AUBIS WALK

2016 bay mare by Walk In The Park (IRE) ex Aubisquinette (FR) (Cadoudal (FR))

Kenneth Alexander

AUBIS WALK (FR) WALK IN THE PARK MONTJEU (IRE) SADLER’S WELLS (USA)
1981
1996 FLORIPEDES (FR)
1985
2002 CLASSIC PARK ROBELLINO (USA)
1978
1994 WANTON
1983
2016 AUBISQUINETTE (FR) CADOUDAL (FR) GREEN DANCER (USA)
1972
COME TO SEA
1999 THE PARADIS (FR)
1992

A good looking mare who won an Irish point-to-point in November before being bought at the Goffs December Point-to-Point Sale. Kenny Alexander kindly sent her to us and we gave her a run over hurdles at Perth in the spring. She ran well in second and Brian (Hughes) was complimentary about her. We started her off over two miles because she can be buzzy but we were pleased with the run and she was nicely clear of the third. Given a break since, she has done well during the summer and is a big strong mare who could be running over fences later this season. In the meantime, we will give her more experience over hurdles.

Aubis Walk

BETTER GETALONG (IRE)

2011 bay gelding by Gold Well (GB) ex Arequipa (Ire) (Turtle Island (Ire))

Tarzan Bloodstock

BETTER GETALONG (IRE) GOLD WELL (GB) SADLERS WELLS (USA) NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)
1961
1981 FAIRY BRIDGE (USA)
1975
2001 FLORIPEDES (FR) TOP VILLE (IRE)
1976
1985 TOUTE CY (FR)
1979
2011 AREQUIPA (IRE) TURTLE ISLAND (IRE) FAIRY KING (USA)
1982
1991 SISANIA (GB)
1983
2003 FERNHILL RUN (IRE) COMMANCHE RUN (GB)
1981
1994 DEEP FERN (IRE)
1980

Better Getalong

BIG BAD BEAR (IRE)

2014 brown gelding by Jeremy (USA) ex Our Polly (Ire) (Saint Des Saints (Fr))

Tor Side Racing

BIG BAD BEAR (IRE) JEREMY (USA) DANEHILL DANCER (IRE) DANEHILL (USA)
1986
1993 MIRA ADONDE (USA)
1986
2003 GLINT IN HER EYE (USA) ARAZI (USA)
1989
1996 WIND IN HER HAIR (IRE)
1991
2014 OUR POLLY (IRE) SAINT DES SAINTS (FR) CADOUDAL (FR)
1979
1998 CHAMISENE (FR)
1980
2008 NORABELLE (FR) ALAMO BAY (USA)
1993
2001 GEZABELLE (FR)
1994

After notching up a few wins early in his career, he wasn’t quite at his best in 2021 despite running some nice races. He bounced back in the spring and won twice in Handicap Hurdles. He doesn’t like the soft ground and has been given a short break since finishing third at Hexham in June (the winner and runner up have both won 4 consecutive races this summer) and he shouldn’t take long to get back to full fitness.

Big Bad Bear

BON RETOUR (IRE)

2015 bay mare by Fame And Glory ex Rosy De Cyborg (FR) (Cyborg (FR))

Jim Ennis

Bon Retour Fame And Glory Montjeu (IRE) Sadler’s Wells (USA)
1981
1996 Floripedes (FR)
1985
2006 Gryada Shirley Heights
1975
1993 Grimpola
1982
2015 Rosy De Cyborg (FR) Cyborg (FR) Arctic Tern (USA)
1973
1982 Cadair (USA)
1969
2004 Rosy Junior (FR) Labus (FR)
1970
1989
Bon Retour

Bon Retour

CAIUS MARCIUS (IRE)

2011 bay gelding by King’s Theatre (Ire) ex Ain’t Misbehavin (Ire) (Trempolino (USA))

Mr Norbury & Tarzan Bloodstock

CAIUS MARCIUS (IRE) KING’S THEATRE (IRE) SADLERS WELLS (USA) NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)
1961
1981 FAIRY BRIDGE (USA)
1975
1991 REGAL BEAUTY (USA) PRINCELY NATIVE (USA)
1971
1981 DENNIS BELLE (USA)
1960
2011 AINT MISBEHAVIN (IRE) TREMPOLINO (USA) SHARPEN UP (GB)
1969
1984 TREPHINE (FR)
1977
2004 CURE THE BLUES (IRE) PHARDANTE (FR)
1982
1989 THORNBEAM (GB)
1984

Although he’s eleven, he’s showing no signs of slowing down and after stepping up to three miles for the first time in his career, he notched up his 13th win at Perth in July. This will likely be his last season before enjoying a well earned retirement.

“King Of The Castle” Caius Marcius

CASTLE RUSHEN (IRE)

2015 bay gelding by Fame And Glory (GB) ex Rosie Suspect (IRE) (Presenting)

Trevor Hemmings

Fame And Glory gelding Fame And Glory Montjeu (IRE) Sadler’s Wells (USA)
1981
1996 Floripedes
1985
2006 Gryada Shirley Heights
1975
1993 Grimpola (GER)
1982
2015 Rosie Suspect (IRE) Presenting Mtoto
1983
1992 D’Azy
1984
2008 Rosie Brook Be My Native (USA)
1979
1996 Fox Glen (IRE)
1984

Half-brother to Marown who has won five times for us, he is back having missed last season due to injury. A progressive novice hurdler, he improved throughout winning twice at Ayr before running well in Graded company at Kelso and finishing second over three miles in a Listed event at Perth. He looks well and is crying out for fences and a trip. We will probably start him off over two and a half miles and, while he hasn’t been schooled over fences, he jumps hurdles very well and I don’t envisage any problems. He is one to look forward to over fences.

