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Johnson's Blue ran a pleasing race to finish 4th, he is hopefully going to run again next week (Thu 27th) at Wetherby. Miss Amelia continues her build up towards debuting for the season next month. Jante Law is having more antibiotics but is still going well and should be able to run early next month.
Miss Amelia is in full training again, should all go smoothly we will see her before the midd;e of next month. Jante Law has missed a couple of intended runs as he has needed a few more antibiotics but we hope he will run over the next few weeks.
Johnson's Blue makes his debut over hurdles at Catterick on Thursday.
Miss Amelia is cantering again after her month of boxd rest. All seems fine, she will continue her build up and will, hopefully, be ready to run by the start of February. Jante Law will run on Dec 28th at Leicester, fingers crossed.
We aim to run Johnson's Blue at Catterick on 13th Jan. He has lots of ability but will benefit from a couple of runs.
Miss Amelia has not been quite right but we still hope to get her to the racecourse over the next month. Jante Law has nearly finished his course of antibiotics and will hopefully run at Wetherby on 13th November. Fingers crossed for both.
Jante Law is to be aimed for a 2m 3f hurdle at Wetherby on Sat 30th October and our unnamed Westerner gelding for a 2m bumper at Carlisle the day after. Miss Amelia is well but had a slight training setback and will now run at the beginning of November.
We all attended Mark's open day at the weekend. It was great fun and Miss Amelia and Jante Law both looked great. Our new horse by Westerner (soon to be named) also looked well. All 3 should be on the track next month.
All fairly quiet this week. Only Jante Law is at the yard in training at the moment.
We have decided to wait until next season with both of our 2YOs. Mark's stable had 2 winners on Friday, demonstrating the good form of the yard.
A fairly quiet few weeks ahead. Miss Amelia has gone into the fields for a very well earned break. Jante Law is coming back in tomorrow and will begin a steady 3 month preparation for an Autumn return. We have decided to turn Hulton Ranger out into the field and will not run him as a 2YO. Tineggiori is cantering and we will make a plan for him over the next few weeks.
Miss Amelia ran another belter, finishing 4th beaten 2 lengths. She continues to run fantastically well!
Miss Amelia will run at Uttoxeter on Sunday (27th June) in a 2m handicap chase. Fingers crossed again, she doesn't seem to know how not to run really well.
Miss Amelia ran another brilliant race at Aintree and finished 2nd. We had planned this to be her last race before her Summer break, but, jockey, Henry Brooke, has persuaded us to give her another run.
Miss Amelia will have one more run at Aintree on Friday evening before having a well earned Summer rest. She seems so well that we want to give her one more race.
Miss Amelia ran another cracker to finish a very close 3rd under Henry Brooke against 2 highly rated horses. She will probably have the Summer in the field now, although, we will wait for a couple of days before taking the decision.
Miss Amelia will run this week at Warwick on Wednesday or Stratford on Saturday evening.
Unfortunately, Miss Amelia brought us back down to earth. She also literally brought Henry Brooke down to earth, unseating him at the 3rd fence. Both are totally fine and we hope to send Miss Amelia to Warwick on 19th May.
It was Jante Law's turn to put in an outstanding performance, comfortably accounting for the odds on favourite at Hexham to register his second consecutive win under Jamie Hamilton. He has been given a rating of 127 and will now have the Summer off before returning in Autumn.
All eyes now on Kelso on Wednesday as Miss Amelia goes again under Henry Brooke. Fingers crossed for another big run.
We are now aiming Miss Amelia at a 2m chase at Warwick or Stratford next month. We are hoping to run Jante Law at Hexham on Saturday, as long as the ground is not too quick.
Hulton Ranger is moving well on the galops ahead of his debut (will probably be in June). It is a very exciting time.
Miss Amelia ran another fantastic race at Cheltenham. finishing 2nd! It wasa fantastic experience and she has been more than perfect for us this year.
Miss Amelia is in great form and will hopefully run in a 2m mare's chase on Thursday this week at Cheltenham. It is another step up in grade for her, but, she keeps improving.
Miss Amelia has come back in great form and we hope to go to Cheltenham on Thursday 15th April. Jante Law will run on Grand National day next Saturday, it will be Newcastle rather than Aintree though.
A fantastic run from Miss Amelia, she looked the likely winner but was just outstayed into 2nd place. How brilliant she continues to be for us.
