Saturday, 12th December 2020 | Cloudy | 8°

It’s been a little while since we did a blog post, although The Martins Hill Mercury kept everybody informed. It’s fantastic to see so many of you watching and supporting the yard, over 4.1k of you on Facebook alone!

Back to our runners and a good day yesterday at Doncaster where Eyeofthescorpion ran a very good race behind a well handicapped horse to finish 2nd. Looking like a step up in trip would benefit, he is a very exciting horse for his owners Martin and Elliot Hirst.

Passing Shadow put in a lovely performance to finish 2nd at Taunton on Thursday, another horse that prefers slightly further. He has been so consistent this season and a really fun horse for Liz Prowting.

We have three runners today, one at Hereford and two at Doncaster…

At Doncaster…

11:50 – AJAY’S WAYS runs in the Novice Hurdle, he ran well at Hereford on debut for us and will make a really fun horse in time. He runs in a decent looking novice hurdle here, but it will be a good experience and he should continue his progression.

3:15 – At Doncaster we also run SKIPTHECUDDLES, great to see him back on a racecourse after missing last season. He is a real character and at home shows nothing on the gallops. He has however shown lots of ability on the racecourse in his younger years. Today he’s in a very hot handicap and he’s got a high enough mark,  even if the handicapper has given him a bit of a chance. Lilly takes a further 5lbs off and if he ran to his old mark he’d go close here, but we will learn plenty from today.

At Hereford…

3:07 – RATFACEMCDOUGALL heads there to run in a Handicap Hurdle. An impressive winner at Musselburgh the time before last. He’s not an easy horse to predict but if he runs to the form he did at Musselburgh, he’ll have to go close here. He wears blinkers today, hopefully they make the difference.

If you’re looking for some entertainment today, Larkhill are streaming their point to point meeting for free on YouTube… Link HERE.

Here are some pictures from this morning, have a great weekend and enjoy the racing!

The main yard
Macy and Missthecuddles
Popthechampagne and Gwyn
Popthechampagne and Gwyn
Mel on Marble Sands
Issy riding Jessica Rabbit
Jessica Rabbit
Issy and Exploiteur
On the gallop
Macy on Missthecuddles
The main yard