CHAPEL STILE (IRE)

2012 bay gelding by Scorpion (Ire) ex Peggy Cullen (Ire) (Presenting (GB))

Langdale Bloodstock

CHAPEL STILE (IRE) SCORPION (IRE) MONTJEU (IRE) SADLERS WELLS (USA)
1981
1996 FLORIPEDES (FR)
1985
2002 ARDMELODY (IRE) LAW SOCIETY (USA)
1982
1987 THISTLEWOOD (IRE)
1979
2012 PEGGY CULLEN (IRE) PRESENTING (GB) MTOTO (GB)
1983
1992 D’AZY (IRE)
1984
2001 MARIES GALE (IRE) STRONG GALE (IRE)
1975
1990 SMITHSTOWN LADY (IRE)
1970

A winner at Carlisle in 2021, he is a nice staying chaser who could be ideal for something like the Eider Chase at Newcastle in February. Still lightly raced over fences, he stays, handles soft ground and is capable of winning a nice handicap.

Chapel Stile

CONISTON CLOUDS (IRE)

2016 grey gelding by Cloudings (IRE) ex Lincon Lady (IRE) (Presenting IRE)

Accurite Racing

Coniston Clouds (IRE) Cloudings (IRE) Sadler’s Wells Northern Dancer
1961
1981 Fairy Bridge
1975
1994 Ispahanl Rusticarno (FR)
1975
Royal Danseuse
1970
2016 Lincon Lady (IRE) Presenting SIRE
YEAR
DAM
YEAR
DAM SIRE
YEAR
YEAR DAM
YEAR

A lovely six year old by Cloudings, he ran a nice race to finish second in a bumper at Carlisle in March, beaten by a horse with experience. We considered giving him another run but he didn’t quite come out of the race as well as we hoped mentally so left him off. He’s done well over the summer and we’re looking forward to getting more racing into him this season, starting off in two mile National Hunt Novice Hurdles before stepping him up in trip.

 

CONISTON GEORGE

2018 chestnut gelding by Flemensfirth (USA) ex Dazza (GB) (BERTOLINI (USA))

Accurite Racing

CONISTON GEORGE FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) ALLEGED (USA HOIST THE FLAG (USA)
1968
1974 PRINCESS POUT (GB)
1966
1992 ETHELDREDA (USA) DIESIS (GB)
1980
1985 ROYAL BUND (USA)
2016 DAZZA (GB) BERTOLINI (USA) DANZIG (USA)
1977
1996 AQUILEGIA (USA)
1989
2011 ANOTHER SECRET (GB) EFISIO (GB)
1982
1998 SECRETS OF HONOUR (GB)
1992

Purchased from Tattersalls in August last year, he was broken in then given a winter break before coming back into work earlier this year. He did some nice work and is a very well proportioned horse who has done very well through the summer. He looks a tough horse and I like him. All being well, he will be running in a bumper before Christmas.

 

COURT DREAMING (IRE)

2013 bay gelding by Court Cave (Ire) ex Louis’s Teffia (Ire) (Presenting (GB))

Dark Horse Racing Ltd

COURT DREAMING (IRE) COURT CAVE (IRE) SADLERS WELLS (USA) NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)
1961
1981 FAIRY BRIDGE (USA)
1975
2001 WEMYSS BIGHT (GB) DANCING BRAVE (USA)
1983
1990 BAHAMIAN (IRE)
1985
2012 LOUIS’S TEFFIA (IRE) PRESENTING (GB) MTOTO (GB)
1983
1992 D’AZY (IRE)
1984
2003 CHIONE (IRE) MANDALUS (IRE)
1974
1996 DANDY POLL (IRE)
1983

He was switched back to hurdles last season to try and get his enthusiasm back. Once the ground came good he won nicely at Carlisle in March.

Court Dreaming and Danny McMenamin on their way to victory

CRYSTAL GLORY

2016 bay gelding by Fame And Glory ex Nile Cristale (FR) (Northern Crystal)

Charlie Doocey & Cathal Doocey

Crystal Glory Fame And Glory Montjeu (IRE) Sadler’s Wells
1981
1996 Floripedes (FR)
1985
2006 Gryada Shirley Heights
1975
1993 Grimpola (GER)
1982
2016 Nile Cristale (FR) Northern Crystal Crystal Glitters (USA)
1980
1988 North Cliff (FR)
1999 Nile Palace (FR) Crystal Palace
1974
1985

A lovely horse who won both his Irish points before joining us last season. We have always liked him and he progressed throughout his novice hurdle campaign. A dual winner at Hexham and Newcastle, he ran two very good races in Graded company during the second half of the season. He was the only horse to give Hillcrest a race when runner-up in a Grade 2 event at Haydock in February on testing ground. Then, he didn’t let any one down when finishing fourth in the Grade 1 Sefton Novices’ Hurdle at Aintree in the spring. He is versatile in terms of ground because it was good to soft that day. We schooled him over fences before he went for his summer break and he was good. He will start over two and a half miles and is one to look forward to in novice chases.

