Handicap Marks day and we are awaiting new marks for Matthew Riley, Venutius, Jawaab, Lucky Sun and Marmot Bay.
Its one of our local tracks today, and we always like having runners at Sedgefield. Brunello makes his second start over hurdles and while Phil says the race looks ‘impossible’ he can hopefully run well again as last time and sneak into a place against some decent novice opposition. He is one who will thrive when in handicap company, as 95% horses do – it takes a pretty good one to win a novice hurdle at this time of year, they usually end up a 125 + horse.
Ancient Times also runs today, he is a funny little horse who always wins one or two a year…he struggled last time but he has run well here in the past and Kyle gets on well with him. here we see him leading the string up the gallop ridden by Julie Henegan, Hail the Brave can be seen in behind with his black hood, and bringing up the rear, Transient bay and Burns Night.
Kyle also rides Bedale Lane tomorrow at Wetherby – owned by Robin Ellerbeck, this good looking mare is by Kayf Tara and goes nicely at home, we are looking forward to seeing her debut.
Keith Foster was up taking photos last week, and while it was a bit damp he did get some good shots of the horses in action….
This photo shows Philip Dennis and his fathers’ ‘Bandalero’ who is entered for a condit/amateur riders bumper at Doncaster on Thursday. This will also be a bumper debutante for us this week, and he is a lovely horse with tons of size and scope. he also schools well and it wont be long before you see him over timber.
Friday looks impossibly busy with entries at Doncaster, Musselburgh and Wolverhampton – Word of Warning is entered in a 1m 6f maiden which doesn’t look as bad as it might, and recent winner, Elspeth’s boy is back out over 1m1f on the same card. Saturday will be runner-less but with four entries at Carlisle on Sunday it will mean no day off with Sunday dinner!
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