Friday, September 13, 2019


Young John relished the give in the ground at Chepstow yesterday and ran out a convincing winner of the 6f race. Some of the credit must go to his Jockey, Rossa Ryan, who found a strip of turf up the far rail which was fresh. Given a positive ride from the off YJ was always in command and the result was never in doubt.
One of his owners, Dennis Cooper was there to see him win. Unfortunately another owner, Alan East, was not able to make it due to illness but it was a big boost to see his horse win.

Friday, August 30, 2019

DESERT FOX WINS at Chelmsford

Desert Fox recorded a 4th victory of his career at Chelmsford yesterday. He has a tremendous record at the course with 4 wins and 3 placed efforts from his 7 runs over the 6f trip. Although getting a bump at the start and being in rear there was plenty of pace in the race which suited our boy. At the 3f mark he was last but he got a good run through on the turn for home and an uninterrupted trip up the straight eventually getting his head in front in the final 100yards.
The picture shows joyful connections with from ltr Robert Cooper, Bill Lemon, jockey Rossa Ryan, lad Kumbh Singh and Bill and Christine Rogerson.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Danglydontask - 3rd at Chepstow

Danglydontask ran another fine race st Chepstow on the 22nd August. He chased the leaders for most of the race but he couldn't get to them in the final two furlongs. He is such a game horse and gives his rider, and connections, everything but as an 8yo he is vulnerable to younger legs!

Friday, August 30, 2019


Kellington Kitty broke her maiden tag in emphatic style with a six lengths win at Bath on the 17th of August. Kitty had shown on her previous run at Brighton she was coming back to form and she ran out a clear cut winner.
Kitty is the sweetest horse at home and we have always felt she was better than her mark. However, things have not gone right for her on the track and it has taken a while for her to build her confidence. This win should have done her the world of good and we hope she can go on to further success.
The photo shows Kitty with Jockey, Daniel Muscutt, and lad, Kumbh Singh.

Friday, August 30, 2019

A Place To Dream - 2nd at Bath

A Place To Dream came agonisingly close to breaking his maiden on only his second run when 2nd at Bath on the 17th August. It looked a very weak maiden and we knew we had a horse with enough abilty to win the race. However, it was only the second run of his career and the horse took a while to get into top gear. He was a little green and the leader pulled out a little more in the final furlong.
We were thrilled with his effort and hopefully he will turn into a nice horse.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Garth Rockett - 2nd at Yarmouth

Garth Rockett recorded his best run for the yard when 2nd at Yarmouth on the 15th August. He travelled strongly for most of the race and looked the winner 2f out. However, Moretti who was well handicapped had even more to give and that horse ran out a comfortable winner. We were pleased with Garth and hopefully we can find a race for him where he doesn't come against a horse thrown in at the weights!

Tuesday, August 13, 2019


Wotadoll scored on her second start for the yard at Windsor yesterday evening. She was drawn quite wide in stall 10 but her jockey, Sebastian Woods, got the mare out quickly. She managed to get to the front of the pack and set the pace on the rail. She was overtaken by other horses but her Jockey used his head and took a pull enabling his mount to conserve energy. This enabled her to run on strongly and put the race to bed in the final furlong.
We are delighted for her owners, Sharron and David Mead, who did a great job in preparing the horse at home before sending her to us. The mare has a great attitude and we believe she can go on to win more races.
The photo shows Sharron and David in The Winner's Enclosure with the Jockey and lad, Devi Singh.

Friday, August 09, 2019

Lily Ash 2nd at Lingfield

Lily Ash ran a great race in defeat at Lingfield last Saturday. She was always up with the pace and looked like she might win but blew up in the final furlong. She was entitled to be a bit ring rusty but we were thrilled with her effort.
The photo shows Lily Ash with lad, Kumbh Singh, and one of our owners, Tony Basing.

Friday, August 09, 2019

Costello 4th on debut

Costello made an excellent start to his racing career with a very promising 4th placed effort last Saturday.
The colt has been a pleasure to train and we have always liked him. He jumped well and was a little green but he stayed on in the final furlong showing a good attitude. He is a frame of a horse and should be better as a 3yo but it was good to see him on the track.
The photo shows the horse and lad, Kumbh Singh, with owner, Bill Tillett, and breeder, Rob Tillett.

