Monday April 24th

A brilliant schooling morning this morning.  Alain on a new purchase called ‘Indian Reel’. He has been purchased for a syndicate and hopefully will have a spin at the end of the week at either Chepstow or Market Rasen. Connor on ‘Petite Power’ who goes to Perth at the end of the week. Paddy on ‘Viva Steve’ who is confirmed…

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Sunday April 23rd

A brilliant run by ‘Alvarado’ to come 4th in the Scottish Grand National yesterday!!! He was only beaten 2 and a half lengths which is the distance as last year when he was 2nd so it was a similar performance and he did us and the owners Angela and William Rucker proud!!!! The Legend ‘Alvarado’ The other runners ran really…

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Saturday April 22nd

A beautiful morning in Naunton. The horses worked really well and now myself, Irene and Fern are on route to Bangor with ‘Rockchasebullet’. He has his first run for the EPDS Twitterati Partnership.  He ran a good race to come 5th at Newbury last time out so we hope he can do a few places better today.  Alain rides ‘Rockchasebullet’…

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Friday April 21st

Such a close race yesterday at Taunton!!! ‘Icanmotor’ ran another cracker to get beaten by a head again!!! She ran a similar race 2 weeks ago at Sedgefield but we are getting the hang of her now and we think we have the perfect race planned for next time…… watch this space.  ‘Icanmotor’ led up by Irene. Fergal had a…

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Thursday April 20th

Another brilliant winner yesterday at Cheltenham where ‘Iora Glas’ never looked in doubt in the 3 mile handicap hurdle. He travelled and jumped brilliantly and took up the running coming to the last hurdle. He is owned by Imperial racing partnership and carried the famous colours of the 2010 Gold Cup winning horse ‘Imperial Commanader’  ‘Iora Glas’ digging in deep…

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Tuesday April 18th

A sunny morning this morning.  We had a great day at Chepstow yesterday with two 4ths and a great winner with ‘Diamond Fort’!!! He travelled great trough the race and took up the running after the 2nd last and went on to win really well. Paddy was delighted with him and thinks he has a good future.  ‘Diamond Fort’ on…

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Monday April 17th

A cooler morning this morning.  Paddy was in to school ‘Mystifiable’. He flew to Ireland so was back home. Y 9pm last night. Unlike Fergal who drove ‘Colin’s Sister’ back from Ireland and settled her back into her stable this morning at 4:30 after driving trough the early hours. She ran a really creditable race to come 5th in a…

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Saturday April 15th

A busy morning at the yard. I have been left in change while Fergal is in Ireland. I received some pictures from Fairyhouse where ‘Colin’s Sister’ looks very chilled and ready for her big race tomorrow. David on ‘Colin’s sister’ this morning giving her a gallop on the racecourse. The two O’Brien brothers back in their home country. We had…

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Friday April 14th

I apologise for the gap in my Blog but I have been really unwell since the weekend. The Aintree festival was fantastic last week. All horses have come out of their races really well…… Here is ‘Perfect Candidate’ in the paddock before the Grand National. Taking a flyer over one of the fences…. ….and looking very pleased with himself after…

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Saturday April 8th

Well here we are, the Cheltenham Festival has been and gone and now we have arrived at Aintree for the Grand National. We just hope that all the horses and jockeys have a safe round and that is the most important thing to all of us. We would just be very grateful if ‘Perfect Candide’ could end at the head…

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