that tomorrow. South African Gold Returns to the Track Wednesday, August 03, 2011 SOUTH AFRICAN GOLD has not run for a long time and his run this evening at Yarmouth is his first time on the Turf since having a wind operation.  He has won since his wind operation but it was on the all-weather so it will be interesting to see how he runs on the Turf. Third Brighton Challenge Cup Bid Wednesday, August 03, 2011 IRON CONDOR bids to give Park Lodge it's third Brighton Challenge Trophy.  We have won the race twice before with ELMSSCHOOLGIRL several years ago and more recently with ARIODANTE.  IRON CONDOR is certainly an interesting runner.  He is rated 10 pounds lower on the turf than the all-weather and therefore could be well in on Thursday.  He was unlucky not to win on the turf last year and showed that, unlike his half-brother AT THE MONEY, he prefers a sound surface rather than soft ground.  The concern is the weather forecast and if the ground changes to soft, I will almost certainly scratch him.  He is declared in a weaker race at Lingfield on the turf over a mile and a half on Friday.   VIKING ROSE also runs at Brighton on Thursday.  She has form on the track which is an asset.  She ran well last time at Yarmouth on ground softer than ideal and although she is less ground dependent than IRON CONDOR, she would still not want the ground too soft.  She was third at Yarmouth last time in spite of the ground not because of it.  She is also declared again on Friday at Brighton and will stay at the course overnight and run again on Friday so long as she runs a decent race.    SOUTH AFRICAN GOLD sprang a very pleasant surprise at Yarmouth on Wednesday evening.  He made all and hung on very gamely by a head.  As reported earlier, this was his first run on the turf since a wind operation and the unknown was whether he could translate his all-weather win to the turf.  He gave us the answer in a very genuine fashion.  I am delighted for his owner, William Mocatta, who has shown unbelieveable patience with his horse, not to mention his trainer!  Let us hope that SOUTH AFRICAN GOLD can progress from here on the turf. Buick back on board Miss Exhibitionist Saturday, July 30, 2011 William Buick rides MISS EXHIBITIONIST in a 10 furlong fillies handicap at Newbury tomorrow. He rode her when she finished a good third in a handicap at Sandown so hopefully he can go closer tomorrow. There are 11 runners and she is drawn 5. She has been running well all season and was very narrowly beaten in a maiden at Wolverhampton in her last run. The slight concern is the ground as she would not want it too fast, if the goingstick reading is correct it should be OK for her but if it dries out any more then it will go against her. She is in very good form  at home and if she handles the ground she has a definite chance. Drop in trip for Torran Sound Sunday, July 24, 2011 TORRAN SOUND has been running over 2 1/2 miles over hurdles and doesn't seem to be getting home so hopefully the drop back in trip and the re application of blinkers will do the trick at Uttoxeter tomorrow evening. He has won over 2 1/4 miles on the flat but  over hurdles he has been travelling well in his races and then appears not to be getting home. He has won over hurdles with blinkers on before so hopefully they could make a difference again. He has been finding it tough in handicaps over hurdles but has now been dropped a few pounds and this is his first run in a 0-95 so may find this grade more to his liking. The ground will be good tomorrow but he goes on any ground so that it is not a factor. If he can re find his form and the drop in trip and grade are what he needs then he has a chance tomorrow. Stevie on board Baan again Wednesday, July 20, 2011 Baan will be parnered by Stevie again at Uttoxeter tomorrow. Stevie gave him a good ride last time out to finish third over the same course and distance, hopefully they can finish even closer this time. He runs in the handicap rather than the novice race and Stevie's 10 pound claim could make a big difference. The ground should be slightly slower than last time which should help.Suzi's A Class Act runs at Newmarket on Friday evening in a 12 furlong maiden. There are 17 runners and she is drawn 9. It looks a typical Newmarket maiden on paper with the big yards well represented but her maiden form has worked out well. She has been crying out for a trip so the extra 2 furlongs should suit her. The ground will be fine for her but if they do get more rain it would help her chance, the more the better. 2 runners at Yarmouth tomorrow Monday, July 18, 2011 James sends NOVERTON and VIKING ROSE to Yarmouth tomorrow. NOVERTON would seem to have the best chance and she certainly deserves to get her head in front after 2 very promising runs to date. She was only just beaten in her last run at Salisbury on rain softened ground so she should appreciate the underfoot conditions tomorrow. She runs in a 7 furlong maiden race and she can definitely be competitive again.VIKING ROSE was very disappointing last time out at Southwell on the fibresand. Hopefully that run can be attributed to her not liking the surface as she ran a nice race at Brighton before that. She is running in a mile fillies handicap which should suit her, the unknown is the ground. She has not raced on soft ground before but the family act well on it so there is no reason why she should not act on it too. Let's hope she can show her true colours tomorrow and prove that her previous poor run was due to the surface. Bold show from Miss Exhibtionist Wednesday, July 06, 2011 MISS EXHIBITIONIST ran a great race at Wolverhampton yesterday to finish second. She was beaten a short head by the favourite and they were 6 lengths clear of the rest of the runners. She is a very genuine and consistent filly and deserves to win a race. There are definitely races to be won with her and her turn will come. Miss Exhibitionist to steal the show Monday, July 04, 2011 MISS EXHIBITIONIST has been found a good opportunity to open her account at Wolverhampton tomorrow. She is following a similar pattern to A BOY NAMED SUZI who ran well in a handicap before winning his maiden, let's hope she can do the same. She was third last time out in a good fillies handicap at Sandown. This looks an easier race so if she can reproduce that form she must have a big chance. The John Gosden trained Trumpington Street looks the main danger. The surface should not be a problem as she ran well at Lingfield on the artificial surface, she handled the track well there too. The only concern tomorrow is that she may find the track a bit tight as she is a big filly but the way she acted around Lingfield would give you hope that she should be fine. It would be particularly pleasing for the owner, Mrs Whitlock, if she won as she is a home bred so it would be great to own and breed a winner. VIKING ROSE has also been found an ideal race tomorrow, a maiden handicap at Southwell. She ran very well at Brighton last time to finish third, it showed her previous run at Kempton to be all wrong. She showed good speed at Brighton so she has been dropped back to a mile from 10 furlongs. The slight worry is that she may not enjoy the kickback, this could have been the reason for her poor display at Kempton. Luckily she is drawn 9 of 14 so can be kept fairly wide away from the kickback and this is not a disadvantage at this track. Statistically alot of winners do come from a mid draw there. VIKING ROSE certainly has the ability to win a race of this type as long as she handles the track. The Future Looks Bright Monday, June 27, 2011 We have had two very successful, not to mention fun, days at Park Lodge.   Stevie Sanders showed much promise in his first ride at Uttoxeter last Sunday.  Stevie came to Park Lodge directly from The British Racing School and has been here just over two years.  He has done very well to have his first ride over hurdles in such a relatively short period of time.  Stevie obeyed instructions to the letter (always pleasing!) and BAAN rose to the occasion and ran a great race to finish 3rd in the two and a half mile maiden hurdle at Uttoxeter.  Stevie acquitted himself well at every stage not just in the race itself.  It was particularly pleasing that the starter, Seamus O'Neill, came up to me today at Wolverhampton to say what a nice, polite lad Stevie was and how pleased he was that his first ride had gone so well.  Remember the name!   On the equine front, A BOY NAMED SUZI broke his maiden today at Wolverhampton.  He shows a lot of promise for the future as he does seem very genuine and looked to stay the mile and a half (his first try at the trip) very well.  I am hopeful he can progress from here.  It was a very satisfying winner for his owners, Greenstead Hall Racing, as he is a home-bred. The owners also have SUZI'S A CLASS ACT in training at Park Lodge, another three year old who shows much promise for the future. They look set fair for an exciting 2011 on the racecourse. Good Opportunity for A Boy Named Suzi Sunday, June 26, 2011 A BOY NAMED SUZI runs in a 12 furlong median auction maiden at Wolverhampton tomorrow and has a good chance of getting off the mark. He was second last time out in a handicap off 77 so looks as if he can run to his rating. His last race was over 10 furlongs but he ran as though a step up in trip would suit him. It is not a competitive race tomorrow, the main danger looks to be HIDDEN VALLEY trained by Andrew Balding. A BOY NAMED SUZI is homebred by the owners Greenstead Hall Racing so it would be particularly pleasing for them if he could win tomorrow. First ride for Stevie on Sunday Friday, June 24, 2011 Stevie Sanders is to have his first ride in a race on Baan at Uttoxeter on Sunday. Stevie has been at the yard since leaving the Racing School over 2 years ago, he works very hard and thoroughly deserves his chance. He has been schooling horses for a while and got a very good report from Yogi Breisner, the  well known jumping tutor, when he got his conditional jockeys license. Baan has been leased from the owners so will be running in Gay's colours. On his previous form he has a chance but the most important thing is that Stevie enjoys his first ride and both of them come home safely.  TORRAN SOUND also runs at the same meeting in a 2 1/2 mile handicap hurdle, he will be ridden by Mark Bradburne. His last run, which was on the flat, can be ignored as it came too soon after his previous run. He has been freshened up since then and is in good form at home. The trip should be ideal for him. His last run over hurdles was over 3 miles and he was running well until he made a bad mistake 3 out. It was probably a combination of the trip and the jumping error that caused him to fade out of contention that day. He was 4th over this distance at Huntingdon before that. He goes on any ground so any change in the going between now and then will not affect his chance. His form does look in and out but he is basically a very genuine horse who has been a bit unlucky on occasions. He should run very well on Sunday.The horses have been running well, NOVERTON ran a particularly good race at Salisbury on Wednesday. She almost caused an upset and finished a close second to the favourite. She handled the soft ground well but had  also run a respectable race on fast ground first time out so is not ground dependant. James was delighted with her run, she is a nice filly for the future. She is a very straightforward type who has taken well to racing and will hopefully go on improving. Noverton returns to Salisbury today Wednesday, June 22, 2011 NOVERTON runs at Salisbury today, she ran well there on her debut 15 days ago. She is running over the same trip as last time but will encounter very different underfoot conditions. The ground is soft and she has not experienced this type of ground before so there is no knowing how she will handle it. She ran a very encouraging race first time out so hopefully she will run another decent race. She looks as if she will stay a mile but this race was an ideal race for her so she has kept to 7 furlongs today. She will have sharpened up from her first run but if she looks  as if she will appreciate further she will step up in trip in next time. Denton Dancer steps up in trip Monday, June 20, 2011 DENTON DANCER ran well first time out over 5 furlongs and steps up to 6 furlongs at Windsor this evening. He has got plenty of speed but he is by Halling so you would expect him to be better over a longer trip. The ground will be an unknown as he has not encountered soft ground before but there is no reason why he shouldn't handle it and it may even suit him better. He is drawn wide but this will not be a disadvantage if they go over to the far side which often happens when the ground is soft. He is a nice horse who is very professional at home and is not without a chance tonight. Circus Master to make a good show Thursday, June 16, 2011 CIRCUS MASTER showed improved form in his second run so can hopefully improve again on Saturday at Lingfield. On breeding he should be more of a sprinter but on the track he looks as if he needs a trip so the step up to 12 furlongs from 9 furlongs should suit him. It does not look a strong race but he does meet ONLYFOALSANDHORSES again who finished in front of him last time out. CIRCUS MASTER seems a genuine horse so if he improves from his last run he has a chance of turning the table on Saturday. Suzi's A Class Act chance at Windsor Sunday, June 12, 2011 SUZI'S A CLASS ACT ran very well on her debut in a Newmarket maiden and runs at Windsor in a 10 furlong maiden tomorrow evening. She is by Act One whose progeny like soft ground so she will like the going and the more rain the falls the better. She has improved at home from her Newmarket run which must give her a goods chance tomorrow as long as she handles the track and the outside draw isn't too much of a disadvantage. She would probably be better on a more galloping track but the going at Windsor will suit her well. She is a filly with ability and should run well tomorrow.VIKING ROSE was declared for Windsor too but she got ballotted out so heads for Brighton on Tuesday instead. There are only 9 declared to run and it looks a slightly weaker race, she also prefers soft ground so would benefit from more rain down on the south coast. She didn't run her race at Kempton last time, she is definitely better than the form she showed there. She is dropping back in trip slightly this time which may help but it wasn't just the trip that was to blame last time. On her form at home she is capable of running well off her current handicap mark so hopefully she can show that form on the track on Tuesday. She ran well first time out in a hot maiden so if she can reproduce that run she should have a chance. Miss Exhibitionist well drawn tomorrow Thursday, June 09, 2011 MISS EXHIBITIONIST ran a very nice last time out at Lingfield from a bad draw, hopefully she can go alot closer tomorrow at Sandown. Her last run was her first run for the yard and she came with a reputation  of being a bit keen so it was important that she settled well last time out which she did in the hands of George Baker. Unfortunately he can not renew the partnership this time but Seb Sanders is a more than capable substitute. She picked up nicely but never got to the leaders at Lingfield. She is drawn 1 tomorrow so hopefully she can be settled just behind the leaders. The ground should suit her tomorrow too as it is good, good/soft in places. Any further rain would not be a problem. She is a nice filly and has worked well since her last run, she should run well. Drop in grade for Circus Master tomorrow Tuesday, June 07, 2011 CIRCUS MASTER runs in an apprentice selling race over 9 furlongs at Yarmouth tomorrow.There are only 8 runners and he will be ridden by Kieran Fox, one of the more experienced riders in the race. He was disappointing on his racecourse debut at Kempton recently. He has worked better at home than he showed that day so hopefully he can show more on the track this time now he is dropped in grade. A BOY NAMED SUZI ran a nice race at Ponefract yesterday, finishing second. The winner was  different class but it was still a good race and he showed a lot of promise for the future. Handicap debut for A Boy Named Suzi Sunday, June 05, 2011 A BOY NAMED SUZI makes his debut for the yard and it will be his first run in a handicap at Pontefract tomorrow. He is a nice horse and has been working well but it looks a competitive race for a 6 runner field. He is running over 10 furlongs and there is a slight worry it may be too far for him, a mile would have been ideal but James was keen to run him on the best ground available. The ground there should be fine but any showers that they may get before tomorrow would be beneficial. The horse was unlucky not to win as a 2 year old so has not been given too many favours by the handicapper but he will be an interesting runner tomorrow. It is his first run for the yard so he is a bit of an unknown but seems a nice horse and will hopefully make up into a fair handicapper.NOVERTON, a 3 year old, makes her racecourse debut at Salisbury on Tuesday in a 7 furlong maiden. She has been working nicely but is very green so will definitely benefit from the experience. She has done all her work so far on the polytrack so has never even been on grass before. She should be a fun filly for the future.  They will hopefully get some rain there before Tuesday as she would not want the ground to be too firm. Speed Dancer at Sandown tomorrow Wednesday, June 01, 2011 SPEED DANCER runs at Sandown tomorrow evening in a 10 furlong maiden race. He is still a big baby and learning what racing is all about. He has finished mid division in his 2 runs so far. The ground has been plenty quick enough for him in his previous races so any ease in the ground tomorrow may help him. He is not fully mature yet but can hopefully run a nice race and gain from the experience. There are 17 runners  and it will be a competitive enough race for a maiden. Fallon on Torran Sound again Saturday, May 28, 2011 Kieran Fallon is hopefully going to keep up his 100% strike rate for the yard when he partners Torran Sound again at Nottingham tomorrow. His agent put him on the horse so he must be keen to ride him and he must have a very good chance. It looks a tougher race than last time and he has gone up 5 pounds but the horse is in good form since his win last time out. He seems to act on any ground so any rain that falls won't inconvenience him, it may help him as he is a thorough stayer so if it becomes a  real test of stamina it will play to his strengths. DENTON DANCER runs in a 5 furlong median auction maiden at Leicester on Monday. He ran well on his debut at Lingfield and showed enough speed that day to say he has a chance over this trip even though he will get further in time. He came out of his first race well and has a better draw this time, drawn 3 0f 7. Although it is a small field he should run well but  it looks a quite a competitive race on paper. 2 runners at Newmarket tomorrow Thursday, May 26, 2011 SUZI'S A CLASS ACT and WILY FOX have a very short journey to make tomorrow as they both run on the Rowley Mile racecourse at Newmarket. SUZI'S A CLASS ACT will be making her racecourse debut in the 10 furlong maiden race. It is likely top be a hot race with the highly rated MAQARAAT in the field who will be hard to beat. She is a nice filly though and could run well at a big price. She is a filly with a future and will improve for the run. She will stay further in time but has enough pace to run well over this trip tomorrow. WILY FOX runs in the amateur riders handicap over 12 furlongs. It would be great if he could provide the Eustace family with a winner as he will be ridden by Big D, James and Gay's youngest son. He will be well supported by the Blue Peter Racing 10 syndicate who will be there in force to cheer him on. There are only 8 runners and he must have a good chance. He has made the running in his last 2 races and in previous years Newmarket has not favoured front runners. However this year there have been several winners from the front, most notably Frankel! He is not expected to put in a performance in that class but he should run well. Miss Exhibitionist to make a show Tuesday, May 24, 2011 MISS EXHIBITIONIST makes her debut for the yard today at Lingfield and could put up a bold show. She had some form last year as a 2 year old when trained by Peter Chapple-Hyam and has been working nicely at home . A wide draw over 7 furlongs on this track is not normally ideal but she needs to be dropped out in the early stages so the draw should not be a disadvantage. She should get 7 furlongs well as long as she settled in her race, she has been settling well at home so hopefully she can on the racecourse too. Goerge Baker takes the ride and he has a very good pair of hands so should suit her well. As long as he can get her to settle then she could run a nice race. Fallon One from One Saturday, May 21, 2011 Kieren Fallon gave TORRAN SOUND a masterful front-running ride at Yarmouth yesterday to beat ASTROLEO by a length.  The second was game in defeat and the only runner in the race to get to TORRAN SOUND in the straight.  Kieren, riding TORRAN SOUND for the first time, set perfect fractions on a willing partner who stays very well but lacks a turn of foot.  Let us hope he will be available to ride him again. Fallon has First Ride for Park Lodge Thursday, May 19, 2011 Kieren Fallon has his first ride for the yard on TORRAN SOUND at Yarmouth tomorrow.  One mile 6 furlongs may be on the short side for TORRAN SOUND but the race looks a suitable opportunity for him.  The ground will suit and the jockey should be ideal for the type of horse that TORRAN SOUND is. Circus Master makes his debut Sunday, May 15, 2011 CIRCUS MASTER makes his raceourse debut in a 7 furlong median auction maiden at Kempton on Tuesday evening. He is a great big horse and was too immature to run last year as a 2 year old. He has been working nicely this spring but has a very laid back attitude for a horse bred to be a sprinter. He is expected to need this run to wake him up and to realise what racing is all about. As he is such a big horse he is bound to need this first run but hopefully he will run a nice race, come out of it well and progress from there. Viking Rose first run in handicap company Tuesday, May 10, 2011 VIKING ROSE makes her debut in handicap company at Kempton tomorrow evening. She is stepping up to 12 furlongs but on breeding she should get the trip. She ran well on the polytrack first time out last season so should handle the track. She does not want fast ground so the polytrack is her only option at the moment and this seems an ideal race for her. On her homework she would have a chance off her rating, the only slight worry is whether she has enough experience in a handicap. WILY FOX ran another sound race at Brighton yesterday, finishing second. He stayed on well and may appreciate a stiffer test of stamina. Wily Fox to lead the pack Sunday, May 08, 2011 WILY FOX returns to Brighton tomorrow where he led nearly all the way last time out and just found one too good that day. Hopefully he can go one better this time. Everything looks right tomorrow as he acts on the track, has won  over this trip and appears to act on any going. He seems in good form at home and only faces 3 rivals. Milnagavie, trained by Richard Hannon would be the one to fear. Seb Sanders, who rode him in his last race, is in the saddle again. SPEED DANCER faces 8 rivals at Yarmouth on Tuesday. He runs in a 10 furlong median auction maiden race there. He has come out of his last race well and should be alot sharper this time as he only got the message in the closing stages on his racecourse debut.  He is a horse that is going the right way and an improved run is expected. He will get the trip well and in time will probably stay further. First 2 year old runner tomorrow at Lingfield Thursday, May 05, 2011 DENTON DANCER will be the stable's first 2 year old runner of the season at Lingfield tomorrow on the turf. There are only 5 runners but he unfortunately has the worst draw in 1 which puts him on the outside, not ideal for a 2 year old making his debut. Red Socks, drawn next to him, has had the benefit of 2 runs so hopefully he can get an early lead from him. DENTON DANCER seems very professional at home and is a straightforward horse so hopefully the draw will not prove to be too much of a disadvantage. Although there are only 5 runners, 3 have run before and 2 of them have been placed second so have shown some form. DENTON DANCER is by Halling who you would not expect to get early 2 year olds but there is alot of speed on the dam's side. He is a nice colt who has shown plenty of speed at home and should run a good race tomorrow. It is good to get a 2 year old on the track as it provides a yardstick for the rest of the 2 year olds in the yard. Speed Dancer makes debut at Yarmouth today Monday, April 25, 2011 SPEED DANCER makes his racecourse debut in the 10 furlong mediaqn auctiom maiden at Yarmouth this afternoon. He is a nice big long striding horse who has been working at OK at home but the penny hasn't really dropped yet. He needs to see a racecourse to learn what racing is all about. Alothough there is plenty of speed on the dams side he does not look like a sprinter hence he is starting off over 10 furlongs, he may need to drop back to a mile in time. He will hopefully run an encouraging race today. WESTER ROSS reverts to the flat tomorrow. He runs in a 2 mile handicap at Yarmouth and must have a decent chance. He has been running consistently without managing to get his head in front. He is too consistent for his own good. The horse is in good form and it does look a winnable race so it would be nice for the horse and his connections if he could finally get his head in front on the flat. Torran Sound runs the marathon tomorrow Monday, April 18, 2011 TORRAN SOUND runs in the Pontefract marathon handicap tomorrow over 2 miles 5 furlongs, there are 12 runners. A few less than the London marathon yesterday!This trip should suit him as he has won over 2 miles 2 fulongs before and is a real stayer. He will be carrying a very light weight as he is effectively out of the handicap on 7st 11bs but will be carrying 7st 10lbs as he is ridden by Ryan Powell who claims 5 pounds off the minimum weight of 8st 1lb. TORRAN SOUND was running a big race over hurdles at Exeter last time out when he made a msitake 3 flights from home and pulled some muscles in his hind quarters. He is moving well again now so as long as he is back to his best he should run a big race tomorrow as the ground and trip are ideal for him. Wily Fox drops back in trip Wednesday, April 13, 2011 WILY FOX  runs in a 10 furlong handicap at Brighton on Friday. He may have found the trip too far last time out so he is being dropped back in trip slightly. He was also too keen in his last race but hopefully they will go a better pace over a shorter trip which will help him too settle. There are only 7 runners and Seb Sanders takes the ride.He is one of the leading jockeys at the track so he will get good assistance from the saddle. The horse is fit and well and must have a good chance. The only unknown is the going as he is unproven on good/firm ground but there is no reason why he shouldn't act on it. They may get some rain there before Friday which won't inconvenience him. Seasonal debut for Viking Rose Sunday, April 10, 2011 VIKING ROSE will make her seasonal debut at Windosr tomorrow evening in a mile maiden fillies race. She ran twice last year as a 2 year old but is bred to improve with age. She ran a promising race at Kempton on the all weather first time out but was a little disappointing next time so she was then put away for the year. She has come to hand early this spring so is ready to run but may find a mile a bit on the short side and she may not be good enough to win a maiden of this calibre over this distance. It looks a strong contest on paper. Hopefully she can run a nice race tomorrow but she is likely to improve over further in time. Daryll Holland  is booked to ride her again as he rode her in her first race and thought she was a nice filly. Quick Return for Wester Ross Thursday, April 07, 2011 WESTER ROSS makes a quick return to action at Fontwell tomorrow in a 2 miles 2 furlongs handicap hurdle.  He ran respectably at Uttoxeter and did not have the best of luck in running.  Although he runs off his old handicap mark tomorrow and is due to drop 3 pounds from next week, James Eustace is keen to run him over this trip whilst the ground is suitable for him, hence the quick return to action.  Mark Bradburne, who knows him well, takes the ride. Ground right for Wester Ross Friday, April 01, 2011 WESTER ROSS returns to Uttoxeter tomorrow for the first time since he won his novice hurdle there.  He likes good ground or quicker which he should get tomorrow.  He is running in a two and a half mile handicap hurdle and the fact that he is now running with top weight in a lesser handicap should suit him well.  His best form this season was over this trip at Taunton when 4th behind ORGANISATEUR of Paul Nicholl's.  Therefore all conditions look to be in his favour.  