CRYSTAL GLORY Ridden by Brian Hughes wins at Hexham 5/11/21

EVERYDAY CHAMPAGNE (IRE)

2016 grey gelding by Doyen (IRE) ex Magic de Toulouse (FR) (Northern Crystal)

Katie & Brian Castle

Everyday Champagne (IRE) Doyen (IRE) Sadler’s Wells (USA) Northern Dancer (CAN)
1961
1981 Fairy Bridge (USA)
1975
2000 Moon Cactus (GB) Kris (GB)
1976
1987 Lady Moon (GB)
1980
2016 Magie de Toulouse (FR) Northern Crystal Crystal Glitters(USA)
1980
1988 North Cliff (FR)
1999 Spanish River River River (FR)
1976
Grey Magic

He is ready to start schooling over fences with a view to running in Novice Chases. He was running a nice race at Newcastle in March when nearly falling, he did well to recover to finish third. Next time out he had his first taste of success when winning at Hexham over two and a half. He is a big strong horse and his long-term future is over fences, I am expecting him to end up being a three miler and there should be more improvement in him. I would like to think he’s on a good mark.

 

FAMOUS BRIDGE (IRE)

2016 bay gelding by Fame And Glory ex Wahiba Hall (IRE) (Saddlers' Hall)

Trevor Hemmings

Famous Bridge Fame And Glory Montjeu Sadler’s Wells
1981
1996 Floripedes
1985
2006 Gryada Shirley Heights
1975
1993 Grimpola
1982
2016 Wahiba Hall (IRE) Saddlers’ Hall Sadler’s Wells
1981
1988 Sunny Valley
1972
2001 Formidable Noor Efisio
1982
1995 Lovely Noor
1986

Half-brother to Cheltenham Festival winner Telmesomethinggirl, he is another grand horse who is ready to go novice chasing. Progressive last term, he won over hurdles at Ayr and Kelso and was unlucky not to win again at the latter track when falling at the second last. Brian (Hughes) is adamant he would have won that day. We took him to Perth in the spring but he pulled up in the home straight because Brian thought he had lost his action. We have put a line through that and he has schooled well over fences. He could run in a novices’ handicap chase off his mark of 128. Typical of one of Mr Hemmings’, he is a lovely staying chaser in the making.

Famous Bridge

FINDTHETIME (IRE)

2016 bay gelding by Shantou (USA) ex Bisoguet (IRE) (Definite Article)

Tor Side Racing

Findthetime (IRE) Shantou Alleged (USA) Hoist The Flag (USA)
1968
1974 Princess Pout
1966
1993 Shaima (USA) Shareef Dancer (USA)
1980
1988 Oh So Sharp
1982
2016 Bisoguet (IRE) Definite Article Indian Ridge (IRE)
1985
1992 Summer Fashion
1985
2005 Bilboa (FR) Phantom Breeze (IRE)
1986
1997 Maisonnaise
1987

Ran in an Irish point-to-point before we bought him, he was quite fractious when he first arrived and wasn’t easy getting to the start on his first couple of runs. However, we worked him out and he progressed all the way through last season. Having won over hurdles at Sedgefield and Catterick, he then produced a very good performance to win nicely at Wetherby. Unfortunately, he had a problem afterwards and missed the rest of the season. We have given him plenty of time and won’t be rushing him. All being well, he will go chasing because he jumps fences very well.

 

FINDTHETIME Ridden by Brian Hughes wins at Sedgefield 23/11/21

 

FLORIDA DREAMS (IRE)

2018 bay gelding by Doyen (IRE) ex First Line (GER) (Big Shuffle (USA))

Mr J Fyffe

FLORIDA DREAMS (IRE) DOYEN (IRE) SADLER’S WELLS NORTHERN DANCER
1961
1981 FAIRY BRIDGE
1975
2000 MOON CACTUS KRIS
1976
1987 LADY MOON
1980
2018 FIRST LINE (GER) BIG SHUFFLE (USA) SUPER CONCORDE (USA)
1975
1984 RAISE YOUR SKIRTS (USA)
1972
2010 FRILLE (FR) SHAREEF DANCER
1980
1988 FAVORITE PROSPECT (USA)

Acquired as a three year old at the Goffs Landrover Sale, he is another nice youngster who showed ability in his work last spring. Given time after a few of the bumper horses got ringworm, he has pleased me and is a grand horse. He will run in a bumper in the Autumn.

Florida Dreams, One Step Up & The Kalooki Kid

FLY BY MILAN

2015 bay gelding by Milan ex So Proper (IRE) (Topanoora)

Langdale Bloodstock

Fly By Milan Milan Sadler’s Wells Northern Dancer
1961
1981 Fairy Bridge
1975
1998 Kithanga Darshaan
1981
1990 Kalata
1984
2015 So Proper (IRE) Topanoora (IRE) Ahonoora (GB)
1975
1987 Topping Girl
1970
2000 Miss Muppet (IRE) Supreme Leader
1982
1989 Princess Peggy

Has been doing his roadwork having missed the whole of last season. His owners have been very patient and we have given him plenty of time. Indeed, the time off won’t have done him any harm. Placed in all four of his runs in bumpers, he deserved to win one. His pedigree suggests he will be suited by two and a half miles plus over hurdles.

GEGE VILLE

2016 bay gelding by Protektor (GER) ex Auvloo Ville (FR) (Marshall)

Ann Starkie

GEGE VILLE PROTEKTOR (GER) ACATENANGO SURUMU
1974
1982 AGGRAVATE
1966
1989 PRIORITAT FRONTAL
1964
POESIE
2016 AUVLOO VILLE MARSHALL (FR) ANABAA (USA)
1992
2000 MONITRICE (FR)
1991
2010 JADOUDY VILLE (FR) CADOUDAL (FR)
1979
1997 QUADY VILLE (FR)
1982

A nice big horse who won on his debut in a bumper at Ayr. The intention was to give him another run but then the ground dried up so we put him away. Brian (Hughes) schooled him over hurdles and was delighted with him. Ready to go novice hurdling, he will probably start off over two miles but will be running over three miles one day. He wants at least good to soft ground though. He is a proper chasing type for the future though. His owner, Mrs Starkie, formerly had horses with my father.

