Six-time Timmie aims to cement Underwood as King of Barbury

02-April-2019
02-April-2019 20:33
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TRAINER Tim Underwood will decide later this week whether to let Timmie Roe bid for a six-timer at the Tedworth Hunt meeting at Barbury on Sunday, writes Jake Exelby.

Underwood, who is set to receive the Dubarry Leading Trainer Award as the Wiltshire course's top handler for the third year running, has entered the gelding in the Prestat & The British Racing Club Six-Year-Olds And Over PPORA Club Members' Race for Veteran & Novice Riders. The eight-year-old posted the least impressive of his five wins at Kingston Blount last Sunday when scrambling home by a length and a half from Loveyoutothemoon after blundering at the last.

Underwood, who is based at Beedon, near Newbury, said: "He won the other day, but didn't win comfortably. If he comes out of the race okay he runs. He fluffed the last and came to a standstill and gave the second horse the chance to get to us. Had he not done that he would have won in a canter."

Timmie Roe heads 11 entries, which also include Summer Sounds, who completed a hat-trick for Francesca Nimmo's Ettington stables, near Stratford, with a sparkling success at Brafield-on-the-Green. However, Barbury is just one option for the 10-year-old as he holds four other engagements this weekend.

Streets Of London is set to represent Underwood in the Awdry Bailey & Douglas Solicitors & Friends of the Tedworth Hunt Conditions Race.

The five-year-old has won three of his last four starts with the only blip coming when he clipped heels and unseated Phil York on the flat at Kingston Blount last month.

Underwood said: "Streets Of London is a bit of an unknown quantity. Yorky thinks he is really smart. I can't make my mind up whether to put the cheekpieces on him."

Mister Robbo, who romped home by 15 lengths at Didmarton for owner-trainer Thomas Faulkner, is a live contender together with the pick of either Byron Moorcroft's rides, Benemeade or Ramble On.

Man Of Steel, from Alan Hill's Aston Rowant yard in Oxfordshire, is top-rated in the JM Finn & Co Mixed Open for the Tedworth Gold Cup over 3m 6f, but may head to Godstone.

The former champion trainer said: "He won that race last year and also Gina (Andrews) is going there, and she rode him last year and gets on well with him."

Kit Barry has an alternative engagement in a Taunton hunter chase on Thursday for the father-and-son team of David and Charlie Dando, while Barbury Castle trainer Laura Thomas said more rain would be needed for Earthmoves to run. The nine-year-old, who also holds an entry in the PPORA Club Members' Race, put up a fine effort when chasing home Mankala at Siddington.

Thomas said: "The owners would like to try him over a bit further, so we would look to go for the Open. I am not entirely sure whether he stays or not, but we won't know until we try, so it would be a bit of an experiment."

Peter Mason felt Pithivier, winner of the Lord Ashton of Hyde's Cup at Cocklebarrow in January, was unlikely to make a quick reappearance after being pulled up at Kingston Blount last Sunday. He said: "He seems okay and he didn't have a overly hard race. Nothing obvious has come to light. We will see how he is this week."

With uncertainty over the participation of a number of the 11 entries, Moorcroft may fancy his chances with the choice of either the Luke Price-trained Ramble On or Beneficial Joe from his own stables. Ramble On was pulled up at Llanfrynach last time out, but had previously been a good second to Don Bersy at Howick, while Beneficial Joe was beaten less than four lengths when fourth behind Mountain Cliche at Cotley last Sunday.

Vincitore, now 13 but a winner at Barbury two years ago and second here earlier this season, is another who comes into the reckoning for trainer-rider Sarah Rippon.

Matts Legacy, who was upsides subsequent winner Knockan Run when he came to grief at the second-last at Ston Easton two weeks ago, could bid to make amends in the Simpsons Subaru Restricted, which opens the main card at 1.15pm. The Luke Price-trained seven-year-old, a winner of his previous start at Buckfastleigh, does though have two alternative entries this weekend.

Dragon De La Tour, third on his last three starts for Neil McLean's South Molton stables in Devon, rates a danger, while Charlie Dando is looking forward to riding the Stephen Bush-trained Double Cool. "She could go quite well," he said. "She jumps, travels and tries and is a nice mare."

Francesca Nimmo has the choice of running Breaking The Ice or Third Time Lucki in the Ramsbury Brewing & Distilling Four, Five And Six-Year-Olds Open Maiden over 2m 4f.

Breaking The Ice was runner-up to Get Prepared at Charlton Horethorne on his debut, while Third Time Lucki found Thomas Shelby just too strong at Thorpe Lodge.

Graeme McPherson could send It's Fine Wine on a retrieval mission from his Stow-on-the-Wold yard after the well-fancied six-year-old unseated his rider at the first fence on his debut at Siddington.

The Samuel Evans-trained Hott Lips, who was second to Maid O'Malley at Cothelstone three weeks ago, holds leading claims in the Jockey Club & the Butterworth Family Open Maiden for Mares and Fillies over 2m 4f.

Ballina Lady, trained by Seanin McPherson, should appreciate a drop down in grade after finishing fourth to Wick Green in a restricted at Siddington, while Just Henny, who was fourth in two Barbury bumpers for Jamie Goss's Edgcote stables, near Banbury, is an interesting chasing debutant.

The six races have attracted 57 entries, with clerk of the course John White describing the going on Monday as Good to Firm, Good in places.

The main card is preceded by two pony races, sponsored by Keyflow Feeds, starting at 12.15pm, while the William Bartholomew Charity Race (Tedworth Derby) in aid of Wiltshire Air Ambulance closes the meeting.

