Mrs A Allen


2010 bay gelding by Alflora (Ire) ex Cloudy Pearl (Cloudings (Ire))

Owner Mrs A Allen

Had one run in a bumper and then finished second on his only start over hurdles in May 2015. He was ready to run when injuring His right front tendon in December and so has been given plenty of time since. He stands 17 hands and comes from a speedy steeplechasing family featuring Pearlyman. He remains a lovely prospect, but we will have to be especially careful and patient with him.

S A Helaissi


2012 chesnut gelding by Teofilo (Ire) ex Ribot’s Guest (Ire) (Be My Guest (USA))

Owner S A Helaissi

Placed on his last three runs over hurdles on ground that was softer than he would really appreciate. He was a tall, narrow horse who always looked leggy and weak, but began to improve with racing. He had an easy two months and looks so much stronger in his work now. He finishes his work so much better now that I hope that his handicap mark of 108 will look generous before too long. He has always been a natural jumper and has the scope for fences when he strong enough.

R C Moody


2013 bay gelding by Tagula ex Kamarita

Owner R C Moody

Good looking gelding who although showed signs of ability as a two-year-old showed a few ‘growing pains’ and has benefitted from eight months in the field. Bit difficult to gauge his trip at this stage as his pedigree is mostly full of Nordic and EU winners! He will probably be aimed at one of the six three-year-old bumpers than are staged before the turn of the year.

Saleh Al Homaizi


2013 bay gelding by Exceed And Excel (Aus) ex Epiphany (Zafonic (USA))

Owner Saleh Al Homaizi and Imad Al Sagar

Had one run as a two-year-old for Johnny Murtagh finishing fourth in a decent 7f maiden where the winner went on to win a Group 2 next time out. He got a little problem in a foreleg so has been given time out under the scrutiny of ‘Dr. Green’. This is a truly awesome looking gelding (now) with all the scope in the world. There must be a tiny doubt about the amount of stamina in his pedigree, but if he does stay two miles he could be something special in three-year-old hurdle races in the autumn.

John Nicholls


2011 bay/brown gelding by Policy Maker (Ire) ex Nosika D’Airy (Fr) (Oblat (Fr))

Owner John Nicholls (Trading) Ltd

Bought after he’d won a point-to-point in the spring for Tom Lacey and always worked like a class horse in the autumn seeming to find his work very easy. I think his natural ability was in fact hiding the fact that he was still a bit weaker than he looked and he struggled in softer ground. He showed his true colours when finishing second to Buveur D’Air at Huntingdon, but then was found to have an inflamed larynx when never performing at Warwick. Subsequently, he ran well to be third at Kempton despite probably being ready for a break by then. He has always been a very accurate jumper and will go novice chasing sooner rather than later.

R W Barnett


2010 bay gelding by Robin Des Pres (Fr) ex Leone Des Pres (Fr) (Tip Moss (Fr))

Owner R W Barnett

A late developer who was too weak to handle soft winter ground as a young horse. Although still a maiden, he ran well over fences and has always been the most exemplary jumper. He needs good ground for sure and we feel that, although he is currently lowly-rated, he might be a horse that will keep improving slowly for quite a while yet.

Economic Security


2010 bay mare by Multiplex ex Lucy Glitters (Ardross)

Owner Economic Security 1

Thought this filly was going to have a great season last year after her very promising third on her debut in a bumper in April, but things did not work out. She did not seem to handle the heavy ground, we were not certain about her trip, all sorts of quandaries seemed unanswered. Then she pulled up lame after working one morning and an undisplaced stress fracture of her pelvis was suspected and this injury can sometimes be grumbling without causing lameness for quite a time. She has had the necessary box rest and should make a complete recovery which will, hopefully, let her show her former potential.

Martin Hughes


2013 grey gelding by Al Namix ex Tadorna

Owner Martin Hughes and Michael Kerr-Dineen

A seriously good looking horse with a temperament to match. Being a French AQPS bred, he is being aimed at three-year-old bumpers in France which are worth €12,000 rather than £3,000. He is a half-brother to Burma, who won her high-class bumper in France in early 2015, before going off to stud. Has tremendous scope and looks a lovely prospect.