Miss Amelia is the favourite for the series final at Carlisle tomorrow. We are all very excited. She has already won 3 races for us so far this season and owes us absolutely nothing tomorrow. All we want is horse and jockey to come back safe and sound.
It has been an exciting week with Jante Law's win and we are now just 7 days from Miss Amelia's big target "The Northern Lights 2m chase final". The flat turf season also starts this week with lots to look forward to for us with Hulton Ranger and Tineggiori.
Jante Law got up to win in the final few strides at Hexham. The race looked good and he is an exciting prospect for us. Jamie Hamilton rode him brilliantly.
Miss Amelia is in good health ahead of her run on 28th March. Jante Law is an intended runner in the 2m novice hurdle at Hexham on Thursday, as long as the ground is not heavy. We hope for a much improved run.
Hulton Ranger is continuing his build uo to the flat season and Tineggiori is about to start his build up.
Miss Amelia won her 3rd race this season at Catterick under another great ride from Henry Brooke, it was her best run yet. Full steam ahead for the series final on Sunday 28th March at Carlisle. Jante Law ran very green but should be winning very soon.
An exciting week ahead, Jante Law debuts over hurdles at Ayr on Monday and Miss Amelia runs at Catterick on Tuesday so that she can qualify for a series final at Carlisle on 28th March.
It has been a great week for us all, with Miss Amelia storming home first. She will head for Catterick on Tue 30th for a race she only has to run in to be eligible for a big money final on 28th March at Carlisle. She could be joined at Catterick by Jante Law, who schooled beautifullyat Malton this week. Hulton Ranger continues his build up for the flat season. Several people have joined this syndicate this week. See 'OWNERSHIP TYPES' for details.
Miss Amelia stormed home first yet again under a great ride from Henry Brooke. She is a mare on the up!
The forecast is positive this week and we should be able to run Miss Amelia in a 0-120 2m chase at Carlisle on Tuesday.
It is an exciting time of year, Hulton Ranger (see 'OUR HORSES' for share details) one of our 2YOs has begun cantering and his working towards his debut on the flat turf season.
The weather is causing us a few hold ups at the moment, we had intended to run Miss Amelia this week at Market Rasen, unfortunately it has been abandoned, instead we we will enter for a 2m 0-120 chase at Carlisle on Tue 16th Feb, fingers crossed with the weather.
The weather is causing us a few hold ups at the moment, we had intended to run Miss Amelia this week but the meetings were abandoned- we will make an iminent plan as she is in terrific form and needs to run. Jante Law is entered in a 2m 3f hurdle at Catterick on Friday 5th Feb.
Jante Law ran a fantastic race and just got caught for 2nd place, he looks a sure fire future winner. The next step for Miss Amelia intends to be a 0-100 chase at Newcastle on Tue 2nd February.
Jante Law will become the first horse to run in our new 'Grey Horse Syndicates' colours on Friday when he contests the last race at Musselborough.
Miss Amelia ran a cracking race at Bangor and finished 2nd. She has returned fit and well and is likely to run again at the end of the month. Jante Law was withdrawn and is likely to run on Friday this week at Musselbrough.
Miss Amelia is in good shape and is an intended runner at Bangor on Thursday. Our first 'Grey Horse Syndicate' runner, Jante Law, also runs in a bumper at Sedgefield on Friday.
Miss Amelia is in good shape and has scoped fine. She is building her work back up and will be aimed at a 0-105 2m 1f chase at her favourite course, Bangor, on 14th January.
The sniffles seem to have finished but we will proceed cautiously as we look for our next target. We should be back on course in a couple of weeks.
Again, Miss Amelia has been a bit too snotty to run this week. Quite a few of Mark's horses are a bit snotty so we will give her an easy 10 days and sight some targets over the Christmas period.
Unfortunately we had to withdraw Miss Amelia because she had a snotty nose. She will be back very shortly. It is a shame because she was the hot favourite and would probably have won the race.
Miss Amelia is in fine form and will aim to run this week on Thursday 19th in a 2m 1f chase at Market Rasen. Brian Hughes has been booked to ride. She has gone up in the weights but is sure to give a big performance again.
Miss Amelia has been given an 8lb rise for her win at Bangor. She is in good form and we will aim to run at Market Rasen on Thursday 19th November.
Miss Amelia is in fine fettle following her latest victory at Bangor. We await her new handicap mark on Tuesday. A new '4 week lock-down' has been announced, where owners cannot attend, and so we will wait a few days and make a plan.
