Power to Curran with Listed success at Aintree

05-December-2020
05-December-2020 19:57
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by Peter McNeile

Highworth trainer Sean Curran tasted Listed race success at Aintree this afternoon when Talking About You had plenty in hand to win the Juvenile Fillies Hurdle over Alan King's contender. This was Sean's 7th winner of the term, and he's racked up over £100,000 in prize money from some smart placing. 

In recent years, this dual purpose yard has been more focused on the Flat, but to be fair, last season's 18 runners generated more than £70,000 in prize money with just 3 winners, and today's Liverpool success more than overtakes that. 

Sean's been training since 2006, when he started whilst still riding. He numbers Lee Power, owner of Swindon Town and former weekly publication Racing Plus, among his owners. With a hundred winners under his belt as a rider, he should know how to train a few. His career certainly started explosively enough, winning the Scottish Grand National in 2008 with French-bred Iris de Balme. 

Lee Power is an interesting character too. Whilst he was born in London, his Irish ancestry enabled him to be capped for Ireland as an U-21. His playing career began at Norwich, but he has played for a great many clubs in his 163 appearances. He took control of Swindon Town in 2013. Earlier this week, months of legal wrangling appeared to be resolved, allowing Power to sell the club to a consortium which includes the Supporters Trust.

Racehorse owner Lee Power

Funnily enough, Power's never been afraid of a punt, which made me think of a new site that could be useful if you like keeping a tally of your bets. We all know a punter who has regaled us with tales of their latest winning bet. Bizarrely they never relay information on how many losers it required beforehand. Bet Bind keeps that tally for you, to delight or depress you in equal measure. 

A King was on the scoresheet at Wetherby, but this time around, it was Neil King, who has had a quiet fortnight. Nearly Perfect justified favouritism to win comfortably, putting to rights a two weeks when the only excitement was Lil Rockerfeller's runner-up berth at Newbury, and getting the Burderop trainer back into winning ways.

 

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Sunday December 12th Barbury International First Race 11.30am

Sunday February 13th Vine & Craven First race 11.30am

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Power to Curran with Listed success at Aintree

05-December-2020
05-December-2020 19:57
in General
by Peter McNeile

Highworth trainer Sean Curran tasted Listed race success at Aintree this afternoon when Talking About You had plenty in hand to win the Juvenile Fillies Hurdle over Alan King's contender. This was Sean's 7th winner of the term, and he's racked up over £100,000 in prize money from some smart placing. 

In recent years, this dual purpose yard has been more focused on the Flat, but to be fair, last season's 18 runners generated more than £70,000 in prize money with just 3 winners, and today's Liverpool success more than overtakes that. 

Sean's been training since 2006, when he started whilst still riding. He numbers Lee Power, owner of Swindon Town and former weekly publication Racing Plus, among his owners. With a hundred winners under his belt as a rider, he should know how to train a few. His career certainly started explosively enough, winning the Scottish Grand National in 2008 with French-bred Iris de Balme. 

Lee Power is an interesting character too. Whilst he was born in London, his Irish ancestry enabled him to be capped for Ireland as an U-21. His playing career began at Norwich, but he has played for a great many clubs in his 163 appearances. He took control of Swindon Town in 2013. Earlier this week, months of legal wrangling appeared to be resolved, allowing Power to sell the club to a consortium which includes the Supporters Trust.

Racehorse owner Lee Power

Funnily enough, Power's never been afraid of a punt, which made me think of a new site that could be useful if you like keeping a tally of your bets. We all know a punter who has regaled us with tales of their latest winning bet. Bizarrely they never relay information on how many losers it required beforehand. Bet Bind keeps that tally for you, to delight or depress you in equal measure. 

A King was on the scoresheet at Wetherby, but this time around, it was Neil King, who has had a quiet fortnight. Nearly Perfect justified favouritism to win comfortably, putting to rights a two weeks when the only excitement was Lil Rockerfeller's runner-up berth at Newbury, and getting the Burderop trainer back into winning ways.

 

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