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Six-time Timmie aims to cement Underwood as King of Barbury

02-April-2019
02-April-2019 20:33
in General
by Admin

TRAINER Tim Underwood will decide later this week whether to let Timmie Roe bid for a six-timer at the Tedworth Hunt meeting at Barbury on Sunday, writes Jake Exelby.

Underwood, who is set to receive the Dubarry Leading Trainer Award as the Wiltshire course's top handler for the third year running, has entered the gelding in the Prestat & The British Racing Club Six-Year-Olds And Over PPORA Club Members' Race for Veteran & Novice Riders. The eight-year-old posted the least impressive of his five wins at Kingston Blount last Sunday when scrambling home by a length and a half from Loveyoutothemoon after blundering at the last.

Underwood, who is based at Beedon, near Newbury, said: "He won the other day, but didn't win comfortably. If he comes out of the race okay he runs. He fluffed the last and came to a standstill and gave the second horse the chance to get to us. Had he not done that he would have won in a canter."

Timmie Roe heads 11 entries, which also include Summer Sounds, who completed a hat-trick for Francesca Nimmo's Ettington stables, near Stratford, with a sparkling success at Brafield-on-the-Green. However, Barbury is just one option for the 10-year-old as he holds four other engagements this weekend.

Streets Of London is set to represent Underwood in the Awdry Bailey & Douglas Solicitors & Friends of the Tedworth Hunt Conditions Race.

The five-year-old has won three of his last four starts with the only blip coming when he clipped heels and unseated Phil York on the flat at Kingston Blount last month.

Underwood said: "Streets Of London is a bit of an unknown quantity. Yorky thinks he is really smart. I can't make my mind up whether to put the cheekpieces on him."

Mister Robbo, who romped home by 15 lengths at Didmarton for owner-trainer Thomas Faulkner, is a live contender together with the pick of either Byron Moorcroft's rides, Benemeade or Ramble On.

Man Of Steel, from Alan Hill's Aston Rowant yard in Oxfordshire, is top-rated in the JM Finn & Co Mixed Open for the Tedworth Gold Cup over 3m 6f, but may head to Godstone.

The former champion trainer said: "He won that race last year and also Gina (Andrews) is going there, and she rode him last year and gets on well with him."

Kit Barry has an alternative engagement in a Taunton hunter chase on Thursday for the father-and-son team of David and Charlie Dando, while Barbury Castle trainer Laura Thomas said more rain would be needed for Earthmoves to run. The nine-year-old, who also holds an entry in the PPORA Club Members' Race, put up a fine effort when chasing home Mankala at Siddington.

Thomas said: "The owners would like to try him over a bit further, so we would look to go for the Open. I am not entirely sure whether he stays or not, but we won't know until we try, so it would be a bit of an experiment."

Peter Mason felt Pithivier, winner of the Lord Ashton of Hyde's Cup at Cocklebarrow in January, was unlikely to make a quick reappearance after being pulled up at Kingston Blount last Sunday. He said: "He seems okay and he didn't have a overly hard race. Nothing obvious has come to light. We will see how he is this week."

With uncertainty over the participation of a number of the 11 entries, Moorcroft may fancy his chances with the choice of either the Luke Price-trained Ramble On or Beneficial Joe from his own stables. Ramble On was pulled up at Llanfrynach last time out, but had previously been a good second to Don Bersy at Howick, while Beneficial Joe was beaten less than four lengths when fourth behind Mountain Cliche at Cotley last Sunday.

Vincitore, now 13 but a winner at Barbury two years ago and second here earlier this season, is another who comes into the reckoning for trainer-rider Sarah Rippon.

Matts Legacy, who was upsides subsequent winner Knockan Run when he came to grief at the second-last at Ston Easton two weeks ago, could bid to make amends in the Simpsons Subaru Restricted, which opens the main card at 1.15pm. The Luke Price-trained seven-year-old, a winner of his previous start at Buckfastleigh, does though have two alternative entries this weekend.

Dragon De La Tour, third on his last three starts for Neil McLean's South Molton stables in Devon, rates a danger, while Charlie Dando is looking forward to riding the Stephen Bush-trained Double Cool. "She could go quite well," he said. "She jumps, travels and tries and is a nice mare."

Francesca Nimmo has the choice of running Breaking The Ice or Third Time Lucki in the Ramsbury Brewing & Distilling Four, Five And Six-Year-Olds Open Maiden over 2m 4f.

Breaking The Ice was runner-up to Get Prepared at Charlton Horethorne on his debut, while Third Time Lucki found Thomas Shelby just too strong at Thorpe Lodge.

Graeme McPherson could send It's Fine Wine on a retrieval mission from his Stow-on-the-Wold yard after the well-fancied six-year-old unseated his rider at the first fence on his debut at Siddington.

The Samuel Evans-trained Hott Lips, who was second to Maid O'Malley at Cothelstone three weeks ago, holds leading claims in the Jockey Club & the Butterworth Family Open Maiden for Mares and Fillies over 2m 4f.

Ballina Lady, trained by Seanin McPherson, should appreciate a drop down in grade after finishing fourth to Wick Green in a restricted at Siddington, while Just Henny, who was fourth in two Barbury bumpers for Jamie Goss's Edgcote stables, near Banbury, is an interesting chasing debutant.

The six races have attracted 57 entries, with clerk of the course John White describing the going on Monday as Good to Firm, Good in places.

The main card is preceded by two pony races, sponsored by Keyflow Feeds, starting at 12.15pm, while the William Bartholomew Charity Race (Tedworth Derby) in aid of Wiltshire Air Ambulance closes the meeting.

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