King shows string's well being for the all-important month of March

26-February-2021
26-February-2021 19:02
in General
by Peter McNeile

Alan King warmed up to the sport's most important month with a double at Warwick this afternoon on a day when Spring might finally have sprung. And by his own exacting standards, the master of Barbury has not enjoyed a vintage season just yet, with the winner count down on the norm, even though there have been some memorable highlights. 

Jay Bee Why, 2/7 favourite in the Novices Hurdle, and Moonamacaro in the concluding bumper, are unlikely to send shock waves through even the racing papers tomorrow, but they are indications of a yard coming back into form at a time when every trainer wants to peak. 

And whilst there are plenty of big races each weekend for the next 10 weeks, they include the set piece events for which current owners have invested significantly to win a slice of festive action, and which also represent a perfect shop window for prospective new owners. 

Expect significant viewing audiences for this year's Cheltenham Festival and for Aintree given that they will remain behind closed doors affairs. Whilst not anything like ideal, larger audiences help us represent the sport where others haven't yet been allowed to start. 

Meanwhile, the lower echeleons of the sport have been marshalled into a fresh fixture list in short order by the Point-to-Point Authority following the announcement that the sport will restart on March 29. Wiltshire sadly has no further fixtures, but a total of 54 will take place between March and the swansong at Umberleigh on June 12. You can see the full list here.

Next Event

When?

Season curtailed. Come racing back next winter

 

 

 

 

 

Where?

Barbury, 3m N of Marlborough, off A346, Jn 15 M4

 

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King shows string's well being for the all-important month of March

26-February-2021
26-February-2021 19:02
in General
by Peter McNeile

Alan King warmed up to the sport's most important month with a double at Warwick this afternoon on a day when Spring might finally have sprung. And by his own exacting standards, the master of Barbury has not enjoyed a vintage season just yet, with the winner count down on the norm, even though there have been some memorable highlights. 

Jay Bee Why, 2/7 favourite in the Novices Hurdle, and Moonamacaro in the concluding bumper, are unlikely to send shock waves through even the racing papers tomorrow, but they are indications of a yard coming back into form at a time when every trainer wants to peak. 

And whilst there are plenty of big races each weekend for the next 10 weeks, they include the set piece events for which current owners have invested significantly to win a slice of festive action, and which also represent a perfect shop window for prospective new owners. 

Expect significant viewing audiences for this year's Cheltenham Festival and for Aintree given that they will remain behind closed doors affairs. Whilst not anything like ideal, larger audiences help us represent the sport where others haven't yet been allowed to start. 

Meanwhile, the lower echeleons of the sport have been marshalled into a fresh fixture list in short order by the Point-to-Point Authority following the announcement that the sport will restart on March 29. Wiltshire sadly has no further fixtures, but a total of 54 will take place between March and the swansong at Umberleigh on June 12. You can see the full list here.

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