He seems in particularly good form at home. Wily Fox chance to be in the hunt again Wednesday, March 23, 2011 WILY FOX has a good chance of following up his recent win at Lingfield back on the same track on Friday. It will be his first run in a handicap and he has a rating of 72. On his homework this rating would seem reasonable but one has to run in these races to find out. The race on Friday is a furlong longer than last time but this shouldn't be an issue especially in such a small field, there are only 6 runners. He is hopefully still improving as he is getting more experienced and being a course winner has to be in his favour. There will be no shortage of support for the horse as a big team of Blue Peter Racing members will be there to cheer him on. Test of stamina for Torran Sound tomorrow Monday, March 21, 2011 TORRAN SOUND heads for Exeter tomorrow to run in a novice handicap hurdle over almost 3 miles. He ran very well last time out at Huntingdon in a handicap over 2 1/2 miles and ran as though this extra distance would suit him. He has an abundance of stamina as he has won over 2 1/4 miles on the flat. It is a long way for a 4 year old but he gets a weight for age allowance so is quite well in at the weights and back in novice company it should be an easier contest than last time. He seems to go on any going so the good ground tomorrow will be fine for him. He is in good form at home so must have a decent chance tomorrow. Cheltenham Tuesday, March 15, 2011 We have a natural lull at the moment with runners planned again for next week.  Meanwhile we shall enjoy watching Cheltenham this week which is always great racing. Tuesday, March 15, 2011 Karky Schultz Monday, March 07, 2011 Very sadly we lost KARKY SCHULTZ at Newbury on Saturday.  Everyone connected with him will miss him immensely.  He has been a great servant and a great warrior for the yard over several years but most especially since he went jumping.  His form this season has been a step up on previous seasons and we were all dreaming of a possible run either at Cheltenham or Aintree.  Sadly this will not now happen but we have had some great days with him and we will treasure those memories.   On a brighter note the other weekend runners acquitted themselves well.  GO SET GO in particular showed a good turn of foot and again much promise when finishing 3rd in an all-age bumper at Kempton on Saturday.  The winner looks very smart and the first three drew 14 lengths clear of the rest of the field.  BAAN and WESTER ROSS ran respectable races at Huntingdon on Sunday on ground that was not ideal for either of them. Karky Schultz heads weekend raiders Friday, March 04, 2011 It is a busy weekend for the yard with 4 runners at 3 meetings. KARKY SCHULTZ heads proceedings at Newbury tomorrow in a 2 mile handicap hurdle in which there are 12 runners and he will be ridden by Paddy Brennan again. The trainer is slightly concerned about the ground as KARKY SCHULTZ's best form has been on either heavy or almost good ground, he possible doesn't like it in between. Hopefully it will dry up enough before tomorrow to make it good/soft ground for him. He has been put up 8 pounds by the handicapper for his recent win so it won't be easy for him but he is in good form and should run well again if the ground is in his favour.   GO SET GO heads for Kempton on Saturday to run in the National Hunt flat race there and will be ridden by Michael Murphy. He is also in good form but it could be quite a hot race. He has solid form so should run a decent race depending on the quality of the opposition. He would have preferred softer ground but it looks the right race for him.   On Sunday BAAN and WESTER ROSS are declared to run at Huntingdon and Paddy Brennan has been booked to ride both of them. BAAN has run very well in both his starts over hurdles to date so must have every chance of winning on Sunday. There is a maximum field of 16 runners in his race. WESTER ROSS is not a definite runner at this stage as he needs the ground to dry up, he needs good ground. His last run is best ignored as everything went against him that day, he got left at the start and probably didn't stay on ground he didn't like. He is returning to 2 miles again on Sunday, he has always run well at Huntingdon and is working nicely at home.   The stable is in good form so all 4 runners could run well, let's hope that at least one of them gets lucky! Wily Fox Gone Away! Saturday, February 26, 2011 WILY FOX duly obliged yesterday at Lingfield.  Jack Mitchell did well to get a good position from his draw but also to get WILY FOX settled as he can be keen in the early stages of a race.  He quickened well into the straight and was probably in front long enough for a relatively inexperienced horse.  This was only the 5th run of his life and the first time he had hit the front in a race.  It was great that many of the members of BLUE PETER RACING 10 could be at Lingfield for this win.  BLUE PETER RACING have had some memorable moments over the years but had not had a winner for a couple of years.  The partnership have been great supporters over the last decade.  However it was very sad that Godfry Eastwood, a founder member of BLUE PETER RACING back in 2000, had died the week before.  We all felt, in the Winner's Enclosure, that he was looking down on us; how he would have enjoyed WILY FOX's win! Wily Fox to Slip the Pack Friday, February 25, 2011 WILY FOX looks to have a good opportunity to lose his maiden tag at Lingfield this afternoon.  He does need to prove that he stays 1 1/2 miles but he gave the impression at Wolverhampton over 9+ furlongs that he would stay further.  He stayed on well in the straight at Wolverhampton to keep second place without ever having a chance of getting a blow in at the winner to whom he was conceding nearly 2 stones.  On pedigree there is every chance he will stay.  He is owned by an enthusiastic partnership in Blue Peter Racing who deserve to have another winner.   TORRAN SOUND was missing from the news updates as we had no network connection recently and could not update the website.  He ran a fine race for a 4 year old in an all age handicap over 2 1/2 miles at Huntingdon yesterday.  He finished 4th having made most of the running with a long gap back to the rest of the field.  He jumped round exceptionally well for an inexperienced juvenile hurdler and there looks to be exciting times ahead with him over timber.  He proved that proper soft, jumping ground held no fears for him and thus he has form on most types of ground which is a very useful attribute.  He will eventually stay even further than 2 1/2 miles. South African Seeking Gold Tuesday, February 22, 2011 SOUTH AFRICAN GOLD returns to the scene of his triumph at the end of last year.  He has had a nice break since he last ran.  There are only 7 runners declared for tomorrow and he has a winning chance.  Micky Fenton rides him again whose suggestion it was to drop him back to 6 furlongs when he subsequently won. Torran Sound back on song Tuesday, February 15, 2011 TORRAN SOUND needed the run last time out and will strip fitter at Lingfield tomorrow. He wore blinkers last time which, in hindsight, was probably an error as he doesn't need them over this longer trip. He had them on originally to sharpen him up over a shorter distance but he won on the turf without them and over 2 miles tomorrow they will not be necessary. He has been working nicely at home since his last run and the stable are in good form so he should run well. Stiff task for Go Set Go Friday, February 11, 2011 GO SET GO faces some stiff opposition at Warwick tomorrow in a mile and 6 furlong national hunt flat race. It looks a hot contest and he will also be taking on older horses for the first time. The stable is in good form with a winner and 2 seconds from its last 3 runners and GO SET GO has been working well at home. He had a corn in his foot before his intended run last Sunday but is over that now and James is very happy with him. It will be interesting to see how he runs in this company. Wily Fox makes English debut Thursday, February 10, 2011 WILY FOX will be having his first run in this country at Wolverhampton tomorrow. His previous runs were in France and he was bought at the autumn horses in training sale with a view to being a potential dual purpose horse. James has been very pleased with him so far and he has been working nicely at home. He thought it was worth having a go on the flat before trying him over hurdles. The stable is in very good form and WILY FOX has worked respectably with yesterdays winner SCOTTISH STAR. He does not have as good a turn of foot as SCOTTISH STAR but tomorrow's race looks a weaker contest so he must have a chance. The unknown is how he will handle the polytrack surface but the horse is in very good form at home so he will hopefully run a decent race tomorrow. A strong team of his owners, Blue Peter Racing 10, will be there so let's hope he gives them something to cheer about! A Good Day at the Office Wednesday, February 09, 2011 SCOTTISH STAR justified favouritism today at Lingfield.  He did it the hard way in that he ended up making the running.  He did tie-up slightly in the closing stages and also had a good look at the starting stalls beside the track which caused him to come off a true line and initiated a Stewards' Enquiry.  The Enquiry seemed to go on for hours but eventually it was announced that all was well and the placings remained unaltered.  SCOTTISH STAR has always promised to be a nice type of horse and is now beginning to fulfil that promise.  There are no immediate plans for him.  We will wait and see what the handicapper makes of his performance today.   BAAN did his level best at Ludlow to make it a memorable double under both codes.  He ran a storming race at a massive price (50/1) to finish an honourable second, fulfilling the promise he showed on his hurdling debut at Leicester.  The ground at Ludlow was genuinely good and this was possibly on the fast side for him.  He may not be the biggest horse in the world but he certainly has a big heart and is making up into a cracking hurdler. Scottish Star chance to shine tomorrow Tuesday, February 08, 2011 SCOTTISH STAR faces 7 opponents at Lingfield tomorrow in a 10 furlong maiden race and is well drawn in 3. He has been working well at home and is a nice horse so will be an interesting runner. If he gets some luck in running he should go close. BAAN heads for Ludlow to contest a 2 mile 5 furlong maiden hurdle race and there are 16 runners. He ran well at Leicester on his hurdling debut, the ground was very testing that day. He was traveling well until 2 out but then got tired, he finished an encouraging 6th as this was his first run for a long time. The ground tomorrow is being given as good ground which will hopefully be fine for him as he has won on good/firm on the flat. He did handle the softer conditions at Leicester well though so if it does rain overnight, as forecast, it shouldn't inconvenience him. Tomorrows race is only 1 furlong further than at Leicester so the trip should be fine. He has definitely come on from his first run so should run well. Iron Condor makes hurdling debut at Sandown Friday, February 04, 2011 IRON CONDOR is all set to make his debut over hurdles at Sandown tomorrow. He runs in a 2 mile juvenile hurdle race and there are 13 runners. It is hard to assess the race as 7 of the runners are newcomers and there are no previous winners in the lineup. IRON CONDOR looks the type to make a lovely horse over jumps and he has schooled nicely at home. The big uncertainty is what his best ground conditions are on the turf, so tomorrow's race is a bit of an exploratory mission in this respect. The grounds there is good at the moment. James is going to rely on the jockey's opinion about the ground for him before deciding what to do with the horse next. If the verdict is that he will be better on quicker ground he will have a break after this run. He is a dual winner over 12 furlongs on the flat so looks an ideal recruit to jumping so it will be interesting to see how he runs tomorrow. A Gladiatorial Performance from Karky Schultz Tuesday, February 01, 2011 KARKY SCHULTZ battled his way to a thrilling victory at Taunton this afternoon.  He won by a neck from Via Galilei who had cruised to the front at the second last hurdle looking to be going much the better. However KARKY SCHULTZ really stuck his neck out from the last to the line to put his head in front in the last strides.  Paddy Brennan gave him another fine ride to go with the ride that he gave KARKY SCHULTZ at Kempton on 15 January.  I am delighted for everyone concerned.  The whole team at Park Lodge have been working very hard lately.  Ian and Kathryn went with KARKY SCHULTZ to Taunton and have had a long but successful day.  Well done to them.  Kathryn rides him most days and Ian looks after him.  Well done also to his owners, Harold Nass and Robert Abel, another well-deserved victory for them. Karky Schultz heads for Taunton tomorrow Monday, January 31, 2011 KARKY SCHULTZ runs in a 2 mile 1 furlong handicap hurdle at Taunton tomorrow, a track that really suits him. He ran a good race there last winter, finishing second in a race where the form has worked out well. He seems in great form after his good run at Kempton just over 2 weeks ago and has been put up 1 pound by the handicapper for his good performance there. Paddy Brennan will be in the saddle again, he gave him  a very good ride at Kempton so let's hope they can go closer this time. He must go there with a very good chance and deserves to get his head in front after his gallant run last time out. Go Set Go ready for Doncaster tomorrow Friday, January 28, 2011 GO SET GO runs at Doncaster tomorrow in a 1 mile 5 furlong National Hunt flat race. He ran very well first time out at Fontwell at the end of October, finishing third, beaten a length. The form of that race has worked well as the winner has gone on to win again and to finish a close second in a Listed National Hunt flat race. GO SET GO suffered a minor setback after that run but has had a break and looks to have improved since his racecourse debut. James is slightly concerned with the ground as it is being given as good, good/firm in places, he would prefer it to be a bit softer than this. This looks a more competitive race than last time but he will be an interesting runner and must have a decent chance of finishing in the money. Baan makes debut for yard Monday, January 24, 2011 James is running new recruit BAAN over hurdles at Leicester tomorrow. This will not only be his first run from they yard but also his first run over hurldes. He has won the flat but has been off the course for 18 months so is likely to need the run. Having not run for so long the testing ground could be against him. He has schooled very well at home and seems to really enjoy jumping. James is just hoping for a nice run tomorrow and hopes he will give a good account of himself. The race has divided so there are only 11 runners in his division. He is a nice straightforward horse at home and will be an interesting recruit to jumping if all goes well tomorrow. Torran Sound returns to action at Kempton Sunday, January 23, 2011 TORRAN SOUND returns to action in a 2 mile handicap on the flat at Kempton tomorrow, having been off the course since winning at Chepstow in August.He has had a nice break and has physically done really well . This race could possible come a week or 2 too soon for him but it seemed an ideal contest so he is taking his chance. He works well on the polytrack at home but has never raced on it, hopefully he won't be inconvenience by it. He is unproven over this trip on this surface but has been working really nicely at home so should run a decent race. Runners over both codes this weekend Friday, January 21, 2011 If the weather doesn't intervene, James is hoping to have a runner over hurdles tomorrow and on the flat on Sunday. WESTER ROSS is declared to run at Wincanton but there is an inspection there in the morning as frost is expected overnight. He is stepping up slightly in trip as the race is over 2 miles 6 furlongs, a furlong further than he has run before. The question mark is whether he will handle the going as it could be very testing if it ends up being sticky ground. His last run was very respectable so if he does handle the ground he should run a sound race again. He seems in very good form at home. On Sunday MARKSBURY runs in a fillies only handicap over a mile at Kempton. She has form on the track and although she won over 7 furlongs she has been second over a mile and this has always looked her best trip. She was a bit disappointing last time out but the race came possible too soon after her previous run and she was drawn very wide that day which gave her no chance. That form is best ignored. She has had a nice break since then and been freshend up. There are only 5 runners but it is an open contest, she is working well at home so must have a chance. She is entered in the Newmarket sales again in February. James would be delighted if he could carry on training her as she is a very genuine filly and a pleasure to have in the yard. She comes highly recommended. Iron Condor steps up in trip Monday, January 17, 2011 IRON CONDOR runs over 2 miles for the first time at Kempton on Wednesday evening. James feels he will appreciate the step up in trip especially on the polytrack, he acts well on this surface. He has a good draw, 11 of 13. Hopefully from this draw he will be able to be dropped in just behind the leaders. He used to be hard to settle but has got easier with time so hopefully he will be able to setlle in a handy position. He was drawn wide in his last race which was not ideal for him. It is a competitive race for its type but the horse seems to be in good form so he must go there with a decent chance. Karky Schultz Shines on King George Day Sunday, January 16, 2011 KARKY SCHULTZ put up a career best performance over hurdles on Saturday at Kempton.  He finished 3rd to Ski Sunday and Skint in the 2 mile handicap hurdle at 40/1!  The winner had finished second in a Grade 1 hurdle at Aintree in 2009 and the Fred Winter Hurdle at Cheltenham.  Ski Sunday must have been "well in" off 133.  Skint was well-backed and went off favourite so KARKY SCHULTZ did wonderfully well to finish 3rd to these two smart performers.  Let us hope the handicapper does not think the same! Conditions good for Karky Schultz at Kempton Friday, January 14, 2011 KARKY SCHULTZ is running in a 2 mile handicap hurdle at Kempton tomorrow where ground conditions should be ideal. More rain would be even more beneficial, the wetter the better for him. He will be ridden by eitrher Paddy Brennan or Felix de Giles depending on whether Warwick is on or not. Kempton is an ideal track for KARKY SCHULTZ, a sharp 2 miles suits him best. He is alot fitter than he was at Leicester and is in good form at home. It is a competitive race but he is fit and well so should give a good account of himself. Improved performance expected from Doyenne Dream Thursday, January 13, 2011 DOYENNE DREAM pulled up last time out at Folkestone which  was very disappointing. It is very possible she came into season that day, she has done this before at the races, she is a rather hormonal filly! This would hopefully explain her poor performance and a line can be put through that form. There is still a big question mark over whether she handles very soft ground as one couldn't learn anything from her last run. If she does then she has a good chance at Huntingdon tomorrow. She is running in a mares only novice handicap hurdle, an ideal race for her. James is hoping for a much better performance this time providing she handles the ground. South African Gold chance back at Lingfield Thursday, January 06, 2011 On Saturday SOUTH AFRICAN GOLD returns to the track and distance he was successful over on his penultimate start. He is running at Lingfield over 6 furlongs and is drawn 6 of 12 runners. He did not run up to form last time out as he was a bit fresh having been held up by the bad weather.He was a bit free early on and didn't get home. Hopefully that run has put him right for this race. He is in good form at home so is expected to run well. Joe Fanning to galvanise Wester Ross Monday, January 03, 2011 WESTER ROSS reverts to the flat at Kempton tomorrow and will have the assistance of Joe Fanning who should suit the horse. He got on well with him over the same distance and course when he came back from his summer break, finishing second that day. Hopef ully he can go one better tomorrow. He will be wearing a visor for the first time having tried cheekpieces on his last run over hurdles. Hopefully these will galvanise him to keep going as he does not have a turn of foot but keeps galloping.  He is an ideal ride for Joe Fanning who suits this type of horse. WESTER ROSS seems very well in himself at home so James is hopeful of a good run from him. Doyenne Dream to get 2011 underway Friday, December 31, 2010 DOYENNE DREAM has a good chance to get 2011 off to a good start at Folkestone on Sunday. It is an ideal race for her, a mares only novice handicap hurdle and there are only 8 runners. Although she will technically be a 4 year old then she still gets a weight for age allowance. She stays very well so 2 1/4 miles on heavy ground should not be a problem for her stamina but she is unproven on this ground so that is the only slight worry. She is an improving filly and seems to be getting better with each run over hurdles so must have a big chance on Sunday. Iron Condor to Fly Again at Kempton Tuesday, December 28, 2010 IRON CONDOR returns to Kempton once more tomorrow.  He has a great course and distance record having won twice and been placed twice in his last 4 runs at the track.  His last run was slightly disappointing but it is thought this was entirely due to the very small field which would not have suited a hold-up horse who likes a strong gallop.  He is certainly fresh and well at home.  The stable was slightly inconvenienced in the latest bout of cold weather but IRON CONDOR is thought to be fit enough for his return to the track.  It would be a great way to sign off 2010 if he could win again for his owner breeder, Harold Nass. Wester Ross steps up in trip Thursday, December 16, 2010 WESTER ROSS steps up in trip at Ascot tomorrow when he runs over 2 miles 6 furlongs. He gives the impression he will stay up to 3  miles so tomorrow is a stepping stone to see if this is the case. It will give him some more options if he does. The horse is in good form at home and the ground should be fine for him. The handicapper has not dropped him since his last run at Taunton but he should hopefully run a decent race. Marksbury heads weights at Kempton Tuesday, December 14, 2010 MARKSBURY has top weight at Kempton tomorrow evening but she will be ridden again by Nathan Alison who will take a valuable 7 pounds off her back. He is hoping to retain his 100% strike rate on her, he is riding with plenty of confidence at the moment too. MARKSBURY ran very well last week finishing second at Lingfield, only just failing to get there on the line. She got a little far back coming down the hill that day so maybe Kempton will be a more suitable track for her and she has run well there before. The slight risk running tomorrow is that is a bit quick after her last run but there are no more suitable races for her until January. She seems to have come out of the race well though and whatever the result tomorrow she will have a short break until the New Year. Karky Schultz hopeful for Sunday Friday, December 10, 2010 Huntingdon are hopeful of beating the freeze on Sunday and KARKY SCHULTZ is declared to run there. He runs in a £10,000 2 mile handicap hurdle so a decent prize is on offer. The horse is in good form and in hindsight he needed the run at Leicester more than James realised. KARKY SCHULTZ seems to be carrying more condition this year so has taken more getting fit. He has done some good work since that run so should be sharper this time. The slight worry is that the ground may be too quick for him, he could be vulnerable to a horse with a good turn of foot. He is in good form so should run a decent race. Marksbury to follow up at Lingfield again Monday, December 06, 2010 Marksbury has a good chance of following up her recent Lingfield win when she returns to the track on Wednesday. She was not sold at the sales last week, the owner has retained her to race on through the winter and she may be re offered at the February sale. She has come out of her wonderful victory really well and on the way she won last time she should not be inconvenienced by the extra furlong. She runs in a mile apprentice handicap for apprentices who have not ridden more than 50 winners, she is an ideal ride for these types of races as she is very straightforward. Unfortunately Nathan Allison who ride her last time is banned so Ryan Clark takes over.He is reasonably experienced for this type of race and still claims 3 pounds which is the amount she was put up for her last win so she is effectively running off the same mark. She must have a good chance again on Wednesday. STORMING REDD runs at Kempton on the same day. He will be wearing a cross noseband and a tongue tie to see if this can improve his racecourse performance. He will also have the aid of sheepskin cheekpieces. He has always worked better at home than he has shown on the racecourse so far. James feels that if one can find the key to him on the racecourse he could be competitive in this grade. He has run over this trip of 12 furlongs before and he should find the surface to his liking. South African Strikes Gold Tuesday, November 30, 2010 SOUTH AFRICAN GOLD won today at Lingfield.  He has always shown ability in his home work but suffered from a wind problem that was rectified by surgery in the summer.  Three of his four runs since have been encouraging culminating in his hard fought victory today.  He does seem to be growing in confidence now that he can breath properly.  I am delighted for his owner, William Mocatta, who has kept the faith despite many disappointments.  He was given a fine ride by Jack Mitchell who was deputising for Micky Fenton who got caught up in the bad traffic on the M25 caused by the severe weather conditions.  I hope that SOUTH AFRICAN GOLD can go from strength to strength from here.  He showed great resolution to put his head in front on the line. Iron Condor to Show His Mettle Tuesday, November 30, 2010 IRON CONDOR returns to Kempton tomorrow afternoon in a bid for victory over the same course and distance as his fine 2nd on Sunday.  I think he is tough enough to retain his form even in a quick return to the racecourse.  He is a dual course and distance winner as well and must have every chance of making it three on the course tomorrow. South African Gold drops back in trip Monday, November 29, 2010 SOUTH AFRICAN GOLD drops back to 6 furlongs at Lingfield tomorrow. He ran very well at Wolverhampton last time out and showed plenty of speed over 7 furlongs so the drop back in trip should not inconvenience him. He is drawn 10 of 12 which is not in his favour but he has run well from a bad draw before. The cheekpieces will again be applied purely because he wore them last time and he ran well in them then.  IRON CONDOR ran a great race yesterday, finishing second but beaten by another improving horse. IRON CONDOR was the only 3 year old in the race. He will be declared to run at Kempton on Wednesday, taking on his own age group, and will run as long as he seems OK. He is a tough horse who takes his racing well. He came home last night and cleared his manger and seems fine this morning so hopefully he will take his chance on Wednesday. Obviously this cold snap has put any plans for the jumping string on hold until a thaw comes. First run for new arrival Legal Heights Friday, November 26, 2010 LEGAL HEIGHTS has only been in training with James for a couple of weeks and is having his first run for him this evening at Wolverhampton. From what little he has done at home so far he seems to go OK .He has had 2 previous runs and has not shown much form to date. His dam is bred for pure speed so if he has matured since his last run the the trip of 6 furlongs could suit him. Cathy Gannon is on board as she gave Torran Sound a very good ride earlier in the year and James was keen to give her some more opportunities. She tries hard and will give a useful opinion of the horse afterwards. A step up in class for Iron Condor Friday, November 26, 2010 IRON CONDOR steps up in class at Kempton on Sunday but he should be able to cope with the transition especially as he is a previous course and distance winner. There are 11 runners and he is drawn 2 but the draw is not relevant for him as he needs to be held up so does not need to break well from the stalls. Luke Morris is back in the saddle and he has won on him before so knows him well. IRON CONDOR has improved visually between his last 2 previous victories and is an improving type. He is a big horse and is matuturing all the time. He must have a realistic chance on Sunday He is also entered on Wednesday in a 3 year olds only handicap and may well take his chance in that whatever the outcome on Sunday. Timely win by Marksbury Wednesday, November 24, 2010 MARKSBURY showed she is a filly going the right way by winning at Lingfield today. This gives her value a timely boost before she goes through the sales ring at Newmarket next week. James was delighted with her win and is now even keener that she is bought by someone who will put her back into training at Park Lodge Stables. She is such a genuine filly and is sure to give someone alot of fun on the all weather throughout the winter. WESTER ROSS is heading west tomorrow, he runs at Taunton over hurdles. He will be wearing sheepskin cheekpieces for the first time, he has worked well in them at home. He is quite a laid back horse so they must help him along. He did wear blinkers once before on the flat but he was not in the best of form then. The trip and the ground should be in his favour tomorrow and he seems very well in himself. He should run a nice race but may find one or two too good for him on the day. Marksbury to make her mark at Lingfield Monday, November 22, 2010 Marksbury runs in a 'Hands and Heels' Apprentice Series handicap at Lingfield on Wednesday and must have a good chance in a race of this grade. She will be ridden by Nathan Alison who, in the context of this race, is very experienced. She is the ideal type for a race of this kind as she is a very genuine and straightforward ride. She is a filly going the right way, she ran very well last time at Kempton over a mile. She showed plenty of speed that day and seems to be sharpening up with every run. There are 14 runners and she is drawn 9, not the ideal draw but could be worse. It definitely looks a winnable race amnd it would giver her value a boost if she does get her head in front on Wednesday. Her next engagement is at the Newmarket sales a wek on Thursday. James thoroughly recommends her and would be delighted to continue to train her as she is improving with every run. South African Gold returns to Wolverhampton Wednesday, November 17, 2010 SOUTH AFRICAN GOLD runs at Wolverhampton on Friday, a course he has run well at before. He runs in a 7 furlong handicap and he is drawn 9 of the 12 runners. He ran well with cheekpieces on for the first time last time at Kempton, finishing fourth. He has been threatening to win a race and seems in good form at home so must have a chance. Micky Fenton takes the ride, he rode him last time and feels the horse is capable of winning a race of this type. Doyenne Dream chance at local track Monday, November 15, 2010 DOYENNE DREAM runs at her owner's local track Fakenham tomorrow and must have a good chance. She is 10 pounds better off with Joan D'Arc who beat her less than 2 lengths at Huntingdon last time out. She also has a form  line with another runner in the race, Gulf Punch, who finished behind her at Hereford. Both horses have shown improved form since then. The only doubt tomorrow is whether 2 miles around Fakenham could be a bit on the sharp side for her. She is a filly going the right way and has improved since Huntingdon. It will be a great day for the Wilson's if she can win on their local track, she should definitely be in with a shout. Karky Schultz Returns to Hurdles Sunday, November 14, 2010 KARKY SCHULTZ runs at Leicester tomorrow. He is in a two mile handicap hurdle which has attracted 7 runners. This will be his first National Hunt run of the winter. He ran well in his latest Flat race when Felix De Giles, who rides tomorrow, finished third in a two mile Jump Jockeys only Flat handicap at Goodwood. KARKY SCHULTZ has been schooling over fences at home and the plan is to go novice chasing after this run. He is in good form at home and conditions should suit. Iron Condor's win puts Hanagan 2 ahead Friday, November 05, 2010 IRON CONDOR played his part in Paul Hanagan's bid to win the jockey's championship at Kempton last night. Hanagan's lead was down to one going into the last race of the day yesterday but IRON CONDOR'S victory put him 2 ahead going into the final 2 days. He had ridden him when he was disappointing at Goodwood last time out so it was good to reward his loyalty to the horse by providing him with a winner. It was definitely the ground that didn't suit him that day, he does seem very well suited to the polytrack and he seems to be a horse going the right way. His win yesterday was a better performance than when he won there before and he was 5 pounds higher in the handicap so hopefully he can improve further. His hurdling career is on hold for the moment unless the ground dries up across the country. There is a valuable handicap for him back at Kempton on 28th November which will be his next target. If he fails to make the cut for that there is another suitable but less valuable race on 1st December.     