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Wed - Jan 20, 2016     A+ | a-
We have started the New Year in high spirits and have had a few winners to get the ball rolling on the All weather which we are all delighted about. 

YEEOOW got his head back in front dropped into a claimer at Linfield, he broke well and although a horse who is usually covered up he shot to the front and made all the running under a positive ride from Dougie Costello. He is a seven year old now and like many older sprinters trying something a bit different can bring out the best in them.

INTENSE TANGO ran another solid race in defeat after getting beat a head at Chelmsford she went to Lingfield and finished third in the Conditions stakes there finding the track and drop back to 1mile 4furlongs a little too sharp for her.

ZAINAT back from a break, gelded and running on the all weather for the first time put up a much improved performance to win nicely under a very confident ride by newly appointed stable jockey Dougie Costello. We were delighted to get a first win for Qatar based owner Mr Hassan Abdul Malik who also owns Zainat's sire Masterofthehorse. There should be more improvement in him.

UNDERTOW having only her third run under Joey Haynes made it a winning one at her first try at Southwell, she is a big filly who should come on from this having taken time to grow into herself and mature as a two year old.

Thu - Jan 7, 2016     A+ | a-
SKINNY LOVE retires to stud. Skinny Love has been a great mare to train since owner Tim Dykes claimed her back in late 2014. She notched up five wins and some very creditable placed efforts last season after having surgery on her knee to remove chips. She is a very tough mare and always gave her best, hopefully this will get passed on to her off spring.

We have had a good start to 2016 with CARBUTT'S RIDGE winning at Southwell pulling clear under a well judged ride from Dougie Costello. He will run on the All weather through the next few months.

PEARL CASTLE put in a great effort back over hurdles to finish second in the feature race at Musselburgh on New Years Day.

INTENSE TANGO made her all weather debut as although the plan was to continue her hurdle career as she was so successful last season the wet conditions do not suit her and she proved ever versatile when going down by a nose in a photo finish at Chelmsford in the stayers handicap.

JOLIEVITESSE has started to learn to relax and as a result he has been finishing his races far better in recent times on the All weather, the right handed track at Kempton seems to suit and Joey Haynes gets on very well with him. All connections were very pleased to see him run on to go down only by a head when finishing second on his latest run at Kempton. He will have a short break and head back there in March.
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