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National Hunt season starts with a BANG!
November has been a really exciting month as our National Hunt season got started with a bang. All 3 of our runners this month got their heads in front and came home victorious. Salto Chisco was first up and his return to chasing came off in some style. He produced a masterful performance winning with ease and came home with the rather impressive Macer Gifford trophy.
There is the very possibility that he can improve again should he stay over the larger obstacles, aged 9 we cannot expect too much I know but Harry Whittington seems to have found the key to keeping him fresh and sound and Harry Bannister has mastered the way to bring Salty into contention in races with the minimum of fuss. What a summer this horse has had, 3 wins already this season!
Next it was up to Scotland to watch Lucinda Russell trained Superior Command at Musselburgh for his second start of the season having finished a close 4th in his seasonal debut a few weeks before.
This track tends to bring the best out of him but victory didn’t look likely as he turned for home at the back of the pack. However, he stayed on strongly in the home straight to put his nose in front on the run-in. He produced a really gutsy display and a fantastic driving finish from Derek Fox ensured our second club victory in 4 days!
The Oliver Sherwood trained Born Legend put on an enigmatic display at Bangor-on-Dee last week. Harrison Beswick wisely ignored the tearaway leader but he led the main pack throughout and surged clear when asked for an effort. He couldn't have done it more impressively winning in the end by an eased down 10 lengths and he should be able to strike again now that he's got his head in front.
We not only have another recruit to the Club, also trained by Lucinda Russell, called Hey Listen, he starts off over fences this Thursday at Musselburgh
Lucinda Russell says “A 16.1hands high gelding by Kutub, Hey Listen initially ran in British point to points winning his maiden in the spring. He has run in novice hurdles being placed and achieving a mark of 107.
We plan to mix both hurdles and chases with him the main key to him is that he prefers good or good to soft ground but not heavy. He is slight so does not need a lot of work and is such a kind horse that he is the firm favourite amongst the girls at the yard”.
We have all this to look forward to in December.
Mythical Legend has continued to please everybody in her work. She has been working on the all-weather gallop and grass gallops regularly along with some intensive schooling over hurdles. She has 2 entries this week to give her trainer options, these are both at Doncaster on Friday and Saturday.
Potential Race options for Mythical Legend:
Doncaster - Friday 1st December (12pm Novice Hurdle 2m4f)
Doncaster - Saturday 2nd December (12:40 Mares' Novice Hurdle 2m3f)
He became a Legend after his winning race at Ludlow, soft ground and a visor appear to be the key, and he will stay further for sure. There could be lots more fun to come with him. He is in brilliant form at home, running away with his work riders and swimming three days a week. Oliver is thrilled with his attitude and condition and now that he has been clipped he also looks fantastic. He will be racing very soon.
Potential Race options for Born Legend
Fakenham - Monday 4th December (3:30pm Juvenile Hurdle 2m)
Market Rasen - Thursday 7th December (12:20pm Juvenile Hurdle 2m)
Cardaw Lily has finally shaken off whatever was ailing her and is in full training and looking a million dollars! she is telling Richard that she is ready to go racing again It will certainly be on the all-weather over a distance between 5f and 6f. Having spoken to Richard today Chelmsford on the 7th December over 5f is her target.
Potential Race options for Cardaw Lily
Chelmsford - Thursday 7th December (5:55pm Nursery Handicap Stakes 5f)
Audora continues to work well and there is no apparent hangover from her pulled muscle issue. Martin is stepping up her work and tells me he is looking forward to showing her off to us all at Exeter in a few weeks’ time. December 8th is still the target.
Potential Race options for Audora
Exeter - Friday 8th December (3:45pm National Hunt Flat 2m)
Chepstow – Saturday 9th December (3.50pm National Hunt Flat 2m)
Demographic is in really good order and showing all his old sparkle and confidence, He is slowly coming to hand, Emma has been very patient with him, he is in great nick and we cannot wait to see our duel winner of last season out again.
Potential Race options for Demographic
Southwell - Sunday 17th December (3:35pm Handicap Hurdle 2m7f)
Fakenham - Tuesday 19th December (1:10pm Handicap Hurdle 2m7f)