Big prizes proving elusive

28-November-2020
28-November-2020 20:26
in General
by Peter McNeile

Wiltshire trainers have been busy again this week and among the winners too as the big prizes come thick and fast at this formative time of the season. 

Barbury's Alan King was represented at 4 fixtures today, but the big prizes eluded the yard. Sceau Royal put up a good fight, leading the Fighting Fifth until the final flight, but was no match for Epatante. Nevertheless, the stable didn't leave Newcastle empty-handed when debutant Son of Red got up on the line to win the opening Juvenile Hurdle. Meanwhile, 125 miles further south, a double at Doncaster with another pair of youngsters promised of more to come, with Tom Bellamy in the plate. Sadly there was no luck at Newbury, or indeed with his sole Flat runner of the day at Wolverhampton. 

Nevertherless, the yard is on full bore under both codes, and whilst the big races aren't yet flowing freely, it can only be a matter of time.

Across the hill, Neil King's standard bearer Lil Rockerfeller, went down just a length at Newbury yesterday, and winners won't be long coming either. 

Two miles away, Emma Lavelle's stable star Paisley Park ran a good first race of the season in the Grade II Long Distance Hurdle, a rac he won last year, but whilst the stable enjoyed a winner at Taunton this week, the number of second places tells a story of horses that may just need a run before they reach peak condition. 

Paisley Park wasn't able to repeat his Newbury win of 2019

Meanwhile, preparations are steaming ahead for Barbury's opening Point-to-Point fixture on December 13. Whilst crowds will be allowed to return to mainstream racecourses on Wenesday next, the decision is not so clear cut for Pointing fixtures, especially the mid winter ones where crowds can be modest. Sadly, Barbury remains a closed event solely for the participants at this juncture.

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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Big prizes proving elusive

28-November-2020
28-November-2020 20:26
in General
by Peter McNeile

Wiltshire trainers have been busy again this week and among the winners too as the big prizes come thick and fast at this formative time of the season. 

Barbury's Alan King was represented at 4 fixtures today, but the big prizes eluded the yard. Sceau Royal put up a good fight, leading the Fighting Fifth until the final flight, but was no match for Epatante. Nevertheless, the stable didn't leave Newcastle empty-handed when debutant Son of Red got up on the line to win the opening Juvenile Hurdle. Meanwhile, 125 miles further south, a double at Doncaster with another pair of youngsters promised of more to come, with Tom Bellamy in the plate. Sadly there was no luck at Newbury, or indeed with his sole Flat runner of the day at Wolverhampton. 

Nevertherless, the yard is on full bore under both codes, and whilst the big races aren't yet flowing freely, it can only be a matter of time.

Across the hill, Neil King's standard bearer Lil Rockerfeller, went down just a length at Newbury yesterday, and winners won't be long coming either. 

Two miles away, Emma Lavelle's stable star Paisley Park ran a good first race of the season in the Grade II Long Distance Hurdle, a rac he won last year, but whilst the stable enjoyed a winner at Taunton this week, the number of second places tells a story of horses that may just need a run before they reach peak condition. 

Paisley Park wasn't able to repeat his Newbury win of 2019

Meanwhile, preparations are steaming ahead for Barbury's opening Point-to-Point fixture on December 13. Whilst crowds will be allowed to return to mainstream racecourses on Wenesday next, the decision is not so clear cut for Pointing fixtures, especially the mid winter ones where crowds can be modest. Sadly, Barbury remains a closed event solely for the participants at this juncture.

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