Fawley House Stud


2011 chesnut gelding by Notnowcato ex Trauquebise (Fr) (Kaldounevees (Fr))

Owner Fawley House Stud

Definitely a good horse. He did some lovely work in preparation for his debut in a bumper at Ludlow in May and I have to admit that I thought he’d win. Two days before his race, he gave four coughs on his way home from exercise but scoped ‘crystal clean’. He travelled so well through his race but just did not quicken or ‘go to the line’ as he should have done, finishing fifth beaten only six lengths. We scoped him and he was full of thick yellow mucus, typical of oil-seed rape infection which was prevalent around our yard at the time. Those coughs must have been the pollen of the rape heading into his lungs which then manifest into mucus. Do not let your eye miss this horse!

Mrs Scott-Dunn


2012 bay gelding by Showcasing ex Black And Amber (Weldnaas (USA))

Owner Mrs P Scott-Dunn

After finishing second four times in a row last season (!) he deservedly got his head in front at Kempton in July. He was slow away but finished very strongly to win by a couple of lengths, indicating that he might stay a bit further now. Our blacksmith has done a great job with this horse as he has difficult feet and it may be that he is most comfortable on the all-weather or perfect ground on the grass.

Mrs A Allen


2010 bay gelding by Bach (Ire) ex Awesome Miracle (Ire) (Supreme Leader)

Owner Mrs A Allen

Is taking more time than expected to fulfil the promise he showed when winning over hurdles at Leicester in December 2014. He ran really well on his seasonal debut when finishing fourth at Wetherby, despite being a little fresh and keen. He then got bogged down in heavy ground at Sandown and tweaked a high suspensory that niggled at him through the spring so we ‘roughed him off’. He has always been a spectacular jumper so he will start of in a novice handicap chase off his lowly mark of 105.

The Syndicators


2005 bay gelding by Winged Love (Ire) ex Fairylodge Scarlet (Ire) (Mister Lord (USA))

Owner The Syndicators

Has had some great days, mostly at Sandown and Kempton which, fortunately, are tracks as close as we can find to his owners offices in The City! Three miles around Sandown is ideal and I hope we can strike again before Anno Domini catches up with him. Last season was a disappointment but we finally discovered too late that he was suffering from grade 3/5 ulcers, so hoping that he will prove well-handicapped now and enjoy a fruitful swan-song.

R C Moody


2012 bay gelding by Thewayyouare (USA) ex Helena (Helissio (Fr))

Owner R C Moody

Tall and leggy gelding who really began to work pretty well in the spring and ‘AP’ liked him when he rode work on him on the grass. He had one run at Ludlow and travelled very well for 1½m. but unfortunately it was a 2 mile race! Tom O’Brien reported that the horse gave him ‘a good feel, but still felt very weak’ and as he stands 17 hands that is no surprise. He has had a good summer and should improve.

Saleh Al Homaizi


2011 grey gelding by Tamayuz ex Atalina (Fr) (Linamix (Fr))

Owner Saleh Al Homaizi & Imad Al Sagar

Rated 92 on the flat when trained by Marco Botti, this horse came to us to recover from a nasty tendon injury. Time can cure many things and with this horse’s will to train and win, he has made a good comeback. He ran a cracking race on his hurdling debut in the hottest pre-Cheltenham novice hurdle at Kempton, won by Altior. He won his novices at Fakenham and Huntingdon before being brought down at Aintree for which he somehow was dropped 3lbs which helped him win The Betfair Swinton Hurdle. We wanted to exploit his flat race mark but have been thwarted by soft ground in the summer!

R C Moody


2008 bay mare by Norse Dancer (Ire) ex Motcombe (Ire) (Carroll House (Ire))

Owner R C Moody

Still a maiden but unlucky to be so as she was only beaten a neck last year at Worcester and then her jockey weighed in 2lbs too heavy! She competed in the Newmarket Town Plate in July helping her intrepid jockey raise thousands of pounds for a statue of Charles II, the founder of racing at Newmarket, 350 years ago. She is a very useful lead horse and will hopefully pick up a race whilst giving valuable experience to our young jockeys.