STORMING REDD will make his hurdling debut at Market Rasen on Sunday. He has been schooling well and his last bit of work with IRON CONDOR and recent bumper third GO SET GO entitles him to run well. PULLYOURFINGEROUT looks the form horse to beat but he is not without a chance. If he jumps on the track as well as he does at home he should be thereabouts. Let's hope he can continue the stable's good recent form. Double handed at Kempton tomorrow Wednesday, November 03, 2010 SOUTH AFRICAN GOLD and IRON CONDOR run on the polytrack at Kempton tomorrow evening. SOUTH AFRCAN GOLD runs in a 7 furlong maiden which is not the strongest race apart from ENTITLED from Michael Stoute's yard but one should never be afraid of one horse. He will run in sheepskin cheekpieces for the first time tomorrow. He ran a very good race 2 runs ago but disappointed last time out. He never seems to be able to run 2 consecutive good races. Let's hope the cheekpieces have a positive effect. IRON CONDOR is back at Kempton over 12 furlongs, he is a course and distance winner there. He seems better on the all weather than  he does on the turf so he must have a good chance even with top weight. He also has the assistance of Paul Hanagan in the saddle, no jockey will be trying to harder to win than him except possibly Richard Hughes! He rode him last time out at Goodwood where he was disappointing. The ground didn't suit him that day, it was very tacky and he didn't handle it all. Let's hope he can bounce back to form on the polytrack. Hanagan hopes to hit the mark on Marksbury Monday, November 01, 2010 MARKSBURY is hoping to provide title chasing Paul Hanagan with a winner at Kempton tomorrow. His agent rang for the ride so you would have to take that as a positive and she must have a good chance. She runs in a mile median auction maiden and it is not the strongest race on paper. She is in good form and  has run well over the same course and distance before. Possibly the 9 furlongs last time out at Wolverhampton was too far so a mile with one bend will hopefully be ideal for her. She is a straightforward filly and can hopefully run well. Go Set Go ready for debut Wednesday, October 27, 2010 GO SET GO makes his racecourse debut in a 1 mile 6 furlong National Hunt flat race at Fontwell tomorrow. He has schooled well over hurdles but as he hasn't previously run on the flat it seemed a good starting point for him. There are only 10 runners and all are making their racecourse debut. GO SET GO has been shaping up quite nicely at home so hopefully he can run a nice race. His next run will probably be over hurdles depending on how he shapes up tomorrow. Viking Rose Returns to Kempton Sunday, October 24, 2010 VIKING ROSE returns to Kempton in a 1 mile fillies maiden. She ran well in a 7 furlong maiden first time out. She finished 5th that day and showed a very pleasing attitude to racing. She has progressed well from that run and has an each way chance tomorrow. Tiger Star to go one better Wednesday, October 20, 2010 TIGER STAR has finished 3rd and 2nd in his last two runs, hopefully he can go one better tomorrow evening at Kempton. He is back on the course and distance he was 2nd over last time out and he has a good draw. He will also have blinkers on again. This is a bit of a gamble as he had them on for his first ever run a racectrack and ran a bit free that day. He seems more settled at the races now and he works well in them at home so hopefully they can help him to find an extra length or two tomorrow. He goes there in good form and looks a stronger horse now. Wester Ross back on the level Tuesday, October 12, 2010 WESTER ROSS runs on the polytrack at Lingfield tomorrow. He was only just beaten on this surface at Kempton recently so if he can act around Lingfield as effectively he must have a good chance. The slight question mark is that  Lingfield might not suit him or his style of running as much. He needs to be up with the pace and Lingfield tends to be more suited to horses that come from behind. He will not be ridden any differently tomorrow though, he will be allowed to use his stride and can hopefully put that to good effect. Chance for Tiger Star to shine Monday, October 11, 2010 TIGER STAR has a definite chance at Kempton this afternoon in a 7 furlong handicap. He didn't seem inconvenienced by the drop back in trip at Wolverhampton last time out when he was third and was a bit unlucky. He has finished second on this course and over this distance as a 2 year old so the track and trip should be in his favour. This is a good opportuntiy for him to finally get his head in front, he certainly has the ability to win a race of this type. Iron Condor to strike again Friday, October 08, 2010 IRON CONDOR and KARKY SCHULTZ, both owned by Harold Nass, head for Goodwood on Sunday. IRON CONDOR is attempting to follow up his recent all weather Kempton win. The race is over the same distance and he runs off only a 1 pound higher handicap mark as he has a different rating on the turf to the all weather. There is no reason why he should not be as effective on the turf as he has been placed but just hasn't had the best of luck. He will have title chasing jockey, Paul Hanagan, on board so will get every assistance from the saddle.  It does look a competitive race but he must have a great chance. James is hoping the ground will be good as this will be ideal for him.   KARKY SCHULTZ runs in the 2 mile handicap for jump jockeys, Felix de Giles rides him. He needed his first run at Yarmouth recently and the ground was very testing that day. He will definitely strip fitter this time. There is a question mark as to whether he stays 2 miles on the flat. He gets this trip over hurdles but does not stay a yard further. It will be a nice day out for the owner to have 2 runners and to go home with a winner or 2 would be a great thrill. Yearling Sales Wednesday, October 06, 2010 The Yearling Sales are taking place here in Newmarket with Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearlings selling this week.  Yearlings from Books 2 and 3 sell next week from Monday 11 October to Saturday 16 October.  There are over 1,500 yearlings catalogued and therefore there will be plenty of choice and, I am sure, value to be had!  I will be attending the sales next week and plan to buy several yearlings for existing owners.  If I can be of any help to anyone else, please do not hesitate to contact me either on my mobile or by e-mail.  My contact details are on this website. Doyenne Dream chance at Huntingdon Saturday, October 02, 2010 DOYENNE DREAM runs in the juvenile hurdle at Huntingdon tomorrow. She got her jumping together last time out but found herself a bit too far out of her ground and had to come from along way back. Hopefully she can be a bit closer to the pace this time. She has been working well at home so goes there in good form. Now she has got her jumping together she must be in with a chance tomorrow. STORMING REDD will have his stamine tested at Warwick on Monday. He runs in a 1 mile 7 furlong handicap, the trip should suit him well. He does need cut in the ground which he will definitely get but whether he will handle heavy ground is a different matter. He ran well over 12 furlongs last time out at Folkestone and he looked that day as if he would appreciate a longer trip. It is a competitive race but he has been working well at home and is an interesting runner. He will be prepared for a jumping campaign after this race. Good draw for Tiger Star tomorrow Thursday, September 30, 2010 TIGER STAR runs at Wolverhampton tomorrow evening in a 7 furlong handicap and is well drawn in stall 1. Richard Hughes, who rode him last time at Sandown, suggested dropping back in trip. He said it was worth a chance as he travelled very well with him in his last race but found nothing in the closing stages. If Richard Hughes is right then TIGER STAR could spring a surprise tomorrow. Geneva Geyser geared up for Newbury Monday, September 27, 2010 GENEVA GEYSER has come out of his last race at Yarmouth very well so heads for Newbury tomorrow on a 2 pound lower mark. He ran a decent race last time out on soft ground and it was the first time he has run on a soft surface. He seemed to handle it Ok so shouldn't be inconvenienced by good/soft ground tomorrow. They have no more rain forecast between now and then so hopefully the ground should remain that way. He is drawn 17 0f 17 which is not ideal for a front runner but hopefully he can stay wide down the back straight and creep over to the rail before they reach the bend.  As he is now back on a more reasonable handicap mark he should have a chance tomorrow. VIKING ROSE makes her racecourse debut at Kempton on Wednesday evening in a 2 year old fillies maiden over 7 furlongs. She is a half sister to ORCADIAN and TIGER STAR, by Norse Dancer. She has worked quite nicely at home but it looks a red hot maiden. It is an ideal place to start her off and hopefully she can run a nice race. She is still a bit green at home but has some ability and needs to get on the track to learn what racing is all about. All the 2 year olds have been a backward this year so it is hard to make a judgement on them. It will be interesting to see how VIKING ROSE runs to get a line to the rest of the 2 year olds. Wester Ross returns to hurdling Friday, September 24, 2010 WESTER ROSS returns to hurdling at Market Rasen tomorrow. He runs in a handicap hurdle over 2 mile 3 furlongs, they have divided the race and there are 10 runners in his division. He ran very well on the flat recently after his summer break so hopefully that has put him spot on for his return to hurdles. He seems in good form and James thinks that the trip should suit him especially if the ground is decent. It was good/firm this morning but they were due a bit more rain so if it ends up being good ground it should be ideal for him. Iron Condor Follows the Money Thursday, September 23, 2010 IRON CONDOR won narrowly but well at Kempton last night in a mile and a half handicap.  His all-weather form had looked very solid and so it proved.  He had some luck in running, which he hasn't always had, but essentially came with a very strong run up the inside in the straight and put his head down and ran all the way to the line.  This was a very timely win for both the yard and his owner/breeder Harold Nass.   IRON CONDOR's elder half-brother, AT THE MONEY, was sadly retired from racing on Monday.  AT THE MONEY has been a stable stalwart for the last 5 years and he will be sorely missed.  He may not have been a Group Race contender but we have had no braver horse through the yard in the last 20 years.  He gave us all some great days both on the flat and over hurdles. Iron Condor returns to Kempton Monday, September 20, 2010 IRON CONDOR returns to Kempton on Wednesday, he was second there 2 runs ago so hopefully he can go one better this time. His last run at this track was over 11 furlongs, this race is over a furlong further which should be a good trip for him. He has finished second over this distance before. It does look a trappy handicap but the horse is in good form and if he gets a bit of luck in running he is capable of winning. He is drawn 10 of 14 which should be a good draw for him. South African Gold under the lights Thursday, September 16, 2010 SOUTH AFRICAN GOLD runs at Wolverhampton under the lights on Saturday evening in the 8.50pm race. He is stepping up in trip to 8 1/2 furlongs which should suit him. He was third last time out at Lingfield and looked then as if he was crying out for an extra furlong. He has had a wind operation which seems to have been successful, he has come out of his last race well and is in good form at home. He has a handy draw, 6 of 13, so is bang in the middle. Hopefully this will enable him to tuck in behind the leaders and if can finish as well as he did at Lingfield he should be thereabouts this time. Karky Schultz back from summer break Monday, September 13, 2010 KARKY SCHULTZ returns to the track at Yarmouth tomorrow after a summer break. His stable companion WESTER ROSS ran very well recently after a similar holiday so hopefully KARKY SCHULTZ can run well too. The track, race and ground are ideal for him, he may be just short of peak fitness but hopefully his toughness will see him through. He is in good form so should run very well. GENEVA GEYSER also heads for Yarmouth on Wednesday.There are only 8 runners and it should be his type of race. All his best form has been on similar tracks to Yarmouth, left handed, flat and with a long finishing straight. The going is currently good to soft which is unknown territoty for him as he has been seen at his best on fast ground. If there is no more rain the ground should become good which should be fine. His last run was a complete waste of time as he cut his own throat with another front runner, this should not happen on Wednesday. He will need to be at the topoif his game to win though as he is running off a mark of 88 and his highest winning mark to date is 84. He seems in good form at home. TIGER STAR returns to Sandown on Wednesday over 10 furlongs, he has run well there before. His last run was very diappointing but different tactics will be empolyed this time. He will also have the assistance of Richard Hughes in the saddle who should suit him well. On his homework he is more than capable of winning off a mark of 70. Crashed ! Saturday, September 04, 2010 Due to reasons beyond our control, that we do not pretend to understand, the website has been "down" since last Saturday. Many apologies for any inconvenience.   I am delighted to report that the runners during the week have all performed with credit.   STORMING REDD ran a very brave race at Folkestone on Tuesday. This was his first run in a handicap and first run over 1m4f. The pace that they run handicap races at surprised him and he was under pressure all the way but , to his credit, stuck to his task  very gamely and stayed on from the back to be "nearest at finish". Jockey Tom McLaughlin gave him a great ride and STORMING REDD learnt a lot but at the same time has come out of the race very well. He will stay at least 1m6f and quite probably further.   SOUTH AFRICAN GOLD finished third over 7 furlongs at Lingfield on Wednesday.  This was particularly pleasing as it was his first run since having a wind operation.  His return to form shows that the operation has been a success.  He might appreciate a step up to one mile and we will stick to the polytrack for the moment.   MARKSBURY finished fifth in a 1m1/2f maiden at Wolverhampton.  She had certainly sharpened up for her run over 7 furlongs at Kempton where she was outpaced for much of the race.  On Thursday she showed plenty of early speed, possibly a bit too much, but on form has progressed from her Kempton run.  She might prove best over a mile at Kempton round one bend rather than the two at Wolverhampton.    WESTER ROSS ran a great race in defeat at Kempton last night.  He was beaten only 1/2 length over 2 miles after a break of over 4 months.  This was his first run on the polytrack and it suited him although his next run could easily be back over hurdles, at Marken Rasen, later in the month.  His liking for polytrack will give us options in the middle of winter when the ground is very soft which probably does not suit him.  He has taken the race very well.  He also was given a very good ride by Joe Fanning. Doyenne Dream to Emulate Pochard Saturday, September 04, 2010 DOYENNE DREAM heads to Fontwell in Sussex tomorrow for her second run over hurdles.  In spite of jumping markedly to her right at Hereford there were many positives to be drawn from her first run.  It was asking a lot of her to attempt to make the running first time out over hurdles at Hereford.  She has always schooled well at home and I am hopeful that she will put up a more polished display of jumping if ridden differently to Hereford.  We still might find that she will be better on a right-handed track but as all the juvenile hurdles over the next few weeks are left-handed, we have decided to run at Fontwell and see how she performs.  In herself she has taken her first run over timber very well and has been training well at home.    Our only previous runner at Fontwell was POCHARD, also a filly, who began her hat-trick winning sequence at Fontwell a couple of years ago. Tiger Star to light up Salisbury Thursday, August 19, 2010 TIGER STAR faces 7 rivals at Salisbury tomorrow evening and it is a competitive race but he is in good heart and should run a decent race. It will be his first time over 12 furlongs on the turf and hopefully the ground will be ideal for him. It is good ground at the moment with 8mm forecast tonight which would make it very good ground. Hayley Turner will be on board and she rode him at Sandown where he ran well for her. GENEVA GEYSER is going for a big prize at Sandown on Saturday, James is hoping that they don't get any more rain there. He runs in a £50,00 handicap over 10 furlongs. He got in the race easily on a rating of 88 which signifies it is not the hottest race of this type, it maybe because there have been a few similar races recently. Sandown is a front runners track so it should suit him as long as he is as effective going right handed. All his wins have been on left handed tracks but he was only beaten a head at Windsor which is right handed. He won't necessarily make the running on Saturday and will be happy to sit second, Australia Day is a renowned frontrunner and it would be unwise to take him on. GENEVA GEYSER will have to be at his best to win on Saturday as the highest rating he has won off is 84 and he is running on a 4 pound higher mark than this. He is in good form so hoping for the best. Doyenne Dream ready for dream start Tuesday, August 17, 2010 DOYENNE DREAM is all set to make her hurdling debut at Hereford tomorrow. She has schooled very well at home and seems to really enjoy it. She is the ideal type for jumping as she is a nice big long striding filly who stays well. There are only 8 runners and it looks a run of the mill race. The 2 horses with the best previous form in the race have form with TORRAN SOUND and on homework DOYENNE DREAM looks capable of beating them. One just hopes that her hurdling is not too novicey first time out but she has schooled every bit as well as TORRAN SOUND did before he won. She will be ridden by Felix de Giles who has a very good record riding for the yard. He has had 4 rides, 1 winner and the rest in the first 4. Let's hope he can keep improve his record further tomorrow. Iron Condor to go one better at Yarmouth Sunday, August 15, 2010 IRON CONDOR, second last time out at Kempton, has a good chance of going one better at Yarmouth tomorrow evening. The ground is good/soft at the moment which should suit him. His 2 below par performances before Kempton could have been due to the ground being too firm for him so hopefully he will appreciate the ease in the ground. He ran well when held up last time out and will be ridden by Seb Sanders again who rode him in that race. The horse is in good form at home so must have a good chance tomorrow. SINGIN' THE BLUES runs at the same meeting tomorrow. James is really hoping that the softer ground willl herald a resurgance in his form. He has not yet reproduced on the track what he has shown at home but has not had turf conditions in his favour so far this season. Torran Sound Wins in Wales Thursday, August 12, 2010 TORRAN SOUND gained a well-deserved win on the flat at Chepstow this evening.  He handled slightly easier ground very well and is looking versatile  in every sense.  He is now a winner on the flat and over hurdles before September of his 3 year old year.  He is amazingly tough and adaptable.  His next outing on a racecourse could be in a week's time at Stratford in a valuable juvenile hurdle.    MARKSBURY runs tomorrow night at Kempton in a 7 furlong maiden.  Her only other run at Goodwood earlier this year should be ignored as the horses were "all wrong" at the time. Torran Sound Revisits Chepstow Wednesday, August 11, 2010 TORRAN SOUND returns to Chepstow tomorrow to try to improve on his gallant third at Nottingham last time.  He runs in a maiden handicap over the marathon trip of 2 miles 2 furlongs.  The trip should not be a problem but the ground is interesting.  He has good form on fast ground but it has been a slight surprise how well he does handle fast conditions and gives every hope, at home, that he might enjoy some cut.  We shall find out tomorrow.  Luke Morris, who knows him well,  rides.  Torran Sound is set to carry 7st 12lbs.  Luke will do 7st 13lbs or 8st 0lbs. Singin' the Blues Returns Thursday, August 05, 2010 SINGIN' THE BLUES returns to the racecourse tomorrow at Lingfield.  He has been waiting for either soft ground or an opportunity on the polytrack.  Frustratingly he has been ballotted out of several all-weather races but he has been found a suitable opportunity over 7 furlongs at Lingfield tomorrow.  He has worked well at home on the polytrack.  He did not enjoy his only try on the fibresand at Southwell and he does need soft ground on the turf.  Therefore we are hopeful that he can bounce back to the form he has been showing at home in his first start for 106 days.  He is running in visors for the first time with a view to sharpening him up early on in the race as he can be a little slow into his stride.  Micky Fenton takes the ride. Two Runners at Kempton Tuesday, August 03, 2010 STORMING REDD runs in the mile maiden at Kempton tomorrow night.  There are fourteen runners and he is well drawn right in the middle in stall 7.  He has been working well at home and is running on the polytrack as he showed at Yarmouth in the Spring that he does not like the ground quicker than good.  He had a good long break after Yarmouth as the horses proved subsequently to be all wrong at the time that he ran there.  He has been allowed plenty of time to recover.  He is working well but whether he is quite good enough to win what looks to be a good class maiden we shall find out tomorrow.  Seb Sanders rides both our runners at Kempton.      IRON CONDOR runs in the one mile three furlong handicap.  There are 12 runners and again he is drawn right in the middle.  We intend to change the riding tactics with IRON CONDOR and have him held up if possible.  Although he is a very good-moving horse there is a suspicion that he also would like some cut in the ground hence the decision to give him a try on the polytrack.  He too is working well at home and can bounce back to form if the change of riding tactics work out well for him and Seb Sanders. Torran Sound back on the level Wednesday, July 28, 2010 TORRAN SOUND reverts to the flat at Nottingham tomorrow. The longer races for 3 year olds only have just started and the trip of 2 miles should be ideal for him. He will be the only runner in the field who has run over hurdles so is sure to get the trip. Although it is only 12 days since his last run over hurdles he has come out of the race very well and is in very good form at home. He will be ridden by Cathy Gannon tomorrow and he will be an interesting runner running over a suitable trip for the first time. The plan for him this autumn is to switch between the flat and over hurdles depending on where the best opportunties for him are. Torran runs a Sound race Sunday, July 18, 2010 TORRAN SOUND ran a brave race in defeat at Market Rasen yesterday finishing fourth. He did rather spoil his own chances by pulling too hard in the early stages of the race.  Probably the blinkers, which he has only ever worn to sharpen him up, need removing.  His jumping is very sound for a young horse and he stayed on well in the closing stages without being able to defy the 6 pound penalty for his win at the course last time.  He did show that he has a future jumping and in this sphere will stay further when the opportunity arises.  He remains capable of winning on the flat but probably will need 2 miles+ to be at his best. Torran Sound to defy penalty Friday, July 16, 2010 TORRAN SOUND returns to Market Rasen tomorrow but has to defy a 6lb penalty from his previous win there. He faces 14 opponents and is the only previous winner in the race so must have a good chance of recording another victory. It is a £7000 race which is a much better prize than he would be running for on the flat. Felix de Giles, who rode him last time, will be in the saddle. Geneva Geyser Gallant in Defeat Tuesday, July 06, 2010 GENEVA GEYSER ran a great race in defeat last night at Windsor.  He was beaten a short head by Abergavenny, an unexposed 3 year old of Mark Johnston's.  GENEVA GEYSER was giving the winner a stone and 5 pounds and he only just failed to give the weight away.  He possibly was slightly caught out by the configuration of the racecourse at Windsor.  He seemed to get a little bit lost when crossing the intersection both times and on a normally configured track, with a rail to follow all the way, he might well have prevailed.  It is great to see him back to form and credit is due to all involved with him  He not only ran a fine race but he also won the "best turned out" prize when running exactly 48 hours after winning at Nottingham. Scottish Star runs at July meeting Monday, July 05, 2010 SCOTTISH STAR is to make the short journey to the Newmarket July Racecourse on Wednesday to run in a 7 furlong maiden at the main July meeting. He ran well at Kempton on his racecourse debut as he got severely bumped coming out of the stalls and ended up being too far back but he finished well and showed a good attitude.  Historically it is a hot maiden but he is a nice horse and won't be disgraced. If he gets a better run and handles the ground you could see him running into a place. James sees him as a horse with a future. GENEVA GEYSER is making a quick reappearance at Windosr tonight. He had a relaxing Sunday, 2 sessions out in the pen, and went for a trot this morning, he seems fresh and well so there seems little to lose. Having won by 5 lengths on Saturday the handicapper is bound to give him a hefty rise in the weights so it is worth trying to win again with a penalty. He does have to give away lumps of weight to the only 3 year old in the race, Abergavenny, but he was giving weight away on Saturday too. There are only 6 runners and quick ground, both key factors for him. Although there are no other confirmed front runners in the race they might not give him such a soft lead tonight  but his regular jockey Micky Fenton is on board again and really knows how to get the best out of this horse. Geneva Geyser Steams To Victory Sunday, July 04, 2010 GENEVA GEYSER  bounced back to form in emphatic fashion at Nottingham last night.  