GLINGER FLAME (IRE)

2012 roan gelding by Daylami (Ire) ex Titian Flame (Ire) (Titus Livius (Fr))

James Westoll

GLINGER FLAME (IRE) DAYLAMI (IRE) DOYOUN (IRE) MILL REEF (USA)
1968
1985 DUMKA (FR)
1971
1994 DALTAWA (IRE) MISWAKI (USA)
1978
1989 DAMANA (FR)
1981
2012 TITIAN FLAME (IRE) TITUS LIVIUS (FR) MACHIEVELLIAN (USA)
1987
1993 PARTY DOLL (GB)
1986
2000 GOLDEN CHOICE (GB) MIDYAN (USA)
1984
1993 TRYING FOR GOLD (USA)
1986

A horse with plenty of ability, he has won five times and run some very good races in defeat. Having been beaten a neck by Bavington Bob (won four times since and rated 139 over fences) when conceding twenty two pounds over hurdles at Hexham in the Autumn, he went back to the stable yard and injured his back. It transpired he had pulled some ligaments between his back legs and he was in a lot of discomfort. We have given him plenty of time to get over it and, all being well, he will back over hurdles this season.

GLITTERING LOVE (IRE)

2012 bay gelding by Winged Love (Ire) ex Glittering Image (Ire) (Sadler’s Wells (USA))

The Fife Boys +1

GLITTERING LOVE (IRE) WINGED LOVE (IRE) IN THE WINGS (GB) SADLERS WELLS (USA)
1981
1986 HIGH HAWK (IRE)
1980
1992 J’AI DEUX AMOURS (FR) TOP VILLE (IRE)
1976
1986 POLLENKA (FR)
1973
2012 GLITTERING IMAGE (IRE) SADLERS WELLS (USA) NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)
1961
1981 FAIRY BRIDGE (USA)
1975
1996 NOORA ABU (IRE) AHONOORA (GB)
1975
1982 ISHTAR ABU (GB)
1973

GLORIOUS SPIRIT

2016 bay mare by Fame And Glory ex Mrs Dempsey (IRE) (Presenting)

The Spirit Partnership

Glorious Spirit Fame And Glory Montejeu (IRE) Sadler’s Wells (USA)
1981
1996 Floripedes (FR)
1985
2006 Gryada (GB) Shirley Heights (GB)
1975
1993 Grimpola (GER)
1982
2015 Mrs Dempsey (IRE) Presenting (GB) Mtoto
1983
1992 D’Azy
1984
2002 Shallow Run (IRE) Deep Run (GB)
1966
1983 Saucy Society (GB)
1967

She won on her racecourse debut in a bumper at Uttoxeter in July. We then switched her to hurdles and she put up a fine display to win easily over two and a half miles at Sedgefield at the beginning of September. She is best suited by genuine good ground and will probably have a season of two halves by missing the worst of the winter weather in the north and be ready to run again in the spring.

GONFALONIER (FR)

2016 chestnut gelding by Spanish Moon (USA) ex Tuffe (FR) (Mister Sacha (FR))

P L Polly

GONFALONIER SPANISH MOON (USA) EL PRADO (IRE) SADLER’S WELLS (USA)
1981
1989 LADY CAPULET (USA)
1974
2004 SHINING BRIGHT RAINBOW QUEST (USA)
1981
1989 BOURBON GIRL
1984
2016 TUFFE (FR) MISTER SACHA (FR) TIGER HILL (IRE)
1975
2001 MISS SACHA (IRE)
1991
2007 MIRTA PERRAULT
1977
2000 SIRTA (FR)
1984

HARD IRON (IRE)

2016 bay gelding by Milan ex Novacella (FR) (Beyssac (FR))

Tarzan Bloodstock

HARD IRON MILAN SADLER’S WELLS NORTHERN DANCER
1961
1981 FAIRY BRIDGE
1975
1998 KITHANGA DARSHAAN
1981
1990 KALATA
1984
2016 NOVACELLA (FR) BEYSSAC (FR) PARIS-JOUR (FR)
1962
1978 DORI (FR)
1966
2001 UNE RISETTE AIR DU NORD
1973
1986 FELINE II
1971

HEADSCARF LIL

2014 bay mare by Getaway (GER) ex Bleu Money (IRE) (Pistolet Bleu (IRE))

Tarzan Bloodstock & Accurite Racing

Headscarf Lil Getaway (GER) Monsun (GER) Konigsstuhl (GER)
1976
1990 Mosella
1985
2003 Guernica (GB) Unfuwain (USA)
1985
1994 Green Vera (USA)
1985
2014 Bleu Money (IRE) Pistolet Bleu (IRE) Top Ville (IRE)
1976
1998 Pampa Bella (FR)
1981
2002 Wisebuy (IRE) Mister Lord (USA)
1979
1997 Mention Of Money (IRE)
1985

HOUSTON TEXAS (IRE)

2014 bay gelding by Dylan Thomas (IRE) ex Royal Robin (IRE) (Bob Back (USA))

Mr A Crawford

Houston Texas (IRE) Dylan Thomas (IRE) Danehill (USA) Danzig (USA)
1977
1986 Razyana (USA)
1981
2003 Lagrion Wrap It Up
1979
1989 Mount Hagen
1971
2017 Royal Robin Bob Back (USA) Roberto
1969
1981 Toter Back
2005 Water Nymph (IRE) Be My Guest
1974
2000 Justitia
1987

Houston Texas joined our yard last winter and was progressive over fences. Having run well at Kelso and Newcastle, he won twice at Carlisle in February. He overcame a bad mistake at the second last on his most recent start and we were going to run him again at Ayr but the ground dried up. He’s a big horse who wants a trip and will stay four miles. He could be one for the Eider Chase at Newcastle in February.

