Monday, 20 November 2017

Mab Dab goes one better.

Mab Dab improved by one place on his recent Plumpton 3rd by finishing 2nd today in a handicap hurdle at the same course.  Ridden by Jack Sherwood he was dropped out at the rear of the five horse field and was kept to the better ground towards the outside in the three and a quarter mile contest.  He was a little sloppy at the fourth flight but otherwise jumped well on the first two circuits.  He took closer order up the hill for the final time and was two lengths behind the joint leaders when he slipped on landing over the third last.  He now found himself eight lengths behind with momentum lost.  The eventual winner easily pulled clear but Mab Dab was able to keep going to pass the rapidly tiring second placed horse to take the position for himself.  On top of this good performance Mab Dab also won the "Best Turned Out" award.
This followed and encouraging run from Hab Sab who finished 5th of eight in the same ownership in the novices' hurdle.

Mab Dab
Owner Tony Betteridge with Mab Dab after his finishing 2nd.

Monday, 6 November 2017

Promising start to the new jump campaign.

Linda had her first jump runner of the autumn today and it proved to be an encouraging start.  Mab Dab competed in a 2 and a half mile conditional jockeys handicap hurdle at Plumpton.  Ridden by Jack Sherwood he was soon prominent, travelling in second place for the first circuit and a half.  He pushed on with the leader down the back straight but came under pressure from two horses from further back turning for home.  He kept going, jumping well, to the line and finished a pleasing third.
Mab Dab
Mab Dab (extreme right) over the final flight.

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Something New.

There was a "new" feel to the Saturday morning visit today.  First there was a new horse, Miss Malarky, who arrived last week.  She was out cantering with her owner present.
Miss Malarky with Bob, her owner.
Later Karen showed us the new browbands that she has had made up in the owners' colours.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Autumn sunshine brings out the crowd.

There was a big turnout for breakfast this morning as many owners enjoyed the mild autumn weather while watching their horses work.  It will only be a couple of weeks or so before the first National Hunt horses are back at the races.
Owners at the gallops today.

Saturday, 7 October 2017

A Pair Of Jacks.

Jack Sherwood was at the yard this morning as he was down south for the two day Fontwell meeting.  He rode out on Mr Jack around the gallops and later joined in teaching some newcomers how to jump.
The two Jacks follow Itoldyou round the gallops.

Teaching the newcomers to jump.

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Breden Follow Up.

After Breden's victory yesterday there was an extra buzz about the yard this morning.  Champagne flowed and the sun shone down on an active morning. 
Rasing a glass to Linda, the team and Breden.

Breden wonders what all the fuss was about.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Brilliant Breden

Breden recorded a victory for the yard in a 1 mile 2 furlong handicap at Newbury this afternoon.  Robert Winston settled him in midfield before making his move two furlongs from home.  In an incredibly close 4 horse finish he just held on, winning by a short head, neck and a nose at odds of 16/1.