His regular jockey, Micky Fenton, gave him a great front-running ride and showed why they were successful together, three times, last year employing the same tactics.  Geneva Geyser's win was the second leg of a fantastic across the card double for owner Jeff Smith whose admirable mare, Barshiba, won the Group 2 Lancashire Oaks earlier in the day. Well done to all concerned.  Geneva Geyser could re-appear quickly, under a penalty, at Windsor tomorrow evening.  James will decide in the morning but Geneva Geyser appeared fresh and well, out in the pen, this morning. His win is further evidence that Park Lodge Stables is returning to form. Conditions favour Geneva Geyser Thursday, July 01, 2010 GENEVA GEYSER has all conditions in his favour on Saturday evening at Nottingham so hopefully he can bounce back to form. His form so far this year can be ignored, the horses definitely weren't right when he ran last time. There are only 9 runners on saturday which suits him as he has to go in the stalls first and it means he shouldn't have to wait in the stalls too long. He is prone to missing the break when he is the stalls for any length of time. He is back racing over 10 furlongs , a distance he has won 3 times previously and he loves fast ground. He did all his winning last season on fast ground and on similar tracks to Nottingham. James is very hopeful that, with everything seeming right for GENEVA GEYSER, he will run a big race on Saturday. Tiger Star tackles longer trip Sunday, June 27, 2010 TIGER STAR steps up to 12 furlongs for the first time at Wolverhampton tomorrow.He ran a nice race over 10 furlongs at sandown last time out and looked then as if a longer trip would suit him. His pedigree also suggests that he should stay further. It will be his first run at Wolverhampton but ran well on the polytrack at Kempton last year as a 2 year old, finishing second so the surface shouldn't be a problem. It is just a question of whether the tight track will suit him. He is not suited to the current fast ground on turf so this race is his only option at the moment. The horses seem to be coming right now and TIGER STAR is in good form at home. It does look a competitive handicap for the all weather but hopefully he can run  a nice race. Birthday winner! Friday, June 25, 2010 TORRAN SOUND provided owner Charlie Curtis with a perfect birthday present by winning on his hurdling debut at Market Rasen this afternoon. The winner came as a huge relief to the Park Lodge team as the horses have been under a cloud so it shows they are coming back to form. TORRAN SOUND will continue a hurdling campaign for the moment. He obviously acts on fast ground and there are greater opportiunities for him over hurdles than on the flat at the moment. He will revert to the flat at some stage but not until there are some suitable staying races for him. The horse was originally bought as a dual purpose prospect so he has achieved half that and can hopefully win on the flat at some stage in the future. Hurdling debut for Torran Sound Thursday, June 24, 2010 TORRAN SOUND is one of 15 runners in the juvenile hurdle race at Market Rasen tomorrow. This will be his first run over hurdles, along with the majority of the other runners, so it is an inexperinced field. TORRAN SOUND has taken well to jumping, he has schooled well at home. He liked fast ground on the flat so the going tomorrow shouldn't pose a problem. It is given as good/firm but has been watered well.  Felix de Giles takes the ride. Step down in trip for Iron Condor Wednesday, June 23, 2010 IRON CONDOR runs over 11 furlongs at Warwick tomorrow afternoon. He ran well over 12 furlongs first time out this season and then was stepped up to 1 3/4 miles and didn't appear to stay this far at this stage of his career. James has decided to drop him back in trip this time which should suit him. He has a good draw and is an ideal front running type of horse so the plan will be to make plenty of use of him tomorrow. He seems well at home so it will be interesting to see how he runs. Scottish Star to set the ball rolling Monday, June 21, 2010 SCOTTISH STAR will be the yard's first 2 year old runner of the season on Wednesday night at Kempton. He will also be the first runner from the yard for a few weeks. The horses have been under a slight cloud but are hopefully through that now. SCOTTISH STAR was working nicely before the yard's enforced break and James was hoping to get a run into him before Ascot. He is a nice horse and the 7 furlongs should suit him well. He seems pretty professional at home and has a reasonable draw in stall 9 of 14. It would be a welcome boost to the yard if he could run a decent race on Wednesday. South African Gold runs at local track Wednesday, June 16, 2010 SOUTH AFRICAN GOLD makes the short journey to Newmarket racecourse on Friday evening. He runs in a mile handicap and will be aided by a pair of blinkers. His work at home is better than he has so far shown on the racecourse so James Eustace is hoping the blinkers will have a positive effect on his performance. All his form to date has been  on the polytrack and he is Amercian bred so it is possible that he he is best suited by the artificial tracks. William Carson takes the ride on Friday and although he has not ridden him in his previous races he rode him at home quite alot last year so is well aquainted with the horse. Torran Sound travels to Chepstow tomorrow Monday, May 24, 2010 TORRAN SOUND is running at Chepstow tomorrow in a 12 furlong handicap. He is wearing blinkers for the first time, purely because he had a bit for trouble going the early pace over this trip last time out, hopefully the headgear will get him too travel better in the early stages and he wil be able to be ridden more prominently. He ran well over the same trip at Beverley last time out and got the trip well. The ground was quick that day so fast ground tomorrow should not present a problem. RESET makes his racecourse debut in a seller over a mile at Lingfield tomorrow. James Eustace will see how he runs and decide his future from there. One or two of the horses have run below par lately so there may be a scarcity of runners over the next fortnight or so. Some tests will be done on the horses to see if there is any likely explanation for this. Geneva Geyser well drawn at Chester Friday, May 21, 2010 GENEVA GEYSER drops back in trip to 10 furlongs tomorrow at Chester and has the advantage of a good draw in 2. He was tried over 12 furlongs at York last time out and he didn't appear to quite get home. He also didn't seem to like the change in tactics. He will be wearing blinkers tomorrow purely as a help to get him to break more quickly from the stalls. He does not like the stalls very much and can be slowly away. The fact that there are only 10 runners should help him as he shouldn't have to be standing in the stalls too long. It will be important to make use of such a good draw at Chester. Unfortunately Micky Fenton ,who knows him so well, is unavailable tomorrow but Stephen Craine should be a more than able substitute. He is a good horseman and should suit the horse. GENEVA GEYSER has come out of the York race well, the ground should suit him, so if he breaks well he should run a big race. He ran better than the form suggests at York last time out as he ran well until the final furlong and was eased when beaten. Double handed at sandown tomorrow evening Wednesday, May 19, 2010 James Eustace saddles 2 runners at Sandown tomorrow evening and they would both have a chance. IRON CONDOR runs in the 14 furlong handicap and he should get the trip. He appeared not to stay last time out but ruined his chances that day by pulling too hard. He will make the running this time if necessary rather than trying to restrain him. If he settles well it looks the right race for him but it is a competitive contest. He is a big galloping horse whose future very much lies over fences. TIGER STAR takes his chance in the 10 furlong handicap. There were a number of options for him across the country but he goes to Sandown for the best ground. Again it looks a competitve race but he has plenty of ability. He is still a bit on the green side and 10 furlongs would be his minimum trip but he will be ridden prominently and can hopefully run a nice race. South African Gold back on turf Monday, May 17, 2010 SOUTH AFRICAN GOLD runs at Nottingham tomorrow in a 6 furlong handicap. He ran quite well on the all weather over the winter and was then given a break to come back for the turf season. He will like the ground and has been working nicely at home. He is drawn high which should be a good draw at Nottingham on the sprint course. His ideal trip is still a bit unknown. he is stepping back in trip tomorrow as he has always shown plenty of speed at home. He ran quite well over 9 furlongs last time out but didn't quite get home that day. He will be an interesting runner over this trip on the turf. On Wednesday MARKSBURY makes her racecourse debut in a 3 year old fillies maiden at Goodwood. She has been working quite nicely at home but it looks a competitive race of its type. Hopefully she will aquit herself well and connections will learn a bit more about her from the race. 5 opponents for Doyenne Dream tomorrow Thursday, May 13, 2010 DOYENNE DREAM runs at Newmarket tomorrow in a 12 furlong fillies maiden and there are only 6 runners. Some of the big yards are represented so it is likely one or two will be too strong for her but if she gets placed she will have run well. She ran a very promising race at Yarmouth first time out this season, finishing second. Admittedly the winner won very easily so it is hard to know how valid the form is. That was over 10 furlongs and the step up in trip should suit her. The ground was good/firm at Yarmouth so the going tomorrow shouldn't worry her. The track should suit her too as she is a big long striding filly as long as she can handle the dip. She is a well balanced individual so hopefully it won't inconvenience her. She has come on from her first run so she should run well. Plans for the other horses entered this week have been disrupted by the continous dry spell. They need some rain before they will run. Storming Redd heads for Yarmouth Monday, May 10, 2010 STORMING REDD ran very well on his racecourse debut at Folkestone and can step up on that performance at Yarmouth tomorrow. There is a slight worry that it is only 12 days since his first run but he has come out that race very well and this is an ideal race for him. He should run well but there could be 1 or 2 too good for him on past form. James Eustace was very pleased with the way he took his first race and sees him as a horse with a future. He ran well over the same trip last time but may appreciate further in time. TORRAN SOUND makes his handicap debut at Beverely tomorrow over 12 furlongs. It is a big step up in trip for him so it is a bit of a gamble, let's hope it works. He has been a tricky horse in the past as he wouldn't come out of the stalls last year! He also spent alot of the time riderless on the Heath. He did run at the end of last year and has not done anything wrong on the racecourse since then. On pedigree he should stay so let's hope he shows that tomorrow. His future is planned to be as a dual purpose horse.  GENEVA GEYSER makes his seasonal debut at York on Wednesday. He was gelded over ther winter and has done really well from 3 to 4 years. He will hopefully be a more straightforward horse this year. His winning form last year was over 10 furlongs but his best run was over 12 furlongs at Thirsk. He is running over the longer trip on Wednesday. Last year he liked to make the running but hopefully this year he will be more flexible in how he is ridden. He should run a decent race but he does have to carry top weight and has not had the benefit of a prevous run this season. Iron Condor Follows In Brothers Footsteps Thursday, May 06, 2010 Iron Condor bids to win the same race at Nottingham tomorrow that his half-brother, At The Money, won in 2006.  The step up in trip, to one and three-quarter miles, will suit him well and he ran a most encouraging race at Pontefract over one and a half miles, on his first run of the season, last time out. Iron Condor shows at least as much potential as At The Money at the same age, if he proves to be half as tough his owner/breeder, Harold Nass, and his partners are in for a lot of fun in the future. Karky Schultz back over hurdles today Friday, April 30, 2010 KARKY SCHULTZ runs over hurdles at Bangor this evening. They have watered the track to keep the ground good and with the chance of rain today the ground should be fine for him. He won on the flat 18 days ago so is still in good form, he is such a tough horse and  is extremely well at home. It looks a competitive race on paper but the recent form of some of the main contenders is not so good so he should have a decent chance. He will be joining Wester Ross on a summer holoiday soon but will keep going while he is still in good form and with the prospect of some soft ground. It was a last minute decision to run STORMING REDD at Folkestone yesterday so he was omitted from the website. When there were only 2 horses declared and the race was re opened James Eustace decided to let him take his chance. He ran a very encouraging race to finish second, a very promising performance as this was his first start. DOYENNE DREAM also ran a promising race, finishing second at Yarmouth on Tuesday. The middle distance 3 year olds look a nice bunch as they have now recorded 3 seconds, they can hopefully convert these to winners as the season progresses. Doyenne Dream heads for Yarmouth Monday, April 26, 2010 DOYENNE DREAM has her first run of the season at Yarmouth tomorrow. She runs in a median auction maiden over 10 furlongs and there are only 7 runners. The big yards of Stoute and Cecil look to hold the key to this race but she has been working quite nicely at home . She is a nice big lopng striding filly and has progressed since last year. It was a struggle to get her to the racecourse last season and she did have one run on soft ground on the same course. The ground didn't really help her that day as she got very tired on it. She is a different filly this year and being a half sister to Ruby Wine she is entitled to be a nice middle distance performer. She will hopefully run a nice race and show some promise for the future. She looks ready for her first run. Southwell for Singin' The Blues Wednesday, April 21, 2010 SINGIN' THE BLUES runs on the fibresand at Southwell tomorrow evening in a 7 furlong median auction maiden.He is a soft ground horse but with the weather set fair there is no prospect of ground too his liking imminently so the all weather is the best option. He has a stiff task on ratings at the weights but the step up in trip to 7 furlongs should be in his favour and the fibresand might suit him well. He has come out of his last race well so he should run a decent race. The 3 year olds have been running well recently. IRON CONDOR ran really well at Pontefract on Monday, finishing a good second. The first 2 drew well clear of the other runners. He ran a bit fresh and was a bit keen so should improve for the run. He will also appreciate even further. TIGER STAR ran a promising race at Nottingham on Saturday. He looks as if he will also be suited by a step in trip. Both these horses look like nice staying handicappers for the future. Tiger Star has chance to shine Friday, April 16, 2010 TIGER STAR has his first run of the season at Nottingham tomorrrow in a 10 furlong median auction maiden. He has been working nicely at home and should run a decent race tomorrow and has a good chance of winning. He is still fairly immature though and should keep improving as the season goes on. There is a slight worry that the ground could be a bit on the fast side for him. He is half brother to Rapscallion and Orcadian who both showed their best form on soft ground. He is an interesting runner and is hopefully a horse to follow this season. WESTER ROSS also has a good chance on Sunday at Stratford. The handicapper, rather annoyingly, put him up 3 pounds for his recent second but he will be ridden by Alex Merriam who still claims 3 pounds. He has got top weight but he is a big horse and is well capable of carrying it. The track and the ground, which is being watered, should suit him.  IRON CONDOR heads for Pontefract on Monday. He runs in a 12 furlong 3 year old handicap. He is a half brother to At The Money so stamina will not be a problem and the track should also suit him. The ground is a slight unknown but he is a good actioned horse so will hopefully be not as ground dependant as At The Money was. Versatile Karky Schultz records first turf win Tuesday, April 13, 2010 KARKY SCHULTZ became the yard's first winner of the flat season  and also recorded his first flat win on the turf. He has now won a hurdle race and flat race on the turf and has been schooled over fences so is aiming to win a chase to get his hat trick of wins. He has also won a flat race on the all weather so he is a very versatile horse. He was given a good ride yesterday by promising apprentice Lee Topliss and there is a chance they could be reunited in another apprentice race at Pontefract next week. The ground could be an issue though as it was quick enough for him yesterday so he will need some rain before next week for him to run there. First turf runners of new flat season Sunday, April 11, 2010 James Eustace saddles his first turf runners of the new flat season at Folkestone tomorrow. TORRAN SOUND runs in the 6 furlong maiden, there are 9 runners. He was also entered in the 7 furlong maiden race but it looked a stronger race. He may find the shorter trip a bit on the sharp side at this stage. KARKY SCHULTZ, fit from a hurdling campaign, runs in the 12 furlong apprentice handicap for apprentices who have not ridden more than 10 winners. His jockey, Lee Topliss, has ridden exactly 10 winners so he should have the best available assistance from the saddle. He should have a good chance as long as the ground does not dry out too much as he does like to get his toes in. SINGIN' THE BLUES heads for Yarmouth on Tuesday to contest the 6 furlong handicap. There are 9 runners and he is drawn well in 4. It looks a competitive race on paper as there are several with recent form which will have an obvious fintness advantage. He seems in good form at home but is likely to need this first run. Hopefully the trip won't be too short fo him as he appears to have sharpened up at home over the winter. Wester Ross chance at Huntingdon Sunday, April 04, 2010 WESTER ROSS runs in division 2 of the novice hurdle at Huntingdon tomorrow and on paper it looks the weaker of the 2 races. There is one other previous winner in it, Screaming Brave, who is a 4 year old so WESTER ROSS will have to give weight to him. Monetary Fund from the Nicky Henderson yard is a recruit from the flat and if he takes to hurdles would be a danger too. WESTER ROSS'S last run was over 2 1/2 miles and he didn't get the trip so the return to 2 miles should suit him. He also seems to like Huntingdon as he has finished twice there before to 2 good horses and if he doesn't meet anything of their calibre tomorrow he must have a big chance. The ground is currently good/soft, soft in places, which should be fine for him. WAR ARTIST Friday, April 02, 2010 WAR ARTIST and Chloe returned from Dubai on Monday. It was a long stint as they left for Dubai on 18 January but it was a successful one. He won the Al Shindagha Sprint (Group 3) and followed up by running a fine 4th in the $1,000,000 Al Quoz Sprint ( Group 3). Altogether he won over £100,000 during his campaign at Meydan. Therefore it is all the more difficult to report that his owner is sending him to France to be trained. It is absolutely his prerogative to do so and I respect that. WAR ARTIST has given us all at Park Lodge some immense moments over the last two and a half years and I think it is worth recording his racing performances from Park Lodge. Group 1 Ran 4 times: placed 2nd in The Golden Jubilee, Royal Ascot 2008, 3rd in The July Cup, Newmarket 2008 and 3rd in The Prix de L’Abbaye, Longchamp 2009. Unplaced in the Hong Kong Sprint 2009. Group 2 Ran twice: won The Goldene Peitsche, Baden Baden 2009, 2nd in The Duke of York Stakes, York 2008. Group 3 Ran 5 times: won The Petit Couvert, Longchamp 2009, won The Al Shindagha Sprint, Meydan 2010, 4th in The Al Quoz Sprint, Meydan 2010 and 4th in The Shadwell Stakes, Newbury 2009. Unplaced in The Mahab Al Shimaal, Meydan 2010. Listed Ran twice: 2nd in The Lady Wulfruna Stakes, Wolverhampton 2008, unplaced in The Abernant Stakes, Newmarket 2008. Other Ran once: 4th in The Susan Hulme Birthday Conditions Stakes, Doncaster 2009. I am immensely proud of WAR ARTIST’s achievements whilst he has been here at Park Lodge. He has only run two below par races in all that time; the Hong Kong Sprint which was arguably the hottest Group 1 sprint run last year and his second start in Dubai this year. These two races apart, he has been amazingly consistent for a sprinter and he has been a pleasure to train. I am also immensely proud of my team here at Park Lodge who have produced him to do so. Chloe Madgin has looked after him wonderfully and ridden him in all his work in the last two and a half years. He has been a huge part of her life and she will miss him greatly. Kathryn Scally, my Head Girl, and the rest of the team here in the yard have also contributed massively to his successes especially this winter which has been the worst for some years. They have worked harder than ever as we were effectively one person short all winter with Chloe away on her travels with WAR ARTIST. I thank them all. I also especially thank Tim Jones without whom we would never have had WAR ARTIST to train in the first place. He did not arrive with us by any normal route, he really was a “bolt from the blue” and we all have Tim to thank for that. Tim was also a pleasure to deal with in 2008 when he was WAR ARTIST’s Racing Manager. I know he will consider it a compliment when I say that he comes second only to the late, great Ron Sheather in my list of Racing Managers of Renown. It is a very short list. Tim has kept in touch and supported us and WAR ARTIST ever since. We have had a marvellous journey with WAR ARTIST and have been to places we would never have been without him. Thanks to him we have now trained Group winners in 4 different countries, in Europe and beyond. My only regret is that he failed to win a Group 1 in Europe but I think he showed that he is quite capable of doing so. It is sad that the adventure is over for the moment but we will now look to find the next “War Artist”. May be he or she is already standing in a box at Park Lodge. J.M.P.E. War Artist prepared for World Cup night Wednesday, March 24, 2010 WAR ARTIST seems in good form for his bid to win the Group 3 Al Quoz on World Cup night at Meydan this Saturday. The race is over a straight 6 furlongs on the turf which should really suit him. He ran a little below par in his last race and it seems he had a slight respiratory problem. He coughed a few times after the race and his blood was slightly wrong. He also lost quite alot of weight but he has put that back on now. 10 days ago James Eustace was rather pessimistic about his chances but he has really come back to himself now and can hopefully run a big race on Saturday. It is obviously a very competitive race and on ratings he comes out joint 5th. He has the advantage of already being a winner at Meydan and with a bit of luck in running he should be thereabouts. It is just great for all the connections of the horse to have a runner on this big night in Dubai. Having already won a race the trip has been worthwhile, to finish in the frame on Saturday would be the icing on the cake. Karky Schultz in good form for today Saturday, March 20, 2010 KARKY SCHULTZ still seems in good form after his good fourth at Newbury last time out. He runs today off the same handicap mark and in the same grade of race. The ground that day was very nearly good ground but today it should be good/soft which should suit him better. He has not been given any leaway by the handicapper and has to carry second top weight today but is not without a chance. The form of the Newbury race received a boost yesterday when the horse that was 8th won at Fakenham. Winter Fever chance at Wolverhampton Tuesday, March 09, 2010 WINTER FEVER has a good chance of returning to winning form at Wolverhampton on Thursday. After 2 unsuccessful runs at Lingfield he returns to Wolverhampton where he is a course winner. There are only 9 runners and he has a good draw in 3. The draw was againgst him last time out and the race did not go his way. It is a tight handicap but if has a bit of luck in running he has to be in with a shout. Wester Ross tries new trip Friday, March 05, 2010 WESTER ROSS is running in a 2 mile 5 furlong handicap hurdle at Newbury today, his first run over this extended trip. On his flat form you would think he would stay this far over hurdles but it is a step into the unknown. He has not run for a couple of months, purely because of the weather and the ground, but he can run well fresh. Hopefully he can run a decent race. KARKY SCHULTZ also runs at Newbury but at tomorrow's meeting. He runs over his usual trip of 2 miles. He seems to have come out of his last run at Uttoxeter well as he was not subjected to too hard a race once his chance had gone. There were too many frontrunners in the race that day and they all cut each other throats. Hopefully there won't be so many wanting to make the running tomorrow. The ground should be fine for him. WAR ARTIST was a bit disappointing finishing 5th in Dubai yesterday but he was only beaten 3 1/2 lengths and only just missed out on being 3rd. He was also carrying a penalty for his last win so was giving weight to all the other runners. He is now likely to be aimed at the Group 3 race over 6 furlongs on the turf, rather than the Group 1 race on the Tapeta surface, on March 27th. War Artist well drawn for Group 3 tomorrow Wednesday, March 03, 2010 WAR ARTIST aims to continue his winning ways in a Group 3 contest on the Tapeta surface in Dubai tomorrow. He is drawn in the middle in stall 7 which should be ideal for him. The main danger on paper is the Godolphin trained Desert Party who has not run since last year's Kentucky Derby so is likely to need this first run after a long break. It is also a considerable drop back in trip for him. The reports from Chloe, who is looking after WAR ARTIST in Dubai, is that the horse is in good form. As long as he gets the run of the race he must have every chance. The race is being run at 4.15pm UK time. Karky Returns to Scene of Triumph Friday, February 19, 2010 Karky Schultz returns to Uttoxeter tomorrow in the 2 mile handicap hurdle. Thanks to his courageous win there last time, he is a course and distance winner and the ground suits him well. Let us hope that racing goes ahead. There is an 8 o'clock inspection but the whole track has been covered and I hope the endeavours of all the staff at Uttoxeter are rewarded. Both Wester Ross and Karky Schultz have won at Uttoxeter this season giving us a 100% record at the track in recent years. Let us hope that Karky Schultz can keep up the good work tomorrow. He had a short break after his hard race there last time but seems fresh and well at home recently. Mark Bradburne takes the ride again. War Artist wins first battle in Dubai Friday, February 12, 2010 WAR ARTIST was expected to need his first run in Dubai but he won this Group 3 contest in good style. It was his first run on the Tapeta surface but he moved well on it and handled the bend well. James Eustace now has a pleasant dilemma of which race to go for on World Cup night. He was originally thinking that the 6 furlong Group 3 race on the straight turf course worth a mere$1 million would be his race but he is now tempted by the \$2 million Group1 contest run on the same track as last night. It was very exciting to see WAR ARTIST win his prep race in such good style as he is fully expected to improve for the run. He has really only just come to himself out there. His next race will be a conditions race on the turf over a straight 6 furlongs on March 5th. Hopefully how he runs in this race will help the trainer decide which pot of gold to aim for on World Cup night! War Artist warms up in Dubai Tuesday, February 09, 2010 WAR ARTIST is ready for his first run on the new track in Dubai on Thursday. There are 12 runners and he is drawn 7. The surface is obviously completely new to him and racing around a bend caught him out in Hong Kong but he is better drawn this time. Hopefully Olivier Peslier will be able to get him covered up early on in the race and produce him with a run once they hit the straight. The 2 runners to fear most are OUR GIANT and GAYEGO, trained by Mike de Kock and Godolphin respectively. This is very much a warm up race for WAR ARTIST for a race over 6 furlongs  on the straight turf track on March 5th. If he runs well then he could get a chance to run in the big sprint race on World Cup night. He will hopefully run well on Thursday but it all depends on how much he will need this race. WINTER FEVER returns to Lingfield on Saturday night to run in a very similar race to his last run when he was only beaten 1/2 length. He meets the winner that day on 1 pound better terms. It is a very tight handicap and it all depends on what pace they go, a faster pace will help his chances. If he gets some luck in running he is very capable of winning this contest. Karky Schultz battles to victory Monday, February 01, 2010 KARKY SCHULTZ battled his way to victory at Uttoxeter on Saturday despite an untidy jump at the final hurdle. He is such a tough and genuine horse and he thoroughly deserved this win after some solid performances this winter. It was great that his owners, Harold Nass and Robert Abel, were there to enjoy this victory. It was just reward for the patience they have shown. It looked as if James Eustace was going to have a double as WINTER FEVER finished a very close fourth in his race. He may make a quick reappearance at Wolverhampton on Thursday in a 9 furlong £11,000 guaranteed conditions race. There are only 10 entries and he seems to have come out of his race well so is very likely to take his chance there. There are only 3 horses in the yard in full training at the moment. The third horse is WESTER ROSS and he has an entry at Leicester on Wednesday. He seems in good form at home so he will probably run there providing the meeting gets the go ahead. There are no other suitable races for him for the next 2 weeks so he might take his chance whilst the horses are in such good form. 2 good chances tomorrow Friday, January 29, 2010 WINTER FEVER steps up to 10 furlongs at Lingfield tomorrow. When he won over 8 furlongs at Wolverhampton last time out he looked as if he would be suited by further and he has good form in South Africa over this distance. The track is an unknown factor but if he can handle the undulations of Lingfield and gets the trip he should have a good chance. It is a competitive handicap but he is in good form after his win and has only been put up 4 pounds by the handicapper. KHARKY SCHULTZ heads for Uttoxeter over hurdles but there is an inspection in the morning. They are worried about frost but seem optimistic about racing going ahead. The race has cut up and there are only 9 declared runners. The one to beat is Novikov who he has beaten before but is now on worse terms with him at the weights. He will like the ground as it will be very soft and he certainly deserves to win over hurdles. He keeps running good races and consequently keeps going up in the weights for his efforts.   