UPDATE: Miss Amelia was a brilliant winner at Bangor yesterday under Henry Brooke.
Miss Amelia will run at Bangor on Tue 27th, she has an outstanding chance and we will be hoping to cheer home a winner.
Miss Amelia is in great form ahead of her next run- hopefully 27th Oct at Bangor (lockdown permitting). We will have a serious chance.
Miss Amelia ran an absolute cracker at Hexham on her first run of the season. We always thought that she would get tired later in the race, she did, and having looked like the winner two out, she tired late into 3rd place. It was a great run and will put her 'spot on' for her next run- hopefully at Bangor at the end of the month.
Miss Amelia may well make her seasonal debut on Sat 10th at Hexham. The run will be of benefit to her but she did run very well first time out las season so has to still have a big chance.
Miss Amelia is nearing full fitnness as she nears her first run back this season. She is in good form and we are very positive for a successful Winter.
Racing is currently not taking place due to the covid 19 outbreak. Miss Amelia has been put out to grass for now as the jumps season has been ended. Hopefully, all will be back to normal before too long.
The bad weather has restricted our chances wherever we have been wanting to run. We intend to run this Tuesday (25th Feb) at Leicester over fences or Catterick over hurdles. We are at the mercy of the conditions, Leicester looks the most likely to be abandoned, however, we will see what happens before deciding where to run.
Miss Amelia is in great form ahead of her return to fences at Market Rasen next Sunday- 16th Feb. She is stepping up in trip slightly to 2m 3f. Hopefully, she will like this, however, we will return her to 2m should it appear to stretch her stamina.
Miss Amelia ran a really good race at Catterick. She looked booked for 2nd at best when she stepped at the last hurdle and fell. She is totally fine after her fall and will hopefully be ready to return to fences for a race at Market Rasen on Sunday 16th Feb.
Miss Amelia is in good form following her easy win at Bangor, the handicapper has raised her mark by 9lbs, this seems fair. She has had a bit of a sore shoulder since returning, nothing serious and she has had an easy few weeks to right it. She will hopefully be ready to run again by the middle of January.
Victory!Miss Amelia won her second race very easily at Bangor. She jumped superbly and the rest just could not stay with her coming in to the straight. The handicapper will re-assess her on Tuesday and then we will plan her next run.
All systems are go for Miss Amelia to run at Bangor next on Fri 13th December for a 2m chase. She is in fine form and we hope for a very big run. The form of her last race is working out well, the 3rd and 4th have both won since.
Miss Amelia ran fantastic race, finishing second and only beaten a short head at the line. She finished her race really well and would have won in another stride. She is well and will hopefully go to Bangor next on Fri 13th December for a 2m chase.
Miss Amelia ran an absolute cracking race at Southwell. She finished 3rd beaten only a head and a neck. It rained all day and we were concerned that the ground might have become a bit soft, but, she showed she did not mind and finished the race off really well. She will improve for the run and hopefully go very close next run.
Miss Amelia will, hopefully, return to the track at Southwell this week. She is returning over hurdles. She has been working very nicely and we are hopeful.
Miss Amelia continues her return to full fitness and is nearing a return run, we will make a decision over what this will be over the next week. Mark Walford is having an open day this coming Sunday and it promises to be a great day.
Miss Amelia is now back in full training and seems to be in fine form. The break seems to have done her a lot of good and we hope she will be ready to run in the second half of September.
Miss Amelia comes back into full training later this week. She looks great and needs to start her return to being race-ready.
Miss Amelia will have 2 more weeks in the field and then she will be back in full training. The stable continues to be in good form with another win for Kodimoor.
Miss Amelia is enjoying her rest and looks a picture of health. The Walford stable has enjoyed a successful week. Magical Max won again and Kodimoor won at Beverley on Friday evening.
A quiet week as Miss Amelia is having a few well deserved weeks rest. It has been Royal Ascot this week, no runners from our yard this year, but, who knows next year, Magical Max in the Commonwealth Cup?
We retired Gabriel's Oboe after a disappointing run at Nottingham. Miss Amelia finished out of the frame at Hexham, we will now turn her out in the field for a couple of months to help her to re-capture some sparkle that has been missing in her last couple of runs.
The Walford stable had a fantastic day when Magical Max won on his debut at York.
