CONVIVIAL & BURDIGALA DECLARED FOR CARLISLE.
Grange Park Racing's five year old mare Convivial makes her debut on Thursday in the two and a half miles novice hurdle at 12.35.pm, with Becky Smith riding her for the first time. Convivial started her racing career in bumpers, before switching to the flat in February,where after receiving a handicap mark she went very close to winning on two occasions in the Summer. Her last two runs in August were not so good, and she has had two months to freshen up. Stamina will not be an issue as she stays 12 furlongs on the flat, and has form on a softer surface.
We also run the ex French Burdigala in the 4.34.pm, the 0-105 handicap hurdle over two and a half miles, where Joe Colliver retains the ride. Burdigala ran in France up until September 2018, and made his debut for us in December of that year. He was off the track for the next 15 months, and since returning hasn't shown enough to suggest a win is imminent, but his handicap mark continues to be in free fall.
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Good luck to the connections, Grange Park Racing Xv1, and Rosemary Hetherington And Partner.
GRANGE PARK RACING
CONVIVIAL 03 April 2015 Mount Nelson-Vino Owner-Grange Park Racing Xv1
One of the most affordable ways to get into racehorse ownership is by being part of a racing club, and we are very pleased to be training Convivial, one of the horses owned by 'Grange Park Racing,' who are one of the best known, and most successful racing clubs in the country.They have had around 70 winners to date, since arriving on the scene back in 2011, and always have about a dozen horses in training at any one time.
Convivial's Dam was the Barry Hills trained winning Mare, Vino, who was bred by the late Guy Reed. Her three offspring are all winners, with two of them having found success while being trained here at Oakwood Stables. Mountain Path won a bumper at Wetherby, before being sold on to be trained by Jonjo O'Neil, while Sherry stayed with us for the whole of her racing career, earning a BHA rating of 80.