20 June 2019
Staffa and Connaught Ranger both head down to Lingfield Park for runs this evening. The filly contests the 6.25 race, a class 6 selling race over 5f, and notable as Staffa will be the first ride for Michael Pitt, having just become an apprentice jockey and claiming a seven pound allowance. Connaught Ranger under Charlie Bishop is in a class 5 1m handicap at 7.30 and he looks to continue his progress back to form and full fitness..
18 June 2019
After his race Jason Watson felt that Sheila's Showcase had really not liked the soft ground at all at Sandown, which told on him as he tried to rally on the long climb uphill through the last three furlongs in the Randox Handicap. Ray Styles's Showcasing colt had tried to kick on from two out, and was still disputing second into the last furlong, but the testing ground got the better of his effort and he just lost out on third place near the line. Finishing a close up fifth was no mean effort, and next time with better ground and a flatter track he is sure to fare very well.
18 June 2019
Givepeaceachance ran another fine race but had to settle for second place, having raced in touch through the first mile and moving up well into contention entering the home straight. William Muir's older mare, favourite Miss M, cruised by at the two pole and then maintained a four length lead throughout the final furlong, but Givepeaceachance finished very well to run right through the line and to be well clear of the rest of the field. Charlie Bishop was pleased with the way she had maintained her form with the winner, and there is every chance she will now go on to finish one better next time.
Located on the Berkshire Downs in the famous racing village of West Ilsley, this picturesque and tranquil racing yard with some of the finest gallops in the country is a fantastic place to have a horse in training. Pictured right is Miss Marjurie winning Group 3 at Haydock 30th May 2015
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Irishman Denis was born into racing, working with leading trainers around the world and he was a successful professional jockey before commencing his training career in 1999.
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