Gabriel's Oboe was down the field, but, did show a big improvement. Both he, and Miss Amelia are entered to run at Hexham next weekend (Sat 15th). It could be a wet week and so we shall see what happens.
Gabriel's Oboe will run at Newcastle on Tuesday evening. He is a little frustrating as he works well at home, but, his performances on the track have been poor. We hope to see improvement!
Size Matters was sold at the 'horses in training' sale last week.
Miss Amelia is not at her bouncing best at home and so we will not run her this week and will wait a couple of weeks to run her.
Gabriel's Oboe is on target to run in a 1m 4f handicap at Newcastle on June 4th.
Size Matters ran today in a hurdle race. He ran reasonably well to finish fourth. He is going to the sales later this week at Doncaster.
The ground became too firm for Gabriel's Oboe to run at Doncaster yesterday, we will look for a race towards the end of the month.
Miss Amelia was going to run this next week, but, has had some mucus in her lungs and we will wait another week to see how she is.
Miss Amelia only finished 4th at Worcester, she ran without her usual zest and may have been in season.
Gabriel's Oboe and Size Matters are both travelling to Malton on Monday to school over the hurdles there. Size Matters will run over hurdles next weekend, there are a choice of races at Aintree, Bangor and Market Rasen.
Gabriel's Oboe and Size Matters were both a little disappointing in their respective runs. This week (on Thursday) Miss Amelia rund at Worcester. She is in fine form and we are looking forward to a good run.
All is a little unpredictable on what promises to be an exciting couple of weeks. Gabriel's Oboe has been declared to run at Thirsk on Monday evening, but, will only run if there is more rain. If not, he will go to Newcastle on Friday (2nd May).
Size Matters was also going to run at Thirsk, but, he has been balloted out and will go to Southwell on Thursday (1st May) instead.
Miss Amelia is firmly on target for her Worcester race on 9th May. The horse that beat her into 2nd at Hexham, Johnny Yuma, won easily last week under a 7lb penalty. This is very pleasing!
Miss Amelia ran another cracker and finished 2nd at Hexham. All being well she will go to Worcester on Thursday 9th May.
Rain is forecast this week, we are hoping for plenty so that we can run Gabriel's Oboe and Size Matters at Thirsk on Monday 29th April. If the ground remains quick we may re-route Gabriel's Oboe to Newcastle on Friday 2nd May.
An interesting week. Gabriel's Oboe was a little bit disappointing at Redcar, but, was green in his race and has lots of improvement to come.
Size Matters ran a really good seasonal re-appearance at Newcastle, finishing just behind the first few and should now be 'cherry ripe' for his next run.
Miss Amelia runs at Hexham on Monday and has a very good chance.
A big week for us, we run Gabriel's Oboe tomorrow at Redcar (Paul Hanagan is riding) and Size Matters at Newcastle on Thursday. Miss Amelia will hopefully run on Monday April 15th at Hexham.
Gabriel' Oboe has been off the track a long time and so will improve on whatever he does. He could still easily win!
An exciting couple of weeks ahead, Gabriel's Oboe is due to re-appear on 8th April at Redcar. We could do with a little bit of rain.
Size Matters goes to Newcastle on the 11th April and Miss Amelia for a 2m chase at Hexham on 15th. We should have a winner between them.
Miss Amelia ran at Sedgefield and finished 4th. The ground dried up, the pace was fast, but, it was a bit sharp at the track and she clearly needs a more galloping track and will run again in a couple of weeks, all being well.
There is a 1m 2f race at Redcar on April 15th that could be an ideal start to his campaign. We will decide this week if that will be his target.
Gabriel"s Oboe has been working well and galloping at Malton this week. He will be ready to run in 2/3 weeks.
We have been in a dilemma with Miss Amelia, we have entered her for a race at Sedgefield on Thursday. We were going to wait a few weeks and run her on better ground, however, she is so well at home that we do not want to miss a sooner opportunity if the ground is reasonable. It just might be, so, we will decide on Wednesday whether or not we will let her take her chance.
11th April at Wetherby has been penciled in for Size Matters at this stage, he is nearing full fitness.
Miss Amelia remains on course to run at Sedgefield this week (Tue 12th). Our only concern is the weather. If the ground becomes heavy we will not run her. This is a possibility at the moment and so a late decision will be made.
Gabriel's Oboe had a trip to Malton this week, for a gallop, and is on course to return to action at the beginning of the turf season.
Size Matters is only a few weeks away from his gurdling debut.