Saleh Al Homaizi


2011 brown gelding by Authorized (Ire) ex Epiphany (Zafonic (USA))

Owner Saleh Al Homaizi & Imad Al Sagar

Won as a two-year-old at Newmarket for Roger Varian and ran well at three before his form tailed off. He had few months out in the field here and came back in looking tremendous. From his very first experience, he just loved his jumping and showed good promise in his debut over hurdle when fifth at Worcester. We hope that he’ll continue to improve.

Cropredy Lawn Racing Syndicate


2012 chesnut filly by Full Of Gold (Fr) ex Ryde (Fr) (Sillery (USA))

Owner Cropredy Lawn Racing

Very attractive filly who just had one run in a mares’ bumper at Doncaster. She had been working very well and looked to be travelling easily into the straight but then faded quicker than expected. She tweaked her high suspensory in that race and so can be forgiven her performance. Very much look forward to seeing her run over hurdles in the autumn.

Saleh Al Homaizi


2013 bay gelding by Canford Cliffs (Ire) ex Child Bride (USA) (Coronado’s Quest (USA))

Owner Saleh Al Homaizi and Imad Al Sagar

A very good looking now gelding (!) who won over 10 furlongs as a back-end two-year-old for Marco Botti, so has the same provenance as Gwafa. His form on the racecourse deteriorated whilst he was still working very well on the gallops. He will have a few months out in the field to clear his mind and grow up and then go hurdling in the early spring.

Swanbridge Bloodstock


2010 chesnut mare by Flemensfirth (USA) ex Precious Lady (Exit To Nowhere (USA))

Owner Swanbridge Bloodstock Limited

Races either go very well or really badly for this very genuine filly, witness her record of three seconds and two ‘pulled up’. Runner-up in her two bumpers, she then hurt a shoulder muscle in her first run over hurdles and then ran inexplicably badly in soft ground in her second. She then ran very well to finish second at Ludlow, despite making a noise during the race when she met the softer ground. She has had her soft palate dealt with and will now be able to show her true ability when kept to better ground. She is a lovely jumper who will excel over fences when the time comes.

R V Shaw


2007 brown gelding by Generous (Ire) ex Lemon’s Mill (USA) (Roberto (USA))

Owner R V Shaw

A magnificent looking animal and an absolute gentle giant to match. He was owned and bred by Roger Waters, out of the prolific race mare Lemon’s Mill, who has the distinction of breeding four consecutive bumper winners! Although such a strong horse he has always needed better ground and really showed what he could do when making all and jumping superbly to win at Market Rasen in May.

Mrs John Webber


2009 bay mare by Overbury (Ire) ex Shiwa (Bustino)

Owner Mrs John Webber

We just have to win with this mare as she is the fifth generation of her family to race from Cropredy Lawn and the fourth generation to be bred here! She was second in a decent mares bumper at Newbury and so far has been fourth four times from five runs over hurdles! I think she has been harshly handicapped off 98 but she does try and jump well, so we must have a chance of making her a winner which would then make her worth breeding from to continue the family history, made famous by Auntie Dot, Townley Stone and Ollie Magern.

Mrs A Allen


2012 bay gelding by Mountain High ex Cottage Lady

Owner Mrs A Allen

Very attractive first foal of a winning hurdler from a good winning family. He showed plenty of promise all the way through last winter before going through a ‘growth-spurt’ in March and getting little problems associated with his changing physic. He went a bit weak across his back and behind the saddle and just had to be given the time he was asking for. He has had a great summer at his owners’ farm and looks to have matured very well. Will run in a bumper or straight over hurdles in November.

Mrs A Allen


2011 bay gelding by Kheleyf (USA) ex Undertone (Ire) (Noverre (USA))

Owner Mrs A Allen

An interesting prospect who is bred to get six furlongs but stands nearly 17 hands! He was second in a bumper at Towcester as a four-year-old showing himself to stay well and be very honest. He got bogged down in heavy ground on a couple of occasions, but showed good promise on better ground at Kempton and Huntingdon. He good be a favourably handicapped horse to start off in novice handicap chases.

