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Exciting Balgemmois off the mark

We have always thought plenty of Balgemmois, so it was great to see him get off the mark at the fifth attempt at Leicester yesterday under Brendan Powell. Purchased as a store in May last year, he placed twice in juvenile hurdles in Jan/Feb but was then given a good break to let him develop.  Though […]

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‘The Special One’ living up to her name!

The Special One produced another fine effort for her fun syndicate owners ‘BGC RACING’ by winning again at Brighton under a superb last to first ride from Tom Marquand. That’s the her third win from her last four outings and who is to say she is finished yet. Well done to all connections.  

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Camakasi routs rivals at Bath

We have always thought plenty of Camakasi, so we were delighted to see him show what he is capable of with a wide-margin win at Bath on Saturday evening. A dual winner on the flat earlier in his career, including for us at Kempton Park in January, he hasn’t quite achieved what we had hoped he […]

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Special day for The One!

Just over three weeks since getting off the mark at Ffos Las, The Special One duly followed up at Brighton yesterday and looks a very progressive filly in the making. The patient tactics adopted by Tom Marquand at Brighton were once again used and, having travelled really well through the race, Tom brought The Special One through […]

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The Special One gets off the mark

The Special One has taken a little time to find her feet with us, but she has been in great form at home of late and duly shed her maiden tag at Ffos Las yesterday, on what was her sixth start for us. Held up in rear by Tom Marquand, who has enjoyed another excellent year […]

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Amanto wins again!

A winner at 40-1 at Lingfield Park in February, Amanto had finished runner-up there on his return the following month and, with that form looking rock-solid, he was sent off favourite to make it two wins from his last three starts there yesterday. Settling nicely for Tom Marquand, he travelled strongly through the race and, […]

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Goffs Newbury £50k Bumper Final

It would have been very difficult not to be impressed by Chez Castel Mail‘s success at Fontwell Park in February, and on the back of that he was sent off among the favourites for the prestigious, and valuable, Goffs UK Spring Sales Bumper at Newbury last weekend. He travelled very nicely to the home bend, but […]

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Another Winner!

Ardmayle provided us with our third win in seven days at Lingfield on Monday. In heavy conditions, carrying a seven-pound penalty, he jumped credibly to win by six lengths under Adam Wedge. We were thrilled with his performance and for The Wishful Thinkers but will wait to see how the handicapper treats him before considering […]

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Across the Card Double!

We were delighted to achieve our first across the card double of the season on Tuesday the 28th of February at Leicester & Lingfield. Ardmayle started off the day with an impressive round of jumping for his first time over fences in public, winning by 7 lengths at Leicester, under Adam Wedge. Massive congratulations to […]

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The Mail Was Delivered!

Valentines Day saw great excitement for Castle Piece. CHEZ CASTEL MAIL, one of the rising stars of the yard, bolted up at Fontwell to win the bumper, by 13 lengths, under our capable amateur jockey, Josh Newman. Chez encountered very testing conditions, and won in emphatic style and we would like to congratulate The One and Only […]

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