Friday, 30th October 2020 | Cloudy | 11°
The end to another successful month for the McPherson Racing team. October has seen more winners, lots of placed horses and most importantly young horses for the future running promising races!
We love seeing the young horses hit the track for the first time and many of our recent runners have been just that. Lets start with Aviewtosea, he ran at Chepstow in what looked like a useful bumper. He ran a fantastic race to finish 2nd, only beaten by a nice looking horse trained by Paul Nicholls. Max Kendrick gave Aviewtosea a really nice ride. Aviewtosea will certainly make his owners a lovely jumping prospect in time.
At Taunton we ran Phil Healy, a gorgeous filly that we really like at home. ‘Rocco’ as she’s affectionally known ran a pleasing race and finished mid division. The race was not really run to suit as they went no pace early on and the race turned into a sprint. She will again be a lovely mare to go over hurdles with and with lots of nice mares races in the program we are sure to have lots of fun with her!
Shaw Racing owners had a great day at Bangor when Exploiteur and Getthepot ran very pleasing races. Exploiteur showed us how much he has strengthened over the summer and he now looks like a really nice staying prospect. He will definitely get 3 miles and he will improve for his first run. Getthepot probably did not enjoy the ground at Bangor which had turned heavy by the time he ran. He still ran a good race to come 4th.
Today we have two runners and tomorrow we run three!
Today we kick off at Uttoxeter with two runners…
WILDE WATER – 12:50 – It is fantastic to see Wilde Water back on a racecourse after a long time off with niggling injuries. Today is mainly about getting him back on track, it looks like a very deep race on paper. Still, he is well in himself and he has every right to run a pleasing race. Lilly Pinchin rides him.
BABY BEN – 2:35 – We are very excited to watch Baby Ben today, a full brother to our stable star Ask Ben. Baby Ben has been showing plenty of the right signs at home and we think he will be a really smart horse. He will certainly want further in time and today is mainly about giving him experience on a racecourse for the first time, although it would not surprise us if he was to run really well. He is a real character at home, Mark Coumbe who helped break him in and rides him every day at home, gives lots of compliments for his progress. Another lovely horse for his BDR Syndicate owners. A syndicate that we really recommend you check out! You can read their blog HERE.
ASK HENRY – 12:15 – A very consistent horse and a winner over hurdles last season. He has been knocking on the door all summer and should again put in a bold show here. He’s had a bit of a mini break to freshen up which will do him good. Max Kendrick rides him and we are hopeful he will again run well in what looks like a very tight race.
MARBLE SANDS – 4:17 – Marble Sands is another youngster that we really like. We ran him at Warwick in a bumper at the start of the month and he was probably the fastest finishing horse in the entire race. The bumper there turned into a sprint like many do. Marble Sands found himself with too much to do and finished with a wet sail. He is a very exciting horse and this season is all about giving him experience. He is only 4 and we have to be patient with him. A very good looking bumper that has produced many nice horses, hopefully he can run well and learn lots from his day out. Lilly Pinchin in the saddle.
CALUM GILHOOLEY – 3:55 – Charlie Hall day at Wetherby and strong looking races. Calum has enjoyed a very fruitful summer and is entitled to run in these nice handicaps. He ran well at Warwick on handicap debut when finishing 4th and is still learning himself. It’s easy to forget that Calum is only a 6yo himself! He’s won half of his starts as a racehorse, he shows such a good attitude. A tight handicap here but we know Calum will try his heart out, Kielan Woods rides him and gets on with him very well. We hope he has solid claims!