We endured the ups and downs of racing today with a brilliant double and a sad loss.
Imperial Bede and Jonjo Jr. put in a lovely jumping display to win impressively at Huntingdon in the colours of JP McManus, with Half The Freedom completing our double in the final race up at Doncaster under a superb ride from Kevin Brogan for The Free At Last Partnership.
Racing is a great leveller and sadly we lost Rocked Up at Doncaster. Our thoughts are very much with her owners Steve, Richard and Paul.
Blue Shark continued his incredible run with his fourth win in a row at Wetherby in the hands of Jonjo Jr.
Running in midfield, they made good headway and pressed leaders 3 out. They were leading before 2 out and managed to hold the position, keeping on well run-in to just do enough.
We are absolutely delighted for Ros, Zakia, Sam, Sue, Paul and Tony of The Ocean Partnership.
Regal Blue and Nick Scholfield brought up our 50th winner of the season in impressive style at Ffos Las this afternoon.
In control at the front for much of the race, they picked up the pace after 2-out and were foot-perfect at the last, staying on well in the run in and winning by 7 lengths.
Huge congratulations to owners Martin and Iwona Tedham and it was fantastic to see Nick riding winners again after a frustrating few months on the side line.
Collectors Item returned to the winning enclosure after an impressive performance at Kempton today under a superb Jonjo Jr, ride.
They raced in last but were always in touch with the leaders, before being pushed along before 2 out. It looked like they may have to settle for second until they found a brilliant jump and good momentum at the last to pull clear on the run in.
Huge congratulations to Les and Vicky, Eric, Peter and Julia, John, Ray, Nathan, Steve and Sheila of Jackdaws Antiques.
Monbeg Genius followed up his victory at Newcastle exactly a month ago with an impressive performance at Chepstow, in the hands of Jonjo Jr.
The pair were always going nicely and made smooth headway before 4 out, before making a challenge for the lead before 3-out. He was pushed along before the second last and disputed the lead over the last before striding away in the last 100 yards to win by 5 lengths.
Many congratulations to Barrowman Racing Limited and to Jojo who led in her first winner since the arrival of baby son Finn,
We followed up our Chepstow double with a fantastic Haydock treble this afternoon.
It all started in the opener when Lorcan Murtagh produced a superb ride aboard Sacre Coeur, staying on well and managing to get up to win by half a length.
We are absolutely delighted for owners James Lloyd-Townshend and Jonathan Mayo of David’s Partnership.
Iron Bridge and Jonjo Jr. got back to winning ways in the following race. After jumping nicely throughout, he was left alone when the only other runner Crystal Glory pulled up. It was lovely to hear the cheers as he popped the last few fences and it's always wonderful to see the Trevor Hemmings colours in the winner's enclosure.
Our treble was completed in the final race of the day when Pyffo and AJ held on incredibly well to win the bumper, capping off a brilliant day for the team and a lovely win for owner Andy Ralph.
We enjoyed a brilliant day in the rain at Chepstow today with two very pleasing victories.
Saint Davy and Jonjo Jr. somehow managed to get their noses in front on the final stride of a pulsating race after being briefly headed on the run-in. There was a long wait while the photo-finish was being looked at and a huge roar around Chepstow when he was announced the winner.
This was followed up three races later when Flight Deck produced a faultless performance to bring up a double for us and a treble for Jonjo Jr. on the day.
Many congratulations to owners Mrs Gay Smith and JP McManus and well done to the team for all of their hard work over the Christmas period.
Blue Shark and Jamie Brace completed a hat-trick of victories in their last three runs with a hard-foght victory at Fontwell.
Always in touch with the leaders, he was pushed along 2 out where they found themselves a bit short of room when disputing the lead. He was ridden to lead in the run-in and was hard pressed towards the finish, just holding on for the win.
We are absolutely thrilled once again for Ros, Zakia, Sam, Sue, Paul and Tony of The Ocean Partnership.
Lock's Corner followed up his win at Catterick last month with another impressive victory at Ayr under a brilliant ride by Jonjo Jr.
Always in touch with the leaders, they were going easily around the home turn, before being pushed pushed along and ridden after 3 out. They went third after 2 out and kept on well, disputing the lead at last and pulling away in the run in.
Many congratulations to owner JP McManus.
Dollar Bae followed up her victory at Leicester 10 days ago with a gutsy victory at Southwell this afternoon in the hands of Jonjo O'Neill Jr.
After getting to the front 2 out, there was no way the pair were going to sacrifice the lead and stayed on well in the the run in.
Huge congratulations once again to Eric, Max and Angela, Lisa and Paul and Gillian and John of The Perfect Partnership.
Thank you to all the ground staff at Southwell for all of their efforts to get racing on.
After two inspections, we were delighted to see Newcastle go ahead with 3 out of our 4 runners all winning.
First up, Blue Shark and Jamie Brace followed up their victory at Ffos Las with another pleasing 6-length win in the opener.
Huge congratulations once again to Ros, Zakia, Sam, Sue, Paul and Tony of The Ocean Partnership.
Our second winner came in the very next race with Crebilly looking very impressive on his debut over hurdles under a confident Jonjo O'Neill Jr. ride and in the colours of JP McManus.
Mondbeg Genius and Jonjo Jr. lined up in the third race and jumped brilliant throughout to secure victory and a brilliant treble.
We are thrilled for Michelle and Doug of Barrowman Racing.
Many congratulations to all connections and well done to our team whose hard work has been rewarded with a fantastic day.
After a couple of second places, Dollar Bae got off the mark this season in impressive fashion in the hands of Jonjo Jr.
She was kept towards the rear and continued to make good headway throughout, before leading 2 out. They went clear approaching the last and ran on very well in the run in.
We are delighted for Lisa and Paul, Max and Angela, Eric Chapman and Gillian and John Cockcroft of The Perfect Partnership.
We reached a lovely milestone at Southwell as Red Dirt Road and Jonjo Jr. brought up our 100th winner at the course.
For what turned into a two-horse race quite early on, he jumped his hurdles nicely and was hard pressed from 2-out. He took a narrow lead into the last and jumped it well and kept on all the way to line to secure a 1½ length victory.
We are thrilled for Danny, Heather, Mike and Lin, huge congratulations!
Lock's Corner and Jonjo Jr. stayed on strongly to win at a very foggy Catterick today.
Sat in midfield, they made steady headway and was ridden after 2 out. They jumped the last hurdle in second place but finished stronger and went clear in the final 110 yards to win well.
Many congratulations to owner JP McManus,
Morning Spirit won in impressive fashion at Carlisle under a superb ride by Jonjo Jr.
He was always prominent and disputed the lead throughout the second half of the race. Some good jumping saw him lead 2 out and rallied after the last, winning going away.
Huge congratulations to owners Pat and Nan Hickey.