There’s been huge amounts of activity this week at West Buckland, with 8 runners being sent out to various meetings, as well as dozens of Lorries arriving with the long awaited concrete. Enmeshing ran a much better race to be third in a decent prize money race at Chelmsford and Diligent, Maraakib, Compton Abbey and Chasing Headlights all finishing just outside of the places. Additionally we’ve had some new arrivals to the yard who I will introduce to you in a bit.

Round Up of runners

Enmeshing ran another good race and looked very dangerous when turning in with the first 3 all level, however the first 2 had just a little bit extra toe than him but still managed to beat 7 others and is now going in the right direction to hopefully go 2 better in the not so distant future.

Sadly our 2 runners in the first at Newton Abbot (Diligent and Getadollar) were both badly hampered at the first flight with Getadollar losing a lot of ground and Diligent taking a big impact, though both were still able to finish. Maraakib ran later in the day, finishing 5th with a late run to only finish 2 lengths down on fourth place.

Compton Abbey put in another sterling effort at Wolverhampton, with the first 5 being separated by a length and a quarter. She stayed on well from midfield and it was unfortunate to be 5thwhen only being beaten by such a small margin. That being said it was an encouraging run and with some time her winner should hopefully come sooner or later.

Recent Arrivals

There are some new faces in the yard and I am very excited to introduce them to you: Envole Toi; Foxy Lass and Tulsa Jack.

  • Envole Toi has been very kindly sent to us by Sir Peter Austin, a horse who has performed well in France, winning his last race at Auteuil by 6 lengths with an RPR of 111. He is a 4 year old gelding by Enrique, and has been running on softer ground, so as soon as the rain arrives we can’t wait to send him chasing.
  • Foxy Lass is a 4 year old filly who has come over from Ireland, purchased from the Doncaster September sales. She has run both on the flat and the hurdles, so has plenty of options. We aim to run her soon after the sales so is all ready to go.
  • Tulsa Jack has just arrived after being left to summer in Worcester and has come back very well. He is a 9 year old gelding with an Irish jumps rating of 132 and will go hunter chasing, with his main aim being the St. James's Place Foxhunter Challenge Cup, at Cheltenham Festival in March. 75% shares still available with each 5% share at £500.

    News in racing

    As you can see from the twitter posts the concrete has been laid and so we are another step closer to our new stable block. It will take a few days to set but then the walkers can go in, very exciting times!

    Statistical Summary

    Jumps 18/19

    Earnings - £20, 541

    Wins - 1

    Top 4 finishes – 18/49 (36.73%)

    Flat 18

    Earnings - £98, 233

    Wins – 13

    Top 4 finishes – 50/147 (34.01%)