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Musselburgh, Sedgefield and a memorable day at Ayr – Kinneston


Colder tonight, not a bad thing. Overall, the weather remains unsettled and we are heading to Musselburgh tomorrow with two runners and Sedgefield on Thursday with one runner. The ground at Musselburgh should be good to soft and we start off in their first race of their new jumps season with That’s A Given in the 1:07. We didn’t really find the key to him last season but have given him a good long break and hopefully have sorted one or two things out. Bruce rides and six run.

That’s a Given (Kim)

Our other runner is Sanosuke in the 2:07. He was placed in all his hurdle starts last season and should improve this time round. The track and the going should suit well. Danny McMenamin rides and ten run.

Sanosuke at Kelso

On to Sedgefield on Thursday where we run Chanting Hill in the 1:47. This is a bit of a sharp track for her but the extended distance should help and she has run well fresh in the past. Six run and Danny McMenamin rides.

Chanting Hill

A very special day for the yard at Ayr on Saturday with Wakool winning impressively, followed by the brothers Elvis Mail and Ginger Mail winning consecutive races in fine style.  After a long summer which involved a lot of hard work from the Team and patience from our Owners, suddenly our season came alive. I’m hugely grateful to everyone for supporting our slightly radical approach this season. Earlier on the card, High Roller put up a much improved performance to finish 3rd and then later, after our “magic hour,” Dubai Days ran very respectably to be 5th (up in trip for him now I think) and despite appearing extremely raw and green, Lucky Soldier showed a lovely turn of foot to be a close 2nd in the bumper – should be plenty more to come from him.

Wakool providing the first leg of a grey hat-trick at Ayr on Saturday

On to a very wet Carlisle on Sunday where we had a lesser sort of day, unfortunately Half Track over-jumped at the first and unseated Danny, Donny Boy jumped very well on his chasing debut but in the end paid the price of racing too freely in the early stages and faded into 5th, he will shape better next time.  In the Cumberland Chase Niceandeasy showed bags of stamina to stay on strongly from off the pace to finish a never nearer 5th – there should be a nice staying chase to be won with him this season.

Ginger Mail at Ayr on Saturday

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