Cropredy Lawn Racing Syndicate


2011 brown gelding by Kalanisi (Ire) ex She’s Supersonic (Ire) (Accordion)

Owner Cropredy Lawn Racing

Two very promising runs when third and fourth in his two bumpers, but then he seemed to ‘lose the plot’ in his first hurdle race at Stratford. It was almost as if he’d never been to a racecourse or seen a hurdle before, all very bizarre! He ran two much more sensible races at Warwick where he finished fifth and then third. He was probably just mentally backward and he has certainly ‘done well’ over this Summer. Given that he will only have improved for the experience and the extra time, he could look well-handicapped off just 90.

Saleh Al Homaizi


2012 bay gelding by Nayef (USA) ex Full Steam (Oasis Dream)

Owner Saleh Al Homaizi & Imad Al Sagar

This is the biggest and heaviest flat-bred horse we have ever trained, he stands nearly 16.3 hands and still weighs over 575 kgs, despite getting pretty near to his debut! He has worked well on the grass and is the type ‘to just keep doing enough’ in his work and those ones are often improve furthest when they get to the races. Looks an ideal type of National Hunt flat race on decent ground.

Bowden C Magee


2012 bay gelding by New Approach (Ire) ex Prove (Danehill (USA))

Owner Bowden C Magee

Another Juddmonte-bred bought last October, who was then gelded. He had been placed twice from two runs for Dermot Weld and has been second and fourth in his two runs for us, running well both times and having little chance from a bad draw at Kempton on the second occasion. He is a rangy, lengthy horse who should stay further and develop into a classy dual-purpose prospect.

Bowden C Magee


2008 bay gelding by Oscar (Ire) ex Beech Lodge (Ire) (Supreme Leader)


You can gauge that we think something of this horse by the fact that he is eight years old, has only had six life-time starts but is still here!! He won his bumper and was sixth in the Aintree bumper in 2013 but then got a tendon after finishing second on his only start over hurdles in 2014. After plenty of time and patience from his owner (me) he again finished second at Market Rasen in March 2016. He is a magnificent steeple-chasing type, closely related to a Hennessy winner in Couldn’t be Better and will go novice chasing now.

John Timpson


2011 grey mare by Al Namix (Fr) ex Gobeline (Fr) (Robin Des Champs (Fr))

Owner John Timpson

Very attractive filly who has never really had things go right for her. She took longer to mature than I had imagined she would but is now definitely fully matured. She has always schooled so well that we were really looking forward to seeing her definitive ability on her debut over fences at Bangor in May, but she slipped going into the first fences and gave her rider no chance! I hope that she will reward everybody’s patience over fences in the early autumn.

Mrs Gwen Thomas


2011 chesnut gelding by Rebellion ex Locata (USA) (Stravinsky (USA))

Owner Mrs Gwen Thomas

Finally got his head in front at Kempton last November and ran a very good race in soft ground when second at Chepstow. He then disappointed at Newmarket on even heavier ground and Pat Dobbs reported a breathing problem, which is the first time we have heard any problem. The ‘over-land’ scope confirmed the problem and he has had two wind operations. This big scopey horse might now be open to further improvement.

Mrs A Allen


2009 bay gelding by Hernando (Fr) ex Rhapsody Rose (Unfuwain (USA))

Owner Mrs A Allen

Won twice over fences in 2014-15 season, jumping really fluently to win at Leicester and Kempton, indeed he beat Cloud Creeper who subsequently got to a rating of 150. He was a week off running in the valuable novice handicap chase on the final day of the season at Sandown, when heat appeared in a tendon and he had to miss the whole of last year. The time has strengthened him and if he can remain sound he should be able to rise a long way from his old rating of 125.

