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Weekly notebook horses – w/e 20th March

SKY KHAN (8-y-o gelding)


Trainer: Lucinda Russell
Ran in a very competitive handicap on Saturday where he definitely ran better than his price would've suggested. Settled out the back for the majority of the race and passed a plethora of beaten horses to end up finishing in fifth place. He seemed to handle the conditions on offer at Uttoxeter and as a rule he seems to come alive at the back end of the season. Sadly, and I tend to stay away from blaming jockeys, but I feel his rider left him far too much to do on Saturday. If he ends up getting a better position a win or at least a place at hopefully a big enough price looks just around the corner.
Race Type: Handicap Hurdle
Race Distance: 2m4f - 3m
Ground Type: Any

DOUBLE SCORES (8-y-o gelding)


Trainer: Gordon Elliot
It wasn't the biggest winner for Gordon Elliot in the past week but as they say "they all count".
At Limerick on Sunday he saddled the winner in the last as Double Scores performed a demolition job on his rivals (including an odds-on favourite) to score by thirteen lengths despite making a complete hash of the third last. Hopefully the handicapper won't be too harsh on him but despite being eight years old is relatively lightly raced and may have scope for improvement or at least enough to defy an inevitable rise in weight. He is currently entered in the BoyleSports Irish Grand National Chase.
Race Type: Any Chase
Race Distance: 2m-2mf
Ground Type: Good to Soft or Softer

MONNA VALLEY (5-y-o gelding)


Trainer: Stuart Williams
Whilst the action from Cheltenham took centre stage last Friday, the evening action from Wolverhampton threw out a horse worth noting. The final contest on the card saw the well fancied Monna Valley run disappointingly, but as her handicap mark returns to one closer to her winning sphere she's likely to come close once more.
Race Type: Handicap
Race Distance: 1m-1m4f
Ground Type: All-Weather

1 Comment

  1. Mr Derrick Wood on March 22, 2017 at 8:58 am

    Many thanks for this info, When do you issue this information ? any kind of input is welcome at a time when picking winners is hard (Cheltenham ?).

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