Friday, August 09, 2019

Danglydontask 3rd on debut for the yard

Danglydontask ran a fine race on his first run for the yard at Lingfield on the 10th July. He showed a good attitude and galloped strongly all the way but he found a couple of horses too good. He is a lovely horse to deal with at home and we were thrilled with his run for us.

Friday, August 09, 2019

Danglydontask 2nd at Chepstow

Danglydontask ran well at Chepstow on his second start for the yard to record a 2nd placed spot. He tracked the leader for most of the race and looked to be the winner inside the furlong marker but got collared by the favourite in the final strides. This was another excellent performance from Dangly who is a resolute galloper and we hope to find a winning opportunity for him.
The photo shows the jockey and his lass, Zoe Waters, who did an excellent job at turning him out on the night.

Sunday, June 02, 2019

Kodiak Express - 3rd at Chelmsford City

Kodiac Express once again gave her all at Chelmsford City on Friday night. She had a good draw in stall one and we were keen to push forward from that position. She jumped well and lead all the way until about half a furlong from home when she got tired. She didn't give up and achieved the third place spot.
The photo shows Kodiak Express with the Jockey and led in by her lad, Hugo Meunier.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Rio Ronaldo -3rd at Newmarket

Rio Ronaldo ran very well at Newmarket yesterday to achieve a 3rd placed and only beaten by a head and a nose. Rio Ronaldo jumped well from the stalls and travelled well in the race, just behind the pace. He looked as though he was coming with a winning chance but just stayed on up the hill. However, it was a much improved performance from his opening one of the season at Ascot and we were really pleased with his performance. The photograph below shows his lad, Hugo Meunier, in 3rd placed spot at the track.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Young John – 4th at Newmarket

Young John put his poor run at Chelmsford behind him with a battling performance at Newmarket on Friday. The undulation at the track did not suit him and it took him a while to get balanced when coming up the hill but he battled on achieved a good fourth position.
The photo shows Young John with one of the Partners, Dennis Cooper, jockey Rossa Ryan, and lad, Hugo Meunier.

Saturday, May 04, 2019

DESERT FOX Wins at Chelmsford City

Desert Fox returned to action after a long break to win first time out at Chelmsford City on Thursday night. He had a wide draw but with plenty of pace in the race he was able to settle in mid division. The pace was quick and turning for home his jockey, Rossa Ryan, was able to switch him right and he galloped on all the way down the home stretch and picked up the leaders in the final 50 yards. We were delighted with this first run of the year and hopefully you can go on from this.
The photograph shows winning connections with, from left to right, Denise Murphy, Christine Rogerson, Robert Cooper, Rossa Ryan, Kumbh Singh and Bill Rogerson

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

YOUNG JOHN - 2nd at Leicester

Young John delighted us with his first run of the new season when going down by a head in a close fought battle at Leicester last Friday. YJ jumped well from the stalls and was always in the frontline. However, his exertions caught up with him in the final furlong and he went down by a head to Kupa River. He should come on for the run and appears to be in good heart this year. We will continue to look for further opportunities for him over a trip of 7f.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

DUSTY DAMSEL - 3rd at Chelmsford City

We were delighted with Dusty Damsel's run at Chelmsford last week. The pace was not strong early on in the race which did not suit our filly. She settled once the pace picked up after a couple of furlongs and she was in a strong position turning for home. However, it turned into a bit of a Sprint and this did not play to her strengths. She is a big filly who will need a bit further in time but we were very pleased with her attitude and the way she battled all the way to the line.
She ought to improve for a step up in trip and as she matures. The photo below shows Rossa Ryan, Jockey, with part owner Nigel Cobby and lass Kristyna Dolinkova who rides her out daily at home.