The Ping Partnership


2011 bay mare by Presenting ex Chinatownqueen (Ire) (Westerner)

Owner The Ping Partnership

Won a mares’ bumper on her debut at Ludlow pretty impressively, beating Miss Spent who won next time at Doncaster. She then ran well enough at Huntingdon under a penalty and we thought it was the penalty not the ground that beat her, but after getting completely stuck in the mud at Sandown, it proved we got that wrong! She has always been one of the most natural of jumper ever in our loose-jumping lane that we can barely wait for her hurdling debut on good ground. She will be ready and primed by early October.

Alex Timpson


2006 grey gelding by Dom Alco (Fr) ex Jaunas (Fr) (Lute Antique (Fr))

Owner Mrs A Timpson

Was travelling so well and five lengths clear when falling at the third last in the Kim Muir at Cheltenham in 2015. He damaged his hock pretty badly that day and had to have five months in his stable. After everybody’s unending patience it was a very severe blow when he then strained his right front tendon in November, about four weeks before he was due to make his comeback. He will be given all the necessary time and let’s hope he makes it back to the racecourse before Christmas. He is lightly-raced and qualified for the excellent series of veteran chases, so should have plenty of good options.

The Syndicators


2013 bay gelding by Malinas ex Doubly Great

Owner The Syndicators

By a good proven sire out of mare who won on the flat as a 2.y.o and 3.y.o. before also winning twice over hurdles. His half-sister won a bumper on her debut just a week after we bought this horse so this speedy pedigree has already had a significant update! This well-grown gelding has been bought as a successor to Firm Order for The Syndicators at Novae Insurance and he will run in a bumper after Christmas with Goffs UK national Hunt Flat race at Newbury in March as his first target.


2011 bay gelding by Presenting ex Toasted Oats

Owner Mary Ann Houghland

Very good looking gelding who just had a few little growing pains and hold-ups that are typical of young National Hunt store horses. He has a great attitude to his work and looks very impressive in the loose jumping lane. He is a lovely mover and typical of his sire in that he’ll probably want good rather than very soft ground. His owner lives in Tennessee and our aim is for him to be good enough to run at the Iroquois Steeplechases at Nashville in May 2017.


2014 grey gelding by Linda’s Lad ex Star’s Mixa

Owner The Starjac Partnership

Half-brother to our all-rounder Tindaro who was found and bought for us by Guy Petit at the Tatts Osarus Sale last November. He is a very good looking gelding who may end up a little taller than his half-brother when he’s finished growing. He was cantering nicely in the spring but then started to grow again and needed a month in the field. Hopefully, he’ll be mature enough to make his debut in a mile maiden in November and then have his second start back in France on the all-weather. We have a theory that lunch in France may be better than at Southwell.

Cropredy Lawn Racing Syndicate


2010 bay gelding by Rail Link ex Plum Fairy (Sadler’s Wells (USA))

Owner Cropredy Lawn Racing

Wonderfully laid back horse who was so quiet in the preliminaries on his debut at Doncaster that I feared he might be ill! He ran a super race there to finish second and then ran well again to finish third in another bumper at Southwell where he found the track a bit sharp. He schooled very well last October and was only two weeks off a hurdle race, when he got some heat in a tendon. He has been given the requisite treatment and time and his legs feel as they should. We look forward to running him over 2½ miles in November.

Richard Morecombe


2012 bay gelding by Stowaway ex Serene Leader

Owner Richard Morecombe and Partners

Though tall and still slightly leggy, this attractive gelding worked well in the Spring, indeed he did a very promising piece of work around Wolverhampton with Breath of Blighty. He did ‘run up a bit light’ and could also get a bit keen, so instead of having to ‘rev him up’ to get to a bumper in May, we thought it best to stop and let him grow up in the field for six weeks. I’m sure the holiday will be the making of him and look forward to him running well on his debut in a bumper in October.



2013 bay gelding by Beat Hollow ex Swaythe

Owner Higgy, Mette and Friends 2

Half-brother to Bailey’s Dream and the very promising Viking Queen, but a different type to both of those two. They are both elegant and leggy, while this gelding is tough and mature. He is strong for his age and takes everything in his stride. He has earned a nickname of ‘Tommy’ and he looks as brave and dependable as those redoubtable ‘Tommys’ of a 100 years ago. Hope that he’ll be ready for a bumper around New Year.