James Eustace has just arrived back from Dubai having supervised WAR ARTIST'S first bit of work at the new Dubai Racecourse, Meydan. He was very impressed by the new course and it was great to have been there for the opening. WAR ARTIST worked well on the new artificial surface yesterday morning and his first race will be on Feb 11th on the same surface. This is very much a stepping stone for 2 more important races on the straight turf track in March. He will work once more before the race but is likely to need this first run. Winter Fever provides first winner of the New Year Sunday, January 17, 2010 WINTER FEVER defied his odds of 28-1 to win the feature race at Wolverhampton last Friday. James Eustace had stated beforehand that he was unlucky in his last run and he showed his true form this time. His next run could be at Lingfield on January 30th. SOUTH AFRICAN GOLD was going to run in a maiden race at Wolverhampton Tuesday but has been re routed to the same track tomorrow. James Eustace spotted that there were very few horses being declared for the 9 furlong handicap there and he faces 3 opponents. He has always worked well at home and ran well last time out  to finish fourth. He seems to be improving withe every run so can hopefully run a nice race tomorrow. Winter Fever at Wolverhampton tomorrow Thursday, January 14, 2010 The rather topically named WINTER FEVER runs at Wolverhampton tomorrow evening. It would be very appropriate if he could win with a name like that during this particularly cold wintry period. He ran better than his finishing position suggests last time as he got tightened up badly on the rail and had no room. He would have finished alot closer with a clear run. He probably has a better chance than it looks on paper. He has had a run and James Eustace thinks he is fit enough but it has obviously been difficult to train them in the severe weather conditions. The slight unknown still is his trip but hopefully one will learn a bit more about him after tomorrow. Karky Schultz reverts to the flat tomorrow Sunday, January 10, 2010 As there is no sign of any jump racing resuming for a while, KARKY SCHULTZ is going to run in a 12 furlong handicap at Kempton tomorrow. He is a course winner and has been in good form over hurdles so he should run well. It is a competitive handicap but if he gets a bit of luck in running he should go close. It will be nice for everyone to have a runner again after so  much has been abandoned. The staff have done a great job keeping the horse going during these arctic conditions. Let's hope there is a thaw before too long. Karky Schultz good chance at Taunton today Wednesday, December 30, 2009 KARKY SCHULTZ makes the long journey to the West Country today but it looks an ideal race for him. He will like the track and the ground, all he needs is a bit of luck which, so far over hurdles, he hasn't had. Mark Bradbourne takes the ride who know him well. The horse is in good form at home so a big run is expected. Wester Ross at Kempton today Sunday, December 27, 2009 WESTER ROSS has his first run in a handicap at Kempton today. 2 miles on this track should suit him and the ground should be fine for him. He seems very well at home so it will be interesting to see how he runs. It is a competitive looking race but he is not without a chance. SOUTH AFRICAN GOLD  runs in a maiden at Wolverhampton tomorrow. His first 2 runs have been disappointing but he was injured after his first run so one can forgive him for his second run. He works much better at home than he has showed on the track so far. If he can run to his home form he could run well as it not the most competitive race on paper. A great Hong Kong experience Friday, December 18, 2009 WAR ARTIST ran disappointingly in Hong Kong but a great trip was had by all. It was an extremely competitive race, with 9 previous Group 1 winners running, it was conceivably the best sprint race run in the world this year. It appeared that WAR ARTIST did not handle racing round the bend and at this level you need everything in your favour. He is now home and appears to be fine so that is the main thing. It was a great experience for the team that went and they were all extremely well looked after. The facilities for the horses were first class and the grooms and everyone else connected with the horse had a great trip and enjoyed the whole experience. They all enjoyed being part of such a great event. Back to reality, WAR ARTIST'S galloping companion, WINTER FEVER, runs at Kempton on Sunday in a mile 85-100 rated handicap. He is a South African horse who came over to work with WAR ARTIST at home so this will be his first run in this country. He is running off a rating of 87 but has been rated higher than this in South Africa and Dubai. He has been working nicely at home so it will be interesting to see how he runs. War Artist on his way to Hong Kong Sunday, December 06, 2009 WAR ARTIST left Park Lodge Stables yesterday afternoon and should have arrived in Hong Kong 22 hours later. The first leg of the journey has gone well apparently so hopefully he will arrive in a healthy state. Big D is already there and has made preparations for his arrival. James and Gay Eustace are heading there tomorrow and the race is next Sunday. It is a very tough race but his preparation at home has gone very smoothly and he appears to be in as good a form at home as he has been all year. He worked well at Kempton 10 days ago. The trainer and the Park Lodge team have done all they can so one just hopes he takes the journey well and gets a bit of luck in running. The race is over 6 furlongs and the ground should be fast. These are his ideal conditions. The race is in a right handed track but he has won in South Africa round a right hand bend and he appeared to handle the Kempton track well. He is not a natural 5 furlong horse so he should step on his Abbaye form, going an extra furlong on fast ground. The anticipated fast early pace should play into his hands so fingers crossed for a big run. It would be a great Christmas present for the whole team if he can run a big race. We wish them all the best of luck. Karky Schultz returns to Sandown on Friday Tuesday, December 01, 2009 KARKY SCHULTZ runs at sandown on Friday in the same race he was third in last year. James Eustace was delighted with his comeback run at Market Rasen and is looking forward to seeing him run again. The 2 mile 3 furlong on very soft ground first time out this season just found him out but the race should have put him spot on for Friday. He is in very good form at home so should run well. LORD OF THE DANCE is having one more run at Kempton tomorrow evening before heading for Doncaster Sales next Monday. he is dropping back to 7 furlongs as the jockeys who have ridden him over a mile have said he travels well enough over a mile to drop back in trip. he will be wearing a visor instead of blinkers just as a change and should be thereabouts tomorrow. He has had a few quick races but he seems in good form at home and just needs a bit of luck in running. Two handed at Lingfield tomorrow Friday, November 27, 2009 James Eustace runs 2 horses in the 6 furlong maiden at Lingfield tomorrow. TORRAN SOUND ran a week ago at Kempton and was very green , he was outpaced in the early stages but once the penny dropped he ran on well in the closing stages. He should have benefited from that experience and be a bit sharper tomorrow. The important factor last week was that he behaved himself as he had given alot of trouble at home in the stalls. Hopefully he will do the same again tomorrow and run a nice race. He is more of a horse for next year. SOUTH AFRICAN GOLD is a more of a 2 year old type but has been off the track for a while. He came back from Windsor with a problem but is over that now and has been working nicely at home. He is the shaprpest of the 2 runners but may just need the run after his long lay off. War Artist gets Hong Kong invite Tuesday, November 24, 2009 It is great news that WAR ARTIST has been invited to run in the Hong Kong International Sprint at Sha Tin on December 13th. As part of his preparation he will be working before racing at Kempton tomorrow. The horse seems in great form so far so let's hope he can continue that way until he makes the big journey. James Eustace is hoping that Oliver Peslier will be able to take the ride in Hong Kong as he has struck up a good rapport with the horse. On Thursday at Kempton, TIGER STAR, a half brother to Orcadian by Tiger Hill, makes his racecourse debut in a 7 furlong maiden.The race has been divided and he has been drawn 2 of the 10 runners. He will be wearing blinkers for his first run which is slightly unusual but they are a quirky family and he is much better at home in them than without them. He has definitely got ability but may find 7 a bit on the sharp side for him. Unfortunately there were no suitable mile maidens on this track for him. He will be a nice horse for next year and may have another run this year depending on how he runs on Thursday. Lord of the Dance steps out again on Tuesday Sunday, November 22, 2009 LORD OF THE DANCE finished second at Kempton last night and is due to run again on Tuesday at Southwell. He has been declared to run in a mile amateur rider's handicap over a mile and Big D takes the ride. The track should suit him as he has sufficient speed to get a good position early on and the fibresand surface should suit him too as he prefers a bit of cut in the ground on the turf. If the race doesn't come too soon for him he could run very well. He will be wearing blinkers again. Gallant second for Wester Ross today Thursday, November 19, 2009 WESTER ROSS put up yet another good performance over hurdles today finishing second at Huntingdon to a class horse on the flat. WESTER ROSS is rated 42 pounds inferior to SERETH on the flat but over hurdles today was carrying 7 pounds more than him due to his winner's penalty. It was a fair effort to finish as close to him as he did. He certainly seems to be enjoying his hurdling and is giving his owner, Peter Hillman, some fun over the winter months. On Saturday at Kempton the flat string are in action. TORREN SOUND, a 2 year old gelding by Tobougg, makes his racecourse debut. He is potentially a nice horse for the future but has been very tricky in the stalls at home. Hopefully he will behave himself on Saturday and run a nice race. He will need further in time but James Eustace was keen to run him at Kempton first time out as it is the most straightforward of the all weather tracks. LORD OF THE DANCE runs at the same meeting in a mile handicap. He was third over this trip last week and has also been third at Kempton but over 7 furlongs. He will be wearing blinkers for the first time as he works better at home than he has so far shown in his races. Hopefully the headgear will have the desired effect and he will show a bit more on the track. If he does it will give him a very good chance. Wester Ross on the Hunt Wednesday, November 18, 2009 Wester Ross looks to continue his winning form in the first race at Huntingdon tomorrow, Thursday 19th October. The 2 mile novice race has been divided and Wester Ross' division looks the weaker of the two on paper. However being a novice hurdle there are plenty of unexposed types in the race. He has come out of his win at Uttoxeter very well and even with a 7 pound penalty he can run well tomorrow. Regular rider Mark Bradburne is on board again and gets on very well with the horse. First ride over hurdles for Big D tomorrow Wednesday, November 11, 2009 WESTER LODGE is to give James Eustace's son, Big D, his first ride over hurdles at Taunton tomorrow. WESTER LODGE has run over hurdles before but not for over two years. However he has been schooling well at home and has been in good form on the flat so will hopefully give Big D a good ride. We wish them both the best of luck. On Friday ROLEPLAY has a good chance of getting a well deserved win against her name at Wolverhampton. She hasn't had the luck of the draw this season and to be on the wide outside of 13 is not ideal but she is capable of winning a race of this grade. LORD OF THE DANCE is an intended runner at Wolverhampton on Saturday evening. He didn't stay 1 1/4 miles last time out but is back over a mile this time and must have a chance. Salden Licht chance on final day of turf season Thursday, November 05, 2009 SALDEN LICHT runs in the November Handicap at Doncaster on Saturday, the final big handicap of the turf season. He ran a really good trial at Newbury last time out and although he is stepping up to 12 furlongs for the first time, James Eustace does not feel this will be a problem. He has always felt the horse would be better over further and he will love the soft ground. The horse is really well at home and has come on from his Newbury run so should run a big race on Saturday. SINGIN' THE BLUES runs on the same day and on the same track in a 6 furlong maiden race. He has come on from his last run at Nottingham but is still a bit of a baby and has further improvement in him. It will be a nice track for him to gain further experience on and the ground should be fine for him. On Sunday KARKY SCHULTZ is set to make his seasonal debut over hurdles at Market Rasen. He is also entered at Sandown on Saturday but the ground is likely to be more to his liking on Sunday, he need soft ground. He has been given a proper break so he can have a proper campaign over hurdles this winter. In his last run over hurdles at Stratford he was fourth in a competitive handicap and it looks a less strong race on Sunday so he should run well. Conditions right for Wester Ross today Friday, October 30, 2009 The going at Uttoxeter today is genuinely good ground and should be ideal for Wester Ross. He has good form over hurdles and is in good heart at home so should be therabouts today. He seems to run better over hurdles than on the flat these days and he was second at Huntingdon to a highly rated horse in his last run over hurdles. Well deserved win for Wester Ross Friday, October 30, 2009 WESTER ROSS won nicely at Uttoxeter this afternoon. It was a well deserved win for the owner Peter Hillman as he has been incredibly patient with the horse and kept faith in him. WESTER ROSS will be campaigned mainly over jumps now. He looks capable of jumping fences one day but will be kept to hurdles for the time being. His handicap rating is likely to go up now so his next race is likely to be a novice hurdle where he will have to carry a penalty. WESTER LODGE ran another sound race at Wolverhampton this evening but found one too good. He finished a good second and is clearly still in good heart. Wester Lodge returns to Wolverhampton Wednesday, October 28, 2009 WESTER LODGE is returning to Wolverhampton on Friday evening where he was a close third last time out. The distance is also the same, 2 miles, so he must have a good chance. He meets the winner of that race again but will be on better terms with him at the weights. All he needs is a bit of luck in running to go very close. Doyenne Dream makes debut tomorrow Monday, October 26, 2009 DOYENNE DREAM,  a half-sister to the successful RUBY WINE, makes her racecourse debut at Yarmouth tomorrow. She is a nice big filly but will definitely be more of a 3 year old type. Whatever tomorrow she will be put away until next year after this run. It is nice to get her on the track this year but it is next year when she should really come into her own over a trip. She is by first season sire Doyen who's progeny are beginning to show some promise and should progress as 3 year olds. Salden Licht heads the weights at Newbury tomorrow Friday, October 23, 2009 SALDEN LICHT carries top weight in the 10 furlong handicap at Newbury tomorrow. He ran well over a mile at Salisbury last time out and the step up in trip should suit him. James Eustace was hoping for softer ground as the softer the better for him. At the moment the going is good but there is a chance of some further rain which would help his cause. On Monday TURKISH LOKUM runs at Kempton over 7 furlongs. if she runs as well as she has done in her last 2 races she would have a winning chance. The only slight reservation is that it is her first time on this track, all her previous all weather form as been at Wolverhampton. Her next engagement will be at the Horses In Training Sale in Newmarket on Thursday. Integria returns to Kempton Wednesday, October 21, 2009 INTEGRIA returns to a mile at Kempton tomorrow, he is a course and distance winner there so let's hope he can return to winning ways. He seems in good form at home so he should run well. The rain has come in time for IRON CONDOR. He runs in a mile nursery at Doncaster on Friday, it will be his first run in a handicap. It is a very hot race but the more rain that falls the better for him. He is drawn 19 of 20 which isn't the best in normal circumstances but if the ground deteriorates the stand side could be the place to be. He has been waiting for the ground for ages and is in very good form at home. Whatever happens on Fridat it will be his last run of the season. Lord of The Dance to step up at Windsor Sunday, October 18, 2009 LORD OF THE DANCE steps up in trip at Windsor tomorrow. He is running in a 10 furlong handicap and he has been running over 7 furlongs. Although he was third last time out over this trip he was a little disappointing and ran as if he would benefit from running over further. On his homework he does not look badly handicapped providing he stays. James Eustace is also hoping that the ground does not dry up too much as does need good ground or softer. 2 chances at Wolverhampton tomorrow Friday, October 16, 2009 GENEVA GEYSER runs in a 12 furlong handicap at Wolverhampton tomorrow evening. His only previous run over this trip was one of his best runs as he finished third despite banging his head leaving the stalls and the winner has subsequently won a Listed race. He has won on the surface before at Great Leighs but the track is an unknown, he is a big horse so may find the track quite tight. If he does handle the track he has a good chance at a big price. He worked well earlier in the week. He is entered in the Horses in Training sale at the end of the month but if he wins tomorrow the owner may reconsider this as being able to run in races over further than 10 furlongs gives him more options. WESTER LODGE rarely runs a bad race at Wolverhampton. He runs over 2 miles in a weaker race than he ran in last time out when he finished third. On this form he must also have a chance tomorrow. Singin' the Blues more tuned up for tomorrow Wednesday, October 14, 2009 SINGIN' THE BLUES is expected to show more speed on the turf at Nottingham tomorrow than he did in his first run on the all weather. He never really got involved until the race was nearly over last time out. Hopefully he will be a bit sharper this time and will finish alot closer. There look as if there will only be 10 runners now and he is drawn 2. He will be well supported from the crowd as he is owned by Blue Peter Racing 9 and they will be well represented there tomorrow. On Friday TURKISH LOKUM returns to Wolverhampton where she was third last time out. That was over 6 furlongs but it is over 1 furlong longer tomorrow. This should suit her too as she has been placed on the turf over this trip too. She is beginning to turn in her coat but seems in good form at home still so hopefully she will run well again on Friday. The only negative is the draw as she is drawn 12 of the 12 runners, right on the outside. Freedom Fire drops back in trip Sunday, October 11, 2009 FREEDOM FIRE drops back to a mile at Kempton tomorrow afternoon but this should not inconvenience him. He ran well last time out over 10 furlongs but showed plenty of speed that day and he has a chance of improving on that run. The likely favourite, La Gifted, runs today so has to be a doubtful runner. Without her FREEDOM FIRE must have a chance. He has come on from his last run and is in good form at home. SALDEN LICHT has a harder task at Salisbury tomorrow. He runs in a competitive handicap but he has been pleasing in his work at home and will like the ground. He is a Listed winner over 9 furlongs and has always looked as if he will stay further at home so a mile but be too sharp for him. You could see him stepping up in trip next time. Two chances tomorrow Wednesday, October 07, 2009 James Eustace saddles two runners at different tracks tomorrow and both have a chance. WESTER ROSS heads for Newbury to contest the 2 mile apprentice handicap. He will be ridden by William Carson who knows him well from riding him at home. Hopefully the ground will ease to good or even good to soft as rain is forecast. He goes on fast ground but prefers to get his toe in these days. He ran well at Salisbury last week but didn't really get into the race after being a bit keen in the early stages. Tomorrow's contest is the type of race he could run well in. Tomorrow evening at Kempton, LORD OF THE DANCE has a chance in the 7 furlong median auction maiden. He has sharpened up from his first run of the season at Wolverhampton where he ran well to finish third. That was his first run after a long break so if he improves from that run he has a definite chance tomorrow. He is well drawn in 9 of the 12 runners. War Artist battles well for third in Paris Monday, October 05, 2009 WAR ARTIST ran a great race at Longchamp yesterday to finish third in the Group 1 Prix de L'Abbaye. Yet again he was beaten less than a length in a Group 1 race and he must be one of the most consistent sprinters in training. James Eustace was really delighted with him and enjoyed a memorable days racing witnessing See The Stars winning his 6th Group 1 race, a historic occasion. It was great for all the connections to be part of such a memorable days racing. He is now looking forward to his next trip abroad which will be to Hong Kong on December 13th. WAR ARTIST arrived back at the yard today and seems to have taken the race very well. Artist ready to go to War Friday, October 02, 2009 WAR ARTIST is in excellent form and ready for his assault on the Group 1 Prix de L'Abbaye at Longchamp on Sunday. James Eustace says he is as well as he has been all season and is hoping he can give him his first group 1 victory. On all known form he must have a decent chance. He does not have to carry a penalty this time. He will be ridden again by Olivier Peslier, who rode him to victory in his last race, a trial for Sunday's contest. He is drawn 9 of the 16 runners and has 2 of the fancied horses, Fleeting Spirit and Borderlescott, next to him. Lets hope that one of the horses drawn near him can make the running and give WAR ARTIST a nice lead and he can capture this Group 1 event. It would be so exciting for all connections of the horse and it would mean so much to the whole yard. We wish them the very best of luck. Tomorrow night the 2 year old SINGIN' THE BLUES makes his debut at Wolverhampton. Like many of the other horses in the yard he has been waiting for soft ground. He is a nice horse who shows plenty of speed at home but James Eustace feels he may be a bit green on his first run. He is not well drawn in 9 of 13 and if he misses the break he will find it difficult to get involved on this track. He will hopefully run a promising race as he does go nicely at home. Wester Ross back on the flat today Wednesday, September 30, 2009 The versatile WESTER ROSS runs back on the flat today at Salisbury. He was second over hurdles in his last run and before that he ran well at Brighton on the flat. He has been placed twice on this course and over todays distance of 14 furlongs so a good run is expected. He is in good form at home and unless there is an improving 3 year old in the race he has the form to go very close today. INTEGRIA, fresh from last weeks win, runs under a 6 pound penalty at Wolverhampton on Friday. He has only been put up 5 pounds by the handicapper but there are a lack of suitable races next week on the all weather.It seems better to carry the penalty and try and win again while the horse is in form instead of waiting for another suitable race. There is a race for him at Newbury next Thursday but a serious amount of rain would be needed before then to make it ideal for him to run there.The drop back to 7 from 8 furlongs should not be a problem and he should be able to defy his penalty and win again on Friday. Turkish Lokum chance at Wolverhampton Sunday, September 27, 2009 TURKISH LOKUM has an opportunity to lose her maiden tag at Wolverhampton tomorrow. Although she is only rated 60 there are question marks over over all the other runners in the race and alot of them are rated lower than her. Her ideal trip is 7 furlongs, she didn't stay when tried over a mile. She has got plenty of speed so a step down in trip should not be a problem. She is a genuine filly who likes the polytrack so she must have every chance tomorrow. Victory for Integria Saturday, September 26, 2009 INTEGRIA appreciated the step up in trip and won well at Kempton on Thursday evening. If there is ever any rain he should be able to win on the turf too. In the meantime he will continue to run on the all weather and in this form he should win again. LORD OF THE DANCE ran a promising race at Wolverhampton last night finishing third of 12. This was his first run of the season and only second of his career so\it was a very encouraging run. All-weather comes to the rescue Thursday, September 24, 2009 There are finally some suitable races on the all-weather for James Eustace's horses that have been waiting patiently for the soft ground. There are 2 runners at Wolverhampton tomorrow and one at Kempton on Saturday. LORD OF THE DANCE runs in a 7 furlong median auction maiden tomorrow. It is not the strongest race on paper so he could run well. He has always worked like a nice horse at home. He had 1 run as a 2 year old last year but has had problems this year which have delayed his appearance on the track.  