Monday, April 01, 2019

KELLINGTON KITTY - 3rd at Chelmsford

Kellington Kitty ran a fine race in defeat at Chelmsford today. With a good draw in stall one she went forward but with plenty of pace in the race Rossa, her Jockey, took a pull and settled her in the box seat. She looked in a strong position turning for home but got tired in the final furlong as the track was riding a bit deep for her.
She got touched off for the second placed spot in the final 25 yards. However, we were pleased with her effort.
The photo shows Kitty with one of her owners, Tony Sullivan together with Jockey, Rossa Ryan and stable lass, Zoe Waters.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

TITAN GODDESS-3rd at Chelmsford City

Titan Goddess ran a fine race in defeat at Chelmsford on Thursday evening. She travelled well in the race and sat in the box seat. However, there wasn't a great pace to the race and she took time to pick up when the race pace quickened. She was mowing them down at the end but the line came too soon and she was beaten by 3/4 of a length. We were delighted with her performance and hopefully she can build on this. The photo shows he lad, Kumbh Singh, leading in Titan Goddess.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

YAA MOUS - A WINNER at Wolverhampton

Yaa Mous put up a career best performance to win a Class 2 Handicap at Wolverhampton today. Always well placed by her Jockey, Theodore Ladd, she had most bases covered bar the leader when turning for home. It took her a while to get into her stride up the straight but did so in the final furlong to win by a half length.
We were thrilled with the filly's performance who was very unlucky not to win her previous race.
The photo shows delighted connections in the Winner's Enclosure.

Thursday, November 08, 2018

YOUNG JOHN WINS AGAIN - this time at Newcastle

Young John made it two consecutive wins in 9 days with another demolition of the opposition in a 6f apprentice race on Wednesday evening. It was a race for apprentices with 10 or less winners and so the pool of talent to choose from was reduced. However, it was the Ian Williams connection again which came to the fore as Luke Catton is a colleague, and good friend, of Charlie Todd the amateur rider who won on him the previous week. Luke was quick off the mark to ring for the ride and to visit the yard to ride the horse. Despite only having ridden one previous winner Luke looked a competent rider and we were happy to give hin the ride. He followed our instructions and Young John again asserted in the race and once again won comfortably.

Thursday, November 08, 2018

YOUNG JOHN - WINS at Leicester

Young John destroyed the opposition at Leicester in the Amateur riders' race on the 29th October. He chased the leaders from the start but once his jockey, Charlie Todd, pulled him out he scooted clear and the result was never in doubt.
Amateur Riders' races have jockeys with a wide range of abilities and we were pleased with the efforts of our jockey who was very professional. He works for Ian Williams and has experience in the Point to Point field and was worth his 5lb claim.
This was a real confidence booster for YJ who had been knocking on the door this year having been disappointing for us.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

LILY ASH - WINS at Great Yarmouth

Lily Ash recorded the 3rd win of her career with a gutsy display at Great Yarmouth yesterday. We were stepping the filly up in trip as she looked as though she needed further despite winning over a mile previously. We knew she would keep battling and so it proved yesterday as she looked beaten in the final furlong but under a strong drive by her jockey, Rossa Ryan, she got up to win by a length. She is a very game filly and although it was only a 0-55 race it gave the whole team a lot of pleasure. If a horse has a willingness to win we can normally find a rece for it but if they do not want to win then it is a very frustrating game for all. We would rather have horse like Lily Ash than the "morning glories" which are good at home but don't have that winning instinct on the track.
The photos  shows delighted connections with from left to right Ann and Pter Graham, Denise Tibbett, Kumbh Singh (Lily's regular rider) and jockey, Rossa Ryan.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

YAA MOUS - WINS at Chelmsford City

Yaa Mous ran out a convincing winner of the Filles 10f race at Chelmsford last night. The race went according to plan with Special Mission trying to make all and some 10 lengths clear with 2f to go. However, the plan was always to have Yaa Mous up with the leaders but in her comfort zone and once the leader started to tire it was set up for the horses in behind. Yaa Mous asserted in thr final furlong and this represents a step up on her previous win at Leicester.
The photo shows Yaa Mous being led in by lad, Hugo Meunier, who was substituting for her regular rider, Luke Seal, who has done a great job with the filly.

Friday, October 12, 2018

YOUNG JOHN - 2nd at Leicester

Young John recorded his best run for the yard on Tuesday when 2nd in the 6f race at Leicester. He was a bit slow away from the starting gates but travelled well into the race. He found plenty for the urgings of his jockey, Conor Murtagh, but the winner had got first run on the far side of the track and Young John could not peg him back. Howevere, we were delighte dwith his effort and hopefully he can go on from here.

