22nd December news

Newcastle review

Banks O'Houxty ran a very fine race yesterday at Newcastle in what was only his second jumps outing.
In the 2m 4½f novice hurdle, he was an 8 length runner up to a potentially smart hurdler in Lemon T after racing prominently for all of the race.
He still held a chance approaching the last just over a length down on the winner, but a slight mistake here allowed Lemon T to pull clear. He did keep on to the line to be the clear second best though.

A couple of races later and Paper Promise finished 4th in the mares handicap hurdle over 2m 4½f.
We had hoped that she would run a bit better, for after travelling quite nicely to 4 out when she set off to chase down the leader (and eventual winner) Theflickeringlight, she didn't find much. Still in contention for a minor place, she weakened over the last two and finished well beaten.

Winter gallop

Well, that's racing till Boxing Day where we may run Big Bad Dream at Wetherby, and there's Kelso on the 29th to look forward to

Have a Merry Christmas, and do take care.

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