CAVENDISH runs at the same meeting in a 1 mile 5 furlong handicap. He is coming back from a long layoff due to an injury, it will be good to get him back on the track again. FREEDOM FIRE will have his first run on an all-weather surface at Kempton on Saturday evening. He runs in a 10 furlong handicap there. Hopefully the surface will not inconvenience him. Integria steps up in trip Wednesday, September 23, 2009 INTEGRIA steps up in trip at Kempton tomorrow evening when he runs in the mile handicap. His dam is a sprnter, but his sire, Intikhab, gets winners over a variety of distances, so it is worth a try. He has not run for a while as he has been waiting for soft ground. As there is no rain forecast and he is ready to run James Eustace thought it was worth running him on the polytrack. He has some form on this track over 6 furlongs so if he does stay he is not without a chance tomorrow. Late night for Roleplay tomorrow Friday, September 18, 2009 ROLEPLAY returns to Wolverhampton tomorrow evening and runs in the last race at 9.20pm. It is the same course and distance as her last run when she finished a good third. She is taking on the winner of that race, Our Kes, again but ROLEPLAY is 3 pounds better off this time. Hopefully they will go a better gallop tomorrow night which will be to her advantage and she has a better draw so she has a good chance of turning the tables. She is in good form at home and deserves to win race after some decent efforts on this track. War Artist paints perfect picture Monday, September 14, 2009 WAR ARTIST ran the perfect trial for the Prix de l'Abbaye by winning the Group 3 Prix du Petit Couvert at Longchamp yesterday. It gave James Eustace a huge thrill as it was only his second runner at this prestigious  track. He was given a peach of a ride by Olivier Peslier who is keen to ride him again in 3 weeks time in the Prix de L'Abbaye which is obviously his next target. It was a good performance yesterday as WAR ARTIST gave weight away to all the other runners and it was a fast time on ground given as officially good. The second horse, STERN OPINION, is thought of as potentially top class. He won a Listed race in Deauville recently and is clearly a progressive horse. Fingers crossed that WAR ARTIST remains in good heart over the next few weeks so he can head back to Longchamp with a genuine chance of Group 1 glory. SALDEN LICHT is due have his first run for James Eustace at Wolverhampton on Thursday evening in an 8 1/2 furlong conditions race. He is a Listed winner in France but has been off the track for a while. He has been waiting for the soft ground but that hasn't happened so he is trying the polytrack instead. The surface should be fine for him but he may find the track a bit sharp. He could be an interesting horse for the future. There needs to be some significant rain in East Anglia for CAVENDISH to take up his engagement at Yarmouth on Thursday. He is coming back from injury and will only run if the rain that is forecast does materialise. War Artist on trial in France Thursday, September 10, 2009 WAR ARTIST is running in a trial for the Prix de L'Abbaye when he contests the Group 3 Prix du Petit Couvert at Longchamp this Sunday. This will be the first time he has run in France so he can add it to his portfolio of countries visited. The distance is 5 furlongs and it will be interesting to see how effective he is over this shorter trip. There are only 7 runners and the only other English runner is Benbaun, who looks the one to beat. Tiza would be the best of the french challengers. WAR ARTIST carries a penalty for his recent group 2 win but he is the form horse. He will be ridden by top French jockey, Olivier Peslier, who is keen to ride him in the Prix de L'Abbaye too if all goes well on Sunday. GENEVA GEYSER has been found an ideal race at Doncaster tomorrow. it is a 0-85 classified stakes race over 10 furlongs, as he is rated 85 he is well in. The ground will suit him as it is at the moment, the faster the better. Hopefully the won't put too much water on between now and then. He has got a bad draw, 12 of 12, but he will aim to make the running so as long as he can break well he can hopefully overcome this. He is in good form at home so a good run is expected aslong as the draw is not a hinderance. Big D to bring home the champagne Sunday, September 06, 2009 Big D rides WESTER LODGE in the Bollinger Champagne Handicap for Amateur riders at Goodwood on Tuesday. Presumably there will be an appropriate bottle for the winning connections! The horse has had a bit of a break but he is in good form at home. The ground is good at the moment and if it stays that way it will be ideal for him. ROLEPLAY ran well at Wolverhampton last night, finishing third. If all seems well with her she could make a quick reappearance at Kempton on Wednesday. Roleplay returns to Wolverhampton Friday, September 04, 2009 ROLEPLAY returns to Wolverhampton tomorrow evening where she has shown her best form to date. She finished second there in July. She will be stepping up considerably in trip to 12 furlongs but if she stays then she could run well.  WESTER ROSS ran a good race on Monday finishing second over hurdles at Huntingdon. He bumped into a good one that day but hopefully his turn will soon come. War Artist gains prestigious Group 2 victory Monday, August 31, 2009 WAR ARTIST gave James Eustace his first Group 2 winner yesterday in Baden Baden . It was fitting that it was WAR ARTIST as he is the best horse he has trained, hopefully he can go one step further and be his first Group 1 winner too. For once this season, the ground was in his favour, and he won nicely, given a patient ride by the jockey. It meant an awful lot to the German owner to win this race as it is one of the most prestigious races in the German calendar. The trophy has been going for 139 years and is a gold whip inscribed with all the previous winners names. James Eustace got a taste of how it feels to win an olympic medal as he stood on the winner's podium while they played the English national anthem! It was truly a great day for owner, trainer and all the team at Park Lodge Stables. WAR ARTIST'S next race is likely to be the Petit Couvert, a Group 3 race at Longchamp on September 13th. This is generally a trial for the Group 1 Prix de L'Abbaye 2 weeks later and this will hopefully be the next race for him. He will be dropping back to 5 furlongs which James Eustace is quite keen to do as he won't be so worried about the ground over a shorter trip. He feels it is lack of stamina rather than the ground which finds him out over 6 furlongs on soft ground. The long term target for WAR ARTIST is the Hong Kong sprint in December. SALDEN LICHT is now a non runner at Ripon today as the ground is not soft enough. War Artist on German raid Friday, August 28, 2009 WAR ARTIST is already in Germany in preparation for the Group 2 Goldene Peitsche at Baden Baden on Sunday. He is a very well travelled horse already so not surprisingly he has taken the journey well. His owner is from Germany so is obviously keen for the horse to run in his home country. The ground should be suitable for him, it is described as being like a carpet. They have had some rain mid week but has been fine since, let's hope it stays that way. He will be ridden by top German jockey, Andreas Suborics, he knows the track well and has ridden with alot of success for the owner so that has to be an advantage. There are only 8 runners and James Eustace sees the main danger coming from the only other English runner, Lesson In Humility. The horse is in good form and looks better than he did at anytime last year so one has to be very hopeful that he will run a big race on Sunday. On Monday SALDEN LICHT makes his debut for the yard at Ripon. He runs in mile handicap for horses rated 85-100. The horse is a Listed winner in France and spent the winter in Dubai but didn't run there due to injury. As this will be his first run since then he is likely to need this race. He has a rating of 98 so opportunities are limited, this race seemed a good starting point for him. The mile may be short of his best trip as his Listed win was over 9 furlongs. He will appreciate any further rain that falls between now and Monday. WESTER ROSS reverts to hurdles at Huntingdon on Monday. He ran well in his comeback race at Brighton, finishing fourth. The form has been boosted by the second horse who has won since. His hurdling form is superior to his flat form so he is expected to run well on Monday. He handles fast ground and has run well on the course before. He has had no recurrence of the bleeding problem that troubled him previously since he returned from a long break. Iron Condor tries the all weather Tuesday, August 18, 2009 IRON CONDOR is set to run on the all weather at Lingfield on Thursday in a 7 furlong maiden. He did have an entry at Folkestone tomorrow but the ground is too firm so he has been re routed to the all weather. The track may not be ideal for him as he is a big horse and he may find it a bit sharp. He has run well in his 2 races to date and has been in good form at home since his last run at Yarmouth. He worked well last week and if he does handle the track he should give a good account of himself. Gallant run by Geneva Geyser Sunday, August 16, 2009 GENEVA GEYSER ran a very brave race yesterday finishing second at Newbury, beaten a neck. He made the running and did not give in when challenged by the eventual winner. On the right ground and track he is a horse worth following. ROLEPLAY missed the cut at Wolverhampton last Monday so now runs at Yarmouth tomorrow over a mile. 7 furlongs seems her best trip but there are no suitable races at present. She does have form over a mile but only on the all weather, the question mark is whether she is as good on the turf. The ground should be fine for her and she is in good form at home so she could run well tomorrow. On Tuesday WESTER ROSS makes his comeback after a long absence. He has been declared at Brighton and there are only 8 runners. The ground will be fast but he does go on top of the ground so that shouldn't inconvenience him. He has top weight and it is a competitive looking contest for that level. He had trouble with bleeding at the end of last year but has had no recurrence lately. He is working nicely at home and seems well so he could run well if handling the track. He will be campaigned over hurdles and the flat after this run. Geneva Geyser goes to Newbury Thursday, August 13, 2009 GENEVA GEYSER runs at Newbury this Saturday and only faces 6 rivals. This should be more his level than Goodwood last time out. One can put a line through his form that day as he was badly drawn and the ground was against him. James Eustace is hoping the rain stays away from Newbury as at the moment the ground is good, good/firm in places. He really needs fast ground to be seen at his best. Hopefully he can put the disappointment of Goodwood behind him and run a big race on Saturday. Iron Condor only runner this week Monday, August 03, 2009 It is a quiet week this week with IRON CONDOR the only runner. He heads for a maiden race at Yarmouth on Wednesday evening. He ran well there over the same trip  first time out, finishing 4th of 16 runners. He is still a big baby but has come on for his first run so can hopefully run well again. There are only 8 runners this time so if he shows improved form from his first run he should finish closer this time. War Artist hoping for victory tomorrow Friday, July 31, 2009 James Eustace looks to have found the ideal race to get WAR ARTIST in the winner's circle tomorrow at Doncaster. The ground is a slight concern as it is good/soft in the straight at the moment but they should have a drying day there today. However there is more rain forecast tomorrow. There are 12 runners and it looks a winnable race for him. He has come on from his Newbury run and is in good form at home so you would have to be very hopeful. Geneva Geyser geared up for Goodwood Wednesday, July 29, 2009 GENEVA GEYSER is running in the valuable 10 furlong handicap at Goodwood tomorrow. He has a tricky draw, drawn 1 of the 17 runners. This makes life slightly difficult for him as he does like to be up with pace. Hopefully he can break well and get across to the inside. He does not have to make the running but the aim will be to get him in handy position and ride a race from there. It is obviously a very competitive race but he is in good form at home and should run well. He is a top of the ground horse so would not appreciate any rain. The opposite can be said for KARKY SCHULTZ who has been declared for Stratford tomorrow. he will only run if they get significant rain but they are forecast to get 33mm! If the ground becomes on the soft side of good he will run and should run well. He has been in good form on the level recently and his hurdle form is superior to his flat form. In an ideal world James Eustace would like all the rain to fall on Stratford racecourse and none at Goodwood to give both horses their best chances. Another raid on Yarmouth on Tuesday Monday, July 20, 2009 Yarmouth seems to be the popular track at the moent, with 3 runners there today and 4 tomorrow. There are some good chances on both days. BABAJAGA kicks off proceedings in the first race, a 6 furlong maiden auction race. She is a laid back filly and has come on from her fist run at Lingfield. Hopefully this race has sharpened her up and cut in the ground should help her. She will hopefully put in an improved performance tomorrow. Don't be put off by her tail swishing, she does not seem an ungenuine filly in anyway. FREEDOM FIRE is having his first run in a handicap and over a longer trip of 12 furlongs. He has some good form in maidens over 8 and 10 furlongs and has looked as if this distance should be more to his liking. The cut in the ground should also help him. He is a nice genuine horse, and although this looks a competitive contest, he should run well. TURKISH LOKUM is another stepping up in trip from 7 to 8 furlongs, she runs in a fillies only handicap. She ran well finsihing third last time out and on reflection hit the front too soon that day. Her pedigree she suggests she should stay and if she does she has a very good chance. The line up tomorrow is completed by INTEGRIA. He runs in a 7 furlong 3 year olds only handicap. He ran well over 6 furlongs last time to finsih third. He had the blinkers on for the first time last time out and they will be re applied tomorrow. He travels better in them and makes the jockeys job a bit easier as he is a bit idle. It looks a winnable race for him. On Wednesday ROLEPLAY is the only runner. She takes to the polytrack at Lingfield over 7 furlongs. She ran really well last time out finishing second but looked in need of an extra furlong. She seems in even better in form at home since that race. The only question mark is whether she will handle the track, she is not the most natural at coming down hill. She has a reasonable draw, 6 of 14, and has a good chance if handling the undulations. 3 handed at Yarmouth tomorrow Sunday, July 19, 2009 James Eustace is having a big raid on Yarmouth this week.He starts off with 3 runners there tomorrow. He hopes the ground will stay on the soft side of good for all of them. IRON CONDOR, a half brother to AT THE MONEY by Tobougg, makes his racecourse debut. He is a big horse for a 2 year old and his future really lies in staying races as an older horse. He is very like AT THE MONEY was at the same stage and really needs a run now mentally, so that he knows what racing is all about. 7 furlongs on slower ground should play to his strengths as if stamina comes into play he could run a nice race. He won't be over raced this year as he will hopefully develop into a nice staying horse for the future. KARKY SCHULTZ runs in the 12 furlong handicap and this trip should be ideal for him. he appeared not to stay 2 miles last time out and when he won over 11 furlongs he looked as if another furlong would suit him. Hopefully William Carson will be able to get him settled as he is at his best when settled in behind and allowed to come through horses. PENPERTH completes the trio tomorrow. She has always looked as if she will stay at home so is running over 10 furlongs tomorrow. On breeding, she is by the sprinter XAAR, you wouldn't expect her to necessarily but she has always looked as if she will so let's hope this is the key to her. She will also be wearing a pear of blinkers as she is inclined to down tools if things aren't going her way in a race. Hopefully the trip and blinkers will combine to good effect tomorrow. Finally WAR ARTIST has come out of his race at Newbury yesterday well and James Eustace was delighted with his run. It was great to get him back on the racecourse. He showed really good speed but just got tired on the testing ground inside the final furlong. He finished fourth but was not beaten too far. Artist Goes To War Friday, July 17, 2009 WAR ARTIST returns to action at Newbury tomorrow.  He is running in the Group 3 Shadwell sponsored Hackwood Stakes over 6 furlongs.  WAR ARTIST has been training very well at home and James Eustace feels that he is back to his best in terms of well being.  He has not run for over a year now but he is as fit as he can get him at home.  The horse is crying out to see a racecourse.  Unfortunately the ground at Newbury has changed to soft since this morning.  Newbury had less rain than forecast overnight but sadly has had more this afternoon.  The ground is the unknown factor.  There is now no alternative to running tomorrow and WAR ARTIST has to make a start somewhere.  Who knows he might be equally good on soft ground as he is on fast ground!  Whatever happens it will be good to see him back. South African Gold makes debut at Windsor Sunday, July 12, 2009 SOUTH AFRICAN GOLD makes his racecourse debut in a 6 furlong maiden at Windsor tomorrow evening. He has been working nicely and is the most forward of the 2 year olds at home. He seems fairly professional in his work so should run a decent race. It does look quite a hot race on paper though. He will need the experience of tomorrow's race but looks capable of winning a maiden in the future. Unfortunately Luke Morris, his intended jockey, broke his collarbone at Newbury on Saturday. We wish him a speedy recovery. Micky Fenton gets the leg up tomorrow and will be picking up some more rides for the yard during Luke's absence. Roleplay goes close at Wolverhampton Tuesday, July 07, 2009 ROLEPLAY ran a great race this afternoon at Wolverhampton finishing second. She was very outpaced in the early stages and was last coming into the final bend. She got a good run up the inner and passed all bar the winner. This run suggests she is well capable of winning over 7 furlongs. She is due to go through the sales at Newmarket on Thursday and looks a definite winner in the making for someone. There are 2 runners tomorrow. Firstly BABAJAGA makes her racecourse debut at Lingfield on the turf in a 6 furlong maiden auction stakes. She was a purchase from the breeze up sales. It doesn't look the strongest race on paper so it wouldn't be the biggest surprise if she ran well. She has been working OK at home but is the sort who should improve for a run. In the evening KHARKY SCHULTZ returns to Kempton and will be running over 2 miles for the first time on the flat. He stays 2 mile 2 furlongs over hurdles so this trip on the polytrack should not be beyond him. He should have a chance. Glorious Goodwood next step for Geneva Geyser Sunday, July 05, 2009 James Eustace is hoping that after GENEVA GEYSER'S win at Redcar last week he will make the cut at Goodwood. He put up a very gutsy performance last Thursday to lead most of the way. He was headed briefly in the home straight but battled back tenaciously. He handles fast ground well and hopefully his next race will be the 10 furlong 3 year olds only handicap on the Thursday of the big Goodwood meeting later this month. On Tuesday ROLEPLAY has her last run at Wolverhampton before a date at the Newmarket sales on Thursday. She showed plenty of speed on her comeback run at Yarmouth over 7 furlongs so the drop back to 6 furlongs should not inconvenience her. She has definitely come on from her recent run so could run well. She is a nice broodmare prospect for someone as she has a good pedigree. She is by the successful sire Singspiel from the family of Time Charter. Integria tries the polytrack Tuesday, June 30, 2009 INTEGRIA really needs soft ground but with this current heat wave James Eustace has decided to give him a try on the polytrack. He runs in a 6 furlong apprentice handicap at Kempton tomorrow evening. He works well on the surface at home so there is no reason why he shouldn't handle it on the racecourse. He will be wearing blinkers tomorrow as he is a lazy horse so hopefully they will sharpen him up. He will be partnered by one of the best apprentices in the race, Martin Lane, so he won't lack from assistance in the saddle. He has a reasonable draw and enough speed for 6 furlongs. If he can run like he works at home it wouldn't be the biggest surprise if he ran a good race. GENEVA GEYSER faces only 4 rivals at Redcar on Thursday evening. He is a course and distance winner on similar ground so should run well. He reared in the stalls last time out and banged his head so did well to finish third. That was also over 2 furlongs further which may have stretched his stamina. He will be blindfolded to go in the stalls tomorrow so hopefully he will behave himself. Michael Fenton takes the ride on him again, he knows the horse well and has a good rapport with him. FREEDOM FIRE runs on the same day at Yarmouth in a 10 furlong maiden. He ran really well over a mile at Nottingham and this step up in trip should suit him. The slight worry is the ground as there was some juice in the ground last time he ran. They have watered well at Yarmouth so hopefully it will be fine for him. He is a nice horse for the future but probably hasn't quite got the turn of foot to win over 10 furlongs on quick ground. PENPERTH will be declared for Haydock on Friday evening but she will only run if it rains significantly. There is alot of rain forecast so there is a possibility she will take her chance. Finally mention must be made of ON CUE who ran well to be second at Lingfield on Saturday evening. She is another horse who really wants soft ground so hopefully she will be able to go one better when she gets her ideal conditions. It was a rough race but she is a filly who never stops trying. She could possibly go hurdling later on in the year. Rain delays War Artist's comeback Sunday, June 28, 2009 WAR ARTIST'S return to the racecourse has been delayed as heavy rain at Newcastle changed the going to soft. James Eustace did not want to run him on this ground first time out so his return to action will either be in the July Cup on July 10th or the group 3 Hackwood Stakes at Newbury 8 days later. The next runner will now be JOE CASTER at Wolverhampton on Monday. He is a course winner but over 6 furlongs, tomorrow's race is over 1 furlong further but James Eustace does not anticipate it being a problem on this surface and track. The handicapper has dropped him down to a winning mark now and he is in good form at home so he should run a decent race. KARKY SCHULTZ has been entered in a maiden and a handicap hurdle race at Stratford on Tuesday. He will only run if the ground is good to soft or softer. There is heavy rain forecast so hopefully so there is a good chance he will run. If not he will revert to the polytrack on the flat. The ground is definitely the key to him. He has come out of his last race at Warwick really well. Eustace looking to wage war with Artist tomorrow Friday, June 26, 2009 James Eustace has been really happy with WAR ARTIST'S final preparations for his seasonal reappearance at Newcastle tomorrow. His work last Saturday was the best he has done all year, although he is not at his peak yet, he is definitely getting there and is fit enough to do himself justice. He has hopefully got enough class to win tomorrow and will come on for the run. It is 351 days since he last ran but the break seems to have done him good. He is moving better in his slower paces than last year and everyone is looking forward to seeing him run again. The only slight concern is the ground if it does rain. They have watered the ground well so any rain would make it go on the softer side of good, WAR ARTIST does seem to be at his best on fast ground. Richard Hughes takes the ride tomorrow so he will have every assistance from the saddle. James Eustace also runs ON CUE at Lingfield tomorrow evening on the all weather. She is drawn wide which is not a good draw but it may suit her as she can keep away from the kickback. She is tackling 12 furlongs for the first time but she should get the trip. She is in good form at home so is in with a chance tomorrow. Penperth well drawn at Kempton on Wednesday Monday, June 22, 2009 PENPERTH has a good draw in the mile handicap at Kempton on Wednesday evening, drawn 12 of the 12 runners. She ran respectably there last time out over 7 furlongs from a low draw but was always slightly outpaced. The extra furlong this time together with a better draw should give her a decent chance of finishing alot closer. It is a more competitive race and against older horses for the first time but she has worked nicely since her last run and is a very genuine filly so should run well. Yarmouth defectors in the frame at Warwick Friday, June 19, 2009 KARKY SCHULTZ and TURKISH LOKUM were both withdrawn from Yarmouth on Tuesday as the ground was too firm. They were re routed to Warwick yesterday and both finished in the frame. KARKY SCHULTZ showed his Kempton win was no fluke finishing second beaten 1 1/4 lengths. TURKISH LOKUM finshed third but was only beaten by a Hd and a Nk. This was a good run and hopefully she will be winning before too long. Harry's turn on Wester Lodge tomorrrow Sunday, June 14, 2009 It has Harry Eustace's turn to take the ride on Wester Lodge at Warwick tomorrow evening. The trip should be ideal but James Eustace is hoping the ground will not be too quick for him. There are showers forecast tomorrow so hopefully they will get enough rain there to make a difference. The horse is in good form at home and is it not without a chance. There are 4 horses declared to run at Yarmouth on Tuesday but they will not all run if they don't get any further rain. KARKY SCHULTZ is bidding to follow up his Kempton win in an apprentice handicap over 10 furlongs. He will be ridden by William Carson who was seen to good effect on General Zhukov at Leicester recently. The ground is good at the moment but if it does dry up he may not run. The same applies to INTEGRIA who did not let himself down on firm ground at Newbury last week. He is running in a rating related maiden over 7 furlongs which is ideal for him. He will be wearing blinkers for the first time, he is a bit lazy and hopefully they will sharpen him up. TURKISH LOKUM and ROLEPLAY are both declared to run in the 7 furlong handicap and both could run if the ground remains good. ROLEPLAY really needs top of the ground and is likely to need this race as she has not run for 200 days. TURKISH LOKUM worked well last week but desperately needs cut in the ground. If the ground does become soft she will run well. Overdue success for Karky Schultz Friday, June 12, 2009 KARKY SCHULTZ has been an unlucky horse in the past but it all went right for him at Kempton on Wednesday evening. He was given an inspired ride by Luke Morris to get his head in front just before the finishing line. Having been drawn on the rail he was settled well in behind and had to wait for opening to make his challenge, KARKY SCHULTZ showed a great turn of foot and stuck to his task well. James Eustace was quick to give credit to the owner, Harold Nass. He suggested trying him over hurdles in the winter and it has been the making of him. His stamina was in doubt but he seems to stay well, Luke Morris thinks he could stay even further than 11 furlongs, the distance of Wednesday's race. He is entered all over the place next week and may run under a penalty but the ground is fairly critical as he definitely needs cut in the ground. As he has now won on the polytrack though it does give him more options. There is also a suitable hurdle race for him at  Market Rassen at the end of the month which could be a possibility if the ground is favourable. He has plenty of options and looks as if he will give his owner some fun during the months ahead. 5 runners in next 2 days Tuesday, June 09, 2009 Park Lodge Stables is very bust over the next 2 days with 5 runners at 4 different meetings. The 3 runners on Thursday are all owned by the same owner, Jeff Smith. The action tomorrow is all at Kempton. PENPERTH runs over 7 furlongs and is  not well drawn in stall 1. She ran very badly first time out this season at Yarmouth and there is no obvious explanation, she is definitely better than that. She has shown form on the polytrack before so hopefully on this surface she will put in an improved performance. KARKY SCHULTZ runs in a 1 mile 3 furlong handicap and has the best draw of 14 of 14. The plan will be to hold him up and get him settled. On his hurdling form he is quite capable of running well on the flat. The polytrack is an unknown but there is no reason to suggest he won't handle it. This will be his first run after a break but he should be fit enough to do himself justice. The plan with him is to mix jumping with the flat depending on the ground. If the ground stays soft he could run over hurdles this summer.On Thursday INTEGRIA should have a chance at Newbury over 7 furlongs. He ran well over 6 furlongs first time out at Nottingham from a bad draw. This should be his ideal distance and he has been in good form at home. Ideally he would like the ground on the soft side of good but he should run well. FREEDOM FIRE heads for Nottingham to run in a mile maiden. He ran once last year as a 2 year old and was a bit colty and ran very green, he has been gelded over the winter. He is a big immature horse at the moment but should be a nice horse for the future. He should stay further than this in time. The third runner of the day is SULTAN'S CHOICE at Yarmouth. She will be the first 2 year old runner of the season and she starts off in a selling race. She is a homebred filly and a bit on the small side. She has worked reasonably well at home and has worked above this level but as she is the first 2 year old runner it is hard to assess her ability too accurately. She would probably prefer the rain to stay away as she wouldn't want it too soft. She is drawn 1 of the 7 runners which is not ideal especially for an unraced filly. It would be better for her to have horses drawn both sides of her. Geneva Geyser chance to follow up Sunday, May 31, 2009 GENEVA GEYSER has a good chance of following up last week's win at Thirsk tomorrow evening. He faces only 4 rivals and will carry a 6 pound penalty for last week's victory, the handicapper is likely to put him up by more than this amount for future races. He is stepping up another 2 furlongs in trip but he certainly wasn't stopping last time so hopefully that won't be a problem. The ground will be fast but he seems to handle it well. He seems in good form at home so must have a good chance again tomorrow. This recent fine weather has changed the going everywhere to firm so plans for the rest of the week are on hold. On Cue declared for Yarmouth on Friday Wednesday, May 27, 2009 ON CUE is declared for Yarmouth this Friday but will only run if the ground is good. They are going to water there to try and maintain good ground. She will also be declared for Lingfield on Saturday evening aswell but this is second choice. Her last run at Wolverhampton can be ignored as she missed the break and never got into the race. She has solid form in her 2 runs before that and on those occasions she had a good early position. She is back over 10 furlongs again which will suit her. She seems well and can hopefully bounce back after her disappointing last run and keep up the good form of the yard this week. Commanding win from General Zhukov Tuesday, May 26, 2009 GENERAL ZHUKOV continued the stables excellent start to the week by winning at Leicester today. He won from a poor draw and hopefully there is more to come from him. It was a particularly pleasing win for the owner breeders Mr and Mrs Moszkowicz especially as they did own the dam and the sire. He is the best horse they have had at Park Lodge since WELCOME STRANGER. Let's hope this horse can go on and do as well as he did. GENERAL ZHUKOV is a half brother to the useful sprinter Angus Newz so his stamina was in doubt beforehand. The way he powered home today up the hill would suggest he could stay further in the future. He looks as if he could be an ideal dual purpose prospect. Geneva Geyser Wins Well Monday, May 25, 2009 GENEVA GEYSER won very well from the front at Redcar today.  