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BERTENBAR WINS

Somersby ran very well at Ascot in the Amlin Chase last Saturday.  He made a serious mistake at the 3rd last – almost breasted the fence – and that knocked a lot of stuffing out of him.  After that he lost the lead to Master Minded and could not make up the ground again.  Yet he was only beaten 2 ½ lengths at the finish and was staying on.  We are LONGING  for him to run over 3 miles but the King George on Boxing Day against Long Run and possibly Kauto Star is quite a tough assignment.  High Kite also ran a nice race at Ascot and was 4th beaten a head in a photograph with the favourite from Nicky Henderson’s yard.  He has been given a fair handicap of 101 and should be able to win a hurdle race off that mark.  He has a lovely temperament and enjoys his racing.  His hurdling was slick and accurate on Saturday.

 

Bertenbar was a star on Sunday and won the 2m 3 ½ f Handicap Chase under Dominic Elsworth.  Tragic prize money – only £2,000 but a lovely win and his connections were thrilled.  Something is seriously wrong with the system.

 

On Monday, Ginger’s Reflection stayed on nicely to be 4th in his first hurdle race at Kempton.  He is still green and immature but learnt a lot and will be a nice chaser in time.  He jumps well and is a very nice type.  Craignure blew his brains and took off right from the start.  This strong pulling performance did nothing to help his cause and when he stopped quickly on the far side, Sam Thomas pulled him up as he thought something was wrong.  Fortunately all is well but he’d just burnt himself out.  Next time he’ll hopefully be firmly anchored close to the back, with a stronger bit and a cross noseband!  Obviously the run in the bumper at Sandown had wound him up too much and he ran too free at Kempton.

 

We have quite a few horses entered for later in the week but a lot depends on ground.  Silver Roque is due to run in another Novice chase – somewhere.  He’s a horse we like a lot.

Somersby ran very well at Ascot in the Amlin Chase last Saturday.  He made a serious mistake at the 3rd last – almost breasted the fence – and that knocked a lot of stuffing out of him.  After that he lost the lead to Master Minded and could not make up the ground again.  Yet he was only beaten 2 ½ lengths at the finish and was staying on.  We are LONGING  for him to run over 3 miles but the King George on Boxing Day against Long Run and possibly Kauto Star is quite a tough assignment.  High Kite also ran a nice race at Ascot and was 4th beaten a head in a photograph with the favourite from Nicky Henderson’s yard.  He has been given a fair handicap of 101 and should be able to win a hurdle race off that mark.  He has a lovely temperament and enjoys his racing.  His hurdling was slick and accurate on Saturday.

 

Bertenbar was a star on Sunday and won the 2m 3 ½ f Handicap Chase under Dominic Elsworth.  Tragic prize money – only £2,000 but a lovely win and his connections were thrilled.  Something is seriously wrong with the system.

 

On Monday, Ginger’s Reflection stayed on nicely to be 4th in his first hurdle race at Kempton.  He is still green and immature but learnt a lot and will be a nice chaser in time.  He jumps well and is a very nice type.  Craignure blew his brains and took off right from the start.  This strong pulling performance did nothing to help his cause and when he stopped quickly on the far side, Sam Thomas pulled him up as he thought something was wrong.  Fortunately all is well but he’d just burnt himself out.  Next time he’ll hopefully be firmly anchored close to the back, with a stronger bit and a cross noseband!  Obviously the run in the bumper at Sandown had wound him up too much and he ran too free at Kempton.

 

We have quite a few horses entered for later in the week but a lot depends on ground.  Silver Roque is due to run in another Novice chase – somewhere.  He’s a horse we like a lot.

Somersby ran very well at Ascot in the Amlin Chase last Saturday.  He made a serious mistake at the 3rd last – almost breasted the fence – and that knocked a lot of stuffing out of him.  After that he lost the lead to Master Minded and could not make up the ground again.  Yet he was only beaten 2 ½ lengths at the finish and was staying on.  We are LONGING  for him to run over 3 miles but the King George on Boxing Day against Long Run and possibly Kauto Star is quite a tough assignment.  High Kite also ran a nice race at Ascot and was 4th beaten a head in a photograph with the favourite from Nicky Henderson’s yard.  He has been given a fair handicap of 101 and should be able to win a hurdle race off that mark.  He has a lovely temperament and enjoys his racing.  His hurdling was slick and accurate on Saturday.

 

Bertenbar was a star on Sunday and won the 2m 3 ½ f Handicap Chase under Dominic Elsworth.  Tragic prize money – only £2,000 but a lovely win and his connections were thrilled.  Something is seriously wrong with the system.

 

On Monday, Ginger’s Reflection stayed on nicely to be 4th in his first hurdle race at Kempton.  He is still green and immature but learnt a lot and will be a nice chaser in time.  He jumps well and is a very nice type.  Craignure blew his brains and took off right from the start.  This strong pulling performance did nothing to help his cause and when he stopped quickly on the far side, Sam Thomas pulled him up as he thought something was wrong.  Fortunately all is well but he’d just burnt himself out.  Next time he’ll hopefully be firmly anchored close to the back, with a stronger bit and a cross noseband!  Obviously the run in the bumper at Sandown had wound him up too much and he ran too free at Kempton.

 

We have quite a few horses entered for later in the week but a lot depends on ground.  Silver Roque is due to run in another Novice chase – somewhere.  He’s a horse we like a lot.

 

 

 

 

Added on: 22/11/2011


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