Lowly Monday delivers for Weston and Lavelle

15-November-2021
15-November-2021 22:07
in General
by Russell Smith

Wiltshire's finest missed out over a busy weekend's racing at Cheltenham, except for Milton Harris, whose superb run of form continued with a third win on the bounce for juvenile Knight Salute, who is now a candidate for the JCB Triumph Hurdle in March after winning the Grade II JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial in good style under Paddy Brennan. 

However, the racing circus continues to perform day in, day out, and whilst the media spotlight on Monday at Leicester and Plumpton may be rather more modest than at HQ, the races can be just as difficult to win. 

Not so for East Kennet's David Weston, who produced his fourth individual winner in Lady Pacifico, 4 1/4l winner of a mares' juvenile hurdle at Leicester under Page Fuller. Page's father Richard was also in winning form at Knightwick on Sunday where Winter's Tale provided the first leg of a double for Tommie O'Brien in the Restricted.

The Weston endeavour is really rather impressive. Just four horses have run for the yard, and only one has yet failed to find the winner's spot. Six qwinners from 19 runs gives a splendidly impressive 32% strike rate, and that's 40% over the bigger obstacles. None of the wins are in the top rank, but you can be a big fish in a small pond too. 

Emma Lavelle is doubtless looking forward to tilting at some more of her own chosen windmills at Newbury at the end of this month, a fixture where apple of her eye Paisley Park blossomed in the Grade II Long Distance Hurdle (formerly the Gerry Feilden) in 2019 as stage one in his defence of a Stayers Hurdle title. The same race, where he was a 1 1/2l second to Thyme Hill last November, is likely on the cards again. Paisley Park looked flat-footed on his seasonal bow at Wetherby two weeks ago, but should tighten up for that run.

Meantime, she was able to give claimer Jack Wildman his first winner in Britain at Plumpton this afternoon when Irish-bred Light N Strike continued a promising start to his chasing career in the Read Kevin Blake on Attheraces.com Handicap Chase. 

Closer to home, there are just 27 days until Barbury's racing season begins in earnest with the International, and the box office is now open. 

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When?

Sunday February 13th Vine & Craven - CANCELLED

Sunday April 10th Tedworth First Race 1.15pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where?

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

 

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Lowly Monday delivers for Weston and Lavelle

15-November-2021
15-November-2021 22:07
in General
by Russell Smith

Wiltshire's finest missed out over a busy weekend's racing at Cheltenham, except for Milton Harris, whose superb run of form continued with a third win on the bounce for juvenile Knight Salute, who is now a candidate for the JCB Triumph Hurdle in March after winning the Grade II JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial in good style under Paddy Brennan. 

However, the racing circus continues to perform day in, day out, and whilst the media spotlight on Monday at Leicester and Plumpton may be rather more modest than at HQ, the races can be just as difficult to win. 

Not so for East Kennet's David Weston, who produced his fourth individual winner in Lady Pacifico, 4 1/4l winner of a mares' juvenile hurdle at Leicester under Page Fuller. Page's father Richard was also in winning form at Knightwick on Sunday where Winter's Tale provided the first leg of a double for Tommie O'Brien in the Restricted.

The Weston endeavour is really rather impressive. Just four horses have run for the yard, and only one has yet failed to find the winner's spot. Six qwinners from 19 runs gives a splendidly impressive 32% strike rate, and that's 40% over the bigger obstacles. None of the wins are in the top rank, but you can be a big fish in a small pond too. 

Emma Lavelle is doubtless looking forward to tilting at some more of her own chosen windmills at Newbury at the end of this month, a fixture where apple of her eye Paisley Park blossomed in the Grade II Long Distance Hurdle (formerly the Gerry Feilden) in 2019 as stage one in his defence of a Stayers Hurdle title. The same race, where he was a 1 1/2l second to Thyme Hill last November, is likely on the cards again. Paisley Park looked flat-footed on his seasonal bow at Wetherby two weeks ago, but should tighten up for that run.

Meantime, she was able to give claimer Jack Wildman his first winner in Britain at Plumpton this afternoon when Irish-bred Light N Strike continued a promising start to his chasing career in the Read Kevin Blake on Attheraces.com Handicap Chase. 

Closer to home, there are just 27 days until Barbury's racing season begins in earnest with the International, and the box office is now open. 

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