He was given a great front-running ride by Micky Fenton.  He has always shown a great deal of promise and now that we seem to have trip, ground and tactics right I am sure he can progress the right way from here.  We will see how he comes out of the race before deciding whether to run him back under a penalty or wait a little with him. Geneva Geyser steps up in trip Sunday, May 24, 2009 GENEVA GEYSER is stepping up in trip at Redcar tomorrow, he runs over 10 furlongs for the first time. James Eustace hopes this will suit him together with the track. He ran well at Warwick last time but didn't handle the bends. Redcar has a much  longer straight and he is well drawn in 1 so he can hopefully get a good position on the rail. The ground will be fast but he seemed to handle similar conditions at Warwick. He disappointed at Newcastle before that but the ground that day didn't suit him. The blinkers have been left off as they didn't appear to help last time and he could run a bit free in them over this longer trip. He is a horse with ability and hopefully he can show that tomorrow.  On Tuesday GENERAL ZHUKOV runs in a 10 furlong handicap at Leicester. He too should appreciate this step up in trip. He got left at the start at Windsor so under the circumstances ran well over a mile. Ideally he would like a bit of rain, there is some forecast. He is fit and well and can hopefully run a big race. Big D hoping for rain before Friday Wednesday, May 20, 2009 Big D is hoping to be reunited with WESTER LODGE at Newmarket on Friday. He has been declared to run but is a doubtful runner if it doesn't rain. The race is over 10 furlongs which is a bit shorter than ideal but the track should suit him. East Anglia seems to keep missing all the rain but let's hope some comes this way before Friday afternoon. On Cue to go one better at Wolverhampton Saturday, May 16, 2009 ON CUE was second at Lingfield last Tuesday and has a chance of going one better at Wolverhampton on Monday. She is running over 9 furlongs and she has form over a mile and 10 furlongs so the trip should be fine. The track will suit her as she has plenty of early pace and she has a better draw than she has had for her last 2 runs. The only slight worry is that it is less than a week from her last run but she seems to have come out nof her last race well so hopefully it won't go against her. It seemed an ideal race for her so was too good an opportunity to miss. It would be nice to see her get her in head front. JOE CASTER has been declared for Windsor on Monday evening but will only run if the ground becomes good or softer. He definately needs soft ground to be seen at his best. PENSION POLICY is a definate runner at Yarmouth on Tuesday. The straight track there shouls suit her. She has been working better at home than she has shown on the track so far. You could forgive her last run though as she missed the break badly so could never get into contention. She is not without a chance. Plans for TURKISH LOKUM and INTEGRIA are a little more fluid. They hold entries at Leicester and Nottingham on Tuesday but will only run if the ground ia good or softer. They are also entered at Haydock on Thursday and Friday. Wester Lodge has good chance tomorrow Sunday, May 10, 2009 WESTER LODGE returns to Wolverhampton tomorrow over 14 furlongs, the course and distance he was second over earlier in the year. He will be ridden by William Carson who claims a valuable 5 pounds off his back and has ridden him at home so knows the horse well. He must have every chance tomorrow of getting his head first past the post. GENERAL ZHUKOV makes his handicap debut later in the day at Windsor. Ideally he would like good or softer ground but Windsor has the best available ground at the moment. He is running over a mile, a distance he has run well over before but he will probably get further in time. He didn't settle in his last race so he will be ridden more prominently this time and let him use his stride. He has a good draw, if he handles the track he does have the ability to run well.  On Tuesday GENEVA GEYSER runs at Warwick with blinkers on for the first time. He is a bit of a playboy and needs them to help him concentrate, he has worked well in them at home so hopefully they will have the desired effect on the track. He has the ability to run well and will be ridden by Micky Fenton who should suit him. There is slight concern about the ground as it will be fast, hopefully he will handle it OK. Later on that evening ON CUE runs in the last race at Lingfield. She ran well over a mile at Southwell so hopefully 10 furlongs on the polytrack will suit her. The form of her last race is working out well. She is a very genuine filly who will always give her best. Pension Policy back to winning trip Thursday, May 07, 2009 PENSION POLICY runs back on the polytrack over a mile at Lingfield tomorrow and this should suit her She has won over this trip before and on this surface but at a different track. She appeared not to stay at Pontefract on her last run. It was also a hot race and she got hampered, hopefully a line can be put through that form and she can show her true colours tomorrow. She will be wearing blinkers but she has shown nothing to suggest she is ungenuine at all. She has run well in a visor before so the addition of headgear may just help her again. First run for Pension Policy today Wednesday, April 29, 2009 PENSION POLICY will be having her first run for James Eustace at Pontefract this afternoon. She was formerly with Roger Charlton but was moved to Newmarket so she could be covered by the stallion, Kylachy. She has been tested in foal and it will be interesting to see if she shows improved form, sometimes fillies do. Physically she seems to have blossomed, the warmer weather may have helped her in this way too. Today is a slight fact finding mission to see if she stayes 10 furlongs. She gives the impression on the racetrack and at home that she will. Today's race seemed an ideal opportunity as it is for fillies only and there is decent prizemoney on offer. JOE CASTER heads for Lingfield on Friday for a 6 furlong handicap. Luke Morris is banned on that day so W. Carson gets the ride and he will claim a valuable 5 pounds of his back which should help. He ran respectably from a bad draw  in a Listed race first time out this season but then ran very flat next time out. He seems to be back to himself at home now so will hopefully show that on the racecourse on Friday. Geneva Geyser chance at Newcastle today Monday, April 27, 2009 GENEVA GEYSER runs in a competitive looking  mile handicap at Newcastle this afternoon. James Eustace is slightly concerned about the ground, hopefully it won't be too firm. The straight mile should suit him and there looks as if there should be plenty of pace in the race which should play into his hands. He is a nice horse and his last bit of work was good. It is a hot contest though and you could make a case for every horse in the race. A trio of runners tomorrow Monday, April 27, 2009 There are 3 runners tomorrow, 2 on the polytrack at Lingfield and 1 at Nottingham. GENERAL ZHUKOV has come on from his first run of the season at Yarmouth but will probably find one or two too good for him tomorrow at Lingfield. He is running in a mile median auction maiden, there are several horses with some placed efforts to their name and have run on the all weather before. The track and surface may not be ideal for him but the turf is too firm for him at the moment. TURKISH LOKUM runs in a 7 furlong fillies handicap on the same card. Like most of the other runners, she will probably need this first run but should run a nice race.  MISTER STANDFAST heads for Nottingham and carries top weight in a 10 furlong handicap. William Carson will take a valuable 5 pounds off his back and he has been riding him out at home so knows the horse well. He has a terrible draw, 16 of 16, right on the outside. The trip is a bit of an unknown and it is a bit of a gamble stepping up this far. Any rain would be appreciated but the going is reasonable at the moment. On Cue has wide draw tonight at Southwell Thursday, April 23, 2009 ON CUE has been balloted out twice on the turf so James Eustace has decided to let her try her hand on the fibresand instead. She is drawn 13 of 13 which is not the best place to be but she has plenty of early speed so hopefully she can jump well and get a good position. She ran 3 times last year as a 2 year old and ran respectably in her last 2 starts. This will be her first run in a handicap and she has been working to her handicap mark at home so should run respectably if she handles the fibresand. She needs soft ground on the turf and this surface tends to favour horses who act on soft ground. It is her first run over a mile but she should definitely get the trip. She is a genuine sort so will hopefully run a decent race this evening. General Zhukov reappears at Yarmouth today Monday, April 13, 2009 GENERAL ZHUKOV makes his seasonal debut at Yarmouth this afternoon. He had one race last season at the same track and ran a promising race finishing 6th. It was a hot race as all the horses in  front of him have won subsequently and he was the first unraced horse home that day. He is a nice horse for the future but is still a bit immature and will definitely improve with time. His trip is a bit of an unknown as he is by a stayer but from a sprinting family. It is a hot race today but hopefully he can run a nice race and give an indication of his future trip. At Yarmouth  tomorrow PENPERTH will also be making her seasonal reappearance in a mile fillies maiden. She ran twice last year over the same trip and was placed both times. She will come on for the run but is definitely fir enough to do herself justice. She will like the ground and should have a chance of being in the first 3 again. James Eustace has slight doubts about this being her best trip, he thinks she may drop back in trip in the future despite the fact she ran well over a mile last year. She is by Xaar who is more an influence for speed than stamina. She is a very genuine filly who always gives her best. AT THE MONEY cashes in at Market Rasen. Sunday, April 05, 2009 AT THE MONEY won well at Market Rasen today making his record 2 from 2 at the Lincolnshire track.  He was given a good tactical ride by Michael Murphy who claimed a valuable 5 lbs.  His owner breeder Harold Nass deserves all the success possible as he, and his ilk, are the lifeblood of British racing.  Harold breeds mainly to race his horses under the banner of the Rockville Pike Partnership and not to sell.  Moreover he has the patience to breed staying horses on the Flat and enjoys his National Hunt racing as well!   He and his partners have a very promising 2 year old half brother to AT THE MONEY, by TOBOUGG, called IRON CONDOR in training and COH SHO NO,  AT THE MONEY's dam, has an exciting filly foal by SHIROCCO.  KARKY SCHULTZ, a promising 4 year old hurdler, completes the Rockville Pike Partnership portfolio.  Harold is keen to involve more partners in the Rockville Pike Partnership both in the breeding and racing venture as one package.  Anyone interested please contact James Eustace, details on the contact page, and he will put you in touch with Harold.  AT THE MONEY has given all his connections, not least his trainer, immense pleasure over the years, long may he continue!  It is possible he might run at Market Rasen at the next meeting next Tuesday in a 3 mile handicap hurdle.  We will see how he is over the next few days. AT THE MONEY returns to Market Rasen Saturday, April 04, 2009 AT THE MONEY returns to Market Rasen on Sunday, scene of his most recent success over hurdles.  The official going is good.  He ran very well on similar ground at Lingfield last weekend and can do so again tomorrow. Park Lodge has a 100 % record at Market Rasen , two from two, and AT THE MONEY is a course and distance winner.  Michael Murphy takes the ride.  He claims 5 lbs and rode the horse well at Sandown earlier in the season.  His weight allowance will help as AT THE MONEY has top weight like he did last Saturday.   WESTER LODGE runs at Wolverhampton on Monday in an amateur handicap over nine furlongs.  It is Harry's turn to take the ride which works well as he rode WESTER LODGE over course and distance on his first ride.  They ran well to finish 5th that day and they have a better draw in 2 this time, especially as the horse drawn 1 is a non~runner.  WESTER LODGE also ran last weekend but, like AT THE MONEY, seems to have come out of his race in good order. He has given both Harry and David a lot of fun recently.  Long may that continue! Drop in grade for At The Money Friday, March 27, 2009 AT THE MONEY has been dropped a few pounds by the handicapper so can now run in a lower grade of handicap which should suit him. He runs over hurdles at Lingfield tomorrow and will be ridden by Felix de Giles who will take a valuable 3 pounds off his back. James Eustace would be delighted to see more rain fall there this afternoon. He must have a good chance on his previous form and the horse is in good order. JOE CASTER also takes a drop in grade tomorrow when he runs in a 6 furlong handicap at Kempton. He ran respectably last week in Listed company as he had a terrible draw. He has come out of the race well and tomorrow's race is a very tight handicap but it is a more realistic option for him. He will need them to go a good gallop and it will be his first time running on a right handed track but there is no reason why this should inconvenience him. Big D will be doing rain dances all weekend for WESTER LODGE as he is due to ride him at Doncaster on Sunday. The horse has had leg problems in the past so won't run if the ground is too firm. The race should be ideal for him, 10 furlongs on the turf and he is well drawn in 1. On Monday GENEVA GEYSER makes his seasonal reappearance at Lingfield on the all weather in a 7 furlong handicap. The horse is ready to run but there are no suitable turf races for him over the next 2 weeks. He is a big horse so Lingfield will not be ideal for him but it will give him some valuable racecourse experience. He fell in his first race and won his only other start so he has only completed once to date. He has done really well over the winter and he is a nice horse in the making. Karky Schultz heads for Plumpton Monday, March 23, 2009 KARKY SCHULTZ was entered at Huntingdon yesterday but as the ground was too firm he has bee re routed to Plumpton today instead. Hopefully the ground there will be fine for him as they have been able to water. He has been running consistently well over hurdles during the winter except for his last run when he was badly hampered, the form of that run is best ignored. Ther are 1 or 2 progressive types in the race today but he should be thereabouts and is in good form at home. A step up for Joe Caster tomorrow Friday, March 20, 2009 JOE CASTER steps up in class and trip at Lingfield tomorrow. He runs in a Listed Race over 7 furlongs. It is a valuable contest so James Eustace thought it was worth having a crack. It is a hot race and he has the worst draw, 14 of 14. He is a previous winner on the polytrack but not over this distance. From that draw, the plan will be to drop him out and ride him to get the trip. The horse seems very well in himself so hopefully he can run a nice race tomorrow. AT THE MONEY and KARKY SCHULTZ were both entered at Huntingdon on Sunday as the ground will be too firm. This has not been helped by the racecourse watering system breaking down, not good timing. A close second for Big D and Wester Lodge Wednesday, March 04, 2009 Big D is edging closer to the winner's spot as he finished second on WESTER LODGE at Wolverhampton. He was only beaten 3/4 length so it was a great performance. It was important that big D got the horse settled as he was a bit too keen with him last time. He got left at the start  but it did mean that WESTER LODGE settled well with him. He was still in last place coming into the home straight and had to bring him wide to make his challenge, the horse ran on really well to pass all bar the winner. It will be Harrys's turn to ride next time on 6th April, back at Wolverhampton. Big Ds turn to ride Wester Lodge tomorrow Sunday, March 01, 2009 It is Big D's turn to take the ride on WESTER LODGE at Wolverhampton tomorrow. The horse has never been in better form and seems to be enjoying being ridden by the Eustace brothers. Tomorrow's race is over 14 furlongs which is a slight worry as it may be difficult to get him settled over this longer trip. Ideally he would be running over 10 furlongs but at the moment there are no amateur races over this trip. If he does settle then he should run well so fingers crossed for Big D tomorrow. Karky Schultz breaks new ground at Bangor Tuesday, February 24, 2009 James Eustace will be making his first trip to Bangor-On-Dee tomorrow to saddle KARKY SCHULTZ in the 4 year old novices handicap there. The horse is very well and fit and a bold showing is expected. He ran very well on his last start at Sandown. That was a handicap against older horses and he is on the same handicap mark tomorrow. He probably hit the front too soon that day and made a mistake at the last flight as he was on his own, the aim will be to hold him until after the last tomorrow. He is entered in the Fed Winter  Hurdle race at the Cheltenham festival. He would have to win tomorrow to get into the race but if he does he will probably take his chance there. Harry enjoys first ride Monday, February 23, 2009 Harry Eustace had a great first ride at Wolverhampton on WESTER LODGE. He finished a fast finishing fifth. He was a bit outpaced early on and then got stopped on the bend when making his run, otherwise he would have finished closer. It was a great effort by Harry to make the weightof 10st 9lbs as he his is 6ft tall. He rode in a 1 pound saddle and was also in the sauna before the race but it was a small sacrifice to pay for the thrill of riding in a race. Harry said it was the realisation of something that he thought was only a dream. WESTER LODGE is proving to be an excellent schoolmaster and seems to be enjoying his role as he is running well. I am not sure who will be on board next time - watch this space! Harry has first ride at Wolverhampton tomorrow Friday, February 13, 2009 Harry Eustace is all set to have his first ride on WESTER LODGE at Wolverhampton tomorrow evening. The horse ran very well last time out , finishing third, when ridden by younger brother big D. The trip tomorrow is not ideal as it only 8 1/2   furlongs and he would be better over further. Last time he ran over 12 furlongs. Saying that he has got some form over this trip. He has plenty of pace and if they do go too fast he will be staying on at the end. Let's hope he gives Harry a good introduction and he enjoys the experience. Big D in the frame at Lingfield Wednesday, February 04, 2009 Big D had a great ride at Lingfield last Friday, finishing third on WESTER LODGE. The horse was a bit keen in the early stages but then was allowed to bowl along in front. The first 2 horses both produced a better turn of foot but WESTER LODGE stayed on well to give his young jockey a good day out. Big D had to return swiftly to the classroom for a double maths session later in the afternoon!. The horse will stayed further and it was a good run. His next run will be on February 14th at Wolverhampton when older brother Harry will be taking over in the saddle. This will be Harry's first ride, no doubt he will be keen to do even better than his younger brother! SUNNY SPRITE reverts to the flat at Southwell tomorrow. He loved jumping but just didn't stay 2 miles over hurdles. He is by a sprinter and he showed some form over 6 furlongs as a 2 year old so hopefully he can re find that form tomorrow. He is running in a claiming race over 6 furlongs. Big D rides Wester Lodge at Lingfield tomorrow Thursday, January 29, 2009 Big D is hoping for a good ride from WESTER LODGE in the 12 furlong amateur race at Lingfield tomorrow. WESTER LODGE is a previous winner over this trip but would probably benefit from a longer trip these days. He ran a respectable race recently on his return from a long absence with an injury. He seems to have come out of his comeback race well so let's hope he gives Big D a good day out tomorrow. First visit to Wincanton Friday, January 16, 2009 James Eustace is to make his first visit to Wincanton racecourse tomorrow to saddle AT THE MONEY. He runs in 2 mile 6 furlong handicap, a competitive race that has attracted 21 runners. He will have a local jockey on board tomorrow, Joe Tizzard, who knows the track well. AT THE MONEY has had a bit of a break since his last run and has come back in good form. Any more rain that falls will help his chances.  On Sunday Big D, James Eustace's son, takes the ride on Karky Schultz in an amateur rider's race at Kempton. The race is over 12 furlongs which is considerably further than he has run over on the flat before. He gets 2 miles over hurdles well so if he does get the trip on the flat he could be well handicapped. He has the worst draw, on the outside, but the aim will be to drop him in and get him settled so it may not be such a disadvantage. Big D has ridden the horse alot at home so knows him well. Let's hope the extra distance suits KARKY SCHULTZ and he runs a big race. Jumping action hoping to resume this week Sunday, January 11, 2009 Jump racing has has a pretty blank time recently but the forecast is for the weather to improve next week. James Eustace is hoping to run Sunny Sprite over hurdles at Folkestone on Tuesday. He was disappointing on his debut at Doncaster as he had schooled well at home. He has schooled well since so hopefully it was just 'a bad day at the office' first time out. The question mark is whether he will get the trip. CHASE END makes her racecourse debut at Great Leighs this afternoon. She works nicely at home and it is not the strongest maiden so she could run a decent race. There are only 7 runners and she has a good draw. FARSIGHTED was clearly outpaced over 7 furlongs at Kempton last week so she is stepping up to 10 furlongs at Lingfield on Friday. Let's hope this proves to be her trip and she can show some improved form. Happy New Year Tuesday, January 06, 2009 Firstly the editor would like to say Happy New Year to all readers and let's hope there are plenty of winners to look forward to in 2009. The current cold snap has put paid to any runners over jumps during the next few days but the all weather fortunately lives up to it's name. FARSIGHTED returns to the flat tomorrow at Kempton in a 7 furlong handicap. She has had a spell over hurdles but appears not to quite get the trip. She has been running perfectly genuinely though and now she is better handicapped could be an interesting runner back on the level. She has an outside draw but the plan will be to hold her up so it shouldn't be a disadvantage. On Thursday WHISTLEUPTHEWIND takes a drop in class and runs in a 6 furlong selling race at Great Leighs. Her last couple of runs have been disappointing but she seems in good form at home and if she puts her best foot forward she is not without a chance especially from a good draw. She is arguably better on turf but Great Leighs may just suit her. James Eustace is keen to run KHARKY SCHULTZ at Warwick on Saturday but the forecast is for the cold weather to continue until the end of the week so it is unlikely to be on. Any other plans for the jumping string are on hold until this weather relents. Wester Ross runs at Kempton on Boxing Day Tuesday, December 23, 2008 WESTER ROSS is engaged in the novice hurdle at Kempton on Boxing Day. He ran a great race first time out over hurdles and he will like the track and the ground. It will be a hot contest but he is entitled to be there on the strength of his first run. This has been the first opportunity for him to run again on the right ground. WESTER LODGE is due to make his comeback at Great Leighs on Saturday evening. He has been off for a long time with a tendon injury and it will be nice to see him back on the track.   Merry Christmas to all our readers! Sights lowered for Farsighted tomorrow Wednesday, December 17, 2008 FARSIGHTED should find the opposition at Ludlow tomorrow less competitive than her last race at Fakenham. That race turned out to be a very good one as the winner is now one of the favourites for the Triumph Hurdle at Cheltenham next March. James Eustace is hoping tomorrow's race will establish whether she truely gets 2 miles over hurdles in testing ground. She should like the ground and she is in good form so if she does stay she will hopefully be thereabouts tomorrow. AT THE MONEY is still in very good form at home despite some tough races. He has run a great race everytime he has run this winter and can hopefully run well again at Sandown on Friday. James Eustace hopes the track does get some more rain as the ground is drying out and he definitely prefers soft ground that is wet rather than drying out. The handicapper has dropped him 2 pounds from his last race and Mark Bradburne, who knows him so well, will be back on board. It will again be a very competitive race but on his recent form he should close again. Luke and Geneva Geyser come good at Great Leighs Friday, December 12, 2008 GENEVA GEYSER won nicely at Great Leighs last night and it was the first leg of a double for jockey Luke Morris. It was a just reward for Luke who was on board at Windsor on his debut when they had a fall. Luke has also done alot of work on the horse at home and has always thought he was potentially a nice horse. The horse must be quite tough to have bounced back so well from such a rough experience first time out. He can only improve from this run as he was still a bit green in the race and looks a promising horse. He seems to have taken the race well. James Eustace is going to wait and see what rating the handicapper gives him before making any definite plans but he could possibly run on the polytrack in the New Year. Geneva Geyser well drawn on Thursday Tuesday, December 09, 2008 GENEVA GEYSER is drawn 1 on Thursday evening in the 6 furlong maiden at Great Leighs. James Eustace is hoping that he can benefit from this and that he will have a far better experience than he did on his his first run at Windsor. He had a terrible introduction to racing as he clipped heels and fell, hopefully he has not been affected by this incident. He is nice horse and would not be without a chance if he breaks well from the inside draw. The other 2 year olds who have run towards the end of the year have run well and he would go as nicely as them at home. One just hopes that he takes it all in his stride and is not affected by the experience of his first run. Whatever happens on Thursday he is going to be a nice horse for the future.   The jumping string ran very well again last week. Owner Harold Nass saw both his horses perform well at Sandown on consecutive days. KHARKY SCHULTZ ran his best race to date over hurdles finishing a close third, with a better jump at the last he might have held on and won. AT THE MONEY was running in a better class race than previously and acquitted himself really well, finishing a close 5th in a big field. The great thing is that both horses have come out of their races exceptionally well. Karky Schultz good chance of making it 3 out of 3 Wednesday, December 03, 2008 KARKY SCHULTZ has a good chance at Market Rasen tomorrow of making it 3 out 3 for James Eustace on this course. His 2 previous runners there, Orcadian and At The Money, were both winners so let's hope KARKY SCHULTZ can keep up this excellent strike rate. There are only 7 declared runners and on the form book he has one horse to beat, Motarid, who was second on his only previous run over hurdles. The course has to survive an early morning inspection, the ground will be testing but he ran well on similar ground and over the same trip at Folkestone last time out so should definitely be there or thereabouts tomorrow. JOE CASTER only face 3 rivals at Lingfield on Friday but this won't necessarily suit him as he needs a strong gallop. Luke Morris, his usual partner, is banned on Friday so Andrea Atzeni takes over in the saddle and he claims 5 pounds. This will offset most of the 6 pound penalty he carries for last week's win. He seems in good form at home so can hopefully go close again. On Saturday AT THE MONEY is entered in a 2 mile 6 furlong handicap hurdle race at Sandown. This is the same distance as he won over last time and he ran well on this track before that so should run well. James Eustace is hoping they will get more rain so that the ground is not too tacky. He went up 7 pounds for his last win which will make it more difficult for him but he must have a chance. Joe Caster carries top weight to victory Friday, November 28, 2008 JOE CASTER recorded his third win of the year at Great Leighs last night. James Eustace feared the handicapper had got hold of him but the horse must have improved to win as he did yesterday. He has been a model of consistency, only finishing out of the first 3 once in 7 starts. He may run again next Friday in a similar contest at Lingfield where he will have to carry a 6 pound penalty.It is a real fairytale start as a breeder for Gillian Walker who still owns him too. It is the only horse she has bred and put into training and he is giving her an enormous amount of enjoyment. Top weight for Joe Caster tomorrow Wednesday, November 26, 2008 JOE CASTER carries top weight in a competitive looking 6 furlong nursery at Great Leighs tomorrow night. He had no run at all last time out and is definitely better than that form suggests. He is well drawn in 3 tomorrow but he is not always the quickest away so may not be able to make best use of it. He should run well as he still seems in good form at home but it is getting late in the season for him. ROLEPLAY makes a quick reappearance at Lingfield on Friday after her good third last week. There are very few maiden races she can run in so James Eustace thought it was worth taking a chance. It is over a slightly longer trip of 10 furlongs which should be too her advantage. She looks as if this will suit her and there is plenty of stamina in her pedigree. If she could break her maiden in a maiden it would be nice for her connections. She is a relatively fresh horse which should be in her favour at this time of year. WHISTLEUPTHEWIND is a possible runner at Wolverhampton on Saturday evening. She has run well on polytrack before but didn't handle the fibresand surface last time out at Southwell. She can step up on her run there. If she doesn't run on Saturday she has an entry in a 7 furlong selling race at Wolverhampton on Monday. At The Money battles to victory Friday, November 21, 2008 AT THE MONEY battled bravely at Market Rasen yesterday to win  by a Nose. It would have been cruel luck if he had lost as he lead all the way in a race that produced a thrilling finish. He such a brave and genuine horse and really deserved this victory. The horse is a real star and James Eustace wishes he had a yard full of horses with his attitude as it would make his job easy! His next race could be at Sandown on December 6th but obviously it depends on how well he comes out of this race. It was a good week for his owner, Harold Nass, as he also owns KARKY SCHULTZ who finished second over hurdles at Folkestone on Tuesday.  