Philip Kirby Racehorse Trainer

Racehorse Trainer based at Richmond, North Yorkshire

Easter Monday runners

Next Edition

Take Two – this is going to be old favourite’s ‘Next Edition’s’ final start for us  tomorrow – he managed to

Cavalieri

cut himself on his hock the night  before his intended target at Market Rasen last week, so he reverts to the flat for his swansong, and Philip Dennis partners him in the 5.30 at Redcar alongside Kevin Stott on our second runner, Cavalieri. Its a fitting track for him to finish on, as it was the local one to his long term Owners, The Dibble Bridge Partnership when Eddie was purchased by Phil six years ago. Both he and Cavalieri have decent chances – Cavvy has to transfer his Aw form to turf, something he hasn’t managed for a while but the 2 mile trip should help and both of the boys are in good form at home.  Good luck to both sets of Owners tomorrow!

Phil is heading to Redcar with our two runners  there, while Julie sets off to Market Rasen with Tommy for the Conditional Jockeys handicap hurdle with Arabian Oasis.  He has yet to score over hurdles and was pretty high in the handicap when he came but is reaching a more manageable mark now and also has an each way chance in  race with a pretty warm favourite seeking a hat trick. THis will be Tommy’s first time on him.

Arabian Oasis schooling at home

Courtown Oscar ran another stormer at Haydock yesterday – 2nd in the big staying chase to one of Jonjo’s. He never missed a beat with his jumping and was bold out in front for Danny Cook – he looked every inch a potential Becher Chase horse for next November. Although he handled the ground well, he would perhaps prefer a bit more cut to be ideal. Depending on how he comes out of this race he may head to Punchestown in a fortnight. As usual he loked a picture in the paddock beforehand, turned out beautifully by Julie to win the BTO award.

Courtown Oscar at home with Julie before his Excellent run yesterday.

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