HOUSTON TEXAS with his groom George Skelton (Skelly)

KAJAKI (IRE)

2013 grey gelding by Mastercraftsman (IRE) ex No Quest (IRE) (Rainbow Quest (USA))

MS Borders Racing Club & Tarzan Bloodstock

Kajaki Mastercraftsman (IRE) Danehill Dancer (USA) Danehill (USA)
1986
1993 Mira Adonde (USA)
1986
2016 Starlight Dreams (USA) Black Tie Affair
1986
1995 Reves Celestes (USA)
1979
2013 No Quest (IRE) Rainbow Quest (USA) Blushing Groom (FR)
1974
1981 I Will Follow (USA)
1978
1993 No Disgrace (GB) Djakao

LUCKIE SEVEN (IRE)

2018 bay gelding by Soldier Of Fortune (IRE) ex Uimhir A Seacht (IRE) (Millenary (GB))

Mrs I C Sellars & Major P Arkwright

LUCKIE SEVEN (IRE) SOLDIER OF FORTUNE (IRE) GALILEO (IRE) SADLER’S WELLS (USA)
1981
1998 URBAN SEA (USA)
1989
AFFIANCED (IRE) ERINS ISLE (IRE)
1978
1998 LA MEILLEURE (GB)
1985
2018 UIMHIR A SEACHT (IRE) MILLENARY (GB) RAINBOW QUEST (USA)
1981
1997 BALLERINA (IRE)
1991
2007 BENEFIT BALL (IRE) BENEFICIAL (GB)
1990
2001 WATERLOO BALL (IRE)
1989

A good looking horse, he is another we bought as a three year old at Fairyhouse. Similar to Coniston George and Florida Dreams, he was due to have a racecourse gallop last spring but a few of the babies weren’t healthy so we left them off. He is a nice young horse though who will make his debut in a bumper.

MAROWN (IRE)

2014 bay gelding by Milan (GB) ex Rosie Suspect (Ire) (Presenting (GB))

Trevor Hemmings

MAROWN (IRE) MILAN (GB) SADLERS WELLS (USA) NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)
1961
1981 FAIRY BRIDGE (USA)
1975
1998 KITHANGA (IRE) DARSHAAN (GB)
1981
1990 KALATA (IRE)
1984
2014 ROSIE SUSPECT (IRE) PRESENTING (GB) MTOTO (GB)
1983
1992 D’AZY (IRE)
1984
2008 ROSIE BROOK (IRE) BE MY NATIVE (USA)
1979
1996 FOX GLEN (IRE)
1984

Did well during his first season over fences winning twice and finishing runner-up in a Grade 2 event at Haydock. He was hit and miss last term though and only raced three times. He underwent wind surgery and I think it took him a while to get used to it. Reappearing at Catterick in February on a track which was too sharp for him, I was disappointed with him but Brian (Hughes) wasn’t and said he didn’t run too badly before pulling him up. He then ran OK at Kelso and better still at Perth in April. He therefore improved with each run and the handicapper has dropped him a few pounds. I still think he’s a grand horse and one for those three miles Handicap Chases at tracks such as Carlisle and Haydock.

MAUGHOLD HEAD

2017 bay gelding by Fame And Glory ex Misty Lass (IRE)

Trevor Hemmings

MAUGHOLD HEAD FAME AND GLORY MONTJEU (IRE) SADLER’S WELLS
1981
1996 FORIPEDES
1985
2006 GRYADA SHIRLEY HEIGHTS
1975
1993 GRIMPOLA (GER)
1982
2017 MISTY LASS CLOUDINGS (IRE) SADLER’S WELLS
1981
1994 ISPAHANL
2009 MODEL GIRL CLASSIC CLICHE
1992
2003 WEDGE MUSICAL
1985

A big boisterous baby last year, he had his own ideas of how to be trained last season. He ran a nice race first time out at Kelso but then I ran him back too quickly at Ayr. A lovely chasing type for the future, he will spend this season in novice hurdles and I am hoping he will have grown up a lot and benefited from those two runs in the spring.

MISS MILANO (IRE)

2015 bay mare by Milan ex Dewasentah (IRE) (Supreme Leader)

Tor Side Racing

Miss Milano (IRE) Milan Sadler’s Wells Northern Dancer
1961
1981 Fairy Bridge
1975
1998 Kithanga Darshaan
1981
1990 Kalata
1984
2015 Dewasentah Supreme Leader Bustino
1971
1982 Princess Zena
1975
1999 Our Sioux Jolly Jake
1981
1991 Snoqualmie

NELLS SON

2015 bay gelding by Trans Island ex Miss Nellie (IRE) (Presenting (GB))

Langdale Bloodstock

Nells Son Trans Island Selkirk (USA) Sharpen Up
1968
1988 Annie Edge
1980
1995 Khubaza Green Desert (USA)
1983
1990 Breadcrumb
1982
2015 Miss Nellie (IRE) Presenting Mtoto
1983
1992 D’Azy
1984
2006 Frankies Tune (IRE) Accordion (IRE)
1986
1999 Jim’s Monkey
1984

He is a grand horse from a family we know, he progressed all year in Novice Hurdles winning the Grade 2 Premier Hurdle at Kelso in March. His victory wasn’t a surprise because I thought he would run well. Prior to that, he had run well in another Grade 2 at Haydock behind Jonbon. With the ground drying up and racing on a sharp track, we decided to step him up to two and a half miles in the Grade 1 at Aintree and he wasn’t disgraced in fourth. The key to him is the ground because he wants it soft and is likely to be at his best in mid winter. His schooling over fences has been very good and he could drop back to two miles to begin with.

