• Ian Ender


After an exceptionally busy Friday with six runners, and an even busier Saturday at Wetherby with eight runners, we enter a period of relative calm, with just one representative making his way up to Kelso on Sunday, where Not What It Seems will take his chance.

The going at the time of writing for Kelso is good to soft, and Not What It Seems contests the first event at, the maiden hurdle over two miles, with his regular jockey Conor O'Farrell in the saddle.

Not What It Seems won a bumper for us at the first time of asking after leaving the Gordon Elliott yard in December 2020, he has since finished second, and third in his five hurdles starts to date. After finishing second on this seasons seasonal debut, he was disappointing at Wetherby last time when weakening over their extended two miles and five furlongs to finish a well beaten sixth. This step back down in trip to the minimum distance shouldn't be a problem, and the ground will suit.

To keep up to date with all the latest happenings at Oakwood Stables, Sharp Hill, and Curlew, click on 'NEWS' at www.mickyhammondracing.

Good luck to the connections, Ryder Sugden.

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