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BUTO 10/1 WINNER!!!!!!!

Buto hinted that he was coming in to form at Hexham on his penultimate start when finishing fourth in a first time visor, and on Tuesday evening at Hexham again, he took a big step forward when winning comfortably by three and a half lengths, with Joshua Thompson able to take 10lb off his back. The chances are that the better ground is the key to the big improvement, and there is no reason to think he wont go close again next time with similar conditions.


Kildrum was probably a little fortunate, as the horse who was two lengths in front when coming down at the last appeared to be going best at that stage, but take nothing away from Kildrum, as in the hands of Conor O'Farrell, his jumping was excellent all the way round, and he is obviously well suited by Hexham, where he has now won three times.

Both Buto and Kildrum would both have been ridden by Emma Smith-Chaston, who missed out as she suffered a heavy fall at Market Rasen on Monday. Emma as we know is making up in to a top class jockey, and she will be back better than ever in no time at all.

Unfortunately at Market Rasen on Monday evening we lost The Very Thing, who has been with us since the autumn of 2019, and on Tuesday evening at Hexham we lost Trevelyn's Corn, who has been in the yard since November 2021.

commiserations to all the connections.

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The Very Thing (top) & Trevelyn's Corn (bottom)

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