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TWO RUNNERS ON MONDAY, BOTH MAKING THEIR STABLE DEBUT.

First up at 1.45.pm is the ex Irish Swarez, to date he has shown very little in 12 starts under rules for another yard, which his basement mark of 76 reflects. If we can coax any improvement out of him in the coming months, then he is on a handy mark.Monday will provide a learning curve, as Swarez starts out over fences, in the extended one mile and seven furlongs novice handicap chase, stable jockey Alain Cawley takes the ride.

The other new recruit is Hala Princess, who to date has run in two bumpers, and two hurdles races, for another yard. Her best effort was on debut at Warwick, when after being hampered she still managed to finish within 14 lengths of the winner, last November. She contests the extended one mile and seven furlongs novice hurdle at 3.50.pm, with our stable jockey Joe Colliver in the saddle.


Good luck to the connections, MKjp Racing, and Craig & Laura Buckingham.


SWAREZ. 26 May 2012. Echo Of Light-Behlaya. Owner-MKjp Racing.


Swarez is a lightly raced eight year old gelding, who has run in five point to points, one bumper, five hurdles races, and six chases, all for another yard, to date.His dam, Behlaya was rated 75 on the flat, when trained by Tim Easterby, back in 2006, and she was placed in the first three, in 12 of her 19 races.She is also the Dam of Pont Aven, a winner of two races for Willie Mullins, who achieved a rating of 137 over fences.

Swarez has been trained by County Dublin trainer Paul Stafford, for all of his runs to date.He started out contesting five point to points between April 2017, through until February 2018, but failed to complete on all occasions, falling twice, and pulling up three times.He then ran at Downpatrick in a bumper, completing for the first time, finishing seventh of the ten runners, beaten 43 lengths.He then made his first visit to England for his hurdles debut at Uttoxeter in June, picking up prize money for the first time, when finishing forth of the six runners, beaten 41 lengths

After a summer break he returned at Navan, in November, in a novice hurdle, making no show, and then on Boxing Day at Leopardstown, he was once again well in rear, but now had a handicap mark.He made his handicap debut at Fairyhouse in January 2019, and from an opening mark of 84, he was beaten 17 lengths.In March he made his second visit to England, when finishing tailed off in very heavy ground behind his future stablemate Dontdelay.

He has raced on six further occasions since then, between April, to August of last year, each time over fences. His best effort was when he fell in a beginners chase at Tramore in May, when still in touch in forth place,at the third last, giving hope that he has the ability to win a handicap from a low mark.


HALA PRINCESS. 02 May 2015. Bernebeau-Aroka. Owner-Craig & Laura Buckingham.


Hala Princess has only raced on four occasions to date, all for another yard.She is the first produce to see a racecourse, of her unraced dam Aroka, who is by the German four times Group 1 winning stallion, Ungaro. Hala Princess' sire is the French stallion Bernebeau, whose best form was around a mile.

Hala Princess has raced solely for the Dan Skelton yard to date, she made her debut at Warwick in November 2019, in a bumper, when finishing seventh of the 16 runners, beaten 14 lengths, with her jockey Harry Skelton reporting she had suffered interference.She next appeared a month later at Catterick, but was never in contention, beaten by 20 lengths, into ninth place, her future stablemate Cockney Beau finished third.

She next made her hurdles debut at Huntingdon in February of this year, over two and a half miles, where she pulled up in heavy ground.She has raced once more to date, at Market Rasen, back at two miles, where she picked up prize money for the first time, but finished a remote forth.

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