• Ian Ender


We send two to Sedgefield on Tuesday, where the going is currently good, good to soft in places, and that will not be no problem for either of our representatives.

Since arriving from Ireland Bulldoze has raced on four occasions for us, he has already finished runner up twice at Sedgefield back in January, and then again in March. He was disappointing at Wetherby on his latest start 19 days ago, but that can probably be put down to a mixture of the race coming too soon after his last start at Sedgefield, (seven days) and the ground being soft. The race is a 0-115 handicap chase over two miles and one furlong at, with Alain Cawley retaining the ride.

Disc Donc also used to ply his trade in Ireland, and arrived at the yard with a rating of 129, but on his first five runs for us over both fences and hurdles it fell very quickly to 101. Up until his last start Disc Donc had shown absolutely nothing, but we definitely saw a completely refreshing performance at Wetherby 19 days ago, when he enjoyed making the running, and encouragingly stuck his head down and battled to the line to win by three quarters of a length, for which the handicapper has sensibly left him on the same mark. If he is to double up he will have to improve again, as this race is far more tougher than that at Wetherby, although of course he is very well handicapped on his Irish form. The race is a 0-100 handicap hurdle over two miles and five furlongs at, with Jamie Hamilton retaining the ride.

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Good luck to the connections, RM&T Holdings Limited & Partners, and Ursa Major And Partners.

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