NELLS SON Ridden by S. F. O’Keeffe wins at Kelso 

NO REGRETS (IRE)

2014 bay gelding by Presenting (GB) ex E Mac (Ire) (Old Vic (GB))

Jim Ennis & Tony Killoran

NO REGRETS (IRE) PRESENTING (GB) MTOTO (GB) BUSTED (GB)
1963
1983 AMAZER (FR)
1967
1992 D’AZY (IRE) PERSIAN BOLD (IRE)
1975
1984 BELLE VIKING (FR)
1976
2014 E MAC (IRE) OLD VIC (GB) SADLERS WELLS (USA)
1981
1986 COCKADE (GB)
1973
2006 BABET (IRE) MUJADIL (USA)
1988
1996 BABY’S SMILE (IRE)
1980

Back in work having missed last season, he is ready to school over fences and will campaign in Novice Handicap Chases. He won a couple of times over hurdles the previous season and I hope he will improve over fences.

ONE STEP UP (FR)

2018 bay gelding by Cockney Rebel (IRE) ex Or des Joncs (FR) (Turgeon (USA))

Tor Side Racing

ONE STEP UP (FR) COCKNEY REBEL (IRE) VAL ROYAL (FR) ROYAL ACADEMY (USA)
1987
1996 VADLAVA (FR)
1984
2004 FACTICE (USA) KNOWN FACT (USA)
1977
1993 WACKY PRINCESS (USA)
1986
2018 OR DES JONCS (FR) TURGEON (USA) CARO (GB)
1967
1986 REIKO (FR)
1979
2006 HORKALLE (FR) KALDOUN (FR)
1989
1989 HONEY HILL (FR)
1970

Half-brother to the 162 rated chaser Dunvegan, he is a smashing big horse we bought at the Goffs UK Spring Sale in May last year. Very much a chaser in the making, he needs educating in bumpers and over hurdles first. Similar to the other young horses, we did a bit with him last spring before finishing him early.

PADDOCK COTTAGE

2016 bay gelding by Pour Moi (IRE) ex Blend (GB) (Zafonic (USA))

David Wesley Yates

PADDOCK COTTAGE POR MOI (IRE) MONTJEU (IRE) SADLER’S WELLS (USA)
1981
1996 FLORIPEDES (FR)
1985
2008 GWYNN (IRE) DARSHAAN (GB)
1981
1994 VICTORESS (USA)
1984
2016 BLEND (GB) ZAFONIC (USA) GONE WEST (USA)
1984
1990 ZAIZAFON (USA)
1982
2003 BONASH (GB) RAINBOW QUEST (USA)
1981
1991 SKY LOVE (USA)
1985

Another lovely horse who was placed in both his bumpers. Having finished third at Ayr, he ran at Carlisle in February and Sean (Quinlan) was furious afterwards. He dropped his whip in the home straight and felt that was the difference between winning and losing. All set to go novice hurdling, I think he will have a good winter. He will run over two miles initially but will come into his own over further later on.

PARISENCORE (FR)

2016 bay gelding by Walk In The Park (IRE) ex Folk Dancing (FR) (Kingsalsa)

Mrs I C Sellars & Major P Arkwright

Parisencore (FR) Walk In The Park (IRE) Montjeu (IRE) Sadler’s Wells (USA)
1981
1996 Floripedes (FR)
1985
2002 Classic Park Robellino
1978
1994 Wanton
1983
2016 Folk Dancing (FR) Kingsalsa (USA) Kingmambo
1990
1996 Caretta (IRE)
1973
2008 Star Dance Groom Dancer (USA)
1984
Satellite (USA)
1982

Very consistent, he ran some good races in defeat before coming good in the spring. A winner at Haydock and Perth, he was then second at Bangor. He jumps well and I am keen to send him over fences, but I might need to convince his owner who gets nervous before and during his races. We might give him one more run over hurdles and then go chasing. He appreciated the better ground in the spring. I think he will make a lovely chaser.

PRESIDENT SCOTTIE (IRE)

2018 bay gelding by Milan ex Kinard True (IRE) (Snurge (IRE))

PRESIDENT SCOTTIE (IRE) MILAN (GB) SADLER’S WELLS (USA) NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)
1961
1981 FAIRY BRIDGE (USA)
1975
1998 KITHANGA (IRE) DARSHAAN (GB)
1981
1990 KALATA
1984
2018 KINARD TRUE (IRE) SNURGE (IRE) ELA-MANA-MOU (IRE)
1976
1987 FINLANDIA (FR)
1970
2003 STRANGE BUT TRUE (IRE) HEAVENLY MANNA (GB)
1985
1992 POTTLERATH (GB)
1970

Bought in Ireland last year, he is a half-brother to a couple of bumper winners. He is a nice horse who we have given plenty of time and we might run him in a bumper before Christmas. We have done some work with him and he goes nicely at home.

