Paul Webber Racing Report – 1
Welcome to The Paul Webber Racing Report. We hope this will become essential reading for you all and it’s arrival as informative and exciting as “The Week” and the weekend itself. We will deliver the report frequently on Fridays and hope to illuminate and inform you about all that happens at Cropredy Lawn.
The new season is now ages old and our first runners have gone close.
NEW AGENDA ran very well to be second at Kempton, settling much better when allowed to make the running. For a change the handicapper has left him on his ‘mark’ of 116 ! A maiden hurdle at Huntingdon on 23rd May is a possibility. Now this horse is growing up mentally, he will begin to make good progress.
MISS TONGABEZI was probably ‘over the top’ at Uttoxeter. She did not run badly but lacked her usual zip and freshness.
COSMIC DIAMOND ran bravely to be 2nd at Stratford, especially as she had very sore shins the following morning.
JUST A FEELING despite being a lovely filly to look at and watch in the mornings, hasn’t got the heart for the battle in the afternoon and is heading home.
A NEW HORSE FOR JP McMANUS Esq
We are so delighted to have received a new horse for National Hunt racing’s greatest owner, JP. Our owner Iain Watters was sadly the under-bidder to Kieran McManus and Frank Berry on this filly at the Tatts Ire Cheltenham Sale.
I went over to Frank to apologise for bidding away and said if they were struggling to think of a trainer(!), we loved her… a minute later Kieran gave me the ‘ticket’ and kindly said take her home!
– ENTRIES –
THE BOTTOM BAR
He has strengthened up so well over the winter that we expect him to run really well in this bumper at Market Rasen on Friday.
Second on his last six runs! If the England Cricket captain cannot take a wicket, he changes the bowling, so it is time for Fergus Gregory to have a go at Warwick on Saturday.
Showed great promise when 4th on his debut at Huntingdon and looks to have ‘sharpened up’ at home. Runs at Warwick on Saturday, if the ground is good otherwise he starts his holidays.
Her first start after a break to mature (pictured on top of page). Very pleased with her and delighted Graham Lee can ride her at Lingfield on Saturday.
Second twice over fences but needs genuinely decent ground after getting sore shins at Towcester last time. Entered at Kempton on Monday.
– SHARES FOR SALE –
2013 chesnut gelding by Duke of Marmalade ex Maid to Treasure (Rainbow Quest)
Backward and immature on the flat but placed on his only start at 3 years, third in a 1m2f maiden at Ascot in September. Highly recommended by his trainer, Simon Crisford when bought at Tatts Horses in Training sale in October 2016.
To be syndicated into 10 shares
£4,500 + VAT per share with no bills until end of June 2017.