Friday, October 12, 2018

SUCH PROMISE - 3rd at Catterick

Such Promise recorded his best position to date with a battling run at Catterick on Tuesday. He had a good draw in stall 4 but was not as quick out of the stalls as some of his cometitors and was further back than ideal. However, he was able to make ground in the final 2 furlongs but he ran out of track and was beaten just over a length.
This was a very encouraging performance from Such Promise and we are hopeful he can go two places better as he gains more experince of racing. This was only the 4th run of his career and he has come on for each run.

Sunday, October 07, 2018

ZAMPERINI - 3rd at Wolverhampton

Zamperini recorded his first placed position of 2018 with a 3rd placed spot on Friday night at Wolverhampton. Zamperini has not had his ground this year on the turf and so we switched back to the AW and the scene of his maiden win. He travelled well for most of the race and he was travelling best of all some 2f out. His jockey, Nicola Currei, sent him for home and he just got a little tired in the final half furlong and was beaten a length. As the Racing Post stated "He ran a blinder"  and hopefully we can find a race back on turf before the end of the turf season.
The photo shows Zamperini with his jockey, Nicola Currie, and groom, Kumbh Singh.

Sunday, October 07, 2018

HAVANA SUNSET - 2nd at Wolverhampton

Havana Sunset ran his best race to date when recording a 2nd placed position at Wolverhampton on Friday night. He was quickly away form the starting stalls and manged to get to the front. From there he used his long stride to stretch the field. However, the well fancied favourite had Havana in his sights and asseted in the final furlong. Despite the disappointment of being 2nd we were pleased with the effort of Havana Sunset and he is a lovely big scopey horse who should progress from here.
The photo shows Havana Sunset with jockey, Nicola Currie, with one of the partners, Dennis Cooper, and his lad, Kumbh Singh, in the 2nd spot position in the Winner's Enclosure.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

YAA MOUS -WINS at Leicester

Yaa Mous broke her maiden tag at Leicester yesterday under a fine ride from jockey Nicola Currie. The pace was quick in the race and Yaa Mous was taken off her feet in the first part of the race. However, at Leicester it is a long run in and as the leaders started to fade Yaa Mous started to get going and was the leader at the furlong pole. It looked like Pure Shores had made a winning move at the point from the pack and lead but Yaa Mous was having not of it and battled on very gamely to win by a length under a strong drive by Nicola.
We are delighted with Yaa Mous's performance as she has been a real treat to train. She is a sensitive filly who responds to being asked rather then being bullied and her regular ride, Luke Seal, has done a great job with her. She has size and scope and should benefit from a step up in trip.
The photo shows Luke giving Yaa Mous a pick of grass before getting on the horsebox for the journey home.

Friday, September 21, 2018

LILY ASH WINS at Beverley

Lily Ash recorded the 2nd win of her career with a gutsy performance at Beverley on Wednesday under a drive from Ger O'Neill. It was an Apprentice Classified Stakes for horses rated up to 55. Lily Ash was on that mark and we chose the most experienced jockey of those apprentices eligible to ride. Ger had ridden 5 winners at the tracl which was more than the combined figure of the other riders in the race. Although a bit further back than ideal she showed battling qualities up the stiff straight at the track and got up in the final half furlong.
The photo shows delighted winning connections with from ltr Michael Keady (Assistant Trainer), Ger ONeill, Kumbh Singh (her regular rider) and Denise Tibbett (Owner).

Friday, September 21, 2018

KODIAC EXPRESS - 3rd at Great Yarmouth

Kodiac Express once again ran with her heart on her sleeve but was beaten by a progressive horse on the day in Queen of Desire. She jumped well from the gate and set a good gallop but she couldn't get cover and having done most of the donkey work gave way in the final half furlong to the winner and Arzaak.
This was her 12th run of the current season and once again she gave everything in the race. She had previously won at the track and the flat 5f suits her style of being a front runner.
The photo shows Kodi with her lad, Hugo, in the 3rd place spot.

Sunday, September 02, 2018


Zamperini ran well at Sandown yesterday to record a 3rd placed spot despite the ground being a bit quicker than ideal. Zamperini prefers cut in the ground and although the official going was Good to Soft it did dry out during the day and was no slower than good ground by the time of the last race. However, he did grind out a third place spot due in part to the strong urgings of his jockey, Nicola Currie, who continues to impress.