It was also a good day for the yard as ROLEPLAY ran a much more promising race at Great Leighs last night  finishing third at 66-1. It was a great result for her owners, Mr and Mrs Richard Wilson, as they have been very patient with her. She looks capable of winning a race and she has a decent pedigree so should be a nice broodmare prospect for them. She looked as if she may stay further than a mile and she could run again next Friday at Lingfield. At The Money favourite at Market Rasen today Thursday, November 20, 2008 AT THE MONEY only faces 7 rivals at Market Rasen today on ground that should be ideal for him. He runs in a 2 mile 6 furlong handicap hurdle which is a new trip for him but James Eustace is quite confident he will stay this far. He ran very well at Sandown last time out and if he reproduces that form he should be in with a great chance. This race has come soon enough after that effort but he seems in good form at home and this seems an ideal opportunity for him. ROLEPLAY is due to have her second run on a racecourse at Great Leighs tonight. She was due to run there recently but the track was waterlogged, hopefully they won't have any problems tonight. She was rather overwhelmed by proceedings on her first run at Windsor and did not like the ground that day. She should fair better this time as she seems to have come on for the run at home and should handle the polytrack surface. It would be nice to see her run a decent race and establish what her best trip is likely to be.She is running over a mile today but she may need further in the future as there is plenty of stamina in her pedigree. Karky Schultz faces 5 rivals tomorrow Monday, November 17, 2008 KARKY SCHULTZ faces only 5 rivals over hurdles at Folkestone tomorrow and must have a good chance. He has run 2 very promising races over hurdles to date so has the form to run well. He should handle the ground as his best form as a 2 year old was on soft ground. The question mark has to be whether he will get 2 1/4 miles under testing conditions. FARSIGHTED is also running over hurdles at Fakenham tomorrow but she seems to have a tougher task. There are 13 runners in her race and it looks a competitive contest. The ground should be fine for her and she has jumped well in her 2 previous races. She raced a bit keenly last time out so if she can settle better tomorrow she should finish a bit closer. 2 chances at Great Leighs tomorrow Friday, November 14, 2008 JOE CASTER and PENPERTH run at Great Leighs tomorow and both would have a winning chance. JOE CASTER has been running consistently well and is climbing up the handicap which will make his task tougher, he has top weight tomorrow. He should appreciate the return to the polytrack though and could improve back on this surface. He ran well on testing ground at Catterick last time out and was only beaten 3/4 length by the winner who just outstayed him. The form was good as the winner went on to finish 3rd under a 6 pound penalty at Doncaster in a competitive nursery. PENPERTH was third first time out on this track in a race over the same distance and again for fillies only. She has come on for her first run and worked well last week so should have a good chance of going close tomorrow. Hope the lights are on for Integria tonight Wednesday, November 12, 2008 INTEGRIA is due to run in  the 7.20 at Wolverhampton tonight. Let's hope there is not a repeat of last Saturday evening when racing was abandoned due to the lights failing. There are now only 10 runners in the race and INTEGRIA is effectively drawn 5 now which is a reasonable draw. He showed plenty of toe last time out at Yarmouth when he finished third at the generous odds of 50-1. The ground was soft that day which did him suit him , the polytrack today is an unknown factor but he has always worked well on this surface at home. On all known form of the other runners in the race INTEGRIA has the form to definitely be thereabouts. It is just a question of how useful the newcomers are but he should run a good race. WHISTLEUPTHEWIND is running in a 7 furlong handicap at Southwell on Friday. It is is her first run back from a break so she may need the run but she is in very good form at home and has done plenty of work. She does not have the best of draws in stall 11 of 14 runners but should have enough speed to get a handy position. She has not run on the fibresand before though but if she does handle this surface she could run well. Interesting newcomer at Great Leighs tomorrow Wednesday, November 05, 2008 The 2 year old LORD OF THE DANCE makes his racecoursedebut at Great Leighs tomorrow evening in a mile maiden race. He is a half brother to Major Cadeaux by the promising new sire Indian Haven, so he is an interesting prospect. He is very backward but potentially a nice horse for the future. AT THE MONEY is due to msake his jumping debut this season at sandown on Saturday provided they get sufficient rain. The forecast is for a wet week so he a likely runner. The more rain the better for him. On Saturday evening ROLEPLAY is running in a 9 furlong maiden race at Wolverhampton. She didn't handle the loose ground at all well on her first start at Windsor. She will be more at ease on the polytrack surface and can hopefully put in an improved performance. Joe Caster going for his hat-trick Monday, November 03, 2008 James Eustace is hoping Catterick survives a 7.30am inspection in the morning as JOE CASTER has a good chance of winning his third race in a row. If racing goes ahead he faces only 4 other rivals tomorrow so he must have a good chance. He is also entered at Doncaster on Saturday so will definately run there instead if Catterick is abandoned. He could conceivably run in both if he happens to win tomorrow and comes out of the race well. On Wednesday FARSIGHTED makes her second appearance over hurdles at Huntingdon. having lost her way on the flate this season she made a pleasing debut over hurdles recently on the same course. It is a fillies only race on Wednesday and if she improves on her first run she should finish alot closer. The ground has at last come right for her as she definately need soft ground. The jumping string are in good form with 2 seconds last week from WESTER ROSS and KARKY SCHULTZ. Hurdling debut for Wester Ross tomorrow Tuesday, October 28, 2008 WESTER ROSS could be an exciting prospect over hurdles this winter and he makes his debut at Huntingdon tomorrow. He has schooled well at home so hopefully he can put that too good effect on the racecourse. It looks quite a competitive race and he may need further than 2 miles over hurdles but it is a good place to start. The ground should be good, he wouldn't want it to get any softer. KARKY SCHULTZ also runs at Huntingdon tomorrow in the juvenile hurdle which has been divided. He looks to be in the weaker division and if he has come on from his promising debut at Kempton recently he should run a good race. On Thursday it is back to the flat, PENPERTH makes her racecourse debut in the mile 2 year old fillies maiden at Great Leighs. Most of the 2 year olds have needed their first run of the season so she will probably benefit from this run. She has been going nicely at home so should run a respectable race. The 2 year olds have been running well recently with a winner and a third this week. Local owners delighted with Joe Caster's win Monday, October 27, 2008 There was great jubilation at WOLVERHAMPTON on Saturday evening when JOE CASTER recorded his second win and first on the polytrack. He was bred by Gillian Walker and she still owns him with some of her family and they all live near Wolverhapton racecourse. Some of them were obviously there on Saturday evening to cheer him home to victory. As he is in such good form he will continue to race this year. He could go to Catterick next Tuesday and/or Doncaster the following Saturday. Those are his last chances on the turf but he will continue on the all weather as he clearly acts well on the surface. Tomorrow at Yarmouth James Eustace is double represented by INTEGRIA and MISTER STANDFAST in the 7 furlong maiden race. INTEGRIA ran better than his finishing position suggested at Windsor on his debut as he sat back in the stalls and was slowly away. He is expected to run a much better race tomorrow but it is quite a hot race on paper. He has worked nicely at home with JOE CASTER and he will be suited by the soft ground. MISTER STANDFAST may not be strong enough at this stage to cope with the more testing underfoot conditions. He did run better at Leicester last time out and showed some speed. First run on polytrack for Joe caster tonight Saturday, October 25, 2008 JOE CASTER is running in a 6 furlong nursery at Wolverhampton tonight. He hasn't run on this surface before and he hasn't got the best draw in 9 so he could find it a bit of a stiff task. The handicapper has also been a bit harsh on him, he originally rated him 73 and put him up to 77 without running and without any obvious reason. The horse is in good form so is sure to run a good race and will learn from the experience of running on the artificial surface. He has one more opportunity to run on the turf this season at Catterick in 10 days time. Hopefully the ground will be soft by then and he would have a good chance there. On Monday ON CUE heads for Leicester to run in a 6 furlong median auction maiden race. She ran well over 7 furlongs at Warwick last time out. It was a rough race in the early stages and she lost her  position but she stayed on well in the final stages of the race. Hayley Turner rode her that day and felt she has enough speed to drop back to 6 furlongs. The more rain they get the better, she will definitely appreciate soft ground. She is a very genuine filly and should run a good race. At The Money in line for stayers series prize Monday, October 20, 2008 AT THE MONEY has a good chance of winning the stayers series prize at Pontefract today. He needs to be placed and finish in front of Thewhirlingdervish to collect the prize. It would be great for all at Park Lodge if he could win the series as the owner, trainer and the stable staff all collect a £1,000  which would be well received by everyone. The horse is in good form and always runs well at Pontefract so he should have a good chance. The same owner, Harold Nass, was very encouraged by Karky Schultz's first run over hurdles at Kempton yesterday. He finished 5th behind a horse of Alan King's, Saticon, who is highly regarded. He jumped well and did not get the best of runs before the second last but stayed on after the final hurdle. He saw the trip out well and could even be suited by a slightly stiffer test of stamina. It was a very encouraging debut. SECOND OPINION runs at Yarmouth tomorrow and James Eustace is hoping they will get some rain there as she definitely need soft ground. She ran very well in a maiden at Leicester on her last start and the handicapper did not alter her handicap mark for this run so she should have a good chance tomorrow if she runs up to that form. Here next engagement is at the Horses in Training sales next Thursday. She is a nice racing prospect for someone as long as she is is campaigned on soft ground, she also has a nice pedigree so has value as a broodmare too. Karky Schultz ready for hurdling debut Saturday, October 18, 2008 KARKY SCHULTZ has been declared to run over hurdles for the first time at Kempton tomorrow. There is a slight concern over the going as he needs cut in the ground and it is drying out.James Eustace is keen to give him a run over hurdles as he is ready to run and has schooled nicely at home. The unknown quantity is whether he will stay 2 miles over hurdles, it will be interesting to see how he runs. Mister Standfast in good company tomorrow Monday, October 13, 2008 MISTER STANDFAST runs in the Reference Point maiden at Leicester tomorrow and this is traditionally a good race. It has been won by some good horses in the past. There are 2 divisions of the race tomorrow which helps but he could still be up against it. He ran promisingly from a poor draw first time out at Kempton and has come on for the race. He should put in an improved performance tomorrow but it is likely to be a more competitve event. Hughes booked early for At The Money Saturday, October 11, 2008 2 months ago AT THE MONEY's owner, Harold Nass, spotted a perfect race for Richard Hughes to ride his horse in at Goodwood tomorrow. It is a 2 mile handicap on the flat confined to National Hunt jockeys and as Richard Hughes holds a national hunt license aswell as a flat one he is eligible to ride. He has been booked to ride this horse since the plan was hatched 2 months ago. AT THE MONEY is a course and distance winner and Richard Hughes has won on him before. It will be his first run since having a summer break but he does run well fresh. It is a shame there hasn't been more rain to really help his cause but he should run a big race tomorrow. On Monday there are 3 runners at Windsor, all making their racecourse debut. GENEVA GEYSER, a 2 year old by One Cool Cat, runs in one division of the 6 furlong maiden. He is a big horse and still a bit babyish mentally so would not want to be subjected to a hard race first time out. He has been working nicely with last week's winner, Joe Caster, so is expected to run  a nice race. INTEGRIA runs in the other division of the same race. He is a full brother to Fast Bowler who won first time out as a 2 year old. He has also been working nicely so should give a good account of himself . Ideally he wouldn't want the ground to become too fast. The third runner is the former Godolphin trained 3 year old, ROLEPLAY. She is a well bred filly and has been going quite well at home. Hopefully she will run a nice race aswell. Third time lucky for Joe Caster Thursday, October 09, 2008 JOE CASTER made the most of the fact that the odds on favoutite didn't run and won nicely at Nottingham yesterday. It was his third run and clearly the ground conditions were in his favour yesterday and he made the most of it. Without the favourite it was not a very competitive contest but hopefully he can go on from here. He is now qualified for nurseries, so depending on how the handicapper rates him, he should have a chance in a nursery before the end of the season. Joe Caster chance at Nottingham today Wednesday, October 08, 2008 JOE CASTER has a good chance at Nottingham today now as the favourite in the race, Fitz Flyer, does not run. The ground will be very testing which could just test his fitness out as he has not run for a while. His sire is Makbul and their progeny do tend to like soft ground so it should suit him. If he can re produce his Liecester form he would definately have a very good chance. He seems back to his best at home so a good run is expected. At Newbury tomorrow, FREEDOM FIRE makes his racecourse debut. He is a nice horse but is still a bit backward and this will probably be his only run this season. he has a middle distance pedigree and will hopefully make upo into a nice 3 year old next year. Hopefully he will just run a nice race but he is hopefully a horse for the future. Farsighted hoping to make hurdling debut tomorrow Saturday, October 04, 2008 FARSIGHTED has been declared to run over hurdles at Huntingdon tomorrow. She needs soft ground but there is alot of rain forecast so it is looking hopeful that she will be able to run. She has been entered to run numerous times on the flat recently but keeps getting balloted out. She has taken well to jumping and has schooled very well at home. The worry is that she may not see out the trip but it is worth a try. ON CUE runs at Warwick on Monday in a 7 furlong auction stakes. She was very badly drawn first time out at Kempton and actually ran better than her finishing position suggested. She should go alot closer on Monday especially if the rain does come as she also needs soft ground. Double handed for the big prize tomorrow Wednesday, October 01, 2008 James Eustace saddles 2 runners in the 250,000 Tattersalls October Auction Stakes at Newmarket tomorrow. With prizemoney down to tenth place he is hopeful of getting some share of the prizemoney on offer. The two runners are BLUE ARCTIC and TURKISH LOKUM and there isn't too much to choose between them. BLUE ARCTIC is slightly more experienced and will handle the conditions better if the ground remains fast. TURKISH LOKUM would definitely prefer some cut in the ground. They are both drawn relatively low in stalls 6 and 9. It is hard to know if this is is a good or bad draw at this stage. Both fillies have a low weight and are in very good form so they have every chance of finishing in the prizemoney tomorrow. First time on the fibresand for Lady Avenger Monday, September 29, 2008 LADY AVENGER runs in a valuable 5 furlong handicap at Southwell tomorrow. It is her first try on the fibresand and James Eustace feels it could suit her as she does need soft ground on the turf. She has a habit of being slowly away in her races  so she is being equipped with blinkers for the first time in the hope that it will sharpen her up out of the stalls. Over 5 furlongs you can not afford to give ground away at the start. It is on the straight track and she is drawn in the middle which should be good provides she breaks well. On Wednesday there are 2 runners at 2 different meetings. WESTER ROSS returns to Salisbury and to a trip of 14 furlongs. He has run well over this course and distance before so hopefully he will run well again. There is rain forecast but the ground should remain fast which should suit him. Last time out at Goodwood he didn't quite get home over 2 furlongs on holding ground. Back to a shorter trip and better ground should see him going close again on Wednesday. MISTER STANDFAST makes his racecourse debut at Kempton over 7 furlongs. He has been working nicely at home but will not be helped by the draw, 1 of 14, right on the outside. This will make it very tough for him first time out but hopefully he will run a nice race and will be a nice horse for the future. Colton back over hurdles Thursday, September 25, 2008 COLTON is running back over hurdles tomorrow at Southwell. He has been running well on the flat recently so is in good form and will like the fast ground. If he can reproduce his best form over jumps he should run well. First run in a nursery for Blue Arctic tomorrow Sunday, September 21, 2008 BLUE ARCTIC runs in a 6 furlong fillies nursery at Leicester tomorrow. She had been in the frame in all her 3 runs to date and has been working nicely at home recently. It is her first time in a handicap so it is hard to know if the handicapper has her on the right mark or not but she has a nice racing weight tomorrow and Luke Morris takes a useful 3 pounds off her back. He knows the filly well to as he has ridden her at home. It looks a competitive race tomorrow though and she does not have the best of draws, 18 of 18, but hopefully she will run well. At Kempton tomorrow ON CUE  makes her racecourse debut in a 7 furlong fillies maiden. She was a cheap purchase as a yearling, only costing 6,500gns. She will be up against some much more expensive purchases tomorrow so if she can finish mid division James Eustace will be very pleased with her. She shows a great attitude at home and is a very genuine filly. She again does not have a great draw, 3 of 14, which is on the outside. Sushisan makes debut for yard in Arc Trial Wednesday, September 17, 2008 The high class SUSHISAN is to have his first run for James Eustace in the Group 3 Arc Trial at Newbury on Friday. He has a similar profile to WAR ARTIST as he is Australian bred and raced in South Africa. He has also raced in Dubai for the last 2 winters and in Honk Kong so he is well travelled. He has been given a rating of 117 and has some top class form with Group 1 performers including being only a head behind Youmzain in the Sheema Classic in Dubai. SUSHISAN has had a late start to the season as he had joint surgery in Dubai at the end of March and only came to Park Lodge at the end of June. He has had a smooth preparation for Friday's race and seems in good form. James Eustace is hopeful of a decent performance if he runs as well as he has been working at home. There are only 9 runners and  the ground should be good. He is a very interesting runner and could be travelling again after this race.He has entries in the Canadian International and the Melbourne Cup. Second Opinion doubtful runner tomorrow Tuesday, September 16, 2008 SECOND OPINION is declared at Yarmouth tomorrow in a 7 furlong handicap but is a doubtful runner. The ground was soft at the beginning of the week but it is drying up quickly and is good ground today but likely to be quicker than that by tomorrow. They are even talking about watering the course there now, a different story to a week ago! She definitely needs cut in the ground so could be re routed to Wolverhampton on Friday night instead. Turkish Lokum re routed to Leicester tomorrow Sunday, September 14, 2008 As Warwick was abandoned last week TURKISH LOKUM has been re routed to Leicester tomorrow. She runs in a 6 furlong maiden auction stakes and faces 15 opponents. The ground is likely to be on the slow side which should suit her. She ran a promising race first time out at Windsor and is in good form at home so James Eustace is hoping she will put up a good performance tomorrow. SUNNY SPRITE also runs on the same card, in a mile handicap. He has yet to fulfill the promise he showed as a 2 year old but he is trying a longer trip and softer ground tomorrow which will hopefully help him.  KARKY SCHULTZ steps down into selling company at Yarmouth on Tuesday. He is well capable of winning a race in this grade. RUBACUORI seems to be finding his feet in this country, he finished fourth in a competitive handicap at Great Leighs yesterday from an unfavourable draw. His American breeding means he is well suited to the 'dirt' so he will stick to the polytrack surface from now on. 2 runners at Great Leighs tomorrow Friday, September 12, 2008 Warwick was washed away last Wednesday but at least the weather shouldn't upset running plans on the all weather at Great Leighs tomorrow. LADY AVENGER runs in the 5 furlong handicap but she has got an almost impossible task being drawn 13 of the 14 runners. She has run well on this track before but she is going to find it very difficult from such a wide draw. RUBACUORI has not faired much better as he is drawn 11 of 16 runners in a mile handicap there. His best run in this country has been on the polytrack and he is bred to be a dirt horse. The track,trip and surface will suit him but it does look a competitive race on paper and the draw could be a hindrance. On Sunday WESTER ROSS heads for Goodwood. He is stepping up in trip again to 2 miles having run very well over 2 furlongs shorter at Salisbury last time out. He stayed on well that day and looked as if an extra 2 furlongs would not inconvenience him. He has been running consistently well lately and deserves to get his head in front. He seems to go any ground but James would prefer it not to get too soft as he is unproven on a really soft surface. Turkish Lokum declared at wet Warwick Tuesday, September 09, 2008 Warwick races is looking very doubtful tomorrow but James Eustace is really hoping it will be on so he can run TURKISH LOKUM there. She finished mid field in her first race at Windosr but got hampered at a vital stage and would have finished closer with a clear run. She is better than her finishing position suggests. 7 furlongs at Warwick on soft ground should suit her as she has enough speed to get a good position early on and should get the trip. There is more rain expected so the chances of racing taking place are slim. Colton drops back in trip tomorrow Tuesday, September 02, 2008 COLTON is dropping back in trip to a mile at Brighton tomorrow but he has won over this distance before. Recently he has been running over further but he seems to have sharpened up lately so a drop back in distance shouldn't inconvenience him. He has not however experienced the  Brighton track before which is a slight cause for concern as he is quite a big horse and it is not the most straight forward course. It is an apprentice race and he will have the assistance of one of the best apprentices riding at the moment, David Probert which will be in his favour. The horse seems to be back to his very best form at home so James Eustace is hopeful of a big run as long as he handles the track. The ground is currently good/firm which will suit him. LADY AVENGER is entered in a 5 furlong handicap, against older horses for the first time, at Haydock on Saturday. The ground is currently soft and as long as it remains on the easy side of good or softer she will run. It will be a tough task taking on older sprinters for the first time but if the ground remains soft it will help her chances. Karky Schultz returns to Great Leighs Wednesday, August 27, 2008 KARKY SCHULTZ returns to Great Leighs tomorrow where he ran well earlier in the season over the same trip. There has been a slight cloud over the form of some of the horses in the yard recently as some have been coughing and he himself may not have been quite right last time he ran. He seems well now though and will have the application of blinkers for the first time tomorrow too. He has worn them at home to good effect so hopefully they can work on the racecourse. The biggest worry tomorrow will be the draw as he is drawn 12 of the 16 runners which is not ideal especially over 6 furlongs. On  Friday WESTER ROSS is stepping up in trip to 14 furlongs at Salisbury. He has been knocking at the door reently having run well on his last 3 runs including his last run at Newbury where he finished fourth beaten 1 1/2 lengths. James Eustace would have preferred to have run him over 12 furlongs but there were no suitable races over this distance for him but he is confident he will get the trip. He has run well on the track before and seems to to go on any ground within reason. Bank Holiday Runners Friday, August 22, 2008 Park Lodge has an interesting runner tomorrow in the 1 mile 6 furlongs March Stakes (Listed) at Goodwood.  VALENTINO ROSSI is a Brazilian import who has won a 2 mile Listed race in Brazil.  He did not take the journey well initially and we have given him time to acclimatize.  He has the stamp of a European staying type and indeed might even jump a hurdle one day!  He has been pleasing in his work at home and we are hopeful of a decent run.   On Sunday we have 3 declared runners at Yarmouth all with chances.  COLTON has been running much better of late since a hurdling campaign during the winter and has run two decent races at Yarmouth recently.  He will only run if there is no further rain as he is a good ground or faster horse.  TOO HOT TO HANDLE runs for the first time in a handicap, although by the sprinter ELNADIM, she looks as though a step up in trip will suit her.  She is however a keen going filly and a lot will depend on how well she settles early on.  FLASH OF FIRE runs in the mile and a quarter claimer.  He was second in a similar race at Yarmouth last time.  He could go one better especially on better ground.    On Bank Holiday Monday, we run TURKISH LOKUM at Warwick in a 7 furlong maiden auction race.  She has plenty of stamina in her pedigree but does have some speed also and a track like Warwick could suit her well.  There is a big entry for the race and so long as she does not get ballotted out, she could run well. Two Runners at Yarmouth Monday, August 18, 2008

FARSIGHTED runs this evening at Yarmouth.  The soft ground should suit her and with blinkers on for the first time, we are hoping she can show a return to form.  The two year old GENERAL ZHUKOV has his first run of his career.  He is a horse for the future and will benefit from the experience of seeing a racecourse for the first time.