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         Kolisi Runs at Stratford Today

Today we have two runners at Stratford, Kolisi and Awesomedude.  Kolisi runs in the opening contest on the card, a conditional jockeys handicap hurdle over 2m2f.  Our four year old is making a quick reappearance after finishing second at Worcester on Saturday.  He has come out of that race well and so we decided to let him take his chance while he is three pounds ahead of the handicapper.  In form jockey Philip Armson rides him for the first time this afternoon and claims a handy three pounds in this race.  I see the Racing Post have him at about 5/2 favourite, just ahead of the Milton Harris trained Appreciate who is looking for his own hat-trick of wins.  There is then a little gap in the betting to the rest of the field and even though it looks a competitive little race there is hopefully more to come from Kolisi.

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   D'Jango Winner at Worcster on Saturday

From three runners over the weekend we had a winner and two second places so not too bad at all!  Kolisi was a stride off winning at Worcester on Saturday evening while Lady Reset was a head out of first place on the flat at Salisbury yesterday, so we were very close, only about 1/2 length total in fact in having a treble!  It was good to see Kolisi bounce back from a below par effort at Plumpton on his previous run.  He travelled and jumped well and probably had he not had to switch very wide approaching the last it may have been a different result.  He stayed on very strongly from the last and would have won in another stride.  He has been declared again for tomorrow at Stratford so check back here in the morning for more news.

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     Lady Reset runs at Salisbury Today

There is no jumps racing today but we do have a runner on the flat at Salisbury, Lady Reset.  She runs in the 1m2f handicap 0-80 at 5pm.  Laura Pearson rides and it looks a good opportunity for her to hopefully get her head in front on the level this season.  She has had just one try on the flat since returning from her winter break and that was up at Doncaster where she finished second to and improving three year old who was receiving a lot of weight.  Laura also dropped her whip this day which did not help but equally it did not make any difference to her finishing position.  Since that run, Lady Reset has won over hurdles at Huntingdon and then there were excuses for why she was not at her best up at Cartmel last time.  She is in very good form at home, will love the quick ground conditions and has run well at the track before.  The Racing Post have her about 11/4 second best for race and we think she has a good chance.  

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   Tango Arumba Winner at Newton Abbot

Tango Arumba made a winning stable debut at Newton Abbot with David Noonan on board.  It did help that her closest rival was a bit wayward at the end of the race but she kept on galloping strongly all the way to the line and it was a nice performance.  She was very straightforward during the race, leading all the way, as she did in her Irish Point to Point.  This was a good starting point for our five year old and she will now have a summer holiday before going novice hurdling in the autumn.

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           Al Roc Winner at Uttoxeter

It was fantastic to record our eleventh winner of the season at Uttoxeter last night thanks to Al Roc winning for the third time this season.  He came off the bridle from quite a long way out but Philip Armson galvanised him to win going away.  The horse tries his heart out for you and jumps fantastically which which is all you can ask.  This takes his career record to eleven wins and his prize money earnt to over £400,000.  Hopefully the handicapper won't over react and then I am sure while in this form he can win again.  Morgenstern ran another fine race to finish second last night as well.  If really seemed to enjoy the step up to three miles and galloped all the way to the line but just found one too good.  It was a good performance and we will probably be trying this trip again.  Jockey Philip has had three wins and a second from his last four rides so he is in terrific form at the moment and lets hope he can continue it again at Newton Abbot this evening!

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          Al Roc runs at Uttoxeter today

We have our first runners of the week this evening at Uttoxeter.  We have three runners on the card and the first of these is Morgenstern in the 6.05pm novices handicap chase over three miles.  This is our five year olds first try at the trip but he shapes as though this could be ideal and in fact bring about more improvement.  He won over 2m5f last week at Newton Abbot and was doing all his best work at the end of the race.  He was never really going early on and in all honesty he looked the least likely winner in the field with a circuit to go but under a never say die ride from Philip Armson they powered away to win.  Indeed, our jockey is in fine form and rode another double yesterday for Alex Dunn at Fontwell.  He has now ridden 11 winners already this season from 47 rides at a strike rate of 23%.  He is currently leading conditional jockey and lets hope he can continue his good run of form this evening.

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It is a busier day on the racing front today with lots of meetings but there are none from Pond House today.  There are four meetings on the flat at Haydock, Yarmouth, Kempton and Hamilton while there is one jumps meeting this afternoon at Fontwell.  In Ireland they race on the flat at Cork and over jumps at Wexford.  The next runners for the stable are at Uttoxeter tomorrow evening where we have 3 runners, Morgenstern, Al Roc and Tango Arumba but more news on their races tomorrow morning.  There are fairly small fields at Fontwell once again but both Tom Scu and Philip Armson are in action at the track.

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