Sunday, September 02, 2018


Rio Ronaldo ran another fine race at Sandown yesterday. He was drawn in stall 1 which has traditionally been a good draw but with Rio's running style of coming from off the pace it is not the draw we wanted. However, he jumped well on the day and was further forward than we thought and in an ideal position given the lack of pace in the race. However, he got shuffled back and although he ran on well to take 4th spot he was never close enough to threaten the winner. However, it was another good run at Sandown and he is good heart.

Sunday, September 02, 2018


Yaa Mous ran with great credit at Chepstow recently. She is still a bit green and it was this that probably cost her the race toegther with the winner being streetwise and being ridden prominantly. Yaa Mous is still learning about the game and hopefully she van build on this encouraging start to her racing career.

Sunday, August 19, 2018


Lily Ash ran a fine race in defeat at Ripon on Monday. She was deservedly sent off the 3/1 favourite based on her Yarmouth win and went to the track in good form. However, she came up against Vigee Le Brun who had been running well but on this occassion romped to a 6l success. Lily Ash lost nothing in defeat as she battled all the way up the long Ripon straight but the writing was on the wall a long way from home with the winner never looking like he was going to be beaten.
Lily Ash suffered a knock in the race and she will be on the easy list for a week until the swelling recedes.

Sunday, August 12, 2018


Overtrumped broke her maiden at Newmarket on Friday night on only her 5th start. The filly has not had her ground recently as she likes cut in the turf given her high knee action. We were thrilled to see all the rain appear on Thursday and Friday which turned the ground to very soft. With the other 5 horses not handling the conditions it was great to see Overtrumped assert in the final furlong to win by over 3 lengths.
It was great for the joint owners, Mario Borgatti and Stuart Moir, who have been great supporters of the yard, as it was their first win at Newmarket.
The photos below show delighted connections:

Mike Murphy, Hugo Menieur and Michael Keady
Mario Borgatti, Stuart Moir, Hayley Turner, Hugo Meniuer and Mike Murphy

Collecting the trophies

Friday, July 27, 2018


Kodiac Express recorded her third win of the year, and the fourth in her career, with a gutsy performance at Great Yarmouth yesterday. Gabriele Malune, her jockey, followed his instructions to the letter by letting our filly bowl along at her own pace for the first three furlongs and then get into a battle in the final two furlongs. It was great to see her change her legs just inside the 2f marker and then go and tackle the leaders and beat them into submission.
We had her fresh for this race and the quick conditions suited her as she has a lovely action. She is not a very big filly but she has an engine and, more importantly, she has a big heart.
The photo shows a delighted lad, Hugo Meunier, and a thrilled rider, Gabriele Malune, returning to the Winner's Enclosure.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Rio Ronaldo wins at Salisbury

Rio Ronaldo finally got his head in front for the current season with a convincing win at Salisbury.
His Jockey, Andrea Atzeni, jumped well from the stalls and with a strong pace to aim at Rio Ronaldo always looked comfortable in the race. In the final furlong he readily asserted himself and won with his ears pricked. It was great to see Rio win for the fifth consecutive season but as with most of these sprinters everything needs to fall right and it did today. This was in stark contrast to Sandown where he was slowly away and there was no pace in the race but he still managed to finish a strong finishing fourth.
The photo above shows delighted winning connections in the Winners Enclosure at Salisbury.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

KODIAK EXPRESS WINS at Nottingham again

Kodiac Express recorded the 3rd win of her career with a gutsy performance at Nottingham last Monday. Once again she was quick out of the stalls and even though there was pace in the race none of the other jockeys wanted to get into a battle early on. Kodiac Express led throughout the contest and she fought off any challenges to her lead winning by a half length.
She has been an ultra consistent filly for the yard recording 3 wins, 7 second places and 2 third placed positions from her 17 career starts. She broke her maiden at Nottingham last October and made it 2 wins form 2 starts at the track.
The photo shows a delighted groom and jockey returning to the Winner's Enclosure

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Kodiac Express WINS at Windsor

Kodiac Express ran out a deserved winner of the 5f sprint handicap at Windosr last night. She is a very game filly who likes to jump and race and although in stall 9 she once again led the field. It looked at one stage as though she was going to be swallowed up in the final furlong but she doggedly stuck her head out and won by a half length.
She has been placed 2nd on four occassions this year, findng one horse too good for her in each of those races, and so we were thrilled to see her win.
The photo shows the very happy winning connections in the Winner's Enclosure