RICKETY GATE

2015 bay gelding by Trans Island ex Hannah Jacques (Flemensfirth (USA))

Tarzan Bloodstock

Rickety Gate Trans Island (GB) Selkirk Sharpen Up
1968
1988 Annie Edge
1980
1995 Khubza Green Desert (USA)
1983
1990 Breadcrumb
1982
2015 Hannah Jaques Flemensfirth (USA) Alleged (USA)
1974
1992 Etheldreda (USA)
1985
2005 Richs Mermaid Saddler’s Hall (IRE)
1988
2001 La Cabrilla (GB)
1987

ROSE OF SIENA (IRE)

2017 bay mare by Califet (FR) ex The Tabster (IRE) (Intikhab (USA))

Mrs P Sloan

 

Rose Of Siena Califet (FR) Freedom Cry Soviet Star (USA)
1984
1991 Falling Star
1998 Sally’s Room Kendor (FR)
1986
1991 Square Room
1983
2017 The Tabster (IRE) Intikhab (USA) Red Ransom (USA)
1987
1974 Crafty Example
1987
2009 Istibshar (USA) Mr Prospector (USA)
1969
1991 Namaqua (USA)
1985

Still a maiden, she has been a bit disappointing because she flies up the gallop at home. We thought she was a knocking bet to win a bumper but having travelled well in her races, she wasn’t quite finishing them. Switched to hurdles in the spring, she ran well at Cartmel last time finishing second. I think two and a half miles with some dig in the ground is what she wants. She is a good looking mare who jumps well and is capable of winning races.

RUBYTWO (GB)

2012 bay mare by Sulamani (Ire) ex Miss Nellie (Ire) (Presenting (GB))

Langdale Bloodstock

RUBYTWO (GB) SULAMANI (IRE) HERNANDO (FR) NINISKI (USA)
1976
1990 WHAKILYRIC (USA)
1984
1999 SOUL DREAM (USA) ALLEGED (USA)
1974
1990 NORMIA (GB)
1981
2012 MISS NELLIE (IRE) PRESENTING (GB) MTOTO (GB)
1983
1992 D’AZY (IRE)
1984
2006 FRANKIES TUNE (IRE) ACCORDION (IRE)
1986
1999 JIMS MONKEY (IRE)
1984

SAUCE OF LIFE

2015 bay gelding by Califet (FR) ex Salsaparilla (FR) (Lost World)

Mrs I C Sellars & Major P Arkwright

SAUCE OF LIFE (IRE) Califet (FR) Freedom Cry(GB) Soviet Star
1984
1991 Falling Star
1970
1998 Sally’s Room (FR) Kendor
1986
1991 Square Room
1983
2015 Salsaparilla (FR) Lost World (IRE) Last Tycoon
1983
1991 Last Tango
1973
2004 Solicitude (FR) Solicitor
1974
1982 Une Du Pic

A lovely horse who won both his starts in bumpers last term. He won well first out at Musselburgh and Brian Hughes was very pleased with him. He then defined a penalty at Market Rasen having hit the front soon enough. It takes an above average horse to win two bumpers and he ought to make a very nice novice hurdler. Better ground seems to suit him and we will run him over 2miles to begin with.

SERIOUS EGO (GER)

2013 bay gelding by Sholokhov (IRE) ex Sunshine Story (IRE) (Desert Story (IRE))

Greystoke Owners

Serious Ego (IRE) Sholokhov (IRE) Sadler’s Wells Northern Dancer
1961
1981 Fairy Bridge
1975
1999 La Meilleure (GB) Lord Gayle
1965
1985 Gradille (GB)
1980
2013 Sunshine Story (IRE) Desert Story (IRE) Green Desert
1983
1994 Aliysa
1986
2000 Sweet Tern (GER) Arctic Tern (USA)
1973
1994

Serious Ego is an excellent eight-year old. The horse is a consistent competitor, who has won in the past and we believe he will win again. He is a mudlark, ideal for winter conditions.

Serious Ego is the first horse in a hopefully successful new syndicate that we have set up. The plan is for him to race once a month across the season.

SHE’S A ROCCA (IRE)

2015 bay filly by Shirocco (GER) ex Hannigan's Lodger (IRE) (Be My Native (USA))

Mrs I C Sellars & Major P Arkwright

She’s A Rocca (IRE) Shirocco (GER) Monsun (GER) Konigsstuhl (GER)
1976
1990 Mosella
1985
2001 So Sedulous (USA) The Minstrel (CAN)
1974
1991 Sedulous
1986
2015 Hannigan’s Lodger (IRE) Be My Native (USA) Our Native (USA)
1969
1979 Witchy Woman (USA)
1972
1994 Angolass Al Sirat I
1962
1984 Noddy

SNOWY CLOUDS (IRE)

2016 grey gelding by Cloudings (IRE) ex Wednesday Girl (IRE) (Rudimentary (USA))

Highclere Thoroughbred Racing

SNOWY CLOUDS (IRE) Cloudings (IRE) Sadler’s Wells Northen Dancer
1961
1981 Fairy Bridge
1975
1994 Ispahanl Rusticarno (FR)
1975
2016 Wednesday Girl (IRE) Rudimentary Nureyev
1977
1988 Doubly Sure
1971
2003 Good Times Ahead King’s Ride
1976
1992 Leveret
1981

A former point-to-point winner for Brian Harding, he was disappointing over hurdles last season. Too buzzy in his races, he needs to learn to settle. A good jumper who travels well, we are going to send him chasing and hopefully he will improve as he matures. If so, he could be on a good mark.

Snowy Clouds

 

SUMMERGROUNDS

2016 bay gelding by Phoenix Reach (IRE) ex Hannah Jacques (IRE) (Flemensfirth (USA))

Tarzan Bloodstock

Summergrounds Phoenix Reach (IRE) Alhaarth (IRE) Unfuwain
1985
1993 Irish Valley
1982
2000 Carroll’s Canyon (IRE) Hatim
1981
1989 Tuna
1969
YEAR Hannah Jacques (IRE) Flemensfirth Alleged
1974
1992 Etheldreda
1985
2005 Richs Mermaid Saddler’s Hall
1988
2001 La Cabrilla
1987

Out of a mare we trained to win twice, I bred him and he ran a lovely race on his debut. A grand horse who has run well in three bumpers but hasn’t quite finished off his races. We have therefore had his wind checked and there could be plenty of improvement in him. He will go novice hurdling.

