Posted on 11th October 2017
We don’t seem to have blinked since the NH horses started to come back into work back in the Summer & now they are already receiving entries for the upcoming weeks – the NH season proper is definitely upon us & it’s an exciting time of year.
The horses have been running well of late as we start to make the switch from the Summer jumpers to the Winter horses with a couple of very welcome winners within the last 3 weeks.
Doitforjoe lost his maiden tag over fences at Plumpton back in September where he jumped well & stayed all the way to the line for a brave victory under Noel Fehily for owners B & S Vaughan & Rose Farm Developments to land the Andrew “Super Wack” Jackson Memorial Handicap Chase. This was a gutsy performance by the son of Vinnie Roe & was well deserved after several placed efforts throughout the Summer.
(Above – Doitforjoe heads to post before his gutsy win at Plumpton back in September.)
Deauville Dancer was our most recent winner when he landed his third victory over fences this season to take the 32Red Casino Handicap Chase under Brian Hughes for Favourites Racing (Syndication) Ltd 10. The 6yo gelding by Tamayuz has taken to fences very well since his debut in May 2017 and is now proving to be a most consistent individual with a total of 7 wins to his name and multiple placings.
(Above – Deauville Dancer on his way to post at Stratford under Aidan Coleman)
Other horses who have been running very well recently are Marquis Of Carabas & Wade Harper. Marquis Of Carabas gained his first win over fences back in June has since been placed on a further three occasions including when finishing 2nd last time out at Worcester at the end of September whilst Wade Harper has not been outside of the first three in his last four runs & we hope it won’t be too long now before he loses his maiden tag over fences.
(Above – Marquis Of Carabas) (Above – Wade Harper)
As we now look to the NH season getting into full swing, the horses who have come back from their Summer holidays are starting to hold entries with the first one of those being Seven Kingdoms who is set to go to Exeter tomorrow (Thursday 12th October). The 5yo son of Yeats was a winner at the Devonshire course two runs ago & having summered nicely we hope that he can go well here once again on what will be just his 4th start over fences.
(Above – Seven Kingdoms on his way to victory at Exeter back in April)
Other horses with potential entries later in the month are Shanty Town who after being placed over hurdles last season & showing plenty of promise will now be going novice chasing, Innisfree Lad who had just the one run over hurdles before being turned away for his Summer break & Brunel Woods who after 3 placed efforts in bumpers is set to make his hurdling debut in the coming weeks.
(Above – Shanty Town Innisfree Lad Brunel Woods)
Old favourites such as Cyclop & David Dennis Racing Club horse How’s Vienna are set to make a return to the track later in October over fences whilst Final Nudge who was an unlucky faller in the Midlands National at Uttoxeter back in March when travelling well, could well be seen making his Winter return towards the end of the October providing that the ground is soft enough for his liking.
There is a lot to be excited about going into the Autumn & Winter months here at Tyre Hill Stables & the whole team have everything crossed for a successful campaign.