John Timpson


2011 bay gelding by Kalanisi (Ire) ex Feedthegoodmare (Ire) (Heron Island (Ire))

Owner John Timpson

Fine chasing type who is closely related to John’s Spirit and Spirit Leader. Very much a horse for the future but showed lots of promise on his debut over hurdles at Sandown when finishing sixth in desperate ground. The form of that race is rock solid with three next-time winners finishing in front of him. He found Bangor too sharp on his second outing and I was probably at fault for running him back too soon after a demanding first effort. He will not be running until the genuine soft winter ground arrives.

The Tindaro Partnership


2007 grey gelding by Kingsalsa (USA) ex Star’s Mixa (Fr) (Linamix (Fr))

Owner The Tindaro Partnership

Has won over hurdles, fences and on the flat in San Sebastian for us, just as Australia Day used to do! He has always been a lovely jumper of fences but does need good and not soft ground, so the summer is his time of year. Nothing went right for him last season as suffered badly from the oil seed rape which then infected his sinus. He also had a niggly shoulder problem after finishing fourth in a valuable race at Southwell. Ran very well at Ascot on the flat and then when third at Market Rasen, he now aims for good prizes through the summer and if he can win enough prize money might earn another trip to San Sebastian as right-handed on fast ground is ideal.

Iain Watters


2009 bay gelding by Craigsteel ex Zara Rose (Ire) (Zaffaran (USA))

Owner Iain Russell Watters

Talented but frustrating is the best way to sum this horse up and he is very lucky to have had and now have a very patient owner! He has always impressed at home but less often on the racecourse, but he has had some genuine excuses. His last two starts over hurdles were promising, but nothing went right over fences last season after he was torpedoed to the ground on his debut. A couple of times, he just did not get home and thankfully we found he needed a wind operation. Whilst recovering from that he got colic and had to have protracted surgery! One day he will look well-handicapped!

R V Shaw


2009 bay gelding by Secret Singer (Fr) ex Iona Will (Fr) (Kadalko (Fr))

Owner R V Shaw

Ran very well to finish third on his chasing debut at Leicester and then won his next two on soft ground at Lingfield and Plumpton. He is a late developing and entirely honest horse who has only now grown into his frame. An excellent jumper who will always do his best. He was prevented from achieving more last season by having to run in the military races at Sandown where he was ‘wrong at the weights’, but he still jumped impeccably whether he still had a jockey on board or not! Off a mark of 99, he will be progressive on soft ground.



2011 bay mare by Presenting ex Swaythe (USA) (Swain (Ire))

Owner Higgy, Mette & Friends 1

A lovely, rangy filly with all the scope required to become a good filly over hurdles this season. She always did things easily at home but could be little racey in her work, so we dropped her in on her debut at Lingfield to make sure she relaxed. She did indeed settle well but the race was run at a crawl and she was out-speeded in the straight. She was ridden much more positively next time at Doncaster, indeed she made the running before staying on well to finish third. She was still tall and unfurnished before her summer break, but should be a different prospect this autumn.

by Dubai Destination

2013 bay gelding by Dubai Destination ex Anie

Owner John O’Neill and Partners

Another un-broken three year old bought from the Goffs UK sale at Doncaster in May which to me is usually the best value sale for this type of horse. He is related to John’s Spirit and Spirit Leader. This is a lovely strong, well matured gelding, typical of his sire. He is very well-balanced and is already hacking beautifully around the indoor school. He has a great forward going attitude and I hope will prove an ideal type for the Goffs UK National Hunt Flat race at Newbury in March. This race is only for graduates of this sale and is worth £50,000, an ideal target. SHARES AVAILABLE

by Full of Gold

2013 bay gelding by Full of Gold ex Marsavrile


Bought at The Goffs UK sale at Doncaster in May. His sire won the Gr.1 Grand Criterium as a two year old and has made a good start to his career at stud with bumper winners in Ireland. This is a very well-made gelding who is a very good mover and has an excellent temperament. He does still have quite a large tummy showing himself to also have a very good constitution, he may need plenty of graft! FOR SALE