TFOU (FR)

2016 brown gelding by Authorized (IRE) ex Fire Moon Julie (FR) (Testa Rossa)

Tarzan Bloodstock

Tfou (FR) Authorized (IRE) Montjeu (IRE) Sadler’s Wells (USA)
1981
1996 Floripedes (FR)
1985
2004 Funsie (FR) Saumarez
1987
1999 Vallee Dansante (USA)
1981
2016 Fire Moon Julie (FR) Testa Rossa (AUS Perugino
1991
1996 Bo Dapper
2005 Kikounti Goldneyev
1986
1999 Aspalathus

Despite being a six year old, he is still raw and babyish. This time last year, he didn’t have a summer break due to a minor setback and we were unable to give him a racecourse gallop. Runner-up in a bumper at Ayr on his debut, he was very green in the paddock beforehand and during the first half of the race before finishing strongly. It was a similar story in his two runs over hurdles. A real cruiser at home, I was pleased with the manner in which he finished off his races and I think he will improve significantly this season. He looks great at home and is as big as a bull. I haven’t lost faith in him and we may give him one more run over hurdles before going chasing. He stays well with two and a half plus being his trip.

THE BEST WAY (FR)

2018 bay gelding by Thewayyouare (USA) ex Valentine (Double Bed FR)

MS Borders Racing Club

The Best Way (FR) Thewayyouare (USA) Kingmambo Mr Prospector
1970
1990 Miesque
1984
2005 Maryinsky Sadler’s Wells
1981
1999 Blush With Pride
1979
2018 Valentine (FR) Double Bed Be My Guest
1974
1983 Claire’s Slipper
2001 Tumultueuse Bering
1983
1995 Sarepta

Half-brother to Grade 2 winning chaser Sir Valentino, we gave him one run in a bumper at Ayr in May and he ran a really nice race before getting tired late on. A good traveller, he is likely to go hurdling and will start off over two miles.

THE KALOOKI KID (GB)

2018 grey gelding by Gentlewave (IRE) ex (Wild Blueberry (IRE) (Flemensfirth (USA))

THE KALOOKI KID (GB) GENTLEWAVE (IRE) MONSUN (GER) KONIGSSTUHL(GER)
1976
1990 MOSELLA (GER)
1985
2003 SAUMAREINE (FR) SAUMAREZ (GB)
1987
1993 CHARMING QUEEN (GB)
1970
2018 WILD BLUEBERRY (IRE) FLEMENSFIRTH USA) ALLEGED (USA)
1974
1992 ETHELDREDA (USA)
1985
2007 VALLEYA (FR) LINAMIX (FR)
1987
1998 VALIRA (USA)
1987

We bought him at the Goffs Landrover Sale last year and he has done a bit more than most of the bumper horses. He is a nice horse who I like and we will run him in a bumper in the Autumn.

UNCLE ALASTAIR (GB)

2012 bay gelding by Midnight Legend (GB) ex Cyd Charisse (GB) (Kayf Tara (GB))

Eddie Melville & Partners

UNCLE ALASTAIR (GB) MIDNIGHT LEGEND (GB) NIGHT SHIFT (USA) NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)
1961
1980 CIBOULETTE (CAN)
1961
1991 MYTH (GB) TROY (GB)
1976
1983 HAY REEF (GB)
1976
2012 CYD CHARISSE (GB) KAYF TARA (GB) SADLERS WELLS (USA)
1981
1994 COLORSPIN (GB)
1983
2002 SILK STOCKINGS (FR) TREMPOLINO (USA)
1984
1997 WAARIA (GB)
1986

UNIVERSAL FOLLY

2015 bay gelding by Universal (IRE) ex Madam Jolie (IRE) (King's Theatre (IRE))

Tor Side Racing

Universal Folly Universal (IRE) Dubai (IRE) Dubai Millenium (GB)
1996
2002 Zomaradah (GB)
1995
2009 Winesong (IRE) Giants Causeway (USA)
1997
2002 Sunset Cafe (IRE)
1996
2015 Madam Jolie (IRE) Kings Theatre (IRE) Sadler’s Wells (USA)
1981
1991 Regal Beauty I (USA)
1981
2006 Jolie Landaise (FR) Beaudelaire (USA)
1980
2001 Maisonnaise (FR)
1987

A likeable horse who had a good year winning handicap hurdles at Carlisle and Doncaster. He is a good looking horse and we will have a discussion whether to remain over hurdles or jump a fence. I think he will make a nice chaser. Effective on most types of ground, two and a half miles is his trip.

Universal Folly

WILHELM VONVESNTER (FR)

2014 bay gelding by Apsis (GB) ex Princesse Gaelle (GB) (Osorio (GER))

Tarzan Bloodstock

WILHELM VONVENSTER (GER) APSIS (GB) BARATHEA (IRE) SADLER’S WELLS (USA)
1981
1990 BROCADE (GB)
1981
2001 APOGEE (GB) SHIRLEY HEIGHTS (GB)
1975
1990 BOURBON GIRL (GB)
1984
2014 PRINCESSE GAELLE (GB) OSORIO (GER) SURUMU (GER)
1974
2000 OCOTAL (GB)
1970
2008 GAELIC QUEEN (IRE) FAIRY KING (USA)
1982
1998 GAELIC BIRD (FR)
1987
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