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                     Copeland

Copeland was a 1995 born bay gelding by Generous and his dam was Whitehaven.  He was high class over hurdles and won the Tote Gold Trophy and Scottish Champion hurdle to name just two of his big victories.  He ran in the yellow and maroon colours of owner Heather Silk and Heather still joins us in our Chetenham Festival marquee every year.

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                        Northern Starlight (right!)

Northern Starlight was a wonderful little horse who once again had done okay before ever arriving at Pond House but it is probably fair to say he went on to much bigger and better things for the yard.  He was a 1991 born bay gelding by Northern State and his dam was Ganadora.  He was well known for a big white blaze but fairly diminutive stature – measuring only just over 15.1hh.

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                  Shooting Light

Shooting Light was another horse that came to Pond House in his later years having already achieved a lot but still went on to be very good for MCP from only a few runs and his chase rating improved over two stone.  He was a 1993 born bay gelding by Shernazar and his dam was called Church Light.  He started his career on the flat as a two year old in the care of Michael Jarvis.  He finished second to last on his debut at Doncaster in November 1995 but the winner was Shaamit who won the 1996 Derby!

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                        Pridwell

Pridwell was a 1990 born bay gelding by the great Sadler’s Wells and his dam was Glowing with Pride.  He was another high class horse with lots of ability and plenty of character.  He started his career on the flat in the care of Roger Charlton.  He had three runs for him in 1993 starting at Newbury in April.  He never troubled the judge beaten quite a long way on every start.  He had his final run for that yard in September and MCP bought him from Newmarket sales after this for 8,500 guineas.

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     Teaser runs on the flat at Kempton

It is fantastic to be back racing today behind closed doors at Newcastle.  I think the BHA and everyone involved have done a great job in getting things starting back.  We have our first runner back tomorrow at Kempton – Teaser.  He runs in the 5.50pm race, a handicap over just shy of 1m4f with Finley Marsh on board claiming three pounds.  This will be his first start on the flat for us after we bought him when he won a seller on the flat for Robert Eddery in October 2018.  He has won four races for Pond House, two races over hurdles and two races over fences.  He is in good form at home and it will be interesting to see how he gets on back on the level tomorrow.

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                      Westender
        (Photo courtesy of Bill Selwyn)

Westender was a 1996 born bay gelding by In The Wings and his dam was called Trude. He was a little bit of a quirky character but had lots of ability and was very very good on his day.  He was another to run in the maroon and blue colours of owners Matt Archer and the Late Jean Broadhurst.  He started life in the care of William Haggas on the flat and finished midfield on his debut at Doncaster over seven furlongs as a two year in November 1998.

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               Wahiba Sands (centre)

Wahiba Sands is a 1993 born bay gelding by sire Pharly and his dam is Lovely Noor.  He made a winning career debut on the flat at Doncaster as a two year old in 1995 with Willie Carson in the saddle for John Dunlop.  He was not back on the racecourse again for nearly twelve months and he was highly tried in some top flat races with a rating in the mid-90s.

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